Nonfiction Book Haul – Part 2

Usually, we end up buying books that others recommend to us. Rarely do we browse through synopsis of books and pick books that interest us. I recently shopped for books by just choosing ones that interested me, without checking the reviews online. None of these books were recommended by any of the book reviewers out there. So these are some books I chose myself and I have a feeling I will love all these. I did a similar haul back in Jan which you can find here – Nonfiction book haul.

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Oct Wrap Up + Nov TBR

October was a good reading month for me as I read 6 novels. One of these books was in audiobook format and the rest were physical books. I had two 5 star reads which rarely happens in a single month. Two books got 4 stars and one book got two stars. So only one book in October disappointed me.
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Wil Wheaton and audiobooks

I have never been a big fan of audiobooks and have not particularly liked audiobooks that much. That changed this month thanks to an audiobook.

I think my first audiobook was Ready Player One written by Ernest Cline and narrated by Wil Wheaton. Listening to that book was an amazing experience and mostly because of Wil Wheaton’s great narration, I ended up really enjoying the book. I even mentioned that I gave one extra star to the book mostly because I listened to it on an audiobook. This was back in 2011. After that, I never felt the need to try audiobooks.

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Alex + Ada comic series

This month was quite busy so I read many comic books since I did not have time to read entire novels. Comic books consume less time and mental energy as they are easier to browse in an hour or so. Alex + Ada is a quite popular science fiction series which is about Alex, a human and Ada, who is an android/robot. This series is a short series with just 3 trade paperback volumes which can be read in few hours time.

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Embassytown – Book Review

China Mieville is one author whose books I wanted to read for the longest time I guess. I bought this book and it sat on my shelf for a long time since I found it intimidating. I knew this would be a difficult read and would require lot of concentration and effort from my side and that was the reason for pushing it down my TBR list. I finally forced myself to pick it up this month and I absolutely loved it. I gave this book 4.5/5 stars.

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Library book haul – 2

So I returned my books from the earlier library book haul and got some more today to read in the holidays next week. One of the reasons for not borrowing books from the library is the strict deadline when you have to return books. Being a moody reader, I find it difficult to finish a book on time. That’s the reason for preferring to own books which you can keep down any number of times and pick up whenever you feel like reading again.

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