[Apparently, the images that are supposed to be appearing beneath the two bolded headers are not appearing on some browsers... I saw them on an earlier version of Firefox for the PC and on Safari. So, if you see them, great! If not, I don't know what to tell you... Either way, run down is below. Original post follows: ] Thanks to the generosity of my parents and in-laws for my thirty-fifth birthday, I found myself flush with gift cards lately and splurged on the following:
Of course, I have absolutely no idea when I'll get to all these, but there is a certain satisfaction that comes with adding to the To Be Read pile. Once I get through my current round of ARCs, plus three new ARCs I was received approval for on NetGalley, and other recent purchases (Veronica Mars! DarkFuse titles!), I'll have some tough choices to make as a reader. I'm woefully behind on my non-fiction reads, so I may try to kill two birds with one stone on that front and focus on the research titles I picked up.
On the research front, you may see a certain theme emerging topic-wise, and I'm juggling a few ideas for a future novel. I'm not sure yet if it will be stand-alone or a continuation of the DRMR series, or if the idea will even grow strong enough to become a novel. So, we'll see, but for the moment this is where my current thoughts are leaning.
On the fun side of things, I've got a combination of titles I've had wish-listed for a while, particularly Snowblind and Vandermeer's The Southern Reach trilogy (third one is due out in September). I came across Super thanks to Jason Gurley's newsletter, where this book has received several honorable mentions of late.
I kind of surprised myself by not buying as many DarkFuse titles as I thought I would, although I already have a healthy back-list of titles there, and a pre-order in place for Tim Curran's Blackout. However, I did snag one: William Meikle's The Hole, which has been a really strong best-seller for that publisher of late, and which pops up pretty often in Amazon's recommendations.
Presumably, I'm done with book buying for a little while now... So, what's on your list? Recent purchases, additions to your TBR list/pile, anything in particular that's caught your eye? Recommendations? Sound off below!