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Magan: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (twitter | website) Publication Date: May 6, 2014 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 448 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: best friendships, losing a friend, list of challenges Format Read: ARC received from the author. Summary: After the sudden disappearance of Emily’s best friend, Sloane, she receives a random list of things to do written by […]

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December 4, 2015 - 7:14 am

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson | Book Review - […] Rather Be Reading – “has all of the elements we love and adore about Morgan’s books” […]

June 1, 2014 - 6:15 am

Judith - I already mentioned this, but I LOVE THE LIST! E, you should totally turn this into a series of posts to mark your progress. Besides this, I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. It’s no secret that Morgan Matson is probably my favorite author ever, and this book proved my love yet again. Her characters, her settings, her WORDS… they are made of perfection, and I want to read everything she writes. <3

May 17, 2014 - 12:00 am

Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson - […] ● Magan @ Rather Be Reading wrote “Since 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 wanting.” (Read the rest of the review Here!) […]

May 16, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert - I too love Morgan Matson’s books and add them to my Goodreads without even reading the synopsis. I know I will love it. I thought Since You’ve Been Gone read a little slow at times, but it was still great. I loved watching Emily grow into her own person and I thought the relationship with Frank was done so well. And the list of things to do was just so much fun. Speaking of lists, yours for Estelle is AWESOME.

May 15, 2014 - 12:26 am

Danielle @ Love at First Page - Lovely review! I’m hoping to read this one for Bout of Books some time this week. I have to admit that I haven’t read Amy and Rodger’s Epic Detour and didn’t *love* Second Chance Summer (put down the pitchforks!), but I still have high expectations for Since You’ve Been Gone. I hope to love it as much as everyone else seems to have. I’m a liiiiittle worried that Frank already has a gf, but I’m sure I’ll be fine. 🙂
Also, really, really cute list for Estelle!

May 14, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - WOW. BRILLIANT review, Magan. A lot of the stuff I couldn’t convey in my review, you put into words for me, so thank you SO MUCH. I love how you called SYBG a road map for Emily. That’s exactly what it was. Perfect.

EVEN MORE PERFECT is your list for Estelle. I really, really want to know if she completes any of these tasks. Will you guys share?

I totally want to write a list now for my own BFF…this could be difficult, but I think she’ll like it?

May 14, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Mary @ BookSwarm - I love how Emily takes that metaphorical (and real when they do what they do at the end!) road trip and really begins to discover herself as a complete and interesting person. The friendship dynamics made me happy. The whole book made me happy.

May 14, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Sana // artsy musings of a bibliophile - I’m currently reading Since You’ve Been Gone and I’ve such high hopes from it.

I love the list! It’s daring and classy and sounds like a lot of fun.

May 14, 2014 - 10:38 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Magan, if I hadn’t already read this book, your words would have convinced me to stop what I was doing & run to the bookstore ASAP. What a beautiful review for a beautiful book! Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you gave Estelle a list! So fun. Please keep us updated if and when you mark these items off the list, hehe.

May 14, 2014 - 10:36 am

Anna - Your list is BRILLIANT! What a great way to capture the spirit of this beautiful book!

May 14, 2014 - 10:33 am

Andi - This is made of awesome Magan! I love the list you made for Estelle to do and I think if shy Emily can do them so can she. 🙂

May 14, 2014 - 9:53 am

Alexa S. - I absolutely adore your review of Since You’ve Been Gone, M! I felt the same way about Emily and her story. This book was another Morgan Matson hit for me. And I also really, really love your list for Estelle! I definitely want to see her do one (or all) of these things 😉

Estelle: Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin

Skinny Bitch in Love by Kim Barnouin ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: June 4, 2013 Publisher: Gallery Books (Simon and Schuster) Pages: 302 Target audience: Adult fiction Keywords: cooking, vegan chef, cooking class, love/hate relationship Format read: ARC paperback from Small Girls PR. (Thank you!) Summary: When Clementine is fired from her awesome […]

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June 17, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Alexa Y. - I definitely want to check this out! I remember you telling me that you liked it, and your review definitely supports that statement. It does sound like a book I’d really enjoy, complete with an awesome set of characters and fun romance.

