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Magan: Shelve It July 1, 2012

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishers

HI, FRIENDS! I kind of feel like a slacker because I don’t have a vlog for today’s Shelve It, but ya know, sometimes life gets a little hectic (and I look a little ca-razy today…therefore should not be seen in vlog format). Moving on.

I did go to ALA this past week, but I’m just going to briefly say that I stood in lots of long lines to meet authors. I didn’t peruse the floor as much as I stood in line to meet some of my favorite people. That was pretty freakin’ incredible. Seeing Morgan Maatson was definitely (definitely) the highlight of my week.

I got a package in the mail a few weeks ago from Simon & Schuster and just want to give them a shout out to say THANK YOU for these. They are one of my favorite publishers and I was beside myself when I received these.

lauren barnholdt books, morgan matson second chance summer, hush hush book, possession by elana johnson, wrecked book

  • The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt (Goodreads) – I devoured this one on a plane ride recently and really, really enjoyed it. Be on the lookout for my review, but also, it hits bookstores on July 10th!
  • Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt (Goodreads) – This one is a cheating book (eep!) and it’s been on my to-read list since Estelle reviewed it.
  • Possession by Elana Johnson (Goodreads) – I read this one last year (and reviewed it on Goodreads). The companion book, Surrender, just came out June 1st.
  • Wrecked by Anna Davies (Goodreads) – This book is described as a contemporary paranormal book. There’s a boating accident, a mysterious boy, and lots of secrecy. I need to read this soon!
  • Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (Goodreads) – This one definitely seems a little outside of my normal reading zone, but I am intrigued by it. Lots of my Goodreads friends have rated this pretty highly.
  • Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (Goodreads) – I suppose after seeing my name pop up in their twitter feed regarding MY UNDYING LOVE for this book, they decided I needed a finished copy of this one.

Here’s what happened around our blog this week:

July 6, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Magan - Paige! You’ve got to pick up SCS soon! It’s sooooooooo good! Read it asap!

July 4, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Paige - I’m so jealous of Second Chance Summer. It’s a monster of a book but it looks so good. Also Hush Hush is really good I loved the first two books! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here’s my IMM!

http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-my-mailbox-41-weekly-wrap-up.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

July 3, 2012 - 11:27 am

Magan - Hi Kim! I didn’t ask for these books, but Simon & Schuster was gracious and kind enough to send them to me. They’re familiar with the types of books I usually read and are also pushing me to get out of my comfort zone a bit. 🙂 They’re a fantastic publisher and I’m so thankful for their generosity. If you’re hoping to establish relationships with publishers, my advice is to follow up with them for the review books you’re reading. If you do netgalley or get books from conferences, make sure you touch base with them and do send through a review. I think follow-through and consistency goes a long way. Hope this helps!

July 3, 2012 - 10:16 am

Kim - They just sent you a box of books? or did you ask for them?

July 3, 2012 - 2:21 am

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile - Lauren Barnholdt’s books and Possession look nice! Happy reading, Magan =D

Here’s my Book Haul post.

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

July 2, 2012 - 4:35 pm

VeganYANerds - I bet ALA was fun and hooray for meeting Morgan!

Nice stack of books! S&S in Australia are really fantastic, too. I still haven’t read Second Chance Summer, even though I have a copy and I enjoyed Hush, Hush. It’s not the best series ever written but it was a fun read!

July 2, 2012 - 10:02 am

April Books & Wine - I am curious how you’ll feel about the relationship in Hush, Hush. I’ve zero interest in reading that series, but I like reading people’s reactions to it. That’s strange isn’t it?

ANYWAYS!

I love seeing all those pretty contemps stacked up.

Happy reading 😀

July 1, 2012 - 5:56 pm

margie {the bumble girl} - Oh, I love the Hush, Hush series! You’re either going to love Patch or hate him, lol. The third book was a bit of a disappointment, but I’m hoping that the last one will make up for it!
Great stack of books, I hope you’re enjoying them right now 🙂

July 1, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - I need to buy Second Chance Summer! I just finished Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, which was SO cute. I heard they make an appearance in Second Chance Summer, which makes me ridiculously excited! I also enjoyed Hush, Hush, so I hope that you will too. =)

Happy reading! <3

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

July 1, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Ange - Hush, Hush sounds good. I haven’t read that series yet! Here’s Our Week in Books Happy reading!

July 1, 2012 - 11:44 am

elena - Whee, Simon & Schuster. I need to get myself a copy of Second Chance Summer! It looks gorgeous. Happy reading, Magan!

July 1, 2012 - 10:22 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - All these books look so good! I’m so excited to check them out 🙂

July 1, 2012 - 9:10 am

Tara - YAY Simon and Schuster! They are amazing and I love SO many of their books. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

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