Jan 25, 2015

Showcase Sunday #44 - January 2015

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.
~Vicky @ Books Biscuits and Tea

Welcome to the first SS of the year. Hopefully this year I can control my buying insticts and finally reduce my huge TBR pile. It's over 200 books, so it's not even funny anymore. I don't have any specific resolutions for buying books but I want to reduce my physical TBR pile to 150 books. Hope I can manage that.

So, for the month of January I bought 7 books, 1 audiobook and received one more book for review. So 9 new books added to my TBR which is not that bad. Trust me, I struggly everday to stop myself from getting more, it could have been so much worse. Well, here are the books:

A Few Words:

More John Scalzi books! I've read Old Man's War at the beginning of the month and loved everything about it, so I went ahead and bought Fuzzy Nation and an audiobook of Redshirts, narrated by Wil Wheaton (his voice is perfect for sci-fi or pretty much any book)! 

Then I bought a couple of huge fantasy books, The Red Knight and Empire in Black and Gold, that I am not really sure what they are about. I only know that people loved them and it's very easy for me to love a good old fantasy book, so it was an easy decision. 

I also got Soulless, which is a Steampunk book that everyone pretty much loves. I am a huge fan of Steampunk but haven't read as much of it as I would like. Soulless seems the perfect start to a series.

I bought Shadow Kiss, book 3 in the Vampire Academy series. Even though I was a bit dissapointed by the end of the second book, I am willing to give this one a try. But if I don't like it as much as I want to, this will be the end of the series for me. 

Another book I got, even though I wasn't a big fan of the first one, is Spirit and Dust. I am glad that this one is about different characters and setting from the first book and that Daisy is making a comeback. Hope this one will be more fast-paced than the first one.

Finally I got two ebooks, Between was on sale and it sounds really great and I received Playing Hooky for review, also a book that sounds great for me. I will probably start reading Playing Hooky by the end of this month and I will share my thoughts with all of you.


  1. Loved Soulless! I hope Vampire Academy improves for you as I loved the series. Happy reading, Veronica! :)

  2. This is a great haul Veronica! I usually have try and walk past the bookstore each time, as I'm always tempted to buy more books. I hope you enjoy all your reads! :)