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Magan: What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick Publication Date: April 15th 2014 Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers Pages: 240 Target Audience: (Maturer) Young Adult Keywords: summer job, divorced parents, opposites attract, sexually driven female Format Read: Purchased e-book for my kindle. Summary: Gwen wants to get away from Seashell after she graduates high school, but she’s got this overwhelming […]

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September 5, 2014 - 11:26 am

Alexa S. - Going into What I Thought Was True, I was admittedly a little worried because it had been getting such a mixed reaction. But, like with My Life Next Door, I was easily drawn into this story and these characters and just kept turning the pages. While there are quite a few big dramatic moments that made me hesitate in giving this a full 5 stars, I wound up really liking it a lot!

Shelve It: In Which We Buy All the Books

Howdy, friends! We’re both checking in to confess how many books share the books we’ve purchased lately with another Shelve It. It’s been a good, good month for reading and we both, um, went a little overboard. Our wallets are feeling quite depleted, but we’re really excited about all of these and we hope you are, […]

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June 1, 2014 - 4:44 am

Judith - M, I can’t wait to see what you think of Pointe. I’ve heard AMAZING things about it. I also thoroughly enjoyed Rites of Passage and On the Fence, so I hope you’ll like them.

E, whoa, amazing books! Of course, Open Road Summer is my FAVORITE. I also love the Great cake, and I can’t wait to read that.

May 3, 2014 - 1:56 am

Alexa S. - Whee, happy reading ladies! I think I got roughly the same amount of books you each did individually, so we’re good. I’d say we bought just the right amount for such an awesome week of releases!

April 30, 2014 - 10:09 pm

brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Hahaha M’s super incriminating purchase page! but good purchases!!! It’s okay, E, it happens to the best of us. Amazing events! So much fun. It’s hard when they’re all back-to-back but it’s also just like a whirlwind of amazing! And YAY Open Road Summer finally arrived! Yessss!

April 27, 2014 - 5:13 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - Not going to lie – seeing all these beautiful books in one post has made me feel a little better about the fact that I went book buying crazy this month. SO MANY PRE-ORDERS, y’all. And then, you know, lots of unplanned purchases that I couldn’t resist… and I can’t even blame it on attending any signings.

Also, I just grabbed Pointe from the library this week per E’s rec. Hope I get to it before it’s due back!

April 24, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Look at all those beautiful books! I’m jealous, Estelle, that you got to attend Jenny Han’s pub party. From the pics I saw, it looked like such a good time! Also, that comment about her sister & christmas morning.. COMPLETELY agree with that. Magan, I want updates when you read Corey’s book!

PS, Teen Book Con is this weekend, so I’m sure I’ll have a post similar to this one sometime next week with all my book purchases! Can’t wait!

April 23, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I don’t think you guys picked up too many books at all. Of course, I might not be the best person to ask that question 🙂

That’s awesome that there were so many book events last week, Estelle. Magan, I haven’t read Unremembered, but it’s definitely on my list. I got to see Jessica Brody at the Rochester Teen Book Fest last year, and she was a fun speaker.

Enjoy all your goodies and happy reading! 🙂

On a Personal Note: Magan in High School

There have been a few books that have really hit home for me or elements of them that I’ve related to so, so well. Just last week, I couldn’t stop thinking about Eleanor and Park because so many of Eleanor’s thoughts felt like I lived them. They felt real to me. This made me start […]

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March 8, 2013 - 11:52 pm

Jasmine Rose - So much of this sounds like my life.
My town was so small our school was literally pre-k through 12.
I met my husband during track season (the only sport I sort of enjoyed) when I was sixteen and we got married when I was 19. Luckily we were surrounded by people who supported us, though. Heck, most of our church helped at the wedding.
It took a while for us to say “I love you,” but I was his first girlfriend and I was terrified of breaking his heart since I’d been in three previous relationships where everything seemed to be going great and then BAM I just didn’t like them anymore. In the end, though, we both knew we wanted to be together pretty early on.
It’s kind of funny looking back on it because neither of us talked about wanting to get married specifically, but we’d talk about our future lives. We even had a hypothetical cat that we named 😛

Also, you should know you’re the one to finally convince me I need to read Eleanor & Park :]

