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Top Ten Tuesday / December 3, 2013

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish to show off our book-related lists.

There are so many amazing books to be published next year, this list was extremely difficult to narrow down. I’ve tried to include mostly UKYA (that I haven’t had a chance to read yet) with a couple of sequels that I couldn’t NOT add to the list!

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By: Daphne
Top Ten Tuesday / June 18, 2013

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish to show off our book-related lists.

I finally decided to participate in the Top Ten Tuesday meme (yay)! I’ve always loved reading other bloggers’ lists, but I was initially daunted. Knowing myself, it would take me ages to settle on any sort of ranking! I believe when I last did a top ten list at the end of 2012 for my favourite books of the year, I almost tore my hair out…

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By: Daphne
Showcase Sunday / May 20, 2012

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, and gives us an opportunity to talk about all the books we’ve begged, borrowed or stolen recently acquired!

Ali’s Birthday Books!!

Greetings! Sorry this is a bit late on in the day. I’ve been nursing a demon of a hangover (all in aid of my birthday night out) and only just felt well enough to stare at a computer screen! I got some amazing books for my birthday this week and still have some more to come apparently so there will be another book haul soon! Until then, here’s my birthday book haul (warning, its a long one!)

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By: Alison
Review, Young Adult / March 16, 2012
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie PerkinsAnna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Series: Anna and the French Kiss #1
Publisher: Speak
Date: December 2010
372 pages
Source: Purchased
Genres: Contemporary
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Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?

Anna and the French Kiss is a breath of fresh air. Amidst all of the supernatural, fantasy and mythology based young adult books that seem to be dominating the market, this book is a fun read simply about the wonders of being a teenager in a foreign city.

Anna has been sent to a boarding school in Paris by her mainly absent father. Initially upset at leaving her best friend, her younger brother and a potential boyfriend, Anna eventually finds herself in a new circle of friends which includes the charming Etienne St. Clair. In the backdrop of this magnificent city, the budding film critic finds herself awed, confused and eventually in love.

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By: Daphne