Book Tag – Finally Fall

Another Saturday, another book tag! Happy Fall bookworms! We’re back with another book tag! We found this one because Thrice Read posted it! Head over and check out their blog for some great bookish posts.

In Fall, the air is crisp and clear // Name a book with a vivid setting –

Amanda: Antonia stole mine, so I’ll go with Maas’ other series (because I’m binge reading it before the last book comes out). Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I love exploring this world alongside the characters.

Antonia: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas has amazing settings that are described so perfectly.

Nature is beautiful, but also dying // Name a book that is beautifully written but deals with a heavy topic –  

Amanda: WOW, Antonia stole my answer again. So, Ellen Hopkins wins this one. She writes about such heavy serious issues from drug abuse to mental health to gun violence. And she does it all in such a unique format.

Antonia: Anything by John Green. No matter what’s happening in his books, his writing is always profound.

Fall is back to school season // Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new – 

Amanda: I don’t read a whole lot of non-fiction so I’ll substitute with a historical fiction. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly based on the French Revolution taught me a lot!

Antonia: I pretty much never read nonfiction so I don’t have an answer for this one.

In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend time with people we love // Name a fictional family, household, or friend group you’d like to be a part of –

Amanda: I have to say the Inner Circle from ACOTAR because I just love them all and their dynamic is so fun an entertaining.

Antonia: I would love to be friends with Del, Cass, and Nix from the Dragon’s Gift series by Linsey Hall. They have amazing friendships and are all about the girl power.

The colorful leaves are piling up on the ground // Show us a pile of fall-colored spines –

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Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside // Share a book wherein someone is telling a story – 

Amanda: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Antonia: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

The nights are getting darker // Share a dark, creepy read – 

Amanda: Uprooted by Naomi Novik, dark but not so much creepy. I loved every page of this surprisingly dark story.

Antonia: I’m not big on the dark and creepy. The closest I can think of is The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert but I’ve only just started reading it so I really have no idea.

The days are getting colder // Name a short, heartwarming read to warm up someone’s cold, rainy day –

Amanda: Any of the books from the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich. They’re full of love and laughs and adventure.

Antonia: Julia Quinn’s books always cheer me up. They’re funny and romantic and it’s impossible to be in a bad mood while reading them.

Fall returns every year // Name an old favorite you’d like to return to soon –

Amanda: The Harry Potter Series. I’ve been trying to reread it for a while, but I’ve been slowly reading the first book to my baby at night.

Antonia: All of them? I’m so bad when it comes to rereading books. Joust by Mercedes Lackey is currently on my list though.

We tag whoever wants to participate! Happy fall bookworms!

Book Tag – Dreamy Book Covers

Happy Saturday! We’re back with another book tag. We’ve found this one from our friends Teagan and Jess over at Fiction No Chaser. I love their reviews and other bookish posts! They have an excellent taste in books so head over there and check them out.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you. (We were tagged by thanks Teagan and Jess for sharing this fun book tag!)
  2. Mention Tiana at The Book Raven as the creator of the book tag.
  3. Use the original tag image in your post.
  4. Tag at least one fellow blogger to play next!
  5. List the rules.

No Ideas but in Things”

A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it.

Amanda- The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. The cover is a little creepy, mysterious and leaves you to wonder what’s going to happen inside. The story is also a little creepy, mysterious and you can’t help but wonder what’s going to happen inside the Hazel Wood.

Antonia- I think all the covers for Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan fit the tone of the books really well.

“Sugary Sweet”

A cute cover that is so fluffy you want to give it a hug.

Amanda- The covers of The Selection series by Kiera Cass. The dresses are just so poofy and fluffy and I’d love to wear them and twirl like a princess.

Antonia- The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts. The all have gorgeous wedding dresses on the covers with bouquets or wedding cakes but I can’t stop loving them.

“The Simple Aesthetic”

A book cover that stuns with the most minimalistic of designs.

Amanda- All four of the book covers in the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. I love these simple covers with the varying colors and the interesting crowns on each book.

