Waiting on Wednesday | July 15

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that first originated with Jill at Breaking the Spine. It has now linked up with Tressa at Wishful Endings (under Can’t Wait Wednesday). You can view Tressa’s post here.


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The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune
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The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune

It’s all about excitement, first love, and superheroes in this debut novel from TJ Klune! This sounds like a very heartwarming read!


Synopsis

Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. TJ Klune’s YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves.

Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?

After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life).


What are your thoughts on The Extraordinaries? Fell free to share down in the comments!


Love and light, Cathleen

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WWW Wednesday | July 15

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is now maintained by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. You can view Sam’s page here.

'WWW Wednesday' written in blue, at the center. Three books (purple, yellow, and green), each with a W on them.

There are three prompts for WWW Wednesday:
–What are you currently reading?
–What did you finish recently reading?
–What do you think you’ll read next?


WWW Wednesday:
'What are you currently reading' written in red script, surrounded by blue and green leaves.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
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Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Time to read Dani’s story of accidental romance!


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What did you finish reading recently?
'The Dutch House, A Novel, Ann Patchett' written in white text. A woman with long, dark hair and a red coat sitting down. Several birds are flying in the background. 

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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

I really enjoyed reading this historical fiction novel. I especially liked that there was a main character handling Type 1 Diabetes, like me!


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Tank’s Forever Home by Carol Kim

I couldn’t locate a picture on Goodreads, but this looks like a sweet middle grade book! I received it from Netgalley and Flux Books!


How is your reading progress going this week? Feel free to share in the comments!

Love and light, Cathleen

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WWW Wednesday | Jul 8

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is now maintained by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. You can view Sam’s page here.

'WWW Wednesday' written in blue, at the center. Three books (purple, yellow, and green), each with a W on them.

There are three prompts for WWW Wednesday:
–What are you currently reading?
–What did you finish recently reading?
–What do you think you’ll read next?


WWW Wednesday:
'What are you currently reading' written in red script, surrounded by blue and green leaves.
'The Dutch House, A Novel, Ann Patchett' written in white text. A woman with long, dark hair and a red coat sitting down. Several birds are flying in the background. 

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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett


WWW Wednesday:

What did you finish reading recently?

When Life Gives You Mangos by Kereen Getten

I absolutely enjoyed this middle grade story centering around friendship and rebirth!

The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

I didn’t expect to get wrapped into this story, but it was quite a read!


WWW Wednesday:
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Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
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Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

I received this book a couple days ago, so time to dive into it!


How is your reading progress this week? Feel free to share in the comments!



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Waiting on Wednesday | Jul 8

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that first originated with Jill at Breaking the Spine. It has now linked up with Tressa at Wishful Endings (under Can’t Wait Wednesday). You can view Tressa’s post here.


This Week’s Post

Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramee
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Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramee
Release Date: July 14, 2020

A story about a young girl finding her voice when a sudden change takes place in her school. I’m looking forward for this book to come out into the world…which is soon!


Synopsis

From the author of A Good Kind of Trouble, a Walter Dean Myers Honor Book, comes another unforgettable story about finding your voice—and finding your people. Perfect for fans of Sharon Draper, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds.

Eleven-year-old Jenae doesn’t have any friends—and she’s just fine with that. She’s so good at being invisible in school, it’s almost like she has a superpower, like her idol, Astrid Dane. At home, Jenae has plenty of company, like her no-nonsense mama; her older brother, Malcolm, who is home from college after a basketball injury; and her beloved grandpa, Gee.

Then a new student shows up at school—a boy named Aubrey with fiery red hair and a smile that won’t quit. Jenae can’t figure out why he keeps popping up everywhere she goes. The more she tries to push him away, the more he seems determined to be her friend. Despite herself, Jenae starts getting used to having him around.

But when the two are paired up for a class debate about the proposed name change for their school, Jenae knows this new friendship has an expiration date. Aubrey is desperate to win and earn a coveted spot on the debate team.

There’s just one problem: Jenae would do almost anything to avoid speaking up in front of an audience—including risking the first real friendship she’s ever had.


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Waiting on Wednesday: July 1

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme that first originated with Jill at Breaking the Spine. It has now linked up with Tressa at Wishful Endings (under Can’t Wait Wednesday). You can view Tressa’s post here.


This Week’s Post

A white handprint is at the center, outlined with four children. 'The Shadows' and 'Alex North' is written brown text.

The Shadows by Alex North

Decades after a murder took place, Paul only wants to put the past behind him. Unfortunately, life has other sinister plans! The Shadows comes out on July 7th!

Synopsis

The haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times bestseller The Whisper Man

You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile–always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it’s attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet–and inspired more than one copycat.

Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree–and his victim–were Paul’s friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and senile, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home.

