November Book Haul 2015

  

I actually didn’t think I bought a lot of books this month but while I was looking over my shelves I realized I did get quite a few (7). I know that I will most likely get lots of books next month because Christmas (!!!) so I was trying to save some good ones to ask for for Christmas but anyway here are the books I bought/received this month. 

Physical Books:

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (click here for my book review) 

 
The Accident Season ny Moïra Fowley-Doyle (click here for my book review) 

 

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins 

 Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins 

 Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs 

  Ebooks:

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

 Movie Game by Michael Ebner (book review coming soon, I am almost finished it) which I received from Pen & Picture (thank you so much!!) though NetGalley.

  

 Also an exciting thing that happened this month is on Sunday (the 29th) I received my first ever book from a publishing company which was, as I said, Movie Game!! I was so excited I ran downstairs and told my mo right away! Anyway I actually can’t believe it’s already the end of November (I’ll have my wrap up on here tomorrow) and almost Christmas and 2016! Let me know in the comments some books you got this month I’d love to know!

Thank You For 100 Followers!

  

Hey guys! I just wanted to make this quick post to say thank you so much for 100 followers!!! Like WHAT!?!?!??! ALREADY?! I’ve only had this blog for less than three months I can’t believe theres 100 peoople following me! Thank you so much to everyone who reads my posts, likes the and comments on them. I love it so much when I can discuss books with people who also read as much as me, it makes me so happy. Also thank you to everyone who has been tagging me in all of the book tags and book awards that are going around, thats really nice of you all. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Bookish Alphabet Tag

  

Hey book lovers! I was tagged by Mariana @ FireHeartBooks to do the Bookish Alphabet Tag which she created! This is such a cool idea for a tag and basically you just find a book on your shelves (or that you’ve read but don’t own anymore) with the first letter of the title going with each of the letters of the alphabet. The only thing is ‘The’ is excused, for example if the title of the book is ‘The Host’ you can use that book for the letter ‘H’ (if that makes sense😂). 

A- The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (read)

B- Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer (read)

C- Cinder by Marissa Meyer (read)

D- The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (not read)

E- Evereything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (read)

F- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (read)

G- Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern (read)

H- The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (read)

I- If I Stay by Gayle Forman

J- I don’t have any books that start with J.

K- Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen (not read)

L- Looking for Alaska by John Green (read)

M- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (read)

N- Night Film by Marisha Pessel (not read)

O- The One bby Kiera Cass (read)

P- Prodigy by Marie Lu (not read)

Q- I don’t have any books that start with Q

R- The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (not read)

S- Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (read)

T- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (read)

U- The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (read)

V- Voyager by Diana Gabldon (not read)

W- We Were Liars by E. Lockheart

X- I don’t have any books that start with X

Y-I don’t have any books that start with Y

Z-I don’t have any books that start with Z

 

Well there you have it! There weren’t too many letters (only 5) I couldn’t make a match for which is good although I’m surprised I don’t have one that starts with J🤔.

I tag:

Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions

Audrey @ Forwards and Bookwords

Ava @ Bookishness and Tea

and any of you that want to do it! Also I just wanted to say thank you so much fro almost 100 followers! (2 more to go!!!) and thanks so much for reading, liking and commenting on my posts! I will be writing a whole post when I reach 100 so stay tuned for that! 🙂

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Book Review

  

Title: Anna and the French Kiss

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Genre: Young Adult Romance/ Contemporary 

Pages: 372

Format: Paperback

Rating: 4.75/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis: Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

My Thoughts: ( I would suggest you DON’T read this if you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss.) I loved this book. The last two book I read I didn’t like all that much but the second I started reading Anna and the French Kiss I knew I’d love it. It was my exact type of book, young adult romance, with a pleasent to read writing style, good characters that you grew close to throughout the book and even though at times it was very cheesy, I still couldn’t help but enjoy it immensely. Anna as a main character wasn’t annoying and I liked reading from her perspective. Anna also loves movies the same way I love books and she reviews movies like I review books so that was something that I could relate to her with. Although Étienne was very stereotypical in a YA, romance way I still really enjoyed him and him and Anna together.    I also really liked Josh who you didn’t even see very much throughout the novel but I just really liked  him and his humour. The reason why it wasn’t a 5/5 star book for me was because I didn’t like how Anna didn’t tell the school principal what Amanda said about Mer. I think she should have just said it and she would have saved herself from detention and got Amanda in the trouble she deserved. Other than that I really loved Anna and the French Kiss and would highly recommend it if you love contemporaries or even if you don’t normally read contemporaries!

Top Ten Tuesday #2: Top Ten Books I’m Thankful I Read This Year

  

Hey everyone! Sorry for not posting much in the past week, I’ve been a bit busy. Also I’ve been tagged in so many book tags and blog award things in the past week (which is awesome thanks to everyone that has been tagging me!) so I just wanted to let you all know that I’ll try to get to all of them but I’m going to try to spread them out as well because I don’t want my blog to be swamped with them. 🙂 Another quick thing is that I am (finally) almost done Anna and the French Kiss so expect a review of that soon!

