In My Bookbag ALA11 edition Part 1

Welcome again to In My Bookbag. This is my version of In My Mailbox, a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

It was quite a week for books! To start, I arrived home from New Orleans to a brand new copy of Melissa de la Cruz’s The Witches of East End courtesy of Literary R&R! I missed out on getting a copy at BEA, so this was a very happy event.

I also went to the American Libraries Association Annual Conference in New Orleans. I was present for the grand opening of the exhibit halls, where I was able to find a boatload of ARCs. I tried to be a bit more selective than I was at BEA, and many that they were giving out were also books I’d gotten at BEA or through NetGalley or Simon & Schuster GalleyGrab. Still, I walked away with 36 (!!!) new titles. Please hold your applause for the end.





Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence by Gary Lynch and Richard Granger
The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead by Paul Elwork
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
The Burning by Jane Casey






Family by Micol Ostow
The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski
My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi






The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater






Amen, L.A. by Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld
Vanished by Sheela Chari
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Janitors by Tyler Whitesides

Rather than make the longest post ever, I’m going to stop there.  I’ll post the rest as part of next week’s In My Bookbag.  Until then!

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10 Responses to In My Bookbag ALA11 edition Part 1

  1. Kathy Martin says:

    Wow! You did get a bunch of great ARCs at ALA. I am so eager to read Forever. I have also heard good things about Texas Gothic. My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

  2. Great set! Lucky you for Forever! I really liked The Goddess Test. Hope you do too.
    My IMM

  3. Faye says:

    Great IMM this week! I really want to read The Witches of East End. Unfortunately, I’m on a book buying ban until August. I’m considering breaking it though haha.

    My IMM is here:

  4. Erica says:

    Those all look awesome – Enjoy them all. I’m really looking forward to reading The Goddess Test. Happy Reading :)

  5. My Life, The Theater, And Other Tragedies is fabulous! It’s hilarious and heartfelt and slightly romantic. I loved it and hope you enjoy it too!
    Also, I think you did pretty good on monitoring how many ARCs you took, I’ve seen people who went to both BEA and ALA come home with over 100 books from ALA and I just have to ask why?

    So, kudos to you!

  6. TG says:

    I’m applauding! Amazing haul of books. I love the cover to The Sweetest Thing – reminds me of Sara Zarr’s Sweethearts.

  7. Sally says:

    Wow awesome books! Very jealous.
    Happy reading.

  8. Kristina says:

    Awesome books! Ive read The Goddess Test and Forever and loved them both, especially Forever! I really want to read The Near Witch and requested it on netgalley the other day, so I hope I get approved. Enjoy your new books!


  9. Hannah says:

    This is an awesome collection of books, girl! And I’m floored this is only half! Sheesh!

    I can’t wait to BEA next year, but I’m insanely jealous of you hitting both BEA *and* ALA!


    • Audrey Audrey says:

      Yeah, it was awesome, but also pretty hard on my wallet, since BEA was out of pocket. Still, completely worth it! ALA was for work, so the exhibits were just a bonus.

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