Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is most anticipated books for the second half of 2017. After looking at my TBR list, most of the books that I want to read actually were released today or will be released within the next few weeks! Here are my choices:

  • Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

Once and for All

Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite authors of all time. I’ve been waiting to read this ever since it has been announced! I pre-ordered this book awhile ago, so now all I need to do is wait for it to arrive in the mail.

  • Lucky in Love by Kasie West

Lucky in Love

I just started reading Kasie West’s books this year and I love them! Not only is the cover of this book adorable, but the plot also seems really cute. I know this book will leave me smiling.

  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us Is Lying

I read the summary for this book awhile ago and was immediately interested. I’m so excited for the chance to finally read it!

  • When It’s Real by Erin Watt

When It's Real

I’ve heard a lot about Erin Watt’s other books, but the plot didn’t really seem up my alley. This book’s plot definitely seems like something I would enjoy, so I want to give this one a try! Plus, the cover is really cute.

  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

This book reminds me of a mix of To All the Boys I Loved Before and Jane the Virgin. Since, I love both of those, I’m really anticipating this read! Like a few of the other books on this list, the cover also pulls me in!

  • Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney

Romancing the Throne

England? A prince? This book definitely has a lot of potential! I’m a bit iffy on the sister rivalry, but I’ve been anticipating on how it plays out in the book.

  • Kale, My Ex, and Other Things to Toss in a Blender by Lisa Greenwald

Kale, My Ex, and Other Things to Toss in a Blender

This book sounds like it has a lot of ideas which could be really great or not my cup of tea (or should I say, smoothie?). Either way it sounds interesting enough that I want to give it a read!

  • Internet Famous by Danika Stone

Internet Famous

This books has such a cute cover and plot! I’m always interested to see how social media plays a role in young adult books, so I’m exciting to see how this book uses it.

  • Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger

Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back, #1)

I’ve seen a lot of books originally written on Wattpad, but haven’t picked one up yet! This book sounds really interesting and I’m interested to see the role that social media plays in this book.

  • Coming Up For Air by Miranda Kenneally 

Coming Up for Air

I actually read an eARC of this book and had mixed feelings. I can’t wait for this book to be released to see other people’s opinions!

 

What are your most anticipated books for the second half of the year?

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Reading Wishlist

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is what is on your wish list to see more in books, however, I decided to take a different spin on the topic. Since I started my book blog, I have added a lot of books to my to be read pile. Here are the top ten books on my reading wish list:

  1. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

Once and for All

Sarah Dessen has been one of my favorite young adult authors since high school. I was so excited when I found out she was releasing another book! I actually already pre-ordered this book and I am waiting patiently (maybe not so patiently) until its release date.

 

  1. Lucky in Love by Kasie West

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Kasie West is quickly becoming an auto-buy author for me. After seeing so many people in the bookish community raving about her books, I decided to read her books and was not disappointed. I’m such a fan on Kasie West’s books because they remind me of my favorite high school movies. Lucky in Love definitely has that feel so I’m looking forward to reading it!

 

  1. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3)

Even though I wasn’t the hugest fan of the second book in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, I definitely want to read this book. I love reading cute and fluffy books, so this book is definitely high on my reading wishlist.

 

  1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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I’ve heard nothing but positive things about this book, so I’m really excited to read it! I placed a hold on this book at my local library, so like with Once and For All, I’m not-so-patiently waiting for my chance to read it.

 

  1. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Open Road Summer

I saw this book in the Kindle Monthly Deals section. It sounded like a fun and cute summer story, so I bought it! I’m saving this book for the summer and I can’t wait to move it from my to be read to read list on Goodreads.

 

  1. On the Fence by Kasie West

On the Fence

This is another book that I’ve already purchased, but can’t wait to read! This book will probably be taken off my reading wish list the soonest. Since I’m student teaching and don’t have any finals this semester, I plan to read it during finals week!

