In June, I received a few books as gifts and I bought a few myself, so in total I acquired 11 books! In May I also bought a bunch of books so I really need to slow down for the rest of the year and read what I already own.
I got the first three at my favorite bookstore when I spent a day with my dad.
The Silence of The Girls by Pat Barker – TBR: I still haven’t read this one because I just haven’t been in the mood for something emotionally heavy but I really want to read it in August.
Watership Down by Richard Addams – TBR: This one was on sale and I’ve been really interested in it for some time, partially because it’s a classic and partially because it involves rabbits!
The Cow Book: A Story of Life on an Irish Family Farm by John Connell – READ: I really enjoyed this book. I love cows and farms and I was really curious to read about rural Ireland and farm life there. It was a pleasant, melancholic read and I really enjoyed it.
My birthday was on the 16th and unfortunately I spent it working. About a week later I finally decided for sure which books I was going to get, and here they are!
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – TBR: I will be buddy reading this book in August with Anna. It’s the only Schwab book I haven’t read yet and the sequel’s coming out in September so I thought why not? Though I’ll admit I was very skeptical about when it was originally published since I wasn’t into middle grade books yet. Now, it just seems exciting!
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet by Dr. Jan Pol – Currently Reading: Yes, it’s another nonfcition book about cows. I love watching Dr.Pol’s show on Nat Geo Wild and when I heard he had a book, I immediately wanted it. So far, it’s meeting my expectations.
Wilder Girls by Rory Power – TBR: I will definitely be reading this one in August. Maybe in just a few days actually, I am incredibly excited about this one. Very High Expectations! (Also, the cover is absolutely gorgeous. A bit creepy, for sure, but also mysterious.)
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta – TBR: I will probably also read this book in August. For some reason, I thought this was a standalone…
I’ve already read all the following books and I loved them all very much! (*So, technically I bought Storm and Fury in the first week of July, but since it arrived at the same time as the others and since I loved it so much, it’s also emotionally associated with my other birthday books.)
- The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
- Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
- Storm anjd Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout*
- Sorcery of Thorns by Maragret Rogerson
I’ve already bought 20 books in 2019 (and received I don’t know how many others as gifts) so I’m keeping up with my goal of purchasing less books (than in 2018)!
Have you read any of these books, have you enjoyed them? What’s that one book you really want to buy right now?