September 2015 TBR!

It’s officially September guys! My birthday month!!! I’m so excited. When putting together my TBR, I told myself I wouldn’t by overly ambitious but yeah, that didn’t work out! I hope I can get through these because I’m so interested in all of them! Let’s get right into it guys.

Under The Dome by Stephen King

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I’ll read a Stephen King novel yeeeeah! I’m really interested in watching the TV show but I need to read the book first, obviously. It takes place in a city where a barrier is suddenly placed, isolating it from the rest of the world. People are hurt by the impact of it being placed, and I bet chaos ensues inside. I’m really excited to get to this!

More Than This by Patrick Ness

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I’m not sure I know what this is about, but what I’ve heard about it is that a boy is drowning, and afterwards, he wakes up in the middle of the desert, naked. What does that even mean? To be honest, I want to read this mostly because it is written by Patrick Ness. I’ve read A Monster Calls by him and I loved it, but recently, I’ve watched a ton of interviews with him and he seems like a genuinely amazing person.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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I’ll finally get to this! This is a retelling of Cinderella, but where Cinder is a cyborg. I find the premise to be so interesting but to be honest, I don’t know more about it. Have any of you read it? I’ve heard amazing things about it!

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

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I’m really hoping I’ll get a psychological thriller. This book is about a girl who takes the train to work everyday and on her way, she sees a, in her opinion, perfect family. One day, she sees something that is supposed to change everything and when I describe it, it doesn’t seem creepy at all, but I’m hoping I’ll get that!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

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I’m reading horror novels? Me? Yeah. Hollow City is the Booksplosion book of the month and I love participating in that group, so I always try to when I’m interested in the book! Even though I’m actually nervous to read this series, I’m excited at the same time, because there would be a movie adaptation soon. I hope I can sleep after I’m done.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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I don’t know what this one is about but a friend recommended it to me and she barely ever reads, so this is one that just needs to be read! I just know that the covers of this series are ah-ma-zing and they are fantasy novels. That is enough to intrigue me to read it.

And those are the books I’m hoping I’ll get to! I will be participating in RYBSAT, and will post a TBR for that week later on in the month. Some of these books are big, especially Under The Dome, so I hope I’ll be able to get through them all!

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed!

August 2015 Wrap-Up!

Guys! Sorry again for my short absence. I need to get everything together! Anyways, today I’ll be wrapping up my reading month. I did read a lot but it still wasn’t a great reading month. I didn’t enjoy all of the books and I want to tell you about it! I read a total of 23 books, some I read during the BookTubeAThon and I talked about them in my BookTubeAThon Wrap-up. ‘If you want to know more about my thoughts about that book, you can read about it there, but here I will just tell you what I read that week and what I rated it, then tell you about the rest of the books in more detail. Hope that wasn’t too confusing.

BookTubeAThon

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

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Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Scene: Part Three by Roxy Sloane

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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

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Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

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Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

You by Caroline Kepnes

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

And that was my BookTubeAThon! Again, if you want further details about my thoughts, I explained it further in my Wrap-Up! Let’s get into the rest of the month 🙂

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

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Oh this book was so beautiful!!! It was amazing and it is so difficult to explain in what way it was so good but it was. It followed a boy who lost his father, and the boy trying to… without spoiling, keep the memory of his father. Along the way, he meets and old man and oh I can’t explain this with words. Half of the story was told in text and half was told in pictures. It was amazingly beautiful.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

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I need to be honest, I bought this one because of the cover, because look at it. It is so beautiful, but the premise was equally interesting. It follows a girl called Marguerite whose parents are physicists with amazing achievements. Her father had created the Firebird, which helped her travel between different dimensions. He was killed by his assistant Paul and Marguerite was after revenge, so they started a crazy chase between dimensions. I did not like this. Marguerite felt extremely shallow, always thinking about how handsome Paul was even though she just thought he had killed her father. Also, there was very little explanation of how the Firebird worked. I will still read the next book because I’m hoping I’ll get more explanation of it there.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Alive by Scott Sigler

