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Sunday, 31 July 2011

I went on holiday and I bought...

Hello. I'm back!

I had the most amazing holiday in New England with my hubby. Once I've got over my jet lag I'll post some pictures. But for now I thought I'd show you all the books I bought while I was there. It's lucky I have the rest of the summer to read them all.


(All links go to Goodreads)

At Home with the Templetons by Monica McInerney (literary fiction)

Rich Boy by Sharon Pomerantz (literary fiction)

Sweep Volume 4 by Cate Tiernan (YA)

Catch by Will Leitch (YA)

Heist Society by Ally Carter (YA)

Legacy by Cayla Kluver (YA)

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (YA)

Hacking Havard by Robin Wasserman (YA)

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus (YA)

Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker (YA)

Possession by Elana Johnson (YA)

The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer (YA)

Dust City by Robert Paul Weston (YA)

While I was away, I only read two books. It wasn't a beach holiday more an action-packed cram everything in holiday. I read The Demon Trappers #1 by Jana Oliver. It was okay. I think if you want to read a really good demon/creature fighting story, then Strange Angels is a much more thrilling read with better characterisation. So I won't bother reviewing it. I also read Angels Fall by Nora Roberts. I couldn't put it down. It was edge of your seat romantic suspense which I certainly do recommend. Now I'm reading Emerald by Karen Wallace and I'm really enjoying it.

By the way, if you haven't checked out the lovely Caroline @ Portrait of a Woman's Lesbian Teen Novels Week, you really should. She is sharing the most incredible reviews of some novels that I have never heard of and they all sound so brilliant. My pick so far is Empress of the World by Sara Ryan. Head on over there, you won't be disappointed.
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28 comments:

Book Sake said...

So many books, an extra suitcase perhaps? As I did like The Demon Trappers Daughter, I will really have to give Strange Angels a try now!

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Grace Fonseca said...

So many books. Makes my pile look small compared to yours. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

Kathy Martin said...

What a great pile of books! I am glad to find another Nora Roberts fan too. I love her books.

My mailboxes are here and here. Happy reading!

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

A great selection of books! I love Nora Roberts too!

Here is my IMM Happy Sunday!

Jules said...

So many great books!!

Happy reading :D

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

Hmm, lots of books in this that I haven't heard of - shall look into them now!

Haven't read any Nora Roberts yet... to be honest, I look at her gigantic repertoire and just don't know where to start. Need to remedy that...

Raimy-rawr said...

awesome books! I really want Small Town Sinners! There are lots of US books that I want at the minute which havent been taken on by UK pubs :( it sucks! I might hvae to get myself over there too! lol
Im glad you had a lovely time and I cant wait to see your pictures! :D

MC Rogerson said...

So much to look forward to! I'll be interested to learn more about these as I haven't heard of most of them.

GABY said...

Wow, so many books!! I really liked Heist Society, it was different ;)

Happy Reading!
In My Mailbox

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Wow, you got a ton of awesome books!! I heard that Possession is amazing, so I hope you enjoy it along with everything else you got! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

-Jessica (Peace Love Books)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. Nice. You go girl!

Vivienne said...

Sounds like you are becoming a bit of a Nora Roberts fan! I am so pleased you had a lovely holiday. I have always wanted to go to New England. I really enjoyed The Goddess Test, but I know a lot of people didn't.

Caroline said...

I'm so glad you're back :D
I can't wait to see how fab your holidays were!
Thanks for the shout out *blushes* :)
Also, very cool books! I'll check out your reviews!
x

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! I really want to read Legacy and Small Town Sinners. I've heard great things.
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Laura (The Zealous Reader) said...

So many books! This has got to be the best mailbox I've seen so far today. What an awesome selection, I'm totally jealous, especially of Legacy and Small Town Sinners.

I Want To Read That said...

OOh! Loads of great looking books! I can't wait to get my hands on Heist Society and I am so, so tempted to by the US Sweep books - I love the covers for them! May have to give in:)

Nikki-ann said...

That's a lot of books! :) Did you have to pay anything extra in luggage fees? :D

Beth Kemp said...

That is a cool swag pile! There are only a couple I'd heard of, so I look forward to hearing more about some of them.

As Nikki-ann said, did they fine you for going over the luggage weight? Or did you just leave some other stuff behind? Clothes and shoes and stuff aren't so important, right?

Liz. R said...

Ooh, glad you enjoyed your holiday! I'm jealous of all the books you bought - I really want to read Small Town Sinners, and Heist Society looks great too! Happy reading :).

StephTheBookworm said...

WOWIE! Way to go! So many awesome new books for you!

Karen @ Book Light Graveyard said...

The Goddess Test is in my mailbox too this week. And I'm so jealous you got Small Town Sinners! Here's my IMM, if you want to check it out: http://booklightgraveyard.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-my-mailbox-4.html

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Awesome stack of books! I got Small Town Sinners too. Who could resist such a pretty cover? Happy reading :)

Christina / Book Addict said...

Wow- you have got a ton of great books. I am interested in The Goddess Test. I've heard mixed reviews, but I love mythology, so I'll keep my eye out for your review. BTW, I felt the same way about The Demon Trapper. It was just ok. I wasn't the biggest fan. I can't wait to see your pictures of New England! Don't you just love it there? I'm glad you had a great time.

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Angelica Joy said...

New follower :D

"The Goddess Test" is also in my yet to blog about IMM LOL

And Heist Society is my next read.

Looking forward to your thoughts :D

BooksforCompany said...

Ohh so many great books!
Hope you get lots of time to read them =)

Clover said...

Wow, what a lot of great books there! I'm particularly interested in what you think about Shadow Hills! I've heard good things about it..