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Blog Tour Excerpt: To Be Honest, by Maggie Ann Martin

Image result for to be honest book cover hd maggie ann martinTo Be Honest, by Maggie Ann Martin

Release: August 21, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Amazon / Book Depository

Synopsis via Goodreads: Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her sister goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she’ll be able to escape to college, too. What she doesn’t count on is that her mother’s obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her appearance on an extreme weight-loss show, and now Savvy’s mom is pressuring her even harder to be constantly mindful of what she eats.

Between her mom’s diet-helicoptering, missing her sister, and worrying about her collegiate future, Savvy has enough to worry about. And then she meets George, the cute new kid at school who has insecurities of his own. As Savvy and George grow closer, they help each other discover how to live in the moment and enjoy the here and now before it disappears.


Excerpt:

“All right, now it’s time for the three-legged race. We’re going to go in waves of five and do it bracket style. Come to me to grab your team’s rope and get prepared,” Mrs. M said.

Grace sat on the ground, joining her leg with one of her younger cousins. I suddenly felt self-conscious about the short shorts I chose to wear over my swimsuit. Imagining my jiggiling thigh having to be tied up to a stranger’s was my version of a nightmare. Would he notice the stretch marks that striped down my inner thighs? Would he be disgusted by me when he saw them?

It suddenly felt like all of the air had been pushed out of my lungs. I swayed on my feet as the ringing in my ears began. No matter how many panic attacks I had, my body always believed that it was dying. My body told me that I couldn’t catch my breath, that I was going to actually die in Sandcastle Park in my polka dotted swimsuit before I even got to eat lunch.

I plopped onto the ground and put my head between my legs, trying to catch my breath again. George’s voice played over the pounding of my heart and the ringing in my ears, but I couldn’t understand what he was saying. I squinted my eyes closed in an effort to make everything stop. My body didn’t listen.”


About the Author

Maggie Ann MartinMaggie Ann Martin hails from Des Moines, Iowa but moonlights as a New Yorker. She has a shiny new BA in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa, the most welcoming literary community in the world. When she is not writing, you can find her binge watching TV shows or passionately fangirling over fictional characters on the Internet. The Big F is her debut novel.

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Misc. · Other

Books I’m Taking To College

Hey friends! Today’s post is one that i’m suuuper excited to type up because it means i’m getting closer and closer to move in day! I’m going to be a college freshman this year and I am so excited to start this new chapter of my life. However, the only downside to this is the limited amount of space there is in my dorm for books, so I thought it would be fun to share which ones i’m bringing with me!

I have 25 books on my list and I know that’s probably a LOT but I definitely want to be prepared for when I do have time to read because, i’m a total mood reader! Depending on the time I could be in the mood for a contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, or even adult so I just want to keep my options open. Plus, I think this may be a good thing because it will motivate me to try and read some of these before break so that I can switch them out with new ones when I go home!

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I’ll also have my kindle with me so i’ll be able to read some of my ebooks, but for the sake of the length of this post i’ll only be showing the physical copies i’m bringing.

So without further ado, here is the list of books!

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Memes · Other · The Friday 56

The Friday 56: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

The Friday 56 is a blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice and has three simple rules:

  1. Grab a book, any book.
  2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
  3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil anything) that pulls your attention.
  4. Post it!

It’s a pretty simple task and is also super fun (especially because i’m always interested to see what sentences I find)!

This weeks book:

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Memes · Other · Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

Top Ten Tuesday is a blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new given topic and you post your top ten list that goes with the subject. This weeks topic is “Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype” and, honestly, I don’t think this should be too hard because i’ve read many books that have gone above and beyond with my expectations!

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Matchmaking Books + Music #2!

If you guys don’t know, my two obsessions include books (of course) and music! I always love to pair songs up with books I enjoy and that is exactly what i’ll be doing in today’s post! I’ve done this before and it was a lot of fun, so I thought i’d give it another go so hopefully you not only get some books recs, but new songs to jam out to as well!!

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Hauls · Memes · Other · Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves [5]

Happy Saturday, lovelies! Today i’m back with Stacking the Shelves; a blog meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. I will be showing all of the books that I have added to my shelves over this past week including ones I bought in a physical store or online, books borrowed from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course Ebooks!STSsmall

For more information about Stacking the Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

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Memes · Other · The Friday 56

The Friday 56: Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

The Friday 56 is a blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice and has three simple rules:

  1. Grab a book, any book.
  2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
  3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil anything) that pulls your attention.
  4. Post it!

It’s a pretty simple task and is also super fun (especially because i’m always interested to see what sentences I find)!

This weeks book:

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Reviews

Review: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

One Small Thing Erin WattOne Small Thing by Erin Watt

Release: June 26, 2018

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Source: Hardcover (US)

Pages: 299

Amazon / Book Depository

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Synopsis via Goodreads: Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

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