It’s been a decent two weeks, my friends (that’s how long it’s been since my last book haul post). I’ve had to do presentations, voted, finished teaching a class, and went to a wedding. Not to mention, going to an awesome signing/book launch and a giant warehouse sale. My life truly has been filled to the brim with books lately and I cannot complain.
Touching The Surface by Kimberly Sabatini (2 copies, both signed) – I went to Kim Sabatini’s launch party with Allison on November 4th. I’m really excited to read this book, especially after hearing Kim talk about her inspirations for it.
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta – I saw this for under $10 and so because it’s by the wonderful and AMAZING Melina Marchetta, I bought it, no questions asked.
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by AS King – YAY ANOTHER AS KING BOOK TO LIVE ON MY SHELVES!
Good Girls Don’t by Victoria Dahl (Kindle) – At the time of purchase, this contemporary adult romance was $1.99 and I’d been curious about it. It seems kind of cute. It’s still cheap though, at 4.99 now.
Marian’s Christmas Wish by Carla Kelly (Kindle) – I’m sort of on a Christmas kick and Allison at The Allure Of Books pointed this out, so I immediately bought it.
Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber (Kindle) – This was $1.24 when I bought it and you guys I read it last weekend and OMG LOVED IT, it was perfectly cheesy and wonderful and just what I was looking for.
Fatal Affair by Marie Force (Kindle) – I do not even know what this is about except that it is a romance and it was free when I got it. OH and it looks like it is still free today. AND it is published by Carina Press, so you know there will be sexy times.
Fatal Destiny by Marie Force (Kindle) – Another free book, this one is a novella.
The Six Crowns: Trundle’s Quest by Allan Jones (Kindle) – Pam (@bookaliciouspam) was talking about this book on Twitter and I was curious. Then I saw it was pubbed by Greenwillow and only $3.79 for Kindle, so I impulse purchased it.
The 39 Deaths Of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway (Unsolicited) – So, this book is about a guy who commits suicide 39 times, but he doesn’t stay dead. The concept is incredibly intriguing to me and I can’t wait to dive into this one.
Diverse Energies edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti (Unsolicited) – I love short stories and this book contains short stories by some great writers — Paolo Bacigalupi and Ursula K. Le Guin among others and I’m pretty sure the stories focus on diverse characters as well. So YAY! cannot wait to dive into this.
Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys (Unsolicited) – My jaw pretty much dropped over this package, especially because I loved Between Shades Of Gray soooo much and am super excited to read her sophomore novel.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman (Unsolicited) – So, apparently I guess I did not need that JUST ONE DAY prize I got at Oblong Books, because this magically showed up on my doorstop on Friday. Guess that means while my sister and blogger friends are borrowing one copy, this one can go up in a contest. Would you guys enter to win JUST ONE DAY? (and I’ll throw in WHERE SHE WENT)
River Road by Suzanne Johnson (Unsolicited) – I went to check the mailbox today on a whim and this was sitting there waiting for me, so yay mail on Sunday! Also, I have the first book, unread. Looks like I’ll need to get to it soon.
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith (Unsolicited) -Tribes based on blood type? Diseases? UM HELLO YES I WILL READ THIS.
The Art Of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar (Unsolicited) – DUDE there is a Tamora Pierce blurb on the back cover and FYI her blurbs are legit, like I have never ever been steered wrong by one of her blurbs.
OCD, The Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn (Unsolicited) – Oh goodness, a reference to the Big Lebowski? Contemporary? Journal bits? My heart just exploded from excitement!
The 13th Sign by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb (Requested Review Copy) – Ugh that cover, hello gorgeous. The concept of this is that there’s a 13th zodiac sign and it changes EVERYTHING. AWW YEAH.
Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher (Unsolciited) – I have no idea what this is about, apparently it is the book’s first time in print. OH and the main character has been reincarnated as a ghost and there’s an Irish love interest? Ok book, I will take a gamble on you.
Kissing Under The Mistletoe by Marina Adair (Vine) – I picked this book out because I am on SUCH a Christmas kick and I can’t resist a contemporary romance about Christmas.
Flowers In The Sky by Lynn Joseph (Unsolicited) – I am very, very excited about this book because it’s about a girl who moves from the Dominican Republic to NYC for a better life. I love contemporary books and this one features a main character who is of color, so YAY! YAY DIVERSITY!
Requiem by Lauren Oliver (Unsolicited) – The OMG heard ’round the world, y’all.
Spellcaster by Claudia Gray (Unsolicited) – I kind of like the cover and I liked Fateful, and yo, witches.
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza (Unsolicited) – A thriller about an android girl? HELLO SIGN ME UP.
Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley (Unsolicited) -Okay, this is about a girl who was kidnapped as a young teen, so it sounds fantastic in that it will heart my heart. I cannot wait to read this.
Imposter by Jill Hathaway (Unsolicited) – Apparently this is the sequel to Slide which I have not read, so we shall see when I get to Imposter.
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher (Unsolicited) – Yes, I am pumped up about this because it’s got a psychopath, thus you know it’s going to be THRILLING.
Wasteland by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan (Unsolicited) – A trilogy where kids die at 19? Hmmm sounds intriguing.
Hysteria by Megan Miranda (Netgalley) – The premise is a girl who stabs her boyfriend and can’t remember why. SOUNDS INSANE. LOVE IT.
Also Known As by Robin Benway (Netgalley) – Yo, it’s Robin Benway, of course I had to request it.
Poison by Bridget Zinn (Netgalley) – I requested this expecting to get rejected and then when it was approved, I kind of WHOOPED really loud. SORRY COWOKERS!
How To Lead A Life Of Crime by Kirsten Miller (Netgalley) – Yo, crime is in the title, so of course I requested it.
White Lines by Jennifer Banash (Netgalley) – This book is set in the 1980s in NYC, but there’s drugs. Sounds heavy, but I’m looking forward to it when I need a heavy read.
The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist (Netgalley) – A dystopia set on an island? Sounds legit.
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff (Netgalley) – AHH! I love Brenna Yovanoff’s work and I am sure this one is no exception.
The Cadet Of Tildor by Alex Liddell (Netgalley) – Tamora Pierce meets George RR Martin meets my excited face. AHHH!