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I am absolutely giddy in love with Raina Telgemeier’s work.

Drama is the first graphic novel I’ve e
Aug 07, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
Wicked Designs (The League of Rogues, #1)
I'm not usually one to pick up historical romances but if all of them are as enjoyable as Smith's upcoming Wicked Designs -- I think I've found a new ...more
Dec 28, 2013
Dec 28, 2013
I'll Give You the Sun
Despite a slow start, this book is one of the best crafted stories I've read in awhile. It also managed to have this dark fairy tale feel to it. Wow w ...more
Nov 20, 2014
Nov 16, 2014
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge, #1)
Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

My own truths about Broken Hearts, etc.:

1. I guessed the outcome of the book before the halfway mark
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 07, 2014
Burial Rites
Whoa. Very glad I Kept this out pass due date from the library. It was so worth it.

BURIAL RITES is a story of heartbreak, betrayal, lies, AND love. Ag
Oct 09, 2014
Sep 05, 2013
My Best Friend, Maybe
4.5 stars. Wow. I loved all the complicated relationships in this book. And Greece! I need to go to Greece.

"There were a lot of things in the world th
Jun 08, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
The Best of Us
Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

3.5-3.8 stars.

There are many days where I sit around and pray for a very successful and kind friend
Mar 06, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Wow. I really enjoyed this for so many reasons but I think it dropped off a bit at the end for me. I don't know if I'm just sad that it's over but I t ...more
Sep 07, 2013
Dec 20, 2012
Anastasia Again! (Anastasia Krupnik, #2)
If you haven't read an Anastasia book you are truly missing out. This is pre-Judy Blume, pre-Alice McKinley. What great female characters are made of. ...more
Aug 08, 2011
Jul 24, 2011
99 Days
It's almost 4 in the morning. What a page turner. Seriously. Wow.
Jan 18, 2015
Jan 17, 2015
The Impossible Knife of Memory
4.5 stars.

One of those times I want to yell at myself for waiting too long to read a book. I'm a Laurie Halse Anderson virgin despite owning a few of
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 24, 2014
Truth or Dare (Truth or Dare, #1)
2.5 stars.

Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog:

At one point, I didn’t think I would finish Truth or Dare. But it was sort of like a game
May 21, 2013
Nov 01, 2012
In Deep
Between 4-4.5 stars.

Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

A theme in many of more effective books I’ve read this year lately is complicate
Jun 17, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
Let’s Get Lost
Review originally posted @ Rather Be Reading Blog.

Road trip picks are super popular among the YA reading crowd. And how can blame them? New sights, ne
May 11, 2014
May 09, 2014
After I Do
Oh man. What a book.

Grateful to have a book that speaks so honestly about marriage and people's imperfections.

Full review first posted @ Rather Be Rea
Jul 16, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
The Mistletoe Melody (A Brookhollow Story, #4)
Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

I’m officially a Jennifer Snow fan. Country music, holidays, strong characters, and a great story =
Nov 16, 2014
Nov 16, 2014
I Was Here
Writing: 4
Story: 3

Full review coming soon.
Jan 04, 2015
Nov 21, 2013
Beautiful Music for Ugly Children
Review originally posted on

“Maybe there will be a day when this shit will be over and I can just be a dude with normal regula
Jul 03, 2012
May 11, 2012
3.5 stars.

First, a few reasons to pick up this August release paperback:

- The setting is practically another character. Cook described the gorgeous Mi
Jun 26, 2014
Nov 27, 2013
Maybe One Day

Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

Have you ever read a book that was completely addicting, really moving (enough to make you cry)
Jan 26, 2014
Jul 10, 2013
Where You Are
Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog:

When I wrote my review of J.H. Trumble’s Don’t Let Me Go in March, I wrote about how I kept thinkin
Nov 12, 2012
Oct 05, 2012
Love Letters to the Dead
Review originally published on Rather Be Reading Blog

Love Letters to the Dead reminded me of why I loved last year’s Wild Awake and classic Perks of B
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
Life in Outer Space
4.5 stars. I loved this one so much.

Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

If Sam saw my movie collection or knew that I barely got through
Dec 03, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
The Summer of Firsts and Lasts
Review originally posted on: Rather Be Reading Blog

This book is the ultimate as far as light, summery YAs are concerned.

First: the setting. Three glor
Jul 09, 2012
May 27, 2012
My Ex From Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy, #1)
Original review posted on: Rather Be Reading Blog

I can’t be the only person who sees Greek mythology and thinks of this guy:


Before I launch into
Mar 21, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
We Were Liars
3.5 stars (maybe a bit more?) I'm so torn!

Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

The kind of power that Granddad wielded over his family ma
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality
Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

My awesome baby-sitting skills have become sort of a running joke in my family. My sister even menti
Feb 11, 2013
Aug 08, 2012
Review originally published on Rather Be Reading Blog:

Criminal was one of those books I had to hide in another room so I wouldn’t be tempted to keep p
Apr 08, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
3.75? This is a tough one! Originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

I was tempted to read Wildlife because the reviews have been such a mixed bag. H
Nov 06, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
4.5 stars.

I am so bummed I'm done with this. IT WAS THAT GOOD.

Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

Five pages into Roomies, I was thankin
Nov 20, 2013
May 16, 2013
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