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I took a bajillion books with me on our beach vacation. There were picture books, middle grade books, YA books, adult fiction, adult non-fiction...I pretty much covered the whole Dewey decimal system. And as much as I wanted to read all the books, I had these lovely little children doing amazing things and experiencing so many "firsts" that I didn't get through that pile. And I have no regrets.
Here are the ones I did read:
by Rainbow Rowell
published by St. Martins
Rainbow Rowell is a master storyteller. The premise of this book is one that I wasn't sure I would relate to, but in classic Rowell style, I was sucked in by her artful mastery of complex characters. I loved it!
Side Effects May Vary
by Julie Murphy
published by Balzer + Bray
This is my second time reading this debut by Julie Murphy. It is an impressive first book. I'm looking forward to reading Murphy's future books because she has a lot of potential. Dumplin' looks fabulous and I can't wait to read it!
Labels: Rainbow Rowell, YA