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The Big Kids’ Table: Adult Fiction Picks (May)

Take it from me, sometimes you just need a little adult fiction to pep up your reading list. I just read Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins and it was refreshing! Here are a few of my picks for this month. I think it’s the best list yet. Perfect timing for vacations and summer break […]

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August 17, 2012 - 9:03 am

Adult Book Review: Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman - […] 08.17.12 Estelle: Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: William Morrow Pages: 304 Target audience: Adult fiction Keywords: eating disorder, college student, racial prejudices, summer How I found out about it: A pick for Big Kids’ Table […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - As always, wonderful suggestions Estelle! I’m especially looking forward to Saving Ruth and Shelter – they both sound amazing 🙂

May 16, 2012 - 9:55 pm

Estelle - Hey Casee! Thx for stopping by! You know, I saw Shelter at B&N on Friday and I was so close to buying it. I may do that for my upcoming trip or borrow it from the library this month. I’m glad to hear you liked it for all of those reasons. Sometimes a slow read is really a nice change; you can really sink into it. I can’t wait to get to know your blog! I love Hannah and I’m so glad you stopped over from her place.

May 16, 2012 - 6:52 pm

Casee Marie - I just stopped over from Hannah’s blog and I have to leave a little note to say that I absolutely recommend Shelter! I read it last month for review and it’s been one of my favorites so far this year. It’s slow-paced, but in a really good way. It’s very literary and internal, very pensive, and it transports you a bit, keeps you deeply interested. If I had been in the mood for a quick, light read at the time I probably wouldn’t have clicked with it as well, but if you want that “literary experience” that challenges you and engages you in language it’s the perfect choice.

And also, I love the idea of this Big Kids’ Table series! I review primarily classics, adult lit and memoirs so I’m always curious to see insights into adult fiction on other blogs. (:

May 10, 2012 - 11:49 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awww… I love the “big kid’s table” idea! I, like so many others, don’t read much adult fiction … but I should. I am an adult after all =P I LOVED Little Bee though (if you haven’t read, I would highly recommend it), and I’m excited to see what the new book is like! *fingers crossed that he’s not a one-hit wonder*

May 10, 2012 - 4:54 pm

VeganYANerds - I really enjoy your adult recommendations, Estelle! I like the sound of The Lucky Dog Matchmaking… and Saving Ruth

May 10, 2012 - 9:22 am

Sash from Sash and Em - *puts on Big Girl Pants*

Ahem. Adult fiction rarely makes me say “Oh! Look, that sounds mighty interesting.” but I’ve been dabbling in more “mature” YA (themes, contents, all that jazz) and some historical fictions that could possibly put me in the mood for something like the first book mentioned. 🙂

I’m trying to read more Adult novels. We’ll see if that happens! 🙂

xo

May 10, 2012 - 9:22 am

Jamie - LOVE THIS POST! You know I love my adult fiction in addition to YA..checking out a few of these that I haven’t heard of. AH I forgot the Katherine Howe one was out! I loved The Psychik Book of Deliverance Dane!

May 10, 2012 - 8:53 am

Jayla | LadyBlueJay - These all sound like really good books! I am particularly in the first two. I am not a fan of historical fiction, but I do love a good mystery. Plus, I am a dog person (even though I don’t have a dog). And who doesn’t love a little romance every now and then?

Thanks for sharing these reads!

Magan: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Second Chance Summber by Morgan Matson [website | twitter] Publication Date: May 8, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Pages: 480 Keywords: Family, Cancer, Growing Up, Friendship, Love Target Audience: Young Adult Format Read: Paperback from TLA (Thank you!) Summary: Taylor’s father is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given approximately three months to live. Her family […]

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May 11, 2016 - 7:00 am

Second Chance Summer | Review | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek - Mostly YA Lit - […] to be heart-breaking. I’d heard that from all of my favorite book people. But I also knew that every single book person I trust has loved it, and that I was going to be guaranteed a story that would […]

May 14, 2014 - 12:01 am

YA Book Review: Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson - […] You’ve Been Gone was no different than her other stellar books, Second Chance Summer and Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, providing exactly the escape from reality I was so […]

July 23, 2013 - 8:01 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Morgan Matson's Summer Essentials - […] our very favorite authors who never fails to wow us with her incredible writing. We deeply loved Second Chance Summer and Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour. There’s no doubt that Morgan’s books are a […]

July 1, 2012 - 7:01 am

Magan: Shelve It - July 1, 2012 - […] Matson (Goodreads) – I suppose after seeing my name pop up in their twitter feed regarding MY UNDYING LOVE for this book, they decided I needed a finished copy of this […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:34 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This story sounds incredibly beautiful. I am SO excited to read it!

