〰️ COZY SUMMER GIVEAWAY 〰️ • The #bookstagram community is truly like no other. To me, it brings out the best of what social media should be about, and I’m so grateful for all the friends I’ve met and continue to meet here. Through your kindness and support, you have encouraged me to pursue and cultivate a creative side of myself I didn’t really know I had, and I’m loving every minute. I can’t believe 700 of you are here following little old me, but I’m so grateful! • In celebration of this next little milestone, I’m doing a “cozy summer” giveaway that includes: 1) a $20 Amazon gift card; 2) some loose leaf tea; and 3) an adorable hardcover bookmark. A winner will be randomly picked on Friday, June 28 at noon (12pm) EST. Good luck! • To enter: Kindly follow me 😊 • Like this photo 🧡 • Let me know in the comments how you create cozy summer vibes during these warmer months AND tag 3 friends you think would enjoy this bundle ✨ • For an extra entry, post this photo in your stories (once a day until Friday for multiple entries) and don’t forget to tag me so I see your post! Must be from Canada or USA. Giveaway ends Friday, June 28 at noon (12pm) EST. *This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram in any way.
• 06.24.19 • . • Q - What’s your favourite throwback read/movie? . • A - For reads, Twilight (obviously) and movies, I love them all so much! She’s All That, Varsity Blues, Jawbreaker, Dirty Dancing, Sixteen Candles. I could go on and on. . . • Speaking of throwback reads, @cozycoffeebook_, @therealnerdymom and I have decided to each pick a throwback book for our buddy reads! I naturally picked Twilight, which Danielle is not impressed about, but that’s fine. I’m so excited for it! It will always be one of my favs! . . • Have you guys seen the sleeve previews from @createdbyraemn?! There goes all my dang money because I need 1 of all of them 😂 she added some old favourites to the shop early, so be sure to head on over there and grab your favs! . • BOOKWORMED10 to save!! . . • Reading Update - I took a wee break from Caraval since I read ahead in the buddy read! I was working on Spinning Out last night from Netgalley! . . • “Twilight, again. Another ending. No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end.” . . • #bookstamumsjune19 || Fandom I Love . • #backpackingtaleocean || Holiday Reads . • #bookstababesjune19 || My Fav Color . . . #createdbyrae#housetrashpanda#ilovemycreatedbyrae#twilight
⭐⭐⭐GIVEAWAY!!⭐⭐⭐ . . It is the last week of school before summer holidays! I only have five working days left and though this will probably be the longest week ever, I can barely contain my excitement! Two months of relaxation is so close! That being said, let's celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!! I received these two books by @lauriegelman from @booksparks and they were kind enough to give me an extra set to give to one of you! These books feature a loveable and hilarious main character, Jen Dixon, who is a volunteer class mom at her son's school. Needless to say, she runs into her fair share of parent drama and school shenanigans. She is blunt, to the point and says what everyone is thinking and I genuinely laughed out loud a few times! Whether you are a parent volunteer, work in education or just like funny books I think you will really enjoy these! . . This giveaway will be open to Canada and U.S (sorry international friends, that shipping though...) It starts tonight and will close Thursday at midnight. I will announce the winner on Friday on my last day of work! Bookish accounts only, please. Not affiliated with Instagram or anyone else. . . FOR ONE ENTRY TO WIN: 1. Like this post 2. Follow me and stick around (I promise I'm nice!) 3. Tag a few friends and tell me what you are looking forward to this summer! (In the same comment please!) BONUS ENTRY: Share in your stories one time and don't forget to tag me so I can see it! . . Good luck to all and have a great day! . . #bookstagram#bookish#reader#foreverreading#fortheloveofbooks#booksofinstagram#onmybookshelf#mysharedshelf#bibliophile#booksharks#classmom#youvebeenvolunteered#lauriegelman#funnybooks#giveaway#goodluck#mypatronusisabookworm#borginandbooks
**** BOOK REVIEW **** Just finished the final book in the #lunarcronicles. All four books in this series were real page turners. I loved that they were loosely based on fairy tales (Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White), but also took place in the future. In the last book we get to see all the characters work together to help save Earth from a deadly disease and take over by the Lunar queen. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a well written #ya book. #marissameyer#bookstagram#booklover#bookreview#booksharks#booksparks
~ #partner @booksparks ~ What’s your favorite summer treat? We love our local fro-yo place #yoasis & stopping for an evening treat after swimming is what we look forward to each evening! My top choice? Strawberry shortcake with some snickers on top. Yum!
