Here’s a picture of them crammed onto my shelf (minus the Urban Farming book as my mom’s borrowed it). I’m kind of surprised I got them all in there, but they fit! Sort of. Anyway:
So: I brought back 44 books from BEA, not including two samplers. I had a double of one book that I’m sending off to Vasilly some time this week (and if you know what book it is DON’T TELL HER. It’s a surprise!), so I’ve actually got 43. So far I’ve read six! Yay!
The review aspect of these books are driving me insane, because while some of them have been published already some others won’t be published until 2012. That’s a really long time to wait for a scheduled post to go through! But I’m going to do that– I’m going to schedule things so far in advance the numbering will be way the fuck off. It’ll be February 2012 and I’ll have a review of book no. 60 or something and you’ll be like “wtf how did she already read 60 books,” and then I’ll have to say “no, this is a review I wrote LAST YEAR for LAST YEAR’S book no. 60 because I couldn’t put off reading it for six months. Sorry.” And that’s how it’s going to go down.
Anyway, I’m gonna highlight some of the BEA books I’m most excited to read (or have read):
- This Thing Called the Future by J.L. Powers (Apr. 2011). This book has been on my want-to-read list since I found out about it back in March . And it was really good, just like I thought it’d be!
- Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham (Sept. 2011). This book basically has to be awesome, right? It’s Bill “the creator of Fables” Willingham!
- A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos by Dava Sobel (Sept. 2011). Yay, a new Dava Sobel book! Do I need to explain this more?
- Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley (Sept. 2011). It’s a YA retelling of Frankenstein. omg fun.
- The Apothecary by Maile Meloy (Oct. 2011). Just– go and read the summary. Well? No wonder I’m excited to read it, right?
Some other books that were at BEA but I didn’t get a copy of that look really good: The Night Circus (Sept. 2011), Wonderstruck (Sept. 2011), Liesl & Po (Oct. 2011), Witch Eyes (Sept. 2011), Wildwood (Aug. 2011).
What BEA books are you most excited to read?
Books read this week:
48. Sparrow Road – Sheila O’Connor [rating: TBD] R
49. This Thing Called the Future – J.L. Powers [rating: TBD] B
50. Jack’s New Power – Jack Gantos [rating: TBD]
51. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh [rating: 5]
52. Tuesdays at the Castle – Jessica Day George [rating: TBD] B
Books reviewed this week:
36. Love Among the Chickens – P.G. Wodehouse [rating: Borrow it] e
40. The Explosionist – Jenny Davidson [rating: Borrow it]
41. The Warrior Heir – Cinda Williams Chima [rating: Borrow it] e
I took a break from my BEA books to read some other review books hat’ve been hanging around for a while. Right now I’m a bit into The Wizard of Dark Street (July 2011), which so far has a secret magical part of NYC (yay!), a female protagonist who wants to be a detective (yay!) and hints of some very interesting and, hopefully, exciting plot developments ahead (yay again!).
From now until the end of July Revolutionary Party will be up there looking vaguely dangerous and exciting. Woohoo!