Ten Beach Reads Actually Set at the Beach

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Hi friends! After a late night flight back from California I’m a little sleepy today. Thanks to everyone who sent good vibes for my sister’s wedding in Big Sur over the weekend. The weather was unusually good for this time of year and everything was beautiful. Hope to get some pictures up soon. With my Maid of Honor duties behind me and Memorial Day coming up in a few days, it really feels like the beginning of summer. Crossing my fingers that I get a little beach time in this season. Here are ten books set at the beach that would be perfect to read lying in the sand, listening to the waves.

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish (as always) for hosting this weekly book meme!

Top Ten Things On My Reading WishList

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Happy Tuesday! I have more books that I want to read right now than time to read them, so adding to my reading list would be folly. However, if more of these kinds of these books hit the shelves, I don’t think I would be able to resist them.

  1. More YA books told by multiple female perspectives, like the Burn for Burn trilogy by Jenny Han and Siobahn Vivian.
  2. A book where everyone thinks the world is going to end, but then it doesn’t and people need to deal with the aftermath.
  3. A Louisa May Alcott retelling that’s not Little Women. I’d love to see a modern take on Rose In Bloom or An Old-Fashioned Girl. 
  4. A road trip romance, like Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson.
  5. Historical YA set in Tudor England – so here for all things Queen Elizabeth I.
  6. Romance novels with a feminist angle.
  7. Fantasy with a completely new/unique magic system.
  8. More nonfiction/memoirs about marriage (or lack thereof) demographics/customs/changes in the vein of All the Single Ladies, by Rebecca Traister, or Spinster, by Kate Bolick.
  9. An #ownvoices beach read by a PoC author.
  10. Sister books! I know there are *a lot* of these already in existence. But I always want more!

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme!

Ten YA Books With Girls of Color on the Cover

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Representation is important. Diversity is important in the stories that get told inside the book. But it’s also important on the covers – where for too long and too often girls of cover were not represented at all. Luckily, that’s beginning to change and these gorgeous covers are the result!

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme!

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book

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 Fat ladies who get a good romance plot! 

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Fake Relationships (that might turn into more!) 

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Princesses!

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Books about books

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Falling in love through letters

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Sister stories 

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Fairytale Retellings 

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Feminism! 

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Friends falling in love

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The end of the world 

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Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme.

Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

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Happy Tuesday! From a book narrated from the collective perspective of a Greek chorus of gay men who’ve died from aids to a Kafkaesque, apocalyptic story of mutant bugs taking over an Iowa town, all of these books boggled my mind with their uniqueness. I couldn’t help wondering, how did the authors dream this up? What’s the most unique book you’ve read? I want to hear about it! Continue reading

Top Ten Books I’ve Loved The Have Big Fandoms

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I usually LOVE popular books, but I don’t totally connect with the idea of fandom. Even with Harry Potter, which I loved more than any story ever, I didn’t get fully into the fandom. I went to the midnight book parties and movies and obsessed over the story with my friends, but I didn’t join online communities, buy merchandise, or read fanfiction. Anyway, here are then books/series I’ve loved that have giant fandoms. Continue reading

Top Ten Authors I’d Like to Meet

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Since moving to New York it’s bananas how many of my favorite authors I’ve gotten to meet. I cried meeting Stephanie Perkins, freaked out talking bout my thesis with E. Lockhart, talked about Smith with Meg Wolitzer, and even took a YA lit class with David Levithan. Still, there are plenty of authors I’d still *love* to meet. Here are ten of them: Continue reading