Can you believe that it’s almost May? Spring is in the air and I have been spending much of my free time reading by the lake near my house. Nothing is better than reading in the perfect stillness of nature. This was the month for galleys! May will be spent reviewing ALL THE ARCS, I got some great books this month and much has happened in my life so it looks like this Book Hoarders Anonymous thing might turn into a monthly feature! We shall see but for now, let’s look at my loot!
From the Library:
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I have been hearing AMAZING things from all over the blogosphere about this one and book two comes out soon so I am jumping on that bandwagon!
Goblin Secrets by William Alexander – A winner of the National Book Award, I will be reading and reviewing this for Bookalicious!
Story’s End by Marissa Burt – I loooved Storybound and I am so excited to see how Una and her friends fare against the evil corrupting the land of Story.
Silver by Talia Vance – I was approved for Gold via Netgalley and the series sounded too great to pass up but we obviously have to start with book one!
Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier (!!!) – A dear friend told me this was available literally as soon as it popped up and I ran like the wind to request it, only to find out that I am auto approved for the publisher which makes it even better but OMG can’t wait to read it.
Shadows by Robin McKinley
This Wicked Game by Michelle Zink
The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell
The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand
(re)visions: Alice by Kaye Chazan
Swords of the Six by Scott Appleton
Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler
The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon
Gold by Talia Vance
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian
The Chaos of Stars by Kierston White
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Wild Song by Jane Eagland
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers – I have the best friends EVER, and when Brittany met Robin this month, she bought and got a book signed for me!! Ahh!
I won an AMAZING giveaway on The Hopeful Heroine and was lucky to receive THE ENTIRE INFERNAL DEVICES SERIES!! EEP!
The Great Gatsby (audiobook) read by Jake Gyllenhaal – The inevitable re-read before seeing the movie!
Dracula (audiobook) read by Tim Curry and Alan Cumming – Enough said.
Oz: The Complete Collection – Um..I literally just bought this as I was writing this post…it’s all 14 books for .99, people! GO BUY THEM NOW.
I also got an excellent haul from The Book Barn this month, even some new releases!!
What Did You Miss?
Sign ups for Classics Retold started, I will be reading Robin Hood and I am pretty excited with the awesome bloggers who are participating. All are welcome and you have until September to read and watch retellings, so come one, come all!!
We concluded part one of our Song of Ice and Fire Read Along, completing A Game of Thrones. We will be starting on Clash of Kings this week and I can’t wait!
Shakespeare turned 449, and I am hosting an awesome giveaway in his honor!
We talked about my love of Robin Goodfellow and the inclusion of fabulous Shakespearean elements in The Treachery of Beautiful Things
I reviewed some of my favorite books of all time, Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers, In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters, and Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt. Not to mention some fabulous middle grade novels on Bookalicious, head over there to see my reviews of The Dream Stealer by Gregory Maguire and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
I got my bookcases put up in my new library! Check out the pretties:
What’s to Come?
Stay tuned this month for my thoughts on A Game of Thrones, my intro post telling you all about the glorious Robin Hood THINGS I will be reading and watching for Classics Retold, my review of The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle (spoiler alert: I LOVED IT), I will be participating in the Kid Lit Giveaway Hop so make sure you come back on May 13 to enter to win a copy of one of my favorite books, and I will be reviewing quite a few of those titles from Netgalley and Edelweiss!
Thanks for reading, my loves, and happy Spring!
OMG Dracula audiobook!? I MUST! I’ve been meaning to read Dracula and started a long time ago but never finished. That sounds like some amazing audio!
Also YAY for Shadow and Bone!! And Dark Triumph!!!
Tim Curry is the best narrator EVER, you should totally get it and we can listen to it at the same time!
You destroyed The Book Barn! We are supposed to read Sabriel for book club this month, but I’m not sure about it. Have you read it or will this be a new read for you too?? 😛 Also…. wanting to read Shadow and Bone. I hear nonstop good stuff about it!
The Book Barn is THE BEST!! I have heard good things about Sabriel but this will be my first time reading it! Also I have heard such good things about Shadow and Bone that I almost bought a copy instead of waiting for the library! :]
Holy out of control galleys, Batman! I’m so curious about so many of those, so I’m excited to see what you think, and wish you luck getting through them all! I am insanely jealous of your new library, I don’t have a quarter as much shelf space. AND I’m so SO excited about some of the Book Barn books you picked up. I’d love you to read Moon Called, Midwinterblood, and A Curse Dark as Gold, and I really want to read Wide Open myself.
I know, there are SO many..but they are actually ones that I truly want to read LOL I have them all scheduled and everything!!
I am like yearning for my library as I am in CT and it is in NY. It is literally the only room in the apartment that is mostly finished. I spent days doing it, and the dresser is still in the middle of our bedroom..so, there’s that.
I thought of you when I picked up all three of those titles, actually!! Also let me know if you wanna borrow Wide Open!
Whoa! So many books, and that is totally awesome. I’ve been bringing tons of books home lately, too. I think I see Sorcery and Cecelia in your pile. That book is a ton of fun! And I love your new bookshelves! Pretty indeed 🙂
You know I got rid of so many books before we moved and now that I have a whole ROOM just for all of my books I think I am binge buying LOL
Have you read Patricia C. Wrede’s other novels? THEY ARE AMAZING.
No, I’ve only read Sorcery and Cecelia. I’m thinking I need to read Dealing with Dragons. 🙂
Oh please read that series. It’s amazing. Also loved Snow White and Rose Red!!
Shadow and Bone is SO good!
I am so excited to read it!!
A) Lots of galleys, my friend! Good luck getting through them!
B) Why you no read Shadow and Bone?! Get on this nowwww!
C) So jealous of your signed Dark Triumph. Must get me one ASAP (road trip to one of her signings!)
D) Awesome library! I actually am getting a little sumthin ready for you that I think will look pretty on that shelf w/out a picture. 😉
Enjoy all your books!
I want to read ALL THE BOOKS right this minute, ya know? I am waiting on Shadow and Bone because I want to SAVOR it. TBH I will most likely return that copy and just buy the PB that mentions Britt in the thank yous haha
I heard about that! I told her I was going to buy a copy so she could sign it. Our pal Tee from YA Crush is mentioned in it too apparently!