June 2020 Book Haul

June was a busy book buying month! Between venturing out (safely) to reopened book shops in my area, and receiving books as gifts, I’ve added 10 new books to my home library. And that’s not counting the children’s books I purchased towards the end of the school year! (I’ll do a separate haul post on that one…need to expose my niece to some good stories)!

Here are the books I purchased/received last month:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1577090827l/51791252._SX318_SY475_.jpg

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova

Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova

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A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

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Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries

Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole In the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole In the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

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The Key to Everything by Valerie Fraser Luesse

The Key to Everything by Valerie Fraser Luesse
(thank you Revell Reads for the complimentary copy!)

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These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

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The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

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Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

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Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

What books did you order/purchase during the month of June? Feel free to share!

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May 2020 Book Haul

I realized today that I haven’t posted the book I received/purchased during May! It’s been such a chaotic couple weeks around the world!

Books Purchased

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie

Books Received as Gifts

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Complimentary Copies for Review

Guild of Tokens by Jon Auerbach

Come Join the Murder by Hollie Rae Garcia

The CEO, the Puppy, and Me by Jennifer Faye

Into the Unbounded Night by Mitchell James Kaplan

Never Turn Back by Christopher Swann

Those are the books I received last month! What books did you order in May?

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April 2020 Book Haul

Last month I received four books! I’m very happy with my selections!

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Genre: Contemporary
Publisher: Harper Teen
Purchased through Bookshop.org

Beach Read by Emily Henry
Publisher: Berkeley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Purchased through Book of the Month

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Genre: Contemporary
Purchased through Bookshop.org

Starfish Pier by Irene Hannon
Hope Harbor #6
Publisher: Revell
Genre: Romance
Received a copy through Revell Reads Blogger Program

Did you order any books last month? Feel free to share in the comments!

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March Book Haul

Last month I received 8 books! I received four through the mail, while the remaining four were from a tricky tray I attended at the beginning of the month, before the New Jersey ‘stay at home’ order was enforced. That event feels like a lifetime ago!

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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver (Purchased through Book of the Month)

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu (Purchased through OwlCrate)

Silent Shadows (Harbored Secrets #3) by Natalie Waters (Received through Revell Reads Blogger Program)

My Ideal Bookshelf: Art by Jane Mount/Edited by Thessaly La Force (A gift from my poetry therapy mentor)

These were my Tricky Tray prizes:

Mary of Nazareth by Marek Halter

Conclave by Robert Harris

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

The Rival Queens by Nancy Goldstone

These were the books I received last month! What books did you come across during March?

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February 2020 Book Haul

We are truly living in such a crazy time! Next week I begin 2 weeks of staying home, my school shut down due to the corona virus. It’s unbelievable how fast it’s spread around the world. I hope that everyone is staying safe!

Today I’m ready to share my bookish findings. Sometimes stress places a pause in my creativity, which is very stifling.

I’m posting my book haul from February! I purchased 6 books last month, and I’m so excited to share them with you:

The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor

You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

January 2020 Book Haul

I didn’t pick up a large amount of books last month, but I love the ones I purchased!

Here are the books I picked up last month:

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Whispers by Greg Howard

Taina by Ernesto Quinonez

Those are the books I picked up last month! What stories did you get in January?

December 2019 Book Haul

I’m finally posting my Book Haul from December! It’s only 10 days into January, so it’s not that late, right? 😉

Here are the books I picked up last month:

Acquired from NetGalley

Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith

Complimentary copy from Revell Reads

Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason

Library Reads:

Digital copy acquired through Libby

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
by David Grann

Borrowed from local library

Kneaded to Death by Winnie Archer

A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

The Night Circus by Eric Morgenstern

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

These are all the books I picked up in December! What were some of the stories you received?

Blogmas Day 11: November Book Haul

I’m glad that I’m finally getting to my book haul! I figure it’s better late than never!

I received 11 books during the month of November. 9 of these books were purchased through Bookshops and a poetry reading. The remaining 2 were eARCs, through NetGalley.

Physical Books:

i, New and Selected Poems by Toi Dericotte

Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers by Celia C. Perez

No Judgments by Meg Cabot

Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews

AruShah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

Yarn 2 Go by Betty Hechtman

Digital Books

Rewritten by Tara Gilboy

Lobizona by Romina Garber

October Book Haul

I received 8 books during the month of October! Three were sent from publishers (2 physical ARCs, 1 eARC), and the rest I purchased from various excursions between my area and New York City.

Books from Publishers:

Deadly Deceit (Harbored Secrets #2) by Natalie Waters
We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry

I was so thrilled when I received these two books! Deadly Deceit is part of a blog tour I’m participating in, while We Ride Upon Sticks came to me after making a request to the publisher (Thank you so much to Pantheon/Penguin Random House for sending me this copy)! I’m looking forward to reading about this Historical Fiction book about this female hockey team touched by magic!

NetGalley ARC:

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

The Silvered Serpents is the anticipated sequel to The Gilded Wolves. I enjoyed reading the first installment greatly, so I was thrilled to receive an ARC from NetGalley! The Silvered Serpents comes out in February 2020!


The Dogs of Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron
A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

These two stories were purchased at Barnes & Noble. My husband and I enjoy books about dogs, so I can’t wait to read these books!

Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

I picked up Not Her Daughter during a recent excursion to The Strand in New York City. I enjoy Rea Frey’s Instagram content, as she regularly documents her adventures as a writer and Home School parent.


I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi
Crier’s War by Nina Varela

I received these two books as part of the OwlCrate subscription service. It’s so thrilling to receive two stories this month!

Those are my new books for October! I can’t wait to explore them!

ARC Book Haul

This week I received two ARCs! One is a Historical Fiction, and the other is a Romantic Suspense novel. I would also like to add that these two are my first physical ARCs! I’m so excited!

We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
From the author of the widely acclaimed She Weeps Each Time You’re Born, a comic tour de female force about a 1980s field hockey team.

In the coastal town of Danvers, MA, home of the original 1692 witch trials, the 1989 Danvers Falcons will do anything to make it to the state finals — even if it means tapping into some devilishly dark powers. In chapters dense with ’80s iconography–from Heathers to “big hair”–Quan Barry expertly weaves together the individual and collective journeys of this enchanted team as they storm their way to the championship. Helmed by good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the infamous Salem accuser Ann Putnam) and her co-captain Jen Fiorenza, whose bleached blond “Claw” sees and knows all, the DHS Falcons prove to be wily, original, and bold, flaunting society’s stale notions of femininity in order to find their glorious true selves through the crucible of team sport and, more importantly, friendship.

I received this ARC from Penguin Random House and Pantheon Books (thank you for the copy!). The moment I first came across We Ride Upon Sticks, I knew that I wanted to learn more. A novel covering a female sports team trying to become successful in the 80s sounds very riveting to me. The face that it also involves supernatural powers is a definite plus! We Ride Upon Sticks is scheduled to come out during March 2020.

Deadly Deceit (Harbored Secrets #2) by Natalie Waters
When journalist Vivian DeMarco’s boss dies under suspicious circumstances, her only hope for finding the truth is Deputy Ryan Frost. The deeper they dig, the more twisted the truth becomes, and someone called The Watcher forces Vivian to decide what she’s willing to lose for the sake of a headline.

I received a copy of Deadly Deceit from Revell Books, as part of a blogger tour stop coming soon (thank you for the complimentary copy!). Although I haven’t read Book 1, I’m hopeful that I won’t need it to get into this story! Deadly Deceit comes out on November 5th.