Saturday, January 21, 2012

TBR Intervention (6)

I am declaring this week's TBR a success--at least a partial success.

Last Week

I finished Crime Fiction for Beginners--and loved it.  You can find my review today and I will have a guest post by the author tomorrow! 

I finished Under the Never Sky--it may be my favorite book of 2012.  My review will be out on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 and includes a giveaway of my signed hardback copy.  How's that for shrinking my pile?

I am almost to the halfway point with this one--and I am satisfied with that.  I will however be listening to a shorter book next time.  I think I need a little of a break before I tackle The Two Towers.

I am about halfway through this book--so far I love it and I cannot wait to read more of John Green's books.  I am so glad my buddy, Jen, shared this one with me.

Next Week
I will finish Looking for Alaska and continue working on The Fellowship of the Ring, but my new book addition will be:

After I read this article, I decided I had to read a book by the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Walter Dean Myers.

Summary (from inside flap of book cover):
Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie.  Maybe I can make my own movie.  The film will be the story of my life.  No, not my life, but of this experience.  I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me.


FADE IN: INTERIOR COURT.  A guard sits at a desk behind STEVE.  KATHY O'BRIEN, STEVE's lawyer, is all business as she talks to STEVE.

O'BRIEN: Let me make sure you understand what's going on.  Both you and this King character are on trial for felony murder.  Felony murder is as serious as it gets...When you're in court, you sit there and pay attention.  You let the jury know that you think the case is as serious as they do...

STEVE: You think we're going to win?

O'BRIEN (seriously): It probably depends on what you mean by "win." 

My friend and I are planning to read this book together and then talk about it--do a book discussion as a blog post.  So look for that to come out soon. 

What do you plan to read this week?


  1. So happy you enjoyed Under the Never Sky! I loved that one, too. I can't wait to read your review, Shanan. :)

    Sam @ Realm of Ficton

  2. You've finished two books and halfway through with two more books, that's awesome! I SO WANT Under the Never Sky, and I'm glad that you loved it! I'm so excited to read that book.

    Good luck with your next TBR IC!

    And yep, hopefully, I won't suck on posting my TBRIC in the future! lol.

  3. I cannot wait for my giveaway. I think it is going to be very exciting! :)

  4. Congratulations on finishing two and getting halfway through two! :) So Under the Never Sky is a favorite read of 2012, huh? I've got that one from NetGalley, though I believe my time is almost up. Need to hurry up and get to it before it expires. :P

    So the new book is about a teenager on trial for murder? Sounds interesting... and a tad bit depressing too. I hope it's a good read though. :) Good luck this week!

  5. I will probably have to read something light and fun once I finish Monster--but I am really excited to read a book by the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. :)

  6. I still have to get Under the Never Sky. I had won it, but the USPS sucks and it got lost. :( Hope you enjoyed it. I have heard it's really great!

  7. Oh I will openly admit it was awesome. It always makes me sad when a book gets lost in the mail. :(

  8. I really want to read Under the Never Sky. I've heard so many great things about it!

    And wow, listening to LotR. That's got to take a really long time!

  9. I listened to Outlander on Audiobook too--I really love long audiobooks. I just wish I had a long trip I needed to take because car rides are perfect for long audiobooks. :)

  10. Oooooh, I like the sound of Under the Never Sky. Can't wait to see your review. Also, you asked if Kevin's Point of View had illustrations, it doesn't. It just has little doodles for each chapter page.

    Jennifer @ Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

  11. Can't wait to see your review for UTNS!
    And, wow, I agree. Tackling Tolkien is a HUGE endeavor. I've only read the Hobbit -- I think. I'm not so much for high fantasy.

  12. @Jennifer thanks for answering my question. :)

    @Jen It is a huge endeavor. I have read the Hobbit a few times and loved it. But I have always struggled with the Lord of the Rings books. I am doing much better with the audiobook than I have ever before. :)

  13. Congratz on shrinking your TBR pile! That's awesome. I can;t wait to read my copy of Under the Never Sky, I've heard such amazing things about it ! I haven't heard of Monster but I'm definitely checking that one sounds phenomenal!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog :D

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

  14. I really like Monster so far...but I am not that far into it yet. :)