Review: Nothing More to Tell by Karen McManus

Brynn Gallagher never thought she’d have to return to Sturgis, Massachusetts, her dumpy hometown. But when her dad tells her they’re moving back, Brynn and her sister Ellie realize they have to attend to Saint Ambrose School, a local private school where Brynn’s favorite teacher was murdered four years ago.

To help her journalist career, Brynn applied for an internship at Motive, a true crime network. When she pitched the idea that the show covers her former teacher, William Larkin, she never suspected for her superiors to go for it. But now that Brynn is back, she’s determined to know the truth. Three students found Mr. Larkin, including Brynn’s former best friend Tripp Talbot.

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Books on Our Autumn 2022 TBR

It’s finally autumn, which means it’s time to go over our TBR list for the season. This list doesn’t include the YA books on our NetGalley shelf, that we shared with all of you last week. There are so many recent and upcoming releases that we can’t wait to start reading. Spoiler alert: our October and November book club picks might be on this list.

Have you read any of our autumn book picks? Let us know in the comments and happy reading!

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The Fall Bucket List Book Tag

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.

The Rules

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A Comprehensive List of Banned YA Books

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 Wallflower

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Books on Our NetGalley Shelf Part 2

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.

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Review: Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Welch 

*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.

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Review: Finding Her Edge by Jennifer Iacopelli

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.

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The Summer Bucket List Book Tag

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.

We saw this tag on Read and Review It and Her Digital Coffee. Their answers convinced us to participate. The tag was originally created by Read by Tiffany.

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September 2022 Book Club: Nothing More to Tell by Karen McManus

The Book

Nothing More to Tell released August 30, 2022.

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Book vs Movie: Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

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.

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