Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books Of

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books Of

Okay so this topic was probably not suited to me for TWO reasons:

1) You know how I am about what stays on my shelves  (I might have owned more books by more authors at some point but they might have left my shelf)
2) I read like I’m at a buffet…meaning I read A LOT from different authors. Always sampling from different authors rather than reading from the same authors…unless they are favorites.

I also had a LOT of authors that I had like 2 or 3 books from! Especially because a lot of the authors I read just got published in the last couple years so that’s all they have out. Plus I have some trilogies (Cynthia Hand, Tahereh Mafi, etc). Also, I wanted to take a real live picture of these books but I realized A LOT of them are out on loan haha.

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The Observations/Some Thoughts

Megan McCafferty: I own the whole Jessica Darling series and her Bumped and Thumped books. Also I have arcs of the Jessica Darling prequel but I didn’t count those or my number would be 9.

Jodi Picoult: This is hilarious because I have not read a single Jodi Picoult novel in my life (she’s among 9 other super popular authors I’ve NEVER read) but I bought 1 at a used book sale and then like 5 years ago some women I used to work with knew I liked to read and was like HERE IS A BAG OF BOOKS FOR YOU…they were all Jodi books.

Gayle Forman: No surprise to anyone here? I own If I Stay and Where She Went. Plus 2 copies of Just One Day (which you know is a big deal because I RARELY own two copies of one book) and a copy of Just One Year. OH CRAP technically I realize I also own Just One Night on my Kindle so SIX. Dammit I already made the graphic.

E. Lockhart: I own the whole whole Ruby Oliver series which I have NOT YET READ. Major fail. I still don’t own a copy of We Were Liars and I listened to Frankie Landau-Banks on audio but I feel like I might buy a copy soon.

David Levithan: In doing this I realized I don’t own a copy of Every Day which WUT WHY NOT? But then I realized I read that as a library book. And then I panicked because I remember someone has my copy of The Lover’s Dictionary and I can’t remember who so making this list actually caused great distress. WHERE IS MY COPY?? I know I own it but WHERE IS IT? And why do I not own Will Grayson, Will Grayson?? I audiobooked it but I think I need to own it.

Jane Austen: This didn’t actually surprise me at all! The next classic author I owned the most of was Hemingway with 3 books.

Rainbow Rowell: You know an author is a favorite if I own all their books. Rainbow is that kind of author for me. It would be 5 if you could my arc of Fangirl that I just can’t seem to part with…it’s signed but I never really keep arcs. BUT RAINBOW.

Lauren Oliver: The Delirium series and Before I Fall — that one I still haven’t read. I also have an ARC of Rooms but I didn’t count that.

John Green: I own Looking For Alaska (signed and my favorite out of all his books), The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherines (signed).

Morgan Matson: I had a BUNCH of authors I had 3 books for but I could only add one to the list so I decided to say Morgan Matson because she’s a favorite and any time I can mention Morgan is a good day. LOVE HER BOOKS!

 

 

So tell me…what authors do you own the most of?? Are there any authors you own A LOT of books from but haven’t read them (Like me with Jodi!!)

Top Ten Book Characters I’d Want On A Deserted Island With Me

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Characters I’d Want On A Deserted Island With Me

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1. Katniss from The Hunger Games: Dude she can hunt..so YAY food. And you know she’d always have that bow and arrow with her. Plus she’s cunning and always thinking on her feet!

2. Roar from the Under the Never Sky series: If you haven’t read the Under the Never Sky series (you SHOULD..it’s on of my favorites), you don’t know about Roar! Roar is an Aud meaning he has like RIDICULOUSLY GOOD HEARING. I think this would be helpful because he could hear danger coming. Also, I’d totally make my move on Roar.

3. Willem from Just One Day/Just One Year: SORRY ALLYSON. We are the OTP. He could regale us with stories of his travels.

4. Adam from If I Stay/Where She Went: We’d need some entertainment and I’m sure he would have had his guitar with him. He could write new songs about me….or probably  about how much he misses Mia but WHATEVER. EYE CANDY.

5. Celaena from Throne of Glass: She’s badass and fearless. You need someone truly badass with you on a deserted island. She’d protect us all and I pity the animal/human/whatever that would try to hurt us on this island. I mean, IS THIS A MAGICAL ISLAND? I don’t know! Either way, I know she’s got our back no matter what comes at us.

