My Reading Pile {4}

MRP_Descrip_2While it was a fairly quiet week at the mailbox and in the email box this week, I did end up with four totally awesome reads. I received a printed ARC which I’m trying so hard not to start reading now and three eARCs I can’t wait to read.

My wishful thinking read is a new release, but it’s the perfect type of read for this time of year. And if I didn’t have to read a book for class next week, I would totally sneak it onto the pile.





WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK: October 26th – November 1st, 2014


Eternal coverETERNAL (Shadow Falls: After Dark #2) by C.C. Hunter

Release date: October 28, 2014
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Why it’s on this week’s pile:

I’m on the book’s tour this week with a review stop. But I love the Shadow Falls world and I love reading this series from Della Tsang’s POV. I’m currently reading the first book in this series and I already can’t wait to see what happens in book two.


All her life, Della’s secret powers have made her feel separated from her human family. Now, she’s where she belongs, at Shadow Falls. With the help of her best friends Kylie and Miranda, she’ll try to prove herself in the paranormal world as an investigator—all the while trying to figure out her own heart. Should she chose Chase, a powerful vampire with whom she shares a special bond? Or Steve, the hot shapeshifter whose kisses make her weak in the knees? When a person with dark connection to her past shows up, it’ll help her decide which guy to choose–and make her question everything she knows about herself.

From bestselling author C.C. Hunter comes Eternal—a must-read for fans of the Shadow Falls series—and the sequel to Reborn.

Add to TBR

Safer Offshore coverSAFER OFFSHORE by Ed Mapes

Release date: August 1, 2011
Source: Purchased

Why it’s on this week’s pile:

I am starting a new sailing class next week and this was recommend/required reading. So I kinda sorta hafta read it. It’s a valuable resource tool, but it is quite daunting knowing just how much can go wrong. I may have skimmed it already and if I can somehow absorb even a fraction of what it contains I hope it will make me a better skipper on next week’s voyage.


No skipper should ever take a vessel or crew onto the open ocean without the means to cope with the unthinkable. Disasters occur because of a cascade of untoward events; the best seamen are able to interrupt this sequence and circumvent tragic outcomes. Safer Offshore catalogs solutions to real life situations and provides the reader with information seldom discussed by other authors: how to manage emergency situations and crises on the open ocean where no help is available.Learn about emergency communications, how to deal with flooding or fire, how to repair a faulty engine. how to cope with medical emergencies, helicopter evacuation, abandon ship techniques, surviving in the life raft, and much more. This book provides crucial information that can help make an ocean sailor truly Safer Offshore.

Add to TBR


They All Fall Down coverTHEY ALL FALL DOWN by Roxanne St. Claire
Release date: October 14, 2014

Why it’s only a wish:

I was lured in by the description for THEY ALL FALL DOWN and after having read a review I am desperate to read this book. It sounds wicked and awesome and the perfect read for the time of year. I just have so much going on IRL right now I have to keep it on the wish list.


Pretty Little Liars meets Final Destination in this YA psychological thriller that will have readers’ hearts racing right till the very end!

Every year, the lives of ten girls at Vienna High are transformed.

All because of the list.

Kenzie Summerall can’t imagine how she’s been voted onto a list of the hottest girls in school, but when she lands at number five, her average life becomes dazzling. Doors open to the best parties, new friends surround her, the cutest jock in school is after her.

This is the power of the list. If you’re on it, your life changes.

If you’re on it this year? Your life ends.

The girls on the list have started to die, one by one. Is it a coincidence? A curse? Or is the list in the hands of a killer?

Time is running out for Kenzie, but she’s determined to uncover the deadly secret of the list…before her number’s up.


Blog-wise it was fairly productive. Reading- and reviewing-wise, not so much. I’ve been trying to write and schedule tour posts and feature posts well into November since I’ll be away for a week-and-a-half. But I did get some reading done and will be writing reviews this week for a couple of tours. Here’s the rundown:

What I Read & Reviewed

  • Finished Reading & Reviewed: THE PERFECTIONISTS by Sara Shepard (review to post 10/28)
  • Reviewed: LOOP by Karen Akins
  • Reviewed: TALON by Julie Kagawa (review to post 10/26)
  • Currently Reading: BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Lida James
  • Currently Reading: REBORN by C.C. Hunter
  • Currently Reading: THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin

What I Hope to Review This Week

  • REBORN by C.C. Hunter – currently reading and loving it
  • UNBREAKABLE by C.C. Hunter – up next on the pile but I know I’m going to love it
  • ETERNAL by C.C. Hunter – it’s on this week’s pile and as it’s a series I love I know I’ll love it
  • BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Lida James – a gorgeous read so far
  • A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray – an amazing, amazing, amazing book

What Was Left Behind

  • Not yet read: THE WINNER’S CRIME by Marie Rutkoski
  • Still reading: THE FIGURES OF BEAUTY by David MacFarlane (a non-YA title)
  • Not yet reviewed: AFTERPARTY by Ann Redisch Stampler
  • Still not yet reviewed: SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch
  • Still not yet reviewed: THE GIFTED DEAD by Jenna Black (a non-YA title)
  • Still not yet reviewed: TRIAL BY FIRE by Josephine Angelini

Due to a number of posts that needed to be pulled together and scheduled through mid-November I should probably have only added one book to the pile last week. And because I needed to read an earlier book in the series in order to read a tour book, I decided to start that book a bit earlier than planned so that I didn’t have to read the series books back-to-back in case I only had time to review one.

I also decided to read to the end of my read-along book just a bit early and write up my thoughts for that post and write my review for the book. So I fell a bit further behind on my planned reads and reviews.

Though I hope to finish all the books I’m currently reading by the end of the weekend so that I can start on last week’s missed book and the two books on this week’s pile. And I’m not sure whether I’ll have any books on the pile next week as I will be stuck on a boat for the following week and not for a pleasure cruise.


There are a few of interest finds on NetGalley this week, one I couldn’t resist. Are there any that tempt you?

So how was your reading and reviewing week? Did you get to all your planned reads and reviews?

And did you get any new and exciting books in the mail, via email or from the bookstore or library?

Leave a comment or a link, I’d love to know.

Happy reading!

Do you create a reading pile?

If so, what’s in your reading pile this week?



Rachel (a.k.a. Fiktshun) has been blogging about (mostly YA) books since 2010. She always has and always will believe that reading YA rocks and thinks she's found the perfect place to ramble here at RYAR.