July 2019 Book Haul

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I haven’t purchased many books in the past few months, but Chapters Indigo was having some fantastic sales online, so I decided to take advantage and purchase four new releases! As most of you know, I have been on a huge rom-com kick, but I decided to purchase a couple of eery books as well!

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The first book I picked up was THE FLATSHARE by Beth O’Leary. This book was 30% off online, and I couldn’t help but purchase it after hearing fantastic reviews about it! I actually already read this book just last week, and I loved it! I posted a mini review on my Instagram, which you can read by clicking here. You will obviously be hearing more about this book in my wrap-up tomorrow!

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The second book I picked up was DEAR WIFE by Kimberly Belle. This was 40% off online, and I have been hearing some interesting things about this one on Instagram. I am always looking for a new domestic thriller, and I hope this one will blow me away!

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The third book I picked up was THE SIMILARS by Rebecca Hanover. I requested an ARC of this book ages ago, and didn’t receive an early copy. That being said, I knew that I would eventually purchase this one when I could find it in paperback! I am SO excited to read this one, and can’t wait to see if it lives up to my expectations!

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The last book I picked up was DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME by Mhairi McFarlane. This one was 40% off, and after reading The Flatshare, I am SO excited to read another adult rom-com! This one hasn’t been super popular online, but it’s been getting rave reviews throughout Canada! I hope to read this one very soon!

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Those are the books I picked up on Chapters Indigo online this month! Have you read any of these books or does one in particular interest you? Let me know in the comments!

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In My Mailbox #11: An Abundance of Fall ARCs!

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In this edition of In My Mailbox, I will be sharing with you some new ARCs I have received from Raincoast Books and HCC Frenzy/HarperTeen Canada, as well as some finished copies from Penguin Random House Canada! As always, these posts are intended for me to share new books that I will be reading and reviewing, but never with the intent of bragging about books I am so fortunate to receive for free from publishers.

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The first ARC I received was DON’T SAY A WORD by Amber Lynn Natusch. I requested this book after the TeensRead Feed event hosted by Raincoast, as I noticed that this is the second book to DARE YOU TO LIE, which was one of my favourite books that I read last year!

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The next ARC I received from Raincoast is THE LIARS OF MARIPOSA ISLAND by Jennifer Mathieu. I read Jennifer’s book MOXIE earlier this year for Fierce Female February and loved it, and I cannot wait to read her new darker and mysterious novel! Thanks to Raincoast Books for sending me this ARC!

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When Fernanda from Raincoast Books described this novel as “Jewish resistance middle-grade novel”, I knew I needed to read it! I was so fortunate to get an ARC of this new highly anticipating middle grade novel, and I plan on reading it very very soon (even though it comes out in September). Thanks to Raincoast Books for sending me this ARC!

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While I was on my long book blog hiatus last year, I read Nicola Yoon’s book EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING and loved it, so when I found out that her husband was writing a YA contemporary, I was absolutely thrilled! I will admit that I know next to nothing about this book, but am still really looking forward to reading it! Thanks to Penguin Teen Canada for sending me this ARC!

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If you are on bookstagram, I am sure you have seen this beautiful cover floating around your timeline! I was one of about 20 book bloggers that received this stunning ARC of THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix E. Harrow from HBG Canada earlier this Spring. I know that this is a light adult fantasy that has something to do with a girl walking through doors (?). I have heard this book compared to Seanan McGuire’s fantasy series, and hope to read them both very soon! Thanks to HBG Canada for sending me this ARC!

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AFTER THE END by Clare Mackintosh seems like it will be a hard-hitting adult contemporary that I won’t be able to put down! Thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a finished copy!

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As you should all know by now, mystery/thriller is my favourite genre, and WHEREVER SHE GOES by K.L. Armstrong sounds like the perfect thriller for me! Thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a finished copy!