Antonia- I love the cover for Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.

“Cover Envy”

A book cover you wish you had on your shelves but don’t yet. 

Amanda- Gemina by Amie Kristoff & Jay Kristoff. I love this space-ish blue cover.

Antonia- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Not only do I want these books because they sound amazing but because I love the covers.

“Traveling Abroad”

A book cover featuring a country outside your own.

Amanda- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. Set in the UK, I love every single cover of all the books in this series. I love all of the different editions and various covers there are.

Antonia- The Revenant series by Amy Plum has gorgeous covers and since the books take place in Paris, you can see the Eiffel Tower on each of the covers.

“The Color Wheel”

A cover that showcases one of your favorite colors.

Amanda- The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. Such a pretty purple and white cover.

Antonia- Graceling by Kristin Cashore has a beautiful green cover. I think it’s why I picked this book up for the first time.

“Switching Gears”

A cover change you absolutely adore.

Amanda- The 10-year anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska by John Green. The cover is a bit different from the original and I adore both covers, but the anniversary edition holds a special place in my heart (and on my shelf.)

Antonia- I can’t even describe how much more I prefer the new covers for the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi.

“And the Winner is…”

Which book cover mentioned above is your favorite?

Amanda- This is hard. Looking for Alaska is one of my favorite books of all time, but I love the cover of The Bone Witch and also The Hazel Wood. I think The Bone Witch is going to win.

Antonia- I think out of all of these, I’m most drawn to the covers for Throne of Glass.

We Tag –

Rae @ Thrifty Bibliophile

Alana @ The Bookish Chick

ABC Book Challenge |L|

For those of you that are new here – each week we post about books beginning with a specific letter of the alphabet starting with A all the way through Z. We’re going to mention one or sometimes a few books that were memorable with the letter of the week and also books that are sadly still living on our TBR lists. So without further ado.

Read last week’s post here.

This week’s letter is – L

Most Memorable Books

Amanda

Looking for Alaska by John Green – This is my all time favorite book. My husband showed it to me when we were in high school and he was just my best friend. This book helped me think about and deal with things I didn’t know how to yet.

Antonia

(The) Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. One of my favorite childhood books. I will always adore this series.

 

 

Books Still on Our TBR Lists

Amanda

(The) The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo – This book of novellas is a recent buy for me. I love Bardugo’s writing so I’m excited to see what’s in store for me with this one.

Antonia

(The) Liar by Nora Roberts- I haven’t read this one since it first came out and I hardly remember it. (Which is actually really unusual for me.) I’ve been thinking of rereading this one soon.

 

 

 

ABC Book Challenge |K|

Hello, Bookworms! This week we are talking about books with the letter K.

For those of you that are new here – each week we post about books beginning with a specific letter of the alphabet starting with A all the way through Z. We’re going to mention one or sometimes a few books that were memorable with the letter of the week and also books that are sadly still living on our TBR lists. So without further ado.’

Read last week’s post here.

This week’s letter is – K

Most Memorable Books

Amanda

Kings Cage by Victoria Aveyard – The third book in the Red Queen series. I’m currently rereading this series. So it’s memorable and on my TBR list as well.

Antonia

(The) Key Trilogy by Nora Roberts – This is one of my favorites of hers. It’s got badass women with great friendships, amazing romance, magic, mystery – basically it has everything I want from a story. I was actually thinking the other day that I’d like to reread this soon.

 

 

Books Still on Our TBR Lists

Amanda

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas – The queen is releasing another book this fall. The final book in the Throne of Glass series. Another book that’s just going to destroy me mentally and emotionally.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – I’m so excited for this new duology that focuses on one of my favorite supporting characters, Nikolai.

Antonia

(The) Kingfountain series by Jeff Wheeler – I keep seeing this series on my kindle and have heard really good things about it.

 

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – T.V. Shows & Movies

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Bingeworthy TV Shows/Amazing Movies With the fall TV season starting up this month we’re talking about what shows everyone watches when they’re not reading!

