Monday, April 2, 2018

My March Book Haul, Wrap-Up, and April TBR (2018)


Hello, bookish friends!!! 

I'm sure you've heard this way too many times this year already, but it must be said again - time is going by too, too fast! It's already April, and where I live, it is still snowing and doesn't look like it is going to stop snowing for at least another week or so! I am very fond of winter and snow. However. If I'm starting to complain about it too, then we are all in trouble, lol! We were supposed to start clearing out our backyard and preparing our spots for different gardens this week *throws hands up in the air in a dramatic way*

Another thing to prove that the year is moving along to fast for me to keep up - how much my to-be-read pile has grown! I need an extra 6 to 12 hours to my days in order to catch up, lol! Oh well, at least they all look so pretty on my shelves, right???

Now - let's talk about all THE books I have received, read and plan to read for March and April!!!



*My MARCH Book Haul

*REVIEW BOOKS:
THE UNBINDING OF MARY READE by Miriam McNamara (YA/ARC) from Sky Pony Press 
- THIEF OF HAPPY ENDINGS by Kristen Chandler (YA/eARC) from Penguin via Flutter Communications 
- BRIGHTWOOD by Tania Unsworth (MG/PB) from Algonquin Young Readers 
- BE PREPARED by Vera Brosgol (MG/PB) from First Second (Macmillan) 
- THE BACKUP BUNNY by Abigail Rayner (C/HB) from Nicole Banholzer LLC via North South Books 
- PETRA by Marianna Coppo (C/HB) from Tundra Books (Penguin Randomhouse)
- DOG DAYS OF HISTORY: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends by Sarah Albee (MG/HB) from Media Masters Publicity/National Geographic 
- TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE! by Lynne Brunelle (E/PB) from Workman Publishing 
- GET MONEY: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford by Kristin Wong (A/ARC) from Hatchette 

From Disney-Hyperion: 
THE STORM RUNNER by J. C. Cervantes (MG/ARC) from Disney Hyperion 
- A FRIENDLY TOWN THAT'S ALMOST ALWAYS BY THE OCEAN! (Secrets of Topsea #1) by Kir Fox and M. Shelley Coats (MG/HB) 
- CHARLIE AND FROG (A Castle-on-the-Hudson Mystery #1) by Karen Kane (MG/HB) 

From Entangled Teen:
- RISEN (Blood Eternal #1) by Cole Gibsen (YA/eARC) 
BRING ME THEIR HEARTS by Sara Wolf (YA/ARC) 
- UNRAVELED (Perfected #3) by Kate Jarovik Birch (YA/HB) 

From Book Sparks:
- THE SUMMER OF NEW BEGINNINGS by Bette Lee Crosby (A/PB) 
- THE OPPOSITE OF NEVER by Mary Kathleen Mehuron (A/ARC) 
- SHUNNED by Linda A. Curtis (A/ARC) 
- RUDY'S RULES FOR TRAVEL: Live Lessons from Around the Globe by Mary K. Jensen (A/PB) 

From Peachtree Publishers:
- THE PRINCESS AND THE PACKET OF FROZEN PEAS by Tony Wilson (C/PB) 
- A PLACE FOR FISH by Melissa Stewart (C/HB) 
- THE KING OF BEES by Lester L. Laminack (C/HB) 
- NEVER FOLLOW A DINOSAUR by Alex Latimer (C/HB) 

From NetGalley:
THE GIRL AND THE GROVE by Eric Smith (YA/eARC) from Flux 
BRAVE ENOUGH by Kati Gardener (YA/eARC) from Flux
WHAT YOU LEFT ME by Bridget Morrissey (YA/eARC) from Sourcebooks Fire 
FURYBORN (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand (YA/eARC) from Sourcebooks Fire
- BRUJA BORN (Brooklyn Brujas #2) by Zoraida Cordova (YA/eARC) from Sourcebooks Fire


*BOOKS I RECEIVED FROM GIVEAWAYS OR AS GIFTS OR THROUGH A TRADE
- THE WICKED DEEP by Shea Ernshaw (YA/HB) 
- A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman (A/PB) 
- MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE'S SORRY by Fredrik Backman (A/PB) 
- BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE by Fredrik Backman (A/PB) 
- I CAPTURE THE CASTLE by Dodie Smith (HB) from Wednesday Books 
- THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera (YA/signed HB) 
- MOONRISE by Sarah Crossan (YA/ARC) 

