Sunday, September 30, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (41)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

My books finally came in that were on back order which is awesome. I also got a copy of Virals SIGNED because of my awesome sister. Since my copy was on back order she purchased a copy at the Kathy Reichs signing we went to so I could have a signed copy and she took my non-signed copy when it came in. THIS IS WHY I LOVE HER. She just bought a copy while I went to get us a drink and told me to get it signed to me. SHE IS AWESOME.

I also went to the library (again) and got some awesome books.After I returned some of my books I got more library books so I will just list these ones. 

Borrowed from the Library

The Pregnancy Project-Gaby Rodriguez

Enshadowed- Kelly Creagh

Second Chance Summer- Morgan Matson

The Raft- S.A. Bodeen

Beat The Band- Don Calame 

Hidden-Sophie Jordan

Defiance- C.J. Redwine

Bought New/Used/Gifted

Ballads of Suburbia- Stephanie Kuehnert (Gifted from my lovely boyfriend)

Briar Rose- Jane Yolen (Used)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer- Michelle Hodkins (Finally have my own copy!!)

Red Glove- Holly Black

Virals- Kathy Reichs (Gifted from my lovely boyfriend and SIGNED! because of my awesome sister)

Turned- Morgan Rice (Free on Kobo)  


The Dead Girls Detective Agency- Suzy Cox (Epic Reads Twitter giveaway)

Don't Turn Around- Michelle Gagnon (From HarperTeen Goodreads giveaway)

Emily for Real- Sylvia Gunnery (From Ashley at Book Labyrinth)

Half- Blood- Jennifer L. Armentrout (From Kelsey at Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf)

What did you get in your mailbox? Leave a link below so I can check it out.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ready Player One- Ernest Cline

Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Source: Borrowed from the library
Series: No
Rating: 5/5

It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. 

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. 

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune--and remarkable power--to whoever can unlock them. 

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved--that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. 

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. 

Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt--among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life--and love--in the real world he's always been so desperate to escape. 

A world at stake. 
A quest for the ultimate prize. 
Are you ready?

My name is Sara and I am a huge nerd. This book is all kinds of awesome nerdness. It is jammed pack full of 80's pop culture references. It is fabulous. I am still trying to convince my non-reading boyfriend to read it since he is a self proclaimed nerd too but no luck so far.

Wade is a eighteen year old who spends every spare second he has in OASIS which is a online utopia. When the creator of OASIS dies he leaves his vast fortune to the first person who can find the keys he has hidden within OASIS. Wade like millions of others have poured over every tidbit of information available about the creator Halliday in the hopes of discovering where the first key is located then Wade discovers the first key. He becomes a celebrity overnight. 

There is a lot of information and the beginning is a little slow because of this, it had me hooked from the beginning but it did take me a bit to be completely enveloped into the story. Wade was a little frustrating at times, his crush on Art3mis at times get in the way of what he should be focusing on. Art3mis was kind of a jerk. She took help from Wade but acted completely aloof and snarky. Aech is Wade's best friend and is a awesome character all around.

OASIS to me reminds me of The Sims on a grander scale. I loved the amount of detail in this story, it makes sense that people would want to disappeared into this game to get away from everything terrible going on outside of OASIS. There were parts that made me laugh out loud (Note page 193-194). The ending was a little sappy but it was so good.  

I loved this book and I want to own my own copy so I can flip through it and re-read my favourite parts whenever I want.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Duff- Kody Keplinger

Title: The Duff
Author: Cody Keplinger
Source: Bought used
Series: No
Rating: 4.5/5

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. 

But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him.
Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

Why did I wait so long to read this book? It was soo good. It went places I did not think it would. This is not a book I would recommend for a younger audience as it does have some pretty steamy moments.

Bianca was a dark, cynical character that kept her dark attitude throughout the entire book. She was not played off as an innocent girl; she had a twisted side that I loved.  She was sarcastic but her friends accepted her. I found all the characters to be pretty realistic. They all had there flaws that they displayed and were acknowledge. The home life of Bianca was sad. I felt for her a lot, but I also liked how the author portrayed it.

