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10 Books on my TBR list

Today I thought I’d share with you a few books that have been on my TBR list for a while. Hopefully this will inspire you to look at your own TBR list and finally read some of the books (and I hope this works for me too!)

Leviathan by Scott Westfeld
I’ve been wanting to read this book for over 6 years since it’s the only Scott Westfeld series that I haven’t read.


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
I added this book to my TBR shelf 4 years ago after I read multiple reviews raving about this book. I started it a few years back, but unfortunately never got farther than the first chapter.


Evermore by Alyson Noel
Like the Mara Dyer book, I added this book to my shelf over 4 years ago. A friend gave me the book as a gift, but I’ve yet to actually read it.


Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I heard about this book three years ago after multiple friend recommended it to me. Last year, I checked it out from the library, but of course was I extremely busy then so I never got the chance to start it.


Angelfall by Susan Ee
I really don’t know that much about this book, but I had two friends recommend it to me in the span of two weeks a few years ago so I added it to my shelf. Since I’m not super familiar with the plot, this one will probably continue to get pushed off until I make it through the rest of this list. (unless I hear more praise for this book!)


Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
The sad thing about this book is that I met the author two years ago and got the book signed, but I still haven’t read it. I’ve started it a few times, but I’ve never gone father than the first 20 pages.


Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Precursor: please don’t kill me for this! When the movie came out a few years ago I went to go see it and I absolutely loved it! The next day I went to the bookstore and bought the book, but lo and behold I still haven’t read it yet.


Beastly by Alex Finn
This was the same situation as Warm Bodies, where I saw the movie, liked it a lot, then decided to buy the book. I started it a few years back, but didn’t read more than 10 pages.


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Also the same as the last two, expect this book was on my radar before the movie even existed. An English teacher from middle school recommended this book to me, so I checked it out from the library. However, as you can probably guess by now, I never got more than 50 pages in.


Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
I first heard about this book after I’d finished reading all of John Green’s books and was looking for something similar. Out of all the books on this list, this is probably the one that I want to read as soon as I can.


After reading through this list, let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought of them. Also, what book has been on your TBR list for a long time? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

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10 Winter Must-Reads

No matter if Summer is your favorite season, or Winter, or everything in between, we all love to snuggle under a blanket by the fire and read a good book while sipping hot cocoa (just don’t spill it on the book!).


Chances are, you already have a set list of books that are great for those chilly evenings, but in case you don’t, here’s a list compiled from TAG members, their siblings, and lists from Goodreads (links here). Books are numbered in order that I put them on the list, meaning when they came to mind/others told me about them/I found them on Goodreads.

Titles are hyperlinked to the Flower Mound Public Library’s website, so if you’re interested in the book, check it out!

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Let’s Review: Music in YA

beautiful musicSo I just finished Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills. It’s the story of Gabe, born Elizabeth, who is trying to figure out life and being trans and coming out as being trans and what’s he going to do after graduation and how he’s in love with his best friend Paige and how he can get on the radio because being a DJ is what he really wants to do. It’s a really smart story of what it means to be something other than cisgendered, but it’s also all about the impact of music on Gabe’s life.

So if you’re one of those who are into everything from Aaliyah to ZZ Top (Get it? Aa to ZZ? I’ll stop now), here’s a list of books with characters who are just as obsessed as you. All of the music is either featured in the book or picked by the authors (who, we’d assume, know their characters best): Continue reading

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