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Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday (as always, hosted by the inimitable Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl) is about one of my most favorite things, which is simultaneously many people’s least favorites: school! I was that nerdy kid in all of your classes, asking the teacher if they intended to collect the homework assignment, and raising my hand like Hermione in Potions class every time I knew an answer. Year-round school was a dream for me. In short, I am many…

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Review: That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger

Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do – she is the girl of “she said yes” fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, school shootings are more prevalent than ever, and the stakes continue to climb as gun control legislature is fought over tooth and nail by the US government.…

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Review: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

When I got the email that I was eligible to get an eARC of An Anonymous Girl if I wanted one, I almost fell out of my chair. The Wife Between Us is towards the top of my “top 5 books of the year” list, and I couldn’t sing its praises more if I tried. I read mostly YA and middle grade, as you might have gathered by now, so for me to pick up a “grown up” book it’s got to…

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Review: Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

I never went to summer camp as a child – just never had a desire. If given the opportunity now, I probably still wouldn’t to be honest: it’s too hot, there are bugs and the ground is hard and unforgiving. But sometimes I read a summer camp book (excluding ones about murder – sorry, The Last Time I Lied) that makes me want to throw caution to the wind and be a teenager at sleepaway camp. Wild Blue Wonder is one of…

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7 In Review

Review: Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Morgan Matson and I have a strange, rather tumultuous relationship. I loved and adored Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, and Second Chance Summer. But I DNFd Since You’ve Been Gone because it just wasn’t sticking to my ribs like I needed in that moment. I preordered Save the Date because Morgan Matson is, along with Sarah Dessen and Huntley Fitzpatrick, one of those authors you just buy automatically when they drop a new single, though in this case “single” means “Summer romantic comedy book…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Blogs

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday (as always, hosted by the inimitable Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl) was hard because I could list so much more than ten blogs that I love and adore. The book Twitter community has been so wonderful, open and accepting of everyone who crosses paths with it. I have so much fun scrolling down my feed every day – one of the best things I ever did was revamping my old website, dusting out the cobwebs…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Mash Together

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday (as always, hosted by the inimitable Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl) took a lot of thought, fancasting and daydreaming – I think I can safely say now that I am confident in my choices, though it took me way longer than I expected it to! This week, we’re looking at 10 books we’d mash together – I am interpreting this to mean 5 pairs of books that I’d like to see cross over. And I…

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Review: Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

Three best friends, very different girls with not much in common. Mia – the ballerina, the quiet, gentle girl with a secret crush. Brynn, the tough, boorish loudmouth. And Summer – the force to be reckoned with, the planet the others orbited. The three were thick as thieves, never could be seen without each other – and a strange book from the 1960s. The Way Into Lovelorn, the story of three teenagers who stumble into a secret world of fantasy and…

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Top Ten Tuesday: 5 Books That I Hope Live Up to the Hype & 5 Books That Did

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday (as always, hosted by the inimitable Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl) is a fun prompt! It’s especially fun because I only have, like, 10 minutes to write this week’s entry and it should be a fairly easy one! This week, we are focusing on 5 books that you think lived up to the hype, and 5 books you hope will when they release! These are my top 5 books that, in my opinion, lived up…

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July Wrap-Up & August TBR

I can’t believe July is over. But I can’t say that I’m not extremely, incredibly grateful for its leave of absence. July ending means August, and August is practically September, which means it’s basically Halloween, like, tomorrow. You don’t need to check my math, just trust me. #AlternativeFacts  Pages Read: 1,350 – an average of 337 per book.  Average Rating: 4.75 stars  Least Favorite: The Book of Essie  Most Favorite: The Benefits of Being An Octopus I unfortunately can’t say that July was my best reading…

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