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Books I'm Looking Forward To: October 2020

October means fall, Halloween, and some brand new books! This is a short list this time with a couple books I've had my eyes on for a while. As always, if you want to preorder a copy of any of these books (it helps authors a ton), I have preorder links to Bookshop through my affiliate page. That means shopping these links might give me a small commission at no cost to you! It's a great way to support the blog. Let me know in the comments which books you're looking forward to most in October. Also, I'd love YA thriller recommendations. I'm looking forward to doing another Halloween post like two years ago featuring some newer thrillers/creepy books. Let me know if you have a favorite. Also, don't forget to check out my September Favorites YouTube VideoOne Way or Another by Kara McDowellOctober 6Get a CopyI'm in the middle of reading this one now! In just a couple days, Kara will be releasing a brand new book. Paige has an impossible choice. Go with her lon…
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Bonus Post! Where To Find My Fangirls Review

Hi! It's Monday which means that I don't usually post on here, but I wanted to let you know about a book review I released today. Instead of publishing it here, I'm sharing my Fangirls book review on my music blog because it's a book about fandom. The music blog felt like a better place to discuss the book in-depth, but since it's a book review, I wanted to let everyone here know so they can check it out. Just click here. You can also watch my September 2020 favorites YouTube video that features a couple more my favorite books this month here
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Harry Styles Book Tag (Inspired by Bookish Bits)

As you can probably tell, I've started doing a lot of tags since I've started school. Honestly, I haven't been in the most creative space lately, and school has been making me really tired, so tags have been calling my name. Since I found ones for Taylor Swift and Halsey, I thought I'd go looking for a tag for another of my favorite artist, Harry Styles. I was excited to discover that one does already exist, created by Lainy at Bookish Bits. You can read her version of the tag here. If you also like Harry Styles and books, consider yourself tagged. Also, if you're curious about any of the books mentioned below, just click the title to get to my review. 1. Kiwi: Abookwithatitlethathasnothingtodowiththebook.I feel like every title has some connection to the book. Some are just more obvious than others. I'll go with The Way You Make Me Feel here since it's one of the most abstract titles 2. Signofthetimes: Asad/emotionalbookwithahappy/hopefulending.Clap When Y…

Now That I've Found You YA Book Review

Now That I've Found You by Kristina ForestSupport the Blog and Get A Copy!*Overview: Evie might have thrown away her entire career in a goofy, drunk moment. When her supposed best friend, Simone, leaks a video of Evie's sarcastic impression of director Paul Christopher, she loses the lead role in his latest movie. With her reputation ruined, no new roles, and no best friend, Evie spends the summer bathing in grief and regret. When the FCCs decide to honor her legendary actress grandmother, Evie realizes that presenting the award will give her the PR boost she needs to stop being an outcast. Upon arrival in New York, though, Evie discovers her grandmother has befriended Milo, the boy who brings her groceries, leaving Evie feeling weird and replaced. When her grandmother flees the brownstone for some space, Evie is forced to accept Milo's help to find her before they miss the ceremony. Overall: 4.5Characters: 5 I loved following Evie and Milo. Evie is in a weird transition m…

I Dare Ya Book Tag: YA Edition

Today, I'm doing another book tag that's not so much themed as answering questions as a getting to know me: bookish edition. I found this one on the web and couldn't figure out who made the tag originally it was done so widely, but if this is your tag or you know whose it is, let me know in the comments! I really want to give credit. Anyway, I thought this would be a fun way to start a Tuesday morning. Let me know your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. If I have reviews of the books I talk about, the links are always clickable! What book has been on your shelf the longest?I'm assuming this means on my shelf unread? That probably has to go to Internment. I had books that had been there longer, but I realized I was never going to read them, so I gave them away at some point last year. I really do want to read Interment because it got great reviews and is about a very important topic, but I feel like I have to be in the right place for a book like that, a…

All Our Worst Ideas YA Book Review

All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky SkinnerOverview: Amy has her life all laid out. She's going to be valedictorian, get the Keller Scholarship, and go to Stanford. Easy. Oliver doesn't quite know where he's headed yet. Taking his gap year has just confirmed that he doesn't want to go to college. No one in his life knows that yet. Amy and Oliver are thrust together when Amy gets a job at Spirits, the record store where Oliver works. They both live and breathe music, and that connects them even though their lives couldn't be more different. Amy and Oliver are a true example of the power of music to unite people. Overall: 4.5Characters: 5 I loved Amy and Oliver. I related to Amy so much. She loves music and uses it to get her through her intense academics and the heavy expectations from her family. She feels pressure to do well that mostly comes from herself, and her drive keeps her pushing to win valedictorian. While everyone knows how smart Amy is, her mom always talks ab…

Badlands Book Tag (from Antari Reads)

School has been so stressful that I just wanted to have fun for today's post. I stumbled upon the Badlands Book Tag on Twitter made by Alison from Antari Reads and knew I had to do it. I get so excited every time I meet another Halsey fan/YA book lover. Halsey has been at the top of my mind lately, so this tag felt like bringing this Badlands era revival full circle. If you really want to get into the music with me, I made a reaction to Badlands for the 5th anniversary of the album. You can click the link here or watch it embedded down below. I'll also leave links to all my recent Halsey related posts so you can read about my Manic book pairings, Halsey's new role in a YA book adaption TV series, and her life Badlands album. I've also included links to Bookshop in this post. Just click Get a Copy to visit the book's affiliate page and grab one. Shopping these links means I might get a small commission, and part of the sale goes to benefit indie bookstores. It's…

They Wish They Were Us Adaption & Halsey's Acting in it?!

Hi, everyone! There's no new blog post here today (I know I've been posting three days a week lately and you might have been waiting for it), but that's because my book and music worlds collided yesterday with the announcement of They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman (one of Penguin Teen's new August titles) getting adapted into a TV series staring Halsey! Halsey is making her acting debut in the series alongside Sidney Sweeney, who you might recognize from Euphoria. I wrote a ton about it in that post including more info on the book and the TV project, who's involved, my thoughts on the adaption, and a bit of me marveling at how Halsey manages to do EVERYTHING. She's truly amazing, and there's a reason she's one of my favorite artists. Click the link here to read the post on Music, Musings, and Me, and I hope you'll stay on the site and click around for a bit! I've been having such a fun time flexing my music writing muscle there. Make sure…

The Summer of Everything YA Book Review

The Summer of Everything by Julian Winters Want a Copy Right Now? Use my Bookshop link to support the blog! Here.Overview: Wes doesn't know what he wants to do with his life. He has an acceptance letter to UCLA, but he's not sure what he wants to do with that. He loves working at Once Upon a Page, the indie bookstore he's worked at for a number of years. It's the perfect chill job where he's surrounded by comic books and all his friends. When it seems like Once Upon is going to close and his best friend/crush Nico is getting ready to move all the way to Stanford, Wes feels like his entire life is falling apart. He doesn't know what the next step is, but he's going to fight to keep the bookstore (and a bit of his childhood) alive for as long as possible. Overall: 4Characters: 4 Wes isn't totally lost. He loves what he's doing right now, but he's realizing that can't be forever. He's scared of making the wrong move for his future, so he fi…