June 2019 Wrap-Up

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Believe it or not, this is actually the start of daily posts for the entire summer (July and August)! While I may miss a couple of days here and there, I have big plans for my blog for the summer, and I can’t wait to share them with you over the next two months!

The month of June is always a busy one for me, as I have final exams and projects to hand-in, as well as a full week of training for my summer job. I still managed to read a nice amount of books, and really enjoyed most of them!


The first book I read this month was SAVE THE DATE by Morgan Matson. I read the first quarter of this one at the end of May, but read the majority of it this month. I wanted to love this one, but so many unrealistic things happened in it that just ended up making the book drag on. I also didn’t really love any of the characters, which was really unfortunate. Overall, I gave this book 2/5 stars.


The next book I read was UNWRITTEN by Danny Knobler. This was the June book selection for my MLB Book Club, and I LOVED this one! I tend to always enjoy baseball non-fiction, but this one blew me out of the park (aren’t I so punny?!)! Thanks to IBG Books for sponsoring MLBBC this month!


I then read and finished SCREEN QUEENS by Lori Goldstein. This was my most anticipated release of 2019, and I was so thankful to have received an ARC from Penguin Teen Canada! However, this one didn’t live up to my high expectations. You can read my full review here.


After reading quite a few contemporaries, I decided to pick up THE STARTER WIFE by Nina Laurin. Thanks to HBG Canada for sending me an ARC! I didn’t know much going into this book, and I had never read anything from this author before. Nonetheless, I absolutely loved this book, and plan on reading Nina’s previous books in the near future! To read my full review, click here.


By this point of the month, I was deep in studying for my exams, so I didn’t want to start a new full-length novel. On a whim, I decided to pick up THE GROWNUP by Gillian Flynn on Libby. This short story didn’t even take my a full hour, but I still really enjoyed it! The characters were great and developed so much throughout this under 80 page story. However, the ending killed it for me. Overall, I rated it 3.5/5 stars.


Throughout the majority of the month, I listened to the audiobook of THIS TEAM IS RUINING MY LIFE by Steve “Dangle” Glynn. I received a finished copy of this book from ECW Press a while ago, but I ended up listening to and loving the audiobook! Steve narrates this one himself, and you can easily here his passion and emotions when listening to the audiobook. I loved this autobiography, and rated it 5/5 stars!


The last book I read was LOCK EVERY DOOR by Riley Sager. At the time of writing this post (June 28), I have yet to finish this one, but I plan on posting my full review for it on June 2, so keep your eyes open for it! Thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for the advanced finished copy!


And those are all of the books I read this June! How many books did you read this month and which one was your favourite?

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Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

I am finally finished all of my exams and am officially in summer mode! Even though I work at a summer camp, I still usually read a lot of books in the summer and post a lot of reviews! You will be finding out more about my summer blog plans in a few days, but in the mean time I have something to share!

The annual Book Blogger Awards are slowly approaching, and it’s time to nominate your favourite book blogs! If you enjoy reading my blog posts, I encourage you to click this link and vote for my book blog, “Reading, Reading, Reading”, in these categories:

  • Best of Their Age: Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger (I’m 17!)
  • Best Genre Blogger: Young Adult
  • Miscellaneous: Best Small Book Blogger

There are also a few other categories that my blog fits in, so feel free to change up the nomination categories if you are voting! To read more about the Book Blogger Awards, click here.

As always, I will be nominating my personal favourite book blogs for awards, and hope that you will be nominating a lot of your favourite bloggers, too!

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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2019

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Since June is almost over, it is officially book freak out time! For the past several years, I have always had a long reading slump/burn out that normally occurred during March and April, but luckily that didn’t happened, and thus my reading has been excellent to far this year!

Even though I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this, I watched BooksandLala do it on her channel a few days ago, so I thought it would be fun to participate! Also, click on the title of any of the books I have read to read the full review!

What is the best book you have read so far in 2019?

The #1 book I have read this year is actually a tie between THE FRIEND ZONE by Abby Jiminez, THE STARTER WIFE by Laurin, and THE UNHONEYMOONERS by Christina Lauren! Hopefully by December I will be able to narrow it down to just one book!

