Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Birthday Reading Project

Hello everyone!
I'm here to announce the 19 books that I will be reading for my Birthday Reading Project. I chose these books based on how many people requested I read them. 

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
The Diviner's by Libba Bray
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
The Will of the Wanderer by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare 
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Santa Letters by Stacy Gooch-Anderson

How I'm going to choose the order I read this books is by assigning each one a number and using a generator to decide which book to read. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day.
~Abby

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Queen Book Tag

Hello everyone!
In honor of the release of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie this past week, I thought it appropriate to do the Queen book tag. I love Queen's music, and I was able to see the movie yesterday and LOVED it! If you're a Queen fan, I highly suggest you go see it. It is worth your time. 
This tag was created by Josh at Literary Gladiators.

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - A work that you feel successfully tells the story from multiple points of view.
Even though I didn't necessarily love this series, it does a great job of sharing every perspective. 

2. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions - A work, series, or author you follow and support the way a sports fan supports their favorite team. 
I'd have to say Kiera Cass for this one. I followed The Selection series until all the books were out and even read The Siren. I'll now read any book she puts out in the future because I love her writing style and stories.

3. Don't Stop Me Now - A work you couldn't put down.
I flew through this book when I first read it. The story is so enthralling and gets you hooked.

4. Killer Queen - A dominated or kick-butt female character.
Do I even need to explain? I don't think so.

5. A Crazy Little Thing Called Love - A work that includes a ridiculous and/or forced relationship.
I personally don't like Katniss and Peeta's relationship in the Hunger Games. It was somewhat forced upon them during the games to help them survive, and I just didn't see the chemistry between them at any point in the series. 

6. Under Pressure (feat. David Bowie) - A book you were pressured to read.
Two of my good friends had read this book and couldn't stop talking about it so I felt pressured to pick it up and actually really enjoyed it.

7. I Want to Break Free - A pioneering feminist work.
I really can't think of an answer to this one.

8. Radio Ga Ga - A dystopian work that makes you uneasy, because you feel its predictions are or will be correct.
I hope society never gets to the point where they burn all the books.

9. I Want it All - An author or collection you want to own in their entirety.
I would love to own this entire series because it's AMAZING!

10. Innuendo - The most suggestive line in literature (like an innuendo).
I can't really think of any.

11. I'm Going Slightly Mad - A work you enjoy for its eccentricity. 

12. The Show Must Go On - A work you enjoyed that was posthumously released.
Some of his works were published after his death.

13. Playlist - What are your favorite Queen songs?
I enjoy almost all of their songs, so picking my favorites is going to be hard. I'll try to narrow it down to 5. Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, I Want to Break Free, Who Wants to Live Forever, and Flash. That was so hard to choose because there are so many more that I love.

14. Somebody to Love - Who do you tag?
Whoever feels like doing this tag.

Do you like Queen? If so, what are some of your favorite songs by them?
Thanks for stopping by. Have an awesome day.
~Abby


Thursday, November 1, 2018

October 2018 Wrap-Up

Hello everyone! 
During October, I've had a bit of a reading slump. I'd pick up books and just not be able to get into them. I was on such a reading kick, and then it died out. I was only able to read one book this month. 

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
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Along with my reading slump, I didn't feel like posting bookish posts, so I only did a couple posts in October. I'm hoping in November I'll get back into the swing of things.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a fantastic day.
~Abby

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Longest Books I've Read

Hello everyone!
I thought it would be a cool idea to share the biggest books I've read. I don't typically read very large books, but when I do, they tend to be good. This list is going to go from the smallest big book to the largest.

10) Everblaze by Shannon Messenger
(624 pages)

9) Night Film by Marisha Pessl
(640 pages)

8) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
(652 pages)

7) Neverseen by Shannon Messenger
(672 pages)

6) Lodestar by Shannon Messenger
(688 pages)

5) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
(734 pages)

4) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
(759 pages)

3) Winter by Marissa Meyer
(827 pages)

2) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
(870 pages)

1) Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
(1,020 pages)

What are some of the biggest books you've read? Don't forget to look at my blog post for my Birthday Reading Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a fantastic day.
~Abby