Happy Monday, book lovers! 🤗 In true Monday fashion I’ve been feeling behind ALL day long. Instead of fightin’ that feelin’ I’m just gonna run with it! 🤸🏽♀️ Here’s a #thanksforthebookteach post, that was supposed to go up last Thursday 💁🏼♀️ I’m so glad that @natashaniezgoda decided to create this hashtag! To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite assigned readings from high school! My parents and I actually listened to it on AUDIO CASSETTE TAPE one summer on our road trip to Colorado from, basically, Galveston TX! Not only do I just love the story and characters - but that’s a summer memory I will always cherish. ❤️ I have more reads that I loved as well, but this is the only one I have a physical copy of; thanks to my oldest having to read it last summer! Unfortunately she doesn’t share my love of books 📚 buuut I’ll keep her. 🤣 What do you remember reading and loving in school??
✨Book Review✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Nearly Normal Family ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How far would you go to protect your child, your spouse, and/or your own reputation? These are the questions A Nearly Normal Family attempts to answer with the Sandell family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The book is told in 3 parts with each part being from a different POV and I enjoyed the format. The very beginning of the book was engrossing, but I thought the first POV (the dad) was the slowest. Be patient because parts 2 and 3 is really where the story pulls you in. As a parent I wonder just how far I would go to protect my children and when Stella’s parents learn that she’s been accused of murder, they are then faced with that scenario. Did she do it or not is not even a thought. The only thought is how to protect Stella. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I didn’t like the dad at all. He was delusional, low key creepy and all around annoying. I was so happy to be done with him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I do believe some things were lost in translation but I recommend this book to thriller lovers, domestic thriller lovers and courtroom drama lovers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @celadonbooks is knocking it out the park with their releases. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —————————————————————— #quitasbooked#bookcommunity#bookobsessed#bookstagram#booklove#readersofinstagram#thereaderslounge#bookstagrammer#bibliophile#bookishlife#bookworm#bookishlove#booksharks#bookishfeatures#booksofinstagram#igreads
Hey Monday! I love visiting indie bookstores. After work I decided to stop by Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore. I have a feeling it won't be my last time there. The Troop by Nick Cutter has been all over bookstagram, so naturally it came home with me. 🖤🖤🖤 Description on Amazon: "Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. A horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival with no escape from the elements, the infected…or one another. Part Lord of the Flies, part 28 Days Later—and all-consuming—this tightly written, edge-of-your-seat thriller takes you deep into the heart of darkness, where fear feeds on sanity…and terror hungers for more." _______ Have you read this book? I have a feeling that it'll be the perfect summer read.
Is it ever possible to walk by a bookstore without stopping? The answer is no, never. I walk by this Hudson every other day when I go into the office and I have to resist picking up something every single time. But it doesn’t stop me from doing a loop around the store to see the current bestsellers 🤩 Where do you like to shop for books?
