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

Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance Pages: 355 Published: April 15, 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover library loan Goodreads | Twitter To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under … Continue reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

WOW. OKAY. THIS BOOK IS MAKING ME WANT TO SCREAM. In mostly good ways (and some frustrating ways). What if this book is so funny, with witty dialogue and hilarious narration, that I kept CACKLING in quiet, public spaces, like at work or on car rides so people start to stare? What if I kept laughing so much while reading with my boyfriend that at … Continue reading What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

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Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

This book addresses death and the loss of a parent. That said, I can assure you that Second Chance Summer is not about death. It’s about living, coping, and embracing the people in your life while you can. Morgan Matson handles the topic of death and loss in a way that doesn’t oversimplify, generalize, or minimize the experience. She just seems to get it and write … Continue reading Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

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Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything is the perfect summer read; it’s fluffy, full of funny scenes, and has the best friendships and relationships EVER. This book doesn’t veer too far from Matson’s earlier books, although it’s a lot funnier than I remember her other books being. The main themes in the book are friendship (especially like in Since You’ve Been Gone!) and learning to be happy with life instead … Continue reading Review: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | Classics for Young Adults

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE MAY BE MY NEW FAVORITE BOOK. Elizabeth Bennet is hilarious and genuine, and she will forever be one of my top favorite protagonists. I think when most people hear the title “Pride and Prejudice,” they think of the romance between Lizzy and Mr Darcy. That’s definitely what I thought before reading it, but Jane Austen is way beyond simple romance. Jane Austen … Continue reading Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | Classics for Young Adults

8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

I can’t read and listen to music at the same time because I lose focus and get overwhelmed. But I still like to incorporate music into my reading from time to time, whether that’s through listening to book playlists (official or fan-made) or reading books about music or musicians. If you’re passionate about reading and music, then here are five books that feature music in … Continue reading 8 Book Recommendations that Feature Music

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Review: Scars by Eliza Bates | An Adult Contemporary Suspense Romance

Note: This book contains mature content. I was super impressed by this book! I expected this book to be less focused on the plot and more focused on the characters, which is common in romance novels (because, usually, the plot is the characters’ romance). But I was pleasantly surprised to find that Scars delivers an alluring romance and a complex plot that keeps you on the edge … Continue reading Review: Scars by Eliza Bates | An Adult Contemporary Suspense Romance