September 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.

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 as I think it will be easier to keep track of those as well.

One of the things I love about these kinds of posts is finding new books that I might not normally hear about and I always seem to find quite a few of them. What do you or don’t you like about book haul posts?

Bought:

  1. When The Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica
  2. Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
  3. Owl Diaries #9 Eva’s Big Sleepover by Rebecca Elliott
  4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (this is the first book in the series)
  5. Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi (the novellas)
  6. Watching Edie by Camilla Way
  7. The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee (book 2 in the series)
  8. Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
  9. Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell (got this on sale with Kindle)
  10. You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
  11. A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell
  12. You by Caroline Kepnes
  13. Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
  14. More Than a Phoenix by Ashlyn Chase
  15. Billionaire Wolf for Christmas by Terry Spear

Picked up by redeeming Plum Rewards Points & promo $10 gift card:

  1. Echoes in the Walls by V.C Andrews
  2. Catwoman:  Soulstealers by Sarah J Maas

 

Publishers Sent The Following Books:

Monster MayhemEdison Beaker, Creature Seeker: The Night DoorCaveboy Dave: Not So Faboo

  • Monster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos (Aug 28/18)
  • Edison Beaker Creature Seeker : the Night Door by Frank Cammuso (Oct 2/18)
  • Caveboy Dave Not So Faboo by Aaron Reynolds & Phil McAndrew (Oct 23/18)

Thanks Penguin Random House Canada for this surprise package.

The Sisters Of The Winter WoodThe Reckless Club

  • The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner. The finished copy is absolutely gorgeous and comes out Sept 25, 2018.
  • The Reckless Club by Beth Vrabel comes out October 2, 2018

These were graciously sent to me from HBG. Thank You, I can’t wait to read these.

Blog Tour Books:

The Forgotten Royal: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (Annabelle's Harem Book 1)The Forsaken Royal: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (Annabelle's Harem Book 2)The Fearless Royal: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (Annabelle's Harem Book 3)

Me and MeApollo Is Mine (Harem of the Gods Book 1)

Thanks Rockstar Book Tours for sending me these books to read for my tour stops.

Love for Two LifetimesFragments of Ash: (inspired by "Cinderella") (A Modern Fairytale Book 7)

Because You're the Love of My Life

Thanks Xpresso Book Tours for sending me these for my review in October.

A Heart in a Body in the World

Thanks Simon & Schuster for sending me a eARC copy for my tour stop with Rockstar Book Tours.

More Than A Phoenix

Thanks Sourcebooks for sending me a eARC copy for my spotlight/review tour with you.

Book Wins:

A Wedding On Bluebird WayAmish Brides

I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that I won this prize package from Kensington Books on facebook. I am excited to dig into these titles.

Monthly Stats:

  • Total books bought this month: 15
  • Total books I got for gifts/gift cards/redeeming points/won: 2
  • Total books Publishers sent: 5
  • Total books rec’ed for blog tours: 11
  • Total books won: 2
  • Total books read from this months haul: 4

Yearly Stats:

  • Total books bought in 2018:  102
  • Total books I got for free: 30
  • Total books Publishers Sent: 27
  • Total books Publisher Sent Read:
  • Total Books rec’ed for blog tours: 38
  • Total books won: 2
  • Total overall books read in 2018 (this is going to reflect my goodreads total):  96/100

 

August 2018 Books Bought

Since starting my blog back in August of 2008 (can you believe that at the end of the month I will have been blogging for 10 years?) 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.

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 as I think it will be easier to keep track of those as well.

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 along with a few other bookies goodies I found.

Without further delay lets get into the books. I am doing this post as the month just because I am cleaning up my books (purging) so I don’t want to mistakenly put the new books away so I am doing this as I go  along so I am really hoping that this month won’t be another one of those crazy months that I end up buying half a bookstore. Fingers crossed and as you can see I did pretty good with book buying this month.

