I only received one book this week – though I didn’t check the mail on Friday – and it’s only in my hands temporarily. But it’s such an amazing book that I just had to share it. Plus, it is at the top of the pile this week, so I couldn’t just sneak it on past.
As I am sharing what I received in my mailbox this week, I’m giving credit to Kristi at The Story Siren who came up with the idea of sharing what’s in her mailbox each week.
The amazing Jaime from Two Chicks On Books was so generous and shared with me her copy of Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Which I’ve already started to read. While it’s only just over a week until release date, getting a chance to read this book early is so amazingly awesome.
Especially since I haven’t had the long wait that some have had since they read Divergent. That is one book that is still fresh in my mind since I read it at the very end of 2011.
And while I will be sending this one back to her, I have my eBook pre-ordered so that I can read it again and again and again. Which I just know I’ll be doing after hearing how awesome this sequel is. And this time I do believe the hype.
So, yes this lone book from my mailbox is one of the books on the pile this week, but I do have another one I plan on reading….
Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.
(April 22 – April 28 2012)
First up on the pile is Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I am taking full advantage of the chance to read this one early. Even though it’s just a tiny bit early. In fact, I’ll probably be finished with it before I’m technically supposed to be starting this week’s pile.
But I loved Divergent and I can’t wait to see just what is going to happen next with the factions, with Tris and Four. All the buzz with the publisher’s online promotion has made me super anxious to read this next book in the series and from hearing the chatter, Insurgent is even more amazing than its predecessor.
I am anxious about the impending war, I’m dying to know just what secrets will come out and curious to see what sides will be chosen. And in just a few hours I hope to have all those answers. Though I’m nervous about what Tris may end up losing. Especially when the description does mention heartbreak.
Next up on the pile is Endlessly by Kiersten White. I received a copy through a trade last week and I’ve been absolutely dying to read it. This is one series finale that I don’t have any dread about devouring.
I can’t wait to find out what happens with the war between the faerie courts. I am super curious to see just what happens with Evie, Lend and Reth. And if the story is full of “suspense” and “unexpected twists” as the description promises, then I really can’t wait to be tied up in knots trying to puzzle out just how this story will end.
I have missed Evie’s sarcastic sense of humor. I miss Tasey. And I am happy and sad to see them this last time in this much anticipated series ending book.
Wishful Thinking reads:
I would love to read Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard. It sounds seriously creepy and wildly entertaining. Why? Zombies. An army of zombies to be exact.
I haven’t read too many books about zombies but I’ve seen more than my fair share of films about them. And I would love to dive into this upcoming book and see whether the Spirit-Hunters are able to keep the zombies out of Philadelphia, whether they do in fact have Eleanor’s brother and whether a love story develops between Eleanor and the swoon-worthy Daniel.
Those left behind:
I actually read both books from last week’s pile. And did manage to write a couple reviews, though I am still behind on a few. I still need to read The Girl Who Was On Fire, but I plan on doing that just as soon as I finish Insurgent. I just felt the need to read the entire Hunger Games trilogy first.
I also hope to sneak in Shine later this week, but that is one of the series-ending books I’m nervous about. I’ve already heard chatter about one of my favorite characters in the series, so I’m approaching that last book expecting to have my heart broken. I just hope I can muster up the courage to do so this week.
NetGalley Pile Adds:
I have steered clear of NetGalley this week, though I plan on adding one of my NetGalley reads to the pile next week. I just hope when I go to grab it I don’t end up taking a look around at some of the other books on offer.
But at least this week I’ve been good.
I still feel bad for not catching up on all my reviews, but I did write a few reviews and a book thoughts post this week. So I don’t feel as guilty as I did last week. I’ve just been enjoying simply reading the books I love without the immediate need to review them. It’s a hard habit to break.
I can’t wait for May to begin because I plan on taking a few months to catch up on overdue reads and reviews and adding in quite a few “me” reads. I have only accepted a few books for review, two of which would have been on my pile no matter what, so it’s nice after so long to finally have that chance.
Anyway, I hope this week’s mailbox has been amazing and that you have some awesome books on the pile. Happy reading!
Do you create a reading pile?
If so, what’s in your pile this week?