Top 10 Beach Reads!

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Hi there! I realize that I haven’t blogged in a reeeeeeeeeally long time, but I’m back again and excited about some of the posts I have planned for the future! This week’s topic was technically supposed to be your top ten books you’re looking forward to the second half of the year, but because I have very few anticipated reads coming out soon (all the books I was looking forward to came out earlier this year), I decided to settle on a different topic. While I was scrolling through all of the TTT archives, I found a great topic perfect for the start of summer: top 10 great beach reads! If you guys have been reading this blog long enough, you definitely know how much I love myself a good beach read. 😉


12049227.jpgIn Honor by Jessi Kirby

Honestly, any Jessi Kirby book could be on this list, but I chose this one because it’s a road trip book and it has one of my absolute favorite OTPs! You guys know how much I love Jessi Kirby; her writing is gorgeous, her characters are fleshed-out and realistic, and she always has such a unique concept to write about. They’re fluffy and cute and light-hearted for the most part, but there are definitely some deeper moments as well – my favorite kind of book!

 


23466626.jpgDreamology by Lucy Keating

I actually read this book a couple months ago for the Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon and it completely took me by surprise by how much I loved it! And OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS, I completely fell in love with the couple in this story. Both characters are so adorable and nerdy and amazing! It’s one of those books that really make you wish you could be best friends with the main characters. Super sweet and fluffy, with a unique premise that definitely keeps your attention. Highly recommend!

 


19547856.jpgSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

If you’ve been around the YA book blogging community for very long, you’ve definitely read – or heard of, at the very least – this book. This is one of my absolute favorite reads, as well as perhaps the cutest book you’ll ever come in contact with. It will make you laugh, lift your spirits, and make you root for the couple in this book to get together like you never have before. It’s also incredibly well-written and will suck you in within the first chapter. An absolute must-read!

 


15777621.jpgThis Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

I loved this book so, so much – definitely a favorite from 2016. It does deal with some deeper themes and is a definite tear-jerker, which is why some of you might be surprised to see this book on this list. However, darker aspects aside, this is an incredibly uplifting and inspiring book about how discovering your true passion – music, in Elise’s case – can literally save your life. The unique writing style definitely took me some time to get used to, but after I did, I recognized the extreme talent and passion Leila Sales wrote with.

 


1627267.jpgAudrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Hands-down the funniest book I’ve ever read. (Okay, I don’t read that many funny books – I’m more of a fan of deeper and darker books – but trust me, it will have you laughing out loud the entire time.) It’s also got pretty much my favorite OTP of all time (honestly, though – can James please marry me instead? Thanks.) and OH MY GOSH I loved every single character. It also has an unique and hilarious concept – seriously, you will be laughing out loud just by reading the synopsis – and it’s incredibly well-written. When any of my friends come to me looking for a good laugh-out-loud read, this is always my first recommendation.


Have you guys been enjoying the start of summer as much as I have? What are some of your favorite reads that you would add to this list?

 

 

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Top 10 Bookworm Delights

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Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Hi guys! I realize that for some reason I haven’t done a TTT post in over a month, but I saw this week’s topic and immediately decided I wanted to break that streak and participate! For those of you who don’t yet know, this week’s topic is your top 10 bookworm delights.


Seeing Someone Reading One of Your Favorite Books In Public

YES, I love this feeling so much! It makes you want to go right over there and give them a huge bear hug and be besties forever, you know? You don’t know? Oh….well then. This is awkward.

Getting a Package of Books In the Mail

It’s like Christmas! Shiny new hardcovers are the best.

Reading Multiple 5-Star Books In a Row

I’m a super picky rater when it comes to books, so this very rarely happens to me. In fact, I’m pretty sure it only happened to me once, which was when I read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and Shiver in the same week. But nonetheless, the feeling is glorious.

When People Always Ask You For Book Recommendations Because You Make It Way Too Obvious That You Love Books

See, you guys? There’s always benefits to being known as the class nerd.

Reading A Super Well-Written Book Where You Just Want To Read Every Sentence Twice Because It’s So Beautiful

For me, the most important aspect of a book by far is the writing style. So when I discover a book that is really, really well-written…..well, to say the least: IT MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY. Some of the most well-written books I’ve ever read include Falling Into Place and Tiger Lily.

