Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Facts About Me

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Hello my lovelies!  It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for another Top Ten Tuesday post!

  What is TTT? TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Check out their blog for more info and to see upcoming themes.

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This week’s theme was…

July 12: Ten Facts About Me (bookish or just general about you facts or ten facts about you as a blogger…whatever you want)

I decided that I am going to share some bookish facts about me of course!  Not going to lie, this is going to be more like 20 bookish facts about me.  Sorry, not sorry…

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Book Review: June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

 

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Author: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Genre: Historical Fiction • Mystery

Version: Hardback (400 pages)

Publisher: Crown (May 31, 2016)

Source:  NetGalley & Blogging For Books

Amazon • Goodreads

 

Book Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet comes a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever. 

Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her—her grandmother, June. But a knock on the door forces her out of isolation. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary matinee idol Jack Montgomery’s vast fortune. How did Jack Montgomery know her name? Could he have crossed paths with her grandmother all those years ago? What other shocking secrets could June’s once-stately mansion hold?

Soon Jack’s famous daughters come knocking, determined to wrestle Cassie away from the inheritance they feel is their due. Together, they all come to discover the true reasons for June’s silence about that long-ago summer, when Hollywood came to town, and June and Jack’s lives were forever altered by murder, blackmail, and betrayal.

As this page-turner shifts deftly between the past and present, Cassie and her guests will be forced to reexamine their legacies, their definition of family, and what it truly means to love someone, steadfastly, across the ages.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult

Book Review: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

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Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Series: The Raven Cycle #1

Genre: Young Adult > Fantasy

Version: Audiobook (Listening Length: 11h 8m)

Narrator: Will Patton

Source: Hoopla

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AmazonGoodreads • Book Website

Book Synopsis:

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary, Romance

Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Author: Jojo Moyes

Version: Paperback (369 pages)

Series: Me Before You #1

Publisher: Penguin Books

Source: Purchased

Genre: Romance • Contemporary • Woman’s Fiction

Amazon // Goodreads

 

Book Synopsis:

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

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Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Posts

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Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!

T5W is a weekly meme is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes.  You can visit the Goodreads T5W group for more info.

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This week’s theme is…

June 22nd: Favorite Videos/Posts
–This is a chance to showcase some of your favorite posts you’ve ever done! These are your own posts, not shouting out someone else’s. These do not have to be past T5W topics. They can be anything from your favorite discussion post you did, to your favorite review, to your favorite photo you’ve posted on Instagram!

Here we go!

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