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Santa, I Promise I’ve Been Good This Year | Top 10 Tuesday

  Welcome back for Top 10 Tuesday, where this week participants are discussing which books they hope to find under their Christmas trees this year. Santa, are you listening? In addition to these books, I’ll happily take a few solid days off work and will soak up any given opportunity to read them. Promise. Four • Just One […]

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December 23, 2014 - 4:04 pm

Emma @ Miss Print - I love these graphics! The One was a lot of fun so I hope you get to it soon 🙂

December 23, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - All those little Christmas tree book covers are so cute. I wouldn’t mind finding Ask Again Later under the Christmas tree either. I’ve read it already, but I would love to own my own copy.

December 23, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Mel @ Reviews In A Pinch - I really just want to add your list to my list and make it bigger, but that seems kind of greedy during the season of giving. I hope you find most if not all of these under your tree!

December 23, 2014 - 11:01 am

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - I totally forgot to ask for Four! On it now.

You must get to The Lonely Hearts Club – so cute, such a fast read, and it will leave you with a warm feeling in your heart, Magan.

Adorable graphics.

Here’s my TTT – no pressure!

December 23, 2014 - 10:41 am

Brianna - Happy holidays, Estelle and Magan!

December 23, 2014 - 10:15 am

Leah - hee, Estelle vlogged about Jojo and now you’re wishing for Jojo. Spread the Jojo love!! Really, Magan, One Plus One was GREAT and if Santa delivers you should definitely bump it to the top of your list!

December 23, 2014 - 9:09 am

Christina - I have been dying to read One Plus One…been sitting on my shelf for awhile. I hope you get to read The One…I was happy with it! I hope you get some great books under your Christmas Tree this year. Happy Holidays!

December 23, 2014 - 7:44 am

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz - Love how you organized this! Lovely.

Here’s my Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings!

December 23, 2014 - 6:43 am

Hollie - I bought One Plus One earlier this year and STILL haven’t read it. Ooops. I hope you get it and love it!

December 23, 2014 - 4:00 am

Nattie - I missed Four off my list! Ahh, I can’t believe I forgot about that one… I’ve been thinking of starting Just One Day actually because I loved If I Stay. The same with The Selection really. The others, I haven’t really heard that much about so I might need to do a little more investigating haha :3 A really great list! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Here’s my Top Ten: https://bookrambles.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/top-ten-books-i-wouldnt-mind-santa-bringing-this-year/

December 23, 2014 - 3:18 am

Kayla @ The Bookish Owl - Ask Again Later was an excellent book and I hope that you get to read it soon. Also, your graphics are the cutest!

Great list and Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2014 - 3:05 am

Lisa @ Captivated Reader - Nice list of books!! I’ll have to check them out myself!! Here’s my TTT list for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-wouldnt.html

December 23, 2014 - 1:16 am

Sue Holmes - I hope Santa’s listening! Just One Night is amazing and I also loved Me Since You xx Merry Christmas 🙂

December 23, 2014 - 12:56 am

Kim - Ooh, this is so cute! I want Four and The One too! Me Since You is a worthy read, I promise. Happy holidays! 🙂
Top 10 Tuesday
A Thousand Pieces of You

December 23, 2014 - 12:43 am

Gaby @ Bookish Broads - LOVE these graphics!!!! And yes, definitely Just One Night! Such a cute short thing. A perfect bow on the top of a delightful duology. Also, Estelle the Elf is such a fantastic elf, isn’t she?

December 23, 2014 - 12:37 am

Ashley - OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE THE CHRISTMAS TREES!!!!!
That was so creative and unique =)
You picked some great books!
Bloglovin follower =)
Ashley
Here’s my list
http://bookstothetea.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-tuesday_23.html

December 23, 2014 - 12:04 am

Nicole @ Nicole's Novel Reads - Rebel is on my list too!

April 2013 Young Adult Book Releases

Happy Saturday, friends! I hope you have safe travels if you’re on the road to visit family this weekend. If you’re at home snuggled up with a book, I’m living vicariously through you. Dustyn and I are doing lots of traveling. Don’t you worry, though, I’ll be reading a book in the car. There are […]

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March 31, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Janita @ Book, Interrupted - Can’t wait to read The Elite! I fell in the love with the first one and I’m excited to see where the author is going to take the story. Plus the covers are gorgeous!

March 30, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - Well, crap. I feel like How I Lost You is going to make me sob buckets. But I really, really want to read it!

Also, yayyyy for summery covers!

