All I can really say about last week and the week to come is that I am hopeful. AND I am getting my hair re-dyed because I cannot stand having my roots showing. But, hey I know you came for the books and not talk of my hair.
Historical Romance Boxed Set by Brenda Novak (Kindle) – This was free and I like historical romance, so of course I had nabbed it. It’s not free anymore though, unless you are borrowing it via Prime.
Larklight by Philip Reeve (Kindle) – This was the Amazon Deal Of The Day last week , and what pushed me over the edge was the most helpful review by Betsy Bird, so like I KNOW her recommendations are legit, her review ofÂ Twilight Robbery by Frances Hardinge also pushed me over the edge. BasicallyÂ LarklightÂ is supposed to be really good sci-fi.
The Tattooed Duke by Maya Rodale (Kindle) – This Avon historical romance is $0.99 so even though I’m a bit skeptical about tattoos and such being a giant prude and all, I purchased it anyways because I generally like Avon and the price was right.
The Next AlwaysÂ by Nora Roberts (Audible) – I was perusing Audiobooks Fans like I always do, and saw thatÂ The Next Always was free on Audible and of course snatched it up. Basically this is a contemporary adult romance between a woman who runs a bookstore and a man who is rebuilding an inn. Recipe for awesome.
Summer Of The MariposasÂ by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Unsolicited) – So, after requesting and being approved for a digital galley, this hardcover came in the mail. I am very excited and plan on getting to read it over the week and then will be giving away this hardcover.
MidwinterBLOOD by Marcus Sedgwick (Requested Review Copy) – Okay the tag line is: ‘Seven Stories Of Passion And Love Separated By Centuries But Mysteriously Intertwined’ obviously I requested that noise as soon as I saw it offered, even though I’m not keen on the American cover. I like the UK one much more.
FuriousÂ by Jill Wolfson (Requested Review Copy) – Furies? OH HECK YES. I love those avenging, raging women.
Big Nate In A Class By Himself Special Edition by Lincoln Peirce (Unsolicited) – I guess this is supposed to be kind of a readalike forÂ Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, so I will read the heck out of it because it will be a quick read, then pass it on to a kid who will appreciate it.
Omen Of The StarsÂ Warriors boxed setÂ includes:Â The Fourth Apprentice, Fading Echoes, Night Whispers by Erin Hunter (Unsolicited) – I am so partial to boxed sets, you guys. IDK, I guess these books are about cats and I am more of a dog person, but there’s a prophecy and star power and what the heck I used to get invited to RPG groups on goodreads based on these books so I might as well give them the old college try.
Charlotte’s Web by EB White 60th Anniversary Edition (Unsolicited) – AHHH! It’s hardcover. I freakin love this book and definitely, like most American bookish kids, have a beat up paperback laying around. I cannot wait to re-read this and ugly sob over Charlotte and laugh over Templeton and sigh over Wilbur.
WildwoodÂ by Colin Meloy illustrated by Carson Ellis (Unsolicited) – I read this book last year and absolutely loved it, because it’s the kind of book I really would have been into as a kid — it’s thick, has big words, and is a fantasy with illustrations.
Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy illustrated by Carson Ellis (Unsolicited) – I kind of hugged this book as soon as I pulled it from the package. Legit I cannot wait to read this. There is a map. There are COLORED PLATES. There are deckled pages.
One Direction: Behind The Scenes (Solicited – JK JK JK, this was totally Unsolicited) – While I like the musical stylings of One Direction, I’m a bit out of the target audience for this. Although after Tony was reading this out loud to me, I did learn that one member is afraid of water and another is afraid of BO.
Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started (Unsolicited) – I am full of guffaws. Seriously. While this book is hard cover and glossy and full of pictures, it’s just not my thing. And sigh, Tony did not want it when I tried to give it to him as a present. Expect a giveaway.
The Turning by Francine Prose (Unsolicited) – This is my third unsolicited copy, so I will read this over the week, I am hoping.
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young (Netgalley) – As soon as I saw this on Netgalley, I requested because it looks kind of steamy and good and was at the top of the Kindle charts for awhile there.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Netgalley) – I am so partial to the cover and the summary of the book, which is set in 1986 and is all about first love. SIGH.
Uses For Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt (Netgalley) – THAT COVER OOO GIRL. Basically the main character seeks out attention and affection from boys and is slut shamed but then finds a boy who is more than just a person to use and holy crap I can’t wait to dive right in.
In case you skipped it or missed it, hereâ€™s a recap of what weâ€™ve posted here last week:
Today I reviewedÂ The Traitor’s Daughter by Paula Brandon and am very meh about it.
That one time I channeled my inner Tim Gunn and get to be a judge for the Severed Heads, Broken HeartsÂ Cover Contest.
In which I listen toÂ Inside ScientologyÂ by Janet Reitman and get nervous about posting my review after reading about Fair Game, etc.
I’m pretty sureÂ Monsters On The March wasn’t written by a real ghost, but Halloween reading is Halloween reading, all the same.
Oh heyyyy I’m on the vlog tour forÂ The Lies That Bind hurrah! Hurrah!
Blergh! I would have liked it way more ifÂ The Boy In The Box by Cary Fagan had a legit ending.
Allison recounts her Top Ten Favorite Children’s Authors and we all breathe a collective sigh of nostalgia.
I reviewÂ Ten by Gretchen McNeil and would have liked some more blood and gore.