This is Where I Leave You Audiobook Review

This is Where I Leave You Audiobook Review

I love a good dysfunctional family story, and This is Where I Leave Youfeatures the ultimate family train wreck. In this book, the Foxman family gathers to remember their recently deceased father Mort. He wants them to sit shiva for a week, and that brings the family under one roof for socializing, reflecting, and fighting. Personalities clash, old wounds reopen, and secrets slip out in this…

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is the Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet. So many books, so many choices! My book wish list is sky high, but if somehow I magically received a very generous bookstore gift card (and some of these pre-release books were magically available now) these are some of the books I’d want to acquire.

Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want:

1. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – I have gotten close to receiving a review copy of this, but no cigar. My preorder will arrive in a few weeks though. Can’t wait!

2. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer – I liked The Interestings by this author and want to read her YA debut. Everything I’ve read about it makes me more intrigued.

3. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King – I just really like King’s books an wish I owned all of them.

4. The Body Electric by Beth Revis – Revis is self-publishing this one and since I’m a fan of her Across the Universe series I’m very eager to check it out. Plus, there is a very limited print run planned that makes me crazy with want.

5. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas – I’ve experienced all the books in the Throne of Glass series via audiobook, so I’m waiting patiently to listen to this one! Just one week to go.

6. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes – I liked Me Before You and want to read more from this author.

7. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – I feel like this sequel to The Rosie Project just snuck up on me. Excited to see what Rosie and Don are up to!

8. Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan – I’ve had my eye on this one, and I had borrowed the ebook from the library but it expired before I could read it. (Don’t you hate when that happens?) This is supposed to be a humorous coming-of-age and I just know I’m going to click with this one.

9. Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay – I don’t read a lot of non-fiction but this book of essays about feminism, race, and culture sounds like a must-read.

10. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – I read and loved The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies, so I want to catch up on Moriarty’s other books, and this one seems to be the place to start.

Do we have any wish list books in common? What books do you really want to own?

Top Ten Books I Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is the 

Giveaway: The Maze Runner Movie Prize Pack!

The #MazeRunner movie hits theaters Sept. 19! Get prepared by entering to win this awesome movie prize pack!

The Maze Runner movie is almost here! But not to worry, there’s still time to catch up on the book first, and our friends at 20th Century Fox want you to be prepared for opening day by offering one lucky reader a movie prize pack.

The Maze Runner Giveaway

The Maze Runner is the first book in a dystopian trilogy by James Dashner:

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In Theaters September 19

When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien)…

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The Movie Date: If I Stay

The Movie Date: If I Stay #IfIStay

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The Movie Date is a weekly feature where we discuss movies that may appeal to the YA audience. Andrew is The Reading Date’s resident movie critic and this week he discusses If I Stay, directed by R.J. Cutler.

Lucy has read the book while Andrew has not so you get the skinny from both types of viewers today!

If I Stay movie

Comatose after surviving a horrific car accident, the walking spirit of a teen cellist…

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One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva Audiobook Review

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva Audiobook Review

One Man Guy is a cute story about coming out, cultural identity, cuisine, and the city.  This love story is adorable, and has a great family theme as well.

I live in a city with a large Armenian community, so was intrigued that the Khederian family in One Man Guyis Armenian. The family provides some comic relief (especially the opening chapter at the restaurant) but also some heartwarming…

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Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins Book Review

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins Book Review

I never thought this day would come! After a long wait, Isla and the Happily Ever After is finally here, and Stephanie Perkins brings all the kissing, drama, international adventures and surprises that fans eat up. ISLA is super sweet and a swoon-worthy finale to the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy.

I know this series comes with a lot of hype, and is popular with everyone and their mother, but…

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Ugly Love Audiobook Review

Ugly Love Audiobook Review

Colleen Hoover’s books always bring on the feels and Ugly Love certainly gave me a knot in my stomach as I was reading it. Miles is an airline pilot who is broken, and Tate is the nurse who wants to heal him. Miles comes with a list of rules and restrictions, but Tate thinks whatever he’s willing to give is worth the gamble with her heart.

Ugly Loveis a different, and more mature book from Ms.…

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Blog Tour: Guardian (Proxy #2) by Alex London

Blog Tour: GUARDIAN (Proxy #2) by Alex London. Enter to win a copy of the book! #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Guardian blog tour

Today I’m pleased to take part in the GUARDIAN blog tour! GUARDIAN is the sequel to last year’s PROXY, a book that really made an impression on me. It’s kind of a futuristic update of The Whipping Boy, and features a diverse cast of characters including a protagonist who is a gay POC. You know I don’t read a lot of dystopian books, but Proxy gave me a lot to think about and plus had lots of…

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Big Little Lies Audiobook Review

Big Little Lies Audiobook Review

Way to follow up The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriarty! Big Little Lies is just as dark, juicy, and addictive as last-summer’s smash hit. Big Little Lies leaves your heart smashed in a million pieces just like that lollipop on the cover – who knew a book about kindergarten moms could be so delicious.

Big Little Lies is the story of three moms:

  • Madeline’sa 40-year-old gossipy mom of three, who…

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Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas Release Day

Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas Release Day

Dangerous Boys

Hey all! Did you know today is the release date for Abigail HaasDangerous Boys? I know a lot of you loved reading last years Dangerous Girls, and though this is not a sequel, it’s still a twisty thriller in the same vein as DG. If you like psychological thrillers you should check it out.

I’m reading Dangerous Boys now and it kicks off with a bang. It’s about a girl torn between two brothers,…

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