Reading/Writing Update!

For the next month or so, I will be in the process of packing up my room and moving, but I did pick out quite a few books to keep with me, so that I always have something to read. Those books are City of Ashes, City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare, Once and For All and the Moon and More by Sarah Dessen, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Anyways, but for what I have accomplished reading wise, is that I am now over half way through City of Ashes! Zoe Herdt from the BookTube channel @readbyzoe, is hosting a 24 hour readathon today, which I will be participating in in hopes of at least coming close to finishing this book.

Writing has also been very successful because from Monday to Friday, I have so far written just over 5,000 words, and I am hoping to reach a week goal of 8,000 by the end of the weekend. My story is kind of at a slow bump in the road, so I am going to go back, fix that, figure out where I want the story to go, and then keep on writing! Good luck to any others participating in Camp NaNoWriMo because the month is half over which means we need to start raking in those word counts! I put my word count goal as 30,000, but I am only about 9,000 from completing that so I am sure I will easily complete that. However, I did want to be at 50,000 words for my entire story by the end of July, so that last week of the month will be me writing hard!

That is all for my reading and writing update, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Books I DNF…

Spring Break 2017 TBR!

Spring break is coming up which means I have a week and a bit of freedom from studying and all things school related, meaning more time for reading! I have a few books I want to finish before school starts back up again, and hopefully, I can get them done.

lockandkeyLock and Key by Sarah Dessen – I have been slowly getting through this book while reading others so I am not too far in, but can easily finish this before the end of spring break. Lock and Key follows our main character Ruby, who after living for a few months on her own, is forced to move in with her older sister, Cora and her husband, Jamie. She is suddenly thrust into  world of expensive living, expensive clothing and expensive dining which also includes a mysterious boy next door named, Nate. I have heard mixed reviews on this book but I am still excited to read it!

Ruby RedRuby Red by Kerstin Gier – I absolutely love the Ruby Red trilogy and really want to slowly re read it over the few months. Ruby Red is about a girl named Gwen who is born into a family of time travellers, but her family believes the gene passed her and instead was given to her cousin, Charlotte. That is until Gwen travels back in time. This is a really fun and easy trilogy and I just cannot wait to get it back into my hands.

shiver1Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – I recently purchased this entire trilogy and because of that, I am really hoping I enjoy it. From what I have gathered, Shiver follows a girl named Grace who has watched the wolves in the woods for years, and finds herself drawn one in particular yellow eyed one… I am honestly not really sure what else the book is about, but I that synopsis intrigues me so hopefully it is as good as I think.

Those are a few books I plan on reading during my spring break and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Camp NaNoWriMo Prep #2!

January 2017 Book Haul!

Oh my goodness…I thought I got a lot of books in December because of Christmas and whatnot, but somehow this year I managed to accumulate 13 books. I have no idea how this happened but before you go off to judge me I will say all of these are used and were under the price of $3 and altogether I spent under $20 which is so crazy! Anyway, here are the books I purchased in January.

The Princess Diaries, The Princess Diaries: Princess in the Spotlight and The Princess Diaries: Princess in Love by Meg Cabot – These are the first 3 books in The Princess Diaries series which I was obsessed with when I was younger. In these books, we follow Mia Thermopolis an awkward, geeky teenage girl that one day discovers that her father is the Prince of a forgein place called Genovia. I loved these books and cannot wait to give them a re read after 5 years!

Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater – I do own The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater but I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but I have heard great things. I have also heard great things about her Shiver trilogy and am very excited to give it a read! I have no idea what it is about but I read a brief portion of the synopsis and from what I gather it has wolves in it…I could be totally wrong though. Continue reading “January 2017 Book Haul!”

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)!

 

 

 

 

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” 🙂

August Book Haul 2016

I actually wasn’t planning on doing an “August Book Haul” but then it was my birthday…and then I went shopping so I think you can see how that went.

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead – I bought this book at the very beginning of the month and I am so excited to read it! If you didn’t know, the Bloodlines series is a spinoff of the amazing Vampire Academy series and it follows Adrian and Sydney. I am extremely pumped to read this because I love Adrian and Sydney and I love Vampire Academy so there is no reason why I won’t love this series as well.

Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman – This is the second book in the Blood of Gods and Royals series which is amazing by the way! The first book, Legacy of Kings, follows a series of different characters in the time of Alexander the Great in Greece. This series has lots of action, betrayal, plot twists and is just a fantastic piece of work. If you love Greek mythology, history or just an action packed story then definitely check this series out!

