Sunday Stacks Week Ten

24in48 is in full swing and I’m having so much fun doing ALL THE READING! After being in a book slump for over a month, it’s nice to have this weekend to play catch up on my TBR. Here’s how I did on the books I planned to read last week and a look at the week ahead.

I just barely managed to finish They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera in time for this recap! I enjoyed this one, but I definitely didn’t love it. The story line is really interesting and I love Mateo, but there’s something about Rufus that drives me crazy. This was kind of the deciding factor for whether or not I like Silvera (since I hated More Happy Than Not but loved History is All You Left Me) and I guess the final decision is that I’m just meh about his books.

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Seven Books I Hope to Read During 24in48

It’s time for another round of 24in48 and I AM SO EXCITED! Seriously, I’ve been looking forward to this since I first participated back in January. I didn’t manage to complete 24 hours of reading, but I still had a blast, and I’m feeling hopeful for this round.

If you aren’t familiar with 24in48 then here’s some background information! During the 48 hours that make up July 20 and 21 (it’s held twice a year in January and July), participants are challenged to read for 24 hours. You can break up the time however you want, go solo or pair up with friends, get your family involved… However you do it is up to you!

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Books I’ll (Probably) Never Read Tag

Nobody actually tagged me in this one, but when I saw Leelynn from Sometimes Leelynn Reads do it I thought it looked fun! This was originally created by Marisa from littlespider9 on Youtube, so make sure you also go give their video some love! Now, without further ado, onto the questions!

A really hyped book you’re not interested in reading?

When I first started to get into YA, the original Shatter Me trilogy was one of the first series I binged and absolutely loved. A couple years ago I tried to reread them and could barely get through the first book. I’m a little curious to know where the series is going, but not near enough to actually find out by reading Defy Me.

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Review: The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart by R. Zamora Linmark

Title: The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart
Author: R. Zamora Linmark
Release Date: August 13, 2019
Publisher: Delacorte
Pages: 352

Content Warnings: homophobic language, use of the word retarded

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Readers of Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) and Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X) will pull out the tissues for this tender, quirky story of one seventeen-year-old boy’s journey through first love and first heartbreak, guided by his personal hero, Oscar Wilde.

Words have always been more than enough for Ken Z, but when he meets Ran at the mall food court, everything changes. Beautiful, mysterious Ran opens the door to a number of firsts for Ken: first kiss, first love. But as quickly as he enters Ken’s life, Ran disappears, and Ken Z is left wondering: Why love at all, if this is where it leads?

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Waiting on Wednesday: Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson

Title: Every Other Weekend
Author: Abigail Johnson
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Pages: 432

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What if your safe place…is a person?

Adam Moynihan’s life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a home life so perfect that it could have been a TV show straight out of the 50s. Then his oldest brother died. Now his fun-loving mom cries constantly, he and his remaining brother can’t talk without fighting, and the father he always admired proved himself a coward by moving out when they needed him most.

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