This month’s bookhaul was pretty small, mostly because I’ve had a month with very little economic stability (if we can put it like that), but also because I’m trying to save up my money for London in October and Berlin in November. Hopefully I’ll have some really cool bookhauls from there!
First we have Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Goodreads blurb: “Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”
In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable–something impossible.
Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.
Can’t wait to read this one! It’s not my typical read, but there’s been a lot of talk about it on IG, so I bought it mostly because of that.
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
Goodreads blurb: Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.
Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.
What really happened?
Someone is lying.
This was a book I had been waiting to buy, and it was a book I was dying to get my hands on. I’m currently reading it, and I’m almost sure that I’ll finish it either today or tomorrow!
Vinyl by Sophie Elaine Hanson
Goodreads blurb: All citizens within the soaring black walls of Revinia have metal Singers grafted into their skulls at birth. The parasitic machines issue a form of auditory hypnosis called The Music, which keeps their minds malleable and emotions flat. All artistic expression—especially real music—is strictly prohibited.
On the edge of the city, nineteen year old Ronja struggles to support her cousins and disabled mother. A chance meeting leads to her kidnapping by an underground resistance striving to preserve the human spirit. Violently severed from her Singer by the brash young agent Roark, Ronja revels in her newfound freedom until the consequences of her disappearance begin to unfold.
THIS book I can’t wait to read and I’m hoping I’ll get to it during October! It was a bit pricey, but I’m hoping it was worth it!
The lovely editions of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins which I’ve been drooling on for sooo long! And then Book Depository had them in their bargain shop for close to nothing!
The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes
Goodreads blurb: Fourteen-year-old Hannah Bradbury loved her father so much that she worried about him constantly. After all, he was a photographer who traveled to the most dangerous places in the world.
To allay her fears, each time he came home he brought her silly gifts, each one with supposed magical powers: the Seal of Solomon, the Ring of Gyges, even Aladdin’s Lamp. It was that lamp Hannah found the most unbelievable, for it looked like an ugly teapot. Nevertheless, her father assured her it was real, and made her promise to save her three wishes for something very special.
Then . . . six months later . . . the unthinkable happened. Her father was killed while on assignment to Baghdad. And so on the day of his funeral Hannah did something she never thought she would ever do.
She took out that teapot and gave it a rub . . .
This is also a current read, and I’m really liking it so far! It was given to me for an honest review, and I’m currently switching between this and Wink Poppy Midnight, two extremely different books, but so good nevertheless.