Summer Blogger Promo Tour: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

Whooo! It’s Sunday which means it’s time for another Summer Blogger Promo Tour post! ☀️ Today, Stephanie and I will be doing a Top Ten Tuesday meme with the prompt Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 (So Far)…except it’s Sunday and we’re technically each listing five. 😅SummerBloggerPromoTourLet’s start the countdown:

5. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen 

My Rating: 4/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐32078787

If you’ve read my review for this book or my Mid-Year Freakout tag, you’d know that this book was an unexpected surprise for me. 💖 I never thought that I would enjoy it as much as I did. Sarah Dessen did an amazing job writing a light-hearted romance that serves as a contrast to a serious topic.

I originally called Once and For All the perfect summertime read, but realistically, it’s more of the sweet springtime read. 🌸 Still, it was an amazing book! The family interactions were very genuine and funny, and the main character was very likable. Now, can someone please invite me to a wedding?? I want an excuse to dress up and eat some wedding cake! 🍰

4. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson 

32198265My Rating: 5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (highest ever rating for a contemporary!)

I literally just finished reading this book two nights ago, and I had to rewrite this post so that this book could be included. The Unexpected Everything is truly the perfect summertime read! I cannot stop squealing about how cute and amazing it was. 😱💕

The writing was fantastic, and the characters were adorkable and oh-so-lovable. The plot touched on family, friendships, and (of course) romance. Andie, our protagonist, was extremely relatable. I identified so much with her careful planning and need to be in control, so when her summer plans get turned upside down, how can she be prepared when everything about her summer is unexpected? Guess you’ll have to read about it to find out! 😉

3. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

Full-TOGMy Rating: 5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I love fantasy novels with kickass characters, and this series just swooped in and stole my heart! It’s perhaps my favorite series now?? I am unapologetically Sarah J Maas trash. 😂 #SorryNotSorry

Sarah J Maas has created the most amazing story with wonderfully hilarious and perfectly imperfect characters. The world is extremely fascinating because it incorporates magic, faeries, and a bit of a medieval vibe. ✨🗡️ I didn’t expect to love this series this much because the first two books were good but not great. Truthfully, the first two books were more of a 4/5 star read, but everything else blew me away! I am so emotionally invested in these characters lives, and my heart is not ready for Kingdom of Ash. 😍 If you haven’t yet, check out my reviews for Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and The Assassin’s Blade!

2.  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

http_pixel.nymag.comimgsfashiondaily2017030909-The-Hate-U-Give.nocrop.w710.h2147483647My Rating: 5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is a book that everyone needs to read! It’s incredibly relevant to our world today, and it honestly opened my eyes. I highly recommend this book to all my friends, and you should definitely finish this book before the movie is out! 🎬

I can’t even form proper words to describe how fantastic this book is. Through the eyes of Starr, our protagonist, we see how the issues of police brutality, racism, and cultural appropriation effect one individual, one community, and evidently, one country. Angie Thomas also perfectly incorporates realistic family dynamics and complicated friendships with those of other races. The writing is phenomenal, and the narrator of the audiobook captured every scene perfectly.

1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

mockingbird_200-43d42d5b7d57a9c20485d7369f374e6d42f388bb-s6-c30My Rating: 5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is literally a classic, and I am so ashamed of myself for not reading it until this year! Normally, high school students read it during their freshman year, but I wasn’t able to due to class scheduling issues. I decided to listen to the audiobook, and holy smokes this book is amazing! 🐦

Scout is the cutest narrator ever! We see the story play out from her perspective, and because she is young, she has a refreshingly innocent and kind mentality. This book deals with racial inequality, rape, discrimination, courage, compassion, gender roles, etc. Like THUG, To Kill A Mockingbird teaches the important lesson of standing up for what is right–even when the system is against you. It’s no wonder why this book is an American classic and needs to be taught in classrooms!

