Friday, October 29, 2010

Reading... Yeah I love it

I'm an addict. I know, I know, we've had this conversation before, being an addict, can't break the habit of blogging, writing, and reading. It's a cycle that we fall into... hey, at least it's legal.

Since it's friday what better way to end the week than to show off some newly purchased books that have been on my TBR list for a bit...













Pretty right?

Barnes & Noble is so good to us, showcasing all the lovelies along a beautiful wall... just waiting to be read! If only I was a millionaire, I would have bought the whole wall! Since I finished reading one already this week I wanted to share a small review with you... picking up a book this week make sure you have Girl, Stolen within that handful of yours!

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford, reccommended by Lisa & Laura... it's bound to be good, the synopsis will knock you off your feet!

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland, this one is all about the cover, pure elegance, but the story sounds like a whirlwind, can't wait to share my thoughts!

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan, a novel I won on the blog!!!!

Girl, Stolen by April Henry, which I completed first after picking up the novel. The cover alone swept me off my feet. Cheyenne Wilder is sick with pneumonia, her step mom Danielle walks into a pharmacy to grab her medication, and the next thing Cheyenne notices is that she's been kidnapped. What's worse is that Cheyenne is blind. This story keeps you on your toes. Being kidnapped is one thing, but April bends her way through a world unlike any other, the descriptions will leave you breathless, imagining for just a moment what it would be like to be in Cheyenne's shoes. When you think the twist and turns have stopped April will be one step ahead of you. It's a wild and riveting ride you're sure to love. After you're done reading you'll want to visit her blog/website, how she researched for this book was amazing, who she met along the way, who proofread her novel. April really did capture the essence of being blind thanks to a wonderful team of experts.

I also had the pleasure of helping a few girls out with their book choices, who knew it could be so rewarding!!! So what are you reading?

44 comments:

Em-Musing said...

Don't go to rehab just yet for your addictions, I love your posts

Bish Denham said...

I'm reading Fairest at the moment. Have a wonderful week-end.

Ellie said...

Don't get me started on blogging addiction. LOL.

Enjoy your reading!

Candyland said...

These days I'm reading blogs~if I'm lucky. Your wish list looks like mine though:)

Christina Lee said...

That premise sounds really good! And Will Grayson has been on my list forever!

salarsenッ said...

I love your picks!! Currently, I'm reading manuscripts for friends, The Pack by LM Preston and wedging Paranormalcy in there, desperately trying to finish it. Just haven't had the time. LOL Enjoy your weekend.

Talli Roland said...

Girl, Stolen sounds fantastic. I've heard some really good things about that book!

I'm casting around for something to take my fancy at the moment. I've got a whole stack of books just waiting to be read but... I don't feel ready to dive in yet! Maybe tomorrow!

Shannon said...

Looks like a great list!

The Golden Eagle said...

Happy reading! Those are awesome books--I've got Will Grayson, Will Grayson in my pile too.

Angela Felsted said...

I just finished "Need." Now I want to go to the library and hunt down "Captivate." Seriously, I'm such a book junky.

Hannah Kincade said...

I'm reading two books very very slowly. I've mostly been working on NaNo stuff but I got a review copy of Talli's book so I'm excited to start that one!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Girl, Stolen is going on my list.

I'm reading Clockwork Angel, but mostly I'm editing and doing some other writerly stuff (like blogging) AND I'm even cleaning the house *gasp*.

Joanna St. James said...

am reading Becca's Best (its about cupcakes and dudes) then Im going on to The Hating game by Talli up there and then My book depository stash should be arriving soon so am sorted. the sullivan sisters looks like it will be a good read. can u hear my TBR pile groaning?

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh those are such a great recommendations:) I am reading the second part of Eat,Pray,Love...its called Commited:) I really love it so far
Happy Friday,sweetie pie

Teenage Bride said...

Oh Jemn Confessions looks awesome please please please please tell me how it is!!!

I hope you and your husband have a wonderful Halloween!!!

Regina said...

Beautiful selections. They are on my TBR, but I haven't gotten to them yet. Right now I am reading. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen; Archvillain by Barry Lyga; The book of Lost Things by John Connolly; and Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.

I just finished Willow by Julia Hoban. Beautiful book.

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss jen! yikes! im soooo busy. from my birthday i got a zillion books to read. now im reading miss hilarys nightshade city and its WOWEE! im doing a critique for miss yaya for a kids book. im doing a scary story for miss sheris contest. im trying to get out thanks for all my cards and presents i got. im reading blogs. today im getting ready for halloween. im gonna be a hippy guy. i got a tie die t-shirt and im making a headband and a peace necklace. i hope you have a real fun halloween weekend!
...big scary hugs from lenny

Melissa Gill said...

