Books I DNF…

We ALL have those books that we just picked up but never got around to finishing, and I am too, guilty of that. Just because we DNF (stands for ‘did not finish’)a book doesn’t mean we don’t like it, and for me I usually DNF a book because I get distracted by a new shiny one. Anyways, here are the books I have DNFed and don’t forget to comment the ones you have below!

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

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Okay, I absolutely adored A Court of Thorns and Roses, but A Court of Mist and Fury is HUGE and high fantasy which takes me a long time to get into. I was really enjoying it though, and got halfway before I just put it down and never picked it up again. When I do get around to picking it up again, I will have to restart it because I totally forget what happened!

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

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Cassandra Clare is one of my all time favourite authors, and I love all her work, but I just couldn’t get into this novella bind up! I know I will love it because I didn’t get far at all into the book before I put it down and got distracted with other books, but once I pick it up again and actually read it more I know I will kick myself in the head for not finishing it sooner.

The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

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This is a newer release so I don’t feel that bad about not finishing it, but still. I was actually enjoying this book until Lord of Shadows came out and totally consumed my life. I do plan on jumping into The Dark Prophecy again because I have heard amazing things about it and know that I will love it just like every other Rick Riordan book I have read!

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

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I’ll Give You the Sun was a FANTASTIC book and I was so pumped and ready to pick up Nelson’s other book, The Sky is Everywhere, but somewhere along the line of reading it I just never got around to finishing it. It wasn’t anything I was loving, but I did like it and wanted to continue reading it…but didn’t. It is a contemporary though so maybe I will pick it up again this summer during the BookTubeaThon if I have time and read it. Who knows though because it was a DNF!

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

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For some reason this Sarah Dessen book didn’t grab me as much as the others did. I still plan on reading it though, because I am sure that I will like it, but for now it is in my DNF pile…which is something I never thought I would do to a contemporary because I usually fly through them. I do think that it was because I had another book I wanted to read, but still! No excuse, I need to read this book.

Those are the books I DNFed and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Camp NaNoWriMo Week 2, for some motivation and tips!

Spring/Summer 2017 TBR!

Okay, so I have a lot of books on my shelf, as well as books coming out, that I want to read with absolutely no time. I am sure a lot of you can relate, so here are all the books I want to and need to finish before the end of the summer!

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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This book is about a girl named Andie who has her whole summer planned out. She has a great internship lined up, a great group of friends, and is ready to for a quick summer romance…as long as it is no more than three weeks. But when her congressman father gets caught up in a political scandal, she finds her summer flipped upside down and her organized summer becomes an insane mess. I am currently reading this book, but I have been distracted by all these new releases that it keeps getting pushed back. I am determined to finish it very soon though!

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

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This is a book a bind up of novellas written in Simon Lewis’s POV, and follow him on his journey through the Shadowhunter Academy as he sets out to become a Shadowhunter. I started this earlier this year, but again, I just got distracted by other books and never got around to finishing it.

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

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The Moon and More follows our main character, Emaline, who is entering the summer before college, and during this last summer, she meets a city boy named Theo. Theo isn’t the typical boy she would like, but she can’t help but feel drawn to him in this summer contemporary. I love Sarah Dessen books, so I know I will eventually read it this summer, it has just been sitting on my shelf for a while.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas 

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A Court of Mist and Fury is the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses, which follows Feyre, a girl who while hunting for her family shoots and kills a wolf. The only thing is, the wolf turns out to be a faerie, and she forced to make the decision to die or live out the rest of her mortal life in the faerie world. She chooses to leave for the faerie world, and realizes it is not anything like she believed. I devoured the first book, but this book is quite chunky so I am going to need a little motivation to tackle it, and a lot of time.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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This is the sequel to Six of Crows, which follows a group of misfits who attempt an impossible, suicidal mission. Yet, none of them have anything to lose, and the reward is too good to pass up, leading to a quest of insanity. I enjoyed the first book, but I definitely need to give it a re read because I am a little hazy on the details.

Those are a few books that I NEED to finish before the fall, and before school starts back up again. I have high hopes to get them done, but there are also a lot of amazing books coming out so we shall see. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update!

April 2017 TBR!

March was a good reading month, but I am hoping that April will be even better because there are a whole bunch of books coming out in May that I need to be prepared for and April is the month to do that.

lady-midnight-by-cassandra-clareLady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – The sequel to this fantastic book, Lord of Shadows, is coming out later in May so I have to re read this book to be ready for it. Lady Midnight follows a Shadowhunter (half human, half angel) named Emma Carstairs, who after her parents dead bodies wash up on shore, is determined to discover what happened. There is lots of twists and turns and heart break and I absolutely CANNOT wait to devour it once again. If you are thinking about reading this book, make sure you read Cassandra Clare’s other books series first, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices because it is necessary for this book!

courtofmistandfuryA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – I always say I am going to finally finish this book but then never do…but this time I mean it! I am going to finally complete this book in preparation for the next book in the series, which also comes out in May. A Court of Mist and Fury is the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses, which follows a girl named Feyre, who after killing a Faerie, is forced to live out the rest of her mortal life in the faerie realms. This is an epic book series that has lots of action and swoony romance. I am so excited to FINALLY finish it and not have it as a weight on my shoulders.

hp7Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling – I have been in the Harry Potter mood lately, and I recently re read the first six books so why not also re read the seventh. IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW, Harry Potter is about a boy who discovers he is a wizard and is sent off to a boarding school of magic. This is an amazing book series, and I haven’t read the last book in so long so I am excited to refresh my mind!

