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Top (Twelve) Books Recently Added to my Bookshelf



Another Tuesday means, you guessed it, another edition of Top Ten Tuesday. Today's topic was a really fun one. Not only did I enjoy putting it together, I all had fun looking at my shelves, pulling out the books that fit into the theme. Below are some of the books that I've received from preorder or bookstore trips in the past several months. Since I'm not 100% certain in what order these books came to find a home on my clutter shelves, I chose to use all twelve. Besides, when it comes to book talk, is there every "too many" books to discuss?

Broke and Bookish July 14th Topic
 
Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession
(bought, library, review copies)
 
 
1.) Joyride by Anna Banks
 
I know when I got this one. It was back in June during my last B&N trip. We had a family wedding, and had some time to kill in between the ceremony and reception. Thank goodness, dad and I had B&N to keep us company.
 
 
2.) Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway
 
This one was a random order. Why? Well, I believe I read a review I trusted and thought it sounded good.
 
 
3.) Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond
 
The mere mention of a comic book name I love and I'm in. Got this one with Joyride.
 

 
4.) The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker
 
Another Amazon order. I've heard conflicting things about this debut author.
 
 
5.) The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert
 
Got this one in the mail just last week. How could I not order Katie's debut YA novel?
Plus, because I clearly don't know that one copy is enough or maybe I just can't count, either way, I have an extra copy for one of you.
Voting for a giveaway, anyone!? *smile*
 
 
6.) Paper Towns by John Green
 
Picked this one up at Walmart thinking I'd want to eventually see the movie. We'll see if I get it read.
 

 
7.) P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
 
I *had* to get this one because I did get a few pages into book one and was loving it. When I get back to it, now I can read this duology together.  
 
 
8.) Married 'til Monday by Denise Hunter
 
Got this one thanks to BookLook Bloggers for review. Already read and reviewed this one. Needless to say, it's a beautiful story that contemporary romance book nerds must read.
 
 
9.) Waking Beauty by Sarah E. Morin
 
Heard about this one on Rel's blog (shout-out to amazing book blogging friends!) and *had* to see what it was all about. I mean, come on, a Sleeping Beauty re-telling? Yes, please!
 

 
10.) The Sound of Diamonds by Rachelle Rea
 
Another book I've already read and reviewed, and seriously, loved. But I had this preordered months in advance of the author kindly sending me an e-copy and since I knew I wanted a paperback on my shelf, I let it go ahead. Seriously, look into this debut!
 
 
11.) Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth Vogt
 
Just another preorder that I didn't think I could live without.
 
 
12.) The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren
 
Thanks to Tyndale's generosity, I was able to read an ARC copy of this, but since I love this series and its author, plus am collecting finished copies, again, I let the preorder for this one go. It's always pretty to have the completed copy.
 
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That's it for my recent bookshelf additions. What have you added to your shelves most recently?
 
Share your comments and Top Ten Tuesday links. I wanna' visit.
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  1. Glad to hear you're enjoying To All the Boys I Loved Before! I have yet to pick up the second book but I heard good things about it :) Great list, happy reading :)

    My TTT

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    1. Hi, Lianne! Thanks. I'm only a few pages in, but ahhh, I'm loving it. I need to get back to it, but should probably read about three other books first. ;) Maybe by August I can pick it up again - and then the sequel is next! :)

      Loved visiting your Top Ten Tuesday. The Royal We sounds really cute! Let me know what you think. :)

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  2. Papertown was okay to me, but I hope you enjoy it - along with your other books!

    Check out my TTT list!

    Leydy @ OUaT

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    1. That's what I hear, Leydy! I've heard Paper Towns wasn't "as good" for John Green. But I'll give it a try... and see what happens. :) Your TTT list is great! Hope you enjoy Jennifer's book - it's too cute.

      Thank you so much for visiting. :)

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  3. All of these books sound great! I keep hearing amazing things about Jenny Han. I will have to give her books a look-see it seems. Enjoy your reading!

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    1. Hi, Daphne! Thanks. I plan to enjoy Jenny Han's books; started one (few pages) and already thought it seemed like my kind of book. Here's hoping we both enjoy... and you too! Happy reading. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting. :)

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  4. I am a John Green fan so I hope you really enjoy PAPER TOWNS and read it soon before the movie is out!