6. Four from Divergent: Listen though. Only if he truly is Theo James. I could die happy staring at him but also he’s Dauntless and he’d be badass in exploring the island and protecting us. He really has a two in one purpose!

7.  Lynn from Not A Drop To Drink: Lynn knows how to survive in both the practical nature of gathering food and water but also how to protect herself. She’d be a GREAT person to have on an island considering how she survived in her book!

8. Jessica Darling from the Jessica Darling series: Look, I’m going to need a bff on this deserted island — someone who could make me laugh. I’m sure I’d get along with all the ladies but I need one who would probably be almost as useless as me in protecting the group with our lack of skills. We would be the SUNSHINE of the group and keep morale up! Plus drool over the males of our group and keep a record of our adventure here.

9. Chaol from Throne of Glass: We’d need someone who is able to be a leader and his position of captain of the guard would provide him with good leadership skills. He’s smart, good under pressure and would be able to keep everyone in line.

10. Addie from Pivot Point: Well considering that Addie could access the future this might be helpful. I don’t know that I’d want to know if we are going to live or die or end up in cannibalism or something crazy but it would be nice to have her there to see the outcomes of some of our decision. Should we drink this water or is it contaminated? Would this work as our shelter or is it going to fall down on us? Should we go in this cave or is there danger?

And my ultimate character from tv that I’d need with me:

DARYL DIXON from The Walking Dead

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I think my chances of survival — both physically and mentally- would be good with this group. I’ve got a good mix of practical and for my own REASONS. The only problems I see is that I’d have way to many fictional crushes here who would no longer be fictional crushes and I’d not be able to keep my hands off them. Also, lots of strong dudes so maybe some butting heads? But Chaol is our leader so the rest can fall into place.

 

So tell me…which characters would you want with YOU on a deserted island?? Do you think my choices are good?? What are my chances for survival??

Top Ten Of My ALL TIME Favorite Movies

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten All Time Favorite Movies

For the most part my taste in movies tends to be more dark humor and kind of quirky? I don’t know. I totally love sappy romances and sports movies and dramas and hilarious movies too but I always tend to be drawn and love those kinds of movies the most.  All I know is for most of my life I could rarely pick a movie that my friends or Will would like. We all had vastly different taste in movies so pretty much all the movies that I’m interested in I end up watching by myself. These are my ALL TIME, have lasted through the years favorites. Looking at my list I realize so many of my picks are older movies. I think that’s because I watched a lot more movies in college that have stayed favorites and honestly I haven’t found a lot of newer movies to LOVE as much as these.

Without further ado, here they are! THIS WAS SO HARD. (also I cheated and gave a crapload of “honorable mentions” hahaha)

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1. Amelie:

“When impish Amélie finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she’s inspired to return the items to their original owner, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts.”

Audrey Tatou is one of my favorite actresses EVER and I’ve really loved all the French films I’ve seen her in. Yes, Amelie is a French flick and it’s SERIOUSLY AMAZING. I now have the urge to watch it immediately just thinking about it.

2. Garden State:

“Just weaned off antidepressants, Andrew returns to his New Jersey hometown after a decade away for his mom’s funeral and starts to see his life in a new light. In the process, he confronts his psychologist father and connects with a new friend.”

Zach Braff. My fave. Plus this soundtrack was awesome too!

3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:

“After learning that his ex-girlfriend had an experimental medical procedure to purge all memories of him, a man decides to do the same with her. But during the operation, he realizes he doesn’t want to lose what’s left of their relationship.”

GAWD I LOVE THIS MOVIE. And Jim Carrey was perfect in it. As much as I love him in Dumb and Dumber, I find myself loving him in this role WAY MORE. This movie was thought-provoking and just so unique. And the cinematography!!

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4. The Royal Tenanbaums:

“The early promise of Tenenbaum child prodigies Chas, Margot and Richie is short-circuited by the flaws of their father, family patriarch Royal, in Wes Anderson’s New York fairy tale about a dysfunctional clan of eccentrics.”

Pretty much I devour all things Wes Anderson and this is definitely my favorite of his and GOD THERE ARE SO MANY OF MY FAVES IN THIS MOVIE (pretty much Bill Murray and the Owen brothers are staples in his movies). It’s funny but like not the typical mainstream funny I don’t think. I watched it with a friend and I don’t think she laughed once. Dry humor and dark! True story: one year I was Margot Tenanbaum for Halloween. I tried to find pictures to post but to no avail!

