2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 3: Favourite Winter Scene

Happy day 3 of the Biannual Bibliothon! I hope you are reading lots of books and are enjoying my blog posts so far 🙂

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Today’s blogging challenge is to describe your favourite winter scene and why you would want to be in it. I am excited to share with you the book I chose and why the scene is my favourite and I hope you enjoy! As always, links to the Biannual Bibliothon YouTube and Instagram page will be linked below so make sure you check them out for more info.

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is a cozy and adorable contemporary, about a young girl named Lara Jean who writes letter to all the boys she has loved before, and then seals it in a hatbox given to her by her mother with the intention of never letting anyone see it but her. But when all the letters mysteriously get out, she forms a fake relationship with an old friend and crush to keep secrets from getting out. This is one of my favourite books, and on page 300 Lara Jean goes on a ski trip with some of her classmates. Basically, it is an excuse to go skiing on the slopes with your friends, or hang out by the fire in the lodge and snuggle up with a book and a cup of hot chocolate. Not that I would want to get caught up in Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship, but I have always loved reading about the friendship between Lara Jean, Chris, Peter, as well as Peter’s friends and I would love to be apart of that! Hanging out at the ski slopes with them would be a blast.

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That is all for my day 3 blogging challenge and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s challenge, “2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 2: My Bookish Drink” and my “2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 2: Reading Update”

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2018 Biannual Bibliothon Day 1: The Snowy Day Book Tag! (Original)

Happy day 1 of the 2018 Biannual Bibliothon!

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Before we get into the blog challenge of the day, I just wanted to quickly explain what you will be seeing on my blog for the next week. Every day I will be posting my blog challenge and then later on that day, I will be posting my reading updates where I go over what I read that day and what I got accomplished. So basically two blog posts a day for the entire week! Okay, now that that is out of the way, today’s blog challenge is to create your snowy day reading list and I decided to complete this challenge in the form of my own book tag. There are a lot of tags like this out there, but I just really felt inspired to create my own so I hope you enjoy!

#1: Weather Reports Say It’s Going to Snow Tomorrow! Yay! Pick a Book That Makes You Feel Excited

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Whenever I think about The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan I get excited because it was one of my all time favourite books when I was younger, and is still a book that I absolutely adore. It is fun and action packed and is full of amazing characters that you can’t help but love.

#2: It’s Snowing! Pick a Book Cover That Reminds You of Winter

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I am not really sure why, but the cover for A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas has always reminded me of winter. Maybe it is the blue of the cover? I don’t really know but when I see it I just get some winter vibes! P.S. It is an awesome book so go read it.

#3: Hot Chocolate Time! Pick a Book That Makes You Feel Warm Inside

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Right when I typed this question, I knew what my answer was going to be, and that is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. This book is warm and fuzzy and will make you feel all the feels…plus towards the end they go to a ski lodge and on top of all the feels you get some winter feels as well! Another fantastic book.

#4: Time to Get Cozy. Pick a Long Book You Could Read for Hours

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It was hard not to use this book for the other questions because I love it so much, and that is Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. It is a fantastic and entertaining book that is definitely not short, being 698 pages and all. I honestly could re read this book over and over until the end of time it is so good!

#5: Your Friend Comes Over and You Guys Have a Reading Party, But Uh Oh, They Forgot a Book! Pick a Favourite Book of Yours That You Know They Will Love

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Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout is a hard book not to like. Of course it has its flaws, and it isn’t the best literature out there, however it is a lot of fun. I have recommended this book to my friends and so far all of them have enjoyed it, so this is a no brainer!

#6: It Stopped Snowing But You Are too Busy Reading to Notice! Pick a Book That Sucks You In

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This is a book I was reading a few days ago, and like always, it just sucks me in and before I know it I have read a hundred pages. And that book is The Selection by Kiera Cass! A lot of people have problems with this series, but personally I adore the first three and think they are so entertaining and enjoyable that I could read them and just forget about the world around me.

And those are my questions and answers to my Snowy Day Book Tag and I had so much fun coming up with them. I hope you enjoyed my post for this day 1 of the Biannual Bibliothon blog challenges, and if you would like to do this tag then do it and tag me because I would love to see your answers! Stay pumped for the next few days of my blog posts coming your way and happy reading 🙂

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November 2017 Wrap Up!

