Top Ten Tuesday #4

Top Ten TuesdayIt’s Tuesday and as I looked around it seems that almost every book blogger has participated in Top Ten Tuesday, so I will too. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten New To Me Authors.

  1. Veronica Roth — I received the first two books in this series for Christmas and got started reading them at the very beginning of the new year. Definitely a fan of the Divergent series, although I thought the ending could have been better.
  2. Beth Harbison — So far she has been a one-hit-wonder for me. On a whim I bought one of her books at a secondhand shop and didn’t love it, but enjoyed it. Will read another eventually.
  3. Diane Chamberlain — The book I read by her was definitely a let down. I had heard such good things about her writing, but didn’t think it was up to par.
  4. Cassandra Clare — I began the Mortal Instruments series over the summer and although I am only two books in, I am hooked! Can’t wait to complete the series and start her others.
  5. Heather Gudenkauf — She has also been a one-hit-wonder, but I am dying to read more by her. The first, and only, book I have read by her, I completed within 12 hours. So good!
  6. Gayle Forman — When I found out If I Stay was becoming a movie, I decided it was time to read the book. I liked it a lot, but am deciding whether the sequel is worth reading.
  7. Emily Giffin — The book I read by her was a let down as well. I had heard great things about her work, but I just didn’t like it as much as others. I am contemplating trying another.
  8. James Dashner — Mastermind behind the Maze Runner series; I read the first book before I saw the movie, but I wasn’t THAT impressed. It didn’t suck me in like others have, but I still want to find out what is in store next.
  9. Jamie McGuire — I will gladly admit that I am a fan of the “Beautiful” series. Yes, there were things in there that I disagree with, but they are extremely addicting books. I can’t wait to read about the rest of the Maddox boys.
  10. Maggie Stiefvater — I joined a read-a-long in order to read her Wolves of Mercy Falls series and was taken by great surprise. Her writing is wonderful and I enjoyed the series so much!

xofarah

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Top Ten Tuesday #3

Top Ten TuesdayIt’s Tuesday and as I looked around it seems that almost every book blogger has participated in Top Ten Tuesday, so I will too. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get.

#31-3. City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, & City of Heavenly Fire — I am really into The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare right now. I finished City of Ashes last week and have City of Glass sitting on my desk begging to be read. I am really looking forward to getting the rest of the series and finding out what happens to my characters, who are slowly becoming friends.

4-5. Forever & Sinner — After agreeing to participate in the Wolves of Mercy Falls Read-A-Long, I started the first book Shiver on Saturday and I think it is great. I already own the next one, Linger, but the other two were not available at my Barnes and Noble, but it is a must that I get them.

6. Beautiful Oblivion — Why yes, the Beautiful Series by Jamie McGuire is a guilty pleasure of mine and I won’t deny it. I fell for Travis and Abby’s story and I am highly anticipating reading about all of his brothers.

7. Sweet Far Thing — I started The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, by Libba Bray, a loooong time ago and by the time the conclusion book came out, I had already moved on to other things. Well, I am back tracking, because I really want to learn how the great, magical series ended.

8-9. The Scorch Trials & The Death Cure — The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner is one that I don’t love, but I am involved enough to be anticipating what is going on with Thomas and the others. It is important that I find out if they survive.

10. Hour Game — This is the second book in David Baldacci’s King and Maxwell Series. I know it is a bit outdated, but I thoroughly enjoyed the ride that the first book took me on and can’t wait to see where the next one will take me.

I know these are a little outdated and none of them are new releases, but what can I say… I am a bit behind.

xofarah

Top Ten Tuesday #2

Top Ten TuesdayIt’s Tuesday, so it is time for Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Character’s I Wish Could Get Their Own Book.

