Tag: kody keplinger

Book Review: Run by Kody Keplinger

Book Review: Run by Kody Keplinger

Ever since I first read The DUFF – which, incidentally, was one of the first books that got me into YA contemporary romances – Kody Keplinger has been one of my favorite authors of all time. Obviously, that means that I have rather high expectations, and reviewing books when they don’t live up to those expectations is ridiculously hard. Run was not exactly a Debby book. I already feel horrible about saying that, because when it comes to own voices, this is one of the most authentic and personal books on the market. Kody is blind, and in this book, Agnes is blind. Bo is […]

Posted August 18, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors (2015 Edition)

Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors (2015 Edition)

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. This was one of the very first Top Ten Tuesday topics I did on the blog – all the way back in 2013. I wrote up my list before looking at that post, and hilariously only ONE author made both versions of the list. I suppose it makes sense – in the meantime I’ve read at least 250 more books and gotten to know so many other authors… and tastes change. These authors I’ve all read multiple books from (if not their entire oeuvres), and something […]

Posted August 18, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 11 Comments
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ARC Book Review + GIVEAWAY: Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger

ARC Book Review + GIVEAWAY: Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger

Lying Out Loud seemed to pop up out of nowhere – and after so long without a YA Keplinger novel, you can bet your ass I was EXCITED AS HELL. Then I got the chance to read this as an ARC that was personally signed to me by Kody herself and *DEAD* Lying Out Loud is cute and funny and happymaking and yayyyyy ♥ So Lying Out Loud tells the story of Sonny Ardmore, a compulsive liar, who sort of accidentally ends up catfishing a guy who she slowly realizes she has feelings for. The unfortunate part of that is that (a) the guy, Ryder, […]

Posted April 20, 2015 by Debby in Giveaways, Reviews / 2 Comments
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#TheDUFF Red Carpet Recap with Kody Keplinger + Giveaway!

#TheDUFF Red Carpet Recap with Kody Keplinger + Giveaway!

The DUFF festivities are continuing! Last week, the red carpet premiere took place in LA, and yesterday another one took place in New York! Kody Keplinger, the brilliant, fabulous, and lovely author of The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, was lucky enough to be in attendance, and I was lucky enough to get to ask her a couple of questions about the whole experience!! (I’m not INTERNALLY FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS, nope nope nope.) How did you feel as an author fitting into the Hollywood scene? Kody: It was really nerve-wracking, I won’t lie. But luckily, the cast and crew of the film have been […]

Posted February 19, 2015 by Debby in Giveaways, Interviews / 3 Comments
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Announcing #ReadTheDUFF!

Announcing #ReadTheDUFF!

Calling all YA readers and fans! As you may know (by the extensive promotion and squealing by yours truly for one), 2015 brings us the book-to-movie adaptation of one of my all time FAVORITE books: Kody Keplinger’s The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend. That book not only has one of my favorite romances ever (I’m all about hate-to-love romance), but it had such a great relatable character growth arc and message, and the writing was on point. It was one of the first contemporary books I ever read, and it totally opened me up to the genre because of how such a realistic story can […]

Posted January 13, 2015 by Debby in Read-alongs / 6 Comments
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2014 End of Year Book Survey

2014 End of Year Book Survey

It’s that time again! Time for the End of Year Book Survey, created by Jamie @ the Perpetual Page-Turner. Time to look back on a year’s worth of books! In case you’re interested, you can find my 2013 End of Year Book Survey here. 2014 Reading Stats Number of books you read: 128 (First: Evertrue; Last: My True Love Gave To Me) Number of re-reads: 3 (The DUFF, Shut Out, and Anna and the French Kiss) Genre you read the most from: Thanks to my lovely spreadsheet: Genre Number of Books Percentage of Total Contemporary 55 43% Fantasy 23 18% Science Fiction 22 17% Historical […]

Posted January 10, 2015 by Debby in Memes / 3 Comments
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Book Review: The Swift Boys & Me by Kody Keplinger

Book Review: The Swift Boys & Me by Kody Keplinger

If you know me, you’ll know that one author I will always shout about, no matter what, is Kody Keplinger. Her young adult novels just have a way of being really emotional for me, and her refreshing voice perfectly conveys messages that I find to be extremely important to teenagers. Each of her books has really touched my heart in different ways, so when I heard that she was bringing out a middle grade novel, I was all for it. It’s different, to be sure, but again Keplinger brought that prickly sensation to my eyes. With the backdrop of summer vacation, The Swift Boys & […]

Posted August 31, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I love this topic guys, because I instantly knew how I wanted to present it. You know how sometimes when you get a creative idea, you get all giddy and stuff? THAT’S ME. Anyway, I’m focusing just on my physical copies for this topic – but to be honest, I mostly read physical copies anyway. If I do read an ebook and love it, I usually go out and buy a physical copy. So, this is still pretty representative. That’s point one. Point two is that […]

Posted July 29, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 6 Comments
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