It’s not long before things start to go wrong. Reading the news, Paul learns another copycat has struck. His mother is distressed, insistent that there’s something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago.

It wasn’t just the murder.

It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again…


What do you think of The Shadows? Would you put this on your TBR? Feel free to share in the comments!



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WWW Wednesday: July 1

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is now maintained by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. You can view Sam’s page here.

'WWW Wednesday' written in blue, at the center. Three books (purple, yellow, and green), each with a W on them.

There are three prompts for WWW Wednesday:
–What are you currently reading?
–What did you finish recently reading?
–What do you think you’ll read next?


WWW Wednesday:
'What are you currently reading' written in red script, surrounded by blue and green leaves.

'When Life Gives You Mangoes' and 'Kereen Getten' are written in white text. A girl with wavy hair is floating in water, surrounded by mangoes and ferns. 

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When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten

I started reading on Sunday, and it’s such an endearing book! There’s so many layers in young friendships!


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'Hope Unashamed' and 'Nadine C. Keels' written in black text. A man with a clock is on the front cover. 

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Hope Unashamed by Nadine C. Keels

This novella accompanies ‘Hope Unashamed’. I’m glad that Nadine Keels sent me this installment to Lorraine and Arthur’s life!


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'The Dutch House, A Novel, Ann Patchett' written in white text. A woman with long, dark hair and a red coat sitting down. Several birds are flying in the background. 

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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

‘The Dutch House’ is the July pick for my library book club. I’ve heard lots of good things about this book, so I’m curious about it!


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WWW Wednesday: June 24

WWW Wednesday was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and now maintained by Taking on a World of Words.


There are three prompts for WWW Wednesday:
–What are you currently reading?
–What did you finish recently reading?
–What do you think you’ll read next?


Hope Unashamed by Nadine C. Keels

So far I’m really liking this romance from Arthur’s perspective!


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Guild of Tokens by Jon Auerbach

This book was quite an interesting read! You’ll hear more about this book on Thursday!

Love Unfeigned by Nadine C. Keels

I enjoyed reading this heartwarming romance about Lorraine’s life!



When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten

I’m so happy that I got approved for a digital arc from NetGalley! I’m looking forward to reading this Middle Grade story!


Owl Diaries: Eva’s Treetop Festival by Rebecca Elliott

Since my niece is going into 1st Grade, I picked up two of these books to send along! I love books about owls!



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Waiting on Wednesday: June 24

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme originally created by Jill @Breaking The Spine. This post spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

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One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
Release Date: July 7, 2020

This sounds like a wonderful story! A plus size blogger gets the opportunity of a lifetime, and dives into the world of reality stardom. It’s a fun contemporary romance, with an eye on celebrity life!

Synopsis

Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers–and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?

Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she gets an intriguing call: Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star, surrounded by men vying for her affections. Bea agrees, on one condition–under no circumstances will she actually fall in love. She’s in this to supercharge her career, subvert harmful anti-fat beauty standards, inspire women across America, and get a free hot air balloon ride. That’s it.

But when the cameras start rolling, Bea realizes things are more complicated than she anticipated. She’s in a whirlwind of sumptuous couture, Internet culture wars, sexy suitors, and an opportunity (or two, or five) to find messy, real-life love in the midst of a made-for-TV fairy tale. In this joyful, razor-sharp debut, Bea has to decide whether it might just be worth trusting these men–and herself–for a chance to live happily ever after.

Do you think you’ll put One to Watch on your TBR? Feel free to share in the comments!



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WWW Wednesday: June 17

WWW Wednesday was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and now maintained by Taking on a World of Words.

There are three prompts for WWW Wednesday:
–What are you currently reading?
–What did you finish recently reading?
–What do you think you’ll read next?

Guild of Tokens by Jon Auerbach

I enjoy reading urban fantasy stories, and this book certainly has that setting!

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The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

I really loved reading this fun contemporary romance!

Right now I’m at a loss thinking about what to read next, but I think I’ll have an idea soon!

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WWW Wednesday: June 10

WWW Wednesday was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm, and now maintained by Taking on a World of Words.

There are three prompts for WWW Wednesday:
–What are you currently reading?
–What did you finish recently reading?
–What do you think you’ll read next?

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

I’m about a third of the way in, and so far I’m loving it! Both main characters (Samiah and Daniel) have a reason why they shouldn’t fall for one another, but of course, things happen!

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

I’m halfway through re-reading this story for the WHTF readalong. It’s so exciting reliving the scenes in this powerful book!

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Heir of Ashes (Roxanne Fosch Files #1) by Jina S. Bazzar

This was an exciting story with vampires, werewolves, and a supernatural fighter out to battle the society that abused her for years.

Guild of Tokens by Jon Auerbach


How has your reading progress been this week? Feel free to share!


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