Monday, April 15, 2013

2013 Summer Reads + Giveaway!

IT'S SUMMMEEEER!!!
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Yes! It’s that time of the year again. Two months of basking in the sun, lying by the pool and walking along the beach. Morning run with best friends, lazy afternoons and movie and series marathons. Not to mention long nights sans homework and pressure from school. Who doesn’t love a long break after ten months of studying? Definitely not us.

One of the best things about summer though, is MORE READING TIME. We can finally curl up with good–and bad–books whenever we want and not feel guilty. Unwinding is even sweeter this time around, now that we have survived our second year in college.

And since our reading time had been scarce, we're playing catch up with our TBR pile which has grown humongous over time. The three of us set up a (realistic) goal to finish some unread books on our shelf and decided to share them with you. Some of them have been lying untouched for more than a year… so we can’t wait to get started and accomplish our goal.

Without further ado, I present to you our summer reading pile!


Dea
One of the books which have been collecting dust on my shelf for over a year is Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. It falls under the books-I-had-to-buy-but-are-still-waiting-to-be-picked-up category. It was at the top of my wish list, but I am was too much of a coward to pick it up! It has a taboo subject matter so I’m expecting tears and heartbreak after reading it.

My reluctance goes for every book that has a sad ending *cough*Before I Fall*cough*. It’s pretty ridiculous since most of my favorites broke my heart anyway.

Among my pile, I’m most looking forward to reading The Immortal Rules, Through the Ever Night, Every Day, Code Name Verity, and Days of Blood and Starlight. I have three of Ellen Hopkins’ books (Tricks is the missing one in the picture) but haven’t read a single one. That has to change! I hope I’d enjoy her books as much as my friends did.

My mom says "hi" btw :))
 

Riz

I just finished reading City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. She's one of my favorite authors so it would be a great pleasure to meet her in person. The book just completely made me itch to read Clockwork Princess and City of Heavenly Fire. Plenty of theories have been formed in my mind and I'm really intrigued of what's going to happen next. My next anticipated read would be Clockwork Princess. I know it's not included in the picture because I just borrowed it as soon as I reached the last page of CoLS. There are so many books aside from those above which I will read on e-format this summer...thus, this is going to be one busy summer.

Happy Reading Teen Readers! Enjoy your summer/spring or whatever season you're experiencing.

Mary Ann
I must say I've been in a looong hiatus. Not just on blogging but also in reading books (what?!) and that leaves me with books unread on my shelf. Now that I'm back (yeah!) I'm most excited to read the Uglies series. I think it's pretty interesting and intriguing to read and start a book in which all characters are not as beautiful as the ones we often read in YA. Of course I also really want to start The Warrior Heir as well. I mean the author is really awesome when it comes to writing and world-building (I loved Seven Realms yeah ;D).

I think I've got a nice book haul to read and that is exactly what I'm going to do NOW :))
This, of course doesn’t include eBooks which we chose not to count for I’m sure they’re a lot more than our physical reading pile.

Anyway, our giveaway for a signed copy of UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi and A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness has ended last Wednesday. I've already picked a winner and emailed him. Congratulations again Von! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. 

Didn't win? Don't fret because we're having a giveaway at the end of this post AND an epic giveaway in the near future. Our blogoversary is next month and awesome prizes are being prepared just for you gorgeous people. 





In the meantime, you can enter for a chance to win a book off our piles! Please check out the giveaway rules below. Good luck!!
Giveaway
  • ONE winner will win a book of choice from our Summer Reading Pile to be ordered via Amazon or TBD.
  • Enter via Rafflecopter form below.
  • Open Internationally
  • Open to participants 13 years old and above. Otherwise, please have your parents' permission.
  • Giveaway ends on May 15th at 11:59 pm EST
  • Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.


72 comments:

  1. Oh man....so many great choices! I haven't read any of them. I've got my eye on Crank and Glass by Hopkins, Feed by Grant, and Cryer's Cross by McMann.

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  2. Hope you enjoy Just One Day :) I would love to get Through the Ever Night:)

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  3. Such amazing books in those piles!! Almost makes me wish I were still in school, just so I could have two months off just to read, too! lol ;) I'd love to win David Levithan's Every Day - heard a lot of great things about it, just haven't gotten around to buying it yet!

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  4. That is a major reading pile! Most of those books are on my TBR list too lol
    I'd love to win Just One Day! THanks for the giveaway :)

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  5. Lovely piles! :D
    -I LOVE THE IMMORTAL RULES. Such a good book.
    -I can't wait to read Feed & Something strange and deadly.
    -THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS (L) And I really want to read The diviners :D

    To win: Hmmm, not sure yet :)

    Mel@thedailyprophecy

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  6. Good luck with your reading piles! I've read and loved Hallowed, Prodigy, and City of Lost Souls to just name a few. :)

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  7. oh man, my list is so long too.. I hate it when I buy books that i have been DYING to read then when I get them they just collect dust on my bookshelf =(

    hope you get around to reading many of those!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  8. I read Everyday, Iron Queen, City of Lost Souls, and Through the Ever Night. I would love to win The Diviners! Thanks for the chance to win! Great group of books!

