The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
Throughout my student teaching semester I was using my weekend post as a way to let people know what's going on in my life, so I've decided to rename my weekend post because this feature is more personal than just what books I've received. The Weekly Rewind will be about what's going on with me and my blog, as well as about the books I've added to my shelves. This post is linked to Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga's Reviews and the Sunday Post over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
My Life and Blog
Life: I'm typing this up on Thursday because if I don't, I know I won't type it up it all. This is my birthday weekend, and my husband and I are headed to NYC on Saturday to celebrate. My actual birthday is Monday, and I took off both Monday and Tuesday. I've only been to the city once, and he's never been, so I'm so excited to have a couple of full days there to explore.
Blog and reading: A WoW this week. I'm currently reading Kathy Griffin's latest book and I just Caraval in today, so I imagine I will start it soon. I've also been rereading Before I Fall, which I read years ago, in preparation for the movie.
New Books: I have a handful of lovlies I'm very much excited for today. So without further ado, I hope you're all having fabulous weekends!
Addie Bell's Shortcut to Growing Up by Jessica Brody
So this is basically 13 Going On 30, except it's 13 Going On 16. Regardless, this looks adorable and is one I've been looking forward to.
The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine
I've actually never read anything by this author (including the first book in this "series"), but I'm intrigued by the idea of a Rumpelstiltskin retelling.
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
I've also never read anything by this author, despite owning two of her other books. Sigh. That never ending TBR, you know? I've been looking forward to this one, as well, but I've heard tears will be involved, and I definitely have to be in the mood for heavier stories.
#famous by Jilly Gagnon
So this is Alex from Target (right, that was that thing?). It looks cute, but I'm not totally sold. Anybody read this one yet?
What I Bought
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I rarely buy brand new books. One, I'm poor-ish. Two, I don't really like hardcover books. Three, I'm just naturally a bargain shopper and love scouring used book stores. I couldn't resist this one, though. I've heard nothing but raves from early readers. Then, I was number three on my library hold list (I dropped the ball on this one, I'm usually first in line)...and my library system bought TWO copies, so I was going to have to wait three more weeks. So, yeah. I broke down.
What I snagged from the library
Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins by Kathy Griffin
This is a total throwaway book, but it has some fun parts.
The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu
I got approved for this book the day before it was released...and then the next day it came in for me at the library.
This looks like it could easily veer into cheesy territory, but I remember reading pretty positive reviews when it was in theaters, so I'm going to give it a shot.
Well that's it for me this week. Feel free to leave a link to whatever weekend post you do (Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post, etc). I love to see what books people have recently snagged and especially enjoy hearing about my fellow bloggers' weeks. I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!