Here are the books I’ve added to my to-read shelf or recently purchased/downloaded to read! It was a lighter week, compared to last weeks finds. As usual, the links bring you over to the Goodreads page for the book. Added to Goodreads: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez Denton’s Little Deathdate by Lance Rubin The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno Born at Midnight by E.E. Hunter Hopeless by Colleen Hoover Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone Purchased: I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (purchased at my favorite little used book store in Wells, Maine – Annie’s Book Stop) Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski (another from Annie’s) Wish by Alexandra Bullen (Amazon hardcover on major sale) The Selection by Kiara Cass (on sale for Kindle) To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (currently reading) Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout (it was free so now I’m willing to try it out!) Downloaded from Publisher: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little Looking forward to seeing your Friday Finds!
Category: Weekly Memes
My current audiobook is The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. This book sounded interesting and got some good reviews from other people, so when I saw it was on sale for audiobook I decided to give it a shot. I’m only a few minutest in at this point, but I’m not the biggest fan of the narrator’s voice. The current book I’m physically reading is The Heiresses by Sara Shepard. I’m not sure how it took me this long to pick this book up, but so far I really like it. I’m still a fan of the Pretty Little Liars series and this book seems moderately similar. That can be a good or bad thing – we’ll see! I’m only 100 pages in and started last night. I have finished a grand total of 7 books in the past week! That makes me confident that I’ll be able to finish that many this week for my Bout of Books challenge/goal. For audiobooks, I finished All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill [review] last week, Ajax Penubra 1969 by Robin Sloan [review] and Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira this morning. Driving 2.5 hours to Maine and back definitely helped me crank through the audiobook. I finished up The Distance Between Us by Kasie West [review] and Isa and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins [review] last week before Bout of Books. When I was in Maine, I finished a book per day, with Boomerang by Noelle August on Monday […]
Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read (whether because they think it’s a “you” book or it’s just been generally recommended so often)
Instead of the [other] questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then! TOPIC: Book blog posting schedules and “original” ideas vs. memes This topic has been on my mind a lot lately. I came across a post about how memes are less original than other types of posts. To an extent, this is true.. The point of memes are to get people talking and link up with other bloggers. Without memes, I wouldn’t know of some of the bloggers I’ve come to enjoy following. I started this blog with the intention of reviewing books and giving recommendation lists, without much of an idea of what book blogger sites actually look like. I started seeing these weekly meme posts on some blogs and thought it was such a cool idea to generate conversation, especially when you’re not sure of what to post. I quickly engulfed myself with five different weekly memes (one for each weekday). I never really consider it a chore to make these posts; I enjoy them. Sometimes it can be tedious but mostly it’s rewarding. Once I link up with others, I bring traffic into my blog and can talk with other bloggers. I can see what books they’ve added to their TBR list, what books they finished, and one some of their all-time favorites are. I don’t think that keeping up with weekly memes is unoriginal. Everyone curates their own lists and content for their posts. […]
I was given the letter R by The Broke and The Bookish! For your letter, you share your favorite book, author, song, film, and thing that start with that letter. Interested in participating in this book tag? Comment on this post and I’ll give you a letter! BOOK Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella Apparently 8 out of the 10 “R” books I’ve read are located in the middle of a book series. So, here’s my favorite standalone book! This is a chick-lit book, which I don’t read too often, but I love Sophie Kinsella. This was a cute story about a girl waking up and suffering from amnesia. She doesn’t remember the last three years, which includes her multimillionaire husband and the new life she is leading. I honestly don’t remember too much plot-wise about this book, but I just know it put a smile on my face (as her books normally do!) AUTHOR J.K. Rowling DUH! Do I really even need to explain this one? I actually did try to find an alternative author, just because I’ve really only read the Harry Potter books by her, but she’s pretty much the only option. Can’t say I’m surprised. I like Rainbow Rowell too, but I’ve only read one of hers so far. SONG Okay I have a hard time with narrowing down music because my tastes are so eclectic. Here are my top five. “Ramble On” by Led Zeppelin, because no artist will EVER compare to them. “Ransom” by Drake, […]
Here are the books I’ve added to my to-read shelf or recently purchased/downloaded to read! I bought SO many books this past week. Yikes! People on Twitter are killing me with their tweets “hey did you know ____ is on sale today??” … bye money.