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Another book that I didn’t really like. The premise was so cool! It follows a girl who wakes up in the dark, inside a coffin. She breakes out of it and finds herself in a room filled with coffins, with other people inside, dead or alive. They start looking around the place to figure out where they are, and how they got there. At first, this was such a cool book with a great mystery. Then, I read the twist. I’m trying to explain it without  spoiling the whole thing but it felt so cheap. It was not believable whatsoever and it just got out of control. I’m not sure I’ll read the next book but I was disappointed about this one.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket

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Okay I think this series is extremely well written, but it is not one that you can marathon during a short time span because they are pretty similar. I will finish this series eventually but I just need a break from it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

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To be honest, I haven’t watched The Office or The Mindy Project so I didn’t know that much about Mindy’s humor. This told a few stories about Mindy and that was basically it. It wasn’t deep and I didn’t find it to be funny… Maybe if someone else has watched those shows and found her funny, they will like this more!

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

1984 by George Orwell

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I am so proud of myself for reading this book. It was dense and complex, but I seriously loved it. It is set in a dystopian setting, controlled by Big Brother. Even negative thoughts were illegal and it was terrifying and scary and exciting to read. However, Animal Farm will always be my favorite George Orwell book!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

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This is the next book in the Shatter Me series and oh my god Juliette. If you didn’t know, it follows a girl who can kill with her touch. I really enjoyed the first book but I didn’t find it to be amazing, and when I read this, I don’t know if I like it anymore. Juliette was so whiny in this book, and I still don’t understand why everyone loves Warner. I don’t get it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

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I’ve finally read this! So proud of myself. This is the second book in the Remnant Chronicles, the sequel to Kiss of Deception, so I can’t tell you too much about this one without spoiling the first one. The Kiss of Deception follows a princess that escaped from her wedding, and her prince runs after her, as well as an assassin. It was exciting because you didn’t know who is who. This one was a bit slow but it was better than the first! I can’t tell you too much but it was actually really good.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The Door That Led to Where by Sally Gardner

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I read this because I wanted something quick and easy to read, and this was so short, so I thought it would be perfect! It was about AJ Flynn and he had just had a really bad time in school, failing miserably. He then gets a job at a law firm and finds a door that leads to year 1830. First of all, this was a book of less than 300 pages, but I felt like to much stuff that didn’t relate to each other and it was kinda weird. Some of the plot points were extremely predictable and I was disappointed.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

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The third book in the Throne of Glass series and I’m happy I got this done! Rowan was introduced in this book and I fell in love, but I was kinda confused about Manon and those guys. I would love if anyone could explain that part to me. Celaena was equally kickass as always, and I’m so nervous about Queen of Shadows. Oooh this is exciting!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Noggin by John Corey Whaley

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This book was weird and cool and extremely funny. It is about a guy called Travis Coates who got his head chopped off and years later got in put on another body. Yeah. I know how weird that sounds. What was interesting about this book was to see Travis adapt to his new surrounding. Everyone had changed, his friends were no longer teenagers, everyone had grown up but he was still the same. That was extremely interesting to read. What made me not give it a higher rating was that some of the characters were annoying. That didn’t really understand Travis and what he had gone through. It was kind of annoying to read.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

And that was it! Wow that was a very long post. How was your reading month? I would love to find out how all of you did!

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed!

Bout of Books 14.0 – Readathon TBR!

Hello guys! I’m sorry for the short absence again. I started a new job again where I will hopefully settle down for now, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get on a fitting schedule for reading and blogging and still having a social life, and until then, please bear with me! Anyways, as you may or may not know, the Bout of Books 14.0 readathon starts today! If you don’t know, I’ll link the official and the sign up page here, so definitely check it out if you’re interested!