What is the best sequel you have read so far in 2019?

I have actually not yet read a sequel in 2019! I have a few on my TBR for the second half of the year, so I hope to get to at least one in the near future!

What is a new release that you haven’t read yet but want to?

Hmmmm, this is a tough question! Off the top of my head, I thought of I KNOW WHO YOU ARE by Alice Feeny!

What is your most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

I have SOOOO many anticipated releases for the second half of the year! In fact, I just posted my “Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2019”, which you can read here (click here)! My most anticipated on that list is A TALE OF MAGIC… by Chris Colfer, as The Land of Stories is my favourite middle grade series of all time, and I cannot wait to start this spinoff series!

What was your biggest disappointing book so far?

My biggest disappointing book of 2019 so far has been SCREEN QUEENS by Lori Goldstein.

What was your biggest surprising book so far?

My biggest surprising book thus far was AMELIA WESTLAKE WAS NEVER HERE by Erin Gough! I thought I would enjoy this book, but I ended up LOVING it!

Who is your favourite new author (debut or new to you)?

By FAR, my favourite new-to-me author is Nina Laurin! I recently read THE STARTER WIFE and absolutely loved it, and I am actually currently reading her 2018 release, WHAT MY SISTER KNEW!

Who is your new fictional crush?

My new fictional crush is definitely Josh from THE FRIEND ZONE!

Who is your newest favourite character?

My new favourite character is Kristen, who also comes from THE FRIEND ZONE!

What books made you cry?

I actually read a handful of emotional books that made me cry! Namingly, THE UNHONEYMOONERS, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE, and THE FRIEND ZONE.

What is one book that made you happy?

Honestly, any book that I rated 4 or 5 stars made me happy! More specifically, THE UNHONEYMOONERS by Christina Lauren!

What is the most beautiful book you have bought or received so far this year?

The most beautiful book I have received so far this year is THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix E. Harrow! I received this one from HBG Canada, and I’m super excited to read and review it later this year! In addition, I have to mention WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power! I love the cover of this one, and am equally looking forward to finally reading it!

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

I need to read STEPSISTER by Jennifer Donnely and Nina Laurin’s previous books, among all of the other ARCs and anticipated releases I have!

I hope you enjoyed reading my responses to this tag! I TAG:

Lynn @ Books and Travelling with Lynn
Fizah @ Book Tales by Me
The Reading Beauty
Yvo @ It’s All About Books
Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm

And as always, if you want to participate in the tag, feel free to join in and tag me in your post so I can read your responses!

Good Night Book Owls!

Most Anticipated Book Releases of the Second Half of 2019

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I forgot to write a “Most Anticipated Books of 2019” post in January, but since it is almost July, I thought it would be fun to create one for the second half of the year, since there are still so many good books that are expected to be released over the next six months!

A lot of people have asked me where I learn about new releases. In all honestly, I mostly hear about them on Twitter, BookTube, Bookstagram, or NetGalley! I also learn about them from blogger events (link to bookish events), and frequent ARC newsletters from several different publishers.

These are just some of the new releases that I am highly anticipating for the next six months, but I am sure that I am forgetting a few! If there are any new releases that I hear about that I am newly anticipating, I may add more to this post over time.

These books will be featured in order of the month they are planning to be released in. However, please note that book release dates change all the time, so if you are looking at this post in a few months from my post date, they may not be 100% accurate.







The Wives
December 30, 2019

Those are my most anticipated book releases of the second half of 2019! If you know of a book that sounds like something I would enjoy, let me know in the comments!

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Alyssa’s Reviews – The Starter Wife by Nina Laurin (ARC)

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It felt like ages since I had read a mystery/thriller novel, so when I was sent THE STARTER WIFE by Nina Laurin from HBG Canada, I thought that this one would be the perfect one to read now! And boy, am I glad I picked up this one!


