May Wrap Up and June TBR!

I didn’t read that much this month. I am disappointed and I hope next month it’ll be better which I think it will be because school is out on June 6 and I can’t wait!

Wrap Up

The Flipside by Shawn Jonhson 4/5 stars

I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me by Jerold J. Kreisman 3/5 stars

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas 5/5 stars

Our Chemical Hearts by  Krystal Sutherland 3/5 stars

Ready Player One by Earnest Cline 2/5 stars

No One Cares About Crazy People by Ron Powers 4/5 stars

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson 5/5 stars

I really enjoyed We Are The Ants and A Court of Wings and Ruin! In total, I read 2,790 pages!

June TBR

I don’t have high hopes for June but at the same time, I won’t be in school so I should be able to read more! I just plan to mood read this month but I do want to read At The Edge Of Everything by Shaun David Hutchinson since I read We Are The Ants, this month.

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Anything But Books Tag – Book Tag

I have really enjoyed doing book tags lately, so here’s another one! Today I am doing Anything But Books Tag, I don’t know who the original creator of this is but here is some videos of people doing it here, here, and here. Now let’s get started.

Name a cartoon that you love.

I don’t really watch a lot of cartoons, but it’s probably SpongeBob.

What is your favorite song right now?

There is so many to choose but I would probably have to say Issues by Julia Michaels.

What could you do for hours instead of reading?

Watching Youtube or spending hours watching FRIENDS.

What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Um, I don’t really like Science Fiction or Horror movies. I really enjoy cooking and baking.

What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

Um, what? Psychology.

What is something unusual that you know how to do?

I am also really good at buying a lot of books.I am pretty proud of my sarcastic wit.

Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can.

I made an Instagram account for books and this blog! You can check it out here alotabooks13.

What is your most recent personal project?

Do good on my finals and find time to read. I haven’t really been in the mood and haven’t picked up that many books. You’ll see how many I read in a later post abut what I read in May!

Tell us something that you think about often?

My dog Trixie and characters that stick out and are memorable.

Give us something that is your favorite.

FRIENDS, The Nanny, I really love 90’s shows.

Say the first thing that pops into your head.

Pop Socket

Thanks for hanging out for a little bit, Emily.

 

Book Scavanger Hunt – Book Tag

Today I decided to do the Book Scavenger Hunt by Peter Likes Books, you can check out his video here. I recently wanted this video on BooksandLala! I really have been feeling slumpy, so I thought this would be a great way to help find a book to read and lessen my TBR pile!

**Rules and Directions

*You may NOT ask for help!

*You MAY have fun and take as long as you want!

*The Prize is the book you end up with!

  1. Find your favorite book.
  2. Find another author who either has the first or last name in their name of in #1. Pick any book by that author.
  3. Open that book and go to page 74. On the third line down, pick out two words and find another book with those two words in the title.
  4. Once you have found that book, find another book with similar context.
  5. Upon finding that book, find a diverse book with a similar title.
  6. Pick a name of one of the main characters from that book and find another book that has that name in the title.
  7. Open that book to any page and pick a word, without looking. That is your word.
  8. Go to your favorite section and find the first book you see that has your word in the title.
  9. You have found the book the universe is leading you to read!
  10. Buy or check out your book. Or pick it off of your own shelves!

My Turn:

This is a lot harder to do than I though! I have to admit I did cheat but only because I am using my selves. I eventually had to because of none of my lines from step three, gave me a title.

  1. A Court of Mist and Fury By Sarah J. Maas
  2. Queen of Shadows By Sarah J. Maas
  3. My words being “the” and “of” MyBook being The Five Stages of Andrew VBrawley By Shaun David Hutchinson
  4. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
  5. Auggie and Me??  By R.J. Palacio
  6. Wonder
  7. M word was “We”
  8. We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  9. I plan on starting soon!
  10. I just got it in the mail today!

I hope you enjoyed!? I know I cheated a little bit, but it is a lot harder and takes up a lot of time. I spent almost 2 hours, just trying to make it work!

I tag anyone who wants to do it!

Thank you for stopping by, Emily.

 

The Fifty Bookish Questions – Book Tag

I was reading other people’s blogs recently and I found this tag on My Little Book Blog! I read through the first questions, so I don’t come up with the same ones. I think that this is the original creator Life Of A Female Bibliophile. I hope you enjoy!

What was the last book you read?

Our Chemical Hearts by Kyrstal Sutherland

Was is it a good one?

It was okay, I didn’t like the way they claimed mental illness to be.

What made it good?

Ummm, the parts that were funny and sarcastic.

Would you recommend it to other people?

Probably not.

How often do you read?

About everyday or everyone day.

Do you like to read?

YES!!!!!!!!!

What was the last bad book you read?

Safe Haven by Nichols Sparks

What made you dislike it?

The writing style.

