Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Want To Read This Summer

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is a “summer reads freebie” so I decided to share with you all some books I want to read this summer! Instead of doing one list consisting of ten books, I’ve decided to do two lists with ten books each! The first list contains new releases (published in 2017) and the second list contains older books (published before 2017). The following lists are in no particular order. Click the book cover to be taken to the book’s Goodreads page!


2017 Releases I Want to Read This Summer:

1. Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Once and For All

2. The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

The Color Project

3. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

4. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

The Dark Prophecy

5. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist

6. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

7. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Daughter of the Burning City

8. The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi

The Gauntlet

9. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Defy the Stars

10. Hunted by Meagan Spooner

hunted

Older Releases I Want to Read This Summer:

1. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song

2. The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

The Beauty of Darkness

3. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Final Empire

4. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

The Girl from Everywhere

5. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen

6. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Rebel of the Sands

7. Timekeeper by Tara Sim

timekeeper

8. A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray

A Million Worlds with You

9. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch

10. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids


Have you read any of these books? Are any of them on your TBR? Let me know down in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Most Read Authors

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From“. I had a lot of fun looking through my bookshelf and Goodreads to see how many books I’ve read by the same author. The following list shows the authors starting from the most read to the least read. I had to narrow them down and only pick ten!


1. Sara Shepard – 23 books

Sara Shepard

Sara Shepard has written a lot of books – and I’ve read almost all of them. I’ve read 17 books in the Pretty Little Liars series and all 6 books in The Lying Game series. I was in my early teens when I read a majority of the books and I really loved them at the time!

Goodreads links: Pretty Little Liars (Book #1) | The Lying Game (Book #1)

2. Sarah Dessen – 12 books

Sarah Dessen

I’m pretty sure that I’ve read almost every single Sarah Dessen book! I think I started reading Dessen when I was 11 or 12. My best friend and I tore through all her books that were published at that time. We couldn’t get enough! I recently read her newest release this year and I’m so happy to say that I still love her writing! I’ll definitely be reading her future books.

Goodreads links: That Summer | Someone Like You | Keeping the Moon | Dreamland | This Lullaby | The Truth About Forever | Just Listen | Lock and Key | Along for the Ride | What Happened to Goodbye | The Moon and More | Saint Anything

3. J.K. Rowling – 11 books

J.K. Rowling

I have read all 7 books in the Harry Potter series plus the three companion novels: The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I also read her Harvard commencement speech that was put into print form and called Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination.

Goodreads links: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book #1) | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book #2) | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book #3) | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book #4) | Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book #5) | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book #6) | Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows (Book #7) | The Tales of Beedle the Bard | Quidditch Through the Ages | Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemVery Good Lives

4. Rick Riordan – 10 books

Rick Riordan

I’ve read two complete series by Rick Riordan and I actually just read them this year! I first read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and then read The Heroes of Olympus series. While I really enjoyed PJO, I absolutely loved HoO. I highly recommend these books for people of all ages!

Goodreads links: The Lightning Thief (Book #1) | The Sea of Monsters (Book #2) | The Titan’s Curse (Book #3) | The Battle of the Labyrinth (Book #4) | The Last Olympian (Book #5) | The Lost Hero (Book #1) | The Son of Neptune (Book #2) | The Mark of Athena (Book #3) | The House of Hades (Book #4) | The Blood of Olympus (Book #5)

5. Deb Caletti – 9 books

Deb Caletti

I primarily read these books around the age of 13 or 14 and I really enjoyed them at the time. However, I read one of her more recent books last year and I didn’t really care for it. I guess my reading tastes have changed!

Goodreads links: The Queen of Everything | Honey, Baby, Sweetheart | Wild Roses | The Nature of Jade | The Fortunes of Indigo Skye | The Secret Life of Prince Charming | The Six Rules of Maybe | Stay | The Last Forever

6. Nicholas Sparks – 8 books

I was a big fan of Nicholas Sparks books (and their movies) a few years ago. That being said, I have read quite a few of his books. However, I haven’t seen or read any of his most recent movies or novels. I eventually want to though!

