Spring Wrap-Up: Books That Kept Me Company During My Favorite Season

Hey Bookworms! I thought since I haven’t done the best with monthly reviews… I think I’ve maybe done one this year? I thought a seasonal wrap-up may make more sense until I figure out my next steps with blogging, writing, working, and traveling. I like sharing what I’ve read because it gives me a chance to look back on how my reading habits have grown change, how I’ve been called to read what I’ve read. So let’s get started!

Spring Wrap-Up: Books That Have Bloomed with Me this Spring

Now before I start, I want to clarify what I count as spring, because even though most go off a calendar. I think it goes more off of the climate of where you live, so for me (since I’ve lived in Vegas all my life) it starts in March and ends in May. These books will begin with books I began in March and the last one I finished in May which was a total of 19 books! I am slightly proud because I just realized that is how many I read in 3 months! Yay me!

1.  Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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My first audiobook of the season. I loved the friendship, and the essence behind the magic, but the world and what gave everyone their magic or who had what power tended to lose my attention a bit. I didn’t know if it was worth the hype it got entirely as the way I fell in and out some parts did seem a little erratic. I don’t know if I will be continuing it, but overall I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

2. The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

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This book was exactly what I needed when I was in a slump. It kept my attention the whole time and I liked getting to know each of these characters. I loved knowing the royalty, but not knowing when the sequel came out it made me give it a 4 out of 5 stars. I definitely recommend this book to anyone in a reading slump that likes an adventurous tale.

3. The Wolf Boy is Mine Vol. 4 by Yoko Nogiri

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Oh my godI loved this series! It is my new favorite Manga for sure it is gorgeous artwork and for me a relatable series at least with the main love interest. I just finished this series and I already want to read it again! 5 out of 5 stars honestly I’d give it a 10 out of 5 if it was possible.

 

4. Front Lines by Michael Grant

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This was definitely an amazing going back in time seeing what would’ve changed if girls were allowed to fight in WWII. It also shows you what bravery looks like and that it isn’t always a simple thing.

5. Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce

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A reread to finish a series and I loved it as much as I did the first time. Tamora Pierce was one of my first examples of what a strong female should be, and Beka is no exception to that rule. Her books were also the first to show me love is love and to show that the LGBT is not something should ashamed or hidden.

6. We are Okay by Nina LaCour

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This book is written beyond goregously, it made me feel every emotion written. I really don’t have much to say besides READ IT! 5 out of 5 stars!!

7. Mastiff by Tamora Pierce

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Without spoiling all I have to say is damn this was an unexpected heartwrenching plot twists. My heart definitely was broken I am still healing over this… 5 out of 5 stars though!

8. Wildflower by Drew Barrymore

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As a lover of her movies I adored getting to know more about her life. If you’re listening to the audio book, be careful because there are times she gets loud at times. The only thing that I didn’t really love is that it was sporadic, I know it fits her personality it wasn’t my favorite as a reader. 4 out of 5 stars.

9.  Masquerade by Melissa De La Cruz

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Another comfort reread it was good to see more of the powers emerging as well as the flashbacks 4 out of 5 stars.

10. Saga Vol 7 by  Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist)

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Really amazing the plot twist at the end though!!! I need volume 8! 4 out of 5 stars!

11.  A Mad, Wicked Folly by  Sharon Biggs Waller

A Mad Wicked Folly

I loved this because it definitely introduced me to a period that isn’t touched much on in fiction. The period of the suffragette. I definitely recommend if you love historical fiction. 4 out of 5 stars.

12. The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern

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Another reread that I read as a pick me up. I love her books that use magical realism it makes you think outside of the box or even makes you take a step back to look at your own life. 4 out of 5 stars.

13. The Host by Stephenie Meyer

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Another reread and one of my favorite love stories and one I can definitely relate to. Whenever I feel reluctant to believe in love this is definitely one I turn to.

14.  Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

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I listened to this on the plane ride back from Vancouver. Her story for me was very inspiring her persistence and what she worked for until she made it is inspiring to any artist. The behind the scenes of Gilmore Girls was also a fun glimpse as well.

