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!

May 2017 Haul!

I bought quite a few books this month because there were so many fantastic releases that I just couldn’t help myself! Here are all the books that I hauled this month:

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – This was a book I was highly anticipating for the year of 2017, and I was so excited to finally get it in my hands on May 2nd. Always and Forever, Lara Jean is the third and final book in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy, and it follows teenage Lara Jean who writes letters to all the boys she has loved before, as a way to say goodbye to them. But when those letters mysteriously get sent out, she finds herself digging a hole in order to avoid the embarrassment. I love this trilogy and I highly recommend it if you love cute, quirky and fluffy contemporaries!

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The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan – I enjoyed the first book in this series, The Hidden Oracle, so I was definitely looking forward to reading the sequel. The first book follows the god Apollo, as he is sent down to earth as mortal and goes off to complete a quest in order to get back his immortality. This is a very humorous and fast paced story that will keep you entertained like all of Rick Riordan’s books!

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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow – This is the book that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda to write the amazing musical, Hamilton, and being a huge fan I was ecstatic to find this book. This book tells Alexander Hamilton’s life story and follows his journey to becoming an important figure in American history. Even though I am not American, and do not learn about American history in school, I am really fascinated by the story of Alexander Hamilton!

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Poison Study by Maria V Snyder – I have heard fantastic things about this book, so I am incredibly excited to jump into it. Poison Study is about a girl who has to choose between being executed or becoming the king’s poison tester, and while that is all I really know, that is enough to capture my attention! Lots of people have recommended this book to me, and I have a feeling I am going to love it.

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Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – Of course I was going to buy my most anticipated release of 2017, and it is also my current read. Lord of Shadows is the sequel to Lady Midnight, which follows a group of Shadowhunter’s who try to uncover the mysterious murder of Emma Carstair’s parents. This is a story that leaves you wanting more, has a fantastic cast of diverse characters, and is magical!

Those are all the books I bought this month and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog posts: June 2017 TBR!

 

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!

 

Reading/Writing Update!

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As you all probably know, Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare came out this past Tuesday. It is the sequel to the fantastic Lady Midnight, which was my favourite book of 2016, so I am obviously devouring the book right now. I am not too far in (about one hundred and fifty pages) but so far I am loving what I am reading. We have introduced some new characters, seen some old characters and overall the storyline is moving at a fast pace. I know I am will not be disappointed with this book and I cannot wait to get deeper into it! Once I finish this book, I plan on continuing The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan, and hopefully it won’t take me too long to finish because the end of the school year means there are lots of books I am waiting to dive into.

As for writing, I haven’t really done much. I have kept up with my planning and have been reading some craft books, but I do not feel that my story is ready to be typed up yet. I am hoping I will get to the point where I am ready to write it sometime this summer, but as of right now I have no idea what will happen.

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

Reading/Writing Update!

I am so sorry I haven’t posted for the past two days, I was trying to come out with some new blog post ideas that I got carried away with the planning and never got around to actually writing any…but anyways, here is my reading/writing update and I hope you enjoy!

My reading has been pretty slow this week, but I have still been reading and enjoying The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan. As always, Rick Riordan’s books are just so much fun to read, and always have me laughing which is what this book is like. My plan is to finish this book by Tuesday, which may be a bit of a challenge considering I am barley half way done. I want to finish by Tuesday because that is the day Lord of Shadows comes out and I am so excited to get my hands on it!

For writing, I haven’t necessarily been writing, but I have been planning. A lot. I have a binder that is just getting filled with characters, scenes and ideas that I have for this project. I have decided to call my project, Project Charm Bracelet, which gives the opposite feel of what my story is like, but it does somewhat represent it. I am really enjoying my planning process for this story, and I feel everything becoming clearer. I am hoping to start writing it once my summer starts, which is June 30th, and I cannot wait!

That is all for this blog post and I hope you enjoyed!

Reading Update!

Sorry I have not posted for the last few days. I felt very creatively blocked and could not, for the life of me, come up with a decent blog post! Anyways, hopefully things will be back on track for this week and the weeks to come, and I hope you enjoy this quick reading update.

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I was slowly making my way through The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, and I finally finished it on Friday night. I had somewhat high expectations for this book, considering how much I loved Since You’ve Been Gone, and while I did really enjoy the book and thought it was a lot of fun, Since You’ve Been Gone is still my favourite Morgan Matson book. I really loved the summery vibe this book gave me, but I did find that my alarming differences from the main character, Andie, made it hard for me to connect to the story as much as I hoped I would. I am glad I read this though, and will give more detail on my thoughts on it in my May 2017 Wrap Up! Since I have finished this book, my plan is to continue reading The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan, which I have started a bit, and then fit in another book before Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare comes out. Once this book comes out, I know my life is going to be, once again, consumed by this (most likely) fantastic book!