Goodreads links: The Notebook | A Walk to Remember | A Bend in the Road | The Wedding | Dear John | The Lucky One | The Last Song | Safe Haven

7. Jennifer L. Armentrout – 6 books (+1 novella)

Jennifer L. Armentrout

I read the entire Lux series last October and I loved it! It was a super fun series; one I’d like to reread in the future. I also read the novella that is part of this series, Shadows. In addition to that, I read her standalone novel, Don’t Look Back, in October 2014 and enjoyed it as well!

Goodreads links: Obsidian (Book #1) | Onyx (Book #2) | Opal (Book #3) | Origin (Book #4) | Opposition (Book #5) | Shadows (Book #0.5) | Don’t Look Back 

8. Morgan Matson / Katie Finn – 6 books

Morgan Matson

I decided to include Morgan Matson and Katie Finn together since they’re technically the same person (Katie Finn is Morgan Matson’s pen name). I read the Top 8 series by Katie Finn back before Morgan Matson had any books published. I didn’t realize they were the same person until after I read some of Morgan Matson’s books!

Goodreads links: Top 8  (Book #1) | What’s Your Status? (Book #2) | Unfriended (Book #3) | Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour | Second Chance Summer | Since You’ve Been Gone

9. Stephenie Meyer – 5 books

Stephenie Meyer

I read and was obsessed with Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga back when I was 12 or so. I went through a stage where I was super into vampires. So of course, I read and watched all the movies. Looking back, the series wasn’t the greatest but I really enjoyed it at the time. In May of 2014 I read Meyer’s adult novel, The Host, which was so much better than Twilight in my opinion. I really, really enjoyed it!

Goodreads links: Twilight (Book #1) | New Moon (Book #2) | Eclipse (Book #3) | Breaking Dawn (Book #4) | The Host

10. Simone Elkeles – 5 books

Simone Elkeles

I read the first two books in the Perfect Chemistry series probably when I was around 13 or 14 and the Leaving Paradise duology around the same time. More recently, I read Better Than Perfect (originally called Wild Cards) and I didn’t like it at all. I guess that’s more evidence towards how much my reading tastes have changed over the years.

Goodreads links: Perfect Chemistry (Book #1) | Rules of Attraction (Book #2) | Leaving Paradise (Book #1) | Return to Paradise (Book #2) | Better Than Perfect


What authors have you read the most books by? Let me know in the comments or link me to your TTT post!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Celebrating Diversity

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters″. This can include books that feature minority/religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC, neurotypical character, LGBTQ, etc.

The following list includes a mixture of diverse books I have read (#1-5) and diverse books I haven’t read but that I want to (#6-10). All pictures link to Goodreads.


Books I Have Read

1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

The main character in this book, Simon, is a gay teenager who hasn’t yet come out to his friends and family, even though he knows they will be very accepting. The story centers around Simon and the boy he’s in an online relationship with, Blue. Simon and Blue attend the same high school but since they’re both using fictitious names, neither knows who the other person is. This is an excellent book that deals with serious topics in a lighthearted and entertaining way. If you enjoy Oreos and Harry Potter references, this book is most likely for you.

2. The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

The Lunar Chronicles series

The Lunar Chronicles series retells different fairy tales in a futuristic world where things like cyborgs, androids, and people that live on the moon exist. The series features a whole slew of characters that come from all over the world with completely different upbringings and ethnicities. There are characters from China, France, United States, and the moon.

3. The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

The Heroes of Olympus series

The Heroes of Olympus series is the spin-off/continuation of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It combines Greek and Roman mythology to tell the story of several different demigods (the children of humans/gods) and their adventures. The series also features very diverse characters: Leo who is Mexican-American, Frank who is Chinese-Canadian, Hazel who is African-American, Reyna who is Puerto Rican, and Nico who is Italian-American. There is also some LBGTQ+ representation, but that’s all I’ll say because of spoilers.

4. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves

This historical fiction novel is about Sarah, a young African American girl who is attending a previously all white high school. She has to work on a class project with Linda, a girl who makes sure Sarah knows how much she doesn’t think she should be there. However, through the course of the novel, the two girls discover that they’re not so different after all. They both begin to fall for each other in a time where being gay wasn’t tolerated at all.

5. The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan

The Raging Quiet

The Raging Quiet centers around Marnie, a newcomer in a tiny village, and Raver, a young man whom everyone thinks is a madman. Marnie discovers that there isn’t anything wrong with him; he just cannot hear. The pair learn how to communicate through hand gestures and Raver gets to hold a conversation with someone for the first time in his life. However, their fellow villagers don’t understand and think there is witchcraft going on. This is a fantastic and gripping story about how two people can form a deep connection without verbalization.

