#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Anna and the French Kiss

Some of the #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram books make me nostalgic for so many things. Today’s book, ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins, is one of those. The story features Anna Oliphant, who must live in Paris for her senior year of high school. Of course, Anna isn’t looking forward to being away from her home…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: The Help

Our second #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram for the month is THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett. First published in 2009, the book has 2,493,705 ratings on Goodreads, which is a heck of a number.  The tagline for the book reads: “Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.” Those three woman are Skeeter, who has returned home…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

The title for the #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram feature is UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION by Laura Hillenbrand. Eighty-five percent of the Amazon reviews for this book are five-star, and it stands as an Editor’s Pick. Nonfiction isn’t something I gravitate toward, though I enjoy it, but this book was hard to…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Gone Girl

#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram is thrilled to feature GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. First off, please know that Goodreads has this book standing at 2,723,348 ratings and 142,095 reviews, which means, regardless of your opinion, a lot of people read the book. And that, my friends, is something I like to hear. We can all have differing opinions,…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: The Poisonwood Bible

#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram welcomes THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver! If you follow this series, you’ll know that last week, I talked about how I’m not a “literary” reader or writer. So when someone suggested reading this book, I was wary. I had only one previous encounter with a Kingsolver novel (Prodigal Summer), and though I loved…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Bel Canto

#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram for this week showcases BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett. I knew from an early age that I was not a “literary” reader or writer. While I’m drawn to words and how they are arranged, I’m also drawn to stories with engaging plotlines. The books don’t need to be action packed, per se, but something…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: The Fault in Our Stars

This week’s #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram features one of my all-time favorite books: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green. John Green has been one of my go-to authors since my friend Kelsey introduced me to him. In fact, back in April 2012 (a decade ago!), I blogged about my love for John Green and his works.…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: I’ve Got Your Number

This week’s #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram features I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER by Sophie Kinsella. I never found Kinsella’s Shopaholic series to my liking (unlike just about everyone else on the planet), but this book was a fun, quick read. In fact, readers called it “hilarious,” “engaging,” and a “delightful” read, and I would agree. Kinsella knows how to…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: The Book Thief

It’s the second Thursday in July and time for #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram! This week features THE BOOK THIEF by Marcus Zusak. This book launched in 2006 to critical acclaim, and won multiple awards, including National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2006), Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children’s Literature (2007), Sydney…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Wicked

Welcome back to #ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram! This week features WICKED by Gregory Maguire. This book launched in 1995, and it currently has 585,404 ratings (and 25,303 reviews) on Goodreads. That’s pretty impressive. I didn’t read the book in 1995. No, it wasn’t until after my youngest was born (and well after Wicked came to Broadway) that I…

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