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Reviews written solely by Estelle

About those January reads

My January was full of yoga, Twitter panic, LEA MICHELE, and a lot of Jane the Virgin. (I’m almost caught up on Season 2, finally!) So truth time. Magan and I announced we are back in some capacity, and we are still figuring out what exactly that capacity is. We’re playing it by ear, and […]

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February 4, 2017 - 10:48 am

Emma - I think a day-by-day approach to the blog is a great idea and even when there aren’t new posts here, I’ve been so happy to see new things from your and M on your Instagram or Twitter. Yay!

SO glad we read The Careful Undressing of Love around the same time and got to talk so much about it. Honestly, I feel like there are still things to say even after dissecting so much of it already.

I feel like Wrecked might not be a “me” book because I really don’t read to be stressed out which it sounds like might be inevitable with the subject matter. BUT I am making note of the title to recommend all over the place. And maybe I’ll get to it when I’m not into comfort reads. It also sounds like a great read-a-like for one of this year’s Printz Honors (Asking for It).

February 4, 2017 - 9:51 am

Lori - I have a copy of The Careful Undressing of Love. It sounds so unique and fascinating. I’m happy to hear that you liked it. I’ll have to check out the other 2 as well!

February 3, 2017 - 5:39 pm

Alexa S. - I really enjoyed THE CAREFUL UNDRESSING OF LOVE! As always, Corey brought a story that felt fresh, a story that really made me think about things like love and grief and the communities that shape us. I definitely loved it!

Happy Release Day, Kristan Higgins!

I’ve read four out of the five of the Blue Heron series by Kristan Higgins, and over the course of two years, I’ve always been curious about Connor O’Rourke. He was wise-talking, totally mysterious, and always teasing his twin sister, Colleen. She was even stumped by him. So I’ve been really excited to get Connor’s […]

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December 29, 2015 - 11:48 am

Alexa S. - I do love a good romance! ANYTHING FOR YOU sounds lovely, though I will probably wait until I’ve read the rest of the series to read it myself. 🙂

3 for 3 | December YA Picks

Why, hello there. It’s actually THURSDAY. I kept thinking yesterday was Thursday, but it wasn’t. So here we are. Ten days into December, only a few weeks left in the year and so much to talk about — the best books, how many books, and, of course, the new titles still releasing this month! Today […]

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December 31, 2015 - 10:16 am

What This Book Gave To Me, Estelle - […] books about sisters this year, and in the same year, that my mom lost of her sister, these tales (This Raging Light by Estelle Laur; Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt; Rules for Stealing Stars by […]

December 12, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Rebekah @ The5thBookReader - I am definitely going to have to read these soon. I adore your blog! It is incredible.

December 10, 2015 - 10:44 am

Emma @ Miss Print - I’ve been a bit wary of Not If I See You First but am glad to see it getting love from you and other readers I trust. Even more excited for This Raging Light now as well!

December 10, 2015 - 10:05 am

Alexa S. - I definitely want to check out NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST! It sounds like the type of tale I would really enjoy, particularly because the main character is working her way through a difficult time in her life. Moments like that are moments of growth, and I’d like to read about hers!

Give Me Your All & Nothing Else | Romance Short List

I borrowed the title of this post from a Selena Gomez song (Hands to Myself). I’ve been obsessed with new releases from her and Demi Lovato lately. They are both sexy and confident and strong, and both new albums reflect that. I’m not sure how natural of a segway this is into ROMANCE NOVELS but I’m […]

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November 9, 2015 - 11:48 pm

molly | wrapped up in books - I’m going to try that Victoria Dahl. I could be into some hot guy librarian!

October 28, 2015 - 11:36 am

Alexa S. - When the weather gets cooler, I always find that I’m much more in the mood for reading romances! Though I gravitate towards historical romances more often, I do find myself reading romances in all genres. From the ones you’ve included, I really want to check out TAKING THE HEAT! It sounds like a really great read 🙂

October 28, 2015 - 10:22 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I cannot get enough romance lately. I just want more and more and more romance novels. I have read Taking the Heat and it was amazing! Definitely a favorite.

This Love Bug | Romance Short List

Did you know August was Romance Awareness Month? Me neither. (Just made it!) I found out when I was doing some research for work, but hey, it is and here we are. Three romance recommendations that eased me back into work after vacation, accompanied me on a beer crawl, and kept me company on a “me night” […]

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August 26, 2015 - 1:43 pm

Alexa S. - Had no idea that it was Romance Awareness Month! As always, your romance novel suggestions intrigue me. I’m very much interested in Susan Mallery’s novel especially, though I haven’t read anything from her yet. And I loved A New Hope. It was a nice addition to Thunder Point! (Wildest Dreams is awesome, by the way.)

August 26, 2015 - 9:41 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I didn’t know August was Romance Awareness Month, either, but I’ve certainly been reading my fair share of romances. I just can’t get enough of them lately.

Now What, Baby? | What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

How did Ryder’s senior year shift from dreaming of soccer scholarships to deciphering the cries of a newborn baby — his newborn baby? In her latest, What You Left Behind, Jessica Verdi shows no mercy when she blows the Ryder’s world way open — a baby on his hip, the love-of-his-life girlfriend dead, disappearing friends, and […]

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August 11, 2015 - 8:01 am

Friends Who Write Diversely... | Dive Into Diversity, Magan - […] challenge. How’s it going? Read anything great lately? (I’m highly recommending: What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi — how often do we see a single teenage dad in a book — and also Not […]

August 9, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Megan - I just read this book based on your review. I loved it even as I wanted to smack Ryden around a few times. His mom wa the best (and the same age as I am!). Their relationship really made the book.

August 6, 2015 - 11:11 am

Alexa S. - I haven’t heard all that much about What You Left Behind, so thanks for putting it on my radar! Ryder sounds like an incredible character, and I’d like the chance to read his story for sure. Adding to my consideration shelf!