June 24, 2016

Netflix & Books Tag

Thanks to Novel Ink & Bookmark Lit for hosting this wonderful tag!!

GENERAL RULES FOR THE TAG:

  • Choose a book or book series that best matches the prompt provided
  • Feel free to change the TV show if you’d like it to reflect YOUR preferences!
  • A blank set of the prompts is located at the very bottom in the scroll box
  • Feel free to use our header graphic with the usual credits
  • Link back to us and tag some friends to join in!

Game of Thrones | Unlikeable Character(s)

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn | I hated pretty much every single person in this book. They were not likeable characters. If you have read the book or even seen the movie you totally understand what I mean. As for Game of Thrones.... I am sure you can guess all the characters I don't like in that one.

Grey's Anatamoy | Your ship sank or didn’t happen

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas | I love this series hard, but I don't love what is happening between Chaol and Celeana. I am still rooting for them and have been ever since Chaol got down on the ground outside the circle when Celeana was fighting and helped/encouraged her to keep going. That scene has always stuck with me.

Friends | Best cast of characters/friendships

Winter by Marissa Meyer | In my opinion this is the ultimate teamwork book. The characters meet throughout the series and become friends, not to mention that they help save everyone from Queen Levana. I heart them all.

Pretty Little Liars | Hate that you love or guilty pleasure

 
Bared to You by Sylvia Day | I am highly embarrassed that I enjoyed this book even though everyone should read whatever they love and not feel guilty. However, I have only read up to the third book because I wasn't sure I was really enjoying the series anymore and didn't like where it was headed.

Doctor Who | Long series you loved

 
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling | I had to put HP on here somewhere.

Vampire Diaries | All the feels

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | I feel like this book is perfect for this choice on so many levels. 

How I Met Your Mother | Bad ending

Allegiant by Veronica Roth | Now that I have had some time to cool off, this ending doesn't bother me quite as much as it used to. I understand why the ending happened the way it did, but I still think it could have been handled better.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer | Favorite paranormal/fantasy

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness | I will always love this trilogy. It holds a special place in my heart. I also will always have a softness for vampires.

Firefly | Left you wanting more

Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott | I LOVE these books, and if there isn't a third one I may die. I need another book people.

One Tree Hill | Series that should have ended earlier

Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris | Apparently two vampire books are making this list today. So I still love this series, but I read spoilers of the last book and am so very disappointed by its ending that I will never read it. This series should have been ended a book or two sooner, just like One Tree Hill. Did it really need to keep going after Lucas and Peyton left the show?

Downton Abbey | Set in a different time period

 
A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis | I don't read a lot of historical fiction, but when I do I love it. This one is dark and wonderful. 

Orange is the New Black | Couldn’t stop reading

 
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas | This is a book more people should be reading. I devoured this series and I am always recommending it to teens at my library.


Parks and Recreation | Made you laugh out loud

Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin | This book is hilarious. I did the audiobook and I have never laughed out loud more while reading than with this book.

True Blood | Favorite book boyfriend

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas | Rhysand, oh how I love thee. I swooned, I got teary eyed, I swooned some more, and I will forever love Rhys. He is complex and wonderful and kind and beautiful and strong.

Breaking Bad | Favorite villain

 
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo | I know not everyone liked The Darkling like I did, but he will always have a special place in my heart as a wonderful villain that I sometimes hate to love.

Modern Family | Best family or parents

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella | This story is about friendship and family and being the best person you can be. Audrey might have a sometimes annoying mom and brother, but that is how family works.


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June 21, 2016

TTT #64: Favorite Reads of 2016 So Far

Hosted by The Book and the Bookish

Here are all of my favorite reads of the year so far! My ultimate favorite from this list, the best of the best, the one that deserves all the praise, the one that made me feel all the feels, is A Court of Mist and Fury!

My Favorite 2016 Releases

   

My Favorite Older Books

 

My Favorite Graphic Novels

 

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June 20, 2016

Review: With Malice by Eileen Cook

With Malice by Eileen Cook (June 7, 2016)
320 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: The library.
Purchase: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | The Book Depository
My Rating:
Goodreads Summary: It was the perfect trip…until it wasn’t.

Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last six weeks should be. She discovers she was involved in a fatal car accident while on a school trip in Italy. A trip she doesn’t even remember taking. She was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident.

As the accident makes national headlines, Jill finds herself at the center of a murder investigation. It doesn’t help that the media is portraying her as a sociopath who killed her bubbly best friend, Simone, in a jealous rage. With the evidence mounting against her, there’s only one thing Jill knows for sure: She would never hurt Simone. But what really happened? Questioning who she can trust and what she’s capable of, Jill desperately tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life.

My Review

I love reading a good thriller during the summer. I am glad that With Malice's cover caught my attention enough to read it because I did enjoy it so.

With Malice is full of secrets, complex characters, and an interesting mystery. Jill was on a trip to Italy, only she can't remember any of it. She wakes up in the hospital with no memory of the trip or the accident that landed her there. I enjoyed Jill's journey of recovery of not only her memories, but her grief. I found her roommate while she was in rehab to be my favorite.

I think the mystery aspect of the book was pretty good, but I wasn't a fan of the ending for many reasons I don't want to say because of spoilers. I still enjoyed the book though.

I would recommend this book to others who want a quick mystery to read this summer. Sorry I don't have more to say on this one, but I didn't take notes while reading and I am just not coming up with the words. Happy reading!

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June 17, 2016

Make Me Read It | Readathon Sign-Up & Poll

Hosted by Ely @ Tea & Titles and Val @ The Innocent Smiley | July 9th through 16th
Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you've borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I'd pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.

Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.

When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there's a tie, then it's your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.
I learned about this exciting readathon from Lauren over at Bookmark Lit. A readathon where your readers pick what books you read?! How fun is that? I can't wait to see what you all pick for me to read! My goal is to read at least three books. Vote for which three I should read below! **Book covers are linked to goodreads if you would like to find out more about a certain book.

The Books

  

The Results are In!



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