Even though I only worked four days this week, I won’t lie, it kind of felt like the longest week of my life. At one point I thought my eyes were going to fall out from all the data I had to enter. Ah well, you can’t win every single week. ANYWAYS, my mailbox and my kindle definitely made up for some LONG and overwhelming days. ALSO, Tuesday was my five year anniversary with Tony and even though we were totally boring old people and didn’t do anything to celebrate it is always nice to know someone loves me enough to put up with my giant book piles, blogging addiction and HOW DOES MY HAIR LOOK TELL ME OR ELSE personality for that long. Also, the picture of the new books is at THE BOTTOM!
Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis (Kindle) – Look, this book is only $0.99 and I feel I could use some adult contemporary in my life. Plus a few bloggers I trust are really into those Lucky Harbor books.
Food, Girls, And Other Things I Can’t Have by Allen Zadoff (Kindle) – I have read all of Zadoff’s books except for this one, so you guys I needed to purchase it, especially at $2.99.
Won In A Contest:
What Happened To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen audiobook – So, I do have a copy of this book signed, but I still haven’t read it yet. Anyways, I won this because I RTed @PenguinClass and you guys winning feels awesome. After I finish listening to this legit audiobook, I plan on finding it a nice home with either the library or a classroom.
Sirens by Janet Fox (Netgalley) – That loud WHOOPING noise? Yeah that was me when I got that approval for this book. You guys, freakin the 1920s. That is all I need to say, you don’t really need a longer explanation, I hope.
Splintered by AG Howard (Netgalley) – What is this?! I cannot even. An Alice In Wonderland retelling? SIGN ME UP RIGHT THIS MINUTE. My excitement for this book knows no bounds.
Mira’s Diary: Lost In Paris by Marissa Moss (Netgalley for blog tour) – Another book that I saw buzzed at BEA, so I am excited to be included on the blog tour!
Scary School: Monsters On The March by Derek The Ghost (Unsolicited) – I am pretty sure Derek The Ghost is not the author’s real name, but omg. There are drawings every other page and this book came right in the nick of time for Halloween.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Unsolicited) – I’ve actually already read this wayyyyy back when during my first ever 24 hour readathon. Like this was a book I reviewed in 2009, I think. Anyways, it’s super exciting to get it in the mail!
Gravediggers: Mountain Of Bones by Christopher Krovatin (Unsolicited) – Ohhhh hey zombies on the front cover, how YOU doing? Friends, I am pumped to get freaked out by middle grade horror.
The Whispering House by Rebecca Wade (Unsolicited) – Basically this one is about a house with a ghost named Maisie and a girl named Hannah who moves in and GO LOOK AT THE COVER AND SEE WHY I AM EXCITED.
Invisible Inkling: Dangerous Pumpkins by Emily Jenkins with illustrations by Harry Bliss (Unsolicited) – Another book full of illustrations and pumpkin excitement? BE STILL MY HEART.
Always October by Bruce Coville (Unsolicited) – Heck yes. Monsters and forces of light vs. evil and siblings. Plus it looks like a gremlin on the cover. I just need to build a fort of blankets and read this.
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd (Unsolicited) – OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG. *hyperventilates* OMG OMG OMG. YOU GUYS! I feel so lucky to have gotten this early. Okay, so I was at the Harper Teen party where they revealed the cover and explained the process to us at BEA, but honestly like I don’t care as much about the cover as I do about the fact that it’s inspired by The Island Of Dr. Moreau and I will always brake for gruesome experiments, ALWAYS.
Asunder by Jodi Meadows (Unsolicited) – That awkward moment where I decide I need to read Incarnate this upcoming week, because I love the cover of Asunder and feel like I am missing out.
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook (Unsolicited) – The blurb says it’s Bonnie And Clyde meets If I Stay, I’m not sure I can handle ALL OF THE FEELS, but I’ll try.
Shadows In The Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton (Unsolicited) – Holy wow, okay so I LOVED Angelfire, but I am one of those people I hate, because I have the very last book in the trilogy, but have not not read the second book, Wings Of The Wicked. I will fix that I swear, because this book fills me with guilt, just looking at it.
Ravage by Jeff Sampson (Unsolicited) – Well, this is the third of the Deviants trilogy and I actually read and reviewed the first two, but was kind of MEH on the second book, but you guys, maybe this book will redeem the second and I will love it. Open mind, y’all.
In case you skipped it or missed it, here’s a recap of what we’ve posted here last week:
Yesterday, I reviewed the audiobook of On The Wings Of Heroes by Richard Peck and am not entirely in love.
Allison has been neglecting her Nook and totally needs your help deciding what to read next.
I pretty much flail around and turn into a pool of incomprehensible fangirling whilst trying to explain my love of Carnival Of Souls by Melissa Marr.
One of the best parts of reading is all the thoughts you end up having. I know that sentence makes me sound like someone who does not think. It’s cool, Allison recounts the Top Ten Books that REALLY make her think.
We didn’t completely fail at Book Blogger Appreciation Week. We DID get in an awesome interview with Rachelia of Bookish Comforts, who is totally the DEAL y’all.
It’s been awhile since I’ve read Juliet Marillier, but my excitement over Shadowfell knows no bounds.
Y’all better recognize these three awesome blogs.
London and orphans and puppets and magic? It’s all in Splendors And Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz.
Finally, if you get the chance, you should always make sure you’ve got some pleasure reading on your Kindle. Here’s a few on the cheap.