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Sweet Summertime Reads: June 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

Oh, wow! Another month down. I’m especially excited for June because I’m going to be traveling and reading and going to ALA at the end of the month! Here’s to hoping this is the month I can catch up on my reading goal. As promised, here’s a list of our most anticipated June 2012 Young Adult book releases. […]

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June 16, 2012 - 8:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Round Up - […] GReads – Intro to Sweet Summertime Reads 5/26: RBR – June Book Releases 5/26: GReads – Summer Reading Spots > Fiction Folio – Favorite Places to Read > […]

May 28, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I just want My Life Next Door to be in my hands already. I can’t wait much longer for it to come out. IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

May 27, 2012 - 9:00 pm

VeganYANerds - I loved this post, it made me want to run out and buy a lot of books! I feel like everything month I say “This is going to be such a good month for YA” and June is no exception!

May 26, 2012 - 9:41 am

margie c {the bumble girl} - Can’t wait for summertime relaxation and good books!
Divine Intervention is definitely on my list, such a sweet cover it has too! And I really need to read A Need So Beautiful this summer too! Then I can get book 2 😉
Great list, thanks for sharing it! Enjoy!

May 26, 2012 - 8:16 am

ComaCalm - I requested Temptation from NetGalley – it’s not something I’d normally read but I loved the idea of it and really wanted to try it. I was pretty disappointed. Within the first couple of pages she was gasping whenever he looked at her etc. I was like, what? What? So yeah, I didn’t finish it!

ComaCalm’s Corner =^.^=

May 26, 2012 - 7:52 am

elena - YAY SUMMER! I’m so excited for A Midnight’s Summer Nightmare!! Also gosh, I really need to read Timepiece.

Magan: Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson

Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson Publication Date: June 12, 2012 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Pages: 320 Keywords: Adoption, Travel, Studying Abroad, Italy, Bad Relationships Target Audience: Young Adult Format Read: Paperback from ALA (Thank you!) Summary: Violet chooses to do an 8-week course in Italy to investigate why she looks so like a modern-day […]

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August 25, 2013 - 2:20 am

In My Mailbox (#4 & Final) | That Artsy Reader Girl - […] be Reading I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella Magan’s Review of Flirting in Italian by Lauren […]

June 18, 2012 - 3:18 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - And this book sounded so cute too! It’s sad that it doesn’t live up to what I would have been expecting, which was something more along the lines of Stephanie Perkins.

May 31, 2012 - 10:18 am

Holley - I completely agree with everything you said!! I was so frustrated that I didn’t like this book more. You hit the nail directly on the head.
I think this was the most disappointed I’ve been in a while with a book.

May 30, 2012 - 11:55 am

Shelve It: 5/27/2012 - […] she couldn’t get into the next book for quite awhile. Magan’s honest review of Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson. > A great meme from Broke & Bookish featuring 10 OTHER blogs we visit during the day. > […]

May 28, 2012 - 10:57 am

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Remember how on mentioned on Twitter recently that read a book that I really disliked? So, it wasn’t this book but my problem comes down to the same thing: show, don’t tell. I hate being told something when it would have made more sense to show me. I especially hate being told something over and over again. And ugh to insta-love with a rude boy. And ugh to books being split into two (or more) books when they should just be one.

Don’t think I’ll be checking this one out! I hate when a bad book puts you in that weird mood where you don’t want to read anything else.

May 26, 2012 - 2:35 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - *weeps uncontrollably*

I was SO excited for this! I went nuts trying to get my hands on it early! I’m going to be reading it in a week or so, and I’m so sad now! Haha. Oh well… I’m glad you were honest, and I *hope* I don’t feel the same way! 😛

May 26, 2012 - 7:05 am

June 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] in Italian by Lauren Henderson Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Magan’s Review Goodreads | […]

May 25, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Jasmine Rose - I’m really sad to hear you didn’t like this one. The cover made it look so cute, although, to be honest I really don’t know anything else about it. I didn’t even know you guys had the rating “move to bottom of pile” since I’ve never seen it before, but I’m thinking that’s precisely what I’ll do.
Great review :]

May 24, 2012 - 8:22 am

Jamie - I had seen this on a lot of WOWs and like the IDEA of this book but thankfully you just told me everything I needed to hear to not waste my time on this one! Sounds so frustrating and I KNOW I wouldn’t dig it now!

Thanks for being honest..even if sometimes it feels icky! I appreciate it as someone who really trusts your reviews!

May 23, 2012 - 7:46 pm

VeganYANerds - Oh Magan, I can feel your frustration, thanks for giving us such an honest review of this book.

For someone reason this never appealed to me, I love contemp, books set in Europe etc but this never really jumped out at me so I have no issue in passing on it, knowing what I do now, thanks to your insight into this book. It sounds really disappointing and I can’t believe it doesn’t even end properly and you’re meant to grab the next book that’s not even out yet, ag!