Bought:

  1. Believe Me by J.P Delaney
  2. The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker
  3. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

 

Publisher Sent The following books:

The Ghost Road

I have to thank Penguin Random House Canada for sending me this ARC of The Ghost Road because I am on a upcoming blog tour for this. This comes out Sept 4th.

All The Things That Could Go WrongRuleLulu The Broadway MouseJack Of Hearts (and Other Parts)

  • All The Things That Could Go Wrong by Stewart Foster  (Sept 4/18)
  • Rule by Ellen Goodlett (Sept 11/18)
  • Lulu the Broadway Mouse (Oct 9/18)
  • Jack of Hearts and other Parts (oct 30/18)

The Beast's HeartGirls Of Paper And FireHow She Died, How I Lived96 Words For Love

  • The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross ( Nov 6/18)
  • Girls of Paper and Fire (Nov 6/18)
  • How She Died How I lived (Nov 13/18)
  • 96 Words for Love (Jan 2019)

Thanks HBG for sending me these amazing titles. Super excited to read them.

The Exes' Revenge

Thank you Berkley/Penguin Group USA for sending me The Exes’ Revenge. This sounds like its going to be really good. This comes out Sept, 11/18

Bookish Goodies:

Stackable Book Candle – My Books Make Me SelfishStackable Book Candle – My Weekend Is All BookedStackable Book Candle – A Book A Day Keeps Reality Away

I found out about these bookish candles that were exclusive to chapters and I just had to have them. Aren’t they cute?

Monthly Stats:

  • Total books bought this month: 3
  • Total books I got for gifts/gift cards/redeeming points: 0
  • Total books Publishers sent: 10
  • Total books read from this months haul: 3

Yearly Stats:

  • Total books bought in 2018:  87
  • Total books I got for free: 28
  • Total books Publishers Sent: 18
  • Total books Publisher Sent Read: 6
  • Total overall books read in 2018 (this is going to reflect my goodreads total):  82/100

July 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.

Without further delay lets get into the books. This month was another one of those months that Chapter had to lure me into the store/order online with crazy deals such as spend $25 get 1000 bonus plum points and buy 3 books get 2500 plum points/buy 5 get 4500 plum points. Then there was a buy 5 children’s book get $10 off agh these deals LOL.. Plus there was a quick USA trip planned this month.

Bought:

  • Her Forgiving Amish Heart by Rebecca Kertz
  • Hooked on a Phoenix by Ashlyn Chase
  • Beartown by Fredrick Backman (This was buy 2 for $15)
  • After Anna by Alex Lake (this was buy 2 for $15)
  • A Sin Such As This by Ellen Hopkins (follow up to Love Lies Beneath
  • Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson
  • Positively Izzy by Terri Libenson
  • Let’s Pretend We Never Met by Melissa Walker
  • Bombshell by Rowan Maness (so happy to have this its been on my wishlist since last year. Bonus for it being on sale for $6)
  • Heartwood Hotel: A True Home by Kallie George Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin book 1
  • Heartwood Hotel: The Greatest Gift book 2
  • Heartwood Hotel: Better Together book 3
  • Heartwood Hotel: Home Again book 4
  • Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
  • Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown book 1
  • Screenshot by Donna Cooner
  • All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Picked up with gift cards & gifts:

  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Marriage Vacation by Pauline Turner Brooks
  • Going into Town: A love letter to New York by Roz Chast
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

 

[The books that are always in bold are books I have read from this haul.]

Monthly Stats:

  • Total books bought this month: 18
  • Total books I got for gifts/gift cards/redeeming points: 4
  • Total books Publishers sent: 0
  • Total books read from this months haul: 8

Yearly Stats:

  • Total books bought in 2018:  84
  • Total books I got for free: 28
  • Total books Publishers Sent: 8
  • Total books Publisher Sent Read: 5
  • Total overall books read in 2018 (this is going to reflect my goodreads total):  74/100

 

 

 

June 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.