March 7, 2013 - 7:49 pm

Magan - Thanks, Anna! 🙂 Young Magan says “HI!” 🙂 xo

March 7, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Anna - LOVE THE PICTURES ESPECIALLY! Hi young Magan! <3 <3 <3

March 3, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Magan - Tara, thank you! This post has kept me thinking about all kinds of things since I wrote it. It’s crazy how such minor moments in our lives can make us connect to books in such profound ways. 🙂 xoxo

March 3, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Magan - Ginger, even though we didn’t know each other back then, I’m so, so glad we know one another now. Seriously — love getting random g-chats and texts and messages from you. Thank goodness book blogging brought us together! And all of those books you’ve named at the end of your comment? Favorites of mine. Except, well, you know I’ve failed and still haven’t read Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. Major slacker here. I have bawled my way through all of them, so I can’t imagine how you felt having read them with personal experience losing a parent you were so close to. Love you, G.

March 3, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Magan - Maria! Thank you so much for reading our blog and for your awesome comment. It means so much to me. And thanks! I’m so glad we like the same books! xo

March 3, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Magan - Alexa! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you’ve found you’re special someone so young, too. People certainly gave me the side-eye a lot when I told them I was getting married so young, but for real — best decision of my life. I love this man so much. I wish you and Macky all the best! I cannot wait to see wedding photos! xo

March 3, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Magan - Elena, you’re the best! Thank you for this comment. You know what’s strange? I could totally see you trying the lilac hair. That didn’t surprise me one bit when I read that. You’re brave. (I’m not sure I could ever do lilac — Dustyn might FLIP if I tried, but he’s surprised me and gone with some pretty crazy things I’ve done, so IDK.) Thanks for the awesome comment, love. xo

March 3, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Magan - Sharon! Thanks, doll! I didn’t realize you were homeschooled! I love that! I have read about a few YA characters that were homeschooled. Have you ever come across a book with that kind of character that you related super well to? I went to my best friend Leslie’s youth group a lot when I was in high school, so I relate to you there. Thank you for your sweet comment!

March 3, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Magan - Mandee! Thank you, love. It’s hard to be so open about things, but at the same time, I think a lot of people question why YA is what I prefer to read. I can just relate so, so well to all those emotions. Your comment was SPOT ON. And yay for you wearing a similarly colored dress! Great minds! 🙂

March 3, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Magan - Jenny, Mostly Good Girls is on my to-read list. I love good stories about friendship and you’ve intrigued me! You’re absolutely right that Miranda’s dialogue is awesome. I think it’s super awesome that you, too, married one of your best friends. I totally feel that way about Dustyn. And yes, if you haven’t read Jenny’s books you MUST READ THEM. MUST. 🙂 Thank you for commenting! I really appreciate it. xo

March 3, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Magan - April, I couldn’t agree more about friendship being important in a relationship. Not all relationships start out this way, as you said, but I think it definitely helps when you know you’ve got so much in common. 🙂 I wish (so badly) that I had been a music girl. My school was so small that we didn’t really have these things. (Well, at all.) I hope one day I can get my kids involved in something musically because Dustyn and I cannot carry a tune. And big families! Dustyn’s extended family is huge too — it was something I loved so much when I first met them all (we started dating right around Christmas so it was like BAM – meet the fam). Oldest kids are the best! April, I’m still positive that even at 15 lbs. heavier, you were adorable. 🙂 I could not agree more with you about the whole YA girls being privileged comment. I’ve been thinking that a WHOLE LOT lately. And finally — I didn’t realize you and Allison have known each other for so long! That’s amazing! Makes me admire your friendship even more. Thanks for the (AMAZING) comment, lady!

March 2, 2013 - 5:24 pm

April @ Books And Wine - Oh my gosh, you were so adorable in high school! And ugh, I need to read Eleanor and Park.

I can’t quite relate to Belly, but I like that a lot of people were into their friends. I think friendship makes a strong basis for a good romantic relationship. I always dated guys that I was acquaintance with. And then in college I went a bit wild and was very casual and awesome until I met Tony, who again, we dated without being friends first and surprisingly met while I was um, imbibing grown up beverages. But yeah, despite my not actually experiencing this, I love reading about it.

SPORTS! I was totally more of a music wing girl — I did choir and bad and was awful at both. I did do cheerleading my 8th grade and freshman year and went to the football games after that. So, yeah I like books about characters who are into sports even though I wasn’t particularly good at them.

