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Currently Reading: Why Does He Do That?, A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics.Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel.Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives.And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.
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My Rating: Coming Soon

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics.

Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel.

Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives.

And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.

Incomplete/Complete

My Rating: Coming Soon

— 2 days ago
#Me and Earl and the Dying Girl  #Jesse Andrews  #stand alone  #books 
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
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My Rating: Coming Soon

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

Incomplete/Complete

My Rating: Coming Soon

— 3 days ago
#Will Grayson Will Grayson  #John Green  #stand alone  #books 
Belles (Belles #1) by Jen Calonita
Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her life by the boardwalk on the supposed wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina. But when tragedy strikes, a social worker sends her to live with a long-lost uncle and his preppy privileged family. Isabelle is taken away from everything she’s ever known, and, unfortunately, inserting her into the glamorous lifestyle of Emerald Cove doesn’t go so well. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn’t thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and, in addition to dealing with all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates’ Southern charm, a secret is unfolding that will change both girls’ lives forever.
Incomplete/Complete
My Rating: ★★★★★
Reviewed: here

Belles (Belles #1) by Jen Calonita

Fifteen-year-old Isabelle Scott loves her life by the boardwalk on the supposed wrong side of the tracks in North Carolina. But when tragedy strikes, a social worker sends her to live with a long-lost uncle and his preppy privileged family. Isabelle is taken away from everything she’s ever known, and, unfortunately, inserting her into the glamorous lifestyle of Emerald Cove doesn’t go so well. Her cousin Mirabelle Monroe isn’t thrilled to share her life with an outsider, and, in addition to dealing with all the rumors and backstabbing that lurk beneath their classmates’ Southern charm, a secret is unfolding that will change both girls’ lives forever.

Incomplete/Complete

My Rating: ★★★★★

Reviewed: here

— 1 week ago
#Belles  #Belles 1  #Belles Series  #Jen Calonita  #books  #reviewed 
Pretenders (Pretenders #1) by Lisi Harrison
My picture is on page eighteen of Noble High’s Phoenix yearbook. I am one of the Phoenix Five. You nominated me. You thought I was one of the most outstanding students in our freshman class. You were wrong.Still, I accepted my award. I acted special. But I couldn’t help wondering what it was like to be that way for real. So I broke into Ms. Silver’s safe in the faculty lounge and stole all five of our journals. I’m not exposing them out of jealousy or anger. I’m doing this because I am tired of the lies. The bar is too high, and cheating is the only way to reach it. Instagrams are filtered, Facebook profiles are embellished, photos are shopped, Manti T’eo’s girlfriend was a fake…is anything real anymore?I found the answer in our journals. These are 100 percent real and 100 percent unedited. The proof is in the pages:We’re all pretenders.
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My Rating: ★★★★✩

Pretenders (Pretenders #1) by Lisi Harrison

My picture is on page eighteen of Noble High’s Phoenix yearbook. I am one of the Phoenix Five. You nominated me. You thought I was one of the most outstanding students in our freshman class. You were wrong.

Still, I accepted my award. I acted special. But I couldn’t help wondering what it was like to be that way for real. So I broke into Ms. Silver’s safe in the faculty lounge and stole all five of our journals. I’m not exposing them out of jealousy or anger. I’m doing this because I am tired of the lies. The bar is too high, and cheating is the only way to reach it. Instagrams are filtered, Facebook profiles are embellished, photos are shopped, Manti T’eo’s girlfriend was a fake…is anything real anymore?

I found the answer in our journals. These are 100 percent real and 100 percent unedited. The proof is in the pages:

We’re all pretenders.

Incomplete/Complete

My Rating: ★★★★✩

— 1 week ago
#Pretenders  #Pretenders 1  #Pretenders Series  #Lisi Harrison  #books 
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn’t mess around. After all, she’s learned all there is to know from her mother, who’s currently working on husband number five. But there’s something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy’s rules. He certainly doesn’t seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can’t seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy’s starting to understand what those love songs are all about?
Incomplete/Complete
My Rating: Coming Soon

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn’t mess around. After all, she’s learned all there is to know from her mother, who’s currently working on husband number five. But there’s something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy’s rules. He certainly doesn’t seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can’t seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy’s starting to understand what those love songs are all about?

Incomplete/Complete

My Rating: Coming Soon

— 1 week ago
#This Lullaby  #Sarah Dessen  #stand alone  #reread  #books 
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
Colie expects the worst when she’s sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast — first for being fat and then for being “easy” — Colie has no friends at home and doesn’t expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina. But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along.
Incomplete/Complete
My Rating: ★★★★★

Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

Colie expects the worst when she’s sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast — first for being fat and then for being “easy” — Colie has no friends at home and doesn’t expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina. But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along.

Incomplete/Complete

My Rating: ★★★★★

— 2 weeks ago
#Keeping the Moon  #Sarah Dessen  #stand alone  #reread  #books 
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She’s nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley’s reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.
Incomplete/Complete
My Rating: ★★★★★
Review: here

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She’s nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley’s reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.

Incomplete/Complete

My Rating: ★★★★★

Review: here

— 2 weeks ago
#That Summer  #Sarah Dessen  #books  #stand alone  #reviewed 
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
Wake up, Caitlin.Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He’s magnetic. He’s compelling. He’s dangerous. Being with him makes Caitlin forget about everything else—her missing sister, her withdrawn mother, her lackluster life. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?
Incomplete/Complete
My Rating: ★★★★★
Reviewed: here

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

Wake up, Caitlin.

Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He’s magnetic. He’s compelling. He’s dangerous. Being with him makes Caitlin forget about everything else—her missing sister, her withdrawn mother, her lackluster life. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?

Incomplete/Complete

My Rating: ★★★★★

Reviewed: here

— 2 weeks ago
#Dreamland  #Sarah Dessen  #stand alone  #books  #reviewed 
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Incomplete/Complete
My Rating: ★★★✩✩

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

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My Rating: 

— 2 weeks ago
#Hollow City  #Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children 2  #Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children  #Ransom Riggs  #books 
tilly-and-her-books:

I created a mess rearranging my shelves but it’s a pretty mess. 

tilly-and-her-books:

I created a mess rearranging my shelves but it’s a pretty mess. 

(via mykingdomofbooks)

— 1 month ago with 253 notes
#reblog  #book messes are the best messes