Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds (2)

Christina Makes the Bookish Rounds is a feature that will let you know about recent YA book-related news. I'll post about articles I've read from the publishing industry, cover reveals, discussions from fellow bloggers, the latest tv/movie news, and giveaways that you're hosting. For more information, visit the first CMtBR post.

The Publishing Industry:

To Add These Books to Your GR Shelves

Are you curious about The Coldest Girl in ColdtownA free preview edition will be released in August

It's not just the sale of e-books that's growing: audiobook revenue climbed 22 percent in 2012.

Coverage for the Openly YA tour. Did you get to see any of these authors? 

Hachette Book Group acquires the Hyperion Adult Imprint. This will not affect Disney-Hyperion prints.

Amazon sales keep rising... what surprises me: Amazon is getting a phone?!?

Discussion/Other Fun Blogger Posts:

Can Booklikes become the next Goodreads? What I am more interested in: are people willing to leave GR given the Amazon take-over?

Men grow up expecting to be the hero of their own story. Women grow up expecting to be the supporting actress in somebody else's.

Book Girls Don't Cry: Favorite Reading Spots/Reading Life/Reading Habits from AmyGiselle, and Jenni.

30 Favorite Book Characters parents say their kids love. I personally was a huge fan of Amelia Bedelia.

Looking for an alternative to the Google Reader? Here is an article that highlights your optionsAnd here's another one too.

Cover Reveals:
(not all of these happened last week--some I've only just become aware of)

PS: Cover reveal of Sekret by Lindsay Smith. Missed this one when rounding up.

Movie/TV News:


Cover Madness giveaway hop from Giselle of Xpresso Reads and Jenni of Alluring Reads. Until July 15.


Most featured book: I'm seeing
 Faking It by Cora Carmack everywhere! And well, this goes hand in hand with my Recent Recommended Read because... drumroll, please! I loved Faking It. I liked Ms. Carmack's previous novel, Losing It, but I loved Faking It. Yep, you read correctly. There are some New Adult novels that I actually like. Both books have got great humor and are fun contemporary romance reads. Carmack's style actually reminds me of that of Stephanie Perkins, so give them a shot even if you're unsure of New Adult.

Which articles did you like best? Did I miss any news? Did you host a cover reveal or discussion that I should have posted about? A giveaway? Leave the links, and I'll either edit this post or post about 'em next week.


  1. Ooh a new Ally Carter series, I know so many people who love her work. I have a few of her books but have yet to read any of them. Thanks for all the info!

  2. This post is made of awesome! The Coldest Girl in Coldtown was awesome I got it at BEA and it's definitely one of my fav books I got from that event. I read it right away >.< I also am curious about the NA being on contemps. I have read a few non contemps but it's definitely the leaving genre by a lot! And thanks for the BGDC shout out! :)

  3. And thanks for the shout outs lady!

  4. Thanks, Giselle! I am definitely looking forward to the Coldest Girl in Coldtown - I think your review is at the top on GR; I remember it made me that much more excited for the book. I do think that NA will expand beyond contemp, even if it's the leading genre, just because NA had a huge growth spurt to begin with.. why not take it into another genre? And re: BGDC, of course! You all consistently post fun discussions, so I'll continue to link here :).

  5. I've read a few Ally Carter books - Heist Society and Gallagher Girls #s 3, 4, &5, which were pretty entertaining - but am like you otherwise. If we both own some of the books, maybe we should read 'em soon :).

  6. And of course! As I wrote to Giselle, you and the BGDC gals consistently post fun discussions, so I'll continue to link here :).

  7. This post is SO informative Christina! I'M A GR librarian so I'll try to add atleast some of these books :)

  8. Thanks so much for sharing my NA podcast! :)

  9. I love that audiobooks are becoming a thing. I don't know how I'd ever get to half the books I do if it weren't for those. Glad to see the sales rising for those...maybe my library will start carrying some! :D Thanks for all the links!

  10. I hope it does too! I'm not a huge audiobook fan, because I have attention span issues, but the idea of them always charms me. I hope you have some good audiobooks in your future :)


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