My Life Next Door! I love that book because I could identify with it in that my extended family is huge – my dad and my mom both are one of five kids, and so going to my grandparents’ house, especially on my dad’s side is nuts like that book. ALSO! How cool that you have friends with families like that. I’m the oldest too! YAY OLDEST KID! AKA the best kid!

Hehehe, at cringing at old photos. Me too yo, but for different reasons. This is awful, but I was like 15 lbs heavier in high school and I just look so different now and looking at those pictures reminds me of a time when my self esteem and confidence weren’t quite where they are now.

I love love love that you have the courage to admit to being from a low income family where you couldn’t always have people over because of the food thing. Me too. I think a lot of YA is about girls who come from privileged backgrounds or you know at least upper middle class and it’s hard for me to relate to that coming from a lower economic class. But I think too, you really do come out of those experiences appreciative for what you have and not you know, stuck up or anything and kind of open minded.

I feel you on having a close group of friends. My coblogger Allison was one of my closest friends growing up and still is. I’m close with a few of those other people too.

Also, that picture of you and Dustyn at senior prom is sooooo cute!

March 1, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Jenny @ Mimosa Stimulus - There are a lot of times when I’m reading a book and have to stop and tell myself, “Yeah, that was so me in highschool.” I’d have to scour through my read list to remember some of them, but one that jumps to mind is Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales. Violet and Katie remind me SO MUCH of my best friend and I in high school. It could have been a story about us.

I totally identify with the sporty thing and maybe that’s a big part of why I love Miranda Kenneally’s books so much. (That, and I think her dialogue is brilliant – it sounds like the ridiculous conversations I would have with my friends and family.) And I also identify with the crushing on your best friend thing. A few times it worked and then ended badly, once time it never happened, and then the last one I married. So it turned out well. And I know what it feels like to have that one who got away I guess. (I should probably read Jenny Han’s books, huh?)

I love this post so much. And I love it when I find a piece of myself in books.

March 1, 2013 - 4:23 pm

VeganYANerds - Magan, I adore how you and Estelle are so willing to share such personal stories on RBR! I loved your post on how you and Dustyn met and this one about high school is just as wonderful. I think this post highlights so well why adults still want to red YA. It’s so nice to relate to younger characters with the hindsight that we have now as adults.

p.s I wore a similar coloured dress to my formal, too!

March 1, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - Thank you so much for sharing this, Magan! I know it can be difficult to get super personal, but I love getting to know you more through things like this. And I love it when people share pictures! That picture of you and Dustyn at prom – swoon! So beautiful!

It’s always interesting to me to read YA books, since I was homeschooled my entire life until I came to college. I can relate to some aspects, but there are tons of things I basically have to take authors’ word on. I was involved in our church youth group and a local homeschool theatre company, so I relate a lot of things to those experiences.

March 1, 2013 - 3:42 pm

elena - i love youuuuu so much and this made me love you even more.

i loved hearing about each book & your memories & all those lovely and totally nostalgic photos of you. it made me feel closer to you and want to hug you hard. i can’t relate to the young love aspect but i LOVE that you found the love of your life and it’s so, so sweet. your story makes me feel all sappy. i want to be experimental with my hair too!! i want to have lilac hair. too bad i have dark brown hair so it’s super hard to dye, le sigh. i did have dip dye last summer though. my family didn’t have their own house until i was in middle school so i get what you mean in that aspect.

the last photo is wonderful!! bb magan is so qt. thank you so much for sharing! <333

March 1, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Alexa Y. - Oh M, you made me tear up while reading this post. I have so much love for the fact that there are personal experiences that inform the way we read and relate to books, and I enjoyed seeing particular examples from your own life. It’s truly an honor that you were able to share this with all of us, and I don’t want to forget that ever.

Also, I love this particular line – “…young love can be lasting love.” You and I have talked a little about this before, and I’m in complete agreement. Macky and I met when I was 15 years old, and two dates later (!), I knew I loved him and he knew he loved me. And look where we are now – planning our wedding!

ACK. Now I wish we lived closer to each other so I could give you a MASSIVE hug.

March 1, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Maria - I just started reading this blog and I don’t know you, but this was a beautiful post and it really moved me. Thank you for sharing.

