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

Shelve It: May 6, 2012

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishersHow have two weeks passed by since my last vlog? SO much has happened in the last few weeks, but thankfully, life will be slowing down soon. Both Estelle and I will be going with our hubbies on vacation in June, so we’ve been discussing books and what we’ll take along with us. (Who needs to worry about clothes and traveling when there are books to be read?!)

This week, my Shelve It vlog features the books coming up on my to-be-read pile soon. These are books received from publishers for honest reviews.



Coming up soon in my TBR Pile:

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
Goodreads | Amazon

Timepiece by Myra McEntire (sequel to Hourglass)
Goodreads | Amazon

A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Goodreads | Amazon

Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson
Goodreads | Amazon

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Goodreads | Amazon


Currently Reading:

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Goodreads | Amazon


Posts I Loved This Week:


What Happened on Our Blog:

Thank you so much for tuning in, and thank you very much to the publishers who are so generously allowing us to read them!

23 thoughts on “Shelve It: May 6, 2012

  1. Liz says:

    I am crazy excited for Second Chance Summer, I have it on pre-order with Jessi Kirby’s In Honor and I have seriously counting down the days until May 8th for months now. So glad to hear people say that it is amazing.

    What’s Left of Me sounds really interesting… totally different from what I normally read but it is now on my to-read list. I’ll be interested to know what you think about it.

  2. Karen says:

    Wow! I love that cover for What’s Left of Me.

    I agree with you about Hourglass. I don’t usually like time travel stories but this one really works.

    I would recommend re-reading Hourglass before Timepiece. It had been a year since I read it and I was slightly confused because Myra doesn’t really recap plus it’s from a different POV. Myra has recaps on her website if you would rather do that. I loved the book though.

    P.S. If you like kissing…..Timepiece…..Kaleb…..um yeah ….good kissing there.

    • Magan says:

      Thanks for the heads up about Hourglass, Karen. I will definitely re-read after you said this. AND YAY FOR KALEB. I can’t wait to read from his POV!

  3. elena says:

    AHHHHH YOU GOT WHAT’S LEFT OF ME?! I am flaily hands for that book, it sounds so good! Also, I have been meaning to write a gushy email to Kat Zhang because she’s 21, wowza. September is too far away! I can’t wait to hear what you think about it.

    Those bookplates are so cute! I started reading Timepiece but I don’t think I got past the first chapter yet since I don’t remember what happened in Hourglass. I asked my co-blogger what she remembers from Hourglass and she said MAKEOUTS! and a Doctor Who reference. So I would probably recommend rereading Hourglass beforehand.

    I really hope Flirting in Italian is in the same vein Stephanie Perkins writes couples too. I think that’s really her strong point. Second Chance Summer sounds wonderful, I will try to check my B&N soon.

    Thank you for linking us. <3

    • Magan says:

      Elena! I hope I like it too! Flirting in Italian was a huge disappointment, however. And will definitely re-read Hourglass because that’s how I felt about it too – MAKEOUTS! (!!!!). Hahah. You’re so welcome for the link! xoxo

  4. Sash from Sash and Em says:

    You make TBRs like I do 🙂 I don’t plan them out because when I do, I end up changing it anyway.

    Also, I’m reading Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour and loving it so I will have to pick up Second Chance Summer this week. 🙂

    ps – thanks for the linky to our Insurgent review!


  5. margie c {the bumble girl} says:

    Hmmm, What’s Left of Me really intrigues me. Sounds like something out of a dream, a not so good dream. I think I’m going to wait to see what you think of it before I decide whether or not this is a read for me – my imagination tends to run a bit too much for stories like this, lol!
    I try not to create actual TBRs for myself, I’m like you, my reads fit my mood, and sometimes that makes it difficult to review a book on time.
    Flirting in Italian and A Midsummer’s Nightmare are on my list! and thanks to your FB mention, so is Second Chance Summer 🙂
    Love your vlogs, thanks for sharing!!!

    • Magan says:

      Margie! Hahaha to your comment about What’s Left of Me! I really hope I like it. *crosses fingers*
      And yay to you adding those books to your TBR pile! 🙂 Start with Second Chance Summer since, ya know, it came out YESTERDAY!

