And I'd like to take this opportunity, the last IMM of the year, to give a big shout-out to the publishers and authors who have sent me books this year. I really appreciate it! THANK YOU! I'd further like to thank my libraries: The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library (where I work) and the Louisville Free Public Library (where I live) for providing me with books all year long. Livelihood aside, I don't know what I'd do without libraries.
And now for this week's books... I'm really excited because they are all 2011 DEBUTS and I can hardly wait for 2011 to roll around so I can dig in!!
Click through to GoodReads for a plot summary of each book:
Dark Parties by Sara Grant (Little, Brown, August 2011). Dystopian debut with a cover that just grabs me!
Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray (Little, Brown, July 2011). A modern retelling of Hamlet from Ophelia's point of view.
Forgotten by Cat Patrick (Little, Brown, June 2011). "Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery".
I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Little, Brown, May 2011). I requested this one because on Betsy's Little, Brown Spring Preview, she said: "Apparently editor Jennifer Hunt was so enthralled by I’ll Be There (no cover yet) by Holly Goldberg Sloan that when she first received it she read it line by line off of her Blackberry screen. It was just that good."
The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson (Flux, January 2011). POC debut - yes!
ETA (9:36am) - There was a nook color waiting for me under the Christmas tree yesterday! I may not share ebooks purchased on a regular basis, but I did want to let you know that I downloaded my first* galley from NetGalley:
Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harrison (Harlequin Teen, January 2011). This is a debut from a 20-year old author.
(Also, I will just quickly mention that I did purchase an ebook yesterday - Soulless by Gail Carriger - because it has been recommended to me by about a thousand people. I am two chapters in and loooving it! It's an adult pub, but has high crossover appeal. And one thing I love about my ereader is the ability to look up words with the touch of a finger. Very handy!)
* This is the first galley for the ereader, I mean. I have downloaded galleys before, but since it is so cumbersome to read them on my laptop, I have not read very many that way. If you are a book blogger, librarian, bookseller, etc., you should check out NetGalley!