I am part of a community of bookish people.
I like to think of myself as a bookdragon instead of a bookworm. As a bookdragon, I declare myself uncapable of containing myself when it comes to books. Especially when it comes to buying them.
Maybe you know that feeling of need when you see a book (or twenty) and you start doing Pythagorean maths inside your brain just to make sure you do have enough money to buy the book and still afford to breath and so you’ll absolutely buy that book you need so desperately…only to put it on your shelf back home and forget about its existence. Don’t deny! I know you do that!
Yes, I know you do that too. We all do. Its the prime instinct of a bookdragon.
Don’t worry though! I understand you perfectly! So that’s why I welcome you in my very personal Thunder of Bookdragons! To collectively complain about our bank accounts and lack of vital space in our bookshelf and to show off our latest purchases. 😉
I will start this today with the latest books I’ve bought the previous month. They’re more than I expected because in general I don’t have enough money to buy all the books I want and also to exist for the rest of the month, but November is blessed with Black Friday so…
👉 The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
Read between the lies.
👉 King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard
YES. I also got the first two books of the series so all I need now is to lay my hands on the last one!
In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?
Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.
As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.
When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.
👉 A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
Got the first book too, they both now wait for me to pick them up and actually read them.
Feyre is immortal.
After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.
As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.
She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.
👉 Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy #1) by Stephen King
In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.
In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.
Brady Hartsfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with two new, unusual allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.
Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.
👉 A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County #3) by Karin Slaughter
This book was at a super deal so I had to buy it. It also sounds pretty dope so I might enjoy it anyway.
Sara Linton, medical examiner in the small town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is called out to an apparent suicide on the local college campus. The mutilated body provides little in the way of clues — and the college authorities are eager to avoid a scandal — but for Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, things don’t add up.
Two more suspicious suicides follow, and a young woman is brutally attacked. For Sara, the violence strikes far too close to home. And as Jeffrey pursues the sadistic killer, he discovers that ex-police detective Lena Adams, now a security guard on campus, may be in possession of crucial information. But, bruised and angered by her expulsion from the force, Lena seems to be barely capable of protecting herself, let alone saving the next victim…
Apparently, this month I had a predilection towards books with blue cover. I haven’t realised it until I put them all together! Blue as the whole month of November. It’s a match!
So, these are the books I am now a proud mother of. How many of them do you already have in your own personal library?