Review: Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger

Title: Six Goodbyes We Never Said
Author: Candace Ganger
Release Date: September 24, 2019
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Pages: 320

Content Warnings: mental illness, suicide attempt, self-harm, death of parents

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Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go

Naima Rodriguez doesn’t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her hero—a fallen Marine. She’ll hate you forever if you ask her to open up and remember him “as he was,” though that’s all her loving family wants her to do in order to manage her complex OCD and GAD. She’d rather everyone back the-eff off while she separates her Lucky Charms marshmallows into six, always six, Ziploc bags, while she avoids friends and people and living the life her father so desperately wanted for her. 

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Sunday Stacks Week Fourteen

I read some really incredible books last week and I loved every second of it! August hasn’t been my best reading month, but the quality of books have been exceptionally high. I don’t plan on reading too much this week because my son has a heart procedure on Wednesday so we’ll be spending some time in the hospital.

Here’s a look at how last week’s TBR went and what I’m hoping to read this week!

Holy guacamole The Liar’s Daughter by Megan Cooley Peterson was so good! Only a few short hours passed from the time I started reading to the last page. Piper’s story is so compelling that I had no choice but to read it all right there and then. I was so impressed by Peterson’s young adult debut and it’s definitely one I recommend pre-ordering if you can. Read my full review to see all the reasons why I loved it!

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Seven Unpopular Movie Opinions

Since my unpopular book opinions post was so popular (I feel like I should use a different word since I’m talking about unpopular opinions but it’s all I have) I decided to share some thoughts on movies!

Please don’t hate me after this…

  • Marvel movies need to calm down. There are too many of them to keep up with and they come out way too often. They also feel too formulaic to me – I can always tell what is going to happen? I liked the Iron Man trilogy, Spiderman: Homecoming, and Into the Spider-Verse, but that’s about it.
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20 Questions Book Tag

There was a different post planned for today on the importance of showing love for backlist titles but life happened and I didn’t get it written so here’s a book tag instead!

I saw this tag from Beth at Fuelled by Fiction and thanks to Fadwa from Word Wonders I found that it was originally created by buydebook on Goodreads.

How many books is too many books in a book series?

Honestly I prefer standalones but if I’m going to read a series I like for it to be just three books.

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Review: The Liar’s Daughter by Megan Cooley Peterson

Title: The Liar’s Daughter
Author: Megan Cooley Peterson
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Publisher: Holiday House
Pages: 288

Content Warnings: kidnapping, child abuse, talk of nuclear war

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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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