Since first visiting Vroman’s Bookstore last year to meet Gayle Forman, Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena has become my undisputed favorite bookstore. Ever. So when given the chance to go this weekend, of course I had to say yes!
We also visited Disneyland, which was awesome. But the bookstore was obviously more important. 😉
So, without further ado….here’s my book haul from Vroman’s Bookstore!
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway- Can’t wait to read this one! I’ve been hearing good things about it all over the place. The synopsis sounds so funny and intriguing! Haven’t read anything by Robin Benway yet, but I’m planning on reading Emmy & Oliver.
Everybody’s singing, “Audrey, Wait!”
Audrey Cuttler’s life hasn’t been the same since that song, “Audrey, Wait!” hit the airwaves. All she wants to do is go to concerts, hang out with her friends, and maybe score a date with the cute boy who works with her at the Scooper Dooper.
But now, her ex-boyfriend’s song about their breakup is at the top of the charts and she’s suddenly famous! The paparazzi won’t leave her alone, the tabloids are trying to make her into some kind of rock goddess, and the Internet is documenting her every move!
Will Audrey ever be able to have a normal life again? Get ready to find out, because it’s time for Audrey to tell her side of the story.
Sounds awesome, right? That’s what I thought too.
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs- Sooooo excited to read this. I first read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children a few months ago, and loved it. I have been wanting to read the sequel since then but haven’t gotten around to it till now. Hopefully it’s as good as the first one!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson- Loved Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, so hopefully I’ll love this one too! I’ve heard it’s even better than her other novels! Plus the cover is gorgeous.
From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak.
Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.
Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.
As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.
More Than This by Patrick Ness- I know pretty much nothing about this novel, but I’ve heard that it’s AMAZING. And I love Patrick Ness, so I know I’ll enjoy this one. The synopsis sounds so interesting! I love going into books blind, like We Were Liars, which turned out to be one of my favorite books.
Plus John Green told me to read it. And who am I to argue?
A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.
Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.
How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?
As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
From multi-award-winning Patrick Ness comes one of the most provocative and moving novels of our time.
Doesn’t that sound amazing?!! I have a feeling that I’m REALLY going to love this. So excited!
So y’all….how was your weekend? Have you read any of these books? Which ones do you recommend reading first? Let me know in the comments!