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DEAR HAITI, LOVE ALAINE by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite has been on my radar for a very long time, and I was so excited to see the ARC edition of it on my doorstep just a few weeks ago! It came in a very unique package, which you can see in my book mail highlight on my bookstagram! Thanks to HCC Frenzy for sending it to me!

The last two books, INTO THE CROOKED PLACE and CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT were both sent to me by Raincoast Books after hearing about them from the TeensRead Feed event! I am super intrigued by both of these stories, and am really looking forward to reading and reviewing them!

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Those are all of the ARCs I have accumulated over the past couple of months! Are you anticipating any of them? Let me know in the comments!

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Library Book Haul #1

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As I mentioned in an Instagram post earlier this week, I am going to start using my local public library a lot more frequently as I do not have enough space on my bookshelves to keep purchasing/acquiring so many books! I used to love going to the library, and plan on visiting it a lot in the near future. I recently placed quite a few books at hold on my libraries’ website, and went to pick them up a few days ago.

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The first book I picked up was THE CHALK MAN by C.J. Tudor. As you should know, my favourite genre is adult mystery/thriller, and I have been recommended this book by quite a few of you recently! If you look in the top left corner of the book, you may see a bookmark sticking out, as I am currently reading this book (and am loving it)!

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The second book I picked up was JOSH AND HAZEL’S GUIDE TO NOT DATING by Christina Lauren. Earlier this year, I read THE UNHONEYMOONERS by them, and absolutely loved it (it is one of my new favourite rom-coms!), and I have heard wonderful things about this one! I plan to read it very soon!

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The third book I picked up at the library was I KNOW YOU KNOW by Gilly MacMillan. I have yet to read a Gilly MacMillan book, so I am eager to see what all of the hype is around! I know literally nothing about this book, other than the fact that it is an adult mystery/thriller novel.

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The fourth library book I picked up was WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by Elizabeth Acevado. I read about half of her first novel last year, and feel like I was the only one who didn’t love it. This one sounds much more like my style, and I am really really excited to read this one ASAP!

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The last library book I picked up was MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire. After hearing Kayla @ Booksandlala’s review for this novel, I couldn’t help but take it out from my library! I will admit that this is not something I would usually read, but I am very intrigued by it and hope to be pleasantly surprised!

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Those are the library books I picked up recently! I hope you enjoyed this library book haul, and enjoyed seeing pictures taken on my bed (haha!)! If you have read any of these, let me know your thoughts on them in the comments below!

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VPL Big Book Sale Haul

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On Saturday June 1, 2019, I went to my local library and picked up quite a few books in their big book sale! My local branch is under the large umbrella of Vaughan Public Libraries, and they collected overstocked and used books from all of their branches and sold them all in the #VPLBigBookSale! You could bring your own bag and fill it up with as many books as possible for $5, or purchase a bag or box from them and fill it up books.

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There were rows upon rows of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Kids, and Teen books, that were all neatly spread out onto separate tables. I went into the sale with a few “rules” in mind:

  • I could not buy a random book in a series that I have not already started reading/collecting.
  • I could not buy a book that was really damaged (I know I would never end up read it).
  • I could only by books that I knew I would actually read in the near-ish future!

The selection was fantastic, and I managed to find some fantastic books in perfect/very slightly used condition!

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The first book I found was STARS ABOVE by Marissa Meyer! I have been wanting to add this book to my Lunar Chronicles collection for a really long time, and when I found a paperback copy in nearly perfect condition, I literally gasped! This was a diamond in the rough, and I am beyond happy that I found it! I actually have yet to finished the Lunar Chronicles series, but I actually hope to re-read the series in it’s entirety sometime next year.

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The next book I found was HOLLOW CITY by Ransom Riggs. This book is in absolutely perfect condition, and I bet that if you walked into your local book store today, the book wouldn’t be in the same pristine condition as my copy! I read the first book in MISS PEREGRINE’S quite a few years ago, but never had a push to purchase the second novel. When I found this one, I knew I needed to buy it!

