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Playlist Book Tag: Pray for the Wicked

For almost a month now, I've been listening to the new Panic! at the Disco album, Pray for the Wicked, on repeat. I had to find a way to incorporate it into this blog, so I split up the album with Sky @ Sky's Reading Corner and we came up with books for each song! This was also inspired by Hannah @ A Clockwork Reader's video, and you can see Sky's post with the rest of the songs here.

(Fuck A) Silver Lining - Final Draft
This one was unexpectedly difficult to find a book for, but I knew the perfect one was out there, and I was right. FINAL DRAFT is one of my most recent reads, and when I finally considered it for this post, Laila's ambition and determination to be the best writer she could be through endless rounds of revisions instantly connected to this song and the desire to not settle for silver linings when gold is within reach.

High Hopes - The Great Gatsby
I could easily have paired every song on this list with THE GREAT GATSBY. Hell, I could go on for hours abo…
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Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag

It's July, which officially means we have passed the middle of the year. What better time to do the mid-year book freakout tag? I'm keeping this intro short and sweet because I've definitely rambled in the answers here. This is how my reading year's been going:
FAVORITE STANDALONE YOU'VE READ SO FAR THIS YEAR This was originally meant to be your favorite book you've read this year, but considering three out of my four favorite books of this year have been standalones and the next question is about a sequel, I decided to not make myself choose among these. I absolutely adoredDEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone, THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL by Maurene Goo, and OUR YEAR OF MAYBE by Rachel Lynn Solomon (which won't be released until next January, which gives me plenty of time to hype you all up for it)! These are all wonderful contemporaries that range from serious to comedic, and I give all of them my highest recommendation.


Red, White, & Blue

I don't think I'm the only one who's not feeling particularly patriotic this Fourth of July. However, I'll take many small excuses to show off pretty book covers! Here are some great covers with a red-white-&-blue color scheme.

What's your favorite cover with this color scheme? Tell me in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's theme: Books With Red, White, & Blue Covers.

Most Anticipated July Books

I don't always read books when they're first released - in fact, it's more common that I don't - but I don't want to miss out on contributing to the buzz that happens around a book's release! That being said, I'm going to make a post every month highlighting some of my most anticipated releases.

There aren't a lot of books releasing in July that I know of, but here are two that I'm really excited to read!
KILL THE FARM BOY by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne (The Tales of Pell #1) - July 17
• apparently "irreverent fantasy" is pretty much my favorite thing, and it includes THE PRINCESS BRIDE, Terry Pratchett, and this
• the villain wants cheese, I can relate
• I never knew I needed a trash-talking goat until now
Once. A pun. A time.

HEART OF THORNS by Bree Barton (Heart of Thorns #1) - July 31
  • cool women with magic
  • MC who has to reconsider everything when it turns out she has magic
  • I heard it described as GRACELING meets PRIDE & …

June Reviews

There have been some incredible books released this month, and I've been fortunate enough to have received copies of a few of them from publishers in exchange for reviews! Here are my thoughts on those recent releases.
320 pages
Published by Sourcebooks Fire, June 1, 2018
Diversity: of 4 main characters, one is a lesbian and one is probably aroace (no labels used); of major supporting characters, one is a Latina bi girl and one is a Korean-American bi guy
Content warnings: one character outs another without permission, mentions of past eating disorder, discussion of past suicide attempt, discussion of parental death in car crash
Rating: ★