Reading/Writing Update!

Yesterday, I finished re reading Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen, and I didn’t realize how much I needed to read that book! I was in desperate need of light hearted, easy contemporary that I could just fly through. School has been a nightmare recently since I only have a few days left, and I needed a contemporary to read rather than a fantasy or sci fi book. I am, however, continuing on with Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I am loving it so far, I am just no able to find the time to read it for hours upon hours. Anyways, I have about three hundred pages of Lord of Shadows left and I am excited to continue on with it!

For writing, I think I have written ten thousand words or so…not really sure but I have been keeping up with it! I have not written since yesterday, and I don’t plan to today because I am physically and mentally exhausted, but I am hoping to get a thousand or so words written tomorrow!

That is all for my reading/writing update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 Prep #1: Characters!

Summer 2017 Reading List!

There are quite a few books I want to get to this summer, and I am really excited to have some time to dive into them! Even though I never stick to any reading lists I make, I do enjoy making them and I am waiting for the day that I do actually follow it!

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The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan – This book is the sequel to The Hidden Oracle, which follows the god, Apollo, as he is cast down to earth as a mortal. This is a really fast paced and funny series, and I know I will enjoy it! I have started it, and I am a little over fifty pages in, but I got distracted by other books so I will need to pick it back up soon. I love Rick Riordan’s books so I am excited to continue loving them!

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The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare – Yes, that is right. I plan on reading the entire Mortal Instruments series this summer and I am so excited. Of course I have already read the series, as I talk about it a lot on my blog, but I love to re read it so why not since I have some time? The first book, City of Bones, follows a girl named Clary Fray whose mother goes missing and on her journey to find her, she uncovers the mysteries of her life and realizes her mother may have not been honest with her about who she truly is. This book has demons and angels, and amazingly sarcastic characters that you can’t help but fall in love with!

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The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen – I do have a lot of things planned this summer, so I need a quick, easy contemporary. Straight away I went for Sarah Dessen because her books are perfect for the summer! Plus, I feel like the summer is incomplete without a good contemporary or two. The Moon and More follows Emaline, who is spending her last summer before college in her small, home town, Colby. While working for her family’s rental business, she meets a city boy who is someone she would never have gone for, but she suddenly feels herself drawn to him. I love Sarah Dessen books so I am excited to try this one out!

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The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han – Yep! Another contemporary by another favourite contemporary author of mine, Jenny Han. The Summer I Turned Pretty is a really fun and light-hearted book that follows our main character, Belly, who is returning to her mom’s best friend’s beach house after a few years. There, she sees the two boys she spent her childhood with and all three realize how much they had grown up. This is a great beach read and something you can finish in no time!

Is this slightly ambitious for my crazy summer? Yes, completely…but I am really excited to see how many of these books I can read! There are a few readathons I want to participate in, so hopefully that will help me get through the a little quicker. Anyways, that is all for my Summer 2017 Reading List and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: How Blogging Helps Novel Writing!

Reading/Writing Update!

This week I have been working on reading Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, and I have been loving it! I wish I had more energy and time to read it, but I have had to make due with what time I have. I am almost half way through it, and I have already felt so many feelings, which Cassandra Clare does very well. I have no idea when I am going to be able to finish it, but once I do, I plan on diving into Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. I love reading this book in the summertime, and since summer is basically here, I am dying to give it a re read!

I actually wrote a story this week, and it was about three thousand words so I was pretty proud of that. It has to do with assassins which is something I have been very into writing lately, and I don’t know what I am going to do with it yet. I do need to do some rewriting and revising desperately, but once that is done I definitely want to get it out there somehow.

That is all for my reading/writing update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: May 2017 Wrap Up!

June 2017 TBR

June is the final month of school for me, and luckily I have no big exams this coming from month so I do plan to do lots of reading!

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Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – I am currently reading this book, but it is massive that it is taking me a while to get through it. If you didn’t know, Lord of Shadows is the sequel to Lady Midnight, which follows a group of Shadowhunters who are trying to figure out the murder of Emma Carstair’s parents’ death. This was my favourite book of 2016, so I am super excited to continue reading the sequel because I am already loving it!

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Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen – I love the vibe I get when I read this book so I am planning to read it the last week of school. Saint Anything is about a girl named Sydney who has spent her whole life out of the spotlight, but when her brother, Peyton, does something that puts the whole family front and centre, she realizes she can’t escape it. This is a really fun, light and summery contemporary that I cannot wait to re read!

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The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan – I started reading in May, but I got distracted with Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare so I never finished it. The Dark Prophecy is the sequel to The Hidden Oracle, and follows the god Apollo as he is cast down to earth as a mortal. This is a very funny and fast paced series that I cannot wait to continue on with.

