My Reading Pile #10


Oh. Em. Gee. I will never get through any of this pile at the rate I’m going! Especially as I spend most of my time reading eBooks. I really must stop those NetGalley requests so that I can even hope to succeed.

But, I am still attempting to claw my way through this ginormous heap of books. Although I do see one or two on there that will be given away soon. Maybe even this weekend…

I have only received a few books by mail this week, so I will hold off on posting the picture until I get more. I wouldn’t want you to think my reading pile is shrinking, now would I? And I’m only expecting twenty books or so in the next week, that’s not so bad is it?

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

(May 22-May 28, 2011)


The very first up will be Starcrossed. I can’t wait to start reading this. It’s been nearly impossible not to jump ahead in my pile and start this one earlier. I’ve heard it’s amazing and I rambled about it in my Book Watch post earlier this week so I won’t bore you again. But, I can’t wait until it comes out at the end of the month.

I will be escaping with this amazing sounding book this weekend, because it just seems like the kind of story that will pull me right in. And I can’t wait to see what the finished copy of this book looks like, because I only have the eGalley right now.

If you haven’t yet checked it out, HarperTeen is giving readers a chance to browse inside Starcrossed, HERE.

Awaken is one of my earliest NetGalley requests and is one of the books that I originally chose for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge. I’m so glad that I finally get to read it and that I didn’t make the mistake of reviewing it way too early.

And yes, because it’s releasing on the 23rd it was in last week’s “Releasing This Week” post with book trailer and all.

I noticed this book because of its cover and title. But it was the world the author created that ensnared me. I am already rooting for the main character to succeed in making a change and breaking out of that rather bleak future, which seems way too realistic a possibility.

To check out Awaken on Goodreads, click here.

I wanted to read Putting Makeup on Dead People ever since I first heard about it. The idea of finding beauty in something that is so morbid just kind of gelled with me.

I didn’t even realize it was a debut book until after I picked it up on NetGalley, but I’m glad to have added another debut to my pile.

The very first lines of the description are just so clever and perfect and I can’t wait to find out if this book lives up to all of my expectations.

In the spring of her senior year, Donna Parisi finds new life in an unexpected place: a coffin.

How cool is that?

To check it out on Goodreads for yourself, click here.


Lucky number three again this week, however there are a few more that are lingering behind the scenes, such as first books in a series that I need to read before their June release dates. So, we’ll see if I manage to tackle any of them before it’s too late.

I have not yet received Jennifer Armentrout’s Half-Blood but I am hoping my postman will be kind and deliver it to me today. (He seems to love giving me books right after I create my weekly Reading Pile posts.) And of course that one would get moved right to the very top.

I am also trying to squeeze in a couple eBooks that I am considering for review for the end of the month, so as always I am ever hopeful.

Wishful thinking reads:

I really want to read The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen this week, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to squeeze it in. I loved Raven, which I read prior to becoming a blogger, but this will be my very first review of this author’s work.

And I’m going to try and read Cryptic Cravings as I don’t want to fall behind on a series that I have loved since book one. Each book has been such a quick read that I can’t imagine not finding a little extra time to read it.

Those left behind:

I am behind on a couple of reviews, and still have to finish one of the books on the pile from last week. I don’t think I did too badly, although I really don’t feel as if I read much of anything. But I must have done something or all those books would be listed here as having been left behind.

I think one of these weeks I will opt to have a reading vacation and spend my time catching up on the fifty programs filling up my DVR, but for now I’m still trying to tackle that pile. And somehow, against my better judgment, I just keep adding to it.


Do you create a reading pile?

If so, what’s in your pile this week?

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