Five Settings I Want to See More Of

This is a Top Ten Tuesday topic from a few weeks ago that I loved but wasn’t able to participate in due to a blog tour happening the same day. I’m very particular about only having one post go up a day. What are your thoughts on this?

There are definitely particular settings that make me instantly intrigued in a book. A lot of the things I love in books are kind of nichey, but I’d love to see more of them!

tourist towns

These are so fascinating to me and I’d love to live in one someday. The closest I’ve ever come is visiting Hollywood Beach in Florida when I went to see my grandparents as a kid. I adored spending an entire day walking in and out of souvenir shops and looking at all the trinkets. My favorite book featuring this setting is definitely Jennifer E. Smith’s This is What Happy Looks Like.

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Announcing Shattering Stigmas 5.0

I have a huge announcement that I am so excited to share with you all! In October I will be co-hosting the mental health event, Shattering Stigmas, with Taylor from Stay on the Page. This two week blog event focuses on all aspects of mental health and shattering the numerous stigmas that come along with it.

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Review: She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller

Title: She’s the Worst
Author: Lauren Spieller
Release Date: September 3, 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320

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Sisters April and Jenn haven’t been close in years. Jenn’s too busy with school, the family antique shop, and her boyfriend, and April would rather play soccer and hang out with the boy next door.

But when April notices her older sister is sad about staying home for college, she decides to do something about it. The girls set off to revive a pact they made as kids: spend an epic day exploring the greatest hits of their childhood and all that Los Angeles has to offer.

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Waiting on Wednesday: I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Title: I Hope You Get This Message
Author: Farah Naz Rishi
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 432

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Seven days. Seven days. The Earth might end in seven days.

When news stations start reporting that Earth has been contacted by a planet named Alma, the world is abuzz with rumors that the alien entity is giving mankind only few days to live before they hit the kill switch on civilization.

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26 of My Friend’s Favorite Things for My 26th Birthday

Today is my birthday! And in honor of turning 26 I asked some of my friends what their favorite things were (other than books). This was such a fun way to get to know them a little more and I love that I’m getting to share some of my favorite people with you! My friends are so incredibly passionate about so many things and it honestly fills my heart with a lot of joy.

Ally from @thebookshrine I love PODCASTS!! My favorite is Wolf 359.

Ben from Books With Ben It’s not a thing…but a person…Taylor Swift (I swear I didn’t pay him to say my lord and savior Taylor Swift.)

Heather from @staccatosounds Libraries are my favorite thing because they bring so many people together to learn and hear each other’s stories!

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Sunday (On a Monday) Stacks Week Twelve

Yes, I know it’s Monday and this post is a day late. I had it all ready to go and then realized I had a prior commitment that I put down in my spreadsheet for the wrong date and I hate posting twice in one day so I just had to flip flop yesterdays and todays posts.

I’ve been failing at read the past two weeks so yay! Life has just been incredibly busy with my son’s birthday and the party I planned for him and also the annual toy drive my family runs for the Children’s Hospital that takes care of my son just ended and it completely takes over every aspect of my life.

So here’s a look at the books I tried to read from the last Sunday Stacks and what is on my TBR for this week.

I actually tried so hard to get through The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen and I just couldn’t do it. It took me a couple of hours to get only two or three chapters into and I honestly had no clue what any of the words were meaning. I felt guilty DNFing it since I had a review copy, but not every book is for every reader, and that’s okay. Fantasy is a genre I want to like so badly, but just really isn’t for me.

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Review: Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski

Title: Remember Me
Author: Chelsea Bobulski
Release Date: August 6, 2019
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 336

Content Warnings: gun violence, murder, suicide

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In this eerie and suspenseful YA, a teen girl discovers what connects her to the hotel she calls home as horrifying visions lead her to the truth. 

Nell Martin is moving again, this time to the Winslow Grand Hotel, built in 1878. As Nell is settling in, strange things begin to happen. Doors lock of their own accord, writing appears on bathroom walls–and most horrifying of all–visions of a dead boy permeate her waking life. Thinking it was her mind playing tricks on her, she soon finds the past and the present colliding as she learns horrific details of a murder that happened at the hotel in 1905 involving a girl named Lea.

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