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Estelle: Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky

Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky ( website | tweet ) Publication Date: January 8, 2013 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Pages: 240 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: summer break from college, med school, sex, relationships Format read: ARC from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Dom, a pre-med major, is home for summer […]

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June 1, 2015 - 7:53 pm

Mini Review: Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky | - […] the lovely Estelle, whom I love and respect, could not stop raving about this book, as evidenced here. Because I trust her taste, I had to go find out for myself why this book was so great. This review […]

January 8, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Mini Review: Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky | As Told by Rachel - […] the lovely Estelle, whom I love and respect, could not stop raving about this book, as evidenced here. Because I trust her taste, I had to go find out for myself why this book was so great. This review […]

June 19, 2013 - 5:05 am

Dual Review: Anatomy of a Boyfriend + Anatomy of a Single Girl - […] Contemporary fiction POV: First person (Dominique) Recommenders: I picked this one up after seeing Estelle’s and Rachel’s reviews for Anatomy of a Single […]

May 6, 2013 - 10:00 am

Estelle: True by Erin McCarthy, Estelle - […] video chats with her dorky (yet adorable) dad and even her science nerdiness. (Reminded me of Anatomy of a Single Girl.) I wish there had been more emphasis on these details, instead of the more infuriating ones. I […]

January 22, 2013 - 9:01 am

The Anatomy of an Author: Daria Snadowsky - […] more info on Anatomy of a Single Girl, check out my review + be sure to add it on […]

January 11, 2013 - 6:52 am

Lori - Hehe! This sounds exactly like my kind of book! I added it to my wish list before I was done reading your review. I loooove when you think a book is going to be fluff and then it surprises you! I can’t wait to read it.

January 10, 2013 - 11:39 pm

Kristen Evey - Yay for sex positive books! We certainly could use more of them. Particularly (but not limited to) sex positive books for girls. Great review, Estelle. I’ll definitely be adding this to my list. 🙂

January 10, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Annie - This sounds really good…and totally realistic!!! I think this will definitely be the next book I read!!! 🙂

January 10, 2013 - 12:59 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - This sounds really fun and different, I’m definitely adding it to my to read list. Do you think it would have been better to read the first book first, or did it really work going straight to this one?

January 10, 2013 - 11:07 am

Lisa [is busy nerding] - Darn you!
I just culled my Goodreads TBR and took Anatomy of a Boyfriend off of the list.

BACK ON IT GOES!

But really it sounds like I’m the one who made the poor decision to take it off of my list so I should be thanking you…

So thank you for growing my TBR yet again, friend!

January 10, 2013 - 9:25 am

Leah - I’m a little shocked I’ve never heard of this book before! This sounds like a story written just for me. It’s so refreshing to come across a story that doesn’t shy away from sex (particularly the solo kind!) and that highlights what it’s really like to move away for the first time and deal with all that entails.

Also, yay for books that can be read as stand-alones!

January 9, 2013 - 8:07 pm

VeganYANerds - I love, love, love books that can be honest about love/sex – I’m so sick of reading books that brush over it or make it all about fireworks!

And I love that this takes a look at friendships because they are so important, especially when you’re going off in separate ways for uni/college

January 9, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Rachel - When you were telling me about this one, I didn’t think to add it to my TBR list. (No idea why.) But after reading your review, I’m adding it ASAP! Sounds like a really great book.

January 9, 2013 - 3:07 pm

Janita @ Book, Interrupted - YES! Finally a college-age setting that looks super cool! The cover for the books is so witty and hilarious! Kudos to the designer. Definitely putting this on my TBR list. Thanks for review!

January 9, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Taylor @ Reading is the Thing - Wow, what a glowing review! I really want to read this one now! As a college student, I’m always interested in books with MCs in college, but they tend to be few and far between.

January 9, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Rowena - Ooh, this one looks good. Thanks for the review, I just put this book on my TBB list. I’m looking forward to getting it for myself.

January 9, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Nikki @ Foil the Plot - I like that this book tackles realistic issues that a lot of other YA books seem to gloss over/shy away from. Like the sex stuff, we really only get implications of it from other authors, but the fact that Snadowsky does it in a very honest way is totally cool. I can’t wait to check it out!

January 9, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Alexa Y. - I’m very excited to read this one! I can’t wait to find out more about what happened to Dom after the first book, especially as this one sounds as shocking (in a good way).

