SUMMER READING BOOK BUCKET LIST

I’ taking two classes for the summer but I’m still going to try to kick summer’s ass when it comes to reading. I hope I can read all these books from the months of May (last week)-August (last week).

Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan (and honestly all of his other non-Percy Jackson books)

Image result for heroes of olympus seriesI read the first book 2 summers ago and I still want to continue with this series. It’s time to fully finish all of his books during the summer because I love how witty and corny his books are.  Maybe I’ll do a week of Riordan or something like that.

 

Every single book Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has published

Image result for chimamanda ngozi adichie booksI read The Thing Around Your Neck and We Should All Be Feminists  and I absolutely loved both books. I now want to read every single book that Adichie has published and I’m going to try to do it during the summer. Such a beautiful author with beautiful books.

 

 

The Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead

Image result for bloodlines series booksThese covers can honestly choke. Anyways, I read the first three books and never continued with the rest. I love this world (despite how incredibly cheesy these books are) and I really want complete the series. And yikes, I forgot most of the characters names but I’m sure everything will come back to me once I jump back to this world.

 

 

Shade Of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab

Image result for shades of magic seriesI haven’t started this series at all. However, I won a big ass sign framed book poster in a giveaway so I think it’s time to give these books a shot. And I know nothing about these books but I heard pretty good things about them!

 

STANDALONES GALORE

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Catch up on Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter World

Image result for The Dark Artifices seriesI still need to read the Bane Chronicles, Shadow Hunter Academy and start the DA series. A lot to catch up on lmao.

 

 

 

 

There’s a crap load more but these are the ones I really need to read. Let’s hope for a productive summer!

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The Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

Yay, tag time! I was tagged by Beth over at readingeverynight.You can find here post {here}. Thank you so much for tagging me! I love Disney and The Beauty and the Beast (and I’m so excited for the live-action film aaaah).

The creator of the tag: @Kirstyandthecatread

RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator; Kirsty at Kirsty and the Cat Read.
  • Match a book to each of the songs/characters below.
  • Tag as many people as you like.

 

“Tale As Old As Time”
A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading.
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)

Power Hungry trope and the Love/Hate Trope

I don’t know why, but I love fantasy books where there’s characters fighting for power, a crown etc. This all began with me watching Reign and then I started seeking out books with this same premise, Falling kingdoms, Mistborn, etc. I also love slow burning love/hate relationships because it reminds me of a childhood ship I used to have from Total Drama Island, DuncanxCourtney. Books that had these are Falling Kingdoms, Mistborn (sort of), Poison Study and basically every other YA book out there lmao.

Dark PlacesBelle: A book you brought for its beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn.

Okay okay maybe I wouldn’t define this story to be “beautiful” BUT perhaps “hauntingly beautiful?” I love this cover and this story.

 

 

10956Beast: A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you.

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. 

Wow, I really didn’t expect to love this book but it became easily one of my favorites of all time. My senior year english teacher made us pick and read a modern lit book and I chose this one simply because it was the only one I owned from the list. Best decision ever! The book explores the themes of innocence, superficial vision and isolation and I really enjoyed reading those topics. The books was sad and a tad but peculiar, but I highly recommend (I’ll probably include this in my mini review series!).

The Naturals (The Naturals, #1)Gaston:
A book everyone loves that you don’t.

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Yeah, this was not my cup of coffee. Compelling plot with trashy characters *sigh*. A lengthy review will be up shortly regarding this book!

 

 

Lefou:
Tales from the Shadowhunter AcademyA loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart.

Simon from the Mortal Instruments. 

Honestly, I think Clary is garbage and I wish the series was just in his point of view.

 

Jane EyreMrs Potts, Chip, Lumière & Cogsworth:
A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre was such a beautiful story. The book made me contemplate the idea of marriage and what it really means to both man and especially woman. Although set in the Victorian era, the messages it sends on the  formalities of woman being married is so relevant today. A great feminist read!

 

TAG YOU’RE IT

Megan @bookslayerreads

@jessicamarie493

AND YOU

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Were Spoiled For

I’m finally jumping the bandwagon of participating in Top 10 Wednesday. If you want to be part of the T5W family, information can be found here. Also, T5W was created by Lainey.

This week is Top 5 books you were spoiled for.

I’m generally good at avoiding spoilers but of course there is going to be some that were out my control.


 

1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

I avoided spoilers online before going into this book. However, when I was gazing inside of the book jacket that was a family tree. That completely spoiled the entire series for me. Luckily, I avoided the same fate in the last book of the Mortal Instruments series because it also contained a spoiler. Note: When reading a Cassandra Clare installment AVOID LOOKING INSIDE THE DUSK JACKET YOU WILL BE SPOILED.

 

 


 

 

2.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

I wasn’t very upset by this spoiler. I read it way too late and I don’t think the spoiler hindered my enjoyment. What hindered my enjoyment was the characters and plot.