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Birthday Reading Challenge

Hello everyone!
I decided that during my birth month I wanted to do a challenge. I got the idea from Stacey Loves to Read's channel. She called hers the "Birthday Reading Project", but I'm making mine a Birthday Reading Challenge. She has her viewers recommend any books they like to her, but instead, I'm going to have my readers choose books that are already on my TBR. 
Here's how it's going to work. I'm going to link a Goodreads shelf (here) of all the TBR books I own and all you have to do is comment the top 5 books you'd like me to read on this blog post. My goal is to read 19 by next November, and I'll check in and see if I was able to complete my challenge. 
I will be starting this challenge in November and will list the 19 books I will be reading towards the beginning of the month. I am going to be doing it based on popularity so the most mentioned books will be the ones I choose to read. I will make a special TBR jar for this challenge and will choose to read the books in a random order. I will mention the book(s) I'm reading each month in the wrap-up of the previous month. You have until the end of October to comment your top 5 choices.
This challenge is meant to help me to be motivated to read more of the books I own instead of borrowing them the library and friends. I have plenty of my own, I just need to read them!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.
~Abby

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

September 2018 Wrap-Up

Hello everyone!
September has been a pretty great reading month. I read a total of 12 books, which blows my mind.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales and Poems
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The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace
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Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
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Review here.










The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace
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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
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To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
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Paint Me Like I Am from WritersCorps
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Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems by Nick Cannon
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Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon










Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
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What books did you read in September? Any new favorites?
Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous day.
~Abby

Sunday, September 30, 2018

September Book Haul

Hello everyone!
Today I wanted to share all the books I accumulated in September. There aren't very many, but I'm excited to read them all.

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Triple Moon by Melissa De La Cruz

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Who We Are: Our Official Autobiography by One Direction

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Did you get any new books in September? What are your thoughts on any of these books if you've read them?
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.
~Abby

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

To All the Books I've Loved Before Tag

Hello everyone!
I've seen this tag slowly going around, and since I love the book/movie I decided I wanted to do it. This tag was created by Frankinesce. You can check out her original tag here.

1. Kenny from Camp - Your first book love.
These are the first books I really started obsessing over and got me into reading way more than I was in the past. I read books my whole life, but The Selection series is what got me into the young adult genre.

2. John Ambrose McClaren - The book that got away. (A book that may not be your all-time favorite now, but you'll always love it.)
These are the first books I was introduced to in the young adult genre. I read them all the way back in fourth or fifth grade (I can't remember for sure) and I loved them. I didn't really pick up young adult books at the time, so this series was such a big deal to me. I loved the story and the characters, even though I may not like how Mockingjay ended.

3. Lucas from Homecoming - Your GBF. (Your favorite LGBTQ+ character or book).
I haven't really read any books with LGBTQ+ characters besides City of Bones, and based on that first book, I wouldn't call any of them my favorites. So, I don't have an answer for this question.

4. Josh Sanderson - The book next door. (A book that you'll love no matter how many times you read it.)
Big surprise I chose this series. I just love the characters too much to not enjoy the books each time I read them.

5. Peter Kavinsky - Your one true book love. (Challenge: Pick a book that you don't typically mention as your ultimate favorite.)
I just love this story so much! How could I not mention it as one of the many books I love?

What are some of your book loves?
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.
~Abby

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Fall Book Recommendations

Hello everyone!
It is officially the first day of fall, so what better way to celebrate than sharing some of my favorite fall reads! In the fall, I love reading mysteries, thrillers, and fantasy books. So that's what I'll be recommending to you all today.

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
This book is especially good for the fall because of all the supernatural/paranormal elements incorporated within the story.

Wings by Aprilynne Pike
This is a fantasy series that is about fairies. That's pretty much all I'll say so I don't give anything away.

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
 If I remember correctly, I think this book even takes place in the fall. It's such a great trilogy, and a great one to read in the fall.

Avalon High by Meg Cabot
This book incorporates elements of King Arthur in it which is really cool. Perfect for the fall season.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
I read this book in the summer, but it's a great book to read in the fall. It's a book about fae, but it was really well done and the writing is so magical. I highly recommend you read it if you haven't already.

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
This is a fantastic trilogy, so basically if you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend that you do. 

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
This is a great fall read because of all the adventure. It's such a fun and entertaining read.

The Healing Spell by Kimberly Griffiths Little
I believe this book starts out in the fall, but it's a great book to read during the fall time.

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

This is a science fiction novel that just screams fall vibes. It's the perfect book to just curl up with on a cold day and binge read.

I hope you got some good suggestions from this list. What are some of your favorite fall reads?
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.
~Abby