June 2017 Book Haul

Just because I am not actually into reading at the moment, apparently doesn’t mean I can’t buy books. Except for one, they are all ebooks though, because there is no way I am going to drag all of them across the pond when I go back home. As per usual, the books/comics that have made it on the monthly wrap-up won’t be mentioned here.

  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
    This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, so I couldn’t hold off buying it any longer, even though I really want a physical copy of this one as well. And I am saying this, even though I am not a fan of the color orange BUT THE COVER IS SO PRETTY!
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    With all the fuzz around the show (which I haven’t watched yet), I just wanted to read it first and binge later?
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    Watched the show, fell in love with Mad Sweeney (seriously, A Prayer for Mad Sweeney was the most comprehensive of ALL the episodes … the finale was great too though) and then I needed more after the show was over. It will take me an approximate eternity to actually read this.
  • The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe
    Lord of Shadows reminded of my love for Poe again. It was super cheap and has a neat cover, so I thought I’d take it with me on my travels.

When Dimple Met Rishi  The Handmaid's Tale  American Gods  The Complete Poetry

What are some of your latest bookish purchases?

38 thoughts on “June 2017 Book Haul

  1. I’ve read American Gods, and I liked it for the most part. The one issue I had was that I didn’t care for Shadow as a character. He seemed underwritten. Beyond his love for his wife, he doesn’t have that much to him, and it really makes his status as a vehicle for the readers that much more obvious. But that was just my opinion, and I had the not-extended version, so maybe he’s better in the fuller edition in the TV show. Either way, I don’t have the time right now to see.

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    • He is definitely more developed in the TV show, and I say this without having read the books just from what Neil said himself. Mad Sweeney and Dead Wife make a killer team though. The show goes into more detail in general from what I heard, but at the same time I feel like it is massively confusing for anyone who hasn’t read the book. At least in the first 1-3 episodes. You should watch it when you have more time.

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  2. I feel like you’ll love The Handmaid’s Tale, at least the show. The book is excellent too though, and reading it before the show is a really good decision.

    I need to read American Gods before I binge the show too!! Good to hear that the show is amazing. It looks visually stunning! There’s also a comic book adaptation going on right now for it. Might be something worth checking out (in the format of issues or just wait till it’s collected into a pretty hardcover) 😀

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    • I used to read everything before watching the show or movie, but lately I often just didn’t have the time or the curiosity over the show won over (like with American Gods). I’ve seen the comic books around, but I think I’ll stick to the show and the book for now. The artwork didn’t convince me 100%.

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    • I’ve only read Stardust by Gaiman and I liked the movie better, which doesn’t happen all that often. So, I am not sure I will love this book, but I want to understand the story a bit a better. And Mad Sweeney.

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  3. I actually own that exact collection of Edgar Allen Poe! I started reading The Handmaid’s Tale and didn’t get past about the second side as I found it quite disturbing. I’m super excited for When Dimple Met Rishi as well.

    Sometimes I think not being in the mood to read makes me buy MORE books, which is so counter-intuitive.

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    • That’s so funny! What a coincidence. I think the cover is cute and it was so cheap, totally worth the buy. I think you are onto something with the book-buying though, because I seem to work the same way.

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  4. American Gods is one book I keep looking at but the size of it is far too daunting haha. I also want to watch the TV show but I’ve been slacking on my binge watching.

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    • It’s SO massive, I am totally intimidated by it! It helps to be in ebook form though hahaha The TV show is … weird? It was extremely violent at first and then I didn’t understand a thing. But I stand by my love for Mad Sweeney hahaha

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  5. I love Edgar Allan Poe as well! His stories and poems are so dark and beautiful. 😀
    I really want to read American Gods, as I also want to watch the tv show. I have heard so many amazing things about both the book and the show, plus Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors. Not really sure which one I’m going read/watch first.

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  6. Ive been wanting to get my hands on theses books! I recently finished watching the American Gods series and it was so good. I expect the book to impress even more. Really wanna get that!

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  7. I had decided to read The Handmaid’s Tale before binge watching too and I’ll admit I really did like the book! However, it was too heavy a read for me to continue with the series. It affected me a lot – in both good and bad ways.
    (I did a review on it on my blog, if you’re interested: https://goo.gl/hx8uDt )
    I might watch the series but after a few months, perhaps.

    Also, I’ve heard such good things about When Dimple Meets Rishi! I’ll soon get my copy, too ^_^

    My recent purchases have been – Men without Women by Haruki Murakami, Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbagh (I loved it! Just posted a review on it), The Breakdown by BA Paris and Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride (currently reading)

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    • I still haven’t read anything from that book haul, I was just in such a slump for the past month or so. Thank you for sharing your thoughts though and also your recent purchases. Admittedly, I don’t know any of them, other than Men without Women, but I hope you enjoy all of them!

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      • Ghachar Ghochar might help you getting over the reading slump. It’s a very short read and I, along with many people who’ve read it, did enjoy it a lot! 🙂

        Also, If you enjoy psychological thrillers, you might like BA Paris’s books. I read her debut novel – Behind Closed Doors – and it was pretty gripping! The Breakdown is her second one 🙂

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      • Thanks for the suggestions, but I am really not that much into thrillers and I actually just found a book I am quite enjoying. It’s called Still Star-Crossed and it’s about the aftermath of Romeo and Juliet’s death in Verona.

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      • They made it into a TV show that I really, really enjoyed but they cancelled it already but I wasn’t done with the characters yet. It’s quite different but I just imagine everything with the actors from the show hahaha

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      • Hahaha! I know what you mean. I’ll have a look at the book on Goodreads 🙂

        Each year, I look to diversify my reading. A few years back I was mainly only into Non-fiction – memoirs, survivor stories, terrorism etc – and only sometimes historical fiction (which meant a lot of intense and heavy reading!). This year, I’ve decided to explore a lot in Fictional books and I’ll admit I’m really enjoying the whole experience!

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      • That’s awesome! I did the exact opposite and dabbled a bit in the non-fiction section this year. It hasn’t been the heavy kind of reading so far because I mostly read autobiographies of celebrities.

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