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!”

My Go To De-Stress Books

I love using books as a way to de-stress because if you are interested enough in them, they whisk you away to some other world. So here are my top 5 books that I like to read when I need to de-stress and I hope they open up some options for any of you!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Fangirl is about a girl named Cath who goes to her first year of college with her more outgoing twin sister, Wren. The only thing is, is that Cath is having a harder time adjusting until she meets her roommate and her friend, Levi. I absolutely love this book and it is one of the most fun and cute books I own. This is definitely one of the first books I go to if I need to just take a break.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyers – If you didn’t know, although how could you not, Twilight is about Bella who just moved to a small town called Forks to live with her dad. But she gets more than she bargained with when she falls in love with Edward, a vampire. This book is just incredibly easy to get sucked into and overall it is a fun book to read.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – Of course I had to add this series somewhere on here because it is my favourite series. City of Bones is about Clary, a girl who just had her mother kidnapped and is now trying to figure out who she really is. Plus this series is so compelling and enjoyable and I think everyone needs to read it. I mean, it can be stressful at times but this is the stress you want…

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – This book is about 12 year old Percy Jackson who discovers that he is a demigod which means he is half human and half Greek god. He is taken to a safe haven for demigods called Camp Half Blood only to be told that he is being accused of stealing Zeus’s master bolt. Now he has to go on a quest along with 2 other friends to find the real thief. This series is just so fun and easy to read and the world is so easy to get caught up in. READ IT!!!

Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout – Obsidian is about a girl named Katy who moves next to 2 twin aliens, Dee and Damon Black and is immediately thrown into their crazy world. I can read this book in literally one sitting just because its so entertaining and gripping. I can easily get whisked away from reality while reading Jennifer L Armentrout’s books.

And those are all my recommendations for books that you can use to de-stress! Since my school is starting in a matter of days I know that I’m going to be using a few of these pretty soon. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this blog post and don’t forget to check out my last one: How To: Be a Better Writer!

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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Top 5 Least Favourite Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Hey guys! I just wanted to say that these are just my own personal opinions so please don’t take it too seriously! Comment some of your least favourite book-to-movie adaptations!

The Fault in Our Stars – I am okay with this movie, but I was a bit disappointed with this movie. The book wasn’t my favourite either but I was really hoping the movie would be much better just because they had AMAZING actors but what can you do 🙂

Insurgent – I loved Divergent but Insurgent was kind of boring in my opinion. I am able to watch it from time to time but when I went watched it in the theatres I actually fell asleep oops…

Beautiful Creatures – I haven’t read this book but I don’t think I will just because the movie was pretty bad and kind of tainted any good review I had on it. The acting was just really weird, and the effects were kind of bad…I’m sure the books are better though!

Eclipse – I really enjoyed Twilight the most out of these and enjoyed Eclipse the least…I just felt that nothing really happened and it was a bit of an annoying movie honestly…

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief – I think we can all agree that this was a pretty terrible book-to-movie adaptation but the actors were really good. I actually enjoy watching this movie every once and a while but I have to make sure I separate it from the books.

Those are a few of my least favourite book-to-movie adaptations. Please no hate these are just my personal opinions and honestly I don’t hate any of these! I just don’t like them as much as others.

 

Book Recommendations!!!

This book recommendations blog post will be a bit different then others because I will be recommending the books in a different way. This is inspired by Sasha Alsberg’s (abookutopia on YouTube) recommendation video “If you like this book then you’ll like this book.” Confusing? You’ll understand if you read the recommendations below!

If you like Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi then you will like Legend by Marie Lu. These two trilogies are both dystopian and have a similar feel to them, plus they are just amazing books and you will devour each and every one of them!

If you like Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell then you will like Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Again, these are the same genre (contemporary) but they are quite different yet there is a resemblance to the other. I love both these books so much and I know you all will too!

If you like Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas than you will like Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. These are both amazing fantasy books that will captivate you from the beginning! It takes me a bit to get into fantasy like this but once I did I could not put it down!

If you like Twilight by Stephanie Meyer than you will LOVE Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I recently just finished the Vampire Academy series and it is amazing! And obviously if you like Twilight you will like Vampire Academy because they both have the same feel to them!

