Top Ten Quick Reads To Devour On The Beach!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a summer freebie. I decided to go with some of my favourite quick reads which are perfect to read on the beach or in your garden/the park this summer!

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Unboxed- Non Pratt

Unboxed

I’ve recently read this book and absolutely devoured it in one sitting. It’s a great story about friendship.

The Summer I Found You- Jolene Perry

The Summer I Found You

I adore this book. It’s a deeper read than the cover may suggest.

George- Alex Gino

George

Another fabulous quick read. Alex Gino’s voice is incredibly authentic!

The Madness- Alison Rattle

The Madness

I love this story which is set on the coast. Alison Rattle is a terrific writer!

Magic Under Glass- Jaclyn Dolamore

Magic Under Glass (Magic Under, #1)

I adore this fairy tale-easque read! It didn’t take me long to devour!

Golden- Jessi Kirby

Golden

I loved this book and I found it to be utterly quotable. It’s a beautiful story and the cover definitely gives me summer vibes.

One Italian Summer- Keris Stainton

One Italian Summer

So easy to read. It’s a little deeper than your average romance/contemporary read!

A Little Something Different- Sandy Hall

A Little Something Different

I absolutely adored this very unique read!

This Song Will Save Your Life- Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your Life

This book combines two of my favourite things, music and contemporary!

Twenty Boy Summer- Sarah Ockler

Twenty Boy Summer

I find Sarah Ockler’s books to be perfect beach/summer reads!

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

I adore Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda. It would be perfect for summer reading! I think it’s awesome all year around…

What did you do for your summer freebie this week? Feel free to leave a link and I’ll stop by your post!

The Upside of Unrequited

The Upside of Unrequited

How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Penguin Random House

Previously reviewed by the same author:
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right?

Thoughts:

If you know how much I loved Becky Albertalli’s first book, Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, then you’ll realise how much I was looking forward to reading more from Becky. I think this book has a lot to live up to as Becky’s debut was so well loved. Now, for me, it wasn’t quite as good as Simon but it was pretty damn close. This book cements Becky as one of my favourite writers in the YA genre. Like Simon, this book is so diverse which I absolutely adore. Yet, its diversity didn’t feel contrived in any way. It’s not throwing these characters in just for the sake of it, they make sense. I love that!

The Upside of Unrequited centres around a character called Molly. Molly lives with her mums and her twin sister Cassie. Cassie is confident and has a girlfriend. Molly is introverted and suffers with anxiety. Molly feels like she’s being left behind whilst her sister, cousin and friends move on in their love lives. Molly has always had crushes, but wasn’t entirely sure if anyone would love her. She’s shy and overweight- she doesn’t want anyone to see her naked. There are two guys that Molly is interested in…or thinks she’s interested in. It’s all a little confusing for her. Throughout the course of the story, we see Molly grow so much. She has to make some decisions and decide whether to let someone in.

The romance in this book is incredibly cutesy. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to buy into it, but it didn’t take me long to be sucked into it. I adore Becky’s writing. It’s so easy to devour. Her character development is 10/10. Her stories are so positive, so diverse and incredibly relatable. You don’t need to read Simon to enjoy this book, but I do highly recommend both books!

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A fantastic sophomore novel from Becky Albertalli. Cute, relatable and easy to read!

This Week In Books #59

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

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Goodbye Days Awful Auntie The Upside of Unrequited

NOWGoodbye DaysJeff Zentner– I’m almost finished this book which releases tomorrow (look out for my review then!) It’s not been an easy book to read, but it’s been worth it!

THENAwful AuntieDavid Walliams– I adored this book. It was darker than David’s usual books, but still a great read!

NEXTThe Upside of UnrequitedBecky Albertalli- I’m far too excited to read this book. I loved Becky’s debut!

What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave me a link to your post or answer in the comments below! Happy Reading!

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR (2017)

 

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books on our Spring TBR.

I’ve started with 5 ARCs that I’m going to be reading first! I seem to have a busy start to April!

Follow Me Down- Sherri Smith

Follow Me Down

I have heard good things so far about this book. I hope to read it after my current read!

All The Forever Things- Jolene Perry

All the Forever Things

I enjoy Jolene Perry’s writing, so I’m looking forward to this one.

Letters To The Lost- Brigid Kemmerer

Letters to the Lost

I’ve heard a lot about this author although I’ve never read a book by her. Looking forward to them!

