Books, Books, & More Books: BEA16 Recap Part I

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Hello Readers!

At the beginning of May, real life BFF and fellow blogger Miss Print adventured to the exotic land of Chicago to attend this years Book Expo America (or BEA16 as I will be referring to it through this and my follow up posts).

Going into this years conference I said to myself “Nicole, you have to be selective!” Because of the traveling aspect, I knew I couldn’t weigh my suitcase down with books (it’s expensive enough to fly as is). And I didn’t want to end up with some astronomical shipping costs either.

Admittedly, looking back, I could have been even more selective that I was. But hindsight’s 50/50 right?!

Today, I’m going to be sharing with you the books I picked up at BEA16. Saturday I will share with you my full BEA16 recap (with pictures!).

Day One


  • The Lying Tree by Frances Hardinge
  • Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West
  • 27 Magic Words by Sharelle Byars Moranville
  • The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch
  • The Graces by Laure Eve
  • Ghosts by Raina Telgemeir
  • Teach Me to Forget by Erica Chapman
  • In Case You Missed It by Sarah Darer Littman
  • The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
  • The Gathering (Shadow House #1) by Dan Poblocki
  • Hollow City (Graphic Novel) by Ransom Riggs
  • The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
  • The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • A Shadow Bright & Burning by Jessica Cluess
  • The Call by Peadar O’Guilin
  • Little Elliot, Big Fun by Mike Curator
  • Unicorns Are Jerks by Theo Nicole Lorenz

Day Two


  • Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  • Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer
  • The Hundred Lies of  Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
  • The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
  • The Romantics by Leah Konen
  • The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
  • Naked ’76 by Kevin Brooks
  • Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee
  • Caraval  by Stephanie Garber
  • The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
  • The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
  • Changlings by Christina Soontornvat
  • Once Upon An Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers
  • It’s Not Me, It’s You by Staphenie Kate Strohm
  • Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff
  • Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
  • Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
  • The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart by Lauren DeStefano
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
  • The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas
  • Journey by Aaron Becker

Day Three


  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  • The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
  • Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley
  • Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Seven Days of You by Cecelia Vinesse
  • And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
  • Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaiporta and Dhonielle Clayton
  • The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
  • Spindle by E.K. Johnston
  • Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature by Sashi Kaufman
  • Vassa In the Night by Sarah Porter
  • Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
  • Threads by Ami Polonsky
  • The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh

Total # Of Books: 57

And yes, that was me being selective! To date, I’ve read three BEA16 books so far (and am currently reading BEA16 book number four). So far I’ve read:

  • Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
  • 27 Magic Words by Sharelle Byars Moranvill
  • The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
  • (Currently Reading) Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly

I hope you enjoyed this post, and that you’ll stay tuned for my full recap which will be posting Saturday!!