1. 1984 by George Orwell

As you may know, I wanted to read this book this month, and I’ve already started it. This morning, I was 111 pages into it, and now I’m on page 237. I’m hoping I’ll be able to finish this today! It is, as most classic, really dense, and I’m actually getting kinda slumpy. So we’ll see, I definitely don’t want another huge reading slump again!

2. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

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I read the first book in this series not too long ago and I was definitely intrigued. I had a few problems with the writing style, but I’m hoping I can look past that because there is so much action and interesting scenes in this series. And why do everybody love Warner? I’m just so intrigued.

3. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

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I just have no reason for not having read this yet. I mean, the previous book in this series ended on such a high note, just building up the whole world for this next book, and I need to read it. I just have to.

And that is it! I’m obviously hoping I’ll be able to read a lot more than this, but starting a new job and all that, I just don’t want to put too much pressure on myself to read because that will just put me in a reading slump! If I manage to get through all three of these books, I’ll definitely be happy with myself. Will you be joining in the readathon, and if you are, what will you be reading? What do you feel about the books I mentioned?

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed! 🙂

T5W – Favorite Required Reading

Hello guys! Today is Wednesday, so obviously that means Top 5 Wednesday! Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from Gingerreadslainey and today’s topic is Top 5 Favorite Required Reading. At first, I thought I wouldn’t do this one because I has troubles thinking of books that were required reading that I actually liked. Then, when I started thinking about it, some of my favorite books were required reading. I’ll be listing them from least favorite to the one I’ve loved the msot, but just know that I’ve completely loved all of these books.

5. Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

This is a collection of essays written by George Orwell and it was the first thing I ever read by him. I remember reading the first two essays and just falling in love. I read all the essays so quickly and I knew immediately that I will have to check out his other books, because this was just amazing.

4. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

This book was just heartbreaking in every single way. It follows a girl named Tita, who falls in love with a man called Pedro, but there is a tradition that since she is the youngest daughter, she won’t marry and instead take care of her mother. Pedro marries her sister and chaos ensues in so many ways. It is a really beautiful tale, with the use of magical realism. This is a book that I definitely want to re-read pretty soon!

3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This is a book that I believe many people have had to read for school, so I am pretty sure you’re familiar with the plot of the book. If you’re not, it follows a young girl named Scout, who lives in a little town where suddenly, a black man is wrongly accused of raping a white girl. This book had so many important messages and details about racism, and feminism and family and just… everything. It taught me so much. It is one of my all time favorite books. If you haven’t read it, do, and check out the film as well, because I think it was a pretty good adaptation!

4. Maus by Art Spiegelman

This is a graphic novel about World War 2. In this graphic novel, the Jews are portrayed as mice, and the Nazis are portrayed as cats. At first, when I started getting in to the novel, I didn’t understand why that was, but as I continued reading, I realized there are so many benefits to writing the graphic novel that way. I loved that it was a true story about Art’s father, but it wasn’t just a story about war, it was also about the relationship between Art and his father, which I thought was really neat.

1. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

My all time favorite classic. This book… Just wow. It follows a man called Raskolnikov, who is desperate for money. He commits murder and steals as result of being so desperate, but he tries to convince himself that he did this for the better of humankind. It was just such a fascinating read, and how Fyodor made me sympathize with Raskolnikov even though he was obviously sick. I mean, it was just perfectly constructed, and I’m sad this isn’t as popular as other classics, because it deserves more hype. I love this book.

And that is it for this Wednesday! If you have your own list up on a blog or on a youtube channel, comment and I’d love to check it out!

Thank you, and I hope you enjoyed!

BookTubeAThon 2015 Wrap-Up!

