Top 5 Books that made me cry

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 0 comments
Todays top 5 is the top books that made me cry.

  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Of Mice and Men
  • My Life Next Door
  • There Eyes Were Watching God
  • The Secret Life of Bees
These are just some of the books that have made me cry over the years (most that I read this year). 

Friday Reads wk4

Friday, July 11, 2014 0 comments
I am still reading Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson but I am hoping to finish the last 100 pages or so today. This weekend I plan to start the Booksplosion book of the month which is The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima. I am so excited to start this book. I will also continue to read it for the Booktube-a-thon from July 14-20.

What are you reading this weekend?

[REVIEW] A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 0 comments
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.


Friday Read wk3

Friday, July 4, 2014 0 comments
Today I finished up Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe  by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I finished reading it on our road trip home. I am picking up Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson. I imagine it will take me a few days to read that book because I won't have a 5 hour road trip to read it on.

What are you picking up this weekend?

[REVIEW] We Were Liars by: E. Lockhart

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 0 comments
This book has been getting so much hype over the past two months that I was worried to read it. Usually when a book is really hyped up I get severely disappointed with the book.  Lockhart's PR for this book was a great concept, for people who read the book to not really give any details about it book, it makes you want to read it just to find out what they can't talk about.

This book follows a young girl, Cadence, who spends the summers with her family on their own private island. She has two cousins and a kind of relative who are very close to her in age, the four of them are called the Liars on the island. Things happen one summer that causes something terrible to happen to 3 of the Liars and Cadence loses memory of what actually happened. I loved Ariel Bissett's theory on the book which you can find here. She really puts the theory that I was thinking about for the book into great words so I just want to share her video rather than repeat her.

I gave this book a 3 star rating because I didn't like the book, I probably won't be picking this up to reread in the near future. I have an arc copy so I won't even be buying the final copy unfortunately. I am glad that I read the book though because it is a popular book right now and I can add my two cents to discussions now. I would recommend this book even though I gave it 3 stars because it is such a differently written book. It is almost hard to get through because of the writing.
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