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

October 2016 Books Bought

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
The hosts of the mailbox memes are:
StackingtheShelves

 

Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog.

Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

BoughtBorrowedBagged

I am also going to be taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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So I have to admit I am a little disappointed in myself for not keeping better track of the books I bought in September and October because as I am cleaning up the bookcases I see stack of books that aren’t documented so not exactly sure when they were bought so I am going to list them here:

  1. Bloom by Estee Lalonde
  2. French Kiss by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo
  3. $10,000,000 Marriage Proposl by James Patterson & Hilary Liftin
  4. Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
  5. The Mirror Sisters by V.C Andrews
  6. The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward
  7. Hometown Holiday Reunion by Mia Ross
  8. Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
  9. Star Darlings #10  Adora Finds a Friend
  10. Star Darlings #11 Clover’s Parent Fix
  11. Star Darlings #12 Gemma and the Ultimate Standoff

I believe that is everything but I could be wrong..

Total books bought in 2016: 119

Total books read from this purchase: 8

Total books read from 2016 haul:  46

I will need to update these stats as I think I have read more then that.

September 2016 Books Bought

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
The hosts of the mailbox memes are:
StackingtheShelves

 

Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog.

Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

BoughtBorrowedBagged

I am also going to be taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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Good Morning everyone… I hope you all had a good week and a great start to the weekend.

Its hard to believe that this is already the end of September where is the time going? This month has flown by with back to school and hockey starting up. As much as I love summer vacation I am so happy to be back into a normal routine again.

This month I don’t think I went to crazy with the book buying.

  1. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (I absolutely love the cover and inside covers of the book this picture doesn’t do it justice)
  2. Bookshots Sacking the Quarterback by Samantha Towle
  3. Bookshots Hunted by James Patterson with Andrew Holmes
  4. Bookshots 113 Minutes by James Patterson with Max DiLallo
  5. Whitefern by V.C Andrews
  6. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
  7. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  8. Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

 

Total books bought in 2016: 108

Total books read from this purchase: 3

Total books read from 2016 haul:  38

August 2016 Books Bought

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
The hosts of the mailbox memes are:
StackingtheShelves

 

Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog.

Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

BoughtBorrowedBagged

I am also going to be taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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Good Morning everyone. Where is the time going? Its hard to believe its already the end of August and that means summer is over. Michael is back in school next week. Hard to believe he is going into grade 8.

I am complete shock this month! I only purchased 4 books. This is a record for me!

I think what curbed my book buying this month was that we went to Toronto for a few days earlier in the month, we are currently renovating the basement, dh was on a month’s vacation, no Friday morning dates with Jennifer, and I am completely addicted to buying planner stuff so when we were in Toronto I was looking in all the Michael’s craft stores instead of bookstores. Perhaps that will be a nee feature on my blog…. lol

When I look at the total books I have bought and read and I think I am 1/4 of the way through that. So I am slowly making progress on that but the last month or so its been hard to squeeze in some reading or to stay motivated to read. I think once things get back to normal it will be easy to get back on track.

  1. Chase (Bookshots) by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
  2. Let’s Play Make-Believe (Bookshots) by James Patterson & James O. Born
  3. Viking Warrior Rising by Asa Maria Bradley
  4. Sunset in Central Park by Sarah Morgan

Total books bought in 2016: 102

Total coloring books bought in 2016: 9 +1 for Michael

Total books read from this purchase: 2

Total books read from 2016 haul:  35

July 2016 Books Bought

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
The hosts of the mailbox memes are:
 StackingtheShelves

 

Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog.

Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.

BoughtBorrowedBagged

I am also going to be taking part in the Bought, Borrowed and Bagged (BB&B) that is hosted by Frankie AKA Braine over at http://www.talksupeblog.com/ . This is a weekly meme where you share what books you have bought, borrowed or bagged (this would be books you won or that were gifted to you).

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Good Morning everyone. Sorry that I have been basically MIA for the past little while but I have been busy the past few weeks with swimming lessons, afternoon parks program, volunteering at the library (Michael needs to do 20 hours of volunteer work as part of the academic plus program at high school) and vacation. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day and usually after supper I end up crashing on the couch watching Corrie and the other summer games shows etc.

This month I have another big haul. I know I said that this was suppose to be a no spend month but as you can see I got carried away. I need an intervention!

Sorry there is no photos this time around as I am trying to get a few things printed before going to bed. I am meeting up with Tina from BookShipper for breakfast tomorrow as its our monthly get together.

  1. Nerve by Jeanne Ryan (bought this when we were in the USA last week)
  2. After You by JoHo Moyes (bought this when we were in the USA last week)
  3. In The Boss’s Bed by J. Margot Critch (Canadian author)
  4. Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing by Terry Spear (automatic buy)
  5. The BFG by Ronald Dahl (Michael and I have not read this before so we want to read before seeing the movie)
  6. Sweet by  Emmy Laybourne (read her previous books and loved them)
  7. First Comes Love by Emily Griffin (read her previous books and loved them)
  8. #Post This by David Sinden and Nikolas Cotlow (thought this would be a fun summer activity for Michael and I)
  9. Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  10. The Land of Stories An Author’s Odyssey by Chris Colfer (automatic buy)
  11. The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewel (on sale and sounds really good. Reading this now)
  12. Charlie Brown & Friends Peanut Collection (Michael wanted to read this one and its read)
  13. Little Black Dress (Bookshots) by James Patterson (already read)
  14. Cross Kill (bookshots) by James Patterson (already read)
  15. Zoo 2 (Bookshots) by James Patterson (already read)
  16. The Trial (Bookshots) by James Patterson (already read)
  17. Learning to Ride (Bookshots) by Erin Knightley (already read)
  18. The McCullaugh Inn in Maine (Bookshots) by Jen McLaughlin (already read)
  19. From the Notebooks of a middle school princess by Meg Cabot
  20. The Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  21. All the missing Girls by Megan Miranda (already read)

 

Total books bought in 2016: 98

Total coloring books bought in 2016: 9 +1 for Michael

Total books read from this purchase: 9

Total books read from 2016 haul:  33

UPDATE:
I should have put this in my June Books Bought post but I just wanted to do a six month update: Total number of books bought was 77 (that includes the ones I bought for Michael) and I have read 24 of those books.