May 23, 2012 - 5:03 pm

Sarah @ Storybound Girl - THANK YOU, MAGAN, for saying everything I couldn’t figure out how to say on my blog. (Now I feel like I should do a tiny post about it & then just link here… Hmm).

TOTALLY agree about Violet. I tried SO HARD to like her, but she kept making it impossible. I kept reading for the weird art thing and was so frustrated when it basically never went anywhere and I figured out there was supposed to be another book. Why was that such a focus of the synopsis if it wasn’t really in the book at all?! And why would this story need to take more than one book?!

May 23, 2012 - 4:57 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - sniff, I was really looking forward to this one. I don’t read many contemps, and by the cover and summary, I really thought this would be one to add to my lil stack. I’m so sad to see this and will have to see if my library brings it in (yea, I’m out in the sticks, lol, they don’t bring many newbies in, geesh!)
Thank you for your honest review, Magan, I appreciate it!

May 23, 2012 - 1:03 pm

elena - This looks like such a cute book and it’s so disappointing that it WASN’T. I’m going to pass on this because from what you say about it, it wouldn’t be my cup of tea. ESPECIALLY the bit about the sequel. I would feel so ripped off. Thanks for the honest review, Magan!

May 23, 2012 - 10:50 am

Jen - DUDE. I put this bad boy down after one single chapter. I am really glad I did, judging by this review. I love honest reviews, and this one is perfect. So sorry you didn’t enjoy the book, but it’s reassuring that I did the right thing by bowing out early.

May 23, 2012 - 9:39 am

Karen - I hate when a book disappoints you so much that it ruins all other books you haven’t even gotten to yet.
I’ve had that happen a few times. The ones that bug you in the middle of the night even though you should just get over it.
It’s especially depressing with this one because from the cover and summary you are expecting cute/romantic.
I’m sorry it didn’t work for you and doesn’t sound like a book I would enjoy either but I hope you did find another read to lift your spirits.

May 23, 2012 - 9:08 am

Eva, The Book Stoner - I read the verdict first and wow. I don’t like repetitive narratives too. Thanks for the warning!

Top Ten Books I Snagged at ALA!

Hi, friends! Magan here. It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted each week by the Broke and the Bookish. (Check out Jamie’s Top Ten Historical Fiction books here!) This week’s topic can be about anything we want. Since I just got back from ALA in Dallas yesterday, I wanted to share the top ten books […]

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February 3, 2012 - 3:54 pm

Magan - Thanks, Andrea! I tend to be a little obsessive compulsive. And also a few people had asked me to see the books, so the easiest way was to organize them (to fulfill my OCD need) and take pictures (because goodness gracious I was not about to type all those out!). Haha. Thanks for becoming a new follower. I’m off to go check out your blog now.

February 2, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase - I just found out about you guys from the feature on GReads, and I really like your blog! I love your photos, especially the ones you added here showcasing the books you got at ALA by their release date! Very cute and clever!

Andrea (New Follower)

January 29, 2012 - 11:50 am

Sarah @ Storybound Girl - Can’t wait to read a few of the same books and FREAK OUT ABOUT THE AWESOMENESS TOGETHER. I finished Pandemonium this morning & now I can’t decide what to read next!

Love your bookcases with the painted backs. I’ve got a row of (full) Billys myself… they’re great when you need space for a lot of books. You can just keep on buying more as needed (except I need another one & I have no idea where to put it!)…

January 25, 2012 - 9:50 am

Magan - Ange, there’s no way to carry them all at once! The parking garage was one floor below the convention center, so I periodically went downstairs to unload my bags. I brought a backpack (thank goodness!) and it turned out to be the best thing ever. So much easier to carry books like that than in the thin-strapped bags some publishers provided for free.

January 25, 2012 - 9:49 am

Magan - Ginger, I love, love, love that we got to meet. It was seriously one of the BIGGEST highlights of my weekend. I wish we had more time to sit, nerd out over books, and talk. I am so glad to know that you and I have such similar taste in books and that you got copies of some of the same ones I did. You’ll be my discussion buddy! 🙂

January 25, 2012 - 9:47 am

Magan - Thank you all so much for the sweet comments about the bookshelves. I’ll update you with a finished picture soon. Right now the books really are just thrown on the shelves. Hahah.

As for ALA, all I can say is sign up for a conference. Look into ALA (in California) in June 2012 or BEA (in New York) in June 2012. If you live in Texas, TLA will be in Houston this year. I forget which days. :-/ Thank you all so, so much for stopping by to comment! Can’t wait to share reviews of these books with you!

January 25, 2012 - 9:44 am

Magan - Anna, that is going to be my next book to start! I’m glad you’re enjoying it so far! Thanks for being my ALA buddy this weekend. I’m so glad you went, too!

January 24, 2012 - 9:10 pm

Anna - Yaaaay for ALA Midwinter! I had such a good time. You got Pandemonium! It was touch and go there for a while, but Harper Collins pulled through. 🙂 As for your question…I think Dying to Know You is my favorite to have received.