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I then found JAY’S JOURNAL, which is the companion novel to GO ASK ALICE. I read GAA about three years ago, and have been interested to pick this one up for a while. When I found it under the rubbles of the fiction table, I thought it would be a great book to purchase!

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Within a YA box, I found A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Grey. I have heard some fantastic things about this series, and hope to read this first one sometime in the future!

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The next book I found was ALONG FOR THE RIDE by Sarah Dessen. I have been on a contemporary kick lately, and have a small but growing Sarah Dessen collection, so I thought this would be the perfect pick up! The only downfall is that this one is a hardcover, and all of my other books from her are paperback, but I couldn’t resist the bargain!

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I then found THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin. I vaguely remember hearing about this book quite a few years ago, but couldn’t resist this beautiful cover (and intriguing synopsis)! I LOVE books set in bookshops, and I plan on reading this one in July!

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The next book I purchased was THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey. This is obviously a YA dystopian staple, but I have actually never read the book before! Around four years ago I watched the movie (accidentally!), and really enjoyed it, so I thought it would be nice to pick up the book!

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In the Fall, I love to read historical fiction novels, and I thought this would be a great one to add to my TBR! THE GLASS SENTENCE by S.E. Grove was a highly-hyped YA historical fiction novel almost three years ago, but I hope to read it soon and still enjoy it!

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The last book I found was GOSSIP GIRL by Cecily Von Ziegesar. When I found this on my way to the checkout, I couldn’t help but add it to my bag! I watched a few episodes of Gossip Girl on Netflix, but could never get into it. I have heard solid things about the book, so I wonder if my opinion of the story will change by reading it instead.

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These are all of the books I picked up at the Vaughan Public Libraries Big Book Sale! I found some AMAZING bargains, and I’m so happy to have added them to my “already-too-large” collection!

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In My Mailbox #10: Spring Is Here!

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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!

 

The first two books I received came from Raincoast Books! The book on the left is “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!

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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!

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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)!

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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!

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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!

March 2019 Book Haul

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Once again, I apologize for the lack of posts on my blog. Ever since I got sick at the beginning of the month, I have been choosing my books by my mood, therefore I haven’t read a lot of ARCs that need to have reviews posted this month, or are backlist books that I have purchased. However, I have three reviews going up next week to make up for it!

Anyways, I have purchased a few books this month that I am super excited to read and want to share with you! Since the beginning of 2019, I haven’t purchased many books since I have received a lot of ARCs from many different publishing houses. However, I have had my eye on a few books and decided to purchase all of them at Indigo over the past two weeks!

DISCLAIMER: This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through these links, you won’t pay a penny more, but I will collect a small commission. Any books that I have received for free from publishers or authors, have been clearly identified when mentioned in the post.

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The first book I purchased this month is “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I had heard SO many amazing things about this book and decided to purchase it for 40% off at Indigo! I have since read it and posted a mini review of it (along with “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”), which you can read here!

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The next book I purchased is “The Astonishing Color of After” by Emily X.R. Pan. I am a HUGE Books&Lala fan, and have heard spectacular things about this book from her, along with many other BookTubers and bloggers. When I noticed that this was the last paperback version on the shelf at Indigo, I thought that was a sign that I should buy it, since I have wanted to read it for a while! I am SO excited to read this one, and hope to get to it very soon!

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The third book I purchased is “One of Us is Lying” by Karen M. McManus. I read Karen’s second book “Two Can Keep A Secret” earlier this year and quite liked it, and since I have been wanting to read YA thrillers, I thought this would be a great one to read! According to some of my bookish friends, this one is better than her first one, so I am very excited to see if my opinion follows the popular opinion!

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The last book I purchased this month is “Opposite of Always” by Justin A. Reynolds. This book was featured at HCC Frenzy’s: Frenzy Presents, and I have been wanting to read it ever since! While I haven’t heard the best things about this book, I have been really intrigued by it and definitely want to form my own opinions. I am currently reading this one right now, and will share my full thoughts in my March Wrap-Up!

