Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Peek At My TBR (4)

Disclaimer: these are books that I WANT to read and are on my TBR list, not books that I necessarily own (unfortunately!) And if I do have any of them on my shelf, I'll specify :)

A Peek Into My TBR is a feature inspired by Waiting on Wednesday by Jill at Breaking the Spine and Books To Pine For by The Story Siren. I did WoW for awhile, but honestly, there's never only one book I'm "waiting" on. And a lot of the books that I "pine for" aren't just up-and-coming books. There's still a ton of oldies but goodies that I'm just now discovering or want to read soon, and I feel like those deserve some recognition as well as the fresh meat.

Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
Published: October 11, 2011
TOO LONG OF A WAIT. I need this awesome looking book with the word "cool" spelled using frickin' iPod earbuds! Though I'm not quite sure what the iPod earbuds have to do with the storyline, I'd like to believe they're perhaps used as a murder weapon. This girl finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her with the president of the chastity club. First off, does this "chastity club" exist? Or is she being facetious? Anyway, Nameless Girl (for real, there's no name in the summary) goes to find the scandalous perps and discovers the girl D-E-A-D! Didn't I tell you? Murder weapon! Also, do they sell contacts in the color of this chick's eyes? I have blue eyes, but you can never go TOO blue.

Once A Witch by Carolyn McCullough
Published: September 8, 2010
I actually own this one! But I own the hardcover version that has a different cover than this one. This is the paperback and I do believe that the next book in the series will be sticking with this general cover scheme. At any rate, I have never been big on witch books. Tara from Hobbitsies LOVES them, however, and has made me want to love them, too. I figure I may as well listen to others' recommendations, because Lord knows I push faerie books on everyone! By the way, this one takes place at a boarding school. HOLLA!

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Published: May 5, 2009
Ever since Carla from The Crooked Shelf told me about these books, I've been dying to read them. Carla has never lead me astray with book recommendations (Jessica Darling, anyone?!) so I know that I'll love these. I've heard other incredible things about this series. People have CRIED. Maybe I'm a masochist, but I love it when books make me cry. Have you read this? TELL ME ABOUT IT!


  1. Deadly Cool girl's eyes ARE...deadly cool. (couldn't pass that up)

    Anyway, for real. READ THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY. I just read the last book of the trilogy, and yes. There was crying. Crying from the overwhelming amount of awesome. You'll love the books when you read them!

  2. The summer I turned pretty has been on my wishlist forever. I need to get to it soon!

  3. Once a Witch and The Summer I Turned them both! :) I love the Summer trilogy has a whole better than the first book, but the last book was my favorite by far!

  4. The Summer I Turned Pretty is one of my FAVORITE books of all time. You must read it! Jenny Han is a genius! Also, I enjoyed Once a Witch, but wasn't blown away by it. Deadly Cool sounds good-thanks for sharing that one!

  5. Omg Jen - I just read The Summer I Turned Pretty yesterday and HOLY FREAKING COW - READ THAT BOOK NOW!!!!!!! Seriously. I am in love with it. My bookstore didn't have the second book, so I had to order it online. I'm freaking out having to wait!!!!

    Seriously. Go read it. Carla knows her shiznit.

  6. Oh My GOSH............The Summer I Turned Pretty is my beeyotch and I am it's pimp and I go around and spread the joy that is Belly across the blogosphere. hahahaha!!!

    No, seriously, major and I mean MAJOR swoonage and good times. I love that series so hard i could just cry thinking about how amazing it is. I CANNOT wait to see what you think and YAY Ginger!! <3

  7. Between you, Carla, and Ginger, I seriously need to read this Jenny Han series!!

  8. The Summer I Turned Pretty should be number on on your list to read right now! I just finished up the final book and let me tell you the whole series is fantastical. Run, don't walk, to your bookcase and grab it!

  9. The Summer I Turned Pretty was sooooo amazing! YAY Ginger for recommending them to me. I read all 3 books in 3 days!

  10. The Summer I Turned Pretty and It's Not Summer Without You are excellent. I love Jenny Han's writing style and have been known to call up my BFF at all times of day to read passages from these books (because the wording is just so RIGHT). Can't wait for the final one.