 

 

 

 


 

3. Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

This wasn’t even my fault. I read a review on Goodreads and they said there wasn’t any spoilers. Well, now were here. And to be honest, I don’t even feel like reading the rest of the series. Maybe if I wasn’t spoiled but for now I’ve been putting the book  to the side.

 

 

 


 

 

4. Prodigy by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend, #2)

Another ‘I’m not trying to spoil you but does it anyway’ books.

 

 

 

 


 


 

5. Champion by Marie Lu

Champion (Legend, #3)

 

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Read This? Watch This!

HELLO! I will once again be doing another tag! Now, I was tagged like MONTHS ago like in August but better now than never? I was tagged by @readthinkponder.

SO this tag is pretty straight forward

  1.  Create five Book-TV Pairings.

2.. Tag your favourite book bloggers/booktuber.

I also cheated I added Movies haha? By the way THIS TAG WAS SURPRISINGLY HARD SO I HAD TO GET SUPER CREATIVE.

 

If you like: Falling Kingdoms

You should watch: Reign

Why: I don’t know why but reading Falling Kingdoms reminded me of Reign. Both contain kings who want power, heirs to the throne, romance, brutal killings, betrayal, etc.


 

If you like: Poison Study 

You should watch: Now You See Me

Why: Because Valek should be part of Now You See Me. He deceives people so easily like damn. Also both of these has magicians (mostly in the second book of the study series).


 

If you read this: The Mortal Instruments 

You’ll like: Modern Family

Why:I KNOW I KNOW THIS IS WEIRD BUT HEAR ME OUT: Like although they are both in different genres, I feel they are similar. Both contain strong family dynamics and diverse characters.


 

If you read: Death Note

You should watch: Dexter

Why: Both of these basically have the same premise if you think about it. Both main characters are killing criminals, Yet both characters help solve murders. Yup these are sure a match.


 

If you read: Vampire Academy

Then you should watch: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Why: Well both main leads are vampire slayers, and are sure bad ass. They both fall in love with protectors and face a lot of the same life complications. Almost a perfect match!


What are your perfect book and tv pairings?

 

Tag you’re it (I CHALLENGE YOU TO DO THIS BECAUSE THIS WAS COMPLICATED AND IF YOU ALREADY DID IT THEN LEAVE THE LINK DOWN BELOW).

@Bookwishblog

Alicia @#lovebooks

@girlinbookland

Jess @jbelkbooks

The lovely couple @Bookidote

Bree @Literaryhellion

Jessica @paperutopia

 

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Top 5 Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2016

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Happy New Year everybody!

Today, I thought I will kick off the new year with some books that I’m dying to get my hands on. Also,  I left a link on the titles for you guys to go check out the book’s summary!


 

Away We Go by Emil Ostrovski (April 5th)

Away We GoAfter reading The Paradox of Vertical flight, I was dying to get my hands on another Ostrovski book. I was craving it soooo badly. However, I found out that this TPOVF was his only book out. But then one day, just exploring/stalking Emil Ostrovski page, I found this beauty. Finally, another book from the Great One. To be honest, I don’t really know what this one is about, all I know is that it’s formatted in an abnormal way and I’m SOOO EXCITED. April please come soon…



Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (March 8th)

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)

I’ve been keeping up with Cassandra Clare for a while, and there’s no reason to stop now. Her books keeps on getting better and better, and the Shadowhunter world has becoming more complex. The two main characters were introduced in her last published book, and I’m excited to see where these characters will take us. When it comes to plot, all I know that it’s set in LA and killings are happening. I know a lot of people hate her books and that she’s just “milking the cow” but you know what, I’m keep slurping all the milky goodness (okay that sounded weird but you know what I mean).


The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (May 3rd)

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo, #1)

YAAAAASSSSSSSS. I STILL NEED TO CATCH UP IN THE HERO OF OLYMPUS SERIES BUT I’M STILL EXCITED ABOUT A NEW FIVE BOOK SERIES ABOUT GREEK GODS AND GODDESSS I MEAN YAAAAAS I MEAN I MAY HAVE SPOILED MYSELF WHEN READING THE SUMMARY BUT I DON’T CARE BECAUSE I KNOW I’LL ENJOY EVERYTHING BECAUSE KING RICKY WROTE IT.

 

 

 


 

Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers (Feb 2nd)

Assassin's Heart (Assassin's Heart, #1)

I don’t know much about this book but apparently it’s Romeo and Juliet mixed with The Godfather. I can’t help but be easily swayed by those two aspects of a book. This is also a debut author, so I’m excited (I need to stop saying excited I know) to see what this author has in store!

