October Wrap-Up

After my absolutely shocking September reading month, i figured i should probably get my act together in October if i wanted to complete my end of year challenge. As it stands, i still have twelve books to read in the next two months, which is definitely do-able if i actually sit down and focus. Here’s what i read in October.

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Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan – Review

Title: Two Boys Kissing

Author: David Levithan

Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQ+

Publication Date: March 27th 2014

Publisher: Egmont

Pages: 256

Summary: The two boys kissing are Craig and Harry. They’re hoping to set the world record for the longest kiss. They’re not a couple, but they used to be.

Peter and Neil are a couple. Their kisses are different. Avery and Ryan have only just met and are trying to figure out what happens next. Cooper is alone. He’s not sure how he feels.

As the marathon progresses, these boys, their friends and families evaluate the changing nature of feelings, behaviour and this crazy thing called love under the watchful eyes of a Greek chorus of a generation of men lost to AIDS. David Levithan connects recent history with the present moment in a novel that is both a celebration of equality and a memorial to a lost generation.

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LGBTQ+ Book Club Update – Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Our LGBTQ+ book club has been running for quite some time now, and we’re on our fourth book of the club! We’re all so happy with how well received all these books have been and how many people are getting involved. More so, me and Sophie have been managing to read the same books every month, which never happens and was the ultimate goal of this whole book club.

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BEDM: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn – Review

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Title: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Author: David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Publication Date: August 2007

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Pages: 183

Summary: Nick and Norah are both suffering from broken hearts. So when Nick sees the girl who dumped him walk in with a new guy he asks the strange girl next to him to be his girlfriend for the next five minutes.

Norah would do anything to avoid conversation with the not-friend girl who dumped Nick, and get over the Evil Ex whom Norah never quite broke up with. And so she agrees.

What follows is an epic first date between two people who are just trying to figure out who they want to be – and where the next great band is playing.

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April 2017 Wrap-Up

I seem to keep having very sporadic reading months. Some months have been great this year, my January was outstanding, and some not so good. I’ve dipped again a little in April due to a lot of things going on, and have only read a few of the books i was aiming for. All in all it wasn’t an awful month, but i definitely am hoping it gets a little better. Here’s what i read in April and what i thought…

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DASH AND LILYS BOOK OF DARES BY DAVID LEVITHAN AND RACHEL COHN

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Title: Dash and Lilys Book Of Dares

Author: David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Publisher: MIRA INK

Publication Date: 5th September 2014

Pages: 260

Summary: At the urge of her lucky-in-love brother, sixteen-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of dares on her favourite bookshop shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept. Curious, snarky Dash isn’t one to back down from a challenge – and the Book of Dares is the perfect distraction he’s been looking for.

As they send each other on a scavenger hunt across Manhattan, they’re falling for each other on paper. But finding out if their real selves share their on-page chemistry could be their biggest dare yet….

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Christmas Read-Along Update 2!

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I hope the readalong is going really well for everyone! We are now halfway through and today is number 7 of 12 stories! You can still join, we are halfway through which just means if you read two short stories a day you can catch up in no time. Or you can read them out of order (the joy of books of short stories!) Sarah gave her thoughts on the first two stories a few days ago and I will briefly review what I think of stories 3 to 6! Continue reading