#BookHaul: May 2018

It’s book haul time! I’m extremely excited about this haul because my latest unbound book pledge book arrived, so keep an eye out for that. And I’ve lost all hope with Netgalley, there’s just so many fantastic sounding books being published! My hauling is simply out to control! With that noted, let’s take a look at the latest additions to my shelves.

Review Copies:

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh (Penguin)

The Water Cure - Sophie Mackintosh

Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. This is the story of Grace, Lia and Sky, kept apart from the world for their own good and taught the terrible things that every woman must learn about love. And it is the story of the men who come to find them – three strangers washed up by the sea, their gazes hungry and insistent, trailing desire and destruction in their wake.

The Water Cure is a fever dream, a blazing vision of suffering, sisterhood and transformation.

Should You Ask Me by Marianne Kavanagh (Hodder Books) Continue reading “#BookHaul: May 2018”

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#BookHaul: April 2018

It’s book haul time! Another wonderful month of hauling, so get comfy, and let’s take look at all the fab new additions to my shelves…

Review Copies:

Birds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson (Smith Publicity)

Birds of Wonder - Cynthia Robinson

One August morning while walking her dog, high-school English teacher Beatrice Ousterhout stumbles over the dead body of a student, Amber Inglin, who was to play the lead in Beatrice’s production of John Webster’s Jacobean tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi. Barely able to speak, Beatrice calls the police. That is to say, she calls her daughter. Jes is a detective with two years of experience under her belt and a personal life composed primarily of a string of one-night-stands, including the owner of the field in which Beatrice has found Amber. In addition to a house and a field, Child Services lawyer Liam Walsh owns a vineyard, where Amber Inglin, along with a handful of other teens who’ve had difficulty negotiating the foster system, was an intern. Set among the hills and lakes of upstate New York and told in six vibrantly distinct voices, this complex and original narrative chronicles the rippling effects of a young girl’s death through a densely intertwined community. By turns funny, fierce, lyrical and horrifying, BIRDS OF WONDER probes family ties, the stresses that break them, and the pasts that never really let us go.

The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop (Sceptre) Continue reading “#BookHaul: April 2018”

#BookHaul: March 2018

It’s book haul time! I’m well aware I have a hauling problem, but think about all the books that exist in the world, think particularly about those in libraries and bookshops, in comparison, my collection is minuscule. Now that’s cleared up, let’s look at the wonderful new additions to my shelves this month…

Review Copies:

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo (Crown Publishing)

Macbeth - Jo Nesbo

Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief of police, is idealistic and visionary, a dream to the townspeople but a nightmare for criminals. The drug trade is ruled by two drug lords, one of whom—a master of manipulation named Hecate—has connections with the highest in power, and plans to use them to get his way.
 
Hecate’s plot hinges on steadily, insidiously manipulating Inspector Macbeth: the head of SWAT and a man already susceptible to violent and paranoid tendencies. What follows is an unputdownable story of love and guilt, political ambition, and greed for more, exploring the darkest corners of human nature, and the aspirations of the criminal mind. Continue reading “#BookHaul: March 2018”

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

They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter by Wesley Lowery Continue reading “Birthday Book Haul (March 2018)”

#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”