These public holidays are really throwing me out of sync. It was only as I was going out last night that I realised that it was Monday and not Sunday. As long as I remember to go to work on Thursday I guess it doesn't really matter, but I nearly forgot to do my Mailbox Monday post for this month!
If you compare this list of books to last month it looks pretty small, but really, it is still a lot for just one month. Here's what I got:
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross - When I was at ARRC 2011, there was a publisher representative there talking about various books. As soon as I saw this one, I knew I wanted it. The cover is stunning.
Trade Winds by Christina Courteney - This author co-blogs with one of my very favourite authors and so that was enough to make me want to try her books. Yes, I am that easy to tempt!
The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton - I've been seeing some really good reviews for this book!
Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith - I loved Anne Easter Smith's first book, but never read anymore. This one looks really good though, so when I was offered a spot on an upcoming book tour I jumped at the chance.
The Wedding Shroud by Elisabeth Storrs - Another gorgeous cover! If you are interested in finding out more about this book check out the Aussie Author Month guest post from Elisabeth, and for the Aussies, you can win a copy of the book too!
Netgalley is a dangerous, dangerous place to spend time in!
Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Shadow of the Wind is one of my favourite books of all time, but I haven't quite been brave enough to read anything else by him.
Royal Wedding anthology - Gives me a chance to finally try Stephanie Laurens.
A Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn - I was very excited when I saw this was available. The previous book in the series was probably my favourite so I have high hopes for this one.
Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman- This got a good write up at BethFishReads the other week so when I saw it was available I thought I would give it a try.
The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly - No matter where you live in the world, you would possible have heard me squeeing very loudly when I got accepted for this one! I have been waiting for this book for about 5 years!
Portrait of Seduction by Carrie Lofty - Carrie Lofty's Song of Seduction was the first book I read on my e-reader and I thoroughly enjoyed it, so happy to give this one a go too.
La Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver - This was being given away through Facebook following the Orange long/short list nominations. (whichever list came out not too long ago anyway).
Photographs and Phantoms by Cindy Spencer Pape - Free book from Carina Press.
Romeo, Romeo by Robyn Kaye- Can't remember where I go this one.
Soul, Tremble and Yearn by Tobsha Learner - won all three of these books from Meghan at Literary Life.
The Beauty Chorus by Kate Lord Brown - I tried to get this through Netgalley, but it was only available to Canadian readers! I thought about waiting to see if anyone got it here (ie at the library) but in the end decided that I wanted it too much.
Love Me Tender by Heather Boyd - Heather talked about the starting premise of this story at ARRC at the Up and Coming Authors panel, and I knew that I wanted to read it then.
Next month, I am going to have some self control. No really.
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