blueskyshelf:

youngadultatbooktopia:

Reading trumps sleep. Always.

So accurate.

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All of the YA and Children’s Books on my TBR

I was going through my notebook of books to read and noticed I had 30 Young Adult and Children’s Fiction in it. So, I plan to read them all by next summer — totally attainable, right? I think so, too. 

Here they all are with mini synopses:

  1. Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter — This is a memoir of the author’s childhood growing up in foster homes and having to go through different facets of abuse
  2. Reached by Ally Condie — I read the first two books in the trilogy, wasn’t completely enamored with them, but it’s hard for me to NOT finish series soo.. yeap
  3. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver — Samantha is a high school girl who seems to have the perfect life: she’s pretty, smart, popular, has a great boyfriend until one day she dies. The next morning she finds that she is somehow still alive and gets to relive her last day over and over again within a week.
  4. Liar by Justine Larbalestier — Micah is a compulsive liar. She has always been able to dupe her parents, friends, teachers alike until one day her boyfriend dies in mysterious circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up to her.
  5. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan — It’s a book about a girl named LIly who leaves a notebook filled with challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf in hopes of attracting the right guy.
  6. Feed by Mira Grant — Zzzombieees
  7. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak — A guy finds himself in a rut and something about cards (as you can see, I’m starting to get lazy)
  8. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah — A memoir of a young girl’s coming-of age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.
  9. Graceling by Kristin Cashore — Kick ass girl who don’t need no man
  10. It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini — About a boy and his battle with depression
  11. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick — Two children secretly wish for better lives so they escape to New York to find what they are missing.
  12. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson — Lia and Cassie are two best friends who compete to see who can be the skinniest.
  13. The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon — At the age of 14, Brent raced home from school, doused himself with gasoline, and set himself on fire. This is his memoir as he recounts that day and his many brushes with death.
  14. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga — What if the world’s worst serial killer was your dad?
  15. The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda — Looking over the synopsis, it looks like it’s a book about vampires and within their clan there is a human named Gene who still hunts with them, but then he falls in love.
  16. Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson — The sequel to If You Come Softly. Read my review of that here.
  17. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell — Vikings.. and dragons?
  18. Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck — A girl meets a tiger (somehow) and he tells her (somehow) he used to be a human and then they go off on a journey to change him back. I think.
  19. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein — Set in the backdrop of WWII, this is a story of two girls who are best friends and British spies.
  20. Quad by C. G. Watson — Six students from six different cliques are trapped in the school store as a shooter runs rampant for revenge.
  21. Splintered by A. G. Howard — A retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  22. The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle — It’s set in an Amish community where the rule is that no one can come in, and no one can go out. A girl sees a wounded stranger and wants to let him in to heal him, but the elders are suspicious of who or what he may be.
  23. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson — Epics are those who were given extraordinary powers, but instead of using them for good, they have an insatiable desire to rule over mankind. David wants to find Steelheart, the Epic who killed his father and exact revenge.
  24. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanahan — From a review I read a while back, there’s a scene where a bear licks nipples.
  25. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury — An eerie tale set on Halloween night
  26. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross — A steampunk novel
  27. Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson — A teenage boy named Cole gets sent to a remote Alaskan island as punishment for bashing in a kid’s head. 
  28. Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith — Set in a juvenile delinquent center where it’s hard for anyone to make it out alive…. literally.
  29. Flotsam by Davis Weisner — A picture book that has to do with a lot of fish and the sea. Supposed to be full of beautiful illustrations.
  30. Noggin by John Corley Whaley — Travis is 16 when he gets his head cut off. It’s then transferred and sewed onto another body and everyone around him has changed including his parents, friends, and girlfriend.

And zat is eet!

If any of you guys would be interested in doing a buddy reads with me on any of these books, let me know! :)

Top Ten Tuesday | July 29

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme featured on The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new list is created for everyone to participate in.

This week’s list is Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From. I’m gonna tweak it a little bit because I don’t own many books (as much as I’d like to — no room!) so I’m going to go with Ten Authors That Show Up A Lot On My TBR:

  1. Chuck Palahniuk
  2. Jane Austen
  3. John Steinbeck
  4. Margaret Atwood
  5. Haruki Murakami
  6. Neil Gaiman
  7. Truman Capote
  8. Alice Hoffmann
  9. Terry Pratchett
  10. Jeffrey Eugenides (he’s tied with a variety of other authors, though)
0729

nursebibliophile:

Alright my fellow book blogs I’m stuck in a book rut and need to know what to read/buy next. I mostly read ya. Hellllp.

abookthiefandawordshaker
acrossmyfictionaluniverse
adventuresonpaper
book-obsession
bookdrunkinlove
bookishwallflower
bookmad
books-amillion

Try the Unwind series by Neal Shusterman. The fast-paced, intense reading will get you out of any rut!

August Read-a-longs + Library Books

Join me in some read-a-longs next month! & stay tuned for a library stash/reading update.

Goodreads Links:

Booktube Reading Buddies — DO NOT have to have Booktube to participate!

Austen in August

My GR

How to get a lot of books without spending a lot of money because we're college students and we're broke:

itsleightaylor:

Book Depository - this is the best of the best.