Wildethorne looks good from the cover alone. I don't know how I'm going to get any reading done with NaNo around the corner though.

Meredith said...

Such a great haul! Yep, I'm definitely stealing Girl, Stolen from you :) I have to check out the author's website--that sounds fascinating. And yay for giving other people recommendations! I feel so sophisticated when I do that :)

Jessica Hill said...

Girl, Stolen sounds amazing. I'll have to check it out! :)

I'm hoping to get back to The Next Queen of Heaven by Gregory Maguire this weekend. I had to set it aside for a while to read a book for class, so I'm looking forward to finishing it!

Creepy Query Girl said...

wow- that last one sounds amazing! I might have to copy your list to my to be ordered basket...:)

Joanne said...

Don't you love having a stack of books just waiting for you? I so need a trip to B&N to stock up ...

Laura Marcella said...

Great picks! Thanks for the suggestions!!!

And if I was a millionaire, I'd buy an entire book store, lol!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Hi Jen! You are so sweet to find me and add me to your blog list. So happy to meet you, too!!! I'm now one of your official followers as well.

I just finished reading HOW TO SAY GOODBYE IN ROBOT - wonderful, wonderful book! Now I'm into DARK SONG by Gail Giles. Love her suspense books. And there's, um, 17 more on the stack. Which never diminishes - I just keep buying more books. :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

All reading has been put on hold for the moment for me.

Jess said...

*sigh* I'm with you on the book addict thing, and I can never seem to keep up with my junkie needs. Some girls step into Tiffany & Co. and want every diamond they see. I'm that way with Barnes & Nobles...I just WANT it ALL! Sounds like you're the same that respect :)

Colene Murphy said...

Looks good! Great choices! Oh books. If books could fix broken garbage disposals, work on my car, earn half the bill $, snuggle, and not give me any grief I would have to seriously reconsider marriage...don't tell my hubs. :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'm in the middle of Beth's Across the Universe and am loving it!! :-)

Nicole Zoltack said...

I'm an addict too. I really want to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

Talei said...

Oh I love reading! And you know which book cover I'm looking at now right?;) Yep - Wildthorn! It's calling to me! ;)

Have a happy haunting halloween my dear!!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I'm reading Trish Perry's The Perfect Blend right now. So far, so good. :)

T.Knowley said...

Nothing better than a good book. I am reading Whitley Striebers 2012 and From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler. Both so far are wonderful books. ;)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Ooh, you know I love looking at a good book selection *writes Jen's new book titles down for purchase later* :)

I'm just about to start reading my review PDF copy of The Hating Game. Squeeee!
After that, on to the 42 books in my TBR pile!

Elana Johnson said...

I have a couple of those on my TBR pile, and I've read Girl, Stolen. I'm reading Nightshade right now.

Melissa said...

These all look so good Jen!!

I really want to read Girl, Stolen but I told you that already!

I'm reading Reckless right now and Lost Hero is next on my list. And then....well... I have about a billion more but I'm hoping I can bang those two out these weekend before NaNo starts!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Just finished Crescendo and just started Beautiful Darkness. Perfect for Halloween! :)

Have a great weekend!

Jai Joshi said...

Have fun reading!

I'm re-reading some favourites thise week.

Jai

Betty said...

Love your post! Thanks for sharing your enthusiam for reading. I'm currently reading a wonderfully funny memoir called "Borneo Tom" (author Tom McLaughlin). Borneo Tom follows the adventures of a retired biology teacher as he lands in Borneo,travels to remote places in Tropical Asia, falls in love and marries a local girl. I'm loving it!

Mary said...

Great post!
Just started Shadow of Your Smile after swearing off Mary Higgins Clark for years. So far this one is really good.
Also started Alex J. Cavanaugh's CassaStar. This marks my return to sci-fi after years away.
Must be my week to go back.

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm an addict too. :) My current read is Cabinet of Wonders - fabulous!

Rose Cooper said...

These sound great, especially Girl, Stolen. Happy reading!!

The Words Crafter said...

Sounds like a must read! I'm sort of reading the sequel to The Last Templar-but I don't know how much I'll get read. NaNo starts Monday....

I, too, would love to have a million dollars to shop with at B & N!

Dina's Days said...

Oh my Girl, Stolen sounds incredible.

Morgan Lee said...

I'm reading Catching fire, from the hunger series. I think a lot of people have read them by now and it's true that they are delicious. Enjoying the read very much! Great blog btw!