5. Mean Girls:

This movie needs no introduction or summary does it?? I have watched this movie more than any other movie and could quote it at any moment….like the rest of the world I’m sure.

6. Lost In Translation:

“Two lost souls visiting Tokyo — the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial — find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other’s company, away from their lives in America.”

I loved this film so much! Don’t watch this if you want something plot driven. It’s not.

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7. Roman Holiday:

“Princess Ann leaves her guardians, and while in Rome, she’s taken under the wing of tabloid writer Joe and his photographer sidekick. She thinks the boys don’t know who she really is, but they’re onto her — and sense a sensational story.”

I love Audrey Hepburn and it’s really close between this and Breakfast at Tiffany’s though I actually do think I prefer this one if I had to pick!

8. Pulp Fiction:

“Weaving together three stories featuring a burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner and a washed-up boxer, Quentin Tarantino influenced a generation of filmmakers with this crime caper’s stylized, over-the-top violence and dark comic spirit.”

Quentin Tarantino at his best IMO! Although Reservoir Dogs was damn good too.

9. Fight Club:

“An insomniac corporate drone (Edward Norton) meets roguish rebel Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), and together they form a cathartic but brutal underground society in which men fight each other freely in director David Fincher’s sharp Oscar-nominated flick. But the line between reality and sleepless haze begins to blur when propagandist Durden transforms Fight Club from a group of non-conformists into a nihilistic cult.”

Yeah, I watched this before I read the book. Bad bookworm, right? But the movie was brilliant. Can’t say I’ve watched it more than twice but I am just in awe of that movie and remember my mouth dropping to the floor.

 

10. Love Actually:

“Writer-director Richard Curtis’s charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve”

I watch this EVERY Christmas but I could watch it any day. ROMANCE! HUGH GRANT. Plus a younger Andrew Lincoln! YES PLEASE.

Honorable mentions: Dirty Dancing, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Rushmore, Requiem For A Dream, Bottle Rocket, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Big Fish, Little Miss Sunshine, Grease, Pretty Woman, Donnie Darko, The Usual Suspects, American Beauty

 

So tell me…what are some of your favorite movies that you’d recommend to me? Have you seen any on my list? I would LOVE some recs for some newer movies you think I’d like based on what I put down here!

Top Ten Blogging Confessions

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Blogging Confessions

I originally did this post a couple years ago after we talked about our top ten bookish confessions but I’m going to add to this though some may be the same!

1. Sometimes I feel like I spend too much time blogging and feel quite unbalanced.

I’ve talked about the blurred lines I feel recently but I really struggle with this. It’s hard because I love doing all this but other times I feel like it’s TOO MUCH.

2. I’m never ahead with my blogging schedule.

Ever. The most I’m ever ahead is a week and that’s when I really have my shit together. I’m always like a day or two ahead if that. 4 years and I haven’t managed to find the art of getting ahead? OH WELL. I seem to work well like this.

3. I currently have 89 drafts with half finished posts.

And this doesn’t include my list of post ideas. Some of them are just a couple sentences for an idea I had for a post and I get it down in a draft so I know where I was going with it and some are ALMOST finished posts but it’s RIDICULOUS. I have too many ideas apparently.

4. I’ve fallen behind on commenting on blogs and replying back to my comments and I can’t tell you how much guilt I feel.

I used to be really on top of that and then I wasn’t and it’s hard for me because the community is what has kept me doing this for 4 years. A lot of it had to do with this but also I let my guilt about it kind of get in the way to the point where I just don’t do ANYTHING about it because I feel so bad. I read EVERY SINGLE COMMENT and I’m trying to get better.

5. I often feel overwhelmed with trying to keep up on social media with my blog.

Honestly, there’s days where I just don’t feel like socializing or don’t have anything to say. I know I can choose NOT to and it’s okay but then I feel this nagging in my head like THOU SHALT BE ON SOCIAL MEDIA LEST THOU SHALL BE FORGOTTEN IN AN INSTANT. I don’t know why my brain talks like that but it does. Seriously though, I love talking to people but sometimes I just feel overwhelmed by it all. I can’t keep up on all the conversations.

