Top Five Wednesday: Best Books You’ve Read So Far In 2018

Top Five Wednesday is a book meme that Lainey started, and is now hosted by Sam

There’s also a Goodreads group! 

This week’s topic– Best books you’ve read so far in 2018

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1. If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

2. Yes, My Accent Is Real and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You by Kunal Nayyar

3. The Raven King by Maggie’s Stiefvater

4. A Work In Progress by Connor Franta

5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

What are some of your favorite 2018 reads? Leave a comment below!

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OMG This Song Book Tag

 Hello friends! I hadn’t done a tag in a while, so I decided to do one😊 I’d originally planned for this tag to be my post for last week because two of my most highly anticipated albums of the year came out last week. However, between a hectic camping trip with some friends and my jam packed volunteer schedule I wasn’t able to get a post up! So this post is a week late, but I kept my orginal idea! I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my two favorite bands new album releases, than by combining my love of books and music together into a tag.

I wasn’t tagged to do this tag! I wanted to do something with music, and this is what my Google search resulted in. Without further ado I present the “OMG This Song” book tag!

MY JAM- a song you must listen to every time it comes on, no matter how old or how many times you’ve listened to it/ a book you’ll never get sick of

For my song choice I had to go with Monkey by George Michael. George Michael is my absolute favorite artist of all time! I listen to his songs over and over again without ever getting tired of them! They’re iconic and timeless.

For my book choice I went with Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. It’s my favorite book, I reread it all the time, and I love the message and relationships in it. I’ll never get sick of it.

This was probably the easiest category to chose😊

 

 

THROWBACK- a song that reminds you of the cringiest time of your life/ a book that also reminds you of this time(or just something you wouldn’t like as much if you picked it up for the first time now)

For my song choice I went with Pass Me By by R5. You’re probably racking your brain to remember who R5 is right now. I can’t fault you if you have no idea who R5 is. They weren’t very popular😂 I had an obsession with Ross Lynch(Disney Channel star) when I was younger, and R5 was a band he formed with his siblings. I challenge you to look up the Pass Me By music video and not cringe.

My book choice shouldn’t come as a surprise because I know a lot of people went through the same intense Twilight phase. I was a hardcore Twihard. I read the books as the movies came out and spent a solid two years obsessed with Twilight. I owe my two years of reading purely paranormal YA to Twilight. I’m now aware that Twilight has some major flaws. I doubt I’d be as satisfied with the story and characters it if I read it now.

 

 

REPLAY- A recent song you have on repeat right now/ a recent favorite book

I chose two songs for this category because like I mentioned above two brand new albums I’ve been dying to get my hands on came out this week! The first being Pray For the Wicked by Panic! At the Disco and the second being Youngblood by Five Seconds Of Summer! I’m obsessed with both bands, and I love both of the new albums! It was a challenge, but I chose my current favorite song from each album! I like Panic’s song Old Fashioned and 5SOS’ Monster Among Men! 

As for a recent favorite book, I went with If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson! I absolutely adored this book, and I’ll link my review for it below! Not to mention its cover is gorgeous!

Combined Reveiw: The Hate U Give & If You Come Softly

 

 

Gets Me- This song is me/this book is me in book form 

For this question, I chose the Glee version of Not the Boy Next Door that originally comes from the musical The Boy From Oz. I connected with this song the minute I heard it. Obviously the pronouns would be swapped in my case, but the lyrics in the song are undeniably me. I really feel like this song understands me, and if you haven’t listened to it I’d highly recommended giving it a try. It’s a fantastic song with lyrics that encourage individuality and show anyone who’s ever felt ostracized that they aren’t alone.

I really struggled in choosing a book for this question. I couldn’t think of a book that fully encompassed me as a person. Although I love many books, I rarely find books that I can relate to. For this reason, I decided to chose a character that I was able to connect with and see myself in. That made this question easy because I always return to the same character when asked who I’d be as a book character. Via Pullman from Wonder by R.J Palacio is the main fictional person that I’ve connected to throughout my reading.

 

 

Wut- Weird song but you like it/ a unique book that stuck out to you for whatever reason

The song I chose was The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Sucicide Is Press Coverage by Panic! At the Disco! I know I already included a Panic! song in this post, but I love Panic!(AKA Brendon) so much!! I figured since this was their first ever song it’d be different enough from their new stuff! It’s an odd song but I love Panic!’s strange, eclectic old stuff!