📖 REVIEW 🔉 𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙒𝙞𝙛𝙚 by Kimberly Belle You know that crazy intense feeling you get when you’re on a rollercoaster? 🎢 Adrenaline is pumping, you’re breathing heavy, then maybe you calm down for a few seconds but... oh wait, here comes a loop and you’re instantly ready to crap your pants again? 💩 Then you pull up to the platform...it’s over, you’re safe and sound. You made it through without dying, thank goodness! 😅 But then you get back in line and do it all over again because you just want more of that feeling? Yep, that’s exactly what reading this book felt like for me! 🤣 I’m cruising along at a super fast speed because the writing is just that good! It’s flowing so nicely. I’m trying to figure out what is going on. And then boom, I feel like I just got slapped in the face. I really had no idea where the story was going. Not. A. Clue. It’s brilliant. It’s shocking. It’s so so good! There’s no sugar coating this, though. The subject matter is tough. Domestic violence is not something that anyone should take lightly, and if this is a trigger for you, please be aware that it plays a significant part in this book. The story gave me a little bit of a Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris vibe, which was one of my #favereads from last year. I wish I could tell you more about the actual storyline but I don’t want to ruin it for you. I don’t want to deprive you of that utterly amazing feeling you get when a book just shocks the hell out of you! I know, I’m such a sweetheart, always considering your feelings! 🥰 𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙒𝙞𝙛𝙚 is officially available tomorrow! Do yourself a favor and read this one. It’s fast-paced. It’s engrossing. It grabs you right from the start and doesn’t let go until the very end. And it’s really, really well done! Bravo @kimberlysbelle 👏👏👏 Rating —> YAAAS 🙌🏼
@booksparks #partner is keeping my shelves and my heart SO happy with all of these beautiful books! And this gorgeous phone case was such a fun surprise - perfect for summer! I am already reading 3 books but I cannot wait to start these ones next! . . WE CAME HERE TO FORGET - out July 2nd! Katie is an Olympic skier at the peak of her career, when unfortunately she flees from Utah to Buenos Aires after a terrifying truth about her sister is revealed. She reinvents herself and meets some new people with secrets of their own. This new place is beautiful and has so much promise but can she really outrun her demons? . . WHISPER NETWORK - out July 2nd! This book has strong and driven female characters who have supported each other through many ups and downs in their lives and careers. When their male boss pursues this new promotion and also targets a new female employee, they step up. Secrets and lies are uncovered... . . SKY QUEEN - out now! A book told in 1967 about a stewardess with a Native American background. This book has travel and adventure, and deals with the women’s movement! Excited to follow this interesting character and see what shapes and grows her throughout this story! . . . #bookstagram#book#bookshelf#bookworm#booklover#booknerd#bookish#bookfest#booksharks#bibliophile#wecameheretoforget#andreadunlop#whispernetwork#chandlerbaker#skyqueen#judykundert#beyoutiful#pronetowanderla
I loved reading Amal Unbound. I read I am Malala when it was first published and was interested when I discovered that Aisha Saeed was inspired by Malala's story. I already had Amal Unbound on my tbr pile, but this caused me to move it up the list. Amal's story is inspiring for girls (and boys) everywhere and can be enjoyed by many different age groups. I recommend this read for advanced third grade readers all the way up to reluctant high school readers and beyond. The story was captivating enough to keep me engaged and reading for hours! 22/52📚
💜💜💜 Happy Monday all! Thanks @amazonpublishing @tlcbooktours #partner for my gifted copy of this book! 💜💜💜 ᴇɴᴛᴇʀᴛᴀɪɴɪɴɢ. ᴀᴅᴅɪᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ. ғᴀsᴛ-ᴘᴀᴄᴇᴅ. Victoria Helen Stone has crafted an entertaining fast-paced Addictive story. Johnny and Veronica were college sweethearts the perfect couple. BUT as all avid thriller Readers know... no couple is perfect and this one wasn’t even close! So many secrets, so many lies, all that threaten to come out when Johnny earns hero status after rescuing a young boy. SO even though Johnny’s newfound status leads to an increase in Business for his personal training, it also puts this family in a vulnerable position. What happens when you can’t hide from the truth anymore? When all it takes is one falls step? And all the lies and secrets will come crumbling down? Where to start with this one? Well first off I disliked all the major characters in this book. None of them had many if any redeeming qualities and they all had a lot to hide. I did however have compassion for Johnny and Veronica’s 11-year-old daughter Sydney, the poor girl was caught in the crossfire of all this nonsense. I also had a lot of sympathy for Veronica‘s mother, sister and her sisters wife. Innocent bystanders... I seriously do not think Johnny or Veronica considered how any of their actions impacted anyone but themselves? At times I have to admit this did get frustrating and a little tiring, but then something would happen and I was just hooked! Miss Stone definitely has an addictive writing style that kept me and gauge throughout! #bookreview#falsestep#tlcbooktours#pageturner#thrillerbook#bookaddicts#bookaholics#booksharks#bookiehelper#booklove#booklife#ilovebooks#bookgeek#totalbookworms#readinglife#summerreading#becauseofbooks#booksbooksandmorebooks#booksbeforeboys#booksof2019#bookishlove
QOTD: Which of these three books have you read, if you have, which is your favorite one? If you have not read any, which would looks interesting? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These are stories you cannot let go off. You will always listen to their voices, remember their acquaintances, relive your feelings when you finished reading, and you never forget where you read it. After reading these books I immoderately went looking for more info. I was amazed when I got their IG accounts and learn they were doing more! I am tagging them so you can see who they are and learn how they are shaping the world.
