I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the cool books everyone gets. You will discover lots of wonderful blogs and lots of books that you won't be able to live without.
I am trying not to buy so much and to catch up on my TBR stacks. I would have done better had I not attended two conferences about children's and young adult books a week ago.
A Place for Delta by Melissa Walker was sent to me for review. I have read it and the review is ready to go. I was asked to publish it the last week in May.
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev got good reviews when it came out in hardcover earlier. I decided to wait for the paperback to add the book to my personal collection.
Burned by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast was pre-ordered months ago. I was excited to see that the publication date has finally arrived. I'm looking forward to reading this one before donating it to my HS Media Center.
I also did some shopping while I was at the Spotlight on Books Conference. I purchased Abercrombie Trail by Candace Simar. She is a Minnesota author writing about a Minnesota historical event that I have never heard about. This will be a nice addition to the historical fiction collection at the HS Media Center.
Ben Mikaelsen was one of the main speakers at the conference. I added Touching Spirit Bear and Ghost of Spirit Bear to my TBR Stack. These will also be donated to the HS Media Center after I finish reading them.
Henry Cole also spoke at the conference. While he is better known as the illustrator of a number of picture books, he has also written and illustrated some books. A Nest for Celeste is a lovely book for my upper elementary students. I look forward to donating it to the Elementary Media Center when I finish poring over the great illustrations and reading the story.