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The first ARC I received this month came from Penguin Teen Canada, and it just so happens to be my most anticipated release of the Summer! This book is called “Screen Queens” by Lori Goldstein. I love books about fierce females making their way into the technology industry, and I am so incredibly excited to read this one! Thanks to Penguin Teen Canada for the ARC!

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Lastly, I received a huge package from Hachette Book Group Canada filled with a lot of late Spring/early Summer releases! These are the books in this stack:

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Those are all of the books I acquired this month! What are some of the books you bought or received this month?!

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In My Mailbox #9: Snow Storm Edition (Brrrrrrrr)

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Over the past three weeks, we have had three snow storms, and my mail has been so off and on because of the weather. However, I received five books yesterday, so I thought it would be very fun to share them with you! I always love watching BookTube unboxing/book mail haul videos, and this is my written out version of them! As always, I am not trying to brag in anyway and create these posts as a preview to future reviews that I will be sharing in the future!

All of the books that are featured/shown in this post were sent to me for free by either Raquel Rich, Raincoast Books or Penguin Random House Canada (I will specify which book came from where when I mention it).

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The first book I received was Hamartia by Raquel Rich. Raquel reached out to me a few weeks ago to see if I could review her book, and I gladly accepted the invitation! This novel sounds really interesting, especially if you are into Sci-Fi books. From the reviews I have read online, it seems like this book is going to be really great, so I am really looking forward to reading it! Thanks to Raquel for sending me her novel!

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The second book I received came from Raincoast Canada, and is called “Wicked Saints” by Emily A. Duncan. I am participating in the Raincoast Blog Tour for this book, and my post/review will be up on March 29. I am super excited to start this book, and think that it is going to be a really interesting read!

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You have NO IDEA how excited I was to receive this book in the mail!!!!! The second book I received from Raincoast Canada is “Again, But Better” by Christine Riccio (A.K.A. Poland Bananas Books on BookTube)! I had seen ARCs from Christine’s personal friends social media accounts, and am beyond fortunate that I received an ARC for myself! This book is among one of my Top 3 releases of 2019, and words cannot describe how thrilled I am to be able to read this book before the release date!! I might not be able to wait until May to read it… and now I don’t have to!

Thanks again to Raincoast Canada for “Wicked Saints” and “Again, But Better”!

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Later yesterday afternoon, I received a large box in the mail from Penguin Random House Canada! I had requested a few books from their February newsletter, and since we are already near the end of February, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be sent my requests… but here they are!

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The first book I received from Penguin Random House Canada was “The Hiding Place” by C.J. Tudor. Since my love affair with mystery/thrillers started during the last quarter of 2018, I haven’t been able to stop reading them! I don’t know much about this book, other than that it is a thriller combined with horror elements.

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The second book I received from Penguin Random House Canada was “Chicken Girl” by Heather Smith. Penguin Random House Canada doesn’t usually offer many Young Adult titles, so whenever I see one that I am semi-interested in, I will usually request it. This one seems like such a great book, and I’m really excited to read it!

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The last book I received from Penguin Random House Canada is one that has received a lot of buzz over the past few weeks. “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” by Marlon James is a book that I have had on my radar ever since ARCs were sent out and posted around the book-socials. Apparently this one combines african history and mythology, which sounds very intriguing to me!

The last two books I received came from Simon & Schuster Canada via NetGalley. “The Last” by Hanna Jameson has something to do with people trapped in a hotel during a nuclear war, and also has a sub plot line about a murder mystery that takes place within the hotel. Doesn’t that sound so interesting?! “Social Misconduct” by S.J. Maher is about a girl whose phone gets hacked and life (potentially) gets ruined because of it (I think). I’m really looking forward to both of these titles! They both are scheduled to be released sometime in April.