15. Up in Flames by Abbi Glines

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I know I don’t like to call things guilty pleasures, and these books aren’t exactly guilty pleasures. They are however simple reads that don’t require too much thought especially as I get older. It also bothers me that these books have to end in a pregnancy. I believe in the New Adult Genre, but I also like when it shows safe sex showing the couples pursuing finding other paths as well. I know not every one thinks like me, so I hope I’m not offending anyone by being honest. Anywho this was a 3 out of 5 stars for me.

16. Rebel by Amy Tintera

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I liked this book, but it didn’t meet what I loved in the first book. There was an overdone cliche near the end that I’ve read in 2 books this year, but this book did twist it to an unexpected way, so it did save it. This was a 3 out of 5 stars.

17. Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Until Friday Night

Again same feelings as the previous Abbi Glines book, but I did like some of the topics this touched. 3 out of 5 stars.

18. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

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I really love this book and how it’s not only about healing, but grieving and trying to change the world whether it’s for someone close to you or others. This is a great coming of age book that I adore and I recommend it to everyone. This one is also what got me back into historical fiction. 5 out of 5 stars!

19. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

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Rereading this took me back to high school and how I would just devour contemporary. Sarah Dessen let me know back then that you could come back from whatever broke you. Her books were often ones that kept me going. It was nice to reread and see how far I’ve come.

Well bookworms I’m finally done with this post. I’ve been working on and off on this today for a few hours. What books kept you company this spring? What ones kept a mark on you? Did you reread old favorites? What do you wish to see more of in a genre? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments, let’s chat! I hope you have a wonderful week, and Happy Reading!

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20 Books of Summer: Another Challenge I Hope will Push Me Out of Any Slumps

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(Picture taken from: The Host of Challenge)

Hey Bookworms! This is my second post of the day, so I hope you don’t mind. I found this on A World of Books blog and it intrigued me. This challenge is hosted by: 746 Books. With how I feel lately I am always looking for the extra push to read! Plus I am a broke college student who can’t afford to travel, so books will help me do so. This challenge goes from June 1st to September 4th. My Challenge will be starting today: June 24th. Now I won’t put much reason or info why I’m reading them and they are in no particular order, but as always the Goodreads Link will be in the title.

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

A Court of Thorns and Roses

2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes

3.  A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

A Clash of Kings

4. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen

5. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily

6. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi

8. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess

9. Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern

Thanks for the Memories

10. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat Pray Love

11. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

The Shock of the Fall

12. Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot

Princess in Waiting

13. Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Exquisite Captive

14. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

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15. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

16. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

The House of Hades

17. The Book Thief by Markus Zusack

The Book Theif

18. Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Tiger's Curse

19. Broken by Kelley Armstrong

Broken

20. The Diviners by Libba Bray

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Now these aren’t all the books I plan to read for summer. I plan to read as much as I can! Now there may be some repeats from my Top Ten Tuesday Post for summer reads, but there are also some I didn’t list. I plan to do a wrap-up for this every 2 weeks. Now most of these books will be half or all listened to via audiobooks through my Scribd subscription. Are any of you doing this challenge? If so what books, are on your list? I would love to know! Happy reading!

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Movie Monday: Movie Adaptions I Still Need to Read: Part 1

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Hey Bookworms! Movie Monday is a feature on my blog where I talk about movies I have watched, adaptions, or just reviews. This post will talk about adaptions, but be I will be books of adaptions I still need to read! I know, I know horrible of me, but I don’t always know they are a book when I first see the movie, or I am too eager to see the movie to read before I get a chance to read the book. So in this post I will link the Goodreads in the and place the trailer below. Hopefully this will make it easier to find both!

1. Winter’s Tale

2. The Namesake

3. The Devil Wears Prada

4. Riding in Cars with Boys

5. The Longest Ride

6. A Walk to Remember

7. The Joy Luck Club

8. The Hundred Foot Journey

9. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

10. Coraline

Well bookworms I will leave you with these 10! Tell me if you would like me to do another one of these because shamefully I have more. If you read any of these I would love to know which one you think I should start first. Do you always read the book before the movie, or do you let it slide sometimes? Which ones have you let slide? Which of these movies are your favorites? Which of these do you still want to watch? Let me know in the comments! I am always up to talk! Happy reading and watching!

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