May 2017 Wrap Up!

I didn’t read that many books this month, and it wasn’t because I was too busy to pick up a book…I would just pick up a book but then get distracted with another book but then never finish it. Anyways, I did manage to read two books, so here they are!

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Always Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – This was a new release, which came out on May 2nd, and I read it in about a day. This is the third and final book in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy, and follows Lara Jean who after her secret love letters get mysteriously sent out, she has to deal with all the returning and new emotions that come along with that. I love every book in this trilogy, so I was not surprised that I loved this one just as much! I was completely satisfied with how Jenny Han wrapped up this trilogy, and it gave me everything I could ever ask for. 5/5 stars

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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson – This book came out a few months ago, and was also a book I was really excited for. I love Morgan Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone, so I had high hopes for this new Morgan Matson book. The Unexpected Everything follows teenage Andie who has her summer all planned out, that is, until her congressman father gets caught up in a political scandal and flips her plans upside down. Now she has to improvise and deal with getting her perfectly mapped out summer ruined. I enjoyed this book. It was a great light and fluffy summery contemporary that was very easy to read. I cannot say I loved it as much as Since You’ve Been Gone, but I still recommend it! 4/5 stars

Those are the two books I read this month, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: May 2017 Haul!

April 2017 Wrap Up!

April was not the best reading month for me, but I did manage to get through these two, pretty large books. I kind of fell into a reading slump last month but hopefully May will be more of a fast paced reading month! Anyways, here are the books I managed to complete during April.

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier

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This is the final book in the Ruby Red trilogy, which follows a Gwenyth, a girl born into a family of time travellers, but is believed to not possess the time travelling gene. That is, until she finds herself thrust back into the past and suddenly her life is flipped upside down. I have already read this trilogy before, sometime last year, and I loved it just as much this time. If you want a fun, fast paced read, then definitely give this trilogy a try! 4.5/5 stars

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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I re read this in preparation for the sequel, Lord of Shadows, which is coming out next month and ugh, it was fantastic. It took me a while to finish it because it is very long, but it definitely brought me out of my reading slump. Lady Midnight is the first book in Cassandra Clare’s new trilogy, The Dark Artifices, which also takes place in her beloved Shadowhunter world. It follows Emma Carstairs, a Shadowhunter who is determined to discover the truth behind her parents death with the help of her best friend and parabatai, Julian. 5/5 stars

Those are the two books I finished last month and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update!

March 2017 Wrap Up!

March was a good reading month which was great, because I plan on reading a lot of books this year. Anyways, here are the books I managed to read this month!

p-s-i-still-love-you-jenny-han-coverP.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han – Since the new and final book is coming out in May, I decided I should re read the first two books in preparation, but also because I just love this series. The first book, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, follows sixteen year old Lara Jean, who’s secret love letters have been sent out to all the boys she has loved before, and she finds herself digging a hole of lies to prevent her current crush from knowing the truth. This is a very quirky and relatable book that you can’t help but enjoy! 5/5 stars

Lola-and-the-Boy-Next-Door_PBLola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – I had no real reason to re read this book other than the fact that I just wanted to. Lola and the Boy Next Door is about an expressive and unique girl named Lola who has a great life. She loves her parents, has a great best friend, a great boyfriend and is in her final year of high school, but when her first love who crushed her heart moves back next door, things get flipped upside down. This is such a feel-good book that leaves you all warm and fuzzy, and I definitely recommend it if you are in search for a good contemporary! 5/5 stars

before-i-fall1Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver – Since the movie came out this month, I thought it would be a good idea to go read the book before I watched the movie so I did and I really enjoyed it! Before I Fall is about a girl named Sam who has it all. She is popular, has a great group of friends named Lindsay, Elody and Ally, and is dating one of the most popular guys in school. But when her and her friends are driving back from a party one night, they get into and accident and Sam suddenly finds herself reliving that day over and over again. I thought this book really made you think about and cherish the life you have, and while it had a lot of darker and more serious elements, it was also filled with light and fluffy moments that I really appreciated. 3/5 stars