January 9, 2013 - 10:42 am

Rachel - Ahh! This book sounds so good! Since I stick mainly to YA, I don’t get to read many books that deal with characters my age, so this sounds perfect. I’m excited to get my hands on a copy 🙂

January 9, 2013 - 9:22 am

Cynthia - I was curious about this one after you mentioned it on Twitter now I really want to read it! I love books where the writer is not afraid to write about this type of stuff. Sounds like a lot of fun!! =)

Magan: Shelve It 07/29/2012

Hello, hello friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic Sunday. My husband and I are with our dogs at the beach this weekend celebrating our 8 year wedding anniversary! (It’s actually on Tuesday, the 31st.) I recorded this Shelve It a little earlier in the week to make sure I could stop in to say […]

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August 1, 2012 - 3:35 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - First of all, CINDER! I’m such a fan after finishing the book – it’s absolutely brilliant. Can’t wait to read Scarlet!

Also, I enjoyed Burn for Burn even though it was filled with a lot of things that I may not have necessarily agreed with. It was fun for me to read though!

July 30, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - Makes sure to have cupcakes on hand when you’re reading Bittersweet. You *will* crave them! 🙂

July 30, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - I just read my first E Scott book myself, but it was Miracle. I liked it. I LOVED Cinder but it seems like forever ago that I read it. I need to reread it before Scarlet comes out. Great stuff!

July 29, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - P.S. And happy anniversary! Eight years – wow! That’s longer that my husband and I have even been together!

July 29, 2012 - 11:05 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - YAY! Glad to hear that you’re enjoying Cinder! It took me a little while to warm up to the story, but once I got sucked in, I couldn’t put it down until I was done. I LOVED Cinder’s little robot friend (whose name is escaping me at the moment).

Thanks for posting that you borrowed The Rivals — I finished reading it last week, and completely forgot to a) write a review and b) update Goodreads! Whooooooooops… hope that you like the book!

July 29, 2012 - 8:57 pm

elena - I agree about reading too many books in the same genre at the same time! I try to break it up, like I read a sci-fi then fantasy then paranormal etc. I’m so excited for Burn for Burn. I think I requested it on Netgalley then cancelled it since it took awhile to get back to me. I can’t wait to see the fun things you have coming up. I admire you & her husband for eating so healthily! I do not have the self-control for that and you definitely will get heaps of cupcakes from Bittersweet. Happy reading! 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 8:33 pm

Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings - I loved Bittersweet and can’t wait to see what you think of Burn for Burn! Happy Reading!(:

~Keertana
Ivy Book Bindings

July 29, 2012 - 7:56 pm

Brittani - Awesome set of books! I absolutely loved Bittersweet! It was such a cute read! I hope you enjoy all your books! 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Anna - PS: OH YES and yay to Cinder and Bittersweet too!

July 29, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Anna - Eeee I feel like we’re actually hanging out because you talk to me directly in this blog. Whee! And, yes, I am THRILLED re: Stealing Heaven. I really hope you love it <3

July 29, 2012 - 5:41 pm

VeganYANerds - Firstly I am a bit jealous of your beachy weekend, I hope you guys are having a lovely time 🙂

Secondly, yay for library books! I’ve only read one Elizabeth Scott (Something, Maybe) but I definitely want to read more and I’ve had the Viola book on my to-read list for a while.

I thought the same thing about Bittersweet, the cupcakes hooked me but you’re not missing anything! I baked cupcakes for a picnic yesterday and the sugar hit was terrible after just ONE! So stick with your clean eating 😉

July 29, 2012 - 5:24 pm

The Bumble Girl - Hi Magan! Happy Anniversary to you and hubs! Hope you’re having a fab time 🙂
I read Keep Holding On and loved how Susane told this story – I think you’ll like it too!
I need to get Cinder! The cover is amazing and I need to see this version of it!
Enjoy your reads! I look forward to seeing what you think of them!!!

July 29, 2012 - 11:51 am

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Cinder!! That one is so good. I read it waay back in December, but I’m still always ranting about how good it is! 😉 Burn For Burn sounds like such a fun read- a book about revenge? I’m totally sold. Bittersweet is such a cute read, although you definitely should have some cupcakes around when you read it, it definitely makes you super hungry! [My mouth is watering just thinking about it…] Anyways, fantastic haul Magan! <3 Enjoy your anniversary!

