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(Review) The Summer I Found You

The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry Publication Date: March 1, 2014 Pages: 261 (Kindle) Genre: Young Adult My Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis:
All they have in common is that they're less than perfect. And all they're looking for is the perfect distraction.

Kate's dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she's still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he's a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all?

My Review: 
This was definitely an interesting premise and it kind of reminded me of I'll Meet You There in the sense that the characters were going through some of the same things.

Kate is struggling with learning to live with diabetes and Aidan is home from the war learning to live with one arm. Okay, …

(Review) Pretty Smart Girls: Lace Up

Pretty Smart Girls: Lace Up by Shae Ross Publication Date: January 6, 2015 Pages: 268 (Kindle) Genre: New Adult My Goodreads Rating: 3.5 Stars
Goodreads SynopsisTeam Ryan

Ryan Rose and her fellow Spartans are finalists in a high-profile entrepreneurial competition. They're competing for life-changing money and for their futures. They have a solid plan to win. All they need to do is trounce the competition: rich frat boys from an archrival university. Easy, right?

Team Jett

Jett Trebuchet's first mistake was not realizing that Ryan and her friends were the competition. His second was expressing his unabashed confidence in his team’s ability to win. After all, everyone knows the only thing MSU does better than U of M is produce beautiful, easy women…oh, and he almost forgot to say “dumb.” And boy, does his team pay for that one.

Game On
As each side tries to game the other, something else seems to be getting in the way—attraction. Now Ryan and Jett must keep their teams from getting …

Top Ten Tuesday (Most Read Authors)

So, I skipped last week's TTT because I haven't really read that many fairy tale retellings, but I got a lot of great recs from reading other blogs!

This week's Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly feature provided by The Broke and the Bookish, is: Top Ten Authors I've Read the Most Books From.

J.K. Rowling Also: The Cuckoo's Calling. 
Rick Riordan Percy <3
John Green
Susanna Kearsley  All the swoons.
Rainbow Rowell Sighs. Swoons. Smiles. 
Jojo Moyes This was my first book by her and it literally left me face down on the couch. I'm working my way through the rest of her lovely words. 
David Levithan
Sarah Dessen And, of course, Saint Anything
Gayle Forman All the feels. 
Those are just a few of my favorite authors/books. I've got more, but this is just a Top Ten List. 
This is probably my favorite quote form The Fault in Our Stars. I feel this way about so many books. 

Happy Reading!  ~Ash

(Review) Such a Rush

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols Publication Date: 2013 Pages: 336 (Paperback) Genre: Young Adult My Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars Goodreads Synopsis:  High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she's in the air, it's easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. So when her flight instructor, Mr Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. Then Mr Hall dies suddenly leaving his teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, in charge of running the business. The two brothers have always made their hostility towards her clear so she's sure that her dreams of being a pilot are over…
Then it Grayson makes it clear that he wants her to stay working for him, and Leah doesn't understand why. She's crushed on him for years, but always known he's out of her league… isn't he? As the summer rolls on and they spend more time…

(Review) The Day We Met

The Day We Met by Rowan Coleman Publication Date: March 31, 2015 Pages: 304 (Paperback) Genre: Adult Fiction My Goodreads Rating: 3.5 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis:
The name of your first-born. The face of your lover. Your age. Your address…
What would happen if your memory of these began to fade?
Is it possible to rebuild your life? Raise a family? Fall in love again?

When Claire starts to write her Memory Book, she already knows that this scrapbook of mementoes will soon be all her daughters and husband have of her. In her mid-40s, Claire is scared and increasingly confused by the world around her, struggling to hold onto her identity as thoughts of her mother, her daughters, and her husband grow fuzzier every day. Fearing what will happen if those memories fade altogether, her family’s gift of a red sketchpad is her most treasured possession. As they fill it with scenes from a joyous life lived together, Claire again experiences the ecstatic highs and terrible lows of a life well lived: full of …

(Review) The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Publication Date: 2013 Pages: 357 (Hardcover) Genre: Adult Fiction My Goodreads Rating: 3 Stars Goodreads Synopsis:  Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project.

My (spoilerish) Review:  I'm going to preface this by saying this book wasn't even on my TBR pile. I showed up for teacher training and a friend had brought me three of her own personal library books. (Best friends let each other borrow library books.) We often trade books back and forth and we know what the other likes, so I went with it.
It took me a whi…