Books I Haven’t Read

6. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Synopsis: Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

7. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

Synopsis: My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

8. 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger

5 to 1

Synopsis: In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife. Sudasa doesn’t want to be a wife, and Kiran, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. Sudasa’s family wants nothing more than for their daughter to do the right thing and pick a husband who will keep her comfortable—and caged. Kiran’s family wants him to escape by failing the tests. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Kiran thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing.

9. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Noughts & Crosses

Synopsis: Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society. Sephy is a Cross — a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a Nought — a “colourless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood, but that’s as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum — a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together?

10. Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

Golden Boy

Synopsis: Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he’s the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his school. He’s even really nice to his little brother. Karen, Max’s mother, is determined to maintain the façade of effortless excellence she has constructed through the years, but now that the boys are getting older, she worries that the façade might soon begin to crumble. Adding to the tension, her husband Steve has chosen this moment to stand for election to Parliament. The spotlight of the media is about to encircle their lives. The Walkers are hiding something, you see. Max is special. Max is different. Max is intersex. (Click the picture for the full synopsis)


What are your favorite diverse books? Let me know down below or link me to your TTT post!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Unread Hyped Books

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read″. The following list is in no particular order. All pictures link to that book’s Goodreads page. If it’s a series, it links to the first book in the series or the first book mentioned.


1. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade final for Irene

I read and enjoyed Vicious by V.E. Schwab, so when I heard about A Darker Shade of Magic, I knew I had to read it. However, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet! Hopefully sometime this year I’ll get the chance.

2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen

I’ve had this book on my TBR since I first saw its awesome cover a year ago. Since then, it’s been majorly hyped. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the book though, so that’s why I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I think I might still read it, but probably not anytime in the immediate future.

3. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love

All Colleen Hoover books have a lot of hype, but I went with Ugly Love since it’s the one I’ve heard the most about. I keep hearing about how amazing the book is, but I’m not very interested in it. I’m glad other people were able to enjoy it though!

4. Crown of Midnight & Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight & Heir of Fire

These are two books that I’ll definitely be reading, hopefully soon. I read the first book in the series, Throne of Glass, and the bindup of novellas, The Assassin’s Blade, late last year and haven’t continued on since. I kept saying “I’m going to read that soon” and then I ended up getting caught up with other books. However, after reading and enjoying A Court of Thorns and Roses, I’m really looking forward to more of Sarah J. Maas’s writing. I plan to read these next two books in the series before the fourth book’s release in September.

5. Prodigy & Champion by Marie Lu

Prodigy & Champion

I read Legend, the first book in this trilogy, last year and I liked it. If I remember correctly, I started Prodigy, but couldn’t get into it at the time. If I ever get around to reading this series, I’ll have to reread the first book before continuing on. However, I’m not really in a rush to read them.

6. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Grisha trilogy

This is another trilogy that I’ve been meaning to read for quite some time now. I don’t know much about the series, other than the fact that there’s a character named The Darkling, whom everyone seems to love. I hope to be reading this trilogy soon!

7. The Penryn & the End of Days trilogy by Susan Ee

Penryn & the End of Days trilogy

This is a trilogy that has received quite a bit of hype, especially because the third book was just released. I do have the first book on my Goodreads TBR, but I’m not really sure what I’ll get around to reading it. I’m kind of interested, kind of not.

8. The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Cycle series

For some reason, it took me a really long time to consider reading this series. I’d been hearing the hype about it for a long time, but just wasn’t that interested. However, now I want to give it a shot and see if I like it. Hopefully I’ll be able to read the first three books before the fourth book is released!

9. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

A Song of Ice and Fire series

I’d be thoroughly shocked if you haven’t heard all the hype for this series (and its TV show). I’ve been so hesitant about starting this series because each book is SO long! Also, I’m nervous I’ll get confused since it’s high fantasy and I haven’t read a ton in that genre – especially not adult high fantasy. However, I really want to give the series a try.

10. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments series

For some reason, I avoided this series for a really long time because I didn’t think it would be my thing. However, after my friend kept bugging me, I finally read the first book. I thought it was pretty good – not amazing, but not bad either. (My review) Since then, I haven’t continued on with the series. It’s not that I didn’t want to, it’s just that there are so many other books I’d rather read first. I’ll definitely read the remaining five books sometime, especially with the TV series coming out soon.


