VACATION ALL I EVER WANTED: Or Why I Am Pumped For Next Week

Seriously, the Go-Gos, you sum up my life at this very moment.

Kids, I am on VACATION as of 5 p.m. today, right up until Sunday the 28th, which still technically, I’m on vacation, but I am on-call.

I plan to not waste this vacation and to get caught up on reading and reviewing. You see I want to begin 2011 with a clean slate and zero reviews waiting in the to-be-reviewed queue on goodreads!

These are the books I plan to read:

Invisible Things by Jenny Davidson

Invisible Things Jenny Davidson Book Cover

Invisible Things

Why: It’s releasing in December. The cover is pretty. Plus it’ll whet my historical fiction appetite.

Nightshade by Andrea Creamer

Nightshade Andrea Creamer Book Cover


Why: It came out in October. There is an underlying feminist vibe. PLUS ForeverYA gave it a great review. ALSO I wants to meet Shay.

Matched by Ally Condie

Matched Ally Condie Book Cover


Why: The worldbuilding sounds fabulous. I love the concept. Also, I have not read a dystopia in quite a bit of time.

The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey

The Curse of the Wendigo Rick Yancey

The Curse of the Wendigo

Why: I need something that will keep me up all night. ALSO I loved The Monstsrumologist. Plus I need to know what the hell a Wendigo is.

Harriet The Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet The Spy 90s Book Cover Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet The Spy

Why: Sometimes in the sea of new releases and debuts I just want to kick it old school. Harriet The Spy is a book I started when I was a wee one, but never finished. Also it is one of my Fill In The Gaps books.

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

The Lost Saint Bree Despain Book Cover

The Lost Saint

Why: I want more time with Grace and Daniel. PLUS the cover is prettyful. ALSO, this releases in December, and getting reviews out on time is awesome.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson John Green David Levithan Book Cover

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Why: I need to rectify the tragedy that is not having met Tiny Cooper yet. I think my life needs Tiny Cooper in it.

Those of you vacationing next week, what books do you plan on reading?

Do you have any other suggestions of books for me to read? My Owned-TBR is right here, let me know if there is something I just have to get to.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Ooooh can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Nightshade and Will Grayson, Will Grayson…I loved both! And yes…you need to meet Tiny. He is made of pure win ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Oooh! You are going to be a reading machine! And you might hang out with me!! That’s always exciting lol. I’m probably going to be in the area from Monday until Thanksgiving day but I’m not sure yet! I’ll let you know.

  3. April, have a wonderful vacation! You totally deserve it and I hope you finish all those books! Can’t wait to see your review on The Lost Saint and Invisible Things!

  4. I’m an educator too — but we have school Monday and Tuesday. But — I LOVE the go-go’s and now I have that song going in my head! Thanks. Have a great vacation. I have great reading goals, but I have much baking and crafting for Christmas that I need to get done, so we’ll have to see how it goes.

  5. April, you are making me SO PROUD right now! Nightshade and Matched are both great, and Harriet the Spy is one of my childhood favorites. And everything else on this list I just generally approve of. Excellent work!

  6. Have a great vacation! I just had two weeks off work and going back today was killer. I didn’t get any reviewing done at all though. Ooops.

    I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say about Nightshade and the feminist vibe.

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