I loathed Wesley in the beginning. I thought he was this awful jerk and I could not understand why Bianca was even giving him the time of day. By the end I adored him, he completely changes and shows this sensitive side I would have never guessed existed. Do not give up on Wesley, he does get better. 

It’s really hard to explain the plot line. It starts out as a girl being called the Duff but turns into something so much deeper and through provoking that I ever imagined. This book left me speechless and I cannot put into words how much I loved this book. It was wonderful and I looking forward to Keplinger's other books. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (40)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I did really good this week without buying any books. I won some e-books also was was pretty awesome.

Flat- Out Love- Jessica Park (From Danya at A Tapestry Of Words)
Sir Tristan's Estate- Heather Beck (From Ashley at Book Labyrinth)
Blue Water- Heather Beck (From Ashley at Book Labyrinth)
Where feelings go to Die- Heather Beck (From Ashley at Book Labyrinth)
Hot Egyptian Nights- Heather Beck (From Ashley at Book Labyrinth)

Borrowed from the Library

You Are Not Here- Samantha Schutz
Swim the Fly- Don Calame
Black Box- Julie Schumacher
The Boy Recession- Flynn Meaney
The Unidentified- Rae Mariz

For Review

Broken- A.E. Rought

What did you get in your mailbox this week? Leave a comment below so I can check it out :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Emily for Real- Sylvia Gunnery

Title: Emily for Real
Author: Sylvia Gunnery
Source: Won
Series: No
Rating: 3/5

Seventeen-year-old Emily’s world crumbles when her boy friend dumps her, and when she thinks her life can’t possibly get any worse, a series of secrets are revealed that threaten to tear her beloved family apart. Emily’s heart has been broken into a hundred pieces and she feels like there is no one to turn to, until an unexpected friendship blossoms with a troubled classmate named Leo. Sometimes moody but always supportive, Leo is Emily’s rock in an ocean of confusion and disbelief.

But Leo doesn’t have an easy life either. He struggles to be both mother and father to his little sister while his mom battles her alcohol addiction. His deadbeat dad darts in and out of the picture, and Leo would rather he stay away, permanently. The two friends lean on each other, and in the end discover the inner strength to face whatever life throws at them.

With incredible insight into the teenage psyche and speckled with pitch-perfect humor, author Sylvia Gunnery has created a heart-warming coming-of-age story that explores the intricacies of family and friendship.

I won this book from Ashley at Book Labyrinth. She has an awesome blog so you should check out her blog.

I have not actually heard much about this book before entering the contest so I decided to check it out. Emily's boyfriend breaks up with her when he leaves for university. She feels lost without him until she is partnered up with Leo. They soon become close friends and Emily feel like she is able to talk to him openly. After Emily's grandfather dies, family secrets that were buried long ago emerge and the secrets start to tear her family apart.

Emily handled the breakup surprisingly well. She was upset but she kept it together better than I first thought she would. I enjoyed hearing from her point of view and she seemed to have a pretty good backbone, except when it came to her family. I felt like she allowed them to walk all over her. I understood she was processing a lot of information in a short amount of time but I did not like how she allowed them to treat her. Leo was a pretty typical bad boy with a kind heart. He loved his sister but had a lot of resentment towards his alcoholic mother and his absent father. 

There was a lot that went down in this short book. Emily's family has a lot of secrets that affect everyone in the family in different ways.

The part I did not like about the book was I felt that the story was a little underdeveloped. Emily is very close to her grandmother who is in a nursing home but not much information is given as to why she is so close to her which I found a little odd. Also I did not like how Emily's aunt seemed to control Emily's father. I understand that she is his sister but when things start to come out, he allows her to make the decisions for Emily and his wife. I was hoping he would have done more for Emily's mother who I felt got put on the back burner by her family.

