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    April ’18 book haul

    You know, I genuinely thought that this month would be better than others, but I totally forgot about half of the books I ordered online (mostly preorders) and then I had two in person splurges… One day this will slow down… I mean, it has to, right?! Anyway, we are splitting this into three sections because I (once again) bought…

  • Book review: The Names They Gave Us

    The Names They Gave Us – Emery Lord

    Release date: 1 June 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★ – 6/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Names They Gave Us blurb: Lucy has the perfect summer planned out: perfect boyfriend, perfect job and quality time with her perfect parents. Then her mom’s cancer comes back, and suddenly life makes no sense. Before she knows it, Lucy finds herself agreeing to volunteer as a…

  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

    Turtles All the Way Down – John Green

    Release date: 10 October 2017 Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Turtles All the Way Down blurb: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young…

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    Top 5… contemporary fiction (adult and/or young adult)

    So… this post is a whole week late because I was sick AND traveling… Booooooo. Also, friendly reminder that Shanah is running Top 5 Tuesdays, and if you’d like to join us, you can contact her over here. Only about 20% of the books I read (possibly less) are contemporary reads, but I still have my favourites (not in any…

  • The Start of Me and You

    The Start of Me and You – Emery Lord

    Release date: 31 March 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Start of Me and You blurb: Can you plan happiness? It’s been a year since Paige’s first boyfriend died in a swimming accident and it’s time she rejoined the real world. So she makes a plan: Date a boy (long-standing crush Ryan Chase seems like the perfect…

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han

    Release date: 20 March 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Lara Jean Song #1), blurb: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They…

  • Book review: Almost Midnight

    Midnights – Rainbow Rowell

    Release date: 2 November 2017 as part of Almost Midnight — Two festive short stories by Rainbow Rowell (Originally published 14 October 2014 as part of a compilation of short stories My True Love Gave To Me) Rating: ★★★★★★★ – 7/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Almost Midnight blurb: “I need you to be my person. I need to see…

  • Queens of Geek

    Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde

    Release date: 14 March 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Queens of Geek blurb: Charlie likes to stand out.  She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with costar Reese Ryan.  Then when Internet-famous, cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives, it seems…

  • Book review: Eliza and her Monsters

    Eliza and her Monsters – Francesca Zappia

    Release date: 30 May 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. Then Wallace…

  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

    Release date: 7 April 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★ – 9/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1) blurb: Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is – and what he’s looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds…

  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

    The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

    Release date: 11 April 2017 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link The Upside of Unrequited blurb: Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love – she’s lived through it twenty-six times.  She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret.  Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t…