Around the Book Blogosphere #26 — Summer Reads, Guarding Your Fave Books, and Reading Rules

Around the Book Blogosphere #26 — Summer Reads, Guarding Your Fave Books, and Reading Rules

“Around the Book Blogosphere” is a feature to share posts from other book blogs or other book-related websites that I have enjoyed reading.  Book bloggers are a part of a community and this is my way of sharing the love. Enjoy!

Tackling the TBR

Is your to-read list stressing you out? You may want to check out The Review Loft’s post on cleaning out your TBR!

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The Cake Book Tag!

via Paper Fury

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Tips How To Survive Vacation (For Book Junkies)

Check out Reading is My Breathing’s awesome post and get geared up for summer reading!

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Art

I love all the book-related graphics Jen from Pop! Goes the Reader does! Last month, she did a beautiful wallpaper for Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Here is the wallpaper:

The Writing’s On The Wall: To All The Boys I’ve Loved BeforeCheck out her blog for more sizes!

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An Ember in the Ashes Trailer!

 via Fiktshun

Fiktshun did a character interview with Elias from An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie!

Click on a blog below. This past week’s was a freebie so the bloggers got to choose their own topics! Click and be surprised!

Lost in Literature Two Chicks on Books
Snuggly Oranges Pop! Goes the Reader
Three Little Birds Book Blog Midnight Garden
Fiction Fare Paper Fury
Lovin Los Libros Paradise of Pages

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15 Fictional Places You Wish You Could Visit

Check out POPSUGAR’s post!

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Rules While Reading

Check out Novel Sounds’s post on some rules she’s self-enforced to get her reading done when technology can be SO DISTRACTING!

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Protective Over Books?

I loved Paper Fury’s post from this past week!! I am fiercely protective over some of my favorites. Do you feel that way? Check out her post!

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The Premature Connoisseur: Volume #3

My Book Muse is back with a new volume of The Premature Connoisseur!! Check out the books she read way prior to publication!

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* Click on the links to check out some of the cover reveals you may have missed! *

Reviews I enjoyed reading!

Note: I haven’t read many of these books. I’m simply sharing my fellow bloggers’ reviews. I hope you find some book recommendations from these! Click on the covers to read the whole review.

Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Solitaire by Alice Oseman — 1.5 stars
Reviewed by Debby from Snuggly Oranges

“In fact, the ending just left so much more to be desired. I didn’t get why Becky suddenly came back to Tori after legit ending their friendship. I was still wondering where the hell Michael came from at the beginning of the book – why he was so interested in Tori at all and what his mental illness exactly is.”

Amazon | Goodreads


Things We Know by Heart Kirby

Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby — 5 stars
Reviewed by Book Passion For Life

“I loved Things We Know by Heart. It’s such a short story – just 300 pages – which I flew through it within a day. Had it of not been for work I would have finished it much quicker. “

Amazon | Goodreads


Steering the Stars by Autumn Doughton and Erica Cope

Steering the Stars by Autumn Doughton and Erica Cope
Reviewed by Terri Beth from Lives and Breathes Book Blog

“Steering the Stars was a heartwarming read full of feels; my emotions went through everything with Hannah and Caroline. There was no crazy angst or drama, it was just a really great story of friendship, family, and love. “

Amazon | Goodreads


Love, Lucy by April Lindner

Love, Lucy by April Lindner
Reviewed by Gabby from Chapter by Chapter

“I enjoyed Love, Lucy more than I imagined possible. Just like with Catherina, Lindner creates a diverse cast of memorable characters. Beyond that she creates a perfect romance in Jesse and Lucy. Every scene that they have together is one that is filled with chemistry and the promise of something more coming up later on in the story. “

Amazon | Goodreads


I Was Here by Gayle Forman

I Was Here by Gayle Forman — 2.5 stars
Reviewed by Nereyda from Mostly YA Book Obsessed

“Unfortunately, the romance between Cody and her dead best friends old hookup Ben, was a little bit too much for me.  I like to have romance in my books.  But in some rare cases, I’m perfectly okay with no romance in a book.  This would have been a perfect example. “

Amazon | Goodreads


American Savages by J.J. McAvoy

American Savages by J.J. McAvoy — 5 stars
Reviewed by Danielle from Lives and Breathes Book Blog

“If you were to ask me right now what my favorite series was, Ruthless People by J..J. McAvoy would most definitely be at the top of my list! J.J. McAvoy is an author you should keep your eye on because the woman is talented! Her creativity is impressive! The evolution that occurred within this series was original and captivating.”

