My Reading Pile {9}


I didn’t receive anything in the mailbox this week though the same can’t be said for the email box. I was approved for a title that I was so sure would be denied and I may have grabbed a few too many eARCs from Edelweiss, all of which are much anticipated reads.

I am opting to spend the week catching up so only added one new book to the pile this week. My wishful thinking read is a book I just grabbed and am extremely tempted by. So it may end up as more than just a wish.




WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK: November 30th – December 6th, 2014


Love and Other Theories CoverLOVE AND OTHER THEORIES by Alexis Bass

Release date: December 30, 2014
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

Why it’s on this week’s pile:

Because when I first heard about this book I thought it sounded awesome. I want to read something light and fun and romantic. And as it is coming out in just about a month, I thought it would be the perfect time to finally read it.


Love and Other Theories is a fast-paced twist on the coming-of-age novel . . . and the romantic comedy.

Aubrey and her best friends made a pact to play by the guys’ rules when it comes to dating. They’re hoping the rules will keep them from experiencing high school heartbreak–they don’t realize that these rules could just as easily keep them from opening their hearts and minds. And when new boy Nathan Diggs moves to town, Aubrey starts to think that some rules are meant to be broken.

With equal parts bite and romance, topped off with an irresistibly engaging voice, Alexis Bass’s debut novel is one you won’t want to miss.

Add to TBR


Crimson Bound CoverCRIMSON BOUND by Rosamund Hodge
Release date: May 5, 2015

Why it’s only a wish:

Rosamund Hodge’s other fairytale inspired book was absolutely amazing and magical. So of course I want to dive right into CRIMSON BOUND. But I have so much catching up to do this week that I really, really shouldn’t. But I may not be able to resist the temptation of this week’s wishful thinking read.


When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.


I went a little bit off pile to get some of those pending reads finally read. And as it is a holiday week I spent some time in advance getting posts done for next week. But I didn’t get very many reviews written.

I hope to change that this week, but still have a few reads to catch up on and I have something going on in my work life that will take much of my time.

I really hope that by adding just the one read, some of those “left behind” items will not be left behind next week. Here’s the rundown:

What I Read & Reviewed

  • Finished Reading & Reviewed: THE DARKEST TOUCH by Gena Showalter
  • Read: NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE by Amy K. Nichols
  • Re-Read: UNHINGED by A.G. Howard
  • Read: ENSNARED by A.G. Howard
  • Read: SUBLIME by Christina Lauren
  • Reviewed: FORESWORN by Rinda Elliott

What I Hope to Review This Week

  • Secret Book – currently reading and am fascinated
  • NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE by Amy K. Nichols
  • SUBLIME by Christina Lauren
  • ENSNARED by A.G. Howard (to post in 2015)

What Was Left Behind

  • Still Reading: Secret Book
  • Not yet read: IGNITE by Sara B. Larson
  • Not yet read: TRANSCENDENT by Lesley Livingston
  • Not yet reviewed: THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Not yet reviewed: THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Not yet reviewed: BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Not yet read: COMPULSION by Martina Boone
  • Not yet read: SUSPICION by Alexandra Monir
  • Not yet read: FALL WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Still not yet reviewed: THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin
  • Still not yet read: THE WINNER’S CRIME by Marie Rutkoski
  • Still reading: THE FIGURES OF BEAUTY by David MacFarlane (a non-YA title)
  • Still not yet reviewed: THE GIFTED DEAD by Jenna Black (a non-YA title)

I did not get any of those planned reviews written, finished, proofed or posted. And I have a bunch of new reviews to write this week, which I want to do first. Things should be fairly quiet the second and third week of December, unless I have to travel back East. But for now I have some time to get caught up.

And hopefully that section called “December Reviews” in the footer won’t be as sad looking as the one for November here on this blog.


There are a few awesome books on NetGalley this week, two of which I have in print and can’t wait to read so I managed not to request any. 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.