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    1. I want to read Paper Towns for sure before the film. But I might just see it on DVD, too. So that'd give me a bit of "breathing room." Either way, I'm glad to have a good recommendation. Thanks, Anne - and thanks for visiting. :)

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  5. I like the sound of Waking Beauty - can't beat a fairy tale retelling. I totally agree with you about getting the completed versions of books - and if they are a series the covers all have to match!
    My TTT

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    1. If I loved the book, getting completed editions is kind of a "must." I am always grateful if an author or publisher will send me an ARC, so buying a copy of a book I enjoyed doesn't feel like a big deal. I don't mind doing it. Matching covers = AWESOME! Thank goodness, most of the time, they do match. As for fairy tales, I'm right there with you. Love 'em!

      Thanks for visiting, Lucy. Off to read your TTT post. :)

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  6. I really want to read P.S. I Still Love You, and I've been tempted to buy it at Target. But I'm trying to wait until it's available on Book Outlet. I liked the first book overall, but I was glad I hadn't paid $15 for it (I had a coupon and got it on Book Outlet for a few dollars), and I think I'll probably feel the same way about the second one. :) Trying to learn patience...

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    1. You using patience is awesome, Kristin! Gold star to you, friend. :) I've always been a book addict, and when we'd go shopping, it was kind of a "treat" that I'd get to pick out a book at the bookstore plus my family is really good about getting me books as gifts, so yeah, I tend to be all like, "I'm getting it today." ;) Not always the best policy.

      Getting those bargains on Book Outlet is amazing! Love those - and if you have a coupon, all the better. Glad you visited and shared. :)

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  7. I read books 1-4, 6 and 7. I liked Joyride, The Choosing, Lois Lane, PS I still love you all right. They were good. I loved Emmy and Oliver I wrote my review for that one the minute I stopped reading. I loved Paper Towns (so excited for the movie to be coming out soon!)

    Great list as always, Enjoy and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on them.

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    1. Hi, Shannon! Good to get some of your thoughts on the books you've read. I'm hoping to enjoy all or most of these... and of course, I did read a couple already. Yay for more Paper Towns book love. Hoping to enjoy that one too.

      Thanks for visiting. :)

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  8. I love your list! There are some titles I'm going to have to add to my reading list.

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    1. Yay for adding to our TBR's. That's always fun, right!? :) Thanks for visiting, Dawn.

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  9. I read "Paper Towns" last year, and I did enjoy it. It's the only John Green book that's interested me so far.

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    1. Hi, Hamlette! I've heard conflicting things about Paper Towns, but am excited to read it. Read "Stars" last year and will confess, I liked it better than anticipated. Hoping to enjoy this John Green book as well.

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. :)

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    2. "Stars" just sounds so... gloppy to me, so I don't have much interest in either the book or the movie. But "Paper Towns" was a good ride -- I liked the protag a lot, he read like a teen Nicholas Hoult would be a good fit for playing him. Green did a good job of capturing the way teens think -- like that they roll their car windows down and crank up the stereo so everyone knows what awesome taste they have in music. I was like, "Yes! That is exactly why we did that!"

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    3. I get that. "Stars" is kind of a - for lack of a better term, sappy teen love story, but on the other hand, it has a lot of sweet moments. I'm super glad to hear from someone who likes Paper Towns. It seems to get conflicting reports. I'd like to at least try it and the film does look fun! Plus, as you say, it's nice when an author can capture the teen mindset and attitude. Brings back memories, doesn't it!? ;)

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  10. Nothing like new books. Looking forward to your reviews of them in the future:)

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    1. No, no there isn't, Ella! Thanks for commenting - and for the review thoughts. I'm hoping to review lots of these. Provided I enjoy them. ;)

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  11. I love how you've done the images in this post. Really pretty! Awesome list too. My TTT

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I had fun putting this together. I actually tried something different with this list and took the pics, then used an "effect" on them in my editing program. It was fun. Thanks for visiting and commenting! Off to read your TTT post. :)

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  12. This is the best part of these top ten posts ~ finding new books to add to our forever growing tbr stacks!

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    1. I agree, Stacy! Always such a fun theme and yes, we get to find new books to add to our perpetual TBR! But, who cares, right!? ;)

      Thanks for visiting, friend.

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  13. I'm looking forward to reading Denise Hunter's new one. Waiting for it to come in at the library. : )

    Love all your graphics Rissi, you do such a great job making your posts look beautiful!

