Well, it’s been one year since my blogging besties and I started this amazing feature we like to call The Selective Collective. Throughout these 12 months we have read some great (and not so great) books, fell in love with some new (or new to us), authors, and had some awesome chats. We’ve always had epic e-mail threads as it is, but in our SC posts there’s some direction (so, less articles about Henry Cavill’s abs and the funny things that happen throughout our day and more book talk).
I love these ladies and am so humbled to be in cahoots with them. The each have flawless taste, such perfect insight (they always point out things to me that I would have otherwise missed) and they make me laugh so hard. Seriously, I look like a crazy person sometimes, laughing out loud in the middle of grocery shopping because one of them has just sent me a funny text or e-mail. That has been the best part of this feature for me: to work alongside my friends.
Outside of that, we’ve had some stellar books come our way. There have been some insanely cute ones, the ones I want to wrap up with a bow and share with everyone I meet. Some of those favorites are:
Oh and then there were the books that made me cry and swoon and fall in love in a different way than the ones above. It was as if they broke my heart and put it all back together again in the span of those pages. Most notably:
We’ve had a chance to work with some great publishers, all whom have given away copies of these books not only to us for review but to our readers each month, and we’ve been able to chat with the really wonderful authors behind the books.
It’s been such a great year. To celebrate, this week we’ll each be sharing a birthday post and hosting a giveaway.
Tuesday- Kristina & Daphne @ Gone Pecan
Wednesday- Sandie & Diana @ Teen Lit Rocks
Thursday- Candice @ The Grown Up YA
YA Crush SC Giveaway:
Win these three books. It’s pretty simple. Just be your awesome self. Enter once by leaving a comment below (please include your e-mail) and tell me the number one person you talk to about books (your bestie, the librarian, Goodreads, bloggers, random people at Barnes & Noble). The contest closes at 9pm PST on Monday, November 4. US residents only, please. The winner will will be notified via e-mail. If they do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.