That is all for my reading update and I hope you enjoyed!

Reading/Writing Update!

May 2nd was the day of a whole bunch of new releases I was anticipating. There was A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas, The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan, and Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. I bought Always and Forever, Lara Jean, and finished it in about a day because I could not put it down! It was just as fun and quirky as I hoped, and while I am sad one of my favourite trilogies is over, I loved the finale. Next I plan on reading and finishing both The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, and The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan. I am super excited to dive into these books and I have high hopes that I know will be met!

I didn’t do any writing this week, but I have been planning and planning for my story, and slowly I can see it piecing together in front of me. Planning has made me more excited for this project, and I cannot wait to finally be able to write it!

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 #5!

 

May 2017 Talk!

May is filled with new releases and here are a few that I am super excited for!

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9781408857915A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – This is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy which is pretty fantastic by the way, so if you haven’t read the first two books…you should go do that. The first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses is loosely based upon Beauty and the Beast, and is about a girl named Feyre who while hunting for her family, kills a faerie disguised as a wolf and as punishment, is forced to live out the rest of her mortal life in the faerie lands. I am super excited to see where this third (and final?) book leads us! A Court of Wings and Ruin comes out on May 2nd.

30145666The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan – This is the second book in Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series, which I think is a really fun and entertaining series so far. The first book, The Hidden Oracle, follows the sun god Apollo who after angering his father, Zeus, is cast down to Earth as a mortal. Apollo is a hilarious character and the first book had so many great scenes that had me laughing to the point where I had tears, so I am intrigued to see how the second book pans out. This book comes out on May 2nd.

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Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-Vol.-2-PosterGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – I thought Guardians of the Galaxy was freaking amazing, so I cannot wait to finally see the second one. I am not very good at explaining what the movie is about, but it is a sci-fi movie that has a great soundtrack so that should be enough motivation to watch it! This movie will be in theatres on May 5th.

Diary-of-a-Wimpy-Kid-The-Long-Haul-movieDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – I have been reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books since I was a little kid, and honestly I still read them. I really enjoyed the three original movies with Zachary Gordon and Devon Bostick, so I am a little skeptical with this new one but we will see. This movie is about a middle schooler named Greg who’s family is going on road trip for his grandmother’s birthday, but really wants to attend a gaming convention that is on the way there. I don’t have super high hopes but who knows, maybe it will surprise me. This movie comes out on May 19th.

14616_posterEverything Everything – This is also based on a book by Nicola Yoon, and I really enjoyed the book so I am looking forward to the movie next month! Everything Everything is about a girl named Maddie who has been house bound her entire life because she is allergic to everything in the outside world. When a boy named Ollie moves next door though, she finds herself taking new risks and realizing that the way she is living, isn’t really a life at all. The trailer looks amazing and I think this is going to be an amazing book-to-movie adaptation. This movie is in the theatres on May 19th.

Those are all of the books and movies I am excited for next month, and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Quick Reads!

Exciting Spring 2017 Releases!

Spring is on its way so I made a list of the books I definitely want to read this spring. A lot of these are new releases I am incredibly excited for, but a few are also books that I just need to read, so here is my list and I hope you enjoy!

30312860Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – I am currently re reading this series in preparation for the third one and I just cannot wait any longer! The first two books in this soon-to-be contemporary trilogy are To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before follows our main character Lara Jean, who’s secret love letters to all the boys she has loved before get mysteriously sent out and her world turns upside down. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book and if you haven’t read this trilogy definitely pick it up! This book comes out on May 2nd, 2017.

9781408857915A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – This is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy which is also AMAZING by the way, so if for some reason you haven’t picked it up, please do! The first book, A Court of Thorns and Roses is about a girl named Feyre who after killing a faerie, is dragged to the faerie realms to live out the rest of her mortal life. These books are very entertaining and steamy and are always an enjoyable read. I wouldn’t recommend anyone under the age of fourteen to read this but still, it is a great series! This book comes out on May 2nd, 2017.

30145666The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan – This is another sequel, and it is the sequel to The Hidden Oracle which is about the Greek god Apollo who after angering his father, Zeus, has been zapped into a mortal body. Now human, he has to learn to survive the real world and not get killed by one of his many, ancient enemies…The first book was a really run read so I am excited to see how this one plays out as well! I wouldn’t say this is my favourite Rick Riordan series, but it is still worth the read because Rick Riordan creates these amazing and sassy characters that you just can’t help but love. This book comes out on May 2nd, 2017.

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Those are the few releases I am extremely excited for and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Quick Writing Tips #3.