 

  1. Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

Girl Out of Water

The plot of this book reminds me of Sarah Dessen, so it earned a spot on my reading wish list. This seems like the perfect book to read during the summer, so I need to get my hands on it ASAP.

 

  1. I Believe in a Thing called Love by Maurene Goo

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

I’ve heard that this book is a great rom-com, since rom-coms are some of my favorite reads, it has a spot on my reading wish list!

 

  1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything
I just read The Sun is Also a Star and absolutely LOVED it. With the trailer for this movie always popping up on Youtube, I really have been wanting to read this book (even if the ending was spoiled for me)!

 

  1. Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geekerella

Geekerella sounds like a super cute book with a fun twist on the classic Cinderella story. Hopefully, I have a book fairy godmother to take this off my reading wish list! 

 

What books are on your reading wish list?

 

 

12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

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Merry Christmas!

Today is the last day in my twelve days of Blogmas. I thought the perfect way to end Blogmas would be by doing the 12 Days of Christmas book tag! Here are my answers:

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: a partridge in a pear tree.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?

The Unexpected Everything

I have so many favorite stand alones, but one of my favorites from this year would have to be The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. The story was so cute and I loved all of the dogs!

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: two turtle doves. 

Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

Usually, I don’t really like when YA dystopian books that heavily rely on a romance plot. However, I loved Kestrel and Arin’s story in The Winner’s Curse. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series to see how their story ends!

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me: three french hens.

In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy that you’ve read? 

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I’m not sure if it is the best trilogy that I’ve ever read, but it definitely got me hooked on YA trilogies. I definitely have to love it for that!

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: four calling birds.

Since a series usually consists of four or more books, what is your favorite series?

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I haven’t finished this series (but I did find out my library has Winter as an ebook!), but it ranks as one of my favorite series so far.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: five golden rings.

One ring to rule them all! Who is your favorite villain/antagonist?

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Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles definitely stands out as one of the most ruthless villains that I’ve read this year. The mother of Elias in An Ember in the Ashes was also pretty ruthless too!

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: six geese-a-laying.

Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world building?

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Divergent didn’t have my favorite world building, but I appreciated how Veronica Roth’s psychology background influenced every aspect of the book!

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: seven swans-a-swimming.

Who needs swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who is your favorite animal sidekick?

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Bertie from The Unexpected Everything was definitely a great sidekick. He acted just like my dog, so I couldn’t help but love him!

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eight maids-a-milking.

Milk is so 18th century. What book takes beverages/food to a whole new level?

Saint Anything

Reading about the pizza in Saint Anything reminds me of my favorite pizza in my hometown. After reading this book, you’ll want to eat a whole pizza by yourself.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: nine ladies dancing.

Dancing is just one skill of a lady! Who is your favorite female lead?

Moving Day (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls, #1)

I loved reading the first book in the Allie Finkle series by Meg Cabot this summer. Allie Finkle is so spunky and sassy!

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords-a-leaping. 

How about your favorite leading lad?

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was one of my favorite male leads this year! He was a hilarious main character with a great group of friends.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipers piping. 

What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot, etc.)? 

Just Listen

Just Listen was the first Sarah Dessen book that I’ve read and it is still my favorite book by her! I love how music is incorporated in this book, but above all, I love all of the characters!

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: twelve drummers drumming.

Drum roll please… what is your favorite read of the year?

Since You've Been Gone

This is a tough one! One of my many favorite books of the year would have to be Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. It was one of the first books that I read this summer and I really connected with the story. To see all of my favorite books, check out The Brittany Awards here!
Thank you for joining me for Blogmas! 

End of Summer Reading Bucket List

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In honor of the release of Judy Moody and the Bucket List, I thought I would create my own bucket list for all the books I want to read before heading back to college! If you would like to see my review of Judy Moody and the Bucket List, click here.

In the next four weeks, I hope to read…

The Lipstick Gospel: A Story about Finding God in Heartbreak, the Sistine Chapel, and the Perfect Cappuccino

The Lipstick Gospel by Stephanie May Wilson

At my college, I am the chaplain of my sorority. I want to use this book during one of the Bible studies this semester, so I need to read it before the semester begins.

