Summer Bird Blue- Book Review // Blogmas day 7

I recently read Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman and I think it’s safe to say it is in my top 3 favorite books of the year. It was just so. good.

I haven’t done a book review in a pretty long time, so I thought this was way overdue.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is one thing she is absolutely sure of—she wants to spend the rest of her life writing music with her younger sister, Lea.

Then Lea dies in a car accident, and her mother sends her away to live with her aunt in Hawaii while she deals with her own grief. Now thousands of miles from home, Rumi struggles to navigate the loss of her sister, being abandoned by her mother, and the absence of music in her life. With the help of the “boys next door”—a teenage surfer named Kai, who smiles too much and doesn’t take anything seriously, and an eighty-year-old named George Watanabe, who succumbed to his own grief years ago—Rumi attempts to find her way back to her music, to write the song she and Lea never had the chance to finish.

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My Review:

This book is just simply beautiful. There’s really no other way to describe it.

I felt so connected to Rumi and I wanted to just give her a hug and tell her that everything was going to be okay. Akemi’s writing is honestly a masterpiece. She knows how to hit you in all the right places, and I definitely cried from this one.

It’s a character driven story, so if you’re looking for action and excitement, you’re not going to get that here. Character driven novels are my favorite though because you truly connect and understand all of the people in the story. They are the books that most often make me feel something. That’s exactly how I felt with Rumi. She taught me so much about love and grief and just being a better person. I want to be her friend.

It delves really deep into grief and dealing with loss in such a raw way. I felt like I was reading poetry, not prose, because the writing was just so lyrical. It flowed so nicely, and each chapter connected really well.

Aside from Rumi, all of the other characters were so well written. Each one was so unique and important to the story. I really fell in love with all of them, and they are each so dear to me. You watched as they struggled, too because they wanted to help Rumi but didn’t know how, and it was almost painful. I don’t have too much experience with death, but Rumi helped me to understand grief much better.

Also, it has such great representation- Throughout the novel (on top of dealing with the death of her sister), Rumi is also discovering her sexuality, and she ultimately identifies as aro/ace.

The whole story was heartbreaking but so beautifully done, and nothing comes close to this one to me.

I don’t think I will ever forget this book. I loved the story so much, and I’m going to hold it very close to my heart.

Rating:

5/5 stars (duh!)

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Please leave a comment letting me know if you’ve read this book or not! I would love to hear your thoughts :)

And if you haven’t, you should definitely pick it up!

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Currently Reading + Future Reading Plans

***This post is going up late and I actually finished 2 of the books I talk about, but I’ll give reviews of them in a wrap-up

I didn’t post a TBR this month, mainly because I’m taking part in NaNoWriMo, and wasn’t sure how much time I would have for reading- but I’m actually managing pretty well.

But if I’m being honest, I sort of hate TBRs. I just never really stick to them, and I hate feeling like I’m forced to read certain books.

With that being said, though, I actually do plan out what books I’m going to read next in my mind. I like to have some structure in my life (even if it’s just me faking it till I make it).

Anyways, I thought I would share what books I’m currently reading with you, as well as what I plan on reading next- which is totally subject to change!!!

Currently Reading

My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry

I’m currently buddy reading this with my lovely friend, Kimberly. We both agreed that it had a bit of a slow start to it, but if you push through, it gets really interesting. There are definitely a few things that I don’t really love about it, but I’ll probably post an in-depth review of it once I’m done (or I’ll talk more about it in a wrap-up).

It’s a mystery/thriller that I honestly don’t even know how to explain because so much is going on and I feel like I wouldn’t do it justice, but definitely check it out and give it a shot!

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

I picked this up on my last trip to Barnes and Noble because I heard it was being turned into a movie/tv show (I can’t remember which) and I wanted to read it before then! It’s been on my TBR for so long, and now is the perfect time to read it.

It’s another mystery/thriller- there’s a tend here- but I’m not really familiar with the plot. I’m only on chapter 2, so I can’t really say much about it, but I wanted to read it after hearing multiple Booktubers talk about it and how much they loved it!