January 24, 2012 - 7:52 pm

Megan - Love your new shelves, and all those new books on them look super-exciting! In Honor sounds *really* good.

January 24, 2012 - 4:01 pm

VeganYANerds - WOWSERS! You got so many books!! I really want to read In Honor and Pandemonium.

I hope you love Froi of the Exiles! And if you need a copy of Finnikin of the Rock and can’t find it, just let me know 😉

January 24, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Nikki - Awesome haul! I am very intrigued by Flirting in Italian. If it is half as good as Anna and the French Kiss then sign me up! And I am jealous of your bookshelves and your fantastic collection of books on them.

~Nikki (Imaginative Adventure)

January 24, 2012 - 11:13 am

Laura @ The Traveling Owl - Wow! What a haul.

Catastrophic looks fantastic, and I am so excited about Flirting in Italian, too!

Your bookshelves look fabulous. Congrats.

Laura @ The Traveling Owl

January 24, 2012 - 11:12 am

Tara @ Hobbitsies - Okay I have officially read your post in detail and it sounds like you had a BLAST. And I am beyond uber jealous. And In Honor is SO SO SO SO GOOD.

And your shelves are SO SO SO SO PRETTY. I might need to look into these billy shelves even there’s none around me. Although my boyfriend did say I’d never buy another bookshelf again because he’d make them so….

When you’re less tired you should totally take a picture of the all the shelf with the books from a distance so I can admire the finished pretty.

Books I would snatch off the shelves if i could – Flirting in Italian, duh, and A World Away. AMISH PEOPLE YEAH.

January 24, 2012 - 10:09 am

Megan @ Between the Lines - Amazing post! I loved the bookshelf too. So jealous.

And I SO want to read Flirting in Italian. It looks great. =)

Thanks for stopping by my Top Ten!

January 24, 2012 - 9:16 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I cannot even explain how much AWE I am feeling at seeing all the books that you managed to snag. SO. MANY. TITLES. I am loving your stash! 😉 There are a lot of titles that I want to read on your pile, especially Flirting in Italian and The Disenchantments.

I’m so glad you had fun at ALA and cannot wait to hear all about it! And, as I’ve mentioned already, I LOVE your shelves. They look absolutely amazing! 😀

January 24, 2012 - 8:23 am

Ginger @ GReads! - YOU, Magan, are definitely one of my most favorite things about the craziness of ALA weekend 🙂 I had so so so much fun hanging out with you & getting to know you better. Walking around the exhibit hall, scoping out books together, talking about lord know’s what!, was such a treat for me 🙂

I am IN LOVE with your shelves! I may need to invest in something similar at my new place. The one book shelf I have now is over flowing. And your comment about pandemonium at Harper.. SO TRUE! I still can’t believe that happened.

January 24, 2012 - 6:27 am

Mandy R - What a great haul from ALA!

I love your new shelves. Painting the back is a fun idea. I am so jealous of them!

Happy reading!

January 24, 2012 - 5:04 am

Lori - Oh wow! Really…wow! Looks like you had an amazing time and Pandemonium is….amazing. Really, really incredible. I also really loved The Disenchantments! Enjoy all those new books.
My Top Ten Tuesday!

January 24, 2012 - 4:54 am

Ange - Wow…quite a haul! How in the world do u even carry that many books around at a conference? Cannot wait for Pandemonium!

January 24, 2012 - 3:21 am

Ashley - OH MY GOODNESS I AM SO JEALOUS. Of everything! I want to read pretty much every single one of those books on your list (most notably In Honor, The List, and Flirting in Italian), and your entire haul is fabulous!

Also, I love your bookshelves! The color is fantastic.

New follower!
My Top Ten Tuesday

January 24, 2012 - 1:51 am

Kristina - Wow you are one lucky girl. I one day am hoping to attend one of these things, I was thinking about going to ALA in the summer but I just don’t think it is going to work out. Good luck reading all of those, you have a lot!


January 24, 2012 - 12:47 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Magan, I want to DIE. Flirting in Italian is a book I have been DYING for! It’s coming out while I’m in Italy!!!! NOOOOOOOO! Because now I can’t have it for the trip, which makes me cry inside because I love themed reads that mesh with my vacations. And you got Pandemonium!?!?! And Love and Leftovers! And The Disenchantments!!! And The Story of Us!!! And I am DYING for Pizza, Love, etc…!!!!! Wow. What an amazing time you had! I love that you went. 🙂 And your shelves are gorgeous! Ikea, right? I have two of them myself. 🙂 They are amazing, but take forever to set up!

January 24, 2012 - 12:30 am

Brittani - Thanks for stopping by my top ten Magan! Wow!! You got like literally a ton of books!!! Lol. OOHH! The Catastrophic History of You & Me! I cant wait to read that! I actually won an ARC of it and I’m just waiting for it to come in. You snagged a lot great books! 🙂