Top Ten Tuesday 10/25/2016

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Woo hoo, first official book related post since I have been back! I love Top Ten Tuesdays and it could be because I love to make lists but I love also being able to quickly share some of my top ten favorite books pertaining to a certain topic. This Tuesday’s topic is:

Halloween related freebie: ten scary books, favorite horror novels, non-scary books to get you in the Halloween/fall mood, bookish halloween costumes, scariest covers), scary books on my TBR, etc.

So my top ten list is going to be…Top Ten Young Adult Thrillers

*Seriously if you’re looking for some last minute creepy thrillers to get you in the mood for Halloween,  I would recommend any of these.*

1.) Ten by Gretchen McNeil

2.) The Bargaining by Carly Anne West

3.) Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

4.) The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu

5.) The Ruining by Anna Collomore

6.) Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne

7.) The Cellar by Natasha Preston

8.) The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

9.) The Rules by Nancy Holder

10.) One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards

If you’re looking for more scary/thrillers leave me a comment and I can suggest some more as I had about 20 and had to cut the list in half.

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Top Ten Tuesday 10/07/2014

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So last week I skipped Top Ten Tuesday and posted my monthly wrap up for September instead. I wasn’t into last week’s topic either. This week’s topic is Ten Books for Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels. Characters in a novel can make me love or hate a book, so this is going to be an easy week for me. Not all of these books may be published yet and if they aren’t be on the look out for them because they’re great!

Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

1.) Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

2.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

3.) Looking for Alaska by John Green

4.) Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington

5.) The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver (04/2015)

6.) All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (01/2015)

7.) The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner

8.) Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

9.) The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard

10.) The Ruining by Anna Collomore

So there we go 🙂 Sorry there’s no pictures this week. I’m doing this post from my iPad and it gives me a terrible time when I try to upload photos in the post. All of the books on my list have also received a 4 or 5 star rating and are some of my favorites.

Top Ten Tuesday 06/10/2014

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is going to be a difficult one. The topic is: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year. I’ve read a good amount so far, so it is going to be hard for me to pick a top ten. I may have to list a few honorable mentions at the end. Most of these books I have written a review on my blog for them, if not I have listed them in my monthly wrap ups. I will count down from 10-1 leading up to my favorite so far.

10.) The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

9.) The Ruining by Anna Collomore

8.) Monument 14 trilogy by Emmy Laybourne

7.) Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

6.) Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

5.) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

4.) Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

3.) If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin

2.) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

1.) Ten by Gretchen McNeil

So those are my top ten. I’m sure in another six months some of them, possibly even all, will be replaced. For books numbers 2&3, have a box of tissues prepared, as well as being prepared to feel like your heart has been ripped from your chest. Books numbers 4&5 I don’t think would have been on this list, or at least as high, if it wasn’t for the photographs, they really added to the story. Book numbers 8&10 would be great for fans of dystopian novels. Book numbers 1, 6, 7&9, prepared to have your mind blown and expect the unexpected.

Since I’ve obviously read more than ten books that I’ve loved this year, I have three in mind that I would like to give honorable mentions to.

1.) The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner

2.) Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

3.) Baby Bumps by Nicole Polizzi (Snooki)

I got the opportunity to read The Summer of Letting Go before it was published and fell in love with it. I love all of the books by Miranda Kenneally I’ve read so far and love how they all tie together. Lastly, you’re probably think either one of four things…1.) ew you read that book, 2.) why the hell did you spend money on that, 3.) you consider that a book, or 4.) I loved it too. I’m going to be really blunt about how I feel about Baby Bumps right now. If you never read it or at least gave it a chance, keep your mouth shut. I had intentions of reading it but put it off for a while since I am not pregnant nor plan on being so anytime soon. Well, Snooki was coming to a local university to sign copies of Baby Bumps, so I went out and read it in two days. It didn’t glorify pregnancy like so many people try to. She gave all the nasty details and although I already liked Snooki and respected her, this book gave me a thousand times more respect for her to be able to read (and picture) her going from party girl to an amazing mother. If you’re pregnant or plan on being pregnant, give it a chance. It will definitely be a book I will pull out again when I am expecting.

