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!
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!
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!