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10 Books To Help You Hold On To Summer


If you looked at your planner this week and had a small-scale heart attack because THE END OF SUMMER IS ALMOST IN SIGHT, it’s going to be ok. Presenting 10 glorious books with the hot romance, breezy summer vibes, and heartwarming feels necessary to give you a summer extension!


Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Step 1: Get a whole mouthwatering pizza

Step 2: Locate optimally-placed hammock

Step 3: Proceed to read until entire pizza is gone and sun has set


Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

1. Queue up some Edith Piaf on your iPod

2. Consume this book in one sitting

3. Non, je ne regrette rien


The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

1. Ask friend’s cute older sibling for a ride to the beach

3. Windows down, music up

3. Let book steal heart, steal heart of present company


The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

1. Embark on journey to the nearest shore

2. Apply lots of sunscreen for prolonged exposure

3. Read until the tide comes in; then relocate to higher ground till you get to the last page


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

1. Pick up some warm croissants from the bakery

2. Use a postcard of the Eiffel tower as bookmark

3. Say au revoir to reality until you’ve turned the last page


My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

1. Get your beach chair out of the garage

2. Set up in yard in view of cute next door neighbor

3. Proceed to fall in love (with book, bonus if with neighbor)


Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

1. Queue your expertly-curated summer playlist

2. Set up camp under a tree (palm preferably, but any will do)

3. Indulge in summer reading bliss


Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

1. Position poster of California sunset in line of sight

2. Locate the snuggliest beach towel in the vicinity

3. Turn the first page and commence California dreaming


What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

1. Prepare ice cream cone for sustenance

2. Refine one-handed reading ability

3. Achieve enlightenment by reading and eating simultaneously


Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

1. Prepare extra-large pitcher of lemonade

2. Relocate to the nearest porch swing

3. Initiate endless page turning


Ready to hold on to summer? Start reading here! 





Excerpt Alert: Rebelwing

Happy #FridayReads! Did someone say robot dragons?! This week, we’re reading Rebelwing by Andrea Tang. Read the excerpt below! Chapter 1   The Drop   The whole mess was a long time coming, but the drama really began when the long, sleek snout of a plasma gun interrupted Pru’s breakfast.   “Good morning,” said Alex, black-eyed gaze intent over … Continued
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Excerpt Alert: Devil Darling Spy

If you like an edge of thriller in your historical fiction, we’ve got some good news for you. Devil Darling Spy is hitting shelves January 21! This fast-paced follow-up to Orphan Monster Spy follows Sarah’s perilous journey as she hunts a rogue German doctor in Central Africa who might be a serial murderer. This unbearably high-stakes thriller pushes Sarah to … Continued
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Read an excerpt of THE BEAUTIFUL by Renée Ahdieh

Vampires are making their comeback in just FIVE DAYS, and we’re celebrating with an excerpt! Scroll down to read the first chapter of Renée Ahdieh’s The Beautiful. 1st février, 1872 aboard the CGT Aramis Not What It Seemed The Aramis was supposed to arrive at first light, like it did in Celine’s dreams. She would wake beneath a sunlit … Continued
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6 Books to Cuddle Up With

Winter is the best time to be a reader because no one tries to force you to go outside and be “active,” leaving you with plenty of time to cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. Below are a few of our favorites to get all snuggly with, and the … Continued
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6 Reads to Help You Recover from Black Friday

You know that day that comes right after the day we all say how thankful we are for the things we have? The one where everyone runs out and risks life and limb to get half-priced plasma screens and tupperware? Black Friday. It’s one that requires a cup of hot cocoa and a stack of good … Continued
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October’s most anticipated reads!

To put it simply, October is a very good month for books. And here are 6 of the most highly anticipated you do NOT want to miss!   The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys – October 1st If you love historical fiction, stunning prose, and a cover you’ll want to keep turned out to gaze … Continued
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Excerpt alert: The Blossom and the Firefly

This week, we’re reading The Blossom and the Firefly by Sherri L. Smith, a powerful WWII romance between two Japanese teens caught in the cogs of an unwinnable war. Scroll down to read the excerpt! Chapter One Hana Japan 1945 My father’s voice wakes me—thick as wool, slightly scratchy. “Get up, Hana. It’s time to get going.” Music … Continued
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17 Books That Will Get You Hooked on Historical Fiction

Here’s the thing about reading a life-changing historical fiction novel. Once you read one, there’s no going back. You need to read another. And another. And another. So we decided to share the love and round up 17 reads that will get YOU hooked on historical fiction. (Welcome to the dark side. We have cookies.) … Continued
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Halloween may be over, but these 4 books will leave you thoroughly creeped out

We love a good Halloween spook, but the best ones are the scares that last year round, and these top 4 reads will probably be keeping us creeped out well into 2020…   Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall BY. FAR. One of the CREEPIEST reads of 2019. Rules for Vanishing is a chilling combination of The Blair Witch … Continued
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Read an excerpt of FIREBORNE

We’ll make it plain: Fireborne is going to destroy you. It is going to do things to your emotions. It’s going to suck you in with the gutting emotional pull of An Ember in the Ashes and then shock you with Game of Thrones-esque plot twists and battles. And it’s all coming October 15th, scroll down to read the … Continued
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