I LOVE January. This is the month my city holds a freaking awesome book fair and there happens this wonderful literary fest! I'm literally waiting for January 2018 already. Anyways, in case you hadn't already realized, I obviously got tonnes of books this January! EEEEPPP.. Basically this is a post about having no chill when buying books thereby successfully helping your TBR have a growth spurt (and then complain about it) - That is sooo me.
I should probably start by saying I MET MARKUS ZUSACK!!! He was one of the speakers at the lit fest and OMG! he is so adorable 😍 After attending his wonderful session, there was a book signing event and I got The Book Thief signed. And remember how I said he's adorable? Just look at how he signed the books!
I'm currently reading The Book Thief and loving it so far. I'd been putting off reading the book for a long time because EVERYONE told me the ending would kill me. And see, I don't wanna die. Who will devour books and tell you which were the tastiest if I die??? (And I do write amazing reviews so don't contradict me!) But then I figured - Hey books have killed me a millions times in the past; what's one more death?
So this book fair you guys, was ENORMOUS! At first I couldn't find any books I wanted then BAM! I find like some ten stalls that had books I wanted and that too, there were these AMAZING discounts. Discounts on books are like the best things for book lovers!!
Poison Study and Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder - I've been meaning to get my hands on this series since I read the reviews of my beloved friend Di. I have a feeling I'll love reading about poison tasters and fantasy kingdoms! 💗 And guys, you won't believe it, I actually got Magic Study for 50 rupees (that's like less that a dollar!)
"Imprisoned for murder, Yelena Zaltana's punishment is death, unless she accepts the position of the commander of Ixia's food taster... and risks assassination from poison daily."
The Death Cure by James Dashner - So The Scorch Trials really messed with my feelings so obviously, I LOVED THE BOOK. I decided to get my heart a little more messed up and finally bought book 3! (Which also costed me just 50 rupees by the way!)
"The Trials are over. WICKED is planning to restore the survivers' memories and complete the final cure for the flare.
But Thomas has already remembered more than they think. And he knows WICKED can't be trusted... The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine. Will anyone survive the Death Cure?"
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney - Okay so I'm not proud of this because it was a total cover buy! The cover was simply too gorgeous and I HAD to buy it! #bookwormproblems. And Richelle Mead says the book is wonderful! Also, there are Indian characters!!
"Karen Mahoney is a brilliant storyteller, blending magic and alchemy with bold, captivating characters who step right off the page and draw you into their world. You'll fall under this book's spell" - Richelle Mead
Insurgent by Veronica Roth - So what if I've already read the book? I read it from the library and I just couldn't resist this gorgeous purple cover ❤
"I HAVE DONE BAD THINGS. I CAN'T TAKE THEM BACK, AND THEY ARE PART OF WHO I AM."
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince by J.K.Rowling - Wait, you actually expecting me to explain why I bought this book?
Me : Because it's Harry Potter
You: *Rolls your eyes*
Me: *Sticks out my tongue*
It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys' house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can't quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys' of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks' time? Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine...
The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman - I read Northern Lights last year and really enjoyed it so I just had to buy the rest of the trilogy! I got them both together for just 100 rupees (that's about 1.50 $)!
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead - Yes I've already read the book but I wanna own the whole series!
After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St Vladimir's Academy - and to her best friend, Lissa. But Rose's heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he's out there, somewhere. She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true.
And also, there was this Book Swap thing going on at the lit fest and obviously I had to get new books! I went armed with a whole load of old classics and swapped them for some wonderful new reads! 👇
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill - I got an ARC copy of this book at the swap and absolutely loved the blurb!
Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.
Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.
Shakti: The Divine Feminine by Anuja Chandramouli - So of late, in the Indian book market there has been a huge surge in Hindu mythology retellings and so many stories about Hindu Gods. Shakti is such a Hindu mythology based novel too BUT it's different in that the book is entirely about Hindu goddesses (Most of these retellings I talked about are about male Hindu gods) and has me freaking excited about reading it!
"She is the Mother Goddess, Mahamaya-the enchantress, the supreme consciousness, the pure source from which all creation emerges and to whom all must eventually return. As Usas (Ushas is the Vedic scriptures) , the enchanting goddess of the dawn, she is loved passionately an hated fiercely, leading to a horrific tragedy. As Durga, the invincible warrior, she defeats the savage Mahishasura, whom none of the male gods could vanquish. As Kali, the fearsome dark goddess, she delights in chaos. Yet she is also Shakti, beloved of all, who, when united with Shiva, restores balance to the Universe."
The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi - I read the entire series back when they came out and I've been meaning to reread them!
The only hope for the Suryavanshis is an ancient legend: When evil reaches epic proportions, when all seems lost, when it appears that your enemies have triumphed, a hero will emerge.Is the rough-hewn Tibetan immigrant Shiva, really that hero? And does he want to be that hero at all? Drawn suddenly to his destiny, by duty as well as by love, will Shiva lead the Suryavanshi vengeance and destroy evil?
Three by Krishna Udayasankar - I'm extremely intrigued by the premise of this book! It's based on the founding story of the island of Singapore, The Lion City.
A hero sets sailAn Island is found.A Nation is born.
Ashoka: Lion of Maurya by Ashok K. Banker - I found an uncorrected proof copy of the book at the swap and had to buy it! I love Ashook Banker's writing style!
So that's my January Book Haul guys! What books did you buy / get this month?