Synopsis (Goodreads.com):

Local police have announced that they’re closing the investigation of the suspected drowning of 37-year-old painter Colleen Westcott. She disappeared on April 11, 2010, and her car was found parked near the waterfront in Cleveland two days later, but her body has never been found. The chief of police has stated that no concrete evidence of foul play has been discovered in the probe.
I close the online search window, annoyed. These articles never have enough detail. They think my husband’s first wife disappeared or they think she is dead. There’s a big difference.
My phone rings, jarring me away from my thoughts, and when I pick it up, it’s an unknown number. The only answer to my slightly breathless hello is empty static.
When the voice does finally come, it’s female, low, muffled somehow. “Where is it, Claire? What did you do with it? Tell me where it is.”
A woman. A real flesh-and-blood woman on the other end of the phone. She’s not just in my head.
A wave of panic spreads under my skin like ice water. It’s Colleen.

Everything about this book blew me away. From the writing style, to the characters and the overall suspense of this story, this one will easily be remembered as one of my favourite domestic thrillers of all time.

The writing in this novel was by far some of the best I have ever read, period. It was fantastic and truly made this book seem so thrilling. In this novel, one of the main questions during the first two-thirds of the novel is “Who is the second perspective?”, as you only know one of the main perspectives in this book at the beginning of the story. I have NEVER read a book written like this, and couldn’t get enough of it! By the 150 page mark, I thought that the second perspective was one of three different people! And let me tell you – you will never guess the second perspective reveal! It was quite honestly one of the best plot twists I have ever read in a thriller!

This book contained SO many shocking twists and reveals that I never saw coming! After nearly every chapter, there is some sort of plot twist that throws you completely off guard, and those twists will make you sit on the edge of your seat. How Nina came up with some of these ideas is beyond me!

One of the most interesting parts of this novel is that practically every main theme in this novel is a spoiler. You really can’t talk about what really happens in this book without giving anything away, but I will tell you this. The quote “Where is it, Claire? What did you do with it? Tell me where it is.” which is found in the synopsis, is actually a huge spoiler, but you won’t have any clue why until you pass the 200 page mark in this book!

By the time I reached the end of the novel, I had predicted one of the main reveals, but the final twist/reveal was super interesting and unpredictable. It was interesting because you never really end up knowing what happens, even though it is not ended openly.

This is one of those books that you need to re-read while the story is still fresh in your mind. I noticed that all of the events connect so seemlessly with eachother, but you won’t notice that at all while reading this story. I cannot emphasize how spectacular the writing and plot building was in this novel, and you won’t understand it until you read it yourself!

Overall, I absolutely loved this brilliant novel and rated it 5/5 stars! Thanks to HBG Canada for the ARC!

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Alyssa’s Reviews – Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein (ARC)

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SCREEN QUEENS by Lori Goldstein has been on my radar since the end of last year! I had been SO excited for this book, and it was in the top spot of my most anticipated books of 2019 list! I was so grateful to find this one in my mailbox at the beginning of the year, and I was so excited to read it! But, did this book live up to my highest expectations? Keep reading this review to find out!


Synopsis (Goodreads.com):

The Bold Type meets The Social Network when three girls vying for prestigious summer internships through a startup incubator program uncover the truth about what it means to succeed in the male-dominated world of tech.
This summer Silicon Valley is a girls’ club.
Three thousand applicants. An acceptance rate of two percent. A dream internship for the winning team. ValleyStart is the most prestigious high school tech incubator competition in the country. Lucy Katz, Maddie Li, and Delia Meyer have secured their spots. And they’ve come to win.
Meet the Screen Queens.
Lucy Katz was born and raised in Palo Alto, so tech, well, it runs in her blood. A social butterfly and CEO in-the-making, Lucy is ready to win and party.
East Coast designer, Maddie Li left her home and small business behind for a summer at ValleyStart. Maddie thinks she’s only there to bolster her graphic design portfolio, not to make friends.
Delia Meyer taught herself how to code on a hand-me-down computer in her tiny Midwestern town. Now, it’s time for the big leagues–ValleyStart–but super shy Delia isn’t sure if she can hack it (pun intended).
When the competition kicks off, Lucy, Maddie, and Delia realize just how challenging the next five weeks will be. As if there wasn’t enough pressure already, the girls learn that they would be the only all-female team to win ever. Add in one first love, a two-faced mentor, and an ex-boyfriend turned nemesis and things get…complicated.