Goodbye Days- Jeff Zentner

Goodbye Days

I’ve seen this one everywhere… intrigued!

The Upside of Unrequited- Becky Albertalli

The Upside of Unrequited

I’m nervous about this one as I loved the author’s debut so much!

On My Shelf

The Last Beginning- Lauren James

The Last Beginning (The Next Together, #2)

I have had this coming up for a few weeks now, but then other books have got in the way… you know how it is! I am really looking forward to this.

Heartless- Marissa Meyer

Heartless

I have mixed feelings about reading this book. I’m worried it won’t live up to my expectations.

Furthermore- Tahereh Mafi

Furthermore

Another highly anticipated one!

Don’t Touch- Rachel M. Wilson

Don't Touch

This one has been on my TBR for far too long. It’s time to read it…

The Book Collector- Alice Thompson

The Book Collector

My sister Beth, isn’t sure if I’m going to like this book, but I’ll give it a go!

What have you got on your Spring TBR? Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!

Stacking The Shelves #159

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

Received:

Phantom Limbs

I have heard great things about this book, so I’m thrilled to have a copy in my hands! 🙂

The Upside of Unrequited

I am so excited about this book. Worried too. I have high expectations as I loved the debut novel from this author!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link. Happy Reading! 😀

Top Ten Tuesday- Favourite Relationships

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Valentine’s themed, so I thought I’d go with some of my favourite relationships. I was open to listing friendships as well, but that would make my list so long, so I decided just to go with romantic relationships.

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Will and Louisa- Me Before You- Jojo Moyes

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

One of my favourite couples ever. Can you hear the sound of my heart breaking?!

Simon and Blue- Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon and Blue were utterly adorable. I love this book!

Olly and Madeline- Everything, Everything- Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

I really grew to love Olly and Madeleine with every page.

Cain and Charlie- Four Seconds To Lose-K.A. Tucker

Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths, #3)

This is my favourite couple from the series. I was behind their relationship from the beginning.

Liam and Ally- Behind The Scences- Dahlia Adler

Behind the Scenes (Daylight Falls, #1)

I believed in this couple!

Billy and Sophie- Billy and Me- Giovanna Fletcher

Billy and Me (Billy and Me, #1)

Love Giovanna’s writing and Billy and Sophie were fabulous characters.

Olly and Erin- Haunt Me- Liz Kessler

Haunt Me

I loved the whole Olly, Joe and Erin storyline. This book is SO worth reading.

Katherine and Matthew- Lauren James

The Next Together (The Next Together #1)

I loved them in every era!

Eleanor and Park- Eleanor & Park- Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park

Another favourite couple of mine!

Don and Rosie- The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)

Love the quirky Don both alone and together with Rosie. I adored this book!

What have you done for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten books I’m looking forward to for the first half of 2017. It was fun to research this list and find out what’s releasing! As always there seems to be some amazing releases coming up. I’m so excited to be a bookworm right now!

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

January

Roseblood- A.G.Howard

RoseBlood

I love A.G. Howard. She has the BEST covers. I’m intrigued by the synopis of this book.

History Is All You Left Me- Adam Silvera

History Is All You Left Me

Can’t wait to read more from Adam Silvera. This book seems like it’s going to be tough, but worthwhile.

By Your Side- Kasie West

By Your Side

Kasie West’s books are comforting reads to me. I adore them!

A List Of Cages- Robin Roe

A List of Cages

I am so intrigued by this book. It involves a character with ADHD. I adore the simple, but stunning cover.

February

The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

Ooh, this one looks good and I’ve heard some amazing things already!

March

The Hidden Memory Of Objects- Danielle Mages Amato

The Hidden Memory of Objects

I love a debut and when researching this list, this book immediately caught my eye! It seems like it’ll be an emotional read.

April

The Upside of Unrequited- Becky Albertalli

The Upside of Unrequited

This is by far, my most anticipated book of 2017!

May

It Started With Goodbye- Christina June

It Started With Goodbye

Another simple, but effective cover. It certainly captured my attention.

One Of Us Is Lying- Karen M.McManus

One of Us Is Lying

I’m really looking forward to this book. It’s described as a mix of the Breakfast Club and Pretty Little Liars. That’s definitely intrigued me…

June-

Bad Romance- Heather Demetrios

Bad Romance

I absolutely love Heather Demetrios writing. She has become an autobuy author for me, so this book is a no-brainer for this list!

What are you looking forward to in 2017? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!