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Book Haul | May 2017

May is almost at an end and that means book haul time. To be fair, I have not spent much on books this month, and although my wishlist is growing longer for the minute, I'm keeping my promise of buying less. So far it's been working and my urge to buy books has decreased despite my wishlist  growing, as I said. So I have 4 books to show you today. One of them was a pre-order I did in February and the other is a book I bought in April but arrived at the beginning of May and the other two are from the May Moth Box so technically these last two are the only ones I really bought in May. I'm proud of myself so fingers crossed I can stick with this new way of aquiring books for years to come - unless of course it's my birthday or Christmas.

Anyways, let's get on with the books:

I have alreayd talked about both Star-Shot by Mary-Ann Constantine & Ties by Domenico Starnone when I did my Moth Box Unboxing for the month of May so you might like to check that one out if you're interested in these two titles.

My Lady Jane is co-written by three authors: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows; and it has such a ridiculous and funny plot. If you're not familiar with The Tudor Era, when Edward VI (the song of Henry VIII) died neither Mary nor Elizabeth got to the throne. The late king appointed Lady Jane Grey as successor and she ruled... for 9 days. She lost her head for treason. Needless to say she was just a victim in a bigger scheme but lost her head she did anyway. In this book, these three authors mess around with history a little bit - well, in all honestly, they throw history out the window - and giving it a fantasy twist they create a very funny story. I'm almost done with it so you'll read more about it in my May wrap-up.

Finally we have We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen. This is translated from the Danish by Charlotte Barslund & Emma Ryder. It's a story that I've been meaning to buy and read for a while. The design is stunning, let me tell you, and the gold details really pop up in the black and white cover when you see it in real life. The book is about the inhabitants of a port town called Marstal, in Denmark. It's suppossed to be an epic saga and I cannot wait to find the time this summer to sink my teeth into it.



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