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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads

March 29, 2016 Features 12

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by the awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish. This is where you can share all of your bookish related lists with other list loving people! I always look forward to the different themes that are chosen each week. The topic today is ten of your most recent 5 star reads. I’ve been so excited about sharing this list because I love to talk about those books that hit me on such an insane level. I may not be as picky as some when it comes to giving out 5 stars, but I still believe that I am rather selective. I feel like a lot of the following books are ones that I seem to talk about a lot and mention in my lists here. I figured I’d go ahead and share them again anyway! One last thing: some of these haven’t been published yet, so look out for them in the next couple months or so.

1. Girl Against the Universe

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This book doesn’t come out until May, but you need to keep an eye out for it! Honestly though, I understand that it might not be everyone’s cup of tea since it tackles the issue of mental illness. Going into it, I was expecting the book to be a lot darker than it actually was. The mental illness side of things was handled with sensitivity and it’s clear that Paula did careful research on the topic.

Why should you read it?

Sports, swoony book boyfriend, strong female friendships, awesome MC, nice parental figures, and a positive representation of therapy.

2. Undecided

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The first thing I have to mention is that despite the cover, there is NO love triangle in this book. I almost was scared off by the cover and didn’t read it, but I’m so glad that I gave it a shot anyway. This is hands down one of my favorite New Adult books. I think that it’s a great book to start with if this isn’t a genre that you normally read. It comes out in a few weeks so make sure to get a copy then!

Why should you read it?

Real protagonist, athletic love interest that is much more than just a jock, entertaining supporting characters, and a refreshing story that sends the message that it’s totally okay to be in college and not know what the hell you’re doing. I know it sounds like a simple concept that’s been done before, but trust me, it’ll likely blow you away. At least I hope it will!

3. Walk the Edge

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I have never disliked any of Katie McGarry’s books. I’ve found that every single one of them has stuck with me in some way. However, I’ve only ever given them three and four stars. Walk the Edge is the first book of hers that I’ve given out five stars to, and obviously, I highly recommend it. It’s not all that different from her others, but I really am enjoying her new Thunder Road series so far. I think what really stuck with me is my own personal connection to the MC, Breanna. Besides, I honestly think Razor might just be my all time favorite McGarry boy. And if you’ve read any of her previous books, you know how tough of an honor that ultimately is. It’s out today, and you should definitely buy it!

4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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I haven’t stopped mentioning this book in these lists and just on my blog in general since I read it for the first time over a month ago. It was a huge reason why I couldn’t give any five stars out for a good month after I read it. It just took quite awhile for me to stop comparing every book I read to this incredible one. I don’t need to provide any reasons to read this because I feel like you should have totally read it by now!

5. The Revenge Playbook

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I’ve talked about this one a lot, but I still feel like it’s a bit underrated. It’s such an amazing book that totally slays with great female friendships, it’s sex positive, and it also takes on the topic of slut shaming in a beautiful and well written way.

6. Wanderlost

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This doesn’t come out until the end of May, but I couldn’t resist reading it long before then. I love the strong summer vibe that the book clearly has. In real life, I’m not sure how well this plot would actually work out. But it’s just such a fun book that it really didn’t bother me at all. Basically, Aubree’s sister Elizabeth gets arrested and can’t go to this huge summer job of leading a senior citizen’s tour bus across Europe. So she has Aubree pretend to be her and guide the seniors. It’s a feel good book that is a quick and engaging read.

Why should you read it?

MC who doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life, incredibly swoony romance, cute and memorable old people, and it’s a book that takes place during the summer, need I say more?

7. The Distance from A to Z

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I’ve talked about this one enough, so I’ll just say that you need to buy it. The ebook is only $1.99, and it’s not a novella, this is a full length book. The romance between Abby and Zeke is ridiculously adorable, prepare to swoon.

8. The Score

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While I do recommend reading the first two books in the Off Campus series first, this is easily my favorite of them. Dean might be portrayed as a manwhore, but we get to see a whole different side to him in this one, and I absolutely love it! I also don’t think I’ve ever read any other book that has easy and natural banter like this one does with Dean and his teammates.

