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Book Love from Tara

as i've been reflecting on all the bookish goodness from 2011, i was thinking it would be fun to ask some of my most treasured bloggers what their favorite reads were. 

so i did!

for the rest of the week, a different blogger will be featured each day and they will be sharing their book love from 2011 with me - and also with you!

i'm kicking off this week of book love with Tara, who just so happens to be
a lady in the street but a freak in the bookstore. 

Saving June was by far my favorite contemporary novel of 2011. It has all of the ingredients that I have been searching for - romance and swoony times but with that bit of an edge. I seem to enjoy books more when they have a not-so-perfect plot. Not just girl loves boy, boy doesn't love her back, then something happens and wham, they're together. I love those books, but I like them even better when there is an element of not-so-perfectness thrown in. Enter in Saving June

Since I already reviewed the book (http://www.fictionfolio.com/2011/10/review-saving-june-by-hannah-harrington.html), today I'm going to share with you my top five reasons why you should read the book. I can't rave about this book enough and I hope if you decide to read it you'll enjoy it too!

1) The characters: Every single character in this book contributes something to the overall story and enhances the reading experience. 
2) The underlying emotions: The backbone of Saving June is June committing suicide and the emotions and actions of the people who were affected. It's real and gritty and sad, but not so much that it takes the story somewhere else.
3) The romance: Oh yes, this book has some major romance thrown into the mix. It's all about balance - the sad and emotional mixed with the excitement of new love.
4) The writing: Hannah Harrington, in a word, ROCKS. She has such a way with words that make your insides just twist and turn and leave you wanting more and more and MORE.
5) The music element: I'll admit, I love music but I wouldn't consider it one of my passions. However, the music incorporated into this book was amazing and truly made the book stand out more. 

thanks to Tara for sharing more about her favorite book of the year!
be sure to swing by her blog and give her a shout out.

stay tuned for the rest of the week to see what other bloggers will be sharing their fave book of the year!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. i have this book but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

    i like lists. tara and i might get along well since she made a list. you know how i am about a list, lisa.

  2. This book = SWOOOONAGE!

  3. I cannot wait to read this book! I have it already, but I'm finishing up a couple more review novels before I read this one :)

  4. Thanks for letting me participate girl :)

  5. I've heard a lot about this book!
    Great post! (:

  6. Yay Tara and yay another book I need to read and yay you.

    Also yay to Anna for saying swoonage in big capital letters that totally got my attention.

  7. i can't wait to read this one. i've heard SUCH good things about it, but i will most certainly be bumping it up now thanks to Tara!


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