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Nailed It: Upcoming January Releases

Eeep! Welcome back for our first 2014 Nailed It post! We’re switching things up again to focus on January 2014 book releases because the new year just screams new releases, doesn’t it? Besides, you might have a gift card or two burning a whole in your pocket that you *need* to spend on one (or both) of these books!

Magan’s Pick:

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

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pairing book covers with nail polish

Something Blue | Tatiana | Evelyn

Just my personal opinion, but I think Lauren’s books have the prettiest covers. I LOVED the Meant to Be cover, and I’m equally excited about this one. The colors are fun and exciting, especially for this time of year when things can seem a bit drab and gray. During the winter, I tend to be drawn to darker colors, but I think I should really consider spicing things up a bit more with some color. Evelyn is absolutely gorgeous — I am so, so tempted to order it right now. (*restrains self and works on online shopping addition as New Year’s resolution*)

Estelle’s Pick:

When I Was The Greatest by Jason Reynolds

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Nailed It When I Was the Greatest Jason Reynolds

Marion | NellieCatrinaCleopatra 

I’ve been looking forward to this title since I first read about it during BEA last year. It’s on deck as far as my reading list goes, and I can’t wait: New York setting and a male narrator. The cover is very intriguing and I’m looking forward to seeing how it fits in with the rest of the story. I heard Reynolds speak during a blogger get together during BEA too, and I love how he talked about family and being a neighbor and big cities. (Plus April gave it a big thumbs up!)

What colors + books are you looking forward to this January?

January 23, 2014 - 9:00 am

Estelle: When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds, Estelle - […] Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy on B&N | Nailed It January Feature […]

January 6, 2014 - 7:12 pm

Alexa S. - Marion and Evelyn are LOVELY colors. You girls are making me want to go and order them from Julep! Seriously. As always, love this post — though not so much the fact that it makes me want to shop for books and nail polish, lol.

January 6, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Lisa Schensted - THAT PURPLE OMG. Evelyn is GORGEOUS.

January 6, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Lucy - Can’t wait to read both of these books! Really nice polish pairings too. Inspiring!

January 5, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Jen @ Books and Other Happy Ever Afters - I just read BEING SLOANE JACOBS and loved it! And I am SO loving the nail polish choices, especially “something blue”! And I’ve actually never heard of WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST, but I very much like the pairing you’ve done with the colors, like “catrina”. I need Julep nail polishes! Lovely post, ladies 🙂

January 5, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Jess - I love the warm/cool tones of all these covers. That Something New is calling my name !

January 5, 2014 - 8:16 am


All colors are gorgeous and i am soooo looking forward to both books, particularly the latter cuz it sounds so interesting!!

As always. Adore this feature!!!

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