Book Haul For 2013 So Far

Been super lazy about doing a Stacking the Shelves or IMM. This week my books are posing with my Snuggie on my couch because that’s where I’ve been as I’ve been SICK SICK SICK (hence the lack of posting due to lack of energy).


For Review:


The Elite by Kiera Cass: I have The Selection on my shelf but can’t tell if it’s a ME book. So tell me if I should read it so than I have this one handy!
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Maybe) Come True by Sarah Stroehmeyer: This looks really cute and light! Saving for after I read something super heavy!
Rise by Anna Carey: I LIKED Eve (had some issues but DEVOURED it) and have been waiting to read Once until closer to Rise coming out. Think I’ll finish that series soon!
The Rising by Kelley Armstrong: I read book 1 which was The Gathering and really enjoyed it. I think I’m afraid of book 2’s apparently? Excited for this one!
The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves: Haven’t read the first book but it’s Neil Gaiman so I must check it out!


Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith: I am SO SO SO excited about this one. It was on my Catalog Creepin’ post for Harper and it looks so amazing! I am not usually swayed by author blurbs but it’s GAYLE FORMAN and you know my love!
Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice: This looks adorable and I had never heard of it before!


The Ward by Jordanna Frankel: Another Catalog Creepin’ pick and this sounds like quite the pageturner!
The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise: This looks so fun! I can’t remember if I put it on my Catalog Creepin’ post but I think this one is just going to be too fun!
Darius & Twig by Walter Dead Myers: I’ve never read anything about this author but I’m pretty sure my pal April from Good Books and Good Wine likes him!
Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris: I have Unraveling on my shelf and getting this is going to make me read it SOON! I met her at a Dark Days event and it sounded like such a great book!
Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike: I also met Aprilynne at a Dark Days event but hadn’t read her other books but this one looks great! AND it’s a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel!



Live Through This by Mindi Scott: I’ve heard great things about this one so I figured I’d buy it!
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally: I hear wonderful things about this author but have been nervous that this particular book wouldn’t be my thing because the only football I really like is through Friday Night Lights BUT I have friends who adore it so of course I bought it!

Which ones are you excited about? Have you read any of these? Tell me which I need to bump up!

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Jamie is a 30 year old married lady who is in denial that she’s actually that old. When she’s not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, listening to music with oversized headphones and having adventures with her husband and dog.


  1. Okay now I’m jealous that you got The Elite. I so want that book. I hope you enjoy that book. Come visit me as well.


    • I’m so jealous also, I LOVED The Selection! I want The Elite in my hands right now. Enjoy!

  2. Catching Jordan! Yaaaaaaaaaayyy! I really love the Hundreds Oak series! Probably some of my favourite contemporary novels! I hope you enjoy them all! Happy reading! πŸ™‚

  3. I will say this – Mindi Scott’s Freefall is one of those books you just sit down and read. So I’m sure her second book is no different. And I think I’ve wanted to read Catching Jordan as well, so I’ll be curious to hear others’ thoughts on that one.

  4. Oooh The Elite! What a good reminder that I need to read the copy of The Selection that you gave me πŸ™‚

  5. I have The Selection too, but I haven’t read it either. I’m exited for Ms. Pike’s new book as I really enjoyed her Wings series. I can’t wait to read The Rising because we get to see characters from the Darkest Powers series which I adore (btw, book two was just as intense as book one).

  6. Wow.. great haul! You got a lot of “second” books where I haven’t read the first either… I’m having personal debates with reading some of them. I really want to read Live Through This, it sounds awesome! I hope you feel better soon! Enjoy your books πŸ™‚

  7. Wild Awake looks amazing, I was immediately drawn to that beautiful cover. You got so many great books! Hope you feel better soon:(

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves.

  8. I hope you’re feeling better!! Germs suck πŸ™

    Ah The Ward sounds so good, can’t wait to hear what you think of it!


  9. Seriously try The Selection! It is a great book and worth the read.

  10. Okay WOW. SO MUCH AWESOME. The Selection was good. Great? No, but GOOD, and enjoyable. I’m psyched for The Elite. Live Through This is one of those books that I bought, wanted to peek at, and read half of it in one sitting, so I think it’s good – it’s different than you’d expect. And KELLEY ARMSTRONG. BRB. BRB. I can’t even handle it. Kelley is AMAZING.

  11. I love Catching Jordan! I hope you enjoy it! I also just got April Lynn Pikes book. Looks fun!

  12. Some really great books this week, but what I am really eyeing is your snuggy… I think I need one. I’m sad because I had one and gave it away because I thought I wouldn’t really like it much, but I’m wrong… I need one. πŸ™‚

  13. Read the Selection! So worth it! It’s very Princess and the Pea like, but dystopian and awesome!

  14. Bah, I’m sorry you’ve been sick, Jamie! I went through that as well the week of New Years…you know, when I was on vacation and with my family and stuff. Hope that you start feeling better, and that you’re not too sick to enjoy a good book!

    I haven’t read the Interworld books either but obvs I need to as an unabashed Gaiman fangirl. Destiny, Rewritten DOES look adorable, and Wide Awake looks like a contemp even I may have to pick up. I’ve actually heard that Miranda Kennealy isn’t great about her sports details, so you might like Catching Jordan MORE because you’re not a big football fan. πŸ˜›

    Feel better and happy reading, friend!

