Monthly Reads: September 2017

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Finally!  After what feels like a year I am starting to feel as if I am getting back on track with the reading.  Only 927 more books on my kindle to go. And no that number isn't an ecaggeration.  When I tell you that my TBR piles might kill me I wasn't joking. Favorites of the month: I Belive in a Thing Called Love; The Girl Who Drank the Moon; and How to be a Heroine.


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How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much
by Samantha Ellis 

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Series: no
Published: January 2nd 2014
Rating: mini review of How to Be a Heroine

“...all readings are provisional, and that maybe we read heroines for what we need from them at the time.” 

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Five, Six, Seven, Nate! 
by Tim Federle 

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Series: (Better Nate Than Ever #2)
Published: January 21st 2014
Rating: Middle School Approved

“Basically the most fun part about the first day of anything is buying all the supplies.” 

Better Nate Than Ever  by Tim Federle 

Better Nate Than Ever
by Tim Federle 

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Series: (Better Nate Than Ever #1)
Published: February 5th 2013
Rating: highly entertaining

“So what do you like about New York so much? That you would venture all the way here and not tell anyone?”
“Two boys were dancing together in a club,” I want to say, “and nobody stopped them.”

Book Scavenger  by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman 

Book Scavenger
by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman 

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Series: (Book Scavenger #1)
Published: June 2nd 2015
Rating: Trying to figure out how to steal this idea

“I appreciate my customers. And many of them are fine, fine people. But not all book people are good people. Don't mistake shared interests with shared ethics."

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Lucky in Love
by Kasie West 

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Series: no
Published: July 25th 2017
Rating: I like this better than the past several Kassie West books 


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The Rules of Survival
by Nancy Werlin

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Series: no
Published: September 7th 2006
Rating: pretty intense

“No. It's actually not okay. And I hate when people say that, when they say it's okay even though it's not. It's better to tell the truth.” 

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Welcome Home
by Eric Smith et al.

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Series: no
Published: September 5th 2017
Rating: heartfelt

“And love is work. But it's the best kind of work there is.” 

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
by Stephanie Oakes 

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Series: no
Published: June 9th 2015
Rating: full review of The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

“I guess people can't be content without answers, even if they're wrong. We'd rather have a lie than a question that we can never know the answer to.” 

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Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books
by Cara Nicoletti 

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Series: no
Published: August 18th 2015
Rating: mini review of Voracious

“Realizing that your emotions and experiences aren't yours alone is one of the great powers of reading.” 

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I Believe in a Thing Called Love
by Maurene Goo 

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Series: No, but I wouldn't mind one
Published: May 30th 2017
Number of times read: 1
Rating: Full review of I Believe in a Thing Called Love

“I believed, and still believe, that you can build your dreams brick by brick. That you can accomplish anything with persistence.” 

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Just One Day
by Gayle Forman

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Series: Just One Day #1
Published: January 8th 2013
Rating: Full review of Just One Day

“Travelling's not something you're good at. It's something you do. Like breathing. You can't work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos. To the accidents.” 

Just One Year by Gayle Forman

Just One Year
by Gayle Forman

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Series: Just One Day #2
Published: October 10th 2013
Rating: pack your bags

“There’s a difference between losing something you knew you had and losing something you discovered you had. One is a disappointment. The other feels like losing a piece of yourself.”

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Just One Night
by Gayle Forman

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Series: Just One Day #2.5
Published: January 8th 2013
Rating: The wrap up I needed

“And the kiss feels like something completely new. But it also feels like something deeply known.”

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith cover

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
by Jennifer E. Smith

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Series: no
Published: January 2nd 2012
Rating: cute

“It's not the changes that will break your heart; it's that tug of familiarity.” 

Putting in the new cover because I love it. Look at Laia!  LOOK, at. Her! 

Putting in the new cover because I love it. Look at Laia!  LOOK, at. Her! 

An Ember in the Ashes
by Sabaa Tahir

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Series: An Ember in the Ashes #1
Release date: April 28th 2015
Rating: Full review of An Ember in the Ashes

“There are two kinds of guilt. The kind that's a burden and the kind that gives you purpose. Let your guilt be your fuel. Let it remind you of who you want to be.” 

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Guitar Notes
by Mary Amato 

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Series: no
Published: July 24th 2012
Rating: YA but reads like MG. Also, no romance. YES!

“Maybe it explains the reason why one person likes another. It's because their souls both thrum at the same frequency.”

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A Model Crime
by Carolyn Keene

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Series: (Nancy Drew Files #51)
Published: September 1st 1990
Rating: Did I just reread a Nancy Drew book that I vaguely remember from middle school? Yes, yes I did. Was America's Next Top Model based on this book? Pretty sure it was.

 


Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray
by Ruta Sepetys

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Series: Sort of? Salt to the Sea has a character who is mentioned in this book.
Published: March 22nd 2011
Rating: Full review of Between Shades of Gray

“Sometimes there is such beauty in awkwardness.” 

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon
by Kelly Barnhill

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Series: no
Published: August 9th 2016
Rating: There is a dragon the size of a pigeon and OMG I want

“A story can tell the truth...but a story can also lie. Stories can bend and twist and obfuscate. Controlling stories is power indeed. And who could benefit most from such a power?” 

 


I just got what this coer is showing.  Oh, man, my heart...

I just got what this coer is showing.  Oh, man, my heart...

Goodbye Days
by Jeff Zentner 

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Series: no
Published: March 7th 2017
Rating: So much sobbing

“I sometimes look at my bookshelf now and think about how someday I'm going to die without ever reading a lot of the books there. And one might be life-changingly good and I'll never know.” 

What were your favorite reads this month?

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