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Oh, look- another mystery/thriller. I had been waiting for this audiobook on the Libby app for so long. The hold line was SO. LONG. But finally, it’s my turn to borrow it!

This is a pretty recent release that I’ve heard so many people talk about. It follows a woman with agoraphobia (which is something I really like to read about) who watches her neighbors through her window. One day she sees something she’s not supposed to, and a ton of secrets get revealed.

I’m really loving this so far! The audiobook is great, and it’s a good way for me to distinguish it from the other two thrillers I’m reading.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

I’m reading this for one of my classes, and like almost all required reading, I’m not really enjoying it. I never would have picked this up on my own. It’s just one of those classics that I find really boring, personally.

There are a ton of classics that I really enjoy, but this is just not one of them. It’s honestly pretty hard to follow with all of the different characters, and the storyline is a bit confusing. It’s not the worst book I’ve read, but it’s been hard to get through since I’m analyzing it for academic purposes.

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Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

I read Summer Bird Blue by Akemi and absolutely adored it! It is definitely a character driven novel, not a plot based one (just letting you guys know), but I love that. I am a sucker for good characters and that is one of the main things I look for in a book. 

I can’t wait to dive into this one because I have a feeling I will love it even more!

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

This has been on my TBR since before its publication. I follow Alice on so many platforms and she is just the sweetest human ever. 

I finally got my hands on a copy of this book, so I want to read it ASAP! The cover is stunning, and the plot just gives me some warm vibes. 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I know for a fact that I will be picking this up soon because I am actually going to buddy read it with Taryn from Taryn and Her Books! This has been on my TBR ever since I read Caraval (which was so so long ago now) because I know people compared the two. 

I’m not a big fantasy reader, but I can’t resist circus stories! Besides, this book is just so gorgeous.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Let me know if you want to see more like this in the future :) 

October wrap-up 2018

Happy Halloween! Tomorrow officially marks the end of spooky season. How did that go by so quickly?? As sad as I am about this time of the year being over, I can now look forward to my birthday (which is in about 2 weeks!!). Also, NaNoWriMo begins tomorrow, so I will have a very stressful month.

But, this also means that another month is over. And of course, it’s time for another wrap-up.

I haven’t done a monthly wrap-up in the LONGEST time because I haven’t been reading as much in a month as I would have liked to. But, I read 8 books this month (which is my longest in a while), so I knew it was time to do one again.

The Books:

 

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

I was literally so happy when I got approved for an ARC of this book. Jenn Bennett is one of my all time favorite authors (as of this year). I have read 3 of her books now, and I just bought a fourth. She just writes such amazing characters and her storylines are all so unique. I really fall in love with her writing time and time again. When this one comes out, please check it out! It is so worth it.

Rating: 5/5 stars

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

I had an e-book of this for a while now and I finally got around to it. This was such a good book and I highly recommend checking it out. It deals with grief/loss but in such a powerful way. It is definitely more of a character driven story (which I personally love), so I fell in love with each and every person. I loved the writing in this, and I immediately purchased Akemi’s previous release, Starfish, after reading this one.

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Best American Poetry 2018 by Dana Gioia

This next book is a collection of poetry I received from Netgalley. I didn’t really find myself connecting with the poems, and I felt as though there should have been a few popular contemporary/modern poets included. 2018 was a big year for poetry, and I just feel like these poems did not do the year justice personally.

Rating: 3/5 stars

All the Things We Lost by Kayla Tirrell

If I’m being honest, I can’t even remember what this book is about. I just know I really, really didn’t enjoy it. It was another book I received on Netgalley. I had high hopes for it because I loved the cover and when I read the description I thought I would enjoy it. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed by it.

Rating: 2/5 stars

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Girls Write Now (Anthology)

This is an anthology of stories written by young women which I requested a while back. It was a wonderful read and many of the stories were so powerful. I am so happy that a book was created solely by women and features such diverse voices. I highly recommend checking it out.

