Review and Playlist: How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox

Title: How it Feels to Float
Author: Helena Fox
Release Date: 5/7/2019
Publisher: Dial Books
Pages: 384
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Trigger Warnings: depression, anxiety, suicide, psychiatric hospitalization, underage drinking, homophobic slurs



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Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn’t be here but is. So Biz doesn’t tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn’t tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface–normal okay regular fine.

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Sunday Stacks Week Four

Happy Easter, everyone! Last year was my son’s first Easter, but this is the first Easter he hasn’t been in the hospital for! The Easter bunny brought him a Paw Patrol book, some candy, and a new Peppa Pig toothbrush, and at some point during the day he’ll hunt for eggs filled with more candy.

I did so much reading last week and got all of the book’s on my TBR read plus some others! Here are some quick thought’s on the books from last week’s TBR and what I’m hoping to read this week!

This was a buddy read I did with my friend Britt from Geronimo Reads. We Were Beautiful was such an amazing book that examines loss, grief, and guilt with my favorite found family trope! All of the characters were fantastic and I loved the amount of growth and development they each showed. This is a lesser known young adult book that I really hope more readers start picking up.

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Top Ten Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday I’ll be sharing with you ten things that make me pick up a book. I had to spend a lot of time thinking on this one, because I actually didn’t know at first, but I ended up having a ton of fun figuring out what it is exactly that draws me to a book. Some of these will be pretty typical, but hopefully a couple of them will be specific to me.

the cover – I know, you’re never supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but I do it all the time. If the cover doesn’t draw me in, then I won’t care enough about it to learn more. Usually anytime I go to the bookstore I have specific things in mind, but every now and then I’ll go with the intent of purchasing something I’ve never heard of before. The last time I did this I ended up with Samuel Miller’s A Lite Too Bright, and I never would have picked this wonderful book if it weren’t for the amazing cover!

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Top Ten Books On My Spring 2019 TBR

There are SO MANY great books releasing this spring! Here are ten that I can’t wait to get my grubby book loving fingers on. 

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Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith was released on March 5. Smith’s books have always been some of my favorites. She always manages to write the most lovable characters and most swoony meet cutes I’ve ever read. Field Notes was no exception.

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