I’d forgotten the joy of walking into a bookstore and coming home with a handful of lovely freshly printed books.
I’ve been good for a few months now and haven’t been buying much, and when I have, it’s been on the Kindle. Great for that ‘must read now’ frenzy we all get every now and then (right?… its not just me), but it really doesn’t compare to the real deal.
They’re so pretty…
There are two books in June YA releases that I’m really excited about: Elizabeth Wein’s new novel, Rose Under Fire, a companion to the AMAZING Code Name Verity and the final book in the Spiritwalker trilogy, Cold Steel. On top of that, there’s lots of new authors I can’t wait to try as well. Enjoy!
Like most book bloggers and readers, I already have a long list of books I cannot wait to be released, and I haven’t really started checking out debut authors or new-to-me authors yet.
In no particular order, here are 10 books in 2013 that are already on my pre-order list:
I’m also really excited about a fellow Falmouth student’s first children’s book which comes out early next year, Sidney, Stella and the Moon by Emma Bennett (soon to be Yarlett). Emma was in the year below me and she’s (unsurprisingly) already got several big commissions coming up.
Happy New Year everyone!
Top Ten of 2012 is hosted by Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books , Rachel from Fiktshun and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.
I had a lot of plans for this blog back in January. I really wanted to read lots, review regularly and get more involved in the book blogging community. Sadly, I guess life got in the way and Turn the Page has become quite neglected, especially since the summer. There are a few reasons for this, my laptop died and while I love my iPad, I simply cannot stand trying to write and organise blog posts on it, I took on a new job and an internship, and I kind of lost the drive to read for several months. I certainly lost the drive for reviewing. So — sorry to anyone who used to actually semi-follow things around here, and a big sorry to anyone I promised a book review for and didn’t deliver.
That being said, I did have a pretty great reading year and have some amazing books you need to read if you haven’t already.
So, here’s my list of Top 10 books Read in 2012.
Easy by Tammara Webber
I loved Easy. This is a self published novel but it is miles ahead of so many books I’ve read that have been traditionally published. Easy falls into the New Adult category and it was so good to read about protagonist closer to my own age.
If you’re looking for some hot moments, tension and a healthy, respectful, romance than this is the book for you. Easy isn’t just a romance, however, as it has a darker storyline and does include some well-written but unsettling scenes of sexual assault. Don’t let that put you off as Webber balances the two out nicely.