It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date. Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.
Stacking The Shelves is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews/Reading Reality and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Y’all, I am soooo far behind on keeping up with reviews and such this year, and the craziness we’re all living in today just isn’t helping the matter…at all. But that’s okay. I’m going ahead and posting my progress, but it’s not actually up to date as I have more I need to add in, but I figured I’d go ahead and post what I have kept up to date in my records.
Title: Awakening Autumn Series: Unexpected Love #2 Author: Lora Richardson Release Date: July 20, 2019 Genres: YA Contemporary Romance/High School Blurb: I’ve set my heart on someone for the last time. Any guy interested in me is going to have to do all the daydreaming, all the yearning, and all the pursuing. I’ve never been the object of someone’s desire, and that’s fine. It’s no big deal if I graduate high school without my first kiss, as long as I don’t have to feel the sting of rejection again.
The first order of business is to make sure I don’t daydream about Owen Anderson. Owen, who finds me crying over my last crush. Owen, who seems to show up every time I’m at my most overwhelmed. Owen, who cannot possibly see me as anything other than a walking disaster.
Just once I’d like him to see me strong and capable with decent hair. Not that it would matter if he did, because he’s way out of my league, and I’m not going to let myself think of him in that way. Or think of him at all. Nope. No way. But he keeps showing up, and I keep wondering if maybe, just maybe, Owen sees something more in me than I think he sees.
Title: Vanishing Summer Series: Unexpected Love #1 Author: Lora Richardson Release Date: Mar 24, 2019 Genres: YA Contemporary Romance/ High School Blurb:
He disappeared four years ago, and I’m to blame. Now he’s back.
I call it the vanishing summer. Everett, my best friend and the first boy I ever kissed, was kidnapped; taken from right beside me. Three months later my mom died. They were both just gone. The bright, fearless spark inside me was gone, too—blown clean out.
I learned that the worst could happen at any moment and with no warning. I didn’t want to go outside anymore. I avoided the woods where Everett and I had played. I hated to let my brother and my dad out of my sight. For four years, I lived with a pounding heart and shaking hands.
But I’m sixteen now, and ready to find my way back to myself, to somehow move forward. Therapy is helping. I let one new friend into my life, and she’s helping, too. I’m trying this new thing where I act like the old me—unafraid and confident and bold. I’m doing scary things and trying not to let them scare me.
Then one night as I’m sitting outside in the dark, Everett walks through the trees and back into my life.
Happy Saturday, y’all! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. It’s pretty gloomy here in NW Louisiana, but it’s still been a good day. I’ve been having some great discussions with my besties over A Gentleman in Moscow today.
Now on to my challenges. Let’s see how I’m doing so far ~