November was a much better reading month for me than the other past few months. I still only read a total of 4 books, all of them re reads as well, but that is double what I read in October so yay me! Hopefully December will be even better, but for now here are the books I managed to read in the month of November.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 

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I realized that while I have religiously re read all of Cassandra Clare’s other books, I have never re read The Infernal Devices trilogy which is insane! So I re read the first book and forgot how much I enjoyed this time period in London and the characters. Clockwork Angel follows Tessa Gray, who after the death of her aunt sails to London to visit her brother, only to be kidnapped by two sisters who call themselves the “Dark Sisters”. Eventually she is saved by a young man who claims to be part of an ancient race of humans and angels called “Shadowhunters”, and she is tossed into their crazy, upside down world which she turns out to be more a part of then she originally thought. This Shadowhunter world that Cassandra Clare has created is so interesting and complex and I adore every book that she comes out with that is set in it, including this trilogy!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, and Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

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Early in the month of November, I had been in the mood for something fun and upbeat because the days were getting darker and school was really hard. Basically I was looking for an escape, so I decided to pick up and re read one of my favourite books, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. This book follows a girl named Lara Jean who keeps love letters she has written to boys safe and hidden in a hatbox given to her by her mother, but one day those letters are mysteriously sent out and everything she has written in those love letters suddenly becomes reality rather than imaginary. The other two books in this series are just as quirky and fluffy as the first one, and I cannot express how much I recommend this series! Also, the movie has been filmed and will be coming out sometime in the 2018 and I absolutely cannot wait!

Those are all the books I read in the month of November, 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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Okay so let’s start off with some good news…I read 2 books this week! I decided I needed a break from fantasy and decided to pick up and re read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. This is one of my favourite books, and favourite trilogies, and I picked it up because I was really in need of reading a light hearted and fluffy novel. I started it on Wednesday and since then have already finished the first two books. Now I am re reading the third and final installment and I haven’t actually re read this one yet. This will be the first re read which makes me excited because I forget what happens exactly. Anyways, I love these books and Jenny Han’s writing so I know that this was the right choice. Hopefully I will finish Always and Forever, Lara Jean today and after that I am not entirely sure what I will pick up next…but we will see!

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Now for NaNoWriMo…so I am at about 18,000 words and I will sadly not be continuing with it. It has been so hard for me to not find time to write, but find the motivation to write because just after writing a few hundred words, I would feel drained. I decided it would be best for me not to continue on with NaNoWriMo, because I also do not feel like my story is “novel ready”. I need to let it mull around in my head for a bit before I write it down on paper, and honestly, I have no idea when that will be. However, I am still writing. I am still writing short stories, and even some essays which I haven’t done much for my own enjoyment. Anyways, I hope that all of your NaNoWriMo journeys are going well but if not, don’t worry because you are not alone!

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

Books I Want to Become Movies!

There are a lot of books that are movies that I wish weren’t, but there are also a lot books that aren’t movies that I wish were. Here is the list of all the books I wish were movies!

six-of-crows-616x986Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – Six of Crows is an epic story about a group of misfits who set out to complete an impossible task. This book would make a fantastic movie because of its never ending amount of action and is just filled with scenes that will blow you away! If it is done right, I could easily see this becoming one of my favourite movies or TV shows.

since-youve-been-goneSince You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – The reason I would love for this book to become a movie is because there is a sort of scavenger hunt that goes on throughout this book and if it is entertaining to read, I think it would even more in a movie! Since You’ve Been Gone is about a girl named Emily who’s best friend, Sloane disappears as the summer begins, leaving behind a bucket list for Emily to complete that summer. Emily sets off to complete this list along with a few new friends, in hope that it will lead her to Sloane and the answers to her disappearance. This is a very fun, light, summery book that I think a lot of people would enjoy on the screen so please, make this amazing book into a movie!

obsidian-cover5Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout – I don’t understand why they haven’t made this book into a movie because it is definitely movie material. It has a hot male protagonist, a good climax, some side action, romance and awesome friendships! This book definitely reminds me of the TV show Roswell so if that is on the screen why isn’t this? Obsidian is about a girl named Katy who after the death of her father, moves to small town with her mother for a fresh start. There, she moves next to two odd and mysterious twins named Dee and Damon Black and after being sucked into their crazy world, her life is flipped upside down. It is a really fast paced book that should be made into a movie pronto.

to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-beforeTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – This would make a great rom-com and I would definitely watch it. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is about a girl named Lara Jean, who after her secret love letters to all the boys she has loved before get mysteriously sent out, she finds herself digging a deep hole of lies to prevent her current love from knowing the truth about how she feels. This is a really quirky, cute and funny book that I think would make a very entertaining movie.

throne-of-glass-sarah-j-maasThrone of Glass by Sarah J Maas – This would be an epic movie, and I know that it has been optioned for a TV show but that has happened yet so I can still put it on this list. Throne of Glass follows this kickass assassin named Celaena Sardothian who enters a competition where you fight to the death to become the king’s personal assassin. This book has a lot of action and is a very gripping read. It would make a killer movie that I honestly think would do really well.