June 2, 2012 - 9:00 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: Our Local Bookstores - […] by Deb Caletti (Goodreads) Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (Magan’s review) Forever Summer by Alison Noel (Goodreads) Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton (Goodreads) […]

May 31, 2012 - 7:39 pm

Stephanie @ Read in a Single Sitting - Oh, this one brought tears to my eyes. I haven’t read The Story of Us, but it might make an interesting companion read. Thanks for the review.

May 30, 2012 - 11:54 am

Our Half Year Report + a Summer Giveaway - […] Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson […]

May 14, 2012 - 1:36 am

Jasmine Rose - It usually takes one or two people (at least) to convince me to read a contemporary. It’s strange. I usually love the contemp books I read, but the synopsis(es?) don’t really grab me the way a dystopian or fantasy does. That being sad, I’m so glad to be seeing awesome reviews for Second Chance Summer popping up because they’re convincing me to read it! I adored Amy & Roger’s so this one is definitely on my TBR now. Great review, Magan :]

May 13, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Shelve It Meme: 5/13/2012 - […] adult fiction books that caught my eye! I don’t think you can tell just how much Magan loved Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. A great meme by Broke & Bookish on favorite book quotes. Ice cream, family, and some serious […]

May 12, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Katie @ BlookGirl - Okay, okay! I’m convinced! Even though this book is likely to rip my heart out, I will go out and buy it this weekend 🙂 What a great, thoughtful review! I love relatable contemporaries, and this certainly sounds like one for me. Can’t wait to experience it for myself! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂 <3

May 12, 2012 - 9:27 am

Novel Sounds - […] Detour so Second Chance Summer was definitely on my reading list. Then Magan from Rather Be Reading read it and LOVED it. I immediately bumped it up and now I am maybe a bit broken. I knew it was going to be love in the […]

May 11, 2012 - 12:24 pm

elena - OH MY I just finished this book and I HAVE FEELINGS!!!!! It’s so warm and wonderful, trying to write my review ASAP. Yours is LOVELY, I love how much you love the book and that you mentioned the pacing was perfect. Augh such a good book.

May 9, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Liz - As if I needed any more reason to be desperate to read this book. I seriously cannot wait to read it. I pre-ordered it from my local book chain, but they are proving to be super slow with it.

Beautiful review, so happy you loved it. I am prepared to have a good long cry session with this one.

May 9, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Magan - ANNA! YES – yes you do! Hop on that… pronto! 🙂
Mandee – THANK YOU! I’m fully embracing the crying during reading. It was quite a relief to let so many tears go. Haha. 🙂
Hannah – YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW. ’tis true. I’m not a rule-breaker, but I vote you break the book buying ban for this one!

May 9, 2012 - 8:43 pm

Magan - Sharon, I definitely recommend a non-populated area while reading. The husband thought I was having a breakdown! Hahaha

May 9, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Oh girl, sounds like I need to read this! I’m so excited because I love the cover and it makes me so happy to hear that the story inside is even better. I WANT THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW.

May 9, 2012 - 4:34 pm

VeganYANerds - I’ve been so looking forward to your review and it’s wonderful! I’m so glad this book lives up to it’s gorgeous cover and I know, like you, I will crying my little heart out at the end 🙂

May 9, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Anna - I very much need to read this.

May 9, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Oh, wow. I really am looking forward to this one, particularly after reading this review! I am going to have to wait until I’m ready to cry and have time to read not in public, though. I have a feeling my coworkers in the break room might be a little put off by hysterical sobbing, which is most definitely going to happen. I can feel it already.

May 9, 2012 - 10:04 am

Magan - Thanks so, so much Lori! I actually haven’t read Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour yet. I know – *gasp*! You can bet I will be now!

May 9, 2012 - 10:03 am

Magan - Hi Anna! I can’t even describe how much I love this book. It doesn’t feel like I’ve done the book justice in my review. All I can say is READ IT NOW! I hope you love it just as much as I did! (Also, I loved that she was “normal” too.)

