TTT: My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.

This week:  Books on my Spring TBR

Books I Already Own:

Paper Hearts ¦ Secrets of a Reluctant Princess ¦ Island of Exiles ¦ Ensnared ¦ The Princess and the Page

Upcoming/New Releases:

The Hate You Give ¦ When Dimple Met Rishi ¦ A Court of Wings and Ruin ¦ The Dark Prophecy ¦ #Famous

There are so many books I need to read! Send help 😛

What books are on your TBR?

TTT: Book Boyfriends I’d Spend Valentine’s Day With

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.

This Week: Book Boyfriends I’d Spend Valentine’s Day With

I’d like to preface this post by saying that I love each of my book boyfriends equally and would spend this special day with each of them. I also want to share that I never realized how my love for these two characters are so strong that I cannot seem to find any others that can compare to them.

Rhysand

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Rhys is a recent book boyfriend that I met almost a year ago. When I first met him (in A Court of Thorns and Roses) I was unsure on how to feel. I decided to take a chance on him, which was the best thing I did. I imagine that our Valentines Day would be spent flying around, dancing, and laughing before stargazing until dawn.

Daemon Black

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Credit to the artist, Sayara-S.

Oh Daemon, the first character that made me believe in book boyfriends. Daemon Black encompasses everything I hate to love about a person. He’s arrogant, but sweet. He aggravating, but loveable. If I ever find a real-life Daemon Black (which I won’t), I probably wouldn’t know what to do. Our Valentines Day would be spent baking cookies and marathoning The Walking Dead and he would probably get me more books to blog about and maybe even purchase a self-hosting plan! He’s my original book boyfriend and I’ll love him forever ❤

TTT: Books I Wish Had More Pages

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.

 This week: Books I Wish Had More Pages

A List of Cages

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Why? I’m so in love with these characters and wish I can be their best friend.

It Ends With Us

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Why? This story was so beautiful, I didn’t want it to end.

This Raging Light

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Why? Characters + story = ♥

Oblivion

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Why? Daemon. Black.

Small Circles series

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Why? I can never get enough of Megan’s books

The Last Song

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Why? This is the first YA book I remember reading, it has a special place in my heart.

Harry Potter series

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Why? Do I need to explain?

Vengeance Road

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Why? Extremely unique story that I absolutely loved.

George

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Why? I need to know how George is doing!

The Dead House

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Why? I’m still blown away with how this book messed with my mind.

What books do you wish had more pages?

Top Ten Tuesday (3) – My Auto-Buy Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful ladies over at The Broke and Bookish. This week’s topic is ‘Top Ten of Your Auto-Buy Authors’

 I’m actually going to modify this week’s topic to auto-read authors since I actually don’t buy that many books (I’m lucky because most of my books were gifts/sent for review). However, these are the authors whose books I will check out from the library/buy for a good price in a heartbeat.

Jennifer Armentrout

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Ever since I read the Lux series, I became obsessed with JLA’s writing. Since discovering Jennifer I have bought and read her NA Wait for Me series, which I absolutely love! I also own her Dark Elements trilogy, Don’t Look Back, and an ARC of Scorched.

Rick Riordan

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I have read all of Rick’s major series as well as own the Percy Jackson series and The Kane Chronicles. My sister is currently collecting the books in the Heroes of Olympus series and we plan on purchasing his upcoming novel Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard so we can see him in person!

Cassandra Clare

After reading, and loving, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices I knew that Cassie was one of my favorite writers ever. Since then I’ve received The Bane Chronicles and The Iron Trial as gifts- and I also have an ARC of The Copper Gauntlet! I plan to binge read all of her books in the near future.

Megan Duke

I’m actually extremely lucky to be a VIP member of Megan’s street team so I get advanced copies of all her books. I’ve also beta read two of her books! However- if I ever had to pay for any of Megan’s future books I would do so in a heartbeat! There’s just something about her writing that enchants me and I swear that I’ve read the majority of her books in one to two sittings.

Michelle Madow

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I currently own every single one of Michelle’s published work (I’m including an ARC I received of Diamonds in the Rough). I absolutely ADORE her Secret Diamond Sisters books and cannot wait to get my hands on the final book; I also cannot wait to get to her Transcend Time series that has been sitting on my shelves for a year 😦

Ali Novak

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I read (and loved!) My Life With the Walter Boys back when it was just a popular Wattpad story; I actually got the published version at BEA and I hope to read that soon. However it wasn’t that book that made me fall in love with her writing, it was The Heartbreakers! I loved, loved, LOVED that book and I cannot wait for the rest of the series to come out- I will buy them instantly.

J.D. Netto

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Funnily enough me and my sister (we usually share books) each have our own copies of The Whispers of the Fallen and Rebellion! JD is such a great person and he’s so passionate with writing, I’m super excited to attend his release party for The Gathering of Shadows so I can finally get a physical copy of the book!

Eleanor Herman

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Is it possible for an author to make your auto buy-list if you’ve only read one of her books? If so, Eleanor managed to do so after I finished reading her book Legacy of Kings (which is out TODAY! Go buy it!!). I am ecstatic to see what she has in store and will buy her future YA books without looking twice.