March 30, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Annie - Ohmigod, so many good books! I absolutely cannot wait for April. You can count on the fact that I will be the first person in the bookstore on each and every day. So excited!!! Especially for This Is What Happy Looks Like and The Symptoms of Insanity! 🙂

March 30, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Rachel - Well, my TBR list just got WAY longer. I didn’t know there were so many contemps coming out this month! The covers for How I Lost You and How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True are so pretty! I’m excited to finally be able to read The Boyfriend App. I feel like I’ve been waiting for forever for that one.

March 30, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - April is such a great book month! I’m looking forward to so many of these books, although I’m sure my purse isn’t, haha!

March 30, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Leoni - Lots of exciting books! The Program sounds interesting, I’m looking forward to reading reviews for it and yes April 23rd is looking very summery! 🙂

March 30, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Nancy @ Tumbling Books - I want all of these, but especially The Elite, The Program, and Taken. April needs to get here quicker!

Magan: The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass [website | twitter] Publication Date: April 24, 2012 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 327 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: ARC borrowed from Yani at The Secret Life of an Avid Reader Challenge: Debut Author 2012 Challenge Summary: America Singer is chosen as one of the thirty-five women vying to win the […]

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April 12, 2013 - 12:01 am

The Selection | Kiera Cass | Book Review - […] that way it really was like watching The Bachelor!” Rather Be Reading – “I never felt fully invested in the story” Pure Imagination – “The Selection and I….we have a odd […]

December 18, 2012 - 7:02 am

Magan: 2012 End of Year Book Survey - […] I needed to raise a warning flag with that one. The Disenchantments, What’s Left of Me, and The Selection also didn’t live up to my […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:09 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Though I do still want to read this one, I knocked it down a few notches on the reading list after you told me how you felt about it. I definitely trust your opinion and think we have similar tastes so we may feel the same way about it!

April 17, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Great review! I remember hearing so much about this book prior to its release, but there haven’t been too many positive reviews. I’m on the fence on whether or not to read this one. Personally, I just can’t get past the fact that the girl on the cover looks like she’s smelling her own armpit =P

April 17, 2012 - 6:22 am

Daisy - I’m a bit sad you didn’t love it, cause I pre-ordered it, but well, you can’t love them all right? 🙂
I also usually find myself rooting for the underdog as well, though I must say golden boys also definitely have their appeal 😉 And I’m secretly a sucker for drama like on shows such as the Bachelor (I still watch America’s Next Top Model…).
Thanks for the review!

April 17, 2012 - 4:37 am

Lori - I couldn’t agree more with your review! The names were laughable and really pulled me out of the story. I also didn’t connect to Aspen, but I did like America. Great review and thanks for the link 🙂

April 16, 2012 - 8:01 pm

VeganYANerds - Great review, Magan, I was wondering what you’d think of this, I’ve read some pretty negative reviews, mainly listing the same issues you had and I really don’t think I would bother to read this, unless I found it at the library!

April 16, 2012 - 6:24 pm

Jayla | LadyBlueJay - I am not a huge fan of reality tv, so I am not sure that this book would appeal to me. I have a lot of mixed reviews on this one.

However, I do understand where you are coming from. There are books I feel iffy about, but I read the next book in the series just because I want to see if things improve. It some cases things do get better.

April 16, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Jacinda @ The Reading Housewives - We have already talked about this a little bit, but I will talk about it again. 🙂

Yep, the world building…totally lacking.

I didn’t notice the exclamation points…how did I miss this, lol?!

Even though I just thought it was alright, I will read the rest of the series as well…stupid cliffhangers, lol.

April 16, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Anna - I totally see all your points, but…I DONT CARE I LOVE IT ANYWAY 🙂

April 16, 2012 - 10:47 am

elena - I’ve heard such mixed things about these books! The people I trust tend to lend on the “meh” side so I’m not really expecting much from The Selection at this point. Maybe it will surprise me, who knows. I like details too so it’s a shame that it seems like there isn’t much here. I’ve heard that the world-building wasn’t that great and left a lot of questions unanswered. omg I really love the point about Maxon uses excessive exclamation points as an abuser of exclamation points myself. Except I am not a character in a dystopian novel so! I find it hilarious. Fantastic review, Magan. 😀

April 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

There are so many awesome books coming out in the next couple of months. I wanted to take some time to spotlight some of the April 2012 Young Adult book releases that Estelle and I have on our TBR lists! If one (or both) of us has read it, I linked our reviews, too, so […]

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April 12, 2012 - 2:15 am

Summer - Thanks for the April list! You actually listed a couple that I hadn’t checked out yet to add to my (now ridiculously huge) April list!

