Tuesday, January 28, 2020

[Top Ten Tuesday] Gorgeous 2020 Book Release Covers

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. A prompt is given each week, and I hope to do it every week so I always have something going up on Tuesdays. This week we are talking about 2020 book releases with gorgeous covers that stick out to me in particular! Although I definitely understand the well known "Don't judge a book by it's cover" phrase, I cannot help but fall in love with so many book covers.

Let's jump in and talk about my list!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

[Book Review] Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them...right?

Friday, January 24, 2020

[Book Review] I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver

When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile in a new school.

But Ben's attempts to survive the last half of senior year unnoticed are thwarted when Nathan Allan, a funny and charismatic student, decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change, and what started as a disastrous turn of events looks like it might just be a chance to start a happier new life.

At turns heartbreaking and joyous, I Wish You All the Best is both a celebration of life, friendship, and love, and a shining example of hope in the face of adversity.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

[Book Review] My Hero Academia: School Briefs Vol. 1 by Kohei Horikoshi & Anri Yoshi

The U.A. High School Hero Course teaches young hopefuls everything they need to become heroes. Between killer events like the Sports Festival and internships, there’s even Parents’ Day! That’s when all the kids get the chance to show their parents what they’re made of!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

[Comic Book Review] Fence Volume 3 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, & Joana LaFuente

Scrappy fencer Nicholas Cox comes to the end of his path to prove himself worthy of a father he never knew in the face of surly upperclassmen, nearly impossible odds, and the talent of his rival, sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama.

Sparks fly white-hot on the pitch as Nicholas and Seiji finally face off once again in the halls of King’s Row. It’s a match that will change King’s Row (and both of them!) forever, and set the stage as the team journeys to face their bitter rivals and prove themselves once and for all.

The third volume of the breakneck series from writer C.S. Pacat (The Captive Prince) and fan-favorite artist Johanna the Mad comes at you as fast as a parry and hits as hard as a strike.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

[Top Ten Tuesday] Recent Additions To My Bookshelf

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. A prompt is given each week, and I hope to do it every week so I always have something going up on Tuesdays. This week I am talking about books I recently added to my bookshelf. Whether that be physical books or e-books.Typically, I wouldn't have many books to add to this list, because I don't buy a lot of books for myself. However, I was lucky to be gifted quite a lot of books at the end of the year, so I cannot wait to read these! Because I haven't read them, I don't have much to say about them, but I'll be sure to not only link their Goodreads pages, but I'll add teach synopsis as well.

Let's jump into my books!

Monday, January 20, 2020

H & E Bookish Chat #3: Sadie by Courtney Summers

Erica @ Erica Robyn Reads and I buddy read the book Sadie, which was written by Courtney Summers. Like we have in the past, when we are done reading a book together and then writing up our own individual reviews (which are linked below) we got together and went over discussion topics.

We had previously read Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia and The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

Before we dive into this chat, if you missed either of our reviews for Sadie, feel free to check them out by clicking below:

Erica's Review

Heather's Review

Please do not continue on if you have not get read this book
This is one part of our two part discussion. At the end of this post I will link you to the other post. 

Now, let's jump into the chat!