May 9, 2012 - 8:04 am

Anna Scott - Oh wow. I love it when I find book that I adore as much as you clearly adore this. I was really impressed with Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour and I’m really looking forward to this one.
I like your note about Taylor not having any stand-out skills. I sometimes annoys me how some YA main characters have to be super-smart or athletic or artistic to make up for the fact that they don’t quite fit in, or whatnot. It’s refreshing to have a main character that is ‘average’ (whatever that means!)
Great review! x

May 9, 2012 - 7:28 am

Lori - I loved Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. It’s one of my most favorite books. So I’ve been super excited about this book. Now I’m even more excited! I love your review!

Top 10 Tuesday: Estelle’s Fav Quotes from Books

I’m that person who is always jotting lyrics from songs and quotes from books onto tiny pieces of paper and stuffing them in my purse. Or taking pictures of book pages with my iPhone. That’s a new obsession. Proof: ^ I was reading You Have Seven Messages on a road trip to Connecticut and it […]

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September 15, 2014 - 11:41 am

Vicky - Love number 4! It`s true, have to be careful what thoughts go through you…

December 20, 2012 - 9:04 am

Estelle: 2012 End of the Year Survey (Yay!) - […] Surprisingly, the most popular post I wrote was about my favorite book quotes. […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - What a beautiful collection of quotes! I loved every single one of them, although the one from Jennifer E. Smith is the most gorgeous to me 🙂

May 8, 2012 - 9:30 pm

Jamie - LOVE LOVE LOVE your list! Before I elaborate, that is an insanely awesome idea to take a pic with your phone. GENIUS. I always just have tiny post it notes and then transfer them into my quote notebook at a later date but I ALWAYS have my phone on me..so that’s a win!

Haven’t heard of the Comeback Season but I love that quote! That Let It Snow one…I probably completely brushed passed that when I read that book…it’s wonderful and so true! And Catcher in the Rye!! I love Salinger hardcore.

Excellent list, love.

May 8, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Katie H. - LOVE Emily Giffin. Although my favorites were Something Borrowed & Blue.

May 8, 2012 - 7:48 pm

Laura @ The Traveling Owl - The quote from Charlotte’s Web is always guaranteed to bring a smile to my face.

Excellent list!

Laura @ The Traveling Owl

May 8, 2012 - 5:36 pm

VeganYANerds - I’m so bad at remembering quotes, I need to write them down or take a photo, clever idea!

I love that you included one from Perfect Fifths and Charlotte’s Web, so sweet!

May 8, 2012 - 5:11 pm

BarefootMedStudent - I also take pictures of quotes when I don’t have time (or energy, or a pen) to write them down! Also, great list.

I tried something different with my quotes – you’re welcome to visit 🙂

May 8, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Lauren@The Housework Can Wait - Love, love, love the Emily Griffin quote. It’s so good. I haven’t read many of your books, but I love all the quotes.

Here’s my TTT!

May 8, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog - I’m pretty sure this was my favorite Top Ten topic as well. I really like your quote from Catcher in the Rye 🙂

May 8, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH! I swear, I like you more & more every time I read another one of your posts. That quote is one of my absolute favorites! I have written down so many love quotes over the years, but that is one of the only ones that I think truly captures what real love looks like in the long run. Most books only talk about the falling in love part – not about staying in love. And I just adore that quote because it’s so realistic. Okay, I’m stopping now, I promise.

EXCEPT I take pictures of book pages with my iPhone, too!! Haha 🙂

May 8, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - I really love this list, Estelle…like, REALLY! EFF YEAH! I love that God Shaped Hole one and Love the One You’re With.

May 8, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Pepca - Interesting selection! I love number 4!

May 8, 2012 - 12:07 pm

Heather - LOVE #5 especially as relates to marriage though there’s passion involved too. 😉

May 8, 2012 - 11:30 am

kit - Love the quotation from The Catcher in the Rye, one of my all-time favourite books. Great list!

May 8, 2012 - 9:59 am

Nicole - You’re a fan of sappy quotes. But so am I. 🙂 Loved the one from Perfect Fifths!

May 8, 2012 - 9:56 am

Anna - JESSICA DARLING HAIKU FTW!

May 8, 2012 - 9:35 am

Estelle - Elena, GET ON IT. 😉 Yes, I really think you would appreciate Tiffanie’s writing a lot. Hope you can find a copy of GSH.

