Monday, April 15, 2013

2013 Summer Reads + Giveaway!

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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!

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 :))


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!!
  • 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.

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