August 2014 Most Wanted Books

I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off when the catalog just comes out. I wanted to highlight the books I’m excited about/intrigued about that I think you should be looking at, too! I change my categories at random! You can find old Most Wanted posts here.

 

Man, it’s been a couple months since I’ve showed you all what I was excited about for each month and think should be on YOUR radar as well! May through July was CRAZY and something had to give…this post ended up being one of those things haha.

 

A YA Retelling

Of Metal and Wishes Sarah Fine

Of Metal & Wishes by Sarah Fine
Factors for wanting it: It showed up in the mail and I had never heard of it. I’ve been on a little fantasy binge with the Sarah J. Maas so I’m excited — a gothic re-imagining of The Phantom of the Opera!! UM YEAH.
Amazon | Goodreads

 

 

2 Contemporary YA Picks

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Magnolia by Kristi Cook
Factors for wanting it: Set in the South! Southern royalty! Romance! But not just a romance…a romance where they start out hating each other!
Amazon | Goodreads

Random by Tom Leveen Factors for wanting it: I love interactions with strangers that change your life and in this case it’s a stranger saying he won’t kill himself if she gives one good reason for him not to kill himself! I also really want to know what Tori did before this call happens! Very excited this one was sent for review because I had been eying it!!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Companion to A Novel I’ve Previously Read

Just Call My Name

Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Factors for wanting it: I loved I’ll Be There and this is a companion novel to that. I think it was sooo underrated and I’m excited to dive into my copy soon!
Amazon | Goodreads

 


2 Adult Fiction Picks

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Shelter Me by Catherine Mann
Factors for Wanting It: DOG ON THE COVER! Romance (not with the dog)! Main character works at an animal shelter!
Amazon | Goodreads

Driving With The Top Down by Beth Harbison
Factors for Wanting It: Road trip of unlikely characters! Friendship! Secrets!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Horror Pick

The Girl From The Well

 Factors For Wanting It: It sounds mega creepy!! SERIOUSLY.
Amazon | Goodreads

 

August Releases I Have Read:

Isla and the Happily Ever After

!!!!!! FINALLY !!!!!
Did you know I’m hosting a readalong for Anna, Lola and Isla with some friends ps??

 

 

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other August releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST out of these?

 

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April 2014 Most Wanted

 

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I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off when the catalog just comes out. I wanted to highlight the books I’m excited about/intrigued about that I think you should be looking at, too! I change my categories at random! You can find old Most Wanted posts here.

 

OH MY GAWD. I was trying to do this post and almost had a mental breakdown trying to choose because SO MANY GOOD ONES that I am legit excited about!! Normally I’m good about showcasing one for each category I make but this time you are getting more because I couldn’t bear to leave any of these off the lists. WAH there were so many more I want to add but I’m resisting.

 

3 YA Debut Picks

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Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Factors for wanting it: It just sounds so different. Sophie’s best friend dies & everyone assumes it was her fault — a drug deal gone wrong because Sophie was addicted to her pain meds. She gets put in rehab and gets out and is pretty much all alone and tries to piece together  who murdered her best friend. It sounds suspenseful and I’m curious about the “secret” though some shelves on Goodreads kind of give that away I think?
Amazon | Goodreads

Open Road Summer by Emery Taylor
Factors For Wanting It: UMM ROAD TRIP & looks like a perfect summer read. It had me there. Planning on reading this soon.Amazon | Goodreads

The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Factors For Wanting It: It looks offbeat and awesome and I love interesting family dynamics. Also looks kind of heartbreaking, too.
Amazon | Goodreads

 

YA Historical Fiction Picks

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The Prisoner of Night & Fog by Anne Blankman
Factors for wanting it: Nazi Germany! A girl who is the niece of Adolf Hitler!
Amazon | Goodreads

Sekret by Lindsay Smith
Factors for wanting it: Soviet Russia! KGB! Seems like alternate history goodness with some paranormal or supernatural thangs?
Amazon | Goodreads

Contemporary YA Picks

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The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
Factors for wanting it: ROAD TRIP! FRIENDSHIP! And honestly I’m kind of a sucker for thinking about those big, intangible things. I hope it doesn’t disappoint!
Amazon | Goodreads

There Will Come A Time by Carrie Arcos
Factors for wanting it: I love sibling stories, bucket lists and stories dealing with grief.
Amazon | Goodreads

