I’ve still got several more books to go through for August of last year, but we’re winding down now. I’ve got two more books for you all to check out today. One wasn’t really for me, but maybe it would be for you?

to be honestTo add or not to add? That is the question. Honestly, I’m not really all that interested in another contemporary teen romance. They’ve never really been my style and while I occasionally pick one up for some guilty pleasure, I usually end up not liking them and regretting it. And while I can say that I’m sure To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin will touch on some important topics, it’s really just not selling itself to me.

Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her sister goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she’ll be able to escape to college, too. What she doesn’t count on is that her mother’s obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her appearance on an extreme weight-loss show, and now Savvy’s mom is pressuring her even harder to be constantly mindful of what she eats.

Between her mom’s diet-helicoptering, missing her sister, and worrying about her collegiate future, Savvy has enough to worry about. And then she meets George, the cute new kid at school who has insecurities of his own. As Savvy and George grow closer, they help each other discover how to live in the moment and enjoy the here and now before it disappears.

the state of graceI’m actually rather curious to see how The State of Grace by Rachel Lucas turns out. I think it was partially the quote taken from the book that really pulled me in. Of course, this is a tentative add to my TBR, largely for the reasons of contemporary. I am really excited that this book exists, though, and I hope people who need to see themselves more in the novels they read are able to find it. Definitely check it out if you have a chance.

Whip-smart, hilarious, and unapologetically honest, Rachel Lucas’s The State of Grace is a heartwarming story of one girl trying to work out where she fits in, and whether she even wants to.

“Sometimes I feel like everyone else was handed a copy of the rules for life and mine got lost.”

Grace is autistic and has her own way of looking at the world. She’s got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that’s pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn’t make much sense to her any more.

Suddenly everything threatens to fall apart, and it’s up to Grace to fix it on her own.

And that’s it for today! Happy reading!

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