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Monday, October 20, 2014

Top New Series I Want To Start

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish
This week's Top Ten Topic is the top new series I want to start (new as in the past 2ish years).
This one was kind of hard, because there are A LOT of series that I want to start. Soo...there may be a couple more than just 10.

Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson
This sounds a little bit like a twist on X-Men and Heroes, so I'm very intrigued.

Belles (Belles, #1)
Belles by Jen Calonita
The Belles series sounds like Fresh Prince in the south and instead of a boy it's a girl.
I'm also from the south and a bit of a belle so I'm excited for a series that takes place in the south.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I've only seen great things about the Lunar Chronicles.

The Archived (The Archived, #1)
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
I wasn't a huge fan of V's first novel The Near Witch. It was a good book, but I think it was just too slow for me and what I was in the mood for at the time. But I LOVED her writing style. It is beautiful so I'm really excited to give The Archived a try.

Nantucket Blue (Nantucket, #1)
Nantucket by Leila Howland
I love books that take me somewhere...and not just fantasylands. Nantucket just sounds like it could sweep me away to the Nantucket shores.

PODs (PODs, #1)
PODs by Michelle Pickett
Post-apocalyptic. I love it already.

Origin (Corpus, #1)
Corpus by Jessica Khoury
I had the privilege of meeting Jessica Khoury and I got to hear her talk about her story and she just made it and her world building sound so incredible. And she was just such a sweet person it makes me even more excited to give this series a try.

Wake (Watersong #1)
The Watersong Quartet by Amanda Hocking
I've adored Amanda Hocking since she first released the My Blood Approves series. I've seen her writing just develop over time and she just keeps getting better. The Watersong Quartet sounds like such an interesting series so I've been wanting to dive in (no pun intended...really) for a little while now.

Legend (Legend, #1)
Legend by Marie Lu
I've only heard good things about the Legend series. And it's dystopian. I love dystopia.

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy is one of my all time favorite series so I really want to get into Bloodlines soon.

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Roaring 20's. Superpowers. Murder. Libba Bray. Gimme!!

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Well for one Tahereh is a doll. I adore her. She's always so sweet to everyone. But I've heard she can be brutal in her writing style so that makes me ever MORE excited to start this series.

What series have you been wanting to start recently?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Crave

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish

I'm going on an adventure! So excited for the 2nd part of the Hobbit to come out!

I love this week's topic. Ten places that books have made me want to visit, real or not real.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)Just imagine pulling up in the middle of the night to your new home, ~Hogwarts~. | These Imagined Travel Posters Bring "Harry Potter" Spots To Life

I really don't think this one needs an explanation.

Peter PanA Neverland map--One day I will have a boy, and if his room isn't in Harry Potter, it will be in Peter Pan and this will be hanging on his wall :)

I have a bit of a Peter Pan complex, so I'd love to go visit Neverland...and the Mermaid's Cove.

The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)C.S Lewis - one of my favorite repins ... especially as I am rereading 'The Hobbit' in preparation for the movie!

Who wouldn't want to be able to go through their wardrobe to a magical land that you end up ruling?

The Hobbit: or There and Back AgainThe famous rolling hills of Matamata – where Hobbiton was filmed in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming The Hobbit film. Image by Ian Brodie c/o Tourism New Zealand

The Shire.
There are many places in the world of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings that I'd love to see, but I mostly love the Shire. I'm an outdoorsy person, and I love the simple life. This looks like my kind of place. Sitting outside reading a book, gardening, living in a whole in the side of a hill.

Uglies (Uglies, #1)“Shay’s Directions”  -Uglies by Scott Westerfeld  I knew immediately what the worst mistake was as soon as it talked about breaks!

The Smoke.
Like I stated before, I'm an outdoors person. Being off the grid in The Smoke always sounded fun to me. And I really really really love the idea of having a hoverboard.

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)La Grande Roue de Paris.--I really want to go back and see Paris from the Ferris Wheel.  Its one of the things I didn't get to see.

Paris seems like it would be a really grand adventure.

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)glitchinthematrixx:  herthen:  Entrance To The Sacred Tree by ~Industrial-Forest on deviantART

Fairies. I want to go visit the Fairies.

Heirs of the Force (Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights, #1)Jedi Academy Tee shirt from Teenerd

Jedi Knight Academy.
Hook it up with a lightsaber!

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)

Spence Academy/The Realms.
Victorian boarding school and a magical world? Sounds like a good time.

Twilight (Twilight, #1)Forks, Washington

Forks, Washington.
Not even going to lie or try and hide it. I was one of the many that wanted to drop everything and go to Forks when Twilight was released. I'd read so much fantasy or historical fiction so this was really one of the first books that I read that I could actually go to the place that it was set and that was exciting. And honestly even now I wouldn't turn down a chance to drive there when I go to Washington.

