June 7, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

April was full of the same books as the previous months (no new releases), and that’s okay. During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of! And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of May 2021!

FICTION

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | Circe by Madeline MillerRed, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonLife After Death by Sister SouljahThe Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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April was full of the same books as the previous months (no new releases), and that’s okay. During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of! And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of May 2021!

FICTION

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | Circe by Madeline MillerRed, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonLife After Death by Sister SouljahThe Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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May 30, 2021 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

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Inspired by What She ReadsPure Imagination Blog, and Stacked.

I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?

Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe), and discuss cover changes.

(A big special thanks to Georgie at What She Reads for bestowing me this fabulous name and to Charlotte at The Simple Tales for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

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US HC vs. UK HC vs. US PB: Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

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May 8, 2021 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

You know what’s even better than a book with a good story? When that book has an awesome cover!

Last year, I did a post showcasing covers with full names in general fiction. This time, we’re taking a look at Young Adult books that have a full name in the title! (There are a lot of them!!!)

Behold!

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May 3, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

April was full of the same books as the previous months (no new releases), and that’s okay. 

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of! And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of April 2021!

FICTION

Demon Slayer Vol. 1 The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | Circe by Madeline MillerRed, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonGiven Vol. 1

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April was full of the same books as the previous months (no new releases), and that’s okay. 

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of! And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of April 2021!

FICTION

Demon Slayer Vol. 1 The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | Circe by Madeline MillerRed, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonGiven Vol. 1

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April 9, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

World is opening up again. I’m still scared. D:

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of! And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of March 2021!

FICTION

Demon Slayer Vol. 1 Life After Death by Sister Souljah | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | The Promised Neverland Vol. 1 | Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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World is opening up again. I’m still scared. D:

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of! And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of March 2021!

FICTION

Demon Slayer Vol. 1 Life After Death by Sister Souljah | The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller | The Promised Neverland Vol. 1 | Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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April 7, 2021 • Cee • Reviews

Something’s Wrong! by Jory John and Erin Kraan • March 23, 2021 • Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Jeff the bear has definitely forgotten something. He ate his breakfast, he watered his plant, he combed his fur…what could it be? Why does he feel so oddly off? So he asks his friend Anders the rabbit what could possibly be wrong. It couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that he’s wearing underwear…over his fur…could it?

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I received this book for free from Macmillan for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: Let’s see…I ate my breakfast. I wrote in my journal. I watered my plant. I took my bath. I tried on the gift from my grandma. And I combed my fur. Hmm. So why do I still feel like I’m forgetting something? SOMETHING’S WRONG!”

What’s more charming than a sweet nervous bear forgetting that he’s wearing underwear outside for the world to see? Everybody goes through that moment when they leave the house but forget something important like your wallet or putting the wrong shoes on. Even these forest creatures.

When Jeff the bear leaves his house, he has a nagging feeling that he’s forgotten something important. He encounters friends along the way and speaks to them pretending that everything is okay as he racks his brain of what he forgot. His friends know—they break the fourth wall asking readers “Why is that bear wearing underwear?” And who finally tells him what the bear forgot? Well, it’s the one creature the bear hopes to always have his back. 

Something’s Wrong is so darn cute. The message—forgetting something you meant to do or bring—is a familiar day to day occurrence for everybody. I love the nervous energy that Jeff the bear imbues. (I’m all about that!) And his friendship with Anders the rabbit is what you’d hope to have with your own friends. The book does a great job of including kids in on the fun by breaking the fourth wall.  I love the art; the way the colors look exactly like printing via the letterpress. It gives the art great textures. 

Should you read Something’s Wrong? Yes! Share this with all the kids!


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