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2: Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

I LOVED The Lightning Thief, so I definitely want to read the rest of the books in the series. I have this book checked out of the library, so I need to read it before the return date!

The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

I started this book awhile ago, but I got a little bored and haven’t picked it up since. I do really want to read this book and since it is longer, I need to read it before school starts!

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

Winter by Marissa Meyer

I started The Lunar Chronicles this summer and absolutely love the series! I would love to finish before school starts, but since they don’t have this book in my local library and I want to wait for the hardcover set to be released before I purchase the books, I might have to wait on this one!

Second Chance Summer

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

I have loved every Morgan Matson book that I read this summer, so I definitely want to read this one before summer ends.

The Moon and More

Any Sarah Dessen Book

I love Sarah Dessen’s books and usually reread them multiple times throughout the summer. Between work, studying for my certification tests, and discovering new books, I haven’t read ANY! This needs to change before the summer ends.

Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries, #1)

Dork Diaries #1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell

I’ve hauled a lot of these books this summer and I have wanted to read them for a long time. These would be the perfect books to read right before going back to school!

Isabel: Taking Wing (Girls of Many Lands, England)

Isabel: Taking Wing (Girls of Many Lands) by Annie Dalton

I remember reading the Girls of Many Lands series whenever I was younger and loved them. I never read this one though and it’s been on my mind to read.

What books do you hope to read before the summer ends?

MAC Lipstick Book Tag

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One day when I was doing my makeup, I was inspired by my MAC Lipstick to create a book tag!

The Rules:

  • Choose a book that matches the prompt.
  • A full list of the prompts is included at the bottom of this post.
  • Link back to the creator, Beauty and the Bean Boots, in your post. 
  • Tag as many people as you wish!

Here are some of MAC’s most popular lipsticks and books that work perfectly with them:

Myth: Your favorite retelling

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

This isn’t exactly a retelling, but it uses many elements of The Little Mermaid. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids is a beautifully written book with an equally beautiful cover.

Creme Cup: A book with a sweet romance

Since You've Been Gone

Both Emily and Frank are slightly awkward, which makes for a cute and realistic romance!

Angel: A goody two shoes character

The Truth About Forever

Macy is the epitome of a good girl: she practices for the SATs (over the summer!), has a nerdy boyfriend, and covers his job at the library while he’s away at Brain Camp. Also, Wes makes angels, which makes this book perfect representation of this lipstick!

Snob: A book that you initially didn’t want to read, but ended up loving 

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Even though I heard a lot of positive things about this series, it didn’t seem like my type of book and when a friend told me that they didn’t really care for the first book, I never got around to reading this series. Recently, I decided to read something out of my comfort zone and I’m glad I did! I just finished the third book in the series and can’t seem to put this series down.

Velvet Teddy: A book that makes you feel warm and fuzzy

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

Lola and the Boy Next Door always makes me smile when I read it! I’ve read it countless times and seem to love it even more each time I read it again.

Lady Danger: A book that features a female villain

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Queen Levana is one of the worst villains that I’ve read about in a YA series. She will literally do anything to remain Queen.

Girl About Town: Your favorite place to read (besides your house)

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I don’t read much outside of my house, but this summer I’ve read a lot in parks before parades or fireworks!

Ruby Woo: Your favorite classic

Frankenstein

I read Frankenstein in high school and college and loved it both times! I loved seeing how my perspective changed when I compare my high school paper to my college paper.

Rebel: Your favorite character from a dystopian book

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

Katniss Everdeen is definitely a favorite of mine because The Hunger Games was one of the first YA dystopians that I read.

Cyber: A book that a blog, Booktube, etc. made you buy

The Unexpected Everything

I planned on eventually reading this book, but seeing so many reviews on it made me run out to the store to purchase it!

