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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Resolve to Read

January 5, 2016 Features 5

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish. This is where we share our lists of books based on different themes. The theme for this week is about New Year resolutions. I chose to make mine book related and talk about ten books that I resolve to read in 2016. I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m still fairly behind in the YA book world. I missed reading a lot of these books that are now considered to be classic YA when they first came out, so I’m still working on catching up. Needless to say, this was a pretty fun list to create since I have a lot of options!

1. Magnolia

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I’ve heard tons of great things about this one! I look forward to finally reading it and I hope it meets all my expectations.

2. Saving Francesca

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Yet another book that has a ton of hype surrounding it. I loved Melina Marchetta’s book Jellicoe Road, it’s one of my favorites of all times, so I hope this one is just as amazing!

3. Please Ignore Vera Dietz

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This sounds like something right up my alley, so I’m anxious to read it.

4. Throne of Glass

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This whole series is at the top of my TBR list. I started it and couldn’t make it through, but I’m planning on giving it another shot since I’ve heard pretty much exclusively positive things about it.

5. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

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I’ve heard literally nothing but incredible things about this Matthew Quick novel. I loved his writing in Silver Linings Playbook, so I have a feeling that this YA book is just as memorable and emotional.

6. The Conspiracy of Us

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I’ve heard great things about Maggie Hall’s writing so I’m excited to read it for myself. This genre isn’t typically one that I read a lot of, but I have high hopes for this one.

7. Famous in Love

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I’m dying to read this one!

8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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This one has a fabulously high rating on Goodreads so I’m intrigued to finally read this series.

9. See Me

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This one isn’t YA but I’ve been meaning to read it so I figured I’d throw it on here. I bought this one for my mom for Christmas and she said it was pretty good and different from all of Sparks’s other books, so I’m looking forward to reading this one.

10. Cracked Up to Be

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I’ve only read one book from Courtney Summers but I’m looking forward to this one since I believe that her writing is so beautiful. This one is definitely at the top of my TBR list currently!

So there’s my list for this weeks topic. What books are on your list this week? Be sure to share your TTT posts with me in the comments! Thank you guys for reading and I hope you all have a lovely rest of the week 🙂

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Snowed In? So Read Giveaway Hop

January 1, 2016 Features, Giveaways 46

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I’m really excited to participate in this giveaway hop hosted by Stuck In Books! I believe that there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book any day of the week, but being snowed in just gives you an awesome excuse to do so. For this giveaway, there will be one winner and the giveaway is unfortunately limited to the United States only, I’m sorry!

One winner will be able to select two books from this pile.

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The books here are Let It Snow, The Moon & More, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, What Happens Next, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Divergent, and The Boy Most Likely To. I know these are some random selections, especially the Sarah Dessen one since it feels more like summer. so does The Boy Most Likely To. However, I don’t know about you, but I love books that transport me to summer times when it’s crappy outside. As for Let It Snow, well I thought it would be only appropriate to have a winter themed book thrown in there!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Anticipated Releases for Early 2016

December 29, 2015 Features 11

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This is where we share our lists based on a weekly theme. The theme for this week is most anticipated releases for the first half of 2016. I feel like I’m sounding like a broken record with a lot of my 2016 most anticipated releases posts, but I’ll give this one a try anyway!

1. Passenger

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So I actually just started reading this one, but I’m looking forward to devouring this one. It’s really great so far and I’m excited for everyone else to get the chance to read it as well!

2. Loud is How I Love You

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This one sounds amazing, an NA music book that is also set in the 1990’s. Please sign me up now!

3. Bookishly Ever After

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Any book with that title has to be a great one, am I right? I sure hope so! I’m definitely looking forward to reading this one in January.

4. Arrows

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I’m not exactly a huge fan of anything related to Greek Mythology, but this is a modern day book so I’m looking forward to reading this one. It looks like something I might really enjoy!

5. Up to This Pointe

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This book looks amazing and I can’t wait to read it! I’ve never read any book that takes place in the South Pole so I’m excited to read it since it seems completely original and awesome.

6. Not Okay, Cupid

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I really loved Heidi R. Kling’s book Paint My Body Red, so I’m definitely looking forward to this contemporary romance book from one of my favorite Entangled imprints which is Entangled Crush. This is sure to be a cute one!

