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YA Book Deals, Continued (Always)

I fell down a rabbit hole of YA ebook deals tonight, sooooooo here, benefit from my search. These are almost all $2 right now: Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson You Were Here by Cori McCarthy Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey All-American Girl by Meg Cabot More Than This by Patrick Ness The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti Very Important Note: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart is one of my all-time favorite anythings. I own two extra copies just for loaning or spontaneously gifting. It’s YA at its best. BRB, time to read. 😀

Quotable: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

It’s summer and super hot, so this line I highlighted in my copy of Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ jumped out at me and I wanted to share: There’s something about swimsuits that make you think you’ve got to earn the right to wear them. And that’s wrong. Really, the criteria is simple. Do you have a body? Put a swimsuit on it. If you’re a fan of John Green or Rainbow Rowell or interested in a book with a fat protagonist (or realistic characters who aren’t perfect or small town issues or Texas!), this one’s for you. Also, Julie is in my book club and I promise any money you spend on her books is going to someone you’d be happy to support. She’s great and so are her books.

YA Book Deals are My Favorite.

Looking to add some YA to your life? These are currently $1-3 for Kindle (and I bought them all, obvs). Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo Lost Girls (Lost Girls #1) by Kate Ellison P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) by Amy Spalding If you’re completing my 2016 Reading Challenge, these will help you cross a few off the list.

Hey, Look: Book Deals!

I’m a bit of an obsessive ebook buyer and spotted a bunch of great discounts on Amazon for Kindle books recently. There are a bunch under $3, and even a few free ones. I have no idea how long these books will be priced extra-low, so delay purchase at your own risk. Click the price to go to Amazon to buy, or click the title to view the book on Goodreads.  Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby – $2 Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer – $2 Tamed by You (Laurel Heights #7) by Kate Perry – Free! The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine – $2 Faking Normal (Faking Normal #1) by Courtney C. Stevens – $2 Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi – $2 Falling into Place by Amy Zhang – $2 City Love (City Love #1) by Susane Colasanti – $2 All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter – $3 We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – $2 Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway – $2 Kiss Kill Vanish by …

Five Books to Read in the Winter

I’m a big theme-reader. When I get interested in a topic or a holiday rolls around, I tend to read a lot of books related to it. (See: That time I read 12 books about mail order brides and women homesteaders during the railroad boom across the States.) In the summer, I scour the backs of books for any mention of a beach or summer camp. And in the winter, I’m all about cold weather and the holiday season (even though it’s going to be 70 degrees out in Dallas today for some reason). Plus, there’s just something romantic about fireplaces and bundling up under blankets together, so romance is the way to go this season. (Full disclosure: I can make a case for romance any time of year.) Also, Young Adult continues to be a place to find fantastic books, whether you’re someone who realizes that yet or needs someone to point it out & convince you. (If you haven’t read a YA you’ve liked yet, keep looking. It’s there, I promise.) Five books to read during the …

Three YA Author/Twitter Faves

Three of my favorite YA authors make me love them more through their tweets (for way more than just their books — which are awesome): Who do I have to see about taking the words "wifey" and "hubby," locking them in a box, and shooting them off into space? — Lauren Morrill (@LaurenEMorrill) August 7, 2015 Every 35 years or so I remember how great cereal is and I want all the cereal. — courtney summers (@courtney_s) August 14, 2015 Gliding into the wide-legged silk pants-wearing phase of my life like Lauren Bacall. — Abby McDonald (@abbymcdonald) July 12, 2015 😘 Lauren, Courtney, and Abby are great and so are their books.

Top Ten: Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. There’s a new topic every week inviting everyone to share their lists. Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year or So. 1. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson “Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” I previously mentioned this book, and included a longer version of the quote above, and… yeah, it’s a tough read. Honest, and sad, and infuriating. 2. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart “It is better to be alone, she figures, than to be with someone who can’t see who you are… It is better to speak up than stay silent. It is better to open doors than to shut them on people.” I’ve read this book every year or so since I first read it back in 2010. If you’re looking for a way into contemporary YA, this is it. It’s so smart & Frankie is the best. …