While this book was at the top of my most anticipated releases on 2019, I’m sad to say that it didn’t meet my expectations. The first few chapters started off very strong, but I found the majority of the book to be quite boring. Not all of the scenes were relevant to the overall flow of the story, and it didn’t solve the main problem until the very very end of the story.

The characters in this novel were just OK to me. I really loved how the three main characters all came from different cultures and backgrounds, but I would have loved to have explored that aspect of the story even more. Other than that, the characters weren’t anything special. They seemed like the basic, teenage female characters that you can find in a lot of other YA novels. I couldn’t seem to connect with the characters as much as I would have liked to, and I also felt like I didn’t get to know them enough within this 350 page book. However, they did develop and form a strong friendship throughout the story, which I enjoyed immensely.

I loved all of the tech aspects in the story. This book had a high focus on silicone valley and the tech industry in the female perspective, which I found super interesting to read about. One of my favourite scenes in the book was when they talked to famous female CEO’s, as I found their mature perspectives interesting.

The family dynamics within this book was definitely my favourite part to read about! I loved seeing the very different relationships that the three main characters had with their parents or siblings. This book truly represented several variations of teen + family interactions/relationships, which I really enjoyed reading about.

The main issue I had with this story was the writing. I found it super hard to follow most of the time, and I had a hard time visualizing a lot of the scenes. At times it was very choppy and didn’t make much sense. I also really disliked the third person writing style used in this book, as it felt like it was written in first person but then changed to third throughout the chapter. I think this book would have been way better had it been written in first person perspective with three different POVs (one for each of the main characters).

If you are looking for a book that features strong female teens trying to breakthrough the tech-industry, I recommend picking this one up! Overall, I rated it 3.25/5 stars.

Thanks to Penguin Teen Canada for the ARC!

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TeensRead Fall 2019 Preview Recap

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Yesterday (Saturday, June 8), Raincoast Books held their semi-annual TeensRead Preview event! This was the third Raincoast event I joined in on (click here to see my first Raincoast event recap), but the first time I have ever attended via the online livestream!


I live-streamed the event on my Apple TV, and it was such a great experience watching and participating from the comfort of my own home! Throughout the event, I interacted with everybody by tweeting about Raincoasts’ upcoming releases by using the #TeensReadFeed hashtag. Be sure to follow me on Twitter to keep up to date on exciting bookish events and new releases (@ReadingReadingR)!

The picture above is a collage featuring the releases the Raincoast crew talked about that I’m the most excited for! Truth be told, this event featured some phenomenally sounding books, and I am looking forward to most of them! If you are intrigued by a title you see here, search he title and author up on Goodreads.

Even though I couldn’t attend the event in-person, Raincoast was so incredibly nice to send me a swag-bag!

The bag held a lot of great things, including some cool bookmarks and posters!

I also got some buttons, a Wattpad pop-socket, nail polish (!), a Throne of Glass pencil pouch, and a lovely pin!


The bag also obviously included some fantastic ARCs! The first ARC I received in my bag was THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS by Charlotte Nicole Davis. You can see the real cover in an image above. I am super excited to read this one, as it sounds really cool and different! This book is set to be out to the public on October 1, 2019.


The second ARC I received was THE GRACE YEAR by Kim Liggett. This was publicized as a re-imagining of The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Power, which sounds both intriguing and spooky. I cannot wait to read this one, as it was on my radar even before this event! They have even sold the movie rights to this novel already, and thee is a major motion picture in the works! This book is set to release on October 8, 2019.


The last ARC I received in my swag bag was HEARTS, STRINGS, AND OTHER BREAKABLE THINGS by Jacqueline Firkins (who is a Canadian author!). I believe Jacqueline spoke at the end of the event, but I stopped watching before she began due to prior commitments. Nevertheless, I am really looking forward to a cute fall contemporary! This book is set to be released on December 17, 2019.


I hope you enjoyed my mini recap of the Raincoast TeensRead Fall 2019 Preview! Thanks to Raincoast Books for the invite and the spectacular swag bag!

