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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature started by Breaking the Spine that puts the spotlight on upcoming releases!  This week’s book is: Save the Date Releasing June 5th, 2018 Synopsis Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before 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

Hello!  It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted, and I honestly can’t believe it’s been that long.  I hadn’t planned on taking a blogging break, but it just sort of happened, and I went with it.  Lately, I haven’t been reading as much, and thus, I haven’t had as much to blog about, so I just decided not to push myself to post, and took a mini, unplanned, unexpected hiatus.  The… Read More

Hey everyone!  Today I wanted to share with you all what I read for this year’s Hedgeathon.  The Hedgeathon is an annual summer read-a-thon hosted by the lovely Natalie from The Hedgie Press.  I participated last year, and had such a blast, so I was really excited for The Hedgeathon this year.  Unfortunately, I didn’t complete the challenge this year, but that’s okay, because the books I did read, I ended up… Read More

Title: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson Pages: 468 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Simon & Schuster (May 8, 2012) Summary Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much… Read More

Title: That Summer by Sarah Dessen Pages: 208 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers (Apr. 6, 2006) Summary For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She’s nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley’s reenters the picture, and through… Read More

It’s that time of year again!  The sun is shining, gardens are growing, the pool is open…It’s summertime!  I absolutely love the summer months.  So, today I thought I’d share my reading goals for Summer 2017!  Also, just to be clear I generally count my “summer reading” from Memorial Day to Labor Day – late May through early September. 1. Read at Least 20 Books Last year my summer reading goal was… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Summer Reads Freebie For this week, I’m going to share (in no particular order) ten of my favorite summer-y reads! 10. Since You’ve Been Gone Since You’ve Been Gone is the epitome of a summer read.  Ice cream, adventure, boys, and best friends.  Honestly, this book is so much fun and everything about it… Read More

Hey everyone!  So, in the beginning of summer I wrote a post telling you all about my reading goals for the summer.  Well, since summer 2016 is over now (*sad face*), I thought I’d look back at my goals and see which ones I accomplished, and which goals I need to work on for next summer! 1. Read at least 15 books I diiiid it!! From Memorial Day to Labor Day I… Read More

This summer I participated in Books and Quills’ Hedgeathon Summer Reading Challenge.  I had so much fun, and just narrowly finished it (I didn’t think I was going to make it there for a while…I’m not even gonna lie, I finished my last book for this challenge at 11:55 PM on July 31st…*phew*)! The challenge was to read a book related to at least 8 of these prompts (the ones I read… Read More