Birthday Book Haul (March 2018)

Birthday cardIt’s my birthday and I’ll buy books if I want to! And I want to, so I did. I did all my book buying online at the beginning of the month so they’d all arrive in time for my birthday so I could wrap them up – to me, you’re the greatest, with love, from me. All but one arrived, so yay for me!

Compared to last year, I reigned it in quite a bit this year, buying some of the pricier books I’ve been wanting to read for ages – books that I’d usually keep checking on multiple websites, hoping the price has dropped, but alas, it never does. And I also bought a few decent priced books that, you know, I just really want to keep on my shelf for months before I finally read them read. so, without further ado…

Birthday Book Haul

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#BookHaul: February 2018

It’s book haul time! I was going to spread this haul out over two posts, but I think you can handle all the goodness in one post. So, get comfortable and enjoy.

Review Copies:

We Were the Salt of the Sea by Roxanne Bouchard (Orenda Books)

We Were the Salt of the Sea

As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman dredges up in a fisherman’s nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man’s heart in knots. Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, newly drafted to the area from the suburbs of Montreal, barely has time to unpack his suitcase before he’s thrown into the deep end of the investigation. On Quebec’s outlying Gaspe Peninsula, the truth can be slippery, especially down on the fishermen’s wharves.

Call to Arms by Rachel Amphlett (Author, Rachel Amphlett) Continue reading “#BookHaul: February 2018”

#BookHaul: January 2018

Welcome to my first book haul post of 2018 – and the mantra here is “start as you mean to go on!” You’re here for the books, so let’s get right to it – I’m going to kick of this haul with a book I’ve been very excited about – one of the books I pledged towards, published by Unbound:

All the Perverse Angels by Sarah K. Marr

All the Perverse Angels - Sarah K. Marr

Anna, an art curator, leaves a psychiatric hospital and finds herself in an English village, sharing a rented cottage with her partner. Seeking refuge from the aftermath of past infidelities, she constructs a personal reality from the brushstrokes and histories of her favourite artworks.

A chance discovery in the cottage’s attic leads Anna on a journey back to the late nineteenth century and the complicated relationships of two women studying at Oxford University.

As Anna’s investigations blend with the students’ story, and the threads of her life intertwine with those of a century earlier, she finds a way to run ever farther from her pain. But the past is not all it seems, and Anna’s escape routes are taken from her, one by one, until she must face the truth of her present.

All the Perverse Angels is a breathtaking novel about the nature of loss and the confusion of love, about the stories we are told and the stories we tell ourselves.

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#BookHaul: December 2017

Hey bookish friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and the bookish fairies brought you all the books on your wishlist. The time has come for the last book haul of 2017. I’ve received some truly amazing books this year from publishers, authors and friends, all of which I’m truly grateful for. I’ve also treated myself to many, many books and I have started using my local library again, in an attempt to cut down on buying books. For the last time this year, here’s a look at all the books I’ve received this month, including a special Christmas gifts section.

Review Copies:

Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner (Dutton Books)

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#BookHaul: November 2017

Do I even need to introduce this post any more? I think it’s enough to say: it’s book haul time!

Review Copies:

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor (thank you Crown Publishing)

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