Top Ten Tuesday (Ten Books I NEED NOW)

For this week, I’m doing a Top Ten Tuesday Tag which is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This Tuesday’s Theme (ALLITERATION, YEAH!) is: Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

Let’s get this party STARTED. These books aren’t in order of most wanted to less wanted, they’re really not in any particular order, which I suppose IS an order.

  1. Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
  2. Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis
  3. Vicious by V. E. Schwab
  4. Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman
  5. Wake: A Novel by Anna Hope
  6. Asleep by Krystal Wade
  7. Giant Days Vol. 1 by John Allison
  8. Jessie Kasper by Bradon Nave
  9. Deeper: A Novel by Robin York
  10. Kill School: Slice by Karen Carr

I wish I could explain why each of these caught my fancy, but it is so very late and I am so very tired. It’s safe to say that all of the synopses are what drew me in and I would just die of happiness if I could buy them all. Plus, since I’d get the kindle version for most of them, I’d have plenty of money left over for A TON OF MORE BOOKS! There are SO many other books I would love to buy, but alas, books are $$ and my bank account is :(. (Between you and me, Deeper by Robin York is #1 of the top ten, then comes Lumberjanes, and then Rat Queens, and then Adorkable. I haven’t thought about the rest.) I know not all of these are Young Adult, but they’re still in my Top Ten.

What about you? What are the top ten books you would buy if you received a gloriously fully loaded gift card?

The Book Love Tag

When I first saw this I was like, “Whaaat! A Book Love Tag!? I LOVE BOOKS!” but it wasn’t what I thought it was.  But it’s still cool!

Thank you Reg @ She Latitude for nominating me to do this! Rarely do I mention my book couples, so this will be a treat.

Your Favorite Book Couple.

Oh my. Oh my. I can’t lie. I KNOW I SAID SOMETHING DIFFERENT WHEN I DID THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD, BUT, my all time favorite is Hadley Sullivan and Oliver (I don’t know his last name oops!) from The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. Gosh, I love them. I LOVE YOU GUYS.

10798416This is literally SUCH A CUTE STORY and if you haven’t read it then you SHOULD. I unfortunately can’t review it since I’ve already read it and I don’t review books I’ve already read before, but it’s amazing.

Your Top Three Book Boy/Girlfriends.

Okay:

  • Oliver from The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is in my top three.
  • Cam Cambell from How I Fall by Anne Eliot (which I did review!).
  • The Boy from The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson (which I also reviewed). He wasn’t really a boyfriend from my perspective, but I wish he was mine.

All three of these guys were super sweet, adorable, patient, and kind and I loved reading about them. There were no “I have a dark and mysterious past that makes me give off red flags. I also punch walls and break things when I’m angry to let you know that I may be abusive later in our relationship.” issues. They were just “regular” amazing men and I love them.

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Make Me Read It Tag

HAPPY TUESDAY EVERYONE! Only three more days until the WEEKEND, you can DO THIS! I am currently participating in the Make Me Read It Readathon and YOU had the chance to vote and decide what books I am reading and when I am reading them. I’m about three days behind (yeesh) because I had a long weekend and I had to recover today, but I am BACK and ready to turn some pages, no paper-cuts required! So here is the line up for this week:

With an astounding four votes, The Roadrunner Cafe by Jamie Zerndt is the first book I’m going to be reading.

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A three way TIE between Into the Dark by Brian Spangler, Kingdom from Ashes by Megan Linski, and The Deepest Red by Miriam Bell. Annnnnd coming in last with one vote is The Way by Mary E. Twomey. The rest of the books didn’t get any votes, but I’m sure I’ll read them eventually (maybe.). Here is how I plan to do this. I’m going to start reading The Roadrunner Cafe and I’ll post updates on how it’s going via Twitter. Make sure you’re following me so you can see my thoughts first hand before they come together in a review!

I also uploaded a poll onto Twitter last night for you all to vote on as a tie breaker for the three books that received two votes each, it’ll be up for two days or when I finish The Roadrunner Cafe (whichever comes first), so don’t procrastinate when it comes to voting!

That’s about it, let the reading begin!

Discussion: Themed Thursdays #3

Whoo Whoo! The third installment of Themed Thursdays! If you’re unfamiliar with how this works, it’s super simple: I post a writing prompt every Thursday and you can feel free to comment your response to it. Be it a poem, a scene, some dialogue, whatever! The only rules are that your response isn’t explicit and that it a) follows the instructions that the prompt may give and/or b) includes whatever the prompt is.

Here’s your prompt!

Create a myth explaining thunder and lightning.

This prompt was taken from figment‘s figment daily theme email subscription.

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Oh my gracious!! I got an award! My first award! Thank you Casey @ Adoptabookaus for nominating me!

  • Thank the people/person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from your nominator(s).
  • Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.

I’ve never done this before so let’s get this party started!

1. What is your favorite book you’ve read this year?

Oh gee. Why this question? I’ve only had about 11 5/5 star rated books this year and of those, I liked 10. I’d have to say…it’s honestly a tie between The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge and The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson. Buuuuuuut. If someone threatened to light my entire collection of books on fire (or delete all of my kindle books) I would say The Boy with Words by C.E. Wilson. That book was magical.

