Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday! Books to read if you like these tv shows, movies, plays etc

Happy Tuesday! I know we've been slacking a bit but we're back. And this top ten seemed to really have us stumped. Thanks to the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish, who host this weekly meme, we are bringing you ten books we think you'd like if you like x, y, or z. 

If you're a fan of Pretty Little Liars, the book or television series then I suggest Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. This trilogy is full of mean girls and vengeance.

Fan of Sookie Stackhouse? Then try Guilty Pleasures (Book 1 of the Anita Blake Novels) by Laurell K. Hamilton. In the same fashion as The Southern Vampire Mysteries, vampirism has recently become legal, which of course means, vampires, vampires everywhere. Anita isn't quite like Sookie, unless you count her countless supernatural suitors and the danger lurking at every turn, but the difference between these two women is what sets the books apart.

Once upon a time I loved a little book called Twilight. If you did too I would suggest Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. There are no vampires here, however, the formula of the book is similar. If you liked Edward Cullen, you will love Patch.

Down the Rabbit Hole I blissfully go. Alice in Wonderland has always been one of my favorite stories, making Splintered by A.G. Howard a treat. No, this isn't Alice's story, but rather her descendent, Alyssa. A "what came after" sorta tale, that left little to want.

I wasn't the biggest fan of The Spectacular Now, but I didn't completely dislike it either. My theory is that I love male characters such as Ezra from The Beginning Of Everything by Robin Schneider so much that I've become a harsh judge. If you loved the voice of Sutter, I'm betting you'll love Ezra too. Give him a chance.

If you like Arrested Development, you'll love This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper. It had the dark human that Arrested Development has and the dysfunctional family to go with it. They both have very prominent patriarchs that force these families who shouldn't be together, to be together.

If the show Supernatural is up your alley, Penryn & The End of Days Series by Susan Ee is for you. No their are no hot brothers, but there are snarky angels causing the end of the world. It gets really twisted and graphic so the horror aspect is very prominent as well.

If you're into Veronica Mars, (Like I am) then you may like Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu. This has an air of mystery to it that you get in VM. It also has a lot of he said she said that Veronica has. 

If you like Dawson's Creek, then you should enjoy the Remember When Trilogy by T. Torrest. It is all about first love and heartbreak. If you liked the will they, won't they that Joey and Dawson or even Joey and Pacey had, you'll enjoy this sweet tale.

Finally, if you like Pretty In Pink, then you will LOVE The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. Opposites attract and bloom in this story. Rich boy and the girl from the wrong side of the tracks getting together is a story we always wish would happen in real life. Distance really has the doubt, hope and hurdles that Andie and Blane have in the movie.

Until Next Time!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday! Bookish Things We'd Like To Own

This is a really good top ten topic for this week. Especially being on tax day, we're going to list bookish things we want that aren't books! Thanks to the ladies at The Broke and The Bookish, we bring you our list of stuff!

  1. A kindle, not the fire, but the original, e-ink, glare free screen. I love my Nook. I love my iPad, but there are just some places where they're impossible to read on. 
  2. A large bookcase for my living room.
  3. Book shelving for my bedroom. Having books scattered everywhere is my idea of sexy, but hey, it's not everyone's.
  4. A new case for my Nook. Old pinky is looking kinda rough.
  5. A team Morpheous tee, Not just some oversized tee that says team Morph either, but like something with intricately designed moth wings and cool blues. Yes. 

  1. A new Kindle case. I have the 2012 edition and since the new one came out last year, a lot of the cases I once saw aren't around. So I think I would like a custom one.
  2. Maybe a new bookish tattoo. I already have 'Mischief Managed' down my right forearm. I kinda want to finish it with more harry potter quotes.
  3. A The Fault in Our Stars quote necklace from DFTBA. All of them have been out of stock and I'm dying to get my hands on one.
  4. Some really pretty book shelves or a really interesting bookcase. Like in the shape of a tree or something. I'm running out of space for my books as is. 
  5. I would love a reading/breakfast nook. Somewhere I could just curl up and read  without worry.With lots of pillows too.
Until Next Time!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #3

Stacking The Shelves, a weekly meme hosted Tynga's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

What a week! How was your reading this week? Mine was a whirlwind but I got some reading and book buying down. Remember how last week I borrowed Wife by Wednesday from amazon? Finished and LOVED it! I loved it so much I went on a binge of Catherine Bybee books.


 Married by Monday by Catherine Bybee - I breezed through this one. After reading the first book, I just couldn't leave this world. This, and the one prior and ones after, are everything you could have asked for. Undeniable attraction, action, some funny. All wrapped up in a great wedding dress.

 FiancĂ© by Friday by Catherine Bybee - I'm currently reading this one now. Not as easy to get in as the prior two but I still am loving these characters.
 Single by Saturday by Catherine Bybee - I am on the edge of my seat to read this one. The story for this one is set up in the previous book and I feel like it will be great.

 Not Quite Dating by Catherine Bybee - I got this one mostly to read something different from the Weekday Bride Series. I can't wait to though.

Until Next Time!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday! Most Unique Books We've Read

We all want to be different. Stand out. Make an impression. Today's top ten is just that. Brought to us from the lovelies at  The Broke and the Bookish, we are going to give you some of the most unique books we've read.
  1. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider - I've read books from male POV, however, not a male as witty as Ezra. The usage of puns is what really made this book unique to me. Can you say Angry Wings? Very inventive Ms. Schneider. I love it.