May 8, 2012 - 9:28 am

elena - Shamefully, I’ve only read two books from this list! MUST RECTIFY, especially since the quotes you picked are so good. I need to read God-Shaped Hole, I remember you rec’ing it recently. 7 is really great advice!

May 8, 2012 - 8:47 am

WickedWillow - Ah. Such a good collection. Love the John Green one. Haven’t read Let It Snow yet, but I can see awesome JG is still awesome.
The Charlottes Web and Catcher in the Rye are great too!

Good quotes make me happy. 🙂

Check out my top 10 quotes
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Estelle: See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles

See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles Upcoming Publication Date: May 8, 2012 Publisher: Candlewick Press Pages: 310 Keywords: Family, siblings, LGBT, family business, bullying, trauma Target Audience: Mature middle grade Format Read: Paperback from ALA. (Thanks!) Summary: With her parents always working at the family restaurant and her younger brother constantly winning everyone’s attention, Fern […]

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September 28, 2014 - 3:24 pm

tt - you will cry i did i luv this book

May 15, 2013 - 6:49 pm

Shannon - Read it before this blog appeared in my site..
The warning is true.
You really will cry

June 18, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This book sounds absolutely wonderful. I will definitely be adding it to the list of books that I must check out soon!

May 13, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Shelve It Meme: 5/13/2012 - […] Bookish on favorite book quotes. Ice cream, family, and some serious heartbreak were found in See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles. Related Posts :Estelle: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis Magan: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson […]

May 9, 2012 - 8:05 am

Lori - This book wasn’t on my radar. It certainly is now. I’m adding it to my wish list right now. Thanks for the fantastic review!

May 7, 2012 - 7:15 pm

VeganYANerds - What a lovely review, Estelle. I totally agree about the cover, it’s very cute and I wouldn’t have guessed what this book was really about.

I think it sounds like a really great book, and I’m not at all put off by the fact that it’s for younger readers.

May 7, 2012 - 11:18 am

elena - ahaha I actually thought this was an adult fiction just judging from the cover but then saw the middle grade. OOPS! This seems to be quite a serious read for middle school, I’m impressed that she tackles the subject of LGBT. I’m curious about the other issue, it seems like it would be hard to read. Lovely review, Estelle!

May 7, 2012 - 9:54 am

Anna - RE: “my usual (internet predators, abuse, death)”

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Shelve It: May 6, 2012

How have two weeks passed by since my last vlog? SO much has happened in the last few weeks, but thankfully, life will be slowing down soon. Both Estelle and I will be going with our hubbies on vacation in June, so we’ve been discussing books and what we’ll take along with us. (Who needs […]

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May 9, 2012 - 10:40 am

Magan - Liz! I hope you love In Honor and Second Chance Summer. Two beautifully written books. I loved them both so, so much! 🙂

May 9, 2012 - 10:36 am

Magan - Thanks for the heads up about Hourglass, Karen. I will definitely re-read after you said this. AND YAY FOR KALEB. I can’t wait to read from his POV!

May 9, 2012 - 10:35 am

Magan - Elena! I hope I like it too! Flirting in Italian was a huge disappointment, however. And will definitely re-read Hourglass because that’s how I felt about it too – MAKEOUTS! (!!!!). Hahah. You’re so welcome for the link! xoxo

May 9, 2012 - 10:34 am

Magan - I’m a terrible list maker when it comes to reading, Sash. TERRRIBLE. You’re so welcome for the link! Loved that post. 🙂

May 9, 2012 - 10:30 am

Magan - Margie! Hahaha to your comment about What’s Left of Me! I really hope I like it. *crosses fingers*
And yay to you adding those books to your TBR pile! 🙂 Start with Second Chance Summer since, ya know, it came out YESTERDAY!

May 9, 2012 - 10:24 am

Magan - I think the cover of What’s Left of Me is really striking, too, Aneeqah! I’m super excited to pick up that one!

May 9, 2012 - 10:22 am

Magan - Thanks, Brittani! Ahhhh! Go back to your bookstore and pick up SECOND CHANCE SUMMER! SO, SO GOOD!