Rating: 4/5 stars

 

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This is a book I was assigned to read in my Children’s Literature class this semester. It was actually an interesting read (although definitely written for a child). Some people read this as kids, but I never did, so it was fun to pick it up.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

This is another book I read for school, but one that I actually didn’t really enjoy much at all. I know it’s a classic, but I found it so pointless. I never really cared for the movie as a child either, so clearly it’s just not for me.

Rating: 2/5 stars

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A Poet’s Notebook by Stewart Henderson

I wasn’t even sure if I should include this one because I DNF’d it. But, I figured I would just put this at the bottom of the list and let you decide. The book is supposed to be about the poet’s process and where he found inspiration for all of the poems. However, I found the stories to be very dull and I couldn’t get through them after reading the first one. I did read the poems at the end of each chapter, but I skipped through the actual prose.

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Let me know what you think about these books if you’ve read any! What books did you read this month?

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october book haul 2018

It has been a really long time since I’ve done a book haul! I’ve been controlling myself a lot and have tried not to spend money on books, but I decided I could treat myself a bit this month.

I didn’t go crazy, I just bought about 5 physical books, and a few e-books (some of which were free/really cheap).

After this haul, don’t expect another one for a few months because I am going on a ban. I can’t spend anymore money on books when I own so many unread ones!

Alright, let’s just get into it :)

Physical Books

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The next two books are ones I ordered from BookOutlet! The first is My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry, which I bought for a buddy read I’m doing. It sounds so good, and I am really excited to pick it up. I have been extremely interested in thrillers/mysteries for a while now, so I’m glad I have this one in my possession.

Of course, it’s hard to just buy one book on BookOutlet. When I saw The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett was on sale (for like $2!!), I knew I had to get it. I’ve read three of Jenn Bennett’s books (buy Serious Moonlight when it comes out) and haven’t given any of them lower than 5 stars. She is easily one of my favorite authors, and I am trying to read all of her (non-fantasy) books ASAP. After this one, I only have one left!

Next, are my most recent purchases from Barnes and Noble. I was supposed to start my ban before buying this, but I couldn’t resist. I had just gotten the results of my midterms back, and since I did really well, I thought I could treat myself.

First, I picked up Starfish because I read Akemi Dawn Bowman’s newest release Summer Bird Blue this month, and I was so in love with it! I am a sucker for good character driven stories, and that one was beautiful. Starfish are also a huge symbol in my life (as well as jellyfish), so I just feel really connected to the book already. Plus, LOOK AT THAT COVER. It is stunning!

I also got Bird Box by Josh Malerman because the Netflix movie is coming out in December and I know I’m going to want to watch it, but I want to read the book first. It’s also been on my TBR for a long time, so I’m excited to read it.

e-Books

 

 

I got two e-books thanks to Amazon Prime (so they were free)! The first was A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro which is something I’ve been wanting to read for a while now. I really want to read the original Sherlock Holmes books, but I know I won’t get to those for a while, so I’ll start with this.

I also got The Selection by Kiera Cass which everyone has raved about for YEARS on booktube. I actually took it off my TBR because I didn’t see myself buying it anytime soon, but when I saw it was free on kindle prime, I decided why not? I actually just started this and I’m enjoying it so far. It’s definitely a very fluffy read, but I’ve been in a reading slump lately, so this is helping!

 

 

I just recently purchased an Amazon Fire tablet, so I got an email from amazon giving me a $5 credit for kindle books. With that, I bought My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni and How To Break a Boy by Laurie Devore. I don’t know much about either of them, but they added up two $5 and I had at least heard about them in the past. Hopefully I enjoy them!

The last e-book I got was The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter because I had been wanting to read one of her books for the LONGEST time, and when I saw a few people talking about it, I decided to finally get it! I am waiting until I am out of my slump to read it so that I can truly enjoy it!

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That is it for my haul! Please let me know what you think of these books if you’ve read any so that I know which one to start with. What books did you buy this month?

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ebook-a-thon wrap up

Today is the last day of the ebook-a-thon! Unfortunately, I did not complete all of the books that were on my TBR, but I did manage to read 3 ebooks during the week.

