Book Depository bookmarks!
For the lovely Becki (thebooker), my favourite book blogger and friend (?), who requested Tangled/Rapunzel. I hope you like it!
Oh gosh I love this so much. I love how you did so many different parts of the movie. Thank you, thank you, thank you! <3
Also no question mark necessary. We are friends and you are wonderful.
Hello there children! So, it was my birthday a week ago (or thereabouts) and I thought ‘Well, I have some money lying around that I’m not using, so let’s host a giveaway
and draw in lots of new followers’. So yep, birthday/70 followers giveaway! Woo!
Okay, rules thingos:
- You must be following me. Please. I’ll check. Probably. No, I will check.
- This will be an international giveaway thanks to the Book Depository. Please check if they ship to your country before entering, I’d hate to get your hopes up just to shatter them.
- There will be two winners that will be chosen via random number generator. Winners will be contacted via Ask and will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner. Please have your inboxes open
- Reblogs and Likes both count so
spam your followersreblog/like as many times as you like.
- This giveaway will end on the 9th of October! So that gives you something like 2 weeks to get in your entries!
- The two winners can choose any book/books up to the value of AU$25 from the Book Depository
Also, huge thank you to tea-books-lover for making the banner for me!
I have music on shuffle at the moment and Kingdom Dance from the Tangled score just came on and it instantly made me happy.
I was so confused then I couldn’t stop laughing.
okay narrowing this down is incredibly hard because there’s at least ~17 that I would say I absolutely loved. But 10 it is. Here are my favourite reads so far:
(I’m totally cheating and counting whole series’ as one though; they’re in no particular order)
- Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. If you haven’t at least considered reading these yet, you’re missing out. The first book is called The Knife of Never Letting Go, and the series is such a unique spin on YA dystopian sci-fi. The messages are so powerful, and you get so attached to the characters, but you don’t really realise any of that until the last book. Chaos Walking will be on my favourites list for a long time. Brilliant characters, and will make you feel all the feels.
[goodreads link to first book]
- Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi. Another YA dystopian sci-fi. This trilogy is all kinds of awesome. Great characters, never boring, lots of action, and the romance is wonderful. I just love these books so much.
[goodreads link to first book]
- The Messenger by Markus Zusak. A stand alone novel bursting with life lessons and basically teaching the protagonist how to be a good person. It follows a young man named Ed who just does pretty much nothing with his life- he has a job, but he isn’t exactly happy. He starts getting these playing cards in the mail with local addresses on them, and he starts doing good deeds. Definitely give this book a chance.
- Anna and the French Kiss (as well as Lola and Isla) by Stephanie Perkins. These books. If you want wonderful contemporaries that are about more than just the romance, have fantastic characters, and are really quick reads that you won’t put down- these are the books for you. Just do it. Read them.
[goodreads link to Anna]
- Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira. Honestly, this book was a little bit difficult to get through because of all the themes it deals with, but reading it is absolutely worth it. Just to get to the ending. This is about a young girl named Laurel who is dealing with the death of her sister, and it’s written through letters to famous dead people. There is romance for the main character, but it’s background. It’s more about her making friends, what they get up to, and learning to see her sister for the person she was. It also includes a teen lesbian romance subplot. It’s incredibly realistic and heart-wrenching. The ending though. So worth it.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. If you haven’t heard about this book yet, you must not have been around for long. So here is your introduction to one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. This is about two young boys who become friends and grow together, both as individuals and and as, well, more. The beauty of this book is just magnificent. The way it’s written, the characters, the plot, and even the cover. A+ book.
- Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas. This is the third book in the Throne of Glass series, so I can’t say too much about it. But basically it’s my absolute favourite read of the year. I strongly urge all fantasy fans to flock to this series. The first book is good. The second book is great. This third book though? completely blew them both away. The series really comes into it’s fantasy element here, and the character development, the friendships, the plot development, and the writing, were all fantastic. Please, please read this series. If you’re not swept away by the first book, at least give a try to the second book and see how you go from there. I promise it’s worth it.
[goodreads link to first book] [gr link to HoF]
- Legend trilogy by Marie Lu. If you’re looking for an incredibly kick-ass dystopian with highly intelligent characters, a good romance, POC main characters, interesting writing, fast-paced plot and just overall awesome, you should definitely pick up this trilogy. I didn’t realise how attached I was to the characters until the end of the third book. These books sucked me right in and didn’t let go. Utterly fantastic.
[goodreads link to first book]
- Solitaire by Alice Oseman. An interesting YA stand alone, character driven novel. There’s a plot, but it develops very subtly and I appriciated how that all came together. My favourite thing about it was the characters, though. How well fleshed out they are and how very real they all are. It’s bursting with pop culture references, since the main character is a blogger, and seeing fandom in the book was cool. I also really loved how the story and the characters all came together in the end. I just loved it. All around love.
- Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang. I have so much love for this book. The way it was written, the well fleshed out characters, the plot, how real it is. The characters are people we’re usually taught to hate, and while Zhang didn’t tell us to love or hate them, she showed us how much more there is to people in general. This book was perfect. Pick it up. Please.
YES, READ CHAOS WALKING AND MARKUS ZUSAK’S BOOKS. The others are awesome too!
Ooh nice choices!
Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson), Hermione Granger (HP), Johanna Mason (Hunger games), Luna Lovegood (HP), Katniss Everdeen (Hunger games)
Hazel (The Fault in Our Stars), Violet (A Series of Unfortunate Events), George (Famous Five series), Coraline, Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice)
Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poiret, Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Sara Crewe, Dorothy Gale.
Apologies for combining them - it’s easier and less dashboard-flooding!
New tattoo. From A Series of Unfortunate Events; this book series has been a part of my life for a long time.
"If you feel for instance, that well read people are less likely to be evil, and a world full of people sitting quietly with good books in their hands is preferable to a world filled with schisms and sirens and other noisy troublesome things, then every time you enter a library, you might say to yourself, "the world is quiet here," as sort of a pledge proclaiming reading to be the greater good."
Dude that is so awesome! I love it!
The Cemetery of Forgotten Books
by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m not going to be planning exactly what I’m going to be reading each month. I rarely ever stick to it. However, there are some books that I will most likely be reading and here they are. Whatever else I read will just be whatever tempts me in the spur of the moment. I am going to be busy with uni so I’ll mostly stick to YA and graphic novels.
I’m sure those won’t be the only ones that I read but it depends on what else I receive and how much time I have to read.
I’m only listing the ones I definitely know I have/will get a copy for.
Also I want to read something horror-ish for Halloween. I will pick this book based on what you guys suggest. I’ll either do a poll like last year or pick a couple that you suggest that takes my fancy. Let’s just say that I’m very tempted with The Passage by Justin Cronin because of how many people I know who love it! Feel free to start sending suggestions for books
One final thing, I’m going to try to read whatever book I get via the All Hallows Read thingy. the-girl-who-reads-a-lot got Daughter of Smoke and Bone from me. ;)
To say I don’t want to plan things out, that’s a lot of books planned. *face palm*