Ask me how my book ban is going. I’m 100% failing, in case you were wondering.
I bought or received 12 books in the month of September, so we might as well get right into the haul or else we will all be here for hours: me writing and you reading! I don’t remember the order I got these in, but we will start off with the book I won in another Goodreads giveaway (see, it IS possible!)
If you click on the covers it will take you to the Goodreads page for that book!
I honestly can’t say that I know what this book is really about, I just know that I’ve seen it around online so I entered into the Goodreads giveaway and I ended up winning!
Jen Williams wrote the Copper Promise series, which I also want to read but this one really sounded like something I would enjoy! Plus, one of the booktubers I watch that discusses underrated fantasy novels raved about this book (and of course I can’t remember who it was).
I’ve had my eye on this one for a while, and it is actually one of my most anticipated releases for the last half of the year! This is actually historical fiction mixed with fantasy, and is about one of the most powerful (and lesser known) queens of Scotland whose twin brother Lailoken is known by his more popular historical name, Merlin. You heard that right. This has been compared to Outlander, Camelot and Game of Thrones and I am so ready for this book! Every time I reread the synopsis, I get excited all over again.
Following along with the whole Camelot thing, I decided it was finally time to actually read some Arthurian legends. No, I have not read any yet. But I do know some of the legends vaguely because of English Lit in high school, which was over 6 years ago at this point. I found this beautiful bind up of this series on Book Outlet so I just had to get it!
After flying through the first two books, I needed more in this world so I picked up the novella bind up Queens of Fennbirn! I’ve talked about this a few times already this week alone, so I don’t want to bore anyone with more descriptions.
And of course I also had to buy the third book as well! Again, most people know what this series is about and once I finish this I will be doing a series review while waiting for book 4!
It finally happened. I didn’t know I already owned this book and ended up buying a second copy. I honestly never thought that would happen to me, but I’m not too mad because I actually like this edition better than the first one because this one matches my copy of The Silmarillion! It’s my goal to own at least one copy of all of Tolkien’s’ books, so I’ve got a long way to go!
So I have this problem where I buy books in a series I haven’t even started yet, and I definitely gave in when I saw the fourth book in the Witcher series on Book Outlet in the matching edition to the first three that I own! I love the Witcher video games and I know that I will love the source material just as much.
*Just a note that Goodreads says this is book 6, but there are two short story collections that are before the actual series that they are counting.
If you are one of the few people that was reading my blog at the beginning of the year, (thank you!) you know that I could not stop talking about Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames. It was such a stunning debut, and I pretty much immediately preordered the second book. I’m about 70 pages in so far and it’s even better than the first book, if that is even possible.
This was another one of my most anticipated books of the second half of the year. I’ve got less than 100 pages left so I don’t want to go into too much detail because soon I will be doing a full review, so keep an eye out for that. This is another book I feel like I’ve been mentioning a lot lately.
My one classic book for the month was Dracula! I feel like this is a classic that I will really like, so I saw a funky cover on Book Outlet and bought it! Do you sense a theme here? I honestly had no idea that this book was so long, but I’ll just have to power through it.
I’m a huge Brandon Sanderson fan, so of course I had to pick up this short story collection! There isn’t really a lot to say about this, except for the stories are part of the cosmere, which is the HUGE world that Sanderson created.