9. Just Visiting

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Dahlia Adler is an author that I’ve been mentioning like crazy here recently. Just Visiting is such a lovely book that deserves even more attention than it’s been receiving. I know many of the books I’ve listed have had incredible female friendships, but this one easily takes the top spot hands down!

10. Something Real

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I was beyond late to the party with this one. I have no excuse as to why it took me so long to get around to reading this book. I had heard nothing but good things about it. I had already read Demetrios’s most recent novel, I’ll Meet You There, and I was completely blown away by it. So yeah, this one is such as amazing as everyone has said that it is. Patrick is such an amazing book boyfriend, I’m not over how great he was with Chloe throughout the book.

So there is my list for the week. What was on your list? I look forward to reading them and hopefully discovering some new recs. I hope you guys have a great rest of the week! 🙂

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Get Up Offa That Slump: My Dream Easter Basket

March 28, 2016 Features 0

Hey guys! It’s hard to believe that it’s already day nine of this blogging extravaganza! If you haven’t yet heard, it’s hosted by Rachel from Beauty and the Bookshelf. This is a three week event to get us back into blogging, and it’s been so much fun. For today, the topic that I chose is what you would include in your dream Easter basket. In my real life Easter basket, I received tons of candy and an Amazon gift card, which I actually wasn’t expecting at all! Obviously, I’m going to buy as many books as I possibly can with it. Though I did love the basket that I got, I still enjoy dreaming big so this was a fun topic to tackle. Like Rachel though, I didn’t want to go too overboard because I’m still a fairly simple person and spending too much money makes me nervous.

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Just an FYI: if you click on the pictures, it’ll take you straight to the products. Just thought I’d leave the links there for you guys just in case you wanted to check some of them out for yourselves. So yes, that’s my dream Easter basket. I thought it was simple enough, but it’s still pretty expensive. Oh well, I’m sadly not actually getting these products right now anyways. I know that the J.J. Watt Funko Pop was beyond random considering all of the other items are book related, but I couldn’t help myself. J.J. Watt is seriously my man, and I knew that I needed this in my life as soon as I saw that such an item really existed. What did you put on your list? Or did you do the other topic for today?

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Get Up Offa That Book Slump: Plan a Fictional Trip

March 25, 2016 Features 1

Get Up Offa That Slump is a blogging extravaganza/challenge for those of you that have been struggling to post creative content on your blog. Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf is the fabulous mind behind it all. For today, the topic is to plan a fictional trip. This includes a cool list of fictional places that I’ve read about in books that I would love to visit.

Colby, North Carolina

So this is the place that I have to start off with since I’m clearly a huge Sarah Dessen fan. Rachel also included this on her list because she has great taste in fictional towns. Anyway, I agree with everything that she said about all of the activities to do while you’re there. I particularly look forward to hanging out with Colie, Isabel, and Morgan down at the Last Chance Cafe. It would also be amazing to see my boy Dexter and his band Truth Squad in concert. The possibilities of things to do while in Colby are absolutely endless!

Coastal, North Carolina

So there’s a lot of fictional towns that Nicholas Sparks writes in his books. I have to say that there’s many of them to chose from, and there’s not one specific place that I’d really want to go and visit. However, the main attraction for me going there would be to see the fabulous ocean. I’d also want to go see Allie and Noah’s house, they actually let people go to the house where they filmed the movie which I think would be cool to see. It’d be nice to go eat at the restaurant where the girl worked at in Safe Haven.

Athens, Georgia

So this is clearly a real place, but I want to go and hangout with Simon Spier and his awesome friends. Like how cool would it be to head over to his high school and hangout with the whole theatre department? I would also love to see a musical that Simon and Abby are the leads in. Maybe I could even make it over when the carnival is in town. So I can ride the Tilt-a-Whirl since it turned out to be one of the most adorable moments in the book, despite how nervous poor Blue was about riding it. Anyway, this would just be a great place to hangout with Simon, Leah, Nick, Abby, Bram, Garrett, and whoever else they are hanging out with these days!

