The Summer Lovin’ Readathon is a week-long readathon event hosted by seven independent bloggers! (Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland) Spend the week reading at your own pace, when and how you want to. There will be daily challenges for awesome prizes and opportunities to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs. As if that weren’t enough – the week will end with a 24-hr marathon readathon! Twitter parties, mini-challenges, games, prizes given EVERY HOUR, and more chances to get points toward the Grand Prize Packs. Sign-ups will be open through July 6th. I’m in, are you?!
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! This is a blog hop that allows bloggers to gain new followers and find some awesome new blogs to follow themselves! The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host has a blog that they feature each week! So, if you’re a blogger, come join in on the fun! Here’s today’s question – Q: The #FF is 150 weeks old! And we want to hear from you! What would you change about the hop? What do you like about it? Or just suggest a question to be used for next week! A: Well, I’ve only been doing FF for a couple of weeks now, so I’m not really sure that I’m qualified to suggest any changes. I’m loving it so far! And any questions I would suggest… Read more »
Title: The Program Author: Suzanne Young Publisher: Simon Pulse Release Date: April 30, 2013 Pages: 408, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 3.93 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program. Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories. Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe… Read more »
Title: The Undesirable Author: S. Celi Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing Release Date: January 28, 2013 Pages: 210, eBook Goodreads Rating: 3.95 stars My Rating: 3/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: What if everything you knew turned out to be a lie? Charlotte Walker knows how to live under the rule of The Party. She has managed for 18 years. She helps out her drunken mother and keeps life going at a familiar, steady pace. She doesn’t ask questions, even though she has many of them in her heart. Fostino Sanchez knows how to live under the rule of The Party, too. For 19 years, he’s worked to be the perfect Party member. He knows what must be done to keep Maxwell Cooper in power, and how find the The Undesirables that threaten to take away everything that matters. As the months go by, what matters most to Fostino is Charlotte Walker. While their love blooms, danger comes to Charlotte… Read more »
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights the upcoming releases that we’re most looking forward to. Here are my picks – books that are coming out soon! Insomnia J.R. JohannsonRelease date: June 8th 2013It’s been four years since I slept, and I suspect it is killing me. Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp enters the dream of the last person he’s had eye contact with. He spends his nights crushed by other people’s fear and pain, by their disturbing secrets—and Parker can never have dreams of his own. The severe exhaustion is crippling him. If nothing changes, Parker could soon be facing psychosis and even death.Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. Parker starts going to bizarre lengths to catch Mia’s eye every day. Everyone at school thinks he’s gone over the edge, even his best friend. And when… Read more »
One of the blogs that I follow had a fun meme today that really caught my attention. It’s called Top Ten Tuesday and each week we list a new book-related top ten list. This week’s list is Top Ten Favorite Book Covers (of books that you’ve read). Okay, so we all know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I totally do. I mean, I LOVE a gorgeous (or just really striking) book cover and the cover illustration is often what grabs my attention enough to pick up a book and read about it. So, here are my 10 favorites (from looking at my Read list on Goodreads). If you click on the cover, you will be brought to the book’s page on Goodreads.
Title: Tracers Author: Jerome Gilden Publisher: Independent Release Date: March 31, 2012 Pages: 164, eBook Goodreads Rating: 4.57 stars My Rating: 1/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: WARNING: Don’t buy this book if you like sticking with mainstream reading material! “Imagine being a 19 year old adolescent, who is searching for his parents who seem never to have existed, according to local police, state police, FBI, private investigators.” How would that make you feel and what would you do to survive? Let Jerome Gilden introduce you to Jerry Daniels (19 years old), who used to think he was a normal high school guy and knows he is not crazy, despite other people around him think he is a nut-job who created a set of imaginary parents. “Yesterday, I graduated from high school; at least I think it was yesterday. I’ve been losing track of time lately. To tell you the truth, and I swear this is the truth, as crazy as… Read more »
Title: The 5th Wave Author: Rick Yancey Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Release Date: May 7, 2013 Pages: 480, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.15 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance… Read more »
Yep, my To-Read list just keeps growing and growing. I have found so many awesome new books on other blogs – I think I’ll have to start reading 24/7 so that I don’t miss out on any!Here are some of my recently added books that I’m most looking forward to (click on the images to see them on GoodReads) – I know there are a few books here that are out of my typical genre, but sometimes it’s fun to read something different. I was ready to dismiss Girls Love Travis Walker based on the cover and title, but then I read the review on Total Book Geek and I was hooked. Likewise with The Sea of Tranquility – I’ve seen it reviewed on several blogs and I decided to give it a try. Anna and The French Kiss definitely isn’t a book I would have added to my TBR list… Read more »
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! This is a blog hop that allows bloggers to gain new followers and find some awesome new blogs to follow themselves! The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host has a blog that they feature each week! So, if you’re a blogger, come join in on the fun! Here’s today’s question – Q: School is out! What’s your favorite summer reading book? A: I don’t have specific books that I like to read in the summer, but there are some books coming out this summer that I’m looking forward to. Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead, Branded by Abi Ketner, and Insomnia by J.R. Johansson, to name a few. Feel free to follow me via GFC, but I’d love it if you could also follow me… Read more »