Saturday, September 20, 2014

10 Books That I Have Read And Need To Own

Do you ever borrow a book from a friend or the library, and then immediately think "I must own this now!"? I think this all of the time the problem is having the money for all of these books.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Ever since I finished it, I wanted to have my own physical copy. I really like the movie cover too! I have this in ebook form, but I just enjoyed it so much that I want to have it in a physical book form.

The Selection by Kiera Cass
The reason for this one is simple.  I already own The Elite, and I feel like I should own the whole series.  I haven't read The One yet, but I want to own the whole series.

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
This was one of my favorite books of the year, and it just makes me really sad that I don't already own it.  So I'm hoping to pick it up soon!

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria
I want to own this one for purely selfish reasons.  I just think it's really pretty, and I liked the story. I would definitely read it again.

Cress by Marissa Meyer
Once again, I own the first two books in the series and not this one.  This was probably my favorite book in the Lunar Chronicles so far, and I just want to own it!

Fangirl and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Basically I need to finish my Rainbow Rowell collection of adorableness and cute fuzzy feels.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I've wanted this edition of Pride and Prejudice for almost 6 months now.  I just want it so badly!

Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth

I really loved this series, and I just want to own them all in hardcover!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

August Wrap-up

So this is my August wrap-up. I'm actually genuinely surprised I read this much.  I won't do a September TBR because I don't know what I'm going to read in September.  I was pretty pleased with my reading August was pretty stressful for me with moving back to school, and starting student teaching.

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith  
I liked this book a lot, but it was hard to get into.  The beginning is quite slow and it wasn't what I was expecting based on what I had heard it described as.  I thought this was more of a story about a long distance relationship rather than the story of two people kind of going their separate ways to find each other again.  Overall I thought it was good, but it could have been so much better than it actually was.  It's still a good read, and I would definitely recommend it, but I was expecting something different.

My Rating

Of Triton by Anna Banks
I thought this was a really great sequel, but I had some problems with it.  I felt that the plot was a little rushed, and that the ending needed to be more drawn out and could have been much more suspenseful.  However overall I thought it was a good book.  This could have easily been the end of the series, but I am excited to read the third book still.

My Rating

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
This book is beautiful I love it so much.  I have already written a full review on it, so I won't go into too much detail.  However I found myself surprised by this book which is really to do in contemporaries (or at least in my opinion).

My Rating

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
This was a reread for me, and I forgot how much I loved this book.  The first time I read it I was a junior in high school.  So it's been over 4 years since I last read it, and I forgot how amazing road trip books are. I just want to read all of the road trip books now.  It's so fantastic, and anyone who loves contemporary should definitely give it a read!

My Rating

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
This came to me on my birthday, and it was the best birthday present ever! I love Stephanie Perkins; she is amazing at cutesy love stories, and this was no exception.  I found Isla and Josh to be adorable, and that their struggles were very realistic.  And that ending, you know the part with the people where the thing happens. Yeah, that part! (If you've read it you know what I'm talking about, but I will not spoil it for those who haven't). It was so friggin adorable and I loved it.

My Rating

Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
In keeping with the road trip books, I read Let's Get Lost, and I adored it.  I know a lot of people didn't love it because they had problems with the insta-love, but I didn't have a problem with it.  In this case, it didn't seem like insta-love, but the start of a somewhat serious summer fling.  I liked how the author told the story.  I really enjoyed the different perspectives, and I just thought it was all so great, and I really liked the ending!

My Rating

The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
This was a book I wasn't expecting to love so much.  I know a lot of people really enjoy this book, and from the plot synopsis I didn't really see the appeal.  However the more I read into it the more I really loved it.  It had some very real issues of what it is like to be in high school, and I love realistic stories

My Rating

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

I really enjoyed this book as well.  However I did miss having lots of witty dialogue.  That's my favorite part about young adult contemporaries is the dialogue.  Of course, I know that with the premise of this book it wasn't going to be dialogue heavy, but I was still missing it.  However when there was dialogue, it was usually either really funny or very meaningful and I really appreciated that.  Overall I thought it was really good and the movie was as well!

My Rating

Overall this month I read a lot of great books.  I'm hoping my reading will pick back up around October because September has also been a busy month for me so far.