What are you currently reading? I just started The Distance Between Us by Kasie West last night. I’ve had my eye on this one for a long time and people seem to really enjoy her books. I read a third of it already last night in one sitting. It was addicting – short chapters, interesting characters, fast-moving plot. I love Caymen’s dry sense of humor and am very interested to see where this one goes. So far, so good! I’m also about 90% done with my audiobook of All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill. Things are coming together and I’m really curious about how everything is going to turn out… This has been an awesome book where the author slowly divulges information about what’s happening. It’s been great to listen to – my first really good audiobook experience! What did you recently finish reading? I’ve finished a few since last week. I read both If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman. I definitely enjoyed both of them a lot, but there was a little too much hype. I was prepared for an absolutely amazing tearjerker and really just found a well-written and interesting book. I think I enjoyed Where She Went a little bit more because it was different than the first one. I liked hearing Adam’s side of things and seeing how they both grew up. In between those two, I finished Lola and the Boy Next Door for the Isla Is Coming readalong! Such a cute book, just like Anna and the French […]
Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read – books you may have bought but aren’t sure if you are into it anymore, books you wanted to read but heard mixed things about, hyped books you aren’t sure about, etc. [Hosted by Broke & Bookish] I’ve been dealing with this more and more since I started blogging. Normally, I’d rely on browsing Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon to get book recommendations. I would just judge the books by their cover and plot summary, then decide if I wanted to read it. Sometimes friends would recommend books, but I largely made book-buying and reading decisions by myself. Since reading other book blogs and their reviews is a major part of my day now, my influences have been swayed so much! I constantly see books I normally never would have picked up, but decide they sound interesting after reading someone’s review. The opposite could happen too: I want to read a book but someone’s review is very negative and it turns me off. Here are ten books I’m not sure if I want to read or not. I used three categories for this one: peer pressure, gathering dust, and open-ended.
Instead of the [other] questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then! What is “typical (predictable) young adult” and why do I talk about it so much? I feel like I reference “typical YA” or “predictable YA” in my reviews a lot, so I thought I’d use this Musing Monday to share what that means to me. One of the things I like about most YA, especially the contemporary stuff, is that everything (typically) gets wrapped up for a happy ending. The plot may develop exactly the way you’d predict it would, but you’re still satisfied with the book and the ending. Because honestly – who wants a depressing ending to an otherwise happy book? Here are some characteristics or plot points that I believe inevitably happen in some typical YA books: Girl is single but develops feelings for a boy throughout the course of the book Girl makes a mistake that she lies about and/or keeps hidden from people close to her Mistake is unveiled and everyone is mad she lied/kept it a secret Girl has tension with her best friend(s) that comes to a head – most likely about the mistake she made – somewhere towards the middle-end of the book Girl and guy get together (or almost get together) but then something ruins it. This is normally a misunderstanding, or something regarding the mistake the girl made, or maybe the boy made a mistake Girl and her best friend(s) […]
Mid-Year Book Freakout: a survey of the books I’ve read so far this year! Originally posted on A Book So Fathomless // Found on The Reading Shelf Best book you’ve read so far in 2014: Aspen by Rebekah Crane I’ve been talking about Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver quite a bit this year, but I think my new favorite is Aspen. I don’t know why, I just found it to be so incredibly funny and perfect in nearly every way. It wasn’t what I expected, but I still enjoyed it very much. Read this one if you’re prepared to laugh out loud and fall in love with every character in the book! (Review) Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2014: Hereafter by Kate Brian It’s no secret that the Shadowlands trilogy by Kate Brian completely knocked my socks off. I read all three books within a 2-3 day period and forced two people I know to immediately start them as well. Hereafter was a really cool second book, but unfortunately the plot is almost 100% a spoiler if you haven’t read the first book yet! (Review for all books) New release you haven’t read yet, but want to: Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke Okay I’ve built this book up so much in my head, I really hope it doesn’t disappoint. I still have a shit-ton of contemporary YA that I’ve been wanting to read since around May, but this is a more recent new release that I can’t stop thinking […]