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!
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
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*)
When I Was The Greatest by Jason Reynolds
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?