7. The Score

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I already pre-ordered this book so I’m obviously super pumped for this one! I actually just read the first two books in the series pretty recently, less than a week ago in fact. However, I’m seriously on board with it now, and so I can’t wait to read our favorite manwhore’s love story now.

8. Blackhearts

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I’m not sure if the plot for this one exactly fits in with what I normally read, but I’m willing to go out of my comfort zone a bit for this one. It looks really great so I’m pumped for February!

9. Firsts

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So I KNOW I’ve already included this one on my 2016 releases I’m excited about lists, but I just couldn’t leave it out since I’m beyond excited for this one. This is another one that I’ve already pre-ordered and am not so patiently waiting for. Just another week until I finally get to read it!

10. This is Where it Ends

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So I’ve had this one on my Kindle for awhile and am nervous to read it because I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews for it. However, I know I’m going to give this a try and I recommend that you do too! It looks like a great read and I’m excited to support the author and the publisher by reading it. I’d say that it’s going to be really powerful.

There is my list of the ten books that I’m most anticipating for the first half of 2016. I didn’t go past January and February because I really wanted to focus on those two months since there are PLENTY of great releases coming out then. There are tons more that I deliberately left out since I’ve already talked them to death on here, but I’m excited for those as well. What books made your list? Share your lists with me! Hope to see you back here for another awesome TTT! 🙂

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12 Days of Christmas Swap Reveal

December 28, 2015 Features 6

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So for the CG Swaps 12 Days of Christmas Swap, I was partnered with Lauren from Shooting Stars Mag. I was so excited to be paired up with her because we are both book blogger. Though I will admit that I failed at getting tons of book appropriate gifts, I focused more on food related items because I love food a lot! Like Lauren, I also think that it was a good thing that we talked about what we liked before we bought our gifts. It definitely made shopping a lot easier when you knew exactly what she wanted. Though I did go off my list some, I hope that Lauren enjoyed her gifts because I know that I sure loved mine! Here is a picture of everything that she got me! However, one book that she bought was left out of the big group picture but it will be making an appearance in other pictures.

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The envelopes in the bottom left are 12 letters that Lauren wrote to describe why she picked each of these gifts. These were all perfect gifts, there’s not one that I didn’t like!

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These are some book related items. The one on the far left is a 2016 planner which I really needed. These bookmarks are actually the cutest and most useful bookmarks I think I’ve ever seen! You can’t see them very well, but the first one is for the left side of the book, and you can put it right on the sentence that you stop on, and the other one is for the right side. The third item is yet another ridiculously cool bookish related thing! This is playing cards for book lovers. The cards are all about classic authors and book that you know and love.

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This is what I like to call my school/classroom related items. I was so excited about the lanyard that I already put my university badge that I use to get into elementary schools to student teach. The book is Holes, which Lauren gave me because I mentioned that I wanted to build my classroom library. I plan on teaching seventh grade English so I needed it, it’s a classic for sure! I also love the two things with my name on it: the pen and the cute pencil accessory for my door.

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Love this cute snowman magnet! 🙂

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The wrapped presents are hard to see, but the one on the left is the snowman listed above. The one on the right is an adorable penguin ornament, I’m sorry I don’t have a close up of it. I also love that Snowman Soup, I find it to be adorable. It’s actually hot chocolate but it’s still a really cute mix. The last present is Reeses, which you can never go wrong with.

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Here is the Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett book! I mentioned to Lauren that I loved Neil Gaiman so I’m really happy that it was this book. I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile now.

So here is all of the 12 Days of Christmas Swap haul! I’m really lucky that I had Lauren as my partner and this was a great experience.

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2015 End of the Year Book Survey

December 27, 2015 Features 2

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Here is my answers for the end of the year survey created by Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner. This was a lot of fun to make, I love little surveys like this that help you track all of your reading progress for the year! All credit goes to Jamie for the survey questions and also the graphics that she made.

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Number Of Books You Read: 247
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: YA Contemporary

 

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1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

Best book not released in 2015: Jellicoe Road

Best contemporary 2015 book: Everything, Everything

Best fantasy: A Court of Thorn and Roses

 

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

I actually can’t think of any right now!