Guys! BookTubeAThon 2015 is over. It feels so sad. I’m already looking forward to next year. But, I totally aced it this year! I kind of had a tough private life because I didn’t have a job and it was really affecting my psychologically. I turned to books as a way of comfort, and maybe I did too much because I read 12 books and started 2! That is crazy. I managed to read this much as a result of finding Scribd, a site with audiobooks and e-books. I listened to so many audiobooks this week which helped me get through so much.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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This book was more than I expected. It is the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, and as you may know, there has been so much controversy surrounding this book. I did not think it was as bad as everyone said it was. It completed the challenge of reading a book with blue on the cover and reading the last book you acquired!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A Series of Unfortunate Events (1-4) by Lemony Snicket

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I read other books in between listening to these books, but I want to mention them all together. I listened to all four on audiobook and I definitely think it was a great way of consuming this story. It was dark and still had many messages. I loved how Lemony Snicket didn’t dumb everything down, even though it is a children’s book. It felt true and honest.

Rating: 5, 5, 4, 3 out of 5 stars

Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

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I was seriously so disappointed while reading this book. I recently read Tilt by Ellen Hopkins, which followed a group of teenagers whom I found to be extremely annoying. This book followed the teenagers’ mothers. The mothers are even more annoying than the teenagers. The whole time I was reading this, I just wanted it to end. This completed the challenge of reading a book by an author who shares the same first letter of your last name

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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This book is all about video games and the 80’s and if you like that, definitely check this book out. The beginning was very slow for me and I had troubles getting past that section because there was so much world building. Once the action started, it got sooo good. I definitely recommend this book to all of you. It completed the challenge of reading someone else’s favorite book, and then reading a book you really want to read.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

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I read Brian Selznick’s other book right before the BookTubeAThon, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and I was amazed. I loved it so much, and I loved the use of text and pictures together. I had this book and it was staring at me (the spine is half a face, so it was literally staring at me) so I picked it up. It tells two different stories, one of Ben, and the second is Rose’s. Ben’s story is told in text while Rose’s is told in pictures. It was just so good and the stories linked together beautifully. I loved this book so much.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Scene: Part Three by Roxy Sloane

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This is the third and final part in the Scene series and this just didn’t live up to my expectations. I was really excited to read it and I wanted something… Erotic. Instead, it kind of turned into a murder mystery kind of book, which wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t what it said it was. This completed the challenge of reading a book without letting go of it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

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Another disappointment, unfortunately. I talked about this a bit in my Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag and as I stated there, this was completely wrong advertised. It was advertised as a psychological thriller, suspense novel, but I got what seemed like a contemporary instead. I was so disappointed.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

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I feel bad for saying this because I believe this is a book with truly important messages for our time, but this was really disappointing as well. It is about a white guy who shoots a black guy to death. My biggest issue with this book was the use of several points of view. I do believe it could have been done well, but it was just way too confusing. There was no explanation of how they all knew each other and as soon as I thought I had the hang of who was who, I was proven wrong. Also, we got so many POVs, but never of the killer. Why? There was never an explanation for why the guy got killed, or anything like that. It had a really good premise, but it wasn’t done very well.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

You by Caroline Kepnes

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After many disappointments, I decided to read You, and I ened the BookTubeAThon with a bang. It was so good, I can’t even explain it. I listened to this on audiobook and I feel like that is the best way to consume this. It is about a guy named Joe who is completely obsessed with this girl called Beck. He breaks into her house, and just does completely crazy things. What I loved about this was how I somehow forgot Joe was completely sick, and I would kind of sympathise with him, and then he would do something crazy, like break into her house and sniff her panties. It is written from his point of view, but it second person, and my god, read this book. Just know, it definitely has some mature content.

That was my BookTubeAThon! I completed all the challenges and got some books of my TBR shelf! How did your BookTubeAThon go? Which one was your favorite book you read during the week? Have you read any of the books I mentioned, and what did you think of them? I would really love to know!

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed!

Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From!

Hello again! Today I’ll be posting a Top Ten Tuesday post again, and I feel so bad because I haven’t done this in a really long time. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and today’s topic is Top Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From! I’m really excited to do this so lets get right into it.

