Bookshelf Tour part 3/3

Part 1
Part 2

125. Fateful by Claudia Gray

126. Spellcaster by Claudia Gray

127. The Brothers Grimm: 101 Fairy Tales

128. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

129.The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

130. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

131. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

132. Fearscape by Simon Holt

133. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

134. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King

135. The Shining by Stephen King

136. The Paradise War by Stephen Lawhead

137. Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

138. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

139. Jellicoe Road by Marina Marchetta

140. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

141. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

142. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

143. A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

144. The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

145. Cress by Marissa Meyer

146. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

147. Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull

148. Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull

149. A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull

150. Seeds of Rebellion by Brandon Mull

151. Chasing the Prophesy by Brandon Mull

152. The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull

153. Arcade Catastrophe by Brandon Mull

154. Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull

155. Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

156. The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver

157. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

158. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

159. Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves

160. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

161. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

162. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

163. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

164. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

165. Schizo by Nic Sheff

166. Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

167. A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

168. Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

169. Slasher Girls and Monster Boys: Short Story Collection by Various Authors

170. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

171. Dracula by Bram Stoker

172. The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud

173. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

174. The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent

175. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

176. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

177. A Tyranny of Petticoats: Short Story Collection by Various Authors

178. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

179. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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These are my son’s books, the ones I really liked the most and so I keep them on my shelf so he doesn’t destroy them when he’s “being too quiet” in his room lol.

180. The Numberlys by William Joyce and Christina Ellis

181. Once Upon a Cloud by Claire Keane

182. Disney Planes: Look and Find – Fire and Rescue

183. And Away We Go by Migy

184. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

185. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? By Mo Willems

186. The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems

187. Press Here by Herve Tullet

188. Firebird by Brent McCorkle, Amy Parker and Rob Corley

189. The Bicklebys’ Birdbath by Andrea Perry and Roberta Angaramo

190. Oscar and the Mooncats by Lynda Gene Rymond and Nicoletta Ceccoli

191. The Man in the Moon by William Joyce

192. A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack by William Joyce

193. Captain Abdul’s Little Treasure by Colin McNaughton

194. Away in my Airplane by Margaret Wise Brown and Henry Fisher

195. Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley and Anne Miranda

196. The Lorax by Dr. Suess

197. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Suess

198. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess

199. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess

200. If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

201. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

202. If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

203. If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

204. If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

205. Read With Me Bible

206. The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

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These last few are random, some are just really old copies, a couple are research… Blah, blah 🙂

207. I’m A Believer by Micky Dolenz and Mark Bego
208. Total Control: The Michael Nesmith Story by Randi Massingill

209. The Bobbsey Twins Own Little Railroad by Laura Lee Hope (Published 1951)

210. The Bobbsey Twins in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (Published 1950)

211. The Bobbsey Twins at School by Laura Lee Hope (Published 1941)

212. The Ideal Woman by Mary R. Melendez, M.D. Ph. D (Published 1915)

213. Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrow

214. North Brother Island by Christopher J. Payne

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Wow, that is a lot of books… And still growing I’m afraid, as always lol

I hope you enjoyed my bookshelf tour, it was a lot of work but fun to see exactly how many I have on my shelf. 

Do you see any favorites?
Thank you for reading!

Until next time, bye 🐶

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The Lie Tree Review


The Lie Tree By Frances Hardinge
Star Rating 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Young Adult, Thriller, Historical Fiction, Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015 award

Synopsis: In 19th century England a young girl, Faith, and her family move to a small island to escape a scandal in their hometown of Kent. After an accident, Faith discovers secrets about her family and the people of the island and its up to her to unravel the mystery.

My Thoughts (No Spoilers)

First, let me say that it is no secret that this era in history is one of my favorite topics. It fascinates and infuriates me at the same time the way women were treated. I thought the author did a fantastic job of writing this book, it definitely deserves the award it received.

I loved the character development in this story, Faith was a fantastic character. She had doubts, she had strengths, she fought back against the prejudice against her and had compassion for her family in spite of their flaws. She has definitely made my list of all time favorite characters.

The idea of the Lie Tree itself was so facinating! So many times in fantasy, there are a lot of the same ideas floating around being inspired by other ideas and they tend to blend into each other sometimes. While I don’t have a problem with this in general, it was so refreshing to have such an interesting idea and plot line. The idea that this tree feeds off of a lie it’s told and if enough people believe this lie it will bear a fruit that when eaten will show you the truth. Fabulous… If this was inspired by another idea I am unaware of and this paragraph is moot, let me know and I will definitely amend my words 🙂

I did get a little confused by the amount of characters in this story, it did take me about halfway through to really separate all the names. It didn’t hinder the plot of the story for me though. The natural history aspect was interesting also. The profession of her father and the men he came to the island to work with, basically archeology, was an interesting aspect. It wasn’t too much or too little for me as far as information goes.

