Saturday 7 July 2012

My Month in Books: June

I decided rather than do a weekly IMM I wanted to create a monthly post that combines the books I receive with a look back on the month. A post to talk about everything that has happened book wise - so any books I receive for review or buy, any bookish events I attend, what I've read, reviewed and so on.

So this is My Month in Books for June

Read in June:

I had a massive contemporary kick in June! Here are my highlights:

Kody Keplinger! I read The Duff and absolutely loved it. On the back of that I read both Shut Out and A Midsummer's Nightmare - both are ace, especially A Midsummer's Nightmare - I think that's my favourite so far!

Whisper by Chrissie Keighery

This is so good!  I got completely lost in Demi's story!  I will be part of the Blog Tour for it in July so keep an eye out for that.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Can I live with the Garretts please? I love that family. Definitely a book worth checking out - I loved it!

Something Like Normal by Trish Dollar.

I should hopefully have a review up for this soon but I just wanted to point out that it's really, really good!

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

This was an advance proof - it's not due out until October - but add it to your wish lists. Comparisons have been made to A Time Traveller's Wife and I'd say they were spot on.

Timepiece by Mrya McIntire

I'm a big fan of this series and this didn't disappoint.  And oh boy do I love Kaleb!

You can see (if you so desire) what I read in June here.

Reviewed in June:

Saving June by Hannah Harrington (includes a Q&A)
This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summer
Priscilla The Great: Too Little Too Late by Sybil Nelson
Priscilla The Great: Bring The Pain by Sybil Nelson
Priscilla The Great: The Time Travelling Bullet by Sybil Nelson
Shine by Jeri Ready-Smith
Unravelling by Elizabeth Norris


 [photography taken by Random House]

Random House Bloggers's Brunch

I was invited to Random House for a blogger's brunch where we got to see there highlights for the rest of 2012. They have some seriously good titles coming up! We also saw a presentation on how the book covers were made for Crusher by Niall Leonard and the Flapper's series by Jillian Larkin. Very interesting! I love book covers and found it fascinating seeing how they go about designing them. We also had a presentation about the new Vintage Children's classics that are coming out later in the year and met the absolutely lovely Laura Dockrill who's new tween series Darcy Burdock is out next year. She did a reading and it sounds soooo good! She is on twitter @LauraDockrill.

For more info on the Vintage Children's Classics you can check out their website page and more information on the launch list can be found here.  Check out this brilliant animated trailer for the launch list (I love it!):

We also got given these goodies:

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Now is Good by Jenny Downham
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
Muddle and Win by John Dickinson
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

Massive thanks to Random House for such a great event.  :D

Hot Key Books Launch Party.

I also went to the Hot Key Books launch party were we got to see the titles they are planning to launch, as well as to meet and talk to some of the authors. We met Sally Gardner, Sarah Mussi and Lydia Syson

Plus we were all given a goodie bag containing these lovelies:

Insignia by S J Kincade
A World Between Us by Lydia Syson
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh

For a look at their launch list follow this link.

Big thanks to Hot Key Books - it was a such great day!

And the books for June:


Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
Love at Second Sight by Cathy Hopkins
Blood Moon by Alyxandra Harvey
Snow White and the Huntsman by Lily Blake
Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson
Neptunes Tears by Susan Waggoner
Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
Summer's Dream by Cassie Cassidy
Wereworld: Nest of Serpents by Curtis Jobling
Alice in the Spotlight by Chris Higgins
Angel Dust by Sarah Mussi
Tempest Fury by Nicole Peeler
God Save The Queen by Kate Lock
Whisper by Chrissie Keighery
How We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
Grymm by Keith Austin
Lance of Truth by Katherine Roberts

Massive thanks to all the publishers who sent books for review:)


Miracle by Elizabeth Scott
From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas
Surrender by Elana Johnson
A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Slated by Teri Terry
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Timepiece by Myra McIntyre
All These Lives by Sarah Wylie
Something Like Normal by Trish Dollar
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend
Siren's Storm by Lisa Papademetriou
Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
The Highgate Vampire by Asa Bailey
This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
Blind Sight by Terri Persons

Hope you all had a great month for books:D


Mandie said...

WOW! ... My month in books is just WOW! An amazing assortment of reads.

Unknown said...

You bought Paper Covers Rock. Good girl! Love that book.

I'm downloading previews on my Kobo. It's started to give me great sounding contemp recommendations. I'm loving the sound of The Fine Art of Truth or Dare and also, Gotcha.

I just looked up From What I Remember. It sounds full of awesome. I am so going to splurge! Wooo!!!!!!!

I need to catch up with you more often. You are so fantastic! x

Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

OMG look at all those amazing books!

I am soooo jealous you read Time Between Us! I have been so wanting to read that one!

I just bought a copy of My Life Next Door that I am looking forward to reading. Slated sounds really good too!

I hope you enjoy all your new reads! :)

You can see what books I got here!

Kerrie said...

Wow what a month! I think I might have to pick up My Life Next Door it sounds like my kind of read, and also will keep me on my contemp fix! Great post


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