Tag Tuesday: Ruler of Books Tag

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love!

Today I have the Ruler of Books Tag!


This tag was created by Ariel Bissett and I found it on ValesBookshelf.

Here are some other people who have done the tag:

Let’s get into this!

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1. What book would you make everyone read?

For this I had to go with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. My current class is focusing on writing a persuasive essay and I am focusing mine on convincing young adults to read this book.

It’s so important and timely right now that I think everyone should read it. Anyone could learn something from this book and everyone should.

2. What would you abolish from book construction?

MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS

STIFF PAPERBACKS

Not including an eBook or audiobook with the actual book!

3. What author would you commission to write you any book?

Julie Zantopoulos! I love her so much and her writing is just gorgeous. Please write me all the books Julie!

4. What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for other books?

The Mortal Instruments. Enough said.

5. What cover artist would you commission to make you a mural?

The artist of Nevernight and Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff. Holy crap those covers are beautiful.

6. What character’s face would you put on a coin?

Cassian from A Court of Mist and Fury. Holy crap he would make a gorgeous coin.

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7. What book would you award the Ruler of Books 2017 award to?

Again, The Hate U Give. Such a gorgeous book.


That’s it! I hope you enjoyed.

Let me know down below what book you would send to the library basement.

Happy Reading! Bye!

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I’m always willing to read and review books. Contact me on my email if you would like me to review your book.

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Tag Tuesday: Rapid Fire Book Tag… Again

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love!

Today I have the Rapid Fire Book Tag… Again!

Let’s get into this!

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This tag was created by GirlReading!

Here’s some other people who have done it!

Hailey in Bookland

Just Juan Reader

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Donald Loves Literature

Booktubers under 100 subs!

BooksLikeWhoa

Cassie Hall

A Book Between Worlds

ACourtofBooks

ShadowReads

BookNerdSue

If you know anyone who has done this tag or if you’ve done it yourself, leave a link down below and I’ll add you to the list!

I’m not tagging anyone because I’m being lazy. Oops. If you’re reading this, do it.


1. e-Book or Physical book?

Physical book! I like ebooks for adult romance but even then, I don’t usually read them.

2. Paperback or Hardback?

HARDCOVER!!! Yesss! All the way. I love hardcover books so much more.

3. Online or in-store Book Shopping?

Online. I don’t like dealing with people and I have more time to debate between the books. It is less of a chance of me impulse buying.

4. Trilogies or Series?

Ummm. Trilogies. Series mainly just seem to drag on for me.

5. Heroes or Villians?

Villians. They are so much more interesting.

6. A book you want everyone to read?

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Alway. I mean, I’m spending an 8 week course in school focusing on writing a persuasive essay to get young adults to read THUG.

7. Recommend an underrated book?

Caraval by Stephanie Garber. A lot of people don’t like this book or just don’t give it a shot because of the bad things they’ve heard. I went into it with low expectations and ended up loving it!

8. The last book you finished?

Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett.

9. The last book you bought?

Ummm. A lot? I placed an order with Book Outlet. But as a little sneak peek to that, one of the books I got was The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

10. Weirdest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?

My son’s butt. I had to text someone back so I flipped the book over an laid it flat on his butt while he was sleeping on me. Tis the life of a reading mother.

11. Used books: yes or no?

Yes! I don’t mind using used books.

12. Top three favorite genres?

Contemporary, fantasy, and romance?

13. Borrow or buy?

Buy. I like to own my books.

14. Characters or plot?

Both? I need a good mix of both. Sometimes I want more character driven books or plot driven books. But I, at least, need a fair balance.

15. Long or short books?

Depends on my mood. Generally, I like shorter books. Not too short but I’m always intimidated by tomes.

16. Long or short chapters?

Short. I like being able to read short chapters in short times.

17. Name the first three books you think of…

It by Stephen King

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (I have no idea where this one came from. I haven’t read it yet xD)

18. Books that make you laugh or cry?

Both. I want a book that can make me laugh but also ball my eyes out.

