Ten Under the Radar Blogs You Should Follow (#BFFBlogHop + Giveaway)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ola! When I heard of the Blog Friends Forever Tour, aimed at spreading the blogger love, I knew I had to sign up. I just love this community so much and I've met a lot of awesome friends in the almost-three years of existence of Oops! I Read A Book Again and I treasure them, my readers, and the bloggers I look up to SO MUCH. Blog Friends Forever Blog Hop is organized by the fabulous ladies at Fiction Fare and Swoony Boys Podcast. Be sure to check them out and follow their blogs!

Remember that blog feature called Under the Radar Friday where I spotlight books that need more attention and praise and love? Well, I'm doing something similar today by spotlighting ten under the radar bloggers and their blogs. It's actually hard to qualify if a blog is under the radar so I just mean that THESE BLOGS NEED MORE FOLLOWERS, READERS, ATTENTION, AND LOVE. The bloggers behind them are awesome and I love their content! So, read more to find out my elite 10! And to join the giveaways!

October is Queer Romance Month!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This October, we're celebrating Queer Romance Month! The first one ran last year and it's a lit celebration started by Alexis Hall and KJ Charles. It celebrates ALL ROMANCE through blog posts, original fiction, flash fiction, book recommendations, comics, audio/visuals on the Queer Romance Month website.

This year's theme is WE ALL NEED STORIES and oh gosh, I so love that. We need to stop treating LGBTQIA* as a sub-genre.

Particularly, this piece by Dahlia Adler on being the audience of her own queer books is EVERYTHING. I highly suggest you read it. I'll be going through the posts in a bit and I'm so excited!

I hope you check out QMR and support it by sharing it on your blogs and social media.

Here's the list of authors participating and the schedule.

For more information about QMR, read on!

{Blog Tour} Review + Giveaway: This Ordinary Life by Jennifer Walkup

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I'm one of the last stops on the This Ordinary Life by Jennifer Walkup blog tour and I'm stoked to share my review! I knew I had to read this book when I found out that the main character's younger brother has epilepsy. My younger sister has mild epilepsy so this felt like required reading. And I'm glad to say that it definitely did not disappoint! Stick around for a giveaway too!

Title: This Ordinary Life
Author: Jennifer Walkup
Publisher: Luminis Books
Date of Publication: October 1, 2015

Sometimes Hope is the Most Extraordinary Gift of All.

High-school radio host Jasmine Torres's life is full of family dysfunction, but if she can score the internship of her dreams with a New York City radio station, she knows she can turn things around.

That is, until her brother Danny’s latest seizure forces her to miss the interview, and she’s back to the endless loop of missing school for his doctor appointments, picking up the pieces of her mother’s booze-soaked life, and stressing about Danny’s future.

Then she meets Wes. He’s the perfect combination of smart, cute, and funny. He also happens to have epilepsy like her brother. Wes is living a normal life despite his medical issues, which gives Jasmine hope for Danny. But memories of her cheating ex-boyfriend keep her from going on a real date with Wes, no matter how many times he asks her.

Jasmine can’t control everything. Not who wins the internship, not her mother’s addiction, not her brother’s health--not even where her heart will lead her. She wishes she could just have an ordinary life, but maybe what she already has is pretty extraordinary after all.

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Stacking the Shelves (51) + September Recap

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


For Review

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (my review)

Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios (ARC)
Promises I Made by Michelle Zink (ARC)
Catacomb by Madeleine Roux (ARC)
Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas (ARC) (my review)
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Drowning is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Blog Tour Invite: Sidekick by Natalie Whipple

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I'm super stoked to organize and invite y'all to the blog tour and release day blast for Natalie Whipple's upcoming novel, SIDEKICK!

Title: Sidekick
Author: Natalie Whipple
Publisher: Whipple House
Date of Publication: November 10, 2015

Russ is a high school football player who feels like he always comes in second to his best friend, Garret. In sports. In school. With girls. Well, he's tired of it, and he gets the rather foolish idea that if he can win the heart of the new girl in town before Garret he can prove he's not just sloppy seconds.

His plan? Use his anime-obsessed sister's group, who has befriended the new girl, to get closer to her. He'd never tell the team, but he's been going to Anime Night for years and might even enjoy it. That would ruin his reputation, just like his secret love for cooking and James Taylor.

But pretending to be something you aren't catches up to you eventually, and Russ can only get away with living two lives for so long. As more than one person reveals they have something to hide, Russ must figure out what and who he really wants in his life. And more than that, he needs the courage to make it happen.

Release Day Blast Details

1. November 10, 2015
2. An excerpt will be provided.
3. Everyone who signs up is in!

Blog Tour Details

1. November 10 - 16, 2015
2. Reviews and excerpt stops only
3. Multi-stop tour
4. Limited review slots
5. Review copies will be in PDF format.

Sign up for the tour below!

Review: Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas

Monday, September 28, 2015

I'll let you in on a little secret. Ronnie Douglas is actually Melissa Marr! Yes, THAT Melissa Marr, the bestselling YA author.

Undaunted (Knights in Black Leather, #1)
Title: Undaunted (Knights in Black Leather #1)
Author: Ronnie Douglas
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Date of Publication: September 15, 2015

Being fearless has never looked so good . . .

Aubrey Evans needs to get her life back on track after her father is indicted for embezzlement. All she has to do to hightail it out of small-town Tennessee is save up money for college tuition and steer clear of hard-muscled boys on motorcycles. Yet there's no ignoring someone like Zion. A knight in black leather, Zion looks like every bad idea she's been told to avoid, but she can't resist him. Whenever she's in trouble, he's there. Appealing as his rough exterior may be, it's the protective, principled man beneath who tempts her like crazy.

Zion knows Aubrey doesn't intend to stick around. She claims to want only friendship, but he senses there's a naughty girl hiding on the inside—one whose intense desires match his own. For now, he'll be patient and play by her rules. But he knows it's just a matter of time before he weakens her resolve.

As they join forces to figure out who's behind a local crime spree, it's clear that the danger goes deeper than Aubrey guessed. And when she needs someone tall, dark, and undaunted to keep her safe, Zion intends to be there—now and always.

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