Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Peek At My TBR (6)

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 At 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.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Published: September 29, 2011
I mean, honestly. Do I even need to express my excitement for this one? Anna and the French Kiss was such an incredibly sweet, surprisingly emotional book for me. I was extremely invested in the characters and Stephanie Perkins is such a gifted author when it comes to character development and individualization of them. I LOVED it. I cannot wait to get my anxious little hands on a copy of this book! Also, can I just say that I do love that these covers are kind of generic? For people who haven't heard the hype, I feel like they'll get a pleasant surprise when they read what's within, because the covers don't scream "I'M THE BEST BOOK IN THE UNIVERSE," but DUDE, I loved Anna. I need this book to come out NOW.


Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
Published: May 23, 2010
I do own this book, thanks to Kelsey at The Book Scout! Since acquiring this one, I've also purchased the next two in the series and they've all been sleeping sounding atop my shelf, waiting to be selected. It hasn't happened yet, and honestly, I don't know why. I've read a ton of good reviews (namely Pam's)and I'm not TOTALLY spent on vampires yet. I feel like I should knock this series off my TBR sooner than later, before I DO become spent on le vamps :)

If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
Published: April 9, 2009
I KNOW, YOU GUYS. I haven't read it yet. But I bought it last June. I remember this because I purchased it the same day I purchased The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Maybe I thought it made me look less lame if I purchased a well-known, seriously loved and respected book along with that piece of work. I've heard every possible thing you could hear about a book. Everything except negative stuff. No one has pimped this book to me more than Jamie of The Perpetual Page Turner and she's practically out of her mind waiting for Where She Went. (Admit it, Jamie. You are! :) So I can only imagine the wondrousness that lies within. I hear this book makes tears happen. Can any of you attest to this as well?

19 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read Lola and the Boy Next Door! I loved Anna and the French Kiss. :-)

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  2. I've had If I Stay on my bookshelf for a while now too. I really need to get to it too because EVERYONE says it is so fantastic.
    And Lola and the Boy Next Door sounds so cute! Can't wait for that one.

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  3. I met Gayle Forman last night at NYC Teen Author Week reader's theater. A scene from "Where She Went" was acted out and it took everything I had inside of me not to squeal. I am crazy excited for it.

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  4. I haven't read If I Stay either but I own it...let's read it together!

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  5. YES, cannot wait for Lola. I agree exactly with what you said.

    I only read 'If I Stay' last month or so, so you're not alone! But you must read it ASAP!! It was definitely that good. So, so moving. I'm sad that I have to wait a few months for the next one, so I feel bad for people who've been waiting longer. And yes, there will probably be tears. Although I have to say I kept it together for the most part.

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  6. I was obsessed with Anna and the French Kiss. I love Perkins' writing style so I am excited to read Lola. I also LOVED If I Stay. It's one of my favorite books. I can't wait to read Where She Went. I have it sitting on my shelf and I'm afraid to start it. I hope it's as good as If I Stay! Great picks this week!

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  7. I swear you & I think so much, SO MUCH, alike when it comes to books. I just read Anna & the French Kiss the other day so I can gladly say that I too am super excited about Lola & the Boy Next Door. How freaking awesome is Stephanie Perkins? AND I just read If I Stay the other day too & guess what? I just posted my review for it! like 30 mins ago! haha

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  8. I'm dying to read Lola! Anna and the French Kiss was so freakin' awesome!

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  9. I haven't read If I Stay either! *hides* Anna and the FK is in my pile right now, but her new book looks so cute!

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  10. DUDE. DUDE. If I Stay is like crazy insanely good. I think you should read it. Like right now read it because it's sooooooooo FAB.

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  11. I also have the entire Drake Chronicle series sitting on my shelf and I haven't picked it up either. If I Stay is sssssssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuuppppppppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrr AWESOME! But only read it when you feel like a good cry! And I can't wait for Lola! Hopefully it will also be know as just Lola, like with Anna!

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  12. I read Hearts at Stake and If I Stay the second I bought them...they are so good!!! Start reading already haha :)

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  13. I haven't read If I Stay yet either, but I just bought it and plan on it someday. ;)

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  14. I almost, ALMOST cried while reading If I Stay. There may have been some watery eyes, but no tears. You know, due to my robot heart and all.

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  15. So true about the covers--I put off reading Anna but I'm so glad I finally picked it up. And I can't wait to see how Perkins has placed some familiar characters in Lola!

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  16. I WANT LOLLLLLAAA SO BAD! If I get it at BEA (if it's there) ..I'm reading it ASAP on the train home and that night and then sending it to you!! ANd YAY...you need to read If I Stay!! I'm glad I pimped it to you! :P THe lovely Kristi sent Where She Went to me so that's next on my list!!

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  17. Hearts at Stake is a super fun read and I hope you get a chance to enjoy it soon!

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  18. Love your picks. If I Stay and Hearts At Stake are both great books. And Lola and The Boy Next Door is a book I DESPERATELY need :)

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  19. If I Stay is a wonderful read and Hearts At Stake is the first in a great series. So far I've enjoyed all of the books in it.

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