June Wrap-Up

Can you believe we’re already half-way over 2017?! Where has the time gone? Is it just me or does anyone else feel like the older you get the faster the years seem to go by?

(No…? Just me then? Great!)

Anyway, this month has been a great reading month (I’m focusing on quality and not quantity of books read). I’ve read a mixture of YA contemporaries, an urban fantasy, a graphic novel, and even philosophical fiction (which was surprisingly good!).

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BOOK REVIEW: Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland

Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary

Page Count: 368 pages

Publication Date: 11th July 2017

 

Goodreads summary:

A Prep School Girl with a Hollywood Dream

Becca Harrington is a reject. After being rebuffed by every college on her list, she needs a fresh start, so she packs up everything and moves to LA, giving herself one year to land an acting gig or kill herself trying.

Unfortunately, not everything turns out as planned, and after a few grueling months, LA is looking like the worst idea ever. As hard as she tries, Becca can’t land an agent, she’s running out of cash, and her mom is hounding her to apply to more schools. In an act of desperation, Becca and her friend Marisol start posting short videos online—with the help of their adorable filmmaker neighbor, Raj—and the videos catch the attention of a TV producer. Could this be it? Her big break? Or will she have to move back home with nothing but some bad head shots and a monstrous credit-card bill?

Becca may not get the Hollywood ending she was hoping for, but perhaps she’ll learn there’s more than one way to achieve her dream.
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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly post to share what you recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this week. It’s hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate (Go check it out!)

 

Monday

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All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (3.5 hearts review here)

Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland (Review coming soon!)

 

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Crown of midnight

 

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I’m not sure what I’ll be reading next, to be honest. But it’ll probably be one of these two:

Heartless           or        Heir of Fire

 

Happy reading!

BOOK REVIEW: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary / Mental Health

Page Count: 388 pages

Publication Date: January 2015

 

Goodreads summary:

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the ‘natural wonders’ of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself – a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Contemporary / Romance

Page Count: 459 pages

Publication Date: September 2013

 

Goodreads summary:

Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there’s romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly post to share what you recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this week. It’s hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate (Go check it out!)

 

Monday

The Orange girl       Fangirl

The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder (4 hearts review here)

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Review coming soon!)

 

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All the bright places

It’s still early days, but so far I’m loving this book!

 

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Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland (ARC – Release date: 11 July 2017)

Book Review: The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder

The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder

Genre: Fiction / Philosophy

Page Count: 151 pages

Publication Date: July 2003

 

Goodreads Summary:

‘My father died eleven years ago. I was only four then. I never thought I’d hear from him again, but now we’re writing a book together’

To Georg Røed, his father is no more than a shadow, a distant memory. But then one day his grandmother discovers some pages stuffed into the lining of an old red pushchair. The pages are a letter to Georg, written just before his father died, and a story, ‘The Orange Girl’. Continue reading