Hello, friends! I’m tuning in for another Shelve It today. I apologize that I’m not doing a vlog for this one, but it’s a crazy, crazy weekend of work for me. I made another trip to the library and received a surprise book in the mail from Simon & Schuster this week…
From Simon & Schuster:
Embers & Echoes (Wildefire #2) by Karsten Knight (Goodreads | Amazon) — I haven’t read the first book in the series, Wildefire, but it is on my TBR list. Embers & Echoes is released on August 28th, so I’d love to read both of these soon so I can share my thoughts with you guys.
From the library, I checked out:
Miracle by Elizabeth Scott (Goodreads | Amazon) — I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book. I put myself on the waiting list at the library and am pretty shocked I got it so quickly. I was expecting to wait a while because it was only on order when I requested it. Estelle also has this checked out, I believe, so you’ll probably be seeing a review from her.
Ditched by Robin Mellom (Goodreads | Amazon) — This involves two best friends who decide to go to prom together, but he ditches her. It sounds like the story is more complicated than the light-hearted cover alludes to. Nonetheless, I always love a good story about two best friends who (may) fall in love.
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin (Goodreads | Amazon) — I saw a ton of buzz surrounding this book around it’s release date (March 2012). It’s another new addition to my library so I quickly picked it up. I’ve heard it’s hilarious and I think it’ll be fun to be whipped back to Freshman year of high school.
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork (Goodreads | Amazon) — This one’s been on my trusty TBR list for a long time. I used the Goodreads app to go through my list while I was at the library and was excited to see this one available. It’s about a boy with autism who begins working at a “real” job as a mailman at his father’s company.
In between me typing the upper portion of this post and publishing, I checked the mail. I received a package from Mandee at VeganYANerds! She and I did a book swap for a few books that wouldn’t be published for a while in either Australia or the U.S. I cannot wait to read these books! Mandee — thank you so much for these wonderful books and gifts! You are such a sweet, sweet friend!
From Mandee at VeganYANerds:
An adorable souvenir keychain of a little kangaroo!
A gorgeous card with a lovely note — the butterfly wings pop out from the card. So pretty!
I’ll Tell You Mine by Pip Harry (Goodreads) — This is about a girl named Kate who is kicked out of her parent’s house. She harbors a big secret and is taking up residence at a boarding school where she is an outcast.
Holier Than Thou by Laura Buzo (Goodreads) — This is declared to be a tale of grief, and although sad, also funny. I’m drawn to the witty and confident character blurbed about!
Travel Tales Re-Cap:
+ Alexa is doing a birthday giveaway!
+ Alexa wrote a review of A Mutiny in Time.
+ Alexa wrote about different types of transportation in books in From Here to There.
+ Elena wrote about places she’d like to visit in Harry Potter.
+ Estelle & I discussed books that really set the scene for us and made us want to go there.
Weekly Wrap-Up on RBR:
+ A review 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 Calin’s Release day with a giveaway
+ A review of Call the Shots by Don Calame