Meeting Someone Who Loves Your Favorite Books and Being Able to Fangirl With Them

This one is pretty self-explanatory, because I’m pretty sure you guys have all experienced this.

Reading a Book That Makes You Laugh Out Loud

Yes, if you’re in public people will give you strange looks. And yes, it’s still worth it. I’m pretty sure the TTT post last week was on this topic, but I didn’t get a chance to partake in it. Some of my favorite laugh-out-loud books are Audrey, Wait! and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

Reading a Book Review That Perfectly Captures My Feelings

This is always such an amazing feeling!

When You Find a Book You’ve Never Heard of and Instantly Know You’re Going to Love

This happened to me with The Walls Around Us and How To Love…..it makes me so happy! Especially if the book is underrated, because hen I can spread the love and get other people to read the book as well.

Gorgeous Book Covers

Come on, admit it…..we all judge books by their covers! Some of my favorite book covers include Dreamology, I’ll Give You The Sun, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, and Made You Up.


What are your bookworm delights? Do we have any in common? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Top 10 of My Most Recent 5-Star Reads

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Hi guys! This week’s TTT topic is your top 10 most recent 5-star reads. I haven’t rated a book 5 stars in a pretty long time, so instead, I decided to compile this list of my most recent reads that fall within the 4-5 star range.


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Have you guys read any of the books I included in my list? What did you think? Which titles did you include in your TTT post this week?

Top 10 Books I Love But Don’t Talk About Nearly Enough

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Considering the fact that I’m still a relatively new blogger (7 months-ish), there’s obviously going to be a LOT of books that I’ve loved that I haven’t talked about yet. This week’s TTT topic is a fun one: your top 10 favorite books that you don’t talk about nearly enough. I may have talked about these books at some point in the past 7 months, but this doesn’t even come close to doing justice to my love for these amazing books.

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Volition by Lily Paradis // More Than This by Patrick Ness // Wonder by R.J. Palacio // Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli // Just Listen by Sarah Dessen // Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher // Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine // I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore // Delirium by Lauren Oliver

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So, there you have it! My top 10 (er….9) books that I would recommend without hesitation but don’t talk about nearly enough! Have you guys read any of the books on this list? What did you think? What titles did you include in your TTT post this week?

Top 10 Books To Read If You’re In The Mood For a Good Cry

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Hi guys! I know I’m supposed to be on hiatus, but I just couldn’t help myself today. It’s kinda frustrating when JUST as you announce you’re going on a hiatus, you’re suddenly not very busy anymore, you know? Anyway, we’ll see how it goes. It probably won’t last long, but we can always hope!

This week’s topic is top 10 books to read if you’re in the mood for a certain genre. I’m definitely a huge mood reader, so this topic will be pretty interesting to write about for me. I’m currently in the mood for something that will give me a good cry, so I decided to base my post this week around my absolute favorite tear-jerkers.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When I say “my absolute favorite tear-jerkers,” I basically mean my absolute favorite BOOKS because all my favorite books are tear-jerkers. So I do apologize if you guys have already heard about these books WAY too many times from me – honestly, I can’t help myself.

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21969786.jpgMore Than This by Patrick Ness

THIS BOOK. GUUUUYS, this book is amazing. This was my first ever Patrick Ness book, and it completely blew me away. I won’t say too much about the plot because I believe it’s best to go into it blind, but trust me when I say I cried bucketfulls. And I don’t think it was even supposed to be an emotional book! Oh, Paige….you seriously need to get ahold of yourself….

 

 

18460392.jpgAll The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Now, I know there were some mixed reviews on this one. And I know that it’s obviously not perfect. But honestly, what book is? I’m not going to say it’s my all-time favorite book, because a) picking favorites really stresses me out, and b) that would be lying because I pretty much say that about every book of ever, but is most definitely one of my all-time favorites.

 

 

8621462.jpgA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Yes, another Ness book. DANGIT, MR. NESS! WHY DO YOUR BOOKS HAVE TOO BE SO DAMN EMOTIONAL?!!

