Book Hauls >> Katie’s August Reads

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For August, I want a little of everything.  I’ve thrown in some dystopian, apocalyptic, contemporary, mythology, etc. etc.  Maybe that’s what I always do.  I tend to be scatterbrained.  I also like having a different type of book to read when I finish whatever I was just reading…for two reasons.  One to give my massive brain a break, and two, so I don’t compare too critically with what I just read.  If I read Article 5 right after I read Delirium, right after I read Matched, right after I read The Hunger Games…well it would all just blend together, and I wouldn’t see the uniqueness each book brings.  Instead I would get all hissy, pissy, and I would nitpick.  You don’t want that.  So here are my August reads.  Let me know what you think!

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Pure by Julianna Baggott

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Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

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Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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Where She Went by Gayle Forman

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The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter

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Fever by Lauren DeStefano

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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan

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Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Both Starcrossed and Article 5 have been reviewed by Connie here on the Readdicted Reviewers blog already, and as I have already finished one of these, I can tell you right now our tastes are definitely different.  So don’t worry, they won’t be the same.  I know you were worried there for a minute.

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Book Haul >> Katie’s July Reads

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July selections!  Because I know I’ll be hiding from the Nebraska summer heat and humidity inside where it’s nice and cool…..here’s my ambitious list for July:

(Gee….notice a theme here with the covers?  Girl sillhoutted against a dramatic scene, her back to the reader…)

The release of the fourth and final installment of the Beautiful Creatures series is in October…AND they are making a movie of this book, so I have to get on the bandwagon here and see what all the hype is about!  One book a month will get me to October and I’ll be reviewing Beautiful Redemption as soon as I can get my hands on it!

I recently happened across Lauren DeStefano’s blog…and instantly fell in love with her quirkiness and writing style.  This book wasn’t originally on my list, and I’m not sure when I will get to reviewing it, but I wanted to read it asap.  Here’s hoping her books are as awesome as she is!

I got a chance to hear Tosca Lee speak a few months back.  I’ll probably post on that sometime soon…but in the meantime, I want to read the book she signed!  And the second book just came out recently, so I’ll probably read that next month.

This book is just fracking cool (yes I’m a nerd, if you get that reference…).  It’s totally visual.  A novel told through pictures.  So yeah, I’m going to check this out from the library and see if it is something I want to own.

That’s a total of ten books.  Plus the self-published goodies I’m working on for a special August post.  Be on the lookout for what I thought of these and more in the coming weeks!