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It's been a loooong time since my last IMM, and though I wanted to do a vlog, I thought it would be way too long with the pile-up that's been gathering on my shelves since May.
Possession by Elana Johnson won from Ruby's Reads
The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks (surprise bonus from Ruby's Reads!)
The Greyfriar by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith won from Midnyte Reader (Signed!)
Revolution World by Katy Stauber won from My Bookish Ways
I Am J by Cris Beam won from Jess Free Falcon
Flowerbed of State by Dorothy St. James won from Armchair BEA
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide by J. R. Ward
I've discovered that I can't go into a bookstore and buy only one book. I can buy no books, just not one book. If I'm buying books, I have to buy at least two or it feels like a waste of a trip. During the first trip, I really knew I wanted to get Heist Society, and wandered around with my sister for like an hour before deciding to get Raised by Wolves after remembering a glowing recommendation for it from Smash Attack Reads!. During the second trip I snatched up Falling for Hamlet because I've been waiting for this book all year, and wanted to get the next BDB book to read over the weekend. They had every book except the one I needed, so decided on this Insider's Guide instead.
Received for review:
Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw
Don't Stop Now by Julie Halpern
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt
Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
The Lost Angel by Javier Sierra
I got another box of ARCs from the wonderful folks at the nearby independent bookseller, The Book Stall, which was unexpected and so incredibly nice of them. I also received Triangles and The Lost Angel from Simon & Schuster/Atria Books through the Galley Alley feature after BEA, where they allowed reviewers and booksellers to request a limited number of leftover ARCs post-BEA!
Thank you to The Book Stall and Atria Books!
Borrowed from the library:
Where I Want To Be by Adele Griffin
Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
As if I didn't already have enough books to read, I couldn't resist stopping at the library over the holiday weekend. For me, holiday library trips are practically a requirement. I got two other adult books - a Kathy Reichs "Bones" book and another forensic science mystery that is part of a series I hadn't heard of. Not sure if I'm going to review them or not, so I didn't take a picture. At this rate, I may not even get to the library books at all!
Somebody needs a book ban.
That's it for now. What books did you get recently?
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