Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bookish Digest: September 2014

Hello lovelies! Welcome to Bookish Digest - something we'll be putting together at the end of every month to highlight our recent favorite reads and recap any posts you may have missed. We also include an About My Life and Things I'm Looking Forward To section in an effort for you to get to know us better. Don't forget to tell us in the comments some things that happened to you over the past month so we can get to know you guys better too!

The 5th Wave #2
Young Adult, Science Fiction, Aliens
Website:Rick Yancey 

To be posted October 10
How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.


Author/Book Promotion
The Jewel by Amy Ewing {Spotlight}
Ark Storm by Linda Davies {Spotlight}
Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau {Cover Reveal}
The Gifted Dead by Jenna Black {Excerpt}

About My Life In September
Tori got her first two teeth! Yay!

I fell in love with The Strain on FX! (So creepy!)

I re-watched The Twilight series and realized just how bad bad baaaaad these movies are, dang!

Things I'm Looking Forward To In October
Halloween, duh!

Fall atmosphere, complete with colorful leaves and sipping hot chocolate wrapped up in a blanket with a good book

The Walking Dead!!!

Young Adult, Mystery, Realistic Fiction
Website:Natalie D. Richards 

She has everything she's ever wanted. But not her memory...

When Chloe fell asleep in study hall, it was the middle of May. When she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life.

Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her.

What happened to her? Remembering the truth could be more dangerous than she knows...

Fall Reads {Top Ten Tuesday}
Those Pre-Blogging Days {Feature & Follow}
I Need More of You {Feature & Follow}
Reviewing Average Reads {Socratic Seminar}

Author/Book Promotion
Divinity by Michelle L. Johnson {Excerpt}
The Fall by Bethany Griffin {Author Interview}

About My Life In September
Joe and I had our Bridal Shower. I had such an amazing time seeing friends and family, a few I haven't seen in months since they live on the other side of the state or another state all together. Plus, it was the first big wedding event and just made everything much more real!

Accomplished a lot of little tasks I'd been putting off. Each weekend felt like it was super busy, but I got so many things accomplished this month. My to-do list just keeps getting smaller, of course it doesn't help that I also keep adding to it, but what can you do?

I read a book I thought I'd never read. Evie convinced me to read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey after insisting to me that I should - she's rather convincing. I was a little hesitant because I don't like alien books. They freak me out. Especially alien apocalypse type books. They're too real/probable and *shudders*. But I did and . . . I loved it! I read it in one day. I'm hoping to start The Infinite Sea in a few weeks so I can suffer with everybody else while waiting for the third book, which doesn't even have a title yet!

Things I'm Looking Forward To In October
My bachelorette party. I'm very much in need for a girls night out and this sounds like the perfect excuse to have one  ;)

Halloween. I love Halloween so much! The movies, the vibes, the small children running around in their adorable costumes! The last two years here it's been cold and rainy, which has made for an awful turn out during trick-or-treating. Crossing my fingers that this year it'll be better!

Writing more discussion posts. I've been keeping a list of discussion posts over the last few months and I want to start working them into the blog more. So be on the look out for those!

Wait For You #3
New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Website:J. Lynn 

At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she'd left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.

About My Life In September
Things got crazy busy with school. Seriously, it makes me so sad to look at the very tiny number of books I read this month. I really enjoyed all of those books, but I'm bummed I didn't get to more because NO TIME.

I met Molly McAdams! I am seriously still happy flailing about this. She is so nice and I love her books so much, and I am so glad I finally got the chance to meet her. And now I can't wait to see her again in March at Austin Book Fest!

Got my hands on some super exciting books! Namely Stay with Me by J. Lynn (which I've already read and loved all over) and Letting Go by Molly McAdams (which you bet your sweet goodness I'm currently reading). I've been pumped about these books for a while, so it's great to have them and read them and heart them!

Things I'm Looking Forward To In October
READING. I aim to read way more this month. Now that the first month of school is through, I've developed something of a routine. Hopefully, this means I'll fit more reading in. *fingers crossed*

Texas Teen Book Festival! This used to be called Austin Teen Book Festival. I've gone twice before and had a fabulous time on both occasions. This year, I'm excited to meet Sarah J. Maas! I've heard that she's, like, the nicest. And I'm hoping we can do a little JLA fangirling together.

Halloween and all the fun stuff that comes with it. I adore scary movies. All the marathons that are about to ensue make me feel all happy. I'll get jumpy after all this, but I don't care. It's fun!

THE WALKING DEAD! I cannotcannotcannot wait for The Walking Dead to come back. Feels like its been forever and a half since it was on, and I am totally in need of some Daryl. I'm going to watch their marathon of all the episodes and then flail my face off when the new season starts. Like, FINALLY.


Author/Book Promotion
Unexpected Gifts by S.R Mallery {Spotlight}
2014 Author Bash: Colleen Oakes {Author Interview}
Harley by Irish Winters {Spotlight}
Act Accordingly by C.E. Hansen {Author Interview}
The Unexpected Earl by Philippa Jane Keyworth {Author Interview}
Chasing Abby by Cassia Leo {Spotlight}

Lux #1
Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Website:Jennifer L. Armentrout 

To be posted October 1
Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something... unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don't kill him first, that is.

About My Life In September
I got my promotion at my job and I am now sitting pretty at a desk and not sweating my butt off in a warehouse.

Went to 4Wheel Jamboree and had a blast!

Bought lots and lots of books this month.

Things I'm Looking Forward To In October

Finally fall weather. Which means apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, bonfires, and sweatshirts!

The Halloween event here on Bookish! Reading and reviewing lots of paranormal books!!

Most Popular Review
You guys loved Evie's review of "the amazing power and truth of the Rapunzel fairy tale [that] comes alive for the first time in this breathtaking tale of desire, black magic and the redemptive power of love." If you missed it the first time around, but sure to read it now!

Most Popular Non-Review
Bethany stopped by Bookish to grace us with an interview about her new book The Fall. Andrea will be reviewing it in October, but be sure to read this amazing interview and get a sneak peek of the wonderfully creepy novel. Also, there's a chance to win some Edgar Allan Poe goodies along with your own signed copy!

Tell us - what went on in your month?! What were some of your favorite books this month? Favorite posts from either your blog or others? What are some new (or old) and noteworthy things we should know about? Be sure to leave a link! 

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