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Rachel

Yes, hello I'm Rachel. I read YA and spend my days in a state of perpetual tiredness. Tralalala  

Currently reading

Hate to Want You: Forbidden Hearts
Alisha Rai
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows)
Leigh Bardugo
Fighting Hislam: Women, Faith and Sexism
Susan Carland
Finnikin of the Rock
Tom Wren, Melina Marchetta

Reading progress update: I've read 72 out of 341 pages.

Far From You - Tess Sharpe

Oh sweet baby Jesus, I can not handle thrill-ery books at all. I have so much anxiety right now

Still Waters by Ash Parsons

Still Waters - Ash Parsons

'Scars prove that you're still here. That you can move on. Maybe missing a chunk of yourself, but here, goddamn it, surviving.

And who knows? Maybe you heal.'

 

Well. Wasn't this an absolute terrifying delight? Was toooootally sucked in by pg 15, which hasn't happened in a long long time, and I ended up ploughing my way thru very quickly, which I kinda regret a little now because who doesn't hate finishing a really good book?

 

Jason was such an interesting MC. I loved his POV, even if it scared me a little sometimes.

 

Anyway. You know what I'm going to say next, so...

 

READ THIS BOOK PLEASE.

Reading progress update: I've read 228 out of 304 pages.

Still Waters - Ash Parsons

Oh sweet baby Jesus, I have the WORST feeling about this.

In The Skin Of A Monster by Kathryn Barker

In the Skin of a Monster - Kathryn D. Barker

Life is more than that. It's blissful and rubbish and crappy and kind and infinite worlds of emotion. And you know what? So are people. We've all got good in us and bad in us, and miles of murky greyness. I suppose the difference is what you choose to focus on. Whether it's on the gutter, or on the stars, or just on your miserable self.

 

Man, this is one hell of a book. So strange, but very well done.

Story Of A Girl by Sara Zarr reading progress update: I've read 55 out of 192 pages.

Story of a Girl - Sara Zarr

'His voice shot through me. It's amazing, the things your body will do just when you don't want them to: heart speeding up, fingers aching. I'd always liked his voice, low and laid back, the kind of voice that made you listen, a voice that still caused me to teeter when I heard it saying my old nickname.'

Story Of A Girl by Sara Zarr - reading progress update: I've read 8 out of 192 pages.

Story of a Girl - Sara Zarr

'Jason and I are okay without talking. That's how you know you really trust someone, I think; when you don't have to talk all the time to make sure they still like you or prove that you have interesting stuff to say. I could spend all day with him and not say a word.'

 

TRUTH.

Bird by Crystal Chan reading progress update: I've read 5%.

Bird - Amandla Stenberg, Crystal Chan

'It's almost as if we're afraid of words. They hang in the air unspoken, and then seeing that they're not going to be used, they shrivel and die.'

 

Also, Amandla Stenberg (Rue from THG movie adaptation) is the narrator and Bird is told from the pov of the MC, a teen PoC. Good.

The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes reading progress update: I've read 90%.

One Plus One: A Novel - Jojo Moyes

I have really enjoyed this book. We'll see how the ending goes, but I reckon I'll end up buying a physical copy. 

 

And woooo, audio book I actually like alert!

Apple And Rain - reading progress update: I've read 233 out of 329 pages.

Apple and Rain - Sarah Crossan

'I miss English class and Mr Gaydon's way of looking at the world. Like being ourselves is enough.'

 

1. Holy wow bad parent alert. 

2. Del is my favourite.

Everything Beautiful - reading progress update: I've read 251 out of 278 pages.

Everything Beautiful - Simmone Howell

'"Mum - I want you to meet someone. This is Riley Rose. It's okay, we're not married." He turned to give me a beautiful smile. "We're just in deep like.'"

Everything Beautiful - reading progress update: I've read 112 out of 278 pages.

Everything Beautiful - Simmone Howell

'I put on too much dead-red lipstick, drew a satanic star on Fleur's pillow, and then I walked through the drizzle to breakfast,  undaunted.'

 

Riley Rose gives zero fucks and I love it.

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen - reading progress update: I've read 67%.

Scarlet - A.C. Gaughen

Oh. Well that was a smart little character twist on the classic Robin Hood legend that I probably should've seen coming but totally didn't.

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen - reading progress update: I've read 15%.

Scarlet - A.C. Gaughen

I’ve been in love with the Robin Hood legend ever since I was a kid. I’m not entirely sure why but I think it probably has something (a lot) to do with the Robin Hood Disney movie, which is my fave Disney movie of all time - even over The Lion King and Aladdin say whaaaaaaat oh no she didn’t

 

So anyway I was wasting my life away on Twitter this w/e, which is how I discovered this book. About 43 seconds after that, I had borrowed it from my library in ebook form and downloaded it onto my phone to read cos they won’t download to my Kindle (my first time doing this too, & it’s actually not going as terrible as I always thought it would). Anyway anyway I like that the protag is a female Will Scarlet and she’s hellaaaaaa badass. What is confusing me a little tho, is that she seems to have an eating disorder? Which is totally cool, but it seems a bit out of place in this story? But I also feel like there’s a strong possibility that I’m completely misinterpreting that situation so I’m going to keep on reading and I will you let you know, BookLikes. I will let you know.

Second Position by Katherine Locke reading progress update: I've read 46%.

Second Position - Katherine Locke

'Breaking a hair tie used to account for a national tradegy, involving one of us stopping at any corner store, desperately searching for the kind she liked. That she isn't in tears over her hair being down right now is either a sign of personal growth or of the coming apocalypse.'

 

Aly, I feel you girl. One day, I hope to get to that place too.

You're The Kind Of Girl I Write Songs About reading progress update: I've read 31 out of 336 pages.

You're the Kind of Girl I Write Songs About - Daniel Herborn

'When I finished school and people told me I had the whole wide world in front of me, this wasn't what I had in mind. I feel this burning up inside me, and sometimes it's all I can think about - this restlessness and energy that feels so strong it seems strange people can't see it written all over my face.

I need something to do, somewhere to be. Things have got to change somehow.'

 

Well hello there, extremely accurate description of how I feel every damn day of my life.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Reading progress update: I've read 40%.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler, Katharine Mangold

Yeah look I don't know if I have any idea where this story is going but I am VERY invested. Still experiencing my typical audio-book-zone-out issues but this lady narrator has a sexy voice, mmhmm yes indeed.