What are some hyped books that you haven’t read? Let me know in the comments or link me to your TTT post! 

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Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Reads in 2015 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015“. I was going to torture myself and put the books in order of which ones I liked the best (#1 being my favorite and #10 being my least favorite), but I just couldn’t do it. So, the following list is in no particular order.


1. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (or any book in the series)

The Mark of Athena

The Mark of Athena is the third book in the Heroes of Olympus series, which is a spin-off/continuation of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This whole series was amazing and I would highly, highly recommend it! I personally thought it was better and more developed than the PJO series, but I still loved that series as well.

2. More Than This by Patrick Ness

More Than This

This was the first Patrick Ness book I read and I absolutely loved it! I picked it up from the library on a whim and I was so glad I did. His writing is just spectacular; it immediately drew me in and kept me interested. If you haven’t read a book by Patrick Ness yet, I suggest you start with this one!

3. Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes

Gathering Darkness

Gathering Darkness is the third book in the Falling Kingdoms series and, in my opinion, the best book in the series so far. The plot keeps getting more and more complex with each book and there are so many unexpected twists and turns!

4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

I completely devoured this book. I started reading it one night and I ended up staying up until 3 in the morning just to finish it! I couldn’t put it down without knowing what happened in the end. I ended up loving it, of course!

5. The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan

The Raging Quiet

I haven’t heard anyone talking about this book, but it was one I really, really enjoyed. Don’t let the not-so-great cover deter you – it was a truly wonderful story of friendship, love, and so much more.

6. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner 2

Before The Kite Runner, I hadn’t read many books in the historical fiction genre. It wasn’t like I was purposely avoiding the genre or anything, I just hadn’t read a lot of it. After reading and loving this book, however, I’ll definitely be reading more historical fiction! The Kite Runner was heartbreaking, yet wonderful. I really liked how it felt more like something that actually happened rather than a fictional story.

7. Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Fairest

I read this novella earlier in the year and I really loved it! Fairest is part of the Lunar Chronicles series and it gives the readers a look at Queen Levana’s backstory. For more on my thoughts, read my Goodreads review!

8. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes was a wonderfully written book. I connected so well to the characters, even though I have little to nothing in common with them. Sabaa Tahir did a spectacular job of making this possible. For more of my thoughts, read my review!

9. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves

This is a book that I believe could easily be considered a classic in 100 years. It’s a wonderful story taking place in a terrible time in American history that really sheds light on issues that unfortunately still take place today. I highly recommend you read this one!

10. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

While Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour isn’t my favorite Morgan Matson book, it was still really amazing! All of Morgan’s books have the perfect mix of summer fun, serious issues, and uniqueness. If you like any of these things, give any or all of her books a go!


What are some of your favorite books that you’ve read this year? Do we share any of the same books? 

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Top Ten Tuesday | My Summer TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015“. The following list is in no particular order.


1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses

There has been so much hype surrounding this book that I can’t wait to give it a go! I hope I love it just as much as everyone else.

2. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You

I’ve wanted to read this sequel ever since finishing To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Now that this book has finally been published, I can’t want to read it! However, I may have to reread the first book before starting this one.

3. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go 3

This book has been sitting on my shelf for a few months now and I really want to get around to reading it! I loved More Than This and A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness so I’m looking forward to starting his trilogy. If I like The Knife of Never Letting Go, I’ll most likely read books 2 and 3 right away!

4. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

This book seems like the perfect summery read! I’ve never read a book by Sarah Ockler but I believe I have a few books by her on my TBR. I’m really looking forward to picking up this one!

5. The Heir by Kiera Cass

The Heir

I’ve read mixed reviews about this book, but I still would like to read it. The first three books in the Selection series were so much fun and I’m hoping this one will be the same! I may reread the other three books before starting this book.

6. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Daughter of Deep Silence

The synopsis of this book really intrigued me so I would love to read it sometime this summer!

7. Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes

Gathering Darkness

I’m currently reading the second book in this series, Rebel Spring, so I figured I’d add the third book to this list. I’m really enjoying Rebel Spring, but I’m debating on whether or not I’ll read Gathering Darkness now or closer to the release date of the fourth book. I’ll have to see how Rebel Spring ends before I make a decision!