What were your favorites this year so far? Any recommendations? Any rants? Let me know in the comments! 💕

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  1. I am planning on reading The Hate U Give before the summer is over! I’m happy to hear it was one of your favourites this year so far. One of the best books I have read this year was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo! If you haven’t read it, I really recommend it 🙂

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    1. Yes!! I’m so excited to hear your thoughts on THUG ❤ Let me know if you write a review (regardless of whether you love or hate, but hopefully love)! I've never heard of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, but I'll definitely check it out too ^_^

      Thank you so much for reading my post Cat ❤

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  2. I’m position 11 over at my library for the hate you give so that’s going to take forever.

    I’m glad you enjoy Throne of Glass. I enjoy it also. I want to read it again but on book 3 and 4 to appear so I could fully invest in the story. I don’t want to read the paperback of them (so awaiting for my hardcover)

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    1. Oo the wait will be a struggle, but I promise that it’s worth it! Have you finished book 3 and 4, or are you currently done with book 2? Either way, I think you’ll love the series as you continue, and if you’re reading, we can fangirl together! One of my absolutely favorite characters, Rowan, appears in book 3 and spices up the entire story ^_^

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      1. I read 1-5, haven’t read TAB or ToD yet sadly. I’m just missing book 3 and 4 on shelf

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  3. A Gathering Light byJennifer Donnelly
    Sadie by Courtney Summers
    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer
    Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
    All’s Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria, are my so far reads.

    I’ve read you top 2 3 & 4 back then they sure were my favs too! Especially THUG. It was so timely when it was released. Speaking of Sarah J. Maas… I have disappointed you I stil haven’t done any Maas readings. 🙈🙈

    I have seen the film about To Kill a Mocking Bird yet to read too. And about Sarah Dessen my friend kept on shoving her books at my face his absolute favourite author hahaha

    Awesome list Tiffany!

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    1. Six! Of! Crows! 🎉 so happy to see that it’s on your list 😊 I’m ashamed that I haven’t read the others that you’ve favorited, so I guess it’s a fair trade off for not reading Throne of Glass 😂 I highly recommend To Kill A Mockingbird (Obv bc it’s #1 on my list haha) If you don’t feel like reading the physical book, the audiobook is really good for it!

      Thanks so much for all the love and support Justine 😍 You’re amazing!!

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      1. That is a fair trade but I will make you and Natalie proud of me before this year ends! Mark my words! Hahaha!

        No, no, I will read the physical one I have a short span focus for audio books. Haha

        Always, Tiffany ❤

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  4. I am so happy to see Once and For All on your list. A lot of people didn’t like it, but I LOVED it and cried buckets when we got to “that” part. ToG is such an awesome series. I am a HUGE fan. Matson always makes me happy. I read To Kill a Mockingbird about 30-ish years ago, but remember it was one of the assigned reading books I actually liked.

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    1. I was listening to the audiobook at the mall for Once and For All, and I was looking like a crazy person getting emotional while shopping! 😂 Ethan was such a good guy 😢 I’m so glad to hear that youre a fan of TOG too! I think the reviews of SJM are pretty polar and divided. I’m starting to get more into contemporaries and really loving Dessen and Matson. Let me know if you have other recommendations!

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      1. I have read all Dessen’s books, and most were 5-star reads for me. She is so good at getting that balance of light and heavy right, and I love that there is always some family focus in her books. Jenn Bennett, Robin Benway, and Emma Mills are some of my newer favorites. I am a contemporary-ho, and it’s pretty much all I read.

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  5. Ohh I love your picks! ✨

    I really need to finally read To Kill a Mockingbird as well, I’ve been slacking when it comes to reading classics this year. And I’m super happy you loved THUG, I can’t wait to see the movie. ☺️

    My favorite book this year is without doubt Circe, it’s so wonderfully written, and also Strange the Dreamer & The Night Circus. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Lily 💕

      You definitely need to read To Kill a Mockingbird 😍 It’s a really good audiobook if you’re interested, but no matter how you read it, it doesn’t feel like a typical “boring” classic!

      I’ve heard a lot of good things about Circe, and I remember you fangirling about it in an early post! I definitely need to look more into it and add it to my TBR.

