The Perks of Being a Bookseller: Part 54
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  • March 31, 2014

Hello fellow book geeks. It’s Monday. I have tea and Doctor Who. And here’s your requisite book porn for the week.

(By the way, does anyone want to design me a basic THE PERKS OF BEING A BOOKSELLER graphic? I’m semi-serious here.)

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– Simon and Schuster Fall 2014 ARCs –

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– Harpercollins Fall 2014 ARCs –

I also had a (small) box of Random House ARCs, but I neglected to get a picture. They should all be accounted for in the list below though.

I’ve been dreaming of camping, of sunshine and beaches and reading by campfire. I think that means that I am finally sick of winter… or, it’s breathing its last breath around me… It always snows in Michigan one more time in April but the weather has been brilliant. And, of course, people will complain when it snows next week (ish). I’m not being a doomsdayer, I’m just saying. It’s snowed on or around my brother’s birthday every year of his life. So, every year after April 9th, I officially consider it to be spring.

And, I guess, I am in need of it this year. We had a hell of a winter here though. I’ve read a lot of books so far this year.

I’m currently reading Plus One by Elizabeth Fama for a freelance review. It took a while for me to get into it, but I’m there now… now that I know where it’s going, at least. I don’t know if I have ever mentioned this before, but I never read book synopsis if I can possibly avoid it. Or other people’s reviews. Or spoilers. Or blogs, for that matter. I don’t have the time, number one, and number two I don’t want to have my view of a book tainted by other people’s input. Consequently, I often end up picking up books that other people have panned without realizing it. In Plus One’s case though, I am enjoying it. I just had no idea what it was about going in (other than Day and Night people). Now that the world is settled in my eyes I am committed to it.

I also have to start Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 for my book group, which is a big, fat brick of a book. And it’s Christmasy, and horror, so I have taken my time starting it. I think I’m still raw from this year’s Christmas. T’is true.

But, I have until the end of April to read it. So that’s good.

I also want (need) to reread Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I never read book two in the series and now that book three looms I want to catch up. Added to that I have all of these *gestures to pictures* books now tempting me away from my existing pile like sirens of the sea. I do also want to read my furthest out ARCs (december release dates) so I can get reviews to the pubs as soon as possible. So, we’ll see how we do with that.

Oi.

I’m really looking forward to Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch… and Beware the Wild by Natalie Parker… and In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis. Those have become my top priority HC ARCs. I’ve been waiting for Beware the Wild since the press release announcing the deal. So, I’ll be reading that soon.

I’ll be reading ALL OF THEM soon.

(Laughs uproariously)

I can dream, right?

I guess that’s it folks. What are you reading this week? What are you most looking forward to read?

And, if you haven’t checked out my giveaways yet, go lookie. There’s some good books in there.

Ta!

