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Top 5 Books of 2018

January 3, 2019 / 9 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book List, Personal
Top 5 Books of 2018

Hello all! Welcome to 2019 on Mostly YA Lit. Happy New Year and thanks for sticking with me through all the hiatuses. It’s been a long time, I know. Mommying is friggin hard and busy, and I thought I would have more time for blogging, but alas. But I’m back for a bit and trying to get my blogging legs in order. There may be some changes here – fewer reviews, more quick thoughts – as I try to make this blog work for me. And in the spirit of that, I decided to do a top 5 books of the […]

5-Star Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

March 28, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
5-Star Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman Remarkable and absolutely stunning, I Have Lost My Way is an incredible book about believing in human connection and good in the world. It’s my favourite book Gayle Forman has written since Just One Day. And that’s saying something, since Just One Day is my favourite YA book ever, and Gayle my favorite YA author. There’s no one else out there who understands and believes so deeply in the power and magic of relationships like Gayle. I Have Lost My Way is a book that will resonate and carry you through […]

Leave Me by Gayle Forman | ARC Review

September 1, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Leave Me by Gayle Forman | ARC Review

Review: Leave Me by Gayle Forman Leave Me by Gayle Forman. Whoa. So I feel like I should preface this review by saying that Gayle Forman is my favorite author. Just One Day is my all-time favorite YA book, and it changed my life. To say I had high expectations for Leave Me, her first adult book, is an understatement. That said, going in, I already had some reservations about the main character, Maribeth, who decides to leave her family after a heart attack. I just couldn’t imagine myself being able to relate to that or feeling that desperate in […]

12 Books Set Outside USA | Top Ten Tuesday

12 Books Set Outside USA | Top Ten Tuesday

I actually read a lot of fiction not set in the US, which should be obvious since I’m Canadian. But this list is (unsurprisingly?) Europe heavy! 1)  2)   3)  4) 5) 6) 7)   8) 9) 10) 11) 12) Mostly YA Lit’s Top 12 Books Set Outside USA 1. Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery | PEI, Canada – who doesn’t love this series? 2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein | Great Britain – Tears. All the tears. If you haven’t read it, you must. 3. Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund | Post-apocalyptic New Zealand […]

| Waiting on Wednesday | Leave Me by Gayle Forman

| Waiting on Wednesday | Leave Me by Gayle Forman

I don’t think there’s anything I really need to say about this other than GAYLE. EFFING. FORMAN. My favorite author writing adult books. …But if I did want to say something, I would say: 1) that cover is beautiful 2) it has travel in it, and I have seriously good feelings about Gayle and travel writing 3) what Gayle does better than any author is tap into my journey, my feelings, and I can tell you right now…as someone who often wishes she weren’t an adult with responsibilities, this book is gonna hurt so good. Is LEAVE ME by Gayle […]

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon 2015: High Fives

February 23, 2015 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Book Blogger Love-a-Thon 2015: High Fives

For my last post for the Book Blogger Love-a-Thon 2015, I’m sharing some of my current faves – please leave me a link if you’ve done this and I’ll come check out yours! And thanks so much to Alexa from Alexa Loves Books for organizing this wonderful two-day blogging event! Book? My current fave is I Was Here by Gayle Forman – it was one of those books that was really important to me. Genre? Please. Do you even have to ask? CONTEMPORARY Author? I have two right now: Gayle Forman is my ultimate “I love everything she writes and […]

“All of The Sadness I Cannot Live With” Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

February 2, 2015 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
“All of The Sadness I Cannot Live With” Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

I Was Here Author: Gayle Forman (website | twitter) Publisher: Viking Juvenile (Penguin) Source/Format: Hardcover purchased from Chapters/Indigo.ca  Publication date: January 27th 2015  My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.  Buy It: Indigo.ca | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | B&N | IndieBound | iTunes | Google Books | The Book Depository | Audible Cody and Meg were inseparable. Two peas in a pod. Until . . . they weren’t anymore. When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels […]

Top Ten Tuesday #15: Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #15: Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish to highlight a top ten list related to book blogging, and to get to know fellow book bloggers. Talking about my most anticipated books is like talking about my favourite people or trips I can’t wait to take – there are always too many, and I just gush. So here are my most anticipated reads from most to least “OMG-gotta-have-it” – let the gushing commence…now! 1. I Was Here by Gayle Forman (January 27, 2015; Viking Juvenile):  When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of […]

Waiting on Wednesday: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Waiting on Wednesday: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating. I am on a sad book jag lately, and I was hoping this one would be different, but I couldn’t NOT post this for this week’s WoW pick! I Was Here Author: Gayle Forman  Publisher: Viking Juvenile (Penguin Canada) Expected publication: January 27, 2015 Cody and Meg were inseparable.Two peas in a pod.Until . . . they weren’t anymore. When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Just One Night by Gayle Forman

Waiting on Wednesday: Just One Night by Gayle Forman

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating. This week’s WoW pick is definitely a novella I never thought would happen… Just One Night (Just One Day #2.5) Author: Gayle Forman Publisher: Viking Children’s Books Format: E-novella, 40 pages Expected publication: May 29th 2014 After spending one life-changing day in Paris with laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter, sheltered American good girl Allyson “Lulu” Healey discovered her new lover had disappeared without a trace. Just One Day followed Allyson’s quest to reunite with Willem; Just One Year chronicled the pair’s […]