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Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Summer Reads (Part 1)

Hey Blogger Buds,
Today I'm going to tell you about the massive stack of books I'm planning to get to in the next few weeks.There are too many  for one post, so I'll pick up on Tuesday. On Sunday, when I post for my new meme, Summer Sunday, I'm going to do some mini-mini-reviews on the books I've finished, so I'm posting regularly on Tuesday.
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but this summer I'm reading a lot of...contemporary. *hangs head in shame* There are a couple of fantasy and paranormal books I plan to tackle, either because I hope they'll be light and fun, or because they're just coming out and I'm unbearably excited, or they're beach-y, or because...well, just because. I'm glad that contemps are often stand-alones; many of these are. So I'm not forcing myself into too many new series (though I expect to go become obsessed with Sarah Dessen.)

Soooo, in a sort of particular order (Not all of these are at my library yet, if ever, so they're lower on the list. Links go to Goodreads. (Because the awesomeness that is the Chromebook makes it amazingly easy for me to write a blog post while staring at my Goodreads list.):

Forever Summer by Alyson Noel
I won this two-in-one from Adventures in Children's Publishing, and what better summer read than a chic-lit with "summer" in the title? Forever Summer is Laguna
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)Cove and Cruel Summer in one novel. I haven't read anything by Alyson Noel (plan to read her Immortals series...eventually.)
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I've yet to read anything by Cassie *hangs head in shame again* because, although I was interested, I never had the time, and was never so into it. But my sister, T, owns the trilogy, so I plan on borrowing the first book this summer. And, a friend of mine recently told me that a character in my book has some similarities to Jace, so that really piqued my interest. Plus there's the movie in the works ;). Really excited to get to this!

Babe in BoylandThe SECOND I saw the title of this book, I knew I wanted to read it. You ever get like that? A single title shows you how much awesome is going to be packed into one stand-alone novel? (Well, everyone freaked out over Veronica Roth's "Insurgent" if I recall.) This book is based on a true story and it's about, well, the misadventures of a teenage rock star. (I'm not quite sure how else to explain it...)

Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
This one I also wanted to read practically as soon as I saw the title. The main character, a girl goes undercover at a girl school. I'm hoping for plenty of laughs. The cover is awesome, as well.

Forgive My Fins (Fins, #1)Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Um, hello? Paris? This one has been called adorable so many times, and I really want to meet Etienne St. Claire (because I love guys with names I can't pronounce). Goodreads had 19 single star reviews. And 3182 five star reviews...and counting.

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Water. Mermaids. Awesomesauce bookmarks. What's not to love? Especially as Fins Are Forever just came out, and the bookmarks are more gorgeous that FMF's.

Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
Kirsten's really sweet, and there's been a handful of buzz about this one. And I really haven't seen that much YA about 14 year olds, if I remember correctly.

Rival by Sara Bennet Wealer
Apparently this one is Glee meets...I don't remember what Glee meets, but I don't care. Glee! And for all you fellow Gleeks-Chris Colfer's writing a book, The Land of Stories.

Beauty QueensViola in the Spotlight by Adrianna Trigiani
More names I can't pronounce! I really liked Viola in Reel Life, and this one takes place in Brooklyn! I have a soft spot for characters that are Big Apple Natives. There's just something awesome about us. ;)

Beauty Queens by Libba  Bray
I don't think I've read any of Libba's books yet, shamefully. I've actually seen her, though her line was really packed, and I didn't have a chance to say anything to her. But this is a deserted island!

Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler
Nightspell (Mistwood, #2)A contemp I wanted to read when it came out. I don't exactly know why this one piqued my interest. I actually found it on my library shelf a while ago, but my friend was with me and she gave it one look and begged me to let her read it first.

Nightspell by Leah Cypess
Leah is a bundle of awesome (and apparently she was signing in New York today. *facepalm*) I didn't love Mistwood, but I heard a ton of awesome about Nightspell!
Roadside Assistance

The Truth about ForeverThe Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
My pick to start with, and apparently a good choice. Not one of her older books, not one of the newer.

Roadside Assistance by Amy Clipston
Another contemp that just caught my eye. Probably because of the girl who likes cars. (So cliche it's not one.)

What are you planning on reading this summer?



  1. ACH! I haven't read any of these -.- I feel like such an horrible book junkie right now.

    I'll be sure to pick a few of these up though!


  2. Not a huge fan of the Immortals series--to me, it was way too similar to the Twilight Saga. But, ahhh, I want to read Beauty Queens, too. xD

  3. You've got some great ones on that list! I just adored Anna and the French Kiss, I can't say enough good things about it:) Same with The Mortal Instruments series, that's another favorite. Can't wait to see what you think of some of those!

  4. When will you post again ? Been looking forward to this !


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