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Title: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Page: 384 Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons (Aug. 14th, 2018) Summary For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in… Read More

Waiting on Wednesday/Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature, started by Breaking the Spine and continued by Wishful Endings, that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases!  This week’s pick is: A MAP OF DAYS RELEASING OCTOBER 2nd, 2018 Synopsis The #1 bestselling series returns with a thrilling new story arc set in America! Vintage photographs reveal the never-before-seen world of peculiar America with a stunning addition—full-color images. Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed… Read More

Title: The Summer of Cotton Candy (Sweet Seasons #1) by Debbie Viguié Pages: 219 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Christian Published by: Zondervan (May 11th, 2008) Summary Most people think The Zone is an amusement park, but Candy Thompson knows it’s really a slave labor camp. What else would you call a summer job that requires a sixteen-year-old girl to set aside her whole social life for the privilege of standing out in the hot sun selling cotton candy?… Read More

Title: The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood Pages: 320 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance Published by: Sourcebooks Fire (June 5th, 2018) Summary One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other. Kat lands the lead in the community theater’s summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and his new girlfriend are cast too. Can she get revenge by staging a new romance of her own?… Read More

Hey everyone!  To celebrate the recent release of Tied to Deceit by debut novelist, Neena H. Brar, I’m reviewing the book for my stop on the blog tour! Title: Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar Pages: 328 Genres: Mystery Published by: Penguide (Aug. 4th, 2018) Summary On a drizzly August morning, the inhabitants of the hill town of Sanover, Himachal Pradesh, wake up to the shocking news of the murder of the exquisite, secretive, malicious, and thoroughly… Read More

Hello!  Today I’m going to share with you all the classic books I hope to read during the month of August for the #ClassicsAThon, hosted by Lucy Powrie, AKA, Lucy The Reader!  This is a super chill readathon, and it started August 1st, and goes throughout the entire month of August, ending on the 31st.  I’m jumping in a few days late, but that’s okay, I’m going with it!  The goal of… Read More

Title: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett Pages: 432 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance Published by: Simon Pulse (April 3rd, 2018) Summary Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets. But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together. What… Read More

Can you guys even believe that it is August?!  Summer is flying by!  We still have a month left, though, so I’m going to appreciate it and soak up every second of summer that I can. Altogether, I read six books in July! BOOKS READ – Illusion by Nadette Rae Rodgers (ebook) \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares (reread) \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett \\ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – The Blood… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: BOOKS THAT LIVED UP TO THE HYPE You know those books that everyone just loves so much, you don’t know how you could possibly love it as much as everyone else seems to?  I’m reading one right now (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and had this been next week’s topic, let me just… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: Books That Bring Back Memories This week’s topic was so unique and intriguing!  The books for this week are ones with very specific memories attached to reading them.  Some of these memories are meaningful, while others are completely random, yet, I still have strong memories attached. Junie B. Jones Has A Peep in her… Read More