I love Summer but I do not love this mugginess.
What I’m hoping to get to next week: to read
Books read it 2017: 102
Debut authors read in 2017: 26
Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is a Top Ten series I’ve been meaning to start but haven’t yet.
10. Partials – Dan Wells
9. Articles 5 – Kristen Simmons
8. The Forsaken – Lisa M Stasse
7. The Queen’s Thief – Megan Whalen Turner
6. The Chaos Walking series – Patrick Ness
5. Necromancer – lish McBride
4. The Naturals – Jennifer Lynn Barnes
3. The Gallagher Girls – Ally Carter
2. Black City – Elizabeth Richards
Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is a Top Ten YA books I think my Dad would read.
10. Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson. My Dad already likes him but hasn’t ventured into his YA series yet.
9. Avalon – Mindee Arnett. He likes sci-fi and he doesn’t leave the room when I put on Firefly for the millionth time so I think he would like this duology.
8. The Maze Runner – James Dashner. He enjoyed the movies but the books are so much better.
7. Falling Kingdoms – Morgan Rhodes. He enjoys Game of Thrones so I think he would like this fantasy series.
6. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo. We’ve watched so many heist movies together so this duology seems perfect.
5. Bluescreen – Dan Wells. My Dad isn’t a gamer or too techy but he does enjoy shows that have those plots.
4. The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey. Alien invasion always make a great movie night choice in our house so this one seems like a good choice.
3. Unwind – Neal Shusterman. This one I’ve talked about so much and he has actually expressed interest in the concept.
2. The Cage – Megan Shepherd. I think he would like this aliens capture humans plot.
Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is a Top Ten books from X genre I’ve recently added to my TBR list. I chose fantasy. There’s probably a few that don’t even have covers yet.
10. Allied – Amy Tintera. This is the third book in the Ruined series and after the second one, I need this one soon!
9. The Half King – Melissa Landers. I’ve really enjoyed Melissa Landers books so far. Here’s hoping this new series is just as good.
8. The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi. I’ve only read one of this author’s books so far but I liked it and this one really intrigues me.
7. The Nameless Queen – Rebecca McLaughlin. This one really intrigues me. A thief inherits a Kingdom? Yes please.
6. Black Rose – Bree Barton. Graceling meets Pride and Prejudice. I didn’t know I needed this.
5. A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer. It’s Brigid Kemmerer. Enough said.
4. Honor Among Thieves – Rachel Caine. I really loved the Morganville Vampire series so I’m intrigued by this one.
3. A Poison Dark and Drowning – Jessica Cluless. Really enjoyed the first one and really need this sequel.
2. The Broken World – Lindsay Klingele. The first one surprised me with how much I liked it so I am definitely excited for this one.
How is it June already? Seriously? Where is this year going? So many books have come out that I want to read and so many more are coming out. I need a time turner.
Dividing Eden – Joelle Charbonneau. 3.5/5 stars. I really loved the siblings battling for the throne and the different ways they planned their strategies. The world-building seemed to lack a little but I’m hopeful to see more in the next book.
If Birds Fly Back – Carlie Sorosiak. 3.5/5 stars. I really liked seeing the two main characters bond over their need to get to know an elderly gentleman and how it played into their separate journeys.
Honor Girl – Maggie Thrash. 3.5/ stars. It was interesting but I do find I get more distracted while reading graphic novels for some reason.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee. 4/5 stars. Review. I loved the setting, the sass of the characters, and the growth arc.
The Art of Starving – Sam J Miller. 4/5 stars. Review. This book reminded me of We Are The Ants in some ways, as in it made me question if certain things were actually happening or if they were all in the main character’s mind.
Signs Point to Yes – Sandy Hall. 3/5 stars. This was a cute, easy read. Very good for the summer or for a light read mood.
This Is How It Happened – Paula Stokes. 4/5 stars. Review. Paula Stokes just keeps getting better. I loved the main character and the whole premise.
Ginny Moon – Benjamin Ludwig. 4.5/5 stars. Review. I don’t venture outside my reading YA comfort zone often but when I do, I love it when it’s books like this that keep me up until 3am.
The Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera. 4/5 stars. I think Adam Silvera likes getting me attached to amazing characters only to break my heart. So mean.
Project Semicolon – Amy Bleuel. 5/5 stars. This is one of those life-changing types of books where I can’t rate anything but top marks.
Little Wrecks – Meredith Miller. 3.5/5 stars. My enjoyment of the 3 different girls’ POVs was uneven so that played into my overall enjoyment.
