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Again, but Better
Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
49 posts | 37 read | 59 to read
Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents...sounds ideal -- but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance...whats that? Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a ticking, and she needs a change -- there's nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She's going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure! Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart. Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic - the possibilities are endless.
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thegreensofa
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#BFCR4 #BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn #BFC

@ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds @mhillis @LapReader

Better all round this week I think.
Managed a Pilates session, did a good amount of meditation. Really enjoyed it.
Went mad on books and blew my budget though! 📚🤪

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great week! 12h
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BookishRedhead
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Pickpick

I wanna study abroad!
I wanna see the world. I wanna make friends.
I loved this book!
This is a fun debut.
I loved all the references.
I related to Shane in her anxiety and trevaling.

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BookishRedhead
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This will be me in Korea one day!
Read everything, translate everything, fangirl

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BriannaT
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this lighthearted read! It‘s about Shane and her study abroad experience - it starts stellar, with a romance blooming, but falls flat. Then it gets a magical twist - she and her would-be beau meet six years later and get a chance to do that summer over again. It‘s a cute story, and I liked how Shane grew into an independent woman while also exploring romance.

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BriannaT
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Got my signed book with a misprint switched out, so all is right with the world. To make it better, the autograph on this one is so much better than the other!!

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BriannaT
Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
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This book just got REALLY interesting and then???? It went from page 218 to 155???? I discovered this misprint at midnight and the frustration is real - 50 pages have been replaced by repeat pages!! I couldn‘t sleep!

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Romancegirl
Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
Mehso-so

For me this was a cute, light and relatable story. The beginning half (part 1) was tough to get into and at one point I was going to put the book down and read something else, but because I'm stubborn and wanted to finish it sooner rather than later, I pushed through. Once I got to the second part of the book I began enjoying it much more! I have a longer review on my website, kendrascorner.wixsite.com/website. :)

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alvingregorio
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Panpan

I wanted to like this so badly. It feels like a betrayal to give a negative review to a BookTuber. It feels personal because I feel like I know her from her videos. I'm happy for her for getting published but this was hard to get through. I can only imagine how much personal stuff she included in the narrative but it seemed too similar yet contrived. Sorry Christine.

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Kenziejo
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Hour 12 challenge: For audiobooks I‘ve recently started using, and loving, Scribd. But I have also gotten audiobooks from my library and off of Hoopla before. The last audiobook I read was Again, But Better. #24in48 @24in48

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fedebooks
Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
Mehso-so

At first it was nice, then the plot twist happened and ruined everything.

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simplysteph
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chlolovesbooks
Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
Mehso-so

💖💖💖 I love Christine‘s booktube channel, but unfortunately didn‘t love this.

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rjsthumbelina
Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
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Mehso-so

I finished this book several days ago, and I'm still trying to figure out quite how I feel. I read this for #barnesandnoble #YAbookclub bc I work at a b&n part time and agreed to lead the teen book club. I hated the characters' names, for sure! And I was definitely annoyed that for most of the book, the main character kept destroying her chances at friendship and career betterment bc she was so focused on a boy. ⬇️

rjsthumbelina However, I thought that there was a ton of character growth by the end, even if I thought the progression of it was rushed. As far as the romance, I hated that she was pining after a guy with a girlfriend. But as the story continued, it seemed like that was an intentional choice, showing that love isn't convenient or logical. Overall, I would say ⭐⭐⭐ 4mo
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Smae99
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“Again, but Better” was witty and charming! If you‘re a book tube fan, you know that Shane IS Christine! Many have criticized this, but I found it an interesting aspect of the book. For it being a debut novel, I think it is pretty good! I‘m not going to claim to love everything about it, but generally speaking I enjoyed reading it!

Rated 4/5 on GR :)

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EstelaV
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marleed
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Pickpick

This book was fun and took me in an unexpected direction. And I can‘t help but love a protagonist who loves LOST!

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Purplerosiepage
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Pickpick

Okay. The first half was not great, and it was a bummer because I subscribe to Riccio‘s YouTube channel, and I know how much this novel means to her. I‘m glad I stuck with it though, because the last half of the book was actually pretty good and took a turn I legitimately was not expecting.

Lovesbooks87 I wasn't expecting the turn it took either. But I am so glad that it did! 5mo
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Cailey_Mac
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Really excited to start this as my first June read! It‘s by a booktuber who I enjoy watching, so hopefully her book is as good as her reviews!😎✌🏼📖 #currentread #junetbr #27of2019

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RiseoftheReader
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Panpan

I tried so hard to get into this one. But I have to say this should have aged down. The writing wasn‘t the worse that I‘ve read. But making the POV this girl who is 20 and then 26 was crazy. This was more new adult than teen. But the writing itself made her sound more like she was 15 or 16. The writing was very juvenile. And you could tell how not very fleshed out the story was.