ruby-red-trilogy-by-kerstin-gierRuby Red, Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier – I always forget how much I really do love the Ruby Red trilogy until I read it, and I am so happy that I decided to pick it up again. Ruby Red follows a girl named Gwenyth who comes from a family of time travellers, but it is believed that the time travelling gene has skipped her, and instead possessed by her cousin, Charlotte. But when Gwen is thrust back in time, completely unprepared, she finds herself living the life her cousin was meant to but not necessarily the life she wanted to. I really recommend this if you want an easy, fun book with a great romance in it! 4.5/5 stars for all three

Those are all the books I managed to read in the month of March and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update!

 

 

 

February 2017 Wrap Up!

February is a short month but I still managed to get a lot more reading done than I expected which is great, because if I want to read seventy five books this year, I need to keep up this pace.

anna-kissAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – I have read this book countless times but it never seizes to impress me and make me tingle with excitement! Anna and the French Kiss is about a girl named Anna who for her last year of high school, is shipped off to an American boarding school in Paris. It is a book filled with romance, humor and heart wrenching moments that I never get tired of. 4.5/5 stars

since-youve-been-goneSince You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – Oh look, another re read and another contemporary. I read Since You’ve Been Gone back in July, and I just figured it was time to re read this amazing book and let me tell you, it definitely wasn’t a disappointment! Since You’ve Been Gone follows our main character, Emily, who’s best friend Sloane disappears as the summer begins, leaving only a bucket list for Emily to complete. Determined it will lead her to her best friend, Emily sets of to complete this list along with the help of new friends. This is a really fun and summery read that really gets me in the mood for summer. I really enjoyed it as always, and definitely recommend it! 4.5/5 stars

to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-beforeTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – Yep more contemporaries, more re reads but that is okay because I also had so much fun reading this one! I think the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy is definitely in my top 2 favourite contemporaries just because it is so freaking fantastic. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is about a girl named Lara Jean who’s secret love letters one day get sent out to the past loves of her life, and she suddenly finds herself digging a hole of lies to prevent her current love from knowing she likes him. Why? Because it is her sister’s boyfriend. This book has such a quirky main character and a quirky romance which I absolutely adore! 5/5 stars

keepingthemoonKeeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen – This was a brand new read for me, and as Sarah Dessen’s books always are, it was definitely an enjoyable read. It wasn’t the most amazing contemporary ever, but I did like how for the most part it focused on friendships rather than romance for the main character. Keeping the Moon follows our main character, Collie who is staying with her oddball aunt Mira for the summer while her personal fitness mother is travelling the world. The story follows her as she makes friends and learns to come to terms with her past and her present. 3/5 stars

Those are all the book she I managed to complete this month and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: March 2017 TBR!

January 2017 Wrap Up!

Tc-alwayssummerhis is my first wrap up of the year and luckily, I managed to complete a good amount of books!

We’ll Always Have the Summer by Jenny Han – This is the 3rd and final book in the Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy and I really enjoyed the trilogy overall. The trilogy follows Belly as she returns to the summerhouse that she has spent every summer in since she was little, with her mom, brother and her mom’s best friend who has 2 sons. We follow Belly’s summer which is filled with jealousy, romance and fun and is overall a really entertaining, fast paced read. 4/5 starsobsidian-cover5

Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout – This is the 1st book in the Lux series and follows Katy, a senior who for her last year of high school has moved to West Virginia with her mom for a fresh start. But when she moves next to a pair of unusual and different twins named Dee and Daemon Black, her entire life is flipped upside down. This was a re read, and as always I loved this book. The writing isn’t amazing or anything, but the plot is very gripping along with the cast of kickass characters! 4.5/5 starsonyx-cover-2

Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout – This is the 2nd book in the Lux series, and I won’t say what happens because that would give away spoilers…but what I can say is that things get so twisted and knotted in this book that you start to wonder how in the world they will ever fix all these problems! I did really enjoy re reading this book and Daemon is amazing as always. 4/5 starsatorchagainstthenight_cv-4-14-687x1024

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir – This is the sequel to An Ember in the Ashes which by the way, was a fantastic book. I was really curious to see if this book would live up to the 1st book and while it was almost as amazing, it was still a flipping amazing read that I treasured so much! An Ember in the Ashes is about a girl named Laia who’s brother is one day kidnapped by the Empire, and she goes on a journey to save him. There are relationships that make your heartache and sacrifices that will leave tears in your eyes. A must read! 4.5/5 stars

Fangirfangirl_coverdec2012l by Rainbow Rowell – Fangirl is such a light hearted, relatable book that I could read over, and over, and over again. It follows a girl named Cath who is entering her first year of college with her twin sister, Wren. While Cath wants to stick close to Wren’s side, Wren wants to be wild and free, leaving Cath behind in the dust. But when Cath’s new roommate, Raegan and her ex boyfriend take Cath under their wing, she learns to dip outside her comfort zone a bit and things get interesting…Highly recommend this amazing contemporary if you haven’t read it already! 4.5/5 starseleanor%20and%20park2

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – Again, I could read Eleanor and Park for weeks upon end, but I try to minimize it to once a year because I do like to cherish it. Anyways, Eleanor and Park follows our 2 main characters, Eleanor and Park who’s relationship starts off weird and rocky, but soon blossoms into something more. Eleanor and Park is such a heartfelt book that hits you straight in the feels! 5/5 stars

Those were all the books I managed to read this month and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Quick Writing Tips!

 

December 2016 Movie Reviews!

I watched quite a few movies in the theatre this month, and one of them came out late November but I watched it this month so I decided to add it into this post. I love watching movies so I am extremely excited to share my NON SPOILER thoughts on all the movies!

Moana – I watched this movie on Christmas day and I am so happy I decided to give this movie a shot because I absolutely adored it! I thought it was so adorable and the songs in the movie were fantastic. I really loved how independent and strong Moana was because she sets a very good example for not only young girls but really anyone. I think my favourite part of the movie though is the soundtrack because 1) it is amazing and 2) Lin-Manual Miranda wrote it so… 9.5/10 stars

Sing – I actually watched this the day after Christmas and despite being extremely tired after shopping for 8+ hours I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. I wasn’t obsessed like I am with Moana, but I did really like when all the animals auditioned and just sang. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind if the animals just sang for the whole movie and that was it. 7/10 stars

Why Him – I wanted to watch this movie ever since I saw the trailer which looked hilarious and I just couldn’t resist. This movie had me, and everyone else laughing hysterically for the whole time and I loved all the actors in the movie like James Franco and Zoey Deutch who I thought were hilarious in this movie. I definitely do not recommend this movie to anyone under the age of 14 but if you are definitely go see it if you want a good laugh. 8/10 stars

Those are all the movies I watched this month and I loved all of them and cannot wait for all the new movies releases in 2017!

December 2016 Wrap Up!

Sorry that I haven’t posted in about a week, I planned on scheduling some posts but I just couldn’t think of any that I knew I would be proud of but I am back, so I will be posting again everyday except Sunday like I usually do! Anyways, I didn’t manage to read too many books this month but I did complete a few so here they are.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen – I have been reading a lot of contemporary lately so I naturally picked up another Sarah Dessen book. I did a little research before I picked up another one of her books and I am very satisfied with the one I chose. I really liked The Truth About Forever, I thought the characters were very relatable and had real problems, and the ending made me exciting to pick up more of Sarah Dessen’s books! 4/5 stars

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han – I absolutely adored Jenny Han’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” books so I just had to pick up her other trilogy. I am currently reading the second one but I did complete the first one earlier this month and I just flew through it. These books are the definition of summer contemporary books and honestly, despite it being this middle of winter, they got me really excited for the summertime! 4.5/5 stars

