Top Ten Tuesday 03/01/2016

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Woo hoo, first Top Ten Tuesday post of 2016 and better late then never, right? I recently started posting reviews again and am hoping to post 1 per week. I recently went from ‘undecided’ as my major to ‘pre-nursing’ so college is kicking my ass right now which is why my posts have kind of been few and far between this year. I really want to try to get at least 1 review posted a week though. I also want to do a Top Ten Tuesday every now and then and I really liked this week’s topic so here it goes…

Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For X

X = Summer (surprise, surprise)

1.) Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

2.) Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

3.) Nantucket Red by Leila Howland

4.) Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

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5.) Rules of Summer by Joanna Philbin

6.) The Beach Lane Collection by Melissa de la Cruz

7.) The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han

8.) Five Summers by Una LaMarche

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9.) Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe

10.) Swept Away (Sixteenth Summer) by Michelle Dalton

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There are obviously MANY more I could have included in this list. These are just some of my favorites that came to mind right away. I love love LOVE summer themed books so my Goodreads ‘Read’ list is filled with them.

(Two more I just thought of that I LOVED…

Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel

The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski )

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Top Ten Tuesday 09/16/14

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is, Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More, and there is a really good chance that I m not even going to come close to ten authors. If I read a book that I really like, I tend to rent or buy more of that author’s books. There are only a few authors that I can think of right now that I have only read one of their books that I liked and want to read more. Anyhow, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. As I mentioned earlier, this week’s topic is…

Top Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

1.) Deb Caletti – Surprisingly I have only read one of her books, The Nature of Jade, but I loved it and have since purchased 3 more of her books, I just haven’t had a chance to read any of them yet.

2.) Angie Stanton – I loved Snapshot and really want to read the first Jamieson Brothers book, Rock and a Hard Place, along with Royally Lost and Snowed Over.

3.) Michelle Dalton – Loved Sixteenth Summer, bought Fifteenth Summer and want to read Pulled Under.

4.) Nina de Gramont – Loved her book, Every Little Thing In the World and cannot wait to read The Boy I Love.

5.) Jennifer E. Smith – I really enjoyed This is What Happy Looks Like and I do have her other book, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

6.) Ransom Riggs – I seriously need to hurry up and read Hollow City.

7.) Abigail Haas – OMG loved Dangerous Girls and cannot wait until Dangerous Boys comes out in paperback.

8.) Gretchen McNeil – She wrote my all time favorite YA thriller, Ten, and I really need to read more of her books.

9.) Joanna Philbin – Need to get a copy of the sequel, Since Last Summer.

10.) Leila Howland – Same as above…need to get a copy of the sequel, Nantucket Red.

Well I guess it wasn’t as hard as I had expected. A few of the authors I only have interest in reading the sequels to the books I have already read but figured they still count for this list.

Waiting on Wednesday 02/06/2014

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Pulled Under (A Sixteenth Summer Novel) by Michelle Dalton

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Expected Release Date: May 6, 2014

Summary: In the small town of Pearl Beach, Florida, Izzy Lucas needs only her surfboard and the water to be completely happy. She wants nothing to do with parties, popularity contests, or showing her face around the clichéd touristy hangouts. Izzy’s tight group of coworkers at the local surf shop have tried relentlessly to break shy Izzy out of her (sea)shell. But Izzy isn’t interested…until the day Ben Barker walks into the store.

Ben’s from the city. He’s cute, charming, and wants her help adjusting to beach town culture. As the weeks of surfing lessons and pizza shack visits fly by, Izzy and Ben realize their attraction goes beyond mere friendship. But Ben is only in town for three months, and Izzy wonders if this amazing guy is worth stepping out of her comfort zone for what might be the perfect summer romance—or her first heartbreak.

(Taken from Amazon.com)

Waiting on Wednesdays may have become my least favorite blogging day, only because I don’t like being reminded that I have to wait for all of these books to come out. So in a way I guess it pisses me off a little bit because I want to read them now, not in a few months. Anyways, I’d still like to share with everyone my most anticipated books that are coming out within the next couple of minutes, so that is why I will continue posting every Wednesday. I almost skipped posting today though because I went and had a biopsy on my arm this afternoon and when I got home my arm was so sore. I figured I’d eat dinner, take some pain medication and go to bed. Well that was 5 hours ago, so I might as well post my Waiting on Wednesday for this week. I had been deciding between three different books for this week’s Waiting on Wednesdays and I decided to pick this one first. What made me choose Pulled Under was I have read Sixteen Summer by Michelle Dalton and I loved it. Obviously one because it’s a summer novel and I am obsessed with summer books, but I loved it for other reasons too. The summer romance portrayed in Sixteenth Summer was so..pure and realistic. It was strictly hanging out, walking on the beach, getting to know each other with some kissing here and there. I liked that the characters didn’t constantly have their hands all over each other like you see in some other romance novels. I am so excited for another Sixteenth Summer novel to come out even if it is with different characters. Also, with all the snow, freezing rain, ice, and freezing cold temperatures, I am just ready to crawl under my covers until spring and read summer-y books. I am excited for a new summer themed book coming out, as well as any others that will be released within the next few months, but this is my most anticipated summer book. I am hoping that the summer romance in Pulled Under is just as “clean” as it was in Sixteenth Summer, only because when the characters move so fast in the relationship and then for the rest of the book they are having sex every other chapter can be a little off putting. Plus, with the summer romances there is always a problem, they end up fighting because one of them is leaving at the end of summer, they just plain break up at the end of summer but are miserable the final week, or sometimes it ends happy and they agree to do a long distance relationship….which usually calls for a sequel where they end up breaking up. I feel like I’m now ranting more than getting all excited for this book, but I am exhausted so I will end my post with saying I am very, very excited for Pulled Under to be released. I plan on reading Michelle Dalton’s other novel Fifteenth Summer within the next month, and if you love books about summer romances, romances in general, summer themed books like me, or you’re around a younger age (12-14), I’d definitely recommend you reading Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton and then you too will probably be waiting for Pulled Under to come out in May.