– BP

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  1. Ambassador – William Alexander. Advanced reader copy.
  2. The Guardian Herd: Starfire – Jennifer Lynn Alvarez. Advanced reader copy.
  3. Thrones and Bones: Frostborn – Lou Anders. Advanced reader copy.
  4. The Qwikpick Papers – Tom Angleberger. Advanced reader copy.
  5. Chasing Before – Lenore Appelhans. Advanced reader copy.
  6. The Islands at the End of the World – Austin Aslan. Advanced reader copy.
  7. Alien in my Pocket: On Impact – Nate Ball. Advanced reader copy.
  8. Survival Colony Nine – Joshua David Bellin. Advanced reader copy.
  9. Remember Me – Romily Bernard. Advanced reader copy.
  10. A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond. Advanced reader copy.
  11. No Place to Fall – Jaye Robin Brown. Advanced reader copy.
  12. One Kick – Chelsea Cain. Advanced reader copy.
  13. The Troubles of Johnny Cannon – Campbell. Advanced reader copy.
  14. Blackbird – Anna Carey. Advanced reader copy.
  15. The Terror of the Southlands – Caroline Carlson. Advanced reader copy.
  16. Return to Planet Tad – Tim Carvell. Advanced reader copy.
  17. A World Without Princes – Soman Chainini. Advanced reader copy. Duplicate.
  18. Seduction – Molly Cochran. Advanced reader copy.
  19. Villainous – Matthew Cody. Advanced reader copy.
  20. Balance Keepers: The Fires of Calderon – Lindsay Cummings. Advanced reader copy.
  21. Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless – Liz Czukas. Advanced reader copy.
  22. Exquisite Captive – Heather Demetrios. Advanced reader copy.
  23. Bleed Like Me – C. Desir. Advanced reader copy.
  24. Phineas L. MacGuire Gets Cooking – Frances O’Rourke Dowell. Advanced reader copy.
  25. The Far Dawn – Kevin Emerson. Advanced reader copy.
  26. The Jewel – Amy Ewing. Advanced reader copy.
  27. The Grimjinx Rebellion – Brian Farrey. Advanced reader copy.
  28. Black Ice – Becca Fitzpatrick. Advanced reader copy.
  29. Empire of Shadows – Miriam Forster. Advanced reader copy.
  30. Curse of the Iris – Jason Fry. Advanced reader copy.
  31. Don’t Let Go – Michelle Gagnon.Advanced reader copy.
  32. Falls the Shadow – Stefanie Gaither. Advanced reader copy.
  33. Eliza Boom #2 – Emily Gale. Advanced reader copy.
  34. The Zoo at the Edge of the Wolrld – Eric Kahn Gale. Advanced reader copy.
  35. The Messenger of Fear – Michael Grant. Advanced reader copy.
  36. A thousand Pieces of You – Claudia Gray. Advanced reader copy.
  37. First Team – Tim Green. Advanced reader copy.
  38. Revealed – Margaret Peterson Haddix. Advanced reader copy.
  39. Undead with Benefits – Jeff Hart. Advanced reader copy.
  40. Rites of Passage – Joy N. Hensley. Advanced reader copy.
  41. Poisoned Apples – Christine Hepperman. Advanced reader copy.
  42. Totally True Adventures: The $25,000 Flight – Lori Haskins Houran. Advanced reader copy.
  43. Girl Defective – Simmone Howell. Advanced reader copy.
  44. Rebels: City of Indra – Kendall and Kyle Jenner. Advanced reader copy.
  45. Ken Jennings – Outer Space – Ken Jennings. Advanced reader copy.
  46. Catalyst – S.J. Kinkaid. Advanced reader copy.
  47. The Invisible – Amelia Kahaney. Advanced reader copy.
  48. Fall of Heroes – Jeramey Kraatz. Advanced reader copy.
  49. Gravediggers: Entombed – Christopher Krovatin. Advanced reader copy.
  50. Kiss of Broken Glass – Madeleine Kuderick. Advanced reader copy.
  51. Sublime – Christina Lauren. Advanced reader copy.
  52. Watch Out, Hollywood – Maria T. Lennon. Advanced reader copy.
  53. Forbidden – Kimberley Griffiths Little. Advanced reader copy.
  54. The Fire Wish – Amber Lough. Advanced reader copy.
  55. The Emerald Shore – Barbara Mariconda. Advanced reader copy.
  56. Made For You – Melissa Marr. Advanced reader copy.
  57. Kiss Kill Vanish – Jessica Martinez. Advanced reader copy.
  58. In a Handful of Dust – Mindy McGinnis. Advanced reader copy.
  59. Maid of Deception – Jennifer McGowan. Advanced reader copy.
  60. Searching for Silverheels – Jeannie Mobley. Advanced reader copy.
  61. Suspicion – Alexandra Monir. Advanced reader copy.
  62. This is How it Ends – Jen Nadol. Advanced reader copy.
  63. Creature Keepers and the Hijacked Hydro Hide – Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao. Advanced reader copy.
  64. Clariel – Garth Nix. Advanced reader copy.
  65. The Turtle of Oman – Naomi Shihab Nye. Advanced reader copy.
  66. Beware The Wild – Natalie Parker. Advanced reader copy.
  67. Nuts to You – Lynne Rae Perkins. Advanced reader copy.
  68. The Scavengers – Michael Perry. Advanced reader copy.
  69. Even in Paradise – Chelsey Philpot. Advanced reader copy.
  70. Black Knight – Christopher Pike. Advanced reader copy.
  71. Anatomy of a Misfit – Andrea Portes. Advanced reader copy.
  72. The Magic Thief: Home – Sarah Prineas. Advanced reader copy.
  73. Snow Like Ashes – Sara Raasch. Advanced reader copy.
  74. Positive – Paige Rawl & Ali Benjamin. Advanced reader copy.
  75. Deliverance – C.J. Redwine. Advanced reader copy.
  76. The Bodies We Wear – Jeyn Roberts. Advanced reader copy.
  77. Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms – Katherine Rundell. Advanced reader copy.
  78. Guys Read: True Stories – Edited by Jon Scieszka. Advanced reader copy.
  79. Feral – Holly Schindler. Advanced reader copy.
  80. Complete Nothing – Kieran Scott. Advanced reader copy.
  81. Play Backwards – Adam Selzer. Advanced reader copy.
  82. The Perfectionists – Sara Shepard. Advanced reader copy.
  83. The Swap – Megan Shull. Advanced reader copy.
  84. 100 Sideways Miles – Andrew Smith. Advanced reader copy.
  85. The Dolls – Kiki Sullivan. Advanced reader copy.
  86. The Perilous Sea – Sherry Thomas. Advanced reader copy.
  87. Disappearance at Hangman’s Bluff – J.E. Thompson. Advanced reader copy.
  88. On the Edge – Allison Van Diepen. Advanced reader copy.
  89. Lark Rising – Sandra Waugh. Advanced reader copy.
  90. Dead Zone – Robison Wells. Advanced reader copy.
  91. Illusions of Fate – Kiersten White. Advanced reader copy.
  92. Signed, Skye Harper – Carol Lynch Williams. Advanced reader copy.
  93. Don’t Touch – Rachel M. Wilson. Advanced reader copy.
  94. Crashland – Sean Williams. Advanced reader copy.
  95. Lug: Dawn of the Ice Age – David Zeltser. Advanced reader copy.
  96. Falling Into Place – Amy Zhang. Advanced reader copy.
  97. Echoes of Us – Kat Zhang. Advanced reader copy.

