Hi everyone! Welcome to my first monthly book haul and wrap-up post!
The month of June is almost coming to an end. Despite me being on school holiday for the most of June, I didn’t really have more time for reading. Partially because of the amount of homework and revision that had to be done within the month… and also because of me choosing to read fanfics over books most of the time… heh heh… But I had more money to spend on books… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
In the month of June, I’ve added a total of four books to my shelf!! And three of them are hardcovers!!!
- The Complete Illustrated Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Finally! At long last, I now own a copy of the Sherlock Holmes books. It’s a bit intimidating to look at but slowly and surely I’ll get through it (-: A huge thanks to my aunt who saw that this was on promotion and asked me if I wanted it and then lugged it from Malaysia to Singapore.
- The Hidden Oracle and The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
One fine Thursday, I stepped out of my house 2 hours before the arranged meeting time with my friends, with the intention to drop by Kinokuniya and buy The Hidden Oracle. But alas, my eyes wandered and noticed that The House of Hades was on 40% off. And who could resist such an offer? So on that beautiful Thursday morning, I spent an extra $19 and added another book to my shelf.
- The Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
If there’s a term ‘cover buy’, is there a term ‘price buy’? Cause that is exactly the reason why I bought this book. Once again, I was in Kinokuniya, but this time it was a different outlet, with the intention of buying a book, but I haven’t had the slightest idea which one to choose! Life is all about decisions, and so, I made a decision then — to buy the cheapest hardcover book in the bookshop, which was The Wolf Hollow.
In addition to these four books, I also bought some merch, such as the two POP! figurines pictured above.
This month, was the month I decided to delve deeper into the world of e-books. As a result, I spent more time downloading e-books than actually reading books.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott ( 4 / 5 )
I started reading this in mid-May and only finished it somewhere in the third week of June. This book was honestly a total cover buy. It’s a classic, with a nice cute cover, how could I resist? It wasn’t the kind of books I’d usually choose to read but it was enjoyable, with lots of meaningful lessons to be learnt.
- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka ( 4 / 5 )
This short story by Franz Khakfa was relatively easy to read but difficult to comprehend. It’s interesting, intriguing, and somewhat disturbing.
- Tainted by Alexandra Moody ( 3.5 / 5 )
So, let’s take a break from the classics, shall we? The back story for Tainted was your typical post-apocalyptic back story– a disaster strikes Earth and wipes out most of the human population while the ones who survived retreated underground to live out the rest of their lives. It was, well, an enjoyable read and a good read to pass time. However, it felt more like a prequel than the first book in a trilogy.
And… that’s it for my June ’16 book haul and wrap-up! What books have you guys bought and/or read this month?