WWW Wednesday #54

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 Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardguo, The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks, and Sol of the Coliseum by Adam Gaylord.

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The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry BrooksSol of the Coliseum by Adam Gaylord

I have recently finished reading* Fairest by Marissa Meyer, Stars Above by Marissa MeyerRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (re-read), The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski, Uprooted by Naomi Novak, The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan, The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury, Stardust by Neil Gaiman, The Imposter Queen by Sarah Fine, Riders by Veronica Rossi, The Last Star by Rick Yancey, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, This Raging Light by Estelle Laure, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, Where She Went by Gayle Forman, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, How to Write with Flair by Heather Holleman Ph.D., The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine, The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth by Katherine Woodfine, The Whispering Statue by Carolyn Keene (re-read), Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie, and Third Girl by Agatha ChristieIf you’re interested in reading a bit about my thoughts on these books, read my Return From Hiatus + Reading Update post.

Fairest by Marissa Meyer Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Red Queen by Victoria AveyardGlass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski The Winner's Crime by Marie RutkoskiThe Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Uprooted by Naomi NovakThe Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearsontweenthepages.wordpress.com

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica KhouryStardust by Neil GaimanThe Imposter Queen by Sarah Fine

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I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy NelsonThis Raging Light by Estelle Laure

Everything, Everything by Nicola YoonWhere She Went by Gayle Forman

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareHow to Write with Flair by Heather Holleman

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine WioodfineThe Mystery of the Jewelled MothThe Whispering Statue by Carolyn Keene

Three Act Tragedy by Agatha ChristieThird Girl by Agatha Christie

I hope to read The Circle by Dave Eggers, Eon by Alison Goodman, and Poison Study by Maria V.  Snyder next.

The Circle by Dave EggersEon by Alison GoodmanPoison Study by Maria V. Snyder

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.  :)

*I have been on hiatus, which is why I have so many books under ‘recently finished,’ but I wish I could read books that quickly though 🙂

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Return From Hiatus + Reading Update

Hi Readers,

After an approximately two-month long hiatus, I’ve returned to blogging. As I said in my hiatus post, I took a break to focus more on my writing, but I’ve decided to return after encountering a particularly nasty stretch of writer’s block.

I’ve still been reading though (quite a lot) and would love to hear your thoughts on these books:

Fairest by Marissa MeyerFairest by Marissa Meyer — While this was definitely not my favorite book of The Lunar ChroniclesFairest was still an entertaining and insightful (if dark) book into the mind of the series’ main villain, Queen Levana.

 

 

 

Stars Above by Marissa MeyerStars Above by Marissa Meyer — I did find this collection of novellas to be quite delightful, but I’d originally read it with the intent of finding out what happened to everyone after Winter and I thought only the last story really did that.

 

 

 

How to Write with Flair by Heather HollemanHow to Write with Flair by Heather Holleman Ph.D. — An instructive and short book on writing.

 

 

 

 

Red Queen by Victoria AveyardRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard — I’d seen both positive and negative reviews, and sadly if I do review this book, my review will fall under the latter. While mildly entertaining with relatively smooth writing, Mare just got on my nerves and I felt like the over-all concept wasn’t too original.

 

 

Glass Sword by Victoria AveyardGlass Sword by Victoria Aveyard — I still wanted to find out what happened (thanks to that cliffhanger), but I liked Mare even less and I ended up skim reading to the end (another cliffhanger), but this time I don’t think I’ll pick up the sequel. On a positive note, I did like Farley’s character more in this book.

 

 

The Dark Days Club by Alison GoodmanThe Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman — I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this historical fiction-fantasy blend.  The writing style was unique and the main character a strong willed, independent young woman.

 

 

 

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir — This was a re-read. I love reading this book because of how action-packed and suspenseful it is, but I really can’t love the two POV characters and their decisions.

 

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books Every Non-Bookworm Should Read

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of April 12, 2016 is ten books every x (fill in x with your choice) should read. So I chose to do a list of ten (YA) books people who don’t consider themselves bookworms should read or consider reading:

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I think all, if not most of these books have film adaptations (or soon to be released film adaptations) and are relatively well known films, so from a non-bookworm’s perspective, I think it would be interesting to read one of my favorite movies as a book.

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

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2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

3. Divergent by Veronica Roth

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4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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5. The Giver by Lois Lowry

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6. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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

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8. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

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9. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

 

WWW Wednesday #50

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 To Sell is Human by Daniel H. Pink, Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly and The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows.

To Sell is Human by Daniel H. Pink

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

I have recently finished reading Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie and Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie.

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I hope to read If I Stay by Gayle Forman, A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie, and Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch next.

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Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

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.  🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Love But Don’t Talk About Enough

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of March 22, 2016 is books I love, but don’t talk about (bookworm guilt).

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1. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

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2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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4. Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

5. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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WWW Wednesday #49

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 Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly and The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

I have recently finished reading Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray, The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein, and The Smoky Corridor by Chris Grabenstein

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein

The Smoky Corridor by Chris Grabenstein

I hope to read If I Stay by Gayle Forman, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie, and Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch next.

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

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.  🙂

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 10 Enjoyable Hyped Books I’ve Read in 2016

It’s early March and so far I’ve read 18 of the 50 books I want to read for my GoodReads challenge. Here are ten of my favorites that were worth the hype:

1. Winter by Marissa Meyer

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2. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

3. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

4. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

7. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

9. Cress by Marissa Meyer

10. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

What books have you read so far in 2016 that you’ve really liked? Which of these books have you read? What are your thoughts on them? Feel free to leave your thoughts in a comment 🙂

WWW Wednesday #48

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 Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray after devouring A Thousand Pieces of You.

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I have recently finished reading Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski and A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. Both book’s had super intriguing premises, which the books more than followed through with. I found A Thousand Pieces of You to be as amazing as the cover 🙂

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I hope to read Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, If I Stay by Gayle Forman, The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows, The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie, and Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch next.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

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The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

The Hanging Hill by Chris Grabenstein

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

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.  🙂