Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
My rating: 4/5
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.
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Before you keep reading, please note the warnings I have given if you have not seen the Gilmore Girls Revival on Netlfix that premiered Friday, November 25th. Most of my thoughts below are more reaction-based as opposed to summary and laying out the context. To give you some more time to contemplate reading further, I’d love to share with you all the excitement of a sponsorship from UberPrints on the above designed T-Shirt! I was able to customize a shirt for whatever I wanted, and they were super easy to work with. I’m not usually a fan of graphic tees but this was an appropriate occasion 🙂 As much of a Gilmore Girls fan I am, I own a Luke’s Diner mug, several books on Rory’s Reading Challenge List and now this shirt! I have got to expand haha.
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Title: The Royal We
Author: Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Genre: Fiction – Romance
Why it’s in my pile:
Recently, the story of Will and Kate has been fascinating to me. I was young when Princess Diana passed away and haven’t followed the family until Will and Kate’s wedding and then when they had their two beautiful children. On Pinterest, a few of my friends have boards dedicated to Kate. I didn’t know where the fascination was coming from because I didn’t know their story. One night, I watched on Netflix William and Kate and finally understood. It really is a fairy tale romantic story! Not to say that this romance novel is an exact tale of Will and Kate but it is quite a resemblance!
“I might be Cinderella today, but I dread who they’ll think I am tomorrow. I guess it depends on what I do next.”
American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it’s Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain’s future king. And when Bex can’t resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.
Dating Nick immerses Bex in ritzy society, dazzling ski trips, and dinners at Kensington Palace with him and his charming, troublesome brother, Freddie. But the relationship also comes with unimaginable baggage: hysterical tabloids, Nick’s sparkling and far more suitable ex-girlfriends, and a royal family whose private life is much thornier and more tragic than anyone on the outside knows. The pressures are almost too much to bear, as Bex struggles to reconcile the man she loves with the monarch he’s fated to become.
Which is how she gets into trouble.
Now, on the eve of the wedding of the century, Bex is faced with whether everything she’s sacrificed for love-her career, her home, her family, maybe even herself-will have been for nothing.