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  9. Wow there are a lot of amazing books in those piles! Days of Blood and Starlight is absolutely amazing :) Hmm....I would probably choose Before I Fall, Something Strange or Deadly or The Immortal Rules. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Wow! You a lot of awesome books! I would like to have Something Strange and Deadly, The Diviners, Codename Verity, Iron Queen and the Bully Book.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I almost have the same number of books on my reading but I'm already halfway finished because I cheated... a little. I've read some of them after class hours. :D I've already read City of Lost Souls, Every Day and Before I Fall. I would like to have Just One Day by Gayle Forman, if ever. :)

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  12. Whoa, those are great books! Love the Young Adult genre. I personally wanna read Pretend You Love Me and Just One Day. Hope you can read all of them! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity! :)

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  13. I have already read Every Day and I fell in love with it. And with David Levithan as a writer, too. :)

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  14. All of you have fantastic tbr pile and there are so many books out there which I desperately wanna read! Days of Blood and Starlight, Everyday and Prodigy being a few :)

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  15. I've read a couple of them but not many! Your piles look very nice! I would probably pick Falling For You!

    Thanks so much!

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  16. I always enjoyed giveaways and reading books. But what's more fun is winning books from giveaways like this! :D I've been a fan of trilogy/series books. I guess the Crank trilogy is interesting. :)

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  17. Them books...I WANT THEM ALL. Can I come visit you lot for the summer? Please?! D:

    No seriously, they look fantastic. In each pile I want at least half of them, so I think I may be a bit green all over. ;-;

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  18. So many books to read! All of them look fantastic :) So jealous you have them on your shelves to read! I really want to read Prodigy and Forbidden!
    Lacey T

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to win Hallowed or Through the Ever Night or The Iron Queen! Too many choices and I have read most of those, but not all. :)
    -Cali W.

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  20. Fantastic summer reads! They're very ambitious reading piles as well, I used to be able to read a lot of books during the summer holidays but everything has been hectic this year and I don't think I will be getting much reading done at all this year! Lots of books I want to read and a couple I've read! (Iron Queen - *win*), I would love to win Code Name Verity, Fever or Spellbound! :D

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  21. Wow, those books are really making me drool. Would love to get my hands on Prodigy.

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  22. The Uglies series has also been on my TBR for a long time! Maybe I'll finally get to it this year. :D

    I want to win Something Strange and Deadly!

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  23. Can I steal all these awesome books from you guys? I want, well all of them and I've read just one of them so if I happen to win the giveaway, I have no idea how I'll choose what I want.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  24. Awesome piles! I really wanted to win Prodigy by Marie Lu! Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  25. It's usually the title that grabs my attention and there were some book titles on the piles that got me intrigued. They are: Something Strange and Deadly, Spell Bound, Through the Ever night, Prodigy, Just One Day, Million Suns, and a lot more. :D

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  26. I *love* your reading piles! I've read a few of the books listed, most recently The Immortal Rules which I absolutely LOVED. I'm not sure which book I'd like to win most yet though :) Thank you!

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  27. Your reading piles look so beautiful yet so daunting! Haha! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy summer and drink tons of liquids! :D

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  28. Your reading file is sooooo AWESOME!!! I haven't read any of those but I hear alot of good things about those books! I'd like to win, Uglies by Scott westerfeld or The deviners :DD

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  29. I haven't read a single book on your pile because most of those books are also on my TBR pile too. Haha. Enjoy your summer read. :)

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  31. Amazing books- I've only read Fever from them...but almost every book from your list are on my TBR list :D
    I'd love to read 2nd book from the Beautiful Creatures series- Beautiful darkness- amazed by this story :)

    thank

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  32. Wow amazing books! So hard to choose one but I think I'd have to go with Code Name Verity as I've heard awesome things about it!

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  33. This is crazy! I've read a few of these books before, but a lot of them I've never heard of! I definitely would like a copy of Hallowed (just finished Unearthly, and it was soooo gooood)!!

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  34. Wow greats piles, summer will be busy for you, I will love to read "she loves you, she loves you not" :D

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  35. I would love The Immortal Rules! I have a few of the books pictured, just haven't gotten around to reading them yet. I am pretty excited to pick up my copy of The Diviners this summer. I have been savoring it all year, I love Libba Bray.