      Thanks for always being so sweet and supportive 😊

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  6. OMG TIFFANY I HAVEN’T READ ANY OF THESE YET T_T Well, except for TOG but I read that years ago and can’t remember anything ;-; But I definitely want to read The Unexpected Everything (and catch up on Morgan Matson books in general) and The Hate U Give!!! I LOVED THE MOVIE TRAILER AHHH

    My favorites so far have probably been To Kill a Kingdom, Spinning Silver, Children of Blood and Bone… All fantasies, whoops :>

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    1. Shame on you!!! JK 😉 More like shame on me for still not reading Children of Blood and Bone and To Kill a Kingdom 😭 Fantasy is definitely my favorite genre, and I have been lacking in it lately!! </3 I've also been hearing about Spinning Silver, so I guess that's another book to the ever growing TBR 😂

      I seriously thought you've read THUG?! Please pick it up! The Unexpected Everything was like a feel good Disney movie 😍 I really hope you enjoy it!

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  7. This is a great post!

    I love THUG, and it deserves all the admiration & recognition, so it made me so happy to see it on your list!🤗I’m planning to read To Kill a Mockingbird soon, so seeing it on your list was super great because now I’m looking forward to it even more.

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  8. Ahhh what a great post, I love the books you mentioned here! I recently finished Once and For All and I really enjoyed it. I’m SO happy you loved Morgan Matson’ book, it is the PERFECT summer read and these characters are amazing, I love them all sooooooooo very much ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Marie, you’re turning me into a contemporary loving fluff ball 🙈💕 TUE was so freaking good!! It was so cute and made my heart sing 😍 I’m currently reading Eliza and Her Monsters which is really good so far, and I recently got Wanderlost from the library!

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      1. AHHH AM I, this makes me SO HAPPY TIFFANY AHHH. come join the dark – well… the fluff-ball contemporary side hahaha 😛 ❤ ❤ ❤
        I'm SO glad you're enjoying Eliza, I can't wait to hear what you think of it once you're done 😀

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  9. I adored The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. I’ve read it last year and it was a wonderful book about family, friendship and love. So glad it made on your list of favorites. It’s by far my second favorite from Morgan Matson. I need to read To Kill A Mockingbird. Not a huge fan of classics but I make it a goal to read at least one per year. 🙂

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Summer Blogger Promo Tour: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

Whooo! It’s Sunday which means it’s time for another Summer Blogger Promo Tour post! ☀️ Today, Stephanie and I will be doing a Top Ten Tuesday meme with the prompt Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 (So Far)…except it’s Sunday and we’re technically each listing five. 😅SummerBloggerPromoTourLet’s start the countdown:

5. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen 

My Rating: 4/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐32078787

If you’ve read my review for this book or my Mid-Year Freakout tag, you’d know that this book was an unexpected surprise for me. 💖 I never thought that I would enjoy it as much as I did. Sarah Dessen did an amazing job writing a light-hearted romance that serves as a contrast to a serious topic.

I originally called Once and For All the perfect summertime read, but realistically, it’s more of the sweet springtime read. 🌸 Still, it was an amazing book! The family interactions were very genuine and funny, and the main character was very likable. Now, can someone please invite me to a wedding?? I want an excuse to dress up and eat some wedding cake! 🍰

4. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson 

32198265My Rating: 5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (highest ever rating for a contemporary!)

I literally just finished reading this book two nights ago, and I had to rewrite this post so that this book could be included. The Unexpected Everything is truly the perfect summertime read! I cannot stop squealing about how cute and amazing it was. 😱💕

The writing was fantastic, and the characters were adorkable and oh-so-lovable. The plot touched on family, friendships, and (of course) romance. Andie, our protagonist, was extremely relatable. I identified so much with her careful planning and need to be in control, so when her summer plans get turned upside down, how can she be prepared when everything about her summer is unexpected? Guess you’ll have to read about it to find out! 😉

3. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas

Full-TOGMy Rating: 5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I love fantasy novels with kickass characters, and this series just swooped in and stole my heart! It’s perhaps my favorite series now?? I am unapologetically Sarah J Maas trash. 😂 #SorryNotSorry

Sarah J Maas has created the most amazing story with wonderfully hilarious and perfectly imperfect characters. The world is extremely fascinating because it incorporates magic, faeries, and a bit of a medieval vibe. ✨🗡️ I didn’t expect to love this series this much because the first two books were good but not great. Truthfully, the first two books were more of a 4/5 star read, but everything else blew me away! I am so emotionally invested in these characters lives, and my heart is not ready for Kingdom of Ash. 😍 If you haven’t yet, check out my reviews for Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and The Assassin’s Blade!

