All The Ugly Things Book

All The Ugly Things

  • Author : Stacey Lynn
  • Publisher : Stacey Lynn
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

All The Ugly Things Excerpt :

One night changed everything. In a single breath my entire future was ripped away. Now I’m left simply trying to pick up the pieces. Endless nights waiting tables in hopes of keeping a single piece of the dream I left behind. He came for pie with dark eyes and a cocky smile. But those eyes saw more than they should. Past my walls to all those secrets I’d long buried. That should’ve been my first warning. I should’ve said no when he offered me a job too good to be true. But I said yes. Slowly friendship sparked to something more. Stolen moments became an obsession neither of us could kick. Hudson gave me more than I’d ever dreamed. So much of what I had lost. A home. A family. I should’ve known it was all a beautiful lie. I should’ve known he’d only leave me with all the ugly things...

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Book

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

  • Author : Bryn Greenwood
  • Publisher : Booktopia Editions
  • Release Date : 2019-11-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925995435

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Excerpt :

As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. Kellen may not be innocent, but he is the fixed point in Wavy and Donal's chaotic universe. Instead of playing it safe, Wavy has to learn to fight for Kellen, for her brother, and for herself. About the Author Bryn Greenwood is a fourth-generation Kansan, one of seven sisters, and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer. She earned a MA in Creative Writing from Kansas State University. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Reckless Oath We Made, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Last Will, and Lie Lay Lain. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas. Industry Reviews New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller

All The Beautiful Things Book

All The Beautiful Things

  • Author : Stacey Lynn
  • Publisher : Stacey Lynn
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

All The Beautiful Things Excerpt :

She’d been betrayed too many times to hand over her trust. I’d lost too many people to love too easily. Together, we were a mess. A constant struggle for peace. Yet it was in each other we found everything we were looking for. Until tragedy struck and I feared the worst. Pushing her away would have been the best. Kept us safe and unshaken. But it was too late. My little fighter had determined what she wanted, and she was willing to go down swinging to finally earn her happily ever after. It was her determination that kept us together, even through the worst of it. If we finally made it to the other side, all the ugly things we’d survived could lead to something beautiful.

Ugly Love Book
Score: 4.5
From 34 Ratings

Ugly Love

  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476753195

Ugly Love Excerpt :

From Colleen Hoover, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us, a heart-wrenching love story that proves attraction at first sight can be messy. When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all. Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly.

Ugly Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings


  • Author : Robert Hoge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143198574

Ugly Excerpt :

Robert Hoge has done pretty much every kind of writing there is. He has worked as a journalist, a speechwriter, a science writer, and a political advisor. He's also written numerous short stories, articles, and interviews that have been published in Australia and overseas. When he's not writing, Robert enjoys photography and talking with people about looking different and being disabled. He lives in Brisbane, Australia and is married and has two amazing daughters. Visit him at and follow him @RobertHoge.

Make It Mighty Ugly Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Make It Mighty Ugly

  • Author : Kim Piper Werker
  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781570619151

Make It Mighty Ugly Excerpt :

Fans of DIY projects and crafts will conquer their fear of failure and create their own masterpieces using this fun and inspiring handbook. Get Crafty. Make Great Stuff. Be Creative! The number one fear of all creative types—crafters, DIYers, makers, artists—is that failure lurks right around the corner. Crafty blogger and creativity guru Kim Piper Werker urges everyone to pick up their pen or paintbrush or scissors and make something mighty ugly: get that “failure” out of the way. This friendly book offers up a multi-pronged approach to overcoming creative fears through inspiring essays and anecdotes, interviews, exercises and prompts, and sage advice from all over the creative spectrum to help individuals slay their creative demons.