For my book, I went with Kunal Nayyar’s memoir, Yes, My Accet Is Real and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You! I know I talk about this book all the time and it probably seems like I’m beating a dead horse, but it’s so good! I’d never heard of Kunal before I read this book! I picked it up on one of my usual reading whims, and I’m so glad I did! It’s fabulous!

 

 

Let’s Go- Best pump up song(for workouts or just life)/ a book that inspired you

My song choice isn’t something you’d normally expect. I chose Pray by Sam Smith! I know that  Sam Smith’s songs aren’t exactly pump up songs. They’re usually pretty depressing and the complete opposite of inspirational, but Pray really spoke to me. I’m not a religious person, but I have my own spiritual beliefs. Pray is a lovely song that speaks about inclusivity and embracing your own beliefs even if they aren’t conventially religious. Sam’s entire album, The Thrill Of It All, inspires me and helped me through a tough time. That’s why I chose Pray for this category! It doesn’t hurt that I also just adore Sam and had to make sure he was on this post!

For my bookish selection I chose We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I can’t even describe how much I love this book! Chimamanda is such an amazing, wise soul! The book is empowering, inspirational, and beautiful! I can’t begin to stress what a life changing, important read it is!!

 

 

Chill- A favorite chill, relaxing song/ a book you’d curl up with and read on a rainy day

This one cracked me up! I hadn’t realized which two artists I’d grouped together for this category until I had already inserted the pictures and started writing. Tronner flashbacks anyone?!😂

For my song I chose Youth by Troye Sivan! Troye’s the king of calm and relaxing music, and it took me forever to narrow all of his songs down. I could’ve just used the whole Blue Neighborhood album for this category! Anyone else pumped for Bloom?!

I chose Connor Franta’s A Work In Progress for my rainy day read! The writing is a lovely sort of lyrical style that would be perfect for some chill rainy day reading! The story is light, inspirational, and easy to read! Overall, A Work In Progress would be a quick and enjoyable rainy day read!

 

 

Addicting- A guilty pleasure song-one that’s catchy but not a whole lot of substance/ guilty pleasure, trashy, fast, or light read

I had to go with a classic for this song! Nickleback’s Rockstar is one of my all time favorites! The song doesn’t have a ton of substance. It doesn’t exactly have a positive message,but it’s catchy and Nickleback’s vocals are golden! I’m proud to say I jam out to this song every time I hear it!

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is my guilty pleasure read! It’s basically 519 pages of fluffy Harry Potter fan fiction. It doesn’t have a whole lot of substance besides being adorable! I love it nonetheless and finshed it in one sitting!

 

 

Nostalgia- A throwback you look back on fondly/ a book you read forever ago that you look back on fondly on reminds you of a happy childhood time

I’d argue that my favorite album of all times is Maroon 5’s Hands All Over. I listened to the album daily for years when it came out. I still listen to the album all the time! Specifically, my favorite song is Last Chance. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Maroon 5 and Hands All Over in particular!

Just One Day by Gayle Forman was my nostalgic bookish choice! I think I read it in fifth grade! The story is such a sweet one and I look back on my experience reading Just One Day fondly. Out of everything I’ve read I think I’ve reread Just One Day the most. Willem De Ruitr with always hold a special place in my heart!

 

 

Thats about it for this weeks post! I had a lot of fun doing this tag! Although I’m not going to tag anyone in particular, I invite you to give this tag a try if you think it looks interesting! Consider yourself tagged!

What’d you think of the tag? Leave me a comment!

💛Lacey

Top Five Wednesday: Books You Want To Read Before the End Of the Year

Top Five Wednesday is a book meme that Lainey started, and is now hosted by Sam

There’s also a Goodreads group!

This week’s topic– Halfway through the year, and it’s time to evaluate our reading goals and take a look at our TBRs for the second half of the year!

1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

2. A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab

3. The Astonishing Color Of After by Emily X.R. Pan

4. I Have Left My Way  by Gayle Forman

5. Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined To Meet by various authors

What are some books you’d like to read before the end of the year? Leave a comment!

