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2015 Reading Challenge

For the duration of the year, I’ve participated in Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge. Granted, I did not manage the goal of fifty books and I read fewer books than I did last year (partly because of my major reading slump). However, I still managed to check off a lot of boxes!

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Review: Since You’ve Been Gone

 Title: Since You’ve Been Gone
AuthorMorgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: May 6th 2014
Pages: 449
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝ The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.

But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend.❞

I got to enjoy this contemporary while I was in sunny Valencia. I wanted to bring a book with me that had a summery-vibe to it and Since You’ve Been Gone did not disappoint. In fact, it was far better than I expected, I practically finished it in one sitting!

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Fanmix Friday

Fanmix Friday: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

In Fanmix Friday, literature and music are combined. Some scenes in books make me think of certain songs. I collect these ideas and incorporate them in a fanmix for a particular piece of literature. In this case, for  Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. Continue reading


Review: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

Title: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour
AuthorMorgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: May 4th 2010
Pages: 344
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon
❝ Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it’s Amy’s responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn’t ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip – and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar – especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory – but Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.❞
This book really made me want to go on a road trip. It just seems so appealing to drive across the country with the sun shining, the wind in your hair and music blasting out the car speakers. Except that it isn’t summer anymore. And that I don’t have a driver’s licence. But this was a very fun, light read!
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