My latest obsession is Goodreads First Reads giveaways. I'm not sure if it's beginner lucks (I hope not!), but I've already won quite a few books through their contests. There are so many more books I'd love to win, so here's to hoping my luck continues and here are the books I've won so far!
This is a self-published book about an American (I believe) living in Paris who feels lost after her husband's death. But Paris, being the magical place it is, is the place where she also rediscovers herself. I have a soft spot of France (Have I ever mentioned my parents met in their high school French class?), and I think I'll really enjoy this. The author was also kind enough to sign the book for me before she sent it my way.
The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer
This is a YA book that was published last year. In the book Abby's sister is accused of a murder, and she starts to cover for her sister. I'm not sure what happens, but I'm hoping for a bunch of twists and turns. I'm not normally a big mystery reader, but being that's it's YA it seems like a good one to try.
Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister
This is an uncorrected proof that's set to be published this upcoming June. In the book, Kate survives cancer and with a new take on life challenges herself and her friends each to do something they swore never to do. These seems like the perfect beach read, except unfortunately it doesn't look like I'll be getting to the beach anytime soon.
A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man by Celeste Bradley & Susan Donovan
This is another book set to debut this June. Here Piper is a museum curator who accidentally stumbles on a 200-year-old diary of a courtesan. Of course being the shy & quiet girl inside the museum she decides to discover just how her life may change by learning the courtesan's lessons. I'm about a third of the way through the once already, and it's definitely keeping me entertained so far.
So tell me, what's in your mailbox this week?