“What matters is that some of us act. In 2006, the political scientist Erica Chenoweth set out to determine whether nonviolence was as effective for regime change as violence. She found, to her surprise, that nonviolent strategies worked better. Organizers were enthralled by her conclusion that only around 3.5 percent of a population was needed to successfully resist or even topple a regime. In other words, to create change, you don’t need everyone to agree with you, you just need some people to agree so passionately that they will donate, campaign, march, risk arrest or injury...Often, it’s an example of passionate idealism that converts others. The performance of integrity is more influential than that of compromise. Rather than meet people where they are, you can locate yourself someplace they will eventually want to be.” Rebecca Solnit is one of my favorite writers, and I love that Haymarket books releases these collections of her essays in these beautiful little books. This contained a lot of amazing essays, which I read one at a time, rather than plowing through them to be able to think about each of them. I could pick 20 quotes from this small book, but I think the above resonated with the most. It’s from her essay called “Preaching to the Choir” which I would encourage you to find and read if the above resonates with you. It certainly did with me. I paired this book with one of my favorite tote bags from our trip last summer to the @legacymuseum and @mempeacejustice featuring the words of @eji_org leader, Bryan Stevenson. His memoir, "Just Mercy" is one of my all-time books and it demonstrates Stevenson's compassion and integrity. On Wednesday the documentary, "True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight For Equality," will premiere on @hbo and I hope you’ll find time to watch and learn more about Stevenson, his work, EJI and the memorial & museums they have built in Montgomery. Hope is not just a feeling, it’s a weapon we
A little train commute reading... Things My Son Needs to Know About the World, a new nonfiction book by one of my favorite fiction authors. You don’t have to be a parent to appreciate the humorous and sweet essays Fredrick Backman penned to his newborn son. Great gift for expectant and new dads! Thank you @netgalley for the book in exchange for an honest review. #booksharks#bookstagram#newfatherbooks#funnybooks#netgalley#readersofinstagram
|#partner @amazonpublishing | . 🇺🇸#review I’m a fan of this duo since The Good Widow. They never disappoint! This novel is told by two perspectives, one where Lila is captured and one where she’s free. I really think that this made the reading experience a captivating one because it’s kinda of a “what would’ve happened if” story. I’m going to leave it there to avoid spoilers! A good summer read to add to your list, this novel will hit stores next month. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 ————— 🇵🇷#reseña Soy fan de este dúo de autores desde hace un par de años. Esta novela es contada en dos distintas perspectivas. Ambas “en que hubiera pasado si” Lila libre y Lila capturada. Pronto en el blog!
