Hello Friends! How are you doing?
May was a massive month for me. With the National Book Fair taking place in my city (takes place every May 1st to 7th in Ahmedabad), I went a little overboard and ending up breaking my own record.
Here’s my record over the years –
2013 – 20 books 2014 – 19 books 2015 – 21 books 2016 – 7 books
and 2017…. – 37 BOOKS!!!
Yup that’s a bit too much even for me. But I couldn’t control myself (actually I might have not tried to). That’s not the point! The point is who says no to discounted books! If you get 1 book for Rs.20 (approx. $0.31 or £0.24) will you leave the book behind? No, right? So I did the same. I provided home to as many books as I could. I was almost thrown out of the house. There’s only space for one of us… me or the books. But I was able to place every book up on the bookshelf so I was safe. That was a close call, people!
So yes, now out of these 37 books, 34 are from the book fair, 1 I pre-ordered from Amazon, 1 ebook I bought also from Amazon and 1 ebook I received as an ARC.
Here’s a list of the books I got in May –
One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett (ebook ARC)
Scared to Death by Rachel Amphett (ebook)
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (pre-ordered)
Weep No More My Lady by Mary Higgins Clark
Scream For Me by Karen Rose
Even by Andrew Grant
Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline
The Ghost Runner by Parker Bilal
The Hanging by Lotte and Søren Hammer
Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse
No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
Caught by Harlan Coben
Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris
The Big Four by Agatha Christie
Third Girl by Agatha Christie
Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie
The Complaints by Ian Rankin
The Final Minute by Simon Kernick
Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen
Genesis by Karin Slaughter
Private India by James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi
No Way Back by Andrew Gross
The Shadows in the Street by Susan Hill
Time of Death by Mark Billingham
The Private Patient by PD James
Memory in Death by J.D. Robb
The Outcast by Sadie Jones
Alex by Pierre Lemaitre
If You Were Here by Alafair Burke
Long Gone by Alafair Burke
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Collusion by Stuart Neville
A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellory
Dancing in the Dark by Karl Ove Knausgard
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Inspector Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri
(Omnibus – The Shape of Water, The Terracotta Dog, The Snack Thief)
A Helen West Omnibus by Frances Fyfield
(Omnibus – Deep Sleep, Shadow Play, A Clear Conscience)
Phew! That’s a lot of books! God alone knows when I am going to read all of these.
That’s all I got this month. I hope not to buy anything for the next few months but who knows. #bookwormproblems
Which books have you bought this month? Have you read any of the books I have mentioned above? Do let me what you think. And please, no spoilers!
Until next time,