Amazon | Goodreads


Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess by Colleen Hoover — 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Cezanne from BCS Reviews

“I loved the confessions aspect of the story and the beautiful art work, but it didn’t make up for what the story lacked. Ultimately I wanted more for this book. Even though this was not my favorite book from Ms. Hoover, I still enjoyed the writing even though I did not connect with it how I had hoped to.”

Amazon | Goodreads


Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols — 4 stars
Reviewed by Becca from Lost in Literature

“Jennifer Echols’ light and funny writing style really worked for me. Her characters and story line were infectious, light and fun! I will definitely be reading more by her…”

Amazon | Goodreads


Hearts of Fire by L.H. Cosway

Hearts of Fire by L.H. Cosway — 4 stars
Reviewed by Brenna from No BS Book Reviews

“…this is a beautifully written book that had me hooked from the very beginning. I couldn’t put it down and devoured every little moment. Lille and Jack’s story is intense but realistic, sweet, romantic, and passionately hot.”

Amazon | Goodreads


My Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantome

My Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantome — 4 stars
Reviewed by Maryse’s Book Blog

“Well written and well laid out overall, with surprises, angst, BIG fear and feels. Not as intense for me as some of my favorites in this genre, so I was able to put it down…”

Amazon | Goodreads


The Virgin's Daughter cover

The Virgin’s Daughter by Laura Anderson — 5 stars
Reviewed by Erin from Fiction Fare

“Just know that the minute I finished this I was scouring goodreads to find out when the next book comes out because it was that good!  The end of this one definitely leaves you wondering what will happen next for everyone involved.”

Amazon | Goodreads


Black Rainbow by J.J. McAvoy

Black Rainbow by J.J. McAvoy — 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Louisa and Kerry from Blushing Babes are Up All Night

“We go from past to present, we have the chance to see the week of no holds barred sex and fun and getting to know each other, while they learned to deal with the student/teacher relationship! I read it in a day because I was so caught up in the suspense and relationship between these two that I just couldn’t STOP!”

Amazon | Goodreads


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir — 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Jamie from Rampant Readers

“Elias is the second POV character in this book, and admittedly, it took a while for me to find something significant about him. He’s a soldier torn between his duty and freedom, but what I found more fascinating was his relationship with Helene, his best friend. “

Amazon | Goodreads


The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen

The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen — 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Ana from The Book Hookup

“his book had laugh out loud moments (thanks to Pepe and his “bonnaire”), extremely sad moments and times that made me angry. Once again, Ms. Bowen managed to take me through the spectrum of emotion seamlessly…I never knew what I’d feel next. “

Amazon | Goodreads


Joyride by Anna Banks

Joyride by Anna Banks — 4 stars
Reviewed by Amy from Xpresso Reads

“Yes, there’s a romance in here, but I love how it was done. Carly doesn’t just fall at Arden’s feet. In fact, she tries hard to push him away and to get him to leave her alone. Once she starts to get to know him though, she realized he is nothing like she expected.”

Amazon | Goodreads


Never Never Part Two by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Never Never Part Two by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher — 5 stars
Reviewed by Krystle from K&M Book Haven

“I love the story, the mystery, the characters, the suspense…I love it all. I highly recommend these quick reads and if you’re worried about starting because of the cliffhangers stop being a wimp 😉 pull up those big girl panties and hop on the crazy train! It’s totally worth it!”

Amazon | Goodreads

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