Top Ten Tuesday: Ten LGBTQIA+ Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR!


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. 

Today’s topic:  10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List — I want to know what books have piqued your interest lately from whatever genre you choose!

In honor of June being Pride Month, here are the top ten LGBTQIA+ books I’ve recently added to my TBR and some I hope to read this month.   


1. Over You by Amy Reed  (bisexual mc)

2. Top Ten by Katie Cotugno – follows a bisexual mc (got this ARC at Bookcon!)

3. Queer there and Everywhere: 22 People Who Changed the World
by Sarah Prager This first-ever LGBTQ history book for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG.

4. Starting From Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow  middle grade lgbtqia+ coming of age. 

5. How To Make a Wish by Ashley Blake bisexual mc & own voices!! – I just bought this from The Strand Bookstore while in NYC last weekend!. 

6. Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman – I received this duology from the publisher and I’m ecstatic to get into it! Set in the summer of 1972, it follows a girl who is discovering that she likes girls.

7. Coffee Boy by Austin Chant I already have this on my TBR for the month and I’m excited to read this own voices book about a transgender boy.

8. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde – has been getting so much hype recently that I couldn’t resist adding it to my TBR list. I know this follows a f/f love story (between a character with my name?? so I’m destined to read it, I guess.) Also follows a girl who has autism spectrum disorder and anxiety.

9. History Is All You Left Me by Adam SilveraI still have not read any of Adam Silvera’s work please shun me. But, I do want to pick up his recent release because I’ve heard so much praise for it!

10. It’s Not Like It’s A Secret by Misa Sugiura This book sounds like it’s more of a coming of age/coming out story of a girl who has her first crush on a girl. I’ve never read this perspective before, so I’m interested to see how it turns out!

Happy Pride Month! 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. 

Today’s topic:  Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

There’s some great releases that I’m anticipating for the summer and the rest of 2017. I’m very excited! These aren’t even half of them! What book are you most anticipating for the rest of 2017? 


 

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally •  July 4th 2017

Lucky in Love by Kasie West   •  July 25th 2017

Internet Famous by Danika Stone •  June 6th 2017

What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard  •  June 6th 2017

What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum   • July 11th 2017

 

The (Best) Worst Case Scenario by Sandy Hall  • August 27th 2017

The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin   • August 29th 2017

Top Ten by Katie Cotugno  • Oct. 3rd 2017 • I love Katie Cotugno’s novels and I know I will love this one, a lot. It follows a female MC who is an introvert and experiences anxiety. The love interest is a hockey player, this book is the book after my own heart! 

Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland •  Sept. 5th 2017

She, Myself and I by Emma Young  •  September 5th 2017


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Top Ten Tuesday: Summery Book Recs & On My Summer TBR.


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. 

Today’s topic: Summer Reads Freebie: In preparation for Memorial Day (which is always the unofficial summer kickoff for me), let’s rec some summer/beach reads: books to go in your beach bag, best books set in summer, books with summer-y covers, best beach reads for people who don’t enjoy contemporary/realistic reads, best beach reads for fans of X genre, etc. etc.

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I did a Top 5 Wednesday post sharing my top five summer reads, so this is just a continuation & books I want to read this summer!


 

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Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – This book is perfect to read on the beach or if you’re on a long car-ride for summer vacation! I actually read this book on my summer vacation & on the beach.

We follow Amy and Roger’s road trip from California to Connecticut after Amy’s father dies, she’s afraid of driving. Roger helps out and they have a fun, music filled road trip!

This is one of my favorite Morgan Matson books!


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 This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith – This wasn’t a book that I was a fan of, but I know people that have loved it, so I’m recommending it anyway.

This book fits the summer theme perfectly because it’s set during the summer!  Graham and Ellie meet through an accidental email and start an email relationship. Graham turns out to be famous movie star and asks to change the movie set to Ellie’s small town. There’s lots of ice cream and paparazzi involved in this book.

If you want a fluffy summer read, this is the one!  See my review for more.