Those are some books I think would make great movies and I hope you enjoyed. Sorry about no not posting anything yesterday, stuff came up! Anyways don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Camp NaNoWriMo Prep #1 and also comment below any other books you think would make good movies.

 

February 2017 Wrap Up!

February is a short month but I still managed to get a lot more reading done than I expected which is great, because if I want to read seventy five books this year, I need to keep up this pace.

anna-kissAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – I have read this book countless times but it never seizes to impress me and make me tingle with excitement! Anna and the French Kiss is about a girl named Anna who for her last year of high school, is shipped off to an American boarding school in Paris. It is a book filled with romance, humor and heart wrenching moments that I never get tired of. 4.5/5 stars

since-youve-been-goneSince You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – Oh look, another re read and another contemporary. I read Since You’ve Been Gone back in July, and I just figured it was time to re read this amazing book and let me tell you, it definitely wasn’t a disappointment! Since You’ve Been Gone follows our main character, Emily, who’s best friend Sloane disappears as the summer begins, leaving only a bucket list for Emily to complete. Determined it will lead her to her best friend, Emily sets of to complete this list along with the help of new friends. This is a really fun and summery read that really gets me in the mood for summer. I really enjoyed it as always, and definitely recommend it! 4.5/5 stars

to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-beforeTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – Yep more contemporaries, more re reads but that is okay because I also had so much fun reading this one! I think the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy is definitely in my top 2 favourite contemporaries just because it is so freaking fantastic. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is about a girl named Lara Jean who’s secret love letters one day get sent out to the past loves of her life, and she suddenly finds herself digging a hole of lies to prevent her current love from knowing she likes him. Why? Because it is her sister’s boyfriend. This book has such a quirky main character and a quirky romance which I absolutely adore! 5/5 stars

keepingthemoonKeeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen – This was a brand new read for me, and as Sarah Dessen’s books always are, it was definitely an enjoyable read. It wasn’t the most amazing contemporary ever, but I did like how for the most part it focused on friendships rather than romance for the main character. Keeping the Moon follows our main character, Collie who is staying with her oddball aunt Mira for the summer while her personal fitness mother is travelling the world. The story follows her as she makes friends and learns to come to terms with her past and her present. 3/5 stars

Those are all the book she I managed to complete this month and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: March 2017 TBR!

Reading Update!

February has been a sort of slow reading month, but I am hoping to fit a few more books in before the month is over! Anyways, I recently finished re reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han because I have been in a major contemporary kick since the beginning of the year. This has to be one of my favourite contemporary series ever because it is so relatable, quirky and hilarious and I always finish it with a massive smile on my face! To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is about a girl named Lara Jean who writes letters to all the boys she has loved before, but when they are mysteriously all sent out she finds herself digging a deep hole of lies to prevent the boy she currently likes from knowing she actually loves him. If you want a fluffy contemporary definitely give this one a go! Since there are 3 days of February left, I want a good book that I can read in that period of time and end the month off well. Sooo I decided that since I have made February a month of re reads and contemporaries, I  choose to read Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen! Although, since February has only been a month of contemporaries I am going to try and branch out more in March…also because how many more contemporaries are there even left for me to read? I also want to write more in March because I haven’t written anything in FOREVER which is driving me insane! School and life has just been kind of chaotic and distracting lately but I want to push through all that and work on the stories I have in mind.

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

Valentine’s Day Recommendations!

It is Valentine’s Day so it gives me an excuse to recommend more contemporary books that I love! Anyways, here are five books that are perfect reads for Valentine’s Day.

anna-kissAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – This was a no brainer. It is the perfect book to pick up on Valentine’s Day because it makes you feel so many things and is just amazing. Anna and the French Kiss is about a girl named Anna who is sent off to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school. There, she meets a group of close knit friends and grows close to them quickly, especially one named Etienne St.Clair. This book is filled with romance, drama and great characters and is a great way to spend your Valentine’s Day.

Me-Before-You-Movie-SoundtrackMe Before You by JoJo Moyes – Me Before You is about a young woman named Louisa Clark who takes a job taking care of a quadriplegic man named Will Trainor after her father looses his job. The story follows their relationship which starts off slow and rocky, but soon they find themselves growing closer together as time goes on. This book plays with your heartstring and leaves a gaping hole in your chest but it is so worth it.