Without further delay lets get into the books. The first 5 books were ones I bought when I attend Montreal’s first ever YA Fest (so these were technically May purchases but I had already put up my post for May).  In May, Chapters had a promotion, where you spent $40 you were given a $10 gift card so I redeemed my two and bought the next two books. Chapters started this month of June off with Buy 3 and get 4th free so I picked up 4 books.  Then I had to go back and exchange two books because I had already bought them previously.

This month is a little crazy in books as you can see but I really think that the next two months will be quiet in book purchasing

Bought:

  • All American Boys by Brendan Kiely & Jason Reynolds
  • The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely
  • Depth of Field by Chantel Guertin
  • Leading Lines by Chantel Guertin
  • Golden Hour by Chantel Guertin
  • Furyborn by Claire Legrand
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
  • The Last Wolf by Maria Vale
  • The Paris Wedding by Charlotte Nash
  • The List by Patricia Forde
  • Save The Date by Morgan Matson
  • The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown
  • The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
  • Little Bigfoot, Big City by Jennifer Weiner (book 2 in the series)
  • My Lady’s Choosing: an interactive romance novel by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris
  • Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
  • War Storms by Victoria Aveyard (book 4 in the series)

Chapters had another Indigo Book Box available so I figured since they were having another 10x the plum points on $25 that I would order the box. The box included a signed book (this book is massive 650+ pages), a good vibes only candle (which smells really good), a letter from the author,  exclusive Scarlet Guard insignia enamel pin and a chapters bookmark.

Publisher Sent The Following Books:  I quickly have to thank Thomas Allen and Annick Press for sending me these  book.

  • Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin (June 2018)
  • The House of One Thousand Eyes (September 2018)

The following books is what I picked up with gift cards I won for Amazon:

  • The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne
  • Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Monthly Stats:

  • Total books bought this month: 17
  • Total books I got for gifts/gift cards/redeeming points: 2
  • Total books Publishers sent: 2
  • Total books read from this months haul: 5

Yearly Stats:

  • Total books bought in 2018:  66
  • Total books I got for free: 24
  • Total books Publishers Sent: 8
  • Total books Publisher Sent Read: 5
  • Total overall books read in 2018 (this is going to reflect my goodreads total):  63/100

Bought:

  • All American Boys by Brendan Kiely & Jason Reynolds
  • The Last True Love Story by Brendan Kiely
  • The Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin
  • Summer Days, Starry Nights by Vikki VanSickly
  • York: The Shadow cipher by Laura Ruby

So that is the books we got this month. Have you read any of these?

May 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.

Without further delay lets get into the books. The last six books listed are books that I bought for the first Montreal YA Fest that I am going to tomorrow. So be sure to check back for a post about that.


Bought:

  1. Crazy Rick Asians by Kevin Kwan book 1
  2. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan book 2
  3. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan book 3
  4. The Girl I Used to Be by Mary Torjussen
  5. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewel
  6. Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard
  7. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  8. All The Ever Afters by Danielle Teller
  9. The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
  10. The Winnowing by Vikki VanSickle
  11. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  12. Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten
  13. Two Summers by Aimee Friendman
  14. Love Hate and other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  15. The Last True Love Story by Brendan Kiely

Publisher Sent The Following Books:  I quickly have to thank Hachette Books for sending these books to me.

  1. The Death House by Sarah Pinbrough
  2. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (July 2018)
  3. The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse (June 2018)

This month I managed to spend the rest of the gift card that I got for managing the Midget B team this season and the rest were mother’s day gifts. I was lucky this time because I was invited to Chapters for an after hours shopping event and it was 30% off purchase.

