Review (#MHBookBingo): Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno

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Title: Everything All at Once
Author: Katrina Leno
Date: July 25th 2017
Pages: 360
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books

Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno is my third book for the Mental Health Book Bingo. It’s a Young Adult story with a bit of magical realism at the end, that centers Lottie, a girl with anxiety and depression who must deal with her grief for her aunt Helen’s death, famous author of the Alvin Hatter series about a brother and a sister who became immortal thanks to an elixir. The protagonist receives twenty-four letters written by her aunt, in which she gives her instructions Lottie has to follow, in order to get out of her comfort zone.

But there’s a secret her aunt has never told anyone about it, and she has to find out what it is.

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Blog Tour with Excerpt+Giveaway: Betting on Cinderella by Petie McCarty

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Title: Betting on Cinderella (The Cinderella Romances #2)
Author: Petie McCarty
Date: October 18th 2017
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genres: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis

Garrett Tucker inherits his grandfather’s casino empire and steps into the reclusive billionaire’s shoes as the “Prince of Vegas.” His first act is to buy a bankrupt casino in Biloxi. When he discovers embezzling in his new operation, Garrett goes undercover. His prime suspect is the new finance supervisor—the spitfire brunette who stole his heart at first sight.

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Blogger Bubble #4: 5 Famous Authors I Still Haven’t Read

You know when you’re talking with another bookworm and they bring up their opinion about the latest book released by a famous author? And you have never read any of their works?

This is me most of the time.

When it regards the publishing and writing world, almost everyone knows about those authors people keep raving about, it’s almost impossible you’ve never heard of them. Authors like Sarah J. Maas or V.E. Schwab whom I’ve read just because bloggers and bookstagrammers kept recommending them. And while I admit I didn’t end up enjoying their books as much as I thought I would, I recognise why many people loved them.
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Review (#MHBookBingo): Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

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Title: Under Rose-Tainted Skies
Author: Louise Gornall
Date: January 3rd 2017
Pages: 330
Publisher: Clarion Books

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall is a Young Adult contemporary romance book. The protagonist is Norah, a girl who has had agoraphobia since she was little, OCD and anxiety. One day, a new family moves in the house next to hers: a woman and her son.

She’s instantly drawn to Luke, but her desire to get to know him, to be close to him is constantly contrasted by her fears in this wonderful journey of discovery and acceptance.Read More »

Mental Health Book Bingo TBR List

Though I know I’m a little late, but here’s my TBR for the Mental Health Book Bingo created by What The Log Had To Say to increase people’s awareness of mental illnesses.

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I think it’s important when we read books that deal not only with mental health, but also with racism, LGBTQ+ and other things to keep our mind open to how different is this world and to shatter the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses.

Along with the books, I will indicate the prompts I will cross with them, hoping I will manage to read all of these and more if I have time because, as they say, the more the merrier! I already read and reviewed The Vegetarian by Han Kang, but I will include it anyway.

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang: Marginalised MC with MI; Elderly MC with MI

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall: MC with +2 MI’s; Agoraphobia rep (ownvoices)

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Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno: Anxiety rep (ownvoices)

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Far From You by Tess Sharpe: Addiction rep (ownvoices); YA novel with MI

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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: Free Space

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Paperweight by Meg Haston: MC in therapy

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Girl Against The Universe by Paula Stokes: PTSD rep (ownvoices)

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The Art Of Starving by Sam J. Miller: LGBTQ+ MC with MI; ED rep (ownvoices)

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Words On Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton: Delusions/Hallucinations rep (ownvoices)

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone: OCD rep (ownvoices); Depression rep (ownvoices)

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A Tragic Kind Of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom: Bipolar disorder; Romance with MC with MI

Review (#MHBookBingo): The Vegetarian by Han Kang

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Title: The Vegetarian
Author: Han Kang
Date: February 2nd 2016
Pages: 188
Publisher: Hogarth Press

The Vegetarian by Han Kang is an Adult contemporary book set in South Korea. Divided into three parts, the narrator shifts around some of the people closest to the protagonist: Yeong-hye. The book deals with schizophrenia and I read it for the Mental Health Book Bingo.Read More »

Review: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

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Title: You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon
Date: January 2nd 2018
Pages: 384
Publisher: Simon Pulse

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon is the coming-of-age story of two sisters. Twins Tovah and Adina are as different as the morning and the night; the former is a Nirvana fan, wants to become a surgeon and attend the Johns Hopkins University, while the latter plays the viola wants to become a soloist and in order to do so, she wants to attend a conservatory after high school.

Their Israeli mother has the Huntington’s disease which is slowly eating her alive. And their eighteenth birthday brought with it a test to see if any of them has inherited their mother’s disease.

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