Sunday, December 5

In My Mailbox - New Books This Week (8)

In My Mailbox is a shared posting concept/listing from The Story Siren for YA book bloggers to share titles that have been arriving and will be showing up in reviews soon (read about what it is and how it got started here: In My Mailbox). This will be a semi-regular feature on Teach 8 YA Book Blog to let my students know the books to be looking for on the classroom library shelves and for others to know what reviews to anticipate.


I am so lucky to have gotten so many wonderful books at this year's ALAN Workshop! There are a lot this week(67!)-so bear with me (and forgive the lack of cover photos).  It's so exciting to have so many awesome books to talk about, review, and share! I described ALAN like the English teacher's version of Oprah's Favorite Things - and I'm sure you'll be able to see why based on this list of books I shipped home from Orlando.


ARCs (from ALAN)
SHINE by Lauren Myracle (signed)
MY UNFAIR GODMOTHER by Janette Rallison (signed)
STRINGS ATTACHED by Judy Blundell (signed)
WARP SPEED by Lisa Yee (signed)
DARK GODDESS: A Devil's Kiss Novel by Sarwat Chadda
HUNTRESS by Malinda Lo
BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
CATE OF THE LOST COLONY by Lisa Klein
HORTON HALFPOTT (or The Fiendish Mysery of Smugwick Manor or The Lossening of M'Lady Luggertick's Corset) by Tom Angleberger (signed)
Hardcovers (from ALAN)
DASH AND LILY'S BOOK OF DARES by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn (signed)
NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL by Siobhan Vivian (signed)
BLACK HOLE SUN by David Macginnis Gill (signed)
NIGHTSHADE by Andrea Cremer (signed)
THE THIN EXECUTIONER by Darren Shan (signed)
WHITE CAT by Holly Black (signed)
BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver (signed)

BLUE BLOODS: KEYS TO THE REPOSITORY by Melissa de la Cruz (signed)
THE CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TOD: TWELFTH GRADE KILLS by Heather Brewer (signed)
NIGHTSHADE CITY by Hilary Wagner (signed)
DOUBLE EAGLE by Sneed B. Collard III (signed)
VIRGIN TERRITORY by James Lecesne (signed)
CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare
GIMMIE A CALL by Sarah Mlynowski
TANGLED by Carolyn Mackler
PAPER DAUGHTER by Jeanette Ingold
THE BRAIN FINDS A LEG by Martin Chatterton
TWENTY GOLD FALCONS by Amy Gordon
JUMPED by Rita Williams-Garcia 
ASH by Malinda Lo
SIREN by Tricia Rayburn
OUT OF THE BLUE by S.L. Rottman
FAT CAT by Robin Brande
PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ by A.S. King
CRAZY by Han Nolan
FIRE by Kristin Cashore
SILVER PHOENIX by Cindy Pon
FAT VAMPIRE by Adam Rex
FALLOUT by Ellen Hopkins
THE SOFTWIRE: AWAKENING ON ORBIS 4 by PJ Haarsma
A CONSPIRACY OF KINGS by Megan Whalen Turner
WE COULD BE BROTHERS by Derrick Barnes 
NINTH WARD by Jewell Parker Rhodes
I AM NOT JOEY PIGZA by Jack Gantos
HOW I NICKY FLYNN GINALLY GET A LIFE (AND A DOG) by Art Corriveau
THE SAGA OF LARTEN CREPSLEY: Birth of a Killer (prequel to the Cirque du Freak series) by Darren Shan
Paperbacks (from ALAN)
SKINNED by Robin Wasserman (signed)
JUST ONE WISH by Janette Rallison (signed)
THE VAN ALEN LEGACY (a Blue Bloods novel) by Melissa de las Cruz (signed)
THE SOFTWIRE: WORMHOLE ON ORBIS 3 by PJ Haarsma (signed)
IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY (movie tie-in cover edition) by Ned Vizzini (signed)
THE DEMON KING (A Seven Realms Novel) by Cinda Williams Chima
RECKLESS by Lesley Choyce
HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
WE WERE HERE by Matt de la Pena
SQUEEZE by Rachel Dunstan Muller
PICTURE THIS by Norah McClintock
HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE by Dana Reinhardt
WAKE by Lisa McMann
FIRST LIGHT by Rebecca Stead
THE INDIGO NOTEBOOK by Laura Resau
BREATHLESS by Jessica Warman
Short Story Complications (from ALAN)
HOW BEAUTIFUL THE ORDINARY: Twelve Stories of Identity by Various Authors
THE KISSING GAME by Aidan Chambers (ARC)
Graphic Novel (from ALAN)
HEREVILLE: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch (signed)


Won from The Contemps Challenge
LOSING FAITH by Denise Jaden (signed)
Denise sent me a personal note, a signed copy, plus a bunch of signed bookmarks for my students! Thanks so much Denise!!!




GIRL, STOLEN by April Henry (signed hardcover)










Bought
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins
I'd heard so many good things about this one, I had to buy it on it's release day, and it was great! Read my review here.

7 comments:

Alison said...

Great list of books! I loved Girl, Stolen. And I can't wait to get Anna.
New follower.
My IMM

Kelly said...

Wow. Best IMM ever, maybe? Awesome haul this week. Happy reading!

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

what an awesome haul!!!! I am a new follower

Sarah @ Y.A. Love said...

Wow! Did ALAN give everyone those books, or did you buy them? I was at NCTE, but I didn't get to stay for ALAN :( Next year I will for sure!

Happy Reading :)

mrsheisefpms said...

Sarah - The box of books is included with your ALAN registration fee! It's awesome!!! I get at least 35-40 books at each ALAN, and can wait in line to get them signed by any of the authors there if I want them signed. Find me next year and I'd be happy to show you the ropes; I'll be there for sure as it's close in Chicago!

Sarah @ Y.A. Love said...

Oh my gosh! When I sign up for NCTE (Friday-Saturday) will there be a box to sign up for ALAN as well? I've already asked my principal if I can stay for it next year! And I love the idea of meeting up :) It should be a lot of fun.

mrsheisefpms said...

ALAN is one of the additional Workshops that you can add on right on the NCTE registration form. It's usually around $200 for the Monday and Tuesday (well worth it for all of the books and authors!) and a year's membership to ALAN is included as well. I don't think I'll be able to get approval for any days off for NCTE (had to use personal days for ALAN), but might try to get there for Saturday at least - it sounds like you had a great time there this year.