Do you wish to be a writer?

Yes and  no. I would like to get my ideas out there but I am perfectly fine with just reading.

Has any book influenced you greatly?

Yes, but there are so many to name.

Do you read fanfiction?

Yes, sometimes.

Do you write fanfiction?

No.

What’s your favorite book?

Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry and A Court of Thorns and Roses (The Series) by Sarah J. Maas! There is too many to pick from.

What’s your least favorite book?

The Outliers by Kimberly McCeight, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Looking for Alaska by John Green, and Paper Towns by John Green.

Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?

Both. I enjoy reading them either way, but I like to see m physical books on my books shelf.

When did you learn to read?

Ummm I don’t know, really. Maybe 3 or 4?

What is your favorite book you had to read in school?

I really enjoyed read to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

What is your favorite book series?

I realy enjoyed Percy Jackson by Rick Riodan, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and Bloodlines by Richelle Mead.

Who is your favorite author?

There is too many to pick from!

What is your favorite genre?

Fantasy and Contemporary Romance.

Who is your favorite character in a book series?

Oz from Nowhere but here by Katie McGarry, and Rhysand from ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas.

Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?

Yes, especially Fantasy.

Which book do you wish had a sequel?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson.

How long does it take you to read a book?

Usually about a day or two.

Do you like when books become movies?

Sometimes but it depends on what the book was and what it will become in the movie.

Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?

Percy Jackson by Rick Riodan

Which movie has done a book justice?

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Do you read newspapers?

No.

Do you read magazines?

No.

Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?

If I have to choose I’d probably say magazines, but I don’t really read them.

Do you read while in bed?

Yes all the time.

Do you read while on the toilet?

Embarrassingly, yes.

Do you read while in the car?

I try, but I can’t read for too long, I get car sickness.

Do you read while in the bath?

Yes.

Are you a fast reader?

Yes.

Are you a slow reader?

No.

Where is your favorite place to read?

Either the toilet or bathtub.

Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

Not really, unless I try to read at school.

Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

It doesn’t need to be deadly silent but I don’t like it when there is a lot of noise.

Who gave you your love for reading?

Just thw abilitlty to escape and have all these best friends, that don’t judge you.

What book is next on your list to read?

I recently started Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

When did you start to read chapter books?

Umm, 1st or 2nd grade?

Who is your favorite children’s book author?

Mary Pope Osborne.

Which author would you most want to interview?

Katie McGarry or Miranda Kenneally.

Which author do you think you’d be friends with?

Ali Novak or Mila Gray

What book have you reread the most?

Nowhere but Here by Katie MCGarry

Which books do you consider “classics”?

Books that talk in more of a proper English.

Which books do you think should be taught in every school?

Willow by Julia Hoban or Some Boys by Patty Blount or Send by Patty Blount.

Which books should be banned from all schools?

No books should be banned at school. I think they should have age limitations.

Anyone who wants to do this lengthy tag DO IT!!!!

Thanks for stopping by, Emily.

Book Recommendations – Spring!

So, it’s Spring Time here in Pennsylvania (where I live) but it’s still been a bit chilly ,for some people. I thought I would write down some of my favorite books that are great reads for Spring!

Nowhere but Here – Katie McGarry wp-1486599054130.jpg

I know I talk about this book a lot, but it is just so good! I have a review for it here. All of her books are great for this time of year, but this one is my all time favorite!

Emily is a sheltered child lives with her mom and stepdad (who’s really like her dad) he adopted her when she was little. Emily loves the four walls she lives in, in Florida. She has her life planned out for her. She wants to graduate and go to college. Then her dad gets an e-mail that Eli’s (her biological father) mom has died. So Emily goes to Kentucky to see Eli and pay her respects. While at the funeral home she meets Oz. Oz is a charming eighteen year old who wants to be apart of Eli’s motorcycle club- the Reign Of Terror- not everyone gets to be apart of this group,only the ones who become prospects or are part of the family up until they are eighteen when they choose whether they want to be apart of the club. Eli gets to spend more time with his daughter. Oz also gets to spend time with Emily also,  he’s put as her guard dog to make sure no one harms her. As they spend more time together, they shift from more than friends.

Love and Vandalism –  Laurie Boyle Crompton25652437

I recently read this is April and loved it! It was so cute but was still contained heavy subjects! You should pick it up this month for sure. I also have a review up for it here.

Rory has been keeping secrets. She is the towns graffiti artist who has been painting lions all over their little town. She has been planning a big lion but she needs some accomplices. While she’s out painting one of her most recent lions. there’s a guy watching her. He introduces himself as Hayes and that he had become connected to the lions and saw how much raw pain is in them. Rory has been having a rough time at home thinking of her mom, her dad is a sergeant, who is against her creating art, he doesn’t want her to turn out like her mom. Does Rory and her dad make up? Do they find a way to become a family still or is there bond broken.

Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins 17453983

All three books in this companion series are so adorable and great for a Spring read!

A girl, Anna, who goes to study abroad meets Étienne, a wonderfully cute french boy, but he has a girlfriend. Anna finds herself and learns who her real friends are, while in a different country.

All I Need – Susane Colasanti 16034187

All of Susane’s books are super cute and fluffy, which is great for this time of year! I have reread this many times.

Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. They spend their time together at a party during the summer but lose connection but never stop thinking of each other. DO they find their way back to each other?

The Flip Side – Shawn Johnson27206534

I recently read this and thought it was super cute! (like all the other books on this list) It was such a easy story that didn’t require a lot a brain power, and that is not a bad thing!

Charlie has been doing gymnastics since she was little and shes on her way to making the Olympic team, but will one wrong decision and sneaking around with a guy that ges her change that?

P.S. I Like You – Kasie Westwp-1489287017500.jpg

All of Kasie’s books are great Spring/Summer reads! Of all of her books this one is my favorite! Just the whole idea of the story makes my heart happy. I have a review on my blog, you can check it out here.

Lily writes down song lyrics as she’s zoned of in Chemistry. The next day the song has a continuation and a little note for Lily. Lily and her new pen pal talk about their favorite songs, thoughts, and secrets. The one question Lily has is who is he? Shes determined to find out. Lily and her pen pal start sharing letters with each other. As Lily tries to uncover who he is, she faces some challenges. She struggles to find time for herself with her crazy family always asking her to do something.

Tell Me Three Things – Julie Buxbaumwp-1485207580941.jpg

I bought this on a whim, but I turned out loving it! A great romance with heavy subjects surrounding it. I have a review, you can check it out here.

Jessie moves in with her dad after her mom dies. They move from Chicago to Los Angeles.  Jessie struggles to fit in with her new prep school. She doesn’t get along with her dads new wife and son. She doesn’t know is she can make it through school and her home life. Then one night when she checked her email, she got an email from this guy. The guy won’t tell her his name. They start to talk and tell each other three things. The only thing he won’t tell her is his name.

My Life Next Door – Huntley Fitzpatrick My Life Next Door

All of Huntley’s books are wonderful. She has such great and beautiful writing.

Sam comes from a quiet and poised family. Jase comes from a loud, messy family, wiht many kids. They are neighbors and  can they happen to fall in love. Can they risk it with Sam’s mother running for election and all other complications?

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli 19547856

A wildly humorous, read! If you ever need a pick me up, go for this one! It is also becoming a movie soon!

Simon a closet gay kid, is blackmailed into coming out of the closet.

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell16068905

This is such a staple book for most people’s book shelves, so I hope you have read it by now!

Cath, a freshman college student learns how to be a person without living in her sister’s shadows.

Thanks for stopping by, Emily.

April Wrap Up 2017 – May TBR!

I am so proud of myself, I finished all but one book on my April TBR. I did start to read it, but I don’t think I will finish it this month. I would read it this weekend but I have plans, that don’t leave me any time to read. Other than that one book, I completed my TBR but I also read more books than what were on my TBR!

This Month’s Statistics

15 books

  • 9 hardbacks, 1 paperback, 5 ebooks
  • all female authors
  • (10) 5 stars, (2) 4 stars, (2) 3 stars, (1) 2 stars.
  • 8 fantasies, one memoir, 6 contemporaries
  • totaling in 6,104 pages!

I also read Vampire Academy’s short stories but I did not include them in the pages I read!  But I did really enjoy to dive back into the Vampire Academy world!

I read:

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga 4/5 stars

A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir 5/5 stars

This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl 3/5 stars

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake 3/5 stars

The Assassins Blade by Sara J Maas 5/5 stars

Throne of Glass by Sara J Maas 5/5 stars

Crown of Midnight by Sara J Maas 5/5 stars

Heir of Fire by Sara J Maas 5/5 stars

Queen of Shadows by Sara J Maas 5/5 stars

Empire of Storms by Sara J Maas 5/5 stars

Gold Rush by Jennifer Comeaux 5/5 stars

Incriminating Dating by Rebekah L. Purdy 5/5 stars

Love and Vandalism by Laurie Boyle Crompton 5/5 stars

Perdition by Lindsey Ouimet 2/5 stars

One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton 4/5 stars

I had such a great reading month, I hope May is just as good. Let us get into what I plan to read in May.

I plan to read these in May!

The Upside of Requited by Becky Albertalli, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, The Flipside by Shawn Johnson , Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland , Wonder (reread) by R. J. Palaico, Auggie and Me by R. J. Palaico, I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios, Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt, and A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sara J Maas. I am super excited to read all of these especially A Court of Wings and Ruin! I also want to finish The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. What do you plan to read this month? Did you have a good reading month in April? Did you read any of the same books as me?