Friday, April 18, 2014

Watcha Reading?

So I'm going to start a new post called Watcha Reading. I think it's only fair to share what interests me before I post my reviews. I'll only share what has personally interested me enough to download or request an advanced copy of it. If you don't already know, I do work in a bookstore and when someone asks me for my personal recommendations I wig out a bit because I'm very passionate about books I love. I love speaking about them and sharing what I enjoyed about the books I love with other YA/NA fans. So heres a chance to see what interests me and if the summaries seem enticing then you know what to request or preorder soon.


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John Green's The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park in this beautifully written, incredibly honest, and emotionally poignant novel. Cammie McGovern's insightful young adult debut is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about how we can all feel lost until we find someone who loves us because of our faults, not in spite of them.

Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized.

When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other's lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.

On The Fence by Kasie West out July 1st

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she's got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she's falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.


In the tradition of "High Fidelity "and "Empire Records," this is the literary soundtrack to Skylark Martin's strange, mysterious, and extraordinary summer. 
"This is the story of a wild girl and a ghost girl; a boy who knew nothing and a boy who thought he knew everything." 
It's a story about Skylark Martin, who lives with her father and brother in a vintage record shop and is trying to find her place in the world. It's about ten-year-old Super Agent Gully and his case of a lifetime. And about beautiful, reckless, sharp-as-knives Nancy. It's about tragi-hot Luke, and just-plain-tragic Mia Casey. It's about the dark underbelly of a curious neighborhood. It's about summer, and weirdness, and mystery, and music. 
"And it's about life and death and grief and romance. All the good stuff."

Bleed Like Me by C. Desir out October 7th

Seventeen-year old Amelia Gannon (just "Gannon" to her friends) is invisible to almost everyone in her life. To her parents, to her teachers--even her best friend is more interested in bumming cigarettes than bonding. Some days, the only way Gannon knows she’s real is by carving bloody lines into the flesh of her stomach.

Then she meets Michael Brooks, and for the first time, she feels seen to the core of her being. Obnoxious, controlling, damaged and addicting, he inserts himself into her life until all her scars are exposed. Each moment she's with him is a passionate, painful relief.

But as the relationship deepens, Gannon starts to feel as if she's standing at the foot of a dam about to burst. She's given up everything and everyone in her life for him, but somehow nothing is enough for Brooks--until the ultimate test.


A piercing, intimate portrayal of the danger of love so obsessive it becomes its own biggest threat. 



So there you have it, the books I am currently reading and will review. I recently started the book challenge on Goodreads and want to read 60 books this year. I started late and am 10 books behind but I'm confidant that I can catch up. Eye on the prize! Stay tuned for my future posts which will be about awesome books to add to your summer reading list and bargain reads that won't brake the bank.

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