July 29, 2012 - 10:57 am

Tara - CINDER!!! I’m so glad you picked this one up and I am a little (or maybe a lot) jealous you have Scarlet to read right after! I want to hear ALL about it when you’re finished 🙂

July 29, 2012 - 10:36 am

kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best - I absolutely love Elizabeth Scotts books but I haven’t read this one yet! I have yet to read Cinder and I can’t wait to get Burn for Burn in my hands!

~Kailia @ Reading the Best

July 29, 2012 - 10:27 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Anna recommended Stealing Heaven to me too, & I absolutely LOVED it! I think it’s a great E Scott book to start off with. If you like that one, may I suggest The Unwritten Rule next? I really enjoyed that one as well.

I am curious about this Viola book. You’ll have to tell me how it is. That cover looks like a very Magan book 😉

Andddddd… I get to see your beautiful face on FRIDAY!! YAY!!!

Estelle: Shelve It (7/22/2012)

And it’s Sunday again! Funny how that happens! How has your weekend gone? Hopefully relaxing and productive! We’ve been hosting a garage sale for the past few days… and you know… some interesting people go to garage sales. Some good, some bad. Has anyone written a book about this? It could be a best seller! […]

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July 24, 2012 - 3:09 pm

April Books & Wine - I say this on every Shelve It, but I love your love of the library.

Also I die of jealous over the Books Of Wonder event, for sure.

July 24, 2012 - 10:29 am

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - OOH! I’m halfway thru Miracle by Elizabeth Scott AS WE SPEAK. I’m about to finish it in a little bit.

I just read This Is Not A Test a few days ago and my post went up. I think I just gushed about how much I loved it. It was my first Courtney Summers book, so yesterday I read Fall For Anything.

I’m rambling. You’re talking about some great books there, missy!

July 24, 2012 - 12:35 am

Paige - I got a copy of Losing Faith awhile back. I really need to read it! I also read Being Friends With Boys and it was pretty good. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! You can check out my IMM on the blog!

July 22, 2012 - 9:19 pm

VeganYANerds - I am so glad you got to go to the BoW event! Melina would have drawn a big crowd for sure and I have no doubt Gayle and Kristin did too!

So glad you enjoyed On the Jellicoe Road and I hope you love Graffiti Moon, another awesome Aussie read!

I am not a big zombie fan either but I have heard that the book is not really about zombies!

July 22, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - WEEEE! So much fun. I’m so glad we got to hang out!! xoxo

July 22, 2012 - 1:03 pm

elena - Hooray for Jellicoe Road! I definitely agree, it really is a book that needs to be reread. Hee, the library is perfect for satiating your bookish needs. I’m jealous yours gets books so quickly. I read Graffiti Moon recently! I liked it but don’t think I will write a review for it. I can’t wait to see yours though. I am not a zombie fan either but I want to read This Is Not a Test because I’ve heard the same things you have. Go renew your books, Estelle! 🙂

July 22, 2012 - 11:28 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - EEP! You’ve got Graffiti Moon on your list! I absolutely ADORED that book. And the other books sound SO GOOD.

July 22, 2012 - 9:55 am

Tara - So first of all – I think YOU should write a book about garage sales! I totally think it’d be a bestseller 🙂 Remind me on Gchat next week to tell you about my other garage sale story (not the bed story lol).

I can’t even tell you how pumped I am that you picked up books based on my reviews/our convos. You pretty much just made my week! I hope you enjoy them all and I can’t wait to chat with you about them when you’re finished!

Also – I need to read This Is Not a Test. *heads to library website* Thanks Estelle and Magan for the rec!

Estelle: In My Mailbox (2/5/12)

Good evening everyone! I hope all of you have your eyes glued to the TV as the Super Bowl plays. No? Don’t worry. Me neither. I plan on being productive tonight… hopefully. So far my husband has managed not to scream… that much. (He’s a Giants fan.) Anyway, no more football talk. Instead, I made […]

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February 11, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Estelle - Mandee, thanks so much again for sending along Raw Blue! I can’t wait to get started on it! And yes, Magan has amazing taste. You should see the other stuff she picked out for me. It was the sweetest gift! Thanks again for stopping in!