💛Lacey

Top Five Wednesday: Favorite LGBTQ+ Books That Don’t Feature Cis M/M Relationships

Hello friends! I got a little behind on my upload schedule! Between a crazy camping trip with some friends and my volunteer position, I’ve been swamped! Thankfully, I’ve finally got a bit of down time. My hope for this weekend is to post the two T5W’s I misse and hopefully finish my normal Sunday post I missed last week!

Top Five Wednesday is a book meme that Lainey started, and is now hosted by Sam

There’s also a Goodreads group! 

This week’s topic– This may seem oddly specific, but in honor of Pride being this month, I wanted to have a topic to celebrate LGBTQ+ books. But, the book community tends to, when given the chance, lift up cis m/m pairings the most. And while those books are still important and valued (we’ve even had topics covering m/m relationships earlier this year, which featured many cis m/m pairings), I wanted to shine the spotlight on some of those lesser known, recognized, and celebrated books. 

This topic was indeed oddly specific, but I enjoyed it! I read a lot of diverse books, but I was surprised to learn that the majority of them were cis m/m! However, I was still able to compile a list😊

1. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jayne Robin Brown

2. Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky(this ones kind of cheating but I love it so much I had to include it)

3. Leah On the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

4. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

5. Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

I hope you all have been well! Leave me a comment with some of your favorite LGBTQ+ books!

💛Lacey

Netflix Orginals Reveiws

Hello friends! This week I thought I’d shake things up and switch my focus from books to movie and TV! I didn’t read a ton in May, but I did watch a bunch of movies and TV shows! I’ve been specifically impressed with some of the new Netflix originals that have come out within the last year! So for this post I thought I’d reveiw all of the Netflix orginal movies and TV shows I watched in May! I’ll start with movies, and I’ll attach all the synopses so you can get a feel for what each story is about! I’ll also add what rating I think the story would be given because Netflix doesn’t do ratings.

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An introverted high school girl from a working-class background falls in love with her wealthy debate team nemesis and realizes they share more in common than they thought.

Rating: PG for romance

 Out of everything I watched in May one movie and one TV show stood out as my favorites! Candy Jar was one hundred percent my favorite movie! I don’t think the synopsis does this movie the justice it deserves. While there was a bit of romance in Candy Jar the movie was about much more. It was about friendship, dreams, and all of life’s crazy and unpredictable moments! 

I loved this movie because it was a high school comedy for us nerds!! Don’t get me wrong, I love the Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Heathers, and Mean Girls. However, they all share one thing. The same thing that almost every high school comedy shares. They use the same tired, cliche characters. The jock, the popular girl, the average girl who doesn’t realize how truly beautiful she is, and the edgy rebel. It was super neat to see the focus on two intellectual high schoolers from the debate club! It was a fresh idea! I thought Candy Jar had unique, quirky characters that were relatable, diverse, and something new! 

My Rating: 5/5

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After spending a night with the girl of his dreams only to become just friends, a man gets the opportunity to travel through time and alter that night over and over again until he gets everything perfect.

Rating: PG for romance

The next movie I watched was called When We First Met! While I enjoyed it, it’s probably my least favorite of the bunch. The “travel back in time to get the girl” trope isn’t anything new. I don’t know about you guys, but Zac Effron’s 17 Again was my childhood! Even though we’ve seen this story before it was cute and well done! The cast was also amazing, and I got to see some actors and actresses I haven’t seen in awhile!

My Rating: 3/5

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A high school senior plans on losing his virginity to his girlfriend. Things get complicated when he meets a handsome and charming gay kid from the other side of town who unwittingly sends him on a roller-coaster journey of sexual identity.

Rating: R for sexual content, language, and teen drug/alcohol use

This movie is the newest Netflix release on my list! I’ll admit the only reason I initially watched this was because I knew Nick Dodani was going to be in it! I had already watched Atypical at this point, and fallen in love with Nick’s Atypical character, Saed. Naturally, Nick’s performance in Alex Strangelove was perfection like I’d expected.

