Review of Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby (physical arc)

 

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Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby

 

This debut novel—about taking risks and facing danger, about love and art, and about growing up and coming out—will make its way straight into your heart.

Fig, a sixth grader, wants more than anything to see the world as her father does. The once-renowned pianist, who hasn’t composed a song in years and has unpredictable good and bad days, is something of a mystery to Fig. Though she’s a science and math nerd, she tries taking an art class just to be closer to him, to experience life the way an artist does. But then Fig’s dad shows up at school, disoriented and desperately searching for Fig. Not only has the class not brought Fig closer to understanding him, it has brought social services to their door.

Diving into books about Van Gogh to understand the madness of artists, calling on her best friend for advice, and turning to a new neighbor for support, Fig continues to try everything she can think of to understand her father, to save him from himself, and to find space in her life to discover who she is even as the walls are falling down around her.

Nicole Melleby’s Hurricane Season is a stunning novel about a girl struggling to be a kid as pressing adult concerns weigh on her. It’s also about taking risks and facing danger, about love and art, and about coming of age and coming out. And more than anything else, it is a story of the healing power of love—and the limits of that power.

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Sign Up for Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 #YARC2019

 

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I found another reading challenge that I want to do this year.  I’m being a bit ambitious with all these challenges, but I’m going for it.  I have so many Asian books on my TBR for this year, so it just makes sense to sign up.  You can find all the info here.  As noted on the banner, this is being hosted by multiple bloggers.

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Signing up for the 2019 Audiobook Challenge

 

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I decided to join another challenge for 2019.  This one is for audiobooks.  You can sign up here.

 

Challenge Details

  • Runs January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. You can join at anytime.
  • The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2019 than you did in 2018.
  • Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
  • ANY genres count.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc.
  • If you’re a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If you’re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.
  • Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. First update in June 30, 2019 and last update in December 15, 2019.

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2019 Pages Read Challenge Sign Up

 

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I decided to sign up for the 2019 Pages Read Challenge hosted by Book Dragon’s Lair.  I thought this looked like a good one for me.

 

About The Challenge:

How many pages can you read this year?

This challenge isn’t about how many books you read but rather how many pages. After all, it isn’t fair that I might read 4 titles and another might read 2 titles but we’ve read the same number of pages!

There is one hard rule, one just for general courtesy, several guidelines and eight levels.
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35 Of My Favorite 2018 Releases

 

I tried so hard to narrow this down and already feel bad about the books I had to leave off my list.  These are books that I read in 2018 that released in 2018.

 

These are in no particular order except that the first 5 are my top 5 2018 releases.

 

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My Top 25 Books Read In 2018

 

I read so many great books in 2018.  It was hard to narrow down to a top 25.  I probably could have done a top 50.   But these are the ones I went with.  Some are older books and some were arcs of books coming out in 2019.  I will have another post soon with my top books released in 2018.

 

The order for these change a lot, so kind of ignore that part of it.  I honestly feel bad about some of the books that just missed my list.

 

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