May Book Haul | 2015

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It's time for another monthly book haul, and you guys should be proud of me—I only bought seven books in May. This is a rare occurrence, and is probably not the way things are going to go in June, but let's not worry about that. Instead, check out  that red and black cover theme I have going on here—this is entirely unintentional, but it's clearly something I gravitate towards (remember my November haul?)

First of all, after I had really good time reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer (review here) I decided I needed to immediately pick up Scarlet and Cress. In retrospect, I probably didn't need to pick them up in THAT much of a hurry, but I do intend to get to reading them within the next couple of months. I'm really looking forward to getting back to this science fiction fairy tale setting!

Next, after reading Stardust and completely falling in love with Neil Gaiman's writing (you can hear all about it here), I couldn't wait to get my hands on another one of his books. I decided to go with Neverwhere, since a lot of people recommend this book, and I actually really enjoy urban fantasy. I also picked up another book from The Witcher series by Andrzej  Sapkowski—Time of Contempt. If you remember from my last haul, I'm trying to collect this series, and I'm really excited to start reading it again.

Lastly, I have some impulse buys here as well. Wool by Hugh Howey is a dystopian novel I've been hearing a lot of good things about for a while now, so when I saw this pretty much new-looking copy at a used books store I decided I should pick it up. Fahrenheit 451 is a famous dystopian science fiction novel that I'm ashamed to admit I haven't read, so when I saw it on sale on Amazon, I thought the time has come to officially add it to my to-read-soon list. Finally, I also picked up Midwinterblood (which was 90% a cover buy). I'm still not entirely sure what this one is about, but I don't mind going into a book blind when it's described as "creepy", "mysterious", and "exciting".

That's it for my May book haul! Did you pick up any exciting books recently?

P.S. This is what happens pretty much every time I try to take photos at the window... Arya doesn't care about things I need to do—she wants me to stop getting in the way of her bird watching.