As I'd suspected, the previous month's paltry number of additions to my digital security blanket was a fluke. January looked more like business as usual.
I've grouped my acquisitions by genre/subgenre, and if you click on the link in each book's title, you'll be taken to Amazon US to learn more about it. Let's get started!
■ An attractive sale price and a dual timeline story set in 18th-century and present-day London concerning a secret apohtecary shop catering to an unusual clientele meant that I couldn't resist this one.
Consider the Lilies by Iain Crichton Smith. Set in Scotland.
■ A tale of the Highland Clearances as told by an elderly woman who experienced them AND a killer sale price? Sold!
■ I was contentedly prepared to ignore all the praise I'd seen heaped on this book. I was going to bide my time and get to it in a couple of years or so, but when I discovered that I could get the audiobook version for $2, there went all my good intentions.
Signal Moon by Kate Quinn. Dual timeline story set in World War II and present-day England.
■ I've got Quinn's The Diamond Eye already on my Kindle, but when I stumbled across this short story with its intriguing dual timeline premise, I thought I'd sample her writing with it first. I rated this four stars on Goodreads.
AUDIO: City Under One Roof by Iris Yamashita. Set in a cold, cut-off, and claustrophobic town in Alaska.
■ I seem to be drawn to claustrophobic tales laced with hypothermia lately, and the combination of a killer sale and intriguing premise meant that I couldn't keep my hands off this one.
■ A another killer sale and watching The Poisoned Pen's Zoom event with the author meant that, once again, I succumbed to temptation.
■ Reading A Killing in the Hills made author Chris Offutt one of my "finds" of 2022. When the next book in the series went on sale, I didn't waste any time.
Kinglake-350 by Adrian Highland. Set in Australia.
■ (1) One of my favorite authors who just plain doesn't write enough. (2) A fictional account using the setting of an actual 2009 Australian wildfire. (3) Being handed several discounts. (4) Get out of my way-- I'm buyin' this one! (I do expect to be very emotionally involved in this book due to my knowledge of the wildfires Arizona has had to face.
There you go-- the books I couldn't resist last month. Have you read any of them? Do you want to read any of them? Please share!