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Top Ten Tuesday-Summer 2015 TBR List 6/16/15

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It’s summer reading time! I am so thankful that my days of assigned summer reading are long gone. As a librarian I am grateful for those summer assignments because it brings the teens in like crazy. This year has been particularly amazing! Yay summer reading. The Broke and the Bookish want to know what we are planning to read this summer.

1. Kissing in America by Margo Rabb. This is definitely a case of judging a book by its cover!

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2. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray. Finally! YAY!

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3. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. Kinsella’s YA debut and a book about anxiety disorders? Yes!

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4. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. This fantasy inspired by 1001 Nights is getting ALL the buzz.

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5. The Devil You Know by Trish Doller. Terrifying road trip? Sign me up!

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6. A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis. I have an ARC!

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7. Ms. Marvel vol. 2 & 3 by G. Willow Wilson. I need to catch up!

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8. Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith. Another ARC.

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9. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld. I own this one. It’s high time I dusted it off and dove in!

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10. The Dying of the Light by Derek Landy. The final Skulduggery Pleasant book. I don’t want it to end!

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Bonus Non-YA

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Happy Summer Reading!

~Megan

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Top Ten Tuesday- Top Ten New-to-Me Authors of 2014

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is all about the fantastic authors that I discovered this year. I spent plenty of time with my beloved tried and true favorites, but I also stumbled upon some new gems!

1. Derek Landy. I recently discovered Skulduggery Pleasant. This series is so much fun and quite possibly the best discovery of 2014. I am waiting for book 4 right now.

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2. Leigh Bardugo. I discovered and devoured the Grisha trilogy in 2014.

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3. Jasper Fforde. In my quest to find fantasy novels for my middle school book club, I picked up The Last Dragonslayer and loved it.

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4. Jennifer E. Smith. I have enjoyed all of her contemporary YA romances.

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5. Robin LaFevers. I finally got around to starting His Fair Assassins trilogy. I still need to finish the last one. I don’t want it to be over, so I am dragging my heels.

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I also enjoyed a number of 2014 debuts. I will be watching for more from these new-to-everyone in 2014 authors!

6. Brandy Colbert. Her debut, Pointe, was an intense read.

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7. Tess Sharpe. Far From You was another dark, emotional debut.

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8. Danielle Paige. I am thoroughly immersed in this twisted version of Oz.

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9. Gavin Extence. I loved his debut novel and am pleased to see he has another book coming in March!

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10. Mindy McGinnis. This fellow Ohioan’s debut novel was really interesting. I have the follow-up waiting for me at home.

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Monday With Megan: Need To vs Should vs Want To Read 2/24/14

Good morning friends! I am coming off a few days of time off. I really thought I would have a relaxing few days lounging around, hitting my favorite coffee shop and working on my ever-growing TBR list. Instead, I spent an amazing three days hanging out with family and friends and eating my way through Cleveland. I squeezed some reading and listening in, but nothing like I had planned. All of this got me thinking about my reading goals and expectations. It’s early in the year and I am already struggling to find a balance between the reading I need to do (books for book club, books I have requested to review), the reading I should do (new teen releases to talk up, adult titles) and the reading I want to do (apparently that would be anything but the need to and should read books!). I may have overextended myself…Anyone else have this problem? How do you juggle all of your reading? Any input would be appreciated! Ready for a list? Me too!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts

Finished:

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  • Reviews of Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn and Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynoski will be coming soon. As an adult reader, I did not really enjoy either book, but they sure do have great teen appeal.
  • This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith was cute and simple and I enjoyed the easy listening while I shoveled myself out of a blizzard.
  • Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel. The story is a familiar one-mean girls, bullying, and distorted body issues.
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe was surprisingly enjoyable autobiography. Lowe provides a thoughtful glimpse into the life of a young teen idol and describes all of the ups and downs of creating a successful and meaningful career as well as a satisfying private life. Lowe is charming, intelligent, and quite hilarious.
  • The Silver Six by A.J. Lieberman is a fun little sci-fi action/adventure graphic novel. Max, the robot is the best part of the entire story.

Current Audio:

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I am finally getting around to The Cuckoo’s Calling (from the should read category) and I am sticking with my autobiography theme and listening to Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth (need to read for book club).

Currently Reading:

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I am more than half way through Vicious by V.E. Schwab. This is my Random Read for February and it is fantastic! I just downloaded an e-galley of We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and I can’t wait to dive in. Crash Into You by Katie McGarry is my current just-for-me read.

On Deck:

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The first two are quick rereads for book clubs and the second two are Teen’s Choices. So basically, four books I need to read. Sigh.

Happy Reading!

˜Megan

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Swoon 2/11/14

toptentuesdayNow this is more like it. I’ll take a swoony book over a tear-jerker any day. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Broke and the Bookish want to hear all about our favorite romance novels. Easy-peasy.

1. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. This one was very sweet!

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2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Swoon.

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3. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. British guy. Swoon.

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4. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. I love road trip books!

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5. Anything by Katie McGarry. Steamy swoon.

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6. Or Simone Elkeles. More steamy swoon.

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How about some paranormal romance?

7. Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey. The Drake brothers are totally dreamy vampires.

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8. Stork by Wendy Delsol. This one was sweet!

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9. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. This romance is destroying me!

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10. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. Dreamy.

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Honorable Mentions:

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Happy Reading!

˜Megan