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Our Spring TBR List • Top Ten Tuesday

Hello, again, friends! We’re participating in the Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday this week where we’re discussing the books that are at the top of our to-read lists this spring. Estelle’s list includes a couple of library books she just took out and some review books, while mine includes the next five books on my […]

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March 19, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Alexa S. - On your list, I’m particularly excited about A Court of Thorns and Roses (because Sarah J. Maas!!!!!) and Making Pretty (a seriously phenomenal book from Corey). Happy reading, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 8:57 pm

Rachel - There are SO many contemporaries I’m excited about reading this spring (plus catching up on some stuff I missed last year). On your list, I’m definitely most excited about All the Rage and Things We Know By Heart!

March 17, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Jen @ Books and Other Happy Ever Afters - YES. I AM SO PUMPED FOR A Court of Thorns and Roses!! I read Things We Know By Heart and I thought it was only okay, but hopefully you’ll have more luck with it! I’m looking forward to Lying Out Loud too, since The Duff was pretty fun. 🙂 Happy spring, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Mel @ Reviews in a Pinch - You have an awesome spring coming your way, bookwise. I’m actually thinking I’ll have to add a few of these to my massive TBR list. Especially Lying Out Loud. 🙂 Great list!

March 17, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Lucy - Awesome list! We have quite a few in common and I can’t wait to hear how you like Andrew Brawley. All the Rage, Things we know by Heart and ACOTAR are high on my list and I’m very eager for Lying Out Loud.
Happy Spring reading, ladies!

March 17, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - A Court of Thorns and Roses is on my list too! I just finished Heir of Fire about two days ago, and I’m already in Sarah J. Maas withdrawal, and I need more of her world-building NOW. I’m about halfway through Things We Know by Heart at the moment, and I’m really liking it so far! I hadn’t read any books by her yet, so I’m looking forward to picking up Golden in the not-too-distant future because I’m enjoying her writing style. Great list!

March 17, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Scarlett Undercover looks sooo interesting. I definitely want to look into that one.

I still have read The DUFF yet. I really need to, because everyone says that book is amazing.

March 17, 2015 - 10:04 am

Andi - Things We Know by Heart and ACOTAR!!!!! SO SO SO SO GOOD! I’m pretty excited for Finding Paris, All the Rage and Every last Promise myself.

Great list girls!

March 17, 2015 - 9:31 am

Jennifer @ YA Book Nerd - I ADORED the Court of Thrones and Roses
Looking forward to reading Scarlett Undercover

March 17, 2015 - 8:32 am

Cassie - I think everyone is really excited for A Court of Thornes and Roses. I know I am!

Read my TTT: http://cbookbabblings.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-books-on-my-spring-tbr.html

March 17, 2015 - 7:26 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Great list, ladies! I’ve read a couple of these already (Things We Know By Heart, My Best Everything) and I highly recommend them and I’m excited for the rest of your choices, too!

Sweet Summertime Reads: A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

Hey-a! It’s Magan with another summer beach read, A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger for our joint feature, Sweet Summertime Reads, hosted with Ginger and Tara! A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger [website | twitter] Publication Date: June 5, 2012 Publisher: Poppy Pages: 304 Keywords: Re-marriages, Step-siblings, Family Drama, Drinking and Hook-ups Target Audience: Young Adult Format Read: […]

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June 18, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - If the guy who was going to be my future step-brother looked like Zac Efron, I honestly don’t know how I’d be able to resist… especially with those eyes!

This book sounds interesting, though I’m not sure I’d read it right away. I don’t know what makes me so hesitant about it, but I just feel like I don’t need to read this one right now, if you catch my drift.

June 11, 2012 - 10:09 pm

Shelve It: 6/10/2012 - […] an adult fiction review! SSR: Big Kids’ Table: June & July adult fiction releases! A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger: Magan reviews Kody’s latest. SSR: Tune in Tuesday: Our summer listening picks! SSR: Retro […]

June 6, 2012 - 6:16 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - I struggled with the closure on this one, too. I don’t think it all could have been figured out by the last page, there was just TOO MUCH going on, but I felt some points should have been given a direction.

