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Magan: Shelve It 07/29/2012

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

Hello, hello friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic Sunday. My husband and I are with our dogs at the beach this weekend celebrating our 8 year wedding anniversary! (It’s actually on Tuesday, the 31st.) I recorded this Shelve It a little earlier in the week to make sure I could stop in to say hello. I’m excited you guys get to see what books I was trucking along with me to Port A. (I do apologize for looking kinda rough. Haha!)

Book I’m Currently Reading:

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Goodreads | Amazon): Really enjoying it so far. Love this retelling of Cinderella! Thanks to Tara for convincing me to bypass all the other books in my TBR pile to take a chance on this one!

Received from Simon & Schuster:

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (Goodreads | Amazon): This one hits shelves on September 18th. It’s a story of revenge and three girls getting back at people who hurt them.

From the Library: (E inspired me to go. I have lots (LOTS) of fantasy or dystopian books on my shelves at home and I needed books to break up the genres so they didn’t all feel the same.)

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler (Goodreads | Amazon): Our very first post on RBR was a joint book report on Twenty Boy Summer, the only Ockler book I’ve read so far. I’m definitely looking forward to reading about cupcakes a girl who chases her dreams. (Also check out Sash’s clothing board for Bittersweet!)

Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott (Goodreads | Amazon | Estelle’s Review): Recommended to me by the one and only Anna. E has read all (I think) of Scott’s work, but I’m kind of a slacker in that department. This will be my first book of hers! Better late than never, right?

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti (Goodreads | Amazon): Another book about bullying. I’m intolerant of bullying seeing as I had a friend who suffered through too much of it in middle school & early high school. I love seeing how things are resolved in the end.

The Rivals (The Mockingbirds #2) by Daisy Whitney (Goodreads | Amazon): E & I did a book report on The Mockingbirds, the first book in this series. I want some closure to see how things go under Alex’s reign.

Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani (Goodreads | Amazon): When I read it takes place in a boarding school, I was sold. Added bonus: she makes a film to document how terrible she thinks the experience will be.

 Around the blog:

+ Magan shares August 2012 Young Adult (YA) Book Releases.
+ A review of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
+ A review of Between You and Me by Marisa Calin.
+ Author Carley Moore stopped by for an interview + a GIVEAWAY!
+ Magan shared 10 books with vivid settings
+ A review of  Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.

Thanks for stopping by our Rather Be Reading Blog! We’ll see ya around the blogosphere this week!

August 1, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - First of all, CINDER! I’m such a fan after finishing the book – it’s absolutely brilliant. Can’t wait to read Scarlet!

Also, I enjoyed Burn for Burn even though it was filled with a lot of things that I may not have necessarily agreed with. It was fun for me to read though!

July 30, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - Makes sure to have cupcakes on hand when you’re reading Bittersweet. You *will* crave them! 🙂

July 30, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - I just read my first E Scott book myself, but it was Miracle. I liked it. I LOVED Cinder but it seems like forever ago that I read it. I need to reread it before Scarlet comes out. Great stuff!

July 29, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - P.S. And happy anniversary! Eight years – wow! That’s longer that my husband and I have even been together!

July 29, 2012 - 11:05 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - YAY! Glad to hear that you’re enjoying Cinder! It took me a little while to warm up to the story, but once I got sucked in, I couldn’t put it down until I was done. I LOVED Cinder’s little robot friend (whose name is escaping me at the moment).

Thanks for posting that you borrowed The Rivals — I finished reading it last week, and completely forgot to a) write a review and b) update Goodreads! Whooooooooops… hope that you like the book!

July 29, 2012 - 8:57 pm

elena - I agree about reading too many books in the same genre at the same time! I try to break it up, like I read a sci-fi then fantasy then paranormal etc. I’m so excited for Burn for Burn. I think I requested it on Netgalley then cancelled it since it took awhile to get back to me. I can’t wait to see the fun things you have coming up. I admire you & her husband for eating so healthily! I do not have the self-control for that and you definitely will get heaps of cupcakes from Bittersweet. Happy reading! 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 8:33 pm

Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings - I loved Bittersweet and can’t wait to see what you think of Burn for Burn! Happy Reading!(:

~Keertana
Ivy Book Bindings

July 29, 2012 - 7:56 pm

Brittani - Awesome set of books! I absolutely loved Bittersweet! It was such a cute read! I hope you enjoy all your books! 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Anna - PS: OH YES and yay to Cinder and Bittersweet too!

July 29, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Anna - Eeee I feel like we’re actually hanging out because you talk to me directly in this blog. Whee! And, yes, I am THRILLED re: Stealing Heaven. I really hope you love it <3

July 29, 2012 - 5:41 pm

VeganYANerds - Firstly I am a bit jealous of your beachy weekend, I hope you guys are having a lovely time 🙂

Secondly, yay for library books! I’ve only read one Elizabeth Scott (Something, Maybe) but I definitely want to read more and I’ve had the Viola book on my to-read list for a while.

I thought the same thing about Bittersweet, the cupcakes hooked me but you’re not missing anything! I baked cupcakes for a picnic yesterday and the sugar hit was terrible after just ONE! So stick with your clean eating 😉

July 29, 2012 - 5:24 pm

The Bumble Girl - Hi Magan! Happy Anniversary to you and hubs! Hope you’re having a fab time 🙂
I read Keep Holding On and loved how Susane told this story – I think you’ll like it too!
I need to get Cinder! The cover is amazing and I need to see this version of it!
Enjoy your reads! I look forward to seeing what you think of them!!!

July 29, 2012 - 11:51 am

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Cinder!! That one is so good. I read it waay back in December, but I’m still always ranting about how good it is! 😉 Burn For Burn sounds like such a fun read- a book about revenge? I’m totally sold. Bittersweet is such a cute read, although you definitely should have some cupcakes around when you read it, it definitely makes you super hungry! [My mouth is watering just thinking about it…] Anyways, fantastic haul Magan! <3 Enjoy your anniversary!

July 29, 2012 - 10:57 am

Tara - CINDER!!! I’m so glad you picked this one up and I am a little (or maybe a lot) jealous you have Scarlet to read right after! I want to hear ALL about it when you’re finished 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 10:36 am

kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - I absolutely love Elizabeth Scotts books but I haven’t read this one yet! I have yet to read Cinder and I can’t wait to get Burn for Burn in my hands!

~Kailia @ Reading the Best

July 29, 2012 - 10:27 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Anna recommended Stealing Heaven to me too, & I absolutely LOVED it! I think it’s a great E Scott book to start off with. If you like that one, may I suggest The Unwritten Rule next? I really enjoyed that one as well.

I am curious about this Viola book. You’ll have to tell me how it is. That cover looks like a very Magan book 😉

Andddddd… I get to see your beautiful face on FRIDAY!! YAY!!!

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