My January Book Haul


I bought a lot of books in January. Mostly because I got a bunch of giftcards and also because I visited my favourite used bookstore when I was home. Indeed, this isn’t actually all of the books I bought in January! I’m making a separate post for the ones from when I was home (as I bought 18!) and the ones I bought at the end of the month will be included in February’s haul instead.

The Books:

Liar’s Oath by Elizabeth Moon – I’ve owned Surrender None for ages and kept telling myself I needed to buy this book so I could read them both.

Deep Blue Night by In-Ho Choi – I found this randomly in a used bookstore and was intrigued as I haven’t read any Korean literature before and short stories seemed a perfect introduction.

The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide – This I picked up last time I was in Waterstones as I was entranced by the beautiful cover and I love cats so what could be better than reading one focusing on a cat?

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell – I got this because a friend recommended it to me and it sounded fantastic.

Into the Future: A Collection of Sci-Fi – I also found this in the used bookstore and it is a short collection of sci-fi short stories from a range of authors, most of whom I am already a fan of, and so I just had to pick it up as it was so cheap.

The Master of Whitestorm by Janny Wurts – This is a book that had been on my wishlist for ages and I figured since I was trying to read more female authors, it was the perfect time to get it.

Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon – I was already getting one of her books, I figured why not get one of her Sci-Fi books too. It’s also on a list of SF/F by Women that I’m working my way through and since I know I already like her work, I thought it would be a good choice.

Strangeness and Charm by Mike Shevdon – This is book 3 in his series, I loved the first one and read the second one over the holidays so just had to buy this one too while I had the money.

Heroes by Joe Abercrombie – I’m currently reading Best Served Cold and keep telling myself to read the other standalones given how much I enjoyed the First Law trilogy. I figured buying it and having it sitting right on my shelf would make me more likely to start it.

Lyonesse III by Jack Vance – I’ve had the Lyonesse books on my TBR list for ages now, but I didn’t want to start the series until I owned all of them and so figured may as well finally get the last one so that I have no more excuses!

Armada by Ernest Cline – I adored Ready Player One and so have been meaning to read this for ages but kept forgetting about it as I have so many other books.

So far, I’ve read The Guest Cat and Deep Blue Night and reviews for them both will be up in March.

Have you read any of the rest? If so, would you recommend them? Based on these, are there any other books you think I should get? Let me know!