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Casey  SF | I Read YA | (and other stuff) | francophile | β“‹ πŸ“– CR: Because You Love to Hate Me πŸ“š 2017: 48

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#MichelleRichmond last night at her launch of πŸ’ #TheMarriagePact πŸ’ at the Booksmith! πŸ“šπŸŽ‰
πŸ‘‰πŸ½Swipe for cover
I was so thrilled to be there since I read a copy of the book from NetGalley and really enjoyed it!
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The Marriage Pact is a suspense novel that is as thrilling as it is thought provoking. It follows newlyweds Alice and Jake, who receive an unexpected wedding gift from a new and mysterious acquaintance: an invitation to join The Pact, an exclusive organization designed to help couples maintain the perfect marriage. However, The Pact turns out to be more serious than they bargained for... and impossible to escape
This book was intriguing from the beginning and had a style that was easy to get sucked into. Although this book didn't always go where I wanted or expected it to, it always brought something interesting to think about to the table. I finished it a while ago, I still find myself thinking about these characters and wanting to discuss their situation and choices... (so if you've read it, we should talk about it πŸ˜…)
I gave this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. ARC courtesy of #NetGalley.
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#bookreview #netgalleyreview #bookbirthday #bookday #bookevent #authorevent #booksigning #bookshop #bookstore #thebooksmith #thriller #bookstagram #bookphoto #bookworm #sanfrancisco #haightandashbury

πŸ“– UNFINISHED SERIES πŸ“– | #quoththejulybookchallenge day 25
These are most of the series I've started but still WANT and NEED to finish! There are a ton more that I own but haven't started at all 😹 why
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#somanybookssolittletime #bookstack #stackofbooks #unfinished series #bookstagram #booksofig #winger #theravenboys #maggiestiefvater #rachelhartman #unwind #epicreads #booknerdigans #yareads #yalit

✨ HAPPY #BOOKTUBEATHON EVERYONE ✨
I'm so ready to read! πŸ€“πŸ“š I had a hard time coming up with my TBR because there are things I NEED to read that just don't fit into the challenges this year. But I did decide on these 3, and I l will (hopefully πŸ™πŸ½) read more than these (although 7 seems unlikely)
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #Warcross by #MarieLu
- a diverse book (Asian American author and protagonist)
- a buddy read with @ashley1901
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #BecauseYouLovetoHateMe
- a hyped book
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #ShootDowntheWendyBird by #JulieZantopoulos
- a book to read outside
- a book to read in one day
- a book with a person on the cover
πŸ“š Happy Reading everyone! πŸ“š
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#booktubeathontbr #booktubeathon2017 #booktubeathon2017tbr #tbr #readathon #readathontbr #bookstagram #books #arcs #bookphoto #yabooks #epicreads #julyreads #yalovin #booknerdigans

πŸ’ #dustyshelfproject July 2017 πŸ’
These are the 3 oldest books on my TBR this month! πŸ“– My current read is #Revolution by #JenniferDonnelly (which I'm using for #quoththejulybookchallenge Day 20: Historical Fiction)
It follows 2 timelines: Andi is a modern teen who, in the wake of her brothers death, is taken to Paris by her father. The other perspective is from a journal of a girl during the French Revolution, which Andi finds and reads.
I'm about halfway through and enjoying it, although it's pretty dense and I definitely prefer Andi's perspective
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I've already finished the other 2: #RedGlove (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) and #TimeBetweenUs (⭐️⭐️)
πŸŽ‰ Yay for being on top of my challenge this month! πŸŽ‰
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#hollyblack #ireadya #yabooks #yareads #bookphotochallenge #bookphoto #booksofig #bookstagram #epicreads #fiercereads #bookstack #currentread #currentlyreading #amreading

πŸ“š 10 Things I Would NEVER Say! πŸ“š
1. I have too many books
2. Listening to audiobooks doesn't count as reading
3. I don't understand why everyone is obsessed with Harry Potter
4. Aren't you too old to read YA?
5. No thanks, I don't want an arc of Turtles All the Way Down
6. I don't feel like going to the bookstore
7. Wow, I love when covers change in the middle of a series!
8. I don't like using libraries
9. Umbridge is just misunderstood
10. (This is for the French lit fans) She should have just married Nemours!
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Thanks to @rogersreads for tagging me for #10ThingsIWouldNeverSay! If you're tagged, I'd love to see your own answers! (They don't have to be bookish)
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Photo is of The Booksmith on Haight St!
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#booktag #bookshop #bookstore #bookshelf #shelfie #thebooksmith #sanfrancisco #yabooks #yareads #yalivin #epicreads #fiercereads #bookstagram #booksofig #booknerdigans #frenchlit #laprincessedeclèves

