Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

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Thank you The Broke and The Bookish for this wonderful Tuesday meme.

This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Intimidating Books! Anjie and I will be splitting the list again for the sake of consistency. And here we go!

Veronica’s List:

1. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

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I received this book as a gift back in March (I think), and I still haven’t read it. Most of my bookish friends have loved it and I fear I might not like it. The size of the book is also intimidating me.

2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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I bought this book because the movie is coming out soon. Almost everyone I know hates this book except one person (That person would be Anjie. Haha). I took a leap of faith buying this book and now I’m scared it will disappoint me. Verdict: It is sitting on my book shelf… lonely.

3. The One by Kiera Cass

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‘The One’ hasn’t been released yet I am very intimidated by it. Being the last book in the trilogy, I want so many things to be resolved and I want so many things to happen, it is ridiculous. Not everything will get resolved and what does get resolved might not even be how I want it to. I am wearily anticipating this book, hoping it will not shred my feels into oblivion.

4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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I’ve read very few classics in my life. This classic has been sitting on my shelf, waiting for me to read it. I loved Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and I’m hoping I’ll love her sister’s written work as well. The size of the book and the difficult language in the novel has had me turning a blind eye when I see it sitting on my book shelf.

5. Legend by Marie Lu

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I’m halfway through this book and I can’t take it. I don’t know if I can keep going. Nope. Nu uh. Not happening any time soon.

Anjie’s List:

6. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

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Many who have read ‘Unravel Me’ have told me that they’ve changed their loyalties towards a certain character and I really don’t want that to happen.

7. The Kill Order James by Dashner

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I liked the Maze Runner trilogy and I’m uncertain about prequels and if it will ruin my feelings for the Maze Runner.

8. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

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This sounds like a suspenseful thriller filled with ghosts and everything I’m afraid of reading. Enough said.

9. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

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I read the first book in the series and I wasn’t impressed with it. I feel like if I read this, my opinion won’t change and I’m going have to drop the series.

10. The Host by Stephenie Mayer

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I honestly put off reading this book because of Twilight. I loved Twilight in the beginning and a book separate from the themes within twilight sort of scared me. (Veronica: Anjie’s opinion of this book changed after she read it. Max Irons <3)

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Books We’ve Read So Far In 2013

toptentuesday-1Thank you The Broke and The Bookish for this wonderful Tuesday Feature.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013! Today is the first post Anjie will be participating in so we will be splitting this post into my Top 5 and her Top 5. Here we go!

Veronica’s:

1. The Unearthly Trilogy by Cynthia Hand:

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Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Apart from The Infernal Devices, I hadn’t been enjoying any fantasy or paranormal series as of late but the Unearthly Trilogy made me remember why I loved reading Fantasy when I was younger. The plot twists, the characters, the world, and the roller coaster ride that are the books are something you need in your life. Trust me.

2. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

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The Book of Broken Hearts by Srah Ockler

I am a fan of Sarah Ockler and her new book did not disappoint, but made my love for her books intensify. This book envelopes family, romance, and tragedy all in one. It will break your heart in a good way.

3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I don’t know what I could say to make you want to read this book. I will let the book speak for itself. Go buy it and then, we’ll talk.

4. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

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Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Who knew I could relate to a girl who is the captain of the football team, but I did. I loved this book in so many ways. This book was real, not in a tragic sense as we see in a lot of recent YA books, but in a sense how in life ,we don’t always get what we expect and sometimes, it is exactly what we need.

5. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

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Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Kat Bishop is one of my favorite female characters of all time. This book brought out a whole new side to Kat and Hale. Any book by Ally Carter is like chocolate to me. Pure unadulterated chocolate.

 

Anjie’s:

6. The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Favorite book and favorite trilogy of all time. I thought it ended perfectly, it did smother me in feels but I was happy and it was truly beautiful and tragic at the same time.

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Clockwork Princess by Casandra Clare

7.The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

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The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead

One word, SYDRIAN. It was beautiful and a cliffhanger in the end to keep you on your toes until the next book.

8.Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

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Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

This trilogy is one of my favorites and this last book was so intense and had so many twists, I thought my head was going to explode.

9. Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton

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Shadows in the Silence by Courtney Allison Moulton

Great ending to a great trilogy. The actions of the main character, Ellie, really helped make this a favorite.

10. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

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The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

First book in the trilogy and it really surprised me. It’s a twist in the usual Greek mythology that will make you love Hades. It was an easy and entertaining read.

 

What are some of your Top Books of 2013?

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Beach Reads

toptentuesday-1Thank you The Broke and The Bookish for this lovely Tuesday meme.

This week we have “Top Ten Beach Reads” which to me doesn’t mean anything since I never go to the beach. Yes, I do live in California. Yes, I know it can almost be classified as a sin if a Californian doesn’t go to the beach. My response? Too bad. The way I am going to do this Top Ten Tuesday is that I will imagine that I like to go to the beach and what books I would read at the beach, if you know, I did the whole beach thing. Now, let’s do this!