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3 Comments

Kai Strand

2014-03-31 14:43:32 Reply

I try to approach books the same way (pretty ignorant.) I read enough about the book to know I’m interested and then usually forget why by the time I get around to reading the book itself. That is a pretty pile of books you’ve got there. I’m looking forward to Joshua Bellin’s Survival Colony 9.

Skye @ Skye's Scribblings

2014-03-31 16:34:15 Reply

Wow, what a haul this week! Especially from HC – my goodness they are releasing a TON of books this fall. *swoons* I’m excited for many of them, but some I hadn’t even heard about yet – always fun to discover new wishlist titles from your Perks. 😉

I almost always read a book’s summary, to see if I’d even be interested in reading it, but I only read (well, skim) reviews of books that I’m on the fence about, to help me decide if it’s actually worth trying. Otherwise, if it sounds interesting I add it to my TBR pile and avoid reviews, and if it doesn’t I pass.

I FINALLY finished Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell yesterday (*throws confetti*), so I can now return to review books! Today I start House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple – I LOVE her simplistic writing style, so I think I’m in for a relaxing treat. Happy reading this week!

Rebecca

2014-04-06 02:31:17 Reply

Hmm, not sure what to think of a Kendall and Kylie Jenner book, lol. You got a lot of great ARCs though.