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mlmopinions1
Again, but Better | Christine Riccio

Omg, I am only on Ch. 3 and I am already in love with Shane. She is so freaking adorable. Her inner dialogue on her quest to be more outgoing and social is hilarious. She has a social anxiety which makes her a little more than awkward around others because she second guess herself too much. I am excited to see her complete her “list“.

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mirsophie
Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
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This novel was the epitome of cuteness and relatability. The main character Shane not only has social anxiety like me but totally nerds out on things. I really enjoyed all the pop culture references including the harry potter and Taylor swift ones. I really could relate to Shane's way of thinking and her thought process. The love interest in this book is adorable and unique.

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Lovesbooks87
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Thank you to all the Littens who have been talking about how amazingo this book is. Without you this amazing book would have probably sit on my bookshelf for months if not longer unread. This book gave me all the feels. At times I could see adult me in Shane. I am so glad she took the risks and followed her dreams in the end! Can't wait to see what this authors write next! Second completed book in the #24b4monday readathon!

Cailey_Mac This is by one of my favorite booktubers! Christine is amazing 💕📚 5mo
Lovesbooks87 @Cailey_Mac I had never heard of her before. This book is B&N first pick for their YA book club. It was truly amazing! 5mo
Cailey_Mac @Lovesbooks87 Definitely look her up on YouTube; she‘s Polandbananabooks, and she gives great animated reviews😊I‘m so glad B&N picked her book! 5mo
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Lovesbooks87 @Cailey_Mac I will have to look her up. At the back of her book it talked about how she was on YouTube! 5mo
rjsthumbelina @Lovesbooks87 I am running the YA book club for my store (I work part time at a B&N). 5mo
rjsthumbelina I'm glad to see multiple people here that enjoyed it! I've been hearing kind of mixed reviews so far 5mo
Lovesbooks87 @rjsthumbelina I thought it was amazing! Yay! I was excited about the YA book club. I probably won't attend but I think it is amazing! 5mo
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Lovesbooks87
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1. Book tagged and I am loving it!!!
2. "I'm leaving the contry because I have no friends."
3. “If you don‘t like to read, you haven‘t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling

#weekendreads

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StellarDoc
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dgingo
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How exciting! 🥳

rretzler 🎉🥳👍🏻🎈 5mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🎉🎉🎉📚🤩🥳 5mo
Jas16 🎉📚👏 5mo
dgingo @rretzler @Megabooks @Jas16 Thank you all! I know it‘s low compared to others‘ numbers, but I‘m still excited! 😀 5mo
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dgingo
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4/4.5 stars ⭐️🌟⭐️ 🌟 for this sweet, enjoyable quick read. It‘s the feel-good story I needed to read. A tale about college and growing up, and a little bit of magic; I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel.

Ready to discuss it at #BookClub today; I wasn‘t sure I was going to finish in time #ButIDid

Finished in under 7 hours in a single day. 👏🏼

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dgingo
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I‘ve made a lot of progress on this book that I started only last night with some late night reading, and only a few hours of sleep...and a couple other delays. 😹 As long as my Dolce doesn‘t plan on taking a nap here, I should be able to finish this before I have to head to this afternoon‘s book club. 🐱📚🤷🏻‍♀️

#TimeWillTell #KittensWhoAreLittens #CatsOfLitsy #KittensOfLittens #BookClub

Lcsmcat #kal kitties against literacy! 😻 5mo
dgingo @Lcsmcat Ha! Right?! They‘re lucky that they‘re cute! 5mo
TheLibrarian What a majestic kitty!! 5mo
dgingo @TheLibrarian Thank you! He is! And he demands to be treated accordingly. 😂 5mo
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Meghan1
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Shane is my spirit animal...

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dgingo
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“‘Thanks.‘ It comes out as a whisper. I‘m devastated. Outraged. Annoyed. Ashamed. Frustrated. A small part of me is jumping up and down. You could make an Inside Out sequel out of these past forty-five minutes.”

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dgingo
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Book club is tomorrow (a private one, not the B&N one for the book); I only said “maybe” I could make it. Starting the book tonight—will I finish in time? Only time will tell. #BookClub #YA #TBD

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WanderingBookaneer
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That‘s excessive, let me see what free apps I find for this purpose.