We’ll Always Have the Summer by Jenny Han – This is the second book in The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy and I did enjoy it but I found it wasn’t as fast paced and fun as the first. I do understand that the second book is slightly darker and gloomier because of certain events that took place, I know I would enjoy it a little more if that certain event didn’t occur because if you read the books, you know what I mean. 4/5 stars

Those are the 3 books I completed this month and despite the lack of them, I enjoyed all of them and would call it a successful reading month! I hope you enjoyed and don’t forget to check out my last blog post!

Favourite Books of 2016!

I don’t plan on reading many new books this December, so I thought I ought to share my favourites from this year! In this blog post I will be listing my top 9 favourites from this year and then lastly my all time favourite book from this year so I hope you enjoy! (P.S. The top 9 are in no particular order!)

10. Winter by Marissa Meyer. This was the first book I completed in 2o16 and I thought it was such a satisfying and epic conclusion to the amazing Lunar Chronicles series. I am a huge fan of this series and while in my opinion, it started off slow, it definitely ended with a bang! I am so happy with this book and it just had to make my list.

9. Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout. I absolutely adore this book which is the first book in the Lux series. It is so fun and entertaining to read and it also has a really awesome cast of characters that I love to follow so much!

8. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – Oh my gosh I am obsessed with this story! I watched the movie numerous times before I finally picked up this short book but I am so glad I finally did because it met all the expectations that the movie set up for me. I cannot wait to purchase my own copy of this book because it follows such an interesting and important storyline and overall is a fantastic novel.

7. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead. This is the 3rd book in the Vampire Academy series and it is my favourite out of the entire series, with Spirit Bound right behind it. I love Vampire Academy and I thought the books were all so amazing but when I read Shadow Kiss I was fangirling and just devouring the whole thing.

6. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. Everyone was raving about this book because the movie was coming out so I decided to pick it up and read it before I read the book…let me tell you it was not a let down! I finished this book in 2 days and I would not have put it down for even a second if I got the chance. I don’t read to many adult books but this book is definitely the way to go.

5.A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. This book came to a very close tie with my all time favourite book of 2016 because this book is just so damn good! I started reading it in 2015 but put it down because I just wasn’t that into it, but then this past summer I picked it up again and could not stop reading it! It is a very loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast and was just everything a book needed to be to be perfect.

4. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. This trilogy is a lot of fun and very intriguing. I picked this up at my library just because I have heard about it a few times so I thought why not? Besides, before reading this I hadn’t read too many time travel books but when I read this book, it made me ONLY want to read time travel books…it was just so freaking good and I love this entire trilogy so much!

3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.  I have raved about this book plenty of times on my blog but I just can’t stop. I love to read contemporary but this book made me love the genre even more. It is everything you want in a good contemporary book…it has an adorable romance, a quirky main character, and many, many relatable scenes. I cannot wait for the final book in this trilogy because they are so flipping amazing!

2. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. Unlike many other contemporaries I didn’t devour this book in one sitting. I wanted to always put this book down because I wanted to extend the story for as long as possible which just shows how amazing it was. I loved the 2 main characters and watching them get through a very dark time in their lives was very raw and real and just made the story 100% better.

1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare!!! This fantastic book was my all time favourite book of 2016, and let me tell you why. I am a massive Mortal Instruments fan but even I didn’t expect to love this book so much. It was all I expected and more and I am ecstatic for the new book coming out this coming May!

Those were my top 10 favourite books of 2016 and I hope you enjoyed!

November 2016 Wrap Up!

