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Top Ten Tuesday (#60) (06/24/14)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Ten Book Cover Trends I Like/Dislike

I totally judge books by their covers, but it's hard for me to notice trends unless they smack me in the face, such as the girl in gown craze.  But here are my top five likes and dislikes.


Clean and uncluttered.  A like the trend of just having a single image to focus on, be it a real object or a graphic.

Illustrated covers.  This trend is really becoming huge, and I'm sure I'll get sick of it.  Right now however, I am putting it on my like list.

An interesting font.  A script or something different will usually catch my eye, and I like that there have been so many covers that feature a non typical font.  

Word Bubbles.  Something about a word bubble grabs me and makes me want to read the book.  It's a lot like the illustrated covers.

A Big Title.  I tend to like the trend of the title of the book filling out the entire cover.


Showing some back.  I tend to like covers that DON'T have people in them v. having them, but don't give me a back.  It's just rude.

The Big Face.  I hate this trend and it seems like it's been around forever.  I hate a bit giant face looking out from the cover. 

No Information.  This refers to covers that tell you almost nothing about what the book is about. The covers can be very misleading about what the rest of the book is like.

The legs.  How many times have we seen this cover?  Too many for me. It's just so generic at this point.

The pretty dress.  We are moving away from this slowly but surely, but it still pops up way too often.  Now we are just seeing more back with the pretty dress.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 06/23/14


This weekly recap is hosted by Shelia of Book Journeys and the kidlit version is hosted by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee from Unleashing Readers. Each week we recap what we’ve read and look at what’s coming up this week.

Finished Reading:
Angel Fever (Angel #3) by

Currently Reading:
Pointe by

What I'm Reading Next:
Something Real by
I started this a couple of months ago, and put it down.  I hope I can finish it this week.  However I'm going to ALA, so unless I finish it by Thursday, it's staying here.

"Waiting On" Wednesday (#51) Death Date by Victoria Laurie


“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:

Death Date by

From Goodreads: 
Pretty Little Liars meets Medium in this fast-paced thriller and fantastic YA debut from a New York Times bestselling author

Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father's premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.

Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching death date of one client's young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the when and not the how, she's unable to offer any more insight. When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie.

Soon, Maddie is entangled in a homicide investigation, and more young people disappear and are later found murdered. A suspect for the investigation, a target for the murderer, and attracting the attentions of a mysterious young admirer who maybe connected to it all, Maddie's whole existence is about to be turned upside down. Can she right things before it's too late?(

Why I'm Waiting:
I love this type of book.  It sounds much like the Marked series, which I adored.  It also seems very different from anything else.

Top Ten Tuesday (#59) (06/17/14)


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

I'm BACK!  I have posted in a while, and I am starting back with one of my favorite Memes on my favorite topic!

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR list
I haven't been reading as much, so I don't know how many of these I'm going to get to, but these are books being released during this solstice June 21st-September 22nd that I want to read.
 Anatomy of a Misfit by
Expected publication: September 2nd 2014 by Harper Children’s
Dissonance (Dissonance #1) by
Expected publication: July 22nd 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 

Evil Librarian by
Expected publication: September 9th 2014 by Candlewick Press
Falling into Place by
Expected publication: September 9th 2014 by Greenwillow Books
Falls the Shadow by
Expected publication: September 16th 2014 by Simon and Schuster BFYR
Expected publication: August 14th 2014 by Dutton
Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5)by
Expected publication: July 29th 2014 by Razorbill
Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5) by
Expected publication: July 1st 2014 by Scholastic Press
Six Feet Over It by
Expected publication: August 26th 2014 by Random House Books for Young Readers

The Vanishing Season by
Expected publication: July 1st 2014 by HarperTeen 
I love that it takes place in Door County.  I visited there years ago, and it was awesome.