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1. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

The Princess Diaries
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2. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Summer in the City
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3. Summer in the City by Candace Bushnell

Epic Fail by Clare LaZebnik
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4. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

Second Chance Summer
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5. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Catching Jordan
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6. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

The Daughters
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7. The Daughters by Joanna Philbin

The Summer I Turned Pretty
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8. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Along for the Ride
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9. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

The Book of Broken Hearts
The Book of Broken Hearts

10. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

What are some of your beach reads?

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way

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Thank you to The Broke and The Bookish for the Top Ten Tuesday Feature.

This week we have Top Ten Books Featuring Travel in Some Way. This Top Ten Tuesday has me thrilled because I love books that have travel in them. I tend to buy a lot of books that have the main characters traveling so this will be easy. Let’s do this!

1. Heist Society by Ally Carter

Katarina Bishop and her crew (along with the dreamy Hale) travel all around the world to accomplish the con jobs they have to do.

2. Ana and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Ana travels to England and meets St. Clair. The end. Read the book. 🙂

3. Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

Roadtrip with your ex. >:)

4. Amy & Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

A road trip across America.

5. Blood Promise (VA #4) by Richelle Mead

Rose goes to Europe.

6. The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

Motorcycles and a Roadtrip.

7. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

An account of traveling from the States to Europe and falling in love in the process.

8. Love Story by Jennifer Echols

Moves from the country to the city.

9. Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley

Moves to another city due to unfortunate circumstances.

10. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

4 girls. 4 different locations. 1 pair of pants.

What are some books that you love that feature travel in some sort of way?

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

toptentuesday-1Thank you to The Broke and The Bookish for creating this lovely and fun Tuesday meme.

Today, The Broke and The Bookish gave us the choice to pick whichever Top Ten Tuesday we wanted so I picked Top Ten Books I Want To Reread:

1. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

VA is one of my favorite books and series. And I am actually rereading it at the moment. 

2. Heist Society by Ally Carter

I absolutely loved all of the characters and I want to revisit them. Like old friends. 

3. I’d Tell You I Love You But I’d Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

The last book of the series is coming out soon. I want to re-read them all so I’m up to speed. And I LOVE spies.

4. Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald

I’m a little heart broken so… I wan to read this to make me feel better.

5. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

There is just something about this story that I just loved. And it has cupcakes. Yup. I know, CUPCAKES.

6. Divergent by Veronica Roth

This book was phenomenal and I want to fall in love with four all over again.

7. Ana and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This story is so cute. I just absolutely loved it.

8. Love Story by Jennifer Echols

There are no words for my love for this book. I always want to re read it. 

9. Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

I read this book back in 2009 and I absolutely loved it. I want to re read it to see how much I would love it now.

10. Girl Overboard by Justina Chen

I remember I loved this book in 2008. I want to feel the happy feeling it gave me when I read it then.

What are some of the books you want to re-read?

Are they similar to mine?

Tuesday Meme

Top Five Books Dealing With Tough Subjects

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(Disclaimer: My list this time is not detailed and is short. Why? I have finals next week but I don’t want to miss this week’s topic. I love my tuesday meme’s. They make me happy. *cue sappy music*)

Thank you The Broke and The Bookish for creating the Top Ten Tuesday Meme. It is lovely. Now onto this weeks Top Ten Tuesday List!

Top Ten Five Books Dealing With Tough Subjects

1. Looking For Alaska by John Green

2. The Liar Society by Lisa Roecker

3. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

4. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

5. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

What are some books you thought would be fluffy or at least not as tough to read as you originally thought? or What are some books you knew would be tough to read but loved anyways?

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

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This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

Tired of having book hangovers and getting too emotionally attached to a book? Look no further, I have ten books that will keep you sane and entertained. Thank you Broke and Bookish for these wonderful Tuesday Meme’s. *hugs*

1. Ana and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

2. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

3. Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald

4. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

5. Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Wendelin Van Draanen

6. Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley

7. The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler

8. The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper

9. The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

10. Amy and Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

 

What are some of your light and fluffy books? 🙂

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book

toptentuesday-1Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about…impulse buys and I guess it was time the world knew what made me say, “Take my money!” (Oh Tumblr Memes…). Thank you The Broke and The Bookish for creating such fun meme’s, even if it does mean that the world will find out about my bad impulsive buying habits.

This week I will not be doing Top Ten but Top Five instead. (I’m currently writing two big term papers. That is my excuse.)

TOP FIVE TOPICS THAT INSTANTLY MAKE ME BUY/PICK UP A BOOK

1. Spies

I’ve secretly wanted to be a spy all my life but I lack the skills and um physical fitness needed for that type of job.

2. Thief/Con Artist

I love a good con. This explains my continuing support of the Heist Society Series by Ally Carter and the USA Network TV show, White Collar.

