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Magan: manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen

manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen (website | twitter) Publication Date: April 23, 2013 Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Pages: 256 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: conflicted emotions, male POV, past and present, contemporary fiction Format read: ARC received via NetGalley (Thank you!) Other Books Read By Leveen: Zero Summary: Tyler’s first short story is soon to […]

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November 5, 2013 - 8:01 am

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Rather Be Reading! - […] it. If you haven’t read it, add it to your TBR list yesterday. Or now. (Honorable mentions: manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen / Golden by Jessi Kirby / If He Had Been With Me by Laura […]

May 11, 2013 - 7:38 pm

Jessica - I so need to read this! I’ve heard nothing but good things. Just found your blog through Bloglovin and I love it so far!

May 5, 2013 - 11:38 am

Estelle's Shelve It >> Cinco de Mayo Books, Estelle - […] Leveen’s Party after a huge recommendation from Lena (Addicted 2 Novels). I absolutely adored manicpixiedreamgirl (his new release) and must read everything he has […]

April 25, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Release Week Book Review: ‘manicpixiedreamgirl’ by Tom Leveen | Ink and Page - […] Other Reviews: Goodreads Sarcasm & Lemons: 4 of 5 Stars (@cjlistro) Rather Be Reading (@ReadingGals) […]

April 24, 2013 - 10:37 am

Joli @ Actin' Up with Books - Such a perfect review for this book! I completely agree with you – Leveen’s writing is magnetic. I said the same thing in my review I’m writing (guess I’ll have to change that). But yes, this is a fantastic book. Leveen gets it right!

April 23, 2013 - 8:53 pm

Anna - Okay, I am convinced. I would like to read this!

April 21, 2013 - 10:35 pm

Alexa Y. - I will admit that I wasn’t initially very attracted to this book. But there’s something about the premise that hooked me, and I really think I want to read it. I’m glad that you enjoyed it so much!

April 20, 2013 - 11:57 pm

Tabitha S. - This is a book that I probably would have skipped over before, but after reading yours and a few other reviews – I’ll definitely be giving it a chance now! I’m really interested in how the author deals with Tyler’s situation.

April 19, 2013 - 10:58 pm

elena - this is the second review i read that loved manicpixiedreamgirl this week! i’m reallly curious about this book and anxious after reading your review. it sounds like he wrote the character of tyler really well esp considering the situation. excited to read this now!

April 19, 2013 - 7:04 pm

Renae @ Respiring Thoughts - This book first caught my attention because of the title—the manic pixie dream girl trope is such a unique thing to name your book after. I would probably be worried about the issue of cheating being portrayed in this novel, but if you say it’s not too big of an issue, then perhaps I ought to check in on this!

April 19, 2013 - 2:27 pm

Annette - I haven’t seen this one before, but enjoyed Zero. Just went and got is from NetGalley. Great review! Thanks!

Magan: The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt

The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt Publication Date: July 10, 2012 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 304 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: lies and secrecy, public school, falling in love Format read: ARC from Simon & Schuster Summary: Kelsey and Isaac don’t exactly click when they first meet. However, they’ve both got more in common […]

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July 6, 2012 - 3:51 pm

Magan - Alexa, I like secrets too. I’m realizing a lot of the books I read have secrets lately. A trend? Maybe so.

July 6, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Magan - Elena… I can’t say. My lips are sealed. Just know that I was like WHAT JUST HAPPENED HERE?!?!? I hope you enjoy it!

July 6, 2012 - 3:47 pm

Magan - April! Definitely look into it. It’s a super quick read! If you like drama & secrets – this is the perfect combo for you!

July 6, 2012 - 7:41 am

April Books & Wine - Okay, this book sounds sort of like my definition of great summer reading — kisses and BIG SEKRETS and lies and stomach knots and DRAMAZ.

Yo, I need to see if this is at my library. Way to convince me.

July 5, 2012 - 11:39 pm

elena - I am so curious about the secret now too!! Especially since you said it’s as shocking as you say it is. My first thought was MURDER but I highly doubt that is it, esp since her parents keep her on her leash. If she committed murder, I would hope her parents do more than that. So, I will be theorizing until I actually read the book, haha.

July 5, 2012 - 4:57 am

Hemborgwife - Ok now I also really want to know what the secret is!! I doubt my library has it but I can hope!

July 4, 2012 - 10:00 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I love books where the MC has a secret. I don’t know why, but it always leaves me feeling intrigued and surprised. I definitely want to read this one, if only because I’m really curious about what the secret is – and of course, to swoon over the romance 😉

Estelle: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty Upcoming Publication Date: June 14, 2012 Publisher: Penguin Pages: 416 Audience: Adult Keywords: stalkers, online dating, hypnosis, widows, single dads Format read: ARC won in Goodreads contest! Summary: When Ellen, a hypnotist for a living, meets Patrick online, she can’t believe her luck. He’s everything her ex wasn’t […]

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June 18, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The title of this book immediately had me intrigued. And the plot is definitely original (to me) and you really liked it – this encourages me to go and check it out for myself!

June 11, 2012 - 7:23 pm

VeganYANerds - So glad you loved this, Estelle! The Moriarty sisters are all so talented but I am still yet to read anything by Liane. My library has a copy so I’ll borrow it soon!

June 10, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Shelve It: 6/10/2012 - […] Drinks, Snacks, Books OH MY: books + food = a winning combination The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty – an adult fiction review! SSR: Big Kids’ Table: June & July […]

June 10, 2012 - 11:58 am

Estelle - Yay Leah! Glad to hear it! It’s certainly a book to be gobbled!

June 9, 2012 - 9:40 am

Leah - OH, YES. This is the kind of book I gobble up in a sitting. It sounds so deliciously creepy! I’ll definitely be reading this one.