Genovia/New York

It seriously broke my heart when I first found out that Genovia wasn’t a real country. Honestly, it took me WAY too long for me to realize it wasn’t, like I was in the seventh grade before I knew. Yeah, this should definitely be a real place because it would be so much fun to visit. Going off of the books here and not the fact that perfect Julie Andrews played the part in the movie, I wouldn’t want to cross paths with Grandmere. But I would like to at least sit in a few times while Mia is having her Princess lessons. Even though I’d really love visiting Genovia, I’d like to be in New York with Mia and her friends for some time as well. It would also be so cool to be on her best friend Lily’s cable show. It’d also be great to see Michael’s band perform. What to do in Genovia? Well, I could go to super cool and classy balls and dress up all fancy and eat weird yet very fancy foods.

There’s not all that many fictional places listed here, but I still had fun making this list! It would be extremely expensive, but good thing that there’s absolutely no budget to speak of here! I can’t believe that we’ve almost reached the end of this blogging extravaganza. It’s been fun to do, even though I’ve missed more of the posts than I probably should have. The posts that I have done however, have been fun to do anyway.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Love But Haven’t Talked About Enough

March 21, 2016 Features 13

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, there is a new topic to center your bookish lists around. It’s such a fun feature and I love doing it whenever I can! The theme for today is about books that you love but feels like you haven’t talked about nearly enough or in awhile. I enjoy this topic because I feel like there are so many books that I don’t push on other people nearly enough. It doesn’t mean I love them any less than the ones I do talk about a lot, they just get shoved to the back of my mind for some reason. So without further ado, here is my list!

1. Thirteen Reasons Why

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This is one of my favorite books of all time! Maybe the reason why I feel like I don’t talk about it enough is because it’s so sad and it makes me sad just thinking about it. However, I do believe that it should definitely be required reading for ALL teenagers. It says so much about the power of our words and how that can change someone’s life forever. It’s certainly a book that will always stay with me.

2. Saint Anything

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I know I talk about Sarah Dessen books in general a lot, but this one in particular is her most recent book and I feel like I don’t give it enough love. In my opinion, it’s just as memorable and powerful as some of her earlier books. This one stuck with me because of how relatable the protagonist is, and even the plot in general was just a little bit different from her other works. If you’re new to Sarah, I would even recommend that you start with this one!

3. I’ll Give You the Sun

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I actually have no clue why I don’t talk about this book more. Jandy Nelson in general is a fabulous writer and this is definitely my favorite of her two books. It’s just so beautifully written all around. There’s also about a million quotes that you could steal from this one and I love that!

4. Flat-Out Love

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Easily one of my favorite NA books of all time! It’s unique and how can you not love Matt? If you feel like New Adult books aren’t really your thing for whatever reason, I recommend that you try this one. It’s just so refreshing and it makes you want to read more books like it.

5. Every Day

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I wouldn’t say that this is my favorite book of all time, but it does have one of the more unique concepts of any book that I’ve ever read. I’m honestly not sure why I don’t talk about it more!

6. On the Fence

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Book with a love interest who is not only the next door neighbor, but also your brother’s best friend? Yes please. All of Kasie West’s books deserve to be talked about again and again. I’m not sure why I don’t talk about it more, maybe because I liked The Fill-In Boyfriend just a little bit more, but I can’t forget how amazing this one is as well.

7. Sloppy Firsts

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The Jessica Darling books are just so epic. Jessica will always be my girl. It took me an embarrassingly long time to read these books, and I actually only ended up reading the first two. I plan on reading the other books at some point. The one thing that needs to be said about this series is: Marcus Flutie. Do I really need to say anything else? He’s more than enough of a reason to read and fall in love with this series.

8. Breathe, Annie, Breathe

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Though I think all of Miranda Kenneally’s books are pretty great in their own special ways, this one is easily my favorite. It’s also the only one of hers that I’ve given five stars to so far. Why does this one standout so much? And why do I not talk about it more? I probably don’t talk about this one specifically enough because I simply talk about all her books in general since she’s such a fabulous writer. I thought this one was so special and memorable because of both the plot and characters. Annie is easily my favorite Kenneally MC and Jeremiah is definitely up there with being one of my favorite love interests of hers. He’s pretty close with Matt from Things I Can’t Forget, but my point is, he’s a totally epic character. I seriously don’t believe that I could love this book any more than I do.