6. Sometimes I’m tired of being part of somebody’s marketing plan.

I so appreciate all the things I get to be a part of and all the books that I get for review because I LOVE GETTING SHOUTY ABOUT BOOKS I LOVE but sometimes I’m just so over being part of somebody’s marketing plan. I have to refocus a lot and remember I’m reading the book because I want to. And if I’m reading it because I feel like I HAVE to then I put it down. This is why I decided I wasn’t going to call myself a book reviewer anymore — I needed that distinction FOR MYSELF so I could keep doing and loving this. I’m a girl who likes to read a lot and I like to talk/blog about what I read whether I liked it or not. I’ve come a long way with being okay with NOT writing a review of books I don’t want to and give myself permission to feature it in some other way. I’m not going to lie…sometimes it’s gotten to the point where I almost want to get myself taken off every list and never read ARCs ever again. But then I get back the feelings of I LOVE BEING PART OF THIS STUFF and I’m good for a while until I get waves of feeling burnt out. It’s always a refocusing game for me.

7. I deny about 80% (I don’t know where that math came from) of the blog tours pitched to me.

I’m really, really picky about what I accept. It needs to either be for a book our author that I love or am excited about. Sometimes I’ll do it if I think it will REALLY appeal to my readership (namely a giveaway of something popular) but my own feelings are MEH about it. Also, I need the content for the blog tour to be actual CONTENT. I don’t want some filler post. I want something interesting and valuable and something I’d want to read.

8. My blog emails are out of control.

I’m the worst at responding to emails so if you email me and it takes me forever..it’s not you…it’s me! Email is always the last thing on my to-do list for some reason ESPECIALLY when I’m busy.

9. Sometimes I worry about being judged for “liking too many books” on my blog

No, I don’t LOVE every book and not all are my favorites but I have way more books that I’ve at least LIKED compared to the ones I didn’t like, felt MEH about or hated on this blog. I’m not UBER critical and I am REALLY good at knowing what books I will like. Like really good. And I put down books pretty quickly if I don’t think it’s going to work out. I just like to read books and talk about them and I hate that this feeling creeps up because I’m happy enjoying books and I choose not to be an uber critical reader. I’m okay with that because I know I’m being honest in how I feel about books and that’s what matters to me. (You can check out this post for expanded thoughts on this)

10. I’m still forever and always the slowest at getting out giveaway prizes:

When life gets busy, this is the thing I forget about. Plus getting to the post office before it closes? SO HARD. And Saturdays I’m always out the door before I remember OH HEY I NEEDED TO GO TO THE POST OFFICE. They always get there and maybe it’s a no-no for how long it takes me but such is life.

Bonus: I have lots of little blogging insecurities I won’t tell you about. But I have them. Even though I’m pretty chill about all this blogging stuff…I still have them and I can’t help seem to help it.

 

So tell me…if you are a blogger…what are some of your confessions?

Ten Classics On My To-Be-Read List!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Of My Favorite Classics or Ten Classics On My TBR List.

I used to read way more classics and, to be honest, in the past couple years I haven’t much been interested in the classics like I used to be. Here are 10 that I absolutely DO want to read though.

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1. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway: This is one I bought a zillion years ago and I have always WANTED to read it just forgot about it.
2. Dracula by Bram Stoker: I feel like this is one I just should have read by now. Plus I bought it forever ago.

3. Beloved by Toni Morrison: I’ve heard such good things about this one!
4. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller: I had tried to read this in high school but couldn’t get into but I think I’ll appreciate it more now?
5.Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: I’ve read other Bradbury but this is like one of THE biggest classics there is and everyone seems to have read it but me.

6. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen: I haven’t read this Jane Austen and I want to read all her books!
7. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: Yeah, I know, how have I not read this one yet?
8. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell: This book is mammoth but ONE DAY.
9. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith: I have had so many people I admire and respect say this book is among their favorites.
10. East of Eden by John Steinbeck: I’ve read other Steinbeck books but this beast always scares me.

 

 

So tell me…which ones have you read? Which ones I should prioritize? Tell me one of your favorite classics or a classic you think I would really like!