If you like The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy you will like Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout. These are both sci fi books that I personally adore and everyone else who reads them seems to love them as well so…Read them!!!

Those are a few recommendations and I hope you liked them!

Books I Own but Haven’t Read

Here is a list of all the books I own but just haven’t read, not because they are boring but because I keep putting them off for new books I get but I think we all have that problem.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. I am not entirely sure what this is about but I know it is some sort of contemporary book. I will get to this eventually but it is not on the top of my list to read at the moment so I am not sure when that will be.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I am currently reading this book and loving it so it will be off this list pretty soon! Highly recommend it if you love Harry Potter.

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E Pearson. This is the second book in the Kiss of Deception series and while I really enjoyed the first book, this book just started off with a slow start and I wasn’t able to get into it. Hopefully if I pick it up again, read more and be able to get into the book.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. I just recently bought this book and I am planning on reading it sometime in April. I heard it is a bit slower compared to the first book which I enjoyed but I am only hoping that I will like this book just as much.

Four by Veronica Roth. I started this book (or is it a novella?) two years ago and I just found Four’s point of view very boring but maybe if it I try reading it now it will be more appealing, fingers crossed.

Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. This is the only Cassandra Clare book I have not completed but only because I got distracted with her Infernal Devices trilogy and never got around to finishing this book but I will read it!

New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. I have only read Twilight it the series and it was okay but I never had any motivation to continue on with the series but I think eventually I will finish it just because it is so popular.

Vampire Academy by Rachelle Mead. My cousin recommended this series to me and it is loved by a lot of people so I thought I would give the series a shot! I haven’t gotten around to it yet but I will soon. I don’t read much vampire based books so this should be good!

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas. This is a novella to Sarah J Maas’s Throne of Glass series which is amazing. I have heard this novella is really good so I am planning on reading it before  I pick up her newest book, Queen of Shadows.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. When I picked this book up, I just wasn’t in the mood for high fantasy so when I attempted to read it I just wasn’t in the right mood so I never finished it. Again, I hope to get to this soon since the next book in this series is coming out very soon.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I just have heard great things about this book and I saw it for a very cheap price so I thought why not? Sadly, I haven’t been able to pick it up because of all the other books I have to read…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I have heard so much about this series and it makes me extremely excited to read it! This book is very different from what I usually read so it will be a great way to get a look at other ‘types’ of YA books. I am planning on reading this over my Spring Break which is in the next 2 weeks!

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I bought this book on my tablet because it was only $2 but I haven’t tried reading it yet. I don’t know when I am going to read this book but hopefully soon and I really would like to love it!

Passengers by Alexandra Bracken. Okay, so everyone seems to love this book but I am halfway through and I am very bored…I put this book down a month ago after trying to read it but I just can’t get into it but I am determined to finish it!

So those are all the books on my shelf that I have not read and it actually isn’t a whole lot considering I have just over 100 books! Anyway I hope you enjoyed reading this and comment below some books you own but haven’t read yet either!

PS: A Lady Midnight book review will be coming soon!

 

Popular Books I Still Haven’t Read

All of us have those books we have never read that everyone else has and today I decided to share with you the ones I haven’t gotten to yet.

The Twilight Series by Stephanie Meyer…I read the first book in the summer but it never wowed me so I didn’t move onto the next books but I have all the books so I will try and finish the series.

Passengers by Alexandra Bracken…I am currently reading this now after putting it down last month because nothing exciting happened. I know the exciting part happens towards the end but that is like another 150 pages and I just wish it wasn’t so slow but I will finish it, I promise and then I will write a review on it.

Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige…Okay so I read the first book and at first I enjoyed it but then I lost interest. It wasn’t because nothing exciting happened but because I didn’t connect with the characters at all and it just wasn’t my type of book. The CW is currently deciding whether or not to make it a TV series and I will definitely give it a shot because I think it would make a good show.

The Death Cure by James Dashner…Again I read the first and second book and I really liked the first book. I thought it was a great idea but then I read the second book and all they seemed to do was walk through the desert and that bore me. I feel like Dashner kind of didn’t try as hard with the second book which drove me to not wanting to read the last book but I got spoiled anyway…cry.

Those are some of the popular books I have not read and comment down below the ones you haven’t read!