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Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2022

Welcome to the Mid-Year Book Freak Out of 2022 everyone!  I've been taking part in this since 2015 - if you like you can check out my previous posts from  2015 ,  2016 ,  2017 ,  2018 ,  2019 , 2020 , and 2021 .  It's always great to see what everyone else has been reading and enjoying via this tag and I know I'll be adding a lot of books to my already out of control TBR.  By the way, this tag was originally created by  ReadLikeWildFire  and  Earl Grey Books . Without further ado, let's get to it: 1. Best book you've read so far in 2022. Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse - The Teen Book Club I lead at my library selected this for our May read and it's easily one of the best books I've read of the year so far.  It's also one of my favorite YA historical fiction novels set during WWII.  I also really appreciated the mystery element too.  I really need to learn more about the Holland Resistance and Underground Camera. 2. Best sequel you've read so

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Summer 2022 TBR

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Books On My Summer 2022 TBR.  Without further ado here we go, in order by month: July: Almost American Girl  by Robin Ha  - I'll be reading this for Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge .  I've recently learned that I really like graphic memoirs and I can't let this one pass me by. Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America  by Lillian Faderman  - I'll also be reading this for  Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge .  I've decided to read a book that fits the 2021 task to read an LGBTQ History book. A Good Girl's Guide to Murder  ( A Good Girl's Guide to Murder  #1) by Holly Jackson  - I've really been looking forward to this and the Popsugar Reading Challenge is giving me a great excuse to give it a try. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia - I lucked out and managed to

PopCulture Readathon, Disney Channel Original Movies: 2000s Board - Announcement & TBR

This July I'll be participating in the next round of the  PopCulture Readathon , created and hosted by  Whitney @ bookswhitme  (with some assistance from  Lo @ Reading Parental ).   The theme is Disney Channel Original Movies.  I haven't seen very many of them, but I liked quite a few of the ones I have.  There are 3 different boards - 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s.  I decided to tackle the 2000s board.  Who knows if I'll come close to completing it, but it gives me a lot of options.  Keep reading to check out my TBR: The Color of Friendship - Social Justice Book Written By A Black Author My choice: Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink - I hadn't heard of this until recently when it arrived at my library.  It sounds like it will be quite a powerful read. Gotta Kick It Up - Latinx Centered YA My choice: Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher - I've been eyeing this at my library.  It sounds like it will be a great dystopian novel. Double Teamed - Book Starring Twins My cho

Music Monday: Songs I Didn't Think I'd Like, Pt. 6

            Welcome back to Music Monday! Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately!  If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up below. Rules: Every Monday share a few songs you've been enjoying lately.  It doesn't have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites - just something you'd like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s). If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post's url. Happy Monday everyone!  This week I'm sharing two songs that I didn't expect to like, but after hearing them a few times on the radio they've really grown on me and I look forward to hearing them.  Give a listen to Ghost by Justin Bieber and Boyfriend by Dove Cameron : You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Iron Widow (Iron Widow #1) by Xiran-Jay Zhao

    On Friday's I take part in two weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by  Freda's Voice , and Book Beginnings, hosted by  Rose City Reader .  For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.    Happy Friday everyone! This week I'm spotlighting one of my  Pride Month 2022 books ,  Iron Widow  ( Iron Widow  #1) by Xiran-Jay Zhao .  I've already finished this one and I can't recommend it enough! Beginning: The Hunduns were coming. 56: If I've assumed wrong, I'd be dooming not only myself and my fam

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Wishes 2022

  Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl .  This week's topic is Bookish Wishes.  This week we're granting bookish wishes for our fellow book lovers!  The following are ten books are books I'd love to own and my birthday is coming right up in just over a month as well.  All of titles I've shared below are linked to Goodreads, but my Amazon Wishlist can be found  here .  I would be tickled pink if anyone decided to grant one of my wishes.  Thank you very much in advance! Blackheart Knights ( Blackheart Knights #1) by Laure Eve The Fall of Babel ( The Books of Babel #4) by Josiah Bancroft   Forging Silver Into Stars ( Forging Silver Into Stars #1) by Brigid Kemmerer Hide by Kiersten White The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi The Last Uncharted Sky ( The Risen Kingdoms #3) by Curtis Craddock Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree The Maleficent Seven by Cameron Johnsto