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

The Star Thief because I’ve never read any New Adult Fantasy books before this one.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

 5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?

Though it’s just the first book in the series, I have to go with Red Queen.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

Huntley Fitzpatrick!

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

The one I mentioned earlier, The Star Thief and A Court of Thorn and Roses as well.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Illuminae!

 9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

First & Then by Emma Mills, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, & The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

Made You Up

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Maddy from Everything, Everything.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

I’ll Meet You There.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?

Finding Audrey put a lot of things into perspective for me.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read? 

There’s a ton of books that belong here. My Life Next Door, Jellicoe Road, Something Real, Meant to Be, What Happens Next, Whatever Life Throws at You, The Chapel Wars, The Sea of Tranquility, Divergent, Fangirl, Anna and the French Kiss, Sloppy Firsts aka the first book in the Jessica Darling series, Flat-Out Love, and the Wait for You series.

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?

“To really be a nerd, she’d decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.” — Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

“I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.” — Divergent by Veronica Roth.

“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.” — The One by Kiera Cass.

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” — Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

“The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.” — The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.

“You don’t share me. You own me.” — Where She Went by Gayle Foreman

“What do you want from me?” he asks.

What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More.” — Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.

Now from a book or two actually released this year:

“Spoiler alert: love is worth everything. Everything.” — Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

“I think what I’ve realized is, life is all about climbing up, slipping down, and picking yourself up again. And it doesn’t matter if you slip down. As long as you’re kind of heading more or less upwards. That’s all you can hope for. More or less upwards.”  — Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Shortest: The Agony of Alice

Longest: Illuminae

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Again with Illuminae but I can’t help it, it’s just so good!

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

Olly and Maddy from Everything, Everything

 

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Audrey from Finding Audrey’s family (minus her crazy mother) and The Garretts from My Life Next Door and The Boy Most Likely To

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Saint Anything by my main girl Sarah Dessen!

21. Best Book You Read In 2015That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

I’ll Meet You There

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

Ezra from First & Then.

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

First & Then or Everything, Everything.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

A Court of Thorn & Roses.

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Surprisingly, Finding Audrey, even though it was about a serious topic. Plus The Boy Most Likely To.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

I don’t often get emotional over books but DEFINITELY Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers. It crushed my soul as well.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Truest!

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

And yet again, I gotta go with Truest or Everything, Everything.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

Illuminae.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines. It was just so freaking sexist and I absolutely couldn’t deal with how every single male character treated every female except for the perfect virginal heroine. It was obnoxious and made me ridiculously angry.

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1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

Well, I just started blogging this year so pretty much every blog is new to me so here are just a few of my personal favorites:

Love at First Page

The Perpetual Page-Turner (obviously) 😀

Bookmark Lit

Paper Fury

Alexa Loves Books

The Hardcover Lover

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Sorry if I left you off!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

Probably Me and Earl and the Dying Girl because I got to ramble about how much I love the book.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

I got to interview Jenn Bennett which I was really excited about. I also interviewed Jackie Lea Sommers and was beyond excited to fangirl with her over some of our favorite books and book boyfriends.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

I’ve loved participating in The Broke and the Bookish’s weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

Just getting to participate in fun blog tours and interview cool authors.

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

Posting reviews for every book that I read, I still have the bad habit of not even tracking the books that I read on Goodreads because I went so long without using it regularly.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

Probably a Top Ten Tuesday post and also a blog tour that I participated in.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I’m not sure, I guess any of my reviews!

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

So I’d never heard of Book Outlet until this year. Well, actually a couple of days ago to be exact. I have no clue how I’ve gone so long without it!

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Yes, I went over and beyond my Goodreads goal.

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?

All The Bright Places.

 

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?

Glass Sword!!

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Firsts or The Love That Split The World.

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?

The Selection Series and also the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?

Be more on top of posting in general, possibly scheduling more posts in advance! I’m really bad at doing that for some reason.

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

I really liked Love & Gelato.