3. Boarding School

I’ve always lived at home and when it was time to go to college, I picked a university that was an hour and a half away from home. I guess I’ve always wanted to move thousands of miles away and see how that is. The only way I can experience that is through books.

4. Setting: Europe

I think Ana and the French Kiss and 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I love those two books. Now I want to go to Europe.

5. Dystopian (Ex: Divergent, The Hunger Games, or The Selection)

I get these moments when all I want to read is dystopian books. I’ve been a fan of dystopian books since I was in middle school. My favorite dystopian novel then was “The Bar Code Tattoo”. I kind of want to re-read now since it has been almost a decade since I last read it.

 

What are some topics that dissolve your strong will and make you resort to impulsive buying? Come on now… We all have at least one. 😉

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND: Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Wrote A Review For

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I haven’t been doing the Top Ten Tuesday posts for that long so I went back to the Top Ten Tuesday Archives of The Broke and The Bookish, who are hosting this lovely Tuesday meme, and I found a Top Ten I would have liked to do. At first, I thought it was going to be easy but then I noticed I’ve done a review on almost every book I’ve read this year. This Top Ten Tuesday ended up being much harder than I originally thought. Without further blabbering from my part, here is my Top Ten list for this week!

Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Wrote A Review For:

1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

2. The Selection by Kiera Cass

3. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

4. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

4. The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler

5. The Daughters (the whole series) by Joanna Philip

6. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

7. The Liar Society by Lisa Roecker

8. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

9. Love Story by Jennifer Echols

10. Vampire Academy (the whole series) by Richelle Mead

 

 

Which books would you like to review if you had the chance?

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character

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My first Tuesday meme! Hooray! The wonders spring break does to my blog.

This week I am participating in The Broke and The Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday meme. This weeks Top Ten is: Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character!

Ow! This is going to be hard because I’m going to have to admit this not just to myself but to the rest of the world as well but nonetheless, here I go.

1. Adrian Ivashkov (VA and BL Series)

Yes, I admit it. He is one bad boy I would totally have a crush on if I were a fictional character. Even though I shipped Dimitri and Rose in VA I still felt bad for Adrian. The Bloodlines series gave me a new perspective on Adrian that made me fall in love with him like Sydney did.

2. W.W. Hale the Fifth (Heist Society Series)

I’m a Hale girl all the way. My question is, how can you not be a Hale girl? Go and read the Heist Society series if you don’t know what I’m talking about. Who doesn’t want a nice, rich, good looking guy?

3. Zach Goode (Gallagher Girls Series)

Even though I’m a Hale girl, I still like Zach. Who doesn’t like a little mystery in a guy right? Especially if he is a spy. 🙂

4. Four/Tobias (Divergent Trilogy)

Come on now ladies, do I really have to go into detail as to why I would have a crush on Four if I were in the Divergent World? Four sacrificed himself for Tris and stayed Dauntless just for her. That deserves some credit don’t you think?

5. Étienne St. Clair (Anna and the French Kiss)

St. Clair. Even though he has some baggage I would still fall for him just like Anna did and well the other girl that fell for him in the story as well. What’s her name? I can’t remember but my point is I wouldn’t be the only fictional character falling for him.

6. Eddie Castile (VA & BL)

Surprised to see this right? Eddie is faithful, protective, kind, chivalrous, and has a playful side. Need I say more? I am very glad we got to see more of him in the Bloodlines Series as he was a back-burner character in the Vampire Academy Series.

7. Josh (Getting Over Garrett Delaney)

I really don’t want to reveal much about Josh so I suggest you go read the book and figure it out yourself. In my honest opinion, Getting Over Garrett Delaney is a YA contemporary book everyone should read.

8. Jacob (Bunheads)

Ah. Jacob. A musician that helps you forget about your problems and tries to understand you even though he has no idea what the heck you’re going through. I always like a man that can be sympathetic. Who doesn’t?

9. Cricket (Lola and the Boy Next Door)

Ladies. Do I have to explain myself again? Cricket is adorable, kind, and he will just about do almost everything for Lola. The only bad thing was when he left without saying goodbye, but after we figure out why we can forgive him. I want my own Cricket. I just love nerdy boys.

10. Dimitri Belikov (VA)

I was debating whether to add him to my list or not. The first time I read VA I completely fell for Dimitri and when I read it again I was more attracted to Adrian. The thing is though, I think if I was in the VA world, I would still crush on him and I would most likely get over the age difference. He’s in his late twenties… I’m in my early twenties. It’s all good. 🙂 And I would totally love to date a man who is up to challenging me. 😉

So, those are my Top Ten Characters I would crush on if I was a fictional character. But who are we kidding, we already have a crush on them anyways!

Please leave a comment and tell me what characters you would crush on if you were a fictional character. I really want to know what you guys are thinking.

Happy Reading!