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5-Star Predictions Summer 2019

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A few months ago, I posted my Spring 2019 5-Star Predictions, and everyone seemed to really enjoy it (especially when I reflected on it here)! So, I have decided to continue doing it for every season, and since summer is basically already upon us, I thought it would be fun to do it for this upcoming season!

If you didn’t read my previous 5-star predictions, here is some more info about it:

In each 5-star predictions post, I will be sharing my Top-Five 5-star predictions from new ARCs/new releases/back list books I plan to read during a specific season that I have in my possession that I think will be 5-star reads! I will try to make one 5-star prediction post for every season, especially since I already have some 5-star predictions for the season of Summer! After I have read all 5-books that I mentioned in this post, I will make a recap post and share if these books were, in fact, 5-star reads or not (although, if you constantly read my posts, then you will most likely see reviews of all of these books over the next few months, so you will know if it was a 5-star read in advance!).

The 5-star predictions featured below are put in an order from which one releases first, second, and so on, since that is the order I will most likely read them in.


My first 5-star prediction of the Summer is SCREEN QUEENS by Lori Goldstein. This is my MOST anticipated release of 2019, and I cannot wait to read it! I am writing this post a week in advance, but by the time you are reading this, I most likely have already read it and my full review should be going up in a couple of days. Thanks to Penguin Teen Canada for the ARC!


The next book I believe I will rate 5-stars is LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng. Even though this book came it quite a while ago, it is still massively popular and highly rated. Penguin Books just released the paperback edition of this novel, which you can see  in the photo above. I am SO excited to read this one, and hope that it lives up to my expectations!


At the beginning of July, WE WALKED THE SKY by Lisa Fielder is set to release. I received an ARC of this one from Penguin Teen Canada, and I am really looking forward to reading it! The synopsis sounds super intriguing and beautiful, and I hope this book gets a 5-star rating from me!


If you haven’t heard of WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power over the past few months, you may not be as active in the YA book community as you thought! This book has been getting a ton of rave reviews, even though it doesn’t come out until mid-July! This book is supposed to be a female “Lord of the Flies” retelling, and I loved LOTF when I read it last year, so I am very intrigued to see what will happen in the book!


The last book I predict I will rate 5-stars this summer is HIM by Clare Empson. I received an ARC of this book from Hachette Book Group Canada, although I believe it has already been out for sometime in the UK… or this is an ARC of a new paperback edition, I’m not exactly sure. Regardless, the front cover and synopsis have me extremely intrigued!


Those are my top-5 5-star predictions for Summer 2019! What are some of your 5-star predictions for this upcoming season?

Good Night Book Owls!

Alyssa’s Reviews – The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez (FC)

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If you follow my blog and want to choose just one book to read based off of my reviews/recommendations, PLEASE let it be this book! THE FRIEND ZONE by Abby Jimenez may be the BEST book I read all year. I read it in just over 24 hours, and it was absolutely incredible.


Synopsis (Goodreads.com):

Kristen Petersen doesn’t do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don’t get her. She’s also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.
Planning her best friend’s wedding is bittersweet for Kristen–especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He’s funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he’d be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it’s harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length.
The Friend Zone will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass.

As I said at the beginning of this post, this book was absolutely phenomenal. The characters, plot, and writing were just the top highlights of this book, as literally everything was great!

Kristen and Josh, the two main protagonists, were the best part of this story. They were both incredible and fully developed characters, the provided a lot of thought provoking dialogue. I have never connected to a character more than Kristen. While we do not share the same medical troubles, I still saw so much of myself in her. From her powerful but sarcastic attitude, caring more about other people than herself, and her obsessive tendencies, I couldn’t help but think of myself when I was reading from her perspective. I also obviously LOVED Josh. I think readers will become obsessed with him simply because most of us want to date someone similar to him! Their friendship (no spoilers here!) dynamic was fantastic, and I loved every part of it.

I have never felt more emotional when reading a book. After practically every chapter, I had to stop myself and take a deep breath along with a chuckle or cry! It was so easy to immerse myself into this story and feel all of the emotions for all of the characters in this novel.