1. J.K. Rowling

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Possibly the obvious answer, but this list wouldn’t be complete without J.K. Rowling in it. I’ve read 11 of her books, and I’ve loved all of them. I don’t even think I’ve ever given any of them less than 5 stars

2. Neil Gaiman

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He is just awesome. Neil Gaiman has become the author I turn to when I want something dark and kind of eerie without being horror. His books are creepy and make you think without being one of those books that give you nightmares. I love that about his writing style, and I’m definitely interested in reading more from him.

3. Ellen Hopkins

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Ellen Hopkins became one of my favorite authors when I read Burned, Smoke, Rumble, and Identical. I then read Tilt and it is possible that my expectations were too high but it was a big disappointment. I read Triangles during the BookTubeAThon and was let down once again. I am still interested in reading her other books, but I’m extremely nervous and don’t want to be let down once again

4. Lemony Snicket

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I have read 5 of Lemony Snicket’s books. The Dark was definitely one of my favorite children’s books. It was so cute and the illustrations by Jon Klassen were adorable. I recently listened to the first 4 books in A Series of Unfortunate Events and I really liked them. I’m hoping that I’ll finish the series soon but it is kind of a really long one so we’ll see!

5. E. L. James

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An obvious one that I’ve talked way too much about on my blog but my favorite. Always.

6. Sylvia Day

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I read the Crossfire series a while ago but I was conflicted about it. I liked the characters but I don’t see why it should be five books long. I definitely feel like Captivated by You was dragged a bit but I was still okay with it. I will read the next book though.

7. Brian K. Vaughan

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Saga! This is one of my most beloved graphic novel series. If you’re of age and don’t have an issue with mature, sexual content, check this series out! I love this series and I can’t wait for the fifth volume. I’m so excited for it

8. Rainbow Rowell

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I’ve read 3 of Rainbow Rowell’s full length novels and the short story published in My True Love Gave to Me. I completely adores Eleanor & Park, Attachments, and the short story. I was a bit disappointed in Fangirl but I will still read Carry On and Landline.

9. John Green

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I have obviously loved The Fault in Our Stars, like it feels like everybody else does. But if I read it now, I don’t think I would love it as much. I definitely did not like Paper Towns or An Abundance of Katherines, unfortunately.

10. Sarah J. Maas

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An author who writes about kick ass female characters. Me like. Unfortunately, I haven’t read all of her books, but I own them all. I’m really excited to get to Heir of Fire this month as a preparation for the release of Queen of Shadows.

And those are my ten authors! What 10 authors have you read the most by? Are any of those on my list on your list as well? Do you think any of the authors mentioned are completely horrible? Tell me in the comments and I would love to discuss!

Thank you, and I hope you enjoyed!

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag!

Hello guys! I’m sorry I’ve been gone for a few days again but I’ve been totally busy with BookTubeAThon! Have you guys been participating in the BookTubeAThon? How has it been going for you? I’m kinda confused to whether I should post a BookTubeAthon Wrap-Up or wait till the end of the month and wrap everything up. We’ll see! Anyways, today I’m doing the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag (even though it’s now August) but I really love this tag so I want to do it! It was created by ReadLikeWildFire on Youtube and A Book So Fathomless. There are quite a few questions so I’ll just dive right in.

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2015

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

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I’ve already read so many amazing books in 2015, and I just had so much trouble picking one. I have possibly a list of books who share first place, but this is one of them. What I loved about this book was that it was cute, quick, and beautiful read whilst still being different. There were amazing illustrations inside that helped tell the story and I can’t explain my thoughts about it. It was beautiful, and everyone should go and read it.

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015

Leon by Mons Kallentoft and Markus Lutteman

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I’m going to have to pick a Swedish book. This is a thriller and believe me, it kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it. It’s definitely not a book for the faint hearted and it can definitely be difficult to get through, considering some scenes are really gruesome. But the book was so well constructed and it is definitely one of my favorites of all time.

