April’s Most Wanted + March Rewind….ALL IN ONE

So I was lazy over the weekend because I was visiting my family and never posted these separately as I planned to on Saturday and Sunday…so you are getting a combo post today!

April YA releases 2013

I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off. I wanted to highlight the releases for the month I’m most excited about (and you know..help me actually remember about them). In my “Most Wanted” posts I’ll highlight a handful I’m excited to and the categories will be at random and different probably every time depending on what I feel like.

A Contemporary Pick



This looks like so much fun and such a cute read! I wish I would have had my copy with me to get signed when I ran into the author at a book event in the city!! She was so sweet!
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A Post-Apocalyptic Pick

The Ward by Jordana Frankel


The setting sounds so interesting — a waterlogged Manhattan? I’m so intrigued and want to find out how it got that way and what the rest of the world is like. Love a good post-apocalyptic type novel so I plan on getting to this one soon especially since I had this out on loan to a friend and she enjoyed it!
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A Book From An Author I’ve Previously Read

This Is What Happy Looks Like Jennifer E. Smith
You all know how much I loved The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight so naturally I’ve had my eye on this one for a while. SO thankful for my friend Mitali for letting me borrow this.
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A Debut

Arclight by Josie McQuien

I’m so intrigued by this one and I’ve heard good things about it. I don’t even really understand what it is about but the elements in the summary really piqued my interest — a light that nobody can cross but someone does? What is this place?? How did this girl do something that nobody else could?? QUESTIONS.
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April Releases I’ve Read:
My review of The Program by Suzanne Young
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (review to come!)

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other April releases you are looking forward to? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST?




Image From March


March In One Word


New York (ok two words really)

5 Things That Happened In March:

1. Went to a huge signing at Books of Wonder as part of the Teen Author Festival. Such a fun day with 2 of my book club friends plus countless others.
2. Will and I went to New York for the day and wandered and then went to Atlantic 10 tourny bball game (I people watched).
3.  My sister got engaged!!
4. I finally got to meet Snarkles and toured Epic Reads!
5. Went to visit my dad, stepmom and sister during Easter weekend!

5 Songs That Were Most Popular On My Ipod This Month:

1. I Am The Antichrist To You by Kishi Bashi (Also at #6 was It All Began With A Burst)

2. 1957  by Milo Greene

3. Time To Run — Lord Huron

4. Running For Cover by Ivan & Alyosha

5. Smashed Birds by Soley

Top 3 Books I Read This Month:

1. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
3. Golden by Jessi Kirby (review to come!)

Most Popular Review This Month

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Review of Cinder by Marissa Meyer — you guys steered me in the right direction so clearly you had stuff to say about my feelings for it!
No surprise here since everyone kept shouting at me to read it!! SO GLAD I LISTENED!

Most Popular 5 Blog Posts Overall This Month

1. A Moment Of Truth On The Blogging Front — you guys, I love you. That’s all. You have no idea how much your words meant to me.
2. Cozying Up With Old Friends — In this installment of Before & After I loved learning all of our rereading habits!
3. Book Real Estate — this is why you guys are my people!
4. Books I HAD To Buy But Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread — oh the shame!
5. Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List — I’ve already started on some of these!


3 New Obsessions In March

1. Julep!!! You love nail polish? OMG YOU MUST.
2. Ben & Jerry’s froyo flavor of Half Baked (because it makes me feel like it’s not SO BAD)
3. Bark’s hot dogs in Brooklyn — I don’t often eat hot dogs anymore but OMG Will and I are kiiiind of going to have a diet detour anytime we are in Brooklyn.

2 Things I’m Looking Forward To In April

1. Finding out the sex of my sister’s baby!
2. Spring time weather because March failed to deliver on that. FREAKING SNOW IN MARCH!

Favorite Quote From March

I like that about art, that what you see is sometimes more about who you are than what’s on the wall. I look at this painting and think about how everyone has some secret inside, something sleeping like that yellow bird.”
Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

What sort of things were noteworthy for you in March? New obsessions? Any new song recs?? Best books you read this month? Great posts I missed on your blog? Tell me! 🙂



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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. People watching is the greatest thing ever. I’m just saying.

    As for missing great posts at my blog, I’m not sure. I’m a pretty big fan of most them, to be honest. Which makes me sound full of my blog. Whoops. 🙁

  2. I love these posts. I have just added some music to my ipod. Thanks for sharing 🙂
    This is What Happy Looks Like is a great book! I just read it yesterday (in about 2 sittings).

  3. I’m reading Arclight right now and it is freaking awesome!!! I can’t wait to read The Ward and The Program.

    It sounds like you have a wonderful March – and I’m so glad you loved Cinder! It’s my favorite. 😀

  4. March was such a fun month, wasn’t it? I enjoyed it quite a lot and it went by faster than I thought it would. It was lovely to see you at the Books of Wonder event – and hopefully, I get to see you again this month!

    I’m very excited that your top 3 books for last month are all books I’ve read and loved – hooray! It makes my heart happy to know that you loved them too 🙂

  5. cool month! I’m intrigued by the Programme. see what my 2 favorites of March were: http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/04/01/2013-march-wrap-up/

  6. So many books so little time… Sometimes I wish the industry would just put a bit of a hold on all new releases so I can try to catch up! Now I want to read This Is What Happy Looks Like but I haven’t even gotten around to The Statistical Probability of Love at First Site.
    Great music taste by the way!

  7. Your month sounds like it went amazing! That’s awesome! I read Cinder this month and loved it too! By the way, the bag in the photo for March is GORGEOUS! The turquoise is sooo pretty!

  8. Thanks for putting “The Ward” on my radar – it sounds like a really good book! This is a really neat feature. 🙂