2.  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

http_pixel.nymag.comimgsfashiondaily2017030909-The-Hate-U-Give.nocrop.w710.h2147483647My Rating: 5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is a book that everyone needs to read! It’s incredibly relevant to our world today, and it honestly opened my eyes. I highly recommend this book to all my friends, and you should definitely finish this book before the movie is out! 🎬

I can’t even form proper words to describe how fantastic this book is. Through the eyes of Starr, our protagonist, we see how the issues of police brutality, racism, and cultural appropriation effect one individual, one community, and evidently, one country. Angie Thomas also perfectly incorporates realistic family dynamics and complicated friendships with those of other races. The writing is phenomenal, and the narrator of the audiobook captured every scene perfectly.

1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

mockingbird_200-43d42d5b7d57a9c20485d7369f374e6d42f388bb-s6-c30My Rating: 5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is literally a classic, and I am so ashamed of myself for not reading it until this year! Normally, high school students read it during their freshman year, but I wasn’t able to due to class scheduling issues. I decided to listen to the audiobook, and holy smokes this book is amazing! 🐦

Scout is the cutest narrator ever! We see the story play out from her perspective, and because she is young, she has a refreshingly innocent and kind mentality. This book deals with racial inequality, rape, discrimination, courage, compassion, gender roles, etc. Like THUG, To Kill A Mockingbird teaches the important lesson of standing up for what is right–even when the system is against you. It’s no wonder why this book is an American classic and needs to be taught in classrooms!

What were your favorites this year so far? Any recommendations? Any rants? Let me know in the comments! 💕

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44 thoughts on “Summer Blogger Promo Tour: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

  1. I am planning on reading The Hate U Give before the summer is over! I’m happy to hear it was one of your favourites this year so far. One of the best books I have read this year was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo! If you haven’t read it, I really recommend it 🙂

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    1. Yes!! I’m so excited to hear your thoughts on THUG ❤ Let me know if you write a review (regardless of whether you love or hate, but hopefully love)! I've never heard of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, but I'll definitely check it out too ^_^

      Thank you so much for reading my post Cat ❤

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  2. I’m position 11 over at my library for the hate you give so that’s going to take forever.

    I’m glad you enjoy Throne of Glass. I enjoy it also. I want to read it again but on book 3 and 4 to appear so I could fully invest in the story. I don’t want to read the paperback of them (so awaiting for my hardcover)

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    1. Oo the wait will be a struggle, but I promise that it’s worth it! Have you finished book 3 and 4, or are you currently done with book 2? Either way, I think you’ll love the series as you continue, and if you’re reading, we can fangirl together! One of my absolutely favorite characters, Rowan, appears in book 3 and spices up the entire story ^_^

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      1. I read 1-5, haven’t read TAB or ToD yet sadly. I’m just missing book 3 and 4 on shelf

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  3. A Gathering Light byJennifer Donnelly
    Sadie by Courtney Summers
    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer
    Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
    All’s Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria, are my so far reads.

    I’ve read you top 2 3 & 4 back then they sure were my favs too! Especially THUG. It was so timely when it was released. Speaking of Sarah J. Maas… I have disappointed you I stil haven’t done any Maas readings. 🙈🙈

    I have seen the film about To Kill a Mocking Bird yet to read too. And about Sarah Dessen my friend kept on shoving her books at my face his absolute favourite author hahaha

    Awesome list Tiffany!

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    1. Six! Of! Crows! 🎉 so happy to see that it’s on your list 😊 I’m ashamed that I haven’t read the others that you’ve favorited, so I guess it’s a fair trade off for not reading Throne of Glass 😂 I highly recommend To Kill A Mockingbird (Obv bc it’s #1 on my list haha) If you don’t feel like reading the physical book, the audiobook is really good for it!

      Thanks so much for all the love and support Justine 😍 You’re amazing!!

