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Today is Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish!  This week’s topic is: Ten Books Every New YA Bookworm Should Read This list is for anyone new to YA, or is interested in trying out the YA genre. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is so beautifully written, and heartbreaking, and I absolutely love it!  I also really like how it shows another side… Read More

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature started by Breaking the Spine, that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases! Today’s pick is: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson Releasing May 3rd, 2016! Synopsis: Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check. Guys? Check (as long as… Read More

  Summary  In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck… A sophisticated, layered, and heart-achingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make, and the ultimate choice Mia commands…. Read More

Summary The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has… Read More