May (Spring) Haul, 2019

I have been trying to resist the urge to buy more books because my shelves are very, very uptight with me currently. But who listens to grouchy shelves anyway?

So here is my latest haul and all the damage I’ve done to my shelf relationship so far in May:


Since She Went Away

By David Bell

“Three months earlier, Jenna Barton was supposed to meet her lifelong best friend Celia. But when Jenna arrived late, she found that Celia had disappeared—and hasn’t been seen again. Jenna has blamed herself for her friend’s disappearance every single day since then.”

Mystery / Thriller


Biting the Moon (Andi Oliver #1)

By Martha Grimes

“A nameless young woman awakes in a strange bed-and-breakfast with a message that her ‘Daddy’ will soon return. Fearing the worst, she flees into the wilderness and meets Mary Dark Hope. Together, the two track down the one person who holds the key to the girl’s identity: The man who abducted her.”

Mystery / Crime Thriller


The Leopard (Harry Hole, #8)

By Jo Nesbø

“In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with twenty-four inexplicable puncture wounds, both drowned in their own blood. The crime scenes offer no clues, the media is reaching fever pitch, and the police are running out of options. There is only one man who can help them, and he doesn’t want to be found. Deeply traumatized by The Snowman investigation, which threatened the lives of those he holds most dear, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong’s opium dens. But with his father seriously ill in hospital, Harry reluctantly agrees to return to Oslo. He has no intention of working on the case, but his instinct takes over when a third victim is found brutally murdered in a city park.”

Mystery / Crime Thriller


Things Fall Apart

By Chinua Achebe

“A simple story of a ‘strong man’ whose life is dominated by fear and anger, Things Fall Apart is written with remarkable economy and subtle irony. Uniquely and richly African, at the same time it reveals Achebe’s keen awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.”

Classic / Historical Fiction


The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass, 0.1 – 0.5)

By Sarah J. Maas

“Contains all 5 novellas. Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.”

Fantasy / YA


The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

“Alicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet – and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can’t bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain. Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word. Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia’s silence goes far deeper than he first thought. And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?”

Mystery / Thriller


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