The overall movie was good. I thought it was cute, and it’s intentions were good. I took away one star beacaue I had some minor qualms. The storyline felt messy. The movie started strong, but seemed to lose steam and fall short in the end. I was also pretty uncomfortable with how Alex treated Elliot after they kissed. It would’ve been one thing if Alex had apologized and explained that he’d been confused and scared at the time. However, they never really had a conversation to address the hurtful things Alex had said.

My Rating: 4/5

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A high school student finds herself face-to-face with her long-term crush when she signs up to run a kissing booth at the spring carnival.

Rating: PG-13 for sexual content

The Kissing Booth left me feeling pleasantly surprised! My expectations hadn’t been very high. I thought it’d be a cheesy, guilty pleasure romance, but I was surprised to find that the story was actually pretty good. It defiantly had it’s overly dramatic and cheesy romance moments, but I really liked the characters! We all know likable, layered, and well developed characters can compensate for a lot! Lee was also very cute(way cuter than his brother if you ask me)!

My Rating: 4/5

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A coming of age story that follows Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. While Sam is on his funny yet emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?

Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual content

I loved this show. I’ll start off by acknowledging that I know the autism representation isn’t perfect. The show is a comedy and therefore it seems like the show almost relies on Sam’s autism and Sam himself to be the punchline.

I was able to overlook the small inconsistencies in the autism representation because Atypical made an attempt to draw attention to a subject that deserves it. Autism awareness and education are important and challenging messages to spread and explain to your average joe.  Shows like Atypical point the spotlight at a condition that is complex and can’t be easily defined or explained. What’s important to me is not that your average person understands one hundred percent what it means to be on the spectrum, but that they strive to become not merely tolerant, but to welcome their spectrum peers and interact with them.

I was also in love with Sam’s sister, Casey. Her personality was so amazing, and I loved her so much!! I also loved her boyfriend Evan! He was the sweetest! Casey and Evan made the show for me!

My Rating: 5/5

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James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.

Rating: R for violence and language 

We’ve made it to the last show I watched in May! I loved The End Of the F***ing World! It was the show that stuck out to me as my favorite like Candy Jar. I’ll admit this show is very odd. It is most certainly not for everyone. The premise is very dark and disturbed. The characters are strange and flawed. They do awful things. You won’t nessecarily want to root for them, but you’ll be surprised to learn that you’ve become invested in their story. The plot was written well. It takes amazing writing and character development to make people care about terrible people. You will care about Alyssa and James. I was surprised too!

Everything else on this list was pretty cutesy. Even Alex Strangelove(which had some mature concepts) was a positive story that could be considered family friendly. The End Of the F***ing World was neither family friendly nor positive. The language is pretty severe(almost over the top) and there is some heavy violence and gore.

If you enjoy darker humor and have an opened mind I’d give it a try. The story was captivating, and it reminded me of a modern sort of Picture Of Dorian Gray. I would NOT recommend the comics that inspired the show! They suck…

My Rating: 5/5

That’s about it for this month! Netflix has been killing it with releasing amazing new movies and shows! I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

Have you seen anything on my list? What’d you think? Leave me a comment!

💛Lacey

Top Five Wednesday: Favorite Fathers/Father Figures

Top Five Wednesday is a book meme that Lainey started, and is now hosted by  Sam!

Theres a Goodreads group as well😊

I’ve seen these weekly T5W posts on River Moose Books! It’s a really neat blog I follow, and it inspired me to give weekly T5W posts a try! If you haven’t checked out the blog you should!

This week’s topic– In honor of Father’s Day (in America at least), discuss some of your favorite fictional dads

Here’s my top five bookish fathers/father figures😊

1. Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2. Mr. Bennett from Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen 

3. Carlisle Cullen from Twilight by Stephanie Meyer 

4. Sirius Black from Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

5. Professor Perlman from Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman 

I hope you guys have a lovely Father’s Day, and I’d love it if you’d share some of your favorite father/father figures in the comments!

💛Lacey

 

 

 

2018: May Book Haul!

Hello friends! May was a crazy month! With school wrapping up I scrambled to prepare for final exams, met all of my deadlines, and get all of my schoolwork in order before summer! School let out, and I jumped right into my summer volunteer position! It’s an awesome opportunity, but it requies a lot of attention! As you may imagine I didn’t have a ton of time to read this month. I only read four books, so this haul is going to be a short one!

