Thursday, August 4, 2011

TBR Thursday {1}

I have a book-buying addiction. For some people it's alcohol. For others shoes. Okay, so I'm a little addicted to shoes as well, but mostly it's books. If there was an anonymous group for book buyers, I'd have to join. Especially now since it's become so easy to download books onto my Nook or I-Pad.

That being said, I also like to share books. A lot of my favorite books I would never have even heard of if not for a friend's recommendation or stumbling upon it accidentally. This saddens me. I think of all the poor books out there that go unnoticed and I weep for them. Yes, weep. Well maybe there are no actual tears, but you get my point.

So, I've decided on Thursdays I will share with you guys the last book I've purchased along with the reason why. And include 10 books that I've added to my enormous To-Be-Read list. If you guys want to join me each week, I'm going to include an area where you can link up below.

Okay now without further ado I give you my books:

Last Book Purchased:

Firelight (Firelight, #1)

Firelight, by Sophie Jordan

Synopsis from GoodReads:

A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.

Okay, so why did I purchase this book?:

Firelight has been on my TBR list for a while now but with all the other books I have to read it wasn't a priority to acquire. That is until I saw that it was on sale for $1.99 on Nook. That's right, for the entire month of August you can download a Firelight e-book for $1.99.

The e-book also comes with bonus material in anticipation of the release of Firelight's sequel Vanish, which will be published on 9/6/11.

10 TBR Books:

The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1) 1. The Girl in the Steel Corset, Kady Cross

Violet Midnight (The Enchanters, #1) 2. Violet Midnight, Allie Burke

The Demon Trapper's Daughter 3. The Demon Trapper's Daughter, Jana Oliver

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) 4. Across the Universe, Beth Revis

The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1) 5. The Iron Witch, Karen Mahoney

The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1) 6. The Gathering, Kelley Armstrong

An Apple For Zoë 7. An Apple for Zoe, Thomas Amo

Wildefire 8. Wildefire, Karsten Knight

Making Waves 9. Making Waves, Tawna Fenske

Ashfall (Ashfall, #1) 10. Ashfall, Mike Mullin



Kelley said...

Great idea. I have an addiction as well (imagine that being said VERY dramatically). Oh, and Across the Universe was a good one because it's so different from everything else. I'm sure I'll be checking back to see what you thought of them (so I can add to my ridiculous TBR pile)

Melanie_McCullough said...

Kelley - Across the Universe is a book I've wanted to read for so long now, but things keep getting in the way. I have to make it a priority.

Mandie Baxter said...

Awesome idea! Might have to join in!

Melanie_McCullough said...

Oh Mandie, please do. It'll be fun!!