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Those are all of the books I received literally yesterday!! Thanks to Raquel Rich, Raincoast Books, Penguin Random House Canada, and Simon & Schuster Canada for sending me these ARCs, I am so appreciative of them!

Good Night Book Owls!

In My Mailbox #8: Winter 2019 Edition

Hi everybody, welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

Winter/Spring ARCs are coming in HOT and I am so fortunate to have been sent quite a few for review! Most of these books were requested by me, and have a few of them were unsolicited ARCs (which I will still be reading and reviewing). I will be including both the link to the publishers website as well as the direct GoodReads link if you want to add any of them to your TBR shelves (which I highly recommend you do)!

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The first book I received within the first couple of days of December from Simon & Schuster Canada! It is called “Looker” and was written by Laura Sims. Like I may have said earlier this month, I have been absolutely in LOVE with Mystery/Thriller books (just wait until you see my short review of “Behind Her Eyes” in my wrap-up)! This one sounded great on their seasonal ARC newsletter, so I was so happy to have requested it and eventually been sent it.

 

As always, Simon & Schuster Canada is great with providing almost all of the ARCs I have requested by sending out eARCs via NetGalley. Probably my MOST anticipated book of 2019 is “Sky Without Stars” by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell. This is supposed to be a mix of The Lunar Chronicles and Les Miserables… two of my favourite stories EVER. I am SO excited to read this humongous book before it even comes out! I am also currently reading “Watching You” by Lisa Jewell, and I have yet to form an opinion thus far. I’m hoping that it will pick up anytime now so I can finally start to really really enjoy this story! (UPDATE: I have now finished it and really enjoyed it!!!) My review will be up for it on the official release date (December 26). As for “Crown of Feathers” by Nicki Pau Preto and “The Remarkable Inventions of Walter Mortinson” Quinn Sosna-Spear, I am really looking forward to reading both of them and am anticipating their release so I can post my review (once I read them!).

Harper Collins Canada is always one of my favourite companies to get packages from! A lot of their seasonal packages are sent with some goodies, which I always LOVE! I was sent four books from them which I requested around early November for the Winter 2019 season. (P.S. I got a huge kick out of being sent a Lindt chocolate with this package! My mom works for Lindt in their downtown Toronto head office, so I thought it was so coincidental that they sent me a Lindt product!)

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The first book in the package was a book I didn’t originally request, but I will definitely read it because it sounds great! It is called “The Field Guide to the North American Teenager” by Ben Philppe. I was actually also invited to the book release party for this book, which seems like such an awesome event! This book seems like an interesting coming of age book, which is one of my favourite types of books to read! It comes out at the beginning of January, so look out for my review around then.

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This next book comes out in February and is called “The Black Coats” by Colleen Oakes. The first things that attracted me to this book was the gorgeous title! The picture doesn’t even do it justice!! I have wanted to read a Colleen Oakes book forever, so I’m really happy that I finally have an ARC of her newest one!

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In April, “Love & Other Curses” by Michael Thomas Ford comes out. I have heard fantastic things about Michael Tomas Fords’ writing, so I am really looking forward to finally reading a book written by him! While I am not currently in a huge contemporary mood, I know that around the spring time I absolutely love to read love stories, and I’m sure this one will be at the top of my list!

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The last book I was sent by HCC is called “The Meaning of Birds” and was written by Jaye Robin Brown. Can we just take a moment to stare at this cover? I mean COME ON. How beautiful is it?! One of my reading goals for next year is to read my diverse books, including LGBTQ+. This one sounds super lovely, and I am really excited to read it in April.

Hachette Book Group Canada sent me four eARCs via Netgalley as well, which I am very excited for! “The Woman in the Dark” by Vanessa Savage sounds AMAZING, and is definitely filling my recent obsession for thrillers! “Izzy & Tristan” by Shannon Dunlap sounds like such a sweet book and I am really looking forward to reading and reviewing it. “Golden State” by Ben H. Winters was giving me a 1984 vibe when I read the synopsis, and I am currently reading 1984 and loving it, so I thought it would be fun to give this one a try! The last book I was invited to read is “Internment” by Samira Ahmed. This book is obviously very relevant in today’s world, therefore I thought this was an important one to read and review.

