Change in the Wind – A Fall Booklist

Hiya booknerds!

How is everyone loving Fall? It’s still nice and summery some days, but the leaves are changing colors! Change is actually what’s helped me create this list!

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First off, I love doing these lists because it gives me an opportunity to look up fresh reads not only to put on my TBR but to put on yours! Or heck, to hear about from you!

Second, I went with change because of the obvious. The seasons are changing. The leaves are changing. Just loads of change! So, I plucked out 2019 books that express a range of color change and/or match up with the vibrant colors of Fall.

Be sure to check out the Goodreads links to get the scoop and put them on your Want to Read list! And, if you’re SUPER intrigued, add them to your booklist on Amazon or just give in to that little voice and (pre-)order it.

 

The Beautiful
Author: Renee Ahdieh
The Beautiful

Amazon

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Watch Us Rise
Author: Renee Watson
Watch Us Rise

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Shout
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Shout

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The Black Coats
Author: Colleen Oakes
The Black Coats

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The Exalted
Author: Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
The Exalted

Goodreads

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The Next to Last Mistake
Author: Amalie Jahn
The Next to Last Mistake

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Crier’s War
Author: Nina Verela
Crier's War

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The Burning Shadow
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Burning Shadow

Amazon

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The Things She’s Seen
Author: Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Things She's Seen

Amazon

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Dealing in Dreams
Author: Lilliam Rivera
Dealing in Dreams

Simon & Schuster

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Maybe you’ve read a couple already or are anticipating reading them like me. I do hope you found a couple to add to your TBR. Happy Fall!

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Thoughts? Read any of these yet? Which ones do you want to read? Let’s chat in the comments below!

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Tis Fetch! (Much Ado About Mean Girls – A Book Review)

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls
Author: Ian Doescher
Published: 2019

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Rated F for how totally fetch it is to see Shakespeare take on teenage cliques and their desperation to feel

 

On Wednesdays we array ourselves in pink!

Can you imagine it? The iconic and often quoted movie written by Tina Fey brought to you in the stylings of Bard of Avon AKA Shakespeare. There can’t be a better mash-up than this!

Return to North Shore High School and experience the complicated navigation of the high school hierarchy and teenage girlhood. Cady Heron goes from homeschool to public school and from outcast to popular plastic and all the way down the tree to social pariah. A plastic world is turned Elizabethan making the hit movie even more hilarious with its free-flowing rhymes that would make even Kevin G jealous. How fetch!

 

I received this book in a giveaway from Goodreads. I didn’t even know I won until it landed on my doorstep! Nonetheless, I was very excited to read it.

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I am not ashamed to say that I totally love Mean Girls. See, I’m a huge lover of horror movies, Sci-Fi, and Paranormal/Fantasy. The chick-flick and teen-dream romance are a rare occasion, but I have my guilty pleasures.

What else do I love? SHAKESPEARE!! And Doescher was the genius to put these two things together! I can’t express how hard I’ve geeked out about this. This book follows the movie perfectly and gives it so much more comedy. For those that love Shakespeare as much as I do, you can basically add this to his list of comedies. It reminded me much of the hilarity that Much Ado About Nothing has, which I guess is the point LOL. The parallels to the play are unbelievable, yet so are the differences.

I laughed so hard I cried, especially during Kevin G’s rap at the Christmas talent show and Gretchen’s rage-filled speech about Caesar? Oh, maaan. I really do hope the cast reads this book.

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The classic style of play-script was fantastic. It made this a quick read, but I didn’t care. I was blown away with how Doescher kept to the style of Shakespeare’s. And the illustrations! So epic and wonderful! Not only did they help shape scenes, but they added to the comedy of the stories, keeping the Elizabethan times.

 

Overall

I cannot think of a bad thing to say about this book. It’s gold and I would definitely go to see this if it was ever put on Broadway and I hope one day it is. And while this is on the technical side of a remake, it’s also super original. All in all? Fetch happened, guys. It actually happened.

