Monthly Rewind: August 2016

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Whatcha In The Mood For? // The Romance (Or Lack Of One) Edition

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It’s that time where I dole out recommendations according to what kind of mood you might be in at random — whether that be an actual mood or a specific type of book. Check out past Whatcha In the Mood For recs!

 

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE if you could also leave some recs for my categories in the comments to further help people looking for books that fit! Also, have a good idea for a category or something you have been looking for? Leave it in the comments!

This time I decided to do a sort of theme around my mood reads. Normally they are ALL over the place but I decided to do some romance-themed moods in honor of mine and Will’s 4th wedding anniversary which is TODAY! 🙂

 

 

Pining for a YA with little to no romance?

 

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Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

Why? Oh man this historical fiction was a good one! There is a teeny thread of romance but it kind of bookends the novel in a way so the majority of this book is more so dealing with the boarding school, friendships, the earthquake and their life in the aftermath. That teeny thread is very impactful but I definitely think this one is a refreshing one for people who are looking for a romantic relationship that isn’t really the main thread of the novel. You can check out all my thoughts on Outrun the Moon.

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Monthly Rewind: July 2016

blog recap

 

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1. My nephew Brody was born: Genevieve and Adela have a little brother now and he’s so adorbs.

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Whatcha In The Mood For? // Comfort Read, Underrated Fantasy & #GirlPower Feels

book recommendations for what type of book you are looking for

 

It’s that time where I dole out recommendations according to what kind of mood you might be in at random — whether that be an actual mood or a specific type of book. Check out past Whatcha In the Mood For recs!

 

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE if you could also leave some recs for my categories in the comments to further help people looking for books that fit! Also, have a good idea for a category or something you have been looking for? Leave it in the comments!

 

Wanting a new YA fantasy without a ton of hype?

The Imposter Queen

The Imposter Queen by Sarah Fine

Why?  The Impostor Queen is book 1 in a series I cannot WAIT to really get into and is totally deserving of hype…but didn’t seem to get a ton of hype the way some new YA fantasies have recently! It has great world-building, I really enjoyed the magical elements and it kept me thoroughly engaged! Book 2 comes out January 2017 so you’ve got plenty of time to be prepared because I have a feeling book 2 is going to be even more amazing considering all the twists and turns in this one.  (Read even more thoughts on The Impostor Queen here)

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Monthly Rewind: June 2016

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1. We went to the US soccer match against Paraguay: We had SUCH a good time tailgating and watching the US win! We sat in the Sam’s Army section which was super rowdy and exciting and fun!

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YA Beach Reads For Those Who Don’t Really Read Contemporary YA

YA fantasy beach reads

Typically when you think ~beach read~ and what you’ll find on most lists are contemporary books (like the beach reads list I made last week)…which I love! But what about when contemporary isn’t your jam or you aren’t really in the mood for contemporary?? I gotchuuuu!

Here are some books that I think make excellent beach reads and in some way kind of capture the same spirit of a ~beach read~ except it’s not contemporary! I tend to really like addictive and page-turning beach reads and all of these pretty much have that element. With fantasy, my beach reads tend to be not like super high fantasy or with super intricate world-building because I’m too easily distracted on a beach for that!

Next week I’ll be back with my adult fiction recs!

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Monthly Rewind: May 2016

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1. We spent a week in London and a week in Madrid: It was SUCH an amazing trip. Like I have no words. I’ve been meaning to recap it in some way (I have these photos I shared) but honestly there’s so much to say about it. But long story short — we had a GREAT trip, are sad to be back (except to see Finn, friends and family) and are already planning our next trip (and crying about how much money we don’t have). The struggle is real. Honestly just really thankful that it worked out for us to make this trip. It’s been hard to do much traveling ever since we started our marriage off with me losing my job but IT FINALLY HAPPENED.

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Whatcha In The Mood For? (With A Special Guest!!)

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It’s that time where I dole out recommendations according to what kind of mood you might be in at random — whether that be an actual mood or a specific type of book. Check out past Whatcha In the Mood For recs!

 

Hi guys! I looove doing my Whatcha in the Mood For posts and was thinking how fun it would be to invite a guest every once in a while and I thought who would be better for a first guest than my friend Estelle, formerly of one of my FAVORITE BLOGS EVER Rather Be Reading (all the sads!!), who I personally blame for SO many books on my TBR list and so many books I’ve read that have become favorites. She is an A+ book recommendation machine and a great friend.

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This was SUPPOSED to be scheduled before I left for vacation but the morning before we left (and when I was planning to come on and schedule it) my Internet decided to not work. OF COURSE.

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10 Book Lists To Check Out

I thought it would be fun, while I am away on vacation for these two weeks, to put together a post of some of my favorite book lists I’ve written over the past six years because 1) you may have missed them and 2) I’ve been a little more quiet on the book talks lately leading up to this trip and obviously during so I figured I’d make sure I left you some book recommendations if you were in need!

 

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Check out this list if you crave a little armchair travel outside of the US – from London to Indonesia to Central America and more!

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Monthly Rewind: April 2016

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1. WE LEFT FOR OUR TRIP: Okay, so technically I’m writing this right before we are leaving for our trip but April 29 = VACATIONNNNNN. So excited. When this posts we will have been in London since Saturday. For updates, follow me on Twitter @brokeandbookish and on Instagram — @perpetualpageturner and I’ll be reviving my non-blog/book related account for the trip @jamielee841! I will also likely be on Snapchat if it doesn’t drain my battery tooooo bad. Find me @brokeandbookish on there!

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