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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer Wrap-Up Readathon (#SWUR): Goals

The Summer Wrap-Up Readathon has begun!! It's being hosted by Jude @ In Between & Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal. It will last for nine whole, reading-filled days--August 4th-12th. You can follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #SWUR. As always, I'm aiming for book related goals, no pages or any of that extra stuff. Just finish some books.

Books I want to finish:

If I can finish all four of these, I'll be really happy. Especially since school started yesterday!

What are you aiming for? Leave a link so I can stop by!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

On the Shelves: Hide and Seek by Sara Shepard & The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin

Hey everyone!!! Sorry I didn't post one of these last week. The books I'd chosen were so anticipated that there really wasn't a need.

Hide and Seek (The Lying Game, #4) by Sara Shepard
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
352 pages, hardcover
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My friends and I used to play lying games.

Now my twin sister is living one.

When I was alive, my family seemed picture-perfect. My adoptive parents adored me, and my little sister, Laurel, copied my every move. But now that my long-lost twin, Emma, has taken my place to solve my murder, we're both learning just how flawed my family really is.

Laurel is shooting Emma nasty looks and sneaking around with my ex-boyfriend. And it turns out my parents are keeping a huge secret--could it be the reason I'm dead?

How far would they go to keep the truth buried? No one can harm me now, but Emma is still fair game. And if she's not careful, she'll end up buried, too. . . .

From Sara Shepard, the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.

Book Trailer:

I'm soo behind on Shepard's writing. I still haven't caught up with Pretty Little Liars. I'll get to this series sooner or later.

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The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin
Release Date: August 2, 2012
Publisher: Putnma Juvenile
224 pages, hardcover
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One summer chasing tornadoes could finally change Jane's life for the better.

Seventeen-year-old Jane McAllister can't quite admit her mother's alcoholism is spiraling dangerously out of control until she drives drunk, nearly killing them and Jane's best friend.

Jane has only one place to turn: her older brother Ethan, who left the problems at home years ago for college. A summer with him and his tornado-chasing buddies may just provide the time and space Jane needs to figure out her life and whether it still includes her mother. But she struggles with her anger at Ethan for leaving home and feels guilty--is she also abandoning her mom just when she needs Jane most? The carefree trip turned journey of self-discovery quickly becomes more than Jane bargained for, especially when the devilishly handsome Max steps into the picture.

(I couldn't find a book trailer for this one, so if anyone does, let me know!)

I've honestly never heard of Lara Zielin before I saw this book, but I'd be willing to try this one out! It looks and sounds like it's going to be really great.

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This Month's Reads: August 2012

I read a good amount of books in July, just not off the list I posted. :) Hopefully I can stick to the following list, because these are all the books that I want to read for challenges. One is August only, and the other ends in August, so wish me luck!

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (reread)
Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
Passion by Lauren Kate
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
Nevermore by James Patterson
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Space by Emily Sue Harvey (reread) (maybe)