Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday is a weekly meme created by the night is dark and full of books. The idea is to search for a book that is new to you and fits the weekly topic. After finding the book  you write a post about the book and add the book to your TBR!


For today we need to search for a book that is by an author you have read before.

Midnight at the


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Synopsis:

Kansas, 2065 Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before Launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house over a hundred years ago, and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate. While Adri knows she must focus on the mission ahead, she becomes captivated by a life that’s been lost in time…and how it might be inextricably tied to her own. 

Oklahoma, 1934 Amidst the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherine longs for the immortality promised by a professor at a traveling show called The Electric. But as her family’s situation becomes more dire — and the suffocating dust threatens her sister’s life — Catherine must find the courage to sacrifice everything she loves in order to save the one person she loves most. 

England, 1919 In the recovery following World War One, Lenore tries to come to terms with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail to America in pursuit of a childhood friend. But even if she makes it that far, will her friend be the person she remembers, and the one who can bring her back to herself? 

While their stories spans thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful.


Why I chose it:

I loved, loved Tiger Lily so when I saw she would be coming out with another book, I just couldn’t not pick it.



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Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday is a weekly meme created by the night is dark and full of books. The idea is to search for a book that is new to you and fits the weekly topic. After finding the book  you write a post about the book and add the book to your TBR!


For today we need to search for a book in the humor/comedy genre.

The wall of


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Synopsis:

Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she’s beyond shocked.

For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn’t find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He’s asking for the unthinkable.

What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants?


Why I chose it:

I looked up comedy on Goodreads and this was one with rave reviews as well as a 4.35 score. I love romance, so I thought why not put this on my TBR.


 

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Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday is a weekly meme created by the night is dark and full of books. The idea is to search for a book that is new to you and fits the weekly topic. After finding the book  you write a post about the book and add the book to your TBR!


For today we need to search for adult books.

Bared to you


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Synopsis:

“Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness.
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily 
Gideon “knew.” He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each others most private wounds and desires. 
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart “


Why I chose it:

I never, never read these kind of books. I am curious what draws people to these books. What the hype is all about.



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Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday is a weekly meme created by the night is dark and full of books. The idea is to search for a book that is new to you and fits the weekly topic. After finding the book  you write a post about the book and add the book to your TBR!


I know I am a day late with this post but I had a busy day yesterday. We had to look for a book with a 4+ rating on Goodreads.

Difficult women


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Synopsis:

Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State—which earned rave reviews and was selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, NPR, the Boston Globe, and Kirkus—and her New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.

The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the marriage of one of them. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.


Why I chose it:

This had a 4.05 rating. This is an ideal book for my reading challenge. I never read short stories. Also feminism is a new subject matter to me so ….


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Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday is a weekly meme created by the night is dark and full of books. The idea is to search for a book that is new to you and fits the weekly topic. After finding the book  you write a post about the book and add the book to your TBR!


For today we must search for books that deal with an “important topic”.  You must search for books that discuss a topic that is important to you. What classifies as ‘important’ is completely up to you!

Since I, myself, deal with mental health problems, this for me is an important topic. I will search for a book that deals with mental illness.

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Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.

Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid.

Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn’t plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she too will end her life.


Why I chose it:

I scrolled through popular mental illness books on Goodreads and was immediately drawn to the cover. It is beautiful. Once reading the synopsis I was sold. I, myself, have had a eating disorder and it’s nice to relate to the book your reading. Also eating disorders are an important topic to talk about. Their is a stigma surrounding it that needs to be broken.


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Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday is a weekly meme created by the night is dark and full of books. The idea is to search for a book that is new to you and fits the weekly topic. After finding the book  you write a post about the book and add the book to your TBR!


For today we must search for books of which the actors last name starts with an a.

adulthood-is-a-myth

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Synopsis:

Are you a special snowflake? 

Do you enjoy networking to advance your career? 

Is adulthood an exciting new challenge for which you feel fully prepared? 

Ugh. Please go away.

This book is for the rest of us. These comics document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.


Why I chose it:

I scrolled through a list of books that would be coming out in march and saw a Sarah Anderson book. I looked it up and it sounded interesting. While learning that the books was a second in a series I looked up the first and also enjoyed reading the synopsis. I want to read more graphic novels and this one gets rave reviews. Also it describes a part of my live haha.


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Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday is a weekly meme created by the night is dark and full of books. The idea is to search for a book that is new to you and fits the weekly topic. After finding the book  you write a post about the book and add the book to your TBR!


This week’s topic is “abandoned genres”. You have to search for a book in a genre you usually overlook. A genre you don’t reach for this often. The genre I have chosen is non-fiction.

we-should-all-be-feminists

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Synopsis:

What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. 

With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. 

Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.


Why I chose it:

I have another one of her books on my tbr and that book gets so many rave reviews that I thought, why not look at some other books of her. And here we are. Another one of her books, this time non-fiction, that gets rave reviews. Some say it’s a must read. Well, if that’s what they say, that’s what I’ll do. Also feminism has always intrigued me. What does it mean to be a feminist? Especially in today’s society.


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Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday is a weekly meme created by the night is dark and full of books. The idea is to search for a book that is new to you and fits the weekly topic. After finding the book  you write a post about the book and add the book to your TBR!


For today’s topic you search for a book with a beautiful cover. This was a hard one for me since there are so many beautiful covers out there, but I think I found the one that stands out to me (and isn’t already on my TBR).

they-both-die-at-the-end

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Synopsis:

Set in a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, the novel follows teens Mateo and Rufus, who meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.

Where I found it:

I stumbled upon this by way of twitter. Apparently the cover was revealed just yesterday. I saw it and was immediately drawn to it.

Why I chose it:

I have never read anything by Adam Silvera, yet I find myself being drawn to his books. Perhaps this has to do with the raving reviews each and every one of his books get. Also the fact that they are diverse reads might have something to do with it. I already told you, I want to read more diversely. Adam Silvera’s books fit that picture perfectly.  I found this one particularly interesting since the cover looks so haunting. After reading the synopsis I was sold. To live a lifetime on you end day, doesn’t that sound beautiful.


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