November 2018 Wrap-Up

Another month gone, one more to go!

November was a bit of a manic month for me, but also really awesome. I read more books this month than I had in a while (a whole five!), and I returned to my blog after an extended hiatus. Without further ado, here is my wrap up!

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My 2018 Thanksgiving TBR

Hello and welcome to my tentative return and Thanksgiving TBR!

Since school has been such a whirlwind this year, I’ve sadly only been averaging 1-2 books a month (bye-bye Goodreads goal). But that’s okay! As much as I love reading, sometimes my physics homework does have to come first.

However, since I have this next week off for Thanksgiving, and some extra time for a blog post, I thought I’d share some books I plan to read this week. Whether or not I actually get to them is the fun part of this mystery. 

(Click on the titles to check out their Goodreads pages!)

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7 Tips & Tricks to Unhauling Your Bookshelf

There comes a time when book lovers must face an unspeakable truth.

There simply isn’t enough space on their bookshelf for every book that want to own. Which, of course, leads to the dreaded solution of getting rid of some of them.

It can be a daunting task. Choosing what unread books to finally give up on, which recent reads aren’t worth the room. I myself recently unhauled about 30 books from my library. Hopefully some of these tips will help you next time you decided to do a little spring cleaning.

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Why Don’t People Take YA Seriously? | Book Discussion

If you’re a YA fan and occasionally venture out into the world, you’ve probably been told that YA books aren’t real books.

I know that I have. From teachers, fellow students, even friends and adults. I mention how much I love reading but when I start rattling off some names and mention they’re YA sci-fi’s, contemporaries, or fantasies, people are quick to quirk a judgemental brow. Because of course, any books centering around teenagers can’t have any quality… right?

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COVER REVEAL: Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry

Good day, bibliophiles! I see a cover reveal in your future…

I’m so excited to be bringing you the cover reveal of one of my favorite authors’ upcoming release.

I’ve loved Katie McGarry ever since I read Nowhere But Here two years ago. Ever since then, my obsession with her storytelling has only grown and every time I hear she has a new release, I squeal!

And I also happened to squeal the moment I saw this cover. If you’re a Katie McGarry fan like me, I know you will, too. I’ve included more info on McGarry and her books underneath the reveal, as well as the blurb for her upcoming one.

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Booktubeathon Mini Reviews | Feat. Want, Lara Jean, and One of Us is Lying

Okay, I’m sure you guys are tired of me talking about booktubeathon by now.

I promise, this is the last time I’ll mention it until next summer! I just read so many good books that week, and there’s no way I can write and post full length reviews for all of them. The perfect solution?? MINI REVIEWS.

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The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue | Book Review

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Title: The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Author: Mackenzi Lee

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Published: June 27th, 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 5 stars

 

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

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Mini Reviews: Love and First Sight, The Infinite Moment of Us, Queens of Geek

Happy June! To kick it off, I figured I’d go back and write some mini reviews for books I haven’t gotten to review yet, or don’t feel like doing full-length reviews for.

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The Role of Age in the YA Community | A Discussion

Lately around twitter, there has been some discussion about the different age demographics in the YA book community. If you’ve been online then you’ve probably seen that there is a mix of many different age groups in our community.

This is fantastic of course! I’m happy that YA touches so many people at any point in their life. However, some complications are also evident.

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Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray DEFIED MY EXPECTATIONS | ARC Review

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Title: Defy the Stars

Author: Claudia Gray

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Published: April 4, 2017

Star Rating: 4.5 stars

 

 

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Synopsis:

She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is a seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true. (source)

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