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Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish that now has a new home at That Artsy Reader Girl.

Another Top Ten Tuesday! I’m not quite sure what this prompt means. Is it books that I want to read on a rainy day? Books I’m saving to read on a rainy day? Books that have rainy days in them? So, I’m going to do a bit of a combination! I’m going to include books that are good to read on rainy days and books that have water on the cover!

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Song Of The Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao

*Spoiler free*

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Thank you Edelweiss for the e-ARC!

 

Will love break the spell? After cruelly rejecting Bao, the poor physician’s apprentice who loves her, Lan, a wealthy nobleman’s daughter, regrets her actions. So when she finds Bao’s prized flute floating in his boat near her house, she takes it into her care, not knowing that his soul has been trapped inside it by an evil witch, who cursed Bao, telling him that only love will set him free. Though Bao now despises her, Lan vows to make amends and help break the spell.

 

 

 

I’ve heard lots of good things about Dao’s books, but I haven’t read her previous two yet (I KNOW!). Though, this one sounded good. It sounded like it would be simple, but with a really strong storyline.

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I Knew Him by Abigail de Niverville: Author Interview

I’m thrilled to have Abigail de Niverville here on my blog to talk about her debut novel, I Knew Him, and what the experience of debuting has been like for her! I was interested in this book when all I knew about was that it featured a bisexual protagonist and a production of Hamlet. And the more I found out about it, the more I wanted to read it!

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Michigan Vs. The Boys by Carrie S. Allen

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When a determined girl is confronted with the culture of toxic masculinity, it’s time to even the score. Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’ hockey team off the ice this year. If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there’s still one team left in town … The boys’ team isn’t exactly welcoming, but Michigan’s prepared to prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact, all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash talk and “harmless” pranks that always seem to target her. But once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the consequences of speaking up – even if it means putting her future on the line.

I heard about this book from my friends and it sounded like something I would enjoy! I love reading about female athletes, even if I don’t love watching sports. I guess reading about them makes it more interesting to me haha. Kids Can Press was awesome enough to send me an ARC in exchange for review (which is kind of nuts and I can’t really believe it), so thank you so much to them! This will not effect my review. Trigger warnings: physical abuse, sexism, toxic masculinity, homophobic slurs (one used in two instances), underage drinking, a girl being drugged

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