Features, Memes, Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: YA Books for My High School Self



Hello & 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.


This week’s theme is…

September 12th: Books For My Younger Self
— This was recommended as a topic on twitter and I love it! Books that you wish your younger self would have read to learn a life lesson, get more self confidence, open your eyes to a new perspective, etc.

I decided to spin this to share YA books I’ve read in the past few years that I feel would have been important for my high school self to read because they include important themes.  Sure, there are tons of books that I know my younger self would have loved to read, but I wanted to include books that taught me something as an adult, that would have benefited me as a teenager as well.

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Book Events, Features

Book Event: Sabaa Tahir’s Book Tour for A Reaper at the Gates


On Wednesday June 20th, I attended Sabaa Tahir’s book tour for the 3rd book in her An Ember in the Ashes series, A Reaper at the Gates.

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: Nora & Kettle (Paper Stars #1) by Lauren Nicole Taylor


Nora and Kettle Cover

Looking at the cover for Nora & Kettle, you’d expect this book to be a fluffy YA contemporary right?  Fluffy clouds, a kite, and a tea kettle… Yup, screams fluffy contemporary to me.  Oh how WRONG I was!  This book was definitely NOT what I was expecting.  It was much darker and more sinister than I could ever have anticipated…

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Bookish Odds & Ends

Most Anticipated YA Sequels of 2018 (June – December)



It’s crazy to think we are already halfway through 2018 already.  Despite the fact that winter drug on FOREVER, this year is flying by!

Surprisingly, 2017 was a good YA reading year for me.  For the past few years, I’ve often felt that YA it fairly hit of miss for me, so I was delighted to find so many great YA books that I enjoyed so much last year.  I noticed that many of these books had sequels coming out the second have of this year, so I thought I would share which ones I am most looking forward to.

Here are the 8 YA sequels releasing in the second half of 2018 that I am most anticipating…

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Book Events, Features

Author Event: Mackenzi Lee’s Book Tour for Bygone Badass Broads



After reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue last year, I knew I was going to read anything else that Lee came out with.  When I saw that Lee was going to be visiting Ohio on her tour for her most recent release, Bygone Badass Broads, I couldn’t believe my luck!

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