There were parts that I liked and there were parts I did not like. I am still a little undecided on how exactly to explain this book or what I think of it. There is too much that can be given away if I go to far into detail. Overall I enjoyed the story but I hoped the characters would have been more developed. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

When The Stars Go Blue- Caridad Ferrer

Title: When the Stars Go Blue
Author: Caridad Ferrer
Source: Borrowed from the library
Series: No
Rating: 4.5/5

Winner of an International Latino Book Award

A dancer driven to succeed.
A musical prodigy attempting to escape his past.
The summer they share.
And the moment it all goes wrong.

Dance is Soledad Reyes’s life. About to graduate from Miami’s Biscayne High School for the Performing Arts, she plans on spending her last summer at home teaching in a dance studio, saving money, and eventually auditioning for dance companies. That is, until fate intervenes in the form of fellow student Jonathan Crandall who has what sounds like an outrageous proposition: Forget teaching. Why not spend the summer performing in the intense environment of the competitive drum and bugle corps? The corps is going to be performing Carmen, and the opportunity to portray the character of the sultry gypsy proves too tempting for Soledad to pass up, as well as the opportunity to spend more time with Jonathan, who intrigues her in a way no boy ever has before.        

But in an uncanny echo of the story they perform every evening, an unexpected competitor for Soledad's affections appears: Taz, a member of an all-star Spanish soccer team. One explosive encounter later Soledad finds not only her relationship with Jonathan threatened, but her entire future as a professional dancer.

Soledad is a very talented ballet dancer who feels like she an outsider at times as she is not the petite, small boned girls normally chosen for ballet. Her talent overrides this, she plans on working for the summer and auditioning for dance companies. A former student Jonathan proposes that she takes the summer to perform for a travelling drum and bugle corps instead. She relents and decides to take advantage of this unique opportunity.  

I have been wanting to read this since I read Bunheads by Sophie Flack. I have never taken any dance classes or had any ambition to but since reading Flack's book I have wanted to read another book on dance. Ferrer did not disappoint.  

This book dealt with issues that  I did not notice when I started reading. I felt like I was there with Soledad as she gets to know Jonathan and agrees to go with him on the road. Soledad has been abandoned  by her family all her life so when she meets Jonathan he soon becomes a large part of her life. Jonathan starts out being a kind, attentive boyfriend but soon he starts to get jealous of Soledad. He is not convinced that she loves him.  Taz (Baltazar) is a sexy soccer player from Spain who is travelling the same fair circuit as Soledad's dance group. 

I enjoyed the story a lot and even though the ending was sad I loved it. I was hoping that there would be a happy ending for Soledad but unfortunately there was not. I loved getting to know Taz. He was so sweet and smexy. Yes I said it and I am not ashamed.

I just want to read this book over and over again. It was sooooo good. I am looking forward to Ferrer's other books. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (39)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I thought last weeks STS would be the last but I got rid of a garbage bag full of clothes so I thought I would treat myself by actually going in to Value Village and my resolution to not by any more books disappeared. 

I also went to the states for the day and I bought more books. I have no room on my shelves. Since I ran out of room on my shelves I bought some books for my Playbook from Kobo. There were some really good ones on sale so I bought them up.

Bought Used

To the Nines- Janet Evanovich
Grave Secrets- Kathy Reichs
Dark Lover- J.T. Ward (So excited!!!!!)
PostMortem- Patricia Cornwell (Loved it so I bought it)
Body of Evidence- Patricia Cornwell (And a few after...)
All that Remains- Patricia Cornwell
The Body Farm- Patricia Cornwell
Cruel and Unusual- Patricia Cornwell

Bought New

A Clash of Kings- George R.R. Martin
Beautiful Disaster- Jamie McGuire
The Demon Trapper's Daughter
Bitter End- Jennifer Brown
Die for Me- Amy Plum (E-Reader)
I'm Starving for You- Margaret Atwood (E-Reader)
Isolation- Dan Wells (E-Reader)
Freaky Frank- Heather Beck (E-Reader)
Hearts at Steaks- Alyxander Harvey
Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions- Multiple authors (E-Reader)
The Agency: A Spy in the House- Y.S. Lee (E-Reader)
The Agency: A Body at the Tower- Y.S. Lee (E-Reader)
The Agency: A Traitor in the Tunnel- Y.S. Lee  (E-Reader)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Catch The Sun- Lee Zamloch

