Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Peek at My TBR (13)

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.

WOW. I haven't done one of these since...JULY. Why the heck not? Because I love featuring books that I plan on reading sometime before I die. Since there are about a million of them. But here are three.

Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
Published: May 1, 2012
Why I Want It: Duh. I really don't even need an explanation for this, if you've ever read my reviews of Shade and Shift. Shine has the potential to be the best yet. I thought Shade was unbeatable until I read Shift. Now I think that Shift will be unbeatable, but JSR is so unfathomably gangster that she'll likely rip my heart out and drain my tear ducts dry with the conclusion of (HANDS DOWN!) one of the very best YA series out there.

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Published: February 22, 2011
Own a Copy?: Yes, the hardcover.
Why Haven't I Read It?: I've had this book since RELEASE DAY. And I love the paperback cover so much better, despite the half-faced girl. She has awesome hair and, girl, WHERE did you get that lipstick? I don't know why I haven't read it. There have been several times I've gone to pick it up, but I always come up with an excuse to read another one. At less than 300 pages, it's a quick read, so I need to make this shiz happen.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green & David Levithan
Published: April 6, 2010
Own a Copy?: Yes
Why Haven't I Read It?: You know those instances where there is so much positivity and hype surrounding a book and you've built it up so monumentally in your brain that you're afraid all will come crashing down if you crack open the spine and taint that expectation? Well there you have it. Everyone has loved this book. EVERYONE. It's supposed to be knee-slapping hilarious and LOOK AT ALL THOSE AWARDS on GoodReads. And what's all this hullabaloo about someone named Tiny Cooper?


  1. I can't wait for Shine!!!! Also, I love Darkness Becomes Her and WG WG!!

  2. I think you will LOVE Will Grayson - you need to read first-hand the epicness that is Tiny Cooper!

  3. I'm reading Will Grayson now, too! (Or well, I was until I started TFIOS... haha. But I'm going back to it as soon as I'm done!)

  4. Oh I love WG,WG! SOmeone told me to listen to the audiobook too and they're right - I started it and it's HYSTERICAL.

  5. Tiny Cooper will steal your heart and warm it up. I promise. Srsly.

    I have Darkness Becomes Her too, and my cover isn't quite as pretty as the one you have listed here. I think I push the books I own back farther than the review books and that is not the best of habits. But I'm honest, and this is what I do. Eventually, I'll get around to it.

    Honestly, tho, get to WG, WG. You'll LOVE it.

  6. I think you will fall in lurve with Tiny. It's time for you two to meet, please.