This book. Fascinating. Captivating. Unputdownable. BRILLIANT. 🔪 I don’t read a lot of legal dramas/thrillers. But I will now. Especially if they are written by @mattiasedvardssonforf 🔪 It’s not easy to describe the genius behind this compelling murder mystery. A 32-year-old man is murdered. As far as potential suspects go - all signs point to Stella, just 18 years old. But how could it be Stella? Her mother is a respected attorney. Her father a pastor. Their family is picture perfect perfection…or does it only seem that way? 🔪 This is told in an unusual but intriguing 3-part structure that delves into the minds of not only Stella, but her mother and father as well. Just how many lies are being told? How many secrets does this family have hidden? And at what lengths would a family go to protect their own?! 🔪 Pure genius. One minute I loved every character and felt awful for their situation. The next minute, I distrusted every character and thought they all belonged in prison. The alternating points of view and how it see-saws between the present day trial and what happened that fateful night blend seamlessly, and it’s easy to question the motives of every major player. The narrative is so twisted, you find the characters questioning each other as well, as they begin self-assessing their own devotion to family and faith. 🔪 If you haven’t picked this one up yet - you’re in luck. It’s out tomorrow and I’d be first in line to grab a copy if I were you. 🔪 Thank you to @celadonbooks #partner for gifting me with an advanced copy of this dazzling US debut! . . . #anearlynormalfamily#celadonbooks#murdermystery#mysterybooks#thriller#legalthriller#bookstagram#bookreview#bookblog#bibliophile#booksarelife#bookworm#instareader#igbooks#booknerd#goodreads#5stars#reading#books#ilovereading#bookshivers#booksharks#bookiehelper#bookapotamus
"After a certain age, we are all walking around this world in bodies made of secrets and shame and sorrow and old, unhealed injuries. Our hearts grow sore and misshapen around all this pain - yet somehow, still we carry on." . "When women are gathered together with no men around, they don't have to be anything in particular; they can just be." . City of Girls is Vivian Morris's life story, told by Vivian in her old age, looking back at her life starting in 1940s New York. Having been kicked out of Vassar after her first year, Vivian's parents send her off to live with her theater owning Aunt Peg in NYC. Vivian immediately experiences the rush of the city, the theater, the showgirls, and the ensuing hangovers. After experiencing her first taste of scandal, Vivian is forced to come to terms with herself and what she wants out of life. Narrowly missing marriage thanks to the draft, she eventually moves back to NY with her Aunt Peg and forges a life of her, proving that there is nothing more interesting than a woman who knows herself. . I really loved this book and after hearing Elizabeth Gilbert on a couple of podcasts discussing the book, I knew I had to pick it up. Rarely, are we treated to stories about empowered women, making and owning their life choices, without negativity or shame. Gilbert allows Vivian to be Vivian and celebrates her sexuality and appetite for men without the usual stigmas. More of this, please!
💛BOOK REVIEW 💛 The bookish life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Chicklit Synopsis: Nina Hill loves books and works at a bookstore in LA. She is a planner and happily living her bookish life. She gets the news that her father (which she never met or knew who he was) passed away and there is a huge family that she’s never met along with something he left for her. Rating: 3.5 ⭐️ What I liked about this book: - A book about a 29 year old woman who loves books. A book about books, count me in 🙋🏻♀️ - This is a quick, witty read, and really good as a palate cleanser in between heavy reads. - I could relate with Nina in a lot of ways, love for books and being a planner. We could totally be friends! - I loved the sense of humor of the book, the bookish and pop culture references. Any book with GOT references has my ❤️ - I could see this being turned into a romantic comedy movie. I’d watch it! I was hoping for a little bit more depth in the story but I did enjoy following along Nina’s story and the romance aspect of it. Thank you @berkleypub for the advance review copy. The bookish life of Nina Hill is out July 9th! If you love reading about someone that loves books as much as you do you should check it out!
5 ⭐ A story that takes place during The Blitz of London where Susan lives with her grandfather. They raise homing pigeons that are used to send coded messages for the war efforts. Ollie is an American that comes over to join the RAF and ends up helping out in this effort. Susan and Ollie start to fall in love and then are ripped apart by the war. I loved this story as I didn't realize that pigeons were actually used during the war! The end is bittersweet and had me crying. The end also brings a whole new meaning for the title. Look out for this wonderful book on June 25th! Thanks to @goodreads and @kensingtonbooks for the advanced copy! . . . . #thelongflighthome#alanhlad#goodreadsgiveaway#booksharks#thebookcommunity_ #sarahsbookstack#ww2books#historicalfiction#notjustaprettybook
QOTD: What are you currently reading?🌸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hello hello, BOOK LOVERS. Allow me to tell you my reading is about to get I N T E N S E. I am graduating on July 28th. Every day that passes by I realize how soon to graduation I am. What am I going to do? I will prepare myself to take the GRE and write two papers 20 pages each for an application. I will do a LOT of reading and writing which excites me. Now my question is, how crazy is the GRE, do you know?
