My Reading Pile #6

I will be switching out this picture next week with a whole new heap of books! I’m about halfway through this pile…finally.

I’ve only received a couple new advance copies this week, and you’ll get to see those in next week’s photo even though I won’t be reading some of them for at least a few weeks.

I’ve done a whole lot better with my reading this week, but am still behind with a review or two. But in the meantime…

Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.

(April 24-April 30, 2011)


I received an ARC of Abandon through a trade, which is what I plan on reading for review. I also have this one on pre-order in eBook format as I plan on giving away the ARC and keeping the finished copy.

I’ve spotlighted Abandon for my Book Watch post a few weeks ago and I’m dying to read it. I wanted to read it much sooner but sadly my schedule wouldn’t allow. I hope to get it done by Tuesday’s release date, but it might be read next week as I have a few required reads before then.

The cover is absolutely gorgeous and after reading The Goddess Test I’m really excited to read another book about the Greek myths and Hades and Persephone. I think the updated mythologies are a great new sub-genre that I will be a huge fan of – I think I kind of already am.

I must read 13 Little Blue Envelopes as I want to read the sequel, The Last Little Blue Envelope. The author and publisher are giving this away as a free eBook download until day before release of the sequel, so I snagged a copy for my eReader. (I would have purchased it regardless, as I was planning on reading the sequel, but I am not going to pass up a free book.)

I don’t know much about this book and haven’t yet read anything by author Maureen Johnson, but I’ve heard great things about her writing and this looks like it will be a flirty and fun read.

A light story filled with romance and adventure will be a great change of pace and I can’t wait to read both books back-to-back.

I received an eARC of The Last Little Blue Envelope for review through NetGalley and HarperTeen. As mentioned above, I haven’t yet read the first book in the series but I will be reading both books back-to-back – I hope this weekend.

This book promises to continue the adventure for Ginny Blackstone and I can’t wait to read all about her story in both books. I have a feeling they will be the perfect beach reads if the weather holds up.

As a longtime fan of chick lit, these sound like two books I will love and breeze through and will be a whole lot of fun to review.

I also received an electronic copy of Bumped for review through NetGalley and HarperTeen. It seems like forever since I’ve read a dystopian so I was psyched to get approved for this.

Many of the blogs I visit have already reviewed this book and so I have a pretty good idea what this is about. This is one of those books that I didn’t mind getting a peek inside of as the cover had me intrigued and I didn’t know much about it other than that everyone wanted to read it.

Bumped sounds so different from anything I’ve read before and I’m hoping to discover another “must read” dystopian.


Yet another week where I’ve tried to keep things light, although I do have an extra book this week I must read, so it’s made the schedule a bit tight. But as it isn’t super long I hope to fly through it.

I’m sad not to be able to read the new Jenny Han book releasing on April 26th, which is available through Simon & Schuster’s Galley Grab program. I so wanted to read it, but haven’t read any of the previous books, so it will have to wait.

This may just be one of those reading marathon kind of weeks and I hope I finish all the books I’ve set my sights on.

Wishful thinking reads:

Again, I have three wishful thinking reads this week. The first is Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer. The ARC has been screaming at me from across the room and I’ve been tempted on more than one occasion to pick it up. I will be reading it long before release date, but I’m not sure I can wait another week to start and finish it!

I also really want to read the two books in Angie Frazier’s Everlasting series. I’ve owned the first book for quite some time and just received an ARC of book two that I won in a charity auction. The synopsis of the second book made me want to read the first book even more, and so, of course, these are two books I want to read, like, now.

Those left behind:

Yep. Still haven’t read City of Fallen Angels. I’m now even more tempted to wait a bit as I’ve heard there’s a huge cliffhanger. And I still need to read Enclave but will be doing so this weekend, so I’m not really behind schedule.

Even though I’m fairly caught up, with a huge amount of May 3rd releases just around the corner, I have a feeling that I will fall behind next week. But once more, here’s to hoping!


Do you create a reading pile?

If so, what’s in your pile this week?

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