The first book I read was my favorite of the month! Yes, My Accent Is Real: and Other Things I Haven’t Told You was Kunal Nayyar’s memoir. I had no idea who Kunal was before I read this book. I really enjoy listening to audiobook memiors read by the author. I was browsing the Overdrive shelves, and I saw this book. It was read by the author , and I figured “what the heck.” I gave it a try. 5/5 stars. It was fabulous! Kunal is such an amazing, lovely human being. If you’re like me and have no idea who he is, he’s an actor from the Big Bang Theory! You definitely don’t need to have seen the show to read the book. The story is so unique and it stands on its own! I’d highly recommend reading this book regardless of if you’ve seen the show.

After reading Kunal’s memoir I became fascinated with Indian culture and Hinduism. Naturally, I thought it’d be perfect to pick up When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon next. When Dimple Met Rishsi is marketed as a cute, nerdy contemporary romance that follows two Indian American main characters. It was one of my top three most anticapted reads in 2017, but for some reason I never got around to reading it. I was pretty excited for this book, and it let me down majorly. I rated it 1/5 stars and wasted no time in writing a salty review. I’ll link it below.

Book Reveiw: When Dimple Met Rishi

Next, I read We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. It was amazing. Everyone should read this book. Regardless of your beliefs regarding feminsism, your gender, your political affiliation , your age, your race, or your sexuality, you should read this book. It’s message can resonate with everyone. It clears the air of common stereotypes and misconceptions attached to the word “feminist.” It is such an important book. 5/5 stars.

My final book of the month was a Netgalley arc! It was a poetry anthology called Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better by Madison Kuhn. I thought the collection was well written(even if the poems were more like journal entries). However I feel like Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better definitely has a target audience that I am not apart of. I could easily see how it would be easy for lots of people to love. The style is very “aesthetic-y” and “tumblr-y”. I gave it a 3/5 stars because although it wasn’t my cup of tea, I was able to appreacite it.

That was super short!! Hopefully my June haul will be a bit longer! I also watched a ton of movies and tv shows in May, so a post about that may be coming soon!

What was your favorite May read?

💛Lacey

 

 

Book Reveiw: When Dimple Met Rishi

Hello friends! Happy June! I have a ton of ideas for new blog posts, so keep your eyes peeled for additional posts this months! If I can, I’d like to possibly post twice a week this month! For this weeks post I thought I’d keep it simple and do a review for When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon! I rated this book 1/5 stars.

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This book had so much potential. I repeat, SO MUCH POTENTIAL! A cute, diverse YA romance with nerdy characters who met when they’re partnered up for a web development contest?!?! Count me in!

The book even started off strong! I loved the first half, but I did have some minor qualms about Dimple’s character. I appreciated that she was independent. She aspired to defy gender expectations and build a future for herself in a typically male dominated field. However, degrading other women who act more stereotypically “feminine” as vacuous because they like shopping or makeup is unacceptable. I’m so tired of this toxic “not like other girls” trope that determines a female’s worth by evaluating her clothes or her hair or her makeup! Girls can be intelligent, capable, and skilled with computers regardless of whether or not they like lipstick or skirts.

I was willing to overlook Dimple’s character flaws. I’ve been slowly learning some basic functions of coding and web development. I find the subject fascinating, and I was interested in the technological aspect of the story.

I also really liked Rishi. He seemed like a genuinely cool dude. He was humble and a gentleman. I loved that he drew attention to misogynistic comments and then shut them down. He questioned religious defaults and was proud of his own unique beliefs! He was basically the perfect guy!

So for these reasons I continued reading the book.

Everything was going well! Dimple had some flaws, but I got to giggle and fangirl over Rishi. I also obtained a deep love for Bollywood and Hrithik Roshan. Then I hit the halfway mark in the story.

The book just fell apart completely in the second half. Once Dimple and Rishi actually began dating, petty drama ensued. Remember the web development contest that is supposedly the main focus and setting of this book? ME NEITHER! By the second half of the book Dimple spent all of her time ogling Rishi and making out with him. THEN SHE HAD THE AUDACITY TO POUT AND BLAME HIM FOR LOSING THE CONTEST! What did you think was going to happen honey?!! You spent zero time on your app! The side of me that had picked this book because of my interest in programming was disappointed. There was nothing about programming in the book!

