hold still nina lacour

The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever.
—  Nina LaCour // Hold Still // Feelings
I never realized what a big deal that was. How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head. You just think that things will stay the way they are. You never look up, in a moment that feels like every other moment in your life, and think, Soon this will be over. But I understand more now. About the way life works.
—  Nina LaCour, Hold Still
The sun stopped shinning for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever. There used to be days that I thought I was okay, or at least that I was going to be. We’d be hanging out and everything would fit just right and I would think, it’ll be okay if it can  just be like this forever. But of course nothing can ever stay just as it is forever.
—  Hold Still - Nina LaCour

“Being temporary doesn’t make something matter any less, because the point isn’t for how long, the point is that it happened.”
Robyn Schneider, Extraordinary Means

Summer Reading List

1. Ramona Blue, Julie Murphy
2. Something in Between, Melissa De La Cruz
3. How to Love, Katie Cotugno
4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
5. Cradle and all, James Patterson
6. Illuminae, Kaufman and Kristoff
7. An Ember in the Ash, Sabaa Tahir
8. Let it snow, Green+Johnson+Myracle
9. Looking Glass Wars, Frank Beddor
10. 99 days, Katie Cotugno
11. Heartless, Marissa Meyer
12. Three Dark Crowns, Kendra Blake
13. Passenger, Alexandra Bracken
14. What I Thought was true, Huntley Fitzpatrick
15. My life next door, Huntley Fitzpatrick
16. The whole Thing Together, Ann Brashares
17. Blacklist, Alyson Noël
18. Everything Leads to you, Nina Lacour
19. Winter girls, Laurie Halse Anderson
20. Hold still, Nina Lacour
21. Perfect Couple, Jennifer Echols
22. Dream a Little Dream, Kerstein Gier
23. Throne of Glass, Sarah J Maas
24. Takes from Shadowhunter Academy, Cassandra Clare
25. Panic, Lauren Oliver
26. Replica, Lauren Oliver
27. The Glittering Court, Rachelle Mead
28. Crystal Storms, Morgan Rhodes
29. Shatter me, Taherah Mafi
30. The Flame and the Mist, Renée Ahdeih
31. Pretend you love me, Julie Ann Peters
32. Keeping you a secret, Julia Ann peters

I has very little hope I’ll be able to read all of these in 2 months but 🤷‍♀️

I never realized what a big deal that was. How amazing it is to find someone who wants to hear about all the things that go on in your head. You just think that things will stay the way they are. You never look up, in a moment that feels like every other moment in your life, and think, Soon this will be over. But I understand more now. About the way life works.
—  Nina LaCour, Hold Still
the anti love triangle ya book masterpost

are you done with reading a young adult book that springs a love triangle upon you and you HATE IT SO MUCH (i might be a little more passionate about my hatred than is healthy…) and you just wish you could find good books that incorporate romance without love triangles??? your wish is my command :-) to make it easier for you, i’ve organized the list by genre under the cut  (and yes i realize there are more books than this but i’m lazy and it’s hard to find these bc honestly i think love triangles are like the annoying fad)

* all books with series are followed by the number of books in the series in parenthesis and are listed by the name of the first book, which is guaranteed love triangle free. i tried my best to only pick series where the entirety is free of love triangles, but i may have slipped up and made a mistake here and there

** this list was, sadly, hard to put together :-(

*** i am extremely apologetic for the lack of science fiction books. blame authors

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