Saturday, December 28, 2013

Me on This Week's Book Week (84)

This Week's Book Week is rather similar to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews only with far more rambling and a less witty title. ;)

And now I'm back after taking a week off. Sort of. I've been rereading and spending time with family and having a birthday and seeing friends again.

I always think of doing one of those year in review posts, or one of those books I'm looking forward to in the coming year posts, but I never do it. Probably because I don't want to bore you with another list like most people seem to post around this time of year. Books I loved from 2013? The Dream Thieves, Ink, Fangirl, Scarlet, Vicious, and Asunder. Books I'm looking forward to in 2014? The next Raven Boys book, The Winner's Curse (which is sort of cheating because I've already read it), Cress (more cheating), The Inventor's Secret, Infinite, Rain, Illusive, Otherbound, Fiendish, and Isla and the Happily Ever After. :)

With the new year starting soon, I imagine I'll be getting to work on May's Canadian YA Lit Event. Any Canadian authors you'd like to see featured? Maybe some debut authors? I (currently) only know of 4: E.K. Johnston (The Story of Owen), Danielle L. Jensen (Stolen Songbird), Juliana Stone (Boys Like You), and Michelle Krys (Hexed).

I started keeping track of how many books I buy over the years. This year's number was down from last years. Possibly because I've gotten particular, or because I borrowed a lot from the library.

Do you plan out what your last read of 2013 and your first read of 2014 will be? I have. My last of 2013 will be Shadowplay by Laura Lam (because Pantomime was wonderful) and my first of 2014 will be The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer (because there's a secret clockwork part of me that loves the idea of steampunk). :)

Remember how I said reviews would be coming back on the 31st? Yeah... I meant the 3rd. ;) So come back next Friday for a review of Pantomime by Laura Lam. :)
Rise by Andrea Cremer
Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer
The Melancholy of Mechagirl by Catherynne M. Valente

Borrowed from the library:
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally


  1. I always have trouble making up those lists.. I've done it, but it's hard to a) remember all the good books from this year and b) know enough about the new upcoming ones to make a list of it..especially if it's NOT part of a series that I love.. :)

    I still need to check out that series by Miranda Kenneally.. heard really great things about all of 'em..!

    Michele | My StS

  2. Asunder looks good! It's going to be one of the books I read in January. It won't be the first (I have no idea what my first one will be), but it'll be one of them. :) You got some awesome looking books this week. I love Andrea Cremer's books! Enjoy your new reads and have a happy new year!

    Kaitlin @ Reading is My Treasure

  3. I'm looking forwards to Snakeroot :) Enjoy your books!

    My StS

  4. Great haul! I love the cover for Snakeroot, it's gorgeous! I hope you enjoy all your books :) My STS.