Let me just preface this haul post (in the vein of IMM & Stacking The Shelves) by saying….
THIS KIND OF WEEK IS NOT TYPICAL.
I swear, this much epicness does not normally hit my doorstep/mailbox all in one week. Seriously. 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? 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!)
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 read 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!)
AND THEN….let me take you through what happened when my most anticipated book of 2013, aside from Requiem, came…
Realized that I ACTUALLY had the book in my hands.
And obviously happy danced.
And that book WAS:
What did you get in your mailbox? 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!!!