August and September 2018 Book Pick Ups

August

For Kindle:

Three Dark Crowns
Why I Got It: It was on sale for 99 cents!
What I hope to get out of it: This book has been on my wish list and it sounds like a great fantasy series.

Happy Doomsday: A Novel
Why I Got It: Kindle First pick for August
What I hope to get out of it: It looks like an interesting YA post-apocalyptic story.

Acheron
Why I Got It: I think this was the Tor book of the month.
What I hope to get out of it: I’m not sure. I really don’t remember getting this one.

The Faerie Prince
Why I Got It: Offered in Authors Newsletter
What I hope to get out of it: I already have the first book in this series, so if I like it I can now continue on to the second book.

From The Library:

The best restaurant in the world
Why I Got It: It looked funny.
What I hope to get out of it: Every once in a while you have to try out something new that you see sitting on the library shelf. It was just a funny and different sort of book.

A Graphic History of the American West: The Gold Rush
Why I Got It: To continue the series after The Oregon Trail.
What I hope to get out of it: The 8 year old is really into pioneers right now, so I got more of this graphic story series to continue learning about life as a pioneer.

A Graphic History of the American West: The explorations of Lewis and Clark
Why I Got It: Next in the series.
What I hope to get out of it: Same as above.

eARC:

Island on Fire
Why I Got It: From Xpresso Reads, it sounded like a fun historical fiction text.
What I hope to get out of it: Read my review here.

Children’s Books:

The First Christmas Ever
Why I Got It: We have the First Easter, and I didn’t realize it was part of a series. When I found out I got the first book.
What I hope to get out of it: A kid friendly picture book about Christmas.

ARC:

Phone Call with a Fish
Why I Got It: As a part of the LibraryThing early reviewers program.
What I hope to get out of it: A kids book about having a shy classmate sounded interesting.

September

For Kindle:

Mirror X (The Van Winkle Project Book 1)
Why I Got It: I did a Blitz for the series on my blog (see the post here) and the first book was on sale for 99 cents.
What I hope to get out of it: A YA dystopian, which is pretty much always up my alley.

The Rule of One
Why I Got It: My Kindle First Pick for September.
What I hope to get out of it: Another YA dystopian, with an interesting premise of the one child rule in a future American.

The Black Company
Why I Got It: Tor book of the month.
What I hope to get out of it: I hear mixed things about this book, some call it a classic others say it’s a pass. I’m not sure if I’m super interested in reading it right now.

Children’s Books:

Wayside School Get A Little Stranger
Why I Got It: Bought it for #BuyABookDay, and also because the * year old loves Wayside school.
What I hope to get out of it: Laughs, so many laughs. And we will probably be playing pretend with Wayside school characters for a long time.

Bella The Bunny Fairy (Rainbow Magic: The Pet Fairies #2)
Why I Got It: The next book in the series.
What I hope to get out of it: A beginners chapter book that the 8 year old can read herself.

ARC:

Sophia Writes to Her Bully and A Bully on the School Bus
Why I Got It: I will be reviewing the books soon for iRead Book Tours.
What I hope to get out of it: Books that give practical advice for kids to handle bullies as part of Bully Prevention month in October.

What we’re into:

Personal Reading – Maiden by Teresa A. Harrison
Reading With the Miss S – Wayside School Get A Little Stranger
Listening to – Threads by Geoff Moore and the Distance
Watching – We finally went and watched Solo. And I didn’t think it was nearly as bad as the media had made it out to be.

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