Bookshelf Tour part 1 of 3


1. Harry Potter and the Philosophers’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

9. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

10. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

11. The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann

12. The Whatnot by Stefan Bachmann

13. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

14. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

15. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

16. The Diviners by Libba Bray

17. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

18. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

19. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

20. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

21. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

22. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

23. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

24. Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi

25. The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

26. A Hero for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

27. The Battle for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

28. The Vengekeep Prophecies by Brian Farrey

29. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

30. Sapphique by Catherine Fisher

31. White Oleander by Janet Fitch

32. City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster

33. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

34. Splendor by Anna Godbersen

35. Envy by Anna Godbersen

36. Rumors by Anna Godbersen

37. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

38. The Devouring by Simon Holt

39. Soulstice by Simon Holt

40. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

41. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

42. (You can’t see it but it’s there) Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith

43. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

44. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

45. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

46. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

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That’s it for the first part… I figured I’d do a couple shelves a week to break it up. I’ve wanted to do this for a little while because I love bookshelf tours so I hope you liked it.
Thanks for reading!

Until next time, bye ❤️

Part 2/3

Part 3

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Monday Tag – Literary Laughs tag

This tag was created by my lovely friend over at Let’s Book About It and it’s 5 quick questions that seem like they’d be really fun to answer!

So here we go…

1. Think back to one of your favorite book series (or just one book is totally fine!) and name the character that made you laugh the most?

Easy peasy… Ronan Lynch 🙂 I love him, and his attitude and the ridiculous, blunt things that come out of his mouth lol.

   The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.

2. Name a book setting/storyline that you found down right laughable. Just plain old ridiculous. Maybe you DNF’d this book or never even picked it up.

  
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Sarcastic and ridiculous… It’s a book that makes fun of itself the entire time you’re reading it, I love it!

3. Name an author who makes you laugh!! Whether that be on Social Media or in person. Have a short story to tell?

  
Stefan Bachmann he wrote one of my favorite duos, and I think he’s funny… He’s pretty active on Twitter and it’s always nice when authors respond to things you write. One time he took my advice on reading graphic novels to finish his end of the year reading goals, I thought that was pretty cool 🙂

4. That leads me to…Who do you share your bookish laughs with? This can be a list or just one person.

Well… Really the only people I interact with on a regular basis about books are Michelle from MichEllisLife and Let’s Book About It. Sometimes I have a laugh or quick conversation with someone on Twitter, Instagram or here but those  two are my regulars 🙂

5. Lastly, what is your (or a friends) funniest reaction to a book or book-turned-film? It can be a positive reaction or a very negative one! 

Well… My reaction to The Scorch Trials movie might have been laughable to other people… I was pretty pissed off. I know movies change things, and I can go to a movie and follow along and accept changes. However, this one just ticked me off… They didn’t just change a few things, they rewrote the plot of the whole story and I was pretty upset about it. The laughable part was probably my friends reaction, she kept trying to convince me that as far as movies go, it was pretty good and had lots of action… But at the time, I was just not having it lol… 

Ok, so that is my tag for today, I’d love to see you answer these questions and link it down below so I can read it!
Thanks for reading!

Until next time, bye 😂

Monday Tag – NYT by the Book tag

This tag was created by Marie Berg and I was tagged by Louise at Louise Reads, so thank you tagging me and I’m excited to do this one 🙂

1. What book is on your nightstand right now?

I don’t keep books in my room, I usually just read them in my chair in the living room. If I read in bed, it’s on my iPad, so I’ll go with that and it is…

  
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

2. What was the last truly great book that you read?

  
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater 
This was a re-read in anticipation of The Raven King release this month, and I read it in 2 days… That’s a record for me because I’m normally a slow reader. I didn’t skim it either, I read it all, I just love it.

3. If you could meet any writer, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you want to know?

  
I have to go with Maggie Stiefvater, I would just love to pick her brain. She seems like such a cool, laid back, sarcastic person and I think she’d just be awesome to hang out with.

4. What books might we be surprised to find our your shelves?

Um… I don’t know if there is anything really surprising on there. Maybe the Lord of The Rings trilogy because even though I adore the movies, the first book bored me to tears and took me 6 months to finish. I probably won’t ever read them, but I still own them because they’re classics.

5. How do you organize your personal library?

I have 2 sections. One half is books that I read and the other is books I haven’t read and each section is in alphabetical order by author.

6. What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to it yet? Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read?

  
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
I believe this is required reading in most schools, however, I was homeschooled and I have no idea why this was never on the list of books my mother wanted me to read. I have just always wanted to read it, and I feel like I’m one of the only people in the world who hasn’t.

7. Disappointing, overrated, just not good: What book do you feel you were supposed to like, but didn’t. Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?