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Factors for wanting it: I love Jenny Han! Also this was why I always hid my journal like crazy as a teen…I’m mortified for Lara Jean in this! Basically she writes a letter, never to be sent, to her crushes rather than admitting them and one day someone mysteriously as mailed ALL of her letters to their respective crush and so obviously she has to confront THAT.
Amazon | Goodreads


Adult Fiction Picks

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Factors for Wanting It: A woman working the booth at BEA gave me this and I had never heard of it. She thought it would be a good crossover novel!  Plus it’s a book about a bookstore owner!
Amazon | Goodreads

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Factors for Wanting It: Ballet! Also, I’ve heard good things about her first book!
Amazon | Goodreads

A YA Sci-Fi Pick

The Taking by Kimberly Derting Factors For Wanting It: I love Kimberly Derting’s first series so I’m hoping this one will be excellent too! Plus love the premise — a girl wakes up behind behind a Dumpster with no recollection of how she got there and she finds out she has been missing for 5 years. Also, possible alien abduction?!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Retelling

Dorothy Must Die
Factors For Wanting It: I LOVE ALL THINGS WIZARD OF OZ. So um yes I need this retelling!
Amazon | Goodreads

April Releases I Have Read:


Love Letters To The Dead & The Geography of You & Me (thoughts forthcoming)

 

 

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other April releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST out of these?

March Most Wanted

March 2014 new book releases

 

I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off when the catalog just comes out. I wanted to highlight the books I’m excited about/intrigued about that I think you should be looking at, too! I change my categories at random! You can find old Most Wanted posts here.

 

A Fantasy Pick

The Winner's Curse

 This book has been SUPER hyped and it’s not even out yet! I’ve, embarrassingly, had a copy of it since BEA and still haven’t gotten to it. I’m scared a little because I don’t read a ton of fantasy but I’ve heard excellent things sooo I’m going to start this one next!
Factors for wanting it: So many different people have liked it and that says a lot for me when readers who enjoy different genres enjoy something plus the reviews have been just RAVE.
Amazon | Goodreads

 

A Young Adult Historical Fiction Pick (With Magic!)

 

The Mirk and the Midnight Hour

I’d been curious about this one because I love historical fiction and it looks interesting and then it showed up yesterday so I’m like YESSSS this book and I are meant to be…hopefully?!
Factors for wanting it: Set in the south, historical fiction in the Civil War era (YAY! I’ve wanted this), magic


Amazon | Goodreads

A Contemporary YA Pick

The Summer of Letting Go
I hadn’t heard of this one until I went to ALA and was talking to a nice woman at the booth and she suggested this one! It looks so good and a bit different and like something that probably will make me cry. (Whatever, I like crying.)
Factors for wanting it: grief (you know I’m a glutton for punishment), family dynamics, sister/brother relationship, wondering about the little boy who Francesca thinks is the reincarnation of her little brother + their relationship
Amazon | Goodreads


An Adult Fiction Pick – Contemporary

Safe With me by Amy Hatvany

I’ve not read this author before but I’ve heard great things and this seems like something I would like! Again, I’m probably going to cry with this one. I’ve always been fascinated by families who lose someone that donates an organ and they become close with the family/who the organ saved. I’ve seen pieces on tv and it must be so, so hard. And with this one the mom doesn’t want to reveal who she is.
Factors for Wanting It: mother/daughter story, grief story (mother unexpectedly loses daughter),  the connection between two families in tragedy
Amazon | Goodreads

A Pick From An Author I’ve Read Before

Panic by Lauren Oliver

I really like Lauren Oliver’s writing and enjoyed (ehh okay minus Requiem) her Delirium series! It’s a standalone, sounds incredibly intriguing and some of my friends have said good things about it! I’m hoping to start it soon since she is coming to my area (Philly) for the Storycrush tour! (If you are in the Philly area you should come!)
Factors For Wanting It: Seems thrilling, high stakes & mysterious game aspect, secrets, it’s a Lauren Oliver book!
Amazon | Goodreads

An Adult Historical Fiction Pick

Fallen Beauty
As soon as I saw the cover for this book I wanted it! I’m obsessed with the 1920’s and can’t pass up a book set in that time period.
Factors For Wanting It: 1920s, the idea of these “fallen” women who are non-conformists in society, friendship
Amazon | Goodreads

March Releases I Have Read: Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy and The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle (thoughts forthcoming)

 

 

So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other March releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST?

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