April 1, 2013

March: On My Shelves + Recap

Sarah Hearts
March is usually a beautiful month down here in the South, but things have been a little chilly these last few weeks. I'm ready for the sunshine and warmth! It was a big library month for me - I found some awesome books while browsing around. So, here's what got "added" to my shelves and what happened on So Obsessed With in March!

On My Shelves


Free for Kindle: Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren

For Review from NetGalley: Grave Consequences by Lisa T. Bergren, Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead, Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck, Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell and Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer


Young Adult from Library: Pivot Point by Kasie West, City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster, Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo and Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


Adult Fiction from Library: How Lucky You Are by Kristyn Kusek Lewis, The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee, The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman, Her Highness The Traitor by Susan Higginbotham


Adult Fiction from Library: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman, The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla, The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli and Atlas of Unknowns by Tania James


"Brand New & Can't Wait to Read" Purchase: The Turncoat by Donna Thorland

"Already Read But Wanted to Own" Purchases: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith, If I Stay by Gayle Forman, Where She Went by Gayle Forman and Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Books I Read
29. Just One Day - Gayle Forman
30. The Golden Lily - Richelle Mead
31. The Indigo Spell - Richelle Mead
32. Shadow on the Crown - Patricia Bracewell
33. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
34. Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story - Dee Henderson
35. Someday, Someday, Maybe - Lauren Graham
36. The Light Between Oceans - M. L. Stedman
37. Pivot Point - Kasie West
38. Cinder - Marissa Meyer
39. Daddy-Long-Legs - Jean Webster 
40. My Life Next Door - Huntley Fitzpatrick
41. Froi of the Exiles - Melina Marchetta
42. Quintana of Charyn - Melina Marchetta

On The Blog

I reviewed: Unearthly, Hallowed and Boundless by Cynthia Hand, Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi, Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi, Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell, Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi



I also shared: The Recaptains!

I hosted: Finnikin of the Rock Read-Along - Week Four // Froi of the Exiles Read-Along - Week One / Week Two / Week Three / Week Four

8 comments:

  1. GREAT stack of YA from the library. I want to read ALL of those books. :D

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    1. I only read two out of the four YA in the stack - only because I got lazy and they were due back and had holds on them. But I lovedddd Pivot Point! SO GOOD!

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  2. All the books looks o pretty I just want to pet them! What an envy worthy shelf full.

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    1. Haha! They do look so pretty - especially all lined up and Instagrammed!

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  3. So I'm unforgivably behind on talking about Froi at the moment (I just haven't been making time for the computer lately!), but I'm still so so glad we all read these together. I really want to read Daddy Long Legs, which I have on my Kindle--it just seems like a lovely classic I was unaware of until recently. I was also just thinking about how I need to see if my library picked up Love and Other Perishable Items...because yay Aussie lit! So many lovely books, enjoy, Hannah!

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    1. I really enjoyed Daddy Long Legs! It had a few odd moments, but the character's voice was so relatable and charming. I never got around to finishing Love and Other Perishable Items. I couldn't get into it at first, and next thing I knew it was due back. Boo! I'll have to try and snag it again because I love me some Aussie authors!

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  4. EVERYTIME I pass Glamorous Illusions and Grave Consequences on my Kindle I want to read them NOW. They are SO MUCH calling my name which is so funny because I think I may be turning into a historical fiction fan. What the what? I KNOW.

    Also, City of a Thousand Dolls. SIGH SIGH SIGH. I was on the waitlist for this one at my library for ages. I was first in line for the Kindle copy. But when I got it, I just couldn't get into it because I couldn't get into the language. It's like there should be a reference to some of the words used or something. Or perhaps there is and I just wasn't able to flip back and forth easily on the Kindle? So I didn't make it past chapter one which DESTROYED ME because the cover on this book just screams out to me as does the description. My local library hasn't gotten a print copy yet and I'm just about to ask them to buy the doggone thing because I know that if I want to read it, someone else will probably read it too! Doggone it. Anyway, I'm a little bit jealous of that one.

    LOVED Pivot Point. I looked at the cover and didn't THINK I'd like it, but I totally did and cannot wait until the next book is out.

    I have the Buzo on my Kindle and need to read that business! I didn't realize you liked contemporary??? But you have a ton of it there. Why did I think you didn't read YA contemporary? So I've read If I Stay twice and it was okay (imagine that shaky hand motion) but I read/heard Where She Went and LOVE LOVE LOVED it. I think it's so weird that I loved the second book so much more than the first book of that two-book set but WHATEVER. I did. Probably because I tend to sympathize with the male POV and that's Adam's book.

    Look at me here, acting like this is email.

    You've had a wonderful month, friend. Sorry for me getting to this post lamely late! Also hooray for April and springtime. :)

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    1. I seriously love that you're turning into a historical fiction fan. You have no idea how happy this makes me!

      Okay, so I actually never finished City of a Thousand Dolls. I read like a chapter and couldn't really get into it, but I couldn't tell if it was the book's fault or just my mood. There were some pages at the beginning that listed like people's houses or something, so maybe it would have made more sense if you could see it in print. If you end up reading it you'll have to tell me if I need to request it and try again!

      I LOVED PIVOT POINT, TOO! SO MUCH!

      I didn't finish the Buzo book either. Clearly I wasn't feel super motivated to read these before they were due back. And haha love that you didn't think I read contemporary! I totally do :) It's fantasy that I'm not big on, but that's been changing a lot recently. I didn't love If I Stay either but I really loved Where She Went so obviously I had to own both because you can't just buy book two!

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