May 9, 2012 - 10:22 am

Magan - Laura, most people told me to re-read Hourglass. McEntire doesn’t do a lot of re-telling.
I would definitely re-read Divergent if I were you. However! Veronica Roth did post a re-cap spoiler post to remind people of what went down in Divergent. 🙂

May 9, 2012 - 10:20 am

Magan - Thanks, Nea! So excited for Timepiece!!

May 9, 2012 - 10:19 am

Magan - Hannah, YOU WIN. You, my friend, are the best commenter. Thanks so much for this! YOU MADE MY DAY!
1. Thanks for the compliment on the hair. It was actually a terrible hair day. The fishatail saved me.
2. The lipgloss color is 24/7 by Smashbox. It’s my go-to fave.
3. Kissing scenes. Always kissing scenes. Yes, please.
4. Have you read any other Kody Keplinger? If not, DO!
5. Go back to your bookstore and buy Second Chance Summer. ASAP!
6. Thanks!!
7. HOP ON THE DIVERGENT TRAIN! And yes, Estelle just finished Divergent today. She’s a convert!
8. YES WE LOOOOOOOVE YOU! 🙂
9. ESTELLE rocked it with the Biebs and Duff last week!
10. We love, love long comments. See above. 🙂

May 9, 2012 - 10:13 am

Magan - Thanks, Mandee! WOOO! So glad you’re going to read Hourglass & Timepiece! And yes, my husband cracked up about the dog in the background. She was just doing her own thing… walking around, taking a stroll. Smelling all the same usual things. Haha. 🙂

May 7, 2012 - 4:54 pm

Paige - I’ve seen What’s Left Of Me around a lot and it sounds really good! I also really love the cover. Flirting In Italian looks so cute, I cannot wait to read that =) I hope you enjoy everything and here’s my IMM!

http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/05/in-my-mailbox-33-weekly-wrap-up.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

May 6, 2012 - 8:43 pm

VeganYANerds - Lovely vlog, as usual, Magan!

I got Timepiece on Netgalley so I ordered myself a copy of Hourglass, and I’m so glad you liked it, I’ll get to it soon!

Ooh I spied one of your pups in the background <3

May 6, 2012 - 7:47 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Here were my thoughts while reading this post:
1. Dang, Magan’s hair looks good. I love that fishtail braid. My hair needs to grow faster so I can do this.
2. I like that lipgloss color. It look so good on Magan!
3. Kissing scenes. Ha! I like that she’s using that as a selling point for the book 🙂
4. Ah I like that cover (A Midsummer’s Nightmare). I want to read this book. I want to take this book on vacation with me. Ooohhh, I need to go get a hat like that one for vacation.
5. I want to read SECOND CHANCE SUMMER so bad. It’s already in a bookstore near me, and I was barely able to tear myself away from it. I just can’t buy another book right now… Why did I walk away from it? Should I go get it? Of course I should, who am I kidding?
6. Oh, I loved Anna’s confessions post, too. What a great blog post to include!
7. All this talk about Insurgent is reminding me that I STILL need to read Divergent. I know, I know. It’s on my list! I’ll get to it soon, I promise. And didn’t Magan say it was a re-read for her? I really need to read it. I wonder if Estelle has read it yet. Hmm…
8. OMG THAT’S ME! Did they really say they hardcore love me? AHH! I love them, too! And my heart is very happy 🙂 And they’re obsessed with lists. SO AM I! We need to be friends forever.
9. Oh, they had some good reviews this week with Hilary Duff & Justin Bieber references. Those made me really happy.
10. I hope they really do like lists since I just left a heck of a long one… 🙂

May 6, 2012 - 6:30 pm

nea barabea - Awww, Timepiece and Flirting in Italian!! Enjoy all your awesome books this week 😉 🙂

May 6, 2012 - 5:44 pm

Laura @ The Traveling Owl - Great haul.

I’d love to know what others say about Timepiece. That’s the next book in my TBR pile.

I’m like you when it comes to reading second books in series. I re-read the first book so I can get caught up. In fact, I haven’t started Insurgent for that very reason. To re-read Divergent and Timepiece, or not. That’s certainly the question.

Super excited for Flirting in Italian as well.

Laura @ The Traveling Owl

May 6, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Brittani - I got Timepiece a week or two ago! I’m so jealous of Flirting In Italian! I cant wait to read that book! And I actually saw Second Chance Summer on the shelves at my Barnes & Noble on Friday. Awesome set of books this week! 🙂

May 6, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Aneeqah - What’s Left of Me sounds so interesting, I can’t wait to read it! The cover is especially gorgeous. =) Second Chance Summer sounds like such a cute contemporary read, I’m excited to pick it up when it releases.

