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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Waiting on Wednesday: The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Title: The Stars and the Blackness Between Them
Author: Junauda Petrus
Release Date: 9/17/2019
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pages: 320

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Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus’s bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.

Trinidad. Sixteen-year-old Audre is despondent, having just found out she’s going to be sent to live in America with her father because her strictly religious mother caught her with her secret girlfriend, the pastor’s daughter. Audre’s grandmother Queenie (a former dancer who drives a white convertible Cadillac and who has a few secrets of her own) tries to reassure her granddaughter that she won’t lose her roots, not even in some place called Minneapolis. “America have dey spirits too, believe me,” she tells Audre.

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Author Guest Post: Kelly Gunderman

Title: Finding Me
Author: Kelly Gunderman
Release Date: July 30, 2019
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Pages: 306

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Can you ever truly love someone who robbed you of everything?

Sixteen-year-old Claire Williams spends most of her days feeling angry and alone. After a car accident took her mother and Claire’s ability to walk, life in a wheelchair is the new normal. 
When she’s sent to live with her grandmother, away from school and friends, Claire has a chance for a fresh start. Just when Claire thinks she can handle things, she runs into Todd – the son of the man who caused the car accident.

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Review: Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl

Title: Have a Little Faith in Me
Author: Sonia Hartl
Release Date: September 3, 2019
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Pages: 336

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“Saved!” meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy that takes a meaningful look at consent and what it means to give it.

When CeCe’s born-again ex-boyfriend dumps her after they have sex, she follows him to Jesus camp in order to win him back. Problem: She knows nothing about Jesus. But her best friend Paul does. He accompanies CeCe to camp, and the plan—God’s or CeCe’s—goes immediately awry when her ex shows up with a new girlfriend, a True Believer at that.

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Sunday Stacks Week Thirteen

Not too much reading happened this week because I was busy for my birthday. If you missed my special birthday post you should definitely read it because it includes a lot of my friends and was really fun to do!

Here’s a look at how I did with my TBR from last week and what I’m hoping to read this week!

After reading a bit of The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth I was really worried that I wouldn’t enjoy it. There is not a lot of dialogue, the chapters are incredibly lengthy, and the pacing is very slow – all of which typically add up to me disliking a book. Something about Cameron is so compelling though and I’m loving her story. It’s a very heavy book that is making me feel a great bit of emotion, so it’s taking me a while to read it. I’m really only reading a chapter or two, maybe three, each day. So far I’m about halfway through it and I really am so glad I finally listened to Arin from Tomes of Our Lives and gave this book a chance.

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