Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

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Thank you The Broke and the Bookish for this wonderful Tuesday Meme

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I love this season and I love this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! I hope everyone is having a great, relaxing, and book-filled winter. Let’s get to it!

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1. The Star Wars Trilogy by George Lucas: I just recently saw Episodes I – V and I loved them. Now I just have to read the books!

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2. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: I’ve heard so many great things about this book, especially from Veronica.

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3. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi: I read Shatter Me almost a year ago and I still haven’t been able to buy this book.

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4. Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger: This was another suggestion from Veronica so I definitely must read it!

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5. House of Hades by Rick Riordan: I already bought and read this book (It was amazing!). However, I ended up giving it to my cousin for her birthday and I miss having a copy.

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6. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks: I have to get the most recent published novel from one of my favorite authors. I need it.

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7. Rise by Anna Carey: I read the first two books and I just need to know the conclusion in this trilogy!

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8. Defiance by C. J. Redwine: I have been wanting to get my hands on this book for months now. The female character sounds like an amazing, kick-butt hero!

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9. Legend by Marie Lu: Another book recommendation by yours truly haha

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10. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: How amazing would it be to find this under my tree, seven months before its release date! I need to know about Noah!!

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors

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Thank you The Broke and the Bookish for this wonderful Tuesday Meme

This week, I am doing a Top Ten Tuesday that has been done in the past and not the one we are supposed to be doing this week because, I can’t seem to think of enough endings or beginnings that “wow’d” me. Instead, I will be doing Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors.

Veronica’s List:

1. Sarah Dessen – Some people say that she is the Queen of YA Contemporary and I can see why the shoe fits. She has written over 10 books and each one unique in its own way. She is able to capture the struggles and changes that go through a teenage girl’s life perfectly in different scenarios and circumstances. Her books are never fluff to me. They always teach me something and that is why I love them.

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2. Richelle Mead – She is sassy, she is sarcastic, and she’s funny as heck! The main characters are always funny in their own way, Rose with her “I’ll kick your butt” type of funny, Sydney’s “I am smarter than thou and why must I deal with you people” funny, or Adrian who is an honorary member of AYE. Her readers cannot help falling in love with all of her characters.

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3. Sarah Ockler – Her books are so realistic and fun to read (fun as in it will make you feel many things) that I never stop to think twice and automatically buy her books. Her books aren’t just about love relationships, family and friendship are important themes in each of her books and I love her for that. We need more YA books that make family important.

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4. Ally Carter – She writes about Spies and Thieves. That’s all you really need to know. If you are a fan of the USA Network and shows like White Collar and Psych, pick up any book by this author. You won’t be disappointed.

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5. Morgan Matson – Ms. Matson is up there with Sarah Ockler and Sarah Dessen. She writes phenomenally. I don’t know how she isn’t that famous yet.

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Anjie’s List:

6. Rick Riordan – I know I may be a little too old for his books,especially the Percy Jackson series which came out when I was in the 8th grade. I read the PJO series when I started college, and I fell in love! I love the characters he created, and I love how he included mythical education into his books!

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7. Cassandra Clare – Besides the fact that I have a theory that she hates the Herondales, her writing is simply beautiful. The Infernal Devices is simply my favorite trilogy ever, and my reasons are many. The plot that she created, the words she penned, and the characters that she brought to life are only a few of the reasons why I am such a big fan of CC.

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8. Lauren Oliver – She became one of my favorite authors because her writing is also beautiful! Her writing is so poetic that I feel as if I am reading a poetry book and not a novel. Even though I don’t agree with some of the plot in the Delirium trilogy, the books surprised me, and I loved that she wrote it to what she believed the characters would do and not what the fans wanted them to do (which is definitely the easier route).

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9. Nicholas Sparks – He is my favorite contemporary author and that’s saying a lot from me. I have all his books and I love most of them. He’s a great writer and even though some plots are tragic, he truly makes you feel what the characters feel in the books.

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10. Veronica Roth – I love her personality and her relationship with her fans! I think she’s an amazing writer as well! Divergent was an instant favorite and I can’t wait to see more from her in Allegiant and her future books!!

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Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE Than I Did

toptentuesday-1Hello Everybody! It seems I have become a consistent Top Ten Tuesday meme person and I like it. I hope I can keep this up all the way until the end of the semester. Thank you The Broke and The Bookish for this tuesday meme. This Tuesday the topic is Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did. 

I have picked the “I Thought I’d Like More Than I did” version. This Top Ten Tuesday is going to be easy for me.

1. Delirium (#1 in the Delirium Trilogy) by Lauren Oliver

I know that most people LOVE this book but I can’t seem to love it or even like it. I am about eighty percent done with the book and I have put it aside for now. The sad part is that I bought the whole trilogy before even reading the first book and now I’m stuck with it. I do have something positive to say about it though. I liked the first half of the book. I did. It’s the second half that I’m having a problem with.

2. He’s So Not Worth It (He So/She So #2) by Kiera Scott

I read the first book in the He’s So/She’s So series and it was alright. I got the second book in the series and I started reading it and I hated it. I really thought I was going to like the rest of the series since I liked the first one but it just took a turn into Crazy-Ville which I did not want to go through myself. So I stopped reading the series. Oops.

3. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

This book was horrendous. I had just gotten my nook and I had a Barnes & Nobles gift card that had some money left so I decided to buy this book because it was only a dollar. Not bad right? Wrong. I want my dollar back. I think even I could have written something better. I know that makes me sound very judgmental but dear gosh was that bad writing. I felt like I was reading a bad written fan fiction.

4. Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

I had such high hopes for this book. Rome and Juliet reinvented? Yes! I was so pumped when I got this book until it all fell apart. I barely had any motivation to finish the book and truthfully, I skimmed the last 40 pages or so. I was so disappointed with this book.

5. If We Kiss by Rachel Vail

I saw the second book of the If We Kiss series at Barnes and Nobles and it seemed promising so I  bought the first book on my nook. This book was also a disaster. It was boring and the plot sucked. I can’t even think of some bad adjectives to describe that book. I felt like my IQ fell as I read that book. It was only two dollars in the nook store. Maybe that should have been a sign.

6. Etiquette for the End of the World by Jeanne Martinet

I requested the ARC for this book and in the end, I regretted it. The plot was promising and it had potential but it was poorly executed.

7. We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3) by Jenny Han

This is the last book in the Summer Series. The first two books in the series were great. Awesome even. I absolutely loved them! This series was starting to become one of my favorite contemporary young adult series and then the last book took a turn for the worst and it lost me. I was so mad and disappointed that I didn’t even finish it. I skipped to the end to at least have some closure.

8. When It Happens by Susane Colasanti

Someone suggested Susane Colasanti books to me because I love Sarah Dessen. Bad Rec. The story was mediocre and it left me feeling unamused. 

9. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

I was in the mood for some deep emotional YA book and I saw this on a Barnes and Nobles display and bought it. I only ended up reading half of it. I was disappointed. 

10. Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver, the first book in The Wolves of Mercy Fall, was a great book. I loved it. This book, I hated it. I am not the only one with this opinion. I might read Forever the third and last book in the trilogy but this book ruined it for me. 

So, that’s all for this Top Ten Tuesday.

I want to know what you guys are thinking! What book did you believe would be great but ended up disappointing you?