April 2018 Books Bought

Since starting my blog back in August of 2008 I always want to share what books I get with you so that you can see what I will be reading and what new books there are out there and I am always looking for a place to link them so that others can see them so from now on I will be sharing my links on Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. As Marlene has offered to co-host Stacking The Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews.

I am also going back to sharing my link on Mailbox Monday’s blog. This was originally hosted by Marcia but it now has its own blog which you can see by clicking on THIS.

One of the things I love about these kinds of posts is finding new books that I might not normally hear about and this month I found a few goodies that I am excited about.

I have decided to go back to how I was originally posting my monthly book hauls and just showing the books I bought in the month. If I get books from a publisher I will add those in here as well.

Before getting into the books I have to share two items that I bought that aren’t books but are definitely book related. I picked these both up from Chapters on sale. I have been eyeing these since I first spotted them and held off buying since I knew they would eventually go on sale and I am happy I finally got them.



  • I decided to pick up all the CBC Canada Reads books because they were 40% off and there was a promo that if you spent $50 you got 10x the plum points so why not pick them all up at once. Plus these are perfect for a few categories that I need to fill in my reading challenges.
    1. Precious Cargo: My Year Driving The Kids on School Bus 3077 by Craig Davidson
    2. Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto
    3. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
    4. American War by Omar El Akkad
    5. The Boat People by Sharon Bala
    6. Match Made in Manhattan by Amanda Stauffer
    7. The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth
    8. The Good Liar by Catherine MacKenzie

Recently on facebook I saw that Harper Collins Canada was promoting the Indigo Book Box: Veronica Roth so I had to order it. Thankfully it was during the plum rewards promo for 10x the plum points on $30. Everything shown was what was in the box. Hoping that this will be a regular thing they do.

Indigo Book Box: Veronica Roth by Veronica Roth

Purchased with a gift card: I was also lucky this month because I received a gift card from the parents of the Midget B hockey team I managed this past hockey season so I took advantage and used it since it was 10x the plum points on $30.

  1. Fireworks by Katie Cotugno
  2. 99 days by Katie Cotugno
  3. As Old As Time by Liz Brawell (book 3)
  4. Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion


Monthly Stats:

  • Total books bought this month: 8
  • Total books I got for gifts/gift cards/redeeming points: 4
  • Total books read from this months haul: 3

Yearly Stats:

  • Total books bought in 2018:  34
  • Total books I got for free: 14
  • Total books read in 2018 (this will be the books I bought this year):  12/34
  • Total books read in 2018 (this will be for the gifted/free):  3/14
  • Total overall books read in 2018 (this is going to reflect my goodreads total):  42/100


  1. Joann Downie says:

    WoW What a great post-I want to read The Good Liar also, have that on my list. I love the mugs also!! Great haul!! Have a great week!


  2. The Indigo Book Box looks like a fun one. Happy reading.

  3. Jennifer Pastor says:

    Chapters posted another book box. Will you be ordering this one as well? I’m on the fence since I haven’t read the first book.

  4. What a great box! Love it.

  5. I’m so jealous of the Veronica Roth box set! What an amazing haul! Happy Reading!

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

  6. I love the mugs, especially the one with Professional Bookworm!
    I hope you enjoy your new books!

    • Thanks so far so good I have read 2 from this haul. Aren’t those mugs cute? I am always on the look out for more book related things

  7. Love the Book Lover mug! And 99 Days sounds pretty good- I just read my first Katie Cotugno book not too long ago and really liked it.

  8. Wish we had book boxes in Australia. What an amazing book box.

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

    • I love the idea of book boxes but they are so expensive when you factor in shipping. So I have never subscribed to any so I am happy that a bookstore is doing this.

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