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It’s Lit: Book Talks

It’s Lit: Book Talks

By Jade
Book recommendations and reviews from my latest findings. Happy reading:)

NF: Non-Fiction
F: Fiction/Women’s Fiction
YA: Young Adult
M: Mystery/Thriller
MG: Middle Grade
HF: Historical Fiction
R: Romance
G: Graphic Novel
FY: Fantasy
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YA: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Great author and read! Purchase here. 
May 28, 2022
M: Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
Buy your copy of book one here. The second book is available on Kindle only right now. You can pre-order it here.
April 23, 2022
M/YA: They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman
Purchase your copy here.
April 16, 2022
M/YA: You'll be the Death of Me by Karen McManus
Buy your copy here. Unlike her other books, the referenced title does not add any 'oomph' to the story.
April 09, 2022
YA/F: Parachutes by Kelly Yang
Purchase her book here.
April 02, 2022
G/MG: Public School Superhero by James Patterson and Chris Tebbets
Buy your copy here! I will be reviewing iFunny soon! Other popular reads by James Patterson includes: Middle School Worst Years of my Life book 1 of 15
March 27, 2022
F: Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
Check out my top read of the year here.
March 19, 2022
MG/YA: Black Enough Ed. by Ibi Zoboi
Purchase your anthology here.
March 12, 2022
M/YA: They'll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman
Purchase TNCU here. Ivies by Alexa Donne Karen McManus Cousins One of Us is Lying One of Us is Next Two Can Keep a Secret
March 05, 2022
G/YA: Huda F Are You by Huda Fahmy
You can purchase your copy here!
February 26, 2022
M: “Speckled Band” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This is from the much larger piece- Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
November 30, 2021
NF: Secret of the Yellow Death by Suzanne Jurmain
Buy it here.
November 20, 2021
F: Younger by Pamela Redmond
Currently a hit series, the novel will keep you wanting more! Buy the book here.
November 20, 2021
MG: Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl
Buy it here.
September 08, 2021
MG/G: New Kid by Jerry Craft
Buy your copy here.
August 31, 2021
R: People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
This was one of the most anticipated and talked about summer read that I’ve seen! I enjoyed this read and I hope you do too.
August 29, 2021
MG: Bad Best Friend by Rachel Vail
You can purchase your copy here.
August 10, 2021
YA: Off the Record by Camryn Garrett
If the review and summary sounds intriguing, you can purchase your copy here.
August 08, 2021
YA: War and Speech by Don Zolidis
You can purchase this book here!
August 07, 2021
MG: I Speak Boy by Jessica Brody
Little Women and Me Buy it here!
August 04, 2021
MG: Do-Over Series
The Cheat by Sarah Richman The Date by Brenda Scott Royce The Accident by Glasko Klein The Prank by Jeffrey Pratt
July 28, 2021
M: The Ivies by Alexa Dionne
Lover of mysteries and fan of One of Us is Lying? You'll love this thrilling story. Buy your copy today!
July 27, 2021
R: Room-Maid by Sariah Wilson
This is an absolutely heartwarming, feel-good romance novel. Madison grew and developed as she came out of her sheltered comfort zone and became her own person. Buy your copy here!
July 24, 2021
R: The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent
I shared mixed reviews about this book. Want to check it out yourself? Buy it here! Fun fact: After making the podcast, I found out it will be a T.V. series!
July 19, 2021
MG: Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne
This book is so close to my heart! I loved reading this in middle school and still love it today. Order your copy today! Other books from the author that I enjoyed are below! Total Tragedy of a Girl named Hamlet Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies
July 13, 2021
R: The Day We Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson
This is a sweet story of Sam and Phoebe’s love begins with a goodbye. Order it here.
July 11, 2021
R: The Dating Game by Jenny Proctor
Loved this short and sweet read! You can read the ebook for free here!
July 09, 2021
YA/M: The Cousins by Karen M. McManus
Great book for readers of all genres! I enjoyed this book because of the different point of views. While I mostly skimmed Allison's, the plot was exciting and made me want to know what will happen next. Buy your copy today!
July 07, 2021
MG: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Deep End by Jeff Kinney
This is my first graphic novel review! The iconic Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. You can order book 15 here and pre-order book 16 here. Here is the link for the article I mentioned!
July 01, 2021
M: The Maid by Nita Prose
What does a maid and a dead body have in common? Apparently many people in between and trust. This book will have you wanting more. Release date: Jan 4, 2022. Pre-order today!
June 29, 2021
NF: Notable Native People by Adrienne Keene
Lovely directory-style book about different Native American and Indigenous people in different walks of life. I love that it includes present and past notable people along with focusing on their passion and influence. Great book for students and teachers to learn about more people. Pre-order today to receive when it's published on Oct. 5. 
June 25, 2021
YA: Fight Like a Girl by Sheena Kamal
I love the Caribbean inclusion and the mystery plot that weaves throughout the story made me want to know what will happen next. I’m not a fan of Trisha. Her personality and character was not relateable or likeable as she tried to act tough in her actions and speech. You can buy this novel here.
June 23, 2021
MG: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Ah, I LOVE Flipped! I've read this book so many times and I strongly recommend this novel. From the perspectives to the intricate details that ties everything together, you'll love Bryce and Julie. Buy your copy today!
June 19, 2021
MG: Are you there God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
I love her energy as a middle schooler! Reading her voice was a nice and refreshing change. I recommend everyone to continue reading middle grade because the character sees the world differently than in other books. You can buy your copy here!
June 17, 2021
YA: Big Boned by Jo Watson
Big Boned will be published September 21st! Go ahead and pre-order this novel here. I love reading Lori’s growth throughout the book through relatable language and a plot that’s often overlooked. Through art, and the help of her therapist, Lori transforms her mindset to self-acceptance. She exhibits that beauty is truly starts from within. Her story made me think of a quote from flights- “before helping others, put on your own mask.” Lori finally did that and I celebrated with her.
June 15, 2021
F: The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
Written by Sara Nisha Adams, this is a book about books. Aleisha finds a reading list in one of the books at the library she works at during the summer. Unknowingly, this list is exactly what she, and her patrons, needed. This is a favorite read of mine!  Pub date: Aug. 3, 2021 click to pre-order now! Other books mentioned: Fahrenheit 451 Off the Page Bookshop on the Corner Midnight Library
June 13, 2021
HF: Island Queen by Vanessa Riley
I wasn't crazy about this book as anticipated.  Love historical fiction or want to read a book set in the Caribbean? This is the one, by Vanessa Riley, is for you! This novel will be released on July 6th, 2021.
June 11, 2021
YA: Where I Belong by Marcia Argueta Mickelson
Written by Marcia Argueta Mickelson, this book is a must read! Pre-order here to get it when it’s published on September 7th.
June 09, 2021
NF: Educating English Learners 5th ed. By James Crawford
This is a non-fiction book review for Educating English Learners 5th ed. By James Crawford Buy it here!
June 07, 2021
NF: My Beautiful Black Hair by St. Clair Detrick-Jules
I just reviewed My Beautiful Black Hair by St. Clair Detrick-Jules. This book will be published on September 14, 2021.  Pre-order it here!
June 05, 2021