TBR – October

Last month’s TBR and book haul was a blast to read – I finally managed to read the Throne of Glass series (at least the first two) and I also read the Firestorm comic books which was pretty cool. However, it’s October, so  It’s time for another TBR/Book Haul!

Library Books:

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From the library this month, I found this little gem of a book series – The Flappers series by Jillian Larkin.

Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous combination. Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they?

Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden.

Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry. . .

How could that not appeal to me?! I love reading about the 1920s and this seems really interesting. Watch this space for future book reviews!

I also finally found a copy of ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’ by the ever fantastic John Green and David Levithan. I’ve been trying to find this in libraries for months, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to pick up this particular book.

Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine.

It’s not that far from Evanston to Naperville, but Chicago suburbanites Will Grayson and Will Grayson might as well live on different planets. When fate delivers them both to the same surprising crossroads, the Will Graysons find their lives overlapping and hurtling in new and unexpected directions. With a push from friends new and old – including the massive, and massively fabulous, Tiny Cooper, offensive lineman and musical theater auteur extraordinaire – Will and Will begin building toward respective romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most awesome high school musical.

I can’t wait to read this book, since I’m a huge fan of both John Green and David Levithan’s work.

Other:

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I have read this book before, I admit – it was an e-ARC that I got from Netgalley – but I’ve finally got the physical copy of it! Fans Of The Impossible Life is quite possibly the best book of the year, in my opinion. I have both reviewed it and done a Q&A with the author Kate Scelsa herself, which is pretty cool.

Mira is starting over at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who can’t get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she’s with Sebby.

Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who’s been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. When he sees Sebby for the first time across the school lawn, it’s as if he’s been expecting this blond, lanky boy with mischief glinting in his eye.

Sebby, Mira’s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him. Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and impromptu road trips, designed to fix the broken parts of their lives.

As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don’t understand their quest to live for the impossible.

If you’ve read this, please tell me so we can discuss how awesome it is.

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Happy reading!

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