A very good week in my opinion. I really love all the books that wound up in my mailbox, and can't wait to read them.
The Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart (ARC)
Ruby is back at Tate Prep, and it's her thirty-seventh week in the state of Noboyfriend. Her panic attacks are bad, her love life is even worse, and what's more: Noel is writing her notes, Jackson is giving her frogs, Gideon is helping her cook, and Finn is making her brownies. Rumors are flying, and Ruby's already-sucky reputation is heading downhill. Not only that, she's also: running a bake sale, learning the secrets of heavymetal therapy, encountering some seriously smelly feet, defending the rights of pygmy goats, and bodyguarding Noel from unwanted advances.
Jumping off Swings by Jo Knowles (HB)
Tells from four points of view, the ramifications of a pregnancy resulting from a "one-time thing" between Ellie, who feels loved when boys touch her, and Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life.
Swim the Fly by Don Calame (HB)
Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time — quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team.
I took another trip down to Powells yesterday, and picked up a few books with a giftcard I got for my birthday. These books include:
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
68 Knots by Michael Robert Evans
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
Geektastic by Various Authors
So that was my week! What did everyone else get?