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Top 10 of 2015: 2016 Books I’m Looking Forward To

December 25, 2015 Challenges, Features 0

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Merry Christmas everyone! I’m posting this late because I was so busy all day spending time with my family that I didn’t have time to post anything and I didn’t schedule it in advanced either. So this really cool end of the year challenge is being hosted by Tales of a Ravenous Reader, Fiktshun, Two Chicks On Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy. The topic for today is the ten books that you are most looking forward to in 2016. I was seriously pumped about making this list since there are tons and tons of books I’m looking forward to. I’ve also already done one list for Top Ten Tuesday about my most anticipated releases, so I tried to add some new books to the mix here.

1. It’s All Your Fault

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This books look exactly like something that I’m sure to love. So I’m definitely looking forward to this book!

2. Every Exquisite Thing

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I’m thrilled about absolutely anything that Matthew Quick writes, so this book obviously made it to my TBR list on Goodreads for sure.

3. Glass Sword

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February just seems so freaking far away. I’m beyond excited about the sequel to “Red Queen,” which was definitely one of my favorite books of 2015. Hopefully February is here before we know it because I’m not sure how much longer I can wait!

4. Wild Swans

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I don’t know much about this one since it won’t be out until May, but I was initially drawn to the cover. I’m also really looking forward to this because I’ve typically loved anything that Sourcebooks Fire releases.

5. A Court of Mist and Fury

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Yet another May release that I’m super pumped for. I loved the first book in the series, and I’m beyond anxious to see what’s going to come next for some of my absolute favorite characters.

6. Tell Me Three Things

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So I’ve already seen a ton of hype for this book even though it doesn’t come out until April. Anyway, it looks like it’s going to be really good so I’m anxious for it to finally come out.

7. Wanderlost

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I really liked Jen Malone’s first book, which was technically an ebook only but you know what I mean. This one will be coming out right at the start of summer, so I’m pumped to see what’s going to happen in it.

8. How to Keep Rolling After a Fall

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I seriously enjoyed Karole’s debut novel, so I can’t wait to see what possibilities her sophomore novel holds. I can already tell you that I’m going to like this one!

9. When We Collided

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So apparently the protagonist in this one is bipolar and that makes me really anxious to read this, since I feel like bipolar isn’t represented enough in YA novels. I’ve loved Emery Lord’s previous works, so I have no doubts that I’ll love this one just as much.

10. To The Stars

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I had to include at least one NA title on here, and of course it had to be a book from my girl Molly McAdams. I enjoyed the first book in the Thatch books, so I have no doubt that I’ll love this one as well.

So that’s my list for today! Again, I hope you guys all had a nice holiday and got to spend a lot of time with your family. I also hope that you got plenty of books as well! 🙂

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Top 10 of 2015: Top Book Boyfriends

December 24, 2015 Challenges, Features 2

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So this really cool end of the year challenge is being hosted by Tales of a Ravenous Reader, Fiktshun, Two Chicks On Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy. The topic for today is the best book boyfriends of the year. All of the boys have to be from books that were released in 2015, and that you’ve read this year as well. I’ve done a lot of similar lists already this year since I’m obsessed with book boyfriends, but I’ve tried to include guys from books that were released more towards the end of this year. Without further ado, here is my list.

1. Jack from The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

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Jack has definitely appeared on my previous best boyfriends list but I couldn’t leave him off because he’s one of my all time favorites for sure! I love how just how selfless and giving this boy is. You honestly don’t see that too much in YA LI, so I dig it.

2. Max from The Masked Truth

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This book was one of the best books that I’ve read this year and Max is a rare love interest. I’ve never seen any YA boys that are quite as unique and refreshing as his character was. I can’t explain it, you just have to read it I suppose!

3. Nick from Forever with You

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I had a tough time choosing between Reece and Nick but in the end I had to go with Nick. He has a reputation for having one night stands with girls and not even seeing their faces ever again. Stephanie is the girl who changes that all for him and I loved their relationship. Most of all, I loved getting to see Nick’s gradual but obvious transformation and growth throughout the story.

4. Oliver from Emmy & Oliver

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Throughout this story, I just desperately wanted to give poor Oliver the biggest hug known to man. He’s been through so much, and I really feel for him. I also absolutely love how swoony he is with Emmy.

5. Austin from Play On

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Austin is an all around NICE guy and I loved how romantic he was. He was just really an incredible character and I totally wish more high school boys were as charming and incredibly supportive in the way that he is.

