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Estelle: Shelve It (8/5/2012)

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishers
Sunday again! I want to take this moment to wish a very happy birthday to our friend Alexa at Alexa Loves Books who has been not only a great supporter of our blog and our work, but a sweet friend who is funny, adorable, and great to talk to. I hope it was a fabulous weekend for you, A! (In fact, she’s so amazing she is giving away books for her birthday! Go look!)

Now onto the books:


The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt (Goodreads)

In the mail:

Speechless by Hannah Harrington (Goodreads)


Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Goodreads)

To celebrate our August series (with Alexa Loves Books & Novel Sounds), here are 3 suggested travel tales straight from my bookshelf:

Walk Two Moons (road trip + emotional journey) by Sharon Creech (Goodreads)
The Last Song (fathers/daughters + summer) by Nicholas Sparks (Goodreads)
The Namesake (family ties + ancestry) by Jhumpra Lahiri (Goodreads)

On the blog

-> An adult romance — Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews.
-> Magan reviews Stay with My by Paul Griffin.
-> A beautiful piece about Magan’s own love story.
-> A glimpse at an August release — The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel.

our Stalker Chronicles Winner!

Thanks to Carley Moore for providing us with a copy of her book! Jana from The Artsy Reader Girl is our winner! Big hugs to all of you who entered!

Have a super week! 

August 8, 2012 - 5:59 pm

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August 8, 2012 - 12:38 pm

Cassie K - Wow! Great video! I’m going to look into Walk Too Moons, and The Last Song. I tried watching the movie, but… My friend and I gave up halfway through. I have read othervbooks by Sharon Creech, but never this one that you were talking about. Thanks E!

August 8, 2012 - 12:24 pm

April Books & Wine - Ahhhh, Tiger Lily is completely wonderful and so well written. I hope you fall head over heels in love.

And omg Walk Two Moons totally brings me back to fourth grade when my teacher read that out loud to us.

August 7, 2012 - 7:04 pm

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - I like these travel pics! Sometimes I have a tendency to go straight beach reads and I need to go beach reads by way of Jhumpra Lahiri 🙂

August 6, 2012 - 8:02 pm

Paige - I’m so jealous of Speechless because I loved Saving June by Hannah Harrington! I read The Last Song and watched the movie too and I enjoyed both they were really good =) You can check out my IMM over at Comfort Books!

August 6, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Aww, thank you for the sweet birthday shoutout E! Lots of love xo

And for all the books you’ve suggested for our Travel Tales, the only one I haven’t read is The Namesake. Hmm, maybe I should go and check it out…

And YAY SPEECHLESS! I LOVED that book so much.

August 6, 2012 - 7:00 am

Sharon Creech - A treat to find this!

August 5, 2012 - 10:20 pm

elena - We can be reading friends for Tiger Lily and Speechless! It’s been AGES since I’ve read Walk Two Moons and eep for a signed copy. Happy reading, Estelle!

August 5, 2012 - 9:37 pm

VeganYANerds - Firstly, I love your green nails! I got Speechless this week, too, I can’t wait to read it and I really love the sound of Walk Two Moons, I am sure I will cry too!

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