My Book Haul For This Week AKA The Week I Died And Went To Bookish Heaven

Let me just preface this haul post (in the vein of IMM & Stacking The Shelves) by saying….


I swear, this much epicness does not normally hit my doorstep/mailbox all in one week. Seriously.Β  I kid you not, I did so many happy dances and my poor non-bookish friend was subjected to one. Her response: “I knew you were a nerd but this takes it to a whole new level.” My response: “IT IS REQUIEM! DO NOT SPEAK!”


So let’s do this thang because I’m super excited about my books from this week! My husband?Β  NOT SO MUCH. Apparently they “overtake” our apartment.

From the library

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
(AHH I read this one already and OMG SO GOOD!! Check out my review of Audrey, Wait!)
The List by Siobhan Vivian
( I just read Not That Kind Of Girl by Siobhan Vivian this year and love her writing so figured this one should be next!)


Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty
(So after I devoured Sloppy Firsts & Second Helpings I went to my shelf and realized I had ALL of the series except this one! FAIL!)

For Review

The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar
(Looks super cute! GENIES! *flashes of Aladdin enter my brain* Thanks Penguin!)
OCD, The Dude & Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
( I really love this cover! This sounds like it is going to be one of those touching, humorous books and I’m so excited to delve in! Thanks Penguin!)
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
(Sounds like an interesting post-apocalyptic novel! Thanks Penguin!)

Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepytus
( I am a HUGE fan of her novel Between Shades of Grey — she writes incredible historical fiction and this sounds SO intriguing plus my pal, Tara, is also a fan of her and readΒ  Out Of The Easy and said it was FABULOUS! Thanks Penguin!)

The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway
(I had never heard of this one before but it sounds SO intriguing. Adam Strand tries to kill himself but he wakes up and he’s never dead or hurt so he keeps trying all different ways. This one sounds like it has to be the potential to be a thought-provoking read! Thanks Penguin!)

The Ruining by Anna Collomore
(This one sounds really thrilling! For some reason also, because she is a nanny and I used to be a nanny, it makes me even more excited. Is that weird that sometimes I find little things like that and they make me excited. haha. Thanks Penguin!)

Courtesy of HarperTeen

Wasteland by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan
(This reminds me a little bit of Wither by Lauren DeStefano’s premise but more action-y. Curious about it!)
Period 8 by Chris Crutcher
(I honestly have NO idea what this one is about. At first I thought bullying from the back and then the sheet of paper that came in the box talking about it uses words like “thriller” and says there is shocking violence. I honestly just have no idea. Am I intrigued? You bet!)
Imposter by Jill Hathaway
(Truthfully, I have not read the first one in this so I’ll need to check it out & see if it is something I’d be into!)
Pretty Girl – 13 by Liz Coley
(Wow! This one sounds heartbreaking. It says it is “reminiscent of Elizabeth Smart case” and it’s about a girl who went missing, was held captive and later found. I think I’m going to need to prepare myself for this one!)
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
(Seriously EXCITED! The blurb about it said it’s “Bourne Identity” type sci-fi thriller! YES! With Androids! Definitely excited for this one)
Flowers In The Sky by Lynn Joseph
(Have not heard much about this one — it’s about a girl who has to move from the DR to New York to live with her brother and has to adjust from island life to city life.)
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
(AHHHH. AHHHH. With how Pandemonium ended. OH MY GOSH.)
Spellcaster by Claudia Gray
(Witches!! I am so excited! I seriously have not read any witch books!)


White Lines Jennifer Banash (thanks Penguin!)
The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist (thanks Penguin!)

AND THEN….let me take you through what happened when my most anticipated book of 2013, aside from Requiem, came…

I wept.

Realized that I ACTUALLY had the book in my hands.

And obviously happy danced.

And that book WAS:

Just One Day by Gayle Forman (you know my love for If I Stay & Where She Went)

What did you get in your mailbox?Β  Have you read any of these and think I should bump them up? Are you wanting to read any of these? Let me know! If you’ll excuse me, I need to go recover from the kind of bookish week I’ll probably never have again…oh and to go read Just One Day!!!