  6. Aneeqah says:

    What’s Left of Me sounds so interesting, I can’t wait to read it! The cover is especially gorgeous. =) Second Chance Summer sounds like such a cute contemporary read, I’m excited to pick it up when it releases.

    Happy reading! =)

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  7. Brittani says:

    I got Timepiece a week or two ago! I’m so jealous of Flirting In Italian! I cant wait to read that book! And I actually saw Second Chance Summer on the shelves at my Barnes & Noble on Friday. Awesome set of books this week! 🙂

  8. Laura @ The Traveling Owl says:

    Great haul.

    I’d love to know what others say about Timepiece. That’s the next book in my TBR pile.

    I’m like you when it comes to reading second books in series. I re-read the first book so I can get caught up. In fact, I haven’t started Insurgent for that very reason. To re-read Divergent and Timepiece, or not. That’s certainly the question.

    Super excited for Flirting in Italian as well.

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

    • Magan says:

      Laura, most people told me to re-read Hourglass. McEntire doesn’t do a lot of re-telling.
      I would definitely re-read Divergent if I were you. However! Veronica Roth did post a re-cap spoiler post to remind people of what went down in Divergent. 🙂

  9. Hannah @ So Obsessed With says:

    Here were my thoughts while reading this post:
    1. Dang, Magan’s hair looks good. I love that fishtail braid. My hair needs to grow faster so I can do this.
    2. I like that lipgloss color. It look so good on Magan!
    3. Kissing scenes. Ha! I like that she’s using that as a selling point for the book 🙂
    4. Ah I like that cover (A Midsummer’s Nightmare). I want to read this book. I want to take this book on vacation with me. Ooohhh, I need to go get a hat like that one for vacation.
    5. I want to read SECOND CHANCE SUMMER so bad. It’s already in a bookstore near me, and I was barely able to tear myself away from it. I just can’t buy another book right now… Why did I walk away from it? Should I go get it? Of course I should, who am I kidding?
    6. Oh, I loved Anna’s confessions post, too. What a great blog post to include!
    7. All this talk about Insurgent is reminding me that I STILL need to read Divergent. I know, I know. It’s on my list! I’ll get to it soon, I promise. And didn’t Magan say it was a re-read for her? I really need to read it. I wonder if Estelle has read it yet. Hmm…
    8. OMG THAT’S ME! Did they really say they hardcore love me? AHH! I love them, too! And my heart is very happy 🙂 And they’re obsessed with lists. SO AM I! We need to be friends forever.
    9. Oh, they had some good reviews this week with Hilary Duff & Justin Bieber references. Those made me really happy.
    10. I hope they really do like lists since I just left a heck of a long one… 🙂

    • Magan says:

      Hannah, YOU WIN. You, my friend, are the best commenter. Thanks so much for this! YOU MADE MY DAY!
      1. Thanks for the compliment on the hair. It was actually a terrible hair day. The fishatail saved me.
      2. The lipgloss color is 24/7 by Smashbox. It’s my go-to fave.
      3. Kissing scenes. Always kissing scenes. Yes, please.
      4. Have you read any other Kody Keplinger? If not, DO!
      5. Go back to your bookstore and buy Second Chance Summer. ASAP!
      6. Thanks!!
      7. HOP ON THE DIVERGENT TRAIN! And yes, Estelle just finished Divergent today. She’s a convert!
      9. ESTELLE rocked it with the Biebs and Duff last week!
      10. We love, love long comments. See above. 🙂

  10. VeganYANerds says:

    Lovely vlog, as usual, Magan!

    I got Timepiece on Netgalley so I ordered myself a copy of Hourglass, and I’m so glad you liked it, I’ll get to it soon!

    Ooh I spied one of your pups in the background <3

    • Magan says:

      Thanks, Mandee! WOOO! So glad you’re going to read Hourglass & Timepiece! And yes, my husband cracked up about the dog in the background. She was just doing her own thing… walking around, taking a stroll. Smelling all the same usual things. Haha. 🙂

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