Dimple was absolutely insufferable by the end of the book. Those minor qualms I had about her turned into major flaws I couldn’t overlook. She took no personal responsibility for her actions! She could never take anything onto her own shoulders and accept responsibility. She constantly blamed the people around her for her own bad decisions.

Not to mention every character other than Dimple had a fatal flaw that served the sole purpose of elevating Dimple onto an untouchable pedestal of superiority. Celia and Isabelle’s feminine practices made them slutty and vapid. God forbid Dimple have any strong, feminine, female friends around her that would  threaten her “not like other girls” cliche.

The girls were ditzy and stupid, but the guys are just awful. It’s wasn’t bad enough that the rich “Aberzombie” boys, Evan and Hari, were automatically obnoxious as a result of their wealth, so the author threw together a sloppy talent show scenes(YES I SAID TALENT SHOW) in which the boys add misogynistic to their list of charming characteristics. I love characters so poorly developed and one dimensional that the only reason they help elevate our special snowflake Dimple is because they’re such jerks they’re IMPOSSIBLE TO LIKE! A main character truly sucks if the only way to make them look good is to compare them to other characters that are EVIL!

I really wanted to give this book zero stars, but I left that one star for Rishi. He was the only part of this book I consistently enjoyed. I’m sorry bud! Even you couldn’t redeem this for me.

So yeah…this one had me pretty worked up. I wrote this whole reveiw while in an angry post book rage. It isn’t eloquent. I’ll probably edit it when I can think a bit clearer!

Have you read this book? What’d you think? Leave me a comment!

💛Lacey

Side note: Why is Dimple’s mom actually Mrs. Bennet from P & P?(I know I said I’d stop talking about P & P but it’s hard!!)

2018 Summer TBR

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Hello friends! Summer is finally here! My final exams just wrapped up, and I’m ready to spend the summer reading! I thought for this week’s post I’d compile a summer TBR list! I highly doubt I’ll get to reading all of these books, and I’m sure I’ll pick up some additional book as well. I just though this would be a good starting point!

Library Books

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Just Add Water: A Surfing Savant’s Journey With Asperger’s by Clay Marzo, Robert Yehling

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

Books I Own

The Astonishing Color Of After by Emily X.R Pan

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Netgalley

The Map Of Us by Jules Preston

The Art Of Escaping by Erin Callahan

Additional Books

A Gathering Of Shadows by V.E Schwab

A Conjuring Of Light by V.E Schwab

Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl

Lord Of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined To Meet by various authors

A Little Life by Hanna Yanagihara

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Rereads

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

That’s about it for what I’d like to try and read! Do you guys have any specific books you’re hoping to get to this summer? Have you read any of the books mentioned in my list? What’d you think? Leave me a comment!

💛Lacey

 

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day Three

Hello friends! Welcome to the final day of the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Thank you again to Catherine from This Is One For The Books for the nomination! I’ve had a blast with this challenge, and I’m sad to see it go!

The Rules 

1. Thank the person who nominated you

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days(1 quote for each day)

3. Nominate three new bloggers each day

I’ll add the same same note I added to yesterday’s post. I’m still quite new to the blogging community. I don’t know a ton of people, so nine nominations over the next few days is pretty daunting. I may nominate some people who’s blogs I love and follow, but they have no idea who I am. If that happens, hi I’m Lacey! I think your blogs pretty swell, we follow each other, and I thought you might enjoy this tag

And now for my final quote…

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There was only one quote I could imagine ending the challenge with. Perks Of Being A Wallflower has been my favorite book for years. There’s something about the story that resonates so powerfully with me. I know the book isn’t for everyone, but it really impacted me when I read it. Even years after reading the book I still get goosebumps every time I read this quote.

There are so many amazing quotes from this book that I could’ve chosen, but I ultimately settled on this one. I truly love the story in Perks Of Being A Wallflower. I love what the book stands for and represents. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend giving it a try. Like I said above, it isn’t for everyone, but I really think it’s a gem,

This challenge was a ton of fun! What did you guys think? What day wa s your favorite? What are some of your favorite quotes? Let me know in the comments!

My Nominations 

Pagefuls

Tanya’s Reading

Comets and  Comments

💛Lacey