June 17, 2013 - 10:43 am

Tara - This sounds like a perfect book to take to the beach this summer!

June 15, 2013 - 9:34 pm

Sophia - This book sounds crazy good! I’ve seen it around lately. Clem sounds like such a likable character, even with her bad situation. I feel like I’d really like her! As for Zach, who doesn’t love a good mysterious, infuriating boy once in a while? 😉 This book definitely sounds like a great summer read! I’ll have to pick it up!

Wonderful review, Estelle! 🙂

June 13, 2013 - 3:22 pm

Lucy @ The Reading Date - I have the Skinny Bitch cookbooks so I’ve been looking forward to this one. So glad you liked it! The premise sounds so cute.

June 13, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - This reminds me of You’ve Got Mail, which I LOVE! I love the whole warring romance idea and all the drama that goes with it. This one is a little different than my normal read, but as someone who works with food, I love a good foodie book! Great review!

Estelle: Shelve It (12/15/2012)

First of all, WHAT? An early Shelve it?? It’s Saturday! And second, a v-log?! Yes! You heard right! [Excuse the shakiness. I’m still not sure where to tape these in my new place, and I was balancing my computer on pillows. ha!] Books from YA for NJ: My Life in Black & White by Natasha […]

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December 18, 2012 - 7:28 pm

VeganYANerds - That is a lot of money, what a fantastic thing to do and be a part of!

My eyes were drawn to Star Crossed write away, OMG!!! I bet it’s going to be awesome and I hope you can get through that stack of books so you can finally read it 😀

December 18, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - OMG STAR CROSSED!!! Dying to read that one! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it! 😀 Also, I love that you won 4 books from the auction. I won one auction myself. 🙂

December 17, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Anna - SECOND HELPINGS! STARCROSSED! I CANNOT HANDLE THE GOODNESS OF THIS POST!

December 17, 2012 - 9:27 am

Cynthia - Yay!!! I’m so glad you got your package!! I am so jealous about Star Crossed!! I love Jennifer Echols and yay for all the awesome books and the money they were able to raise on YA for NJ!! Enjoy! =D

December 16, 2012 - 2:12 pm

April Books & Wine - ERMAGHERD I am so so so jealous of Starcrossed.

YAY FOR SECOND HELPINGS, I think that is my favorite Jessica Darling book of the whole series.

ALSO.

ALSO.

I am dancing a little over how awesome your YA For NJ bid package was. 🙂

December 15, 2012 - 8:54 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awww — I’ve missed your vlogs! I’m going to try to do one soon … now that I have a webcam on our new laptop! I’m mildly envious that you actually got to OPEN your Secret Santa present — my hubby made me put mine under the tree and wait ’til Christmas =P Oh well, the anticipation’s half the fun, right? I hope I’ll also have a Jennifer Echols book under the tree as well — she was on the wishlist that I gave to my hubby as one of my top picks. Based on your rave reviews, I’m really excited to read her books!

December 15, 2012 - 7:52 pm

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - Wow, $13, 000 is amazing! I totally would have brought something from the auction but they were only shipping to the US so I couldn’t 🙁 Oh well, it seems like they did a great job of raising money! I haven’t read anything by Niki Burnham so will be interested to see what you think of her books. I only just found out about The Girl in the Wall a few weeks ago but it looks really good and I’ve heard great things about it. Second Helpings! I read Sloppy Firsts earlier this year but am looking forward to continuing the series. Star Crosses – sqee! I love Jennifer Echols and even though I don’t read Adult, it sure does look amazing! I’m even tempted to read it anyway ;D

Amazing book haul and I hope you get to read all the books you want to read before the year is over. Go you!