Week In Review

May 8 – 14

Oops these posts got away from me again! I feel like I’ve been really busy since the last time I posted one of these, but I’m just going to stick to the books for now, because there are so many of them to share!

First up is the haul from the Ottawa Book Blogger Meet Up! Thank you to the organizers and the super generous publishers! I am really excited about all of these books!  I received a great mix of what sound like fantasy and sci-fi and contemporary YA (and a couple of these were given to me by my generous blogging friends):

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret, Misa Sugiura;

Royal Bastards, Andrew Shvarts;

Royce Rolls, Margaret Stohl;

Hold Back the Stars, Katie Kahn;

The Takedown, Corrie Wang;

Me and Me, Alice Kuipers;

Grit, Gillian French;

The Lines We Cross, Randa Abdel-Fattah;

The Last Magician, Lisa Maxwell;

Lucky in Love, Kasie West;

Amid Stars and Darkness, Chani Lynn Feener;

The Nowhere Girls, Amy Reed;

The Way Back Home, Allan Stratton;

No Good Deed, Goldy Moldavsky;

When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandhya Menon;

The Agony of Bun O’Keefe, Heather Smith; and

The Glass Town Game, Catherynne M. Valente.

I also received some ARCs from Simon & Schuster Canada and Penguin Random House Canada this past week:

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid (thank you Simon & Schuster!);

The Last Neanderthal, Claire Cameron; and

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman (thank you PRH for those two!).

Simon & Schuster also sent me a finished copy of one of my most-anticipated books:

Always and Forever, Lara Jean, by Jenny Han. I absolutely love this series and I can’t wait to read this last book!!!

I also received some e-ARCs via Edelweiss over the past few weeks:

Kat and Meg Conquer the World, Annie Priemaza;

Before She Ignites, Jodi Meadows;

They Both Die at the End, Adam Silvera;

The Memory Trees, Kali Wallace;

Shadow Girl, Liana Liu;

Ringer, Lauren Oliver;

This Darkness Mine, Mindy McGinnis;

The Hanging Girl, Eileen Cook;

Far From the Tree, Robin Benway;

The Afterlife of Holly Chase, Cynthia Hand;

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Roxane Gay;

The Glass Spare, Lauren DeStefano;

Three Sides of a Heart, Natalie C. Parker (Ed.); and

Calling My Name, Liara Tamani.

Huge thank you to the publishers!!

I also purchased some books the past few weeks, using gift cards and redeeming loyalty points and one pre-order I forgot about until it arrived (the new Paula Hawkins):

The Jane Austen Project, Kathleen A. Flynn;

The Stranger in the Woods, Michael Finkel;

Into the Water, Paula Hawkins;

Behold the Dreamers, Imbolo Mbue;

The Seafarer’s Kiss, Julia Ember; and

Lumberjanes, Vol. 6: Sink or Swim, Shannon Waters, Noelle Stevenson, Kat Leyh, Grace Ellis, Carey Pietsch, Maarta Laiho, and Brooke A. Allen;


I don’t know what I’ve read since I last wrote one of these posts, but currently, I’m reading Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy and really enjoying it so far. Definitely getting a ‘Cabin in the Woods’ vibe, which is great because I love that movie.

Back to my book and coffee! Happy Sunday!

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