Penguin Random House Canada sends out monthly “Recommended Reads” newsletters, where they often send out HARDCOVER anticipated new releases to bloggers and bookish “influencers”. I don’t think I will ever get over publishers sending out brand new hardcovers, since they are finished copies that have a legitimate value to them! Anyways, I received “A Ladder to The Sky” by John Boyne and “Final Report” by Rick Mercer. ALTTS has been getting a load of great book reviews lately and I thought the synopsis sounded amazing, so I just had to request/read it! I am also a big non-fiction fan, and I thought Rick Mercer’s book would be a very fun one to read. Plus, my Dad likes Rick Mercer quite a bit, so I plan on giving it to him once I have finished reading it.

Thanks very much to Simon and Schuster Canada, Harper Collins Canada, Hachette Book Group Canada, and Penguin Random House for providing we with some exciting new releases coming out in Winter 2019! All the books you see in this post will have a full written review posted on my blog on their date of release.

To read all of my previous “In My Mailbox” posts, click here.

Good Night Book Owls!

Black Friday 2018 Book Outlet Haul

Hi everybody and Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

As some of you may know, Canada Post (the main postal service company in Canada) went on strike for a good portion of November. Therefore, a lot of packages were in (and are still) a backlog since there were a ton of delays from both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While my package took a longer time than most of my Book Outlet packages usually take (around three days), this one took about a week and a half (ordered on November 21, received on December 2 – who knew Canada Post delivered on Sundays?!).

I am so excited to share all of the books I bought with you! While I did recently made a HUGE Book Outlet order, this one is even bigger! Keep in mind, I hadn’t really bought any books in 2018 until my last Book Outlet order, so I still had some room to buy more books during their amazing 30% off regular priced books black friday sale!

To purchase your own haul of books from Book Outlet, feel free to use my link to receive $10 off your first Book Outlet order (click any of the words in this sentence to use it)!

Here’s a little sneak peek from inside the box!

This Song Will Save Your Life – Leila Sales
Price: $3.59 CAD – Bargain Book

The Smell of Other People’s Houses – Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Price: $4.29 CAD – Bargain Book

This Is The Life – Alex Shearer
Price: $1.20 CAD – Bargain Book

Anatomy of a Misfit – Andrea Portes
Price: $2.89 CAD – Bargain Book

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
Price: $3.59 CAD – Bargain Book

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Price: $7.89 CAD – Bargain Book

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Price: $4.29 CAD – Bargain Book

Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes #3)
Price: $4.29 CAD – Bargain Book

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Price: $5.09 – Bargain Book

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
Price: $7.19 CAD – Bargain Book

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Price: $4.29 CAD – Bargain Book

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Price: $6.49 CAD – Scratch and Dent

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Price: $5.69 CAD – Bargain Book

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
Price: $4.29 CAD – Bargain Book

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Price: $4.29 CAD – Bargain Book

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Price: $4.29 CAD – Bargain Book

Behind Closed Door by B.A. Paris
Price: $7.89 CAD – Bargain Books

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
Price: $4.29 CAD – Bargain Book

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
Price: $4.29 CAD – Bargain Book

Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho
Price: $4.29 CAD – Bargain Book

We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen
Price: $2.89 CAD – Bargain Book

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Price: $10.79 CAD – Bargain Book

If We Were Villains by M.L Rio
Price: $9.29 CAD – Bargain Book

Because You Love to Hate Me, Editied by Ameriie
Price: $8.59 CAD – Bargain Book

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warge
Price: $7.89 CAD – Bargain BookPrice: $7.89 CAD – Bargain Book

Tell Us Something Trip by Dana Reinhardt
Price: $5.69 CAD – Bargain Book

Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Price: $3.59 CAD – Scratch & Dent

Two Roads From Here by Teddy Steinkellner
Price: $5.69 CAD – Bargain Book

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Price: $7.89 CAD – Bargain Book

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
Price: $3.59 CAD – Bargain Book


Did you guys pick up any amazing books during the Book Outlet Black Friday sale, or another Black Friday book sale? Let me know in the comments!

