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Estelle: Shelve It 6/24/2012

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

With birthdays, graduations, and the release of Pixar’s Brave… we were a little busy this weekend. Forgive me for the lack of vlog but I’m sort of pooped despite the “relaxing” weekend. 🙂

Hope all of you had a great week and a super Sunday!

I took out half the library this week. And they allowed me to even though I had to pay a fine (6 bucks) for late books and entered the library with my crazy hair. Oh wait. My husband took a picture of that.

So here’s a better look at what I borrowed:

Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman (Goodreads)
Take Me There by Carolee Dean (Goodreads)
Shelter by Frances Greenslade (Goodreads)
The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy (Goodreads)
The President’s Daughter by Ellen Emerson White (Goodreads)
Belles by Jen Calonita (Goodreads)
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles (Goodreads)
Awaken by Kate Kacvinsky (Goodreads)
Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway (Goodreads)
The Karma Club by Jessica Brody (Goodreads)

Two of these are from my Big Kids’ Table feature (Saving Ruth & Shelter) but others are because of fellow blogger reviews:

> Tara of Fiction Folio looks at Belles by Jen Calonita.
> Mandee from VeganYANerds mentioned Take Me There in her vlog from June 10th.
> April from Good Books and Good Wine listed The Karma Club AND Audrey, Wait in her summer reading suggestions a few weeks ago. (Then Ginger seconded reading Audrey, Wait.)

Thanks to these lovely ladies for helped me to discover the above titles!

On the blog this week:

– I read Such a Rush last week and I can’t say enough fantastic things about it.
– A bonus review of A Long Way From You by Gwendolyn Heasley set in NYC!
– Magan raves about Something Like Normal by Trish Doller. Have you read it yet?
I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan has heart, suspense, and some amazing characters.

Thanks for checking in! Have a great week!

July 5, 2012 - 5:02 pm

Terra Elan McVoy - What a beautiful pile of books! Thanks for including THE SUMMER OF FIRSTS AND LASTS in there! Enjoy!

June 27, 2012 - 8:08 pm

April Books & Wine - YESSSS library books and Audrey Wait and The Karma Club and reading books for fun and pleasure not because you feel obligated to review.

I am in love with this Shelve It.

June 25, 2012 - 11:22 pm

Paige - I read Audrey Wait back when I went to the library everyday because I looked for it everywhere and then finally found it at my library. It was actually pretty good =) I hope you enjoy everything and here’s my IMM!


~Paige @ Comfort Books

June 24, 2012 - 11:23 pm

elena - HOORAY FOR AUDREY WAIT! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

June 24, 2012 - 10:31 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - Yay for Belles! I really like the book and can’t wait for the second book in the series! I got to meet Jen Calonita last week and she is such a doll!
Great pile of books! Enjoy them all 🙂

June 24, 2012 - 9:53 pm

VeganYANerds - Hooray for stacks of library books! I love taking out a whole bunch at a time! And now you have me wanting to read The Summer of Firsts and Lasts and Audrey, Wait!

I hope you enjoy Take Me There, I still need to read it, too! And now I’m off to check out some of the reviews I missed this week 😉

June 24, 2012 - 9:26 pm

Estelle - Tara, I think I am going to have to keep moving Audrey up in my pile. It seems to be quite the reading hit! 🙂 Thanks for stopping in. xo

June 24, 2012 - 9:23 pm

Tara - Ooooo I can’t wait for you to read Belles! Thanks for the shoutout 🙂

PS – I will third the Audrey, Wait vote as well 🙂

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