Boys, Religion, Writing and Love — Autoboyography by Christina Lauren {Book Review}

Autoboyography by Christina LaurenTitle: Autoboyography
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books
Release Date: September 12th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

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My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: New all-time favorite

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.

It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo {Quote It Wednesday}

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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One of my favorite duologies of all time is the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. It’s a story about six outcasts coming together to pull off an impossible heist. You perhaps wouldn’t expect this lovely quote about love and who earns your heart from such a book, but it only shows the gloriousness that is Six of Crows.

I for one totally agree with this quote as I think getting to know someone, getting to know the real them, is so much more important in a relationship than any kind of material thing.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE?
Do you love it as much as I do?

It’s So Fluffy I Could Die! — My Summer TBR {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Now I usually say I read a lot of different genres, but when it comes down to it, I’m a fantasy girl all the way. Give me all the magic and kingdoms and dragons and I am happy. But there is something about summer. When those first rays of sunshine hit I get this slightly cliché but still unavoidable and gigantic craving for fluff. ALL THE FLUFF. Give me the romance. Give me the summer trips and crushes and roadtrips and walks on the beach. But mostly, give me all the fluff. So basically, here is my beautiful fluffy summer 2018 TBR:

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And Suddenly, Bam, World Peace? — Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi {Book Review}

Restore Me by Tahereh MafiTitle: Restore Me (Shatter Me #4)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: March 6th, 2018
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: New Adult – Fantasy – Dystopian

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: I really liked it

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

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The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien {Quote It Wednesday}

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The above quote really explains my love for TWO things. Firstly, it explains the power of books and stories and secondly, it showcases the amazingness of the character of Samwise Gamgee. He’s just the best friend, he’s loyal, he’s kind and he always knows just what to say to make you carry on. And don’t we all need that sometimes?

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE?
Do you agree with this quote on the power of stories?
And doesn’t it make you wish for your own samwise gamgee at your side?

Books To Read While Dreaming Of Travelling To Japan {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s post is all about books that awaken the travel bug in me. Now, I did a post on travel locations books helped put on my travel bucketlist already earlier this year, so this time I wanted to get more specific and talk about books set in my current number one dream travel destination: Japan.

While I’m hoping of travelling to Japan myself some day, in the meantime I have these books to keep me dreaming!

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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda {Quote It Wednesday}

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Today’s quote is in honor of Pride Month and one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite LGBTQIA+ themed books: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

I love this quote for the simple truth it holds. Why is straight the default? Why do we always assume everyone we meet is straight until proven otherwise? Why shouldn’t straight people have to come out too? Sexuality should indeed not just be assumed. There should not be a default.

Either way, I adore this book and you should definitely read it. And watch the movie. Because there is an awesome fantasy sequence where straight kids come out as straight to their parents and it is HILARIOUS. (you can even already see it in the trailer)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE?
Do you have any more lgbtqia+ books and quote suggestions for me?

Books I Almost DNF’ed But Thankfully I Didn’t {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about DNF’ing (Did Not Finish). I have a difficult relationship with DNF’ing. On one hand I am a big supporter of DNF’ing because really, there is not enough time in life, so why spend it on books you’re just not liking? But on the other hand, I rarely DNF myself. Because I always think it’ll get better. Most books take a little time for me to really get into, and I don’t want to lose the opportunity to miss out on a possible favorite book, just because the beginning was a little hard. And honestly, it happens more often than not.

Here are a few examples of books or series I’m happy I didn’t DNF (and yes, there are some surprising books here):

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May 2018: The Month of Finales, Sequels & Spin-Offs {Monthly Wrap Up}

May 2018

Hi everybody, and welcome to my May wrap up!

May was one of those months which seemed to last forever, but that’s only because I feel like I did so much. Every day has been a hustle from beginning to end, and I am both exhausted and happy. I’ve also been a terrible blogger since I am so behind on comments and bloghopping I may never catch up again, but I swear I have good reasons which I’ll explain later in this post. So please forgive me and catch up with what I did in May:

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Unnecessary, But Still Fun — A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas {Book Review}

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. MaasTitle: A Court of Frost and Starlight
(A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: May 1st, 2018
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: New Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 3 stars
My rating in words: It was okay

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

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