Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

Tags this week:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • nothing this week!

1 thing this week:

  • My romanceopoly reading challenge requests that I post a picture of my shelves at some point before March 31, but given that this is the current state of my books… I’m calling this good enough. I actually realized today that there’s a whole bookcase I forgot to pack, so even more books will be arriving at the new apartment shortly.

Blog hopping:

  • Daniel reviewed You and I cannot wait to pick up my copy at the library!!
  • Noura gave four reasons to read The Raven Boys and I could not agree more. This book (and series) is amazing!!
  • Dani reviewed The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love, which I think I’ve had on my TBR forever!
  • Ally shared some feminist fiction recommendations!
  • Georgia reviewed A Girl Called Shameless and I cannot wait to read this book!
  • Vicky shared the results of her blogger/author interaction survey!
  • Shruti translated some common phrases you might hear from bookworms!

Song of the week:

It’s more Sigrid! Her new album came out yesterday and I listened to it while I drove back and forth between my old place and new place last night. Level Up just made me smile. 🙂


How was your week? What’s the best thing you read or listened to? Anything interesting happening in your life? Let’s talk in the comments!

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ARC review: You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Source: ARC via Netgalley

Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.

But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen.

Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay can’t help but wonder if the fans are right. But if there’s one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, it’s a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to her parents’ volatile marriage and isn’t interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head over heels inducing tenor, isn’t worth the risk.

Most of what I’ve been in the mood for recently has been fluffy YA romances, so I jumped at the opportunity when I saw that You’d Be Mine was available to Read Now on Netgalley.  This book ended up being everything I had hoped it would be, plus a little more.

Let me start off by saying that I’m not typically a fan of books (particularly YA books) that deal with heavy topics and You’d Be Mine tackles alcoholism, drug use, depression, grief, and the death of a parent. With that many issues in one YA book, it would be pretty common for me to get overwhelmed and think it’s too much. I’m really happy to say that the author handled these topics well and I was not overwhelmed, nor did I think it was too much.

Now that I have that part out of the way, I can talk about my favorite topic: the romance. The relationship between Annie and Clay is so cute. I loved it so much. I thought that the progression of their relationship was written really well and I loved seeing them not only realize their feelings, but also become willing to act on them. And let me tell you, even if I’d hated the rest of the book (and I didn’t, at all, I loved it), the whole book would have been worth it because of the last line. I almost cried legitimate tears.

Erin Hahn is such a talented writer and I can’t wait to read more from her.


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Have you read You’d Be Mine?
What’s the last book you read that just made you happy?
Let’s talk in the comments!


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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I loved with fewer than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is books I loved with fewer than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads. I’m really excited about this theme because it’s been a while since I last shared my favorite hidden gems!


The King of FU by Benjamin Davis

23 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


Before Daylight by Andie J. Christopher

40 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


Summoner by S.D. Grimm

64 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


Seaside Sweets by Melissa Chambers

146 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman

150 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


What Makes Girls Sick and Tired by Lucile de Pesloüan

308 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin

411 ratings on Goodreadsmy review


You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

474 ratings on Goodreads • my review will be posted in a couple weeks!


Frat Girl by Kiley Roache

604 ratings on Goodreads my review


The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

682 ratings on Goodreads my review


Did you do your own Top Ten Tuesday post today? Feel free to leave your link in the comments and I’ll check it out! What are some of your favorite hidden gems? Let’s talk in the comments!

Weekly Update

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S BLOG POSTS:

TAGS THIS WEEK:

I’VE BEEN READING:

RECENTLY ACQUIRED:

2 THINGS THIS WEEK:

  • I am very slowly working through my backlog of tags, so if you like tags and I don’t usually tag you, please let me know!
  • I’m out of town right now, so I tried something new this week and scheduled my Weekly Update way in advance! Hopefully things aren’t going to change too much between Thursday and Saturday. 🙂

BLOG HOPPING:

  • I’m a little late on this, but Siobhan asked what we should do when authors go on the attack.
  • Shruti called for an end to the idea of a “guilty pleasure.”
  • Shruti also made a list of five essential things your book blog should have.
  • Raya talked about ten books she wants to read but probably won’t, and wow, I could relate.
  • Aurora shared ten quick reads to help you beat your reading challenge.
  • Krisha recommended ten books to pull you out of a reading slump. (I needed this post.)
  • Mandy discussed cleaning up her TBR and getting ready for 2019.

SONG OF THE WEEK:

This is the cutest song and I love it so much.