The Happy Ever After Playlist by: Abby Jimenez
Published April 14 2020 by Forever
Two years after losing her fiancé, Sloan Monroe still can’t seem to get her life back on track. But one trouble-making pup with a “take me home” look in his eyes is about to change everything. With her new pet by her side, Sloan finally starts to feel more like herself. Then, after weeks of unanswered texts, Tucker’s owner reaches out. He’s a musician on tour in Australia. And bottom line: He wants Tucker back.
Well, Sloan’s not about to give up her dog without a fight. But what if this Jason guy really loves Tucker? As their flirty texts turn into long calls, Sloan can’t deny a connection. Jason is hot and nice and funny. There’s no telling what could happen when they meet in person. The question is: With his music career on the rise, how long will Jason really stick around? And is it possible for Sloan to survive another heartbreak? Continue reading “// Book Review // The Happy Ever After Playlist by: Abby Jimenez #BookReview #AbbyJimenez #Romance”
Sister Dear by: Hannah Mary McKinnon
Published May 26, 2020 by MIRA
When Eleanor Hardwicke’s beloved father dies, her world is further shattered by a gut-wrenching secret: the man she’s grieving isn’t really her dad. Eleanor was the product of an affair and her biological father is still out there, living blissfully with the family he chose. With her personal life spiraling, a desperate Eleanor seeks him out, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree—an infuriatingly enviable half sister.
Perfectly perfect Victoria has everything Eleanor could ever dream of. Loving childhood, luxury home, devoted husband. All of it stolen from Eleanor, who plans to take it back. After all, good sisters are supposed to share. And quiet little Eleanor has been waiting far too long for her turn to play. Continue reading “// Book Review // Sister Dear by: Hannah Mary McKinnon”
Logging Off by: Nick Spalding
Published April 7, 2020 by Lake Union Publishing
Andy Bellows is in a right state. Plagued with insomnia, anxiety and neckache, he’s convinced there’s something seriously wrong with him. And the worst thing is that his doctor agrees. The diagnosis: Andy is in the grip of a self-destructive addiction to technology—he just cannot put that bloody mobile phone down.
Texting, tweeting, gaming and online dating—technology rules Andy’s life. His phone even monitors his bowel movements. So how will he cope when he’s forced to follow doctor’s orders and step away from all of his beloved screens?
From having to leave the flat in search of food like some kind of Neanderthal to engaging in conversations with actual people, Andy’s about to discover just how bewildering—and scary—the analogue world can be.
And when his sixty-day detox hits the headlines—making him a hero to suffering technophiles everywhere—Andy is sorely tempted to pack it all in and escape in the nearest Uber.
Can he get himself out of this mess, and work out how to live a better, technologically balanced life…without consulting Google even once? Continue reading “// ARC/Book Review // Logging Off by: Nick Spalding #BookReview #LoggingOff #ARCReview”
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by: Abbi Waxman
Published July 9, 2019 by Berkely
The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.
When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They’re all—or mostly all—excited to meet her! She’ll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It’s a disaster! And as if that wasn’t enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn’t he realize what a terrible idea that is? Continue reading “// Audio Book Review // The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by: Abbi Waxman #AudioBook #BookReview #AbbiWaxman”
You didn’t think I was done doing these tours, did you? If you did, you don’t know me at all! I’m just kidding! But seriously…I know I haven’t been keeping this blog updated as much, but I’m working on it. Now…for the reason you clicked on this post – read below to read about Leslie Georgeson and her book, The Honest Liar – don’t you just love the title of it alread? Continue reading “// Digital Reads Blog Tour // Book Blitz: The Honest Liar by: Leslie Georgeson #DigitalReadsBlogTour #LeslieGeorgeson”
Sadie by: Courtney Summers
Published September 4, 2018 by Wednesday Books
Young Adult/Realistic Fiction
A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about.
Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.
But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.
When West McCray―a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America―overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late. Continue reading “// Book Review // Sadie by: Courtney Summers #BookReview #Sadie #CourtneySummers”
Breath Like Water by: Anna Jarab
Publish Date May 19, 2020 by Inkyard Press
Susannah Ramos has always loved the water. A swimmer whose early talent made her a world champion, Susannah was poised for greatness in a sport that demands so much of its young. But an inexplicable slowdown has put her dream in jeopardy, and Susannah is fighting to keep her career afloat when two important people enter her life: a new coach with a revolutionary training strategy, and a charming fellow swimmer named Harry Matthews.
