7 ways to control your book buying.
I have a few books I would like to get through during June (I think I can, I think I can)
On this list is …
Carrie by Stephen King – This will be my first Stephen King and horror read, I am so excited.
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin – I have already started this book, I am going to aim to finish it this month so I can start back on Tools of Titans! Need all the self help I can get.
Hunting Humans by Elliot Leyton – This book is for school, however it is definitely going to be an interesting read since it revolves around serial killers.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – I have been waiting to read this book F O R E V E R.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – This book is all over my social media feeds, safe to say that I am intrigued.
*Not pictured: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald- I am currently reading this on my kobo, I use this most at the gym. It is about time I read this classic.
Any suggestions for July?
I finally made it out home to receive my book order in the mail, thanks Indigo bookstores!!
I have always wanted to read Stephen King, I actually have had Bag of Bones home for a while, however I was always recommended to read The Shining and Carrie first. A Monster Calls has been alllll over my social media feeds, it has a lot of hype and I hope it lives up to my expectations.
I have never read horror, and as of 2017 I haven’t read much fantasy. When ordering these books – because there was a sale – I figured it was the perfect opportunity to add these genres to my TBR.
They all also tie in with my ongoing theme of reading books that are movies – more about that later ..
Have you read any of these? What did you think?
I like to set goals every month, this one not only fits my love for reading — but it also helps my budget.
I have 80 books waiting to be read
Here is an just a few of my TBR!
With such a large TBR list, in the long term I would like to average 1-2 books a month IF that is even necessary. That way I can have a healthy budget for books, the long term plan is to go a full month without buying a book, then the first of each month I can either a) buy ONE new book or b) purchase TWO used from a bookstore.
Stay tuned for mid June, I’ll post a healthy budget plan for book buyers !!
IMPORTANT: I am waiting for my book order to come in therefore I will have to post a book haul in June, BUT I will clarify I did not buy them this month.
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she picks up an object, partially hidden in the snow. It is ‘The Gravedigger’s Handbook,’ and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel’s foster family hides a Jewish fist-fighter in their basement, Liesel’s world is both opened up, and closed down. – Goodreads
Historical Fiction / WWII / Classics / >500 pages / Takes time, but an easy read
The author has 3 ways to win you over, introducing the narrator as death interests you from the start, the unique and fun writing style keeps the read interesting, and then once the story unfolds you are bound to fall in love with the characters and the story consumes you.
I have seen praises for this book all over social media, and then my cousin recommended it to me so it was on my TBR list for a while. I found someone selling it for 5 DOLLARS so I just had to.
I LOVE historical fiction, and I am fascinated with world war II. However, you don’t need to be a history fanatic to follow this story. Of course, Hitler’s influence at this time in Germany is important to the setting, but the story itself can be followed and loved just with that general knowledge and any extra historical information the author may provide. If you are not a fan of history, you can definitely still enjoy this book.
My favorite aspect of this book is the point of view in history. Often when reading about WWII whether it be fiction or non-fiction, it is from the point of view of the Jewish victims, or the Allied powers. There is not usually stories told from a German perspective, especially not German civilians. This story is important for showing the perspective of the people who lived in Germany at this time in history, and reminding everyone that there were still good people.
For me, this book reminding me to have faith in humanity, because even in the worst of times, there are still good people.
"You don't always get what you wish for. Especially in Nazi Germany."
In order for comparison and reference to other ratings and blogs I have decided to go with the usual stars ratings.
★★★★★ 5/5 An exceptional read, will be keeping this one for my bookshelf. A book I would reread and buy for someone without hesitation because I believe everyone and anyone would enjoy this.
★★★★☆ 4/5 There were some flaws, but overall I really enjoyed this read and would make room on my bookshelf.
★★★☆☆ 3/5 Glad I read it, glad it is over. A good read, however I became more interested in finishing it than I was interested in the story itself.
★★☆☆☆ 2/5 Had to force myself to finish it, probably skimmed through most of it, not a book for me.
★☆☆☆☆ 1/5 Didn’t finish it, maybe I barely even started it. This doesn’t necessarily mean the book is boring or badly put together, it may just not be my personal preference.