Lately, I've really been cutting down on the amount I'm spending on books because I just moved into a house, and I have a lot of adult-ish bills to pay these days. So aggravating. I miss the days when I could do whatever I wanted with my money. However, Half Price Books totally had a massive sale here in Dallas. And we're talking $1 and $2 clearance here. There weren't any new books to be found, but there were a lot of older ones that I found intriguing and one that just sent me into a bout of hysterical laughter. Also, with a few days off from work (and one day in which I was technically working, but not doing anything at all. I know that sounds bad, but there was literally nothing I was able to do for long stretches of time other than sit and read), I was able to get a LOT of reading done. How was your week? Any great new books I should be aware of? Let me know!
Frigid (Frigid #1) - J. Lynn: 4 stars. My first JLA/JL novel, and I really enjoyed it. I will definitely be reading more.
Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell: 5 stars. Levi Levi Levi Levi Levi. Also, Cath IS me. Review here.
The Girl with the Iron Touch (Steampunk Chronicles #3) - Kady Cross: 3.5 stars. I love this series so much so it kills me to give it a relatively low rating. However, I just didn't think it warrented anything higher. Very sad because this series deserves better ratings. Full review here.
Nantucket Blue - Leila Howland: 4 stars. I wasn't blown away, which is honestly what I'd been expecting, but it was pretty good. Enjoyable. Will review soon.
Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks #4) - Miranda Kenneally: 4 stars. *sigh* I love the Hundred Oaks series. There was a BIG surprise that I wasn't expecting in this one, but it was a nice surprise. Full review coming during the Racing Savannah tour for Sourcebooks, which will be in December.
The Program (The Program #1) - Suzanne Young: This is starting off pretty slowly, but I have a feeling things are about to pick up. Status: page 84
Clockwork Princess audiobook - Cassandra Clare: Love it. I could be a bit further along, but I stopped it at the end of a chapter break tonight. Wanted to get a chunk in its entirety tomorrow and not broken up. Status: 69% (naughtily ironic considering I'm now at chapter 19 *eyebrow waggle*)
New to my bookshelf this week:
The End Games - T. Michael Martin: I heard this is a good book for Halloween.
Two Lies and a Spy - Kat Carlton
Wait for You (Wait for You #1) - J. Lynn
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Holly Black
Wild Cards - Simone Elkeles
The Madman's Daughter - Megan Shepherd: I actually bought this a couple months ago, but I shipped it to my good friend Maura of The Whimsical Mama, who got to meet Megan recently & was nice enough to get my copy signed!
The Bitch Posse - Martha O'Connor
Take Me There - Carolee Dean
The Heartbreakers - Pamela Wells
Girl v. Boy - Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout
One Day - David Nicholls (I think this may be the book that Anne Hathaway movie is based on. Maybe)
Outside the Lines - Amy Hatvany
The Indigo Notebook - Laura Resau
Anatomy of a Boyfriend - Daria Snadowsky: I've always been intrigued by this cover
And, my personal favorite: Datable by Justin Lookadoo and Hayley DiMarco. Guys, we are going to make fun of this book SO MUCH. I may turn this into a weekly feature for a little bit because this book is so ridiculous I couldn't not buy it. To give you a hint of what's to come, let me tell you that chapter 8 is titled "Girls Control How Far You Go" and chapter 13 is titled "Girls, Shut Up." Oh, we are going to have a freaking FIELD DAY with this! I hope you're as excited as I am!
Giveaways & Contests:
Eve - Anna Carey, courtesy of EpicReads aka Harper Collins. I won this from attending my first-ever Tea Time!
Racing Savannah - Miranda Kenneally (NG)
While You're Away Part I - Jessa Holbrook (NG)
Pawn (Blackcoat Rebellion #1) - Aimee Carter (NG)
Crash Into You - Katie McGarry (NG)
Heartbeat -Elizabeth Scott (NG)
Stir Me Up - Sabrina Elkins (NG)
Reckless Secrets - Gina Robinson (NG)
Anna Godberson @ Irving Public Library, October 17. Anna spend a few minutes talking about F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, but she also answered a few questions about her own work, and then she signed some books. Recap coming soon!