The Last House Guest is about Avery Greer, a local in the town of Littleport, Maine whose best friend Sadie Loman, part of the wealthy elite who vacation in Littleport, was found dead last summer. Sadie’s death was ruled a suicide, but Avery is the only one not convinced. I’d classify this book as more of a suspense than a thriller since there were mysterious circumstances surrounding Sadie’s death, but it didn’t really feel like Avery was in danger. I think if I had gone into it knowing that I would have like it better. This book had a slow start that didn’t really hook me, but it ended up really picking up and being a page turner at the end. I really loved how complex both Avery and Sadie were as well as their friendship with each other, you can’t really figure out who was manipulating the other. I’ll always compare Megan Miranda’s books to All The Missing Girls, which I loved. The structure of that story was so unique and captivated me. However, I know it’s not for everyone and I think if you didn’t like it, that you’d love this book. If you love All The Missing Girls like I did, then this one is good, but just a little too conventional. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks to the publisher for granting me a copy for review via #edelweiss as well as @beritaudiokilledthebookmark for my giveaway win. ———— #thelasthouseguest#simonbooks#meganmiranda#summerthrillers#thrillerbooks#suspensebooks#bookish#booksharks#bookaddict#bookworm#bibliophile#booksofig#igbooks#igreads#amreading#spiveys📚club #whatshawnareads#booksbooksbooks#bookblogger#currentreads#bookpost#bookreview#whatshawnareviews#bookreviews
🌱Monday🌱 Do you have any last minute reads to finish for June? I’m almost done with Little Fires Everywhere and I really want to get into Dark Matter before the end of the month. 🤞Fingers crosses that I can finish them both in the next 6 days. Tell me about your last minute reads. BTW, It’s been raining here all day. Where is summer?
These are my most anticipated books to read this summer! They may not be summer-themed books, but they are certainly ones that I have been setting aside to read this summer when I have time to fully invest my brain and attention in them. 🏖Park Avenue Summer-Renee Rosen -Set in the 1960’s and features a strong woman fighting for what she wants. 🏖The Girl Who Drank the Moon-Kelly Barnhill -A charming middle grade story about a young girl being raised by a witch drinks moonlight which gives her unexpected powers. 🏖The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna-Juliet Grames -A woman around whom death seems to fall, is trying to get by, navigate her family’s suffocating grasp, and protect her sister in a foreign world. 🏖The Unhoneymooners - Christina Lauren -A cute romance about an unlikely duo taking advantage of a free honeymoon trip (that’s not theirs), and finding out they have more in common than they think. 🏖A Curse So Dark and Lonely - Brigid Kemmerer -A Beauty and the Beast retelling of a girl named Harper with cerebral palsy, and a cursed Prince Rhen who find each other’s lives surprisingly entwined. 🏖Recusion - Blake Crouch -A mysterious “illness” affecting memory is spreading and has implications on the past and the future. . . . #bookstagram#bookishlife#bibliophile#books#reading📖 #readtoescape#girlswhoread#readersofig#readingaddict#readerforlife#bookcommunity#sunmerreading#summertbr#booksharks
The downside of hyped books and library holds... . When the Modern Mrs. Darcy summer reading guide came out I read through the descriptions and requested about a third of them. As I saw reviews coming in for some I originally didn’t request, I ended up putting more on hold. Now all of these holds are coming in, as well as some from months ago. The problem is that now I feel the pressure to read them NOW. . I’m such a seasonal/mood reader and one of the problems of library books is those dang due dates (which are, of course, needed). I could just return them and request them later, but then I’d probably have to wait months again! For example, Ask Agin, Yes- I’m currently reading this and it’s so well written and powerful. However, it’s not really a “summer read” to me personally. Typically I would have realized this