In My Mailbox #8

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In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren.

I only purchased a couple of books this week, and one of them was a children's book. When I was a child, I used to love watching, and listening to, the Tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. I saw this book, and knew it was a must buy! Wicked Lovely was on sale, and I couldn't walk past the lovely cover of Delirium.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Petter Rabbit Bedtime Stories by Beatrix Potter


What did you get in your mailbox this week? (feel free to leave your links below)

Top 100 YA List

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I assume that a lot of you that follow/read/visit my blog enjoy reading YA novels. So when The Talking Teacup posted a list of the current Best 100 YA novels, I jumped at the chance to see which ones I had read.

You probably would have heard of a lot of these authors and books, but there was quite a large number that I hadn't heard of. This doesn't surprise me, as I'm new to blogging, but it certainly was an interesting list!

I have put the books I have read in bold, and I have underlined the books I own. So, without further ado:
  1. Alex Finn – Beastly
  2. Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones
  3. Ally Carter – Gallagher Girls (1, 2, 3, 4)
  4. Ally Condie – Matched
  5. Alyson Noel – The Immortals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  6. Anastasia Hopcus – Shadow Hills
  7. Angie Sage – Septimus Heap (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  8. Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1, 2, 3, 4)
  9. Anna Godbersen – Luxe (1, 2, 3, 4)
  10. Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  11. Aprilynne Pike – Wings (1, 2, 3)
  12. Becca Fitzpatrick – Hush, Hush (1, 2)
  13. Brandon Mull – Fablehaven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  14. Brian Selznick – The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  15. Cassandra Clare – The Mortal Instruments (1, 2, 3, 4)
  16. Carrie Jones – Need (1, 2, 3)
  17. Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth (1, 2, 3, 4)
  18. Christopher Paolini – Inheritance (1, 2, 3, 4)
  19. Cinda Williams Chima – The Heir Chronicles (1, 2, 3)
  20. Colleen Houck – Tigers Saga (1, 2)
  21. Cornelia Funke – Inkheart (1, 2, 3)
  22. Ellen Hopkins – Impulse
  23. Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  24. Faraaz Kazi – Truly, Madly, Deeply
  25. Frank Beddor – The Looking Glass Wars (1, 2, 3)
  26. Gabrielle Zevin – Elsewhere
  27. Gail Carson Levine – Fairest
  28. Holly Black – Tithe (1, 2, 3)
  29. J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  30. James Dashner – The Maze Runner (1, 2)
  31. James Patterson – Maximum Ride (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  32. Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
  33. Jeanne DuPrau – Books of Ember (1, 2, 3, 4)
  34. Jeff Kinney – Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  35. John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  36. John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
  37. John Green – Looking for Alaska
  38. John Green – Paper Towns
  39. Jonathan Stroud – Bartimaeus (1, 2, 3, 4)
  40. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Caster Chronicles (1, 2)
  41. Kelley Armstrong – Darkest Powers (1, 2, 3)
  42. Kristin Cashore – The Seven Kingdoms (1, 2)
  43. Lauren Kate – Fallen (1, 2, 3)
  44. Lemony Snicket – Series of Unfortunate Events (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
  45. Libba Bray – Gemma Doyle (1, 2, 3)
  46. Lisa McMann – Dream Catcher (1, 2, 3)
  47. Louise Rennison – Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  48. M.T. Anderson – Feed
  49. Maggie Stiefvater – The Wolves of Mercy Falls (1, 2, 3)
  50. Margaret Peterson Haddix – Shadow Children (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  51. Maria V. Snyder – Study (1, 2, 3)
  52. Markus Zusak – The Book Thief
  53. Markus Zusak – I am the Messenger
  54. Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  55. Mary Ting – Crossroads
  56. Maureen Johnson – Little Blue Envelope (1, 2)
  57. Meg Cabot – All-American Girl (1, 2)
  58. Meg Cabot – The Mediator (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  59. Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  60. Meg Rosoff – How I live now
  61. Megan McCafferty – Jessica Darling (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  62. Megan Whalen Turner – The Queen’s Thief (1, 2, 3, 4)
  63. Melina Marchetta – On the Jellicoe Road
  64. Melissa de la Cruz – Blue Bloods (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  65. Melissa Marr – Wicked Lovely (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  66. Michael Grant – Gone (1, 2, 3, 4)
  67. Nancy Farmer – The House of the Scorpion
  68. Neal Shusterman – Unwind
  69. Neil Gaiman – Coraline
  70. Neil Gaiman – Stardust
  71. Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book
  72. P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast – House of Night (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  73. Philip Pullman – His Dark Materials (1, 2, 3)
  74. Rachel Caine – The Morganville Vampires (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  75. Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  76. Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  77. Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  78. Rom LcO’Feer – Somewhere carnal over 40 winks
  79. S.L. Naeole – Grace (1, 2, 3, 4)
  80. Sabrina Bryan & Julia DeVillers – Princess of Gossip
  81. Sarah Dessen – Along for the Ride
  82. Sarah Dessen – Lock and Key
  83. Sarah Dessen – The Truth about Forever
  84. Sara Shepard – Pretty Little Liars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  85. Scott Westerfeld – Leviathan (1, 2)
  86. Scott Westerfeld – Uglies (1, 2, 3)
  87. Shannon Hale – Books of a Thousand Days
  88. Shannon Hale – Princess Academy
  89. Shannon Hale – The Books of Bayern (1, 2, 3, 4)
  90. Sherman Alexie & Ellen Forney – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  91. Simone Elkeles – Perfect Chemistry (1, 2, 3)
  92. Stephanie Meyer – The Host
  93. Stephanie Meyer – Twilight Saga (1, 2, 3, 4)
  94. Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees
  95. Susan Beth Pfeffer – Last Survivors (1, 2, 3)
  96. Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games (1, 2, 3)
  97. Suzanne Collins – Underland Chronicles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  98. Terry Pratchett – Tiffany Aching (1, 2, 3, 4)
  99. Tonya Hurley – Ghost Girl (1, 2, 3)
  100. Wendelin Van Draanen – Flipped
Looking at this list, and the number of books I've read from it (or lack there of) I really feel like a bad reader/blogger. I know everyone has different tastes, but you'd think I would have read more of them than that. In my defence, I have read a lot of other books that are not on this list :). It was definitely fun to do, and has definitely inspired me to read more!

