Review: What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

20933641Title: What You Left Behind

Author: Jessica Verdi

Pages: 320

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Format and Source: Paperback ARC received from Sourcebooks

Publication Date: August 4th, 2015


GOODREADS SUMMARY

It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

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NO CONTROL: July 2015 Book Haul

“Don’t be surprised if my July Book Haul is even larger than this (I hope not though).”

These were my parting words on my June 2015 Book Haul post and unfortunately (or fortunately, whichever way you look at it) it has come true. I’ve bought 21 books this month, received 2 books for review and 1 as a present. That is a whopping 24 books all in all! I obviously have a lot of trouble exercising self control when it comes to buying books but really, it’s not hurting anybody (I’m even helping the economy!) and I read them all eventually. I mostly shop for books from 2 chain bookstores (Fully Booked and National Bookstore) and 1 bargain bookstore (Booksale). So enough blabbering and let’s get on to the books!

THE BARGAIN BOOKS    IMG_7141

**Clicking the title of the book will lead you to its Goodreads page!

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Waiting on Wednesday: What You Left Behind

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating. Happy middle of the week! 

20933641What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

Expected date of publication: August 4th, 2015

Publisher: Sourcebooks 


GOODREADS SUMMARY

It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

WHY I’M EXCITED FOR IT

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Review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

23305614Title: Finding Audrey

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Pages: 288

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Format and Source: Paperback, Purchased from National Bookstore


GOODREADS SUMMARY

Audrey can’t leave the house. she can’t even take off her dark glasses inside the house.

Then her brother’s friend Linus stumbles into her life. With his friendly, orange-slice smile and his funny notes, he starts to entice Audrey out again – well, Starbucks is a start.And with Linus at her side, Audrey feels like she can do the things she’d thought were too scary. Suddenly, finding her way back to the real world seems achievable.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Anticipated Releases of 2015 (Part 2)

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group created by Lainey and Mindy. It is a public group open to booktubers and bloggers alike where every month, topics for each Wednesday of the week is provided either by the moderators or suggested by the members and done by everyone in the community on their respective accounts. Due to the fact that I’m already participating in a weekly Wednesday challenge (Waiting on Wednesday) I decided to make this a day earlier hence, Top 5 Tuesday.

Last week, I posted about all my anticipated releases of 2015: Contemporary Edition so this week, I will be featuring another top 5 from different genres like fantasy and paranormal.

T5T 524951755Davinci’s Tiger by Laura Malorie Elliott

Expected publication date: November 10th 2015

Young, beautiful, and witty, Ginevra de’ Benci longs to take part in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence. But as the daughter of a wealthy family in a society dictated by men, she is trapped in an arranged marriage, expected to limit her creativity to domestic duties. Her poetry reveals her deepest feelings, and she aches to share her work, to meet painters and sculptors mentored by the famed Lorenzo de Medici, and to find love. Read the full summary on Goodreads! I’ve been really into historical fiction lately and this sounds like my cup of tea! I’ve been excited to explore the genre more and I hope that this is as exciting as it sounds!

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