My Top Ten Favorite Covers of 2014 So Far

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike When It Comes To Book Covers

I decided to switch up the topic because I’ve realized that I don’t really pay attention to trends or elements when it comes to covers but I just know if I like them or not and I know what stands out to me. Also, when I say I hate a trend, let’s say the girls with a pretty dress for no reason trend, then I’ll find a book that IS TOTALLY THAT TREND and somehow like it.
I absolutely HATE whitewashing of covers so that’s about the only definite I can think of. Getting sick of random faces or people on the covers or like half faces or headless figures. Girls with pretty dresses for no reason.
I tend to like: minimalist covers, great typography, pretty color schemes, covers WITHOUT people on them (exception: if it is interesting — I’m just so sick of the boring pretty girl doing nothing on the cover thing), illustrated covers, covers that cleverly portray some detail or scene from the book, covers that have incredible detail to them, good photography

With that being said here are the top 10 favorite covers so far this year:

 

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Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern: Love the color scheme & the text bubbles!
The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton: I have a thing for feathers & this cover is gorgeous. Even more gorgeous in person! Simple and love the color scheme!

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Landline by Rainbow Rowell: Rainbow always gets great covers! I just love this one and the typography is perfect!
The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman: I think this is so beautiful and whimsical! Love the details!

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Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper: I love the rope detail and really love this font and the way the words fit with the rope!
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid: I love maps sooo there’s that. Plus the color scheme and the typography is excellent! Really always stands out to me when I see it!

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Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang: God I love this book and the cover is perfect for it. I love the little details and it’s just perfect honestly!
Anatomy of A Misfit by Andrea Portes: I know. Random chairs? There’s just something about this cover that catches my eye every time!

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Far From You by Tess Sharpe: Really great book! But I always just loved this cover!
The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder: I normally don’t love super pink colors but there is something  about this cover that I just ADORE. I love the banners and the colors together and it’s just so pretty!!

Honorable mentions:

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Damsel Distressed, Words & Their Meanings, No One Else Can Have You, Everything Leads To You

 

 

So tell me…which covers from my list are you in love with?? Do you DISLIKE any of the ones I picked (I won’t be offended!)? What kinds of covers do you typically love? What don’t you like? Any covers that you think I missed and would be into?

Top Ten Books That Are My TOP Priority This Summer

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR

I’ve already talked about my favorite beach reads and what is going to be on my beach bag this summer but here are the 10 books that are HIGH on my list (in addition to those books linked above which would definitely make this list).

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Where Things Come Back John Corey Whaley

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley: I’ve had this since right around the time it came out. It sounds like such a ME book and very beautiful and literary and I really want to get to this one finally!!

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater: It’s embarrassing how long this has been on my shelf. Everyone seems to love this series and I do love Maggie’s writing so IT’S TIME.

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri: This is another one I’ve had on my shelves for the longest time. It’s an adult book (I used to read solely adult books). I love reading books set in different countries and within different cultures so I’m excited!

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper: HISTORICAL FICTION + MAGIC. This was one I was SUPER excited to bring home from BEA.

The Jewel by Amy Ewing: Look at that pretty cover!! This one sounds fascinating and I’m excited to see what this world is all about!

Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke: This sounds like the most awesome ever. All these parallel lives!! VERY COOL.

Wildlife by Fiona Wood: This was another one I was SO excited to bring home from BEA. AUSSIE YA!

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios: I was already excited for this but I got to see Heather on a worldbuilding panel and all the things she had to say made me EVEN MORE excited for this. JINNIS. INSPIRED BY ARABIAN NIGHTS. I should have started this the day it came in the mail really.

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King: God, A.S. King is one of the brilliant writers out there! If people say YA is not literary, I will happily fork over money to give them an A.S. King novel. This one sounds fascinating — a girl who can see the past and the future and tries to save the world when the future she sees is awful.

Rooms by Lauren Oliver: Very very excited for Lauren Oliver’s first published adult novel!! And there’s ghosts.

AND OMG OBVIOUSLY ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER IS ON THE TIPPY TOP OF MY LIST!!

 

So tell me…what books are on your priority list for this summer?? Have you read any of these books I have on my list? Which one should I read first??

Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

My reading year started out a bit rocky but then I hit this AMAZING stride and was picking all the right books for me! SO YAY FOR THAT. I’m trying to make sacrifices to the book gods to please not let me get in another slump like the one I was in in the beginning of the year.

My list is a mix of old and new, fun and emotional but they all really stood out to me this year!! I decided to include a blurb of sorts from my review and I’ll link to the books below if you want to further check out my review!

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To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
If I Lie by Corrinne Jackson
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Life By Committee by Corey Ann Haydu (have not yet posted about this one yet!)
How To Love by Katie Cotugno

Bonus picks that need to be mentioned: The Fault In Our Stars (this is way on my top but I wanted to spot light other ones because EVERYONE knows this one), The Winner’s Curse, Saving Francesca

 

 

So tell me…have you read any of the books I mentioned? Are any on your TBR list? Tell me one book that was your favorite this year that you think I would like/should read!!

