Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books Set Outside The US

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Ten Books Set Outside The US Books I Liked        Anna and the French Kiss (France) // Love & Gelato (Italy) // Narvla’s Celtic New Year (Ireland) // Playing with Matches (Canada) // Being Sloane Jacobs (Canada) // Witchstruck (England) // My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century (Italy) Not My Favorite Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Canada) Books I Haven’t Read (Yet!)   Wanderlove (Central America) {Read More}

Review: The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

I can’t believe I fell for it. It was still dark when I woke up this morning. As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was. A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms along the main corridor. There are no windows. No doors. The lift is the only way in or out. What’s he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If I’m right, the lift will {Read More}

Money Matters: June 2016

I’ve seen other bloggers, like Berls at Fantasy is More Fun and Felicia at The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog, with book budget posts. It made me curious how much I’m spending on books each year. I have a rough idea, because I have an entertainment budget, but I’d like to get more detailed. I’m not going to try to stick to a set goal the way Berls and Felicia do, but it might end up making me think twice about {Read More}

Review: The Distance to Home by Jenn Bishop

Last summer, Quinnen was the star pitcher of her baseball team, the Panthers. They’re headed for the championship, and her loudest supporter at every game was her best friend and older sister, Haley. This summer, everything is different. Haley’s death, at the end of last summer, has left Quinnen and her parents reeling. Without Haley in the stands, Quinnen doesn’t want to play baseball. It seems like nothing can fill the Haley-sized hole in her world. The one glimmer of {Read More}

Free Planner Stickers: Currently Reading/Library Books Due

If you came here through a Google search on free planner stickers, you might not realize that this is actually a book blog with a side of planner love. What could be more perfect for a book blogger/plannergirl than these Currently Reading stickers? I had a little room on the side of the page, so I threw in some Library Books Due stickers. These are sized for the Erin Condren vertical planner and should be printed at actual size, not {Read More}

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Top Ten Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads It’s been forever since I did a Top Ten Tuesday, but I’m working on getting back into blogging more regularly and I can’t just post reviews. I haven’t been reading enough for that lately and that gets kind of monotonous anyway. When I was going through my books at Goodreads, I noticed the way {Read More}

Review: Black River Falls by Jeff Hirsch

Seventeen-year-old Cardinal has escaped the virus that ravaged his town, leaving its victims alive but without their memories. He chooses to remain in the quarantined zone, caring for a group of orphaned kids in a mountain camp with the help of the former brutal school bully, now transformed by the virus into his best friend. But then a strong-willed and mysterious young woman appears, and the closed-off world Cardinal has created begins to crumble. Title: Black River Falls Author: Jeff {Read More}

Review: The BFF Bucket List by Dee Romito

Ella and Skyler have been best friends since kindergarten—so close that people smoosh their names together like they’re the same person: EllaandSkyler. SkylerandElla. But Ella notices the little ways she and Skyler have been slowly drifting apart. And she’s determined to fix things with a fun project she’s sure will bring them closer together—The BFF Bucket List. Skyler is totally on board. The girls must complete each task on the list together: things like facing their fears, hosting a fancy {Read More}

Review: Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood

The summer before Ivy’s senior year is going to be golden; all bonfires, barbeques, and spending time with her best friends. For once, she will just get to be. No summer classes, none of Granddad’s intense expectations to live up to the family name. For generations, the Milbourn women have lead extraordinary lives—and died young and tragically. Granddad calls it a legacy, but Ivy considers it a curse. Why else would her mother have run off and abandoned her as {Read More}

Review: This Is All Your Fault, Cassie Parker by Terra Elan McVoy

\ Fiona and Cassie are supposed to be best friends forever. No one else listens or makes Fiona laugh like Cassie, and that meant everything when Fiona’s parents were divorcing. They love each other in spite of their (many) differences, and even though Cassie cares a little too much about being popular, Fiona can’t imagine life without her. Until Fiona’s diary is stolen by the most popular girls at school, and her most secret thoughts are read out loud on {Read More}