About Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide

Brittany is YA book blogger who works in an office by day and... well... blogs both day and night. She has a bit of a book addiction, from reading to purchases to fangirling over her favorite series. When she's not reading (which is rare), she can usually be found obsessing over blogging, barbecue, or beers and occasionally dabbling in photography and travel.

Who’s the most badass of them all?

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the #LitLush chat to talk about strong female heroines and all around literary badass chicks!

We thought it would be fun to put together a little round of voting to decide who are Literary Lushes (that’s YOU guys) think is the most badass chick of them all! We took all of your suggestions from the #LitLush chat on 9/5/13 and put them together for you to decide who is the ultimate female heroine and the embodiment of strength!

We could go on and on about how much we love these literary ladies, but let’s get right to the voting! Head on down and pick your ultimate kickass leading lady and we’ll carry the ones with the most votes to the next round!

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FANGIRL: ARC Tour Sign-Ups

YAYYYY It’s time to sign up for FANGIRL!! Use the form below to sign up for the ARC Tour — We MAY have to limit the number of requests depending on how many people sign up for the tour so hurry on up to hop on the tour!

Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publishing Info: September 10th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press
Series?: No
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide)Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .
But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? (Synopsis from Goodreads)

SIGN UPS CLOSED 8/14/13

PROJECTION: ARC Tour Sign-Ups

Sign up for the ARC tour for PROJECTION below! And don’t forget — We’ve got another #LitLush chat coming up TOMORROW! 🙂

Title: Projection
Author: Risa Green

Publishing Info: September 3rd 2013 by Soho Teen
Series?: No
Donated by: Brittany & Alyssa Projection - Risa Green

When 13-year-old Gretchen Harris’s mother is murdered at Gretchen’s 8th Grade graduation party, everyone in the town of Delphi, California, suspects a power struggle within the Oculus Society: Delphi’s version of the Junior League.  Gretchen’s best friend, Jessica Shaw, might even hold the key to finding the culprit withThe Plotinus Ability: the Oculus Society’s jealously guarded secret power to trade souls, which hinges on a kiss. Gretchen’s hope at finding the murderer ends in tragedy when Ariel Miller—the class outcast—stalks Gretchen and Jessica and surreptitiously films them exchanging a kiss to test if the Plotinus Ability is real, not knowing their motives. The ensuing YouTube video (“Popular Girls = Secret Lovers”) goes viral, Gretchen’s and Jessica’s lives are further shattered, and they vanish from Delphi.
Flash forward two years later: Ariel is suddenly the most popular junior in town, but wracked with guilt over what she did to Gretchen and Jessica.  When both girls reappear after their mysterious absence, Ariel finds herself pawn, suspect, and key player in their scheme to bring the murderer to justice.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

SIGN UPS CLOSED 8/14/13

Title Announcement 8/5 for 8/7 Sign-Ups

Some really exciting titles coming up this week (and one I KNOW you’ve been waiting for)!! Check out the titles below and get ready for sign-ups Wednesday!

Title: Projection
Author: Risa Green

Publishing Info: September 3rd 2013 by Soho Teen
Series?: No
Donated by: Brittany & Alyssa Projection - Risa Green

When 13-year-old Gretchen Harris’s mother is murdered at Gretchen’s 8th Grade graduation party, everyone in the town of Delphi, California, suspects a power struggle within the Oculus Society: Delphi’s version of the Junior League.  Gretchen’s best friend, Jessica Shaw, might even hold the key to finding the culprit withThe Plotinus Ability: the Oculus Society’s jealously guarded secret power to trade souls, which hinges on a kiss. Gretchen’s hope at finding the murderer ends in tragedy when Ariel Miller—the class outcast—stalks Gretchen and Jessica and surreptitiously films them exchanging a kiss to test if the Plotinus Ability is real, not knowing their motives. The ensuing YouTube video (“Popular Girls = Secret Lovers”) goes viral, Gretchen’s and Jessica’s lives are further shattered, and they vanish from Delphi.
Flash forward two years later: Ariel is suddenly the most popular junior in town, but wracked with guilt over what she did to Gretchen and Jessica.  When both girls reappear after their mysterious absence, Ariel finds herself pawn, suspect, and key player in their scheme to bring the murderer to justice.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)

 

Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publishing Info: September 10th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press
Series?: No
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide)Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .
But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? (Synopsis from Goodreads)

Get ready for sign-ups starting Wednesday, August 7th!