 2. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - I tend to stray away from books dealing with death, as I'm a softy, but this particular book called to me. Having just lost a sibling when I started to read it, I was feeling a bit masochistic, but came out feeling... relieved? I remember looking up at the sky and saying, "The sky is everywhere, and so are you." It was a fresh take on how a sibling handles the crushing weight of losing such a big part of them, while the world continues to go on. It was tastefully done, so much that the HEA ending didn't take away from the grief. Unique? You betcha.

 3. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan - Come on, it is a book in the form of a dictionary. That is as unique as you can get lately. It was cute and different.

4.  The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - Vampirism is an epidemic? Not entirely new, but the way it reminded me of something closer to the zombie apocalypse was. This author took a popular genre and made it her own.

5. Splintered by A.G. Howard - Of all the books I've listed, this is the most unique to me. A.G. Howard has taken Lewis Carroll's wonderful world of Wonderland and made it something to fear. A beautiful nightmare. What ever happened to Alice? This book right here answered this question for me and so many more. A very unique take on how things really happened in Wonderland and what came next.

6. Angelfall by Susan Ee - Unique, creepy, something I never thought possible. Those are the only things I could used to describe this series. What Susan Ee does that is unique is take the iconic view of what we think of Angels and make them the villains. They are beautiful and otherworldly, however, they bring destruction to our world. I had never read anything else like it.

 7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor - Another story with angels that I didn't expect. But what made this unique for me was the fact that I didn't know what was going to happen before it did. It was a total mystery to me until the end when every little frustrating detail made sense. Also, Karou, as the main heroine of this mysterious story, she was unlike anything I had ever read before. 
 8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - I've read books from many POV's but having a story told from the view of death was something I wasn't expecting. At times it was difficult to keep up with death's tangents but I think that is what made it really unique. Usually you see a story from an outsiders view but never from something or someone so universally known and abstract. 

 9. The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu - Again, a book with mystery and unique POVs. This book is told from the view of four different characters. They are as different as they come in the hierarchy of highschool. A jock, popular girl, wannabe and geek weed through rumors and truths surrounding the title character. Something I had not seen before in many places. It keeps you wondering what is the truth till the end.
 10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky - When I read this book I was blown away because of how different it felt. Yes, I had read a book in the form of letter's before and yes, I've read about troubled teenagers. Though, something about Charlie's voice felt fresh and new and different. He wasn't a teenager sounding like an episode of Dawson's Creek or beyond his scope of experience. He felt like a real kid with real issues. It was honest.

Until Next Time!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #2

Stacking The Shelves, a weekly meme hosted Tynga's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Second Stacking the Shelves!! How was your week? Read anything good? Get a stack of books? I hope so! Here is my week in review!


Wife by Wednesday by Catherine Bybee - I borrowed this from Kindle Lenders Library. I wanted something maybe light to counter some of the heavier things I have planned to read over the next month.


The Program by Suzanne Young -  I've been dying to read this book for months but never really having the money to get it when I wanted. It was on sale and I snatched it up. I can't wait to dive into this book.

Wallbanger by Alice Clayton - I read some of this story when it  was a fanfiction. I am not all about pulled to published stories but something about this has called to me and I wanted a sure thing of funny to get me out of the angsty mood my last book left. I ended up finishing it over the weekend and loved it more than I could remember. I can't wait till the sequel comes out in a few months.

Until Next Time!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday! Gateway Books/Authors in Our Reading Journey

We've all had to start somewhere, right? This week, thanks to The Broke and the Bookish, we are going to name some of the books/authors that helped us on this journey we call avid reading.

  1. The Harry Potter Series: I know that a lot of people will list this but that isn't going to stop me. Before finding out about this, I barely read what was assigned to me in school. But once I got into it and especially after seeing the movie, I realized that reading could be for fun instead of forced.
  2. The Mortal Instruments Series: I didn't know what Urban Fantasy was before reading City of Bones. I wasn't even that into reading young adult as a genre, but when I finally started the book after having it for about a year, I was blown away.It showed me that there was other fantasy out there besides Harry Potter. I'm grateful to have read it.
  3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker: This was the first adult book I ever remember reading. I am a movie junkie so actually getting to read this book and see the differences from the movie was a jolt for me. Though it was the first time I actually said "The book was better."
  4. Rainbow Rowell: Before reading her books and following her on twitter, I never thought of authors as celebrities besides ones like Anne Rice and Stephen King. Something about her writing really made me excited about reading more contemporary novels. And after finally meeting her and seeing how down to earth and 'normal' she was, it helped me realize that hell, maybe I can be a writer.
  5. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice: Before this book and series, I didn't know what Erotica was. It was just so well and out there and inventive. Plus it taught me what a phallus was.  

  1. Stephanie Meyer: She introduced me to the supernatural world and for getting me back into reading after a long three year slump.
  2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: This opened the door (for me) to other circus based novels, like Cirque Du Freak.
  3. Gillian Flynn: She gave me the wonder forld of horror. All three of her books are captivating. I never knew that horror could be so good!
  4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: This was my first real taste of contemporary young adult, after stepping into adulthood.
  5. The Submissive by Tara Sue Me: Though I read it before it was publish, this book introduced me to the term UNF and Erotica.

Until Next Time!