Welcome to the MOSL Book Challenge

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Wisdom from a Humble Jellyfish and Other Self-Care Rituals from Nature by Rani Shah

Oh my gosh porcupines!
The wombat. Yes
Elephants. Heart eyes.
....When the author is like "let's not get into the Greek and Latin roots of the word octopus to explain why the plural of octopus is octopuses" YES LET'S GET INTO THE ROOTS. PLEASE

144 Pages

Monday, June 1, 2020

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

So I have to reread this because I want to finish the series....and I can't remember what happened besides part of the end....
Ah yeah now I remember....
Oh Dear GIF - Maleficent AngelinaJolie OhDear GIFs
.....I love Raffaele. Someone protect him.
355 Pages

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

Summary: "Kristen Peterson doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children. Planning her best friend's wedding is bittersweet for Kristen--especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He's funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he'd be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it's harder and harder to keep him at arm's length."

Josh is one of my favorite romance heroes...ever! He's just a sweet, vulnerable, awesome teddy bear. I preferred Josh's POV chapters to Kristen's. And this story is probably not for everyone, but Josh's character makes up for its various issues.

367 pages

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross

Summary: "Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas is too young to remember her dad's glory days as a pitcher for the Yankees. So when her father is offered a coaching position with the Kansas City Royals, Annie is intrigued to see the baseball side of her dad. Of course, knowing he'll be a mentor to hot young rookie pitcher, Jason Brody, certainly makes it more enticing."

One of my favorite re-reads during the summer! And a good filler for missing sports. And a Missouri setting!

373 pages

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The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel

I love Engel's writing style. The characterization. I'm crying. Someone send help. Sacrificial love and mercy. People having inherent dignity due to the fact that they are human
All of the outdoors survival things.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love Bishop.
I love all of my sweet babies. My baby boy.
It's about the found family, y'all.
It's about the cones." | Architect, Rec
Yes to non-toxic relationships *Opossum lady-Let's snap for Apple*
Yes to honesty and communication and working through issues; yes to fights where people say what they're feeling without attacking the other person. RELATIONSHIP GOALS. Someone call my best friend.
Where do I find myself a Bishop (I know where to find a Catholic bishop). I want a man of marriagable age, who is single and has the wonderfulness of Bishop Lattimer... I like a guy who knows how to hunt and can fix stuff and you know, treats me like a person....Is that too much to ask..
....That scene from the end of the Fox and the Hound.Yeah...that hurt.
...The epilogue. dsfkjlsfdjklsfdajklsfd;jklsfdjklsfd;jklsfdajklsfdjklsfd
400 Pages

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. With a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

Pages: 816

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

Ahhh Missouri.... yes humidity..but her writing makes me want to actually go outside. All of the outdoors summer things.
Finally some good freaking Missouri content. YA content, fanfic tropes. AHHHHHH
Finally, Some Good Fucking Food (Full) - YouTube
I love that we're talking about difficult topics that are real to life and different ways to come at the problem. AGH SHE'S INSPIRING MY WRITING.
I love my beautiful baby Bishop. He looks like a cinnamon roll and could actually kill you...but he's also a cinnamon roll.
I will go down with this ship.
Insert that scene from Mr. and Mrs. Smith
How I was expecting Bishop to react:
K22P01 What About Me GIF - K22P01 WhatAboutMe GIFs
I can't believe there's fanart... God is real. I just have a lot of feelings and I don't know how to talk about them. I need to own a physical copy of this book. I'm fine I'm fine I'm fine. Just all of the Bishop. Just leave it at that. Bishop and Ivy.
304 Pages

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I love this in audiobook format!
....Dude there's a virus and quarantine...haha
....Dude we're only halfway through the book.... crud
istg if this turns into Shakespeare
Nope nope nope nope I'm done. I quit.
This is like the Mars episode of Doctor Who. I quit.
Insert that first scene from the Star Trek reboot movie with Jim's dad.
608 Pages

Eight Doors of the Kingdom by Jacques Philippe

I love that Philippe broke down the beatitudes into their own chapters and went into detail about how to live them out.
Yeah, I've underlined like a third of the book....
224 Pages

More by Tessa Dare

After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove—but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she'd look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her fiancé. He claims to have only Kate's safety in mind. So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss?