19. Our world or fictional worlds?

Um, have you been under a rock? Fictional worlds. This world is garbage.

20. Audiobooks: yes or no?

Do you see my wrap ups? 100% yes to audiobooks. I adore them.

21. Do you ever judge a book by it’s cover?

Every time. I’m not going to lie.

22. Book to move or book to TV adaptations?

TV. I like TV more than movies in general.

23. A movie or TV-show you preferred to it’s book?

Full Metal Alchemist. I prefer the anime more. There’s more feeling in the anime than the manga to me.

24. Series or stand alones?

Series. There’s more anticipation if they are done correctly.


That’s it! That was quick! Hope you all enjoyed.

Let me know the last book you bought!

Happy Reading! Bye!

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Tag Tuesday: End of the Year Book Tag

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Books and Love!

Today I have the End of the Year Book Tag!


I saw this on Chelsea’s channel from ChelseaDollingReads and you can watch it here!

This was originally created by Ariel Bissett and you can watch her video here.


Some Videos I Love!

Brandi Janee’s Bookshelf

Meg Grehan

Just Juan Reader

Dan Amorim

On the Fritz


1. Are there any books that you started this year that you need to finish?

The Girl in 6E by AR Torre. I ended up putting this book down for some reason. I don’t even know why. I was loving it while I was reading it. I just think something else came along that I had to read first.

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2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition to the end of the year?

Scythe by Neal Shusterman. I like reading fantasy during the fall/winter so I’m hoping that this book will be a good transition.

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3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. I recently heard about Dear Martin and I’m excited for that.

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4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

I need to finish It by Stephen King, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, and A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin.

5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. It won’t be my favorite but I’m hoping it’ll be top 5!

6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

I have! I have 3 planned definitely but I’m not going to spoil them but I will talk about the one I’m trying to fine out the details of.

I would like to limit my buying and read books I’ve had for the longest. I have been doing book haul revisits and TBR revisits.

I need to read 3 books that I’ve had for the longest then I can read 1 book I’ve gotten within the last 3 months.

And for every 5 books read from my shelves, I can buy 1 book. Whenever I complete all of the books in a haul AND a TBR, I will be able to buy books from Book Outlet.


So that’s it! I hope you enjoyed. Let me know what goals you have been thinking about for 2018!

Happy Reading! Bye!

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I’m always willing to read and review books. Contact me on my email if you would like me to review your book.

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Tag Tuesday: Back to School Book Tag

Hey everyone! Welcome back and if you’re new, I’m Amanda from A Court of Book and Love!

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Today, I have the Back to School Book Tag. I decided to do this tag because I started school yesterday (as of this post going up) so I figured it was the perfect tag for Tag Tuesday!

Let’s do this!

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This tag was created by Bangedy Bangz and you can find his video here.

I found this tag on Hardback Hoarder’s channel. You can watch her video here.

And linked down below are some of the people I found who did this tag. It was so hard to find people who have done this because there are so many Back to School Tags going around. So here’s what I found. Sorry that there aren’t many. Hopefully you guys will do this tag and change this!

Just Another YouTuber

Daijah DeForge

That Fiction Life


1. Fresh New Outfit: Book With Best Dressed Characters

I decided to go with Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. This takes place in Victorian London and we all know Victorian style clothing are always the prettiest. Well, at least in my opinion. So yeah, that.

2. New Lab Partner: New Sci-fi Book You Want To Read

I decided to go with one that isn’t out yet and that is Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. If you’ve been keeping track of what I’ve been reading for a while now, you know that I read Illuminae and Gemina a few months ago. But you would also know that I wasn’t a huge fan of them at that time. I would like to reread them with fresh eyes and then read Obsidio.

3. Favorite Teacher: Book With A Great Mentor

I couldn’t decide who to choose for this so I just went with Dumbledore from Harry Potter.

