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?