March book haul

I didn’t expect to get this many books this month! I’m sure all of us say that every month – so you understand and I don’t need to feel bad! I ended up getting 8 in total but I only purchased three of them so I can’t feel so guilty. There are a ton of amazing new releases coming out so I’m trying to conserve so that I can splurge later on. Here are the books I got this month:


I already had Sins of Empire, but the three books on the bottom are the Powder Mage trilogy. They are the three books that take place 10 years before Sins of Empire takes place. It will be an interesting way to tackle these – I read the sequel FIRST so now I get to read the originals as a prequel! I started reading Promise of Blood last week but had to set it aside for an ARC – strangely enough, what I assumed happened in relationships before sins of empire weren’t even close! I expected that I would see Taniel and Vlora together and happy….. nope I guess not! LOL

Penguin book haul 1

A big reason why I got more books than expected was that I was accepted as an ARC reader for Penguin Random House Canada, and these are the first books that were sent to me. First was You’re Welcome Universe which I ended up absolutely falling in love with! The main character was just so real and the perspective of a deaf character was so unique. CLICK HERE FOR MY FULL REVIEW. Next is Anna and the Swallow man. It’s a WWII historical fiction following a young girl after her father was taken away to a death camp. I wanted so badly to love this but something just didn’t click with me. HERE IS MY REVIEW

The tea girl of hummingbird lane

Next is The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. I actually won this in a Goodreads giveaway which shocked the crap out of me! I had only been entering those giveaways for years and I finally won something. Most amazing thing was that it was an ARC but I didn’t get the book until the day it was released. Sad thing – there was a sticker on the cover and when I went to take it off the cover ripped!! If you’ve seen a printed ARC the covers and pages are sometimes super thin so the sticker was bound to do some damage. Oh well, nothing I can do about it now lol

End of day:Unlikelies

And lastly, these two beautiful ARC’s from Hachette Book Group Canada (Redhook and Little Brown). I’m almost finished with The End of the Day. I’ve heard such amazing things about Claire North. Her ideas are so different. And because the ideas are so different, her writing style is so unique, and the subject matter is so haunting – I may have a hard time reviewing this one. I also got The Unlikelies, which is a contemporary being released in June. I have been in quite the mood for contemporary reads lately and this one looks like a fantastic summer read by the pool!

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  1. TeacherofYA says:

    I feel your pain! I hate when that happens: it’s like, do I leave the sticker on or do I try to peel it off? It’s tricky.
    I love Lisa See so I hope her new book is good!


  2. sounds like a great month! I hope to read You’re Welcome Universe soon

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    1. I hope you read it soon too! I’m not a big fan of contemporary reads but this one is just so good. I already want to reread it!

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  3. mikaela says:

    I’ve had yet to read a Claire North book, but I’ve heard all of them are so good, and I really just read one at this point. So many authors, so little time. 😂

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    1. LOL Exactly! I’ve had The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August on my shelf for over a year and haven’t picked it up yet! So little time is right!!

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  4. Congrats on being accepted as an ARC reader for for Penguin Random House 🙂 Always exciting to get free, new books!

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    1. Thanks! It’s been an honour to work with publishers and review their books! Makes me feel validated in some small way

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      1. I’ve always wondered how people get chosen for that!

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        1. All I did was go to publishers websites and they usually have an email specific to media and bloggers. I gave them information about myself including my interests, my platforms, and my followers. If your reading interests fit what they offer and if you have a decent amount of followers throughout your platforms they may accept you. They all do require that you send them all the links to your reviews and tag them in everything when you mention a book they produce. I hope this helps!

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          1. Wow thanks! Maybe as I get more into blogging I will try that out 🙂

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