AND you seem to have an excellent taste in books. 🙂

March 1, 2013 - 10:34 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I loved reading this, Magan. Seeing a glimpse inside high school Magan through the books you’ve read (myself, too) makes it so much more tangible. I can totally see who you were and what you went through. I wish our lives would have crossed paths back then. I think you would have been such an influential friend in my life when I needed it most. Though I try my best not to regret anything, there are surely moments I would do over if given the chance.

Whenever I read a book about a teenager losing a parent, I immediately identify with them. Granted, I was 22 when my mom died, but I was still young and impressionable. That sort of loss is something a child never recovers from, unfortunately – no matter what age it happens at. We just learn to live a different sort of life. A few YA books that stand out most about this topic for me would be: Holier Than Thou, The Summer I Turned Pretty, The Survival Kit, Second Chance Summer, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Moonglass, & The Beginning of After.

You are such a beautiful person, Magan <3

March 1, 2013 - 10:30 am

Tara - What a beautiful, heartfelt, personal post Magan! You can identify with so many stories and you did such a great job of pairing your life experiences with these books. That last pic of you and Dustyn at the prom is the cutest thing ever! xoxo

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick  Publication Date: June 14, 2012 Publisher: Dial Books Pages: 395 Target Audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: Young love, next door neighbors, traumatic event Source: eBook received from NetGalley for review. Summary: Sam has watched the Garrett family from her rooftop for ten years. Her mother has kept her […]

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February 19, 2013 - 12:01 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Best Families in Contemporary YA - […] 3. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick: Okay, so sure Samantha’s mother is downright atrocious sometimes, but let’s focus on the Garrett family. They have tons of kids, everyone is super close, they all have their role, and they’re a bit chaotic, but somehow, they make things work. I kid you not, guys, I’ve never wanted a big family (well, this big), but after finishing the book, I seriously considered having seven kids. Fitzpatrick just did so, so well with the large-family dynamic! (My review.) […]

July 1, 2012 - 7:01 am

Magan: Shelve It - July 1, 2012 - […] I recommend you have a friend on standby when you finish My Life Next Door. […]

June 29, 2012 - 12:25 pm

April Books & Wine - Sailor Supergirl! YES!

Sigh.

Sooooo much love for My Life Next Door. And Jase. And all the intricate details. PRETTY MUCH EVERY SINGLE THING.

June 29, 2012 - 1:07 am

VeganYANerds - This really does sound fantastic! I’m really sad it’s not being pub’d here, I think I’m going to have to cave and order it like NOW!

I really can’t to read about Sam and Jase, their relationship sounds so sweet!

June 28, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Annette - OK. Your review has put me over the edge. This is now on my list. Great stuff!

June 28, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Oh, I really want to read this one! It sounds so sweet, and your review has me itching to get it sooner! Plus, you’ve got me really curious about this event you speak of. 🙂

June 28, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Isn’t it just such a wonderful book? I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and going through the whole spectrum of emotions that I did. Jase and Sam have such a realistic, and sigh-inducing love story.

June 28, 2012 - 11:49 am

Beatriz @ AWWIP - Great review 😀 I can’t wait to read this book, it sounds so good… but I’m afraid of this big change towards the ending o.o

June 28, 2012 - 11:41 am

Keertana @Ivy Book Bindings - Amazing review Magan! Although I didn’t enjoy this book as much as others seemed to, I’m glad you really liked it! 😀

~Keertana
Ivy Book Bindings

June 28, 2012 - 10:14 am

elena - I AGREE WITH THIS REVIEW WHOLE-HEARTEDLY! I agree about Sam, I really loved her character and she really did need excitement in her life. Steaminess is so right, her and Jase were so good together. I also like how…easy their relationship was, if that makes sense? Wonderful review, Magan!

June 28, 2012 - 9:06 am

Tara - I have so much LOVE for this book and everything about it. The game-changing event totally threw me for a loop too and really pointed the story in a new direction. Having Estelle and Ginger on hand to discuss I’m sure helped a ton!

