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May/June Book Haul

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I can’t even keep track of what day it is anymore, so some of the books in this haul may have been bought in May, and some in June, maybe all were in June, I don’t even know. lol Seriously, today was like the second time I’ve filled my gas tank since wayyyy back in mid-March if that puts it into perspective how little I’ve left the house via car to go anywhere the past few months. Needless to say, these books were purchased via my kindle. Can you tell we take social distancing serious af in this house? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland

I’m about a quarter of the way through this book and I’m really enjoying it. I love the narration of the main character, plus any book that can combine historical fiction and zombies as well as this one does is a win for me. I’m already planning to buy the sequel to this book and I haven’t even finished this one, if that tells you anything. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Clean Sweep, by Ilona Andrews

As is often the case with good books, this one came per suggestion from none other thanย  Cupcakes & Machetes. Check out her review for more info on this lovely little mashup of fantasy and science fiction. I read and really enjoyed this first installment of The Innkeeper Chronicles and have since moved on to the second book. Space werewolves and vampires, living inns for the supernatural that have a symbiotic relationships with their innkeepers, and other fun little surprises kept me entertained from the start. Luckily, also thanks to C&M, I got the first 3 books in a nice little kindle bundle sale. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sweep In Peace, by Ilona Andrews

This series is a charming read and I was glad to have it on hand for a much-needed distraction after the sudden loss of a beloved family pet. ๐Ÿ˜ฅย  I’m almost halfway through this second installment. The books definitely make for a quick and fun read.

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One Fell Sweep, by Ilona Andrews

Still reading the second book in this series, but I’m sure I’ll be diving into this third installment soon enough.

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Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi

“They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise.” I’ve read really good reviews for this book, and it was a GR Readers Choice Awards winner for 2018, so I’m really looking forward to checking it out.

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The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin

A post-apocalyptic fantasy that boasts some pretty solid reviews. I’m excited to read this one, especially with all the talk of how good the worldbuilding is supposed to be in it. ๐Ÿ˜€

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne

Putting this out there right now, I’m fairly certain this one is gonna make me cry. I saw the ending (yes, just the ending) of the film and I was bawling my eyes out, so I can only imagine what the book is going to do to me.

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Akata Witch, by Nnedi Okorafor

A fantasy book set in Nigeria that is supposed to be a breath of fresh air with very unique worldbuilding. Sounds good to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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So, how about you guys? Find any good books lately? What are you reading that really strikes your fancy? Who else misses how easy it used to be to go to your local bookstore and just shop around and browse all those glorious books in person??

15 thoughts on “May/June Book Haul

  1. What a great book haul! I’m interested in pretty much everything you’re reading or going to read. I read a different N.K. Jemisin book and loved it. I really need to finish that duology and try this series you bought.
    I own Dread Nation and need to get to that too. So many books, so much time to get to them all currently lmao. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thanks! โค I think you'll really like Dread Nation. ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm only a quarter of the way through and am bouncing between a couple books at the moment, so if you wanna Buddy Read it, just let me know! I'd be down, plus with the way you devour your books you'll probably still finish it before me even with my head start! Haha ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. Nice! Which Ilona Andrews book did you add? C&M is always great for book suggestions. ^_^
      Yeah, I’ve heard a lot of good things about N.K. Jemisin and I’m really excited to check out her work. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Too many good books, never enough time. Somehow even when locked away in the house for months on end! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  2. I tried Children of Bone and Blood as an audiobook (I don’t have a good track record with audiobooks in general hahaha) and had to drop the book halfway since I had to give it back to the library. It was pretty good though and hopefully you’ll love it! I need to read my copy of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    1. Aw, that’s a bummer that you weren’t able to finish it, but I’m glad to hear you thought it was good! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m looking forward to reading it.
      I still need to read my copy of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas as well. I’m sure it will be a very emotional read. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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