Title: Catch The Sun
Author: Lee Zamloch
Source: From the publisher
Series: No
Rating: 4/5

On a rainy morning in 1995, Marilyn Monroe appears on the bedroom patio of Amanda Grace, a former Playboy centerfold and jeans model whose acting career has tanked. Dancing, laughing, and gazing at Amanda through the glass doors, Marilyn seems to want something from her. But what? And how has the greatest sex symbol of her time been transported through time and space to contemporary Los Angeles?

"Catch the Sun" is a story of growing obsession as Amanda Grace, a woman whose beauty is undeniable but whose talents are questionable, becomes captivated by the haunting apparition of Marilyn Monroe. As she explores the fragility, beauty, and dazzling rise to fame of the once great movie star, Amanda gradually loses her own tenuous hold on reality.

Catch the sun starts with an artist name Edith who commits suicide. She has left her two daughters, Joanne and Meredith behind to divide up her property. Meredith takes the name of Amanda Grace and after her mother’s death sees Marilyn Munroe on her patio dancing in the rain. Amanda becomes obsessed with Marilyn and is convinced she is talking to her and appearing occasionally.

Marilyn Munroe is such an icon actress but I actually have never read much about her. I was aware of the basic facts of her life but nothing to in depth. Catch the Sun gives flashes into the life of Marilyn Munroe and gives her a new series of events in her life.  Joanne was not a character that played a large part in the book, as Amanda’s obsession grows her sister fades out of the story. Amanda was complex character that got her fame in a not so glamour way. Amanda slowly sinks into madness and complete separates herself from the remainder of her family.

The concept was an interesting one; I found the book very engaging and hard to put down. I had to know what was going to happen next with Marilyn and Amanda.  I enjoyed the duel points of view from Marilyn and Amanda as their lives intertwined together.

I really enjoyed everything about this book, I thought the characters were all complex and had depth. The story was interesting, I thought I had the ending figured out but the last twist in the end caught me off guard and the book ended on a good note.  I was intrigued by the ending and find myself wondering what is going to happen next with Amanda. I look forward to reading more books by this author.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trafficked- Kim Purcell

Title: Trafficked
Author: Kim Purcell
Source: Borrowed from the library
Series: No
Rating: 4.5/5

A 17-year-old Moldovan girl whose parents have been killed is brought to the United States to work as a slave for a family in Los Angeles.

Hannah believes she’s being brought from Moldova to Los Angeles to become a nanny for a Russian family. But her American dream quickly spirals into a nightmare. The Platonovs force Hannah to work sixteen-hour days, won’t let her leave the house, and seem to have a lot of secrets—from Hannah and from each other.

Stranded in a foreign land with false documents, no money, and nobody who can help her, Hannah must find a way to save herself from her new status as a modern-day slave or risk losing the one thing she has left: her life.

Hannah is brought to the United States to be a nanny for a Russian family or so she thinks. She soon realizes that she has become a slave to the family instead of a hired nanny like she was told. She hoped that she would be able to come and learn English in the hopes of becoming a doctor. She must now take control of her life in a country where she has none.

I really enjoyed Hannah's character. She was not as trusting as I originally thought she would be, she has dealt with a lot of heartache in her life already at such a young age that she seemed to have a pretty clear vision of how the world could be. Hannah is only trying to help her grandmother get her cataract surgery.  

The story of Hannah if fiction but her situation is very real. There are thousands of people every who are trafficked to other countries to serve as modern day slaves or low paid workers. There are many who are trafficked into the sex trade and are forced to work. 

This is a hear wrenching book, I loved Hannah and getting to hear her story but knowing how true to reality this book is makes me sad. I hope that the percentage of the sales of this book that is going to organizations to help people like the fictional Hannah can help to stop human trafficking. This book is hauntingly realistic. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Home Front- Kristin Hannah

Title: Home Front
Author: Kristin Hannah
Source: Borrowed from the library
Series: No
Rating: 4.5/5

In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of a husband and wife, in love and at war. 