But, really. A Monster Calls is no doubt one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. (See – not picking favorites here! 😉 ) The gorgeous writing style really shines through in this one, and the concept is really unique. The illustrations are beautiful, too, so be sure to get the illustrated version if you’re thinking about buying a copy!

15507958.jpgMe Before You by Jojo Moyes

This is honestly by far the most emotional book I’ve ever encountered. I don’t think I’ve ever really met someone who could read this book without sobbing their eyeballs out. I’m not saying you most definitely will cry, but be sure to mentally prepare yourself if you’re planning to get through this book without crying!

This is another really beautiful book. It’s beautifully written, and the characters are so fleshed out that you’ll think you’ve actually met them.

 

18140047.jpgLove Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira

I read this book years ago, but it’s still one of my favorites. Definitely the most gorgeously-written book I’ve ever read. The pacing is a bit slow, but I never got bored because I was focusing on the amazing writing style. If I remember correctly, this was the first book I ever cried at.

Also: If you still need to be persuaded to read this book, start googling some of the quotes it contains. Trust me, they’re very convincing.

 

22628.jpgThe Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Another one of my all-time favorites. I probably don’t need to say much about this one because you’ve all probably read it. And if not, you absolutely need to.

Also, it’s a great movie. One of my all-time favorite movies, actually.

 

 

99561.jpgLooking For Alaska by John Green

Okay, so you know that super duper popular book that absolutely everyone knows about by the same author as LFA? You know, the one that may or may not have a bright blue cover and a title that starts with “the” and ends with “stars”? Oh, yeah. The Fault In Our Stars. Well, I really liked TFIOS. Like, really liked. But, I didn’t love. I was one of those in the minority who didn’t cry (But – Paige! How is that possible? You cry at literally everything!!!), and it didn’t have much of a lasting affect on me. Looking For Alaska was really the book that made me cry. It was really the book that allowed my to relate, to connect, to feel – in my opinion, it is so much better.

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SO! I know I’m probably missing a lot of books, but these are the ones I could think of off the top of my head. Now tell me: are you a mood reader? What is the genre you typically reach for? What books would you add to this list?

Top 10 Books I’ve Read Recently That Were “Out Of My Comfort Zone”

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Hi guys! I know I haven’t been posting very much recently, but I’ve been really busy with school lately. I hope you’re all having a lovely Tuesday evening!

This week’s topic is your top 10 books you’ve enjoyed recently that weren’t in your typical genre or were out of your comfort zone. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to start reading more books that weren’t in my preferred genres (contemporary romance, mystery/thriller, coming of age), so this TTT prompt is in perfect timing! Some of the genres I don’t reach for quite as often include fantasy, science fiction, and adult fiction.

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Adult Fiction

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As you can see, I obviously do NOT venture very much outside my chosen genre. Probably about 95% of the books I read are contemporary. And that’s completely fine! I often do love reading books in other genres such as fantasy and science fiction, but I know my heart will always belong to contemporary romance and coming of age novels.

Did anyone else struggle with this topic as much as I did? What do you consider your typical genre? What YA fantasy/sci-fi books would you recommend to a newbie like me? (I’ve read Throne of Glass and the Lunar Chronicles, but that’s about it….)

 

Top 10 Most Beloved OTPs

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Hi guys! With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought it would be a fun idea to participate in this week’s TTT – a Valentine’s Day freebie! As you can probably tell from the title of this post, I took the creative route (hahahah- NOT) of listing my all-time favorite OTPs.

Because I know we all have extremely strong feelings about our favorite OTPs (one true pairings if you’re not familiar with the term) I whole-heartedly invite you to do all the swooning, squealing, and ecstatic fangirling your heart desires in the comments below. Come on- you know you want to. 😉

ANYWAY, let the shipping commence!

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Wolf & Scarlet | Violet & Finch | Audrey & James | Simon & Blue | Ari & Dante | Louisa & Will | Anna & Étienne | Isla & Josh | Noah & Brian | Sam & Grace| Cath & Levi | Tiger Lily & Peter Pan

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So, I kind of exceeded the “top 10” rule and went for 12 instead. I COULDN’T HELP MYSELF.

Anyway, what are your all-time favorite OTPs? Do we have any in common? As always, feel free to leave the link to your TTT post in the comments below!