Picked up with gift cards & gifts:

  1. All’s Fair in Love and Wolf by Terry Spear (I believe this is the 8th book in the series)
  2. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy (debut novel)
  3. Everland by Wendy Spinale (book 1 in the series) (debut)
  4. Umberland by Wendy Spinale (book 2 in the series)
  5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (book 1 in the series)(debut)
  6. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (debut)
  7. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  8. King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (book 3 in the series)

I spotted this on the bargain table as I was walking out so I had to pick it up. Its  A Million Owls coloring book [this was on the bargain table and it was just too cute not to pick up]

A Million Owls: Fine Feathered Friends To Color by Lulu Mayo

Monthly Stats:

  • Total books bought this month: 15
  • Total books I got for gifts/gift cards/redeeming points: 9
  • Total books Publishers sent: 3
  • Total books read from this months haul: 2

Yearly Stats:

  • Total books bought in 2018:  48
  • Total books I got for free: 22
  • Total books Publishers Sent: 6
  • Total books Publisher Sent Read: 3
  • 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):  51/100


This month Jennifer is sharing her first book haul with us. She also was invited to Chapters for an after hours shopping event and picked up the following books:

  1. All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
  2. Camino Island by John Grisham
  3. Wings of Fire: Talons of Power by Tul T. Sutherland
  4. Wings of Fire: Darkness of Fire by Tul. T. Sutherland
  5. The Trials of Apollo: the Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
  6. The Trials of Apollo: The Burnig Maze by Rick Riordan
  7. As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell
  8. Miss Ellicott’s School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood

Those are the books we got this month. Have you read any of these books?

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.

BOOK LOVER MUG PROFESSIONAL BOOK WORM MUG

Bought:

  • 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

March 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 heard about through fellow bloggers, on instagram and youtubers.

Going into 2018 I am deciding to switch this up so that I can better document what books, both physical and arcs/earcs, that are coming into my house that I have either bought, was given to me by friends/family, publishers or tour companies plus picked up from Netgalley. So this will only be a monthly post no more weekly posts going forward.

Bought: (This month was a little crazy in books and I have no excuse I just went and bought them.)

    1. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (book 1) (This is the retelling of the Labyrinth)
    2. Every Day by David Levithan (Book 1 of the Every Day series)
    3. Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (read her first book and just had to get this)
    4. Roomies by Christina Lauren
    5. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
    6. Heart of the Wolf (book 1) by Terry Spear
    7. Where I live by Brenda Rufener
    8. Let Me Lie by Clare MacKintosh
    9. Catch a killer by  Sheryl Scarborough
    10. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
    11. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Publisher Sent (This will be the books I get directly from publishers either physical book or ebook to review):

For Every One

Thanks Simon & Schuster Canada for sending this to me. Its the upcoming book For Every One by Jason Reynolds coming out April 10th.

Blog Tours:

I was on the blog tour for The Snow White Effect by A.K. Mills with Rockstar Tours. You can see my review HERE.

 

Netgalley: This are books that I got for free in the Read Now section:

  1. Perfect World by Rie Aruga
  2. Moteki by Mitsurou Kubo
  3. City by Keiichi Arawi
  4. The Ghost, The Owl by Franco
  5. The Canadian Alternative by Edited by Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman
  6. April Buzz Books Monthly
  7. Geronimo Stilton Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye
  8. Geronimo Stilton Hang on to your Whiskers

Last month I discovered Hoopla Digital and I have been borrowing books from there:

  1. The Princess Saves Herself in This One
  2. The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One
  3. Sad Girls
  4. Sea of Strangers
  5. A Psalm for Us
  6. Night Sky with Exit Wounds

 

Friends/family given: 0

 

Total books bought this month: 11
Total books publisher sent: 1
Total books blog tour sent:  1
Total books given to me: 0
Total books from netgalley: 8
Total books from hoopla: 6
Total books I got for free/gift cards/redeeming: 0

Total books read from this months haul: 15

Total books bought in 2018:  26
Total books publisher sent in 2018:  5
Total books blog tours sent in 2018: 3
Total books given to me in 2018: 1
Total books from netgalley in 2018:  27
Total books I got for free: 10

Total books read in 2018 (this is books read from monthly hauls): 29/47
Total overall books read in 2018 (this is going to reflect my goodreads total):  33/100