May 13, 2012 by Heidi
In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren in which you share the books you added to your collection in the past week.
Hi friends! This post is covering the past couple of weeks as I’ve been being good and not collecting quite so many books as of late. I’m invoking a library moratorium on myself until I get a good chunk of these lovelies that I actually own read. We’ll see how that goes…
From the Library:
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath [Amazon|GoodReads]
I know I just said library moratorium, right? Well, there are still some books I need. I plan to keep getting the series I’m in the middle of (Kate Daniels and Jessica Darling), and this! A while back I picked up an ARC of the companion novel to Everything on a Waffle, One Year in Coal Harbor, and of course I wanted to read the first one first! Particularly because this is also a Newberry award winner. Plus, isn’t the paperback cover adorable? She looks so much like my little redheaded niece, I love it…also it makes me hungry.
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill [Amazon|GoodReads]
I am loving this dreamy cover people, and since it involves London, sounds super cute, and I’ve heard wonderful things from those who’ve already read it, I’m excited to check it out! Requested via NetGalley, thanks Delacorte!
White Horse by Alex Adams [Amazon|GoodReads]
The lovely Janice from Janicu’s Book Blog and I had a weird meet cute on Twitter where we realized we had a mutual friend in real life who happens to live about halfway between the two of us. After finishing White Horse (you can read her review here), she offered to let me borrow it and we used our mutual friend as a book mule and halfway house. Thanks to both of you!
Won…I’ve been super lucky lately. I’d better be careful or people will want to start taking me on dangerous adventures:
Touch by Jus Accardo [Amazon|GoodReads]
So does everyone remember back to the YA March Madness tournament? Touch was this book I’d never heard of, and yet it kept trouncing other books. Jacinda from The Reading Housewives of Indiana had such enthusiasm for Touch (read her review here) that it was catching. She, and the lovely people at Entangled Publishing offered up a copy of Touch, and I was lucky enough to snag it! After the tournament, and this awesome interview with Jus where she and the cast of Touch took on My Little Pony, I can’t wait to read it. Thanks to all those involved!
Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral [Amazon|GoodReads]
I’ve been fascinated with the concept of this book ever since I first heard of this book through the author, Gayle Forman, who cited it as an example of where she thought the future of YA might be headed. I read this one in about an hour one evening this past week, and thought it was awesomely innovative (though quite frankly the ending will have me ‘wtf’ing for days. Thanks so much to the charming Anna from Anna Reads for hosting the giveaway, and to Razorbill for the book!
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielson [Amazon|GoodReads]
What’s that you say? Didn’t you get The False Prince from the library in your last IMM? Why yes, yes I did. I got it from the library, read it, loved it, and was ecstatic about winning Jennifer Nielson’s Twitter contest for a signed copy of the book! As someone who rereads a lot, especially as series come out, I love owning books I enjoy. I was so happy to put this one on my shelf, especially since Jennifer was kind enough to sign it for me!
My bunburying as of late
Neversink by Barry Wolverton
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Fracture by Megan Miranda
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
Faery Tales and Nightmares by Melissa Marr
How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeves
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
That’s it for me these days, let me know what’s up around your corner of the world these days!