 

Quotables:

“An thou dost ever speak to me again,

A painful kick unto thine ass I’ll grant.” (Kristen to Cady, p. 19)

 

“One time, my very visage—even mine!—

Did have the privilege to feel her punch.

‘Twas wonderful beyond my wildest dreams.” (Stud. 7, p. 29)

 

“Thou churlish, common-kissing pox-mark’d strumper!” (Jason, p. 32)

 

“Nay, Gretchen, “fetch” shall never catch,

Stop hosting an event no one attends.

It shall not hap—the zeitgeist thou art not.

The fad is bad; I’m mad and thou art sad.” (Regina to Gretchen, p. 84)

 

“Thou smellest like a baby prostitute,

Preparing for a night of many trysts.” (Janis to Cady, p.93)

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

P.S. Song today? Built This Way by Samantha Ronson.

 

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The Lover’s Book Tag

I was tagged by 5171 Miles Book Blog to participate in the Library Lover’s Book Tag! I’m so excited! This is actually my first book tag so I’m geeking out a little bit. Thank you! I was just looking at my library car the other day, thinking about when I’d visit.

And then sinks in the shame. I haven’t been visiting my library lately, though if their book sale last year counts, then I have! I LOVE the library. It’s a place that can really bring the community together and is a magical place. I actually worked in my college library for the entire four years of my school, and I loved every second.


 

How often do you visit your local library?

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I’ve expressed my great shame. It has been a few years. I’m not proud of this. However, with two jobs and constant work on my writing, I barely have time to sleep. I am very lucky that one of my jobs is in a bookstore and that I have a chance to read there. Plus…if I love a book, i usually don’t want to give it back. I want it to go on my shelf to I can pluck it and reread it again.

Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you can read or are you someone who checks out the exact amount of books you intend to read before they are due?

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My mom says I’m a speedy reader, guess that’s where I got the Scarlet Reader, but honestly I just love getting sucked into different worlds. I tend to check out books right up to the limit I’m allowed. Here, back in this hometown in Pennsylvania, it’s three. Back in my college hometown in West Virginia, it was pretty close to twenty or so. With some studies requiring LOTS of material, the limit was pretty high, but sadly that’s most of what I would check out. Study material. There was the occasional escape though. It’s how I happened across Christopher Moore. Awesome and totally funny guy.

How old were you when you got your first library card?

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How old…hmmm well, I think I was around ten? Maybe? My cursive on it is pretty horrendous. Though it hasn’t gotten much better since then. I remember my mom being there with me. I was so excited!! I still have the car with the library building on it tucked in my wallet.

Do you go to your library for a particular book or do you check out anything that piques your interest?

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I love to scour so I’ll go shelf by shelf. You never know what might strike your fancy and I like to be open to new things. Well, except mysteries. I’ve tried with them and they make me super sleepy for some reason. More often then not though, I’m drawn to the Young Adult section. That’s where my fancy flows as well as my writing. There is the occasional fiction and romance, too. Guilty pleasures and all.

Do you only check out books or do you also get DVDs, audiobooks, etc.?

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My mom is the audiobook junky. Together, we’d get a stack of movies, even when they did VHS, and make a weekend out of it. From Disney to Hitchcock to gushy romances. It was always a good time.

From what section of the library do you check out most of your books?

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Young Adult hands down. That’s my jam. That and paranormal/ supernatural.

What is your favorite part of using your local library?

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Hmmm…I always liked using the catalog and the databases. I got to get my techy-ness on as well as feel more knowledgable about what I’m looking for. Also, i like to look the old fashioned way, too, by just walking around. It’s how I could find new things in the nooks and crannies.


If they’d like to participate, I’m tagging:

Sofii @A Book. A Thought

Mischenko

thespellboundlibrarian

Tiana (The Book Raven)

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More to come soon…

-K.

 

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