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon – This is a contemporary book about a girl who is allergic to the world and one day, a boy named Ollie moves next door and she finds herself hopelessly falling for him. I finished this book in one sitting and I really liked it! It was cute, enjoyable, and just all around what a good contemporary should be.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – I read this book in July and absolutely loved it and now I finally have my own copy so I can read it whenever I want. Since You’ve Been Gone is about Emily who’s best friend Sloane disappears one day, leaving only a checklist for Emily to complete during the summer. Emily goes on an adventure with a few other new friends to complete this list, hoping it will lead her to Sloane. This book is just fun, cute and amazing and I recommend it to everyone!

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – I read the first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses last month and oh my god. I absolutely adored every single part of this book! The characters, the plot, the world, just everything was phenomenal. A Court of Thorns and Roses is a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast and it follows a girl named Feyre who is forced to live in the Faerie world, Prythian, as punishment after killing a faerie while hunting. Honestly, if this book is just as good as the first it will have a guaranteed spot in my top 5 favourite series ever.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – I have wanted to read the Raven Cycle series for a while now but I just have never picked up the first book but now I have! The covers are gorgeous and hopefully the story is just as amazing. Honestly, I don’t really have any idea what it is about but I’m excited going into it like that!

Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen – I’ve been eyeing this book for a while now but my TBR has been so full that I just haven’t picked this book up yet. But, it was on sale for $5 at my bookstore so I just had to get it. Again, not really sure what this book is about but I have a feeling it is about a young woman trying to regain her throne. Anyways, I heard it’s being made into a movie with Emma Watson in it so I just have to read it!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany – Okay so I actually wasn’t planning on buying this book anytime soon for two reasons. 1) It’s way to expensive at the moment 2) I have mixed feelings about it. But I got it for my birthday so I finally get to read it and state my own opinion about it without spending the whole $40…I think I will like it I am just not a huge fan of reading plays but of course I am going to give it a shot.

Those are all the books I purchased this month and 8 books is a massive amount for me to buy in one month. I hope you liked this post and don’t forget to check out my last one!

Popular Series I Haven’t Read

There are so many books out there you often miss quite a few, and there are so many series I want to get to but haven’t yet so here is a list of them! Hopefully, by the end of the year I will have gotten to one or two of them but you never know with reading.

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater – This book has lots of hype around it, especially since the last book recently came out. I have heard so many great things about this series so I really want to start it soon and join in on all the fun! I honestly have no idea what it’s about but I think it will make it more fun by keeping it that way.

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson – This is a really popular fantasy series by a very popular fantasy author. I honestly feel a little intimidated by this series, not because its big but because it just seems so complex! I do own the first book though so I am planning on starting it very soon. Hopefully.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer – Yeah, I haven’t read this series. I have read the first book but that was a few years ago and it was okay, but nothing really caught my attention. I want to give this series another chance though because now I am a sucker for cheesy romantic movies and books so I feel I may enjoy it more than I did the first time!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – I have heard so many fantastic things about this series and I don’t know why I haven’t picked it up yet! Again, I am not 100% sure what it is about but I believe it has something to do with angels which is awesome. I am hoping to get to this series soon but at the moment my TBR is kind of full…hopefully that will change soon.

Those are 4 popular series that I have not read but would like too! I hope you enjoyed this blog post and don’t forget to comment any series you haven’t read before 🙂

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Popular Authors I Haven’t Read

Hey guys! I decided to make this post just because I recently read books by 2 authors I really wanted to read (Morgan Matson and Sarah Dessen), and I loved them so I decided to make a list of the ones I have yet to read.

Victoria/V.E.  Schwab – I have heard FANTASTIC things about all her books and I really want to pick one up ASAP! Everyone says her books are amazing, and obviously I want to read an amazing book so I am hoping that I will be able to pick up one of her books this summer!

Jules Verne – His books are definitely a bit older, but I have still heard that they are great. I have a bind up of three of his books so I am definitely hoping to read one of them soon! Probably Around the World in 80 Days…

Maggie Stiefvater – I have always wanted to read her Raven Boys series because I have just heard so many great, and amazing things about it. Really excited to eventually pick up a book by her!

Kelley Armstrong – I literally see her books EVERYWHERE so I think that is a sign I should give her books a chance…I haven’t actually met anyone who’s read her books but they are apparently pretty good so I am excited to try them out!

Jane Austen – I have always wanted to read a Jane Austen book, and I am leaning towards picking up Pride and Prejudice, but I am not sure. Let me know which one of her books is your favourite so I can check it out! But yeah, I want to read a classic, and I feel as if you have to read Jane Austen at some point.

Brandon Sanderson – I have one of his books, Mistborn, but I haven’t read it yet. I always see people reading his books, talking about him, and I just see his books everywhere too so I am SO excited to read Mistborn because I heard it is amazing!

Those are a few popular authors I haven’t read yet but desperately want to! Hope you liked it and make sure to check out my latest posts!