List of prompts:

Myth: Your favorite retelling

Creme Cup: A book with sweet romance

Angel: A goody two shoes character

Snob: A book that you initially didn’t want to read, but ended up loving

Velvet Teddy: A book that makes you feel warm and fuzzy

Lady Danger: A book that features a female villain

Girl About Town: Your favorite place to read (besides your house)

Ruby Woo: Your favorite classic

Rebel: Your favorite character from a dystopian book

Cyber: A book that a blog, Booktube, etc. made you buy


I tag…

Reg @ She Latitude

Klinta @ Book Owly

Nagina @ Oh Bookish

Hilary @ Songs Wrote My Story

Clemi @ Clemi’s Bookish World

Danielle @ Bookish in Texas

Beth @ Hello Beautiful 

Carianne @ Carianne’s Cuppa and Critiques

Jacquie and Gina @ Rattle The Stars

Jam @ Heartscent Reads

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads Week

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. When choosing books for the beach, I gravitate towards books that are more light and fun. Here are my choices for the top ten books that I would read on the beach:

1.) HarperTeen Books

These books are fluffy and fun, plus, many of them take place on the beach! When I think of beach reads, I think of these books. As a bonus, they are pretty small, so you can fit a few of them in your beach bag, Check out a previous Top Ten Tuesday here for my thoughts on them (I also recommend Tourist Trap by Emma Harrison, which is not included on this list).

2.) Nicola and the Viscount and Victoria and the Rogue by Meg Cabot

I read these books on a beach vacation last summer. Even though they are not set on the beach, they are very light historical fiction books that are perfect for lounging on your beach chair.

3.) Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen books are great summer reads, which makes them great for the beach. Along for the Ride, the Moon and More, and the Truth about Forever would be my top choices for the beach. I would recommend this book for anyone looking for a fun book, but also a book with depth. See this previous post for my thoughts on all of Sarah Dessen’s books!

4.) Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

I just finished reading this book and I absolutely loved it. All of the characters are unique and interesting… I wish I could have completed the list with them!

5.) We were liars by e. lockhart

Even though I had mixed feelings on this book (see my review here), I think this would be a great book for the beach if you want to read a short mystery book.

6.) The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

Everything about this book is beautiful (see my review here) and everything about it screams summer. I would even recommend reading this before going to the beach to get excited about vacation!

7.) Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

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Even though I gravitate towards more lighthearted books for the beach, this book would be a great choice if you love deeper books that might make you cry!

8.) The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

Even though I’m usually not a fan of Nicholas Sparks, I loved this book! Like many of his other books, The Last Song takes place on the beach and it may make you cry.

9.) Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita

Sleepaway Girls takes place in the woods, not on the beach, but it’s an easy and fun read perfect for the summer.

10.) Camp Confidential series by Melissa J. Morgan

This series is targeted for younger readers, but I remember loving this series when I was younger! Like Sleepaway Girls, this series takes place at camp and all the books and fun and easy to read

What books will you be reading on the beach this summer?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is ten books that you feel differently about after time has passed. Here’s my list:

1.) We Were Liars by e. lockhart

When I first finished this book, I rated very highly because of the ending. As I kept thinking about the book, I realized I didn’t really enjoy the beginning of the book or writing style that much, so I gradually starting taking away stars on Goodreads.

2.) This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

When I first read This Lullaby, I liked it, but it definitely wasn’t my favorite. After reading it again, it became one of my favorite Sarah Dessen books!

3.) The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

When I first read The Lonely Hearts Club, I liked the book, but I didn’t really care for the main character. After rereading it a few more times, my opinion changed for the better.

4.) What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

I liked What Happened to Goodbye, but it didn’t really stand out to me out of all of Sarah Dessen’s books. After rereading it a few times, I definitely enjoy the story more.

5.) Matched by Ally Condie

I remember Matched coming out whenever dystopian young adult books started becoming super popular. It was okay, but once I started reading other similar books, I realized that I didn’t like it as much as I thought I did.

