Over-Booked [36] – A Book Haul Post

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Over-Booked is my every-other-week book haul post, where I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post. I love to share the new books that make their way into my home, and I’d love to know if you plan on reading them too. Once again, Skyhorse Publishing has been very generous in the last two weeks! I had some pre-orders come in, a couple of books I’ve been salivating over and can’t wait to get to, one exciting ARC that I requested, and a book I won. Otherwise, all the rest are unsolicited. It’s definitely a mixed bag this week. I’m seeing a trend with certain publishers too, who are sending me finished copies as well as the ARC. It’s super nice of them, but I do end up with a lot of extra books, and I will most likely be having a giveaway soon for these double copies. Stay tuned while I work out the details!

Physical books:

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Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente. Big thanks to Tor for this review copy! I’ve been wishing and hoping this would make its way to my mailbox, and it did.

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson. This was a surprise from Tor, and I’m very happy to have a copy. I’ve read some really good reviews, and I hope to squeeze it in this month.

Gold Throne in Shadow by M.C. Planck. A surprise arrival with thanks to Pyr Books. I have not read the first book in the series, so this is going on the “maybe” pile. Unless someone out there has started this series and wants it, just say the word!

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji Shimada and Vertigo by Boileau-Narcejac, with thanks to Pushkin Vertigo! I’m super excited to read Vertigo, which is what the Hitchcock film is based upon. The other book is a duplicate, so I’ll be giving it away at some point.

Rising Tide by Rajan Khanna. Thanks to Pyr for this finished copy! I also have an ARC, and this book is on my plate for this month. Anyone who’s reading this series but doesn’t have a copy of Rising Tide, let me know!

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More goodies from Skyhorse Publishing arrived this past week, including Skinner Luce by Patricia Ward (Talos), Blue Darker Than Black by Mike Jenne (Yucca Publishing) and The Last Exodus by Paul Tassi (Talos).  Not so sure about Blue Darker Than Black, since it’s the second in a series (and is over 500 pages), but the other two I’m checking out for sure. Although, after perusing Goodreads, this book has a solid 5-star rating so far. That definitely makes me want to consider starting this series. Anyone out there familiar with it? Thanks to Skyhorse!

10:04 by Ben Lerner. A surprise from Picador, thank you! After a very nice email exchange with a publicist, I received this in the mail a few days later. I can’t really tell from the blurb what it’s about, but let’s just say Goodreads readers are divided. I may give it a shot!

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue. This book, a favorite of mine from last year, has just been released in paperback, and Picador was kind enough to send a copy. Giveaway, I’m just sayin’…

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I’ve been waiting for months for Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins and Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff to come out. Neither one is the typical sort of book I review here, but I don’t care. Both books have received accolades from just about everyone out there, and I hope to take a break from review books and read them soon. In the same order, I threw in Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, which I’ve been meaning to read since it came out. I started reading the first few pages and man, that woman can WRITE.

I was thrilled to win a book from the blog Fantasy Literature, and I had a nice selection to choose from. I decided on The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells, which I’ve heard good things about. Thanks Fantasy Literature!

Digital books:

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Just one e-book this week, which is good! And it’s one I’m super excited about: City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett. I loved City of Stairs, and I can’t wait to jump back into this fantastic world.

I’d love to know if you’re planning on reading any of these:-D

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Posted October 3, 2015 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 13 Comments


13 responses to “Over-Booked [36] – A Book Haul Post

    • Tammy

      Me too. “Hoping to fit it in” is my mantra these days, LOL! Hope springs eternal!

  1. So happy to see you got a copy of Radiance! I know you were looking forward to that 🙂 I have actually never read Valente (shame on me) so I’ll be eagerly awaiting your review. If you say it’s good, I may have to jump on this one.

    10:04 also intrigues me. You’re right, the blurb really isn’t all that helpful at all! That probably means some interesting surprises. I’ll be keeping my eye on it!
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  2. I read an interview last week with Kameron Hurley and Seth Dickerson on BN SFF blog, and since then, I’ve been very interested in The Traitor Baru Cormorant.

    I saw when you won that giveaway on Fantasy Literature! I was like, how’d she get so lucky!? 😛 They have a pretty big selection to choose from when you win, huh?
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  3. Ooooh Radiance! I’ve been very intrigued by that one – would you believe that I have yet to read a book by Valente?! Shocking, I know. I have the first few books in her MG series, I just need to make the time for them. The Traitor Baru Cormorant is also on my watch-list!
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