9. Dare You To

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Katie McGarry is yet another author who I’ve read and enjoyed every single one of her books. Though I think that most people love her book Pushing the Limits the most, the second book in this series has always managed to hold a place in my heart. I just feel like I connected with Ryan and Beth’s stories so much and I absolutely loved them as a couple. For some reason, I never reviewed this book or any of the others in the series, but this is one that I believe deserves a lot more credit from me!

10. Golden

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I read this book shortly after reading Kirby’s latest novel, The Things We Know By Heart. I really loved that one, but liked this one even more actually. The plot was like nothing that I’ve ever read before. I was immediately impressed when I read it, but for some reason never reviewed it. I think that I just didn’t have all that much to say because I liked it so much. It’s just one of those books that you feel like you need to tell people to read, but you can’t explain why they should pick it up.

So there’s my list for this week. Have you guys read any of these books? Which ones are your favorites? Do you recommend/talk about them with other people or do you just seem to keep them to yourself? Be sure to share your lists with me if you made one! I hope you guys have a great rest of the week! 🙂

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Get Up Offa That Slump: Book Spine Poetry

March 21, 2016 Features 1

Get Up Offa That Slump is hosted by Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf. For today’s challenge, I decided to make book spine poetry. I did this recently for the Love-a-Thon, but it’s a lot of fun. I was going to read a scene just so I would have a chance to step outside of my comfort zone, but I ultimately ended up chickening out. Can you blame me? I tried reading a super awkward scene but yup, I couldn’t read the dirty scene that I chose with a straight face. Sure, I could have read something a little less sexual, but I feel like that wouldn’t be as funny! So I went back to the book spine poetry idea. Without further ado, here are two poems that I was able to make.

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The Start of Me and You /

That Summer /

The Boy Next Door

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The Edge of Never /

Just Visiting /

While It Lasts

So there is my challenge for today! These might have not been the best poems, but I did my best. Which challenge did you guys choose? I look forward to looking at your posts!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

March 14, 2016 Features 12

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, there is a new topic to center your bookish lists around. It’s such a fun feature and I love doing it whenever I can! The theme for today is all about books that are on your TBR list this Spring. All of these books that I want to mention are ones that I already own in some format. I want to feature some of these specifically just because I have so many books that I haven’t read. Maybe making this list will give me a little motivation to finally read them!

1. The Boy Next Door

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I bought this one because I was interested in the romance and how the author works figure skating into the plot.

2. The Fixer

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My friend Lauren highly recommend this one and I totally trust her opinion! I’m just waiting for the right time to read this because I’ve always been in a romance mood lately and she already informed me this one had absolutely none of that haha.

3. The Serpent King

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So this one is actually a pretty recent addition to my bookshelf. I bought it on the release date which was only a week ago. Regardless, I’m beyond eager to read it since I’ve heard comparisons to The Perks of Being a Wallflower!

4. Front Lines

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The big reason why I’ve put off reading this one is because it’s SO long. Not that is such a bad thing, it just requires a lot of dedication and it’s a little intimidating to me. Besides, I’m not a big historical fiction reader but I’m trying to branch out. I’ve heard such fabulous things about this unique story, so I know that I’ll get around to it sooner or later.

5. Every Last Promise

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I don’t totally know what this one is about, but I’ve read some positive reviews and I got it for a reasonable price at Book Outlet so of course I bought it.

6. Out of the Easy

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Like I said, I’m not a big fan of historical fiction books as a whole. I can probably count the number of YA historical fiction that I’ve read on just one hand. Anyway, I’ve seen nothing but positive reviews about this author and specifically this book. The plot certainly looks different from any other book, that’s for sure!

7. Tiny Pretty Things

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So I’ve heard that this is a seriously INTENSE book. I’m basically waiting to start it until the release date of the second book is closer. But I’m eager to read this one since I love books about dance!

8. Captive

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Not going to lie, I was a little uneasy about this one when I first read that this was a captive falls in love with her kidnapper type of story. However, I’ve heard that it was well handled and I expect nothing less from Walsh’s incredible storytelling abilities.

