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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
In the month of May I added 7 physical books to my shelves, most of these were pre-orders or from a book subscription box. Just realized that I added ACOWAR in my pictures but I already hauled that for my April Book Haul. #Fail I also discovered BookBub and downloaded 4 e-books in May. Continue reading “May Book Haul”
Hello Book Lovers,
I didn’t actually buy any books in January, these are the books that I purchased from BookOutlet for the Boxing Day sale but I didn’t receive them until January and since I am not purchasing books for a while I figured I would wait to haul them until now. I ended up purchasing 18 books, I will try to make this post short. So lets just get on with the book haul. Continue reading “January Book Haul”
I was on BookOutlet strolling through my wish-list, not looking to buy anything right away but just planning on what I wanted to get for the Boxing Day Sale and I noticed they had Winter by Marissa Meyer in-stock. Last time I waited to get Winter just before a sale on BookOutlet and they ended up being sold out by that time. So, I didn’t want a repeat of that happening and so I made an order.
Winter is the fourth and final book in the Lunar Chronicles and I love this series. They are entertaining and have such wonderful characters. The Lunar Chronicles are retellings of fairy tales, Winter being a retelling of Snow White. I can’t wait to start reading Winter and see how the book ends. Continue reading “December Book Haul”
Hello, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Today, I am going to share the books I bought at Chapters with the gift card I received for Christmas. Chapters was having their annual sale, 30% off all Hardcovers. I ended up getting 4 hardcovers 30% off and the rest of my books were from the bargain book section, my favourite section at Chapters.
I have read this book before but I don’t own a physical copy, just the e-version. I love this book and it is one of my all time favourite books. They came out with this Special Anniversary Edition this year and have been wanting it since then. They didn’t have any copies left at the two stores near me so I had to travel across the city to get this but was happy to do it because it is such a beautiful edition. I look forward to rereading this book next year. Continue reading “Christmas Book Haul”
Today, I have a thrifty book haul for you, I went to my local Salvation Army Thrift Store to see if they had any books that I have been searching for. They didn’t have much selection which was slightly disappointing but they did have some books that I have been wanting for a while and I ended up picking up 6 books in total.
I was so happy when I found these because I have been waiting to read this series for quite some time. Although, these copies are bigger than my other ones I own now its ok I don’t think I will keep the series when I am done. Continue reading “Thrifty Finds Book Haul”
Prepare yourself for another long Book Haul. BookOutlet was having a 30% off sale for Black Friday and I couldn’t help myself and bought 21. I pretty much just went on my Goodreads account and went to my “want to read” shelf and searched for them on BookOutlet and if they had it, I would add the book to my cart.
This series has been on my want to read shelf since March 2012 and I still need the first book in the series which means I won’t be getting to these just yet. Pandemonium, Requiem and delirium stories are part of the Delirium series. This series is about a dystopian society where love is said to be a disease and you are cured from ever experiencing love. By curing love you will now be safe and happy
Continue reading “Black Friday Book Haul”