I would like to thank Bloomsbury, Penguin, Pan Macmillian and Text Publishing!!!! AHH, you guys are the best!!!!
I also bought numerous books in July. I was in a bit of an uncontrollable urge to just buy, buy, buy.
Anyway, let’s get into these wonderful babies.
THE TITLES ARE LINKED TO EITHER THEIR GOODREADS PAGE OR MY REVIEW.
From the lovely people at Bloomsbury, I received:
- The Almost King by Lucy Saxon.
I haven’t read this one and I’m honestly not really sure when I’ll get to it because I have A LOT of books on my TBR as it is but I am trying my very best.
- Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
I just finished this one and I have some mixed feelings. I was definitely intrigued but I will post my opinion on my review soon.
- A Fortunate Age by Joanna Rakoff
I am about 20 pages in and I am so excited with what’s coming. It seems like one of those sentimental coming-of-age stories which follow various characters who are connected. I am a huge fan of these kind of tales so I am psyched with getting more into it.
- My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
Read this one, absolutely loved the whole New York literary world vibe to it. Plus, I am in love with the cover.
Thank you so much to the awesome people at Pan Macmillian who sent me:
- Crystal Kingdom (Kanin #3) by Amanda Hocking
I am part of the blog tour for this one and I WAS SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK. I definitely enjoyed the fast-paced action and romance.
- The Bit in Between by Claire Varley
I’m really interested by the synopsis of this story. It seems like it’s all about the reality of love and coming to terms with it. So looking forward to this read.
- Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot
This book was such a light and hilarious read. It captivates you from the first page with it’s casual humour. I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed it.
Heaps of thanks to Penguin for sending me an ARC of:
- Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard: the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
YAYAYAYA!!!! There are no words for my excitement!!!!
And thank you so much to Text for giving me a chance and sending:
- Adrift by Paul Griffin
The whole concept of this book intrigues and scares me. It’s all about being lost at sea so I’m getting myself ready for a kind of creepy and frightening read.
I was in a bit of a spending mood last month so with my free shipping code from Booktopia I bought:
- Secret Garden by Johanna Basford
I’ve only done the inside title page because I haven’t had a lot of time and it takes me AGES. But it’s really helped in taking things of my head and letting me relax.
- Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
This book was adorable. But it did also fail to meet my high expectations and the ending seemed to be too blunt. I’m happy I read it, anyway.
I was at Dymocks in the city for the Marianne Curley event. I went with one of my best friends and also met up with Gina @ Behind the Pages so of course, I bought books.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
I saw this GORGEOUS edition, saw the price ($18.99) and went, ‘eh’.
- The Abundance of Katherines by John Green.
I haven’t read this one and I haven’t heard amazing things about it but the cover was beautiful and the price (14.99) was reasonable for a hardback.
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This was the only Rainbow Rowell book I hadn’t owned despite the fact that it was the first one I had read so I HAD TO BUY IT. MY ROWELL COLLECTION IS COMPLETE.
My local shopping centre has this new little store that sells cheap books. Obviously, I couldn’t help it.
- The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
At one point, I had been seeing this book everywhere. So I purchased it. Duh.
- The Lord of the Rings: Reader’s Companion by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull
I will probably never read this book but it looks impressive with my Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit altogether. Plus, it was hardback and it was pretty.
I also just NEEDED to read Go Set a Watchmen by Harper Lee because I absolutely saw no flaw in To Kill A Mockingbird. Consequentially, I bought it at QBD.
I read it, I loved and yes, tears were involved.
At the Marianne Curley event, Bloomsbury handed out some cool bookish postcards and bookmarks.
These are collection of postcards with gorgeous images from some picture books from Bloomsbury. I fell in love with them at first sight.
Some other postcards and bookmarks based on Bloomsbury books.
- Dream, Believe, Create: A Woman’s Guide to Small Business by Hayley Lewis
My dad gave me this book (THANKS PA!) and told I had to read it. Hayley Lewis is a retired, Aussie Olympic Swimmer. She’s also on heaps of Aussie health ads. So I am very excited to get to this after my VERY LARGE tbr list.
It will be waiting for me.
ANY TIPS ON HOW TO COMBAT MY HUGE TBR PILE???