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Happy International Women’s Day! (March 8)

9 Books You May Have Missed Because Your Nose Was Stuck in Another Book

We’re human, which means we make mistakes. But sometimes those mistakes affect our bookshelves, which, let’s be real, is unacceptable. That’s why we’ve rounded up 9 of the some of the most buzzed-about and raved-about YA books that you may have missed because your nose was in another book! Want a sneak peek of all of these books? Read a sample of each of them here!

1. Conversion by Katherine Howe

A chilling mystery crafted around high school seniors suffering from a bizarre epidemic who find out their town was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered the same symptoms three centuries ago.

2. Like No Other by Una LaMarche

A gorgeous story about the love that blooms between life-long neighbors, one from a strict Hasidic upbringing and the other a book-smart nerd who’s never been comfortable around girls. 

3. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

This Printz Honor book is a funny, intense, complex, and brave coming-of-age tale following Austin and his best friend Robby in recession-era, small-town Iowa. 

4. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

A tale as beautiful as its California setting: Emi is a talented set designer on the L.A. film scene who hasn’t been able to design a love life, until a letter at an estate sale leads her to Ava. 

5. As Simple as Snow by Gregory Galloway

After Anastasia, who loves riddles, Houdini tricks, and ghost stories, disappears near a hole in the frozen river, the narrator begins to reconstruct the past five months to find her. 

6. The End or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis

A raw and surprisingly funny novel about coping with loss about Emmy, who’s waiting for her best friend Kim to visit from the afterlife, but instead is visited by ghosts of other people.

7. Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar

The irresistible story of high school freshman Scott, who writes down tips for his unborn sibling because he believes high school would be a lot less overwhelming if it came with a survival manual. 

8. Where She Went by Gayle Forman

The sequel to IF IT STAY is written from Adam’s point of view and chronicles what’s happened since Mia decided to stay – but not with him. 

9. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

This New York Times bestseller is a compelling, heartrending look into the effects of PTSD, following Hayley and her father, who keeps moving her around in a desperate attempt to escape the demons that have tortured him since he returned from Iraq.

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November 5th is National Red Hair Day.
Here are some of the beautiful red haired Old Hollywood ladies to bless your dash in honer of this day.

Celebs who share your Sun/Moon Combination: Gemini

Gemini Sun, Aries Moon: Angelina Jolie, Tupac Shakur, Russel Brand
Gemini Sun, Taurus Moon: Chris Pratt, Laverne Cox, Bob Dylan, Ian Fleming, Peter Dinklage, Rafael Nadal, Joan Collins, Justin Long
Gemini Sun, Gemini Moon: Heidi Klum, Kylie Minogue, Brooke Shieds
Gemini Sun, Cancer Moon: Bonnie Tyler, Nancy Sinatra, Patricia Cornwell
Gemini Sun, Leo Moon: Lana Del Rey, Shia Labeouf, Anne Frank, Hugh Laurie, Paul McCartney, Clint Eastwood, Fernando Pessoa
Gemini Sun, Virgo Moon: Natalie Portman, JF Kennedy, Olsen twins, Notorious BIG, Colbie Caillat, North West
Gemini Sun, Libra Moon: Kate Upton, Faith Evans, Macklemore, Pete Wentz
Gemini Sun, Scorp Moon: Adriana Lima, Chris Evans, Lucy Hale, Katie Price
Gemini Sun, Sagi Moon: Nicole Kidman, Neil Patrick Harris, Naomi Campbell
Gemini Sun, Capricorn Moon: Jamie Oliver, Stevie Nicks, Paula Abdul
Gemini Sun, Aquarius Moon: Marilyn Monroe, Arthur C Doyle, Sasha Obama
Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon: Kanye West, Morgan Freeman, Kendrick Lamar

(Don’t know what’s a Sun or Moon sign? Check this link)