May Book Haul 2017

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 –


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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,

Happy Reading!

Love, Rubina


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