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Spring has finally (sort of) sprung in Toronto, and I am SO excited to finally be wearing spring jackets and sneakers outside! We actually had a minor snow storm on March 31, but thankfully it melted the very next day thanks to a temperature increase! In my family, the start of Spring is signified as baseball season, as the Toronto Blue Jays just started their brand new season!
With every season comes some new phenomenal Spring book releases, and this tenth instalment in the “In My Mailbox” series might be my best yet!
“Birthday” by Meredith Russo, and the book on the right is “Happily and Madly” by Alexis Bass. Both of these books seem super interesting and unique, and I am really looking forward to reading them! Thanks to Raincoast Books for sending them my way!
The next book I received was “The Missing Girls” by Lexie Elliot. This one seemed super eery and interesting, and is written by the same author as “The French Girl”. I plan on reading this one super soon, since thrillers are my favourite spring genre to read! Thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a finished copy!
About a month ago, I requested an ARC of “Stepsister” by Jennifer Donnelly from Scholastic Canada. I had not heard anything back from them, but came home one day to a surprise package from Scholastic! I could not believe that I was sent this ARC, and I am SO beyond excited to read this! If you are an “O.G.” follower of this blog, you will know that I absolutely love fairytale retellings and one of my all-time favourite series is “The Land of Stories” by Chris Colfer. Thus, I cannot wait to read this, and am very interested to see what the story is really about (besides being a Cinderella retelling of sorts)!
On Monday, Penguin Random House Canada sent me a few books that were from their “March Recommendations” monthly newsletter! The book on the top is “Gingerbread” by Helen Oyeyemi, and the book on the bottom is “The Migration” by Helen Marshall. I was really hoping to receive both of these, but since it is already almost the middle of April, I didn’t really expect them. However, when they showed up I was really excited and I am really looking forward to reading and reviewing both of them!
The last book I received came (again) from Penguin Random House Canada. It is called “Normal People” and was written by Sally Rooney. Even though this one just released a few weeks ago, it has been nominated for several prestigious book awards, and I am really excited to see what they hype is about! I lent this one to my Mom and she is reading this one right now, so that is why I don’t have a picture of the physical book.
Those are some of the exciting Spring 2019 releases that I have received over the past week! I am super excited to read and review all of them, and hope that they live up to my expectations! Thanks again to Raincoast Books, Scholastic Canada, and Penguin Random House Canada for providing me with all of these books!
Good Night Book Owls!