This is 2 questions, I don’t know why they’re in the same one but they’re both easy answers…

Book I didn’t like…

  
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken… I’m not even going to go into it… I wrote a review you can find a link for in the tabs on the top but it’s full of spoilers so read it at your own risk.

Last book I DNFed 

  
The Pricker Boy by Reade Scott Whinnem
I just couldn’t get into the story.

8. What kind of stories are you drawn to? What do you stay clear of?

I love paranormal, ghosts, scary stuff and anything to do with the Fae… But I generally don’t do romance. I have a read a few on occasion that I liked but in general, I don’t tend to pick up a book if it’s labeled strictly a romance. 

9. If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

I don’t care, he can read whatever he wants… Sorry, I’m skipping this one.

10. What do you plan to read next?

Depending on if I finish my current reads with enough time…

  
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
I promised my husband I would read this soon because he loved it… However, if it’s too close to the date I’ll be getting The Raven King… I will wait until after because I’m planning to not be in the middle of anything when I get that beauty in my hands 🙂

Ok, that’s it… I’m not going to specially tag people because I kind of want to start doing a random tag on Mondays… So if any of them look like fun to you, do them and comment with a link so I can read yours!

Thanks for reading 😘

Until next time, bye!

Top 5 Wednesday – April 13, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes and the topics can be found at the Goodreads Group.

I apologize for not being very active, life has been pretty hectic the past few weeks but hopefully I will be able to post more often for a while.

Today’s topic is Hard Topics, so things that deal with topics that have trigger warnings for whatever reason. So while I’m recommending these ones, if any of them touch on a subject that would be hard for you to read about, I wouldn’t suggest them to you.

There are a lot of books that I have mentioned before on my blog that would be great for this topic, but I wanted to choose 5 that I normally don’t talk about.

In no particular order:

  
1. Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Trigger warnings: Teen sexual content, cheating

This book follows Mercedes, who has sex with virgins so that their first times with their girlfriends isn’t awkward. 

This book is wrong is so many ways, the topic really bothered me a lot, but I found it to be semi realistic in that “slutty girls” are people too. Mercedes home life was hard, her mother pretty much left her to own devices and she was trying to “help these guys. 

I found it to be an important topic to talk about actually, a lot of people may disagree with me… But I said it in my review that it would be a good discussion book for teen sexuality, to read and discuss the issues that are brought up in it.

  


2. All of Ellen Hopkins books

Trigger warnings: Alcohol, mental illness, drug abuse, sexual abuse, rape… Etc.

Basically, be very careful when you pick up one of her books if you have issues with hard topics.

I’m specifically going to mention  Identical because it was my favorite, it deals with mental health and some of the effects of post traumatic stress. 

Also, Crank, which deals with a girl and her fall into drug addiction. This is her first book and I feel like the most important because it was inspired by her daughter and wanting to understand things from an addicts point of view. 

Ellen Hopkins has a unique writing style, I personally prefer to listen to her books because I don’t really enjoy the style she writes in… I can’t really explain what it’s called, but it’s almost poetic/artistic the way she structures her story.

  

3. You Are Mine by Janeal Falor

Trigger warnings: Salvery, violence towards woman

This is a fantasy book about witches, it follows Serena who is sold to one of the high warlocks to be his wife. That’s it right there, the hard part of this book is the way the women are treated. They are considered to be on the level of dogs and it was so hard for me to read. Serena’s story becomes interesting when she is won by a warlock who doesn’t agree with this belief and she begins to learn more about who she is and what she can do as a person. I loved this book, it’s not a well known book and I’m pretty sure I got it as a free ebook at some point. But it has a cool magic system also, I think it’s a wonderful story.

  

4. Itch by Michele Kwasney

Trigger warnings: Death, child abuse

This is a middle grade book that follows Itch, who is dealing with the death of a family member who she was close to. She meets a girl and they become friends. When Itch discovers the issues that her new friend is having at home, she has an important decision to make. I really liked it and I can’t say much else about it without spoiling it, this one isn’t too harsh because it is geared towards an 11-13 year old audience.

  

5. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Trigger warnings: Kidnapping, sexual abuse, child abuse

Geeze, what do I say about this one… Honestly, I didn’t think this should have been a YA book. This topic is hard to read at any age but I didn’t think it should have been marketed to a young audience.

This is about a girl who is abducted at the age of 10 and lives with her captor for 5 years. She speaks pretty freely about the things that Ray does to her, it’s not just merely implied. The story is about her wish for freedom, and that now she is too old for Ray and he enlists her help to find her replacement before he will let her go. 

It’s a haunting read, it will stick with you… I find the psychology of things like this interesting which is why I read it. The things that happen to people in their lives that change the path they were originally on. Anyways, that’s all I can say about it.

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Gosh, that topic was harder to talk about than I realized. 

Anyways, let me know if you’ve read any of these, what some of your hard topic books are or if you have any of these on your TBR list.

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, bye 😊