The Forgetting 

Sharon Cameron

Published September 13, 2016 by Scholastic Press

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28691932I have had an ARC of The Forgetting sitting by my bedside since I received it at BookCon back in May of this year. I thought that it looked interesting, but I wanted to read it and review it closer to the release date. Confession time: The Forgetting is actually the first and only ARC I have so far received during my time as a book blogger, and honestly they just hand out stacks of these at the convention anyway. So, I really am not that special, although for the sake of my pride I will pretend to be.

Take a look at this gorgeous cover, seriously, its beautiful. Now tell me what this book is about. You can’t right?! I love when book covers suck you in, but do not reveal anything.

Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written.

In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn’t written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.

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10 Books to Read Before the End of 2016

Photo Aug 21, 12 34 38A week, or maybe two weeks ago now, I saw that Christine from @weereader made this lovely blog post based off a photo that @pollyandbooks  shared on her bookstagram, listing out her must read books for the rest of 2016.

I thought it was such a good idea to hone in on, and narrow down the seemingly endless amounts of books that I own – and ones that I am sure to buy between now and December 31st.  As we are going into the final stretch of 2016, I wanted to pull aside some books that I have bought throughout the year that I SWORE I would get to soonish but just haven’t yet.

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August Wrap Up!

I don’t know about you all, but I had a pretty amazing reading month in August!  I read 5 books, and listened to 1, and somehow managed to review ALL of them!  Seriously, I should get myself a cookie.  Or a Pumpkin Spice Latte at the very least….

img_4671-1Anyways, I had plans to try and catch up on some of the books that I have received in my subscription boxes this month, and while I started out with good intentions, I got sidetracked.  I have just come to terms with the fact that I am a very moody reader.  I don’t even know why I bothered making a TBR jar, I never use it.  I pick up a book because it is calling to me, or I succumb to the bookstagram peer pressure and read what everyone tells me I need to read.

So without further ado, my August reading wrap up, oh and a few more other fun surprises!

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My Lady Jane 

Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

Published June 2016

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22840421When the dedication page reads:

“For everyone who knows there was enough room for Leonardo DiCaprio on that door.

And for England. We’re really sorry for what we’re about to do to your history.”

You know you are in for a good time.

I had seen My Lady Jane floating around bookstagram and the book blogging universe for a few months. It was the featured book in both the June OwlCrate and Uppercase boxes, as well as receiving pretty raving reviews from all that read it. I waited much longer than I should have to read this because honestly, I had no idea what to expect. Everyone says it is hilarious, and I suppose that I was wary to pick it up because the few ‘funny’ books that I have read before came up a little short of what I find humorous.

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August Haul!

Don’t you all just love a good book haul? I may have gone a little overboard this month with my book buying, but I say that every month I decide to place an order with Book Outlet. (By the way, if you have never shopped at Book Outlet, you need to change this immediately. It is a fantastic way to build up your library for relatively cheap.)

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Two Summers

Aimee Friedman

Published April 2016 by Point

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16068916I went to BookCon back in May of this year, and we attended a panel that Aimee Friedman was speaking on.  She briefly described her new book Two Summers, the premise, and her strategy in writing it.  I remember looking at my sister during that panel and whispering, “that sounds so good”, mentally adding it to my TBR.

But we all know how out of control our mental TBR lists are, so unfortunately Two Summers was forgotten about: until last week.

I am trying out a new media app called Playster, and they had Two Summers listed in their audio book selection, so at once I decided to set aside all of the political and sci-fi thrillers that I usually listen to.  I wanted something new, something light that I could get lost in, rather than stress over, something new, something summery.

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