Top Ten Tuesday: “School” Books

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

For this week’s freebie topic, I decided to do a bit of a throwback and figure out which were my favorite “required reads” from my school days. I’ve tagged each book below with my approximate age while reading it – primary school is years 1-6 of schooling; middle is years 7-8, and high school is 9-12. Since I studied STEM subjects in university, high school was the last time I had required reading that could be counted as literature, so I stopped there. *glares Hamlet down* See any that remind you of projects and essays and sleepless nights?

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Review: The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant by Chris BohjalianTitle: The Flight Attendant

Author: Chris Bohjalian

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Publication Date: March 13, 2018

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3.5 stars)

Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, already counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police–she’s a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home–Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it’s too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did?

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Goodreads Monday: April 16, 2018

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Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Check out this week’s post to share your links.

Happy Monday! Hope April’s not living up to its “April Showers” reputation wherever you are – let me live vicariously through you 🙂 As for this Goodreads Monday pick, I don’t remember putting this one on my TBR at all, but I’m newly intrigued by it.

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Review: Screams You Hear

Screams You Hear by James MorrisTitle: Screams You Hear

Author: James Morris

Genre: YA Horror, Suspense

Publication Date: January 8, 2018

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 stars)

Murder and madness infect a small town.

For sixteen-year-old Ruthie Stroud, life on tiny Hemlock Island in the Pacific Northwest is an endless sea of boring green, in a place where everybody knows everybody’s business and nothing ever happens. Then her world is ripped apart when her parents divorce and a new man enters her mother’s life. But worse is yet to come.

When she drifts ashore on the mainland, hideously burned, Ruthie has a harrowing tale to tell. It begins with the murder of a family. It ends with her being the sole survivor of a cataclysm that sweeps her little island. As a detective attempts to unravel Ruthie’s story of murder and madness, only one horrifying conclusion can be drawn: whatever was isolated on remote Hemlock Island may now have come to the mainland. Is Ruthie safe? Is anyone?

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Links I Loved: April 14, 2018

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Happy Saturday! This week has felt like it dragged by for some reason, but now that it’s the weekend, I can finally kick back and do all the blog hopping and reading I’ve been missing out on. I was honored to be linked by Zuky @ BookBum last week in her Favorite Reviews of the Week, inspired by Ottavia @ Novels And Nonfiction’s weekly Links I Loved This Week. I thought it was a fantastic idea, and I’m hoping to jump on board sharing my love for other bloggers and their wonderful posts!

Check out the posts I thoroughly enjoyed this week below.

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Stacking the Shelves: April 14, 2018

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tygna’s Reviews and Reading Reality and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

This week has been ridiculously busy for me, and I’ve barely had a chance to read or keep up-to-date with all of you lovely folks, yet I still managed to have enough time to expand my shelves with seven more books. I really don’t understand me sometimes 😂

Nevertheless, I’m excited about everything that found its way into my hands! If any of these appeal to you, too, check out their Goodreads pages via the links on the cover images.

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WWW Wednesdays: April 11, 2018


Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. It’s simple – just answer the three questions below. And check out her post this week to get inspired by what everyone else is reading!

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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Review: Sometimes I Lie

Sometimes I Lie by Alice FeeneyTitle: Sometimes I Lie

Author: Alice Feeney

Genre: Thriller

Publication Date: March 13, 2018

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ (4.5 stars)

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 
1. I’m in a coma. 
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 
3. Sometimes I lie. 

Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it’s the truth?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Liked but Wouldn’t Re-Read

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This list was a bit of a challenge, too. If I liked a book, I probably wouldn’t mind rereading it at some point. But I’m not much of a re-reader these days – too many great new books popping up on my radar – so this theme makes more sense to me as “which books did you like but when pressed for time aren’t your go-to rereads.” I had fun putting together this list! See anything familiar?

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