4. New Supplies: Favorite New Reading Or Writing Accessories

I decided to go with my bullet journal for this. It’s got adorable little feathers on it. I showed it in my video for this tag. I will have my channel linked down below and you can go check it out if you would like to see it.

5. Old Friends: Book You Want to Reread/Favorite Friendship in a Book

I would like to reread a lot of books. To list a few:

The A Court of Thorns and Roses series
The Illuminae Files
The Giver Quartet
The Harry Potter Series
The Beauty Pop Manga
Fruits Basket manga

There are a ton of manga that I would like to reread but I’m not going to list them all. If you’d like to see a video on the books I’d like to reread and include manga, let me know.

6. Sweater Weather: Book Featuring Cold Weather

I’m going to go with A Court of Thorns and Roses. There’s cold weather in the beginning so it counts.

7. Open House: Book That Made a Good or Bad Memorable First Impression

I decided to go with Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I had such low expectations for this book but the moment I picked it up, I fell in love.

8. Too Early For This: Book You Would Get Out of Bed For

Hunting Prince Dracula. Well, anything by Kerri Maniscalco. I would get out of bed to do anything related to any of her books.

9. The Textbook Cost How Much?: Book You Spent Too Much Money On

I chose two for this one. I spent too much on the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy and City of Bones. I did not like Miss Peregrine’s. I’m unhauling them and I wouldn’t have minded spending money on them but I paid full price at Walmart. That’s way too much for me. I don’t really think there are many books I would do that for.

And I absolutely HATED the two books I read from the Mortal Instruments series. Thankfully I didn’t waste the money on City of Ashes. That would have been even more of a regret. Oh, and I even got City of Bones for cheaper because I got it off Book Outlet. And I still regret buying it.

10. Best School in Literature You Want To Attend

I feel like this answer will be the same for pretty much everyone. That school is Hogwarts! Because who wouldn’t want to go to Hogwarts?


So that’s it for the Back to School Book Tag. Let me know what book you would like to reread!

I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you guys in the next post!

Happy Reading! Bye!


I’m always willing to read and review books. Contact me on my email if you would like me to review your book.

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Tag Tuesday: Playlist Book Tag! (Kpop Edition 1)

Alrighty!

This tag was created by Little Red Reader! Watch her video here!

Mine is going to be focused on Kpop because that’s what I’ve been addicted to lately but not all of these that I’m linking to are Kpop.


Favorite BookTubers

MissMaReadsALot (Kpop Edition)

JadeyRaeReads

Paper Faerie


BookTubers With Less Than 100 Subs

Diary of a Reader

Carissa Alana

Reading By My Shelf


Now I’m going to be doing this through this YouTube Playlist so I won’t include all of them but we’ll see what I choose! Sorry if some of my choices don’t match. A lot of these are being chosen by the MV so I have no idea. I don’t speak Korean so…


1. Shadow by BEAST

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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2. I Don’t Need A Man by Miss A

Harley Quinn Rebirth Vol 2

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3. 1-4-3 (I Love You) by Henry (Feat Amber)

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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4. Badman by BAP

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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5. I Got A Boy by Girls Generation

A Court of Mist And Fury by Sarah J Maas (this book doesn’t really fit this song. But the title made me go with this book XD)

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Well, after a couple hours of trying my hardest, I’m over it. This was so hard! Wow. I shouldn’t have started out with Kpop xD But I hope you enjoyed and found some songs that you love!

Do you know any of these songs? Which is your favorite of these songs?


Happy Reading!

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I’m always willing to read and review books. Contact me on my email if you would like me to review your book.

For Business Inquires, email me at acourtofbooksandlove@gmail.com


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Tag Tuesday: Wonder Woman Book Tag

Hi Bookies!

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I’m here today with another Tag Tuesday post! Today’s tag is the Wonder Woman Book Tag! This was created by the lovely Amber! I’ll leave all of her links down below!


I’m going to tag:

Jessica
Donna
Chelsea

I linked to everyone’s most recent post as of 7/28 ❤ Except for Chelsea because her blog is through Blogger so I don’t know how that works. I know that WordPress won’t notify the person unless you link to one of their posts.