Where what literary place would you love to travel to?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Top Ten Books That Were Hard To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish

Cozy Rainy Day Reading (or sometimes pinning) lol

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
I just really really hated this book. I could not get into it for the life of me and my English teacher hated that I hated it. She thought it was the perfect book and thought I was crazy for not liking it. So much for being able to like what we want to, huh?

The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
This one for obvious reasons. If you've read it you know what I'm talking about, if you haven't, read it then come join the club of people who were heartbroken after reading this book.

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
I can't actually think of any other books that deal with incest. I was apprehensive about even picking up this book, but Tabitha Suzuma approached the subject with such eloquence that I wasn't reading the book and yelling "This is soo wrong!!!" the entire time...I actually got the other side of the story and why what happened happened. The ending was tough to get through though.

The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Anne Frank is one of my favorite books. But I can't help that each time I pick it up to read it that something will change before the end and they'll make it out this time. That doesn't ever happen.

Living Dead Girl
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Being the story of a little girl that was kidnapped and held captive against her will for years and years I think you can imagine why this was hard to read.

Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
I can't say anything without spoiling the story, and if you haven't read it I don't want to do just know this one gets hard. But I love it soo much.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The things that Charlie has to deal with is incredible. All the while feeling like no one sees him, that no one cares enough to see him. It's a tough situation that just keeps getting tougher for him. And the things that come out about him in this book are deep. They just make you sit back and go "Oh, that's why he was acting like that." It's definitely a book that makes you realize you can't judge someone purely off what you think you see. There could always be underlying issues.

The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777 (Dear America)
Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Gregory
This book gets very descriptive about what the soldiers and nurses went through during the Revolutionary War. It's very gruesome, but factual, so it was a bit tough to get through.

Hold Still
Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Hold Still deals with suicide. Tough subject.

Stay by Deb Caletti
This is the story of an abusive relationship. Coming from an abusive relationship myself, it kind of hits home.

What was on your list this week?

Music Monday {5} - Country Songs for Fall vl. 1

Fall is my favorite time of year.
It's just kind of perfect. 
Road Trips. All the colors. Flannel. Boots. Wrapped up in blankets by bonfires. Hikes. Being able to see your breath in the morning. Night drives with the windows down feeling the cool air blow through your hair.
Here are a couple of my favorite songs that just put me in the mood for a drive through the hillcountry with the windows down.
Kissin' in the Tail Lights by Shane Lee

Don't You Wanna Fall by Frankie Ballard

Close Your Eyes by Parmalee

Silverado Bench Seat by Granger Smith

Always the Love Songs by Eli Young Band

This is probably just the first of many Fall lists as I have many many songs that I love, and love even more when played at this time of year.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Top Ten To-Be-Read Books for Fall

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovelies over at The Broke and the Bookish

It's Fall Y'all free phone wallpaper

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is the 10 books that are on my to-be-read list this Fall.

Into the Wild
I try to read this book every Fall/Winter and then watch the movie so it's definitely on my list for this year.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)
Since everyone cannot believe that I haven't read past the first Harry Potter book I've finally decided to move forward with the series and read the second in the very near future.

The Merciless
I have been waiting to read this book for what feels like forever. It sounds like the perfect Halloween read.
My library FINALLY emailed me and told me that they have ordered a few copies so hopefully they'll be in soon!

The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)
I LOVED The 5th Wave so I cannot wait to get my hands on this book.

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
I'm in the middle of reading The Maze Runner right now, but I went and saw the movie yesterday and was BLOWN AWAY. I did not expect to enjoy it that much.
Why can't all book to movie adaptions be like that????
Anyways, the ending left me hangin and I cannot wait to finish the first book so I can move onto this one.

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
So excited for this one!!
I want to read it so badly, it's sitting on my shelf ready to go...but I don't want these books to end yet!

Gone Girl
I've been wanting to read Gone Girl for a while now but I just haven't gotten to it. The movie looks really good and the previews have me very very intrigued. This one is a must before the movie releases this Fall.

The Longest Ride
I started reading this one and it is sooo good so far. But I know Nicholas Sparks is notorious for killing someone off in his books and I'm really nervous who is going to die in this one so I stopped reading it. This Fall I am determined to finish it.

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)
Vampire Academy is a favorite series of mine but I've put off reading Bloodlines for fear that it won't live up to the VA, but I've seen so many good things about it that I'm going to give it a shot.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)
I love love loved the first book and I've been dying to dig into this one. I believe this Fall will prove to be the opportune time to get to it.

What's on your list this week? What book do you think I should get into first?