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Quarterly Review

This is a look back on my reading of the past three months: the best of the best, the books I couldn't finish, and the non-fiction and adult books I don't review on the blog. These only cover new-to-me books and not rereads. The DNFs: Dragon Pearl  by Yoon Ha Lee Enchantée by Gita Trelease  The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris   by Jenny Colgan  Trouble Brewing   by Suanne Baltzar  A Wedding in Apple Grove  by C. H. Admirand The Non-Fiction: The Adult Fiction:  The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker (contemporary romance) Beyond the Point  by Claire Gibson (historical fiction) The Bookshop on the Corner  by Jenny Colgan (contemporary fiction) One in a Million  by Lindsey Kelk (contemporary fiction) Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (fantasy) The Tattooist of Auschwitz  by Heather Morris (historical fiction) Thornbound  by Stephanie Burgis (historical fantasy) The Unhoneymooners  by Christina Lauren (contemporary romanc

2019 Favorites So Far...

Who can believe we are halfway through 2019 already??? It's certainly hard for me. (Also, where did my summer go?) are my favorite reads of the year this year so far. I'm featuring my 10 Favorites overall and then 5 from each age category I read. It will be interesting to see which of these will make it all the way to the December 31 list! Top 10 So Far:  Top 5 MG: Top 5 YA: Top 5 Adult: What are some favorite reads of your year so far?

There's Something About Sweetie

You guys. I can not even begin to express how happy I am Sandhya Menon's books are being published and given to the world. I love them all so much for a variety of reasons. There's Something About Sweetie is another stellar contemporary romance with depth, nuance, and variety. And there IS something about Sweetie. It's impossible not to love her. Ashish Patel's heart is broken, and he's lost his mojo. The world is no longer a place to play and enjoy. His game is off both on the basketball court and with girls. Frustrated and annoyed at his parents for being smug and thinking they can do a better job finding him a girlfriend, he challenges them to do it. He will date who they set him up with and prove once and for all that they are wrong about knowing him and what he wants. The girl his mother chooses is Sweetie Nair. Sweetie is a stellar student, a good Indian daughter, and a phenomenal track star whose prowess in running shoes is going to win her a full schola

Future Favorite Friday June-19

I take the 2nd Friday of every month to highlight some upcoming releases I am looking forward to that I hope are Future Favorites. Feel free to do your own post, just please link back to my blog and tell me about your post in the comments. In April I read and fell in love with Celine Kiernan's Begone the Raggedy Witches . I can not wait to read the sequel. (And pretty much anything else Celine Kiernan wants to write ever.) The old queen and her raggedy witches have fled Witches Borough, and Mup’s family has moved into the cold, newly empty castle. But the queen’s legacy lingers in the fear and mistrust of her former subjects and in the memories that live in the castle’s very walls. While Mup’s mam tries to restore balance to a formerly oppressed world, Mup herself tries to settle into her strange new home with her dad, Tipper, and Crow. When an enchanted snow blankets the castle, Mup’s family is cut off from the rest of the kingdom, and the painful memories of t

May 2019 Stats

This is late because I've been busy and traveling. I DNFed a lot of books in May. I'm not worried though because I also loved a lot of books in May. I think I just unluckily picked up several duds in a row. May Favorites: June is going to be another "Read the Books I Own" Month. I don't have a picture of the shelf because that didn't happen before I left but it hasn't changed much! Just minus the library books.