Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ginger's Shelve It

I've been a big fan of Magan & Estelle's [Rather Be Reading] Shelve It feature for quite some time, so I thought I'd extend my own version here at GReads!  It's a post to feature the books I received recently, re-post links to what's happened on the blog, and share any other bookish news.  Thank you Magan & Estelle for allowing me to tag-along with this feature!

The Books:

I wanted to do a Shelve It this week so I could feature some of the books I've received recently because I am SO DANG EXCITED ABOUT THEM!  A few I've already read (literally started as soon as they were in my hands), and others are up very very soon to read!  I'm always humbled  by those who share their books with me, and thankful for the publishers who consider me and my blog to read their titles for review.  Yay books!

The Sound by Sarah Alderson - review coming this week! [add to goodreads]
Sugar Daddy (Travises, #1) by Lisa Kleypas - already read & loved! [add to goodreads]
God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo - came highly recommended! [add to goodreads]

From Publishers:
Noggin by John Corey Whaley - !!!!!!!!!! [add to goodreads]
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine [add to goodreads]

On Loan:
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy - !!!!!!!!!! [add to goodreads]
Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2) by Lisa Kleypas - LOVED IT!! from the library! [add to goodreads]
Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3) by Lisa Kleypas - from the library! [add to goodreads]

The Links:

Sweet Summertime Reads:


The Bookish News:

I participated in Camp NaNoWriMo during the month of July, setting a goal to write 30k words towards my new novel.  And guess what?! I did it!  I knew if I were vocal about it (meaning posting my participation & progress online), then I would have to hold myself accountable for it.  I had an amazing cheering squad of writer friends who continuously encouraged me to keep writing.  I'm proud of myself for the words I wrote and hope to continue on with this story.  Who knows what will come of it, if anything, but writing is something I've come to enjoy and hope to do more of.

As summer comes to a close, so does our Sweet Summertime Reads feature.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Estelle, Magan, & Tara all summer long with this feature.  I hope you've enjoyed the weekly posts from us!  A new semester of classes begins for me in just another week, which is both exciting and scary!  I can see the finish line.. 2 more semesters of classes + a full semester of student teaching & I will have my very own classroom :)  Hard to believe it's happening so fast.

Happy reading friends! xoxo


  1. So many awesome books!! I want a copy of Side Effects May Vary too!! I liked the plot summary. And I recently got a copy of The Promise Of Amazing too, I'm real excited about it. And congrats on accomplishing your NaNoWriMo goal!! That's really great!! :)

  2. I've been curious about the contemporary books by Lisa Kleypas for awhile. I love so many of her historical romances. The Wallflower series and The Hathaways in particular. But for some reason I've been hesitant to read these ones. But I have heard good things, and you clearly liked them. Have you read Kleypas's historicals? If so, how do her contemporaries compare?

    And, yay new books! Enjoy!

  3. I pretty much had all of these books on my TBR list or have now added them. I keep seeing your updates for the Travises series on Goodreads and I'm really curious. I also can't believe you go back to school in a week, I still have 2.5 weeks and I am dreading how quickly they're going to go by!

  4. Side Effects May Vary looks really cute! I'm so jealous! Happy Reading :)

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  5. I'm so looking forward to Side Effects. You should read the Tiffanie DeBartolo book soon because Julie said she has some references to it in her book!


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