February 11, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Estelle - Jana, thanks for the confidence boost. I’m always totally nervous before doing these, and just about always having a beer along with my recording. (I just hide it!) My birthday weekend was very nice, even if it did fall on the dreaded football event of the year. Boo. At least my husband’s team won. That’s a good thing. 🙂

February 11, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Estelle - S & E — thanks so much ladies! I can’t wait to start reading QOK & my birthday was fantastic. 🙂

February 6, 2012 - 3:40 am

Sash and Em - The Queen of Kentucky! <3 So much love for this book! Hope you had a great birthday! xoxo -S

February 5, 2012 - 10:56 pm

Alison - Great set! I really want to read Queen of Kentucky. I love the Ramona books.
My IMM

February 5, 2012 - 8:28 pm

VeganYANerds - Happy Birthday, Estelle! I love the hot pink earrings that Magan sent you, they are gorgeous!

I’m so glad you’re happy with Raw Blue, I look forward to hearing what you girls think 🙂

And like you, I really want to start going to more book tours/author events, they sound fun!

Mandee xox

February 5, 2012 - 8:13 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Yay! (I feel like I always start my comments to you with a “yay!” Haha.) Happy birthday, Estelle! I hope you’ve had a nice day, even though it’s Superbowl Sunday. 🙂

What a fun week of books for you! I think I need to learn to embrace the library more. I know I’d be more daring in my book choices if I didn’t have to pay for them!

I’m jealous you have the opportunity to go to such awesome book events! I wish we had more here in Utah.

As always, it’s wonderful to see your face! You’re pretty adorable, and it’s so fun to watch your charismatic vlogs!

February 5, 2012 - 8:01 pm

Justin @ Justin's Book Blog - You got some really great books this week. The Queen of Kentucky is really cute, hope you enjoy it. 😀 Along with all the other great books you got this week.

Here is mine: IMM (13)

Estelle: Did This Year Fly or What? (2011 Survey)

Just as Magan did earlier this week, I’m joining the Jamie’s End-of-the-Year Annual Survey party! I must admit, this thing was a toughie to fill out! Before you jump into reading, just wanted to thank everyone who has been uber supportive of M & I since we have started RBR! It’s been great fun and […]

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January 1, 2012 - 6:03 pm

Lu - I loved The Princess Diaries books when I was in high school! They were so good. I also love the Love is the Higher Law cover. (The book is amazing too!)

December 29, 2011 - 9:16 pm

Danya - I have The Gap Year on my TBR and have been wondering how good it is…sounds like I might quite enjoy it from your description!

Also, yay for The Hunger Games!! I love it 😀

December 27, 2011 - 8:17 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I love you girls! I always get great book recommendations from your blog (though this results in many, many additions to my ever-growing list of books to read/buy/borrow) and I think you guys do great reviews!

It’s been so much fun getting to know you and discovering that we both have an affinity for Disney, books and pastries. I hope our meet-up happens soon so we can chatter on about books over dessert before popping into the Disney store (see what I did there?).

Most of the books on your list are either: (a) books I’ve read and loved as well or (b) books that are already on or will be going on my list. I trust your tastes, as well as Magan’s, so I add these titles without a second thought 😉

December 26, 2011 - 5:39 pm

Tea Time with Marce - I have never heard of your favourite cover book. Here is mine if interested.

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2011/12/end-of-2011-book-survey.html

December 25, 2011 - 9:52 am

Sarah Ann Bird - Merry Christmas to ME! Thanks SO MUCH, sarah

December 23, 2011 - 3:04 pm

Mands - The Jessica Darling series is great, I only heard about it this year via Anna Reads and I loved it (and cried a lot!)

And I’ve started visiting my new local library and I don’t know why I ever stopped because they have SO many books I want to read!

December 22, 2011 - 12:54 pm

Jana - I love these surveys! Seriously, I am finding more and more books to read! I wish we had done these in November, so I could have asked for a bunch of books for Christmas this year! I will quit with the exclamation marks now…

I need to read The Princess Diaries! I adore that movie beyond, and now that I know the book is even BETTER. Man, Amazon… here I come! SO glad you loved Hunger Games. 🙂 I’m going to look into The Gap Year. I’d never heard of it, but it sounds like a sweet read. I’ve been scared of Bumped, because I read from others that it’s got a lot of sex slang and it’s kind of weird. Did you feel that way at all? The premise really scares me. lol. North of Beautiful sounds SO GOOD! I’ve never read a Jennifer Echols (I had a friend in high school with her name) book. I think I need to now because of you two.

Ok, I need to stop writing now! I’m commenting on everything you posted! Haha. And thanks for mentioning me. 🙂 I adore this blog, and am so happy you have fun visiting mine!