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1. Greys Anatomy – This is pretty much my all time favorite T.V. show. I’ve watched it so many times I can say so many of the lines along with the actors and actresses. I put this show on when I need to cry or when I need to watch something without having to actively watch it.
2. NCIS – I’m a sucker for a good cop show. The Navy cops are just the coolest. The dynamic between all the people in this show is hilarious and emotional and just great.
3. Big Brother – I grew up watching this show with my dad. I watch it every year now. I love to wait and watch a ton of episodes in a row and binge them so that I don’t need to wait to see what’s happened or whose getting evicted next.
4. Charmed – Uh, a show about kick-ass witches? Yes, please.
5. The Vampire Diaries – I read these books years and years ago so obviously I had to watch the show too. Also, I’m obsessed with Nina Dobrev (Elena) so I had to watch.
6. Shameless – This show is excellent. Dramatic and chaotic and crazy. Full of characters you can’t help but fall in love with as we watch their struggles.
7. Parks and Recreation – I love Amy Poehler. My husband and I watch this show together. Hilarious and ridiculous you won’t regret getting invested in these characters.
8. House of Cards – Political dramas are usually not my first pick, but hubby picked this one for us to watch and I totally got sucked into this world.
9. The Marvel Universe – I love superhero movies way too much so these had to make my list for sure.
10. Harry Potter – All of the movies. Duh.

What movies or T.V. shows do you like to watch when you’re not reading?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

I Heart Characters!

I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer to showcase our book blogger love for characters! Each week she’ll supply a topic and we’ll supply the character. Post on whatever day suits you, about characters from whatever media you love (books, movies, K-dramas, television, manga, anime, webtoons, whatever!) and link up on Thursday so we can all blog hop and share the character love.

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This week’s topic is A Brainiac (A super smart character. They could be clever, sly, book smart, manipulative if they apply their brain power it counts.)

Amanda- I really put some thought into this week’s character selection. When I first saw this topic there were so many characters that ran through my mind. A few stereotypical nerdy ones, a few clever and manipulative, a few just smart. Looking at my bookshelves I saw many choices until my eyes settled on one series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson (reviewed here). One of the main characters, Lisbeth Salander, is an amazing woman. She’s insanely smart to the point where she’s an outcast, but mostly by her own choice. She’s also a total kick-ass human being who doesn’t take lip from anyone. She’s not afraid to put you in your place if you’ve wronged her. Lisbeth is also basically a super hacker who does what she wants because she’s just that good. Also, covered in tattoos and piercings, she’s just the coolest brainiac I could have picked.

Antonia- I have so many I could use for this one. The trouble is that all the characters I can think of are smart in such different ways. Thinking about it though, I have to choose Kvothe from The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Kvothe is such a complex character with so many different masks that he wears it can be hard to know exactly who he is. From the beginning, he’s always been intelligent; as a child he was this sponge that took in all the knowledge he could without ever seeming to fill up. Up until adulthood he remains that way but adds street smarts, cleverness, and a stubborn will to achieve his goals through any means. He becomes manipulative (though not an evil character by any means) to the point where sometimes his schemes are so convoluted that they cause him even more problems. He’s such a fascinating character that I recommend this book to people for that reason alone.

Thanks for reading bookworms! What character would you choose for this week’s topic? Who’s the coolest brainiac you’ve read about? Feel free to let us know in the comments!

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Bookish Mash Ups

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Every week there’s a new topic where we get to choose our top ten and write about it. This week’s topic is top ten books I would mash together. I think this is a wicked interesting topic. I’m not sure how I’m going to go about it, so in no particular order, here goes!

