July Book Haul

I haven’t been buying that many books lately, but temptation in the form of the UK Summer Kindle Sale was too much to bear.

Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1) by Maria V. Snyder
I’ve read the first trilogy starting with Poison Study but not the second trilogy although I do own it. I just have to get reading them.

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
Everyone seems to love this book. It’s been recommended to me a number of times.

Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan #1) by Kathy Reichs
I loved TV show Bones! (I stopped watching during season 10.) I’ve heard the source materials quite a bit from the adaption.

What the **** is Normal?! by Francesca Martínez
I’ve seen Francesca interviewed on TV. I found her both funny and intelligent. I expect her experience of the world as someone with cerebral palsy will be interesting.

The Invisible Woman by Helen Walmsley-Johnson
Yes, I’ll be reading yet another memoir based on the universal of experience of being an ageing woman in the 21st century.

A few educational reads:

Adventures in Human Being by Gavin Francis
500 Words You Should Know by Caroline Taggart
A Classical Education: The Stuff You Wish You’d Been Taught in School by Caroline Taggart
Amazing True Stories Of Execution Blunders by Geoffrey Abbott

There were a few good Kindle deals that were actually appealing for once.

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
This was hot stuff when it was released, receiving multiple awards. I want to know whether it lives up to the hype.

Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-fi classics are definitely of interest to me right now. So many of them have been adapted into movies, even short stories.

The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston
I have yet to read the original book Hunting Season, but as I own it I can compare what’s been changed to turn it into a series.

A trip to The Works today saw me buy these for £2 each and the first two are hardcovers!

The Works july 2015

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave #1) by Rick Yancey
Quips, Quotes & Retorts for Oldies
The Giant Bathroom Book of Cartoons

A little light entertainment never did anyone any harm.

Sixteen books for £27!


2 thoughts on “July Book Haul

  1. First of all – thank you for introducing me to Adventures in Human Beings. I always look for this type of novels to give to my mother for Christmas, and she will LOVE this title! I went to go buy it – not here in America yet. It is preorder, and I HATE the new cover. Also, I can’t buy the UK Kindle version (DAMMIT). I might just have to buy the preorder and print out a copy if the UK cover and place it over the top to give to Momma.


    1. Um. Adventures in Human Being is a non-fiction science book by a medical doctor. Did you mean something else? I’d hate for your mother to be disappointed! 🙂


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