Book Haul #62: Quite a Haul

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve done this. A whole two months or so, actually, which means this haul will be pretty long.

Purchases

Physical

Copperhead, Vol. 2 by Jay Faerber, illus. by Scott Godlewski

I liked volume 1 and have always intended to get and read the second volume. I hope to do so soon.

Critical Role Vox Machina: Origins, Vol. 1 by Matthew Colville & Matthew Mercer, illus. by Olivia Samson

I just like the cover. Now that I’m wise to cover illustrations versus the story illustration, I’ll keep my hopes low that the cover artist also did the story.

Nils: Tree of Life by Jérôme Hamon, illus. by Antoine Carrion

Another one where the illustrations (on the cover and in the book) made me get it. The cover illustration is often why I buy a comic book.

Mort by Terry Pratchett
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

I had to get a few of these collector’s edition copies of the Discworld books after seeing them featured on Lisa’s (of Dear Geek Place) Instagram. They are hardbacks and are so gorgeous! I plan to get more. 🙂

Lords & Ladies by Terry Pratchett
Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

I had to get these two to round out my collection of the Witches subseries of the Discworld series. I’m really enjoying the books and have read the first two so far. I also need to get Maskerade.

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

I’ve always wanted to read this book since hearing of it, so I plan to do so maybe next month with a work book club I joined. I got the hardcover copy because I LOVE the cover design.

Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture by Emma Dabiri

The title made me curious about this one. I couldn’t pass it up. Now I have a handful of books about hair, lol.

Trees: A Rooted History by Piotr Socha (illus.) & Wojciech Grajkowski, transl. by Anna Burgess

TREES!! I like trees, so I got this picture book on it. Lol! Yea, I just wanted a reason to get a picture book.

Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd, illus. by Nneka Myers

I recently did a post listing 20 picture books by Black authors and was so tempted to get a few that I bought these.

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o, illus. by Vashti Harrison
Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO by Tamara Pizzoli, illus. by Federico Fabiani
Rocket Says Look Up! by Nathan Bryon, illus. by Dapo Adeola
E-book

Star of the Morning by Lynn Kurland

I’ve been slowly getting into fantasy romance, so I got this. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten how I learned about it.


Free

Physical
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

I got these three — Hunger, She Would Be King, The Deep — from a coworker who was giving away some books. I’m so grateful for them! I’ve always wanted to get a copy of Hunger and although I didn’t love The Deep, I appreciate what it tries to do, so I’m glad to own a copy. It’s linked to my review.

She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore
The Deep by Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

I joined the Penguin Random House rewards program and got to the limit where I’m awarded with a free book, so I chose this one. It sounds like my kinda thing.

E-book
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

Back in April Tor.com gave away free e-copies of the Murderbot novellas, so of course I signed up to get them too! 😀 I’m looking forward to bingeing on them and then getting the first novel in the series, Network Effect. Check out my review of the first novella, All Systems Red. The story is very entertaining.

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

I took advantage of the free e-copy Tor.com was giving away back in April.

Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion, #1 by Gerard Way, illus. by Gabriel Ba

I got the e-copies of these four comic books for free on Comixology, which is great for reading comics on. I read and reviewed Assassin Nation and Django/Zorro. Both entries below are linked to my review.

The Walking Dead, #1 by Robert Kirkman, illus. by Tony Moore
Assassin Nation, #1 by Kyle Starks, illus. by Erica Henderson
Django/Zorro, #1 by Quentin Tarantino & Matt Wagner, illus. by Esteve Polls

Library & Other Loans

Library

The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

I borrowed the e-book and read it for the OWLs Magical Readathon. It was a fun read, but I had some issues with it. I’ll post a review soon.

Other loans
Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson, illus. by Brooke A. Allen

I read and reviewed these three, so I will link to my reviews of them. They all are pretty good, but I didn’t like Lumberjanes as much as I thought I would.

Sylvania, #1 by Kristin Kemper (illus.)
Prodigy, #1 by Mark Millar, illus. by Rafael Albuquerque
Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction, illus. by Chip Zdarsky

It’s the same with these three. I’ve linked them to my reviews. Sex Criminals and The Boys are great, but Pretty Deadly didn’t work for me.

Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick, illus. by Emma Rios
The Boys, Vol. 1: The Name of the Game by Garth Ennis, illus. by Darick Robertson

ARC

Physical

South of the Buttonwood Tree by Heather Webber

I got lucky and won this in a Goodreads giveaway. 😀 The synopsis makes me think of charming novels set in the South with a hint of magic to them, like Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. I’m looking forward to reading it. The novel will be pubbed by Forge on July 21.

E-book

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten

I had to request this when I saw it on NetGalley. 🙂 It’s a middle-grade novel about a girl who seems to live in the Caribbean who has lost her memory of what happened during the previous hurricane season. I’m looking forward to reading it and guess what?? The author is Jamaican!! 😀 The novel will be pubbed on September 15 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers.


That’s it! 😀
Let me know if you’ve read any of these.

19 thoughts on “Book Haul #62: Quite a Haul

  1. I’ve read Star of the Morning and The Deep – both a really good. Star of the Morning is one of my favorite books/series and Lynn Kurland is one of my favorite all-time authors.

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  2. So many wonderful books you got there! The hardback collector’s editions of Terry Pratchett look fantastic 💕 I missed the giveaway for the Murderbot series but I’ve managed to get some of the books they gave away after that.

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  3. I found out about the Murderbot giveaway a day late! 😦
    I am still pouting. I want to read them but they are out of my price range.

    Yay, Terry Pratchett!
    I love the character of ‘Death’, and I like the ‘Mort’ books and I love Rincewind, but those two wonderful Granny Weatherwax books win .
    Happy Trails!
    ~Ichabod 🙂

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    1. Oh no! That sucks that you missed out on the giveaway. Sign up for the Tor.com newsletter so you’ll get the alerts. They are giving away Calculating the Stars (something like that) now.

      I’m so eager to meet Death, the Discworld character. I’m most curious about him.

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  4. Star of the Morning is one I started reading ages ago, but then had to return to the library before I could finish. I def want to try to read it again at some point (I love romance-fantasy!).
    Twisted looks really interesting. I might add that to my TBR

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