The Calico Books

Archives

Title: Save the Date by Morgan Matson Pages: 432 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Simon & Schuster (June 5th, 2018) Summary 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 house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes… Read More

Title: Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot Pages: 320 Genres: YA, Contemporary Published by: Square Fish (Feb. 28th, 2017) Summary Perfect is only on the surface in this gripping novel about a teen girl who looks normal but struggles with a little known eating disorder.  Sixteen-year-old Pea has a secret: she has Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, which means she can’t eat very much because nutritious foods frighten her. Having ARFID is like having a monster inside of her,… 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

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! 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! Today is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! Just in case you don’t know, the goal of the readathon is to read as much as you can in 24 hours. To get all the details, check it out here! I’ve actually got a pretty busy day planned, so unfortunately, I know I’m not going to be able to read as much as I would like. That being said, I’m going to try… Read More

Title: The Choosing (Seer #1) by Rachelle Dekker Pages: 464 Genres: YA, Dystopian, Christian Published by: Tyndale House Publishers (May 19th, 2015) Summary “Not to be Chosen would yield a cruel fate of my own making.” Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—would end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as… Read More

Title: The Coronation (Tales of Tarsurella#1) by Livy Jarmusch Pages: 460 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Christian Summary Prince Addison is only several weeks away from inheriting the Kingdom of Tarsurella. The entire Palace is ablaze with excitement, as the Royal Family prepares for the event of a lifetime. Despite the exciting event which is near at hand, Addison and his younger siblings (all seven of them!) must carry on with their daily activities. Addison’s sisters, Princesses Bridget,… 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 I Could Reread Forever So, the books for this week’s list include some of my favorites that I either want to reread, or are books that I have reread and still want to reread again! Okay, here we go: The Book Thief   I first read this book back in 2014, and it… Read More