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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:)

Guide:
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. 
01:27
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.
02:45
April 23, 2022
M/YA: They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman
Purchase your copy here.
01:51
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.
02:38
April 09, 2022
YA/F: Parachutes by Kelly Yang
Purchase her book here.
02:34
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
01:31
March 27, 2022
F: Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
Check out my top read of the year here.
01:24
March 19, 2022
MG/YA: Black Enough Ed. by Ibi Zoboi
Purchase your anthology here.
01:42
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
01:34
March 05, 2022
G/YA: Huda F Are You by Huda Fahmy
You can purchase your copy here!
01:19
February 26, 2022
M: “Speckled Band” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This is from the much larger piece- Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
01:41
November 30, 2021
NF: Secret of the Yellow Death by Suzanne Jurmain
Buy it here.
00:47
November 20, 2021
F: Younger by Pamela Redmond
Currently a hit series, the novel will keep you wanting more! Buy the book here.
01:26
November 20, 2021
MG: Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl
Buy it here.
01:14
September 08, 2021
MG/G: New Kid by Jerry Craft
Buy your copy here.
03:44
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.
02:19
August 29, 2021
MG: Bad Best Friend by Rachel Vail
You can purchase your copy here.
01:46
August 10, 2021
YA: Off the Record by Camryn Garrett
If the review and summary sounds intriguing, you can purchase your copy here.
02:42
August 08, 2021
YA: War and Speech by Don Zolidis
You can purchase this book here!
02:02
August 07, 2021
MG: I Speak Boy by Jessica Brody
Little Women and Me Buy it here!
01:42
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
08:47
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!
02:53
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!
02:08
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!
04:07
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
01:42
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.
02:10
July 11, 2021
R: The Dating Game by Jenny Proctor
Loved this short and sweet read! You can read the ebook for free here!
01:33
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!
01:39
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!
02:37
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!
03:47
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. 
02:19
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.
01:58
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!
03:27
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!
03:59
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.
04:00
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
04:18
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.
03:33
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.
01:43
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!
01:48
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!
04:11
June 05, 2021