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      1. That is a fair trade but I will make you and Natalie proud of me before this year ends! Mark my words! Hahaha!

        No, no, I will read the physical one I have a short span focus for audio books. Haha

        Always, Tiffany ❤

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  4. I am so happy to see Once and For All on your list. A lot of people didn’t like it, but I LOVED it and cried buckets when we got to “that” part. ToG is such an awesome series. I am a HUGE fan. Matson always makes me happy. I read To Kill a Mockingbird about 30-ish years ago, but remember it was one of the assigned reading books I actually liked.

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    1. I was listening to the audiobook at the mall for Once and For All, and I was looking like a crazy person getting emotional while shopping! 😂 Ethan was such a good guy 😢 I’m so glad to hear that youre a fan of TOG too! I think the reviews of SJM are pretty polar and divided. I’m starting to get more into contemporaries and really loving Dessen and Matson. Let me know if you have other recommendations!

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      1. I have read all Dessen’s books, and most were 5-star reads for me. She is so good at getting that balance of light and heavy right, and I love that there is always some family focus in her books. Jenn Bennett, Robin Benway, and Emma Mills are some of my newer favorites. I am a contemporary-ho, and it’s pretty much all I read.

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  5. Ohh I love your picks! ✨

    I really need to finally read To Kill a Mockingbird as well, I’ve been slacking when it comes to reading classics this year. And I’m super happy you loved THUG, I can’t wait to see the movie. ☺️

    My favorite book this year is without doubt Circe, it’s so wonderfully written, and also Strange the Dreamer & The Night Circus. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Lily 💕

      You definitely need to read To Kill a Mockingbird 😍 It’s a really good audiobook if you’re interested, but no matter how you read it, it doesn’t feel like a typical “boring” classic!

      I’ve heard a lot of good things about Circe, and I remember you fangirling about it in an early post! I definitely need to look more into it and add it to my TBR.

      Thanks for always being so sweet and supportive 😊

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  6. OMG TIFFANY I HAVEN’T READ ANY OF THESE YET T_T Well, except for TOG but I read that years ago and can’t remember anything ;-; But I definitely want to read The Unexpected Everything (and catch up on Morgan Matson books in general) and The Hate U Give!!! I LOVED THE MOVIE TRAILER AHHH

    My favorites so far have probably been To Kill a Kingdom, Spinning Silver, Children of Blood and Bone… All fantasies, whoops :>

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    1. Shame on you!!! JK 😉 More like shame on me for still not reading Children of Blood and Bone and To Kill a Kingdom 😭 Fantasy is definitely my favorite genre, and I have been lacking in it lately!! </3 I've also been hearing about Spinning Silver, so I guess that's another book to the ever growing TBR 😂

      I seriously thought you've read THUG?! Please pick it up! The Unexpected Everything was like a feel good Disney movie 😍 I really hope you enjoy it!

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  7. This is a great post!

    I love THUG, and it deserves all the admiration & recognition, so it made me so happy to see it on your list!🤗I’m planning to read To Kill a Mockingbird soon, so seeing it on your list was super great because now I’m looking forward to it even more.

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  8. Ahhh what a great post, I love the books you mentioned here! I recently finished Once and For All and I really enjoyed it. I’m SO happy you loved Morgan Matson’ book, it is the PERFECT summer read and these characters are amazing, I love them all sooooooooo very much ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Marie, you’re turning me into a contemporary loving fluff ball 🙈💕 TUE was so freaking good!! It was so cute and made my heart sing 😍 I’m currently reading Eliza and Her Monsters which is really good so far, and I recently got Wanderlost from the library!

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      1. AHHH AM I, this makes me SO HAPPY TIFFANY AHHH. come join the dark – well… the fluff-ball contemporary side hahaha 😛 ❤ ❤ ❤
        I'm SO glad you're enjoying Eliza, I can't wait to hear what you think of it once you're done 😀

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  9. I adored The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. I’ve read it last year and it was a wonderful book about family, friendship and love. So glad it made on your list of favorites. It’s by far my second favorite from Morgan Matson. I need to read To Kill A Mockingbird. Not a huge fan of classics but I make it a goal to read at least one per year. 🙂

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