 

 

 

 


A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly (Feb. 2nd)

A Criminal Magic

One of my go to books is forbidden magic, and this book seems to have it all. 1920’s gangs, magic, cat and mouse races?????? Yaaaaaaass to all of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

These are are only 5 of my most anticipated releases. My most excited ones seems to be all Young Adult except one Middle Grade. Oh well:)

What’s your most anticipated releases?

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The Courtship Book Tag


 

 

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Hey guys, today I’m gong to do another tag! Yay! Tags are great! Yaay. Although I wasn’t tag, I thought I would do this anyways because love is always in the air…not just on Valentine’s day. The Original video can be found here.

 

Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover

The MiniaturistThis was definitely a cover buy. However, I found it at the thrift store (where I get all my books) for only $1.00. I’ve heard that some people love it and that some people hate it. I think that’s why I’ve been putting it off. But anyways, the cover is absolutely stunning in my opinion.

 

 

 


 

Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary.

The Silent Wife

Just read the summary. Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.

I don’t know why but that appeals to me soooo much


Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing

A lot of people are going to disagree with me buuuuuuut.

Flowers in the Attic by V.C Andrews

I like how Andrews uses language in her novel. Many say her wring is either necessary or juvenile. However, I find it to be enchanting. Her quotes are spectacular and I even put some in my journal.



Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pursue the rest of the series

Ooooh so many. For this one I would have to go with…

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)

SO much amazing plot I just can’t. When people read the Vampire Academy series, they claim that there wasn’t much world/plot building. But once you read Bloodlines, you’ll change your mind.

 

 

 

 


 

Phase 5 – Late night phone calls: A book that kept you up all night long

Dark Places

This is definitely one of my favorite books of all time. It was twisted and dark. And the ending was mind-blowing. The characters were so complex and 3D. I have nothing bad to say about this novel. And yes, I did stay up at the wee hours of the night just to finish it and write a review on it for the school newspaper.

 

 

 


Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book that you could not stop thinking about.

The Paradox of Vertical Flight

I think about this book all the time. It’s one of those ones that makes you questions what is really important to you in life. Also, that it’s okay to fail. When I’m feeling like a failure, I always rely on this book to push me back up.

 

 

 

 


 

Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book in which you love the way it feels.

Any mass market paper backs. I don’t know why, but I love the way they feel. It’s also better when the book is all beaten up with the spine crack…It’s my weird fetish.

 


Phase 8 – Meeting the Parents: A book in which you would recommend to your friends and family.

My friends would loove these books. It contains diverse characters, action, amazing romances, and  wonderful world building. A lot of people don’t like these books or only prefer the first three, but I love most of them(I didn’t really like the first book that much).

 

 

 


Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series that you know you’ll re-read many times in the future.

I adoreSuicide Notes everything about this book. It’s funny and real; people will keep reading and won’t want to stop.  It’s an underrated book that everyone needs to read. I also recommend not looking at the synopsis and YAAAS it made the book much better!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Phase 10 – Share the love!!! Who would you like to tag?

Audrey @forwardsandbookwards

Charleigh @charleighsbooknook

Also, everyone who has a birthday in January!!!!!!


Thank you everyone for reading and I hope ya’ll have a fantastic Wednesday!  🙂

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Emoji Book Tag

Another Day Another Tag.

Today, I’ll be doing the Emoji book tag. I was tagged by @Bookidote . There’s a bunch of creators for the tag and so I’ll just link one and they have the other links in their description boxes (laziness at its finest).

The premise of the tag is pretty simple. I’ll pick 5 emojis(most used, favorites, random etc) and I’ll relate the emojis to books. Let’s get started

For me, I’ll apply my most used emojis.

 

 

 

1. Grimacing Emoji

A book that you’re not sure you liked or didn’t like.

 

Want to Go Private?

I didn’t hate it and I didn’t like it. It made me uncomfortable to say the least, but I think it was the authors intentions. The main character was just so frustrating and everything could have been avoided. I don’t know maybe because she was vulnerable and younger than me. The end reminded me of cyberbullying to be honest, and so it seemed cheesy. But the book was terrifying and made me realize that this stuff happens to a lot of people, and can happen to the people you love.

 

2. Keepin it at 100 Emoji

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A character that ‘kept it real’ the entire novel . 

I have two for this one.

Christian Ozera from the Vampire Academy series. I don’t even know how to explain it but he seems to say what he feels.

Owen from Just Listen. Him being honest is his characterization. I like that he believes that life would be easier to say what they feel.

 

3. Sassy Emoji

A book/series that had an ample amount of sassy characters.

Simon, Jace, Isabella and Magnus just to name a few.

4. On Point/Okay Emoji 

A book cover that was “on point” (Beautiful book cover).

I still want this cover

 

5. Shy Emoji

 

 

Genres that you tend to shy away from.

Historical Fiction. I’ve read some, but not a whole lot. I want to read the Bronze Horseman but that’s quite daunting. One day I will attempt such task

 

I tag everyone!

Thank you and happy reading!