9. More Than Fashion

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I loved the first book in the series. Elizabeth Briggs is a great writer and I will automatically buy whatever she writes. I was seriously excited about this one after reading the summary. Somehow, it accidentally ended up getting pushed to the back burner on my TBR list, but I’ll come back to it here soon enough.

10. The Geography of You and Me

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Aren’t all of Jennifer E. Smith’s covers absolutely gorgeous? I know you shouldn’t technically judge a book by its cover, but I totally do. I went on a complete binge and ended up buying all of her books. This one is next on my TBR list!

So there is my list for this week. What did you guys come up with? Be sure to share your lists with me! I hope you guys have a great rest of the week! 🙂

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Get Up Offa That Slump: Book Bloggers and Books Tag

March 13, 2016 Features 3

So as I already noted in my introduction post, Get Up Offa That Slump is a sort of challenge where you post creative and different things to get out of a blogging slump. It’s hosted by Rachel from Beauty and the Bookshelf. Today, the challenge was to do a book tag. Personally, I absolutely love book tags. I don’t do as many as I’d like to, so I’m happy to have a reason to do one now. For those of you participating in this, what topic did you choose? Be sure to share your posts with me so I can look at them!

The tag that I’m doing is the book blogger and books tag created by Kaitlin at Reading is My Treasure. This tag has been around for awhile now so I’m surprised that I haven’t done it yet. Basically, the concept is to talk about some bloggers that remind you of certain books. It could be that they encouraged you to read something and it turned out to be one your favorite books or something like that.

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The Revenge Playbook reminds me of Lauren from Bookmark Lit. So I was thinking about reading this book and it was Lauren’s recommendation that made this one a must read for me. After I read it, I was totally blown away by it. Lauren was such a good sport and put up with all of my texts about how awesome this book is haha.

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So I never would have read this book if it wasn’t for Emily May’s review on Goodreads. I actually was approved on Edelweiss for the book but hadn’t read it yet because I was judging it by the cover and had no clue what it was about. Once I read Emily’s well thought out and incredible review, I realized that it was about the Steubenville rape case and immediately read it. This is an amazing book and I’m so glad that I read it!

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Andi from Andi’s ABCs loves this book and the whole series. I love all of her posts that are related to the series in anyway. It makes me happy to see how passionate she is about these books. Andi is also a big reason why I read the book Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. So my point is, her recs and reviews are always right up my alley.

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I never would have heard about this book if I hadn’t come across Danielle’s blog Love at First Page. In her bio, she mentions that Jonah Griggs is her ultimate book boyfriend. I had never heard of him, but I’m a total fan of book boyfriends and am always looking to collect more of them. I googled his name and then I came across this amazing book. The book has become one of my all time favorites and I’m so grateful that I discovered it on Danielle’s great blog!

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This book reminds me of Erin from The Hardcover Lover. This book first caught my eye because of the movie and my cousin told me that it was one of the funniest books she’s ever read. I was a little hesitant, but I decided to try it anyway and I really don’t think I’ve ever laugh so hard over a book before in my life. There aren’t many bloggers that I followed who seemed to share my love for the book until I read Erin’s review of it. I was so glad that another blogger liked it as much as I did, and I also agree with her thoughts on the movie!

I also wanted to mention that any Sarah Dessen book reminds me of all of you bloggers that are also fans of her. So any of you that have posted reviews or talked about how much her books have influenced you, we’re probably friends. She’s my all time favorite author and I automatically consider anyone who also loves her to be my friend.

So there’s my list for today, I’ll see you guys on Wednesday for another Get Up Offa That Slump post.

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Get Up Offa That Slump: An Interview With Myself

March 9, 2016 Features 3

Get Up Offa That Slump is a new three week blogging extravaganza hosted by Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf. You can read more here about what it is and what the prompts are going to be. Today, I’m excited to post for day one of this awesome event. The prompt for today is to interview yourself. I hope you guys enjoy my questions and answers! I can’t wait to read all your interview posts.

What’s your name?

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Hey guys, I’m Rachel Geiger!

Hey Rachel! It’s nice to meet you, I guess. Where are you from?

Good old West Virginia. Don’t judge me, I promise it’s a pretty lovely state and most of what you’ve likely heard about it is false.

Who are your favorite bands and musicians?

Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, & Taylor Swift. I’m also obsessed with One Direction and not at all ashamed of it.

Really Rachel? You’re that basic that you’re obsessed with One Direction?

Yup, I’m just that basic.

Fine. Who is your favorite boy?

Now, that’s just a cruel question. Not like I have any kids, but I imagine this is similar to picking a favorite child. I go through phases where I obsess over each of them. But if you held a gun to my head, I’d definitely say that Niall is my favorite. I mean, just look at him in his glasses.

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And one more gif because he is perfect.

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What are some of your favorite movies?

Almost Famous, The Princess Bride, & Silver Linings Playbook.

Favorite TV shows?

Currently ongoing: Jane the Virgin, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, Girls, Veep, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, & Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

All time: Friday Night Lights, Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, Freaks & Geeks, & Parenthood.

Last book that you read?

What You Always Wanted! I thought it was a really cute contemporary book.

Last book you gave a five star rating to?

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It’s been almost a month since I read it and I can’t bring myself to rate any other book a five. None of them are as great as that book is.

Favorite genre?

Contemporary YA and any kind of romance.

Random fact about me:

I’ve never had any pets besides a fish, but those were technically my brother’s anyway!

What’s your favorite song from the musical Hamilton?

The answer to this question honestly changes daily. Seriously, some days I’ll listen to one song on repeat, then a whole different track the next. It just depends on my mood most of the time. Currently, I have to go with Satisfied.

Any siblings?

Yup, one older brother who I mention on my blog basically all the time because he’s my best friend. He’s four years older than me and actually the only person in my family who I let read my blog.

There’s my whole family, I love them!

So it was great talking to you, Rachel!

Why thank you Rachel, I very much enjoy talking to myself. It doesn’t make me feel crazy at all.

Thanks for reading my interview with myself. I can’t wait to read all of yours. I’ve already read a few and I can already tell that you guys are way more creative and funny than I was with this. But oh well, I hope it still gave you a chance to know some random things about me!

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books to Read If You Are in the Mood for Romance

February 29, 2016 Features 12

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week focuses on a different topic to make a list about. This week, the topic is about books to read when you are in the mood for whatever you choose to write about. I picked romance since that’s my favorite genre. These are all YA contemporary books that I loved. If you’re also a fan of the genre, I’m sure that I’ve chosen some books that you likely enjoyed, but I also hope that some of these are under the radar books that you may have not gotten around to checking out yet. I hope you enjoy my list!

1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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This book is all kinds of adorable. It’s just been a few weeks since I read it for the first time and I’m still not over it. Seriously though, I’ve gone back and read all my favorite parts countless times. I haven’t been able to give another book a five star review since I read this. Anyway, this is an incredible romance and story in general.

2. The Distance from A to Z

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Oh man, you need this book in your life. Zeke is ridiculously swoony and I ship him and Abby so freaking hard. This ebook is ridiculously cheap, so buy it right away!

3. Meant to Be

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I highly recommend this one for fans of Anna and the French Kiss. The romance in this book is one that you’ll be cheering for from the very start. Well, you’ll hate the LI at first, but then he’ll quickly grow on you! It’s a great read if you’re looking for something relatively low on the angst side of things.

4. Every Last Word

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Honestly, this isn’t the book for you if you’re looking for something super fluffy and light. It’s about OCD, so obviously the topic is a little heavier. However, I just love how the romance works in this novel. It feels so realistic to me. So if you can overlook some darkness, this book is definitely worth it.

5. The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

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I’ve bragged so much about this book, but I couldn’t leave it off of this list. There’s countless swoony moments in this book. If you liked My Life Next Door, you’ll likely enjoy this one.

6. Whatever Life Throws at You

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Do you like reading Miranda Kenneally books? Me too, I’ve read them all. If you do, I recommend that you read this book. Most of Miranda’s sports stories center on high school athletes, while the LI here is a pro baseball player. I still rec it because they have similar elements: sports, swoon, and a kickass female love interest. What more could you possibly need?

7. Everything, Everything

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I ship Madeline and Olly so hard. There’s really nothing else to say about it!

8. First & Then

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Another sports contemporary romance that I adore and talk about a lot. Ezra is not your typical book boyfriend, but that’s why I love him so much.