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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. Ahhhh I’m so jealous you’ve got a copy of Requiem! I TOTALLY understand πŸ™‚

  2. REQUIEM!! You lucky girl! I’m so glad you got such great books this week! πŸ™‚

  3. I adore that you used Carlton and Jess gifs, lol!

    What an amazing stack of books this week! I am really looking forward to reading The Art of Wishing too – genies! I thought about Aladdin too, lol!

    Enjoy all of your new reads πŸ™‚

  4. OMG! I felt the same way about Just One Day! I was running around my house like a maniac. So excited. I can’t wait to read Out of the Easy, too. Enjoy all of your books, Jamie!

  5. Sooooo jealous about Just One Day! I’m dying for more Gayle Forman. Happy reading!

  6. Great haul! Those will definitely keep you busy!

    And my copy of Just One Day is on it’s way and I CANNOT wait to read it.

    Enjoy your amazing bookish goodies!

  7. Holy Bookish Haul Heaven!!

    Amazing books this week! I am extremely excited to read Requiem!! It’s one of my anticipated books for next year. I have to ask…. how in the world did you acquire all of these arcs? Is there a secret I’m missing out on in the book blogging world?!?!

  8. Ahh! Congrats on getting so many awesome books! Super jealous that you got an ARC for Just One Day!

  9. Hooray for awesome book hauls! I would be totally excited for Requiem, Just One Day and The Art of Wishing πŸ˜€ ENJOY!

  10. That is an epic book haul my friend!! I haven’t heard of Pretty Girl-13, but it sounds really good. Hope all the books are good πŸ™‚

    My book haul

  11. WOW! That is an EPIC book haul. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your books!

  12. OMG Requiem!!!! I can’t explain my jealousy right now!!

    Also because Tara is amazing, she let me borrow Out of the Easy and I can attest to it’s fabulousness. Hope you like it too! πŸ™‚

  13. OMG — Requiem!!!! That is probably my #1 book that I can’t wait for in 2013. It’s also one book on my ever-growing list of books that will be published post-baby-arrival-due-date, and I’m still hopeful that I’ll have a quiet, calm baby that will still allow me time to read my favourite series when the next installment’s out. I haven’t read the second installment of Gayle Forman’s series, but I keep hearing good things about it, so I may have to give it a try — and based on your reaction it definitely seems like it’ll be worth my while!

  14. I would totally do my awkward happy dance when these books would arrive on my doorstep :p So I get your happiness! The art of wishing, Orleans, Wasteland, Mila 2.0 & Spellcaster would especially be awesome πŸ˜€ Happy reading!


  15. I’m sorry. I just drooled all over your blog. You’ll be needing a mop.

  16. The Art of Wishing! Eeeeeeee! I read a few pages of an excerpt and loved it so I can’t wait to read more. White Lines looks awesome and Mila 2.0 too! Currently reading Audrey, Wait! and it’s so awesome – fun times! Just One Day! I didn’t really like If I Stay but since JOD looks amazing, I look forward to giving Forman another shot. I’ve yet to read Second Helping but hope you enjoy Charmed Thirds!

    SUPER epic book haul! Have fun reading πŸ˜€

  17. Oh my gosh….. that is the best epic book haul I have seen…maybe ever! I have such an immense book envy for Requiem, I am dying for it! You got so many great books… The Ruining… Mila 2.0… wow. I hope you enjoy everything! And I loved the animations/pictures… especially the Christmas themed Carlton dance, haha.

    My Stacking the Shelves

  18. I read Audrey Wait in the beginning of the year and it was a quick fun read. I also read Out of The Easy not to long ago and it was really good. I enjoyed it! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week πŸ™‚

    My IMM

  19. GIRL. Just One Day. Drop ERRYTHANG and read that shizz. NAO.

  20. Ah, nicely done!! Won’t you stop by for my Breaking Dawn II movie review?

  21. The jealousy. REQUIEM AND JUST ONE DAY? FOR REALZZZZ… wayyy awesome! But seriously pleeeeeeaaaaase let me know ur reaction to both!

  22. wow that is a great haul! so many awesome books! plus I love the GIFs you used! Carlton Dance ftw! looking forward to seeing your reviews for everything!