The Best American Poetry 2018 by Dana Gioia

I started off the week with this ARC because I knew it would be a quick read for me and it would help me get start this read-a-thon on the right foot! I finished it quickly, but unfortunately did not really enjoy it very much. There were a few good poems in the collection, but as a whole, it really disappointed me.

All the Things We Lost by Kayla Tirrell

Next, I picked up another ARC (there is obviously a theme here, haha) that I wanted to get done. I honestly can’t even tell you what it was about because I already forgot. That’s how un-memorable it was. I think I only gave it about 2 stars, so even though I was getting some reading done, the read-a-thon wasn’t going too well.

A Poet’s Notebook: Stewart Henderson

Finally, I began this book- another ARC. I have been really behind on Netgalley, so I felt guilty picking up anything other than an ARC this week. I actually DNF’d this book because it was so painfully boring. Each chapter begins with a story, description, or some other anecdote and is followed by a poem by the author. It is supposed to be a look into the writing process and where inspiration comes from for poets. However, I skipped all of the chapter introductions and just read the poems, because I really wasn’t interested.

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Overall, my reading week was a bit of a bust considering all of the books I read were 3 stars or less. However, I am glad I got to 3 different ARCs at least!

Did any of you participate in this read-a-thon? Let me know how it went for you if you did :)

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ebook-a-thon TBR

This post is extremely late because I completely forgot this TBR is happening and it starts TOMORROW!! I have way too many e-books/e-ARCs that I really need to catch up on, so this read-a-thon is going to help me out so much.

I also just bought myself an Amazon Fire tablet so that I can read the e-books I have without hurting my eyes too much on my phone. The timing of this read-a-thon is just so perfect, especially since I have Monday and Tuesday off from school.

I am going to try to read a book for all of the challenges except for the group read book (The Picture of Dorian Gray) because I don’t own it and don’t have an interest in it right now!

Here’s my TBR:

Daily Deal Impulse Day

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My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni: I just bought this the other day because I received a $5 e-book credit and this was only about $1.50. I have been really into mysteries/thrillers recently, so this book caught my eye. I have no idea what it is about but I hope it’s a good book!

Try a New Author

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter: I have been wanting to pick up a Karin Slaughter book for ages. A friend of mine on Twitter (if you’re reading this, Hey Kim!) talked about this book and I knew I had to finally check it out. She said it made her cry so I am hoping for the same reaction.

Oldest Book in Your Kindle

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Sociable by Rebecca Harrington: I received an e-ARC of this from Netgalley so long ago and I started reading it but never finished. I am determined to finally start it again and finish it because God only knows how long I’ve had it at this point.

Free Choice

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All the Things We Lost by Kayla Tirrell: I just got accepted for this book on Netgalley a little while back even though it came out over a year ago! It looks interesting and should hopefully be a quick read.

Ugly Cover

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Best American Poetry 2018 by David Lehman and Dana Gioia: This is another book I got from Netgalley, and I think it’ll be perfect for a read-a-thon since it contains a lot of poetry and will be a quick read.

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I don’t know if I will be able to get to all of these, but my goal is to at least read 2! Let me know if you have read any of these books, and which I should get to first.

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all the spooky books you need to read | thriller recommendations

I love the fall time so much. Maybe I’m a little biased because my birthday is in November, but it’s still such an amazing time. Another thing I really love is thrillers/mysteries.

Obviously this is the perfect time to recommend some of my favorite books in this genre! I hope you find some new favorites through this post :)

 

The New Neighbors by Simon Lelic

I received an e-ARC of this book a few months back without really knowing much about it. However, I was hooked from beginning to end, and I wish there was more of it. It follows a couple who moved into a new home that seems almost perfect until weird, creepy things start happening. It alternates between the woman and the man narrating the story, and their two voices were so distinct and unique which made the story so much better. If you are looking for an eery, creepy read, then I would definitely recommend this one.

