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Wilder Girls, Rory Power

Alright. Here’s the thing. I love it when people praise a book. When they talk about it’s ground breaking and unique. I love books and want them to be good. But I’m going to have to start ignoring hype. Because Rory Power was supposed to rock my world with Wilder Girls but I was so underwhelmed.

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Sometime After Midnight, Philips

Happy last day of Pride month! I went to LA Pride with my best friend a few weeks ago and it was incredible to see people rally together and express themselves and build an open and welcome community. I was so happy I got to go and support!

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Ready Player One, Cline

I’d heard a lot about this book. And since I had plenty of time to read on my plane ride to LONDON I figured I’d finally get around to Cline. Thank goodness I did. It was amazing.

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Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

Lippincott does an incredible job of shining light on Cystic Fibrosis in this sweet story about two teens who fall in love but can never touch. Did I read this up because my best friend and I love Cole Sprouse? And because I’m the kind of person that likes to read the book before seeing the movie? Maybe. But that doesn’t matter. What does matter is that I read it, and I liked it. Let me tell you why.

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The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert

For the first time ever, Target has failed me. Because this book was part of their bookclub and the reviews on the back were glowing. But it was legit the worst. Sorry Albert.

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What If It’s Us, Albertalli and Silvera

After Dune I needed something a little less intense. And it had been a hot minute since I read a YA so I picked up What If It’s Us. It was so stinkin’ cute. What a fabulous note to end the year on!

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Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell

Rowell wrote a fictional novel about a girl who writes fan fiction based on a fictional novel Rowell created. An impressive feat.

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Windfall, Jennifer E. Smith

I did something I’ve never done before to get Windfall. Went to the bookstore for a specifically colored book cover.

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Legendary, Stephanie Garber

Buckle up y’all, Garber has a second book and it is quite the rollercoaster.

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Gracefully Grayson, Ami Polonsky

Polonsky’s Gracefully Grayson is an equally heart wrenching and heart warming story about gender. What would you do if you felt like you were born in the wrong body?

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