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1. Rose Gardner Investigations by Denise Grover Swank & Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich – These are books about an aspiring private investigator and books about a bond enforcement officer. I think Rose and Stephanie would make one hell of a hilarious pair.
2. Renegades by Marissa Meyer & Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti – Two different types of superhero books. Both with similar abilities, sort of. But the worlds they take place in are pretty different. I think it would be interesting to see these two worlds collide.
3. Meant to be Broken by Brandy Woods Snow & One Small Thing by Erin Watt – Both are novels involving girls who are struggling with their feelings about a guy. Both thinking that their feelings are wrong and should be stifled and ignored. I think the two female main characters would be great friends and would be able to help one another immensely by sharing their experiences.
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson & The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith – These are both murder mystery sort of books but with a ton of different subplots along the way. I think they would be interesting to see together. Seeing the characters with their hugely different personalities would be funny.
5. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson & Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson – This is a choice for similar reasons to above except these are young adult murder mysteries. Again, the personalities in these stories would make for an interesting read.
6. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas & Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – If the Sara(h)’s wrote a book together I would be able to die happy as soon as I finished it. These specific books would be so cool to see together. In ACOTAR, there’s Fae with seasonal courts and magical abilities and in Snow Like Ashes there are different kingdoms for the seasons with different sorts of magical abilities. I think they would mesh well together with the similarities in the stories.
7. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare & A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest – Both of these series have a great variety of supernatural characters like vampires and werewolves and others unique to their books. Their also both full of headstrong characters that strive to do the ‘right’ thing at all costs. I would love to see these characters and worlds collide.
8. The Young Elites by Marie Lu & Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – These two came together in my head because of their magic systems. Both books have people with abilities that are not accepted in their worlds. Both have fantastic villains. Now that I’m typing this, I would LOVE to see the Darkling and Adelina join forces and run the world.
9. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins & Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow – I really think that Charlie could have been another character in Impulse. She for sure could have been a fourth perspective in that story. These characters could all relate for sure.
10. The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead & A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands – I obviously had to throw my two favorite vampire worlds together. I think these worlds would be awesome to see together because of the different ways that vampires are created and the similarities that are already there.

This week’s topic was a hard one for me! I had a ton of fun looking at my shelves and thinking about all the different worlds I love colliding. I tried to pick bookish worlds that already had a little bit in common. I wanted my mashups to mostly make sense. Which bookish worlds would you want to see collide?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

I Heart Characters!

I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer to showcase our book blogger love for characters! Each week she’ll supply a topic and we’ll supply the character. Post on whatever day suits you, about characters from whatever media you love (books, movies, K-dramas, television, manga, anime, webtoons, whatever!) and link up on Thursday so we can all blog hop and share the character love.

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This weeks topic is Supernatural Hottie (Literally a character who is drop dead gorgeous and from a supernatural race or less literally a sexually diverse character who is a hottie).

Amanda- This is going to be obvious to those that read any of my bookish posts. I’m actually obsessed with the Darkling from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I’m a sucker for a good villain and the Darkling is a great villain. I loved getting to learn more about him in the second and third books of the trilogy. He was a well-rounded character. Dark and mysterious at first but then we started to understand his motivations and the things that are driving him to be so horrible and evil and fantastic. Learning his backstory also makes you feel a little bad for him and want to love him and fix him and help him be good. I don’t know what it is but I really just love a good villain and the Darkling is a wonderful one.

Antonia- There’s just so many to choose from. Roth, the demon prince from The Dark Elements series by Jennifer L. Armentrout, has always been one of my favorites. I adored Adrian from The Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead since he was first introduced in the Vampire Academy series. Acheron from The Dark-Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon was a supporting character throughout the series that I always swooned over and when he finally got his own book and I read about his absolutely heartbreaking backstory, it only made me love him more. Seriously guys, do you actually expect me to choose just one?

Thanks for reading! What characters would you choose for this weeks topic? Let us know in the comments or leave us a link to your post.

Magical Readathon – O.W.L. Exams TBR

Hi bookworms, Amanda here! I was recently scrolling through Twitter when I saw Books in the Skye share something about a readathon based on the N.E.W.T exams from the Harry Potter books. I did a little more digging and saw that I sadly missed out on the O.W.L exam readathon, hosted over on YouTube by Book Roast, that took place originally in April. I decided that I could either skip the O.W.L.s and just take whatever N.E.W.T.s I felt like doing or I could do the O.W.L. exams anyway. I have decided that I’m going to take the O.W.L. exams anyway. So I will start this challenge tomorrow, August 2nd, and I will try to complete as many exams as I can until the 29th.

