Over a year ago, I did a post where I showcased all my signed books and talked about how I got them signed. Well my signed collection has grown since then, and I wanted to share an updated version with you all!
I am very lucky to live in a city where authors do come. It’s still rare that author visits happen, but far more often than other places so I am very grateful.
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
I won this in a giveaway hosted by author Sarah Nicole Lemon of Done Dirt Cheap and Valley Girls. Being the nimkompoop that I am, I still haven’t read it, but I am hoping to do an Ahdieh binge soon!
The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli
I got this in a Book Outlet order and I was very surprised when I saw that it came signed! I have never had that happen to me before and I was super ecstatic to find it!
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
So every time I would go to this used bookstore I would see that they carried one hardcover copy of The Penderwicks. Every time I would talk myself out of buying it because I already owned a copy. However, this last time I went I decided I was going to buy it regardless. So I picked it up and just started to flip through it, when I looked at the cover page and saw that it was SIGNED FIRST EDITION. I lost it. Never did I run to the cash register faster.
Supernova by Marissa Meyer
I recently won a giveaway by my favourite author and I ABSOLUTELY SCREAMED! I NOW OWN A BOOK ACTUALLY SIGNED BY MY FAVE AND IT IS POSSIBLY THE GREATEST THING EVER!!!
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Despite not having read a single one of her books, I went to Matson’s signing in Toronto with my friend. Luckily I was able to come up with something to say while I got my book signed. You can read that author event recap here.
The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
I loved this book and I am so glad I got the chance to meet her at the last Penguin Teen Social. She even read my review, told me she loved it and gave me a hug! She is such a sweet person in real life and she is definitely one of my top Canadian authors!
The Triumphant by Lesley Livingston
Same story, I met her at the Penguin Teen Social. Although this is the last book in her trilogy and I haven’t read the first two *oops*, I’m very excited to though! It’s all about female gladiators, so naturally our conversation flowed to talking about The Gladiator, Hans Zimmer and more.
Nocturna by Maya Motayne
I was very excited about meeting Maya and I may have been overly um emotional that day. So while I am very glad to have this book signed and personalized to me in Spanish!, I uh am kind of traumatized from the event XD Read more about it here!
Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk
This one is a bit bitter sweet. Wyk put out the announcement that her publisher decided to cancel the publication of her sequel, which is crushing because the book is actually amazing! She was lovely enough to do a reader appreciation and send out signed bookplates and swag! I jumped at the chance and love the aesthetic of it all!
Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
I was head over heels excited when I found out I won a signed copy of one of my favourite author’s books! She even dated it, so I shall never forget the year I got it!
Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster
I won this in a twitter giveaway with a haiku I made from using the three words in the title:
The last day in time
When that star shines too brightly
The burning world dies
Maud by Melanie Fishbane
I won this for telling the story of how I was first introduced to Anne of Green Gables.
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
I got this bookplate as part of the pre-order incentive! It comes with the most important quote on the book and I’m very happy to have it.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
I got a signed bookplate for being part of the Street Team! I still have yet to read the book, so I am possibly the worst street team member out there, but it will happen very soon!
Cinder, Scarlet, Cress by Marissa Meyer
In the same giveaway I won Supernova I also won three book plates which I promptly stuck into my copies of the Lunar Chronicles!
Let me know what you think! Do you own signed books? Do you have a particular favourite signed book? Have you ever met an author you really love?