Saturday, May 4, 2013

What's On My Kindle? Episode 2

Welcome to the second edition of What's On My Kindle?

What exactly is What's On My Kindle? This is my own little thing that I am going to be getting out every Saturday or Sunday (depending on what the evil thing known as RL does to me).  Within this post I'll list a few of the books that are currently on my TBR list on my Kindle.  Some are freebies (or were when I bought them), and others I paid for with gift cards, or had a few spare bucks to spend on a book.

All of them, I fully intend on getting to, at some point (and taking a massive chisel to my to-read list and hopefully hack it down to under 1000, again).

No particular order this time, a variety of books from my "unsorted/to be read" category on my Kindle. Trust me, there are a lot of them, and this only glosses over the surface of the archives (as the account my Kindle is connected to is shared by 2 other Kindle users).  Enjoy!

AMERICAN GODS - Who doesn't love Neil Gaiman? Anything Neil Gaiman is WIN in my book.  Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a car crash.  On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.
TEN TINY BREATHS - Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is the first book in the Ten Tiny Breaths series.
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER - This novel by Stephen Chbosky, is now a major motion picture.  I'd gotten it because I've heard mixed reviews about both the book and the movie, and when I get those I like too see about things myself.  High School freshman, Charlie, is shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years and socially awkward.  He is a wallflower, and trying to navigate his way through first dates, mix tapes, family dramas, new friends, and even The Rocky Horror Picture Show! The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
THE GREAT GATSBY - What isn't to like about this story?! I loved it when I read it in high school, and I love it even now.  Eventually, I will see the new remake of this movie with Leo, and not because it has Leo in it.
THE COINCIDENCE OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN - There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.  This is the first book in the coincidence series by Jessica Sorensen.  Callie does not have luck on her side when she turns twelve and everything was stolen from her.