THE BOY ON THE PORCH by Sharon Creech: ARC Tour Sign-Ups

This week we’ve got two titles to sign up for so don’t miss the other post! See below to sign up for THE BOY ON THE PORCH!

Title: The Boy on the Porch
Author:
Sharon Creech

Publishing Info: September 3rd 2013 by Harpercollins
Series?: No
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide)

“When John and Marta found the boy on the porch, they were curious, naturally, as to why he was there-and they didn’t expect him to stay, not at first, but he did stay, day after day, until it seemed as if he belonged, running and smiling and laughing his silent laugh, tapping and patting on every surface as he made his music, and painting-with water, with paint, with mud-those swirly swirls and swings and trees.
One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of person would leave their child with strangers? All they know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. And as their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, and John and Marta and the boy begin to see the world in brand-new ways. Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech delivers a poignant story of finding family when you least expect it.” (Synopsis as listed on Goodreads)

SIGN UPS CLOSED 8/7/13

THE RETURNED by Jason Mott: ARC Tour Sign-Ups

This week we’ve got two titles to sign up for so don’t miss the other post! First up… THE RETURNED!

Title: The Returned
Author:
Jason Mott

Publishing Info: August 27th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA
Series?: Yes — Returned #1
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide)

Jacob was time out of sync, time more perfect than it had been. He was life the way it was supposed to be all those years ago. That’s what all the Returned were.
Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they’ve settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time … Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep—flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old.
All over the world people’s loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it’s a miracle or a sign of the end. Not even Harold and Lucille can agree on whether the boy is real or a wondrous imitation, but one thing they know for sure: he’s their son. As chaos erupts around the globe, the newly reunited Hargrave family finds itself at the center of a community on the brink of collapse, forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human.” (Synopsis as listed on Goodreads)

SIGN UPS CLOSED 8/7/13

Title Announcement 7/29 for 7/31 Sign-Ups

Thanks to everyone who came out to chat with us for #LitLush last week! We talked about several books that you feel like everyone else has read, except you. Want a reading buddy  to help soften the shock of these books? You can check out our recap and find a buddy here!

Check out the titles below and get ready for sign-ups Wednesday!

Title: The Returned
Author:
Jason Mott

Publishing Info: August 27th 2013 by Harlequin MIRA
Series?: Yes — Book #1
Donated by: Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide

Jacob was time out of sync, time more perfect than it had been. He was life the way it was supposed to be all those years ago. That’s what all the Returned were.

Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they’ve settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time … Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep—flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old.
All over the world people’s loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it’s a miracle or a sign of the end. Not even Harold and Lucille can agree on whether the boy is real or a wondrous imitation, but one thing they know for sure: he’s their son. As chaos erupts around the globe, the newly reunited Hargrave family finds itself at the center of a community on the brink of collapse, forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human.
With spare, elegant prose and searing emotional depth, award-winning poet Jason Mott explores timeless questions of faith and morality, love and responsibility. A spellbinding and stunning debut, The Returned is an unforgettable story that marks the arrival of an important new voice in contemporary fiction. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

Title: The Boy on the Porch
Author: Sharon Creech

Publishing Info: September 3rd 2013 by Harper Collins
Series?: No
Donated by: Brittany & Alyssa17190935

From Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech comes a singular story that reminds us of the surprising connections that bloom when unconditional love and generosity prevail. For when a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take an unexpectedly joyous turn.
When John and Marta found the boy on the porch, they were curious, naturally, as to why he was there-and they didn’t expect him to stay, not at first, but he did stay, day after day, until it seemed as if he belonged, running and smiling and laughing his silent laugh, tapping and patting on every surface as he made his music, and painting-with water, with paint, with mud-those swirly swirls and swings and trees.
One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of person would leave their child with strangers? All they know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. And as their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, and John and Marta and the boy begin to see the world in brand-new ways. Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech delivers a poignant story of finding family when you least expect it. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

Get ready for sign-ups starting Wednesday, July 31st!