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The following grades are awarded for the overall OWLs performance:

 

Pass

Outstanding – sit and pass at least 5 OWLs
Exceeded Expectations – sit and pass at least 3 OWLs
Acceptable – sit and pass at least 2 OWLs

Fail

Poor – sit only one OWL
Dreadful – start but not finish any OWLs tasks
Troll – do not show up at your OWLs examinations

Ancient Runes – A book with a symbol on the cover

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (print book)

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Arithmacy – A Book with a number on the cover or in the title

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti (print book)

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Astronomy – A science fiction novel

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (print book)

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Care of Magical Creatures – A book that includes magical creatures or features magical creatures on the cover

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K. Rowling (print book)

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Charms – A fantasy novel

A Darker Shade of Magic  by V.E. Schwab (print book)

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Defense Against the Dark Arts – A book about or with a secret society or club

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (print book)

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Divination – A book featuring prophecies 

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (ebook)

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Herbology – A book with a nature-related word in the title 

Air Awakens by Elise Kova (ebook)

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History of Magic – A historical fiction novel

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (audiobook)

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Muggle Studies – A muggle non-fiction novel

Yes Please by Amy Poehler (audiobook)

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Potions – A book with or about alchemy 

Allies by Bella Forrest (ebook)

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Transfiguration – A book with transfiguration / shapeshifting or a book with a cat on the cover

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (audiobook)

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I don’t expect to read all of these books but I’m someone that does well with options so I wanted to give myself a variety of books to choose from throughout this reading challenge. I’m going to aim to read at least five of these books. Wish me luck!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

WWW Wednesday

Hey, bookworms! It’s that day of the week again where we participate in the wonderful bookish post that was formerly hosted by Should be Reading and was recently taken over by Taking on a World of Words. To play along just answer three questions to give an update about what you’re currently reading, going to read next and have read recently. Feel free to leave your answers in the comments or link your post!

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What are you currently reading?

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ebook – Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa. I don’t know why I haven’t been able to fly through this book. It feels like I’ve been reading it forever. I think it’s because it’s full of Japanese mythology which is a topic unfamiliar to me so I’m reading slowly so I don’t miss anything important.
audiobookAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman. This book has been super hard to get through. It’s such a long audiobook and I actually had to return it and then put another hold on it from my library. I’ve made it about halfway through and I’m making more progress on it later today. It’s interesting but a lot of detail so it requires more of my focus than other audiobooks.
physical book – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. When the final book in this series came out I knew I was going to have to reread the whole series (I like to reread but I also only remembered a few basic details from this series). I’ve finally made the attempt to start the series reread but I plan to read other things and not binge read these books.

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I’m currently reading If I Should Die by Amy Plum. This series has exceeded my expectations and I’m really excited to see how it ends.

What did you recently finish reading?

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audiobook – Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson. It was fantastic and my review will be posting sometime in the next few weeks.
physical book – Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. I just finished reading this last night. I have already written the review and it will also be posted in the next few weeks.

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I just finished Until I Die by Amy Plum. I’m really enjoying this series so far. You’ll see a review for this one tomorrow.

What do you think you will read next?

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ebook – Meant to be Broken by Brandy Woods Snow. I received this in return for an honest review. I’ve heard good things about it and the description sounds super interesting.
audiobookThe Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. This has been on my TBR list forever so when I saw it was available to borrow from my library’s audiobook collection I made sure to grab it.
physical book – Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. This has been on my TBR list for at least a year and I’m trying to make a conscious effort to knock off some of the books that have been on there for a while.

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Next I think I’ll read A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Amanda’s been yelling at me to read this series for forever and I’m excited to finally get around to it.

