Category: Book List

In Which I Attempt to Read Too Many Books & Inevitably Fail | ARC August 2017

In Which I Attempt to Read Too Many Books & Inevitably Fail | ARC August 2017

I’m woefully behind, you guys, and I hope you’re still with me. Between summer and baby and nursery planning, friends and family, I’ve been pretty slow on the blogging. I’ve been reading steadily, but very lazy about posting. That’s why ARC August is, as always, a way for me to catch up and try to get my anticipated books and reviews up for the fall. Let me just say this: I’ve only done ARC August once before and I pretty much failed immediately. But sometimes, the journey is not about the destination. It’s about setting goals and just having them, […]

Five Reasons to Read PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean | Giveaway

Five Reasons to Read PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean | Giveaway

Hi guys! Welcome to #3DaysofLaraJean, in which I celebrate all things pretty, lacey, and sweet about Lara Jean Song Covey, the heroine of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. For the next three days, I’ll be reviewing the final two books of the trilogy and sharing some of my favorite moments and thoughts about what has become one of my favorite contemporary series. Also! Jenny Han will be stopping by the blog for a Q&A in which I talk all things Lara Jean (and Belly-Conrad-Jeremiah) with her! Schedule: Day 1 – 5 Reasons to Read PS […]

Presenting…the Lunar New Year Book Tag!

Presenting…the Lunar New Year Book Tag!

Hello all! As some of you may know, Sat, Jan 28, 2017 is Lunar New Year. Happy Year of the Rooster! This is the biggest celebration in Chinese culture, and as a proud Chinese-Canadian, I’ll be celebrating with red pockets, a couple of feasts, and family. Millions of people around the world celebrate Lunar New Year, mostly in Asian cultures. As a teenager, however, I went to an American international school, so lots of my friends are also big fans of Lunar New Year. To celebrate the Year of the Rooster this year, I’ve teamed up with my pal Joey @ Thoughts […]

2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year | Top Ten Tuesday

2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year | Top Ten Tuesday

I’m a little embarrassed about the number of 2016 books I meant to read last year but just didn’t get to. Especially the ones that are solicited ARCs. 😳 In other words, this is my guilty list. Or my naughty list. 2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year, But I’m Making a Priority in 2017: The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder. Super cute romance and Canadian and on all my friends’ best-of lists. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. Super cute epistolary romance. And I meant to read it with people! Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake. This […]

2016 End of Year Bookish Survey | Mostly YA Lit

2016 End of Year Bookish Survey | Mostly YA Lit

Ok, so 2016? Not a great year. And yet, there were some pretty great books published this year, so I’m here today with Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner‘s End of Year Bookish Survey! Read on for my stats and favourites – and let me know if yours correlate. Also, if you want to win one of my fave books this year, check out my best of 2016 post for an international giveaway! 2016 Reading Stats Number Of Books You Read: 92 and I just started two! I made my Goodreads challenge! Number of Re-Reads: 12. I’m not very good at tracking re-reads, but this […]

GIVEAWAY: Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 | Top Ten Tuesday

GIVEAWAY: Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 | Top Ten Tuesday

Hello all, merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy holidays! Today I get to unveil one of my favorite posts of the year: my totally definitive Best Books of 2016! Read on to find out what I absolutely loved this year, and you could win one of my favorites! Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. I don’t often have a #1 book of the year, but this year The Serpent King is it. This YA about three best friends living in a super religious town will break your heart so hard. Incredibly, perfectly voiced. Read it now. The Hating […]

15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017 | Top Ten Tuesday

15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017 | Top Ten Tuesday

This is the easiest Top Ten Tuesday I’ve done, like, EVER. Also, if this list is to be believed, I will be shedding vats of tears for the next six months. So, in no particular order, but actually sort of in order? 15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017            1.  2.  3.  4.  5. 1. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | May 16 – Emery Lord fangirl here. This book is about a girl going to summer camp and a struggle with faith. Basically, it’s about me. Also, it’s […]

Ten Buzz Books for the Pop Culture Junkie in Your Life | Top Ten Tuesday | Mostly YA Lit 2016 Holida..

Ten Buzz Books for the Pop Culture Junkie in Your Life | Top Ten Tuesday | Mostly YA Lit 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1

Lately, I’ve become a huge fan buzz books, those pop culture junkie books like celebrity memoirs that sit on your coffee table and everyone’s heard about. I don’t talk about it a lot, but I love diving into a little pop culture non-fiction between intense YA reads. They go down like butter, often making me laugh, cry, and cheer while I’m on the subway going to and from work. I’m still reeling from the Gilmore Girls revival (did you guys watch it? DM me with thoughts @mostlyyalit!), which was a pop culture phenomenon as well as dropping names of everything and […]

5 Complex Villains I’ve Encountered While Reading | Top Ten Tuesday

5 Complex Villains I’ve Encountered While Reading | Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was super hard for me, because I’m not really into books with true villains. I’m all about the good guys (and good boys). If you’re a contemporary reader, you’re going to get a lot of books with real-life characters. Some of them, I admit, are total jerks. But many of them are just more complex than you realize. Like real life, I believe there’s more to people than just good or bad. So in making this list, I looked for layered, complex characters who presented me with views and ethics that really made me think. 5 […]

9 Sporty Books for Olympics Fans | Top Ten Tuesday

9 Sporty Books for Olympics Fans | Top Ten Tuesday

Guys, I admit it. I have Olympics fever. So this week’s TTT is a bit of a cheat since sports take place in all kinds of settings…but whatever. If you’re all about the sporty books, read on! 9 Sporty Books for Olympics Fans 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8)  9) Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally | Sport: Running – a ton of Kenneally’s books could go on this list, but BAB is my fave, and it’s set on trails and streets all over Tennessee. And the romance is SMOKING. Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross | Sport: […]