Marie Lu

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The Legend trilogy is one of my all time favorite dystopian series! My obsession with the series was so obvious that for my birthday last year my sister got me a copy of the first book, Legend, as well as a pre-order of a signed copy of The Young Elites!

John Green

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I feel kind of like a hypocrite putting John on this list since I still haven’t read Looking for Alaska, Will Grayson Will Grayson, or Let it Snow- however, since I plan on eventually reading those novels and his future works I think it’s appropriate.

Top Ten Tuesday (2) – Authors I’ve Read the Most Books From

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful ladies over at The Broke and Bookish. This week’s topic is ‘Top Ten Authors I’ve Read Books From’

This week’s topic made me realize how I read books from a variety of authors. It took me awhile to figure it out,  but I think I remembered everyone.

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Carolyn Keene: ~40 books

I was completely and utterly obsessed with this series in elementary and middle school! I read most of the main series plus some of the spin offs as well. Fun fact: the books were created by more than one person using the pen name Carolyn Keene.

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American Girl series: ~20 books

Technically this isn’t an author but since I read so many I decided to add it to my list. I read at least one book for each of these characters so I know and love them all. This series was fun and quickly became my obsession when I was younger.

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Dear America series: 15-20 books

Another series- but once again I was obsessed with them. I would read these in bulks when I was younger, I loved them so much that I still remember some of the stories.

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Rick Riordan: 14 books

I was actually surprised to discover that I’ve read so many books from Rick. I read all 3 of his series as well as the graphic novel of The Lost Hero. 

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Jennifer Armentrout: 12 books

Another surprising number! What’s funny is that I still own 5 books by her that I haven’t read yet so this number will be increasing very soon.

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Cassandra Clare: 10 books

I will always love Cassandra Clare’s worlds! So far I’ve only read The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, but I’m looking forward to reading The Bane Chronicles, The Iron Trial, and The Copper Gauntlet this year!

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Chicken Soup for the Soul logo. (PRNewsFoto/Alcon Entertainment)

Chicken Soup for the Soul series: 6-10 books

I don’t know why I got into this series in middle school, but I was obsessed! I read every kid/pre-teen/teen book that my library offered. I then tried to read a mother/daughter one but my mom read it and told me I wasn’t old enough to read it yet. After that my craze ended.

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Frewin Jones: 7 books

I was, and still am, in love with this series. I had never read a book quite like these before so I was immediately enchanted by the faeries, castles, and separate realms! I often would try to imagine myself into the story because I desperately wanted to live in that world.

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J.K. Rowling: 7 books

*sigh* I really miss these days. I read the entire series seven times. A few times I would reread the books right after I finished rereading them! It got so bad that my mom threatened to hide the books if I didn’t start reading other stories soon.

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Megan Duke: 6 books

My latest obsession has been all things Megan Duke! Not only is Megan an awesome fried but she is an incredible writer. I cannot wait to devour all of her future books(:

*Please note that none of these pictures are mine, I just grabbed them from google

Top Ten Tuesday (1) – Fairy Tale Retellings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful ladies over at The Broke and Bookish. This week’s topic is ‘Top 10 Fairy Tales Retellings I’ve Read/Fairy Tales I Want to be Retold’

I am so excited to participate in my first Top Ten Tuesday! A year ago I had no clue what a meme was in the blogging world, but after seeing so many blogs I love (like Quality Fangirls, The Book Bratz, and Caught Read Handed) take part in TTT I decided to give it a shot!

Since I really wanted to share what fairy tales I want to be retold as well as some of my favorite retellings, I decided to do a combination of the two:

Favorite Retellings:

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1. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

Obviously, this is a retelling of the fairy tale Red Riding Hood. I’m 99% sure this is the first retelling I have ever read and I was completely obsessed. I remember rereading the book at least three times and on top of that, I left bookmarks marking my favorite scenes so whenever I was bored I can reread them (and I did, several times!).

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2. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Mayer

This series retells the stories of Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel in the most unique way possible. The characters live in a futuristic, dystopian world where the characters are fighting to save the world from the Queen who lives on the moon. I’m totally butchering the synopsis so please trust me and read it if you haven’t already!

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3. Beastly by Alex Flinn

This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It’s set in the modern world where spoiled, rich teen is cursed with beastly ‘ugliness’ after picking on a witch. I was really impressed at how the author was able to connect many important elements from the original tale and give them a modern twist.

Tales I Want to be Retold:

1. Aladdin

I cannot tell you how many times my sister and I watched this movie. We went through an Aladdin phase where we watched the movie every nights for months- towards the end of our phase we were able to successfully recite almost half the lines in the movie as well as sing along with the songs. It was terrible! Anyways- I never heard of anyone retelling the story, but I can guarantee the second I find one I will devour it.

2. The Little Mermaid

Another obsession of mine, however it occurred when I was much younger so it was normal behavior. Even though I haven’t seen any for myself, I heard that there are a few good retellings of this classic tale however- I’ve yet to find one. Fun Fact: I started out lining a retelling for NaNoWriMo last year but never got around to writing it.

3. Mulan

Most fairy tale retellings tend to portray the main characters in a stronger, independent way than the actual fairy tale (I’m talking to you Cinderella!). I would love to see a retelling of an already strong character, especially since she literally kicks ass.