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Book Review: Date Me, Bryson Keller

Date Me, Bryson Keller*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Title: Date Me, Bryson Keller
Author: Kevin van Whye

ISBN: 0593126041 (ISBN13: 9780593126042)

Genre/Themes: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQIA+
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Series: No

Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: May 19th 2020 (336 pages)

★★★★★

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Try A Chapter Challenge – ARC Edition

Hello, Friends!

This is my fifth time doing this challenge — although the last time I did it was in… January. Ouch… well, I’ve been busy, but now I think I have the time to start this again. I checked over my last posts and wouldn’t you know it, more than 90% of the books I talked about in those four posts I’ve either read or removed from my TBR list!

This challenge is really helping me out!

I’ve noticed that while I’m super excited to read some books I push them off because a. I’m worried it won’t live up to the hype (internal or external)
or
b. I’m waiting for the “right” mindset/emotional headspace to read it… aka I’m worried about the self-hype and waiting until I forget it.

Therefore, this challenge which forces you to try books out is exactly what I need!

A quick recap of what this challenge is… the Try a Chapter Challenge is one that started on Youtube (I believe) where the person reads the first chapter of five different books and chooses one of those books to read ASAP, based on the results. Some people also use this challenge to unhaul books as well.

Last Winner…

Indulgence in Death (In Death, #31)

Indulgence in Death : Loved it, love this series~ I also ended up reading Rogue Princess which was not great for me…

This week my choices are the oldest ARCs I have from Netgalley.

I am so behind on my ARCs, I’m hoping this will be the kick in the pants I need!

Here are the five choices I will choose from:

  1. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell
  2. Briar and Rose and Jack by Katherine Coville
  3. Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee
  4. There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
  5. The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier

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Mini Review Round Up: SF/F YA ARCs

Yes, I’m mini reviewing ARCs… I feel hella guilty about this, to be sure, but it’s been 2-3 months since I’ve read them which means I’ve read at least 60 books in between. 

Hopefully with all these mini reviews I’m getting in I’ll be able to put out some more thorough reviews soon. 

Here are the books I’ve reviewed below: 

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State of the Arc #2

Happy Saturday, friends! 

Last year I shared my ARCs weekly, but that was starting to feel like a bit much and made me more guilty than motivated to finish anything. I’m hoping a monthly post will be better for me. Therefore, I’ll be trying out State of the ARC, hosted by Avalinah’s Books !😁

I totally missed doing this in February (whoops!!)

Anyhow, let’s see how this month is… 

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Mini Review Round Up: Middle Grade Books

I really do mean to read more Middle Grade books — there are so many good ones out there! Let me share with you some good ones I’ve read recently *cough* kind of *cough*. 

Books reviewed below: 

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Mini Reviews: A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh & Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes

I finally have time to write some reviews! This time around, I figure I should write up reviews for ARCs since wow I’m so, so late and I feel so badly. 

Books reviewed below: 

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