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  36. I haven't read any of them but I would love to win city of lost souls, glass, crank or feed.

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  37. Aaaaaah!! AWESOME TBR PILE!!! I Wwsh I could have them all. Hahahahaha.. I've read Every Day, Spell Bound and Before I Fall already and all are great books. I still don't own a copy of Every Day, so if ever I win, I'd choose that or The Diviners.

    teepee @ Little Librocubicularist :)

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  38. Dea's pile is full of books I'm dying to read!
    I would love to win Just One Day!

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  39. That is an incredible reading pile! There are a ton I would like to read. Prodigy, Through the Ever Night, Something Strange and Deadly, Code Name Verity, Hallowed, Fever, and A Million Suns. I could go on and on...

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  40. Ohmygod there're so many great books in this reading pile!! I've read Hallowed and City of Lost Souls! I would mostly love to win Through the Ever Night!!

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  41. I've read the entire Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. Extras was my favorite. I'd most like to read Through the Ever Night.

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  42. Wow quite the impressive pile! I noticed one of my favorites The Iron Queen in that pile :)

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  43. I want to read SO many of them... I'm jealous!! I would like to read The Uglies series, and Falling for You, and Just One Day... and like 5 others at least!! The Crank series by Ellen Hopkins is really good, I hope you like it :) Thanks for the cool giveaway!

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  44. This is such a wonderful giveaway! :) Hard to pick something but I really want to read Live Through This.

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  45. Great choices!! I've read (and loved) a lot of these picks. I'd have to pick Just One Day :)

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  46. I had a sneak peek of speel bound & I guess I'd choose it :)

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  47. Great reading piles. I'm not sure what I'd like to win, but I've read and loved the Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  48. I've read Forbiddin and I absolutely loved it! It made me cry buckets. :( Amazing piles! Wish I had all of them ;) I would choose Something Strange and Deadly

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  49. I don't think I've read any of these, but there are so many on your list that I want to get too. Forbidden is one I own and have yet to read as well. LOL

    If I won, though, I think I'd get Code Name Verity. Dying to read that!

    -Lauren

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  50. Impressive book pile is impressive! I've only heard of about half these books, but there are a few I plan on looking up on Amazon as soon as I'm done here. :)

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  51. i have never read any of these books before and i'd really like to get my hands on "The Bully Book"

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  52. I think your reading pile has just become my TBR pile. I have read two of these books before, which were Uglies and Pretties by Scott Westerfeld. I would like to win Something Strange and Deadly. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  53. maybe FALLING FOR YOU by lisa schroeder..
    thx u gals :)

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  54. Awesome summer reading pile! I would pick Through the Ever Night. Thank you for the chance! :)

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  55. I'd love to get my hands on ANY of those books! This summer I will aim to read at least Code Name Verity and Girl of Fire and Thorns. Amazing giveaway!
    - Eve@Every Flavour Books

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  56. Lovely piles!:)
    I have read Forbidden, Every Day and Beautiful Darkness. I would probably choose Just One Day or Falling For You.
    Tnaks for the giveaway!

    - Anna -
    dashedanddotted@hotmail.com

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  57. You have an awesome summer reading pile. I would love to win Before I Fall. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!!

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  58. Your reading piles are awesome! I think I've only read a few books on them like The Iron Queen. I think the one I want to win the most is Days of Blood and Starlight even though I still need to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Nearly alllllllllll of them
    Hallowed at top

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  60. You three have an eclectic mix of summer reads so have fun. I'm hoping I'd win The Clockwork Three by M. Kirby or The Diviners by Libba Bray. Even a pre-loved copy would be more than fine. Hehe

    Thanks for the giveaway! ^_^

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  61. I would love a copy of The Diviners or Just One Day.

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  62. I have not read any of these books and would love to win any of them. :)

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  63. I read a lot of these books but City of lost souls and Immortal rules were the best. I'd love to win The Diviners or Something strange and deadly and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  64. I have read Days of Blood & Starlight. I would love to win either Prodigy or the Immortal Rules.

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  65. I am drooling looking at those reading piles! You guys are going to have an awesome summer! Can you believe I haven't read ANY of those!? I'd love to win The Immortal Rules.

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  66. Wow, your reading pile is huge! I don't think I've read any of those books before. I'd like to win Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder.

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  67. That's a LOT of books! And I'm super jealous! I've actually read a few of them like the Warrior Heir series, Beautiful Creatures books, Hallowed and more. I'd really like to win Something Strange and Deadly though.

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  68. I really want to read Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor!

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  69. There are several I've read and liked, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Fever, etc. I'd love to win Prodigy or Beautiful Chaos.

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway! It's awesome!

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  71. Such awesome reading piles. I liked Spell Bound, but the ending was rushed. I would love to get my hand on Just One Day :)

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