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    1. Denise's new book is amazing, Cathy! I'm super eager to read her new series as well. It sounds and looks like a fun new series. Hope you enjoy it - and that the library gets it soon!

      Thanks, Cathy. I do have fun with these graphics and trying to dream up new ways to put posts together. :) Glad you visited.

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  14. "The Sound of Diamonds" looks interesting- I've heard of it before but I'll have to look it up again. Just wondering -what's your favorite genre? :)

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    1. The Sound of Diamonds is amazing! I'm so happy for Rachelle and am eager to read book two. If/when you read it, I hope you enjoy, Korin. Favorite genre? Oh, gosh... such a dilemma. I think overall, probably it's contemporary. But I also enjoy fairytale re-tellings or books like Kiera Cass' Selection series and depending on the era (i.e., 1920s and later), I do enjoy historical too. Depends on the book, I suppose. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting! :)

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  15. Nice list --I'm so indecisive on what to read next from my TTT list. =P

    I have a love/hate relationship with Ted Dekker's books, but time will tell with Rachelle ... I ended up enjoying The Choosing and will be following her new series. (Some of my thoughts here: http://theartistlibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/05/rachelle-dekkers-dystopian-debut-the-choosing.html )

    I'd enter a giveaway for Katie Ganshert's book! =)

    I discovered Susan May Warren's books earlier this year and I love them! I need to read Caspar's book ... <3

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    1. Thanks! Indecisiveness is a perpetual state for us bookworms, isn't it! There's too much good to chose from.

      I'm curious about Rachelle's books though, again, it's another one I've read good and bad things for. Here's hoping! (I'll be off to check out your review.)

      Yay! Hoping to give away The Gifting soon. It sounds really good.

      Susan's books are some of my most favorite contemporaries. I read her books way back when - and she also is one talented lady. She can do basically any genre and excel. Good for her. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting and the comment. :)

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  16. I haven't read any of these, but I'm hoping to get to PAPER TOWNS one of these days. I loved TFIOS, so I'm thinking another John Green book is in order. Soon.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. As am I, Susan! Here's hoping we both enjoy Paper Towns. Happy reading - and belated Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks for visiting. :)

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  17. I liked Paper Towns. I think I liked it because it was a bit different and Margo was "off" I hope that you like it too!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Thanks, Missie. I'm hoping to at least like Paper Towns. I liked "Stars" better than anticipated, so that seems like a point in favor of this one, but... we'll see! :)

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  18. I havent read any of these - but have to say your website design is gorgeous!

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    1. Hi, Erin. Thanks so much! I do have fun with the design aspect of blogging. Glad you visited. :)

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  19. I'm quite interested in Paper Towns. I've only read two John Green, one I loved and one not-so-much.

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    1. Well, there's a 50/50 chance you'll like Paper Towns, I suppose! Here's hoping, right?! Thanks for visiting, Deb. :)

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  20. I enjoyed Lois Lane: Fallout the last line on the back of the book Smallville guy had me hooked.

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    1. I'm SO wishing that I'll enjoy Lois Lane: Fallout, too, Carissa. I really like Lois and Superman as a comic book couple. Keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks a bunch for visiting and the comment. :)

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  21. I look forward to reading your review about The Choosing and what you think.;)
    Waking Beauty is one I may have to add to my list!
    The Gifting is on my wishlist.

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    1. Yay for new books on that TBR or wish list, Amanda. Always a plus to find some new reads. I hope to review The Choosing, especially if I liked it. If it's so-so, that makes it a tough book to review, ya' know? Thanks for visiting!

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  22. Hey Rissi! It's been awhile since we chatted! Out of all of these, I've only read Rachelle's debut but I'm definitely putting the rest of the books on my to-read list. Recently I've been thinking that I want to reread There You'll Find Me before the summer ends :) Thanks for the post!

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    1. Jillian!! Hey, always great to see you "out and about" in the blogging world. Hope you're doing well.

      Yay for Rachelle's debut. I've not read it and am a bit apprehensive but hopeful. As for There You'll Find Me, that sounds like an always excellent idea. Jenny's books are amazing! Ps; have you read the novella collection she co-authored, Just One Summer? It's amazing.

      Thank you for visiting. Always glad to talk with you. :)

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  23. Looks like a great new stack of books! "The Getting" is on my radar. I've heard nothing but raving reviews from fellow bloggers.

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    1. That's my hope, Heather... and here's hoping we both enjoy that. With those reave reviews, we should, right!? :)

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