This year, especially these last few months, has been really special and exciting. Not only did I receive many books from publishers and a bookstore, but I got so many fantastic opportunities after years of being part of the book community. Getting books to read and review always puts the biggest smile on my face, and it feels so rewarding. I am incredibly grateful for every opportunity and special moment this year, no matter how big or small.
Without further ado, let us look at the books I received this year!
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE SOUTH AFRICA
• Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle
• Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
• The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
• Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus
• With Fire In Their Blood by Kat Delacorte
JONATHAN BALL PUBLISHERS
• Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
• Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
• This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede
• Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
• As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh
• Best of Friends by Kamila Shamsie
• House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas
• Violeta by Isabel Allende
• The Last Girl by Goldy Moldavsky
• The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
• Daughter from the Dark by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
• Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
• Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson
• Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
• Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray
• One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
• I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
• Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
• Caraval by Stephanie Garber
• Legendary by Stephanie Garber
• Finale by Stephanie Garber
(FROM A GIVEAWAY I WON)
• Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Thank you so much, again, to Penguin Random House South Africa and Jonathan Ball Publishers for sending me all these review copies! I am forever grateful for each one I receive, and I cannot wait to get to them in the new year.
To Kelly and Robyn from Wordsworth Books, thank you so much for making me part of your influencer program, for sending me so many book gifts, and for working with me on hosting a giveaway. I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity, and I cannot wait to see what is to come in 2023!
Lastly, I also want to thank the team at Mystery Book In A Box for making me part of their affiliate program! I cannot wait to work more with you this coming year.
I am overwhelmed by what a fantastic bookish year it has been, and I cannot wait to see what another year will bring.
Keep reading, and never stop telling stories.