  23. AAAAH! YAY!! You had an EPIC BOOK WEEK! I’m so happy for you and slightly jealous and if I didn’t live all the way across the Atlantic, I’d just crash at your house and not leave until I’d READ THEM ALL! I’m scared to read Pandemonium before I can get my hands on Requiem, so I’ve put it off for now, but I don’t know how long I can hold out… And Pretty Girl-13 sounds amazing and heartbreaking and just SO GOOD! It’s very much possible that it’ll end up getting pre-ordered soon.
    I’m fangirling all over your mailbox πŸ˜‰

  24. Oops, overtaking isn’t good, but they all look pretty reasonably sized to me, so I’m sure they don’t take up THAT much room! πŸ˜‰

  25. um your mailbox is TOTALLY BOSS this week. Everything is awesome!! Please read Requiem soon so we can discuss! I REALLY want to read Just One Day but I’m thinking maybe I should wait until the sequel is out too? I will see how my patience is when it’s actually out, ha.

  26. I have all the Megan Mccafferty books except the fourth one! And I can’t find it anywhere with the original cover, grr! I don’t WANT the new cover!! Just b/c of you, I’m going to have to read AUDREY, WAIT! now, you know! lol I know Harper just sent me a few ARCs and I have my fingers crossed that REQUIEM is one of them, because, exactly! It’s REQUIEM! I read a Chris Crutcher book once in uni that I enjoyed. STAYING FAT FOR…whateer the girl’s name was. I can’t think. I enjoyed it! I just heard about JUST ONE DAY this week and was intrigued to know more once it comes out! Enjoy all of your books!!

    This week, the book I got that I’ve been coveting for a while is THE CADET OF TILDOR, thanks to Netgalley! And last week, NG granted me POISON, which I’ve also been dying for! I love when you get something you want so incredibly much. I just want to wipe off what I’m reading for the goodies! LOL!

  27. An awesome haul Jamie! I have hardly any space left for my books now either, but with this haul I would have tons of room! I can’t wait to see how you find them all especially Just One Day! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  28. No wonder you’re so excited. That is an epic book week of awesomeness!!!

  29. what an epic mail box and I adore Gayle …and wants period 8 and Mila πŸ™‚

  30. Just One Day was AMAZING. And I cannot contain my jealousy over that Harper package. I cannot. Hope you enjoy them all, Jamie! πŸ™‚

  31. IT’S THE HAUL OF EPIC. I would be crazy-happy dancing too! I so need to read Audrey, Wait! since it sounds awesome, and I loved your review of it! SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS FROM PENGUIN & HARPER. I’m like drooling right now.. no joke. I NEED Ruta Sepetys new book!! Wow, HAPPY reading!! <3

  32. LOVE Gayle Forman! What is Just One Day About?!

  33. Great haul, enjoy : )

    my STS and giveaway

  34. I WANT Requiem and Just One Day SO BADLY! LUCKY! You got some great books ( I MUST read Sloppy Firsts this year) and I can’t wait for your reviews!

  35. I have preordered Just One Day and can’t wait to read it. Also have wanted to read The List for ages. πŸ™‚

  36. AHHH what an awesome book week, girl!!! You must tell me how Just One Day is!!

  37. Goodness! So many awesome books that I don’t know where to start. I share your enthusiasm for Just One Day, I can’t wait to get my hands on that one. Wasteland and Mila, and Requiem look all amazing πŸ™‚

  38. I’m about to start that Gayle Foreman book, too. So excited about it. I finished Period 8 not too long ago and will be curious to know your thoughts. Also will be curious about your copy of Requiem. The copy I read a couple of months ago may have been incomplete, based on new reviews that are popping up on Goodreads.

  39. My heart exploded with Carlton Banks.

  40. Im so jealous of all your fab reads! I know you will enjoy all of them. Feel free to come by and check out my IMM

  41. Oh WOW. What a bunch of amazing you got! I’m so looking forward to Out of the Easy, The Ruining, and OF COURSE Just One Day. I mean who isn’t? Crazy people that’s who.
    Orleans looks really good too I got that last week so hoping it’s a good one. Happy reading! πŸ™‚
    My Showcase Sunday!

  42. OOHHHH JUST ONE DAY! I want to read that one so badly! Happy reading your awesome books! πŸ™‚

  43. BEST BOOK HAUL WEEK EVERRRRRRRR! Woo for all the goodness!


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