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The Big Kids’ Table: 5 Adult Reads from Rather Be Reading (September 2012)

The Big Kids’ Table is a monthly feature from Rather Be Reading Blog, where we take a tiny break from the young adult genre to shed some light on five adult titles you may want to add to your reading list. ↔ Can you believe it’s the second week in September already? I woke up […]

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September 19, 2012 - 2:05 am

Jess C - I’m always looking for books to read in addition to YA. Thanks for the recs !!

September 12, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You are horrible for my book addiction, but I love you anyway Estelle! Haha, I added ALL FIVE of your picks to my GR TBR shelf. They all sound pretty awesome!

September 11, 2012 - 7:12 pm

VeganYANerds - Ooh, all of these sounds interesting but I think the two that really jumped out at me were Sad Desk Salad and The Elementals!

September 11, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Mary @ My Sister's Bookshelf - Ooooh, I didn’t know Jess Grose had written a book! I used to follow her on Jezebel, and she was on the Slate women’s blog too. She’s a funny writer, but this book makes me nervous. I find pseudo-biographical stressful, but I also appreciate it when people write what they know… Thanks for the heads up on that one!

ALSO, I just picked up an adult book that I’m super excited about! Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon. Came out today. Super nerd alert. I never buy hardbacks, but I splurged!

September 11, 2012 - 10:15 am

Jamie - Totes taking a look at these! <3

September 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

    SO MANY of our friends are back in school now that September has rolled around again. If you’re one of those people we a) wish you the best of luck getting back into the routine of school and b) hope you’ll find something fun to read below when you need a much needed […]

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September 12, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Origin is FREAKING AWESOME. And I loved Burn for Burn too! I have a bunch of books on this list that I have yet to read, but I will soon!

September 9, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- September 9, 2012 - […] A List of September 2012 Young Adult (YA) Book Releases > A Review of Where You Are by Tammara Webber > A Review of All Summer Long by Susan Mallery […]

September 8, 2012 - 4:24 pm

Tara - I always LOVE your lists 🙂 This one has me going into a mild panic attack though because I have so many of them and I haven’t read most yet! AGHHH!!!

September 8, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Kristen Evey - WoW! SO many good books coming out this month and next. Eeek! Must finish reading the pile I already have! Most of these sound like ones I will read eventually, but I think I’m most excited about Drama & Origin right now. I’ve heard good things about both. 🙂 Thanks for the list!

September 8, 2012 - 11:07 am

Lisa - What’s Left of Me! Probably the one I’m looking forward to most. Okay fine, that and The Diviners. But honestly you probably already knew that.

Thanks for putting this list together!

The Big Kids’ Table: Adult Fiction/Non-Fic Picks (8/12)

I can’t believe summer is more than halfway over already. Any minute New York is going to be decking the halls with holiday decor. (I’m not kidding.) Let’s focus on the book, shall we? Here are a handful of upcoming adult releases I discovered in the pages of Publishers Weekly. They sound like winners to […]

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August 12, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Magan: Shelve It -- August 12, 2012 - […] of The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando + Travel Tales: Setting the Scene + The Big Kids’ Table, featuring adult and non-fiction upcoming releases + A review of The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg + We’re celebrating Marisa […]

August 9, 2012 - 3:03 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You know I ADORE this series on your blog – it always gives me more books to add to my list! I’m especially looking forward to reading She Matters and Losing My Sister; I love books that explore female relationships.

August 9, 2012 - 2:45 pm

The Bumble Girl - Oh my, I read a Victoria Dahl novel earlier this year and did not expect it to be so HOT! And I was so red-faced when my mother borrowed it, lol!
I just added Hemingway’s Girl to my must-read-this-year-list! Everything about it sounds divine!
Great list, thanks for sharing it 🙂

August 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

      Welcome back for another month full of amazing book releases. I’m sharing August 2012 Young Adult (YA) book releases below. If Estelle or I have read the book, I’m linking it up so you can see what we had to say about it. This will definitely be a month where any and all […]

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August 1, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I hope you both know that I have almost obsessively (oh, who am I kidding, of course it’s obsessively!) added just about every title on your list of August releases. So many good books coming out!!

July 28, 2012 - 9:47 pm

Tara - There is just way, way, WAY too much awesome in this post! I’m almost finished with Throne of Glass right now and if it’s any indication of how the rest of the month will go, I think I’ll be one happy girl 🙂

July 28, 2012 - 7:54 pm

VeganYANerds - So as I was reading I started to keep a list of the books I wanted to comment on but there are so many! I’ve been waiting on Fingerprints, If I Lie and the pizza one plus you’ve made me aware of Capital Girls!

