Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This weekly meme is born out of a love of lists, and bringing the book blogging community together, This week, our topic is School Freebie (In honor of school starting up soon, come up with a topic that somehow ties to school/education. The book could be set at school/college, characters could be teachers, books with school supplies on the cover, nonfiction titles, books that taught you something or how to do something, your favorite required reading in school, or books you think should be required reading, your favorite banned books, etc.) I’m doing my favorite books that take place in a high school, boarding school, or college/university.
1- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This weekly meme was born out of a love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will make our list based on that prompt. This week our topic is the Completed Series I Wish Had More Books. I’m doing favorite authors because I didn’t discover Top Ten Tuesday when that was done.
Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This meme was born out of a love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will make our lists based on that topic. We also have the option of doing our own thing. This week, our topic is books I love that were published 10 years ago or more.
Welcome back! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This meme is based on our love of lists and bringing the book blogging community together. Each week, Jana will post a prompt, and we readers will post our list based on that topic. We also have the option of doing our own thing. , our topic is hilarious book titles, but I wasn’t feeling that. These are the last 10 books I added to my Goodreads TBR!
1- The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
2- Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert
3- The Henna Wars by Adbia Jaigirdar
4- Dad’s Girlfriend and Other Anxieties by Kellye Crocker
5- On the Air with Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
6- The Mostly Ture Story of Tanner and Louise by Colleen Oakley
Hi! I was on the blog tour for this Middle-Grade novel last month. As a part of my stop, I didn’t review the novel, so I wanted to write a review, and post it to NetGalley.
Rating- 4.5 Goodreads and NetGalley-4 stars
The characters of Etta Invincible were fantastic, and I loved how they interacted with each other. One of the characters had hearing loss, which is not something you see in many books, and as someone who also has hearing loss, I loved seeing the representation in this book. The other character was moving to a new country, and I loved seeing the world through his eyes as well as Etta’s.
The plot of this story was fantastic. I’m a fan of contemporary novels, and this had a dash of fantasy for those that prefer some fantasy in their novels. This novel had a magical train where a majority of the story takes place,, but you could still feel that they set this in our world. This story was fun because it was different, and it took the reader on an adventure. I loved the adventure this story took you on, and how the characters grew at the end of the novel.
The writing of this novel was fantastic. It’s difficult to go between both Fantasy and our world, and the author does it seamlessly. I loved this mixture of the different scenes set on the train because you could tell that this was a fantasy story and one that was also set in our world because of the way the characters interacted. This was a mixture of both light-hearted scenes and scenes that were heavier. The characters were having in the light-hearted scenes, and in the more heartfelt scenes, they were talking about the problem at hand, and what they were going through.
This was a Middle-Grade Novel, so there was more of a focus on friendship. I love the friendship between the two main characters, and how they met one day. The story was played out, so the characters met at the time when they both needed each other.
Enjoyment/ Recommend For
I really enjoyed this book! The story was very fun, and I had a great time reading this. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys a Middle-Grade novel, or a mixture of fantasy and our world in their stories.
What didn’t work for me
While I did enjoy this novel I did have problems with the pace. I felt like there were some scenes that could have been longer, and some scenes that could have seen shorter. Overall, the pace of the book is fine.
Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. This meme was born out of a love of lists, and bringing the book blogging community together. This week our topic is bookish places I want to visit.
Hi! I’m doing a readathon this month focusing on different tropes in books. I have fun finding different books with different prompts. Here is my TBR for this round. I’m team Contemporary/ Lit Fic/ Historical Fiction. Find out more on their Twitter- https://twitter.com/tropeicalreads.
Holiday Trope: Read a book where the character is on holiday (aka a vacation) or that takes place around a holiday (e.g. Christmas, Halloween, etc.). Alternatively, read a book that takes place in a country that is not your own.-The Room on Rue Amelie-Kristin Harmel (France)
Mixed Media Trope: Read a book that includes letters, texts, emails, etc. Alternatively, listen to an audiobook or read an ebook.- They Both Die at the End-EB Celebrity Trope: Read a book where the main character(s) is a celebrity or famous in some way. Alternatively, read a book that is celebrity-recommended (e.g. from Oprah’s Book Club, Obama’s Recommended Reading List, Reese’s Book Club, etc.).- The Song of Achilles (Alt) Multiple POVs Trope: Read a book told through multiple points-of-view. Alternatively, read a book with multiple characters of color.- From the Desk of Zoe Washington-ALT Team Contemporary/Literary/Historical Fiction Team Challenge 1: Read a book with the “Recent Loss” trope-You’ve Reached Sam Team Challenge 2: Read a multigenerational saga– Twice As Perfect
Hi! Jana hosts Top Ten Tuesday @thatartsyreadergirl. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where Jana posts a topic, and the book blogging community comes together, and posts out lists. There is also the option of doing our own thing. This week our topic is-Books From My Past Seasonal TBR Posts I STILL Haven’t Read (Submitted by Dedra @ A Book Wanderer). I wasn’t really feeling that topic, so I went back to the archives and found this topic. I thought it would be fun to look at the elements that draw me to pick up a book.