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Girl out of Water by Lara Silverman – 

I recently read this and posted a review, if you want to see more of my thoughts. But, this is about Anise who is a lover of surfing and spends her days on the beach with her friends in her home of Santa Cruz. But, her summer plans are changed when her Aunt Jackie gets in a car accident. Anise and her father have to go to Nebraska to help Aunt Jackie and her children. Anise learns to skateboard and she meets a boy named Lincoln along the way.

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The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon – I don’t think this book is set during the summer, but it’s set in NYC and it’s a quick read. I think this would be perfect to read on the beach and it has summery colors.

We follow Natasha and Daniel’s romance during one full day of meeting on an important today for both of them. Natasha is being deported to Jamaica and Daniel is interviewing for Yale. I really enjoyed the set up and this is my favorite Nicola Yoon book!

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Burn for Burn (#1) by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian – 

I’ve only read this book but I want to finish the series! This a revenge trilogy following three girls who want to take revenge on certain people that have wronged them. It’s set on Jar Island which fits the summery vibe. But, it’s a good read for the beach!

 


Books on My Summer TBR:

I hope to read more summer books this summer because it seems like I haven’t read enough! What’s your favorite summer read?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Releases I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half of 2017


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.

TODAY’S TOPIC: Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017

2017 is going to be great year for new releases. Here are my top ten for the first half of the year!

These are not in any specific order or by the way they are released.


 

By Your Side by Kasie West Jan. 31st 2017 – I recently just read P.S. I Like you by Kasie West and fell in love with her! Now I need more of her books! This is about a girl being locked in a library, so I’m in!! Don’t worry, I pre-ordered it.

When Dimple Met Rismi by Sandhya Menon – May 30th, 2017 – This is a diverse book that is on my radar for 2017. It’s about an arranged marriage and I’m so excited for it!

The Last Of August by Brittany Cavallaro Feb. 14th, 2017 – I loved A Study in Charlotte this year and I cannot wait for more of Jamie and Charlotte’s crazy adventures!! I know what I’ll be doing on Valentine’s Day!

Geekerella by Ashley Poston – April 4, 2017 – I was sent a physical copy of this book from Quirk Books to read for review and I’m interested to read it! It’s a nerdy take on Cinderella where the MC is entering a cosplay contest!

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith – May 2, 2017 – I’ve been slacking on my reading Jenn’s books, I have almost all of them on Kindle or physical copy. Nonetheless, I’m so happy she’s coming out with another book and I’m sure it’ll be very cute!

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli April 11,2017 – Becky is one of my favorite authors since I read her debut, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and I can’t wait  for this, I hope time goes fast because I NEED IT!!

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – April 4, 2017 –  I don’t know if I’m prepared for this book but it’s my most anticipated release of 2017. I love this series and I’m gonna cry when it’s over.

Literally by Lucy Keating – April 11, 2017 – Lucy Keating is a character in her own book?!! That’s fantastic. I highly enjoyed Dreamology, her debut of 2016 and I just crave more!!

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom – Feb. 7, 2017 – I loved reading Eric’s debut novel this year, (2015 release) Not If I See You First and I’m pumped for his sophomore novel! The only detail I know is that the MC is bipolar.

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti  – Jan. 3, 2017 – I recently got this book from Net Galley and I’m interested to see what it holds!


What book are you anticipating in 2017?

Top Ten Tuesday: New Authors I’ve Read in 2016!


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. 

Today’s topic: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

* click the titles to go to Goodreads.


 


All these authors are new to me, and I’m glad that I read them this year. Some are debut authors and I can’t wait to read more of their work!

Who was your favorite new-to-me author this year?

Top Ten Tuesday: Movies I’ve Recently Watched and LOVED!


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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely people over at The Broke & The Bookish.
Today’s Topic: MOVIE FREEBIE!
I’m going to add where you can watch these if you’d like to! These are the top 5 movies I’ve recently watched and loved + 5 underrated movies to watch!

1. Moonrise Kingdom (Netflix) – This is my most highly recommended movie to watch. It’s so fantastic!! It’s an Independent movie about this boy scout who has a secret girlfriend and they go adventuring together. It’s super cute and just so well done!

