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!

 

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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 BFF BOOK TAG

Hey everyone and welcome to another typical tag post! I will be doing the BFF book tag and I was tagged by Giovanna @bookcomablog! You should all check out her blog it’s AMAZING!

Now let’s get on with the tag!


SETTING THE EXAMPLE: a pair/group of book bff’s that you love?

 

 

Jason, Piper and Leo! I’ve only read the first book in the series but I ADORE the chemistry between these three. had. They never get mad at one another because they  understand what they’re going though, making them an amazing teamI can’t help but love a good trio.

 

 

CHILDHOOD BESTIE: Which book character would you like to grow up with?

This one is a weird one. I think it would have been awesome to grow up with Dorian (Throne of Glass). We both like to read, and he reminds me of my old childhood friend. He’s sweet, charming, hilarious and I think him and I would make a great duo.

 

 

 

 

FRENEMY: Which book character would bring out your competitive side?

Annabeth (Percy Jackson series) and I would deffinitly be frenemies. However, I would hate her because she’s perfect and she has Percy and I would just be jelly. BUT I would want to be friends with her with those same reasons.

 

 

 

FASHION GURU: Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or would you want to go on a shopping spree with?

 

 

Isabella (The Mortal Instruments) is goals tbh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BAD INFLUENCE: Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with? (Go skinny dipping, sneak into a movie, have a drag race with, etc.)

 

YES! Rose (The Vampire Academy Series) would be partners in crime.

 

 

 

 

BLOOD BROTHERS: Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister? (You can do both if you want!)

I love how Ari and Janco (Poison Study Series) treat Yeleana. Although not by blood, theyb are amazing brothers to her and I would want someone like them to always have my back.

 

 

 

 

 

MOTHER HEN: Which character would you want to be by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?

All the characters call Sydney (Bloodlines series) the Mother Hen because she is always putting everyone before herself (also driving everyone around). Although she may be a little awkward about it, I think she can help put me in a good mood.

 

 

 

 

THE COUNSELOR: Which character would you go to for relationship advice (or) confide a secret to?

To be honest, I don’t know. I would go to Kestrel (Winner’s Curse) for relationship advice  (even though she got a lot of relationship problems), but I am not sure if I would confide a secret to her… She just seems like a person who would know more of how to deal with men. Though now I think about it, maybe I would confide a secret to her.

 

 

 

 

MORE THAN FRIENDS: Who would be your book bf/gf? (if you like both genders, you can choose one of each, but only one choice per gender!)

 

Simon (The Mortal Instruments)…oh Simon I love you. He’s witty, caring, selfless, and just a perfect human being.

 

 

 

 

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Also, I hate to reuse a character but I would so date Isabella. She’s charming, feisty, powerful… like who wouldn’t want to date her?

 

 

 

 

 

 


I TAG ANYONE WHO READ THE ENTIRE POST! 

What are some of your answers? Link your post or tell me in the comments!

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Inside Out Book Tag

Yes, I’m doing another tag. Was I tag? No, but tags are my life. The original creator of the tag can be found here. This is rather a simple tag so YAAAAY

Joy: A book that brings you joy!

I absolutely adore these books to death. I’ve only read the entire series twice, but I hope to read them more in the future. Fun Fact: I actually read these before the Harry Potter Series!


Fear: A book that scares you!

I dThe Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)on’t think a book has ever scared me before. I do get nervous a lot, but unforunatly that’s not the question. So, I decided to pick a book that I’m scared to read because I feel like I might won’t like it. When it comes to The Way of Shadows, I’ve heard AMAZING things, but I have also heard AWFUL things. See my predicament?

 

 

 

 

 


 

Disgust: A book that disgusts you!

Consequences (Consequences, #1)

 

Ugh, I hated Anthony. I don’t know how people can like him. He’s worst than any all of the book villains in the world. I mean, I get his role, but still. The most disgusting book character ever!

 

 

 

 



 

Sadness: A book that makes you sad!

 

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

Yes, I was the one of the few that actually really liked this book(I gave it 5 stars by the way). The  book did make me shed a couple tears, especially in the epilogue. I sometimes read the epilogue just to torture myself.

 

 

 

 



 

 

Anger: A book that makes you angry!

  Story of a Girl

I read this back in 2013 I believe, and this story still messes with my nerves. The main character, oh the main character. How much I loath you. How much I wish you would never contradicted yourself in the entire novel. How much I wish you were just a little smart. The  entire book was boring and unbelievable, and the timeline doesn’t make any sense. Still is one of my top worst books of all time list. See what this book does to me?

I tag anyone who has watched the INSIDE OUT MOVIE!!!

 

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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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Cram-thon Wrap Up

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Although I didn’t meet much of the challenges, I did end up finishing 4 books in total. I’m quite proud of myself because these are the books that I DNF’ed for a while, and I finally did!

I’m not going to say much about a lot of these, since I made/will be making individual reviews for each of them.

1. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson {Review}

Beautiful amazing world building, and relatable characters. The magic system is unique, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

5/5 Blueberry muffins

2. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan {Review}

It’s Rick Riordan…not much to say.

5/5 Blueberry Muffins

3. Yes Please by Amy Poehler. 

This was funny an sweet. I’m not going to give a rating for this book since it’s an autobiography, and I don’t like criticizing those types of books. I will say that Amy is extremely relatable, and I wish she was my older sister (though, don’t get me wrong, the one I have now is perfect). The Parks and Recreation parts were amazing and I got a little excited each time she mention Adam Scott.

4. The Wide Window By Lemony Snicket

I’ll be making a review for the first three books in the series in the future. Overall this book was good. Some parts bug me such as Snicket having to explain common expressions and some of the characters frustrates but other than that, it was a great nostalgic read.

3.75/5 Blueberry Muffins

 

Not bad for someone who was busy laying around, watching Netflix and Youtube videos.

 

Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Disney-Hyperin
Format: Audiobook
Page Count: 557
Synopsis: Jason has a problem.
He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?
   Piper has a secret.
Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.
   Leo has a way with tools.
When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who;s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?

 

 

Review

What an adventure.

After months of listening the audiobook, I finally finished The Lost Hero. However, for now on, I will be reading the rest of the series is physical format because I think I would read faster.

I think I might be falling in love with this series, despite the fact I only read the first book. It’s surprising because I thought I would like the series less than the Percy Jackson series, since Percy is one of the best male protagonist of all time, and it’s pretty hard to top him. But when I started listening, I grew fondness of Jason, Piper, and especially Leo.

An aspect that stood out to me was the amazing character development. In the beginning, they were all insecure, almost haunted by their pass. When the story progresses, they became kickass heroes and heroins that I grew to love.

Another great thing is that they all have distinct personalities. Jason is obviously the serious one, but he has a lot of heart. In my opinion, Piper is the most courageous one and had the most character development. And then Leo is the humorous one who tries to bring light to all situations.

I’m not going to say much about the world, since it’s the same as the Percy Jackson series. The plot is quite different, and I think I like this plot better than Riordan’s old series. It’s more complex, and introduces a new “race” of demigods, the Romans. I can’t wait to see how the plot unfolds in the next installments.

I also liked the transition between the two series. Riordan makes clear connections between the two and makes the story even more interesting.

I know this classifies as a middle grade series, but I feel as if these are more mature. If you’re someone who reads only YA, I still think you should give these a shot. The Heroes of Olympus series (well so far) doesn’t just deal with the primary conflict, but YA themes as well. The writing also seems like YA in my opinion.

I’m wanting to pick up the next installment soon. I have most of the series, and I’m excited to see what happens. I know that more characters will be introduced, and I hope the are just as great as Jason, Piper, and Leo.

Top 5 Authors I Want to Explore More in 2016

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2015 is coming to an end, and there are authors that I’m just dying to read. However, with only just 11 days of this year, and with Christmas approaching, it’s humanly impossible for me to read all these talented authors. So, I decided to compile a list of authors that I want to explore more of in 2016. I’ve read at least on of these author’s books/one of their series, and I’m just craving more from these authors! And some are authors who have a ton of books out, and I just have the urge to read all them, despite the fact I’ve read none of their books.

 

1. Richelle Mead

When I was younger, I used to call her the goddess of urban fantasy. She was the first author who introduced me to the world of vampires, and so she has a special place in my heart. I’ve only read her Vampire Academy series, however, that’s how far I’ve extended. I hope to read the Bloodlines series and hopefully some of her adult books. She’s releasing a new series this year, and I hope to read that also!

 

2. Brandon Sanderson

I recently just finished Mistborn, and wowza it was amazing. I plan to read the rest of the trilogy next year, and also some of his other books. Brandon Sanderson does an ravishing  job of devising a rich and powerful world, leaving readers hungry for more.  And I am no doubt one of those readers

 

3. Rick Riordan

I absolutely adore the Percy Jackson series. I’ve read it twice and it’s practically my childhood. I also FINALLY finished the first book in the Hero of Olympus series and I LOVED it. So in 2016, I hope to read even more Rick Riordan.

 

4. Jim Butcher

Recently, I collected a bunch of Jim Butcher’s books from a local thrift store. I read the first couple chapters of Storm Front, and it’s extremely intriguing right now. Although I put it down, I plan on reading the rest in the very near future. Also may I add that, that series has soooo many books in it. 15 and counting!

 

5. Sophie Kinsella. 

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to dive into adult contemporary. People have told me Sophie Kinsella is the way to start since her books are easy to read and has adorable romances. I have one of her books, and my mom has bunch more. Hopefully I can dive in soon.

 

Well, there you have it. Hopefully, 2016 will be a year of reading many of these extraordinary authors.

What authors do you hope to read more of in the upcoming year?