Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 Wrap-up

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Hello everyone! I can’t believe there are only two days left in 2018, and this year has gone by so incredibly fast! It has been a crazy year full of changes for me, but it has been great none the less. It is time to wrap up the first year-long reading challenge I have participated in, and I have to say I’m quite pleased with reading successes considering all the things that happened this year! Without further ado, let’s wrap up my 2018 Backlist Reader Challenge! Continue reading

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Double Contemporary Review: Now a Major Motion Picture + Fangirl

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Hello everyone! I have been on vacation this past week, and it was super awesome to just get away from everything for a few days. I did quite a bit of reading on our drive, and I have two wonderful contemporary books to review! I have Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I have seen a lot of good things about Now a Major Motion Picture on Goodreads, and it sounded like a super cute, fun read. I have been meaning to read Fangirl for YEARS and I’m so glad I finally got around to it! Both books were so sweet and fun, and anyone in need of a good romance would enjoy them! Continue reading

Series Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Hello, fellow book friends! Recently, (as in several years ago…) one of my friends suggested that I read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Then we found out a fourth book was coming out in March 2018, and thus I decided to read the series and see what all her fangirling was all about. Let’s just say… she was right! So, I am combining all of their reviews into one post (except for the newest book, Restore Me). Are you ready to discover an incredible series? Continue reading

Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

17564519Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Release Date: September 22, 2015

Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Gold is in my blood, in my breath, even in the flecks in my eyes.

Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend—who might want to be something more.

She also has a secret.

Lee can sense gold in the world around her. Veins deep in the earth. Small nuggets in a stream. Even gold dust caught underneath a fingernail. She has kept her family safe and able to buy provisions, even through the harshest winters. But what would someone do to control a girl with that kind of power? A person might murder for it.

When everything Lee holds dear is ripped away, she flees west to California—where gold has just been discovered. Perhaps this will be the one place a magical girl can be herself. If she survives the journey.


Hello fellow book friends! I recently (as in a while ago) finished Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, and discovered a truly great book! It is jam packed with historical aspects and lovely characters. I felt like I was traveling to California right along with them, experiencing everything that they did and feeling the things that they felt. Carson’s writing is elegant yet brutally honest, and it makes for a great historical read!

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The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 Sign-up

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Happy New Year everyone! I’m super excited for all that 2018 has to offer, and I hope it will be a great year, both for reading and in general. To start it off, I am going to participate in The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018 hosted by The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. Here, you can see the sign-up post, including challenge info and rules. Continue reading