Things Are Gonna Get Ugly Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Things Are Gonna Get Ugly

  • Author : Hillary Homzie
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-06-23
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416995074

Things Are Gonna Get Ugly Excerpt :

When Ernestine Smith moved to California, she reinvented herself as Taffeta— so successfully that she’s now the leader of the most popular clique at La Cambria Middle School. That is, until she’s caught cheating off brilliant but geeky Winslow Fromes and her teacher gives her the option of a fresh start. What Taffeta doesn’t realize is that Mr. Dribble can magically turn her back into Ernestine. The only way to become Taffeta again is to dance with Winslow at the Winterfest dance, but even Winslow wants nothing to do with a loser like Ernestine. Unexpected story twists and an accessible, cinematic style make H. B. Homzie’s first tween novel a perfect M!X book.

The Ugly One Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Ugly One

  • Author : Leanne Statland Ellis
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547640235

The Ugly One Excerpt :

At the height of the Incan empire, a girl called the Ugly One because of a disfiguring scar on her face, seeks to have the scar removed and instead finds a life path as a shaman.

Ugly Cat   Pablo Book

Ugly Cat Pablo

  • Author : Isabel Quintero
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545940931

Ugly Cat Pablo Excerpt :

From the 2015 winner of the ALA William C. Morris Award comes a humorous chapter book series about a not-so-attractive cat and his well-dressed mouse friend. Ugly Cat is dying for a paleta, or ice pop, and his friend Pablo is determined to help him get one by scaring a little girl who is enjoying a coconut paleta in the park. Things go horribly wrong when, instead of being scared, the little girl picks Pablo up and declares that he would make a great snack for her pet snake. Oh and there's also the small problem that Ugly Cat may have inadvertently swallowed Pablo in all of the commotion! Ugly Cat and his impeccably dressed mouse friend, Pablo, are an unlikely and dynamic duo who will win young readers over with their ridiculously silly antics and their search for tasty treats.

The Ugly Vegetables Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Ugly Vegetables

  • Author : Grace Lin
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632899101

The Ugly Vegetables Excerpt :

In this charming story about celebrating differences a Chinese-American girl wishes for a garden of bright flowers instead of one full of bumpy, ugly, vegetables. The neighbors' gardens look so much prettier and so much more inviting to the young gardener than the garden of "black-purple-green vines, fuzzy wrinkled leaves, prickly stems, and a few little yellow flowers" that she and her mother grow. Nevertheless, mother assures her that "these are better than flowers." Come harvest time, everyone agrees as those ugly Chinese vegetables become the tastiest, most aromatic soup they have ever known. As the neighborhood comes together to share flowers and ugly vegetable soup, the young gardener learns that regardless of appearances, everything has its own beauty and purpose. THE UGLY VEGETABLES springs forth with the bright and cheerful colors of blooming flowers and lumpy vegetables. Grace Lin's playful illustrations pour forth with abundant treasures. Complete with a guide to the Chinese pronunciation of the vegetables and the recipe for ugly vegetable soup! Try it . . . you'll love it, too!

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry

  • Author : Joya Goffney
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063024816

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry Excerpt :

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by debut author Joya Goffney is a story of an overly enthusiastic list maker who is blackmailed into completing a to-do list of all her worst fears. It’s a heartfelt, tortured, contemporary YA high school romance. Fans of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Kristina Forest’s I Wanna Be Where You Are will love the juicy secrets and leap-off-the-page sexual tension. “A hilarious and swoonworthy story.” —Kristina Forest, author of Now That I’ve Found You “A fun, emotionally rich romance with a sweet, imperfect character who will win your heart.” —Liara Tamani, author of All the Things We Never Knew Quinn keeps lists of everything—from the days she’s ugly cried, to “Things That I Would Never Admit Out Loud” and all the boys she’d like to kiss. Her lists keep her sane. By writing her fears on paper, she never has to face them in real life. That is, until her journal goes missing . . . Then an anonymous account posts one of her lists on Instagram for the whole school to see and blackmails her into facing seven of her greatest fears, or else her entire journal will go public. Quinn doesn’t know who to trust. Desperate, she teams up with Carter Bennett—the last known person to have her journal—in a race against time to track down the blackmailer. Together, they journey through everything Quinn’s been too afraid to face, and along the way, Quinn finds the courage to be honest, to live in the moment, and to fall in love. A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Epic Reads Recommended Pick at Target A Kirkus Children's Best Book of 2021