 

pj3Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse (graphic novel) by Rick Riordan – I recently purchased this graphic novel, my first graphic novel, and am so excited to read it! I love Percy Jackson, and flipping through this graphic novel I realized that the illustrations are gorgeous. If you didn’t know, the Percy Jackson series is about a boy named Percy Jackson who discovers his father is a Greek God and is immediately thrust into a crazy world of demigods, gods and monsters. This is the third book in the series and I highly recommend it over all!

Those are all the books I am planning on reading in April and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: April 2017 Talk!

 

 

March 2017 TBR!

March is right around the corner and I am ready to kick the month of with some epic books!

lady-midnight-by-cassandra-clareLady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – is the first book in Cassandra Clare’s new trilogy, the Dark Artifices that came out last year. Now the new one, Lord of Shadows is coming out May 23rd and I am SO excited! Lady Midnight is such an epic, action packed story that will make your heart throb with feelings. It follows our main characters, two teenage shadowhunters named Emma and Julian who live in a world filled with demons and magic… and that is really all I can say without spoiling the rest of books but trust me, its amazing.

p-s-i-still-love-you-jenny-han-coverP.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han – I re read the first book in this series, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and just have to pick up the next one! To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is about a girl named Lara Jean who writes love letters to all the boys she has loved before, but when they are mysteriously sent out she finds herself digging a hole of lies to prevent the boy she likes from finding out she loves him. P.S. I Still Love You is a continuation of that and I am so happy to be reading it again. Also, the final book in the trilogy comes out in April so I am preparing myself for that because it is going to be amazing.

hammer-of-thor-cover-riordan-698x1024The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan – I was going to try and read this book in February but it didn’t work out so here I am again. I love Rick Riordan’s books and his Norse mythology based new series is really interesting and hilarious so I am super excited to read the second book! The first book, The Sword of Summer, is about a boy named Magnus Chase who is suddenly thrust into a world filled with Norse gods as he sets off on a quest to search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. All of Rick Riordan’s books are a really fun and entertaining journey so I have no doubt I will love this book.

courtofmistandfuryA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – I am already half way through this MASSIVE book but for some reason I put it down a few months ago and never picked it back up. This is the second book to A Court of Thorns and Roses which follows our main character Feyre who after killing a Faerie, is given the choice of death or living out the rest of her mortal life in the land of the Fey. I love all the action and the characters in this book, and while I would only recommend it for anyone over the age of fourteen…it is still a must read!

Those are the books I plan on reading this month and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading Update!

Books I Want to Read Over the Holidays!

I am not sure how much time I will have to read this holiday, but I do want to complete a few books before the new year!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling – I am currently reading this novel and am already over 100 pages in so I will most likely be able to finish the book before the holidays but just in case, its going on this list. The 6th book is definitely one of my favourites so I am super excited to be able to re read it!

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare – I really want to continue reading this novel and I am hoping that I actually enjoy it after picking it back up. I am not sure why I didn’t love it as much as I thought…maybe because all the hype that has been around it has kind of put me off but whatever, I am going to give it another go this winter break!

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – This is also a book that I put down and now really want to continue. I loved the first book in this trilogy, and am already half way through this book so there is NO reason why I can’t finish it before the holidays are over and the new year begins…

Those are 3 books that I really want to complete over this holiday, and while I don’t know how much time I’ll have, I think I can do it!

 

December 2016 TBR!

December is almost here and I am honestly so excited because December means winter, Christmas and Christmas Break which means more time to read! I cannot wait to get to all these amazing books so here they are…

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – I began this book in September but ended up putting it down for some reason. Now, I really would like to complete it before 2017 and since winter break is the perfect time to read this specific book…I am going to finish it. The first book in this trilogy, A Court of Thorns and Roses, follows a girl named Feyre who as punishment for killing a faerie disguised as a wolf, is forced to live among the faeries and give up her life in the mortal realm. These books are very action packed and steamy and are perfection exploding on pages!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling – I am almost done Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and almost right away will be shifting into the 6th book! I am really excited to jump into this book because it is definitely one of my favourites in the series because it holds some of my all time favourites scenes. I am sad though, that I am almost done re reading the Harry Potter series but as they say, all good things must come to an end.

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – I love Vampire Academy and I am really pumped to start the Bloodlines series because I heard it is almost as good. All I know is that we follow Sydney and Adrian which is awesome, but also a very unusual pairing in my opinion…anyways, this is another book I would like to complete before 2017 so fingers crossed it actually happens!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – I have always wanted to pick up this series but never had the urge to until I had a gift card to the bookstore and saw this book right in front of me. Now, I am so excited to jump into this series and its fandom and hopefully, I will get to do that this month. If not that’s okay because there is always 2017 to complete it but I am hoping to be able to finish this before the new year.

