For this week’s “Top Ten Tuesday,” we are highlighting the last ten books that came into our possession. Of course, we came into possession of these books in different ways. Some of the books were bought, borrowed, given to us as gifts, or received as review copies. Since BEA was last month, Sandie got tons of books that way. It doesn’t matter how we got them, it’s always exciting to receive a new book. So here are the top ten books that came into our possession:
1. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen: In anticipation of Dessen’s soon to be released, “Saint Anything,” Penguin offered some of her older titles at discounted prices, so I took advantage of the offer and finally read this book. I really enjoyed it and getting it on sale made it even more enjoyable.
2. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han: I included this book on my list of books for summer beach reading. Little did I know that I was about to receive a box from Sandie. When I opened it up, there it was just in time for me to take with me to the beach for Father’s Day weekend. Thanks Sandie!!
3. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen: This was the other book in the box from Sandie that I also included on my summer beach reading list. While I didn’t get to read it at the beach, I was happy to have it and read it by my pool or in bed (anything to get out of housework, 😉
4. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee: So technically, as I’m writing this, I do not have this book in my possession. However, I pre-ordered it and by the time this posts and you read it, I will have this book in my possession. I haven’t been this excited about a book in a LONG time. I can’t wait to start reading it tomorrow!
5. The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Page: Normally when I’m into a series, a I buy the sequel immediately. However, when this came out I had to wait for different reasons. I finally bought it, but I’ve been waiting to read it this summer. Now it will wait until I’m done with “Go Set a Watchman” (sorry Ms. Page, but Harper Lee trumps you).
6. Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom: This came in a NOVL box from Little Brown, and I was so excited I read it right away. It’s about a blind teen grieving the recent death of her father. When the other high school in town closes and all the kids are shipped to her school, she has to deal with not only her grief, but also the fact that the boy who broke her heart in 8th grade is back at the same school.
7. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin: Also in that NOVL package was a book that sounds incredibly trippy. In an alternative 1956 in which Germany and the Axis Powers won WWII, a concentration camp survivor who’s also an shapeshifter impersonates a young woman slated to compete in an annual motorcycle race to commemorate the triumph of the Axis Powers over the Allies.
8. Warren the 13th by Tania Del Rio and Will Staehle: I love Quirk books, so I can’t wait to read this Wes Anderson-esque (“Grand Budapest Hotel”) story about a cursed 12-year-old Victorian bellhop who’s terribly unlucky.
9. The Year We Sailed the Sun: My OTSP Secret Sister sent me this book last month. It’s a middle grade novel I plan to read with my daughter about an orphan whose father dies in a gang-ridden Irish neighborhood in 1911 St. Louis.
10. The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau: I received an ARC of this lovely historical tale about a Mexican Mixteco boy who forges a lifelong bond with a Gypsy girl whose extended family caravans up to his Hill of Dust in Oaxaca every year.