Favorite 80s and 90s Movies | Guest Post by The Museum of Heartbreak Author Meg Leder | Blog Tour + Giveaway

Favorite 80s and 90s Movies | Guest Post by The Museum of Heartbreak Author Meg Leder | Blog Tour + Giveaway

Hi guys! I’m thrilled to be back on Three Scoops of Summer, Simon & Schuster Canada’s fantastic summer blog tour. Today I’ve got Meg Leder here, author of The Museum of Heartbreak, an adorable-sounding YA contemporary releasing June 7th. Meg is here to talk about her favorite 80s and 90s romance movies – many of which she shares with her protagonist! Read on for more about the book, Meg, and these movies. If you’re Canadian, don’t forget to sign up for the giveaway – you could win The Museum of Heartbreak, The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, or The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian! Hi! I’m Meg Leder, and I’m honored to be writing a guest post for Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit, to celebrate the publication of The Museum of Heartbreak. In my book, the main […]

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood | Review + Blog Tour

May 19, 2016 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Review
The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood | Review + Blog Tour

Hi guys, today I’m excited to be part of the Canadian Blog Tour for The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood. This is a really unusual young adult novel, chock full of science and heartbreak, but with beautiful and quirky writing. Read on for a short Q&A with Harriet (about Dawson’s Creek, because Harriet did her Ph.D on it!), and then my review! Who is your favorite Dawson’s Creek character and why? Harriet Reuter Hapgood: Jen Lindley. Without question. I loved her from the get-go. She had such an awful time of it – sexualized way too young, banished by her parents to live with a grandmother who didn’t get her, at first, her grandfather dies, then her only friends are, like, Dawson Leery?! And he tries to SECRETLY FILM THEIR FIRST KISS. And Joey is so resentful […]

Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim | Top Ten Tuesday

Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim | Top Ten Tuesday

Hi guys, today I’m chatting about ten books I picked up on a whim. Honestly, nowadays it’s hard for me to find this kind of book because I talk to people about books so much, and I have so many favorite authors…but I definitely still have moments where I find something in a catalogue and I’m really excited. Some of these will go back to pre-blogging days, so this was a bit of a nostalgic post for me…but I think these are still pretty relevant to what catches my eye these days! I’m restricting this to books that I have read that I found either through a catalogue or bought just based on synopsis: 1) 2)  3) 4)  5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) Newer releases: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld – I was perusing the Penguin Random House catalogue one day […]

Unexpectedly Epic Morgan Matson Week Wrap-Up & Dares! #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

May 15, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Feature, Wrap-Up
Unexpectedly Epic Morgan Matson Week Wrap-Up & Dares! #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

I can’t believe it, but we’re at the end of Mostly YA Lit’s Unexpectedly Epic Morgan Matson Week! This week has been a whirlwind of tweets, reviews, interviews, essays, giveaways, and more. It started out with my extreme passion for Morgan’s work, but I’m so glad to have been able to engage fans and new friends with all kinds of posts.  I am floored by everyone’s enthusiasm for this week; it’s just been a joy to share our love for Morgan in this special way. So thank you if you’ve stopped by or checked in on Morgan Matson Week. I hope you’ve enjoyed it! * * * * * A project like this, done completely online, doesn’t happen without a lot of support and commitment from others. So if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to say a few thank yous to […]

I Double Dog Dare You: Morgan Matson x Dogs + Favorites Poll! #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

I Double Dog Dare You: Morgan Matson x Dogs + Favorites Poll! #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hi guys, welcome to Day 6 of Morgan Matson Week! It’s the weekend, so today, I’m all about the fun – and what’s more fun than Morgan Matson x dogs? We all know that Morgan adores dogs. She has her own little mutt, Murphy (not to be confused with Second Chance Summer’s Murphy!), and as she’s continued to own him, we’ve seen everything from Instagram posts to videos of Murphy (is he not adorable, OMG 🐶😍). Nowhere is Morgan’s love of dogs more apparent than in her new book The Unexpected Everything. Andie, the main character, ends up taking a job as a dog walker over the summer, so we see everything from a Pyrenees to a dachshund to mutts (and also one very mean cat, grr, Morgan!). So for this post, I’ve taken on the job of matching each of […]

