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Monday, May 22, 2017

YallWest Book Haul

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend YallWest with some friends. YallWest is a YA book festival that is held in Santa Monica every year and it was great! I had a lot of fun and acquired a lot of books. Today I would like to share the books that I picked up at YallWest:

Nemesis by Brendan Reichs 
Published by: G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: March 21st, 2017

Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik 
Published by: HMH Teen
Release date: March 28th, 2017

Dear Reader by Mary O'Connell
Published by Flatiron Books
Release date: May 9th, 2017

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge 
Published by: Amulet Books
Release Date: May 9th, 2017

Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill 
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: June 6th, 2017

More of Me by Kathryn Evans 
Published by Amulet Books
Release Date: June 13th, 2017

The Beautiful Lost by Luanne Rice 
Published by: Scholastic Point
Release Date: June 27th, 2017

The Waking Land by Callie Bates 
Published by: Random House Del Rey Books
Release Date: June 27th, 2017

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell 
Published by: Simon Pulse
Release Date: July 18th, 2017

Amid Stars and Darkness by Chani Lynn Feener 
Published by: Swoon Reads
Release Date: July 18th, 2017

Lucky in Love by Kasie West
 
Published by: Scholastic Point
Release Date: July 25th, 2017

Dinosaur Empire by Abby Howard
Published by: Amulet Books
Release Date: August 1st, 2017

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee 
Published by: Amulet Books
Release Date: August 8th, 2017

Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: August 29th, 2017

She, Myself, and I by Emma Young 
Published by: Amulet Books
Release Date: September 5th, 2017

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen 
Published by: Crown Books for Young Reader
Release Date: September 12th, 2017

Odd and True by Cat Winters 
Published by: Amulet Books
Release Date: September 12th, 2017

A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck 
Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 26th, 2017

Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather 
Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 3rd, 2017

Satellite by Nick Lake 
Published by: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 3rd, 2017

Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of Vastlantic by Armand Baltazar 
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: October 3rd, 2017

Forest of A Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao 
Published by: Philomel Books
Release Date: October 10th, 2017

The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
Published by: Delacorte Press
Release Date: October 10th, 2017

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
 
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 31st, 2017

Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill 
Published by: HMH Teen
Release Date: December 5th, 2017

The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle 
Published by: HMH Teen
Release Date: December 26th, 2017

Your One and Only by Adrianne Finlay
Published by: HMH Teen
Release Date: February 6th, 2018

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Published by: Disney Freeform Publishing
Release Date: February 20th, 2018

I am really looking forward to reading all of these books soon!

Happy Reading,
Janelle L. C.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Try a Chapter Tag

A few days ago I was having a hard time deciding which book to read next, there were so many that seemed to be screaming "READ ME!," so I decided to do the Try a Chapter Tag that I have seen several BookTubers do. It was created by BookParadise and you can click here to watch her original video.  How this tag works is that you read the first chapter of five books, and it is supposed to help you pick the next book that you read - it doesn't always work, but it worked for me last Saturday! Here are the books that I tried a chapter from:

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Technically I read two chapters of this book before I decided to try other books. I liked what I had read but I wasn't sure if I was in the mood to read a contemporary, especially since I had been trying to read The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon but just wasn't getting into it.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

This first chapter was only two pages!! But it was intriguing and I am looking forward to continuing the series, I just wasn't sure if it was a good time to pick it up because the first book took me a while to get into.

The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

It was a good start to the tenth installment in A Series of Unfortunate Events, but I also feel like I need a break from this series for a few weeks otherwise I am not going to enjoy the last four books.

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

It was interesting and I might pick it up. It seems like it might be a cute read, but Along for the Ride seems to be sticking out a lot more than the other books I have read a chapter from so far.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Again, it was another intriguing start but I don't know if I am in the mood for a fantasy book right now, although I do want to start it soon.

After thinking about for a few minutes I decided to continue with Along for the Ride because it was the one book that I wanted to keep reading while I did this challenge. I have already finished it and I loved it!

Happy Reading,
Janelle L. C.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Top 5 Wednesday: Books As Event Themes

Welcome to another installment of Top 5 Wednesday! This week's topic is which Top 5 books I think would make good themes for events such as a wedding, prom, etc.

This is a hard one because I feel like there are several books that would be good event themes. But I think I have been able to narrow it down to five books/series:

5. Anything by Jane Austen 

A Jane Austen themed wedding or party would be fun because everyone could dress in Regency costumes, or not even whole costumes but mainly accessories. I think there is a lot that can be done with this theme, even something as simple as a tea party!

4.  Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Besides the whole kidnapping thing and magical element in this book, it could be a good theme for a scavenger hunt at a party, especially if people get into dressing up in fantasy costumes.

3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This could be a cool event because people could dress up as their favorite characters or court from the series.

2. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I think this would be a good theme for a costume party because people can dress up as version of their fairy tale characters, and not necessarily just the main characters in the book. I feel like there is a lot that people can do with this and some would be very simple such as if anyone wanted to dress up as Scarlet they just need to wear jeans and a red hoodie.

1. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

This would be an awesome theme because you don't necessarily dress up as characters but you could make food inspired by the books/movies and serve it to people. Plus the decorations would be pretty cool!

That is it for this installment of Top 5 Wednesday, let me know what are some books you think would make good event themes down in the comments.

Happy Reading,
Janelle L. C.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Library Haul # 9

A few weeks ago I went to library and got a total of 13 books. Most of them were graphic novels and I have already read most of them. Here are the books that I got:

1. Ms. Marvel Vol. 2 - Generation Why  by G. Willow Wilson

2. Here by Richard McGuire

3. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga


4. Ms. Marvel Vol. 3 - Crushed by G. Willow Wilson

5. Ms. Marvel Vol. 4 - Last Days by G. Willow Wilson

6. Ms. Marvel Vol. 5 -Super Famous  by G. Willow Wilson

7. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

8. Princeless Book 1: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley 

9. Squirrel Girl Vol.1 - Squirrel Power by Ryan North 

10. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

11. The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket

12. The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket

13. The End by Lemony Snicket

Happy Reading,
Janelle L. C.

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