Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

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You guys?! This is exciting. Both Anjie and I are back! The team is back! PAAARTY!¬†We are going to try for you to have a healthy dose of us from now on so please be excited with us as we are to finally return back to normal schedule! This week we have:¬†Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet. Yikes! That’s a lot‚Ķ We’re both going to try to condense our lists, but we aren’t making any promises.

Vero’s List

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1. Graduation Day¬†by Joelle Charbonneau: I really¬†really need to read this. It’s the last book of the series and I need to know how it ends! *grabby hands*

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2. Isla and the Happily Ever After¬†by Stephanie Perkins: I bought the ebook, but I don’t have a physical copy. I ordered it, but it shall be arriving in a week or two.

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3. Champion¬†by Marie Lu: I’ve read half of Legend and I already own Prodigy. I need the last book in the trilogy so I can marathon the entire thing!

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4. Opposition¬†by Jennifer L Armentrout: I need this in my life. Okay, I know I’ve said that about all them books, but like I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS OR‚Ķ well you’ll have to see to find out. >:)

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5. Wicked Little Secrets by Kara Taylor: I¬†loved Prep School Confidential and I have no clue why I haven’t bought it, but I really really want it. I need to know what happens. I’m a sucker for a good mystery.

Anjie’s List

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6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: I’ve read so many great reviews on this book. Plus, why wouldn’t I want to read a book about a character who’s a fangirl? That’s like the ultimate dream.

 

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7. Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan: This is the last book in the Heroes of Olympus series and it might be the last book with Percy Jackson. I’m so excited for it but I’m also scared because I don’t know who will survive but at least I pre-ordered it!

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8. Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: I’ve waited over a year for this and I don’t have it yet! I pre-ordered it though! I need to know how it all ends for Mara and Noah!

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9. The Heir by Kiera Cass: After reading The One, I knew that I would miss The Selection trilogy! I was more than ecstatic to hear that Kiera Cass was writing another book for it!! Then, to hear it was going to be called The Heir … you know what that means!! ūüėČ *baby time*

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10. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: This is another¬†book that I’ve heard so much about. I’m so excited to get my hands on it, especially after reading the synopsis!

Tuesday Meme

Top Seven Books People Have Been Telling Me That I MUST Read

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Thank you to The Brooke and The Bookish for this wonderful meme!

Hey guys! I am sick so therefore I have extra times on my hands and I’ve used it so I can finally do another TTT! It’s been awhile and I’ve miss you all, but I’m back! This week we have¬†Top Ten (really Seven) Books People Have Been Telling Me That I MUST Read!

There are a lot of books people have been telling me to read or to finish‚Ķ. most of the books on the list I own and I’ve started them, but I can’t make myself finish them.

1. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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2. The One by Kiera Cass

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3. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

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4. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

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5. Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

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6. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

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7. Four by Veronica Roth

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What are some of the books that you are told to read all the time, but you haven’t gotten around to them yet? Do we have any in common?

Tuesday Meme

Top Five Favorite Classic Books

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Hey Hey Hey! I’m back! Sort of‚Ķ Well I’m back as much as I can be back, but I’m here and that’s what counts (or at least that’s what I tell myself). This week we have¬†Top Ten¬†Five Favorite Classic Books¬†and I wasn’t too sure I should do this, but I said why not!

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1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I really hated being told what to read in school, but I did it anyways. One day, my freshman high school english teacher made us read this book and it was the first book of assigned reading I had ever enjoyed. I think it’s still my favorite modern classic to this day. I even bought my own personal copy.

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2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Yes, it’s dark and twisted. Yes, it’s a horrible example of what love and family is. The thing about this book though is that it’s addicting, it’s dark, and there is something there that makes you feel sympathy for the very twisted, selfish, and bitter characters. I think I also like it because it was the first old classic that I ever tackled on all my own when I was in high school. I was so proud of myself when I had finished it.

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3. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

This classic play is my favorite play of all time. I laughed when I read it the first time around and I was more than happy to write an essay about it.

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4. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

I read this in the 9th grade because I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I actually really liked it. If I do remember correctly, it’s a sad book, but what counts is that I enjoyed it and have fond memories of it. On the list it goes.

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5. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

In middle school and high school I was obsessed with dolphins. They were my favorite animal. If it had dolphins, I wanted it. I was browsing the library one day when I saw this book about dolphins and I snatched it before anyone else saw it and took it home. Over the next couple of days I was introduced to a type of writing I had never read before. When I try to remember this book, I remember parts of it in a foggy way. I just remember reading it and thinking to myself, “Wow, how can a book make me feel like I’m there with her, I can see the fog, and see the beach she sees.” Fourteen year old me thought it was crazy and cool. Island of the Blue Dolphins was the first classic I ever read.

What are some of your favorite classics?

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Books That Should Be In Your Beach Bag

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Open Road Summer is the perfect beach read because it has that wonderful summer feeling. This book will only enhance your beach experience.