Let’s just get into this!

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1. Wonder Woman: Your favorite badass female book character

I’d have to say Audrey Rose from Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

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2. Fantasy Island: A book setting you want to escape to

I’m going to kind of cheat on this one and go with Supacon from Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde. It’s not really another setting but it’s definitely another world. A world that I would fit right into.

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3. London: A hyped book that let you down

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas. I hyped this book up for myself after reading ACOMAF and I just couldn’t handle it. I wanted it to be so much more than it was. It was boring and the ending bothers me too much.

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4. Steve Trevor: A book that has a beautiful cover and a great story (i.e. great personality)

Caraval! I absolutely adore this cover! It’s so gorgeous. And I adored the story inside of it. It was so interesting to me! I have a full review that I’ll link below along with any other reviews that I have for any of the books mentioned.

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5. Lasso of Truth: A book you hated

City. Of. Ashes.

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6. Wonder Woman’s Shield: A book so sad you need a shield

A List of Cages. This was the first book that popped into my head for this question. I cried my eyes out.

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7. No Man’s Land: A book that you want to send through No Man’s Land (i.e. shoot it to death)

I’m going to go with Wrong Question, Right Answer from the Bourbon Steet Boys series by Elle Casey. I enjoyed the first two but this one was just bad in my opinion. I didn’t like Toni at all. I liked her the first two books but I guess that’s because I wasn’t in her head. I am not a fan of her anymore. And now I’m trying to motivate myself to read the last one but I just didn’t like this one.

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8. Ares: A villian that is scary, but you can’t seem to hate

The Darkling! I was typing out these questions before I went through and answered them and I knew that I would choose the Darkling for this.

He was a horrible person. But I just couldn’t seem to hate him. I knew in the last book that he was a bad person. But still! He was just trying to save his country!

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9. Dr. Poison: A villian that has no reason to exist

I wasn’t sure of an answer so I asked my husband. He said Sandman from Spider-Man 3. So, yeah. We’ll go with that.

10. The Amazons: A book that you wish had more/better LGBT+ representation

Okay. Now hear me out for this one. I think that the A Court of Thorns and Roses should have better LGBT+ rep. Maas tried to do it in ACOWAR but it just didn’t work. It was forced and you could tell. I just wish that she wouldn’t have been pressured into it and it ending up badly. I give her props for trying but I personally just didn’t like it.

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11. Justice League: What superhero book friends do you tag?

Check above!


Links

Amber (Amber’s Books and More)

Wonder Woman Book Tag video
Twitter
Instagram
GoodReads

Books

(All Book Outlet books were available on 7/28 but they may not be any longer. Just go to the Book Outlet website and look up that book)

Stalking Jack the Ripper

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Queens of Geek

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

A Court of Thorns and Roses

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

A Court of Mist and Fury

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

A Court of Wings and Ruin

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Caraval

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

City of Ashes

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository
Book Outlet

A List of Cages

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Wrong Question, Right Answer

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Shadow and Bone

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Siege and Storm

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository
Book Outlet

Ruin and Rising

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository
Book Outlet


Happy Reading

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Tag Tuesday: OMG This Song Book Tag

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I saw this video on Ali’s channel! I’ll have her video linked below along with the creator’s!


First off! I would like to tag people! I will be linking to their most recent post as of me writing this!

Jessica (I know you’re busy so just do it whenever you feel like it!)

Donna

Chelsea


1. My Jam

A song you MUST listen to every time it comes on, no matter how old or how many times you’ve listened to it

A book you’ll never get sick of

Song: I’d have to say for this one, anything by Chris Young. I’m addicted to all of his music. It’s all perfection. I’m going to have one of my favorites below. I absolutely love all of his songs, though.

Book: The Outsiders by SE Hinton. I could read that book a million times and not get sick of it.

