Over-Booked [44] – A Book Haul Post

Welcome to Over-Booked, where I share my recent book acquisitions, including review copies, purchases and more! I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Wow, I had forgotten that February is the month that kicks my butt to the curb! So my posts here have been a little sporadic, and I don’t foresee that changing until February is over, unfortunately. First of all, this is the birthday month of my son, my husband, and me! So that alone is enough to take away some blogging and reading time. This is also my daughter’s Pop Show month, and her big choir performance happens the last week of February. Leading up to that are lots of rehearsals, competitions and parent volunteer time that needs to be put in, so once again, reading and blogging sort of have to take a back seat until all the chaos is over. So I’m sneaking in reading whenever I can!

I’m also behind on replying to comments and visiting blogs, so I do apologize for not being more social these days! I hope that will change soon.

In the meantime. I’m taking a break to share my newest books with you. It’s been about three weeks since my last Over-Booked, as I’m trying to control my urges to request review books, LOL (as if!). I had a couple of surprise packages show up, as well as a SLEW of digital ARCs that suddenly popped up on Edelweiss and NetGalley. Hey, some of these are on my highly anticipated list, so what’s a girl to do but request them?? Here are my latest:

Physical books:

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The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas. Thanks to Delacorte Press for this unexpected arrival! I’ve heard LOTS of raves for this book, and even though I don’t gravitate towards thrillers, I loved Gone Girl, which this is being compared to.

The Return of the Witch by Paula Brackston. Another surprise from Thomas Dunne, I now have about three books in this series, and I feel bad that I haven’t been able to read any of them. I hear lots of good things, though, so I’d love to read this at some point. Thanks Thomas Dunne!

Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free by Randy Henderson. Last year I received an unsolicited copy of the first book in Henderson’s series, Finn Fancy Necromancy, but never got around to reading it. Now that the sequel has popped up, I’m more anxious than ever to check out this series! Thank you to Tor!

Good Girls by Glen Hirshberg. Another surprise from Tor this week, I actually have a copy of the first book in this series, Motherless Child, but I hear this can be read as a stand alone. Very excited about this, thank you Tor!

Digital review copies:

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard. Super excited to see Saga Press now on NetGalley, and as this was one of Saga’s upcoming books on my TBR, I’m extra excited to have an e-galley to read and review! Thank you Saga!

The Days of Tao by Wesley Chu. Subterranean Press is my favorite specialty SFF publisher, and I’ve noticed that they are putting some of their books up on NetGalley these days. Super happy to read more from Wesley Chu, a novella in the world of one of my favorite series. Thanks Sub Press!

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay. I have a copy of Headful of Ghosts, which I NEED to read, so I’m excited to have a review copy of Tremblay’s next scary story:-) Big thanks to William Morrow!

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley. I’m not exactly sure what this is about, but I do know I read a review SOMEWHERE that made me want to request it! Thank you to HMH!

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. This sounds like all kinds of awesome! A sci-fi thriller from the author of Wayward Pines. Wasn’t that a TV show for a while?? Anyway, looking forward to this, and big thanks to Crown:-)

The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis. This thriller looks so good, and already has some great reviews. Thanks again to Crown for the review copy.

Freeze/Thaw by Chris Bucholz. Thanks to Apex Books, I’m curious to read Bucholz’s next book, after enjoying Severance. I think the Goodreads description can explain this better than I can. In any case, it sounds REALLY good. Thanks to Apex!

The Arrival of Missives by Aliya Whiteley. You may recognize Whiteley’s name from a novella called The Beauty, which got lots of love in the SF community last year. I didn’t LOVE it, but I enjoyed it enough to want to see what Whiteley has come up with next. Thanks to Unsung Stories!


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I’m sure Morning Star by Pierce Brown will hit the bestseller lists this week! I’m so excited to finally read the conclusion of Brown’s amazing trilogy. I also caved and bought a physical copy of one of my favorite books last year, The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson. So happy to have a copy for my bookshelves! And finally, a spur-or-the-moment purchase, the novel that the movie is based on, The Revenant by Michael Punke. I still haven’t seen the movie, but I’m hoping to soon. In the meantime, I love the cover of this book and I just wanted it:-)

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I just received my January Book Riot Young Adult box, which I have to admit I only got because I forgot to unsubscribe from the program, LOL! It’s a very pricey box ($50) and in my mind, not really worth it. Although I am happy to get a copy of We Are the Ants, as well as the adorable Where the Wild Things Are socks (!) and a really cute Enchanted Forest coloring postcard book. Ana of California? Hmmm….

Are you planning on reading any of these? I’d love to know:-)

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Posted February 13, 2016 by Tammy in Over-Booked / 24 Comments


24 responses to “Over-Booked [44] – A Book Haul Post

    • Tammy

      Way too many books coming out this year, right? It’s stressing me out just thinking about how many I won’t be able to read!

    • Tammy

      Thanks Lucy! I like this month’s YA box more than the last one I got, but it is time to stop, I think:-(

  1. That’s an awesome haul. I’m behind on reading and commenting on blogs as well. February always seems like a difficult month.

    The Return of the Witch looks interesting. I think I might have the first book in that series but haven’t gotten around to reading it either.
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    • Tammy

      I think February’s hard also because it’s shorter than the other months. Even a couple of days seems to make me feel like I don’t have time to finish everything!

  2. I loved The Girl with Ghost Eyes – I should also purchase a hard copy as I love to have the books I love on my shelves (and kindle doesn’t really work in that respect!)
    Lots of goodies on here – I look forward to your thoughts on Roses and Rot – I really like the look of that one.
    Lynn 😀
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    • Tammy

      It surprised me as well! I heard about it from someone else, and I nearly broke a finger hitting the NetGalley request button, LOL!

  3. Head Full of Ghosts was mind-blowingly awesome, you should read it (I’m trying to get more people to check it out now because I desperately need someone to discuss theories of the ending with me, LOL!) Anyway, it was SO good, it made me run to request Disappearance at Devil’s Rock as soon as I finished, even though I’d tried to resist the temptation. I’m also trying hard to stop myself requesting Dark Matter too, especially since I’d just requested The Wolf Road from the same pub, but I’ll probably cave at some point. Too many good books!
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    • Tammy

      OK, I’m going to squeeze HFOG in soon! I see it on a pile, so I have no excuses:-) Plus it’s really short, so it shouldn’t be hard to find time. Yes, WAY too many good books this year! I think it’s only going to get worse!

    • Tammy

      Thanks Jeann! I am so excited to read Morning Star, I’m going to end up pushing some review books aside just to get to it, but it’s GOING to happen:-)

    • Tammy

      Golden Son was super good, I almost wish I had time for a re-read to remind myself of everything that happened, but you’ll be able to read them back to back if you want:-)

    • Tammy

      I try to blog ahead as well, but you’re right: sometimes I can do that, but sometimes I’m not in the mood, so I just can’t.