#quoththejulybookchallenge | πŸ“š Nonfiction πŸ“š
I was planning to do just memoirs because I love them, but I realized I have a lot of them on audio and I gave away my favorite one, Wild, to a friend 😒
But I actually like this bunch - I feel like each pick is very different!
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #RapturePractice - A YA memoir about growing up gay in the Bible Belt. I read this 400+ page book in one day.
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #TheArtofAsking - AFP is my queen
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #ParisILoveYouButYoureBringingMeDown - This one is about an American in Paris - so as I French major I clung to every word
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #MakeGoodArt - Inspirational and visually inventive. Plus Neil Gaiman.
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #TheNarrativeoftheLifeofFrederickDouglass - Douglass' memoir about his life as a slave and his escape. Heart wrenching and powerful.
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I definitely recommend all of these!
What kind of non-fiction do you like?
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#bookstagram #bookchallenge #julybookchallenge #nonfiction #favoritebooks #yareads #yanonfiction #amandapalmer #neilgaiman #aaronhartzler #bookstack #bookphoto #booknerdigans

πŸ¦„ June Haul #bookchevron! πŸ¦„
You can see why I procrastinated taking this photo πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
I'm proud of myself for only buying 2 books:
- Saint Anything
- The Hate You Give
But clearly my TBR did not get a break because. So. Many. Arcs! These are from @ashley1901 from #BookCon and #YallWest and some are for review.
Also. This is only what I could fit in the picture πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ.
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#bookhaul #archaul #junehaul #junebookhaul #bookstagram #booksofig #bookphoto #yalit #yalovin #thehateugive #sarahdessen #adamsilvera #stephanieperkins #maggiestiefvater #genuinefraud #janeunlimited

😸 A very belated JUNE WRAP-UP! 😸
You know, this summer I've been going back and forth a lot between my apartment and my parents house (where my bookshelves are) and I'm always lugging huge stacks of books when I travel for #bookstagram purposes... I ALWAYS being more books than I need, yet I ALWAYS forget ONE
tldr: one book is missing from this photo πŸ˜‘
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1. #OnceandForAll ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (my new favorite Sarah Dessen)
2. #TheGentlemansGuidetoViceandVirtue ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (my new favorite in general)
3. #TigerLily ⭐️⭐️
4. #Inkspell ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5. #AnnaDressedinBlood ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6. #LongWayDown ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
7. #WhentheMoonWasOurs ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Let me know your thoughts on these if you've read them!
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#bookphoto #yalit #yabooks #yareads #yalovin #booknerdigans #booknerd #epicreads #fiercereads #sarahdessen #kedareblake #jasonreynolds #booksofig #bookstack #junewrapup #wrapup #whatiread

#quoththejulybookchallenge Day 14 | 🌿 POETRY 🌿
This is my most recent poetry/short story/flash fiction purchase!
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Shoot Down the Wendy Bird by Julie Zantopoulos
Everyone says it made them cry so I am PREPARING myself 😭
I'm saving it for #booktubeathon for two challenges:
- read a book in one day
- read a book outside
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Whose your favorite poet?
Mine is probably Elizabeth Bishop (specifically her sestinas) or Paul Verlaine β€’
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#julybookchallenge #julyphotochallenge #booksoutside #booksandcookies #booksandplants #succulents #poetry #flashfiction #readingoutside #booktubeathontbr #bookstagram #booksofig #bookphoto #juliezantopoulos #shootdownthewendybird

⭐️ RECOMMENDATIONS ⭐️
These are great books that would make perfect summer reads:
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #WhentheMoonWasOurs - unique and poetic and with a lot of heart
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #TheGentlemansGuidetoViceandVirtue - funny historical fiction with characters you can't help but love
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #SinceYouveBeenGone - my favorite Morgan Matson book
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #Fangirl - perfect for any fangirl
πŸ‘‰πŸ½ #Seraphina - this one will stay close to your heart
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What's a book you've been recommending this summer?
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#bookstack #stackofbooks #booknerdigans #epicreads #yalit #fiercereads #ireadya #yalovin #rainbowrowell #morganmatson #rachelhartman #bookphoto #bookstagram #bookrecommendation #favoritebooks #summereads #quoththejulybookchallenge

🌻️ #summerreads 🌻
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What's the best book you've read this summer?
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#GenuineFraud by #ELockhart has been one of my favorite reads of the summer! It starts with a mysterious girl named Jule on the run in Mexico and goes backward from there. Although starting in the middle of things was a bit confusing at first, I quickly became eager to know just WHO our protagonist really was and how she got to be where she ended up. Like #WeWereLiars , this is bound to be a polarizing book. It's not as twisty, but getting to the end (or beginning) does change how you will understand the book and it left me with a similar feeling of awe. This is definitely a hit for me. Look for it this September!
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(I decided to do some prompts from the #quoththejulybookchallenge and this is day 12)
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#bookreview #arcreview #yareads #ireadya #yalit #bookstagram #booksoutside #booksandflowers #booksandplants #booksofig #booknerd #booktag #julybookchallenge #bookphoto

What series has your favorite covers?
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If you've seen my latest #BOOKHAUL / #UNBOXING on my story, then you'll know I bought some books to complete my matching sets πŸ˜πŸ“š
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These are some of my favorite completed matching sets πŸ’–πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜
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#bookstack #stackofbooks #alexandrabracken #passenger #annaandthefrenchkiss #stephanieperkins #thegoldencompass #hollyblack #thecurseworkers #gayleforeman #ifistay #bookstagram #booksofig #bookstagrammer #booknerdigans #epicreads #booktag #yalit #ireadya #yareads #bookseries #favoritebooks

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