Book Mail Monday 1/16/2023

Happy Monday, book friends! Over the weekend I finished book number two for the year, and Goodreads informs me I’m already one book behind schedule for my goal. I have, however, been doing a good job of working through my physical TBR and not buying too many new books.

Does that mean I’ve also avoided too many new requests on NetGalley? Yes and no. I definitely have requested a few new titles since my last update, but I’m still be careful about which books I request. Let’s take a look at some of the recent additions ot my digital shelves.

Famous for a Living by Melissa Ferguson

A romance between an Instagram influencer and a social media avoidant park ranger? Sign me up. This comes out in May 2023, wonderful timing for a nice outdoorsy romance.

It’s Not a Cult by Lauren Danhof

The cover of this book caught my eye on NetGalley. I, like many people, find cults fascinating, but I haven’t read many books that feature them. This is a fictional story about a woman whose mother has joined a cult. It comes out in August 2023, so I’ve got a decent chance of actually reviewing it on time.

Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan

I still can’t believe I got approved for this! I loved Monaghan’s previous book, Nora Goes Off Script, and was stoked to see she’s got another one coming out. This is about a woman running into her first love, fourteen years later. This is a June 2023 release.

That’s about it for me this week! In the coming days, I’ll be doing the opposite of getting new books as we prepare to move houses. It’s time for a reckoning with my book collection and which ones really need to make the journey with us.

Thankfully, ebooks are easy to move so I can keep on filling the Kindle without adding to the number of boxes we have to pack.

Have you gotten any exciting new books this week?


Book Mail Monday 12/19/2022

Happy Monday, book friends! We’re really in those end-of-year vibes now, and it will be 2023 before we know it. I, for one, am looking forward to a relatively quiet holiday week this year.

No new physical books came along this week, so I thought I’d highlight a few recent additions to my NetGalley shelves for today’s book mail Monday. As much as I’m trying not to request too many new titles until I get through the ones I have, every now and again I see one I can’t resist.

Many thanks to NetGalley and to the publishers for these digital review copies!

The Rom-Com Agenda by Jayne Denker (Out January 10, 2023)

I can’t resist a classic rom-com setup, and this book sounds like it will deliver. There’s a scheme to makeover the male lead so he can win back the girl. But… what if he catches feelings for the woman who’s helping him learn to be a better man?

Not Here to Stay Friends by Kaitlyn Hill (Out April 4, 2023)

This is billed as a “friends-to-lovers spin on The Bachelor.” Even if I don’t watch the popular “reality” TV show, I can’t resist a pitch like that.

The Friendship Breakup by Annie Cathryn (Out February 7, 2023)

I’m a big proponent for more stories about the intricacies of friendships. This book follows Fallon Monroe, who is suddenly and inexplicably abandoned by her friend group, leaving her to question what went wrong… and how to win them back.

I won’t be starting on these books any time soon since I’ve got a little more time to make a dent in my holiday TBR, but I am excited to head into 2023 with plenty of exciting books on my shelves both physical and digital.

What new books have you gotten excited about this week?