Category: Book Memes

10 YA Books That Promote LGBTQ, Diversity & Compassion | Top Ten Tuesday

10 YA Books That Promote LGBTQ, Diversity & Compassion | Top Ten Tuesday

I’m taking a few liberties with this week’s #TopTenTuesday topic, which is books we’re looking forward to for the back half of 2016. In the wake of what happened in Orlando on Sunday, and the scary and sometimes completely incomprehensible violence around us, I thought I’d use this week’s #TTT to highlight some recent and upcoming books that promote inclusivity, diversity, and compassion, especially for the LGBTQ community. For me, the book community is a place where everyone is welcome and tolerated, whether you’re a geek or a nerd, a white person, a person of color, an introvert or an extrovert, […]

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner | Waiting on Wednesday

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner | Waiting on Wednesday

Sometimes I find out about books on my own. Sometimes I get recs. But most often, I add books to my TBR based on WoW picks and posts like this one by my friend Jen from Pop! Goes the Reader: Not only is this an incredibly unique story about a graffiti artist, but it also has elements of friendship, of diversity and inclusion, and hot damn, it’s an illustrated YA. The author, Whitney Gardner, even did some of the cover art herself! This promises to be one of the most groundbreaking books I’ll pick up in 2017 (thank you, Jen, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Tumbling by Caela Carter

Waiting on Wednesday: Tumbling by Caela Carter

I feel like I’ve been waiting for Tumbling by Caela Carter forever; I first heard about it last year and it immediately made my must-have list because GYMNASTICS YA. Have I mentioned I’m a huge fan of Make It Or Break It, the short-lived ABC Family series, and sports YA in general? The synopsis makes me think this is definitely going to be a lot like that show when the stakes get high. And as we know…when the stakes get high, that’s when the competition really gets fierce. Is Tumbling on your TBR? Are you a fan of sports in your books? […]

8 Best Books Read In 2016 So Far | Top Ten Tuesday

8 Best Books Read In 2016 So Far | Top Ten Tuesday

1)   2)    3) 4) 5)   6)   7)   8) The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner: “Effervesces with the warmth and darkness of a small Southern Gothic town – the characters leapt off the page to me.” The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt: “If you like swoony, character-driven romances and book boyfriends, The Distance from A to Z is for you. It’s an incredible, unique romance that will WRECK you.” When A Scot Ties A Knot by Tessa Dare | Mini-review to come: “Extreme, utter heart eyes for this romance. Sexytimes galore. Funny and silly, but […]

10 Books On My Spring/Summer 2016 To Be Read List | Top Ten Tuesday

10 Books On My Spring/Summer 2016 To Be Read List | Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s TTT prompt is 10 books on my spring/summer 2016 to be read list. Obviously, I have a ton of books on my list, and I’ve highlighted quite a few in some past posts. So today, I want to highlight a few that might not be on your radar.  1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6. 7.   8.  9.  10.   Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld | April 19 – Curtis Sittenfeld, author of the incisive Prep, writing a modern Pride & Prejudice retelling? Yeah, I’m in. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum | April 5 – Speaking of prep school, this […]

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills | Waiting on Wednesday

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills | Waiting on Wednesday

Look, all I have to say is that that cover matches my Waiting on Wednesday image, which should tell you that this book and I are meant to be. Still not convinced? How about the fact that it includes a quest for a missing painting? How about the fact that there’s going to be romance and friendship and family? How about the fact that it’s written by Emma Mills, whose 2015 debut First & Then was one of my favourites last year (with an insanely good book boyfriend)? Here’s what I said about First & Then: “First & Then is more of an homage […]

Top Ten Books To Read While Waiting for the Gilmore Girls Revival

Top Ten Books To Read While Waiting for the Gilmore Girls Revival

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is “books to read if you’re in the mood for…” and I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about. GILMORE GIRLS IS COMING BACK. I realize it’s not YA, more book-adjacent, but guys, I’m SO EXCITED FOR THIS REVIVAL! And don’t lie to me and tell me you didn’t watch it, you booklover, you. I know you totally fist-punched every time Rory had her nose in a book, sniffed a book, or pretended to be organizing books but was secretly just reading them. See this quote from Rory’s high school valedictorian speech: “I […]

Kids of Appetite by David Arnold | Waiting on Wednesday

Kids of Appetite by David Arnold | Waiting on Wednesday

I mean, Kids of Appetite by David Arnold is kind of a no-brainer given that Mosquitoland was my only 5-star review of last year, right? Arnold is a master storyteller, a weird and wonderful wordsmith, and someone who takes the craft of writing to a higher level. Go read my review if you don’t believe me. Aside from that, I love, love, LOVE the concept of two kids in separate interrogation rooms and finding out about their friendship through testimony. Gah. And the fact that they bond while listening to the Lakme Flower Duet…that’s just candy to a classical-singing girl like […]