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Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Bookish Roadtrip

Hi! Today I am going on a little roadtrip to Chicago for the YA Lit Blogger's Summit, which is part of the ALA conference. I am so excited to meet some fellow bloggers and to be going to a place that's essentially centered around books! I thought that I would share the books that I am bringing to read in the car on the way to Chicago, it's about a 8 hour drive. I always over pack books whenever I go on a trip - it's like outfits, you never know what you want to read next or if you'll read them all and be stuck with out a book (AH, that would be the worst). Onto the books...

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. My friend has highly recommended this book and I've been wanting to pick it up. Some sci-fi on a roadtrip sounds pretty good to me!

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. I recently read Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson and I loved it so I wanted to read another one of hers. This one is about a roadtrip, so why not read about a roadtrip while you're on a roadtrip? 

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. I've been really wanting to read this book. It sounds like the perfect summer read, so why not take it and read it on a summer road trip.

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger. I've been waiting to get this one from the library and it just came in today so it had to come with me on the trip! This book looks so good and I thought it would add a nice variety to my little pile coming with.

I hope I'll get to read all these books or most of them at least. I still have to finish reading The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I'm almost done with it, so that one is coming on the trip but I anticipate finishing that one up early on. Then I have a nice variety of books to choose from to read next - though I know I will for sure be reading Obsidian. So excited! Okay, I'm off to pack! Hope to see you at the summit!

Is anyone else attending the YA Lit Blogger's Summit? Tweet me @aloveofbooks

What are books you guys like to take on trips with you? What are the ones you've taken with if you've already traveled this summer?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday (14)

Hi! Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper. In this feature, you highlight a book from your wishlist that you're dying to add to your shelves. This week the book I can't wait to get is

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

The spine-tingling horror of Stephen King meets an eerie mystery worthy of Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series in Katie Karyus Quinn's hauting debut.

On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished.

A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know how she got there. She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon.

Now Annaliese is haunted by strange visions and broken memories. Memories of a reckless, desperate wish...a bloody razor...and the faces of other girls who disappeared. Piece by piece, Annaliese's fractured memories come together to reveal a violent, endless cycle that she will never escape - unless she can unlock the twisted secrets of her past.

The synopsis and cover of this book has already sucked me in! If that didn't convince that I needed this book, when I was at a bookstore recently flipping through the book, I saw that there were poems in it too. This just intrigued me more and now I cannot wait to get this book and figure out the mystery in its pages! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (13)

Hi! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish. This weeks top ten list is something I've been wanting to make a list of, though it's a hard one to make because I have read so many awesome books so far this year! Anyways, here goes

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013

1. Just One Day by Gayle Forman. I LOVE this book! I have a hard time picking things I loved about this book because I loved every single part of Allyson's story. I cannot wait for the second book to come out in the fall.

2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. AHH! This book was so good! I love the poetic way they Mafi writes and the story told in this book is unique, fast-paced and will pull you in. 

3. The Selection by Kiera Cass. I love the premise of this book. The story along with the characters has me thinking about the book long after I read it.


4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. WOAH! This book really pulls you in, takes you on a roller coaster and never lets you go. I want to re-read this one already and I just read it last month!

5. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I don't know why it took me so long to read this book and I'm sure you know why this book is on my list. This story is touching, heart-breaking and gripping all at the same time. 

6. Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I really thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the realistic view on a love story and all the characters involved in it.

7. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. Lola and Cricket's story is one of the cutest ones that I have read. Once again a realistically told love story that gripped me in and didn't let go.


8. Tiger's Curse series by Colleen Houck. I've read the first three books in this series and I'm about to start the fourth. This has easily become one of my favorites series. I love that these books not only have a love story but are also filled with action-packed adventure.


9. Pivot Point by Kasie West. This book drew me in from the very beginning. I loved that this story was told in an alternating reality type way in that the MC is living out two different lives at one time.

10. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. This book was told in a voice that literally had me laughing out loud. I loved listening to Greg's voice as he told his story in a frank and straight-forward manner. This was a very entertaining read!