Who’s That Girl – Blair Thornburgh. 4/5 stars. Review. This one surprised me with how much I ended up liking it. I just fell in love with the characters.
Bad Romance – Heather Demetrios. 4.5/5 stars. Review. Heather Demetrios is another one who just keeps getting better. This book was terrifying in all the right kind of wake up calls ways.
After the Game – Abbi Glines. 4/5 stars. I think of the three in this series, this one is my favourite. It got to me.
Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer. 4.5/5 stars. I’m so sad it’s over but so happy there’s a companion coming. These characters were amazing, their journey was great, everything was great.
Everything All At Once – Katrina Leno. 4/5 stars. This is a great summer read that reminded me a bit of Since You’ve Been Gone crossed with The Loose Ends List.
Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick. 4/5 stars. Love Anna Kendrick. She’s perfect.
Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is a Top Ten books I’m looking forward to in the second half of 2017.
10. Warcross – Marie Lu. I love Marie Lu and am really excited to see a new book by her.
9. Renegades – Marissa Meyer. Like Marie Lu, I love Marissa Meyer so again, very excited for a new book.
8. Before She Ignites – Jodi Meadows. Third pick in a row where I love the author and it’s a new, first book in a series coming out.
7. One Dark Throne – Kendare Blake. After the way the first one ended, I can’t wait to find out more in this one.
6. Into the Bright Unknown – Rae Carson. So excited for this conclusion.
5. Roar – Cora Carmack. I’ve been hearing some amazing things about this one.
4. Lucky in Love – Kasie West. Kasie West never lets me down.
3. The Color Project – Sierra Adams. This one caught my attention a while ago.
2. A Map for Wrecked Girls – Jessica Taylor. This one has been popping up on my feeds for a while.
Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is a Top Ten Summer freebie so I’m doing Top Ten books I plan on reading Poolside this summer.
10. Romancing The Throne – Nadine Jolie Courtney. This seems like a light romance with some sibling rivalry over a boy that will either annoy me or amuse me.
9. Always and Forever, Lara Jean – Jenny Han. Loved the first two and can’t wait to read this last one.
8. The Unlikelies – Carrie Firestone. This book has a The Breakfast Club vibe. Needs to be read.
7. A Season of Daring Greatly – Ellen Emerson White. Baseball is very summer-y.
6. Dramatically Ever After – Isabel Bandeira. Loved Bookishly Ever After so this one is a must read.
5. Internet Famous – Danika Stone. Loved All the Feels so this one is another must read.
4. Trusting You and Other Lies – Nicole Williams. That cover looks so summer-y.
3. Lucky in Love – Kasie West. Kasie West is perfect for summer.
2. The Dazzling Heights – Katherine McGee. Hopefully this one is just as addicting as the first.
Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is a Top Ten Mother’s Day theme freebie so I chose to do Top Ten YA Books I would recommend to my mom. My mom tends to prefer fantasy over everything else, and especially loves when the main character finds out he or she has a magical ability and a destiny. She will try Sci-Fi and dystopian but isn’t one for contemporary unless it’s extremely engaging. Luckily there’s quite a bit to choose from. She also prefers all the books being released before she starts a series.
10. Ginny Moon – Benjamin Ludwig. I just finished this one and it’s already making a recommendation list. My mom loved Room by Emma Donahue so I think she would enjoy this one.
9. Throne of Glass series – Sarah J Maas. This is a recommendation for later when it’s closer to all the books being released and I know she won’t catch up before the last one comes out. She would love the characters and the world.
8. The Young Elites – Marie Lu. I think my mom would enjoy the darker tone of this series and all the twist that happen through the books.
7. Red Queen series – Victoria Aveyard. Again, this is one completely up my mom’s alley but only once it’s closer to being finished. She would love the whole red blooded girl with powers rising up against the silvers plot.
6. The Old Kingdom series – Garth Nix. To me, this book just screams “read me” to my mom. The Old Kingdom is definitely a world she will fall in love with.
5. The Crown’s Game/Fate – Evelyn Skye. Just a duology when she prefers long series but I know she would love the magic and the dueling in this book.
4. Falling Kingdoms – Morgan Rhodes. My mom loves the show Game of Thrones but found the books too detailed and too long. This series has a similar vibe as G.O.T. but without feeling like it’s dragging on and on.
3. Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman. Even though she doesn’t read a lot of contemporary, I think this is one she would stick with right to the end. It’s engaging and very insightful. Plus it’s Neal Shusterman.
2. The Orphan Queen Duology – Jodi Meadows. This is one I know she would love for the magic, the rebellion, the underdog story line. She might not like that there’s only two books though.
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