8-10. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass series

Last year, I read the first book in this series, Throne of Glass, and the bind-up of the novellas, The Assassin’s Blade. However, I didn’t read the second and third books. This summer, I would like to reread Throne of Glass and read Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire. I’m really looking forward to getting back into this world!


What are some books you really want to read this summer? Let me know down below!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Most Anticipated Releases 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015.


1. Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter

Winter is the fourth and final book in The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. As of right now, it’s going to be 824 pages which I’m super excited about! I can’t wait to see how this series ends!

Winter’s Goodreads Page

Release Date: November 10, 2015

Pre-order: B&NAmazonBook Depository


2. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

I’m so excited about this book! I loved both More Than This and A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness so I can’t wait for more of his beautiful writing! Plus the synopsis sounds really unique and interesting.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here’s Goodreads page

Release Date: August 27, 2015

Pre-order: Book Depository


3. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

The Heart of Betrayal

I read the first book in this series, The Kiss of Deception, earlier in the year and really enjoyed it. Therefore, I can’t wait for its sequel! Side note: the covers in this series are so gorgeous!

The Heart of Betrayal’s Goodreads page

Release Date: July 7, 2015

Pre-order: B&N | Amazon | Book Depository


4. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Again, this is another sequel to a book I read earlier in the year. The first book, A Thousand Pieces of You, was really interesting and left me wanting more! November can’t come soon enough!

Ten Thousand Skies Above You’s Goodreads page

Release Date: November 3, 2015

Pre-order: B&N | Amazon | Book Depository


5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

I heard about this book a little while ago and it immediately intrigued me! The synopsis sounds so interesting. Also, I’ve heard great things so far about the book itself from those who read the ARC. I can’t wait to read it for myself!

Everything, Everything’s Goodreads page

Release Date: September 1, 2015

Pre-order: B&N | Amazon | Book Depository


6. Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada

I read Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One last year and it was one of my favorite reads of 2014. That being said, I can’t wait to read another one of his books!

Armada’s Goodreads page

Release Date: July 14, 2015

Pre-order: B&N | Amazon | Book Depository


7. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Illuminae

This book seems like it’s going to be so cool! From what I can tell, it will be told through emails, medical reports, military files, IMs, etc. It’s also going to be quite a big book (600+ pages), which I’m very excited about!

Illuminae’s Goodreads page

Release Date: October 20, 2015

Pre-order: B&N | Amazon | Book Depository


8. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

Legacy of Kings

I don’t know a lot about this book but it seems like it will be a really fun fantasy/historical fiction novel. I’m looking forward to giving it a go! Also, I really like the cover.

Legacy of Kings’s Goodreads page

Release Date: August 25, 2015

Pre-order: B&N | Amazon | Book Depository


9. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Walk on Earth a Stranger

Again, I don’t know a lot about this book but I’m still looking forward to reading it! I’ve heard some good things so far about it, which just makes me even more excited! Plus, the cover is definitely cool.

Walk on Earth a Stranger’s Goodreads page

Release Date: September 22, 2015

Pre-order: B&N | Amazon | Book Depository


10. Never Never: Part Three by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Never Never Part Two

This is the third and final part in the Never Never series by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher. I’m excited to see how things end! *Note: the cover used is actually Part Two’s since Part Three doesn’t have a cover yet.*

Never Never: Part Three’s Goodreads page

Release Date: Unknown, 2015

Pre-order: N/A


What 2015 releases are you most excited for? Do we share any of the same books? Let me know down below and/or link me to your TTT post!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Characters Who Make Me Laugh

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which you give ten answers to the topic for the week. To find a list of upcoming topics, go here. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books Which Feature Characters Who ___“. Since I could choose the ending for this topic, I decided to go with the books that feature characters who make me laugh. I read a lot of books with crazy and serious stuff going on and these characters provide the book with the perfect amount of comedic relief! The following list is in no particular order.


 1. Percy Jackson from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

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2. Leo Valdez from The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

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3. Kenji Kishimoto from the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

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4. Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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5. Iko from The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

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6. Captain Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

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7. Simon Lewis from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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What are some of your favorite funny characters? Feel free to leave the link to your Top Ten Tuesday post in the comments below. I’d love to see what you did for today’s prompt!

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