Over-Booked (12) – A Book Haul Post

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Over-Booked is my version of the book haul post, where I am linking up with Stacking the Shelves at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s been an entire month since I’ve done an Over-Booked! What with my daughter’s choir show taking up most of October so far (and it’s over now, so *sigh of relief*), I just haven’t had time.

Luckily for my teetering review pile, I don’t have too many review books, but I was lucky enough to win a giveaway, so you can see my winnings below. Here are my new books this week:


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I entered a blogoversary giveaway on a whim, and was lucky enough to win $50 worth of books from The Book Depository! I couldn’t have been more excited when I got the news! HUGE thanks to Carrie at The Mad Reviewer for these awesome books:

Winger and Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. After finally reading my first Smith book (100 Sideways Miles), I was hooked, and I wanted to go back and read some of his earlier books. These two have been on my wish list for a while!

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes. This is one of Beukes earlier books, and I’ve heard it’s pretty amazing. Plus Angry Robot published it, and I love most everything they publish.

Generation V and Iron Night by M. L. Brennan. Many bloggers love this series, and I finally took the advice of Mogsy,Β Tabitha and Nathan, and now I have my own copies of the first two books (book three comes out soon!). My plan is to read Generation V this month, review pile be damned!

Review books:

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The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue. I got an unsolicited ARC of this a few months ago, and then this finished copy showed up. Now I must read and review it! Thanks Tor Books:-)

J by Howard Jacobson. Big thanks to Blogging for Books for this one. I hadn’t even heard of it until I saw it on their website, and it’s a bit risky for me, but I’m giving it a shot!

Covenant’s End by Ari Marmell. Thanks to Pyr books for this ARC. Although this is Book #4 in the series, I believe it can be read as a stand-alone. (And if not, I’ll let you know as soon as I read it). This doesn’t come out until February, so it will be a couple of months before I get to it.

Digital ARCs from Edelweiss & NetGalley:

Young Woman in a Garden: Stories by Delia Sherman. I have a book by Sherman in the older part of my personal library, and I didn’t realize she was still writing. This short story collection looks really good, and big plus, it’s published by one of my very favorite small presses: Small Beer Press. Thanks Small Beer!

Superheroes Anonymous by Lexie Dunne. This one sounds like a bunch of fun! Girl superheores…Yes! Thank you, Harper Voyager Impulse!

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick. I was excited to be approved for Sedgwick’s latest, after really enjoying We Are Not Invisible. Thanks to Roaring Brook Press.

The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley. I’m taking a chance on a new, small UK publisher with this title. They claim to publish “weird” fiction, and I am looking forward to checking this one out. Thanks to Unsung Stories for the review copy!

That’s my haul! Have you read any of these? What’s your haul like this week?


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Posted October 18, 2014 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 26 Comments


26 responses to “Over-Booked (12) – A Book Haul Post

  1. Those are some gorgeous books! Congrats on your win too- wow! Superheroes Anonymous looks fun, and J looks very intriguing. Hope you enjoy them all.
    PS. The choir show was awesome! πŸ™‚

  2. Jessica

    I have heard that Winger is awesome and would love to get my hands on that book! I hope you enjoy all you got πŸ™‚

    Here’s my STS!

  3. Woohoo, Generation V and Iron Night!

    And I adore Ari Marmell’s Widdershins series – Covenant’s End is the fourth and final book of the series, I think. You might be able to read it on its own, I’m not sure, since so much as happened in 1-3, but if you ever have time I do highly recommend starting from the beginning. I thought the first book was good, but it gets better with the sequel – which totally broke my heart at the end (in the good way) and got me hooked!

  4. Over booked, I like it. What a haul! Congrats on winning a big contest. πŸ™‚ I hadn’t heard of most of these books, but the superheroes one looks fun. Happy reading.

  5. Great books this week! I love getting eARCs for space reasons but there’s something extra fun about print copies. I haven’t read Sedgwick but he’s been recommended a few times. I’m definitely going to have to check him out. Have a great week!

  6. Bonnie @ For the Love of Words

    I wish I could say I didn’t have a teetering review pile. lol Wow! $50?! That’s amazing! I’ve heard great things about Winger. I’ve been excited for Monsters for a while but I haven’t been able to make time for it yet. J sounds very interesting but I haven’t been hearing very great things about it. I look forward to your thoughts! Maybe I’ll still have to pick it up. πŸ™‚ I got the Ghosts of Heaven too! I picked up Midwinterblood by Sedgwick from the library.. hoping to read that one before Ghosts. Happy Reading!!