July 28, 2012 - 6:21 pm

Hobbies and Interests » Which Books Are Popular With Young Adults Today? - […] Which Books Are Popular With Young Adults Today? admin Books, Reading, Writing 2012-04-28 If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!August 2012 Young Adult Book Releases […]

July 28, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - The only one of these I’ve read so far is Counting Backwards and I really liked it. Several are on my TBR but there are several here I wasn’t aware of. Thanks gals!

July 28, 2012 - 4:29 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - August has so many great books coming out! I’m excited to get to Throne of Glass and Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff. And Speechless. And Every Day. The Raft by S.A. Bodeen is coming out on the 2st, and I am way excited to read that one!

July 28, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - So I have a calendar that I use specifically for book releases, like every book lover does [at least it’s digital, making me less nerdy…]. And it’s absolutely insane how many awesome books are coming out in August!! Especially August 28th. It’s crazy. I totally agree about the money thing- every extra penny is going towards the book fund this month! I’m absolutely dying for Throne of Glass. It looks super amazing. Over You also looks super cute. And I’ve heard some really great things about Wake! So many amazing books, so little money. *sighs*

Fabulous list Magan! <3

July 28, 2012 - 2:32 pm

The Bumble Girl - Wow, so many good books coming out this month! You don’t really realize it until you see an awesome post like this 🙂
I really enjoyed Throne of Glass! and I cannot wait to get Wake by Amanda Hocking – her Trylle Trilogy is one of my favorites series! Pizza, Love and Other Stuff sounds cute! And I’m also looking forward to Every Day and Speechless!
Need more time in the day to read! Thanks for sharing your list 🙂

The Big Kids’ Table: Adult Fiction Picks (7/12)

Why, good afternoon, friends! Hope you are doing well! Just a few more hours before the weekend can begin! I know I’m looking forward to it! It seems like forever since I did one of these, but here I am back to give you a few adult fiction suggestions for your reading lists. This one […]

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July 22, 2012 - 11:26 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I absolutely ADORE your blouse in the vlog, first of all. It looks great and you’re so pretty!

Other than that, all the books you’ve highlighted sound so good. I especially want to read What The Nanny Saw – sounds intriguing!

July 22, 2012 - 9:04 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (7/22/2012) - […] Time for some adult fiction! A bonus vlog! Get excited! + Pizza, Love & Other Stuff by Kathryn Williams, a review. + The Summer of Firsts & Lasts […]

July 21, 2012 - 11:35 pm

Estelle - Thanks for stopping in Leah! I featured Age of Miracles on one of my previous Big Kids’ Table posts. I loved that cover & I’m glad to hear that it was a worthwhile title. I have to get around to taking it out of the library. Thx for the suggestion!!

July 21, 2012 - 10:32 pm

Leah - Yay for adult fiction! Earlier in the year I received a review copy of The Age of Miracles (& it was released in June). SO utterly fantastic. It’s only a month old, so that still counts, right? 😀

July 20, 2012 - 6:40 pm

VeganYANerds - Hooray for a bonus vlog 🙂 City of Women sounds rally good, I like reading about WWII and I have good things about Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend – I hope you enjoy it!

July 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

      Hello, hello! Welcome back for another month of book releases. June just slipped away – quickly. So many great books to look forward to in July! What are you most excited about? There are so, so many books Estelle and I are looking out for. Check out our most anticipated July 2012 […]

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July 2, 2012 - 7:20 pm

FallenNatalia - July comes with the best summer reading books! Ugh… I hate the waiting!

July 1, 2012 - 12:15 pm

elena - ooh lots of books I haven’t heard of it here! I’ve seen The Thing About Truth’s cover but I don’t think I’ve actually read the summary. I’m curious to read it now!

July 1, 2012 - 10:21 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - So. Many. Good. Books. My wallet is not going to be able to handle all of the trauma! Haha

June 30, 2012 - 10:06 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Why have I never heard of Last Summer? I am tempted to read this one. You are not helping my wallet!! haha

June 30, 2012 - 6:11 pm

VeganYANerds - I can’t believe it’s already July, this year is going so fast! July looks like another awesome month when it comes to YA, I can’t wait for The Forsaken and Perfect Escape!