All marriages have a breaking point. All families have wounds. All wars have a cost. . . .

Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life---children, careers, bills, chores---even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm’s way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls. As a mother, it agonizes Jolene to leave her family, but as a solider she has always understood the true meaning of duty. In her letters home, she paints a rose-colored version of her life on the front lines, shielding her family from the truth. But war will change Jolene in ways that none of them could have foreseen. When tragedy strikes, Michael must face his darkest fear and fight a battle of his own---for everything that matters to his family.

At once a profoundly honest look at modern marriage and a dramatic exploration of the toll war takes on an ordinary American family, Home Front is a story of love, loss, heroism, honor, and ultimately, hope.

This book will eat you up and spit you out. I am not a crier but this book made me want to bawl my eyes out. I had to blink back tears a few times. I know people in the military and while reading this I could picture what they go through on a daily basis it was heart wrenching. 

The story is a little slow to start. I was around thirty pages in and I was just not feeling it. Normally I am completely sucked into Hannah's books and I was having a hard time with this one but I stuck it out and it got unbelievably good. The story picked up and there was the division of POV's from Michael and Jolene. 

As always Hannah chooses a difficult topic and creates a beautiful, intricate story that has me completely enthralled and I have to keep reading it. I always find this with her books, I get completely sucked in and have absolutely no clue on how much time has gone by.

Onto the characters. If you follow me on Goodreads you will have seen my status update about my feelings for Michael. I was not a fan of him until part two. I still do not fully forgive him for being a complete jerk but he did a complete turnaround and admitted to being selfish which really helped his case. Betsy is such a frustrating character, I know there is a lot going on around her but still she was a complete brat the entire time. Lulu was so frigging adorable. She does not understand what is going on around her but most of the time she is still this sweet bubbly little girl. Tami and Jolene are a package deal. They have been best friends since they joined the army. I loved both of them, Tami was such an amazing, strong character. Jolene overcame a lot of crap and at times she let it get to her but she would shake it off.

This is a pretty heavy book so prepare for water works. September 11th is a day that has affected everyone in some way. I was in school the day it happened and my parents explained it to me when I got home and made sure me and my sister understood what had happened. I feel sad when I think of what happened and what has been the aftermath of it. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (38)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

This is part two of my massive pile of books. I have a little bit of everything this week and I am excited to read it all. My one book is on back order so I am going to show the entire order once it is here.

Bought Used

Stolen- Kelley Armstrong

Don't Judge a Girl By Her Cover- Ally Carter

Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy- Ally Carter

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You- Ally Carter

Enclave- Ann Aguirre

For Review

Catch The Sun- Lee Zamloch (E-Reader)


One for the Money- Janet Evanovich

Sanibel Flats- Randy Wayne White

The Zero Game- Brad Meltzer

Borrowed from the Library

The Looking Glass Wars- Frank Beddor
Trafficked- Kim Purcell
This is How- Augusten BurroughsRead Player One- Ernest Cline
Going too Far- Jennifer Echols (Returned already)

What did you get in your mailbox? Leave a comment below so I can check it out.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ship Breaker- Paolo Bacigalupi

Title: Ship Breaker
Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Source: Bought new
Series: Yes
Rating: 3.5/5

A gritty, high-stakes adventure set in a futuristic world where oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer.

In America's Gulf Coast region, grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota-and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or by chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life....

In this powerful novel, Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.

I would totally judge this book by its cover. I just love it so much; it is so dark and twisty. I found it completely matched the premise of the book completely.

Nailer is part of a ship breaker team who takes apart old ships and sells them for scrap. He is part of the light load team and he has to go into the ships and find copper wire.  A storm washes a new ship on the shore that belongs to the swanks, the upper class. On board he discovers a girl has survived and he decides to save her. He has no idea who he just saved.

