Latest YA Additions to My TBR List (Top Ten Tuesday #24)

Latest YA Additions to My TBR List

Since I paired down my TBR list at the beginning of this year, I didn’t have 10 books in a specific genre for today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic. Instead I’m just sharing general YA fiction titles. 10 most recent YA fiction additions to my TBR list   Geekerella by Ashley Poston The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) by Brittany Cavallaro Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Far Far Away by Tom McNeal The Possible by Tara Altebrando The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Me, Him, Them, & It by Caela […]

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Review: Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Forever, Interrupted was my last Taylor Jenkins Reid book. I love her work. She develops amazing characters with interesting plots, and this book was no exception. Less than two weeks after Elsie and Ben’s wedding, Ben is killed in a car/bike accident. Instead of living happily ever after, Elsie has to deal with Ben’s death and her new mother-in-law. She’s grieving and heart broken, and because it was a short relationship, no one understands grief. This book is written in alternating chapters – present day and the past. The reader gets to read about Elsie and Ben falling in love but also Elsie’s struggle to […]

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TBR List: June 2017

TBR List: June 2017

I’m excited about my TBR list for June. I have a good mix of YA and adult fiction as well as one non-fiction selection. I started a couple of the audiobooks in May, but I won’t finish them before June, so I’m still including them on this list. Books I’ll be reading in June 2017 The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) by Brittany Cavallaro How I got it: I borrowed the Playaway audio device from the library. Why I got it: I loved A Study in Charlotte when I read it a couple of months ago. I still need to get my review up, but I’m […]

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Review: Come This Way by Michelle Schlicher

Come This Way by Michelle Schlicher

Come This Way is a self-published contemporary women’s fiction novel. I’m not sure I’d ever read a self-published book before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. This book was amazing. It had parallel story lines with multiple characters that all come together at the end. It focuses on all different kinds of love and has a sort of Love, Actually feel to it. Fern, a hiking enthusiast, and her twenty-something daughter Colby get lost in the woods. Their cell phones don’t work, and they have limited supplies. Most horrific to me, Colby didn’t bring her glasses, so after the second day she has to remove her contacts […]

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Book to TV Adaptations: 13 Reasons Why & Big Little Lies

Book to TV Adaptations

I am almost never satisfied with movie or TV adaptations of books, but yet I cannot resist. More often than not I re-read the book before watching the adaptation, which probably leads to more disappointment because the book details are fresh in my mind. I had opposite experiences with two recent TV adaptations. 13 Reasons Why, Netflix Original Series I read Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why several years ago for my YA book club. It was before I started blogging and before I started using Goodreads even, so I don’t have any notes on why I gave the book a 3 star rating. I think it […]

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Review & Interview: The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan

The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan

The Yellow Envelope is an incredibly raw and honest memoir about having the courage to go after a dream. After establishing her career and acquiring everything she always thought she wanted out of life, Kim Dinan realized that she wasn’t happy. She didn’t want that life. She wanted to quit her job to travel the world and write. And she was able to convince her husband to support her in this journey. But that doesn’t mean it was easy. With the help of some amazing friends, Kim and Brian’s plans expanded to include giving away money to whomever they chose while traveling the world. This […]

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Anticipated Releases For The Second Half of 2017 (Top Ten Tuesday #23)

Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2017

So many great authors have new books coming out during the second half of this year. I almost don’t even care what these books are about. I’m reading based on the authors’ past work only. 10 books I’m anticipating for the second half of 2017 Renegades by Marissa Meyer The Book of Dust Volume 1 by Philip Pullman There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2) by Kerri Maniscalco Sourdough by Robin Sloan Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino Far from the Tree by Robin Benway […]

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Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Wanderlost is a really fun read. Aubree has just graduated from high school, but she’s never been anywhere. She’s set to start college in the fall in her hometown. Her sister, Elizabeth, the perfect one, gets arrested for hosting underage drinkers at Aubree’s graduation party. When she concocts a crazy plan to have Aubree to fill in for her as a tour guide in Europe for the summer, Aubree is less than thrilled. But feeling responsible for her sister’s situation, she reluctantly agrees. Aubree is soon in Europe with a Spanish-speaking bus driver and a small group of senior citizens who are expecting her to […]

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Review: The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet by Natasha Farrant

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennett by Natasha Farrant

The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet is such a fun read. You know I love Jane Austen, and of course Pride and Prejudice is her best known work. Lydia Bennet is the youngest and most annoying sister in that story. Natasha Farrant has taken that character and filled in the gaps in her story. Austen never told us how Lydia ends up running off with Wickham. Farrant has imagined a very interesting twist. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Because I knew how things ended up for Lydia, I wasn’t expecting some much suspense. Farrant made me feel for Lydia and even […]

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Review: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 was a great suspense story, and it made me want to go on another cruise. Lo, a travel journalist, gets a break when her pregnant boss cannot go on the maiden voyage of a new, small, luxury cruise ship, The Aurora Borealis. The night before the journey, Lo’s apartment is broken into, so she’s a little on edge. When she witnesses something strange happening in the cabin next door in the dead of night, no one believes her. She begins to go a little crazy, and she doesn’t know who to trust. This book was written so well. I didn’t […]

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