Now on to todays post, Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks is actually a Thanksgiving themed freebie. I don’t live in the US so its actually not Thanksgiving for me right now (mine was back in October) but I still thought it would be fun to do my very first freebie as Top Ten Books I’m Thankful I Read This Year. (Also just a reminder this is in no particular order.) 
  #1: The Selection by Kiera Cass  

 I am so thankful that I read The Selection because if I hadn’t I wouldn’t have devoured the rest of the series and end up loving them!   #2: Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli  

 

I’m just so happy I read this book because it made me love contemporaries even more than I already did (and its the best book I read this year so far😍👌🏻) 

  #3: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han  


 I read this book and the sequal (PS I Still Love You) each back to back, one day for each of them and I just loved them so much, they were perfect reads for the summer.  

 #4: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella  

 

I wasn’t sure how if I would love or hate this books and I ended up reading and LOVING it so I’m very happy I picked it up.

 #5: Me and Earl and The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews    

 
There is so many people who love this book so I am veryt hankful that I picked it up and gathered my own opinion on it, I didn’t like it that much but at least now I know I don’t like it.

  #6: The Blood Of Olympus by Rick Riordan  

 

I waited a year to read this book (I owned it, I just didn’t want the series to be over) and I am so thankfull I eventually read it because it was amazing, and hey, better late then never! 

 #7: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider  

 

I read this fairly early in the year and without it I would not have started to read so many contemporaries and contemporary is now my favourite genre so I’m thankful that this book catapulted me into the genre. #8: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll  

 
I don’t usually read classics (I’m trying to read more) but I liked Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and I’m happy I decided to read it even though its not my type of book generally.

 #9: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 

 

I was highly anticipating this novel and even though I was disappointed in it, I am happy that I read it. If you want to hear more of my thoughts click here for my full book review.  #10: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

  

I was on page 100 of this book for a few days and I was debating on whether or not I should continue reading it but thank goodness I did because it was amazing and I’m so thankful that I did. If you want to read my thoughts on it click here for my book review. 

  There you go, my top ten books I’m thankful that I read this year! Let me know some books that you are thankful for reading this year in the comments and I hope you have/had a great Tuesday! 


  

Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review (No Spoilers)

  

Hey everyone, I am here with a new post, a Mockingjay Part 2 movie review! So as you probably know today is the day that Mockingjay Part 2 is released into theaters. I saw it this afternoon with my school because we read The Hunger Games in english class. It was phenomenal. 

 My Thoughts: The whole movie was amazing, it wasn’t too slow and it wasn’t too fast but at the same time it had you on your toes the whole time. At the start of the movie I couldn’t believe I was actually seeing the final movie. I had waited so long to see it and it was finally here. I reread the book yesterday so it was all super fresh in my mind and let me just say it was almost exactly like the book which is all me, as a gigantic fan of the books could ask for. Even though you were no inside of Katniss’s head in the movie, which you are in the book, and you don’t get to here her thoughts, they still were able to transfer her emotions to you. They could have spent a little more time on things like Katniss’s training and Peetas recovery but other thank that it was pretty spot on. There was one scene closer to the end of the movie where all the remaining victors and President Coin sat at a table and were trying to figure out what to do next and it was practically word for word to the book which was just so nice to see. So many book to movie adaptations these days are getting messed up and changed as they go from page to the big screen so it was just relieving to see how loyal they were to the book. As for the acting it was on point as usual, I cried so many times just because I was feeling the emotions Katniss was feeling, Jennifer did such a lovely job. As for the rest of the cast, I just have to say I don’t think I could have asked for anyone better to play some of my favourites fictional charaters. They only slightly modified something at the end as a result of Philip Seymour Hofffman, the actor that played Plutarch Heavensbee, passing away during filming the movie, which is completely understandable. I would absolutely recommend this to everyone who loves a good movie because there’s something for everyone in Mockingjay Part 2, action, romance, suspense, it’s an all around amazing movie. Although I would definitely suggest bringing tissues, it’s a tear jerker for sure! Although I am sad this movie franchise is over I am so happy to have seen the amazing conclusion!
Have any of you seen Mockingjay Part 2 yet? What did you think of it? (Please no spoilers in the comments, I wouldn’t want it to be spoiled for anyone incase they haven’t read the books.)

Top Ten Tuesday #1: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

Hey fellow book lovers! I am so happy to say that I am going to start participating in Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this weeks topic is, top ten quotes you love from books you read in the past year or so. If you want to join, head over to their blog to see what it’s all about. I LOVE book quotes and I’ve read some pretty good books this year with awesome quote in them so this’ll be great! (also these are in no particular order)

  #1: We Were Liars by E. Lockheart

“Be a little kinder than you have to.” 

#2: The Selection by Kiera Cass


“True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.”

 

#3: Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

 

“The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat – soft and persistent, underlying everything.”

 

#4: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

 

“Plenty of people are good-looking. That doesn’t make them interesting or intriguing or cool.” 

 

#5: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

 

“Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.” 

 

#6: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Scheider

 

“There is a difference between being dead and dying. We’re all dying. Some of us die for ninety years, and some of us die for nineteen. But each morning everyone on this planet wakes up one day closer to their death. Everyone. So living and dying are two words for the same thing if you think about it.”

 

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

 

“Is it better to have a good thing and lost it or to never have had it?”

 

#8: The Fault in our Stars by John Green (I actually read this in 2013 but I’ve reread it multiple times this year so I’m counting it😂)

“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”

 

#9: The One by Kiera Cass


“Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.” 

 

#10: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

 

“I am now watching the movie of my life as I live it.”

 

So that’s it for my first TTT! I hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to next weeks top ten:) Also let me know what some of your favourite book quotes are, I’d love to know!