June TBR

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June is starting, I will be relaxing and vacationing, so here are the reads I picked out this month for long flights and sunny days:

  1. Almost Adulting РArden Rose: An adorable book by a youtuber who I actually really enjoy. This book was given to me by my sister and the cover was just to dang cute to  pass it up. When picking books for this month I was looking at books that would be good for planes and beaches and this seemed good for both.image4 (10)
  2. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han: Recommended to me by the fabulous Grace, I picked up this book for some light YA reading. This one will also be tagging along to the beaches of Belize.image7 (3)
  3. The Nest – Cynthia D’aprix Sweeney: If I’m being honest, I’m not to certain what this book is actually about, I was distracted by the gilded cover. ūüôāimage5 (9)
  4. The Wicked + The Divine: The Faust Act – Gillen McKelvie and Wilson Cowles: It seems like I pick this graphic novel up every single time I’m in a book store and even though I am not certain I love the plot, I adore the art.image2 (12)
  5. Through The Woods – Emily Carroll: In keeping the spirit of Halloween all year round, I picked up this illustrated collection of scary stories and I am in love. Every time I flip it open I get tingles.image3 (11)
  6. A Different Shade Of Magic – V.E. Schwab: Sound familiar? The book club book for last month has been moved to this month! We all got really busy and didn’t have time to start it so it is now June’s Tender Warriors Book Club pick! If you want to read along with us feel free!image6 (7)Those are the books for this month!¬†image1 (13)

Everything, Everything

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If you read my¬†May TBR,¬†then you know that this month I was reading Nicola Yoon’s “Everything, Everything,” which was released as a film as well, on May 19th.

“Everything, Everything,” is a story about a girl named Madeline who is born with an immunodeficiency disorder and has never left her house. When new neighbors move in next store, Maddy begins talking online with their son Olly. Talking online with him makes her question her illness and ultimately become a bolder person, and the plot develops from there.

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The beautiful book cover.

I finished this book in 2 days and I thought it was lovely. I don’t usually spring for YA novels, but I really liked the cover of this one and I only liked it more when I started reading it. The writing is captivating and the addition of illustrations makes it unique. Starting off, it seemed similar to “The Fault In Our Stars,” but the twist in the end (which I won’t disclose here because, spoilers) separates it from that group. Overall when I finished reading, I was pleased with the ending and the book.

2 nights ago, I saw the movie and enjoyed it just as much. It starred Amandala Stenberg who I have been following on Instagram for quite some time and she was absolutely beautiful. The soundtrack fit the book perfectly and overall the movie remained true to the events in the novel. It didn’t concentrate too much on the romance and concentrated more on Madeline working through her disease and growing as a person, which was refreshing. All in all it was feel good and enjoyable.

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At the end of both I give “Everything, Everything” a combined 4 out of 5 stars. If you are looking for a light, refreshing summer read, then I would recommend you pick up this book.

May TBR

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Here are the books I plan to read in MAY:

Sorry in advance for the low picture quality but I only had the time to take them at night. image1 (11)

  1. The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood: My mom has been telling me to read this book for years and since the new Hulu series adaptation of it just came out, I feel like it’s about time to read it.image3 (9).JPG
  2. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins: Another recommendation from my mom. She’s a smart lady, so when she tells me to read something I read it.image2 (10)
  3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon: I decided to add some YA this month because¬†all the books I read last month were pretty heavy. Plus the movie comes out May 19, so I’m sticking with this months trend of reading before watching.image4 (9)
  4. A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab: Last pick of the month is this months book club pick. It’s part of a trilogy that I have heard only good things about. I have been trying for a while to find some good adult fantasy because it was one of my favorite genres when I was younger.¬†Image result for A darker shade of magic