My Reading Pile #171


This week was a super quiet week at not only the mailbox but the email box.


I received not one physical or electronic book for review this week. Which is kind of a good thing given the fact that I was sick and I’m trying so very hard to catch up on all my review books. Even more than that, I’m hoping to catch up on some reviews.

So… with that in mind, I’m going to try and not read very much this week. That’s right, not read. But I can’t go without trying to read at least one book. And so…

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

{June 22, 2014 – June 28, 2014}


The only book I’m adding to the pile this week is DISSONANCE by Erica O’Rourke. I received an ARC for review from the publisher, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, a few weeks back and I’ve been dying to get it on the pile ever since.

I have learned that I love, love, love reading books involving multiple alternate universes. I love discovering how one small change can have ripple effects across them. I love how they make me think of all the possibilities and complications.

So I can’t wait to meet Del and see what she does that causes the Council to ban her from Walking. I can’t wait to find out how she handles falling in love with the various echo versions of Simon Lane. And most of all I can’t wait to find out what she discovers that “threatens the fate of the entire multiverse.”

The cover is absolutely gorgeous, and this story sounds so unbelievably awesome. So I can’t wait to start reading this on Monday.

The Description…

Delancy Sullivan has always known there’s more to reality than what people see. Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world branches off from the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed ~ all of these choices create an alternate universe in which an echo self takes the road not travelled and makes the opposite decision. As a Walker, someone who can navigate between these worlds, Del’s job is to keep all of the dimensions in harmony.

Normally, Del can hear the dissonant frequency that each world emits as clear as a bell. But when a training session in an off-key world goes horribly wrong, she is forbidden from Walking by the Council. But Del’s not big on following the rules and she secretly starts to investigate these other worlds. Something strange is connecting them and it’s not just her random encounters with echo versions of the guy she likes, Simon Lane.

But Del’s decisions have unimaginable consequences and, as she begins to fall for the Echo Simons in each world, she draws closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide ~ a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse.

Wishful Thinking Reads

I would love to read A GAME OF THRONES (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin. I discovered I had a bunch of credits on my nook, so I bought all the currently available books in the series. And now that the TV series has ended for the year, I’m jonesing for my GOT fix. But as I just know that waiting for new books will kill me, especially since each book takes years and years to be released, I think this has to remain a wishful thinking read. For my sanity. But I really, really, want to read it.

Those Left Behind

I’m not really behind on my reading this week. While I am only halfway through BRAZEN at the time I’m writing up this post, I will be finished before starting on my new pile this Sunday. I love this book. There’s no way I’ll be setting it aside before I’m done.

While I still have to write reviews for I AM THE WEAPON and I AM THE MISSION I did finish reading both books. They were awesome. And I did read #scandal and wrote the review, which I plan on posting either on Sunday or on Tuesday. It just depends on when I’ll be posting my Book Watch RTW post.

Oh… and I did end up finishing A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU last Friday, and it was so unbelievably amazing. I am still thinking about how I can possibly write the review.

So I got a lot of reading done this past week, even though I was sick for a couple of days and didn’t read at all during those days. And I did manage to write a couple reviews, even though I am even farther behind on writing reviews given the number of books I’ve recently read.

At least I finished writing and did post my review for 17 FIRST KISSES. That’s something… right?

I just wish there were more time in a day and a week. And I wish I never got sick.

Hopefully I’ll be able to write a few more reviews this week. Since I only added one book to the pile, maybe I’ll be able to catch up a bit. It’s doubtful, but still I hope.

NetGalley Pile Adds & Finds

I didn’t put in any new requests to NetGalley and I didn’t get any new approvals. But I did find a few more titles. And they are…

Here are this week’s finds…

THE CURE FOR DREAMING by Cat Winters (Abrams, Oct 14 2014)

THE FALCONER by Elizabeth May (Orion Publishing Group, Jul 10 2014) **UK Reviewers Preferred**

THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin (Orion Publishing Group, Nov 6 2014) **UK Reviewers Preferred**

LET’S GET LOST by Adi Alsaid (Harlequin Teen, Aug 1 2014) **AU/NZ Reviewers ONLY**

LET’S GET LOST by Adi Alsaid (Harlequin (UK) Limited, Aug 1 2014) **UK Reviewers Preferred**

FALLING INTO PLACE by Amy Zhang (HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Sep 1 2014) **Australian Reviewers Preferred**

BEFORE YOU by Amber Hart (Kensington Books, Jul 29 2014)

It’s summer solstice (or should I say, summer sailstice) weekend.

So, while I have been really sick this past week, and I hurt my back, I will NOT be sitting at home on the longest day of the year. I just have to get out and about and enjoy some fun in the sun. Even if it means sitting quietly on a sailboat and then munching nachos and sipping margaritas at El Torito.

Because it’s not a weekend for staying at home, hiding inside, and reading a book. It’s a weekend for being out and about, appreciating the great outdoors. And celebrating the beginning of summer.

Yep. That’s what I’m going to do. Even if it kills me… or makes me even sicker. (Yeah… no one ever said I was smart.)

Anyway… it’s a beautiful evening in Los Angeles, the sun is still out as I write this post, and after being a shut-in for an entire week, I really want to just go sit outside for a few moments before it sets.

So… I wish you a very happy reading week ahead. I hope your mailbox wasn’t as empty as mine. And if you’d like to share what you received and are reading, I’d love to know!


Do you create a reading pile?

If so, what’s in your reading pile this week?

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