Dirty Ugly Toy Book

Dirty Ugly Toy

  • Author : K Webster
  • Publisher : K Webster
  • Release Date : 2015-12-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781518713453

Dirty Ugly Toy Excerpt :

From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a thrilling and steamy dark romance standalone! He’s filthy rich. Spoiled beyond belief. The gorgeous man always gets what he wants. Normally, I stay far, far away from his type. Men like Braxton Kennedy are dangerous and sick. But he’s made an offer I can’t refuse. Six months. A ton of money. All I have to do is be his dirty, ugly toy. Play his dark and twisted games. Let him dress me up and parade me around in front of his friends. Pretend I’m someone I’m not. A sane person would run away from the likes of this bad boy billionaire. Me? I can’t sign on the dotted line fast enough. I’m not a damsel in distress or some princess needing saving. I’ve been to hell and back all on my own. All I need from him is the fat paycheck he’s offering. One problem. I start to like his games. A little too much. When my heart gets involved, he only wants to toy with it. The thing with spoiled boys and their toys, though... They eventually get bored and throw them away. **Dirty Ugly Toy is an enemies-to-lovers dark billionaire romance standalone. There are triggers in this story including drug use/overdose and some sexual violence.**

The Ugly Duckling and Other Fairy Tales Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Ugly Duckling and Other Fairy Tales

  • Author : Hans Christian Andersen
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-04-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486158778

The Ugly Duckling and Other Fairy Tales Excerpt :

DIVTitle story plus "The Red Shoes," "Thumbelina," "The Emperor’s New Clothes," "The Little Match Girl," "The Nightingale," two more. /div

Beautiful Things Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Beautiful Things

  • Author : Hunter Biden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982151119

Beautiful Things Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love,” Hunter Biden writes in this deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival. When he was two years old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big brother, Beau, who died of brain cancer at the age of forty-six. These hardships were compounded by the collapse of his marriage and a years-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction. In Beautiful Things, Hunter recounts his descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety. The story ends with where Hunter is today—a sober married man with a new baby, finally able to appreciate the beautiful things in life.

Ugliness Book


  • Author : Gretchen E. Henderson
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2015-11-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780235608

Ugliness Excerpt :

Ugly as sin, the ugly duckling—or maybe you fell out of the ugly tree? Let’s face it, we’ve all used the word “ugly” to describe someone we’ve seen—hopefully just in our private thoughts—but have we ever considered how slippery the term can be, indicating anything from the slightly unsightly to the downright revolting? What really lurks behind this most favored insult? In this actually beautiful book, Gretchen E. Henderson casts an unfazed gaze at ugliness, tracing its long-standing grasp on our cultural imagination and highlighting all the peculiar ways it has attracted us to its repulsion. Henderson explores the ways we have perceived ugliness throughout history, from ancient Roman feasts to medieval grotesque gargoyles, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the Nazi Exhibition of Degenerate Art. Covering literature, art, music, and even the cutest possible incarnation of the term—Uglydolls—she reveals how ugliness has long posed a challenge to aesthetics and taste. She moves beyond the traditional philosophic argument that simply places ugliness in opposition to beauty in order to dismantle just what we mean when we say “ugly.” Following ugly things wherever they have trod, she traverses continents and centuries to delineate the changing map of ugliness and the profound effects it has had on the public imagination, littering her path with one fascinating tidbit after another. Lovingly illustrated with the foulest images from art, history, and culture, Ugliness offers an oddly refreshing perspective, going past the surface to ask what “ugly” truly is, even as its meaning continues to shift.