9. What I Thought Was True

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I already mentioned My Life Next Door, but I also love What I Thought Was True just as much. The romance is very slow building (in a way) and I love every minute of it.

10. This Lullaby

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This list would be incomplete without a Sarah Dessen book on here. This is my personal favorite for a number of reasons. My biggest reason is Dexter. He’s the lead singer in a band but he’s also this totally awkward kid. He’s unique, and that’s what makes him so great. This book also holds a special place in my heart due to my obsession with music.

So there’s my list for the week! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted for TTT, but I’m happy to be back. I can’t wait to look at all of your lists, so be sure to share them with me. Hope you guys have a great rest of the week! 🙂

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Hamilton Book Tag

February 23, 2016 Features 0

So I’m excited to share this Hamilton book tag with you guys! Technically, I wasn’t tag in this, but I’ve been seeing it pop it up on a lot of blogs and YouTube so I couldn’t help myself. It’s such an amazingly creative musical that deserves all the awards and attention it’s been receiving. I’m definitely obsessed with every single song. So yeah, read up on the musical if you don’t know much about it. This tag was created by Maureen Keavy.

The Room Where It Happens | Book world you would put yourself in

“I wanna be in the room where it happens.”

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Is this too obvious? Probably but oh well, it’s true!

The Schuyler Sisters | Underrated Female Character

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“I’ve been reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine / so men say that I’m intense or I’m insane.”

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My girl Kestrel is pretty BA. I kind of want to be her.

My Shot | A character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them

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“Not throwing away my shot.”

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Though she’s taken it Glass Sword, Mare Barrow is definitely a character who doesn’t let anything stand in her way.

Stay Alive | A character you wish was still alive

This picture is technically from the Stay Alive Reprise, but it’s the only one I could find.

“Save your strength and stay alive.”

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I’m not going to say WHO because it’s a huge spoiler. But if you’ve read this series, you know who I’m talking about.

Burn | The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read

“You have torn it all apart / I am watching it burn.”

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Is it too soon to say Blue and Gansey? I just love them so much and knowing they don’t get a happy ending breaks my heart.

You’ll Be Back | Sassiest villain

“I will kill your friends and family to remind you of my love.”

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Stealing Sarah’s answer here because I literally can’t think of any other villains that you could consider sassy. But honestly, Amarantha is a badass bitch.

The Reynolds Pamphlet | A book with a twist that you didn’t see coming

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“Never gon’ be President now / that’s one less thing to worry about.”

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This book is ridiculously twisted. I’m still not over it.

Non-stop | A series you marathoned

“Why do you write like you’re running out of time?”

I’m probably cheating because I already used it once, but the Divergent series. I read all three books in just three days. Oops.

Satisfied | Favorite book with multiple POVs

“He will never be satisfied / I will never be satisfied.”

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This book has four POV’s and they are all equally fabulous!

Helpless | A relationship you were pulling for from the very start

“Look into your eyes, and the sky’s the limit.”

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I was torn between this one and Anna and the French Kiss. I went with this one because I love Cricket so much.
Say No To This | Guilty pleasure read

“I don’t know how to say no to this.”

These books are just filled with all kinds of drama but I can’t help but love them!
What Comes Next | A series you wish had more books

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“You’ve been freed / do you know how hard it is to lead?”

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So I cheated here, this is technically a standalone. But I want it to be a companion series because so many of the supporting character’s were not completely resolved. I need Nick’s story right away!

Right Hand Man | Favorite BROTP

“We gotta make an all out stand / Ayo, I’m gonna need a right hand man.”

I love Cam and Jase’s bromance. They are hilarious and I love them both so much.

So I added a few of my own because I love these songs and really wanted to throw them in.

Alexander Hamilton | A character with a round background/childhood

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“There’s a million things I haven’t done / but just you wait.”

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My girl Sara had such a rough childhood, but I love how she never let it bring her down.

Dear Theodosia | A book with a good parental relationship

“When you smile, I fall apart / and I thought I was so smart.”

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I love Simon’s relationship with both of his parents. I might be a bit biased because they remind me a lot of my own. Regardless, I definitely love them.

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