2. Most Anticipated Release? ONLY ONE.

Uuggh. Just one? Okay. I PROMISE THIS POST ISN’T JUST A HUGE PROMO FOR C.E. WILSON. But. I’m actually really interested in her New Adult book This is Me. It’s out of the ordinary and not my usual cup of (peppermint) tea, but it struck my interest and I want to read it. Plus, I haven’t found any books in the Young Adult genre that haven’t come out yet that I’m interested in,. Oops.

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Day 3!

Guys. I’m stressed out. But I’m going to pull through. I know I didn’t post a book review yesterday, I tried! Believe me, I tried.

I was nominated by The Bibliophile Blogs to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag, so thank you again for that! I’m still breaking the rules by doing this three consecutive Tuesdays, but that’s okay! This is Day 3! Whoo whoo!

 

THE RULES: 

1. Thank the person who nominated you. (Done!)

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote per day). (Done!!!)

3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (Done!)

Todaaaaaaay’s quote is being pulled from White Hart by Sarah Dalton. I’ll be rolling out the review soon (fingers crossed!). Truthfully, there are a ton of great quotes here, but I’ll only pulled one. 😉

“‘Then we set off in the morning.’

‘I suppose we do.’ The words give me a hint of peace, as though I’ve taken my grief and molded it into something else: a purpose.”

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“Mae never asked to be craft-born. She never wanted that burden.
The realm needs magic again, and the the King of Aegunlund has been waiting for the first craft-born girl to marry his son, Prince Casimir.
In Mae’s town of Halts-Walden, the ambitious miller claims his daughter Ellen is craft-born. Mae knows this is a load of hogwash, but she’s glad Ellen will have the unfortunate pleasure of becoming queen instead of her. All she has to do is sit back and wait until Casimir and Ellen are married, then she will finally be free of the threat of her fate. But on that day an event so shocking and terrible occurs that Mae finds herself entering the neighbouring cursed forest on a quest she never thought she’d have to follow.
Join Mae as she rides her white stag through the Waerg Woods with a pampered prince at her heels. She’s out for revenge and nothing, no one, will get in her way.”

I thought this quote was beautiful. That’s all I can really say. Interpret it as you wish.

Nominations:

Charm @ charmtheliteraryvessel

Maya @ Mayathebookexplorer

Lola @ Hit Or Miss Books

 

3 DAYS, 3 QUOTES Day 2

I was nominated by The Bibliophile Blogs to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag, so thank you again for that! I’m still breaking the rules by doing this three consecutive Tuesdays, but that’s okay! This is Day 2!

 

THE RULES: 

1. Thank the person who nominated you. (Done!)

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote per day). (To be done!)

3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (Done!)

 

I’m pulling this quote from the book I just reviewed yesterday, The Photograph by Kristen Otte.

“I never lost my feet, just a little focus.” — Rachel Brandt

 

24067034Synopsis:

Rachel Brandt has spent the first sixteen years of her life in the dark about her mother. 

All she knows is that her mother disappeared when her father was killed in action in the Gulf War a few months after she was born. But when Rachel stumbles across a photograph of her mother, she realizes she doesn’t want to be in the dark anymore. Against her grandparents’ wishes, Rachel begins a search for her mother.

While she searches for the truth about her mother, Rachel is trying to make a name for herself on the basketball court in her first varsity season. But the search causes Rachel to question everything she knows about herself and her family. Can she handle the pressure on the basketball court when she learns the life she knows is a lie?

The Photograph is a realistic fiction novel for teens with elements of mystery and romance behind the backdrop of the basketball season. The Photograph is a great book for teen girls who love sports.”

I don’t know, I just really liked this quote. For some context, Rachel hadn’t been playing well in basketball, but made a comeback and her coach commented that he was glad that she found her feet again. The reply she gave (which is the quote) was pretty inspirational and I wanted to share it with you all.

Nominations:

Maggie @ Maggie’s Musings

Casey @ Adoptabookaus

Daayla @ Bookish Daayla

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes

I was nominated by The Bibliophile Blogs to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes tag, so thank you for that. (Check her blog out guys!) This is my first book tag, so this is rather exciting! I’m going to break the rules a bit and do it three consecutive Tuesdays so that I don’t spam you all with double posting. Now, let’s do this!

THE RULES: 

1. Thank the person who nominated you. (Done!)

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote per day). (To be done!)

3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. (Done!)

 

My quote for today was pulled from C.E. Wilson’s novel, The Boy with Words. The review of the book was posted this past Monday (yesterday) so feel free to head on over and read it! 😉

The Boy with Words“I sent my mind to the world of blue skies and purple sunsets and there…I found some emotion to share with Salt.”

Synopsis:

“White Frost has only ever known the darkness. Everything outside of her closed society is The Unknown – a strange and dangerous place accessible to only a chosen few. White’s only glimpse of the world beyond comes from her beloved cousin in the form of mysterious collections of words that hint at astonishing wonders. When an accident upends her simple existence, she’s given an unlikely chance to see the truth for herself. What she finds is greater and more terrible than she could have imagined, and before long she is forced to make the most important choice of her life: does she accept her safe, limited world that she’s known or take a desperate gamble in a world not meant for her with the Boy with Words?”

 

Nominations:

Huriyah and Nalisha @ SugarQuills

Lynne @ Fictionophile

Julia @ puliapike