6. Ezra from First & Then

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Why is Ezra so perfect?? I don’t know. I can’t even talk much about him without experiencing an overwhelming amount of feels. I’ll just leave it at he’s different from any other athlete in a YA novel that I’ve read before.

7. Mac from Saint Anything

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While I don’t consider Mac to be my favorite Sarah Dessen boy of all time, I still totally adored him. He was protective of the people that he loved and I think it was that sweet, gentle, but very caring nature that won me over.

8. Olly from Everything, Everything

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Perfection is really the only word I can think of to describe this guy. He just instantly wins you over, I swear. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do, if only for the fact that you are very likely to fall in love with him.

9. Roman from My Heart and Other Black Holes

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Roman’s story totally BROKE my heart. However, I can’t say that I was able to resist his charm. He was just such an easy guy to like and I love how the two characters were able to bring out the best in each other and overcome their demons together.

10. Tim from The Boy Most Likely To

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How in the world could I pick anyone else?? Tim is the man! Is he screwed up? Absolutely, but I love how he never stops trying to get better. He doesn’t want to be seen as some loser who does nothing with his life, though he may feel like that’s who he is at times. I fell in love with Tim in My Life Next Door, but I fell even harder for him here!

So that was a ridiculously tough list to make for me! But I can’t deny that I had a lot of fun making it. Hope you’ll come back here tomorrow for my final post of the week! 🙂

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Top 10 of 2015: Top 10 New Adult Books of 2015

December 23, 2015 Challenges, Features 3

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So this really cool end of the year challenge is being hosted by Tales of a Ravenous Reader, Fiktshun, Two Chicks On Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy. The topic for today is bloggers choice and I chose top 10 New Adult books of 2015. Some of these books weren’t released this year, but I read all of these books in 2015!

1. Easy

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This one wasn’t released in 2015, but I love this book regardless. Truthfully. it’s one of the few NA books that I’ve given a five star rating too. I just really really love the story and the characters. I will always love my boy Lucas.

2. Wait for You

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Alright, I’ve given this whole series a four star rating. Except I think I’m going to go back and give a few of them a five. These books just completely stuck with me, and it all started with this first book.

3. Stacked

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I’ve included this one on like every single best of list that I’ve made. It’s one of my all time favorite NA books for a number of reasons. I can’t wait for the next book in this series to come out already!

4. Last Will and Testament

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I’m a huge fan of Dahlia Adler’s books. I feel like this had such a refreshing and awesome plot. I can’t wait for the next two Radleigh University books to come out in 2016!

5. The Deal

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Garrett and Hannah are an amazing couple and I loved this book a lot more than I was expecting that I would. Btw, it’s only 99 cents on Amazon right now, so I think you should definitely buy this one!

6. Flat-Out Love

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I had heard really rave reviews about this one but I still had some doubts going into it. I have to admit that it completely lived up to the hype and I fell in love with it. I’m always a fan of geeks so Matt definitely did it for me.

7. Slammed

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So this one could be considered either NA or YA since the main character is actually still in high school. However, she is 18 throughout the book and is obviously older in the second and third books in the series so I consider it to be more NA. I loved this one because of Colleen Hoover’s writing but also because I’m a huge fan of both slam poetry and the Avett Brothers. This book somehow managed to work both of my loves into the plot in such a smooth and natural manner that I instantly loved.

8. Fall Guy

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You guys, I’m actually a little obsessed with this book. Winch is just complete and total perfection. There are so many swoony scenes in this book that I continue to think about to this day. It’s also only 99 cents on Amazon so I think you should totally purchase it if you somehow missed this one. It’s a beautiful story and one of my favorites for sure.

10. The Game Plan

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The majority of this list has been older books that I’ve read this year, so I thought I’d include one more that was actually published this year. I loved this series and I have to say that this is my personal favorite out of the three books.

Here is my list for today’s topic. I hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope that you come back for yet another one of my lists tomorrow! 🙂

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Top 10 of 2015: Best Book Covers of 2015

December 22, 2015 Challenges, Features 2

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So this really cool end of the year challenge is being hosted by Tales of a Ravenous Reader, Fiktshun, Two Chicks On Books, and Magical Urban Fantasy. The topic for today is focusing on the best book covers of 2015. I tried to include covers of books that I’ve actually read, but there might be a few in there that I have yet to read!