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White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L Armentrout – I suspect that this will be a really fast paced, easy read as most of Jennifer L Armentrout’s books are, so I am excited to get to it later this month. I know this book deals with supernatural creatures and that is all I really want to know about it. I like to go into books like this without a clue what is going on, just to be pleasantly surprised.

Those are all the books I plan on reading in the month of June, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update!

 

June 2017 Talk!

June isn’t a month filled with new releases like May was, which is good because I don’t know about you, but I am still trying to catch up. Anyways, here are a few books and movies that I am looking forward to this June!

Books:

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Once and For All by Sarah Dessen – This is a YA contemporary that follows the daughter of a famous wedding planner, Louana, as she meets a serial dater named Ambrose. At first she tries to not get too involved, but that doesn’t discourage Ambrose who thinks she is the one. I know this is going to be a fun summer contemporary that I am going to have a blast reading, and I cannot wait for it to come out! This is book will be out on June 6th.

Movies:

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Wonder Woman – I think everyone is pumped for this movie because how could you not after watching the fantastic trailer? The actress playing Wonder Woman looks incredible and I love Chris Pine so it will be fun seeing him in this most likely fantastic film. If you didn’t know, Wonder Woman follows a young woman named Diana who has trained among the Amazonian warriors on a mythical island. When her home land is threatened, she must travel to the outside world and take the steps to becoming who she was destined to be. This movie will be in theatres on June 2nd.

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Cars 3 – The Cars movies are movies I have been watching since I was a little kid. I am not entirely sure what the detailed plot of this movie is about…but I know it will have racing like always. Anyways, I hope I won’t be disappointed by this movie and I am looking forward to it! This movie will be out on June 16th.

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Despicable Me 3 – Again, another movie series I have been watching for quite a few years now. I was not anticipating a third movie, but since they are giving us one why not go see if its any good? Also not entirely sure what the plot of this movie is, but I am expecting it to be like the others and involve Gru and the girls trying to save the people from evil. This movie will be out on June 30th.

That is all for my June 2017 Talk and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Long Reads!

 

Long Reads!

I do enjoy my quick, easy reads, but it is also nice to fully indulge in a book for several hundred pages. If you too enjoy long reads then here are a few recommendations!

lady-midnight-by-cassandra-clareLady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – This is a pretty thick book, being almost seven hundred pages long, but it is absolutely fantastic. You do have to read all of Cassandra Clare’s other books before you read this one, but trust me, it is so worth it. Lady Midnight follows a group of Shadowhunters (half human half angel) who try to uncover the mystery of Emma Carstairs’ parents’ death, but it turns out to be more than they bargained for. A story with a great cast of characters and a thrilling plot!

SaintAnythingSaint Anything by Sarah Dessen – This book is a little over four hundred pages, and that is quite a lot for a contemporary, but since summer is here it is a definite read. Saint Anything is about a girl named Sydney who is used to being in the shadows, unseen and unheard. But when her brother does something that puts a spotlight on the entire family, she finds that she can’t outrun it. I just flew through this book, and I definitely believe it is one of Sarah Dessen’s best work.

anemberintheashesAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – An Ember in the Ashes is a fantastic book that was easily one of my favourite reads of 2015. It was action packed, and had some drops of romance here and there. An Ember in the Ashes follows two perspectives, Laia and Elias. Laia is on the run after her brother was taken by the Empire, and Elias is trying to escape the Empire. We follow these two misfits as their paths intertwine and they face a series of deadly challenges. It is a gripping read that you will devour whole.

throne-of-glass-sarah-j-maasThrone of Glass by Sarah J Maas – In this series, the books just keep getting larger and larger, but I am okay with that. Throne of Glass follows a badass assassin, Celeana Sardothien, who is being given the option to leave the slavery camp she is trapped in forever, or work for the king. She jumps at the offer only to be faced with a series of battles to the death, in order to become the King’s personal assassin. This is a book with lots of epic fight scenes, and scenes that will keep you on your toes and wanting more!

the-unexpected-everything-9781481404549_hrThe Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson – For a contemporary this thing is HUGE, being over five hundred pages and all. The Unexpected Everything follows a girl named Andie who had her whole summer mapped out. She had a great internship lined up, was on the way to have a quick summer romance, and was ready to have epic adventures with her friends. That is, until her father, a popular congressman, is involved in a political scandal and her plans dramatically change. This is another fun, summery read that I definitely recommend since summer is around the corner!

Those are some longer book recommendations to read and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Writer’s Motivation Pack!

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!

Quick Reads!

