Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Recent Enjoyable / Disappointing Reads

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of March 29, 2016 is ten of my recent favorite reads or disappointing reads. I couldn’t think of a full ten for one or the other, so I ended up just doing five of each.

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5 Recent Enjoyable Reads

1. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
The red herrings and plot twists were well done. I think this is my favorite Agatha Christie novel so far.

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

2. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Both the cover and the synopsis promised a suspenseful novel with multi-dimensional travel and it delivered.

3. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

4. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
I didn’t like Ten Thousand Skies Above You as much as A Thousand Pieces of You since there wasn’t as many surprising twists, but I still enjoyed it and that cliffhanger…

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

5. Winter by Marissa Meyer
Besides City of Heavenly Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I think Winter is one of my favorite last books of a series.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Spring TBR

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of March 15, 2016 is books on my spring TBR…for this there are so many! 🙂

1. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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3. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

4. The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Circle by Dave Eggers

5. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

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6. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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7. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

8. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

9. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

10. The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein

The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein

What books are on your spring TBR / TTT? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? Feel free to leave a link to your TTT in a comment–I’d love to check them out 🙂

March 2016 TBR and Goals

March 2016 TBR — My real TBR is much, much longer than this, these are just my prioritized books:

1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

3. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

4. The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Circle by Dave Eggers

5. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

6. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

7. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

8. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

9. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

10. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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March 2016 Book Reviews
Normally I only do about four reviews per month, but I hope to up the number of review this month:

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  • Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
  • Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

What books are on your TBR for March? What are some of your blogging goals for the month? Feel free to leave your thoughts in a comment. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Everyone Loves But I Don’t Get

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of March 8, 2016 is about ten characters everyone seems to love but I don’t get or vice versa.

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Penryn from Angelfall by Susan Ee
I liked that Penryn was an independent and brave heroine, but I just didn’t feel really connected to her.

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2. Ruby from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The author made it clear that Ruby had gone through a lot of trauma. However I just didn’t like her character very much or the decisions she made sometimes.

3. Meira from Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Although I didn’t necessarily want Meira to die (she does prove herself to be very capable in the book), I didn’t exactly really like and cheer for her in the book.

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4. Thomas from The Maze Runner by James Dashner
After the end of The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure, I just couldn’t bring myself to like Thomas, especially at the end of The Death Cure where I was very mad at him.

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5. Wylan from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Again, I just didn’t really connect to his character.

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I was not able to think of five more popular characters who I just didn’t get, so I have a Top 5 list. What characters / books are on your TTT’s this week? Feel free to post a link to your TTT in a comment–I’d love to check them out 🙂

WWW Wednesday #45

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and World After by Susan Ee.

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WWW Wednesday #44

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

I have recently finished reading nothing.

I will hopefully read World After by Susan Ee and The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson next.

What are you currently reading? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment. 🙂

Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award

Thank you to Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd for nominating me–I really appreciate it! 🙂 I apologize for the late post.

Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • Answer the 10 questions sent to you
  • Make up 10 new questions for your nominees to answer
  • Nominate 10 blogs

Ariana’s Questions

  1. What are some new releases you are most looking forward to in 2016?
    So many! New 2016 releases that I’m most looking forward to would include Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, Traitor’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini, A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir, ToG #6 by Sarah J. Maas, The Young Elites #3 by Marie Lu, The Last Star by Rick Yancey, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, and Stars Above by Marissa Meyer.
  2. What is you favorite under-hyped book?
    Favorite under-hyped books…probably Origin by Jessica Khoury and The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.
  3. What is one thing (activity, song, movie, etc…) that always makes you happy no matter what?
    Reading. The large majority of the time I’m reading a fairly enjoyable book.
  4. Do you prefer series or standalone novels?
    I do not mind standalone novels, although I have a harder time finding standalone novels that I like, so I’d say series. Plus if I like the series I get to read more of it.
  5. Do you play video games? If so, what are your favorite games to play?
    I do not play video games.
  6. What is your favorite song of all time?
    Lithium by Evanescence.
  7. If you could have any fictional animal as a pet, what would you choose?
    Either Fleetfoot (Throne of Glass) or Fawkes (Harry Potter).
  8. What 2016 movies are you most looking forward to seeing?
    I’m really looking forward to seeing The 5th Wave and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in 2016 since they’re both film adaptations based on two of my favorite books.
  9. What book or series would you recommend to someone who says they don’t like to read, and why would you choose that book or series?
    To someone who does not read very often, what book or series would I recommend? It really depends on the person. To everyone (unless if they dislike fantasy) I’d recommend the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling because who could go wrong with these books? To people who prefer more realistic fiction, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart because it’s a well-developed novel with unique characters. To people who prefer very action packed books, The Maze Runner by James Dashner because my heart would not stop pounding during my first read of the series.
  10. What is your absolute favorite quote?
    I have many favorite quotes, but to pick one…

I Nominate…

My Questions

  1. Favorite band or singer?
  2. One yet to be released 2016 book that you’re really, really excited about.
  3. Favorite color?
  4. You’re sleeping until you suddenly have a really good idea. You (a.) Write it down on the nearest piece of paper, (b.) go back to sleep and write it down the next day, (c.) go back to sleep and forget about it the next day, or (d.) none of the above.
  5. One book that always makes you happy when you reread it.
  6. What is your favorite hyped book?
  7. Who is your favorite intelligent/strategic main character?
  8. Favorite book based on mythology?
  9. Favorite book with a made up language?
  10. Prose or poetry?

TBR – Top 5 YA Fantasy Books

My YA fantasy TBR book happens to be one of the longer lists of my TBR, these five books are at the top of my list:

1. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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3. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

4. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

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5. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted by Naomi Novak

Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? What books are on the top of your YA fantasy TBR? 🙂

WWW Wednesday #43

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

I have recently finished reading I Was Here by Gayle Forman.

I will hopefully read World After by Susan Ee and The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson next.

What are you currently reading? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment. 🙂

WWW Wednesday #42

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

I have recently finished reading The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr, The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, Cress by Marissa Meyer, and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

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I will hopefully read I Was Here by Gayle Forman and The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

What are you currently reading? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment. 🙂