*BOOKS I PURCHASED
- CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE (Legacy of Orisha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi (YA/HB) 
- OPAL (The Raven Cycle #4.5) by Maggie Stiefvater (YA/eNovella) 

*My March BOOK OF THE MONTH Pick:
- THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER by Emily X. R. Pan (YA/HB) 

What I read in MARCH*



It was a very slow reading month for me; I allowed myself to get distracted with so many things - when I could have been reading I'd either binge-watch a show, watch movies, draw/paint... hoping to get back into my reading groove in April!


- THE SCIENCE OF BREAKABLE THINGS by Tae Keller (MG/ARC) 
- THE FAIRY TALES OF CHARLES PERRAULT by Angela Carter (Classic/PB) 
- LOVE by Matt de la Pena (C/HB Library Book) 
- COME WITH ME by Holly M. McGhee (C/HB Library Book) 
- GIVE THANK YOU A TRY by James Patterson (C/HB Library Book) 
- ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME (Pandava Quartet #1) by Roshani Chokshi (MG/ARC) 
- THE BACKUP BUNNY by Abigail Rayner (C/HB) 
- THE TIGERS AND THE EXCITING INVITING MEAL by Nick Cutelli (C/eBook) 
- TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE! by Lynne Brunelle (E/PB)  
- GET MONEY: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford by Kristin Wong (A/ARC)
- THE WINDOW by Amelia Brunskill (YA/ARC) 

*My APRIL TBR*


First, I hope to finish reading
- RISEN (Blood Eternal #1) by Cole Gibsen (YA/eARC) 
- CHARLIE AND FROG (A Castle-on-the-Hudson Mystery) by Karen Kane (MG/HB) 

And then, I hope I have enough time to read all of these
- ASH PRINCESS by Laura Sebastian (YA/ARC) 
- AIRPORTS, EXES, AND OTHER THINGS I'M OVER by Shani Petroff (YA/ARC) 
- THE GAME CAN'T LOVE YOU BACK by Karole Cozzo (YA/ARC) 
- TOKOYO, THE SAMURAI'S DAUGHTER by Faith L. Justice (MG/ARC) 
- BRIGHTLY BURNING by Alexa Donne (YA/ARC) 
- THE GIRL AND THE GROVE by Eric Smith (YA/eARC) 
- THE OPPOSITE OF NEVER by Mary Kathleen Muhuron (A/PB) 
- SHUNNED by Linda A. Curtis (A/ARC) 
- BE PREPARED by Vera Brosgol (MG/PB)
- DOG DAYS OF HISTORY: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends by Sarah Albee (MG/HB)
- A FRIENDLY TOWN THAT'S ALMOST ALWAYS BY THE OCEAN! (Secrets of Topsea #1) by Kir Fox and M. Shelley Coats (MG/HB) 
- THE PRINCESS AND THE PACKET OF FROZEN PEAS by Tony Wilson (C/PB) 
- A PLACE FOR FISH by Melissa Stewart (C/HB) 
- THE KING OF BEES by Lester L. Laminack (C/HB) 

- NEVER FOLLOW A DINOSAUR by Alex Latimer (C/HB) 
- PETRA by Marianna Coppo (C/HB) 


Please let me know in the comments what you're reading... 
and leave your blog or book haul links too - I'd love to visit and see what you all have been up to!

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Thanks again - Happy reading!!!

3 comments:

  1. I have been looking for a cute book sleeve because my books are not doing well in my work bag lately. Thank you! I ordered one. You look like you had a great month.

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    1. Yay, I am SO happy to hear that you purchased one for yourself :)
      It is definitely a must have for us bookworms. I love that these shops are also getting creative with prints and such - making me want to get all matchy-matchy and have numerous ones for holidays, etc. lol!
      Thank you so much!

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  2. OMG THAT'S A LOT OF AMAZING BOOKS *heart eyes* I see so many that I'm extremely excited for like Bruja Born, Aru Shah and the End of time, Children of Blood and Bone and so many more! Happy reading :) And yes I LOVE using book sleeves for my books!

    Uma@Books.Bags.Burgers.

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