"Most lives are long, and most pain is short. Hearts don't actually break; they always keep beating."
I listened audiobook You Know Me Well. Is a young adult novel about friendship and finding yourself. The whole story was likeable but I expected something more. Narrators did a great job, they both have lovely voice. And I also like both POVs. But still something I missed.
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BINGO BLACKOUT!!!! I did it with a couple days to spare. Thank goodness for audiobooks or this wouldn‘t have been possible!
Thanks Sarah for putting this together. Can‘t wait for next months #bookspinbingo
Yesterday I only listened to tagged book. I don't have so many time to read this month. I'm still reading Bait. Today morning we spend outside on our backyard. Leja was swinging and I was reading.
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Summary:Mark and Kate have sat next to eachother for an entire year, but their paths outside of class have never crossed. That is, until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend, Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.
I‘ve made a conscious effort to read diversely since college, but in recent years starting looking for more LBGTQ books. My teenage daughter is bisexual, and she‘s a lazy reader who regularly asks for book recs and raids my shelves.
Above are two LGBTQ books that I read, loved, and passed on to Jordan—and she loved them too. ❤️
She texted me tonight about the tagged book: ‘pls read this and tell me if it‘s good?‘ 😂
For me, this book lacked a gripping storyline and the characters often annoyed me with their actions and felt bland or hard to connect to. The details of the storyline ended up boring me. This was disappointing for me, because I had read books from both Lacour and Levithan and had high expectations. A good quick and lighthearted read, but I was not engaged whatsoever.
This book is, as suspected, a quick read perfect for a flight, a road trip or a day at the beach (& I say that fully appreciating the entertainment value of such books). Mark is in love with his best friend, Kate is in love with a girl she‘s never met. You just know things are going to get complicated & they do. A lot of angst, a fair bit of humor, & some relatable characters (though one was more annoying than I expected) add up to a fun read.
This zippy little read takes place over Pride week. While the book alludes to some serious themes and introduces the characters at povital moments in their young adult lives, overall the book felt fresh and light and I was happy to be sweep up within its pages. I loved the premise that someone on the outskirts of your social circle, essentially a stranger, can at the right moment in time be exactly the person you need in your life.
This was a cute fluffy #YA book about queer friendship! I loved that it a) wasn't a coming out story b) actually featured queer community and pride events c) didn't centre on falling in love as the pinnacle of being gay. At times I felt myself feeling frustrated with Kate's story and her self-sabotaging but that's probably cause it hit too close to home. Great #audiobook narration too! Downside: overwhelmingly white and middle class. #QueerBooks
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Five stars for this beautiful, sweet story set in San Francisco during Pride. Queer, full of love and friendship that gets through all the uncertainty of teenagers discovering life. 😄
Happy #recommendsday! Today I'm recommending this book to celebrate Pride month! I love this story about 2 teens who fall into each other's lives during Pride in San Francisco. Each is dealing with the trials of first love ❤🌈 (and I just love anything Nina LaCour writes)
I'm hoping to finally start You Know Me Well today. Not 100% sure what it's about, but I'm definitely intrigued. I've heard great thing about David Levithan.
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Really enjoyed this one!! 😀Even if the main plot stuff didn't feel super realistic, the characters and the different relationship dramas certainly did, and to me that's what really matters. I had a couple of friendships in high school similar to some of the ones in this book, so I guess it resonated particularly well with me too haha. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5! 😊
2017 #7 YA LGBTQ Audio I finished it. I was in SF in my late teens and my time was spent in-between the Haight and the Castro. I don't know what to think. I enjoyed some of it but it felt too... too much, too campy, too neat, too overdone... maybe gay teens in 2016 are this and I'm an old fart...
Loved, loved this book. A great one to end 2016. Both main characters were so vibrant and alive. Were they at times overly dramatic? Sure. But so what? They were teenagers in and out of love (not with each other- it's about a guy and a girl who become fast friends during Pride Week) and discovering their paths. I felt like the authors knew exactly who their characters were and what they were feeling, if that makes sense. An absolute must read!
Six months ago I might have rolled my eyes. You Know Me Well is a novel of fantastical (rather unbelievable) wish fulfillment and gorgeous (un)requited love, whose two central relationships I wish ended opposite of how they did. But given our post November political climate, this book is a treasure I'll always cherish, because I hope some day we will all feel this hopeful again. 🌈 #ya #lgbtq
And just, David Levithan—he who can do no wrong...
Great YA story about 2 gay teens forging a lasting friendship and coming to terms with love and their futures. A snapshot into a week of their lives. Loved it! So happy to have have 4 days off in a row to catch up on reading. 2 books down...maybe I can get 1 or 2 more in.
"The moral," she says, "in case you haven't come to it yourself, is that sometimes it's enough just to put something out into the world."
Took me right back to high school, and all the drama/excitement/anxiety with it. The intensity of first love, heartbreak of a crushes crushed, first realization that your besties won't always be your friends. How you'd do anything to be a "grownup" but also terrified of what that meant. This was my first time with collaborative writing and I think the authors did a great job. Gave the characters distinct voices while keeping the story connected