Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books Recently Added to my TBR

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Authors to Try if You Like Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult (pronounced pea-KOH) is a popular author that writes what is often viewed as Women's Fiction or Chick Lit (though both genres are different). While some of her books touch on similar themes that Women's Fiction explores, it is much more than that. Picoult herself has a lot to say on the matter. She says that her books "straddle genres" and I think she's quite right! On the FAQs page of her website, she addresses the question of genre:

Let's Recap: Work Struggles, Carpal Tunnel, TV, Books, BEA !?

The last few weeks have been pretty interesting for me workwise. This past week has been mostly okay, but some times it has been a struggle. I haven’t had much patience this week when I’ve been shelving books. Like, children, why must you pull all the books off the shelves? And parents, why must you let them?? When I’ve been at customer service it’s been mostly okay. But I had one very grumpy customer this week regarding fines and it turned into this whole big thing. OI WITH THE POODLES ALREADY (Gilmore Girls, anyone?). 

"Between" by Jessica Warman

Between by Jessica Warman

YA Mystery
Hardcover, 454 pages
Published 2011 by Walker & Co.
[Goodreads] [Amazon] [Book Depository]

It's the night of Elizabeth Valchar's birthday. She and her friends are passed out in her parent's yacht. In the middle of the night, Liz wakes up to a thumping noise coming from outside. When she goes to check things out, she discovers something that will change her life forever. What she finds out leads her to question her friends and her family, and--perhaps more importantly--herself.

This Wednesday I'm Waiting On...

Solitaire Alice Oseman
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
Young Adult
Hardcover, 368 pages
To be published March 31, 2015 by HarperCollins

Top 10 Books From My Childhood & Teen Years That I Would Like To Revisit!

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This week join me on a walk down memory lane! Here are the 
top ten books from my younger years that I'd like to revisit 
and/or reread! 

Let's Recap: Oh, March.

Hey guys,

Sorry I've been so boring lately. I've been in a weird place. I have been busy with work, in a reading slump, and in a blogging slump! After last week's post, it snowed again three days later. A lot. After the 30cm we got last Sunday, we got another 50cm+. It was nuts. I am so sick of shovelling snow. When I haven't been busy with all that nonsense, I just wanted to veg out and watch Friends.

Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR!

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Let's Recap: The Second Week of March

Hey guys.

The second week of March is over and I can’t believe it! Time flies by so fast. I know people say that a lot, but today is one of those days were I really feel the truth in the statement. Ever since I graduated Uni, I’ve felt time flying by even faster. I think this is because there are less milestones and markers of time. There are no papers to fret about, no exams to dread, no summer vacations to look forward to. Time just keeps flowing by until I stop and think about it. It feels like Christmas was just yesterday, and it was already three months ago! Don’t even get me started on my nephew. That little cutie is growing too fast! 

The Illuminations by Andrew O'Hagan

The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan
Literary Fiction
Hardcover, 294 pages
In CanadaPublished February 17th, 2015 by McClellan&Stewart 
(an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada) 
In the US—To be published March 24th, 2015 by Farrar, Straus & Girroux

Throwback Thursday: "Follow Me Down" by Tanya Byrne

Follow Me Down by Tanya Byrne
YA, Mystery, Thriller
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 10th, 2013 by Headline

Adamma Okomma is a 16 year old girl who has spent her childhood moving from continent to continent. That’s what comes with her father’s job as a Nigerian diplomat. Now Adamma and her family are moving from New York City to Wiltshire, England. Adamma is less than thrilled, especially since she is going to be shipped off to boarding school in the countryside.

Let's Recap: First Week of March

Hey guys,

I’ve decided to stat a new weekly feature that’s similar to a weekly wrap-up… but it’s not the same. I’m going to recap what’s going on in my life, especially my reading life.  I might mention the things that I’m reading/have read, but that’ s not going to be the main focus. 

So let’s jump right into it, shall we? 

Throwback Thursday: "The Diviners" by Libba Bray

The Diviners by Libba Bray
YA, Historical, Paranormal, Supernatural
Hardcover, 578 pages
Published September 18th, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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This is the story of several characters whose lives are woven together through interesting and supernatural circumstances. The main character is a 17-year-old girl named Evie O'Neill from Zenith, Ohio. She has been shipped off to live with her uncle in Manhattan. It's the roarin' '20s, and Evie is a devil-may-care flapper looking for a good time. She thinks Manhattan is just the place for a girl like her, what with all the interesting characters and speakeasies
it's just the berries. Her uncle is the Curator of the American Museum of Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, AKA, the Museum of the Creepy Crawlies. He is an expert in the occult, although he claims not to believe in any of it. However, he has his secrets, and so does Evie. Hers involves a supernatural ability. When Evie's uncle Will gets called in to help with a mysterious murder involving the Occult, Evie realizes she might be able to use her ability to help.

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Books from the Last 3 Years

Top 10 Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

Here are my favourite books I've read in the 
last three years!

Audiobook Review: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

I Was Here by Gayle Forman 
Audiobook, 7 hours and 42 minutes
Published January 27th, 2015 by Listening Library
Narrated by Jorjeana Marie
$28.00 on Audible (CAD)

I Was Here is the story of Cody and her best friend, Meg. They have been best friends since kindergarten, and they know each other better then anyone. At least, that’s what Cody thought. Until Meg commits suicide. And Cody had no idea Meg was even thinking about it. And Cody is devastated. 

At the request of Meg’s family, Cody heads up to Tacoma to collect Meg’s belongings from University. From there, Cody discovers there’s even more about Meg that she didn’t know.