I am thrilled to have Sona Charaipotra on my blog today! Her debut solo book Symptoms of a Heartbreak releases on July 2nd. It’s about a 16-year-old Indian-American teen who starts her residency at a prestigious teaching hospital right after medical school. This book is #OwnVoices and I’m so excited that Sona (and Saira) are giving us 8 Must-Watch Bollywood Movies! I can’t wait to sit down and watch them all![Read more…]
Hi everyone! I am thrilled to have Cookie O’Gorman on my blog today! Her book, The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad, just released on Thursday! Check out the details below!
COOKIE O’GORMAN – The Importance of Breaking the Rules
Before we start, I should tell you that growing up I was a textbook good girl.
Excellent grades, stayed out of trouble, was a total over-achiever. My teachers loved me, and I considered them my friends. (Don’t worry, though, I also had a small group of friends my fulfilling age lol!) There was next to no rule breaking in my past. There wasn’t a lot of spontaneity either.
Maybe that’s what led me to write The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad.
Sadie, my main character, is seventeen. She’s a movie lover, a brilliant ballroom dancer, a hopeless romantic and a consummate good girl. She’s about to graduate high school, and despite (or maybe because of) her many interests, she has no idea what she wants to do with her life.
Pretty sure everyone can relate to that feeling.
Oh, and she has a long list of things she’d like to accomplish before graduation—but none of the items are crossed off.
With the help of her nemesis, Colton, she embarks on a journey to complete her list. Sadie breaks the rules, learns how to talk dirty, sneaks out of the house, crashes a party, falls in love… But what makes it even sweeter?
Throughout it all, Sadie doesn’t change who she is.
Sure, she breaks the rules (often leading to hilariously laugh-out-loud situations), but she remains true to herself.
It’s one of the things I love about her.
Another thing I love is that she goes after what she wants, forges her own path and doesn’t let rejection stand in her way. Man, I wish I would’ve understood this as a teen. It’s a lesson that took me a long time to learn (one I forget now and then). We all have the power to make our dreams a reality. We just have to give ourselves permission to go after what we want.
As a good girl and self-published author, I know how important it is to give yourself permission to fulfill your dreams.
And to do that, you may have to break the rules every once in a while.
About the Book
The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad by Cookie O’Gorman
Seventeen-year-old Sadie is tired of being a good girl.
Her Career Aptitude Test results say she’s ideally suited for a career in the clergy (aka a nun), and on top of that, she receives yet another rejection. An aspiring dancer/choreographer, Sadie dreams of being featured on Dancer’s Edge—but they say she’s too sweet, needs more life experience. Her BFF, Kyle, and her oldest friend, 79-year-old Betty, agree: Sadie is in desperate need of a life makeover.
But she’ll need a coach.
Sadie doesn’t lie, cheat or steal–heck she doesn’t even curse (part of the reason she hasn’t checked off anything on her “Carpe Diem List”). Sadie doesn’t know the first thing about being bad. But Kyle’s twin brother, Colton, does. And he’s willing to teach Sadie on one condition: she has to do everything he says for the next month.
A dazzling first kiss, two smokin’ hot brothers and a bet that changes everything. In this enemies-to-more YA romance, Sadie learns:
Breaking the rules can be fun—especially when it leads to happily-ever-after.
About the Author
Cookie O’Gorman writes stories filled with humor and heart for the nerd in all of us. Fiery first kisses, snappy dialogue, smart girls, swoon-worthy boys, and unbreakable friendships are featured in each of her books.
Cook is a hopeless romantic, a Harry Potter aficionado, and a supporter of all things dork. Chocolate, Chinese food, and Asian dramas are her kryptonite. Above all, she believes that real life has enough sorrow and despair—which is why she always tries to give her characters a happy ending. She is the author of Adorkable, Ninja Girl, The Unbelievable, Inconceivable, Unforeseeable Truth About Ethan Wilder and The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad.
Hi everyone!!! Welcome to my blog stop on the When Summer Ends blog tour! This book takes place in a little Michigan tourist town and as a fellow Michigander, I LOVED reading a book set in my home state! If you’re looking for a cute summer romance, definitely pick up this book! It releases on Tuesday!!! Today I am sharing with you a mood board I created after reading the book and don’t forget to enter the giveaway! [Read more…]
Hi everyone! I am so excited to have Joseph Moldover on my blog today. His debut novel, Every Moment After, releases April 9th from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He’s here to talk about his experience of debuting a novel while being introverted. I think many of us in the book community who are introverted can totally relate to the struggles Joseph shares. I loved his thoughts and post, so I hope you enjoy, follow him on your social media, and check out his in April![Read more…]
Hello everyone! I want to talk a little bit about one of my favorite contemporary reads of 2018! Why, Sarah, are you talking about it now??? It’s already February of 2019. Glad you asked! Crazy enough, I never wrote up a post about it on my blog, so today I am remedying this!
Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be able to share with you an excerpt from Sadie by Courtney Summers. I loved this book! It was unique, engaging, heartbreaking and something everyone needs to read!
“Summers’ novel is filled with her trademark biting commentary on sexual assault and the mistreatment of girls and women at the hands of predatory men…her hunt for Mattie’s killer is captivating, and Summers excels at slowly unspooling both Sadie’s and West’s investigations at a measured, tantalizing pace.”
—Booklist, STARRED Review