#BookHaul: August 2018

Well, I think I out did myself this month! I’m pretty sure I’m better at hauling books than I am at reading them, but there’s just so many great sounding books being published every day, I need them all! Not to mention the older books that I also want; I just want ALL THE BOOKS!! But for now, let’s take a look at all the books that come into my life this month…

Fiction

Review Copies:

The Rival by Charlotte Duckworth (Quercus)

The Rival - Charlotte Duckworth

NOW
Helena is a career woman with no job and a mother without a baby. She blames Ashley for destroying her life. But is what happened really Ashley’s fault?

THEN
When Helena hires Ashley to work for her, she’s startled but impressed by her fierce ambition. They form a dream team and Helena is proud – maybe this is the protégée she’s always wanted to have. But soon Helena realizes that nothing will stand in the way of Ashley’s drive to get to the top. And when Helena becomes pregnant, everything she has worked so hard for is suddenly threatened, with devastating consequences…


The Forgotten Guide to Happiness by Sophie Jenkins (Avon.) Continue reading “#BookHaul: August 2018”

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#BookHaul: July 2018

It’s book haul time! You know the drill by now, enjoy!

Fiction

Review Copies:

The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech (Orenda Books)

The Lion Tamer Who Lost - Louise Beech

Be careful what you wish for…

Long ago, Andrew made a childhood wish, and kept it in a silver box. When it finally comes true, he wishes it hadn’t…
Long ago, Ben made a promise and he had a dream: to travel to Africa to volunteer at a lion reserve. When he finally makes it, it isn’t for the reasons he imagined…
Ben and Andrew keep meeting in unexpected places, and the intense relationship that develops seems to be guided by fate. Or is it?
What if the very thing that draws them together is tainted by past secrets that threaten everything?
A dark, consuming drama that shifts from Zimbabwe to England, and then back into the past, The Lion Tamer Who Lost is also a devastatingly beautiful love story … with a tragic heart.

The Shrouded Path by Sarah Ward (Faber & Faber) Continue reading “#BookHaul: July 2018”

#BookHaul: June 2018

It’s book haul time! This month has been a busy one, with not much time for blogging, but what is clear is that, no matter how busy the month, my ability to haul books does not suffer! So, get comfortable and let’s browse the latest additions to my shelves.

*As per FTC rules, all books in the review copies section of this post were given to me for free by publishers*

Fiction

Review Copies:

IQ by Joe Ide (Orion Books)

IQ - Joe Ide

East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, the elderly are being mugged, children go missing. But word has spread: if you’ve got a case the police can’t – or won’t – touch, Isaiah Quintabe will help you out.

They call him IQ. He’s a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. His clients pay him whatever they can afford, a new set of tyres or some homemade muffins. But now he needs a client who can pay. And the only way to that client is through a jive-talking, low-life drug dealer he thought he’d left behind. Then there’s the case itself. A drug-addled rap star surrounded by a crew of flunkies who believes his life is in danger; and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. If he solves this case, IQ can put right a mistake he made long ago. If not it won’t just be the hit man coming after him …

Righteous by Joe Ide (Orion Books) Continue reading “#BookHaul: June 2018”

#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”

#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”