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The Art of Letting Go by Anna Bloom
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Summary When Lilah McCannon realises at the age of twenty-five that history is going to repeat itself and she is going to become her mother—bored, drunk and wearing a twinset—there is only one thing to do: take drastic action.

Turning her back on her old life, Lilah’s plan is to enrol at university, get a degree and prove she is a grown-up.

As plans go, it is a good one. There are rules to follow: no alcohol, no cigarettes, no boys and no going home. But when Lilah meets the lead singer of a local band and finds herself unexpectedly falling in love, she realises her rules are not going to be the only things hard to keep.

With the academic year slipping by too quickly, Lilah faces a barrage of new challenges: will she ever make it up the Library stairs without having a heart attack? Can she handle a day on campus without drinking vodka? Will she ever manage to read a history book without falling asleep? And most importantly, can she become the grown-up that she desperately wants to be.
With her head and her heart pulling her in different directions can Lilah learn the hardest lesson that her first year of university has to teach her: The Art of Letting Go

read from october 5- October 8
5 out of 5 stars

Review- This book is about Lilah chamber she is 26 and she is going to college she is trying to get away from her parents and her fiancé who she accidentally agreed to . when she gets to uni she meets Meredith I love her she is such a great friend to Liliah . She has to go get a dress for the party she has to go home and there is her twin brother tristen at a party she meets someone who ends up being her next door neighbor Ben Chambers he is in a band and they end up snogging against a tree .Lilah is hung over and if freaked out when she sees Ben making breakfast she doesn't like Ben she thinks he's a player . Ben askes Lilah out and she agrees they go out she really likes Ben but she is still attached to John she breaks up with him and finds Ben with Barbie she is so angry and sad she doesn't talk to him for a long time so on Christmas she makes food for everyone and he's there he tells her that the band is planing to go to america and askes her if he should go and she tells him to go. what Lila you love him well they start going out then they break up then they go out again officially I really loved this book it make me cry and laugh I think Anna's writing was really great and I love all the main characters. Lilah knows Ben is going she also finds out that he saw her at a Christmas party wow before they came to uni he gives her a ring and it matches her necklace "Meradith " gave to her on her birthday he gave it to Meradith to give to Lilah this book made me cry at the end when she finally realized he shouldn't go he was gone
and left her a iPod I cried amazing book.
Favorite quotes


He looks like an artistic type . She sighs into her teacup. Good grief, is this eighty-odd-year-old woman lusting after my boyfriend ?

I bet he is good at Sex she says completely straight faced . I spurt my mouthful of tea all over the place .

“I love you, Ben Chambers.”
“I love you, Lilah McCannon.”

Can you learn the art of letting go ?
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Anna Bloom
“What are you thinking?” I ask.
“That I wish this was my home, too.”
I have nothing to say to this, so I kiss him instead.”
Anna Bloom, The Art of Letting Go


Reading Progress

October 4, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
October 4, 2013 – Shelved as: contemporary
October 4, 2013 – Shelved
October 4, 2013 – Shelved as: romance
October 4, 2013 – Shelved as: series
October 5, 2013 – Started Reading
October 5, 2013 – Shelved as: ebooks
October 5, 2013 –
page 35
8.91%
October 6, 2013 –
page 38
9.67% "Sexy guy Ben is"
October 6, 2013 –
page 39
9.92%
October 6, 2013 –
page 43
10.94%
October 6, 2013 –
page 47
11.96%
October 6, 2013 –
page 65
16.54%
October 6, 2013 –
page 74
18.83%
October 6, 2013 –
page 90
22.9%
October 6, 2013 –
page 94
23.92%
October 6, 2013 –
page 103
26.21%
October 6, 2013 –
page 111
28.24% "Ben :("
October 6, 2013 –
page 118
30.03%
October 6, 2013 –
page 119
30.28%
October 6, 2013 –
page 120
30.53%
October 6, 2013 –
page 125
31.81% "Just tell him Lila"
October 6, 2013 –
page 130
33.08%
October 6, 2013 –
page 132
33.59%
October 6, 2013 –
page 135
34.35%
October 6, 2013 –
page 143
36.39%
October 6, 2013 –
page 145
36.9%
October 6, 2013 –
page 152
38.68% "Poor Meredith"
October 6, 2013 –
page 158
40.2%
October 6, 2013 –
page 160
40.71%
October 7, 2013 –
page 167
42.49% "Lilah meeting Ben's mom ha"
October 7, 2013 –
page 172
43.77% "Meredith how sad"
October 7, 2013 –
page 174
44.27%
October 7, 2013 –
page 176
44.78%
October 7, 2013 –
page 184
46.82%
October 7, 2013 –
page 187
47.58% "I love when Ben sings hey there Delilah I think it's so cure"
October 7, 2013 –
page 191
48.6%
October 7, 2013 –
page 197
50.13%
October 7, 2013 –
page 199
50.64% "Haahha"
October 7, 2013 –
page 202
51.4%
October 8, 2013 –
page 205
52.16% "Ben and Liliah are together yessssss"
October 8, 2013 –
page 228
58.02%
October 8, 2013 –
page 234
59.54%
October 8, 2013 –
page 240
61.07%
October 8, 2013 –
page 256
65.14%
October 8, 2013 –
page 259
65.9%
October 8, 2013 –
page 263
66.92%
October 8, 2013 –
page 278
70.74%
October 8, 2013 –
page 393
100.0% "I have been sobbing it was an amazing book"
October 8, 2013 – Shelved as: freaking-fantastic-books
October 8, 2013 – Shelved as: books-i-ve-read-2013
October 8, 2013 – Finished Reading
April 2, 2014 – Shelved as: new-adult
April 25, 2014 – Shelved as: 5-stars
April 27, 2014 – Shelved as: book-boyfriends

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