May (& April) Monthly Wrap Up

I know I’m a few days early, but with my two month break I figured who cares? I have quite a handful of books I read between then and now and also recently did a book haul before I went camping Memorial Day weekend. I also figured it would be better to post this today because tomorrow starts my first day of work at my new job. Yay for a new job, but boo for having to wake up at 4:30 in the morning. I’m also incredibly nervous because my new job is a server at a restaurant in a casino, and I have zero experience serving in a restaurant setting. (By the way does every state have casinos in them? I know obviously Nevada does..Las Vegas, New Jersey..Atlantic City, and I’m pretty sure Pennsylvania and New York do as well.) Anyways, I’m working full time and the drive is also a little over an hour so I am not sure if I will get up to two reviews a week but I will definitely still do TTT and one review. (I already have a double review -the two books go hand in hand- to post over the weekend.) So onto to the books I have read since my last post in April. Since I haven’t posted reviews, and there isn’t enough time to post them all, I will include my rating and a quick review or note for the book.

 

Snapshot by Angie Stanton – 5 Stars. I fell in love with this book from the first page and it is definitely one I would recommend as a summer or beach read. It’s also a companion novel to one of her other books (which I am definitely ordering asap).

Every Little Thing in the World by Nina de Gramont – 4 Stars. Definitely refreshing and original. Once again a good, easy summer read. Made me want to go on a canoeing/camping trip for two weeks with a bunch of friends.

In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg – 3.5 Stars. Once again refreshing and original, as well as a super quick and easy read. Really cute and is one I will most likely read again.

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby – 5 Stars. Absolutely love this book! Great for bringing to the beach. Just fell in love with everything about this book and have not a single complaint.

The Ruining by Anna Colomore – I actually posted in my March wrap up that I was going to review this book and I still will because I feel like it was so good that it needs a review.

If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin – 4 Stars. This book was so good, and had be bawling my eyes out like a baby at some points. Definitely read when you’re alone!

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – 5 Stars. So happy I finally have read this book. I loved every page and understand why everyone raves about it. So far Morgan Matson has not failed to pull me into her novels. Can’t wait to read her newest!

Monument 14: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne – 4 Stars. Great way to end the trilogy. I loved how in the last few chapters everything tied in and made sense and was just perfect as it could be in their situations. Had me up late turning the pages because I couldn’t take a break.

And last but not least…….

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – 5+ Stars. Why anyone allowed me to wait until a couple of weeks ago to read this book makes me mad. I fell in love with the storyline and the characters. Obviously like everyone else I cried more than any book has made me cry before. I had to put the book down twice until I could compose myself. I’m already planning on bringing a whole box of tissues when I go see this in the theaters. I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that it does the book justice. Anyone interested in seeing the movie, read the book first!!!

 

I am pretty positive those are all the books I have read besides the two I plan on reviewing over the weekend. I also have about 10 new books from the past week as well as a good amount of ARCs I’ve downloaded this past week on my Kindle, so I should be set for reviews for a while. I will probably try to review a few of the books I posted in this post because some were too good not to get a full post to themselves.

March Monthly Wrap Up

Let me start off by saying that March has definitely not been the best blogging month or the most relaxed month by far. Since I didn’t do much blogging, I imagine this wrap up will be simple and short.

April may or may not be a great month as well. I gave my notice a week ago and am now left with 7.5 weeks to find a new job. Easier said than done, but I am going to be optimistic and keep my fingers crossed. So, depending on the job search, I may or may not be able to stay on top of  my blog but I am hoping I will.

So, books I read this March:

-Panic by Sharon M. Draper (posted a review in the beginning of the month)

-Harmless by Dana Reinhardt – 2 Stars

-Claiming Georgia Tate by Gigi Amateau – 3 Stars

-The Ruining by Anna Colomore (Posting my review on The Ruining tomorrow)

I also read a Hailey Abbott book, but cannot remember the title as of now, but I did enjoy it.

 

I cut back from buying any more books until I can finish a majority of the ones I have. There are a few I will be purchasing this month when they come out though, but they will go in the back of the line.

Like I said, I hope April can be different and I will try my best considering the one very important task I have this month is getting a new job.