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but you want to

Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

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Why has this not happened yet? It’s on my August TBR so I’ll definitely read it this month, but I’ve been waiting for this book for months and I just need to get on it! It is the sequel to The Kiss of Deception which I found to be okay for the first half and AMAZING for the second, so I have pretty high hopes for this one. The Kiss of Deception follows a princess who is supposed to be married off to a prince, but she it having none of that, and runs away. An assassin is sent after her, and the prince follow her as well. I loved that we didn’t know who was who, and that aspect of it was amazing. I want to see how the suspense is transfered to the next book!

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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This is one that I’m really excited for because I love contemporaries with a darker, deeper theme running through it. This book is about a girl who is basically allergic to everything, and she can’t leave the house. She has been stuck inside for the last 17 years. Then one day, she notices a boy moving in next to them. I think this book will have many messages throughout it and I’m extremely excited to read it, since it seems so different to anything I’ve ever read.

5. Biggest disappointment

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

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I’ve read many disappointments this year as well, but I think this was one of the biggest one. My issue with this book was that it was advertised as a psychological thriller, suspense novel. The next “Gone Girl” if you put it like that. It’s supposed to be a scary novel about kidnapping and such, and even the premise suggests that it will be scary. What I was expecting going in to this was something that would make me look over my shoulder a few times, to make sure no one is there, or something that would creep me out a bit. What I got was definitely NOT that. I got a contemporary about Stockholm Syndrome and the importance of family, which can be great in books, but this was so heavily advertised as a thriller, I got so disappointed while reading this.

6. Biggest surprise

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

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This is the sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird, a classic released about 50 years ago. When there are news that Harper Lee will now release a sequel, a lot of controversy happens. Whether Harper Lee actually wanted to publish this book or not, I believe it was great. I don’t think it lived up to To Kill a Mockingbird but it is definitely not as bad as everyone states it is. I just think this was a great book.

7. Favorite new author (debut or new to you)

George R. R. Martin

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Maybe I’m not entitled to say this yet because I’ve only read two of his books, but his books are huge bricks that you could kill someone with, so I think I’ve gotten a feel for his writing style. The complexity of the world of A Song of Ice and Fire and just everything about it… It amazes me. He is an absolutely GREAT author.

8. Newest fictional crush

Khalid from The Wrath and the Dawn

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Yes. That serious but protective and kind-hearted personality that he doesn’t want anyone to see… yes.

9. Newest favorite character

Violet from A Series of Unfortunate Events

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I’ve only read 4 of the books in this series, and I’ve loved all of the three children, but Violet definitely sticks out to me. I can relate to her and she is so smart and I just love everything about her.

10. Book that made you cry

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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It is only fair to mention the book that made me cry the most. This book made me cry on hysterical level. It was such a loud crying and just… chaos all over. It is about a boy who has a mother who’s sick. A monster knocks on his window and tells him that he will visit him 3 nights and tell him 3 stories. The ending of this book… I just can’t express it. If you haven’t read this book, do. Please.

11. A book that made you happy

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

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This book was just so funny… It does tell some sad stories and things that are pretty serious, but Allie Brosh did it in a way that was completely hilarious. I don’t laugh often while reading books, but I couldn’t stop laughing at this thing.

12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year

I feel sad for saying this, but I can’t think of any that I’ve seen and actually liked. Instead, I’ll tell you a few that I’m really excited to see. Child 44, and omg Room by Emma Donoghue. That is one I can’t wait for

13. Favorite review you’ve written this year.

I’ve only written one discussion! It’ll have to be my Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone discussion, but I’ll definitely try to do more over the next few months.

14. Most beautiful year you’ve bought this year

Under the Dome by Stephen King

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This is most likely not the most beautiful book I’ve bought this year, but it is one of them. I love the colors on this cover and how it is still in a “real” setting.

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

There are soooo many that I need to read, but I’ll just show you pictures of a few.

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And that’s it! How do you feel about my answers? What are your answers for some of these questions? I would love to know! I definitely loved doing this tag.

I hope you enjoyed, and thank you for reading!

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!

