Waiting On Wednesday : Holding Up The Universe

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Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven Expected Publication : October 4, 2016 Edition : Hardcover (400 pages) Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers Book Synopsis Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS […]

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Waiting on Wednesday : Valentina

VALENTINA S.E. Lynes Expected Publication: July 1, 2016 Edition: Paperback (280 pages) Publisher: Blackbird Digital Books When  Glasgow journalist  Shona McGilvery moves with her partner  Mikey  and their baby to an idyllic cottage in rural Scotland, they believe that all that lies ahead of them is happiness. But with Mikey working offshore, the  frightening  isolation of the Aberdeenshire  countryside begins to drive her insane… That is, until she is rescued by a new friendship with the enchanting Valentina. She has the perfect home, the perfect man, and a charismatic new best friend – or does she? As her fairytale life begins […]

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Friday Finds : The Wander Society by Keri Smith

WANDER by Keri Smith Edition: Hardover (208 pages) Publisher: Penguin Books (March 29, 2016) wan·der verb  \ˈwän-dər\ to walk/explore/amble in an unplanned or aimless way with a complete openness to the unknown Several years ago when Keri Smith, bestselling author of Wreck This Journal, discovered cryptic handwritten notations in a worn copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, her interest was piqued. Little did she know at the time that those simple markings would become the basis of a years-long, life-changing exploration into a mysterious group known only as The Wander Society, as well as the subject of this book. Within these pages, you’ll […]

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Friday Finds : Dreamology

DREAMOLOGY by Lucy Keating Edition: Hardcover (336 pages) Publisher: HarperTeen (April 12, 2016) Vibrantly offbeat and utterly original, Lucy Keating’s debut novel combines the unconventional romance of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the sweetness and heart of Jenny Han. For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist. But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing […]

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Friday Finds : Young Adult / Contemporary Edition

WHEN WE COLLIDED Emery Lord Edition: Hardcover (352 pages) Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children (April 5, 2016) We are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know… Jonah never thought a girl like Vivi would come along. Vivi didn’t know Jonah would light up her world. Neither of them expected a summer like this…a summer that would rewrite their futures. In an unflinching story about new love, old wounds, and forces beyond our control, two teens find that when you collide with the right person at just the right […]

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Friday Finds : Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman

HONEY GIRL by Lisa Freeman Edition: Hardcover (288 pages) Publisher: Sky Pony Press (March 2015) I got this gorgeous book 2 days ago in the mail. First, I’d like to thank Ms. Lauren and Ms. Lisa for providing me a copy. I really appreciate it. The cover is so pretty and I was thrilled when I saw that the author signed the book. This is definitely on my Summer TBR. How to survive California’s hottest surf spot: Never go anywhere without a bathing suit. Never cut your hair. Never let them see you panic. The year is 1972. Fifteen-year-old Haunani “Nani” Grace […]

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Waiting On Wednesday : Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday

Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday Christine Reilly Expected Publication: April 5, 2016 Edition: Hardcover (336 pages) Publisher: Touchstone The Middlesteins meets The Virgin Suicides in this arresting family love story about the eccentric yet tight knit Simone family, coping with tragedy during 90s New York, struggling to reconnect with each other and heal. Claudio and Mathilde Simone, once romantic bohemians hopelessly enamored with each other, find themselves nestled in domesticity in New York, running a struggling vinyl record store and parenting three daughters as best they can: Natasha, an overachieving prodigy; sensitive Lucy, with her debilitating heart condition; and […]

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Top Ten Tuesday : Spring TBR

My last TTT post was in January? Woah. How time flies. So, this week’s theme is quite simple, Ten Books on my Spring TBR. I don’t really do a monthly/seasonal TBR list so I will be sharing my top ten “priority” reads. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab – The sequel of A Darker Shade of Magic series. Of course this is the first one on my priority TBR list. I’m so excited and terrified to read this one. Also, Schwab started writing the 3rd book. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas – The third book of the Throne […]

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Stacking The Shelves #1

Hosted by TYNGA’S REVIEWS. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! It’s my first time participating this meme and I’m excited! This is normally a weekly meme but I wouldn’t be able to do it like that because I don’t really buy/get books on a weekly basis. I’ll be posting probably once a month or whenever I get more […]

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Friday Finds : Historical Fiction Edition

I read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak in 2014 and it became one of my all-time favorite books. It also made me want to read more historical fiction books especially those who were set in WWII. I’ve been seeing a lot of positive reviews of Salt To The Sea after it got published. The cover of Anna and the Swallow Man reminds me of The Standover Man (an illustrated story in The Book Thief). I’ve recently added these two books on my TBR list. SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys Edition: Paperback (400 pages) Publisher: Puffin (February 2016) It’s early 1945 and […]

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WWW Wednesday – March 9th

A weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Worlds. Everyone can join. Just simply answer the three questions and share the link of your post in the comment section of Sam’s blog. This is also a great way to share your weekly reading updates. The Three Ws are: • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? I’m currently reading… I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN BY JANDY NELSON Jude and her twin Noah were incredibly close – until a tragedy drove them apart, and now […]

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Waiting On Wednesday : Wink Poppy Midnight

WINK POPPY MIDNIGHT BY APRIL GENEVIEVE TUCHOLKE Expected Publication: March 22, 2016 Edition: Hardcover (352 pages) Publisher: Dial Books Every story needs a hero. Every story needs a villain. Every story needs a secret. Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous. What really […]

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Teaser Tuesday : March 8th

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat. Everyone can join. Just grab your current read and open it to a random page, choose two sentences (without spoilers!), share them on your blog together with the book title and author. Don’t forget to comment your link to MizB’s blog. I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson “This boycott isn’t whimsy. To me, boys don’t smell like soap or shampoo or cut grass or sweat from soccer practice or suntan lotion or the ocean from hours spent in the green curl of  wave anymore, they smell like […]

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Waiting On Wednesday : Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE by Rosamund Hodge Expected Publication: September 27, 2016 EDITION : HARDCOVER (448 PAGES) PUBLISHER : Balzer + Bray When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched. The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die. Paris […]

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WWW Wednesday – March 2nd

A weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Worlds. Everyone can join. Just simply answer the three questions and share the link of your post in the comment section of Sam’s blog. This is also a great way to share your weekly reading updates. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? I’M CURRENTLY READING… THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion Love isn’t exact science – but no one told Don Tillman. A handsome thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don’s never had a second date. So […]

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