I feel like I haven't been reading enough or interacting with you guys enough about how I read and what I'm reading, so I am starting a new feature where I give you chapter by chapter thoughts on a book I am reading that will be followed up by a complete review! This way you get to see exactly what I'm thinking while I read and how I come to determine what I rate the books I like and dislike. I am going to do it in chunks because I read too quickly to have to wait a week to read another chapter so some times you will get 4 chapters, sometimes 5 depending on the length of the month and the book. 

I have chosen the books I will read for October, November, and December, but I am also opening up to suggestions for next year! Fill out this form to make suggestions for the books I should read next year!

Here are the books I'll be reading this year...



Author: Gabby Rivera
Series: N/A
Source: Won in a Giveaway
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books
Publication Date: January 18, 2016

Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that’s going to help her figure out this whole “Puerto Rican lesbian” thing. She’s interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women’s bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff. 

Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle? 

With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself. 


Author: Paula Garner
Series: N/A
Source: Gift
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: September 13, 2016

How do you move on from an irreplaceable loss? In a poignant debut, a sixteen-year-old boy must learn to swim against an undercurrent of grief—or be swept away by it.

Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis’s little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, it’s been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protégé of eighteen-year-old Dara—part drill sergeant, part friend—who’s hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he’s never forgotten and the brother he’s never stopped grieving. As it becomes achingly clear that he and Meg are not the same people they were, Otis must decide what to hold on to and what to leave behind. Quietly affecting, this compulsively readable debut novel captures all the confusion, heartbreak, and fragile hope of three teens struggling to accept profound absences in their lives.



Author: Erin Summerill
Series: Clash of Kingdoms #1
Source: Purchased from TBD
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 27th, 2016

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

What Read With Jamie month are you looking forward to most?

1 comment:

  1. I loved Phantom Limbs. So many different types of losses are examined. I hope you like it.


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