Hello again guys! It is currently day 3 of BookTubeAThon and I feel like I’m totally killing it, I’m in such a perfect reading mood. I needed a short break, so I’ll do a tag! I’ve seen the Unpopular Opinions Book tag roll around on booktube and I’m really interested in doing it, so here it is. It was created by TheBookArcher if you want to watch the original tag!

1. A popular book or series you didn’t like

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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I don’t want to completely bash any book because I don’t want to offend anybody, but I was very generous giving this book a 2-star rating. I did not like Lara Jean at all, it felt like reading from the point of view of a toddler rather than a 16-year old. I couldn’t stand her voice, and just… no. It didn’t click with me.

2. A book or series that everyone seems to hate but you love

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

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My go-to answer for a question like this. I won’t go into much detail about this book, but it is my favorite series of all time. I freaking love it so much, even though everybody else seem to hate it.

3. A love triangle where the person ended up with the person you did not want them to end up with, or an OTP that you did not like

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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I’m not going to spoil anything but… that ending. My god, that ending. I need the next book.

4. A popular book genre that you hardly reach for

Paranormal romance. I don’t know why! I just don’t always find them believable. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule

5. A popular or beloved character that you did not like

Helene from An Ember in the Ashes

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I feel like I am the only one, but I hated Helene with a fiery rage. Everyone loves her though, and I just couldn’t see that! I felt like she was a really bad friend, who just couldn’t handle a bit of rejection, and just… ugh

6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into

John Green

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I don’t know why! Don’t get me wrong, I loved The Fault in Our Stars. I thought it was completely amazing and it was just… heart breaking. Since then, I’ve read An Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns and I didn’t like any of them. I still want to read Looking for Alaska, so we’ll see.

7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing

My god, love triangles. There are cases where they are done really well, but most it is just horrible and completely unrealistic.

8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading

The Summer trilogy by Jenny Han

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As I mentioned before, I didn’t like Jenny Han’s other series, so I’m not really interested in reading this one, which I’ve heard has even more teen angst than To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

9. The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or TV show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

The 100 by Kass Morgan

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I was recommended this TV show by a friend but I obviously had to read the book first. I thought it was okay but it wasn’t anything mind blowing. I then watched the TV show and I was blown away. IT WAS SO GOOD!!!!

And that’s it for today! How do you feel about my answers? What are your answers for some of these questions? Tell me in the comments, I would love to know!

Thank you, and I hope you enjoyed!

3 days, 3 quotes | Day 3

Guys! This is the last day of the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge! Again, I was tagged by the amazing Kacie from Kacie’s Bookshelf, check her blog out! If you missed day 1 and 2, they can be found here and here. I’ll quickly run through the rules once again, but they’re pretty simple!

1. Thank the person who nominated you

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days

3. Tag 3 new bloggers each day

Of course I’m saving my favorite quote for last, and of course it’s a Harry Potter quote. Basically any quote by Dumbledore could be used for this.

Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

I tag:

Audrey from Forwards and Bookwords

Nick from The Paper Dragon

Areli from Books and Photographs

And that is it for today and for this challenge in general! How do you feel about this challenge, or the quotes I picked? I would also love to see your entries for this!

Thank you, and I hope you enjoyed!

3 days, 3 quotes | Day 2

Day 2 of the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge! Wohoooo I’m so excited. If you missed day 1, here it is. As I said yesterday, I was challenged by the amazing Kacie from Kacie’s Bookshelf! I’m really excited to be doing this. I’ll repeat the rules for the ones of you who have forgotten or missed day 1!

1. Thank the person who nominated you

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days

3. Tag 3 new bloggers each day.

Here is my quote! Aaah I absolutely love this one:

Christian, you are the state lottery, the cure for cancer, and the three wishes from Aladdin’s lamp, all rolled into one. Fifty Shades Freed, by E. L. James

I tag:

* Snuggly Nookery

* Emma from Bookgeeking

* Sofia from The Bookasaurus

And that is it for today! Tomorrow I’ll post my last quote. How do you feel about the quote I chose?

Thank you, and I hope you enjoyed!