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Book Love from Yani

Book Love 2011 continues with the wonderful and lovely Yani!
she also made that lovely graphic. pretty sweet, no?

When Lisa first emailed me about doing a guest post on my favorite read of 2011, I immediately thought of several books. I have read so many great debuts this year plus many old ones I never had a chance to read before, thanks to recommendations from my blogger friends, and I didn't know how to pick a favorite. Then I thought... well which one meant the most to me??

And that without a doubt was the conclusion of the Jessica Darling Series.

This is an ode to the series, because You. Yes, You. Must read it!

I first read of Jessica Darling (Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings) when I was in high school. I related to this girl who felt like an outsider even with her own friends. In the beginning what stood out to me the most was Megan's writing. It was witty and sarcastic and spoke to me in a way no other book had. Then as I got to know Jessica, I fell in love with the story, and with Marcus Flutie. There is no other flawed, yet charming and real character like Marcus Flutie. I could write pages and pages on why Marcus Flutie is the BEST LOVE INTEREST OF ALL TIME, but I won't. Because even though it is true, there are many conventional (and unconventional) swoon moments in the books, this story is more than just the romance.
Sloppy Firsts (and the rest of the books) is about growing up, being your own person, making mistakes, and understanding that nothing in life works the way you plan it, yet it still works. I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more, and I sighed. I am so glad Ginger pushed me to finish the series this year after I had lost my way in it.

Jessica Darling is more than a character, she is a symbol of everything I strive to be. Independent. Bold. Strong. Unique.

thanks for stopping by, Yani! MWAH!

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. My heart. It hurts even reading that quote. You know these are my favorite books of all time and I will NEVER SHUT UP ABOUT THEM EVER.

  2. Argh, I definitely need to read this series. I've heard about it but I didn't realise how amazing it was.

    I'll make sure it bumps its way up on my reading pile. ;)

  3. I've only read Sloppy Firsts and REALLY need to get on the rest of the series. Loved reading your post Yani :)

  4. i can't wait to read this series. i am going to fangirl with all of y'all like WHOA.


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