April was a weird month. Or is it just me? I read more than I have in ages [but that’s something you could easily see in my April wrap-up, which I posted on Monday], but on top of that.. I also feel like I had a decent month productivity-wise. I worked on the text editing course a lot, I was able to get some small things done at home and.. some other things too. It was a tough one mental health-wise, but looking back I actually feel like I did pretty okay? Let’s hope May is even better!
Anyway. You’re here for the books. The haul. The splurging I’ve been doing. Well, guess what? It was pretty okay! Let’s take a look, shall we..
As always, covers link back to the Goodreads-page!
SCRIBD BOOKS I IMMEDIATELY READ
[aka my monthly Scribd subscription]
This is the only book I listened to on Scribd this month and I haven’t even finished it yet. It was / is my go-to book when Jamie’s asleep and I can’t be bothered to actually read on my phone. So I started listening to this one instead. It’s a reread, so it doesn’t really matter when I fall asleep after barely a chapter, haha.
Note: I adapt my purchase price for Scribd-books to my payment divided through the number of books I read through the app that month.
I preordered these two. I absolutely loved Once & Future, so I needed the sequel. After hearing there wouldn’t be a special edition [since the first book was in a sub box], I preordered myself the regular one! I also preordered Chosen Ones, a special edition by Goldsboro Books so it’s signed!
SECOND EDITION OF SAME BOOK [Sorry, matching editions needed..]
Since Sword in the Stars wouldn’t get a pretty matching edition, I decided to buy Once & Future again in a normal edition too. The difference between them would’ve been too big okay. Also, my Illumicrate editions of Nevernight and Godsgrave arrived, yay!
I COULDN’T HELP MYSELF OKAY
I heard about this book on Instagram, I think? All I read was “queer” and “Grease” and I jumped on Amazon to get myself a copy. Sorry not sorry.
SUPPORTING A LOCAL BUSINESS-HAUL
I don’t read a lot of Dutch books, but I’m trying to change that. And, what better way to support a local business by buying a Dutch book, right?! Also, Chinouk’s the person I’m following a text editing course with so it only makes sense to dive more into her writing as well, haha. [Note that I really loved this book, although it was a bit predictable. My review’s already up!]
This month was obviously an “okay” one if you look at the number of books – eight – but when you look at the total amount of money spent, it’s the worst one yet. The special editions ruined it for sure! Since it was €72 for Nevernight and Godsgrave alone, it was bound to be a bad one. But, on the other hand, those books were paid for months ago!
Number of books bought: 8
Money spent on books in April: 176,12€
How did your book buying go in April?
What books did you haul?
Did you get any special editions this month?