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Hey everyone! Earlier this year, I announced that I was doing a 2018 Classics Challenge.  You can find out all the info about it in my original post, here! Now, my original plan was to share a post for each classic book I read.  Well, so far, I haven’t done that, lol!  So, I’ve decided that I will just update you all with how I’ve been doing so far. So far, I’ve… Read More

Title: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult Pages: 423 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Published by: Atria Books (May 18th, 2004) Summary Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate — a life… Read More

Title: Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi Pages: 394 Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (Mar. 27th, 2018) Summary For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine… Read More

 Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Pages: 602 Genres: YA, Sci-Fi Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers (Oct. 20th, 2015) Summary This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe…. Read More

Title: The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes Pages: 205 Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure Published by: Self-published (March 30th, 2016) Summary Fourteen-year-old Hannah Bradbury loved her father so much that she worried about him constantly. After all, he was a photographer who traveled to the most dangerous places in the world.  To allay her fears, each time he came home he brought her silly gifts, each one with supposed magical powers: the Seal of Solomon, the Ring… Read More

Hey everyone!  Today it’s my stop for The Rebellion Blog Tour!  The Rebellion is book #2 in the Tales of Tarsurella series by Livy Jarmusch.  In honor of it’s release next Tuesday, I’m sharing my spoiler-free review of the book!  Also, just in case you’re curious, you can check out my review for book #1, The Coronation, by clicking here. Title: The Rebellion (Tales of Tarsurella #2) by Livy Jarmusch Pages: 345 Genres: YA, Christian, Contemporary Published by: Self-published (May 8th,… Read More

Hey everyone! Well, Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is now over, so it’s time I share with you all how it went. After my last update, I read about 10 more pages of Illuminae, and then I fell asleep. Then, I woke up about 20 minutes before the readathon ended, and read until it was over. So, I was able to get to page 118 of Illuminae plus the 20 pages of The… Read More

Hey everyone! I’m so excited today is my stop on the blog tour for The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo, hosted by Tin from The Book Maiden! I’m going to be sharing my thoughts about the book and some of my favorite quotes. Also, be sure to check out the end of this post, because there’s also a giveaway for a hardcover copy of the book! 🎉 Alright, let’s… Read More

Title: Just One Day by Gayle Forman Pages: 369 Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary Published by: Random House (Jan. 10, 2013) Summary When sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a… Read More

  It’s April, so that means it’s time for my March wrap-up!  For me, March was a pretty great month.  It was my birthday on the 29th, and while I didn’t read quite as many books as I would have hoped, I still read a fairly good amount.  My blog did really well in March, too! Altogether, I read five books in the month of March! BOOKS READ – The Choosing by… Read More