Book Review: Hold Still

Devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful . . . in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend’s suicide.

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Top 5 Wednesdays: Books Featuring Mental Health

On Wednesdays I post my “Top 5” which comes from a Goodreads group that creates topics for bloggers to write about. This week the topic is “Books featuring mental health” in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month!

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NetGalley Rejects

Hello, all. I know I’ve been doing an awful job of keeping up with my posts but I’m a college student who works and sometimes that kind of gets in the way of fun stuff, ya feel me? But I am still reading and have been thinking of fun ideas for new posts that I […]

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An Anonymous Girl

Synopsis: Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.  When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow […]

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Thanks for the Trouble: Book Review

Synopsis: “I’ve got some questions for you. Was this story written about me?” I shrugged. “Yes or no?” I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even more pretty. It brought a bloom to her pale cheeks and made sharp shelves of her cheekbones. “It’s very rude not to answer simple questions,” […]

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Dakota’s Heart Donation Drive

Hi guys! First off I want to go ahead and give a trigger warning. This post is definitely not my usual, and it is non-book related. This being said, I do discuss mental illnesses and suicide in this post. Please be aware of this and do not continue if you feel like this may harm […]

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The Spectacular Now: Book Review

Synopsis: Sutter Keely. He’s the guy you want at your party. He’ll get everyone dancing. He’ ll get everyone in your parents’ pool. Okay, so he’s not exactly a shining academic star. He has no plans for college and will probably end up folding men’s shirts for a living. But there are plenty of ladies […]

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Emergency Contact: Book Review

Synopsis: For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion […]

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Angels Can’t Swim: Book Review

Synopsis: Three college juniors. A swim team. A manipulative coach. Unexpected life circumstances. A girl struggling with her sexuality. A story that you will not forget. Angels Can’t Swim is a novella that captures so many elements of the life of a student-athlete, from mental health to sexuality to relationships. While partially a story about […]

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My Top 5 Books

Anyone who loves books know that this is an incredibly hard thing to narrow down. Why can’t they all be my favorite??? There are so many books worth giving all of my love to… But for you guys, I will attempt to narrow it down. Looking for Alaska This book tricked me into thinking that I liked […]

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