Everyone seems so ready to start 2011, but I have WAY TOO MANY BOOKS IN MY TBR to consider 2010 done and dusted just yet. There's gotta be more of you out there that think there's plenty of time left to squeeze in a few more books before the calendar rolls over to a new year. Anyone? *crickets?*
Well, here is my personal list of books that I am determined to get to before 2010 ends. None of the books here were review requests. They are just books that I really wanted to read, and otherwise bought, borrowed, or checked out of the library for that purpose. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten to them yet. Here's hoping that the next 21 days will have plenty of time for me to read.
Own In Print
From Good Reads: It’s Violet’s junior year at the Westfield School. She thought she’d be focusing on getting straight As, editing the lit mag, and figuring out how to talk to boys without choking on her own saliva. Instead, she’s just trying to hold it together in the face of cutthroat academics, her crush’s new girlfriend, and the sense that things are going irreversibly wrong with her best friend, Katie.
When Katie starts making choices that Violet can’t even begin to fathom, Violet has no idea how to set things right between them. Westfield girls are trained for success—but how can Violet keep her junior year from being one huge, epic failure?
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
From Good Reads: What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.
On My NOOK
From Good Reads: To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her new found powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost?
From Good Reads: Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers—dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.
But now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will.
As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men—one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.
Feed by Mira Grant
From Good Reads: Mira Grant's Newflesh Trilogy opens in an eerie post-apocalyptic world where zombies, pandemics, bloggers, and White House occupant would-be vie for our attention. Twin web reporters Georgia and Shaun Mason are flattered when a presidential candidate invites them to cover his campaign. Before long though, they are engulfed in a story far more serious and infinitely more dangerous.
From Good Reads: Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden’s Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn’t mean danger isn’t far behind. Han is hunted every step of the way by the Bayars, a powerful wizarding family set on reclaiming the amulet Han stole from them. And Mystwerk House has dangers of its own. There, Han meets Crow, a mysterious wizard who agrees to tutor Han in the darker parts of sorcery—but the bargain they make is one Han may regret.
Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna runs from a forced marriage in the Fells, accompanied by her friend Amon and his triple of cadets. Now, the safest place for Raisa is Wein House, the military academy at Oden's Ford. If Raisa can pass as a regular student, Wein House will offer both sanctuary and the education Raisa needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen.
What say you all? Do you have your own list of books that you must get to before the year ends? Or are you ready to call 2010 a wash, and are looking forward to reducing that TBR pile once 2011 starts?
Riddle Me This Clues!
It's time for the next Riddle Me This clue post. Here are the rules once more:
Riddle Me This Rules:
1. Open Internationally
2. Must be 13 years of age, or older
3. Enter ONCE for each post
4. Must fill out forms completely for entry to count
5. Start by filling out the Riddle Me This Master Entry. Click Here
6. For EVERY correct guess you will be awarded the points due that post. Guess a different title each post, or if you are certain you have the right answer, guess the same title each time!
7. The contest runs until December 18th. Winnings will be mailed out on the 20th, hopefully to be delivered before Christmas, if in the U.S. International winners will hopefully receive before New Years'.
Remember: You MUST fill out the Riddle Me this Master Form in order to win a prize. This is the form where I will get the winners' contact information, so that participants won't have to fill everything out during the puzzle posts. If you have not already filled it out, please go back and click the link in the rules section. Thanks!
Here is the next puzzle piece for Book #1 that is up for grabs in my Holiday Giveaway.
And, here is the first clue for Book #2.
There you go. Fill out the form at the bottom with your guesses, and good luck to everyone!