Fangirl Favourites Friday: Those Crazy GILMORE GIRLS

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears… 

I meant to write this post last Friday, but, alas, I was sick in bed. So, I’m a bit late. HOWEVER, that does not make this any less exciting! 

Dystopian Action, Excitement, and Romance! │ Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
Young Adult, Dystopian, Sci-Fi
Hardcover/eBook, 400 pages
Published November 3rd, 2015 by Entangled Teen

Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Each person on their seventeenth birthday makes their way to FuMA, or, The Future Memory Agency. 

Here they gather and await their future memory. 

This is a sort of vision sent back in time to them from their future selves. It functions to show people who they are meant to be, and help them become that person. It also works as a reference—for future employers, future mates, etc.

Hanya Yanagihara's "A Little Life"

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara 
Fiction, Literary
Hardcover, 720 pages
Published March 10th, 2015 by Doubleday
[Goodreads] [Amazon] [Indigo] [Book Depository]

From the publisher:
When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever.

This was one of those books that I just kept hearing about. Tons of bloggers that I follow were reading it and obsessing over it. It was in my face at the book store. It was long listed (then shortlisted) for the Man Booker Prize.

So, eventually I bought it. It was a pretty expensive/ginormous hardcover. But I bought it anyway. I didn’t want to wait for it at my library. 

How Do You TBR?

Readers are as different from one another as the books we read. We all have our own preferences and way of doing things. As I explore the book community more, I see more and more of these differences and have come to appreciate them!

When it comes to the TBR, it seems that everyone has a different way of doing things. Some readers are dedicated to making their TBR pile zero. Some readers don’t care. Some readers consider their TBR to be the books on their Goodreads shelf. Other readers have a literal TBR pile. Or shelf. Some have both! 

Why “The Masked Truth” Didn’t Work For Me

The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong
Young Adult Mystery Thriller 
Hardcover, 352 Pages
Published October 13th, 2015 by Doubleday Canada

Note: I received an ARC of this book at BEA. This in no way influences my opinion. 

From the publisher:
Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for.

Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn’t dare reveal.

The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with ‘issues.’ But that’s exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage.

The building has no windows. The exits are sealed shut. Their phones are gone. And their captors are on a killing spree.

Riley and Max know that if they can’t get out, they’ll be next—but they’re about to discover that even escape doesn’t equal freedom.

Right away after reading the synopsis, I was a little hesitant going into this book. I wasn’t sure if it sounded good or hokey. So, obviously, I took to Goodreads. You know, as you do. There (at this point) aren’t that many rating up yet, but there were more than a hundred, and the average was 4.16. This gave me a bit of reassurance going in. 

It's Monday! Whatcha Reading? │ October 19th

It’s Monday October 19th! This is pretty exciting. For a couple of reasons. If you’re Canadian, it’s  federal election day! If you haven’t already, make sure you VOTE! Also, it’s my brother’s birthday. So, there’s going to be cake. YAY! 

My last Monday post was about two weeks ago, and since then some exciting things have happened. Mostly book related things. YAY FOR NEW RELEASES! Also, I got my hair cut. It’s pretty great, if I do say so myself ;) 

But enough of that! Let’s get to the books!

Murder & Mayhem on the Cusp of WWI—A Fine Summer's Day TLC Book Tour

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A Fine Summer’s Day by Charles Todd
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 29th, 2015 by William Morrow
Paperbacks (Originally published in January 2015

Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my participation in this book tour. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

From the publisher:

On a fine summer's day in June 1914, Ian Rutledge is planning to propose to a woman he deeply loves, despite hints from his family and friends that she may not be the most suitable choice for a policeman's wife. To the north, another man in love—a Scottish Highlander named Hamish MacLeod—asks his own sweetheart to marry him.

Back in England, a son grieves for his mother, dredging up a dark injustice that will trigger a series of murders that Rutledge must solve. The victims are all upstanding and well-liked. The local police have their suspicions about the culprits and are less than cooperative with the London detective.  

As clouds of war gather on the horizon, Rutledge digs deeper, finding similarities and patterns between the murders. With every moment at stake, he sets out to right a terrible wrong—an odyssey that will eventually force him to choose between the Yard and his country, between love and duty, and between honour and truth.

Thrilling and Chilling Bargain Picks

Fall is upon us and Halloween is fast approaching. It's the season of trick or treating, thrills and chills, the creepy and spooky. You know, all that good stuff! If you want to add some spooky books to your October TBR, check out these reads for hella cheap! These are books are either ones I love, by authors I love, or ones I'm likely adding to my own BookOulet cart!

Beth Recommends Read-a-likes! Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! I missed last week's because I was hosting a book tour! So, this week I am cheating a bit and doing last week's topic :)   Thus, here are ten read-a-likes! If you like you like this popular book, you might like this one! 

It’s the first Monday in October! Whatcha Reading?

Guys! It’s fall! Sweater weather, pumpkin spice everything, Halloween, Thanksgiving. Just a great season. I love curling up with warm blanket, a steamy cup of coffee, and a good book. I’m going to be using this Monday post to wrap up my September reading and give a bit of a TBR (even though I’m horrible at them)!

As far as reading goes, September was not the best month for me. I read four books, as compared with the nine I read in August. And I’m not in school, so I can’t use that as an excuse :PBut other than the numbers, it doesn’t feel like it was a bad reading month. I’ve decided that since I’ve already reached my Goodreads goal of 75 books in 2015, I’m going to do my best to not think about the numbers. It’s not a competition, y’all! So in light of this, I’m challenging myself to read more big books. Like, the ones that I have been avoiding because they take longer to read.

But, without further ado, let's get into it!

Fangirl Favourites Friday │ How to get Away with Murder

I remember hearing about this show last year when it first came out. However, I was already into so many shows I wasn't interested in adding any more to my queue. 

After Viola Davis’ Emmy win, I had the show on my radar again. Then, last weekend, I noticed that the first season had been added to Netflix! It was like fate! I obviously had to watch the show now. So, I decided to give the first episode a try.

Then… within 24 hours I had finished watching the entire season. IT IS SO ADDICTIVE.