Yiiiihaaaa, I did it! For the first time this year, I managed to reach my goal of reducing my TBR pile by two books a month. However, that doesn’t mean that I suddenly became abstinent. Oh no, mind you, it was just another crazy month of getting way too many books. However, I also read a ton of books – probably more than I ever read before.
Maybe you remember that I mentioned that I would try to read all my newbies directly. Well, guess what, I didn’t. Big surprise. In fact, I only read two of them and they weren’t even part of my preorders. The rest will probably end up on my ever-growing TBR pile for the unforseeable future, because at the moment, I’ve almost no time to read at all.
Joyriders (Midnight Dancer, #5) by Elizabeth Lindsay
Ride By Night (Midnight Dancer, #6) by Elizabeth Lindsay
I really loved the first four books in the series, which were also published in German, probably because there’s a secondary character named Cara. When I recently found out that these two exist, I really wanted to have them, too. Unfortunately, they’re not in great condition, since they are both secondhand. The cover of the 6th one is badly damaged but I’ll have to live with it.
Havoc at Horsehaven (Horsehaven, #2) by Christine Pullein-Thompson
Horsehaven Lives On (Horsehaven, #3) by Christine Pullein-Thompson
Das Pferdeparadies [OT: Horsehaven] is one of my all-time favourite horse novels and I thought it was a standalone until one day on Goodreads, I found out that it was actually the first in a trilogy. Since I wanted to discuss it as part of my Favourites Challenge, I had to get these two as well. They are in pretty good condition although at least one of them has been a library book. I just don’t get why they are not of the same height. The third one is a little taller than the second although they’re from the same publisher.
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1) by Lev Grossman
[dt. Die Zauberer (Fillory, #1)]
This one’s my first book-swap book ever! It worked out great and it looks as good as new.
Eternity (Eternity, #1) by Meg Cabot
[OT: Insatiable (Insatiable, #1)]
Take me, a remaindered book display at a supermarket, and 60 seconds of time till the checkout and you end up with a totally random rash purchase. Well, at least I didn’t spend any money because my granny paid for it. Still, in the aftermath, I wasn’t so sure whether I regretted this hasty decision or not.
Neue Herausforderungen (Ferien auf dem Sonnenhof, #10) by Andrea Wandel
[LT: New Challenges (Vacation at Sunshine Farm, #10)]
By now, you should know the drill: collecting PonyClub/Pony/PennyGirl books and yadda yadda yadda.
Die Hüterin des Schattenbergs by Monika Felten
[LT: The Guardian of the Shadow Mountain]
I both love and hate when brand new hardcovers are sold off for next to nothing. On the one hand, I don’t have to spend much money, on the other, I end up making unplanned purchases because I just really cannot resist.
Das Spielmannslied (Spielmannslied, #1) by Susanne Pavlovic
[LT: The Minstel’s Song (Minstrel’s Song, #1)]
I got this one from a dear friend who had recommended it to me a long time ago. It’s high fantasy with a bunch of crazy characters (a minstrel with stage fright, a belligerent cookmaid, a dreamy but strenous nobleman, a dwarf, a dragon, and a chicken) going on some adventure. Sounds like fun!
World Without Princes (School for Good and Evil, #2) by Soman Chainani
I waited for this one soooo long and then I had to realise that I accidentally ordered the wrong edition. Since this one arrived damaged anyway and I got a refund, I’m probably just going to get the right copy in the forseeable future. I want to read it so badly but I just can’t find the time.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (TAtBILB, #1) by Jenny Han
I fell in love with the cover and the blurb sounds so good. Since I’m always trying to read a couple more contemporary novels, I just got it.
Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1) by Rachel Hawkins
I started this one and I’m not quite sure what to think about it. So far, it’s ok. A fun little fluffy read but nothing special. In this way, it reminds me a lot of The Nightmare Affair. It’s just that I expected something entirely else. Maybe I should have read the description thoroughly …
Sekret (Sekret, #1) by Lindsay Smith
I also started reading this one and I love the idea and the setting. I’m just not so sure about the characters and the plot. I haven’t really gotten into the story so far and then I already have an assumption which I hope won’t turn out true because that would be waaaayyy too obvious.
Deception’s Princess (Deception’s Princess, #1) by Esther Friesner
I have a thing for redheads, Irish ones in particular. Additionally, the whole thing reminds me of Brave (well, without the bears). Maeve and Merida could be twins. I really really really hope this one’s a good one.
Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1) by Anne Blankman
I love the cover, I love the title (which gives me goosebumps all on its own), I love the blurb. I heard a lot of great things about it and Elizabeth Wein recommends it. Nuff said.