ISLA IS HERE + Giveaways!




ISLA IS HERE. I REPEAT ISLA IS HERE. The moment we’ve all been waiting for — Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins is HERE!

I will wait a moment while you all compose yourself.

We’ve been having such a great time rereading Anna and Lola with you all and a special thanks to all our wonderful blog tour stops for their creative and awesome celebrations on their blog! I know it was great for me to revisit Anna and Lola. It’s easy to forget things and it’s like I fell in love with my favorite books all over again. I forgot how truly funny Anna is and what made me really connect with her in the first place. And how SWOONY her and St. Clair are. LE SIGH. And I forgot how adoooorable Cricket was and how much I love Lola’s dads and her dog Heavens to Betsy! It was just so easy to fall in love all over again with these books.

Now I got the chance to read Isla early (you can read my non-spoiler review here) and I’ll tell you it was a pleasure to really get to know Isla and Josh. I realized who they were when, in Isla, there were some memories from Anna’s book and I was like OH MY GOSH YES I REMEMBER YOU GUYS! It was really nice to revisit their relationship in Anna even though I already knew how their story ended!

So guys, I can’t wait to reread Isla this week with you all. Keep tweeting using the #ISLAISCOMING hashtag and share all our (non-spoilery) reactions and fangirling. I KNOW THERE WILL BE MASS MELTING INTO PUDDLES OF HAPPINESS.

While you are reading be sure to check out the tour — there are some awesome posts and giveaways happening!


Anna and the French Kiss
7/31 – Paper Riot (Anna Readalong Kick-Off)
8/01 – Novel Sounds
8/04 – The Book Addict’s Guide
8/05 – Alexa Loves Books
8/06 – A Bookish Sinister Kid

Lola and the Boy Next Door
8/07 – Cuddlebuggery (Lola Readalong Kick-Off) + GReads!
8/08 – Novel Thoughts
8/09 – Book Revels
8/12 – Rather Be Reading
8/13 – Finding Bliss in Books

Isla and the Happily Ever After
8/14 – The Perpetual Page-Turner (Isla Readalong Kick-Off)
8/15 – AndiABCs
8/18 – Writer of Wrongs
8/19 – Anna Reads
8/20 – Good Books and Good Wine


Now for some giveaways:


Right now on Twitter we have a giveaway going on for an adorable Stephanie Perkins themed bracelet!

BuzBInNCIAEfZz-Check out this tweet for how to enter! This bracelet was donated by Cara who owns an Etsy shop full of WONDERFUL bookish jewelery. In addition to kindly donating to our celebration she offered readers a 15% discount on anything in her shop using the code ISLADISCOUNT15 at checkout. I hope you’ll check her shop out!


And now for another giveaway:



The wonderful folks at Penguin Teen have generously donated Anna and Lola paperbacks ( YES THE NEW COVERS OMG!!) and a hardcover of Isla and the Happily Ever After along with some AWESOME Stephanie Perkins swag!! The most exciting news is that Stephanie Perkins is slated to come to my area early September so I will MORE THAN LIKELY be getting those books signed for the winner! (This is the plan but alas LIFE might not allow it).


– US Only. Sorry! 🙁
– Ends 8/27.
– You must be 13 years old or older to enter. If you are not, have someone do it for you!
– No purchase necessary!

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So let me know…on a scale of 1 to 10 how excited are you to read Isla???? If you’ve read it what did you think?? Tell me about your rereads (or first time reads) of Anna and Lola! Did you discover anything new or wonderful if it was reread?
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Jamie is a 30 year old married lady who is in denial that she’s actually that old. When she’s not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, listening to music with oversized headphones and having adventures with her husband and dog.


  1. So far I’m just loving the story. It doesn’t seem to disappoint at all 🙂

  2. I am 10 to the highest power excited to read Isla. I need to obtain it though which may take a while unfortunately. I still haven’t finished Lola though! 🙁 Today though, today’s the day I finish it… I hope.

    Oh my gosh, so this has been my first time even reading the series, so when I was in the middle of Anna, I was on Twitter checking out the #Islaiscoming tag and saw the words “Isla and Josh”, and totally flipped out.

    You see, I knew about the couple for Isla, but I hadn’t figured out that the josh in Anna is the josh in Isla! You can imagine how blown away I was.

    Anyway, this is such an awesome giveaway! The bracelet is lovely. I was checking out Cara’s shop last night and I have at least three book charm bracelets that I want/need to buy. I will so be doing so too. 🙂

    Oh those gorgeous books…I can’t wait to get Isla. Hopefully you’re able to get them signed for the winner. Great giveaway!

  3. I still have to read Lola! OMG.

    But I am so excited to finally finish this series. Anna and the French Kiss was adorably wonderful, so I know that Lola and Isla are bound to be just as perfect.

  4. I’m really glad that this wonderful readalong made me finally brave it and read these books! I’ve loved every single one of them to bits!

  5. SO FREAKING EXCITED. So, like, a 23. Probably more but that’s my fave number. I wanted to do a reread but I also want to own the books so I’m holding off. Kinda hoping for a job. Or maybe I’ll read the library copy I’m waiting for and wait for the set to come out in paperback. Or maybe I’ll win! 🙂 I love how excited you are about it 🙂

  6. A 12! Everyone is reading Isla right now and I’m so freaking jealous! My book isn’t coming until probably next week (oh, the horror!). I just need my Josh swoons. And my happily ever after. 🙂

  7. 10! I want to read!


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