Sunday, March 25, 2012

IMM #2 (Megan)

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To start this post, I would like to thank Rachel, Katherine, my parents, and both sets of grandparents for giving me book money for my birthday! As you will see below, I have put it to good use :) And believe me, nothing makes a better present for me than a TON of books. Now I just have to find time to read them all....

1. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

I've been wanting to read this one for awhile, and I've heard some really great things about it. Plus, I'm all for the whole girl being better than guys at sports thing. And the cover is cute :)

2. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
 I knew before this book even came out that I wanted to read it! There was so much buzz about it on Twitter from all of the authors, and other bloggers too. I can't wait to get to this one! Also, red writing? AWESOME!

3. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Can I just start out by saying how pretty this cover is? I love all the little swirls on the front! This is another series I have heard amazing things about, but haven't gotten around to reading. I'm betting that I'll love it though

4. Switched by Amanda Hocking

I've read Hallowed and Hollowmen, and I liked both of them a lot, so I'm excited to read another book by Amanda Hocking. Plus, this has been on my to-read list forever!

5. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

I have to admit I hadn't really heard much about this book before Rachel gave it to me, but I remember hearing that it was good. I might have to save this one till summer to get in the mood.

6. how to be bad by Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski, and E. Lockhart
Another really exciting read! I love Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski, and I've heard great things about E. Lockhart's writing as well. Plus, this book just SOUNDS good!

7. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

I hadn't heard about this book either, so it's only fair to thank Katherine for giving it to me. I love books about road trips because there is just something cute and romantic about them! This will be another perfect summer read!

When we went to meet Lauren DeStefano, it just so happened that the Breathless Reads Tour had been to Doylestown Book Shop the day before. I was lucky enough to be able to buy a signed copy of this! Also, some of the writing is GOLD! I love when writing is different than it should be. 
 This is the other book I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of, along with Legend and Fever. I'm super excited to read Born Wicked!

10.Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
 I read Halo over the summer last year, and I liked it a lot. The characters were likable, and it was different from other angel books I'd read, which was refreshing. I can't wait to read the sequel!

11. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
There has been a lot of buzz about this book too, and it's been pretty highly recommended by quite a few authors and bloggers. It seems really interesting, so I can't wait to form my own opinion on it.

12. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
I love Lauren Oliver so much, and this series is just amazing! Naturally I needed my own copy of this. And the best part? YOU GUYS I GET TO MEET HER!!!! *FREAKS OUT*

13. Delirium by Lauren Oliver 
 It just so happens that I didn't own a copy of Delirium either, since I'd borrowed both from Rachel when I read them. So of course I needed the special edition.

14. Before i Fall by Lauren Oliver
Another excellent book by Lauren Oliver that I highly recommend! I loved this book so much, and so did my mom when I forced politely asked her to read it.

15. The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder 
 I read I Heart You, You Haunt Me over the summer, and I loved it so much! There is something really fascinating about a book written in verse. I really can't wait to read this one!

16. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Rachel just recently read this and reviewed it, and totally fell in love with it. So when I told her I was ordering a ton of books, she demanded that I buy this, so I did! Because it looks amazing!

17. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black
Holly Black is another author I absolutely love, and I can't wait for Black Heart to come out! I haven't gotten around to reading her first series yet, but I plan to start soon.

18. Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
I kind of have a thing for zombies, and this is along those lines. I've heard really good things about this book, and just the cover freaks me out a bit. So that's always a good sign.

19. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons 
 There's been a pretty good amount of buzz for this book too, and I've seen good reviews of it too. Plus, it just plain sounds cool!

20. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
I've had this book on my list for a long time, and I'm excited to finally get the chance to read it. Plus, I love Greek Mythology!

21. The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
I first heard about this book on a list of debut authors, and I have to admit the first thing that caught my eye was  the cover. It's so pretty! It seems like a great contemporary.

22. Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
This is a modern retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet, which I haven't actually read yet. But, I still want to read this book, and I'm glad I got the chance to buy it.

23. Personal Demons by  Lisa Desrochers 
I saw the description of this book, and I wanted to read it REALLY REALLY BADLY. And of course that was a long time ago when I 1. had no money, and 2. Had way too many things to read. Only one of these has changed, but I WILL read this eventually!

And that's it! It's a lot of books, I know! Again, thanks so much to everyone who gave me money! I could only afford to buy all of these books because of you guys! And thanks to everyone reading this if you stuck with me through to the end of this really long post!

Have you gotten any interesting books lately? Have you read any of the ones I just got? Let me know below! I'd love to hear what you think!



  1. OK, BORN WICKED IS A FAVORITE :D I absolutely adored Article 5 and The Goddess Test too! I really need to get my hands on Cinder, because I know I'll love it! So so so jealous! Happy reading ;) -Emmy

    1. Thanks! I'm glad to hear you liked them! I'm so excited to read all of these! :) -Megan

  2. By golly, that is a lot of books!
    Amy & Roger's and Born Wicked are both amazing reads in their own ways. Plenty of others from this list are on my TBR and I look forward to working them into my reading time :]