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

This book was sent to me in a subscription box when I was a rep. I had no idea what it was about but I went into it that way, which made it so much better. So, I’m not going to tell you what it is about (just know that it involves a relationship that demonstrates an abuse of power). It was super dark and mysterious but it was fun to follow along with and try to guess.

Sanctuary Bay by Laura Burns and Melinda Metz

One of my favorite book settings of all time is boarding schools, so when I saw this book on BookOutlet, I had to get it. It follows a girl who gets accepted to an elite prep school which seems like a dream come true- until her roommate disappears. This book was phenomenal. I had no expectations because I had never heard of it before, but it blew me away. So good.

 

Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan

I read this back in middle school (which was so so long ago now), but it clearly left an impression on me. Once again, the setting is a boarding school, but it’s not too creepy. It’s more of a mild thriller, considering I read it when I was 13 and wasn’t scared at all. However, the story was super interesting and I loved the mystery of it. All that being said, I did read it back in middle school, so I can’t remember everything and my reading tastes have changed, so take this recommendation with a grain of salt!

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

I talked about this book recently because I just re-read it. It is so good and so chilling. It’s narrated by a girl who was murdered and recounts the story of her death. It was extremely sad and I need to include a trigger warning for rape. However, it was really interesting to read and I loved it a lot. The movie is also so good!

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Let me know in the comments if you read any of these! Also, please leave some more thriller recommendations down below because I am really trying to read more and all suggestions are helpful :)

Xo, Jess

October TBR

HAPPY SPOOKY SEASON EVERYONE! I am writing this from the comfort of my home which is so amazing. It feels incredible to shower and not wear shoes, and sleep in my own bed.

Don’t get me wrong, college has been great, but nothing beats being at home.

It’s already October, which is insane. How did September fly by so quickly?? I love October and I love Halloween and scary movies. It is just a great month.

Anyways, with a new month comes a new TBR! It’s a little ambitious, since I haven’t been getting a lot of reading done with all of my schoolwork in the way, but I really want to try and get some more reading done in October.

 

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

This is my current read, but I’m only about 15% into it. I am so so excited to have this e-ARC in my possession because Jenn Bennett has been my favorite author of 2018 so far! She is such an amazing author and all of her novels are so relatable. So far, I am really enjoying this one, and I can not wait to finish it!

Girls Write Now

This is another current read. It’s a collection of essays all about feminism and girls rising up! It is really right up my alley. I don’t have any expectations going into it, but I hope that I can really find at least 2-3 essays that I fall in love with!

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

This is the last book that I am currently reading! It’s another one that I have an e-ARC of but the book has already come out and I didn’t finish it yet! I am really determined to finish it soon though.

Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

I was supposed to buddy read this with my friend Julia ages ago and we just never got around to it! I am determined to finally get to it, because it is the perfect time to read Stephen King!

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

This has been on my TBR for the longest time. I purchased it at bookcon but still haven’t gotten around to reading it because I keep putting it off. I want to love this book so bad but many people have mixed feelings towards it so I am terrified! But it is a major priority for 2018.

From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan

This is a book I brought to college with me and still haven’t read, so I want to get to it soon. Ariel Bissett (aka one of my favorite booktubers) talked about it and I won a giveaway for it from her! I have heard so many good things about his writing, so I’m extremely excited to get to this!

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I am really, really going to try to get to all of these this month! I have so many books left that I need to read before the year ends, so these last few months are going to be crazy reading months for me!

What are your plans for October? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments below.

Xo, Jess

reading critically vs reading for fun

Hello everyone! It’s been a little over a week since my last post- although it feels like it’s been months!

I have settled into my dorm room at school, and I finally feel like things have gone back to normal. Obviously I am in a different setting, and the classes are totally different from high school, but I got into a normal routine and made some good friends.

Blogging should be back to a normal schedule now!

Anyways, today’s post is about something that I have been thinking about for quite a while now. I realized that there are three different ways that I read books- either critically, for fun, or a mix of both.

Critical:

I read critically mainly when I read books for school. Most of the time I don’t love the books I read for school, so I end up just reading them for the analytical part.

