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The #PenguinYearbook Collection

penguin yearbookAt YALC this year Penguin put together a really awesome Yearbook that had samplers of 15 of their books. I really liked this idea as not only did the book itself look lovely but it was easier to carry around than 15 samplers.

They also hosted a giveaway that any YALC attendee could enter by uploading a photograph of the Yearbook with the #PenguinYearbook and tagging their account – @penguinplatform.
c9a4a96f30e2cc62e6d9f7c210cc7bc3It had been a while since YALC so I just assumed someone had won already, until a few weeks ago I saw they announced the winner…

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It was me!

I had to read this a few times as I was so surprised but very excited about all these new books.

Okay okay, I know you wanna know about what the books are so here we go:20181118_134721

Oh look at that I even photographed them in a new location and attempted to make the origami DNA that was sent with the books! Wow, amazing Lauren! (Thanks, I tried but folding paper is not a strong point for me it seems)

I love this collection of books because its such a varied selection that I’m happy with for different reasons.


Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher, The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (particularly since I missed the cinema release as it didn’t air at my cinema), Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and other lies by Scarlett Cursts, and All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth are books I’ve been considering reading for a little while. The first as I’m intrigued as to how the couples’s writing works together whilst explores a concept I’m familiar with in movie format but never in books and the others are genre’s I don’t read very often but I’m always tempted to give a try.

Tradition by Brendan Kiely, Outside by Sarah Ann Jukes, and The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown are “new to me” books, as in I haven’t heard much about them but I love their synopsis’ so these are likely to be my priority reads from the stack.

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by Lev A.C. Rosen would’ve been on that list too but literally a day after winning the giveaway I read a very positive review for this book (hey, if you’re reading this and I commented on your review for this let me know so I can link it here!!) which left me excited to read this too!

I’m lucky enough that I actually already own copies of Catwoman, This Mortal Coil, and A Map of Days (the giveaway arrived the day after I went to this authors book event so of course I had to get a copy signed there) so I’ll gifting these to someone.

The others unfortunately I have very little interest in so I’m still figuring out where these will end up but they will go to good homes for sure. I’m super thankful that of such a large amount of books I’m interested in most of them!!

If you’ve noticed there are only 14 books thats because the last they don’t have copies of it yet so they’ll be sending once they do which future me will no likely forget about and be very happy when it shows up.


Lastly I just want to give Penguin a huge thank you for hosting this giveaway, honestly it made my month. Not only have they provided me with lots of new content to read and enjoy, they’ll also be making some other peoples day once I rehome the duplicates.

I’ve not done a book haul here in well, forever! But I just had to share all these awesome books as some of them were new to me maybe you’ll be introduced to something new too.

❤︎ THANK YOU PENGUIN ❤︎
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