April Book Haul

April Book Haul

Happy Mothers Day!

What is everyone doing for Mother’s Day? I will be heading to my moms for a visit and to take her to the movies. We are going to see I Feel Pretty with Amy Schumer. It looks funny and I am sure we will both have a good time.

I know I did one of these recently but I didn’t feature any books from April because it would have just been too long of a post, so here we are. 🙂

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

  • Kristin is one of my favourite authors and I will buy anything she writes. Even thought I haven’t read all her books but the few that I have, have all been great emotional reads.

An American Marriage

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

  • Solely bought this for the cover and didn’t even read the synopsis but the title does sound interesting.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

  • I borrowed this from the library and it was past due, so I had to return it before I was done reading it (still not done) and I am enjoying it so I figured I might as well buy it. It is a generational novel following two sisters, one who was sold into slavery and the other who married a slave trader, and it follows each of their family line.

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Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

  • The blurb by Celeste Ng is what sold me on this book. “A Tender but unflinching portrayal of the bond between two sisters”

The Women in the Window by A. J. Finn

  • This book has been all over lately and I love a good thriller, so, had to buy it. Anna has agoraphobia and spends her days in the safety of her home but one night when she looks into her neighbours window she sees something that she shouldn’t have and it spins her life into chaos.

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Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

  • So far, I have enjoyed all Chevy Stevens books and I hope that continues with Never Let You Go. This one is about a womenl who leaves her abusive husband and starts a new life.

Still Life by Louise Penny

  • Katie from Life Between Words recommends this series and I trust her opinion. I also like supporting Canadian authors and it was only $8.

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

  • I have seen this book on few vlogger’s channels and they all say great things about this book. It is a dystopian, about a travelling symphony and their travels lead them to a violent prophet.

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L Stedman

  • Set in 1926, Australia a light keeper and his wife find a baby and a dead man in boat that has been washed on to the shore. The wife wants to keep the baby thinking it is a miracle from god, since they have had trouble conceiving but Tom doesn’t think it is a good idea and that the mother is missing the child.

The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon

  • I seen this on BookOutlet and it is blurbed by George R. R. Martin saying “this is the orginal Game of Thrones” but I didn’t realize that it was the third in the series. Hate when that happens

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The Tutor by Andrea Chapin

  • Set in 1590, recently widowed Katharine moves into her uncles manor in Lancashire. While there she meets the schoolmaster, William Shakespeare, and is captivated by Shakespeare’s verse. I haven’t read a fictional account of Shakespeare so that is what intrigued me to pick this up.

The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan

  • This movie adaptation looks great and I want to watch it but being a book snob I feel like I need to read it before I watch the movie. The Beguiled is about a wounded union solider who is brought to the Seminary for Young Ladies. The solider begins pitting the girls against each other to gain his freedom.

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Secrets of Sloane House by Shelley Gray

  • Roaslind Perry has moved to Chicago, to work as a housemain for the privliaged Sloane family in hopes that she will find out what happened to her sister Miranda. I have started reading this and it is more of a romance than it is a mystery.

The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  • I’ve read The Shadow and the Wind and loved it and this one has the same dark mysteriousness to it but for young adults. The Carver family moves into a new house and after they have moved in strange things begin to happen.

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Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

  • I  picked this up for the cover, it is soo beautiful. I don’t even know what it is about, I tend to that a lot.

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

  • Second book in the Impluse series. I haven’t read Impulse yet but I will eventually.

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Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

  • Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story – a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A dark story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, “Can I ever feel okay about myself?”

Identical by Ellen Hopkins

  • I have already read this but borrowed it from the library and loved it, so needed my own copy and plus I am on a mission to own all her books.

There you have it all the eighteen books I have added to my shelves recently.

Have you read any of these?

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Collective Book Haul

Collective Book Haul

 

I haven’t done a book haul since January but that doesn’t mean I haven’t bought any books because I have and there are a few to get through. So, let’s get straight into the haul.

I have linked titles to goodreads for you, so if you want to know more it is just a click away. 🙂

The Past by Tessa Hadley 

  • I love books about family dynamics and The Past is about three sisters and a brother who meet up at their grandparent’s place to spend the summer and to decide if they are going to keep it or sell. The house brings childhood memories to the surface of a time they stayed there after their mother left their father.

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Birthday Book Haul

Birthday Book Haul

My boyfriend took me book shopping for my birthday and I picked up 16 books, all at a great price. Seriously, the best present a booklover could get. 😀 And even better Chapters was having a plum points bonus promotion going on, where if you bought 5 books you would get 4,500 points which equals to $10 . I now have $50 in points and I’m am close to the $100 mark so, I am not going to redeem them just yet. Anyways lets get on to the books…

Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte

The Ambassadors and The Turn of the Shrew Henry James                       

Birthday Book Haul

They had a small selection of these Arcturus classic editions at 3 for 10. I was happy to see that they still had a few of these floating around because I like how each of the books are similar with the circle, colourful and the graphics.

Persuasion by Jane Austen, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Beast of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

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Again these three books were part of the 3 for 10 and I figured this was a good way to get 5 book for cheap to get my plum points.

