My Reading Pile #12

Of course the mailman came right after I posted last week’s reading pile. And I have a feeling that I’ll be getting a few more books on Saturday that I’ve been begging my mailman to deliver. Maybe I should move these posts to Sunday’s instead…

This week I have two piles because one group of books includes a couple spiral bound books, and those just don’t photograph well in a pile. The top pile includes a couple signed books and a signed ARC and the bottom pile consists of just a few ARCs I received from a trade.

And yes, that is another copy of Half-Blood but that is unsigned and one I will be reading for review and then giving away here on the blog. And that copy of All These Things I’ve Done will also be up for giveaway, as I have apparently wanted this book quite a bit and have traded for two copies of it, plus I chose it as a book pick from ABEA – three copies of one book is just too many for one girl.

I’m so glad I got my book tower so I don’t have to lie down to take these book pile photos. But as my bookshelf is now so full that I can’t even fit all my books on it, I’ll have to give some of the already read ARCs away… So much for a giveaway-free month!

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

(June 5-June 11, 2011)


Hereafter by Tara Hudson is up first. I received an eARC of Hereafter courtesy of HarperTeen and NetGalley. I wanted to read this book since the second I saw the cover, long before the ARC was available. Instant cover love. But, what really got me mildly obsessed with this book was the description I read on Goodreads.

Talk about captivating. The blurb totally reeled me in. I am hoping that there is such a thing as love after death and that Joshua will be able to figure out why Amelia is trapped and save her from Eli.

I haven’t even read it and already I want Amelia and Joshua to find happiness together. I am really excited about starting this first book in the series, I only wish I had a chance to read it sooner.

I received an early eCopy of Slumber by Samantha Young for review. I knew I wouldn’t be able to read it prior to release date, but I knew I wanted to read it after hearing what it was about.

Slumber sounds like an amazing fairytale with a damsel in serious distress, a treacherous journey and a love story.

And the fact that it is also a book for older readers is a plus, especially since I haven’t read any adventure/fairytale/fantasy/romance books for adults and I’m so curious to see what the differences are.

Yes, this cover is also what grabbed me. So, I can’t wait to start reading it this week.

I received an ARC of Possession by Elana Johnson through a trade. I thought I had an eARC too, but I may be delusional as I can’t seem to find it on my eReaders. So, I’ll be reading the printed version for review.

This book sounds slightly creepy, in a good way. This does not sound like a world I’d ever want to exist, but one I’m curious to visit in the book. As much as the concept of having decisions made for you can be somewhat appealing at times, I don’t think having a group that calls themselves The Thinkers are ones I’d want making those decisions.

There also just might be a love triangle in this one, between Vi and Zenn and Jag, so I’m interested to see how that plays itself out.

I love the title and cover and this book with its creepy appeal sounds like one I’ll enjoy reading.


I did not include the books I hope to be reading for the read-a-thon this weekend – which straddles both last week and this week’s reading pile. I decided that for read-a-thon day I want to read ARCs of books that aren’t on my immediate read or review piles.

So, I will definitely be choosing Half-Blood as my first read, and then I’m undecided between If I Die, Possess, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer or Hourglass. So many difficult choices. I may just grab whatever strikes me at the moment. Ah, wouldn’t that be wonderful. I remember those days pre-blogging when I’d pick any random book to read.

Wishful thinking reads:

Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey. Of course I don’t have this book, so that’s just a dream. I wish I was reading it, but also wish I owned it!

Aside from that, since I am going off review books for the read-a-thon I will be reading my wishful thinking reads, so have none for this week.

Those left behind:

Reading pile-wise, I have got to catch up with The Ghost and the Goth and Queen of the Dead. But as I already started the first book I know I’ll just be able to cruise through them.

I’m still behind on reviews and now I’m getting paranoid that I’ve read too far beyond what I’m supposed to review and I won’t have that connection to the story any longer. But the ABEA week posts got me a bit side-tracked. I hope I’ll get caught up this week.


Do you create a reading pile?

If so, what’s in your pile this week?

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