After I shared about my 99p Kindle Books addiction, I’ve had a comb through my purchases from the last year and put them into one big list to remind myself of what I have (why I bought it) and shame myself a little bit into reading rather than buying more!
Some you’ll see I have read and reviewed. If the title is a link it means I’ve read it! I’ll come back and update these are I get them crossed off.
Have you read any of these? Which ones should I move up my priority list?
I’ve grouped them by the month in 2023 that I bought it in, some months I’m more restrained than others!
- The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary – I don’t know, sometimes I like a low effort rom-com and I didn’t totally hate The Flat-Share when I read it in 2020.
- Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo – Apparently this has made some waves (according to its own blurb!), I’m always interested in a book about angry women pushing back against misogyny. (still 99 as of 24th July!)
- The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilology by Mervyn Peake – this has been in the back of my mind for about a decade after I saw an author talk about it in a documentary (I can’t remember what the documentary was about, I think the author was Sebastian Faulks though!). There is a fairly high chance I won’t get on with it but it was only 99p!
- Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood – I’ve had my eye on this for a while, I want to explore some more Atwood.
- A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers – very intrigued by this one, but fear it could be crap!
- You and Me on Vacation by Emily Henry – loved Book Lovers!
- Why Did You Stay? A memoir about self-worth Rebecca Humphries – the author was on the iWeigh podcast ages ago and I really enjoyed what she had to say.
- Wool: (Silo Trilogy 1) by Hugh Howey – I have the urge to re-read and maybe try the TV series
- Shift: (Silo Trilogy 2) by Hugh Howey – I have the urge to re-read and maybe try the TV series
- Magic Bites: A Kate Daniels Novel by Ilona Andrews – There is a mid-to-high chance I won’t like this but I keep trying to find fantasy series to love!
- Our Wives Under The Sea by Julia Armfield – sounds beautiful but this hyped books are hit and miss with me!
- Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh – Loved, loved, loved ‘Eileen’ and ‘My Year of Rest and Relaxation’ when I read them last year!
- Idol by Louise O’Neill – sounds cool, and I didn’t realised when I bought it but I have read ‘Asking For It’ by this author before, about 5 years ago, and it has stuck with me.
- Several People Are Typing by Calvin Kasulke – A man accidentally uploads himself into Slack (which I guess is like MS Teams) sounds nuts, loved the sample I read.
- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – I did not love Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow as a novel but I did like the writing so keen to give this author another go.
- The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood – I want to explore more Atwood.
- Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari – I don’t know, I guess it was only 99p and I felt like I should read more non-fiction!
- The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust 2) by Philip Pullman – I would like to eventually finish this series! I was in the mood for it after I finished watching the amazing BBC adaption of His Dark Materials, and it popped into my list for 99p.
- Red Queen by Juan Gomez-Jurado – I got suckered in by the blurb comparing it to Lisbeth Salander (Girl with the Dragon Tatoo), we’ll see if its bullshit. It has high Goodreads ratings. I just realised its #3 in a series, oops!
- Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams – one of those books that’s been everywhere, I do like a messy woman book.
- Book Lovers by Emily Henry – sounded cute, and it was!
- The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett – I’d heard good things and the premise was very intruiging.
- Book of Night by Holly Black – I’d liked some of her YA was curious about what an adult book would be like. The answer was… OK?
- Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata – I LOVED Convenience Store Woman so just needed more.
- Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton & James Patterson – look, it’s Dolly and it was 99p.
- Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – I’ve found other TKR books entertaining if I’m in the right mood for them.
- A Man with One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell – recommended by a penpal and it happened to be 99p!
- Pretend I’m Dead by Jen Beagin – I like an unhinged woman, this sounds chaotic and weird and I really need to get around to reading it.
- Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder – always questing for fantasy series I’ll actually like. This one was good, but reviews for the rest of the series make me think I just leave it at book 1!
- Elektra by Jennifer Saint – bought when hopeful I might like a Greek myth retellings (less sure after The Song of Achilles!)
- Hoofin’ It by R. J. Blain – look it sounded bonkers and shit in a fun way but it just turned out to be shit, and I learned my lesson about reading samples first!
- My (extra)Ordinary Life by Rebecca Ryan – just on a whim through the BookBub list and it was actually great!
- Kindred by Octavia E. Butler – I wanted to read more classic sci-fi, especially female authors and this was very interesting. Even if I’d not call it sci-fi!
- Good Behaviour by Molly Keane – I think it was 99p and it just sounded fun and different from what I’ve been reading lately.
- Jane Austen – Complete Works – bought mostly because I wanted to read Persuasion!
- Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin – oh my the hype this book gets, and it was so mediocre for me.
- No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood – premise sounded cool, as a satire on Twitter culture, but it turned out to be something very different.
- This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone – Bought it because I should have loved this ..but I hated it.