Tag Archives: Young-adult fiction

The Summer I Turned Pretty

11 Jul

Book Review of The Summer I Turned Pretty – by Jenny Han

Barnes & Noble Overview

Some summers are just destined to be pretty

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer — they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

My Review

Every summer I look for a series of young adult easy fun reading and my mom passed this one along to me knowing I would love it! I’ve never read a book by Jenny Han before but I was definitely pleased! She takes you on the journey of a young teenager and the summer she had always dreamed of having. You get to know her connection with her “summer family”  by chapters that are dedicated to showing past life stories in between this summer’s chapters. It’s really easy to follow and Jenny Han does an amazing job of showing you what it’s like to live life for the summer! Now that I’ve finished this book – I am on the the next 😀

This book is a 5 out of 5 stars!

Thanks for stopping by,

Love Always,

J

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Great Finds with Family Time

16 Jun

What do you get when you have three female family member bloggers, two of which blog about books, and a library book sale?!

A pile of books so high that when you come home you realize you have no shelf space for them.. 😀 uh oh!

At the rate that I read – I have enough books to last me all year 😉 As for my sister and mom this might last three months!

If you love books, aren’t so great at returning library books on time (guilty for sure!), and don’t have the cash to a bunch of new books (also guilty) there are two options you have to find great books at great prices if you don’t mind weeding through some old ones.

Not all but most libraries each year do a book sale (sometimes more often) to get rid of the multiple copies of books to replace with new ones coming out. Our library gathers all these books, sorts them by hardback, paperback, mass media print, dvds & electronics, young adult, and children’s books – than short by Authors last name. Hardbacks are $2 and paperbacks & mass media are $1, but best of all kids young adult and children’s books are a whopping .50 cents!

Another option is thrift stores! Some thrift stores are better than others but I’ve come to find most Goodwill’s I’ve been to all around Virginia have a large amount of books for $1 and under – most of the time they are .25 cents – can’t beat that price!

After our book adventure we did a little shopping at Charming Charlies. It’s a cute little accessory store around here that my sister always comes to when she stops by. For those of you who have tiny feet like me and have a really hard time finding high-heeled shoes in a size 5 or 5.5 and you don’t have money for those drop dead gorgeous Steve Maddens – hop on over to the nearest Charming Charlies around or check out their online store here! I got these suckers and I already have six dresses I will be wearing these babies with 😀

So excited!!!

Stay tuned for my list of things I hope to accomplish this week and my trick to keeping things budget friendly without all the stress 😉

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

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