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Middle Grade Books I’d Like To Buddy Read With My Sister

My younger sister isn’t as big of a reader as I am, but she is at the age where is starting to read books that I remember reading and loving and books that I wouldn’t mind rereading! So, I thought it’d be fun if we read some books together and we could review them together here. I haven’t quiet put this plan in motion yet, but I still want to brainstorm some ideas of books I’d like to get to!

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2019 Blogging Goals

 

I didn’t think I was going to make this type of post. I’m still learning the art of setting goals and figuring out what works best for me. Plus, a lot of them are more abstract and over various points of my life. But I got to thinking and I do have some things I want to work on blog wise 2019! Plus, I don’t plan on doing any other posts end of the year/new year posts. I’ve shied away from the best books of 2018 and most anticipated 2019 books since I really, really didn’t want to forget anything! There are just so many books and I want to give all of them the amount of love they deserve! Anyway, I thought this would be something in the middle that I feel comfortable doing.

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Adult Books I Want To Read

I tend to read firmly in the YA category, but I do like to venture into the world of adult books from time to time. I don’t see too big of a difference between the two other than the writing. I’m not quite sure how to explain it but writing in adult books seem… heavier for some reason? I dunno, the writing just seems vastly different to me. Anyway, there are a few adult books on my shelf, plus some not on my shelf, that I would like to get to at some point so I thought I’d round a few up!

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There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

*Spoiler free*

Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After he’s dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up. The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl—under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he’ll be taking his date on “fun” excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his eccentric Gita Auntie. Kill him now. How is this ever going to work? Sweetie Nair is many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a shower-singing champion. Oh, and she’s also fat. To Sweetie’s traditional parents, this last detail is the kiss of death. Sweetie loves her parents, but she’s so tired of being told she’s lacking because she’s fat. She decides it’s time to kick off the Sassy Sweetie Project, where she’ll show the world (and herself) what she’s really made of. Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date they realize there’s an unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?

There is certainly something about Sweetie. And it’s amazing. When I saw the cover for this book, I fell completely head over heals. It’s a fat girl, an amazingly happy fat girl on the cover of a mainstream YA book. Before I even read the book, the cover meant so much to me. It is truly a gift. And the book only adds to that.

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