Holy hell at Zefron!!! He is a perfect choice of Nathan 😉

June 6, 2012 - 5:02 pm

elena - I’ve actually heard the formulaic concern about Kody Keplinger’s writing too. I haven’t read THE DUFF but I read SHUT OUT which I liked enough, even if I wasn’t the biggest fan. I’m excited for this one because it seems like an interesting premise. I’m glad that even though you couldn’t connect to Whitley, you liked Sylvia and Nathan. It makes really happy to hear Sylvia is an anthesis of an evil stepmother! Thanks for your honest review, Magan. 🙂

June 6, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Natalie @ Mindful Musings - That’s definitely one of the potential downsides of an author who’s writing in the same genre…the tendency for some of the books to become formulaic, like you said.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Kody Keplinger, especially about The Duff, and I totally need to read at least one of her books!

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.

Magan: The Duff by Kody Keplinger

The Duff by Kody Keplinger Released: September 7, 2010 Pages: 280 Target Audience: Young Adult How I found out about it: It was on the recent return pile at my local library and I’d considered checking it out 1.5 million times before. Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library. Summary:Bianca is crazy tough and super critical; […]

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July 19, 2013 - 8:01 am

First Impressions: Paper Valentine vs. Shut Out - […] reading The D.U.F.F. by Keplinger, I have had Shut Out on my TBR list. You can refer back to my review of A […]

June 6, 2012 - 7:00 am

Young Adult Book Review: A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger - […] I read The DUFF by Kody Keplinger, I identified. I felt connected to the main character and really felt like I could tap into her […]

February 3, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Magan - Hey Jamie! I’d say you’re probably pretty right about the love it or hate it thing. I’m curious to know how you feel about it after you read it. You should definitely check it out. Be careful with the audio book… um, there are lots of sexytimes…

February 3, 2012 - 3:51 pm

Magan - I will definitely check out Shut Out. I really want to. I was definitely shocked by how in-your-face she was with telling the story. I am guessing she does a better job at relating to the emotions because she was writing about a person who was close to her age. She got it. Connected with it. I admire that a lot. I requested her newest book at ALA – hoping it arrives in the mail. 🙂

February 2, 2012 - 9:26 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - So I have a personal relationship with this book. It was my favorite read of 2010, after all. I identified with Bianca’s character SO MUCH it was scary. From her insecurities, to the most unhealthy ways she dealt with them. That was all of me. I think now that I am older and have moved passed all of that, it’s made me appreciate this book. I know what it’s like to be THAT girl. It sucks. I also know what it’s like to get mixed up with a Wesley for all the wrong reasons. However, my Wesley didn’t come crashing in to my house, confessing his love for me. We’ll just ignore my version of the story, haha. Anywayyyyy I love me some Kody Keplinger. I definitely think you should check out Shut Out. She has such an awesome way of telling it like it is. She’s definitely not afraid to approach those touchy subjects with teens. I truly admire that.

Awesome review! and I am loving that new feature at the bottom. Very, very clever.

February 2, 2012 - 6:28 pm

Jamie - Ya know..I have heard a lot about Kody Keplinger’s books. You either LOVE them or vehemently hate them. It kind of made me nervous to read them. Some of the things that people HATED about them were things that I too would hate BUT some of the things that people said they LOVED about them were things I would love. So you can imagine how confuzzled I’ve been. I ALMOST borrowed this from our library’s Overdrive system as an audio but didn’t. I think I’m going to next time just to see what it’s all about!

February 2, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Magan - Melanie, I agree! She did a great job being honest telling the story. I can’t wait to read more of her work. Estelle just finished Shut Out. I’m anxious to hear what she thought about it! Thank you so, so much for swinging by the blog today! 🙂

February 2, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Melanie - I definitely thought Keplinger kept it real in this novel, even though sometimes it made me wince a bit.

I’m stopping by after reading your review at GReads, Magan!