Shelve It: Oh Hello + Books

weekly feature to share the books magan and estelle are adding to their bookshelves each week

Happy Sunday!

Books, books, books! Lots to read and share with you today. I swear, my apartment is going to cave in some day. If that happens, I’ll be sure to record it so I can share it on a future Shelve It. (Ha.) I hope your reading is going well, and in addition to the reading time, you are having fun doing some other stuff. It’s summer! This means a lot of park time, especially now that James is off from school for the semester! Yay!

Also exciting news — I mention this in the video but I visited a new bookstore in Brooklyn called BookCourt. It’s super cute + easy to get to from midtown if you want to check it out!

Okay, without further delay, here’s my vlog. It’s 15 minutes long but I am talking about 12 books. If you make it through the whole thing, I will send you 10 virtual hugs. ๐Ÿ™‚

From Harlequin

The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst (May 2014)
Empire Girls by Suzanne Hayes + Loretta Nyhan (May 2014)

From Macmillan

Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton (September 2014)
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry (September 2014)

From Harlequin Teen

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid


Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Nantucket Red by Leila Howland
Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell

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On the blog:

The Lonely Hearts Club by Brenda Janowitz (my first review in tweets)
Estelle writes about Cricket from Nantucket Blue + Nantucket Red
Magan reviews Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Befriended with Corey Ann Haydu + her BFF (plus friendship in YA)
Estelle reviews Broken Hearts, Fences… by Katie Finn

And for those you coming to NYC super soon, check out the roundup of this year’s BEA Part of It series!

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Thanks for stopping in!! Happy reading! xo

5 thoughts on “Shelve It: Oh Hello + Books

  1. April Books & Wine says:

    Empire Girls sounds awesome, 2 sisters in NYC in the 1920s? SIGN ME UP.

    All The Truth That’s In Me is good and it’s a really quick read.

    I am so pumped for the Scandalous Sisterhood!

    LIES WE TELL OURSELVES ahhhhhh cannot wait to read that one!

  2. Tammy says:

    I loved Nantucket Blue and can’t wait to read Nantucket Red. Keep on championing the series, it deserves it. And yes I did munch on a snack while watching (bottlecaps & tootsie rolls). I mowed the lawn this morning so your vlog was my well-deserved break. Thanks!

  3. April Books & Wine says:


    Okay back to commenting:

    I am so glad Let’s Get Lost is really good. I like the thought of people coming in and out of our lives at the right time.

    SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE I LOVE IT. That’s annoying when you don’t know when a book is coming.

    I need to read those Nantucket books.

    Corey Ann Haydu is awesome! Don’t you love when book events are good? Loved Life By Committee!

    I like the cover for What I Had Before I Had You. It’s pretty. Also, it does sound really interesting.

    Whoop whoop for books! See you at BEA?

  4. Alexa S. says:

    You look so adorable in this video, E! And I absolutely LOVE your necklace. Hooray for an awesome book haul! I’m hoping you enjoy Empire Girls as much as I did, since I thought it was pretty fun (and finished it in one afternoon). Also, I’m very much looking forward to reading Let’s Get Lost! And you’re totally convincing me to go and get Nantucket Red now!

  5. Leah says:

    Your first take was 18 minutes?? DAYUM, GIRL. hahaha if I made an 18 minute vlog it’d be 17 minutes of ums and cricket chirps and a frienzied 60 seconds of “HI THESE ARE MY BOOKS OKAY BYE.”
    Sisters + NY + 1920s? Sold.
    Scandalous Sisterhood yessss.
    I cannot WAIT to see what you think of Lies We Tell Ourselves. That’s one GR keeps reccing to me & I’m beyond excited for it. Historical + gblt! Seriously, it sounds amazing.
    Let’s Get Lost sounds absolutely lovely!
    omg, E!! Go read What I Had Before I Had You RIGHT NOW. It’s been on my To Read list from the moment I first heard about it!

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