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You might start to see a trend, and that trend is that most of the books on my list are books you will experience happy gushy¬†feelings over. Someday Maybe¬†is not light, but it makes you feel all the feels. It’s sweet at times, it is heart-wrenching at other times. Overall, perfection.
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When I go to the beach, I laze around for a while. I don’t automatically go in. I like to have an umbrella, break out the chips and drink, and read for a while first. This book is slow to start, but perfect for the beach because it will help you kill time in the morning before the beach scene intensifies. Or if you like to get in the water first, well then it’s the perfect book to kill time while you wait for everyone to leave at sundown.
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This book makes me feel all the feels. Racing Savannah has a strong female character, a hot cowboy, and horse racing. It just makes me happy okay. READ IT!
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Another book that makes you feel all the feels. This is one of my babies. I’ll cradle it and hold it. It’s the perfect companion at the beach.

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This book might not be the best beach read because it will make you cry rivers, but I honestly think it would be a perfect beach read. A must in your beach bag.

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The reason I am putting this in my beach bag/beach read is because… well Isaiah is hot. The beach is hot. If someone sees me blushing or getting a little hot no one will know it’s because of the book. They’ll just assume it’s because I’m at the beach. Muahahaha.6936382

Adorable. Cute. Loveable. Need I say more? No, I don’t think I do. READ IT!

amy-and-rogers-Epic-DetourThis is a book I think will be enchanted if read at the beach. It just has that summer lazy vibe. (Warning: lots and lots of feels and not all happy and gushy.)11071466This last book is a book that makes a lot of people cry. It’s bittersweet like chocolate. It’s good, we want it, but oh man does it hurt too. I’m all for reading emotional books at the beach because if you decide to face down, people will think you are taking a nap or tanning. No need to explain that you are a puddle of feels.

What are some of your must have in beach bag recommendations?

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

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Hello guys. Surprised to see me? I am too. It’s a miracle type of day! Life is still kicking my butt which is why there are no pictures (I know I know), but I am alive and still here! Anyways, I saw this topic and I said to myself “ Veronica, do you really want to go there… really go there?” and I’ve decided that¬†Yes, I am going to go there. This my friends is a very dangerous list. And in all honestly, I should say its my¬†Summer 2014 TBR List, but I shall be bending the rules.

1. Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally

2. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

3. #Scandal by Sarah Ockler

4. Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

5. Panic by Lauren Oliver

6. The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead

7. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

8. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

9. Take Me On by Katie McGarry

10. The One by Kiera Cass

Are you planning on reading any of these precious babies?

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Top (Ten) Five Things On My Reading Wishlist

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Well hello guys. I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday in months. I feel a little rusty, but let’s tackle this! This week its all about the topics you wish authors would write about. Some of my answers may feel too broad, but bear with me.

1. Family

In YA, there are some really crappy family situations. In your honest opinion tell me which book comes to mind that has a good family dynamic, or even a so-so one? Any book? One comes to my mind, but apart from that one… I got¬†nada.

2. Dystopian

You’re probably like, really Veronica…¬†dystopian is the best you could come up with? Well… yes! When I think dystopian, I think¬†Divergent, The Hunger Games, The Testing, Under the Never Sky.¬†I want me some¬†epic dystopian fighting for your life stories.

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3. Friendship

I want a YA book where we not only get good romance, but good friendship. I don’t want the friendship to take backstage, I want it in the front.

4. College Life

When I say college life, I do not mean¬†New Adult. When I say college life I mean, freshman year of college. So many good stories can come out of that time period, but for some reason… they don’t exist. I really want a book where we can approach college life as a way of discovering yourself, not where a guy swoops in and saves you. College is so not like that. Trust me. I’ve been there and done that.

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5. Winter

We all know that there are a ton of stories set in the summer, but what about winter? I find it hard to find stories set in the winter time. Let It Snow is one of my favorite books because it is set in the winter. I love reading about snowy days (which as a California girl I have NEVER experienced), hot beverages, blankets, and coats. Really winter is a wonderful time for love stories. There is an excuse to cuddle up to someone without being obvious. Muahaha.

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What are some topics you want to be reading about?

Tell me! I want to know!

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Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

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Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

1. Veronica Rossiauthor of Under The Never Sky

2. Shannon Messenger Рauthor of Let The Sky Fall

3. Jessica Park –¬†author of Flat Out Love

4. Jennifer L Armentrout –¬†author of Obsidian

5. Rainbow Rowell –¬†author of Fangirl

6. JoJo Moyes –¬†author of Me Before You

7. Sarah J Mass –¬†author of Throne of Glass

8. Alexandra Brackenauthor of The Darkest Minds

9. Gayle Forman –¬†author of If I Stay

10. Elizabeth Norris – author of Unraveling

 

What amazing authors did you discover this year?