The ending was fantastic too, I think I had an inkling but I’ve said before that I’m pretty gullible so I didn’t really have it figured out until close to the end. I loved how it all came together, Faith is definitely a regular Nancy Drew and I loved it!

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I loved this so much I immediately bought most of the books this author has written, I was surprised to find that there was 4 or 5 that aren’t even available in print form in the U.S. I had to order then through The Book Depository, and there were a couple of her middle grade books that I could find at all. I’m not sure why this is or why more people haven’t read her books. She is now one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to read the rest of her books when I receive them.

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If you’ve read this or any of the other books by this author, let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, bye 🙊

Bookshelf Tour part 2 of 3

Part 1/3

47. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

48. The Indian Captive by Lois Lenski

49. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

50. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

51. The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie

52. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

53. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

54. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

55. Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull

56. Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull

57. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

58. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

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

60. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

61. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

62. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

63. This Song Will Save Your Life by Laila Sales

64. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

65. The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

66 and 70. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

67 and 71. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

68 and 72. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

69. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

73. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

74. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

75. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

76. Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld

77. The Shadows by Jacqueline West

78. Spellbound by Jacqueline West

79. The Second Spy by Jacqueline West

80. The Strangers by Jacqueline West

81. Still Life by Jacqueline West

82. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

83. The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

84. The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

85. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

86. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

87. Frankenstein by Gris Grimley and Mary Shelley

88. The Wicked and The Divine Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson and Clayton Cowels

89. Angela: Asgard’s Assassin Vol. 1: Priceless by Kieron Gillen, Phil Jimenez, Marguerite Bennett and Stephanie Hans

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The books after this are my TBR books

90. Morning Glories Vol 1: For a Better Future by Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma and Rodin Esquejo

91. Justice League Dark Vol. 1: In the Dark by Peter Milligan and Mikel Kanin

92. Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Kicked in the Teeth by Adam Glass, Frederico Dallocchio and Clayton Henry

93. Fairest Vol. 1: Wide Awake by Bill Willingham and Phil Jimenez

94. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower and Skottie Young

95. The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

96. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

97. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander

98. The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander

99. Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander

100. The High King by Lloyd Alexander

101. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

102. Hans Christian Andersen Tales

103. The Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson

104. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

105. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

106. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

107. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

108. The Cabinet of Curiosities: Short Story Collection by Various Authors

109. Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

110. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Though the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

111. A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

112. Ready Player One by Ernest Kline

113. Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan

114. Treasure Darkly by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

115. Darkwater by Catherine Fisher

116. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

117. In the Woods by Tana French

118. Reckless by Cornelia Funke

119. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

120. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

121. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

122. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

123. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

124. All That Glows by Ryan Graudin
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That’s it for the second part, hope you liked the glimpse onto my shelves.

Let me know if you see any favorites!

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, bye 🤗

Part 3

Monday Tag – How I Read tag

This is one Michelle from MichEllisLife did a little while ago, the original video couldn’t be found so I just linked the one she did 🙂

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1. How do you find out about new books?

Mostly Instagram and Goodreads, I occasionally watch Booktube but not as often as the others. 

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2. How did you get into reading?

I’ve always liked to read. When I was a kid it was a lot of picture books mostly, but my mom read to us a lot so it’s just something that has been a part of my life.

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3. How has your taste in books changed?

I get annoyed more by unrealistic ideas… I used to love romance in books until I got married and realized that isn’t real, or fulfilling to be honest. I remember being so in love with Twilight and swept up in the romance part but now it makes me gag… 😳

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4. How often do you buy books?

Too often… I have quite a few on my owned TBR list, and I really need to curb my spending. I kind of went crazy the last couple years and was getting new books every month. I’ve cut back a lot this year and have utilized my library a lot, which is also good for libraries!

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5. How did you get into blogging (booktubing is the original question)

I started on Instagram, but I didn’t really feel like I could express everything I wanted on there. I almost tried to start a booktube but it was pretty time consuming and I didn’t feel like I could get comfortable with talking to a camera. I’m much better at expressing myself through writing anyways.

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6. How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?

Grrrrrr? I don’t know, I get bugged I guess and move on… Probably write something about it on Goodreads and leave it at that.

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7. How often do you take a “sneak peek” at the end of a book to see if there is a happy ending?

Never, I haven’t ever done that… I hate spoilers.

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8. Who are you going to tag?

This is my Monday Tag post, so anyone who sees this and finds it interesting enough to do. Please link yours in the comments so I can read yours!

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Thats it for this week, thanks for reading!

Until next time, bye 🤗