If you've filled out this list on your blog, I'd love to see what books you've read!

In My Mailbox (7)

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In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren.

I haven't posted since July, which means I have a lot of books to share that I have purchased/received over the past 2 1/2 months. To save on some time (for both you and me) I will link each of the book titles to there respective Goodreads pages, and if you want to know more, then you can find the information there. So, here they are:



Purchased
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Trash by Andy Mulligan
You Against Me by Jenny Downham
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Torment by Lauren Kate
Passion by Lauren Kate
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Outside In by Maria V. Snyder
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Crosst
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Shadowland by Alyson Noel
Dark Flame by Alyson Noel
Night Star by Alyson Noel
Everlasting by Alyson Noel
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
and a SUPER cute owl bookmark ;)

Gift(s)
Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
Spy Glass by Maria V. Snyder

Won
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead - I won a from @QBDTheBookshop on twitter

During August, I was lucky enough to get a few books signed by some great authors. Lauren Kate was in Australia, and although I wasn't able to make it to her signings, Dymocks was kind enough to hold copies of Fallen, Torment, and Passion and she signed them for me.

Maria V. Snyder also visited Brisbane in August, and I went to her one (and only) signing in the city. She signed Inside Out and Outside In for me! I was really nervious to meet her, and barley managed a "Hi", but she was super nice, and even posed for a photo.


What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Fever Giveaway: Lauren DeStefano


No doubt most of you would have read Wither by Lauren DeStefano, and if you haven't I really suggest you do!

The cover design for the second book in her Chemical Garden Trilogy, Lauren is hosting a giveaway over at her blog: www.laurendestefano.com/blog


She is giving away proof jackets of Fever! Each jacket will have a specially selected sentence right out of the pages of Fever, hand-written by Lauren herself on the back. Each jacket will have a different sentence, making every single jacket one of a kind!!



To enter, all you have to do is visit Lauren's blog, and follow the instructions!! There are only a few days left to enter. Entries for the giveaway close on Monday, September 19th at 12:01 AM (USA Eastern time). I hope you're all as excited about Fever as I am, good luck!!