Welcome to Over-Booked, where I share my recent book acquisitions with you! I’m happy to be linking up with Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. It’s been a month since I did a book haul post, which is a good thing, because it means I haven’t been requesting much. But I do have some purchases this time, books I really want to own and at some point, read. I also received my second Blogging for Books review copy and a couple of other review books as well! Quite a mixed bag, I would call this bunch:
Landline by Rainbow Rowell. I really want to read this, especially since I’m married. I think you really have to be married to enjoy it, at least that’s what I’ve heard. Not the sort of book I would probably review here, but still.
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas. This is gearing up to be BIG. It’s got all sorts of rave reviews and even though I’ve heard it described as a “hard” book to read—subject matter-wise, at least—I’m pretty sure I’ll love it once I find time to read it.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami. Seriously, I have no idea what this is about. But when I saw it sitting on the shelf at Barnes & Noble, I couldn’t help but pick it up. It’s a gorgeously designed book (you can’t tell from this photo), and I wasn’t at all surprised when I discovered that Chip Kidd did the book design. (If you love graphic design at all, and you don’t know who Chip Kidd is, you really need to go Google him right now!) If you see this in the store, I dare you not to pick it up and take off the dust jacket!
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett. I received this from Blogging for Books, and I’m unbelievably excited to read it. I was thrilled when it popped up to request (because honestly, the selection at Blogging for Books is not that great if you mostly read science fiction and fantasy). Many of my favorite bloggers adored this book, so I can’t wait to dive in! Thank you Blogging for Books!
Premonitions by Jamie Schultz. Jamie contacted me himself and asked if I’d like a review copy. Let’s see: black-market magical drugs, crime lords, a heist: yep, I think this is going to be good! Big thanks to Jamie Schultz!
For Review, digital:
The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini. Right after I decided to feature this as a Waiting on Wednesday, I found it on NetGalley. I’m super excited to read this superhero story (that doesn’t appear to be a superhero story on the outside!) Thank you Picador!
That’s it for me! Let me know if you got any goodies this week:-)