Thursday, October 14, 2010

November is Beast

I know, I know. I’m supposed to be on hiatus. But it’s Bookanistas Thursday. How could I resist a chance to talk about books? Plus, this isn’t a REAL post. So. Yeah. I thought I would make it easy on myself and highlight November releases.*

So, prepare to get excited. These babies look amazing. I know, your TBR piles are forcing you to have to reinforce the foundations of your homes…you’ll be reading 2010 books until 2110…your spouse has threatened to freeze your credit cards in Antarctica and insert parental controls on any bookselling sites…et cetera, et cetera.

But I’m just giving you what you want, yeah?

TBR pile? What pile?

(Instead of the To Be Read pile, just think of it as The Bathroom Reading pile. It’s all good.)


(Click on book covers to go to the books’ Goodreads descriptions.)


by Daisy Whitney

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: November 2, 2010

(I have something fabulous planned for this baby. You’ll see.)




by Robin McKinley

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Publication Date: November 2, 2010




Other side of dark


by Sarah Smith

Publisher: Atheneum

Publication date: November 2, 2010






by Joanna Philbin

Publisher: Poppy

Publication Date: November 2, 2010






by Andrew Smith

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Publication Date: November 9, 2010




sweetness of salt


by Cecilia Galante

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publishing Date: November 9, 2010






by Antony John

Publisher: Dial

Publication Date: November 11, 2010



Night Star Night Star

by Alyson Noël

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Publication Date: November 16, 2010





Blank confession


by Pete Hautman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Publication Date: November 16, 2010




by Ally Condie

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Publication Date: November 30, 2010




Holy mother of gloriousness, don’t these look fantastic? And those are just a few of the fab books releasing in November….

Before you go, check out these fantastic first chapters which have been posted online.


XVI by Julia Karr

Publisher: Speak

Publishing Date: January 6, 2011

Go HERE to see the first chapter.




Across the Universe


by Beth Revis

Publisher: Razorbill

Publication date: January 11, 2011

Go HERE to see the first chapter.

Oh. My. Freaking Word. If these chapters don’t make you say, “WTF, Carol, WHY did you have me read these chapters three months before I can actually buy the books? I’m going back to read a second time, you evil biatch!” then my middle name is not M**** *e* ****r.

(Yeah, it’s such an awesome name, I’m totally withholding it from you. Like Rumpelstiltskin.)

There now. All done. Be sure to wipe the drool from your chin before anyone sees you staring at your computer. They’ll think you’re looking at something naughty.


Be sure to check out what some of the other Bookanistas have going on today:


Elana Johnson is spreading the word about XVI.

Lisa and Laura Roecker are head over heels for Half Upon a Time.

Christine Fonseca is celebrating Cinders.

Shannon Messenger is inspired by Selling Hope.

Shelli Johannes-Wells and Myra McEntire can't get enough of The Near Witch cover.

Megan Miranda is excited about Monsters of Men


P.S. Beast = Good. I’m so up on teen speak.

*By “easy,” I apparently meant harder. This post took longer to put together than most of my other reviews. Like, combined. Go figure.


  1. Thank you for highlighting these releases! I'm so excited to read all of them. :)

  2. If books were judged by their covers, then all of these are wonderful.

  3. Okay, are you trying to topple my TBR pile? :) Or shall I say "piles?" Thanks, Carol!


  4. Such a fab month! WOW...I LOVE it all!

  5. HA-HA-HA! Carol, you're hysterical. It's good that my kids are at school, or they would have sent me to the looney bin, you had me laughing so hard. (And how did you know my husband has threatened to freeze my credit cards? Have you been tapping my phone?)

    And DROOL! I want these books. They look AMAZING! Thanks for the highlight!

  6. Man, SO many of these are on my wish list!!! And if they all measure up to how awesome MATCHED and THE MARBURY LENSE are? Well, hm. Maybe I should take the month of November off from writing and just read!

  7. *Drools* Okay, I cannot ask for more books. Gran bought me six yesterday so it's only fair that I lay low for a while. I have over thirty to read!
    By the way, thanks for your comment! Yeah, we learn Ancient Greek, as do most kids in Europe who have a highly good educational system. Ok, we don't (have one) but we learn for purely historic reasons. Thing is, they have managed to make most of the students hate them, which is a shame... I am not very good at it but I still LOVE it. Was brought up with ancient Greek myths instead of fairytales, you see. Even my name (Alkyoni) is ancient Greek. The heroine from the myth in the end transformed into a bird I believe you call Kingfisher along with her fiancee.

  8. I love your teen speak!! Makes me feel er.. old! LOL!!!

    Fabulous to be read in the bathroom pile books!!! the covers alone are works of art! Take care

  9. WOW! I am SO excited to read these!!!! Thanks for making my day completely useless now at work as I read all the synopsis' and reviews and wiggle in my seat with impatience. Haha. But no, really, thanks. :)

  10. I can't wait to get some of these babies!!!

  11. Gah! My TBR pile just shot about three feet higher now. My bank account won't thank me, but I'm rubbing my hands with glee. :)

  12. Ahhh---so many great books. I am going to go broke buying them all and I don't care one bit. Hey, it's supporting the publishing industry, right? ;)

  13. My daughter said "beast" like 2 years ago...I think that's already old, yo.

    But, I still use it. I'm old though.

    Also, I cannot wait to FINALLY get my grubby hands on Matched. I've tried to win it, to no avail. I hope it lives up to the hype.

    Enjoy first drafting your 'baby book'. :)

    You are loved. (by me, duh.)

  14. So many GREAT books to read and so little time. *sigh* Gotta love the chase, though. :-)

  15. Definitely drooling. I need more hours and more money!!! :)

  16. So it looks like my wallet will be taking a pretty big hit next many good books!

  17. The Mockingbirds! We all have big plans for that book. :)

    Have fun hiatus!

  18. Dude, I just got a few of these in the mail--I can't wait to dive in!

  19. Theres no such thing as a Hiatus, Carol. Blogger will find you in your sleeeep! lol And thanks for the amazing books, you do my "to buy" list for me! Thanks girl!

  20. Those two first chapters are AMASXZing! Grr, three months to go.

  21. So many amazing books coming out! And both of those first chapters are also just ... wow. Thanks for sharing, even on hiatus. ;)

  22. OMG, almost all of these books are ones I'm dying to get my hands on and start reading! How can I read a dozen or so books consecutively you say? HA! Er...I'm not sure. But I'm still dying to read all of 'em! P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  23. I may buy PEGASUS just on the weight of the cover and title alone. Thanks for the heads-up, Roland

  24. That was a beastly post! (Is that right?)

    Wow, I'm surprised by how many books are coming out in November. I've never thought about it before, but I wonder if they are released in "seasons." Kind of like how there are seasons on TV???

  25. I can't wait for all those! They look fantastic. Beast indeed.

  26. Those look so great - can't wait!

    Enjoy your hiatus - I just came back from mine and it was very productive, but I really missed everybody back here in blogland!

  27. I'm really glad to see that Pete Hautman has a new book coming out. He is an amazing writer!!
    Thanks for the list. I do get overwhelmed and behind with my reading. This will give me some focus for the winter!!

  28. The covers alone are drool-worthy!


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