August TBR list

Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age By John Palfrey and Urs Gasser Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy Nectar in a Sieve By Kamala Markandaya The Outsiders By S.E. Hinton The Gentlemen's Guide to Vice + Virtue By Mackenzi Lee Ramona Blue By Julie MurphyThe Improbable Theory of Ana + Zak By Brian Katcher

Beachy Reads Book Recommendations

Books that will make you think Belzhar By Meg Wolitzer We are Okay By Nina LaCour This song will save your life By Leila Sales Before I Fall By Lauren Oliver None of the Above By I. W. Gregorio The DUFF By Kody Keplinger Books that will bring a smile to your face Simon v. the homo sapiens agenda By Becky Albertalli Wonder By R.J. Palacio Beauty Queens By Libba Bray You Know Me Well By Nina LaCour and David Levithan Hold me Closer By David Levithan Every Last Word By Tamara Ireland Stone Books that will make you swoon Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell The Unexpected Everything By Morgan Matson Everything Leads to You By Nina LaCour Books that will keep you turning the pages George By Alex Gino The Wrath + the Dawn By ReneƩ Ahdieh Holding up the Universe By Jennifer Niven Between Shades of Grey By Ruta Sepetys

You Know Me Well By Nina LaCour + David Levithan

This book did a lot, both plot and character-wise and just for me personally. It covered so much plot, theme, and character growth for just 250 pages. The writing made this book go by fast, in a way that hid how much the characters were changing and how much you were learning and questioning as an individual due to the plot.
When I set the book down, just comprehending what I had just read, my mind was blown that THIS WHOLE AMAZING, WELL-ROUNDED STORY took place only in one week. The writing was seamless, despite that fact that it was written in alternating perspectives and by two different authors.
Hiding and denying and being afraid is no way to treat love. Love demands bravery. No matter the occasion, love expects us to rise. - p. 243 The theme of this book was so beautifully subtle, but also struck so close to home. The theme tells you not to plan because life is supposed to surprise you really makes you rethink your life. However, that wasn't it; the plot also told me t…

Summer Vacation To Read List

Nectar in a Sieve By Kamala Markandaya Made You Up By Francesca Zappia Hold Me Closer By David Levithan The DUFF By Kody Keplinger Mosquitoland By David Arnold #girlboss By Sophia Amoruso Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy How to Be Bad By E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, and Sarah Mlynowski Nick + Norah's Infinite Playlist By David Levithan and Rachel Cohn Looking For Alaska By John Green Love me some good beach reads.

We Are Okay By Nina LaCour

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart. 
 I want to preface this review by saying: I have read a book by Nina LaCour before and it absolutely blew me away. I walked into this book with extremely high expectations. Those expectations were not only met, but they have been blown away. How I rave about this book with the utmost sincerity is because I truly loved this book to pieces.

WOW. Just wow. It's been quite awhile since a book pleaded with me until the wee hou…

George Book Review

george // by alex gino

slight spoilers? kind of? idk just read the book. wait no, read the first paragraph of this review and then read the book. 
I love love love this book so much. this book is so sweet and innocent and i just love it so much. i really liked the characters in this book. they were all very raw, but also very good people. all of the people in this book are very accepting after they come to understand what the other people are going through and who they are.

kelly, the MC's best friend was literally the sweetest person ever. she didn't judge her best friend, was supportive of her identity and was so damn strong for an elementary student. i also really liked how kelly's passion for photography was written. it was beautiful and also interesting to see such passion in such a young child.

i felt that the book was the perfect balance of raw and sugar coated material. the bullies that Melissa faced made her journey realistic, but i also felt that it was a bit sug…

Holding Up The Universe Book Review

holding up the universe // jennifer niven 
since i haven't finished a book that i wasn't reading for school since august of 2016, finishing this book today felt like being welcomed back home. i love lazy saturdays and i love good books. 
i want to preface this review by just stating this: i read this book awkwardly so this will be an awkward review. i read this book in three sitting over the course of two months. so... yeah, i don't remember the actual begining of the book too well, but i do remember how i felt when reading it. (like that quote!) i remember feeling an immense happiness and just sheer joy when reading this book. i would fly through literally hundreds of pages in such a short amount of time. i remember being obsessed with the plot and in love with the book. 
i also really, really, really liked libby. libby was extremely smart, kind, funny, and strong. i loved how down to earth she was and how she got mad and did stupid things and wanted to make a point. she …