She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen: fake dating & there’s only one bed + playlist!!

I’m obsessed with this book. It’s absolutely perfect. It’s adorable and snarky and fun. This was towards the top-ish of my tbr-release list, but after actually reading it it’s jumped way up. If I don’t read a single arc for the rest of the year that is a-okay because I read this one.

It has it all: enemies-to-lovers, fake dating, sapphics, and there’s only one bed!!

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5 Nonfiction Recs From a YA Fantasy Lover: this is me attempting to branch out

This post is kind of messy. It was weirdly difficult to format, considering it shouldn’t have been hard at all. Anyways, I’ve been trying to read more nonfiction because as much as I love it I don’t think I can only read YA fantasy forever. I don’t mean to say that there’s anything wrong with only reading YA fantasy—I just find myself getting bored of late. I still love it!!! And still read so much of it!!! I just need to read something else in between. I’ve also become a bit of a history nerd of late, so nonfiction here we come.

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Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock: a hit or miss anthology with 2/9 hits + song pairing

I don’t usually read anthologies—or stories about small towns. I’m a city girl. I’m used to commuting to school and passing person upon person, all of their stories invisible to me. (although, that hasn’t been the case for nearly a year now—thanks covid) Small towns are the opposite of this. Everyone is intimately aware of everyone else’s life—their successes, their failures, their joys and their tragedies.

That’s pretty much the basis for this story. Nine intimately interwoven stories. All from small towns. All impactful and passionate and full of the the fiery, all consuming feeling of being a teenager. Personally, I love the idea. I love books that connect seemingly disconnected people, weaving their lives and stories in and out of one another, despite being hundreds of miles or decades apart. When it’s well done, it’s effortless and beautiful and frequently heartbreaking.

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Monthly Memories—March: vaccinations, interviews & nikolai lantsov

I almost forgot to write this post. Whoops. I didn’t actually forget though (obviously) so I’ll call that a success. March was actually okay. I didn’t really get anything that I planned to get done done, but otherwise it was good. My mom and grandmother got vaccinated which was a huge relief, and my dad is getting his first shot today so that’s great. At any rate, here’s what happened book-wise.

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Recommending Books Based Off My Spotify Shuffle

Hi guys!! This is kind of random but I thought it’d be fun. I’ve been enjoying making book playlists lately (pro🙌cras🙌tin🙌nat🙌tion🙌), and this is basically just the reverse of that. I pretty much just put my liked songs on shuffle and used the first five.

Also, I HATE THE SPOTIFY WIDGET. Sorry, but, just, IT’S SO FREAKING CLUNKY. It made me want to throw my (school!) laptop across the room. Anyways, on to the actual recommendations.

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