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A Reader of Fictions: BEA Book Haul, Part One: Penguin

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

BEA Book Haul, Part One: Penguin

I've broken my BEA book haul up into smaller chunks, so I have more time to talk about the books. For those who like to witness my inane ramblings, you can watch the video, but there's also a list of books below. This first video is featuring exclusively Penguin titles, since I had by far the most books from them.

Bloggers Mentioned:
Jamie of The Perpetual Page-Turner

Book Haul:
Morning Glory - Sarah Jio
The Yonahlosse Riding Camp for Girls - Anton DiSclafani
Margot - Jillian Cantor
Covet - Tracey Garvis-Graves
The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty
Down to You - M. Leighton
Proxy (Proxy #1) - Alex London
Half Bad (Half Life #1) - Sally Green
All I Need - Susane Colasanti
All the Truth That's in Me - Julie Berry
Counting by 7s - Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Twistrose Key - Tone Almhjell
The Creature Department - Robert Paul Weston
The Fantastic Family Whipple - Matthew Ward



Blogger Ellis said...

Aw man, I was really hoping for The Lion King Pt. 2 here. He, I loved the "People if you're naming your kids like this, stop it!" part. I'm curious what you'll think of Down to You, but it sounds indeed terrible.

June 9, 2013 at 4:21 AM  
Blogger Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

Proxy looks very interesting :) And I like the cover from The twistrose key. Happy reading!

Ā Mel@thedailyprophecy.

June 9, 2013 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Emily Blake said...

I need All I Need! Gah!

Emily @ Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

June 9, 2013 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Great books hon!! OMG Covet!! I am dying to read that book. I loved On The Island so much. It made me a super Tracey Garvis Graves fan!! Half Bad and All the Truth That's In Me sound really good too!!

June 9, 2013 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Great books! I got Morning Glory as well but I'm super jealous that you got Margot and The Yonahlosse Riding Camp for Girls, which I've heard good things about.

June 9, 2013 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Dragana M. said...

I read 'What Alice Forgot' by Liane Moriarty it was book also about marriage/family problems. It was about a woman who got amnesia and does not remember last 10 years of her marriage or why is she divorcing her husband (last she remembers they were madly in love). I was scared it's going to be a cheating story but it was not and it was good - very realistic characters and original twists and turns in story. I am hoping to read 'The Husband's Secret' soon too and I hope that there will be no cheating involved again.

I have read 'Down to You' Cash and Nash *giggles* It's nothing special, just another new adult contemporary romance with a love triangle.

The rest of the books and authors are all unknown to me but most of them sound very interesting. Especially middle grade ones.
I hope you enjoy them all!

June 10, 2013 at 1:55 AM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

I agree. Penguin did a bad-ass job at BEA. Now I wish I could get an email contact with them! Agh!

Yes, I want to read that Riding Camp book so bad. I have it coming up soon, so yay! I am not typing out that entire title. Fuck that. LOL.

The cover of The Husband's Secret is so pretty!

And I agree, Down to You will most likely be a hate read for me as well. Hahaha!

I am so glad we both got copies of the Twistrose Key. I want to read that book freaking NOWWWW. LOL.

I got all the same MG books and I am excited because when I am done they are going in hubby's classroom. :)

June 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Sorry, Lion King happens spontaneously. It can't be forced. Kara and I might do a chat about it since we both got it. MWAHAHA.

June 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Twistrose Key is GORGEOUS.

June 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'd be willing to send Covet to you if you want!

June 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oh, glad you've heard good things.

June 11, 2013 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Good to hear that her other book is good! I'd not heard of her before I picked this one up. Hopefully this lives up to your prior experience.

Well, it remains to be seen if it will make me ragey.

Yes, super excited about the middle grades this time!

June 11, 2013 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Good luck with that, dear. I have several contacts, but they're not helpful with actually getting ARCs. Steph has even more contacts, and I don't think that's really gotten her any ARCs either. Just fill out their blogger form and you'll either get stuff or you won't. That's pretty much it.

Seriously, that title is ridiculous. It's LONG and I can't spell that first word.

So PRETTY. I'm getting a Lyra's Oxford sort of vibe from the animal spirits. Could be wrong though.

June 11, 2013 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I really enjoy Sarah Jio books, really looking forward to Morning Glory! I actually just read The Yonahlosse Riding Camp for Girls and was pretty disappointed soo.... I hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to seeing what you think about it. :) I might have to check out The Husband's Secret... sounds intriguing! Happy Reading. :)

June 11, 2013 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awesome! I'm unfamiliar with her thus far, but have heard good reports. I saw that you didn't like it when I got home and was cataloging everything. Honestly, since it's already out, I won't get to it for years, I suspect.

June 11, 2013 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It was one of those that everybody loved and I was confused and saying, "What bastard snuck me the wrong book??" But whatever. Can't love them all.

June 11, 2013 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awwww, well, I'll be going into it with lowered expectations when I do get there, so sometimes that helps.

June 11, 2013 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love how you are structuring your haul videos, Christina, and that you are talking about them! Sounds like there are some great adult fiction books coming out (I'm try to get back into my love for adult fiction this year, haha)! I've added Margot on Goodreads since it sounds interesting - although, would you believe that I am a lover of history and history graduate and somehow have NOT read The Diary of Anne Frank? I need to remedy this soon, me thinks!

June 11, 2013 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks! I'm glad you like them. I try to keep reading more than just YA too. Keeps everything fresher. Yeah, you should fix that. ;)

June 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Micheline said...

Oh good idea, breaking your haul up by publishers! A lot of these are new ones to me which is odd but whatever. Proxy sounds really interesting, I'll be curious to start seeing reviews on that one. The Twistrose Key I had to get my hands on too, besides the gorgeous cover it SOUNDS incredibly enchanting too. We got short changed though when they explained the synopsis of Counting by Sevens though, all they said was it was a book about OCD but the way you explained it out makes it sound even more interesting! Again I am so so sorry about the state one of your BEA boxes was, that's just too horrible but I am glad some of these made their way back to you!

June 12, 2013 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Dude, I know. I looked at a couple people's book hauls and not even did I not have a lot of them, I didn't even know they were there.

Oh, I might have been the one who said OCD, because I didn't remember and counting by 7s sounds like an OCD habit.

BOX. *resists urge to weep over Reality Boy and Once We Were*

June 12, 2013 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

Love that there are some adult books in here too-I've been craving some non-YA lately and have a few titles lined up to satisfy that craving.

June 12, 2013 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

I am so glad you ended up doing these BEA book haul vlogs. I know how bummed you were when USPS lost and mangled those books. Sucks big time. Great haul! Can't wait to read all your reviews for your new reads!

June 14, 2013 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Here I am with a lovely timely comment on your vlog ;)

Margot sounds like just my thing, definitely going to check that out.

I read a Liane Moriarty book a couple of years ago and really enjoyed her style.

June 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

So timely!

Good to hear. :) Even if I don't always agree with you adult fic. *eyes Paullina Simons*

June 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM  

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