Hi friends and happy Friday! I decided to do a double book review week, since I also finished A Tale of Two Besties, by Sophia Rossi, which Penguin Young Readers generously gave me a review copy of in exchange for my honest opinion. This book was really cute. It tells the story of two best friends (unsurprisingly), Harper and Lily, who are starting high school and going to different schools for the first time. Harper has always been the cool one, who looks out for Lily (who’s personality and decision to wear a pair of costume wings all the time have earned her the nickname gawkward fairy). When the two switch positions in their new high schools, their friendship hits a major hurdle. The book focuses on how each girl deals with her new social status and the changes that occur within their friendship. If you want more from a summary, you can read the goodreads copy here. Continue reading
There have been a few books that have totally clicked with me in the past 2-3 years. Books that I’ve read and reread and reread again, and also books that have really directed the kind of stories I want to be writing. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han, (which I completely fangirl all over in this review) was one of those books for me. It’s one that, both as a reader and as a writer, I keep coming back to. So you can imagine my asdfghjkl!!!! levels of excitement when I finally got P.S. I Still Love You in my hands on Tuesday. So excited that I read the book in one sitting, laughing, swooning, and even sobbing at one point as I worked my way through the rest of Laura Jean’s love letter journey. ***Before I continue, I just want to point out that while I won’t have any spoilers for this book, as a sequel it’s impossible to discuss it without spoiling some things about its predecessor, so proceed with caution*** Continue reading
Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day. It definitely feels luck summer has officially begun, and you know what that means … beach reads. Here are a few I plan on having in my beach bag (or park bag because, you know, New York) I’d love to hear what you plan to read this summer in the comments! Continue reading
Last week’s top ten tuesday got me thinking about all the authors I loved who I will never get to meet. The question is always phrased who would you want to meet living or dead. Since last week’s post was on living authors I really want to meet, this week I thought I’d do the other side of the question – authors who are dead. Let me know in the comments who you’d want to meet and/or what you think of my picks! Continue reading
This week I’m pulling heroes from three of the books on the New York Times YA bestseller list. We’ve got Quentin from Paper Towns, by John Green, Mac from Saint Anything, by Sarah Dessen, and Jacob from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Let me know in the comments which character you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump. Bonus points for interesting reasons why!
The jacket copy of We All Looked Up, by Tommy Wallach, reads: Before the asteroid we let ourselves be defined by labels:The athlete, the outcast, the slacker, the overachiever. But then we all looked up and everything changed. They said it would be here in two months. That gave us two months to leave our labels behind. Two months to become something bigger than what we’d been, something that would last even after the end. Two months to really live.
Between the Breakfast Club language and the end of the world thing, despite the hype around this book (a debut novel starting out on the New York Times Best Sellers List) I kind of expected it to either be really gimmicky or really depressing. I was wrong. It was amazing. Definitely worth all the hype and more. Continue reading