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Top Ten Tuesday: Awaken the Travel Bug

19 Jun

So… I seem to have done it again… jumped ahead a week for Top Ten Tuesday theme, so if you’re looking for beach reads, check out last week’s post. And if you’re interested in my list of travel inspired books, take a look below!

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  1. In a Perfect World by Trish Doller
  2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  3. Wildlife by Fiona Wood
  4. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  5. Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard
  6. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  7. Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider
  8. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
  9. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  10. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackensi Lee

TTT-Big2Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/18/18

18 Jun

I’ve had a busy week filled with all sorts of things, plus trying to get the guest room painted (which is always more work than I expect it to be!). I’m absolutely in love with the color and hope my vision comes out the way I want it to when I’m all finished.

But, on to my reading for the week – not as much as I had hoped, but still some quality books. I finished Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya and read The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight, which was right up ally as it was compared to Night at the Museum and Chasing Vermeer by Blue Baillett. I love art/museum books and with a little twist is absolutely perfect. 

I’m hoping to get to both The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods (which is under 200 pages) and The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P. G. Bell. I’d love to get my hands on a copy of Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor which I’ve heard is absolutely amazing (plus the sequel came out which means I can read it right afterward).


Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

12 Jun

I love a beach theme week and since I’ll be heading to a week at this beach in July, this was the perfect excuse to pull together some books for vacation! I’m choosing 2018 YA reads for this Top Ten list as I rarely pick up YA titles, but who doesn’t love a good meet cute or love story at the beach? (Plus a little zombie action throw in the mix because I haven’t stopped hearing about Dread Nation)

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  1. Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
  2. American Panda by Gloria Chao
  3. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  4. Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi
  5. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  6. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
  7. A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
  8. Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet
  9. Save the Date by Morgan Matson
  10. The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

TTT-Big2Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

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