Top Ten Books On My Spring 2019 TBR

There are SO MANY great books releasing this spring! Here are ten that I can’t wait to get my grubby book loving fingers on. 

Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith was released on March 5. Smith’s books have always been some of my favorites. She always manages to write the most lovable characters and most swoony meet cutes I’ve ever read. Field Notes was no exception.

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Review: The Goodbye Summer by Sarah Van Name

Title: The Goodbye Summer
Author: Sarah Van Name
Release Date: 5/7/2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 352
Rating: 5 stars
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Trigger Warnings: unhealthy eating habits, underage drinking, academic pressures

Caroline can’t wait for summer to end so that she and her older boyfriend, Jake, can run away together. She decides to spend her last summer at home saving money working at the local aquarium gift shop–and spending all the rest of her time hanging with Jake.

Then she meets Georgia, a counselor at the aquarium camp. Georgia weaves her way into Caroline’s life and suddenly the summer feels a lot less lonely.

The stronger Georgia and Caroline’s bond grows, the more uneasy Caroline becomes about her plans to leave. When summer comes to a close, she will have to say goodbye to someone… but who is she willing to lose?

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Books at the End of the Rainbow: Green Edition

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends! I thought today would be the perfect time to share with you seven of my favorite books that are sporting my second favorite color, green! Who knows, maybe reading one of these will bring you some good luck!

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Musings and Ramblings on Authors Who Never Let You Down

Recently I read Jennifer E. Smith’s newest release, Field Notes on Love, and made a comment to my husband over dinner about how I have absolutely loved every single book she has written. This made him start trying to figure out if there were any other authors that I enjoyed where I had read all of their books and never felt let down by them. After thinking on it, I decided that my two never let me down authors were Jennifer E. Smith and Gayle Forman.

To me, an author who never lets you down is vastly different from an auto buy author. I could probably spend the entire day creating a list of people who I’ll automatically buy their book upon it’s release (Ellen Hopkins, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Amanda Lovelace…….), but just because I love those authors and will buy anything they write doesn’t mean that I’ve never been disappointed by one of their books. After some encouragement from my husband, this of course led me to Twitter. We just had to know who other readers considered their never let you down authors to be.

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Friday Jams Week Four

It’s Friday which means it’s time for another Friday Jams! I feel like these are my least popular posts, so honestly I’m not sure if I’m going to continue with them on a weekly basis, maybe dropping it down to a once a month type thing. My husband though asked me to continue them, “even if they’re just for [him]”, and I enjoy them, so I don’t know. What are your thoughts?

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Review: Fame Adjacent by Sarah Skilton

Title: Fame Adjacent
Author: Sarah Skilton
Release Date: 4/9/2019
Publisher: Grand Central
Pages: 336
Rating: 2 stars
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Trigger Warnings: talk of suicide attempt at end of book

The child star that was left behind is about to get her moment to shine in this swoony romantic comedy inspired by a unique, beloved facet of pop culture history: The Mickey Mouse Club.

Holly Danner has a complicated relationship with fame. It’s not easy being the only cast member of a 1990s song-and-dance show who didn’t become famous. When she was eleven, she used to do anything for a laugh (or at least a laugh-track) on “Diego and the Lion’s Den.” If she talked about it–which she almost never does–Holly might explain how her childhood best friends came to dominate the worlds of pop music, film, and TV while she was relegated to a few near-misses and a nanny gig for her niece. She’d even be telling the truth about making peace with the whole thing years ago.

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Waiting on Wednesday: These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

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Title: These Witches Don’t Burn
Author: Isabel Sterling
Release Date: 5/28/2019
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 336
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“Infused with page-turning suspense, bittersweet romance, shocking twists, and tragic turns, Sterling has written a standout debut.” –Dana Mele, author of People Like Us

Hannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she’s ever caught using it in front of a Reg (read: non-witch), she could lose it. For good. So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend (and fellow Elemental Witch) Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly By Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans.

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