I really enjoyed the story and I liked the characters but there was just something missing from it that made me not completely fall in love with it.  I found it hard to connect with Nailer who seemed to forgive his father constantly when he should have cut him loose. I thought he was a little soft for the role he was portraying. I loved the secondary characters and I liked how they all came together in the story. My favourite had to be Nita. She was no soft swank she had a lot of hidden potential.

The back story was reasonably well done.  I found the back story to what time period this is to be portraying was a little lack lustre.  There were hints about global warming but nothing concrete about the time period. I thought it was present day but I was not completely sure. I also did not understand how so many ships came to be washed ashore; the story just began with them being there and being taken apart.  The description of the surroundings was through; there was no guessing to the surroundings, they took shape in front of my eyes.

Overall I enjoyed the story and the characters but I hoped to get more out of the book than I did. I look forward to reading the companion novel to this one to see where the story will go from here and if the same characters will be in it or if there will be new main characters.  This is not a book I would have picked up on my own but I am glad I heard about it on a few different blogs gave it a chance. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Personal read-a-thon

I woke up at eight this morning even though I have absolutely no reason to be up that early and I was unable to get back to sleep so I decided to make a coffee and start reading. I am going to try to get as much reading as I can done today because my September TBR is ridiculously huge and I have a billion books out from the library.

I did all of my housework and errands yesterday. I even made enough supper to have leftovers for today because I was thinking of doing my own one day read a thon. I have two books I want to finish and I want to read two full, shorter books and start a third.

The books I want to finish are...

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Skulduggery Pleasant- Derek Landy

The books I want to get read are....

You Are Not Here- Samantha Schutz
Black Box- Julie Schuacher

The book I want to start is...

The Looking Glass Wars- Frank Beddor

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic is Top Ten Books On Your Fall TBR List. I have not done this feature in awhile (even though I love it) so I decided to participate this week because I have lots of books I am looking forward to on my fall TBR.

1. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

2. The Vespertine- Saundra Mitchell

3. Social Suicide- Gamma Halliday

4. Body of Evidence- Patricia Cornwell

5. Gone- Michael Grant

6. Charmed Thirds- Megan McCafferty

7.  Jenny Pox- JL Bryan

8.  It's Not Summer Without You- Jenny Han

9. Wicked Game- Jeri Smith-Ready

10. Virtuosity- Jessica Martinez

What are your top ten books on your fall TBR?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (37)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

This Stacking the Shelves is so big that I need to split it into parts. This week I will show you the books I got at the yard sale and the ones from the library. The books from the yard sale have been split into two piles since there are so many. I did get six free because I had bought some the day before. I did not pay over $2.00 for any of these books. 

Bought at the Yard Sale (Part 1)

These are the young books I bought. I bought a lot of Puffin children's classics because they were $1 and less. 

Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson
The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett
Little Women- Louisa May Alcott
Anne of Green Gables- L.M. Montgomery
Coraline- Neil Gaiman
I Capture the Castle- Dodie Smith
Slam- Nick Hornby
Harriet the Spy- Louise Fitzhugh
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz- L. Frank Baum
The Wind in the Willows- Kenneth Graham

Bought at Yard Sale (Part 2)

These are the adult books I got at the yard sale and this also includes my free ones which I was very excited about :)

The Gunslinger- Stephen King
Sherlock Holmes V1- Sir Arthur Doyle
The Pursuit of Happyness- Chris Gardner
A Million Little Pieces- James Frey
Dreaming Water- Gail Tsukiyama
Think!- Michael R. LeGault
Mathilda Savitch- Victor Lodato
Sea Sick- Alanna Mitchell
The Meaning of Night- Michael Cox
The Corrections- Jonathan Franzen
The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code- Sharan Newman (Not shown- Bought for my dad :) )

Borrowed from the Library

When Stars Go Blue- Caridad Ferrer
Home Front- Kristin Hannah
13- Kelley Armstrong

That is my massive pile of books which is just part of what I got this week. I will post the rest next week. What did you get in your mailbox? Leave a comment below so I can check it out.