6.) The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

I really liked The Fifth Wave when I started reading it, but after I figured out the plot twist pretty early in the book, reading the rest of the book felt more like work than fun.

7.) The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

I really liked the Divergent series when it came out, but I found myself always putting off reading the last book. Then, I was really frustrated with how the series ended. When I started thinking about the series as a whole, I realized that I didn’t really like the world building, which is a major part of the series.

8.) Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

When I first read this book in high school, I didn’t like it, probably because we only talked about symbolism. I reread this book in college and I actually really enjoyed it.

9.) Shel Silverstein

I’m not really into a poetry, so I never wanted to read anything by Shel Silverstein. After reading The Giving Tree, I realized that was such a big mistake! Now, I plan on reading more of his work in the future.

10.) Dr. Seuss

Before, I really didn’t like all the made-up words and creatures in Dr. Seuss’s books. After reading his books again, I love the messages within his books. Some of his books, like The Lorax and Oh! The Places You’ll Go, are definitely in my top ten favorite children’s books.

What book have you changed your mind about?

Final Countdown Friday: Sarah Dessen

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Day 12 of Blogentine’s Day.

My sister introduced me to Sarah Dessen’s books in high school and I haven’t put them down since. I always find myself rereading my favorites, discovering new favorites, and anticipating the arrival of a new book from her. While I love all of Sarah Dessen’s books, there are some that hold a special place in my heart.

11. and 12. That Summer and Someone Like You

That Summer and Someone Like You are both good books, but I don’t have as much as of a connection to these main characters as some of Sarah Dessen’s other characters.

10. Lock and Key

Ruby and her situation definitely pulled on my heartstrings, but like the main characters in the first two novels I mentioned, I don’t feel like I identify with her as much as other characters. I also am not as invested in her relationship with Nate like other relationships by Sarah Dessen. I love how Ruby is different than many other characters in Sarah Dessen’s novels, but I don’t find myself reaching for this novel when I want to reread a Sarah Dessen novels.

9. What Happened to Goodbye

I’ve reread What Happened to Goodbye a few times and I like it more every time I read it. Even though I like McClean’s relationship in the book, I’m not invested in it. However, I really liked getting to see Jason again in this book to see what happened it him. Once again, I don’t find myself reaching for this one again often, only when I want to try to fall more in love with it.

7. and 8. Dreamland and Keeping the Moon

Dreamland is very different from Sarah Dessen’s other books and I loved seeing a different side of her. I think Sarah Dessen tackles the topic of an abusive relationship very well.

I always find myself rereading Keeping the Moon during summer. It a short, quick read with just as much heart as other Sarah Dessen books. It’s the perfect book to read lounging by the pool in the summer.

6. The Moon and More

One of the reasons that I love this book is because the main character was learning to find her place the summer before she went to college and when this book was released, I was in the same position. Some people are unsatisfied with the ending, but it definitely was different and refreshing. Even though I have only read this book once, it holds a special place in my heart because of my connection while reading it. Also, this is probably my favorite cover out of Sarah Dessen’s books.

5. Along for the Ride

Sarah Dessen definitely knows how to write the perfect summer book because this is another one I find rereading a lot during the summer. I definitely connected with Auden while reading this books and enjoyed reading about all of the supporting characters.

4. Saint Anything

Saint Anything just came out last year and I’ve already reread it a few times. Saint Anything’s plot is similar to a few other of my favorites, but it has a different message that really resonated with me. Sydney and Mac are a cute couple and I’d love to be best friends with Layla. If I read it a few more times, my #3 might have some serious competition. This also is one of my favorite covers.

3. The Truth About Forever

The Truth About Forever was the second Sarah Dessen book that I read. I immediately connected with Macy and wished that I could work at Wish with all of the other characters. This book has the most memorable supporting characters to me and Wes is definitely one of my favorite guys from Sarah Dessen’s books (sa-woon).