These are this week’s W’s! What’s your reading update for this week? Let us know your W’s in the comments and thanks for reading!

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Sensory Memories

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week we’re given a new prompt for a top ten list of all things bookish. This week is top ten books with sensory reading memories. I was going to skip this topic this week and choose my own, but Antonia helped me see that I have more books that fit this topic than I originally thought. Here’s my top ten for this week in no particular order.

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1. The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen – My Nana showed me this book when I was a teenager. It’s one of the books that helped me become the bookworm I am today. I have such good memories of sitting in my Popa’s chair reading this book.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – This book came out right before I went to summer camp and I brought it with me. I ended up reading it aloud to all the girls in my cabin throughout the three weeks that I was there and we ended up having like ten extra girls come to our cabin so that they could listen too.
3. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer – This book came out on my birthday. I had it preordered and didn’t think I would actually get it on my birthday. I was so excited when I saw it on my front step after coming home from my best friend’s house. I tried to read it as soon as I got home, but I hadn’t slept the night before and so I fell asleep reading.
4. Looking for Alaska by John Green – Will forever make me think of my husband. He showed me this book in high school. I remember seeing it on his bookshelf the first time I ever went to his house. It’s been my favorite book since he let me borrow his that day so long ago.
5. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer – Antonia and I sort of became friends because of this book. She was staying at my house because she was friends with my step sister. They fought about something dumb and so Antonia asked what I was reading and she climbed up into my bed (I had a bunk bed) and we read this book together and have been friends ever since.
6. The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – Antonia and I have read most of these books aloud to one another. We call it story time. Between the six books and our two bedrooms, I have so many memories of us reading to one another, passing the book back and forth between chapters to switch off whose reading.
7. House of Night by P.C. and Kristen Cast – I used to go on vacation with Antonia and her family every year for Memorial Day Weekend. One of the trips we spent pretty much the entire time in our beds in our cabin reading whatever the newest HON book had come out.
8. The Argeneau Series by Lynsay Sands – I don’t remember which book in this series it was but I went to high school with some typically immature boys. Said boys loved to steal my books (Antonia’s too when we had lunch together) and find the sex scenes and read them out loud. Sands books have some particularly descriptive sex scenes and the boys ate it up.
9. The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne – I was absolutely obsessed with this series when I was growing up. I ate these books up. My dad couldn’t buy the next one fast enough for my liking. I have such good memories of sitting in my yard reading this series in the summertime or by the fireplace in the winter.
10. The Shadow Children Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix – I remember spending way too many nights staying up too late with my closet light on, always keeping an ear out for my dad coming down the hallway. I also remember spending copious amounts of time in my middle school library reading these books.

I had more fun with this week’s post than I thought I was going to. I didn’t think I was even going to come up with ten books for this topic, but I actually have a few more that I could add but won’t. What books remind you of good bookish memories?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

ABC Book Challenge |D|

This week we’re going to talk about books that have the letter D. For those of you that are new to this book challenge, we’re going through the alphabet and talking about memorable books and books still on our TBR lists. Each week we write another post with the next letter in the alphabet.

Read last week’s post here.

This week’s letter – D.

Most memorable books 

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Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige – I love a good retelling and this series does not disappoint with a wild retelling of the Wizard of Oz.

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The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima – This was a book I got from the library because I had nothing better to read. I didn’t have high hopes for it but I ended up reading it straight through then making emergency trips to multiple libraries to try to find the rest of the series. It’s now one of my all time favorite books.

 

 

Books still on our TBR list

Amanda-

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – This is the second book in The Raven Cycle series. I haven’t started this series yet, but it’s on my list for this month to do as a buddy read with a bookish friend of mine.

Antonia-

Die for Me by Amy Plum – This is the first book in The Revenants series. I thought the concept sounded really unique and I was excited that it takes place in Paris which is a setting I haven’t often read about.

 

 

These are our picks for the letter D. What are your memorable books with this letter? Do you have any books that you’ve yet to read starting with D? Feel free to leave your answers in the comments!