Nutmegnc Pic collage is a good one. And layout. Both free 5mo
RadicalReader I use pic stitch and I love it it‘s free and only costs if you want to add the boarders to your pictures 5mo
Billypar Oh wow, you could probably subscribe to both Netflix and Hulu for that price 😬 The free app I use, Photo Editor, has served me just fine. 5mo
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Lindy @Nutmegnc I use pic collage too. 5mo
KathyWheeler I have pic collage, layout, and MOLDIV. I mostly use Moldiv but all are free. 5mo
Cinfhen I use pic collage and I‘m super happy with it!!! 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I use Over! 5mo
Soubhiville That‘s crazy expensive! I like Pic Collage and Phonto. 5mo
djh Yep, Pic Collage... free 5mo
JacqMac Pic collage and PicsArt for me. 5mo
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StellarDoc
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"How dare the Avengers want shawarma; we invented that."

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StellarDoc
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Erofan Cutie 😻 5mo
kelseynicburke Beautiful 😻 5mo
Soubhiville Pay attention to 🐱! 💜 5mo
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StellarDoc
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It took 200 pages, but you have my attention, book

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StellarDoc
Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
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I'll probably finish it for bingo, but I'm not feeling this one.

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mirsophie
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Currently reading

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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I fell into this book from the very first page! With Fangirl vibes and the author‘s uniquely entertaining voice, this story took me by surprise! I loved the awkward MC and her circuitous path to the life she was meant to make for herself. It‘s easy to lose yourself in the whirlwind of early adulthood expectations. Riccio captures that beautifully. This is the book I wish I had had in my late teens and early twenties! Definitely worth picking up!

Megabooks Great review. #stacked! 5mo
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Bookaholicforlife
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Decided I couldn‘t wait to start reading this book so I‘m going to start now. Also, because I‘m going to go to the Barnes and Noble book club for it on June 13 I decided to try my hand at taking notes while I read.

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Bookaholicforlife
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Book haul! I had to pick up Christine‘s new book at Barnes and Noble and walked out with step sister and Much Ado About Mean Girls. (Oops 🤷‍♀️) I also went to target and picked up Mirror, Mirror. Then this month‘s #owlcrate came today and got We Hunt the Flame. #bookhaul #muchadoaboutmeangirls #mirrormirror #stepsister #wehunttheflame #againbutbetter

tracey38 I just got my owlcrate today too. It was a good box. 5mo
Cailey_Mac Ooooo great stack!! 5mo
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Birdsong28 Had Stepsister as an ARC was so good. Check out my review 5mo
MaggieCarr I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed... Plays aren't normally my genre. Hope you like it too :) 5mo
Bookaholicforlife @Birdsong28 thanks! I‘m glad you enjoyed it and I‘ll definitely check it out! 5mo
Bookaholicforlife @MaggieCarr I‘m glad you enjoyed it and that it surprised you. As a theatre major I usually wind up reading a lot of plays and scriptsbit I am particularly excited for this one 5mo
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BookishGirl06
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Mehso-so

I liked it. It had some funny moments and also a ton of pop culture references as well. I love the idea of having a reset button. I thought the romance was okay. It‘s pretty enjoyable if you want something light and cute.

BooknerdsLife I‘ve seen this book in many book blogs or bookstagram and now I‘m curious about it even tho it doesn‘t sound like the book I‘d usually read 🤔 5mo
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BookishGirl06
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Gonna try to finish this by tonight. I have about 100ish pages to go

Ashley_Nicoletto How is it so far? 5mo
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BookishGirl06
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Reading this book as some of you might recognize as a booktubers first book.

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StellarDoc
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A grey day means grading at B&N and teasing myself with books I'd like to buy.

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kymmiesreads
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I got “Again but Better” today from Barnes & Noble. I‘m so excited to read this and join in on the YA book club! I even got my sticky notes ready! 💙🗒🖊🤩🥳

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ReadingSusan
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Panpan

I enjoyed parts of this book. I liked the concept of what happens in the middle. I liked Babe. I loved the travel. But other than that the book was a bit of a mess. Shane‘s klutziness was beyond a YA cliche and I detested that. I hated all the lyrics and talk about books that I don‘t like. (Con‘t in comments)

InBooksILive Yeah I started this one but quickly lost interest. 6mo
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Preciouz29
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Let me start by saying that I wanted to love this book so much that I may have set unreal expectations. I love the title, the cover, and the premise. But, this was harder to get through than I expected.

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Preciouz29
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“Like when you walk out onto the street in the fall and the leaves are swirling around, and you get pummeled with the perfect amount of windchill.”

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DebbieGrillo
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I'm putting this anticipated YA debut novel on my 2019 #TBR

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