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2. Throwback

A song that reminds you of the cringiest time of your life

A book that also reminds you of this time (or just something you wouldn’t like as much if you picked it up for the first time now)

Song: So, I’m kind of cheating with this one, but I’m going to have to go with the opening of Vampire Knight (it’s in my iTunes so I’m counting it). This anime just makes me cringe every time I think about it. I had the same issue with it that I have with the Mortal Instruments series, but I still love the anime.

Book: The Mortal Instruments. Nope. I hate this series. I refuse to finish it. If you’ve read the Mortal Instruments and read Vampire Knight (I’m not too sure if the anime goes that far), you’ll know what similarities they have and why they drive me insane.

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3. Replay

A recent song you have on repeat right now

A recent favorite book

Song: Hm. The entire Hamilton Soundtrack.

Book: The most recents are Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde and Sapphire by JA Low.

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4. Gets Me

The song IS ME

The book is me in book form

Song: This changes for me pretty often. I feel like right now it would have to be A Place in This World by Taylor Swift. Don’t want to get to the nitty gritty but yeah. That.

Book: This is a tough one. I’d have to say that I connected best with Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

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5. Wut

Weird but I like it?

A unique book that stuck out to you for whatever reason

Song: Kpop. Everyone around me thinks it’s weird but I love it. I’m going to mention one of the first songs I ever listened to. Way back in 2011. This is Break Down by Kim Hyun Joong. There’s been huge controversy around him lately but it’s been proved false from what I’ve heard. I’ve loved him for 6 years. He was my first bias.

Book: Sapphire. It’s not something that I’d normally read or be interested in reading but I loved that book. (Seriously, go check it out when it comes out on the 30th)

6. Let’s Go

Best pump up song (for workouts or just life)

A book that inspired you

Song: Again, Kpop. It’s always so upbeat. Here’s one song that I always dance to when I hear it. GOT7 is another one that has very upbeat songs. And Shinee.

Book: This book didn’t really inspire me but it’s definitely made me rethink a lot of things in my life. Queens of Geek.

7. Chill

Fav chill, relaxing song

A book you’d curl up with and read on a rainy day

Song: I don’t really listen to relaxing music. I’ve been going through the music on my phone and can’t find anything. I usually only listen to music that gets me pumped. I don’t use music to relax. And if I do, it’d be just instrumentals. And even those are usually upbeat.

Book: I’d have to say, I would want to read a hard hitting book on a rainy day. So I’m going to go with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Such an important book. If you haven’t read it, you need to.

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8. Addicting

Guilty pleasure song – one that’s catchy and addicting but not a whole lot of substance

Guilty pleasure/trashy/fast/light read

Song: I listen to mainly Kpop and Country so all of the music I listen to is meaningful. But there are definitely some pop songs that I enjoy. They are ridiculous but I still love them. The one that popped into my head is Side to Side by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. I don’t like Nicki but I love Ariana.

Book: I definitely think that Lizzy Charles’s books are guilty pleasures. I have read one book by her and I adored it. That book is It Had To Be You. It was wonderful for me. I read it in one night. Highly recommend.

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9. Nostalgia

Throwback you look back on fondly

A book you read forever ago that you look back on fondly or reminds you of a happy childhood time

Song: There are so many different songs I could choose for this. But I’m going to go with We Go Together from the movie Grease. That song brings back memories.

Book: I have to go with the Spot books by Eric Hill. They were these flip up books about a puppy named Spot. I remember going into the library when I was in Elementary school and I would go to the back corner of the library and grab one of them, sit in the bean bag chair over there and just flip through them. I bought one for my son and he tore it apart.

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Links

Hardback Hoarder’s (Ali) Video

KatesBookDate’s (Creator) Video

Books

The Outsiders

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

City of Bones

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Queens of Geek

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

Sapphire

GoodReads
Amazon

Fangirl

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

The Hate U Give

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository

It Had To Be You

GoodReads
Amazon

Where’s Spot

GoodReads
Amazon
Book Depository


Happy Reading and Listening!

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