1. Made You Up

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This is definitely the best cover of 2015 for me. I mean, just look at all those pretty colors.

2. Everything, Everything

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This one is pretty minimal, but I absolutely love it. This one is likely going to appear on basically every single one of my best of 2015 lists since I loved this book so much!

3. Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

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This is actually one of the only books that I have yet to feature on my blog. I read this one and really enjoyed it. Jennifer E. Smith’s covers are ALWAYS flawless and I have to say that this is one of my favorites of hers. I love the gorgeous font, the color is perfect.

4. This Ordinary Life

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The cover is what attracted me to this book in the first place. It’s simple, but also very appealing and I love the color scheme here.

5. Signs Point to Yes

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In my opinion, SwoonReads has some incredibly beautiful covers and this one is no exception. The typography is simply amazing!

6. Until We Meet Again

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Again, there’s nothing fancy here and truthfully this one is a little on the trippy side. However, I really love everything about this cover. It also is the reason why I read this book in the first place! I’m definitely one of those people who judges a book by its cover.

7. Red Queen

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This cover is a little bit on the eerie side, but it definitely gets your attention!

8. The Heir

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I was such a huge fan of all The Selection series covers because the dresses that the cover model wore were always unbelievably gorgeous. I’ve got to say that the latest book from Kiera Cass definitely lived up to all my expectations. It’s just a gorgeous cover all around and one of my favorites!

9. Six of Crows

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I have yet to read this one, but I can’t deny that this is a beautiful cover that I really love!

10. Winter

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I have only read the first book in this series, but I’m still attempting to read the complete series. Winter is the last book and I have to say that it’s my favorite cover out of the four books in The Lunar Chronicles.

So there is my list of my favorite book covers of 2015. Hope you enjoyed my list and I hope to see you back here tomorrow for yet another list! 🙂

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under The Tree

December 22, 2015 Features 12

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As you know by now, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week focuses on a different theme and this week the theme happened to be books that you wouldn’t mind Santa leaving for you under the Christmas tree this year. I had a lot of fun making this list because there are quite a few books that I desperately want this year!

1. Something Real

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I’ve wanted this book for what feels like a ridiculously long time. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, so it’s safe to say that I’m absolutely dying to read it!

2. Maybe in Another Life

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Yet another book that I’ve heard nothing but good things about. Hoping Santa comes through for me with this one especially!

3. Wonder

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I don’t read a whole lot of Middle Grade books, but I feel like this one is important for me to read and own as a future middle school English teacher.

4. Mistletoe and Mr. Right

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Typically, I’m not a fan of getting Christmas themed books for Christmas since I probably won’t end up picking the book up until next year since the season is already over by the time I get it. With this one though, I’ve been waiting so long to read it that I have no problem receiving this one on the holiday.

5. The Wrong Side of Right

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I’ve been waiting for this ones price to go down so hopefully Santa will just buy me this one so I don’t have to worry anymore about finally picking this one up!

6. Not After Everything

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After interviewing Michelle Levy, I just know that this book is something that I’m sure to love. So I’m really wanting to own this one!

7. Why Not Me?

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I loved my girl Mindy’s first book so I’m sure I will love this just as much. It looks amazing to me!

8. My True Love Gave to Me

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As I already said, I’m not a fan of getting holiday related books as a Christmas present. But this is yet another exception to that rule that I break pretty rarely. It looks good and I’ve been meaning to get it from the library for such a long time now!

9. Carry On

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This is Rainbow’s only YA book that I have yet to read. I loved Simon and Baz in Fangirl so I’m seriously eager to read their story in this one.

10. Just Visiting

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Don’t be fooled, though I lasted this last, it’s at the top of the ones that I want the most. I’ve become a HUGE fan of Dahlia Adler’s work and I’ve heard so much positive responses to her latest work. It’s safe to say that I’m ridiculously excited to finally read this book.

So there is my list for this week. Wow, I wasn’t kidding, this book was seriously easy to make since there are way more books than I was even thinking about that I want from Santa! I hope you guys all have an amazing Christmas and I hope that you all get the books that you want from Santa under your tree this year 🙂

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