I am naturally a very critical reader, so this is something I do regardless of what I’m reading. I often take notes, and I write annotations in the margins of my books.

When I rate books that I read critically, they typically tend to get a lower score because I think about all the different aspects of the book- from the writing style, to the character development, world building, and sentence structure.

Fun:

On the other hand, I tend to read for fun when I am feeling very drained or stressed out. I usually pick up contemporaries when I am in the mood for just fun reading.

These books are a lot more easy going for me, and I usually fly through them pretty quickly. I don’t need to focus too much or think too hard while reading, which makes it an easy read. I love reading books for fun because it reminds me of how much I enjoy reading, and it helps it not turn into a chore.

These books tend to have a higher rating, because I just focus on my overall enjoyment, rather than all of the little details.

Both:

Finally, I read both critically and for fun at the same time- this is usually for ARCs and other books I plan to review. I want to read them for fun because I bought them for enjoyment purposes, but I also want to give a thorough and thoughtful review for you guys or the publishing company!

These book ratings tend to go either way- either high, low, or in the middle. I mix my feelings with the critical aspects of the book, so it really just depends on the book!

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Can you relate to any of these? Let me know in the comments how you read, whether it’s any of these or a different way!

Xo, Jess

my twitter followers choose what books i bring to college

I leave for college tomorrow! That is so scary but so exciting !!

If you follow my blog Twitter, which you can find here, then you may have seen the series of polls I tweeted asking you to choose between two books. I have been having such a hard time deciding on which books to bring to school with me since I won’t have a lot of room in my dorm. So, I narrowed down my list of books to 12- from those 12 you guys voted on 6 that I am going to take with me!

Now, this does not include the ebooks and audiobooks I am going to have on me at all times, plus I also have the libby app on my phone to borrow more if I need to. That’s why I was able to narrow it down to just bringing 6 physical books. Also, I only live about an hour away from my school, so I can go back home and switch these out periodically.

Maybe this will even become a series on my blog!

With all of that being said, let’s see what book you guys chose for me.

 

When We Collided vs The Way I Used to Be

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For this first one, I chose two contemporary novels I have been wanting to read for the longest time. You guys chose When We Collided for this one, which I am pretty happy with! I didn’t know which one I was leaning towards more for this one, so I was happy with either one. I honestly don’t even remember what When We Collided is about, so I can’t wait to read it!

Hopeless vs November 9

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This next poll was for two Colleen Hoover books! I was supposed to read November 9 for the booktube-a-thon, but I wasn’t feeling it then. You guys chose Hopeless, though, so I guess I won’t be reading November 9 for a while! I also didn’t have a preference for this poll, so it didn’t matter which one won to me!

The House vs Gerald’s Game

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These are two mystery/thriller books I have been dying to read. I want to bring both of these so bad, but they are sort of my thicker books, so they would take up too much space. Luckily, Twitter decided for me, and you guys chose The House! I have put this on many TBRs, so I am very excited to read it!

Joyride vs Your Voice is All I Hear

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This poll had a clear winner in my head, and I am happy that you guys chose that one! It was Joyride- so thanks for picking it! While both of these books interest me, I really wanted to bring Joyride with me!

Before I Fall vs Afterparty

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For this one, I was really hoping you guys would choose Afterparty, because it is a book that was on my TBR for a long time and I was getting in the mood to read it! It’s ok though, I have also wanted to read Before I Fall for equally as long, and I am sure I will enjoy it, too!

 1984 vs From a Low and Quiet Sea

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This is one that I am a little sad about the outcome. I was leaning more towards From a Low and Quiet Sea than 1984 just because it’s much thinner and more compact. Plus, I have the ARC of it that I still never read and I am obsessed with the edition (it’s a hardcover ARC that I won in a giveaway). I’ll (hopefully) bring it with me in my next rotation!

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Aside from these six, I am also bringing 3 poetry books that I have read but want to keep on hand for inspiration! Those were hard to choose as well… oops.

Thank you guys for choosing these for me! If you want to help choose the next books I bring, be sure to follow me on Twitter to see when I tweet more polls :)

Xo, Jess