Review: My True Love Gave to Me by various authors

Amazon.com: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories  (9781250059314): Perkins, Stephanie, Black, Holly, Carter, Ally, de la  Pena, Mathew, Forman, Gayle, Han, Jenny, Levithan, David, Link, Kelly,  McEntire, Myra, Rowell,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 12 YA authors came together and wrote short stories on Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve and the Winter Solstice. Since this is a collection of short holiday stories, we are going to rate them. Overall, most of these stories are sweet and get you into the holiday spirit. 

Have you read this book? If you have, let us know your favorite stories in the comments.

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December 2020 Book Club: My True Love Gave to Me

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The Book

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories released October 2014.

Why did we pick this book?

Our book club doesn’t meet in December, so we wanted to choose something to get us into the holiday spirit. This book features twelves short stories from various young adult authors. We plan to read this book and rank the short stories. Read cute holiday stories from Jenny Han, Ally Carter, David Levithan, Holly Black. Stephanie Perkins and more!

Even though we won’t have a virtual discussion, we’d love for other bloggers to read this with us. We want to see how other people rank the stories.

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Review: Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

Amazon.com: Not If I Save You First (9781338134148): Carter, Ally: Books

Maddie’s childhood was perfect. As the daughter a U.S. Secret Service Agent, Maddie spent a lot of time at the White House. Her best friend happened to be the U.S. President’s son. 

After a failed kidnapping attempt of the first lady by a Russian organization, leaving Maddie’s dad shot in the process, he packs them up and moves to Alaska. He retires from the service and wants to keep Maddie safe from dangerous criminals.

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TBR Book Challenge

We recently went through our TBR to decide what to read next. So, we decided to do a fun post featuring books we hope to read soon. Tell us what’s on your TBR!

1. Name the TBR book with the highest Goodreads rating!

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

The Cousins by Karen McManus. This is the highest rated out of books already out and/or to be released in 2020. We didn’t consider any that will be published after 2021. This book is a mystery about three cousins who spend the summer with a grandmother they hardly know. McManus’s books are full of twists and turns! We cannot wait for December!

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Which YA Book You Should Read Based on Your College Major 

We used common college majors to help you pick your next read. Sorry we couldn’t find a book for every college major out there. Let us know you thoughts on these books in the comments. Also, tell us what you are majoring in, will major in or majored in! 

1. Business/Marketing: Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny

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The family business is hurting and Julie Ducharme doesn’t know what to do. The last thing she wants is for her mother to sell the camp ground lake property. Except, with her brother’s recent illness and her mom’s debt, it might be the only option. To make matters worse, her crush Dan returns for the summer with a new girlfriend. 

One night while looking at stars on the dock, Julie runs into Nick Constantine, a cute guy playing guitar. Instant sparks fly between the two and for the first time, the summer looks hopeful. However, Nick’s dad is a developer who wants to turn the lake into a casino resort. Nick doesn’t want to be associated with his dad’s project and tries to help Julie keep the family business. Can she truly ever trust him?

Summer Constellations is really great for family relationships. Julie is very protective of her bother Caleb. Caleb and Nick developed a friendship that made the romance in the story even more genuine. While the romance makes you want to spend the summer at a lake with a hot guy, Julie’s first priority is her family. Julie enlists Nick and her family to come up with marketing ideas to boost the family business to prevent selling to the developers. 

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YA Read Across America Challenge

Want to travel to all 50 states, but don’t have the time or the money? Now you can, without even leaving home. We compiled a list of YA books, one for every state and D.C. Challenge yourself this summer and see how many you can read. Let us know in the comments how many of these books you have read and which are your favorites!

Alabama: Looking for Alaska by John Green

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