Jul 1, 2013

July TBR List!

Okay, this is my first TBR month long list I've done, But I'm gonna try my best on it!
 
 
I have been having a little trouble finding time to read, and I also had a book last month that put me in a slight slump because I couldn't get through it, so I was procrastinating on trying to read it before I finally gave up. Even with all that, I ended up reading 3 books which I am proud of myself for.

So this month I want to try to read even more. My goal is atleast 3 again but I'm hoping to double it since this month is my birthday month, I want to make it a special month with books as well!

So...

My picks....

First I want to say I'm going to pick atleast one book this month from my TBR book jar for my Pick-A-Book Thursday and I'm hoping that I pick and get to 2 books :)

For the rest of my list....


Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)Anna and the French Kiss
By: Stephanie Perkins

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Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?



 


The Selection (The Selection, #1)The Selection
By: Kiera Cass

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 For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

 


Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange, #1)Wondrous Strange
By: Lesley Livingston

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17 year-old Kelley Winslow doesn’t believe in Faeries. Not unless they’re the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wishing is probably the closest she’s going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that’s what she thinks... In this fun, urban fantasy, Kelley's off-stage life suddenly becomes as complicated as one of Shakespeare’s plot twists when a nighttime trip to Central Park holds more than meets the mortal eye.


 


Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Cinder
By: Marissa Meyer

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Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. 


Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.




Openly StraightOpenly Straight
By: Bill Konigsberg

Goodreads | Amazon

Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write.

And, oh yeah, he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy. Not that GAY guy. To have it be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time.

So when he transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret -- not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate breaking down. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben . . . who doesn't even know that love is possible.

This witty, smart, coming-out-again story will appeal to gay and straight kids alike as they watch Rafe navigate being different, fitting in, and what it means to be himself.

 

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That's my July TBR! What's on all of yours?


2 comments:

  1. I adored Cinder and Anna and the French Kiss! Both are written very well. Despite the fact that Cinder is a tiny bit predicable because it's a re-telling, Meyer somehow manages to make the reader not care. I hope you have better luck with the Selection than I did, because honestly I couldn't finish it. America drove me nuts.

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  2. I would like to read Anna and The French Kiss and The Selection, too. I don't have a list, actually, I randomly choose my reads progressively ^^

    Sara @ Sara In Bookland

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