Happy Fall everyone!! We found this book tag a while ago and made sure to schedule it the first week of fall. It’s our favorite time of year and we couldn’t wait to participate. While we tagged seven bloggers below, feel free to participate if we didn’t tag you, especially if you love this season as much as we do.
Happy Banned Book Week! Banned Book Week started in 1982 as a result of the increase in the number of books people were trying to get banned from schools and libraries. We’re celebrating the freedom to read by sharing all of the modern YA banned books we could find. We used information provided by libraries and the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom to find banned and challenged books.
We encourage everyone to read banned books because if someone wants a book banned, there’s usually something important inside the cover for you to learn. Always question people who try to ban books and especially question their intent.
“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.” — Stephen Chbosky, author of Perks of Being a WallflowerContinue reading “A Comprehensive List of Banned YA Books”
So much to do, so much to read. We’ve been trying not to request too many books on NetGalley so we can have a more reasonable TBR pile and a strong reading percentage. This fall, we have some great books on our NetGalley line up.
We’ve read books by Lynn Painter and Emma Lord before, but were also excited to read books from three new authors. Have you read any of these ARCs yet? Let us know in the comments.
1. Talk Santa to Me by Linda Urban
Talk Santa to Me promises to be a hilarious and adorable romcom full of Christmas cheer. The description gave us Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer meets a Hallmark movie vibes. All Francie wants is to have the perfect holiday season, stop her aunt from making the family store too corporate and kiss the cute boy next door.Continue reading “Books on Our NetGalley Shelf Part 2”
*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Willow and Mason have lived opposite lives on different coasts. Willow lives with her rich mom outside of Los Angeles in a fancy modern house, while Mason has spent the last few years in the foster care system in Boston. But two things happen at the same time, leading to Willow and Mason to travel to the mysterious Salem, Massachusetts.Continue reading “Review: Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Welch “
Adriana Russo’s family is royalty in the figure skating world. Both her parents were Olympic Gold Medalists and now her family owns the prestigious Kellynch rink outside of Boston, Massachusetts. But life has been tough lately. Adriana’s dad is spending way more than he brings in, Junior World Championships is almost here and the fabulous Elisa Russo, Adriana’s older sister, is heading to Beijing for the 2022 Olympics.Continue reading “Review: Finding Her Edge by Jennifer Iacopelli”
Happy Labor Day everyone! With summer season coming to an end, we thought we would participate in one last fun book tag before we switch over to spooky season. We have to admit, this is our favorite time of year. September and October always bring beautiful weather and fun activities.Continue reading “The Summer Bucket List Book Tag”
Nothing More to Tell released August 30, 2022.Continue reading “September 2022 Book Club: Nothing More to Tell by Karen McManus”
It feels like 2022 is the year of adaptations! We’ve already compared the Love & Gelato book and movie and The Summer I Turned Pretty book and TV show. Recently, we watched Netflix’s adaptation of Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between. Most of the story takes place over a single night, where Clare and Aidan decide if they should break up or stay together before starting college. With Clare leaving for Dartmouth in the morning, the two have just 12 hours to make a choice.
Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read or watched Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between.Continue reading “Book vs Movie: Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith”
We chose I Kissed Shara Wheeler for our August book club pick. We’ve heard amazing things about this YA contemporary all summer and couldn’t wait to discuss it with the group.
Have you read this book yet? Let us know your thoughts to our discussion questions in the comments.Continue reading “Review: I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston”
Nantucket Summer is a collection, which includes Nantucket Blue and Nantucket Red, by Leila Howland. We first read this duology in the summer of 2017 and haven’t read it since. We were in the mood for a cute romance set near the beach, thus we chose a collection set on Nantucket.Continue reading “Then and Now: Nantucket Summer by Leila Howland “