As Susannah begins her long and painful climb back to the top, her friendship with Harry blossoms into passionate and supportive love. But Harry is facing challenges of his own, and even as their bond draws them closer together, other forces work to tear them apart. As she struggles to balance her needs with those of the people who matter most to her, Susannah will learn the cost—and the beauty—of trying to achieve something extraordinary. Continue reading “// Summer Reads Blog Tour 2020 // ARC Review // Breath Like Water by: Anna Jarzab #ARCReview #InkYardPress #BreathLikeWater”
We Used to be Friends by: Amy Spalding
Published January 7, 2020 by Amulet
Told in dual timelines—half of the chapters moving forward in time and half moving backward—We Used to Be Friends explores the most traumatic breakup of all: that of childhood besties. At the start of their senior year in high school, James (a girl with a boy’s name) and Kat are inseparable, but by graduation, they’re no longer friends. James prepares to head off to college as she reflects on the dissolution of her friendship with Kat while, in alternating chapters, Kat thinks about being newly in love with her first girlfriend and having a future that feels wide open. Over the course of senior year, Kat wants nothing more than James to continue to be her steady rock, as James worries that everything she believes about love and her future is a lie when her high-school sweetheart parents announce they’re getting a divorce. Continue reading “// Audio Book Review // We Used to be Friends by: Amy Spalding #BookReview #Audiobook #WeUsedToBeFriends”
I did finish an audiobook today, so I’ll be writing a review on it and hopefully have it posted tomorrow. I have read more of Sadie, but not of The June Boys. I’m gonna try to pick that up again before I forget what all happened, but I can’t help it if one book grabs me more than the other, can I? I didn’t think so.
I did read more of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Good lord! I’m like on page 200 and usually that’s great because that means I’m halfway through the book. Nope! Not happening with this book in the series. I have 300+ more to go. And geez, the movie sure did switch details around a lot. I still love the movies, so that’s not really important.
I will say, in Sadie, the whole podcast interviews are sometimes a bit annoying – I would rather read Sadie’s point of view than the chapters of the podcast. They weren’t bad in the beginning, but now it’s like…umm…okay I just left off of this cliffhanger in a chapter and now this podcast is interrupting. Meh on you! But I’m liking the book so far, regardless.
I guess with people being in quarantine and whatnot, I’m seeing more and more articles on these types of books for this situation or that theme and I wound up making like five pages of lists of books that I want to read now. I’ll only list a few on this post as because I’m not exaggerating when I say, about four or five pages of book titles I’ve written down because they all sounded so good to read.
Sadie, oddly enough, was on one of those lists but since I already had the book, I didn’t write it down, lol. So this list is the YA list.
And this is just my YA list. If you have read any of these books, let me know what you thought of them. I’ll post next time about another list I have. Like I said, I have more – I haven’t gotten these books…yet.
I would make graphics, but I’m kind of lazy right now. That and I am not feeling very inspired for them right now. I wanted to give an update on my time alone at the apartment and reading these two books. I wanted to catch these up with my Harry Potter book, so Harry didn’t get as much attention as I thought he would.
So, both books I’ve past page 50. I am more drawn to know what happens with Sadie than I am with The June Boys. I’m not saying that The June Boys wasn’t great, but I don’t know, I think I want to know what the hell is going on with Sadie and her journey and this podcast that continues to tell the story of her sister’s murder.
The June Boys I’m not sure if it has a typo or not…but the character’s name is Thea – quite a few times someone as called her Thee. I haven’t read that it was some sort of nickname for her, so now I’m not sure if it is, or if this was just a really repetitive typo with this character’s name.
I didn’t read much anymore because I had a hard time going to sleep. After turning on some guided meditation and it starting to rain did the trick. I’m still tired but I want to read some more before the day is over. My SO will be back tomorrow. While I liked the uninterrupted reading time I got yesterday, the stress and anxiety of being home by myself still clouded me to where I was so tired throughout the day at work.
I’m gonna read some more today, but so far, it’s going pretty good. If you have read these two books, let me know and tell me what you think 🙂