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein                    

This is the second book in the Code Name Verity Duology. I haven’t read the first one yet but this was only $6 and in hardcover so I had to pick it up and I will eventually read it. This series is a historical fiction set during WWII and follows a girl fighter pilot.

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The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall                  

I heard great things about The Conspiracy of Us and found it for only $6. It is about a secret society called the circle who are the world elite. Which is giving me Illuminate vibes. Sounds like it will be an interesting read.

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan           

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This is a book about revenge and was cheap, so thought I would pick it up. It is about a girl who wants to get revenge for the death of her family.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare                 

Birthday Book Haul

This was on sale for 40% off and even thought I haven’t read Lady Midnight, I know that I will eventually buy it and so figured might as well buy Lord of Shadows while it is on sale.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn                       

For some reason this book reminds me of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and that is the main reason why I picked it up.

The Alice Network is a dual time line set in WWI and WWII and is about a female spy who is part of the Alice Network in France. I plan on reading this very soon.

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A Dangerous Inheritance by Alison Weir               

Found this book in the bargain section for $8 and is about Katherine Grey and Kate Plantagenet and also about the mystery sounding the two Prince’s in the tower. I love reading about the Tudor history and hope this will be a great read.

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon                  

I’ve really been in to reading thrillers lately and I found a couple in the bargain section. Which is pretty much where I do all my book shopping.

The Winter People is about Ruthie and her family as they just moved to an old farmhouse in Vermont. The farmhouse has a tragic past because in 1908 Sara Harrison Shea was found dead on the property. After Ruhie’s mom goes missing she finds Sara’s diary and gets sucked into the mystery of Sara’s death.

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All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker                        

A psychological thriller about a girl, Jenny Kramer, who gets attacked at a party but can’t remember anything after she is given a drug that erases the memory of the attack. This sounds interesting and is going to be made into a movie.

Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse                        

Keep You Close is also a psychological thriller that follows Rowan Winter as she tries to uncover the truth behind her friend, Marianne Glass’s, death.

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Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica                                    

This is the latest novel from Mary Kubica and I really enjoyed The Good Girl and Don’t You Cry by her and can’t wait to read this one.

Clara Solberg’s daughter survives a car crash that killed her husband and is believed to be a accident but her daughter begins having night terrors that leads her to think it might not have been an accident.

There you have it all the 16 of the books I picked out for my birthday gift.

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June PageHabit Unboxing

June PageHabit Unboxing

I am so excited to share with you the very first PageHabit Historical Fiction box.  This subscription box was created when Bookly Box and Quarterly CO. Literary merged and so you get elements of both those subscription boxes in one. I thought this was a great idea and knew I had to subscribe to this book box.

Pagehabit still has the Quarterly boxes, Young Adult and Literary, that is curated by the featured author but now they have a monthly box as well. The monthly boxes come in seven different genres Literary, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Horror and Historical Fiction. It was tough choice but I went with Historical Fiction because it is my favourite genre.

The book featured in June’s PageHabit box was The Underground River by Martha Conway. I was so happy when I found out that this was going to be June’s book because I read a great review over on Annie’s blog called The Misstery. Which I will leave a link for you to go and read her review of The Floating Theatre. The Title is difference but it is the same book.

PageHabit June Unboxing

The Underground River is set in 1838 and the Ohio River is used as a backdrop for this historical fiction. May Bedloe find employment on a theatre flatboat while working there she helps ferry unwanted babies of slaves to freedom. Sounds so good and can’t wait to read.

Other things that were included in this months box was a letter from the author, bookmark, page flags. bookish pin and pouch. I have since made use of these bookish goodies and love them. In my opinion you can never have too many bookmarks or page flags. 🙂

PageHabit Unboxing

Another great thing about PageHabit is each month they will make a literary donation to a country in need. And this month’s donations will go to Zambia.

I recommend the PageHabit subscription box if your looking for a monthly book box. I do believe it is worth the price and shipping costs. Did anyone else get a PageHabit box and if so what genre did you get?

To get your own PageHabit Box head over to their website and check it out. 😀 Pagehabit.com

Bookish Matters

Mysti

 

June Book Haul

June Book Haul

I ended picking up a few used books and e-books this month, nothing too crazy. Well, okay, maybe I went a little crazy and downloaded several free e-books. I am not going to go into much detail with the e-books because they pretty much are all new adult. I will leave links to goodreads so you can read more about them.

Lets start off with the list of e-books I downloaded this month.

The List by Kate L. Mary

Drawn to You by Brooke Page

If I Break by Portia Moore

Holding out by Lila Rose

Chasing Beautiful by Pamela Ann

Addicted to You by Krista Richie, Becca Ritchie

What the CEO Wants You to Know by Ram Charan

The Money Game by Adam Smith

Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica                            

I did download this for $2 and have since read it and thought it was good but I did like The Good Girl better. Don’t You Cry is about a girl, Esther, that goes missing and her roommate Quinn is left to find answers. It also follows the perspective of a teenager, Alex, who befriends a mysterious girl that shows up at the coffee shop he works at.

 

They were having a used book sale at a local mall and so, of course I had to stop by and check it out. I did find four books I liked not as many as I was hoping for but there wasn’t much of a good selection. These four books are in pretty good condition and came to a whopping $6 dollars. Continue reading “June Book Haul”