Sweet Summertime Reads: June 2012 Young Adult Book Releases

Oh, wow! Another month down. I’m especially excited for June because I’m going to be traveling and reading and going to ALA at the end of the month! Here’s to hoping this is the month I can catch up on my reading goal. As promised, here’s a list of our most anticipated June 2012 Young Adult book releases. […]

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June 16, 2012 - 8:02 am

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Round Up - […] GReads – Intro to Sweet Summertime Reads 5/26: RBR – June Book Releases 5/26: GReads – Summer Reading Spots > Fiction Folio – Favorite Places to Read > […]

May 28, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I just want My Life Next Door to be in my hands already. I can’t wait much longer for it to come out. IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

May 27, 2012 - 9:00 pm

VeganYANerds - I loved this post, it made me want to run out and buy a lot of books! I feel like everything month I say “This is going to be such a good month for YA” and June is no exception!

May 26, 2012 - 9:41 am

margie c {the bumble girl} - Can’t wait for summertime relaxation and good books!
Divine Intervention is definitely on my list, such a sweet cover it has too! And I really need to read A Need So Beautiful this summer too! Then I can get book 2 😉
Great list, thanks for sharing it! Enjoy!

May 26, 2012 - 8:16 am

ComaCalm - I requested Temptation from NetGalley – it’s not something I’d normally read but I loved the idea of it and really wanted to try it. I was pretty disappointed. Within the first couple of pages she was gasping whenever he looked at her etc. I was like, what? What? So yeah, I didn’t finish it!

ComaCalm’s Corner =^.^=

May 26, 2012 - 7:52 am

elena - YAY SUMMER! I’m so excited for A Midnight’s Summer Nightmare!! Also gosh, I really need to read Timepiece.

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2012 Releases I’m Anxious to Read

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is ten books we’re anxious to read this spring. You might see a trend in my books below (just by glancing at the covers). I’m anxious for warmer weather, though not Texas heat-wave hot, and some sweet […]

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March 21, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Jasmine Rose - My Life Next Door is high up on my list too :]
Where it Began looks really good too. And of course, I’m really, REALLY looking forward to Insurgent and The Selection.

March 21, 2012 - 4:46 am

Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books - YES, YES and YES to this entire list. Ours overlap quite a bit, there are just so many awesome books coming out soon! I’ve got Unbreak My Heart from NetGalley in my queue, and I desperately want to just skip it ahead of all the others haha.

March 20, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Magan - Amanda, YES! Definitely a NetGalley member. We love it; it’s been really awesome to get books that way…and, um, it’s nice to have the downloads because then I don’t realize how many books I have to read. Haha. So many books on our bookshelves and sitting everywhere in my house! 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 10:59 pm

Magan - Christina! I so agree! I love the cover of MLND. I can’t wait to read it! 🙂 I hope I get to all of these too. If I do, it’ll be a fantastic spring!

March 20, 2012 - 9:57 pm

Amanda @ Sisters Unedited - YEA! Fellow Netgalley member! I love that site! I was glad to see you have Timepiece. I enjoyed the first one, but it was so hard to limit myself to ten. Insurgent did make my top ten though! Yea to Four!
Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Spring Reading!
Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

March 20, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Christina (BookTasty) - A huge YES to Insurgent! And the cover to My Life Next Door looks so cute! 🙂 I hope you get to all the titles on this list!

March 20, 2012 - 8:24 pm

Magan - Tabitha, I so agree! YAY BOOKs! Thanks for stopping by our blog! 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 8:22 pm

Magan - Julie! Thanks for your comment. Timepiece is the sequel to Hourglass by Myra McEntire! You should definitely check out Hourglass – I LOVED IT! 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Tabitha - There are so many great books coming out this spring… It’s so exciting! I can’t wait to read Second Chance Summer and The Selection. Great list! (:

March 20, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Julie S. - That Timepiece book looks really interesting. Great list!

March 20, 2012 - 6:55 pm

Magan - Agreed, Kallia! I think so, too! Thanks for the heads up about Where it Began. You’re the second person who said that today!

March 20, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Kailia Sage - Yes to Insurgent! I think everyone is waiting for that one! Where it Began wasn’t my favorite book but you might like it better than I did!

March 20, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Magan - Thanks, Mands! I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, so this list really made me excited for all that’s coming! It’s going to be a great spring for reading!

March 20, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Magan - Sash! Yes! I have it on NetGalley. I need to make time for Unbreak My Heart soon. I <3 Melissa Walker!