early on and put a pause on it to return to later. It’s my own fault though that I’m swept up in the hype of it and don’t want to miss my chance to read it now, since who knows how long I’d have to wait again! . I think we often do ourselves (and the book) a disservice when we force a read because of timelines or FOMO! So pretty much this is my PSA to myself, and maybe you, that if you need it, to utilize that “pause” option on library holds if you have it (I never remember it’s there!) or to just let go of the pressure. . Does anyone else have this problem of forcing certain books because of hype, due dates, etc? I’ll be returning a few of these to the library unread and I’m letting myself be totally okay with that. #summerstooshort
↠ BOOK REVIEW ↞ After reading Always Never Yours last year, I have eagerly awaited @wibbs_ink and @austins_b’s follow up. And I think you can see from my face that If I’m Being Honest did not disappoint! For full review, peep that link in the bio, fam! ____ 📚Synopsis: In order to catch the attention of her nice-guy crush, our flawed but loveable heroine Cameron begins to make amends for her notoriously brutal honesty with her classmates. Including Brendan, the boy who’s social life she single handedly destroyed. But what happens when Cameron realizes she’s changing for all the wrong reasons? With problems mounting at home and feelings for someone she never saw coming, Cameron begins to realize maybe you shouldn’t have to change to gain the love you deserve. ____ 📚 Thoughts: My first 5 star review in a while! A feminist retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this book was absolutely everything I want from my #ya. A tough main character with a heart of gold. Just enough personal drama to keep it interesting but still realistic. And an adorable nerd who knows how to kiss. l mean, if I’M being honest, just the last bit is all I really need. 😉 If you like Shakespeare and great young adult fiction and you especially love when the two combine, pick up this sweet and sharp rom com. And fingers crossed we get an As You Like It retelling from this duo next! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 . . #shakespeare#thetamingoftheshrew#10thingsihateaboutyou#booknerd#youngadultbooks#penguinbooks#yabooks#alwaysreading#bookstagram#bookphotography#bookworm#bookaholic#instabooks#readersofinstagram#booklove#bookaddict#romcom#feminism#bookstagrammer#bookish#ireadya#booksharks
Today is MURPHDAY!! Murphy’s combo adoption day + estimated birthday, aka the best day ever 😍 In honor of this special occasion, I’d like to share some fun facts about my fluff butt: - He’s 3 years old, give or take a few months - We adopted him when he was around 1 from a local rescue, where he was adopted the week before and returned because he was too interested in the cat - He enjoys long walks to the dog park, blueberries, and every person he’s ever laid eyes on - His nicknames include Moosh, Bear, Chunk Butt, Nibblesworth, and many more - He is the quietest dog I’ve ever met; he only barks when I’m eating mac & cheese and won’t give him any - He loves birds, squirrels, and lizards, but they don’t love him back - He pees exclusively in bushes - He loves to sniff books, but thankfully has never eaten any • I spelled his name in books, which he did sniff but wasn’t terribly excited to pose next to until I bribed him with treats. Don’t worry, he’s now off duty playing with the new toys he got for his birthday 🎂 Plz help me wish my son the best Murphday!!
Confession: I didn’t finish a single book this past week 😳 In fact, I barely even opened this book that I am currently reading. Life just got in the way. It wasn’t all bad things happening though. I got to visit with some extended family that were nearby, I spent some time with my brother and my canine nephew, and I got to see one of my favorite Phillies retire. . . I’m anxious to get back into There There because I don’t want to renew my library loan! I’m enjoying it so far, but it hasn’t been easy to jump in and out of with my unexpected reading break. . . Do you ever take a break from reading, planned or not? . . . #bookstagram#bookstagrammer#booksharks#therethere#currentlyreading#librarybook#junereads