My Reading Pile #13

It was a happy day at the mailbox. Thankfully my mailman left my box of books in the hallway instead of locking it up or I wouldn’t have this lovely picture today. Yes, I’m back to the floor. There is no room on my bookshelf for these new books. I really have to read faster or admit defeat and buy another shelf.

And, yes that is another copy of All These Things I’ve Done. I mentioned I ended up somehow trading for two copies and that I won a third copy in a giveaway. Well, now I officially have the two trade copies, so I’ll be posting a Quickie Giveaway for one of them this weekend.

It is also my second copy of Original Sin, but I traded for that one specifically in order to give it to a certain blogger who is just as huge a fan as I am.

I also want to say a huge “thank you so much” to Britney of I Eat Words. She grabbed a copy of Forever for me from BEA.

So, I think the only ones I’ll be reading soon that I hadn’t already read are Dead Rules which comes out in just over a week and Supernaturally because I just can’t wait to see what happens in this book.

So, even though I got all those lovely books, I won’t be reading them this week. June 14th is a big release day and…

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

(June 12-June 18, 2011)


Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma is first up for the week. I have an eARC from the publisher for review and I’d wanted to read this sooner, but just couldn’t squeeze it in. But I can’t wait to read it this weekend.

This is another book I’ve spotlighted for my Book Watch post so I won’t be unnecessarily redundant, but I’ve read a bit of it, and it’s just so amazing already. This is definitely going to be a book that will be talked about, and not just for its gorgeous cover.

And even in a week of some of my favorite series sequels this is one I won’t be setting aside.

To read a nice long excerpt of Imaginary Girls on Scribd, CLICK HERE.

Next up is The Demon’s Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan. It is the final book in the Demon’s Lexicon trilogy and is told from Sin’s perspective, which automatically makes this a book I’m dying to read. I want to know if she really is the bad girl she appears to be or if there’s just a bit more to her than we’ve gotten a chance to know so far.

I fell in love with this series and the ultimate bad boy Nick Ryves. And I am really hoping the author isn’t too cruel with her ending. I’m not sure how devastated I can stand to be.

I loved the fact that each book was told from a different character’s perspective, although I would have loved there to be another book told from Alan’s. He’s just so sneaky, that Alan, and I would have loved a peek inside his mind.

And yes, I’m putting this before Passion because I just know I’d be thinking about this the whole time I was reading that book if I switched the order.

And my third read is Passion by Lauren Kate. I am really excited to read this book, although I think I’m anticipating the next book even more. I just have a feeling that there won’t be much resolution when I get to this book’s end.

I love the fact that we will be getting a peek at the past, but I’m more concerned with what will happen with Daniel and Lucy in the present. So, I’m keeping fingers crossed that this one will give me some peace of find as the ending of Torment was just that – tormenting. And Daniel drove me absolutely crazy in book two.


I am adding a fourth book this week. I think the reads will go very quickly so I think I can add another book to the pile. I’m not sure I’ll have all my reviews done, but at least I’ll have read these much anticipated books.

From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender is my final book on the pile this week. I recently read Bad Girls Don’t Die and I cannot wait to find out what happens next in this series. I’m so glad that I didn’t have the long wait that some had between that first book and this one.

Although that one ended without all that cliffhanger-y stuff, just knowing this book was coming out would have made the wait intolerable.

I did not read any excerpts or reviews so I have no idea other than what the Goodreads description offers, but I am excited to find out how Kasey’s doing and what happens next with Alexis. And I really, really, really hope there are no dolls in this one.


So, I know last week was a slow week for reviews on the blog, but there should be a whole bunch this week as all these books are being released. I spent last week mostly reading books releasing in the far distant future, but at least I have three reviews sitting in drafts waiting to be scheduled down the road.

Just be prepared as three of the four books above are sequels for series that I am a huge fangirl for, so there is likely to be way more gushing than analysis on these.

Wishful Thinking reads:

Hourglass by Myra McEntire. I had this forever, but just could not get the time to read it in advance of release date. I really do want to read this badly, but slacker that I am just couldn’t get to it in time. So I have it at the top of my Wishful Thinking list with the hope that I can read it soon.

Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I started reading this awhile back but then got sidetracked. I can’t believe it’s releasing this week! Time flies. I really hope to re-read Raised by Wolves and then read Trial by Fire next week.

And as I mentioned above, I really want to read Supernaturally by Kiersten White and Dead Rules by Randy Russell. But as I already have four books on the pile, I’ll probably be reading these next weekend instead.

Those left behind:

I went completely off schedule last week and read a few books that weren’t on the pile. And because I was one of the worst readers during the read-a-thon my books carried over into the week so I did not get a chance to read all the books in My Reading Pile Last week.

So, I hope to read the two I missed this weekend, along with Imaginary Girls and get my reviews up some time this week.


Do you create a reading pile?

If so, what’s in your pile this week?

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