8 Books to Read Before They Become Movies in 2018

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations.

Books to Movies 2018

There are quite a few books becoming movies in 2018. It seems every time I turn around there is a new movie or TV show being announced that is going to be adapted from a book for the screen. Some of them have been optioned and are not even in production, but it is very exciting for book lovers who enjoy seeing their favourite stories brought to life. While there are a multitude of book to movie adaptations to look forward to this year, I have tried to narrow it down to the ones I feel the most eager to see.  Continue reading

Book Quotes: Every Day by David Levithan

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Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

This week’s book: Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day David LevithanTitle: Every Day
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 28, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.


It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone A wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

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Cookbook Review: Tanya Bakes

Cookbook Review: Tanya BakesTitle: Tanya Bakes
Author: Tanya Burr
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: June 30, 2016
Rating: four-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Youtuber and actress Tanya Burr is back with her very first cookbook, sharing her passion for baking and all her favourite recipes.

As well as cakes and bakes, readers will love Tanya's delicious and simple puddings, loaves and pastries.

From everyday staple bakes to sweet treats for special occasions, Tanya's got the perfect recipe, every time, including:

- Tanya's Ultimate Celebration Cake
- Banoffee Pie
- Salted Caramel Cheesecake
- Rhubarb and Custard Muffins
- Earl Grey Tea Loaf
- Tanya's Nanny's Apple Pie
- Smarties Flapjacks

So make yourself at home in the kitchen with Tanya and treat yourself, your friends and family to something delicious!

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Cookbook Review: Tanya Bakes

Tanya Bakes by Tanya Burr is a cookbook to check out if you are a fan of Tanya’s YouTube channel. When I was asked by Penguin Random House Canada if I wanted to review this cookbook, I obviously jumped at the chance. This book has the most beautiful images, and it is one that contains some fantastic recipes that even the most inexperienced of chefs can attempt. There are also lots of personal stories attached to the recipes, which make for quite a fun and enlightening read. My only criticism of this book would be that for the average North American reader, this book contains British cooking measurements. This will require the user to convert measurements if the required tools aren’t at hand. Continue reading

Book Review: Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Book Review: Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Book Review: Let’s Talk About Love by Claire KannTitle: Let's Talk About Love
Author: Claire Kann
Also by this author: If It Makes You Happy
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: January 23, 2018
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting—working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual). Alice is done with dating—no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.

But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).

When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library-employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Book Review: Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann is a book that follows an asexual main character and has a good balance of humour and serious events. It is honestly a shame that I have never seen a book out there like this one. I would say that this is both an excellent resource and an excellent story, perfect for those wanting to know more about asexuality. Continue reading

Series Review: The Lone City Trilogy by Amy Ewing

Series Review: The Lone City Trilogy by Amy EwingTitle: The Lone City Trilogy
Series: The Lone City
Author: Amy Ewing
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Dystopian
Publication Date: September 2, 2014 to October 4, 2016
Rating: four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.

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Series Review: The Lone City Trilogy by amy Ewing

The Lone City Trilogy by Amy Ewing is a series that impressed me. This series is very political, and there is so much action. I enjoyed the main character’s talents and the descriptions of the city. The Lone City is addictive and the perfect series to binge. Continue reading