Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Day 21 - Letter U

We're down to the home stretch in letters, and today, U is up in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge - and my topic:


Okay, maybe this one's a strectch, but I'll admit I was having a tough time with the letter U! However, after reading the lovely Jaime Morrow's post from yesterday (T = TBR), that gave me the idea!

And while I won't post a picture of my Unread stack like Jaime did (eh em, mine's a little embarrassing, since all my books are stacked up on top of my dresser...and have since, spilled over to my hamper, as well!), I will go ahead and list several of the books I have in my Unread pile.

In no particular order:

  1. GRACELING, FIRE, and BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore
  2. JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta
  3. SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson
  4. PANDEMONIUM and BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver
  5. NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL by Justina Chen Headley
  6. A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL by Suzanne Young
  7. BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
  8. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis
  9. DITCHED by Robin Mellom
  10. YOU AGAINST ME by Jenny Downham
  12. GOING BOVINE and BEAUTY QUEENS by Libba Bray

And no joke, around 45 more! 

I will admit, I have a slight problem with buying more books, before I've read those in my stacks - but it cannot be helped! Besides, I'd like to think I'm doing my part to keep printed books, in business. :)

So what's on your Unread list? Anything good I may have missed above? Oh do please share - there's always room on my husband's side of the dresser!

TBR: August 2011

So we've all heard the news that Borders is officially shutting it's doors, for good. I myself, feel this is a sad, sad day in the making, as I remember going to the Walden Books in my neighborhood when I was little, begging my dad to buy me a book. 

But, with the recent announcement of it's upcoming demise, comes something wonderful: CLEARANCE BOOKS!!!

So last weekend, I drug my overly-dramatic hungry husband down to Borders (so hungry, that every few minutes he'd find me, he'd pretend to chew off his arm), did my best at hiding from him, and roamed back and forth down aisle after aisle. Needless to say, 40 minutes later, a husband about ready to pass out, and $90 spent, I found myself with one of the most magnificant To Be Read stacks, I'd seen in a long time.

So, what all did I pick up and add to my ever growing TBR list for August? 

1. TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler

Just finished reading this one - very touching and so far, one of my favorite YA contemps. See my review from yesterday, posted below!




2. FIXING DELILAH by Sarah Ockler

Just started reading this one today; stay tuned for my review!




3. PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White





4. NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL by Justina Chen Headley

Justina is a local Seattle author - and one I've definitely been looking forward to reading!




5. POSSESSION by Elana Johnson

Elana and I have traveled around in some of the same writerly circles, for several years. I'm so excited to witness her breakthrough YA novel and can't wait to read this one!