2. This Lullaby

When I first reread This Lullaby, I didn’t really like it. Then, I decided to reread it and wondered why it wasn’t one of my favorites. I love seeing Remy’s transformation and watching her relationship with Dexter grow. Dexter is not like many of the other love interests in Sarah Dessen’s books, so his adorkable personality really stands out.

  1. Just Listen

Just Listen is the first Sarah Dessen book that I read and it still is my favorite. THIS BOOK. I love the message, Annabelle’s character, her relationship with her family, and her relationship with Owen. This is the first book I almost cried over and I almost cry every time that I read it.

What is your favorite Sarah Dessen book? 

 

In Love with Book Covers

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Day 6 of Blogentine’s Day.

For today, I decided to scope my Goodreads shelf for books that had at least one heart on the cover (even though there may be different editions of the book with hearts on it, I stuck with the covers pictured on Goodreads). Here are the results:

  • Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

The cover would fit the book more if a cupcake was on the cover, but at least it still fits with the baking theme and the blue cover makes it feel wintry.

  • We Can Work it Out (The Lonely Hearts Club #2) by Elizabeth Eulberg

Even though I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first, I like how the cover has the same spirit as the first.

  • Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

Someone like You isn’t my favorite Sarah Dessen book, but this cover is adorable! I always try to make cute pictures in the sand, but unfortunately they never turn out like this.

  • Princess in Love by Meg Cabot

This is the cover on Goodreads, but this isn’t my favorite edition. I prefer the cover that was a darker pink and remember picking it up in fourth grade specifically for the cover.

  • Peace, Love and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

Even though I thought this book was only okay, I think the cover is really cute. It gets bonus points for having rubber ducks on it (which I collect).

  • Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Not only is this cover beautiful, but it is also significant to the story.

  • This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

This isn’t my favorite cover of This Lullaby, but it was the one on Goodreads. I actually prefer the new cover, which has a guitar pick in the shape of a heart.

  • The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

I really like the bright colors on this cover how the heart made by the book pages compliments the title.

  • Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

If I remember correctly, this cover doesn’t have much to do with the book. However, I like how simple it is and the cookie looks delicious!

  • Thrill Ride by Rachel Hawthorne

I didn’t know hearts could be made into this many things! This cover is really cute, even if I would never ride that roller coaster on the cover.

  • The Boyfriend League by Rachel Hawthorne

This cover is also adorable and fits perfectly with the book, which is an easy summer read.

Which of these covers was your favorite?

Thrift Store Book Haul

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Recently, I went to a Goodwill about an hour away from my hometown and found some great deals on children’s books! I bought 15 books for 50 cents each, so I spent $7.50 plus tax. . I also picked up two other books at a local thrift store, but I can’t remember what I paid for them. Here is a list of the books that I found:

At Goodwill

  • Biscuit Visits the Doctor by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

I love Biscuit books, so if I see one then make sure to buy one whenever I’m out thrift shopping!

  • Judy Moody Gets Famous! by Megan McDonald

I love the Judy Moody books, but I’m not sure if I sold the Judy Moody books I did have, so I’m definitely on the look for any in this series!

  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B White (hardcover)

I loved reading Charlotte’s Web, but I’m not sure what happened to my copy, so I’m glad that I found a copy!

Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

  • Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
  • Junie B. Jones has a Peep in Her Pocket
  • Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren
  • Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine
  • Junie B. Jones and that Meanie Jim’s Birthday
  • Junie B. Jones is a Beauty Shop Guy
  • Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal
  • Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl
  • Junie B., First Grader (at last!)
  • Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants
  • Junie B., First Grader: One Man Band
  • Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked

Junie B. Jones is one of my favorite series, but I sold all of my copies when grew up. I’m glad I found some of my favorites and some that I haven’t read to start my Junie B. Jones collection again!

At the other thrift store

  • The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle (board book)

I love Eric Carle books, but I didn’t have any until I found this one!

  • What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen (hardcover)

I thought I had all the Sarah Dessen books, but I wasn’t sure if I had this one. Since it was hardcover, I couldn’t pass it up!

What books have you found thrift shopping recently?