Just with the Wrap-Ups, my last Newbies post was way back in September 2015. In short, I’m still addicted to buying books, frantically amassing more and more and then some more. This year, however, I’m alternating between months in which I buy next to no books and months in which I buy all the books. I’m kind of challenging myself to go as long without buying books as I can, but when I reach that point I can no longer stand not getting books, it escalates very quickly. Who would have thought the yo-yo effect also affects book buying behaviour?!
August was one of the former, which is why I only have four books to show you, each a different format:
Lyra’s Oxford (His Dark Materials, #3.5) by Philip Pullman
I’ll probably get this one in print one day, but the audiobook was up as a newsletter subscription freebie from Penguin Random House. If I can a book for free, I won’t hesitate.
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Speaking of for free … I had seen this one quite a lot online, but I’m reading so much contemporary for work at the moment that I just try to ignore any contemporaries crossing my way. When a friend pointed out the ebook was up for grabs, I finally read the blurb. It does sound really cute, so I got it. The best thing about the whole affair: I found out that her next book will be set in Ireland – I’m sold!
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
I’m not sure why exactly Kasie West is an auto buy author, considering that I’ve only read three of her books so far – one meh, one ok, and one amazing. It that last one that makes me buy all her new releases.
Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
The author’s half-Irish, lives in Ireland, and this book is set in Ireland. Do I have to say more? I think not!