Standalone Sunday :: 1/8/17

Hey, guys! I’m finally back in the blogosphere after a couple weeks of being MIA. The holidays were extremely busy for my family and I, and it’s taken me a bit to get caught up. I have so many posts to write and books to read, but first we’ll get started with a Standalone Sunday to get us back on track! Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I missed you guys so much!!


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Standalone Sunday is a feature created by yours truly where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s tons of focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!

Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Link to your post in the comments below or make sure you link back to this post so I can check it out and add you down below!


outsidersThe Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for “social”) has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he’s always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers–until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy’s skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.


This week I decided to go with a favorite classic of mine, The Outsiders. This novel takes you into the life of a boy named Ponyboy, his struggles, and the decision between right and wrong. The story is wonderful in every way! So wonderful it was even made into a movie with Matt Dillon! At a mere 192 pages, it’s easy to fly through in no time. It’s definitely an unforgettable classic that I would recommend to readers of all ages.

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Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere

Renee @ It’s Book Talk  Kaytlyn @ The Bohemian Bookworm  Stevie @ Stevie’s Bookshelf  Didi @ Didi Oviatt  Nicki @ The Secret Library  Beth @ Reading Every Night  Rae @ Bookmark Chronicles  Krysti @ YA and Wine  Susan @ Susan Loves Books  Diana @ Diana Prince Reviews  Lilly @ Lair of Books


Have you read this book? What are some standalone novels you would recommend? If you want to participate in this feature, link up your post in the comments and I’ll add you up top!

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66 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday :: 1/8/17

  1. Great pick for this week Megan, this certainly sounds like an interesting book and it’s great that it’s a classic that’s stayed with you as well. 🙂 I was never much of a fan of classics myself, required reading in high school kind of destroyed the genre for me a little.

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  2. This is one of my favorite classics too. I remember reading it for school and finishing it weeks early because I couldn’t put it down 😂. I need to do a reread one of these days. Also, welcome back! I know what you mean about being busy. I’ve been pretty scarce myself lately. I hope things start calming down for you, Megan. 💕😊

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  3. Welcome back Megan! I think everyone is a little behind after the holidays, so you are not alone! I actually read The Outsiders for the first time a year or two ago and absolutely loved it! I couldn’t believe I had waited that long to pick it up. Definitely a timeless classic!

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