The Red Rising trilogy is absolutely faultless, so I'm going to purchase it in every format at some point. 'Golden Son' was only 99p for Kindle, so I had to buy it!
'Mark of Blood and Alchemy' is the prequel to 'Curio', and it was a free download. I didn't like 'Curio' too much because I felt like the world wasn't properly set-up or explained - hopefully this will clear up some of the muddling history.
I feel awful, because I totally forgot to haul these two books last month! I received them from my Secret Santa, DeweyGirlUK, through The Broke and The Bookish. I'm beyond excited to read 'The Leftovers' - hopefully it'll final convince me to watch the show!
I also got given these two Laurell K. Hamilton books from my best friend. I'm counting them as Christmas presents - the covers are gorgeous and I definitely need to read these soon.
I've been reading a lot of graphic novels recently, so when I saw a signed copy of 'Nimona' in my local Waterstones? Well, I just couldn't resist it. I decided to buy 'Lumberjanes' as well, because I'd heard amazing things about it - I'll probably be reading one, if not both, of these beauties by the end of February.
I actually managed to control myself this month! I know twelve books is still a lot of books, but they're all either books I've been looking for for a while or are by authors who I adore - I'm excited about all of them, which is something I'm happy with.
Library book sale:
I only purchased five books through the library book sale this month. I'm most excited about Lia Habel's zombie duology and the collection of Terry Pratchett short stories - I adore short stories, so I think it'll be the perfect way for me to finally explore his writing.
Last, but certainly not least, I received all of the above in January's Owlcrate. I was very happy with my Pop Vinyl of Severus Snape - it arrived a couple of days after Alan Rickman's death, so it felt very appropriate. I also adore 'The Raven Boys' bookmark and the 'Throne of Glass' art print - they're both so beautiful!
I had heard brilliant things about 'Worlds of Ink and Shadow', so I'm very pleased with this box and I'm excited about trying something new.
So, all together in January I only purchased or acquired 26 books which I feel quite proud of. I know it's still a lot, but at least it's not up in the fifties! Sorry for posting this haul so late: I promise February's will be much more timely.