February 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.

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.


  1. Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle (I heard about this through Melissa on her IG page.She is a fellow Montrealer that I know.)
  2. Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke (various YTers were talking about this book)
  3. Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes (this is the 2nd book in the Queen of Hearts Saga)
  4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  5. Somewhere in Between by Melissa De La Cruz
  6. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle (could not finish this)
  7. Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
  8. All is not Forgotten by Wendy Walker (this was on the bargain table)
  9. History is all you have left by Adam Silvera
  10. Another Day by David Levithan
  11. Owl Diaries Eva and the Lost Pony #8 by Rebecca Elliott
  12. House of Secrets by V.C Andrews (this is the 1st book in the House of Secrets series) [I had a $10 gift card so I used it to buy this]
  13. Everless by Sara Holland (this was a free book that I used my plum points on)
  14. The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine (Valentine’s day gifts)
  15. The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda (Valentine’s day gifts)

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

Flight Of The White Wolf

I was doing the dance of joy when I got this in the mail.


Blog Tours:

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

  • Who She Was by Stormy Smith
  • March 2018 Buzz Books Monthly

Friends/family given:


Total books bought this month: 11
Total books publisher sent: 1
Total books blog tour sent:  0
Total books given to me: 0
Total books from netgalley: 2
Total books I got for free/gift cards/redeeming: 4

Total books read from this months haul: 3/20

Total books bought in 2018:  15
Total books publisher sent in 2018:  4
Total books blog tours sent in 2018: 1
Total books given to me in 2018: 1
Total books from netgalley in 2018:  16
Total books I got for free: 10

Total books read in 2018 (this is books read from monthly hauls): 14/47
Total overall books read in 2018 (this is going to reflect my goodreads total):  20/100

30 thoughts on “February 2018 Books Bought

  1. Joann Downie says:

    I like how you have a list!! I don’t do ereading I prefer the printed book only, so my lists are much shorter, but it definitely has given me ideas-so thank you!! Also, I like the Terry Spears book, that looks good!!

    • Cindy says:

      Thanks a list is my way of keeping myself in check. I don’t do a lot of ebooks and prefer printed books but if I get the chance to read one I will do it. I have been doing list on my good reads page for a few years so i decided to bring some to my blog to see it in another light.

  2. Greg says:

    The Safest Lies is one I was thinking of reading, and I think I’ve read a Wendy Walker book but I’m drawing a blank on the name. Anyway- nice haul!

    • Cindy says:

      Thanks for stopping by. I am hoping to get to The Safest Lies very soon as I am curious to see what its like. I read her newer books and enjoyed them. As for Wendy’s book I had that on my wishlist for the longest time so when I saw it on sale I had to grab it.

    • Cindy says:

      This month I went a little crazy but thankfully a few of them were gifts so it helps LOL now to read what I have. I am having a little bit of a issue with A WRinkle in Time and hope that if I continue it will be okay. Not exactly sure why I am not getting into the book faster then what I am. I might need to put it down for a bit and try again. I know a lot of people love the book

    • Cindy says:

      Andreea, I started a few years ago trying to keep track and couldn’t find anything that really worked so I am hoping this method will work. Plus I have to admit that it feels good to see the totals at the end of the month if they move at all and it forces me to really check my reading habits. spending etc.

    • Cindy says:

      This is actually the first year I am doing this kind of tracking and since its monthly I think it will be easy to keep up with. Will let you know how it works out at the end of the year. Thanks for stopping by to visit.

  3. Cricket says:

    I think is a good way to keep up with what you get. Flight of the White Wolf looks like it will be good and I really like the cover. I hope you have a great week!

    • Cindy says:

      Thanks I think its a great way to keep track of things too. I know as book bloggers/book lovers its hard to keep track of what you get and when you get it. Plus it keeps me in check to see if I am actually reading what I buy and if I am buying for the sake of buying. Terry Spear is an amazing author. I love her books and the covers are always gorgeous. Thanks you too

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    I noticed your book by Megan Miranda, The Safest Lies, and I had to check it out. I’ve loved two of her newer books…and now I want to add this one to my list. I also enjoyed Wendy Walker’s All is Not Forgotten.

    I want to read Surprise Me, as I’ve enjoyed several books from this author.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

    • Cindy says:

      I read Megan’s newer books as well and enjoyed them so I was excited to see that this was available so I had to pick it up.

      Thanks for stopping by and visiting

  5. Angela says:

    I hope all the books you bought turn out to be great. I’ve been trying not to buy very many books this year because I already have several hundred in my to-read stacks. But I slipped in January and bought 12 books!

  6. Yvonne@FictionBooks says:

    You have a great mix and titles here, Cindy.
    I tend to get most of my books either through NetGalley, or as Goodreads Giveaway wins, where I have been particularly lucky.
    My Kindle is full to bursting and my bookshelves fit to bust, so I am having to restrict myself on my book acquisitions on all fronts.
    I used to have all my books logged and listed, but just lately the whole thing has become rather out of control, so I admire your tenacity and hope that you manage to stick to your regime.
    Happy Reading 🙂

  7. Angela says:

    I think I have a V.C. Andrews book in my to-read stacks. The reason why I say “I think” is because I have 533 books in my to-read stacks and it’s getting hard to remember what’s in there.

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