Everything EverythingEverything Everything by Nicola Yoon – The synopsis of this book sounds incredibly clichĂ© but it is much, much more than you expect it to be. Everything Everything follows a girl named Maddie who is allergic to the world and when a boy named Ollie moves in next door she finds herself falling for him. This book totally leaves you dumbfounded but ultimately is a great romance book about desire and trust!

to-all-the-boys-ive-loved-beforeTo All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is about a girl named Lara Jean who writes letters to all the boys she has loved before, but when they re mysteriously sent out she finds herself digging a deep hole of lies to prevent hurting the people closest to her. This book is filled with awkward and relatable moments and leaves a huge grin on your face. The last book in the trilogy is coming out this year so you should definitely pick up this book!

just-listenJust Listen by Sarah Dessen – You can never go wrong with a Sarah Dessen book so I had to add one onto this list. Just Listen is about a girl named Annabel who is someone who looks like her life is perfect…but its not. After a misunderstanding with her best friend she is left friendless and alone until she meets a mysterious boy named Own who accepts her for who she is, not who everyone believes she is. I absolutely loved this book and flew through it in a matter of hours!

Those are my five Valentine’s Day recommendations and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Books to Read When You’re Bored.

Beginner’s Guide To: Contemporaries!

I obviously love contemporaries because I tend to read 3-5 a month so I thought I would start a series inspired by Christine (Polandbananasbooks) series on her YouTube channel where I recommend some contemporaries if you are new to the genre or the need some more recommendations!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – I know I recommend this book a lot, but it is a must read contemporary and is also a perfect book to welcome you into the contemporary world. Anna and the French Kiss follows a girl named Anna who is sent off to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school. There, she meets a group of close knit friends and is immediately drawn to one of them named Etienne St. Clair. We watch their relationship grow as obstacles are thrown in their way and overall is a heart breakingly sweet contemporary!

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – This is such a cute book that shows that being love shouldn’t have to do with how you look, but with who you are. It follows our 2 main characters Eleanor and Park who come from completely different worlds but somehow manage to form a relationship that really blossoms throughout the book. You feel a lot of strong emotions reading this book and it is just a fantastic book!

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen – If you are reading contemporary you have to read a Sarah Dessen book because she is one of the Queen’s of contemporary! Saint Anything is about a girl named Sydney who is always used to being in the shadows until her brother, Peyton, is arrested and suddenly a spotlight is directed on her. Now feeling lost in her family and her place in the world, she goes to a pizza parlor and finds it to be a place where she is welcomed. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – I love, love, love this book with all my heart because it is everything you could want in a contemporary! In this book we follow Lara Jean, a girl who has been writing love letters to the boys she loved since she was young, and when the letters mysteriously get sent out, she finds herself digging a deep hole if lies to prevent the boy she currently likes from finding out the truth because if he found out it could hurt the people closest to her. This book makes you grin with happiness and melts your heart with every turn of the page.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – Since You’ve Been Gone is such a fun, summery contemporary read because we follow our main character, Emily, who’s best friend Sloane mysteriously disappears but leaves a bucket list behind for Emily to complete. Convinced it will lead her to her friend, Emily sets off to complete this bucket list with the help of a few new friends. Ugh, this book was such a fun journey to read during the summer, but honestly you can read it whenever and wherever!

Those are some contemporaries to start or hopefully continue your love of contemporary and I hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to comment some other contemporaries you love and also check out my last blog post: January 2017 Wrap Up!

Stress Relieving Books

Right now I am going through exams which of course, are extremely stressful, and during my study breaks, I find that reading a light and easy book is a great way to relieve the heavy stress upon my shoulders…since I am sure a lot of you can relate to this feeling, her are a few stress relieving books that I recommend!

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – In this book you get totally engrossed with the life of the characters, and it erases any stress, anxiety or worry you were feeling before. It is playful, light hearted and a very fun read that I 100% recommend. Lola and the Boy Next Door is about a girl named Lola who is living a great life. She has a great boyfriend, an amazing best friend, and is almost finished high school, but when her first love moves back next door, her life is flipped upside down.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – This book is such a fun and entertaining read, and is one of my favourite contemporaries ever!  In this book, we follow Lara Jean, a shy and quiet girl who writes love letters to every boy she has loved before. When her secret letters somehow get out, she finds herself digging herself in a deep hole of lies to prevent her current crush from knowing she truly likes him.

The Selection by Kiera Cass – The Selection is a very quick and easy read that will have you laughing and squealing at various times throughout. The Selection is about a girl named America who has entered herself into a competition for the Prince of Illea’s heart, but things get complicated because she is in love with someone else. I love these books and if you haven’t read them, read them!

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – Despite this book having supernatural people and fighting, you find yourself diving deep into the world and leaving our world behind easily. Vampire Academy is a great series that makes you feel a lot of great things. In this book, we follow Rose Hathaway, a girl who has been created to protect those higher than her, the Moroi (aka vampires), but when she and her best friend Lissa, return to the Vampire Academy after fleeing the previous year, they must both defend themselves against not only against the evil inside but outside as well.

Those are all my stress relieving book recommendations and I hope you enjoyed!