The writing in this novel was fantastic! It was super fast paced, while also being able to create a slow and steady romance. The writing never felt choppy or odd, and the writing styled stayed the exact same throughout the entirety of the novel. Every chapter was relevant to the flow of the story, which made me highly anticipate each section.

As I said before, this story felt so incredibly real. There was a strong focus on women’s health throughout this novel, which wasn’t something I’ve ever read before. This book didn’t skip over real life issues, which made it so much different than other adult romance/contemporary stories. It also helped contribute to why I felt so emotional while reading the story.

Overall, I absolutely love love LOVED this novel, and rated it 5/5 stars. Thanks to Hachette Book Group Canada for the finished copy!

It’s crazy to think that as of right now, my top two books of 2019 were both debut novels, written by debut authors. It is so cool to see that there is so much to look forward to in the world of books over the next several years!

Good Night Book Owls!

VPL Big Book Sale Haul

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On Saturday June 1, 2019, I went to my local library and picked up quite a few books in their big book sale! My local branch is under the large umbrella of Vaughan Public Libraries, and they collected overstocked and used books from all of their branches and sold them all in the #VPLBigBookSale! You could bring your own bag and fill it up with as many books as possible for $5, or purchase a bag or box from them and fill it up books.


There were rows upon rows of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Kids, and Teen books, that were all neatly spread out onto separate tables. I went into the sale with a few “rules” in mind:

  • I could not buy a random book in a series that I have not already started reading/collecting.
  • I could not buy a book that was really damaged (I know I would never end up read it).
  • I could only by books that I knew I would actually read in the near-ish future!

The selection was fantastic, and I managed to find some fantastic books in perfect/very slightly used condition!


The first book I found was STARS ABOVE by Marissa Meyer! I have been wanting to add this book to my Lunar Chronicles collection for a really long time, and when I found a paperback copy in nearly perfect condition, I literally gasped! This was a diamond in the rough, and I am beyond happy that I found it! I actually have yet to finished the Lunar Chronicles series, but I actually hope to re-read the series in it’s entirety sometime next year.


The next book I found was HOLLOW CITY by Ransom Riggs. This book is in absolutely perfect condition, and I bet that if you walked into your local book store today, the book wouldn’t be in the same pristine condition as my copy! I read the first book in MISS PEREGRINE’S quite a few years ago, but never had a push to purchase the second novel. When I found this one, I knew I needed to buy it!


I then found JAY’S JOURNAL, which is the companion novel to GO ASK ALICE. I read GAA about three years ago, and have been interested to pick this one up for a while. When I found it under the rubbles of the fiction table, I thought it would be a great book to purchase!


Within a YA box, I found A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Grey. I have heard some fantastic things about this series, and hope to read this first one sometime in the future!


The next book I found was ALONG FOR THE RIDE by Sarah Dessen. I have been on a contemporary kick lately, and have a small but growing Sarah Dessen collection, so I thought this would be the perfect pick up! The only downfall is that this one is a hardcover, and all of my other books from her are paperback, but I couldn’t resist the bargain!


I then found THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin. I vaguely remember hearing about this book quite a few years ago, but couldn’t resist this beautiful cover (and intriguing synopsis)! I LOVE books set in bookshops, and I plan on reading this one in July!


The next book I purchased was THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey. This is obviously a YA dystopian staple, but I have actually never read the book before! Around four years ago I watched the movie (accidentally!), and really enjoyed it, so I thought it would be nice to pick up the book!


In the Fall, I love to read historical fiction novels, and I thought this would be a great one to add to my TBR! THE GLASS SENTENCE by S.E. Grove was a highly-hyped YA historical fiction novel almost three years ago, but I hope to read it soon and still enjoy it!


The last book I found was GOSSIP GIRL by Cecily Von Ziegesar. When I found this on my way to the checkout, I couldn’t help but add it to my bag! I watched a few episodes of Gossip Girl on Netflix, but could never get into it. I have heard solid things about the book, so I wonder if my opinion of the story will change by reading it instead.


These are all of the books I picked up at the Vaughan Public Libraries Big Book Sale! I found some AMAZING bargains, and I’m so happy to have added them to my “already-too-large” collection!

Good Night Book Owls!