  15. Yay, Rise! Once was really good, better than Eve, so I hope you end up liking the rest of the series!

    And Unravelling was good so I hope the sequel is too!

    I hope you feel better soon!

  16. Nice haul! I’m really looking forward to The Ward and Rise. I just can’t seem to stay away from dystopian/post-apocolyptic books! Can’t wait to see your thoughts.

  17. I could definitely see you liking The Selection. Although it has some holes (which I am hoping are filled in The Elite) it’s a nice blend of dystopian and romance. You should definitely read it!

  18. Great haul. I hope you enjoy them

    Stacking the Shelves & In My Mailbox

  19. LOVE the haul!!! There’s a few on my TBR pile for sure πŸ™‚

  20. The How Zoe book looks super cute. Same with The Boyfriend App. Enjoy all your goodies. Happy reading πŸ™‚

  21. I am SO jealous of your The Elite ARC! That’s one I’ve been dying for, but too shy to ask the publishers about…

  22. Look at all of your variety! So fun!

  23. What a fantastic haul!! Can’t wait to read The Elite and I think I want to start my binge read of the Eve series soon πŸ™‚

  24. I liked THE ELITE, but didn’t love it. Then again, I’d been wanting it since the book deal announced, so I think my expectations were higher than the book could hit. I’m still looking forward to THE ELITE because I think the story is going to take off in new ways it didn’t the first time around. The cover for WILD AWAKE is really cool! I’ve never even heard of this one. If you’re excited about it, I’m going to look into it! Oh, I have DESTINY, REWRITTEN as well to read. I want to read it during Poetry month! I liked CATCHING JORDAN. I just bought STEALING PARKER for 99Β’ on my nook, but haven’t read it yet! I’m really looking forward to her next few books the most, and have a NG ARC of one!

  25. What a great haul. Hopefully you’ll find new favorites among those.

  26. Live Through This is AMAZING. And I am beyond jealous of Wild Awake. It looks unbelievably good and I can’t wait to get it in my hands. I hope you love it! Oh, and The Selection was good – kind of dystopian light? But I think The Elite is going to be a bit darker? WHATEVER, anyway. If you like reality TV game shows, you’ll like The Selection.

  27. OMG you got The Rising!!! So freaking jealous right now!! Kelley Armstrong is so awesome! You need to get on to reading The Calling that book is just SO GOOD!! Okay I’ll stop using exclamation marks galore now…Awesome haul:) Hope you enjoy all the books you got this week! Happy reading:D

  28. Lots of book love here this week!
    I am really looking forward to Life After Theft! And Destiny, Rewritten looks super cute!
    Enjoy your new reads πŸ™‚

  29. Oh you got The Elite! Yay! I’m so excited about that one. Also, Destiny Rewritten looks super cute! πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  30. Wow! All of these look incredible. I just read Catching Jordan and was surprised by how much I liked it. I hope you like it as well.

    Here’s mine

    ~Danica Page @ Taking it One Page at a Time

  31. Fabulous books, Jamie! I am also super excited for Wild Awake. It looks so good. (And of course, Gayle Forman blurb!) I hope you enjoy all your books!

  32. Simply an amazing haul. Super jealous! Happy reading! Hope you feel better.
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  33. I really liked The Rising! Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. You got a great set of books this week! Hope you enjoy them. This week was my blogoversary and I have a giveaway going on my blog as well if your interested πŸ™‚
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  34. OMG You got the Rising, I am jealous! I can’t wait to read it. The ward sounds really good too, I have it on my to-read list. I have the selection on my to-read list too, but haven’t bought or read it yet.

  35. So sorry you’ve been under the weather! I really liked Live Through This & Miranda Kenneally’s books. Looking forward to seeing what you think about them. I LOVED Unraveling & am so so excited for Unbreakable! Happy reading!

  36. I can’t wait to read Rise! Definitely read Once when you get the chance. It’s even better than Eve and it fills in some of the gaps.

    Great haul this week! Happy Reading (:

  37. LIVE THROUGH THIS!! Jamie, you will love that book. It’s gut-wrenching and sad but beautifully written and gives you all the feels.

  38. I want to read The Boyfriend App so bad!! You are so lucky to get all those amazing books πŸ™‚

  39. Catching Jordan is ALL the awesome. Read it read it read it πŸ™‚ I don’t like football at all but I just ADORE that one πŸ™‚

  40. Wow! Great haul! I love Kelley Armstrong’s books, and I’ve been meaning to go find The Selection. Happy reading!

    My IMM

  41. I adore your books Jamie! I’m crossing my fingers and praying to hope I get The Elite! Also I LOVED Catching Jordan! And for the record, I normally hate football, but somehow this book made me want to play it.. LOL!

  42. I liked The Selection quite a bit–read it last summer and it was a perfect light read. Usually I don’t take the time to write reviews on Goodreads, but I did write a short one for this one, and it’s here if you’re interested–

    How great that you have an ARC of The Elite. Feeling a little green with envy over here, but April isn’t *that* far off, I guess! Happy reading.

  43. I’m so very excited for The Ward to release! And I REALLY need to read Unraveling, I have no idea what’s taken me so long to get on that. Happy Reading!

  44. Check you out with all your books! OMG The Elite. I YEARN.

  45. Chloe Nusbaum says:

    I can’t wait to hear your reviews of some of these! They all look so amazing! I really want to read The Selection, I’ve heard great things about it.