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Read with Tracie Marie Please Vol. 5

It’s a lovely Saturday morning which means it’s the perfect time to start your day with a new book! I caught up on my reading list over spring break so I’m excited to share with you some of the different books and different genres I’ve been reading lately. Continue Reading

My Most Anticipated Books for 2017

A new year means many things…new resolutions, new beginnings, and new books! Some of my most favorite authors are publishing new works this year – and I cannot wait. Today I’ll be sharing some of my most anticipated books for 2017. Continue Reading

All the Books I Read in 2016

books read in 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I have been looking back at the enormous amount of books I was able to read this past year. Which if you think about it, is a whole lot of different worlds and stories I got to immerse myself in. Here is the list of all the books I read in 2016… Continue Reading

My Summer Reading List

Summer Reading ListHi there! Today I’m sharing with you some of the books that are on my personal summer reading list! Now I’m sure you can tell from my Instagram that I read books like crazy. Like, I can easily finish a book in less than three days. But even with that, I still always somehow end up with a backlog of books I still need to read! So summer is the perfect time to catch up on the pile of books that are just waiting to be read.

Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach- Goodreads rating: 3.97/5 – Honestly I just thought the cover of this book was super cool.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell- Goodreads rating: 4.16/5 -I will read absolutely anything by Rainbow Rowell!

Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin- Goodreads rating: 3.02/5 – This book combines my love of anthropology and New York City.

The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory- Goodreads rating: 3.86/5 -I love me some historical fiction.

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian- Goodreads rating: 3.6/5 -Love Siobhan Vivian. Have you read Burn for Burn? If not, you should.

 

What are you reading this summer?

Xx Tracie

Summer Reads: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

One of my favorite parts of the summer is being able to read. As a college student I don’t really have time during the school year to read for “fun”. I’m always just stuck reading textbooks! This summer I hope I can share my love of reading with you all and hopefully give you some suggestions of books you can read yourself!
First Thoughts: 
  Sarah Dessen just published another book? Finally! Cue running to Target and finding the very last copy.  Dessen has honestly been my favorite author for years, so I have high expectations for this book, just like I had high expectations for all of her other books.  One of my favorite things about Dessen is that all of her stories take place in the same town/area that Dessen herself created, so all the stories have the same setting. I love that she is dedicating this book: 
“For all the invisible girls and for my readers, for seeing me”.
After Reading: 
   The characters of this book are super relatable. The family drama in this story ranges from incarceration to sickness and Dessen covers it all realistically. Sydney has been in the shadow of her older brother her entire life, and has always just been in the background.  Sydney feels invisible to everyone including her parents, which I think we can all relate to at times.  I love the vibrance and strength of the Chatham family and how they take Sydney under their wing. It was really cool to get to see how Sydney herself changes during the course of the story and how she finally finds her voice.  Amidst all the suspense of the tough times with her family, there is also the elements of friendship and even a little romance! This book also really made me want pizza, because in the book the restaurant Seaside apparently makes the best pizza and garlic knots ever. 
Favorite Quotes:
“You get used to people being a certain way; you depend on it. And when they surprise you, for better or worse, it can shake you to your core.” 
“The first time you came into Seaside,” he said. “You weren’t invisible, not to me. Just so you know.”
The book in three words: engrossing, touching, relatable

Now I just have to wait another 1-2 years for the next Dessen book!
Xx Tracie