Hello there! By now, you know that I am a proud cheap reader. I usually buy books at charity shops and ebooks for my Kindle that are on sale. And this month I went a little overboard and bought almost 30 ebooks (#sorrynotsorry).
So since now I have a lot of books to add to my TBR, I decided to do an ebook haul. And here are the ones that I got during the month of November:
- The help by Kathryn Stockett. The story is about African American maids working in white households in Mississippi in the 1960s, so the period during which Martin Luther King released human rights and also his speech, and it is focused on three female figures crossing boundaries and relying on one another;
- Escape from camp 14 by Blaine Harden. A memoir in which Shin Dong-hyuk tells how he escapes from camp 14 in North Korea, a no-exit prison where the only sentence is life;
- Carry on by Rainbow Rowell. Simon Snow is the most powerful magician in the world and this book is about his fights against ghosts, vampires, and far more monsters;
- Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys. Based on a true story, it was 1945 when four young people narrate their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged Germany;
- Eragon & the complete series by Christopher Paolini. Swapping a polished stone for a dragon hatchling, Eragon, a poor farm boy, begin to face a world full of adventures with the dragon itself;
- What was rescued by Jane Bailey. It follows the incredible journey of four children that escaped from London to the safe shores of Canada and as the years pass and the survivors become adults they are still haunted by the events of that night at sea full of secrets that are now ready to be revealed;
- The hate u give by Angie Thomas. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this novel talks about the struggle of Starr to make justice to her best friend unarmed that was shot by a police officer;
- Flame in the mist by Renée Ahdieh. Daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko disguise herself as a peasant boy to find the person who wants her dead. But at the same time, she uncovers a dark history of secrets that will force her to question everything she’s ever known;
- The song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. A tender friendship between Patroclus and Achilles has blossomed and has turn into something deeper as they grow into young men. But when Helen of Sparta is kidnapped, Achilles must fulfill his destiny and so stay away from Patroclus;
- One for sorrow, two for joy by Clive Woodall. Birddom, a land where magpies rule and small birds try to survive. To stop the vile domination of the magpies, Kirrick, a lone robin who witnessed the massacre of everything he loved, must undertake a journey beyond all reckoning;
- Journeys in the darkness by E.J. Nixon. In the foreign land of Lahshear loom the Darkness where some fight the chaos, others hide in fear and a few embrace it. When all seems lost, Fallan, the Lord Commander, and Zayhl, a young boy with extraordinary abilities, cross paths and try to save the world;
- The road by Cormac McCarthy. Post-apocalyptic novel The Road is about a father and his son heading for the coast with nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road;
- This must be the place by Maggie O’Farrell. In the wilds of Ireland, there are Daniel and Claudette who was once the most glamorous and infamous woman in cinema before she staged her own disappearance. But the life they imagined is disrupted by the appearance of a woman Daniel lost touch with twenty years ago;
- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Charlie Gordon was always laughed at for his IQ until an experiment in human intelligence turns him into a genius. But when the mouse Algernon, that preceded the experiment, fades and dies, Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary;
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. One snowy night in Toronto a famous actor dies on stage whilst performing. Hours later, a deadly virus touches down in North America and the world will never be the same;
- 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough. A psychological thriller about a girl that was dead for thirteen minutes and questions what she really know about the people closest to her, her friends, and if they really kill her;
- Why mummy drinks by Gill Sims. In form of a diary, an exhausted mummy talks about her day in funny, honest and little bit sweary way;
- Calling major Tom by David M. Barnett. Thomas is a grumpy man who is very happy to be on his own. When he encounters a family, everything changes;
- Holding up the universe by Jennifer Niven. The book talks about the encounter between Libby Strout, ‘America’s Fattest Teen’, and Jack Masselin, the boy who can’t recognize faces. The two got tangled in a cruel high school game but they soon begin to realize that the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel;
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Calaena, a trained assassin, got caught by the young Captain Westfall who offers her a deal: to represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament fighting the most gifted thieves and assassin in the land;
- While you were sleeping by Kathryn Croft. Tara Logan has a perfect family but their happiness is shattered when she wakes up in her neighbor’s bed and find him stabbed to death. Convinced she didn’t kill him and scared of losing everything, Tara stays silent but then she starts to wonder if someone in her life knows what really happened that night;
- The Asylum by Emilie Autumn. Attempting a suicide, Emilie is immediately incarcerated in a maximum-security psych ward, despite her protestations that she is not crazy. Denied communication with the outside world, Emilie falls prey to Dr. Sharp and when she begins her secret diary, she finds a letter from a young woman imprisoned in an insane asylum in Victorian England and a portal to another world is blasted open;
- Don’t stop me now by Colleen Coleman. Life has a way of tripping you up when you least expect it and Poppy knows it too well. With new friends, a new career and a new romance, can she keep everyone happy or everything is about to tumble down around her?;
- Love, lies and lemon cake by Sue Watson. Faye Dobson is a married woman whose dream is to see the world, so when she meets Dan, an Australian surfer guy ten years younger than her, she starts to wonder what is it like to be with him.
I know I know it is a long list (I warned you that this was a HUUUUGEEEEE haul) but aren’t they wonderful?
I hope you find at least one book to read during the Christmas holidays and feel free to suggest any book you recommend.