Life Update + Summer TBR

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Hey, fellow bookworms! I’m back with a new video after 11 months of … video silence, and I’m excited to show you the books that I can’t wait to get to this summer! Let me know which ones you wanna read, too! Continue reading

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So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know – Retta

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So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: May 29th, 2018
Publisher: St-Martin’s Press
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Nonfiction, Memoir, Celebrity, Humour, Pop Culture


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In So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know, Parks and Recreation star Retta takes us on her not-so-meteoric rise from roaches to riches (well, rich enough that she can buy $15,000 designer handbags yet scared enough to know she’s always a heartbeat away from ramen with American cheese). Throwing her hard-working Liberian parents for a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcom―like her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne. Say what? Word. Turns out Retta might actually be on to something. After winning Comedy Central’s stand-up competition, she should be ready for prime time―but a fear of success derails her biggest dream. Continue reading

LIFEL1K3 – Jay Kristoff

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LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Published: May 29th, 2018
Publisher: Knopf BFYR
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal/Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Action, Robots, Romance, Friendship


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Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it. But when Eve discovers the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic conscience, Cricket, in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, infiltrate towering megacities and scour the graveyard of humanity’s greatest folly to save the ones Eve loves, and learn the dark secrets of her past. Continue reading