It is finally December and I am so excited, but right now I am not talking about December, I am talking about all the books I completed in November! I didn’t read that many books because I was busy re reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (because that book is a commitment) but I did manage to read a few other books on the side so here they are!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney – Yes, I still read Diary of a Wimpy kid despite being 15 years old, but they are just so much fun and so easy to read so why not? Anyways, I am not even sure what number this is in the series because there are so many but I did enjoy it quite a bit. I always have fun reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and they honestly take a few hours to finish which was great considering I didn’t manage to read that many books this month! 4/5 stars

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – It took me a little while to complete this contemporary book, but not because it was bad (it totally wasn’t) but because there was just so much to the story that I wanted time away from the book to think about the characters and their past and current struggles. This book is very moving and deep but also a  very light and fluffy  book at times. It follows twins, Noah and Jude who when they were younger used to be very close but after a devastating accident they begin to drift apart. I absolutely adored this story and recommend it to EVERYONE! 5/5 stars

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling – As always I loved reading this book because the Order and the Phoenix is definitely one of the best in the series, but it is long…very long. Anyways, despite this being one of my favourites, I also have several “issues” with it. I don’t know if I would call them issues but just at times I don’t enjoy reading in Harry’s POV because in this book, he begins getting very dark and moody (there are reasons) and becomes very angry towards everyone except Sirius. I just find this incredibly annoying because after everything the Weasley’s have done for him, he acts slightly bitter towards them at times! Anyways, apart from that I did really love it and cannot wait to continue on re reading this series! 5/5 stars

Those are the 3 books I completed in the month of November and I am really hoping to complete more books in December but we will see! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Guide to Starting a Blog!

October 2016 Wrap Up!

I read a great amount of books this month and all of them I really enjoyed! Since NaNoWriMo is finally a go, I might not get as much reading done so I’m glad I read all these books before my numbers begin to decline…Anyways, here is my October 2016 Wrap Up!

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – Just Listen follows a girl named Annabel who is believed to have “everything” but that is until the new year starts and she is alone with no friends, that is, until she meets Owen, a mysteriously quiet boy who helps Annabel in her dark times. I really enjoyed Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, it was really fast paced and easy and I flew through it. There were times were the main character was very frustrating but other than it was just a really fun contemporary read! 4/5 stars

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen – This book follows Auden, an insomniac who is staying at her dad’s for the summer. Throughout this summer, Auden gets a job, makes some friends and meets a mysterious and damaged boy named Eli. I also liked this book but sometimes I felt like the characters were very plain and nothing really stuck out about them. Apart from that though, I flipped through this quickly and it definitely satisified my contemporary need! 4/5

The Book of Lost Things by John Conolly – I had to read this book for my English class and let me tell you, it was definitely one of the better books I’ve had to read for school. This books follows a young boy named David who after the death of his mother, turns to books for comfort. One day he finds himself in a land of twisted fairy tales and he goes on a journey to get out. It was a very dark novel but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. 3/5 stars

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling – It was so amazing reading this book again because it is my favourite book in the Harry Potter series! It was so good and I cannot wait to continue on with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (another favourite of mine). It is really fun following Harry as he tries to survive the Triwizard Tournament and I also just really enjoy reading about the tasks. 5/5 stars

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – Oh my goodness, this book was so fantastic that I couldn’t put it down! I really love reading contemporaries and while all of them are pretty good, there are some that just make me feel super warm and fuzzy inside and this book definitely did that. This book follows Lara Jean, a quiet girl who writes letters to all the boy she has loved before. But when they one day get out and are sent to each boy, she quickly makes up a fake relationship with a boy at her school but it turns into something much more. I also cannot wait for the 3rd book which comes out April 4th of next year! 5/5 stars

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han – This is the 2nd book in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy and I am so happy to say that I loved it just as much as the first book! I really enjoy reading Jenny Han’s books because her writing style is very fun and easy and just flows really nicely. I love how she portrays the relationship in this novel because it is just a complete rollercoaster and it really hit me in the feels! 5/5 stars

Those are all the books I read this month and I am very satisfied with all the books I read and cannot wait to read some more this month! Don’t forget to comment below any books you read this month and what you have planned to read this month because I would love to know 🙂