Pages: 374

On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter … and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely. Years later the real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He’s wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters… and ready to make good on every promise Maddie never expected to keep.

Pages: 384

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Once a King by Erin Summerill

Secret tunnels.
I miss Britta and Cohen...Because I love them.
Aoden looking at Lirra: This pleases me:
Thor GIF
None of these problems would happen if all y'all just dtr'ed and told each other your feelings.
Please protect the smol bean. And Dad is back. Heart eyes.
My babies.. my beautiful babies. My ship. No one touch my ship. I have feelings ok....
464 Pages

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill

My ship. My beautiful ship.
Baby brothers. I'm fine.
Secret tunnels
Into the garbage shute
....I just want my ship to be canon... I will riot if they don't get together.
Ok no. We can throw that fanfic trope out the window please. No no no no no no.
Cohen is a sweetie pie and he deserves the world. He is too pure and must be protected.
Alexa play "It Doesn't Get Better Than This" from The Prince and Me.
480 Pages

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Sibling relationships. All of the feels. Help me.
I love Marie Lu's writing.
Somebody protect baby brother. fadsklfdsaj
I just want so much fanart of little baby Wolfgang.
336 Pages

Friday, May 22, 2020

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

...Gideon...use your brain.
Grandfather... sfdafsajlkfsdajklsfldak
Man I love that gargoyle.
Gollum. Yas
Alexa play Chandelier
Would You Like To Stay Forever? - Mulan GIF - Mulan Disney Dinner GIFs
I'm going to collapse from feelings.
Costume lady...I love her.
I'm stressed...all the time.
Screeching.. yes to the epilogue
480 Pages

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

I just love time travel. sfdjkljsfdajklsda Historical fiction.
Memories from Cats... yaaas
Flips table because I have feelings.
384 Pages

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Claire Randall returns to Scotland with her grown daughter intent on revealing a truth she has hidden for twenty years: about the ancient circle of standing stones, about her flight through time into the arms of a fierce Scottish warrior named Jamie Fraser. Now Claire lays bare her story for Brianna, revealing the truth about Jamie, their time in Paris in the 18th century, and their fight to save Scotland from Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Battle of Culloden, and its aftermath.

Book #2 in the Outlander series. 743 pages.

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

The first book of the "The Chronicles of Prydain" series
....Yeah I'm reading it because of Disney's The Black Cauldron....
I love the sassy harp.
All of the wisdom mic drops.
I love Eilonwy; she is so fierce.
Hen Wen!
pig GIF
224 Pages

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Allied by Amy Tintera

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love Cas.
Olivia's whole situation reminds me of Azula from Avatar the Last Airbender.....
And I know it's obvious, but I love Em and Cas.
Galo is a sweetie. Aren is a sweetie. Everyone is a sweetie and they all need to be protected.
I'm so happy for all of my babies.
432 Pages

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Oh my gosh I love Gwyn. She is so sassy. What is it with guys named Gideon....
...aand the British school system.
Go off Gwyn. Throw that tea.
Also Lucy and Paul...cuties.
352 Pages

Monday, May 18, 2020

The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

What is it with all of the sports fiction that I read having a team that's obnoxiously bright orange....
.....How does he....how does he know all of these languages...wth
I live for mafia problems.
262 Pages

Friday, May 15, 2020

Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

Ok so mana is the life force...y'all the bread that God gave to the Jews....and the Bread of Life...Jesus...come on.
I'm having trouble liking Joy--like, she just seems too perfect (I mean if we forget that she's kind of judgmental). I want her to be bad at something, and I want her to actually feel feelings besides mean feelings. I think it's because I'm very character oriented, and she doesn't think she needs to grow in anything.
400 Pages

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Insert "Adam" vine
I stan characters who believe that they are monsters, but are cinnamon rolls...Cause same.
I love the writing style.
James... just James
When will men understand the concept of no
The polar bears are dying vine
.....Things are way too happy...Secondary location.... and they were roommates.
464 Pages

Song thoughts: Monster--Broadway Frozen, No by Megan Trainor