I love being invested in a nice, big book, but I also enjoy being able to finish a book in one sitting. If you are like that as well, here are a few recommendations for some quick reads!

perksThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – Not only is this a book that sucks you in and doesn’t let you leave, it is not very long (two hundred and thirteen pages). The Perks of Being a Wallflower follows a high school freshman, Charlie, who suffers from a difficult past, but with the help of some new friends, they help him turn things around for the better. This can be a heavy book at times because it deals with mental illness, but it is a very fast paced and fantastic read that you will not want to put down!

just-listenJust Listen by Sarah Dessen – I read Sarah Dessen books very quickly, but this one I managed to read in one sitting because it was just so fast paced. This book follows a girl named Annabel whose life seems perfect, but is anything but. Her life is full of high expectations and no friends to help her through it, until she meets Ollie, a quiet, music loving boy who sheds some light in her world. A fun, quick contemporary!

Everything EverythingEverything Everything by Nicola Yoon – The adaption for this book actually comes out this May, so you better get your hands on it because since it is a quick read, you have time before the movie! Everything Everything is about this girl named Maddie who hasn’t left her house in many, many years because she is allergic to well, everything everything. One day though, a boy named Ollie moves next door and shows her there is more to life than what she knows. This may sound cliché, but trust me, it is not and you will most likely really end up enjoying it!

mebeforeyouMe Before You by JoJo Moyes – I read this book so I could watch the adaptation, which is as amazing as the book, and I read it in one night…which is kind of insane considering it is about four hundred pages. Me Before You is about a young woman named Lou who begins working for a quadriplegic man named Will, who has seemed to have lost the will to live. With a shaky beginning, they grow to care for one another as they go on a journey of struggles, laughs and tears. A quick must read!

harry-potter-philosophers-stone-bookHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling – Once you get into the story, the Harry Potter world is something that completely consumes you until you flip to the last page. If for some reason you didn’t know what Harry Potter was…it is about a young boy who on his eleventh birthday discovers he is a wizard. He is sent to a magical boarding school called Hogwarts where he will be able to learn to control his powers, but not everything is as light and fluffy as it seems, because he is also being hunted down by an evil wizard named Voldemort.

Those are five quick reads that I really enjoy, so I hope you will to. Also, don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Unpopular Book Opinions!

March 2017 Haul!

Yep, I bought a few books this month. Luckily not as many as previous months, but still a few so I hope you enjoy!

before-i-fall1Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver – Since the movie came out this month and I had plans to see it, I decided to give the book a try. Before I Fall is about a girl named Sam who has it all. She has three great best friends, Lindsay, Ally and Elody, she is popular and has a boyfriend named Rob. But after coming home from a party one night, her friends and her get in a car crash and Sam suddenly finds herself reliving that day over and over again. This is a very unique concept for a book and I was really excited to read it. I recently finished it so stay tuned for my wrap up on my thoughts on it!

wewereliarsWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart – I have absolutely no idea what this book is about, and whenever I search a description it comes up with some confusing paragraph, so I decided to just figure out what it is about while reading it. I have heard a lot of good things about this book though and I heard there are lots of twists and turns. Hopefully I will get to this soon, because I am very intrigued by it!

pj3Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (Graphic Novel) – I finally bought my first graphic novel! I tried to read graphic novels when I was younger, but they aren’t really my thing, but when I say this Percy Jackson one I just had to get it because I love anything Percy Jackson related. This is the third book in the Percy Jackson series and follows our main character Percy Jackson who discovers his father is a Greek god. Now thrust into a crazy world of demigods, gods and monsters, he has to stay alive and also save the world. Cannot wait to flip through this.

themoonandmoreThe Moon and More by Sarah Dessen – I have read a fair share of Sarah Dessen books, but there always seems to be more!  The Moon and More is about this girl named Emaline who has been dating her perfect boyfriend, Luke, all through high school. But now that college is approaching, she begins to wonder if they are the perfect match anymore. Especially after meeting an ambitious New Yorker named Theo, these questions are becoming something she can’t escape. As always I am excited to read another Sarah Dessen book and I can only hope it will not disappoint!

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

Reading/Writing Update!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, school has been a lot lately but I am on spring break so expect the normal amount of posts again!

I haven’t done a tremendous amount of reading this week, but I did manage to pick up Ruby Red and now I am almost through that. Ruby Red is a book that involves time traveling, and follows a girl named Gwen who’s family believes her cousin, Charlotte possesses the time traveling gene her family has. But when Gwen is suddenly thrust back into the past, they realize they were wrong causing a lot of drama. Now Gwen is tossed into an unfamiliar world of time traveling along with her new counterpart, an annoying and arrogant boy named Gideon. I love this book, and it is so nice re reading it after all these months. I have just over a hundred pages left, so once I finish that I plan on reading Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen which is currently on my nightstand and waiting for me to dive in!

For writing, I have written anything new, but I have been working on this short story that I wrote last week. This short story is about 2000 words and is for this local writing competition that has a deadline coming up pretty soon…which means I have to finish editing and polishing it soon. It has been a while since I wrote, so it took a bit to get back into the routine but it feels SO good to be writing again!

That is all for my reading and writing update and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Quick Writing Tips #4!