Which Morgan Matson character are you? | Quiz + Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Which Morgan Matson character are you? | Quiz + Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hi guys, today for #MorganMatsonWeek, Morgan has written a character quiz for you to take – find out whether you’re an Amy, an Emily, or an Andie below (Taylor is not included because Morgan thought she was too sad 💔)! Let me know in the comments which character you are for a chance to win an epic The Unexpected Everything prize pack! Also on the blog today, best friends Estelle and Magan from Rather Be Reading discuss their friendship, and how their lives have changed since first picking up Morgan Matson’s books. QUIZ: Which Morgan Matson character are you? I’ve teamed up with Morgan, Simon & Schuster Canada, and Riveted Lit, Simon Teen’s new online presence, to provide one lucky international reader with the following: -Signed, personalized Advance Reader’s Copy of The Unexpected Everything -The Unexpected Everything carry-all pouch -Heart sunglasses […]

On Morgan Matson and Friendship | Rather Be Reading Guest Post | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

On Morgan Matson and Friendship | Rather Be Reading Guest Post | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hi everyone! Today the amazing Estelle and Magan from Rather Be Reading are here to discuss Morgan Matson and their own awesome girl friendship. I got really emotional reading this piece, and I think it’s a beautiful tribute to Morgan’s themes and the power of her work to inspire self-discovery and great relationships. And don’t forget to hop on over to today’s other post to take the “Which Morgan Matson Character Are You?” quiz for a chance to win a very special The Unexpected Everything prize pack! On Morgan Matson and Friendship: Rather Be Reading Guest Post We’re so excited to come out of “hiding” and be a part of Tiff’s Morgan Matson love fest. Morgan and her work are so intertwined into the very beginnings of Rather Be Reading – the blog we started in 2011 (after meeting once at […]

In Which I Interview Morgan Matson + Signed Book Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

In Which I Interview Morgan Matson + Signed Book Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Guys! I got to interview Morgan Matson for #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek and it was, as expected, THE BEST. Morgan is so fun and well-spoken, and I loved talking to her about everything from fantasy novels to secondary characters to Starbucks! Want more thoughts on Morgan’s work? Bloggers and readers are weighing in today on what Morgan means to them, and one of them is giving away a mini-book necklace! Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit: Hi Morgan, welcome to Mostly YA Lit and thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! Let’s talk about your books, starting with the latest, The Unexpected Everything. I’d read an interview with you where you talked about how you were in Washington and saw a girl who became the basis for Andie, the adorable type A girl who’s dealing with a ton at the beginning […]

What Do Morgan Matson Books Mean To You? | Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

What Do Morgan Matson Books Mean To You? | Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hi guys! Welcome to Day 4 of #MorganMatsonWeek! Today I’ve got some serious Morgan Matson fans here to tell you what Morgan’s work means to them. And one of them, Gabi @ Let’s Gab About Books, has a special giveaway for you US readers: mini-The Unexpected Everything book necklaces (I SO want one of these!). Also today, check out my interview with the lady herself: Morgan Matson! We’re talking summer, grief, friendship, George R.R. Martin, and more. What do Morgan Matson Books Mean to You? Morgan Matson is hands down one of my personal favorite YA authors. Ever since I read Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour years ago, I have continuously fallen in love with her characters and books. She is so creative in the way that she presents her stories. The playlists, doodles, pictures, receipts, and other interesting objects that […]

Second Chance Summer | Review | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

May 11, 2016 / 11 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Feature, Review
Second Chance Summer | Review | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hi guys, welcome to Day 3 of Morgan Matson Week! Today I’m reviewing Second Chance Summer, Morgan’s sophomore novel, which I read for the first time just a few weeks ago. And WOW, do I have feels. Read on for more, and then, when you’re done feeling all the feels, check out Alexa Loves Books and Hello, Chelly for some lighter Morgan Matson fun with fashion! Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson I had a deep, deep fear of reading this book because I knew it was going to be heart-breaking. I’d heard that from all of my favorite book people. But I also knew that every single book person I trust has loved it, and that I was going to be guaranteed a story that would stay with me because it was Morgan Matson, and I’ve loved her […]