  • pros - cheap prices, free shipping worldwide, free tax in America, brand new books
  • cons - it takes a little while for books to arrive because they ship from the UK

Amazon bargain bin - remaindered (overstocked) books

Or, use a library! Freeee boooks.

Cons - you can’t keep them :/ lol

(Source: amandaonwriting)

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bookdrunkinlove:

Hey guys!!!! I can’t believe there are actually 5 thousand of you that want to follow me!! It’s crazy to think that just a few months ago there were only 30 of you! I blame Manda and Jess haha!
So as a thank you for putting up with my toddler spam, my late night wine book rants, and Maureen and my banter back and forth. I would like to give away some books!
So here are the rules!!:
• I will be choosing TWO winners! The first winner will get either two paperbacks or one hardcover book of their choice! The second winner will receive one paperback of their choice!
• That’s right! Any book you want!!  I would have chosen some of my favorite books, but I want you to get whatever book you’ve been dying to read!
• This is open internationally! I will be purchasing the books through  the book depository! So you just have to be ok with giving me your address for shipping purposes!
• Now the usual fine print. You must be my follower! I will check! Also likes count. Reblog as much as you would like. Just don’t spam your dash! Also no giveaway blogs! That’s cheating.
• Liam will be picking the two winners from a fishbowl. But if there are way too many for me to write down, I will be using a number generator. This will happen on August 10th

Liam’s gonnna have fun with this…. Lol

bookdrunkinlove:

Hey guys!!!! I can’t believe there are actually 5 thousand of you that want to follow me!! It’s crazy to think that just a few months ago there were only 30 of you! I blame Manda and Jess haha!

So as a thank you for putting up with my toddler spam, my late night wine book rants, and Maureen and my banter back and forth. I would like to give away some books!

So here are the rules!!:

• I will be choosing TWO winners! The first winner will get either two paperbacks or one hardcover book of their choice! The second winner will receive one paperback of their choice!

• That’s right! Any book you want!!
I would have chosen some of my favorite books, but I want you to get whatever book you’ve been dying to read!

• This is open internationally! I will be purchasing the books through the book depository! So you just have to be ok with giving me your address for shipping purposes!

• Now the usual fine print. You must be my follower! I will check! Also likes count. Reblog as much as you would like. Just don’t spam your dash! Also no giveaway blogs! That’s cheating.

• Liam will be picking the two winners from a fishbowl. But if there are way too many for me to write down, I will be using a number generator. This will happen on August 10th

Liam’s gonnna have fun with this…. Lol

Top Ten Tuesday | July 22

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new list will be posted on the website for everyone to participate in!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Characters You Would Want on a Deserted Island:

  1. Hermione Granger - She’s smart, what can I say?
  2. Lisbeth Salander - A no bullshit type of person who could be a valuable asset
  3. Katniss - My hunter/gatherer!
  4. Liesel - So we can talk about books
  5. Fred Weasley - Someone’s gotta keep us entertained!
  6. George Weasley - Same as #5
  7. Hook (from Once Upon A Time) - Surely he’s gonna bring his ship with him! if not, heck, I wouldn’t mind him on an island….
  8. Fawn (from Tinker Bell) - This is in case we come across some not-so-friendly animals
  9. Gibbs (from NCIS) - Gibbs is awesome. That’s all. He’s resourceful, tough, and also a no-nonsense type of person. 
  10. Vincent Nigel-Murray (from Bones) - I will never tire of his “Fun Facts”.

I tried to keep this as bookish as possible, but it seems like a lot of books I read don’t have a lot of ideal characters to bring on an island! lol

Merp!

So my boyfriend and I are in a town near our hometown and as we were about to go into a diner, he asked me if I’d like to go to the bookstore nearby.

Uh, yes!!!! :D it’s probably my favorite used bookstore everrrr.

So egg-cited.

Get it. Eggs. Diner. Ahaaaaaaaa :p

Brief Lives (The Sandman, #7) | Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Jill Thompson and Vince Locke
Genre: Fantasy
Publication Year: 1994
# of Pages: 256
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
In Brief Lives, Delirium, youngest sister of the Endless, goes on a search for her brother Destruction. She enlists the help of the reluctant Dream and off they go on a quest, but the cost of finding their sibling may cause Morpheus to regret he tagged along.
Personal Reaction: Again, like book 6, VERY chaotic artwork-wise. I had to put it down several times because it was giving me a headache (and that’s saying something!)
Even though this had more of a plot than the last volume, I felt that the story was lackluster. It was very plain; I expected more from Gaiman and he didn’t deliver. 
Maybe THIS one is my least favorite instead…

Brief Lives (The Sandman, #7) | Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Jill Thompson and Vince Locke

Genre: Fantasy

Publication Year: 1994

# of Pages: 256

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

In Brief Lives, Delirium, youngest sister of the Endless, goes on a search for her brother Destruction. She enlists the help of the reluctant Dream and off they go on a quest, but the cost of finding their sibling may cause Morpheus to regret he tagged along.

Personal Reaction: Again, like book 6, VERY chaotic artwork-wise. I had to put it down several times because it was giving me a headache (and that’s saying something!)

Even though this had more of a plot than the last volume, I felt that the story was lackluster. It was very plain; I expected more from Gaiman and he didn’t deliver. 

Maybe THIS one is my least favorite instead…