What Will Be In MY Beach Bag This Year + A Few Recs For YOURS!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: You could choose between top ten books in MY beach bag for this summer or top ten books that should be in YOUR beach bag. I’m going to do BOTH because YAY beach reads + it is important to have the right ones to accompany you! You can also check out my YA beach reads list from last year (which also links to another list I made!)

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The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes: I’ve heard from everyone this one is adorbs so YEP perfect beach read.
Behind The Scenes by Dahlia Adler: Hollywood drama! Yes please!
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick: Everyone says this is a Jamie book. I must read it finally!
Brazen by Katherine Longshore: This said for fans of Reign (AND I AM!!). Scandalous royal drama! Perfect for a beach day!
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison: An adult fiction book for my beach read list! My friend Jen sent this to me and I know she adored it!
Nantucket Red by Leila Howland: I really enjoyed Nantucket Blue and this will be a perfect beach read for me!
On the Fence by Kasie West: I love Kasie’s books and this boy next door story always gets me because I totally had a boy next door situation but instead of talking through our fences we’d talk in our driveways.
Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas: I think The Book Barbies will kill me if I don’t read this soon and Raquel was sweet and made it very easy for me to by sending it to me!! An adult romance is a good choice for the beach bag!
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes: I just got this in the mail and I’m super excited about it. I love misfit stories and it seems cute and funny enough to take to the beach with me. I don’t know much about it so let’s hope it also isn’t a crying book because that’s awkward.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell: This is the only Rainbow Rowell book I haven’t read and I hear it’s adorable! I’ve loved all 3 books I’ve read of hers thus far sooo here’s to hoping we are 4/4.

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You can read my reviews to see why they would make great beach reads!

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
All Lined Up by Cora Carmack
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae (Review to come)

 

 

So tell me…which books should be high priority on my list?? Do you have any good beach read recommendations for ME?

Top Ten Books I Hope To Get At BEA 2014!

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Tuesday FREEBIE!

This week I chose, following in tradition with the top ten books I wanted from BEA 2013, to go with top ten books I hope to bring home with me from BEA 2014!

BEFORE WE BEGIN: If you are noticing a HUGE lack of BIG  titles from Harper it’s because of THIS EPIC MAIL WEEK or else things like The Jewel or Falling Into Place would be on my list. So if you are interested in what Fall 2014 Harper books I’d be hunting down it would be some of those. Also, two of my big ones Let’s Get Lost & Lies We Tell Ourselves I received at ALA from Harlequin. So check those out!

As you may know, I’m going to be attending the Book Expo of America for year #4! These are the goodies I hope I bring back with me!

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1. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson: If I could only take ONE book home from BEA it would be this one! Hands down. The Sky is Everywhere is one of my all time favorite books and I have been waiting YEARS for a new one from her. You shall see me at this line as early as I can get there!

2. Rooms by Lauren Oliver: I love me some Lauren Oliver — her wonderful self and her books! I cannot wait to get her first published adult novel!!

3. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer: I have been wanting to read her adult fiction novels and will eventually but I definitely want to get my hands on this one! Boarding school!

4. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by AS King: I loved AS King’s Please Ignore Vera Dietz so I cannot wait for this one! Also, she’s a lovely person!

5. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld: This sounds awesome. I think all book nerds and writerly people need this one!

6. Jackaby by William Ritter: This one sounds really interesting. I don’t watch either of this but it says it’s like Dr. Who meets Sherlock. (I know, I know..I plan to rectify that soon).

7. Rain by Virginia Burgin: Sounds creepy and strange. The rain is infected and can kill you. I don’t even know. I want it.

8. Famous In Love by Rebecca Serle: I really want this because I enjoyed Rebecca’s novel The Edge of Falling + I look stories about teen stars!

9. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas: I just finished Throne of Glass over the weekend and I MUST HAVE THIS as I have Crown of Midnight sitting right here and I hear that it will kill me. So yeah, I’m already anticipating the need for this.

10. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton: This is an adult novel and it sounds FASCINATING.

 

 

So tell me…if you are going to BEA..what are some books you want? If you are not, which ones would you hope to snag? And did you discover any new books through my list?? Or think of any that ARE NOT on my list that I should be watching out for??

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