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
Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole In the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
The Key to Everything by Valerie Fraser Luesse (thank you Revell Reads for the complimentary copy!)
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
What books did you order/purchase during the month of June? Feel free to share!
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!
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:
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:
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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.