Sunday Stacks Week Two

I’ve decided to turn Sunday Stacks into a weeklyish post! I may skip a week every now and then, but I really enjoyed sharing my TBR with y’all last week, so I want to continue doing it! First I’ll recap the previous week’s TBR, let you know which books I finished, and then I’ll share with you the upcoming list!

The first book I read from my TBR last week was The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried. I can tell why a lot of people love this one, but it really just wasn’t for me. It was an incredibly fast read, but the entire book is basically Dino and July arguing. Confrontation and arguments like that give me a lot of anxiety, so I wasn’t a huge fan.

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Author Event: Laurie Halse Anderson

This was the second time I’ve been privileged enough to hear Laurie Halse Anderson speak. If you’ve never been to one of her events, I truly hope the opportunity arises for you to change that at some point; Anderson is an absolutely incredible person that is full of so much wisdom. There’s that age-old question that asks if you were able to sit down for coffee with anybody, dead or alive, who would you choose? For me, Anderson is that person.

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Friday Jams Week Six

Welcome to another Friday and congratulations on making it through the week! I have what I’m hoping will be a fun and exciting change to Friday Jams. Along with sharing with y’all my top three artists from the week, I’ll now also be including music reviews! I’ve asked Twitter to tell me who their favorite artists are, and you can always leave a comment on my Friday Jams posts with your suggestions too! Each week I’ll randomly select one music artist to listen to and give my thoughts on. Who knows, maybe we’ll both find a new favorite musician!

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Review: Trouble by Non Pratt

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Title: Trouble
Author: Non Pratt
Release Date: 6/10/2014
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Rating: 4 stars
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Trigger Warnings: alcohol abuse and death

In this dazzling debut novel, a pregnant teen learns the meaning of friendship—from the boy who pretends to be her baby’s father.

When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown in her backyard. The one witness (besides the rest of the world): Aaron Tyler, a transfer student and the only boy who doesn’t seem to want to get into Hannah’s pants. Confused and scared, Hannah needs someone to be on her side. Wishing to make up for his own past mistakes, Aaron does the unthinkable and offers to pretend to be the father of Hannah’s unborn baby. Even more unbelievable, Hannah hears herself saying “yes.”

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Liar’s Daughter by Megan Cooley Peterson

Title: The Liar’s Daughter
Author: Megan Cooley Peterson
Release Date: 9/10/2019
Publisher: Holiday House
Pages: 304
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Piper was raised in a cult. 
She just doesn’t know it. 

Seventeen-year-old Piper knows that Father is a Prophet. Infallible. The chosen one.

She would do anything for Father. That’s why she takes care of all her little sisters. That’s why she runs end-of-the-world drills. That’s why she never asks questions. Because Father knows best.

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Ten Books Featuring Music

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is an audio freebie, meaning we can cover anything we want as long as it has to do with audio. I struggled to come up with a topic to cover – I don’t listen to podcasts, audiobooks are hard for me to listen to at this season in my life, and I already share the music I jam out to with y’all every Friday. So, after a lot of thinking, I decided to make a list of ten books that feature music as a main theme of the story. I wouldn’t consider this a top ten post, but instead merely a list that is ten books long.

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If you read my review for You’d Be Mine you’ll know how much I absolutely adore this book. Hahn captured the country music scene so perfectly while creating two of the best characters I’ve ever met. To be honest, I hadn’t really listened to country music in about six years due to an evolution in my music preferences, but ever since reading this one there’s been a lot of Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley being played.

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Review: You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

Title: You’d Be Mine
Author: Erin Hahn
Release Date: 4/2/2019
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Pages: 304
Rating: 5 stars
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Trigger Warnings: underage drinking, death, suicide, drug use and overdose

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Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things. 

But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen. 

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