Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger ~ 320 pages ~ published 9/24/19 by Wednesday Books
Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go
Naima Rodriguez doesn’t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her hero—a fallen Marine. She’ll hate you forever if you ask her to open up and remember him “as he was,” though that’s all her loving family wants her to do in order to manage her complex OCD and GAD. She’d rather everyone back the-eff off while she separates her Lucky Charms marshmallows into six, always six, Ziploc bags, while she avoids friends and people and living the life her father so desperately wanted for her.
Dew respectfully requests a little more time to process the sudden loss of his parents. It’s causing an avalanche of secret anxieties, so he counts on his trusty voice recorder to convey the things he can’t otherwise say aloud. He could really use a friend to navigate a life swimming with pain and loss and all the lovely moments in between. And then he meets Naima and everything’s changed—just not in the way he, or she, expects.
Candace Ganger’s Six Goodbyes We Never Said is no love story. If you ask Naima, it’s not even a like story. But it is a story about love and fear and how sometimes you need a little help to be brave enough to say goodbye. Continue reading “Book Review: Six Goodbyes We Never Said (Blog Tour)”
Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the weather, the clothes, the food, the festivals – it really is a magical time of year. It is also the time of year for me to pull out my more spooky reads. Now, don’t misunderstand, I’m a giant weenie. So, no horror for me! But, books with a gothic/mysterious/atmospheric edge are definitely in the game.
So, here is a list of the books that I want to read this fall!
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The Widow of Pale Harbor by Hester Fox ~ 384 pages ~ to be published 9/17/19 by Graydon House
A town gripped by fear. A woman accused of witchcraft. Who can save Pale Harbor from itself?
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I love music – I even majored in it in college. And I, obviously, love reading. I got to thinking about what books I have read that tie together my two loves. So, voila, here is a list of the books that I have enjoyed that revolve around music. Enjoy!
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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young ~ 340 pages ~ published 4/24/18 by Wednesday Books
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago. Continue reading “Book Review: Sky In The Deep”
I am a huge fan of historical fiction, as well as historical non-fiction. I just recently finished reading The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank for the first time (loved it!), and it made me think about all of the great literature out there about WWII. I thought it would be fun to make a list of my favorite books from that era of history.