October 2, 2013

September 2013: On My Shelves Vlog + Recap

Sarah Hearts
Y'all, today is a day where I do something totally new for me: I FILMED A VLOG! Yep, that's right, I decided to get all fancy with this post and filmed a video highlighting all the books I added to my shelves in September. And it's a long one - there were (eek!) 30 books that I brought into my home this month PLUS I may have rambled a bit. I would have edited the video, but that requires skills I don't currently possess. Regardless, watch the video below to see what I bought and borrowed in September!

I read 15 books this month, so I was clearly on a reading roll compared to August. I've listed those here along with what was posted on So Obsessed With this month in case you missed anything! Otherwise, hope y'all had a fabulous September and can't wait to see what you think of my stack of books!

On My Shelves


Bloggers Mentioned
Cassie from Books With Cass
Heather from The Flyleaf Review
Estelle from Rather Be Reading
Elena from Novel Sounds
Betty from Book Rock Betty
Kristina from Gone Pecan
Mandee from VeganYANerds
Renae from Respiring Thoughts
Judith from Paper Riot

Books Shown: Bought & Borrowed
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (Thanks Cassie!)
Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike (Thanks Kelly!
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook (Thanks Kelly!)
Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub (Thanks Kristina!)
The Lost Prince by Selden Edwards (Thanks Kristina!)
The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne
Nowhere but Home by Liza Palmer
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Friday Never Leaving by Vikki Wakefield
Sense & Sensibility: An Annotated Edition by Jane Austen (See all Harvard Annotated Editions here!)


Books Mentioned: Bought for Kindle
Past Perfect by Leila Sales
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan


Books Mentioned: For Review
Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund
Unspoken by Dee Henderson

Books Read

103. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
104. Just One Year by Gayle Forman
105. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
106. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
107. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
108. Dare You To by Katie McGarry
109. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
110. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
111. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
112. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
113. Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
114. Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline
115. Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
116. Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
117. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

On My Blog

I reviewed:
In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell



18 comments:

  1. I want you to read them all at the same time.

    You are seriously adorable, and I'm really glad you did a vlog! Now you have inspired me to do one this weekend maybe. I don't have many books to talk about though... hmmm. haha

    So excited to hear what you thought of these books, and I'm really touched and happy that you trust my reviews enough to spend your money on books! YAY for that. Thank you (as always) for your support and being so so so awesome. xo

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    1. Haha! That would be super talented if I could.

      I'm so glad you enjoyed - even though I was way too rambly! And yay to inspiring you to do a vlog this weekend :) I love y'alls vlogs!

      And I love discovering new books to buy based on your recommendation. Plus, I can't wait to read them so we can discuss!

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  2. YAY vlog! I didn't really like Pushing the Limits either but I haven't read Dare You To yet but now Im excited because of you! I'm currently listening to The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson and loving it. Shadow and Bone is a pretty fun read. If you want some NA recs that I think you might like: Where I End and You Begin (I don't remember exactly but I think it was PG or PG-13. But the romance is not the main focus), First Comes Love and the sequel, Second Chance (these are super quick reads) and Lovestruck Summer.

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    1. YES! Read Dare You To because I thought it was SO much better. And, honestly, Crash Into You was probably the best of the book. Oh The Sky is Everywhere is so, so lovely. Now I'm even more excited for Shadow and Bone!

      THANK YOU for some NA recs! I've been interested in reading some, but I feel like so many are just sexed up YA which doesn't really appeal to me. I can't wait to check these out!

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  3. i also really want to read Pushing the Limits, though I haven't read anything else by this author. Lori Foster, who I love, actually gave it 5 stars and now I'm super excited for it & I hope I'm approved on NG. I loved Past Perfect as I am a history nerd & This Song Will Save Your Life is one of my favorites this summer. I also have If You Find Me, which I am kind of scared to read, but I need to because I borrowed it & need to return it. :) loved the vlog, that is a LOT of books. happy reading. ~daphne

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    1. I'm really excited to hear you loved both of the Leila Sales books :) I'm a total history nerd, too, so I'm really looking forward to Past Perfect. If You Find Me kinda scares me a little bit - partly because I've heard such great things about it and want to love it, too! And yes, I somehow got a LOT of books in September :)

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  4. I guess its only appropriate for me to comment.....................


    HI.

    You got LOTSA books this month, man! I can't wait for This Song Will Save Your Life! We must talk while reading that one, and also can't wait for you to read STARS!! YAY!

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    1. Ohhhhhh..... you mean because you basically sponsored this vlog?

      Can't wait to read This Song Will Save Your Life! I hope I love it :) And YAY Stars - so good!

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  5. You're adorable! You look soooo young. :)

    LOVE your shelves and frame.

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    1. Haha! Thanks Juju :)

      I love those shelves, too. One of my favorite antique store/flea market finds!

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  6. You're a natural at vlogging, hun! And I adore your voice/accent :)

    Boo to the Downton writers, they kill off too many people!

    And yay for Friday Brown! I do hope you like it, no pressure ;)

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    1. Oh thank you! I adore YOUR voice/accent - I'm so jealous :)

      Totally agree on Downton writers! I hate how many characters have been killed off.

      I think I'm going to read Friday Brown soon, and I'm really excited. I hope I love it!

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  7. YAYY :) A vlog!! I love your accent (and you! your awesome, lol)! I think you need to read If You Find Me first, omg, it's amazing ... it's one of my favorites all time as well :) I was dying when you said, "Cass said", for Shadow & Bone.... I may have also been a victim of that wrath as well :P I hope you keep doing vlogs Hannah!! You got so many awesome books, Happy Reading!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I bet I'd be jealous of your accent ;)

      I think I'm going to read If You Find Me soon - mostly because you, Cassie and Judith love it so much. And I'm glad I'm not the only person that Cassie bosses around.

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  8. Yeaaaaay, vlog! I really liked it and it seems like you are a natural vlogger :D You got a lot of books there, but I'm especially excited that you have Shadow and bone <3 LOVE IT. Happy reading!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. Thanks Mel! I felt so awkward doing it, but I'm glad it didn't look that way. I can't wait to read Shadow & Bone - hope I love it!

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  9. Love the vlog. Southern cuteness all the way. :) I'm so excited to see what you think of Fangirl! I've been seeing this EVERYWHERE on Tumblr right now.

    Keep the vlogs coming. I LOVED it.

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    1. Thanks girl! I finished reading Fangirl last weekend, so that review should be coming soon. So glad you enjoyed the vlog! I definitely felt dumb while I was recording it haha :)

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