I haven’t done a book haul during the last two months, I guess you could say I’ve been on a forced book buying ban. #studentlife I won’t be hauling everything I have bought since my last book haul in June because you’ll have seen those books on my Instagram feed many time already, so I am just going to chat about the books I have acquired in August, thank to my generous sister and mom who occasionally support my book buying habit.
If you guys follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably seen me raving about the Storytellers Box, a new South African bookish subscription box. So many South African bibliophiles have be pining for a local subscription box that is affordable, and now we do. This past weekend my sister and I went to Die Katteback Vintage Market in Woodstock to check out the Storytellers store and bought her out of all her Rick Riordan novels. They were R30 a book (under $3), which was basically a steal. Since I haven’t read any Rick Riordan novels even though so many people have told me to, I thought I might as well get them.
I got the first two in the Heroes of Olympus Series, The Lost Hero and The Son of Neptune. This series is based on the Roman gods instead of Greek gods as seen in Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I’m interested in seeing how they differentiate between the Roman and Greek god because I always assume that they were the same gods with different names. Rick Riordan fans please let me know whether or not I would be able to read the Heroes of Olympus novel before reading the Percy Jackson ones.
I also got the first two novels in the Kane Chronicles, The Red Pyramid and The Throne of Fire. I actually have no idea what this series is about besides the fact that it is about Egyptian gods. I’ve heard good things so hopefully I’ll enjoy it.
I got one other book from the Storytellers stall and that was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This is a little bit out of my comfort zone but I really enjoyed the movie and I imagine that the book would be even better.
And then a couple of weeks ago my sister got me a copy of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I’ve had my eye on this novel for a while and was so glad to find a second hand copy that basically looked brand new.
Let me know whether you guys have read any of these books and whether you’d recommend them!