Below is a short list that you should look into! (Also: If you’ve reviewed these in any previous posts then my apologies!)

Teen and YA April Books of Awesome:

Grave Mercy :: R.L. LaFevers
Storm (Elementals, Bk 1) :: Brigid Kemmerer
Magic Under Stone :: Jaclyn Dolamore
Unraveling :: Elizabeth Norris
Above :: Leah Bobet
The Calling :: Kelly Armstrong
Taken at Dusk :: C.C. Hunter
Masque of the Red Death :: Bethany Griffin
The Immortal Rules :: Julie Kagawa
The Book of Blood and Shadow :: Robin Wasserman
Black Heart :: Holly Black
The Last Echo :: Kimberly Derting
Social Suicide :: Gemma Halliday
Immortal City :: Scott Speer
Glimmer :: Phoebe Kitanidis

Seriously, for 2012 titles alone, it will take yeeears to get through all of the releases! Books are absolutely worth it and I’m thrilled that there are so many authors debuting! If only I could literally__only__read for hours and hours on end and be paid for it. Ha!

Anyway, my asinine babbling aside: Enjoy! 🙂

April 1, 2012 - 9:35 pm

Jasmine Rose - The Selection and Thumped are both high on my want list 😀

April 1, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Karen - Thanks for the reminder about Zero. I loved Party Down by Tom Leveen so I’m really looking forward to reading this one.

April 1, 2012 - 2:11 pm

In My Mailbox Meme: Rather Be Reading Blog (Estelle) - […] April 2102 Book Releases Estelle:  The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith Magan: A Book Blogger Video Magan: The List by […]

March 31, 2012 - 5:57 pm

VeganYANerds - Ah! You guys have listed so many books that I want to read, how will I ever find the time? Lexapros and Cons looks fun and I just got a copy of Dying to Know You so I’ll have to read that soon, too.

March 31, 2012 - 8:43 am

Estelle - This list makes me really anxious. haha. And excited. Yes, I commented on our own blog.

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2012 Releases I’m Anxious to Read

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is ten books we’re anxious to read this spring. You might see a trend in my books below (just by glancing at the covers). I’m anxious for warmer weather, though not Texas heat-wave hot, and some sweet […]

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March 21, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Jasmine Rose - My Life Next Door is high up on my list too :]
Where it Began looks really good too. And of course, I’m really, REALLY looking forward to Insurgent and The Selection.

March 21, 2012 - 4:46 am

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - YES, YES and YES to this entire list. Ours overlap quite a bit, there are just so many awesome books coming out soon! I’ve got Unbreak My Heart from NetGalley in my queue, and I desperately want to just skip it ahead of all the others haha.

March 20, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Magan - Amanda, YES! Definitely a NetGalley member. We love it; it’s been really awesome to get books that way…and, um, it’s nice to have the downloads because then I don’t realize how many books I have to read. Haha. So many books on our bookshelves and sitting everywhere in my house! 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 10:59 pm

Magan - Christina! I so agree! I love the cover of MLND. I can’t wait to read it! 🙂 I hope I get to all of these too. If I do, it’ll be a fantastic spring!

March 20, 2012 - 9:57 pm

Amanda @ Sisters Unedited - YEA! Fellow Netgalley member! I love that site! I was glad to see you have Timepiece. I enjoyed the first one, but it was so hard to limit myself to ten. Insurgent did make my top ten though! Yea to Four!
Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Spring Reading!
Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

March 20, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Christina (BookTasty) - A huge YES to Insurgent! And the cover to My Life Next Door looks so cute! 🙂 I hope you get to all the titles on this list!

March 20, 2012 - 8:24 pm

Magan - Tabitha, I so agree! YAY BOOKs! Thanks for stopping by our blog! 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 8:22 pm

Magan - Julie! Thanks for your comment. Timepiece is the sequel to Hourglass by Myra McEntire! You should definitely check out Hourglass – I LOVED IT! 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Tabitha - There are so many great books coming out this spring… It’s so exciting! I can’t wait to read Second Chance Summer and The Selection. Great list! (:

March 20, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Julie S. - That Timepiece book looks really interesting. Great list!

March 20, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Magan - Agreed, Kallia! I think so, too! Thanks for the heads up about Where it Began. You’re the second person who said that today!

March 20, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Kailia Sage - Yes to Insurgent! I think everyone is waiting for that one! Where it Began wasn’t my favorite book but you might like it better than I did!