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2. Sixteen Candles  (Netflix) – I watched this in full recently with an Entangled Teen Twitter Watch Party which made it all more fun! I’ve seen bits and pieces of this movie but not the full thing, it was great!!Image result for sixteen candles tumblr gif

3.  Zootopia (Netflix) – I’ve seen this many times since the first time I watched it and since I work in a daycare environment we have watched this too many times.  The first time around it was fantastic! I love the humor and the hidden easter eggs in it! It’s such a well done animated movie.

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4. Big Hero 6 (Amazon Video) – My boyfriend and I recently watched this on Plex which is basically a movie database you can watch movies on. Since we watched ZooTopia we wanted to watch something else from the same people that created it. This was AMAZING. I really wish I had seen it sooner! But I’m glad I did see it now. If you haven’t watched it…it’s a must! Side note: it’s sad, so just know that!

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5. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (IN THEATERS) – I can’t stop thinking about this movie since it got me invested into the series! I thought it was so good having not read the book and I immediately picked up the first book in the series.Image result for miss peregrine's movie tumblr gif

UNDERRATED MOVIES TO WATCH:

6.  Stuck in Love (NETFLIX) – If you love Nat Wolff, Logan Lerman and Lily Collins this movie is right up your alley! It’s about a family of writers/authors dealing with divorce and it’s set during Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite movies, I highly recommend it! Image result for stuck in love tumblr gif

7. Cyberbully (NETFLIX) – This is one of my favorite ABC FAMILY movies. It features Emily Osment from HANNAH MONTANA and it really portrays cyberbullying very well.

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8.  That Awkward Moment (Amazon Video) – I’ll literally watch anything that Miles Teller is in because I love him so much. Celebrity crush – Miles Teller. He was awesome in this movie with Zac Efron, it was really good & hilarious!

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9. The Switch (Amazon Prime) – This was on Netflix a while ago and I remember loving it so much. It stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman when he gets drunk one night at Kassie (Jen Aniston) and becomes her sperm donor by accident. It’s a super cute, heartfelt romance!

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10.  Read it and Weep (Netflix) – I miss Disney original movies because they were SO GOOD!! This is one of my favorites, probably because I’m a book lover. The romance is adorable and Mindy from Drake & Josh is in it?!??!

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This was such a fun post since I usually post about books! What’s one of your favorite underrated movies?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Childhood Characters I’d Love To Revisit As Adult


 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely people over at The Broke & The Bookish.
This week’s topic: Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults (ie a novella or something to see what they grew up to be) — you could always just pick YA characters you’ve read recently you wouldn’t mind revisiting in 10 years or so. Or you could pick 10 characters and guess what you think they’d be doing in 10 years or 20 years. OR you could go the other way and wish for coming of age stories for adult characters you love.
I LOVE THIS TOPIC! I would love to revisit some of my favorite childhood characters! However, this was also difficult because my memory isn’t very good when it comes to the books I read when I was younger. Here are some of my beloved childhood characters!
  1. Junie B. Jones – This is pretty obvious, so I’m not going to go into detail but…this would be awesome.
  2. Ramona Quimby – Knowing now that Beverly Cleary just hit 100 years old.. I know this probably wouldn’t happen, but I WOULD LOVE IT.
  3.  Margaret Simon (Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret) – This book has a lot of sentimental value to me and I think it would be nice to see Margaret going through other stages of her life!
  4.  The Babysitters Club girls! – Another, obvious one!
  5. Massie Block (The Clique Series) – I couldn’t tell you if I finished this series, but I would love to see what the Clique girls are up to nowadays! 
  6. Madeline – This would be such an epic story, I would loooove to see a Madeline grown-up!
  7. Amber Brown – I remember loving Amber Brown, she was like Junie B. Jones but a little older and a riot!
  8. Fern – Charlotte’s Web
  9. Eloise – I actually can’t tell you if I read this growing up,but I would like to think I did because Eloise is awesome!
  10. Zoe, Angela, and Maddy – Internet Girls Series:  There is another book called, yolo that I haven’t read, but this focuses on the girls during their first semester in college.

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