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Top Ten Tuesday (#85) (03/31/15) Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List

I have been on a roll lately adding new books to my TBR list.  I view a TBR list as being different from my TBR pile.  The pile indicates books that I actually own v. books I want to read, which end up on my list.  Most of the books I've been adding don't get published until 2016, so most don't have covers yet, and the descriptions are very sparse, so that would be a really boring list.  Here are some of the more recent ones though.
Expected publication: August 18th 2015 by Kathy Dawson Books
 Expected publication: July 28th 2015 by Scholastic Inc.

I like Lisa Schroeder.  I haven't read all of her books, but those I have read, I've really enjoyed.  I think this one looks like it will also be very good and memorable.
 Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire

This one looks particularly interesting.  A cult, a girl with amnesia, a possible kidnapping.  I am very intrigued.
 Expected publication: September 15th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

This looks like it will be super creepy and good.  I think this is one that I should be sure to read when I'm around other people.  I think the publishers did a great job of coming up with a blurb about this book, because it makes me want to read it right now.
 Expected publication: September 15th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

This ended up on my list because I was approved for the ARC.  I love the idea of setting the Sherlock Holmes books in high school.
Expected publication: July 20th 2015 by Bloomsbury Spark

This looks like it will be a fun quick read.  I do enjoy a book that doesn't take itself too seriously every once in a while.  Now I could be completely wrong with my impression about this book, but I am intrigued anyway.
 Expected publication: January 12th 2016 by Simon Pulse

I love this cover and I really hope they don't decide to change it in the next couple of months.  The story itself looks like it may be very uncomfortable, and could be awesome.  But really, that cover.
Expected publication: September 1st 2015 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers 

The story of the Fates was always my favorite in mythology.  I am a sucker for books that tell their story.  I can't wait to dig into this one.
Expected publication: September 18th 2015 by Merit Press 

A retelling of the Lizzie Borden murders as told from the POV of a maid?  Sign me up!  I hope this book is as good as it looks like it will be.
Expected publication: January 12th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion

I am a sucker for political books.  They are usually a double edge sword for me though.  They have to be really well done because I know a lot about the inner workings (or not) of the government, and the facts better check out, or my attention goes.  Either way, it's one that I will definitely have to read.

"Waiting On" Wednesday (#83) First & Then by Emma Mills


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking: 

First & Then by
Expected publication: October 13th 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

From Goodreads: 

First impressions can be deceiving . . .

Devon has life pretty much figured out: she’s got her best friend Cas, her secret crush (also Cas), and her comfortable routine (mostly spent with Cas). New experiences: not welcome here. But as she enters her senior year, her parents take in her cousin Foster, an undersized weirdo who shows an unexpected talent for football, and star running back Ezra takes Foster under his wing. Devon can't figure out how she feels about Ezra. He's obviously stuck-up, but Foster adores him. Ezra has nothing to say to her, but he keeps seeking her out. And... Devon might actually like him. If only she can admit it to herself.

Funny, fresh, and layered, First and Then proves that change doesn't always tear things apart—sometimes, it brings them together.

Why I'm Waiting:

This sounds like my favorite type of book. I am curious about what happens with her relationships with both Ezra and Cas. Add in that this a debut author, and this looks like a winner to me.

"Waiting On" Wednesday (#82) Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:

Faking Perfect by
Expected publication: June 30th 2015 by K-Teen

From Goodreads: 

“Edgy and honest, Faking Perfect is the real thing.” –Huntley Fitzpatrick

When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High's resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules:

1. Avoid her at school.
2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together.
3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben.

Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?

Why I'm Waiting:

I love a good contemporary and this looks like it will be wonderful. I love the idea of the female main character seducing the bad boy and wanting to keep it secret. It's a nice change of pace.