So much for schedules! While I still strive for inflexibility in my reading schedule, I couldn’t help but get sidetracked with an exceptional book (Where She Went by Gayle Forman) this week and so, sadly, was not able to tackle all the books in last week’s reading pile.
I may end up reading one or two of last week’s pile this weekend, but I have an entirely new set of books planned for this coming week.
And if you can believe it, my stack of physical books has grown. For someone who loves eBooks the towering stack of print books is daunting. I’ve included a pic at the end of this post of just eleven of the sixteen physical books I’ve added to the large stack above.
Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.
(March 27-April 2, 2011)
I received a copy of Red Glove by Holly Black through Simon & Schuster’s Galley Grab program. It will be releasing on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in the U.S. however on Friday I managed to snag a couple copies in Barnes & Noble, well in advance of release date.
I will definitely be reading and reviewing the eARC version this week on my nook. I’ve been wanting to read this from the moment I got the February newsletter but have opted for delayed gratification so that I will not have that endless wait for book 3, Black Heart.
I will also be reading Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly which I received as an eARC courtesy of NetGalley and Candlewick. It was previously released in the U.K. under the title Angel and is the first book in the Angel Trilogy. It will be releasing in the U.S. on May 24, 2011, but as my copy will be expiring soon I’d like to read it this week.
I received Stay by Deb Caletti as an eARC as part of Simon & Schuster’s Galley Grab program. It will be releasing on April 5, 2011 in the U.S. so I definitely want to read it this week. I hadn’t heard of this book until I got the monthly newsletter, but the cover looked so pretty that I thought I’d check it out and ended up pre-ordering it for my Kindle.
Outside Wonderland by Lorna Jane Cook was another book I received from St. Martin’s Griffin through their Reading Group Gold program. It will be releasing on March 29, 2011 in the U.S. so I hope to read it this weekend or on Monday for review.
I thought this looked like an interesting read, but have since noticed lower rating stars on Goodreads than books I would normally choose. But I haven’t read any reviews and so go into this with a completely open mind.
A book I would like to read this week
I already have four books that I hope to read this week, plus a few remaining from last week, so I may not get to this book by next Saturday. But I received a signed copy of the book through an auction I participated in to assist Japan and just looking at the beautiful cover makes me want to read this book now.
Intrinsical by Lani Woodland was released on August 17, 2010. I actually already own it for my Kindle but hadn’t had a chance to read it quite yet. But I am moving this to the top of the pile as I may get a chance to meet the author at a book convention in just over a week and how can I not have read her beautiful book?
Wishful thinking reads:
If I had all the time in the world, and could stay off Twitter and Facebook for even one day, a few of the other books I’d like to read are The Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lemniscate by Jennifer Murgia, Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready, Secrets and Shadows by Shannon Delany and The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos.
As there may be one slower week in April I just might be able to squeeze a couple of these in.
Those left behind:
Here are the books that have been left behind due to me not keeping up with the schedule. It will be interesting to see how many books end up in this section as week after week I fail to meet my deadlines.
Night Road by Kristin Hannah (unread), The Poison Eaters by Holly Black (unread), In the Arms of Stone Angels by Jordan Dane (50% read), Illusions by Aprilynne Pike (unread) – but will be reading it this weekend.
One of two new toppling piles of books to add to my reading pile
Five was not a lucky number for me last week, and yet I have five on the pile this week – what is wrong with me??? – but I am ever hopeful.
Do you create a reading pile?
If so, what’s in your pile this week?