Hello. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Did you watch the Superbowl? (if not, it was super boring!) I have a twofer for you today, since I didn’t post last week. I am starting to workout again and get myself on a better eating schedule… We will see how long that lasts. But today I am going to show you my first book haul of the year (which was what I was going to post last week) and my February reading list. 🙂
Here is my book haul!
I grabbed these amazing books when Barnes and Nobles was having a 50% off sale! Everything there was less than $70. The Selection series, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Damsel, Grim Lovelies, and Escaping from Houdini. I don’t know much about .. all but Escaping from Houdini. Lol. But they are popular and were on sale.
And this is what I plan to read this month! I completed about 5 books in January so I am hoping I can get through all of these. I am already about 100 pages into Mother Knows Best. And I can’t wait to dive back into Amy’s Oz and see what happens next.
What is on your tbr this month? Any new exciting books you are looking forward too?
If you are looking for a great realistic romance novel this is a great choice.
Perfect Chemistry is set in a smaller town where if you were born on the wrong side of the tracks you are either poor or a drug dealer. Everyone knows that. When Brittany is paired up with Alex there is going to be trouble. Brittany is a good white girl from the North side and Alex is a mexican with a reputation. From the second they meet in Chemistry class there are sparks.
Obviously since this is a romance you can probably guess how it ends but reliving that high school experience was crazy for me. There are best friends, crazy gangs, backstabbing, and sleepovers. Now I went to a teeny tiny high school (22 kids in my graduating class). So I didn’t have near any of the drama as was in this book so that is probably a good thing. But I love reading about it.
There are 3 books in this series and all 3 focus on different characters. Rules of Attraction focuses on Alex’s middle brother, Carlos in Colorado. And the last book Chain Reaction focuses on Alex’s youngest brother, Luis. So they all intertwine with each other but I don’t think you have to read them in order.
Quote: “This is Brittany Ellis … This summer she went to the mall, bought new clothes so she could expand her wardrobe, and spent her daddy’s money on plastic surgery to enhance her, ahem, assets. Her secret desire is to date a Mexicano before she graduates.” -Alex
This weekend I visited my librarys used book sale. 😀 I got a ton of books! So I decided to try a video instead of just listing everything here. The first video is of the Young Adult titles. and the second is Adult titles. 🙂 Links will be below each video.
***** I have never video’d myself before so bare with me. 🙂 If I do more of these I will get better. I promise. Also, I am just using my phone so I couldn’t see what was happening.
This is the first Scott Westerfeld book I have read. The Uglies have been sitting on my shelf for a few years now but I just haven’t ever picked it up. I got this on clearance at B&N. It was super cheap and once I saw it was a book in a book I had to have it!
So it is about a girl named Darcy who started writing a book (Afterworlds) her junior/senior year of high school and got a book deal! Darcy then moves to NYC with her big fat check from the publisher and finds out how the real world is. While in her book Lizzie is in the middle of a terrorist attack and wills her way into the afterworld.
That is a pretty short synopsis but with how the book is alternating chapters between the real world and Darcys book it is difficult not to give too much away. I have heard about books about books but never a book within a book. It was fantastic and I want more! Like, seriously if you know about any books with books in them I want to read them! 😀
This book gave a pretty nice and clear picture of what it would be like to live in NYC with a fat bank account, and the struggles with keeping that bank account in check. Darcy has a sister that helps her with her accounting and I love that. With her account and not having a real job(getting a paycheck every week or so) she has to ask her sister what her budget is like if she spends $X to go out to eat, or buy a new plant. It give the book that extra realistic feel to it.
The copy I have also has a deleted chapter which is cool but its Chapter 4… So you read both the books then go to the end and try to remember exactly what was happening at chapter 4 to figure out why it was deleted and what changed. Lol. But I also like that, having a look into the rough draft.
I picked this book up just because it was called the reader to be 100% honest. I was thinking it was going to be about a girl who loves to read and get lost in all of these stories. I don’t know. I was COMPLETELY wrong! Lol. (picture was found on Google.)
THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES COMES OUT TOMORROW! 11/13/18! I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀
This book takes place in Kelanna (and it has a map! 😀 ) In a world where there are no books, no one knows history except the stories that are passed down by word of mouth. Sefia has been entrusted her entire life, since her parents died, to keep a book safe. She doesn’t know what it is or where it came from; all she knows is that it can never leave her sight and she can never let it be taken from her. Sefia is traveling with Nin, an old lady her parents knew. For 6 years they have been kept out of sight, for 6 years they have been safe.
One reason I love this book is how much there is to it! I thought I had gotten a damaged copy because there were ink marks on pages but when it kept happening I knew that was just part of the book. Plus you have to keep your eye on the page count! I know, that usually is a bad thing but there are words next to some of the numbers! So awesome!
I took this book with me to Arizona for a job interview and it got damaged in my luggage! So sad. Not too badly, but a shampoo bottle exploded and I was lucky I had brought back up clothes. I do want to get a hardback of this because I have hardbacks of the next two (well, this will be up a day before the final book is out).
So, in Wichita we have a small chain of used book stores. I usually don’t buy from there because their trade in system is just, to be honest, complete junk. But I had a bunch of books that were given to me so I went in a while they were checking out my books I checked out theirs.
I got these two books for $4! YAY! They are both in very good condition. Which I wouldn’t have bought them if they weren’t. But Cloaked is by Alex Flinn and Sapphique is by Catherine Fisher. Sapphique is number 2 in the series and Cloaked is a fairy tale retelling. Alex Flinn also wrote Beastly a Beauty and the Beast retelling so I knew this one was going to be good.