Saturday, May 11, 2013

Stocking the Shelves - preparing for summer break edition!

It's been awhile since I posted a STS...I'm probably not including everything I've gotten since my last post. I'm just including what I've gotten in the past 2 weeks or so. I am now on summer vacation, so I really look forward on catching up with my reading pile!

First are the books I've purchased. I'm trying not to spend much because I really don't NEED to...I'm trying to save money for summer activities. But, of course, there are SOME necessities!

1.) The Elite by Kiera Cass - yes, this was a necessity!
2.) If I Should Die by Amy Plum - DEFINITELY a necessity! This is the conclusion of the series, and I need my Vincent fix!
3.) Halflings by Heather Burch - I was sent the second book for review awhile back, so I need the first one - plus it was only $3!

Next, my library books...yeah, I got a little carried away. I seriously only meant to go in to pick up my ordered copy of Sever...but I couldn't resist looking. And we all know what looking leads to...(and that is Kitty Katniss sniffing around...she insisted on making an appearance!)

1.) The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen - this is on many awards lists, so I need to check it out!
2.) Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson - I've been drooling over this for awhile!
3.) Sever by Lauren DeStefano - my main reason for going into the library in the first place! I will be sad for this series to end!
4.) Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake - also on awards lists
5.) The Absolute Value of Mike by Kathryn Erskine - Sequoyah master list
6.) Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans - one of my jr high boys did a book talk on this and he convinced me to read it!
7.) Mind Games by Kiersten White - been on my TBR for awhile
8.) Mystic City by Theo Lawrence - supposed to be like The Hunger Games and Matched? yes, please!
9.) Ashfall by Mike Mullin
10.) Stick by Andrew Smith

Here are the books I received in the mail for review:

1.) The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth - received from Quirk Publishing
2.) Oh Brother! a Nicco and Tugger Tale by Kimberly Sentek - sent by author along with a very nice "thank you" card.
3.) A Sheltered Life: Take it to the Streets by Jeremy Reynalds - sent by author
4.) The Lake House by Marci Nault - sent by publicist
5.) Nothing More, Nothing Less by Ashley Dukart - received through Shelf Awareness
6.) As Nora Jo Fades Away: Confessions of a Caregiver by Lisa Cerasoli - from publicist
7.) Romeo Blue by Phoebe Stone - received through Shelf Awareness

And finally, the following are e-books I've received through Netgalley:

TwigsTouchBackwardsThe Last AcademyConfessions of an Almost-Girlfriend (Confessions, #2)The Truth About You and MeCrush. Candy. Corpse.Screwed

So, that is MOST of what I've gotten's gonna be a busy summer! Have you read any of these, and if so what did you think? What should I start with?


Kelly said...

Great haul! I adore Anna Dressed in Blood and Mind Games. I also got The Elite this week (definitely a necessity!), and I started reading it, but am not yet sure what I think of it. I look forward to your review of it. Happy reading!

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Wow! Awesome haul!! Anna Dressed in Blood was definitely awesome! Hope you enjoy all these reads!!

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Have a GREAT day!

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Amanda @Stuck In YA Books said...

Awesome haul!! Anna Dressed In Blood was Awesome!!

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