March 20, 2012 - 5:09 pm

VeganYANerds - I am definitely waiting on Insurgent, I wish it was June NOW! And I like the covers for The Story of Us and the Summer My Life Began too – you chose great books!

March 20, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Sash - Unbreak My Heart. YES. Looks so good. XOXO

March 20, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Magan - Hannah: That’s such a wise idea. I wanted to go “browse” Barnes and Noble SOOO badly today, but didn’t. I should not buy any more books for a while. I need to get caught up on all the awesome ones I have here! AND YES! READ DIVERGENT ASAP! 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Hannah - This is such a fabulous list! None of them made my top ten but that’s just because I’m trying to limit myself to catching up on old reads. However, I’m dying to read The Selection, Second Chance Summer and My Life Next Door. I’d include Insurgent, but I still haven’t read Divergent! Fail. Although the descriptions for all sound good, I’m mostly in love with their covers haha! I’m usually really guilty of judging a book by its cover 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Magan - Melanie! Yes! Hourglass was so good. I can’t wait to be back inside Myra’s world! I <3 her writing!

March 20, 2012 - 3:21 pm
March 20, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Magan - Hollie, I’ve never read anything by Morgan Matson before. This will be my first, but good gosh does it look like the perfect one to start with! 🙂 AND YES! COME ON INSURGENT RELEASE DATE! I need to plan to have the whole day to sit and read!

March 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Hollie - I swear, I’m going to lose the plot if I don’t read Second Chance Summer as soon as it’s released. I need my Morgan Matson fix! The same goes for Insurgent too, I’m (im)patiently waiting for May 1st so I can read this!

March 20, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Magan - Daisy, I’ve noticed Insurgent being on everyone’s list, too! So much excitement about that book. I was oooohing over a post Veronica Roth put up today about whether Four will be called Four or Tobiah in Insurgent. I got goose bumps from the post. Oh, the anticipation is killing me!

March 20, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Daisy - I love all the summer romances on your list!! 🙂 It’s just something about early spring that makes me crave those as well, though they didn’t make my list.
EVERYONE has Insurgent on their list! I still need to read Divergent, but I already pre-ordered Insurgent because I’m trusting the blogosphere to be right about how awesome Divergent is 🙂
Happy spring reading!

March 20, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Magan - Same here, Tanya, same here! And thank you so much. I’m so glad you stopped by!

March 20, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Tanya Patrice - This is such an awesome list – there are so many books I want to read too – like Insurgent. Can’t wait to finally get my hands on it.

March 20, 2012 - 11:52 am

Magan - Yes, you should definitely check it out, Nicole! I just finished reading it and it was a good read. Not up there with Divergent for me, but still a good read. 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 11:43 am

Nicole - I can’t wait for Insurgent. The Selection also looks really interesting; I think I’ll check that out.

March 20, 2012 - 10:52 am

Magan - Lena! WHAT the WHAT? That’s like Four blasphemy or something! Haha! 😉

March 20, 2012 - 10:51 am

Lena @ Addicted 2 Novels - AHHHH, how in the world did I forget about Insurgent and Timepiece?! Shame on me!

LOVE YOU, MAGAN! 😀

March 20, 2012 - 10:48 am

Magan - Heeeeeyyy, twin Anna! 😉 I know! I always get the best recommendations from you.

March 20, 2012 - 10:44 am

Anna - I feel like I’m a book twinsie with you on ALL OF THESE.

March 20, 2012 - 9:25 am

Magan - April, I can’t wait to read your review for Where It Began to see if you like Gabby more once you’re done. It’s always so hard for me to be so excited about a book and then to be let down. Thanks so much for your comment! 🙂

March 20, 2012 - 9:19 am

April Books & Wine - I’m about to finish Where It Began. It’s a decent book although the protagonist, Gabby, is really hard to like/connect with at first, but the whole storyline is interesting.

OH MY GOODNESS INSURGENT! I am sooooooooooooo pumped for that book.

Also? Really looking forward to Second Chance Summer.

And yeah, pretty much all of the books on here!

March 20, 2012 - 8:55 am

Magan - Me, too, Ginger! It’s been on my TBR list for what feels like forever. And I’m glad we’ll be picking up some of the same books (ahem, INSURGENT!) so we can talk about them!

March 20, 2012 - 7:54 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I so desperately want to read Second Chance Summer! Our TBR lists for spring look very similar 🙂