"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Sunday, June 3, 2018

My MAY Book Haul, Wrap-Up, and JUNE TBRish (2018)

Hello, friends!!! 

It's that time of the year again - BookExpo and BookCon happened!
Did you go??? Did you follow the amazing happenings online???
I had planned on going to NYC for BookExpo, but life happens and I couldn't make it in. I was a little upset over it, but, hubs made me feel better about it by taking me out on a long overdue date night - bookstore and dinner! I was able to pick up a few classics and had the best diner burger ever! (I'll be sharing this haul in my June wrap-up post...)
 I also treated myself to pre-ordering a few of the books that I would have loved to have been able to get as ARCs at BookExpo - Broken Things by Lauren Oliver, Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore and Spinning Circle by Naomi Novik... 
I saw a few books from people that went that I had to add to the top of my wishlist too - 
Tahereh Mafi's newest book, also The Priory of the Orange Tree sounds amazing even if the ARC is at over 800 pages, lol! 

If you went, and have posted a wrap-up, please let me know! I would love to see!
If you are like me and didn't get to go, what is on your wishlist??? 

Now, let's talk about my BOOKS for this month!!!

*My MAY Book Haul*

*REVIEW BOOKS I received from publishers/PRs for free in exchange for an honest review at my own leisure:
- GRACE AND FURY by Tracy Banghart (YA/ARC) from Little, Brown 
- THE SEAS by Samantha Hunt (A/HB) from Tin House Books 
- I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING: How Nora Ephron's Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy by Erin Carlson (A/PB) from Hachette Books 
- THE ADVENTURE'S OF A GIRL CALLED BICYCLE by Christina Uss (MG/ARC) from Holiday House 
- GOING PLACES by Kathryn Berla (MG/PB) from Disney Books 
- DARK TALES: THE SNOW QUEEN, A Graphic Novel by Hans Christian Andersen, Illustrated by Emilie Majarian (YA/PB) from Media Masters Publicity 
- DARK TALES: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, A Modern Retelling by Jeanne-Marie Leprince, Illustrated by Pete Katz (YA/PB) from Media Masters Publicity 
- WOMEN ATHLETES WHO RULE! (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book): The 101 Stars Every Fan Needs to Know by The Editors of Sports Illustrated (C/HB) from Liberty Street via Nicole Banholzer, LLC. 
- BE PREPARED by Vera Brosgol (MG/Graphic Novel PB) from First Second/Macmillan 
- MASTERPIECE ROBOT: AND THE FEROCIOUS VALERIE KNICK-KNACK by Frank Tra and Illustrated by Rebecca Evans (C/HB) from Tilbury House Publishers via Nicole Banholzer PR, LLC
CAROUSEL BEACH by Orly Konig (A/PB) from Forge Books via Book Sparks 
WHO ARE YOU, TRUDY HERMAN? by B. E. Beck (YA/ARC) from Book Sparks 
WHEN THE BEAT DROPS by Anna Hecker (YA/ARC) from Book Sparks 
- ABOVE THE STAR by Alexis Marie Chute (YA/ARC) from Book Sparks 


THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A. J. Finn (A/HB) from William Morrow/Harper Collins 
- ANNE'S NUMBERS by Kelly Hill (C/HB) from Tundra Books 

A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.5) by Sarah J. Maas (YA/HB pre-order) 
- ALL THE EVER AFTERS: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother by Danielle Teller (A/HB pre-order) 
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore (YA/PB) 
WINDWITCH (The Witchlands #2) by Susan Dennard (YA/HB) 
MY LADY JANE (The Lady Janies #1) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows (YA/HB) 
ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han (YA/HB) 
- THE FOXHOLE COURT (All For the Game #1) by Nora Sakayic (YA/eBook)
- LEAVING AMARILLO (Neon Dreams #1) by Caisey Quinn (NG/eBook) 

- HOW TO WALK AWAY by Katherine Center (A/HB) 

*What I read in MAY*

- WHAT I LEAVE BEHIND by Alison McGhee (YA/HB) - 5 stars
- AIRPORTS, EXES, AND OTHER THINGS I'M OVER by Shani Petroff (YA/ARC) - 3 stars 
- ALL SUMMER LONG by Hope Larson (YA/PB Graphic Novel) - 5 stars 
- A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.5) by Sarah J. Maas (YA/HB) - 5 stars 
- WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT by April Genevieve Tucholke (YA/ARC) - 4 stars 
- THE WICKED DEEP by Shea Ernshaw (YA/HB) - 4 stars 
- DARK TALES: THE SNOW QUEEN illustrated by Emilie Majarian (YA/PB) - 4 stars 
- DARK TALES: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST illustrated by Pete Katz (YA/PB) - 5 stars
- THE GAME CAN'T LOVE YOU BACK by Karole Cuzzo (YA/ARC) - 3 stars 
- SUPER SAURUS AND THE EGG by Deborah Underwood (C/ARC) - 5 stars 
- MASTERPIECE ROBOT: AND THE FEROCIOUS VALERIE KNICK-KNACK by Frank Tra and Illustrated by Rebecca Evans (C/HB) - 4 stars


I am currently reading
- I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING by Erin Carlson (A/PB) 
- WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore (YA/HB) 
- THIEF OF HAPPY ENDINGS by Kristen Chandler (YA/eARC) 
- GRACE AND FURY by Tracy Banghart (YA/ARC) 

And I don't have a set TBR this month yet... I'm still thinking about it and will probably post a picture of it on my Instagram :) 

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!

Happy reading!!!

1 comment:

  1. I've heard really good things about My Lady Jane. You got a lot of great books this month; I hope that you enjoy them!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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