March 20, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Magan - Thanks, Mands! I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, so this list really made me excited for all that’s coming! It’s going to be a great spring for reading!

March 20, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Magan - Sash! Yes! I have it on NetGalley. I need to make time for Unbreak My Heart soon. I <3 Melissa Walker!

March 20, 2012 - 5:09 pm

VeganYANerds - I am definitely waiting on Insurgent, I wish it was June NOW! And I like the covers for The Story of Us and the Summer My Life Began too – you chose great books!

March 20, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Sash - Unbreak My Heart. YES. Looks so good. XOXO

March 20, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Magan - Hannah: That’s such a wise idea. I wanted to go “browse” Barnes and Noble SOOO badly today, but didn’t. I should not buy any more books for a while. I need to get caught up on all the awesome ones I have here! AND YES! READ DIVERGENT ASAP! 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Hannah - This is such a fabulous list! None of them made my top ten but that’s just because I’m trying to limit myself to catching up on old reads. However, I’m dying to read The Selection, Second Chance Summer and My Life Next Door. I’d include Insurgent, but I still haven’t read Divergent! Fail. Although the descriptions for all sound good, I’m mostly in love with their covers haha! I’m usually really guilty of judging a book by its cover 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Magan - Melanie! Yes! Hourglass was so good. I can’t wait to be back inside Myra’s world! I <3 her writing!

March 20, 2012 - 3:21 pm
March 20, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Magan - Hollie, I’ve never read anything by Morgan Matson before. This will be my first, but good gosh does it look like the perfect one to start with! 🙂 AND YES! COME ON INSURGENT RELEASE DATE! I need to plan to have the whole day to sit and read!

March 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Hollie - I swear, I’m going to lose the plot if I don’t read Second Chance Summer as soon as it’s released. I need my Morgan Matson fix! The same goes for Insurgent too, I’m (im)patiently waiting for May 1st so I can read this!

March 20, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Magan - Daisy, I’ve noticed Insurgent being on everyone’s list, too! So much excitement about that book. I was oooohing over a post Veronica Roth put up today about whether Four will be called Four or Tobiah in Insurgent. I got goose bumps from the post. Oh, the anticipation is killing me!

March 20, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Daisy - I love all the summer romances on your list!! 🙂 It’s just something about early spring that makes me crave those as well, though they didn’t make my list.
EVERYONE has Insurgent on their list! I still need to read Divergent, but I already pre-ordered Insurgent because I’m trusting the blogosphere to be right about how awesome Divergent is 🙂
Happy spring reading!

March 20, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Magan - Same here, Tanya, same here! And thank you so much. I’m so glad you stopped by!

March 20, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Tanya Patrice - This is such an awesome list – there are so many books I want to read too – like Insurgent. Can’t wait to finally get my hands on it.

March 20, 2012 - 11:52 am

Magan - Yes, you should definitely check it out, Nicole! I just finished reading it and it was a good read. Not up there with Divergent for me, but still a good read. 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 11:43 am

Nicole - I can’t wait for Insurgent. The Selection also looks really interesting; I think I’ll check that out.

March 20, 2012 - 10:52 am

Magan - Lena! WHAT the WHAT? That’s like Four blasphemy or something! Haha! 😉

March 20, 2012 - 10:51 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - AHHHH, how in the world did I forget about Insurgent and Timepiece?! Shame on me!

LOVE YOU, MAGAN! 😀

March 20, 2012 - 10:48 am

Magan - Heeeeeyyy, twin Anna! 😉 I know! I always get the best recommendations from you.

March 20, 2012 - 10:44 am

Anna - I feel like I’m a book twinsie with you on ALL OF THESE.

March 20, 2012 - 9:25 am

Magan - April, I can’t wait to read your review for Where It Began to see if you like Gabby more once you’re done. It’s always so hard for me to be so excited about a book and then to be let down. Thanks so much for your comment! 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 9:19 am

April Books & Wine - I’m about to finish Where It Began. It’s a decent book although the protagonist, Gabby, is really hard to like/connect with at first, but the whole storyline is interesting.

OH MY GOODNESS INSURGENT! I am sooooooooooooo pumped for that book.

Also? Really looking forward to Second Chance Summer.

And yeah, pretty much all of the books on here!

March 20, 2012 - 8:55 am

Magan - Me, too, Ginger! It’s been on my TBR list for what feels like forever. And I’m glad we’ll be picking up some of the same books (ahem, INSURGENT!) so we can talk about them!

March 20, 2012 - 7:54 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I so desperately want to read Second Chance Summer! Our TBR lists for spring look very similar 🙂