Those are all the books I have planned to read in December, and despite the fact that the first 3/4 of December will be hectic, I am hoping to get a lot of reading done the week before I return to school. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Review (Non Spoiler)!

 

 

 

 

Books I Want to Read Before 2017

This year has gone by so fast and now 2017 is right around the corner. Since we are just over a month and a half away from 2017, I realized there are a few books that I would like to complete before we start the new year so here they are!

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – This book is amazing, but it is also amazingly long. I put this book down a few months ago but I am determined to pick it up and finish the last half. These books are so fantastic so far and I do not want to hold myself back from Sarah J Maas’s beautiful writing any longer!

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – I loved Vampire Academy and so when I heard there was a spin off series featuring Adrian and Sydney I was all for it. The only problem is, is that I haven’t read it yet! So, since I haven’t completed the first book yet, it is on my list to finish before 2017 because I want to jump on the bandwagon with this series!

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – I have had this book for a  few months on my shelf already and I would really like to just read it already! I have heard great things about this novel and I’m pretty sure that it is becoming a movie so that is just more of a reason to finally read it.

Even though there are only 3 books I would like to complete before the end of the year, they are pretty hefty books. I am also trying to finish reading the Order of the Phoenix and then next month The Half Blood Prince, so it will be a challenge but I am determined to finally complete these books!

 

November 2016 TBR!!!

November is right around the corner which also means NaNoWriMo! Since my November will be occupied by writing at least 1,667 words a day, I have low reading standards for this month. I do have 3 books I would like to finish by the end of the month though, and 2 of them are quite lengthy so fingers crossed I get them done!

The Last Star by Rick Yancy – This is the finale to the 5th Wave trilogy which is pretty amazing I must say. While I didn’t love the second book, I have high expectations for this book and I hope it is up to my satisfaction! The first book follows a girl named Cassie who after an alien apocalypse breaks out, struggles to be reunited with her brother after he is taken by the government and brought to a safe haven for kids.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – I am already half way through this book but for some reason I put it down and haven’t picked it up since! So far this book is so so good and I cannot wait to finish it! The first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, is about a girl named Feyre who is brought to a magical faerie land in payment after killing a wolf in the forest who turned out to be a faerie. A whole lot of other crazy, steamy stuff happens and it is just pure amazingness.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – I am so happy I decided to re read the Harry Potter books because they are just entertaining and great. Since it is November, I am re reading the 5th one which also happens to be the largest of the 7. Perfect considering I am focusing most of my time on NaNoWriMo this month…But anyways I am super excited to continue on with fantastic world!

Those are the 3 books I am hoping to complete in the month of November! Don’t forget to comment your TBR below because I would love to know what you’re reading as well 🙂

October 2016 TBR

I plan on making my October TBR not too big just because are 2 books I have to finish this month so I really just want to focus on them. But obviously, I had to add another one or two books on that list so here it is!

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – I MUST finish this book this coming month, I have been putting it off because it is huge (even though I am half way through it) and I just want to complete it. I am a huge fan of Sarah J Maas’s work so I feel terrible about not yet finishing this book…

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling – October will be the 4th month of my “Harry Potter Re-Read-a-Thon” and I am super excited because Goblet of Fire is one of my favourites! I am currently reading the 3rd one and loving it, obviously, so I am very happy to stay in this magical world of wizardry because honestly, who would ever want to leave?

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – I have been reading some contemporaries lately just because I find they help me get out of my reading slumps and sadly, I have felt one coming on me but luckily I read Just One Day by Gayle Forman and that solved that problem. Anyways, I really enjoy reading Sarah Dessen books so I am giving this one a go!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – I bought this book just over 2 months ago and I would really love to get to it this coming month. I have heard great things about this series and now that it has ended I can marathon the series which is always loads of fun. If I can’t get to this book that’s okay but I am going to try my hardest to at least start it!

Those are all the books I am planning on reading in the month of October and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to comment down the books you are planning to read next month and also check out my last post: “Writing Tips #6” 🙂

Reading Update!

I am a complete mess right now. School has completely taken over  life and I have only been able to read when I am like half asleep…needless to say, I have gotten some reading done lately so here is what’s going on with that!

So as I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I am re reading a Harry Potter book a month in preparation for me to read the 8th book. The other day I started Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and I am on page 50 I believe. I love reading Harry Potter, especially in the cooler months and it just makes me feel happy and less stressed out from my daily life. After this I am hoping to finish A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas because it is such  beautiful, entertaining book that I need to finish ASAP! Apart from reading, I have also been writing a lot lately because of contest deadlines and whatnot. I really recommend entering online writing contests if you enjoy writing. There are ones for fiction, non fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, romance, and really any genre and style. I really enjoy entering these because I always grow as a writer with each piece of work I submit.

That was a mini update in my reading and a tip if you like writing so I hope you liked it and found it somewhat interesting! Don’t forget to check out my last post and keep your eyes out for my next one 🙂