Good Night Book Owls!

HUGE FALL 2018 BOOK OUTLET HAUL!

Hi everybody, Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

Almost two weeks ago I placed the most gigantic book order haul in the history of Book Outlet… just kidding (not really LOL)! I bought 19 books for just over $100 CAD on my favourite book selling website, BookOutlet.ca, which is a STEAL! Normally, hardback YA books are around $25 CAD, and YA paperbacks are around $15 CAD, so buying a mix of both hardback and paperback books ranging from $3-$8 CAD per book is the best book bargain you will ever find! Book Outlet books are NOT USED books, but rather have a small mark on the bottom of them which makes them unsellable in regular franchise book stores. These are called “Bargain Books“. However, Book Outlet acquires these books and sells them anywhere from 50%-90% off (this is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share this information with all of you!). They also have a “Scratch and Dent” section which carries books that may contain a scratch or dent on the cover or inside of the book, or may even be missing a dust jacket. I purchased one S&D book for the first time in this haul, and I still can’t find the issue with it!

Enough with the rambling, let’s get started with the haul! Here’s a little sneak peak!

In this post, I will be including the synopsis of each book under the picture of their cover. I have not had the chance to read any of these books yet, so I will not be reviewing them in this post.


War Cross by Marie Lu
Price: $8.49 CAD – Bargain Book

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

The Lost and the Found by Cat Clarke
Price: $3.05 CAD – Scratch and Dent

SHE WAS LOST… 
When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister, Faith. Faith’s childhood was dominated by Laurel’s disappearance – from her parents’ broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever wanted to talk about her sister.
NOW SHE IS FOUND…
Thirteen years later, a young woman is found in the garden of the Logans’ old house, disorientated and clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Laurel is home at last, safe and sound. Faith always dreamed of getting her sister back, without ever truly believing it would happen. But a disturbing series of events leaves Faith increasingly isolated and paranoid, and before long she begins to wonder if everything that’s lost can be found again…

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Price: $4.32 CAD – Bargain Book

Ryn has one unread text message on her phone. And it’s been there for almost a year. She hasn’t tried to read it. She can’t. She won’t. Because that one message is the last thing her best friend ever said to her before she died. But as Ryn finds herself trapped in the Denver International Airport on New Year’s Eve thanks to a never-ending blizzard on the one-year anniversary of her best friend’s death, fate literally runs into her. And his name is Xander. When the two accidentally swap phones, Ryn and Xander are thrust into the chaos of an unforgettable all-night adventure, filled with charming and mysterious strangers, a secret New Year’s Eve bash, and a possible Illuminati conspiracy hidden within the Denver airport. But as the bizarre night continues, all Ryn can think about is that one unread text message. It follows her wherever she goes, because Ryn can’t get her brialliantly wild and free-spirited best friend out of her head. Ryn can’t move on. But tonight, for the first time ever, she’s trying. And maybe that’s a start.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Price: $4.83 CAD – Bargain Book

Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last? Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
Price: $9.17 – Bargain Book

For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind. Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him. When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Price: $7.89 – Bargain Book

Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale. At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone has never beat at all, in fact, but shed always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the kings heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that shell have to become a stepmother. Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queens image, at her fathers order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to doand who to be to win back the only mother shes ever known or else defeat her once and for all. Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Price: $7.30 CAD – Bargain Book

Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over. But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever. Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Price: $3.64 – Bargain Book

When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat. Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night? Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.

