It’s time for another book haul post where I talk about some books I have recently acquired. This week I’m discussing some ebooks I have recently added to my Kindle. 🙂
The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab
I was very tempted to buy all three hardcovers of Schwab’s re-release of The Near Witch, but I somehow refrained. I don’t know much about Schwab’s first novel, but the premise sounds very intriguing. I’m going to wait until fall to read this because I think it’s a perfect September/October read.
The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
Okay, I haven’t read any of Jemisin’s work YET, but I’ve been slowly buying her stuff when I see it on sale. I saw this deal in a Book Riot email and immediately snatched it up. Basically I got four novels and one novella for $2.99 one day — which is the ULTIMATE steal.
I just checked, and the Kindle version is only $9.99 which is still a very good price for what you get.
Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marraige, and Manners by Therese Oneill
I started listening to the audiobook version of this but soon realized I needed a physical copy in front of me. The narrator was hilarious, but the book has a lot of visuals and unless you are following along with a physical copy I think the audiobook loses something. I can’t wait to dive into this again.
Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain
I’ve been eyeing this cookbook ever since I read Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential. So when I saw it as a Kindle Daily Deal a couple of weeks ago I bought it. I’ve only glanced through it, but from what I’ve seen it’s a great easy to follow cookbook paired with the snark and sass you would expect from Bourdain. Man, I miss him.
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
This is probably one of the most talked about books lately. If you’re not familiar, it details the story of Theranos, a billion dollar startup company formed by Elizabeth Holmes who claimed she created a medical device that could essentially test for everything under the sun by using one drop of blood. But the product didn’t work.
From my understanding, John Carreyou was the journalist who first broke the story of Holmes’ fraud. If you are interested in learning more about this case, I would highly recommend you listen to the Podcast “The Drop Out.” It’s a six-part series that goes into detail about Holmes’ life and Theranos.
And that’s all I have for this round. Next time I will be discussing recent physical books I have acquired, so stay tuned!
What have you recently purchased?