Saturday, December 1, 2012

Be Good To Me: End of the World Favorites Edition

December is here, what what!  This SO unbelievable. My birthday is over (it was yesterday, and I have a giveaway so go enter!) and every year after the excitement of my birthday dies of, I have a light bulb moment of wow, the year is coming to an end. Only two more weeks before I go on Christmas break and another week after that I'm going to Las Vegas (I'm going to see Celine Dion!!!!!) and then it's New Years and before I know it, BAM. It's June and graduation time. BRING IT ON.

Anyways, I did the Be Good To Me: November edition but never posted it because I suck like that so this December edition will include what I read in October because I read A LOT and have a A LOT to recommend and what I read in November AND I HAPPENED TO READ MY FAVORITE YA BOOK OF THE YEAR IN NOVEMBER!!!
What I read in October:
  1. The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan A+
  2. All He Ever Needed by Shannon Stacey C+
  3. 9 Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah Maclean C+
  4. 11 Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart by Sarah Maclean C
  5. Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas A+
  6. Consequences by Aleatha Romig C
  7. Lovestruck Summer by Melissa C. Walker B+
  8. Ravishing The Heiress by Sherry Thomas B+
  9. The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Anne Long C
  10. Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks A
  11. In Bed With a Highlander by Maya Banks B
  12. What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss B-
  13. Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas B
  14. Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas A 
  15. by A

I read a lot this month!! I think this is a new record for me! I've pretty much ignored EVERYTHING in October and I just read, read, reaaaad. 
October favorites:
The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
This is only a novella but it packs A LOT of punch and it is as amazing AND better than some full novels that I have read. It's also a prequel to a new Courtney Milan series, The Brother Sinister series. The first full book, The Duchess war, will come out some time this month. I'm SUPER excited!
Dream Lake by Lisa Kleypas A+
This is Lisa Kleypas, OF COURSE it's amazing. Of course!! This is the second (or third if you count the novella Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor as the first book) book in the Friday Harbor series and it's the best one yet. It represent EVERYTHING of why I love Lisa Kleypas.
Consequences by Aleatha Romig C
This is a psychological thriller book and just wow, even *I* was brainwashed. The second book, Truth, came out November 1st and I can't wait to read it.
Lovestruck Summer by Melissa C. Walker 
This is a new adult novel, recommended highly by Sarah.
Ravishing The Heiress by Sherry Thomas 
I have been wanting to read this ever since I saw Mandi @Smexy Reads read it. I just LOOOVE the plot! Forced to marry, Fitz and Millie have been together for 8 years and now, the toleration and friendship that they build turns to something more. I was so happy that I wasn't disappointed!
Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks 
This is by first Scottish historical and I'm glad it was by Maya Banks because she's a great writer. I absolutely can NOT wait for the next book.
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas 
This book has beautiful beautiful beautiful story. It's another marriage reunion books by Sherry Thomas (like Ravishing The Heiress and Private Arrangement) and the best book I've read by her. Absolutely amazing and a must read.
After reading 3 great second chance romances by Sherry Thomas, I wanted EVEN more second chance romances and this book was exactly what I was looking for.

What I read in November:
  1. Then Came You by Lisa Kleypas B+
  2. Second Chance by Katie Kacvinsky  A
  3. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas A
  4. Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar
  5. Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead 
  6. Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos A+
  7. Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt A 
  8. Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John A
  9. Easy by Tammara Webber
  10. An Infamous Marriage by Susanna Fraser A-
  11. On the Prowl by Christine Warren A

November favorites:
Second Chance by Katie Kacvinsky: This is the sequel to First Comes Love and It. Is. Awesome. My review.
Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas:
Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt 
This is the companion to Two-Way Street which happens to be one of my all time favorite books ever so Right of Way was definitely my most wanted 2013 YA book but I got a chance to read an eARC and it was the happiest day of my life.
Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
Full of heart and made me sob two or three times.


Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos is my FAVORITE YA BOOK OF 2012. This book is just so good. So, so, soooo good. Did I mention it SO good? It still leaves me spespeechless so take my word for it while I gather some incoherent thoughts on why this book is my favorite and call that post a review. But yeah I love this book. Love it.

Some December releases on my TBR shelf:

I'm willing to sell a kidney for this book!
Expected publication: December 5th 2012
Sometimes love is an accident.

This time, it’s a strategy.

The Duchess War is the first full-length book in The Brothers Sinister series. It’s about Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont. Robert is the half-brother of Oliver (book 2: The Heiress Effect) and the cousin of Sebastian Malheur, the Earl of Rane (book 3: The Countess Conspiracy).

Not a lot of releases this month since most of these are new editions releases but that's a good thing because everybody could play end of the year catch up! 
Happy December an don't forget my giveaway!

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