The Gates by John Connolly
Price: $6.11 – Bargain Book

Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don’t mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe. A gap in which a pair of enormous gates is visible. The gates to Hell. And there are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out… Can one small boy defeat evil? Can he harness the power of science, faith, and love to save the world as we know it? Bursting with imagination, The Gates is about the pull between good and evil, physics and fantasy. It is about a quirky and eccentric boy who is impossible not to love, and the unlikely cast of characters who give him the strength to stand up to a demonic power. John Connolly manages to re-create the magical and scary world of childhood that we’ve all left behind but so love to visit. And for those of you who thought you knew everything you could about particle physics and the universe, think again. This novel makes anything seem possible.

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
Price: $4.32 CAD – Bargain Book

Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court. Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training, and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court. When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and then when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor. But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands…

Every You, Every Me by David Levithan
Price: $3.64 CAD – Bargain Book

In this high school-set psychological tale, a tormented teen named Evan starts to discover a series of unnerving photographs—some of which feature him. Someone is stalking him . . . messing with him . . . threatening him. Worse, ever since his best friend Ariel has been gone, he’s been unable to sleep, spending night after night torturing himself for his role in her absence. And as crazy as it sounds, Evan’s starting to believe it’s Ariel that’s behind all of this, punishing him. But the more Evan starts to unravel the mystery, the more his paranoia and insomnia amplify, and the more he starts to unravel himself. Creatively told with black-and-white photos interspersed between the text so the reader can see the photos that are so unnerving to Evan, Every You, Every Me is a one-of-a-kind departure from a one-of-a-kind author.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Price: $6.11 CAD – Bargain Book

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—”Cupid Day”—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

Like A River Glorious by Rae Carson
Price: $3.64 – Bargain Book

After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and her friends have finally arrived in California and are ready to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Lee has a special advantage over the other new arrivals in California—she has the ability to sense gold, a secret known only by her handsome best friend Jefferson and her murdering uncle Hiram. Lee and her friends have the chance to be the most prosperous settlers in California, but Hiram hasn’t given up trying to control Lee and her power. Sabotage and kidnapping are the least of what he’ll do to make sure Lee is his own. His mine is the deepest and darkest in the territory, and there Lee learns the full extent of her magical gift, the worst of her uncle, and the true strength of her friendships. To save everyone, she vows to destroy her uncle and the empire he is building—even at the cost of her own freedom. The second epic historical fantasy in the Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson, the acclaimed author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
Price: $6.11 CAD – Bargain Book

When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs—the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store’s overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore’s upper room, Lydia’s life comes unglued. Always Joey’s favorite bookseller, Lydia has been bequeathed his meager worldly possessions. Trinkets and books; the detritus of a lonely, uncared for man. But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable. They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning. And they seem to contain a hidden message. What did Joey know? And what does it have to do with Lydia? As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey’s suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back. Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia’s life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Price: $4.32 CAD – Bargain Book

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books. Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

BOXSET: Mosquito Land by David ArnoldLooking For Alaska by John Green
Price: $9.68 CAD – Bargain Book

Love, Fortunes, and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius
Price: $3.64 – Bargain Book

In the tradition of Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic, one girl chooses to change her fortune and her fate by falling in love. Love is real in the town of Grimbaud, and Fallon Dupree has dreamed of attending high school there for years. After all, generations of Duprees have successfully followed the (100% accurate!) love fortunes from Zita’s famous Love Charms Shop to happily marry their high school sweethearts. It’s a tradition. So she is both stunned and devastated when her fortune states that she will NEVER find love. Fortunately, Fallon isn’t the only student with a terrible love fortune, and a rebellion is brewing. Fallon is determined to take control of her own fate—even if it means working with a notorious heartbreaker like Sebastian. Will Fallon and Sebastian be able to overthrow Zita’s tyranny and fall in love?

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Price: $4.83 CAD – Bargain Book

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all. With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

I actually ended up clearing an entire bookshelf full of middle grade books that I moved into bins, so I had a whole shelf for all of my new Book Outlet books! I am SO excited to start reading them!

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