Happy reading! =)

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

May 6, 2012 - 12:31 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - Hmmm, What’s Left of Me really intrigues me. Sounds like something out of a dream, a not so good dream. I think I’m going to wait to see what you think of it before I decide whether or not this is a read for me – my imagination tends to run a bit too much for stories like this, lol!
I try not to create actual TBRs for myself, I’m like you, my reads fit my mood, and sometimes that makes it difficult to review a book on time.
Flirting in Italian and A Midsummer’s Nightmare are on my list! and thanks to your FB mention, so is Second Chance Summer 🙂
Love your vlogs, thanks for sharing!!!

May 6, 2012 - 10:56 am

Sash from Sash and Em - You make TBRs like I do 🙂 I don’t plan them out because when I do, I end up changing it anyway.

Also, I’m reading Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour and loving it so I will have to pick up Second Chance Summer this week. 🙂

ps – thanks for the linky to our Insurgent review!

xo

May 6, 2012 - 10:40 am

elena - AHHHHH YOU GOT WHAT’S LEFT OF ME?! I am flaily hands for that book, it sounds so good! Also, I have been meaning to write a gushy email to Kat Zhang because she’s 21, wowza. September is too far away! I can’t wait to hear what you think about it.

Those bookplates are so cute! I started reading Timepiece but I don’t think I got past the first chapter yet since I don’t remember what happened in Hourglass. I asked my co-blogger what she remembers from Hourglass and she said MAKEOUTS! and a Doctor Who reference. So I would probably recommend rereading Hourglass beforehand.

I really hope Flirting in Italian is in the same vein Stephanie Perkins writes couples too. I think that’s really her strong point. Second Chance Summer sounds wonderful, I will try to check my B&N soon.

Thank you for linking us. <3

May 6, 2012 - 10:05 am

Karen - Wow! I love that cover for What’s Left of Me.

I agree with you about Hourglass. I don’t usually like time travel stories but this one really works.

I would recommend re-reading Hourglass before Timepiece. It had been a year since I read it and I was slightly confused because Myra doesn’t really recap plus it’s from a different POV. Myra has recaps on her website if you would rather do that. I loved the book though.

P.S. If you like kissing…..Timepiece…..Kaleb…..um yeah ….good kissing there.

May 6, 2012 - 10:04 am

Liz - I am crazy excited for Second Chance Summer, I have it on pre-order with Jessi Kirby’s In Honor and I have seriously counting down the days until May 8th for months now. So glad to hear people say that it is amazing.

What’s Left of Me sounds really interesting… totally different from what I normally read but it is now on my to-read list. I’ll be interested to know what you think about it.

May 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

  Happy May, friends! I know we’re a few days into May now and several of these books came out already (holy batman, was May 1st a huge release date!). HOWEVER, there’s so much goodness I didn’t want to gloss over the May 2012 young adult book releases. I am so tempted to place an […]

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January 20, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Janet - I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all the work you guys do to get these books out here and reviewed. I don’t know what I would do without you guys. This site is bookmarked and I look at it all the time for the next book to read. Thanks for everything!

May 9, 2012 - 10:11 am

Magan - I’m so sad you didn’t connect with When You Were Mine, ComaCalm. 🙁 I ended up enjoying it very much! And YES – so, so excited about From What I Remember!

May 9, 2012 - 6:29 am

Princess Alethea - Hooray! I’m honored to make the list! 🙂

May 7, 2012 - 4:43 pm

ComaCalm - I really want to get a copy of From What I Remember! I tried reading When You Were Mine but it didn’t agree with me. 🙁

=^.^= ComaCalm’s Corner =^.^=

May 5, 2012 - 9:00 pm

VeganYANerds - So I was going to start saying which books I’d like to read and then I realised I would be listing almost all the books you’ve listed, ha! May is going to be SO, SO, SO GOOD! I need more hours in the day so I can read more!

May 5, 2012 - 8:26 am

Jamie - SO MANY GOOD ONES!! I’m most excited about Second Chance Summer (LOVED Amy & Roger) and In Honor(loved Moonglass)! Do we see a pattern here with me?? lol I have In Honor and I’m hoping to start that next!