Sunday, 4 January 2015

Weekly Wrap-Up (23)

On the Blog

Tuesday: Julie talks about her DNFs of 2014
Wednesday: Julie reviews MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME
Thursday: Another roundup of non-contemporary New Adult
Friday: Julie reviews THE BOY NEXT DOOR and has feels



Julie

Book Haul



Oh boy. Remember, this is two weeks worth of books, including the yearly Christmas haul, aka books I've read as ARCs/galleys, but needed finished copies of! I also think I mentioned last time some excellent finds from publishers. Well, to explain a bit more, there was a massive clean out at one publisher and my friend invited me to raid the shelves. Then she mailed the box to my parents', so I now have all of those too.


Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway (egalley via publisher on Edelweiss)
Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel (egalley via publisher on Edelweiss)
The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi (egalley via publisher on Edelweiss)
Don't Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom (egalley via publisher on Edelweiss)
Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (finished copy via publisher)
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (from publishing house)
Sirens by Janet Fox (from publishing house)
Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes (from publishing house)
Strange Angels & Betrayals by Lili St. Crow (from publishing house)
Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey (from publishing house)
The Last Time We Say Goodbye be Cynthia Hand (from publishing house)
Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel (purchased for Kindle using gift card)
Never Less Than a Lady by Mary Jo Putney (purchased for Kindle using gift card) 
Shopping for a Billionaire by Julia Kent (free download on Kindle)
At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey (free download on Kindle)
Forever His by Shelly Thacker (free download on Kindle)
Some Like it Royal by Heather Long (borrowed from library)
Teen Idol by Meg Cabot (borrowed from library)

For Christmas:
Being Wendy by Fran Drescher
Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick 
The Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson
Sekret by Lindsay Smith
Hook's Revenge by Heidi Schulz
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Thing to Mend by Katie Finn
Love by the Morning Star by Laura Sullivan
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore
Soulless by Gail Carriger

Books Read


If Wishes Were Earls by Elizabeth Boyle
The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark 
Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman 
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff 

YAY for vacation! And this is just what I've finished by Friday morning.
 
Upcoming Reads


As I'm writing from the past, these are the books I'm bringing on vacation plus a couple I'm hoping to read next week.

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Love, Lucy by April Lindner
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner
Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

Annnnnd hopefully a few others, but I think that's a good list to get through for now!


--Julie

Lanna:
Sooo, I'm writing this quickly sometime after midnight and I'm kinda sleepy and my throat feels like it's been sliding down a cheese grater... I may forget things is what I'm trying to say.

New books 
(well, these are from early December until now)

Review books (netgalley):


All Fall Down by Ally Carter
Conspiracy Girl by Sarah Alderson 

Bought: 

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Elijah's Mermaid by Essie Fox
Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward (which I got because the summary reminded me of Reason and Romance)

E-books: 


Reason and Romance by Jenn Young (e-book, I've read and loved multiple versions of this over the years on fictionpress, so I'm glad the author finally published it)
The State We're In by Adele Parks (was on offer on Kindle, I think)
Oceanswept by Lara Hays (free on Kindle)

Currently reading:

The Cuckoo's Calling by J K Rowling/Robert Galbraith
Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout

I think that's it. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Later.

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