The first full week back at work after a vacation is torture, but this week went by really fast. I think it’s due in part to Bout Of Books, I spent quite a bit of my free time with my nose in a book. PLUS! I ran for 30 minutes straight on the treadmill with no walking intervals and I just needed to share that with you all because I am very proud of it and it feels like if I don’t share something on here, it didn’t happen. ALSO! This was the week of surprising books in my mailbox. I honestly didn’t expect any of the books I got, well except for one and that’s because it’s from Amazon Vine.
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan (Vine) – I picked this book out because A) I’m going to the author’s signing in like 20 days and B) I saw Margot tweeting about and was like, hmmm that does indeed sound interesting. It’s about an albino who falls in love with a girl. OH and there’s a big paper the students at the prestigious academy have to write called a tragedy paper. Anyways, I plan on reading this within the week to come. It’s also only 304 pages with 32 chapters so I expect it to be a fast read.
The Wanderer by Robyn Carr (Unsolicited) – I LOLed a little bit at this book because I really disliked the first Robyn Carr book I ever read. But, hmm maybe I should keep my mind open and try. I don’t know. It’s not a priority.
Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher (Unsolicited) – I absolutely love the cover of this book. I’ve really been interested in trying Fisher’s books for awhile, I recently bought her whole Relic Master series and also own Incarceron, so it’s a given that I will read Obsidian Mirror. It’s a trilogy about a mirror and it has magic powers. Three people have been given tasks pertaining to the mirror that are at odds with each other. Only one person can succeed. Color me PUMPED.
Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers (Unsolicited) – I’m actually really excited about this book. I love the cover and I’ve reviewed like…6 Walter Dean Myers books so far. Plus this is going to be a quick read — it’s only 201 pages so it actually fits perfectly in my schedule.
Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike (Unsolicited) – So, I’ve heard awful things about the Wings books, but I think I have book one on my kindle someplace. Anyways, I am kind of shallow and like this cover and it’s blurbed as Paranormalcy meets Heist Society, so why the heck not read it with an open mind.
The Ward by Jordana Frankel (Unsolicited) – Oh goodness that cover you guys. I like it because it’s got like the NYC skyline on the edge of a waterfall. Also, the main character is a drag racer, much like me when I drive home from work. CANNOT WAIT y’all.
The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise (Unsolicited) - The Boyfriend App looks adorable, I cannot even. Plus the main character is a hacker. Awesome.
Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris (Unsolicited) – This is a sign that I need to read Unraveling like next week because this is the sequel and I’m curious.
The Elite by Kiera Cass (Unsolicited) – I am still kind of on the fence about whether I want to read The Selection or not, but I figure, I like reality TV and dating shows so I’ll probably check it out.
The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves (Unsolicited) – I haven’t read book one, Interworld, but it’s Neil Gaiman so I am pretty sure this means I need to purchase Interworld stat.
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer (Unsolicited) – Ahh. I am actually pumped up about this book. I love the cover. And honestly this is odd to say, but I like how Harper is branding Strohmeyer’s books with the long title, the specific font and the girl on the cover. I am definitely going to read this AND Smart Girls Get What They Want in 2013. Promise.
Rise by Anna Carey (Unsolicited) – This is the third in the Eve trilogy and I actually still need to read the first two books. I’ll get to them eventually.
The Rising by Kelley Armstrong (Unsolicited) – It’s going to take everything within me to not drop my entire TBR pile plan for January and read this book because omg you guys Kelley Armstrong writes cracktastic books and it’s the last one in the Darkness Rising trilogy and omg, I can’t wait because I inhaled the first trilogy – the Darkest Powers and then I went on to inhale this one — Darkness Rising. And just ahhh, excuse me while I jabber away.
A Touch Of Scarlet by Eve Marie Mont (Unsolicited) – EEEEEEK! SO EXCITED! I fricken loved A Breath Of Eyre and this is the sequel and I can’t wait to see what’s up with Emma and straight up I actually enjoyed reading The Scarlet Letter in high school because I am a huge fricken nerd. This was like the best part of walking out to my mailbox today.
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont (Unsolicited) – I actually got the hardcover version of this and now I have a paperback so I assume that means I should read this book, especially because it’s about college in the 1980s and I love college always and forever.
In The Shadow Of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (Netgalley) – I originally saw this on The Book Smugglers and then this morning Kara at Great Imaginations had it in her Stacking The Shelves and so omg I hoped on Netgalley and used my autoapproval status like a total G and downloaded this so it can live on my kindle and omg omg omg it’s about Spanish Influenza and I LOVE DISEASES AND VIRUSES FOREVERRRRRR.
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover – For Kindle – Basically Shanyn said BUY THIS and I said ok. And now it’s sitting there. I’ll read it probably in February though.
Fierce Reads Anthology 1 and 2 – for Kindle – For a short time these are free I think and they contain short stories that are spin offs of the Fierce Reads books. I plan on reading the heck out of them.
In case you skipped it or missed it, here’s a recap of what we’ve posted here last week:
Pretty much dragons are the shit and I loved this book about dragons aimed at children.
Want to read Cinder? Check this post out for the 411 on one of the major characters from Scarlet and your chance to win Cinder.
Allison speaks truth when she says we all want to be Kitty Kelley when we grow up.
Allison adds some interesting words to Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans for the Bout Of Books Day 3 Challenge.
That one time I was super awkward and funny and lose my shit over a map shaped like a dragon in a video.
OH MY GAWD! I was shipping these two characters the whole damn time because I might as well be a perv or something.
Sometimes I get books in the mail that make me LOL unintentionally and this time I am giving them away!
The End Is Here and check out this cute Quoted And Noted.
This audiobook made me yawn a lot.