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  1. Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games — I loved reading about Finnick. He had to be my favorite character of The Hunger Game’s series and, honestly, I don’t think his fate was fair. I would love to read about his time in the games and about what happens to his wife and child after the third book. I need more!
  2. Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments — Can I just stop for a second and say that Simon is my favorite! I could read about his nerdy, sweet, and awkward ways all day long.
  3. Their Children from Harry Potter — Who doesn’t want more Harry Potter in their life? I was so sad when the series finally came to an end. I liked that she gave us some closure toward the end about what happened, but I would really like to read a book about the main character’s kids. That was just be fantastic.
  4. Gale Hawthorne from The Hunger Games — So you never really find out what happens to Gale and that kind of irritates me. All you hear about is Peeta and I am not a Peeta fan. I always rooted for Gale and I feel like he deserved better than the ending he got.
  5. The Other Victors from The Hunger Games — I find the whole “hunger games” concept fascinating, but wish there was more. They always talk about the previous games, but actually having a story written about them would be so cool. I would love to get insight on previous arenas and strategies. Perhaps a book of short stories.
  6. Ronnie & Will from The Last Song — I really liked Ronnie and Will’s relationship and I wish it could go on forever. If only there was maybe a novella letting me know if they made it.
  7. Initiates from Divergent —  I would love to have learned about the initiates lives before they chose their faction. I would love to get insight on lives of the different factions instead of just focusing on Dauntless.
  8. The Maddox Brothers from Beautiful Disaster — So ya, the Beautiful books are part of my guilty pleasures and I find the whole Maddox family intriguing. I know there is a book about one of the brothers, but I hope they all get their own stories.
  9. Owen & Annabel from Just Listen — I really have a soft spot for Sarah Dessen couples, but I remember wishing I could read more about Owen and Annabel. It would be nice if every once in awhile her book had a sequel or an epilogue that let you know what happens to the characters a few years down the road.
  10. Jordan McAfee from The Pact, Salem Falls, & Nineteen Minutes — I always get excited when characters overlap in books that have nothing to do with one another. Jordan McAfee is one of those characters. You see glimpses of how his life evolves, but I would love a book that is all to do with him becoming who he is.

xofarah

Top Ten Tuesday #1

Top Ten TuesdayIt’s Tuesday and as I looked around it seems that almost every book blogger has participated in Top Ten Tuesday, so I will too. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Books I Want To ReRead.

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  1. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray — I remember reading this book like it was yesterday, but sadly I do not remember the other two books in the trilogy. I would love to spark my interest in this series by rereading the first one again.
  2. Allegiant by Veronica Roth — This book was awful. I hated it. I may be part of the few or part of the many, but it was not one that I liked. (I could go on a really long rant), but with the movie coming out in a couple years, I figure I might as well refresh my memory and see if my view on the ending to the amazing beginning has changed.
  3. Harry Potter (all of them!) by J.K. Rowling — Harry Potter means so much to me. I will be forever in love with this series and all that it brought to me when I was younger and that it continues to bring to me today. For being such an obsessed child, I have never reread the Harry Potter series *gasp* but I have wanted to for awhile.
  4. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins — For the same reason that Mockingjay is on this list, I really didn’t like how The Hunger Games trilogy ended and kind of despise the last book, but with the movie coming out soon, I feel a refresher will be needed.
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger — Good ole classic that was a high school required reading. I feel like they ruin the best books this way. I didn’t like this book, because I was forced to read it, but I feel like if I was to give it another shot on my own terms, I could possibly like it.
  6. The Clique by Lisi Harrison — Yes. I did put this on here. By no means do I want to reread the entire series (I never made it past book 5 the first time), but I just remember them being such a huge sensation during my Elementary and Junior High years and it is so small it would take about an hour to reread. I would just love to relive all the hype for just a moment.
  7. The Pact by Jodi Picoult — I am an avid Picoult reader and huge fan. I have not read very many of them more than once, but I feel like to really process all of the information they need to be read twice. This was one of the first Picoult novels I read and that was years ago and I have been itching to read it again and see what perspective I latch onto this time.
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky — I read the book awhile ago and had mixed feelings about it. Now that the movie has been released and I enjoyed it and I may consider giving the book a second try.
  9. The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen — Sarah Dessen novels have a special place in my heart. I read them on the weekly basis back in my early years of high school and part of me is still attached to them. This one was always my favorite and I would love to revisit it.
  10. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer — Yep I did it and I have NO shame. I was completely against Twilight when it first became a big thing in my Junior High, but because of unforeseen circumstances I ended up reading it and loving it. Now that the hype has gone down I would love to them again… if not all, at least the first.

xofarah