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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Spring Break To-Read List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and Bookish.
Its March in Florida which means is Spring! The weather is hitting the mid to high 80s again and we’ve had the AC more than once this past week. Also, my county’s Spring Break starts next week which is fabulous! I love spring Spring Break because a. I don’t have to work, b. I get to work out in the morning, c. I get to do tons of reading! I have a few books I’d like to finish over the break and some I’d like to begin. So, today’s top ten list is all about the books I’d like to read over my Spring Break.

First, the books I’d like to finish:

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner1. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Cinder by Marissa Meyer2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cross My Hart by Sasha Gould3. Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould

Now, for the books I’d like to start:

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins1. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale2. Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater3. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen4. Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Above World by Jenn Reese5. Aboveworld by Jenn Reese

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith6. The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love by Jennifer E. Smith

Serephina by Rachel Hartman7. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

I’m sure I won’t be able to get to all of these, but its worth a try! What are you hoping to read this Spring? Is there anything I need to add to my list?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

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Happy Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is meme hosted by the wonderful Broke and Bookish!
I feel like I’m constantly talking about the same books over and over again since I am still only a toddler blogger (a little over one year) and my list of books I’ve read still isn’t huge. So, I am going to tweak this week’s theme and make it work for me. Today’s Top Ten is going to start with my top five contemporary Young Adult fiction titles. Then I’ll list five contemporary YA titles that I really want to read. Sound good? Good!

5 Contemporary YA Fiction Titles I Adore

So, with the exception of number 4 and 5, I obviously enjoy some good old fashion contemporary romance (she says as she swoons).

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen2. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart3. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

In Too Deep by Amanda Grace4. In Too Deep by Amanda Grace

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

5 Contemporary YA Fiction Titles I Want to Adore but Haven’t Read Yet

These are books that I have heard other readers say amazing things about, but I have not yet had the opportunity to read. I have most of these in my possession, but just haven’t found the time to sit down and read them yet.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins1. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen2. The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally3. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jenniger E Smith4. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty5. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

So there you have it! Please feel free to share some of your favorite contemporary YA (or MG) titles, or those that you want to read but haven’t yet. Thanks for stopping by!

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In My Mailbox (5)

Happy Sunday!

Its been a few weeks since I posted an In My Mailbox post, but that’s because I was waiting to write a big one!

See? I waited patiently, and now I have seven books to share with you and it seems I have lots of people to thank!

The first two books I have to share were given to me by two different friends.

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My friend Deborah (Thank you!!) gave me Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale as a gift to make me smile and feel loved through a pretty difficult week. She knew it would be the perfect gift because we both adored the first Austenland and have been waiting a long time for this one to come out! Can’t wait to finish this one (I started a little so far and love it!)

The second one is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and was given to me by my friend Stephanie (Thank you!) because she read it and thought I might enjoy it. I haven’t gotten a chance to start it yet, but I’ve heard very good things, so I’m hopeful!

Next up is a group of books I acquired in three different ways.

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The two on the top: Stay with Me by Paul Griffin and The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg, were given to me by fellow book blogger The Compulsive Reader. (Thank you!) Also excited to read these!

Next we come to Storm Runners: Eruption by Roland Smith. Roland Smith is awesome. Seriously, he held a contest for teachers and librarians to receive one of four ARCs of his newest (releasing March 1) in the middle grade Storm Runners series. So, I entered and checked back later only to find out he not only was giving away the four ARCs but also twenty-four finished copies, one of which I won!!!! Did I mentioned he autographed it?! I did a little happy dance when I saw my name of the list and another when I found the book in the mail!! A huge thank you to Roland Smith!

The sixth book I personally bought, with a gift card someone sent my way (THANK YOU!!) and I knew The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith was exactly what I wanted!

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The last book I got this week was actually more of a “find”; I was rummaging through the Teacher Book Exchange shelf in the copy room at my school and came across Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty! There is never any YA books in that shelf, so I was pretty excited to find one! Needless to say I snatched it up right away!

Okay, so this isn’t a book, but my Mockingjay Pin came in the mail this week! YAY!  It as taken up proud residence on my teacher ID lanyard! My students love it! (excuse the blurry finger!)20120226-093731.jpg

So, all in all I’ve received some pretty fun stuff over the past few weeks! What titles are in your mailbox?

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.

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Book Trailer of the Week: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

I really really want to get my hands on this one!  It came out earlier in January and it looks so good! A good The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smithcontemporary romance gets me every time and I’ve heard great things about The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith.

This book trailer is great too, makes me want to read the book that much more!  Check it out for yourself.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: January 2012 New Releases

Top Ten TuesdayIt’s officially January 2012 and there are new titles to be published!  Today’s Top Ten Tuesday highlights ten new releases for the month of January.  So, lets start the new year off with some newbies!

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (Jan. 2) YA

Pretty Little Secrets by Sara ShepardPretty Little Secrets (Pretty Little Liars Series) by Sara Shepard (Jan. 3) YA

Cinder by Marissa MeyerCinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (Jan. 3) YA

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Jan. 10) YA

A Million Suns by Beth RevisA Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis (Jan. 10) YA

Hallowed by Cynthia HandHallowed (Unearthly Series) by Cynthia Hand (Jan. 17) YA

Tempest by Julie CrossTempest by Julie Cross (Jan. 17) YA

Fracture by Megan MirandaFracture by Megan Miranda (Jan. 17) YA

Vanishing Acts by Leslie MargolisVanishing Acts: A Maggie Brooklyn Mystery by Leslie Margolis (Jan. 17) MG

Everneath by Brodi AshtonEverneath by Brodi Ashton (Jan. 24) YA

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.