30 Day Book Challenge Day 12: Sorry… We Can Still Be Friends.. (Mini Retrospection)

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Hey Bookworms! Happy 4th of July for my US readers! It’s day 12! Wow I have been doing for a while and then yesterday I realized I’ve been actively blogging for 9 months! Wow time flies! Any who today’s post was another difficult choice because I don’t tend to hate books I’ve originally loved… So… I kind of tweaked my view of the question… Just because I don’t love the book anymore doesn’t mean I have to hate it… Hope that makes sense, but let’s get started.

Day 12: A Book I Used to Love, But Don’t Anymore

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Evermore

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Date Published: February 3, 2009

Formats: Paperback, Audiobook

Rating Before: 5 out of 5 stars

Rating After: 4 out of 5 stars

I listened to the audiobook recently as a reread and a craving buy on my Nook audio app. It was only $8 and my physical copy wasn’t with me at the moment. The reader also really fit Ever’s tone when I listened to the sample and I happily paid for it. So listening to this book, it reminded me of everything I loved and believe in now when it comes to love. There are just some people you are meant to meet in your life no matter what. No matter how many lives it takes. That being said their were some behavioral issues of Ever and her friends that got on my nerves a bit now that I am no longer a teenager. Damen needed to grow up a bit too even for his age. I still really like this book and I want to reread the series over the course of the rest of the year, but I am not in love with it any more. Like said in the title I still want to be friends with this book. I still want it to comfort me on bad days, I still want it to remind me that there is more in life, that there is a thing such as fate when it comes to meeting people, and it gives me my adoration for red tulips. I would love red tulips over red roses any day.So for those of you who throw this book down for the “insta-love” get to the second book before you call it that please for me?

Any who that is all for now bookworms! Hope you enjoyed this post and have a fun and safe 4th of July! Let me know your thoughts on books you loved as a teen? Which book do you know find a characters behavior annoying in? Did I change your mind on not wanting to read this book? Let me know in the comments. Happy Reading!

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My Ambitious July TBR: I Aim High

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Hey Bookworms it’s time for a TBR! Now usually I try to do my Wrap-Up (which you can click and see) and TBR together, but I am trying to aim high with this one and read 20 books, so I didn’t want to overwhelm you guys with 34 books in one post. Hence the separate posts. Now some of these will be from my 20 Books of Summer Goal, some will be library books, that I need to read, and others will be what I am currently craving. I’ll start with the books I’m currently reading, and move to library books, and then so on! Now I may not describe them all in great detail, but as always the Goodreads links are in the title.

July TBR

1. Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

Frostfire

I am only a bit in, but I am really liking it so far! I like trolls who knew?

2. When You’re Back by Abbi Glines

When You're Back

I’m half way through and I have a few feelings and a bit of confusion, but I will wait till the end of it to decide how to address them after aka a review.

3. Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot

Princess in Waiting

Don’t love this new reader, but the audio books are quick and easy reads. Not my favorite read of the series so far, but still funny.

4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes

Yeah I didn’t do well in the readalong, but I want to finish it this month! I found the audio book on Scribd, so I’m hoping it helps.

5. Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

A Clash of Kings

Now I don’t know if I will be able to finish this, but I hope to get the majority of it done in July.

6. There’s No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern

There's No Place Like Here

Another Cecelia Ahern audio book and I hope it is a good copy. My library ones have been a hit and miss.

7. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

The Longest Ride

The only Sparks movie I love besides A Walk to Remember. Got this as a library audio book as well, so we’ll see!

8. Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

Blue Moon

Reread for me from the library and I hope I find comfort in this couple once more!

9 Hotblooded by Nancy Holder and Debbie Veguie

Hot Blooded

Read the first book in the fall and I am eager to see what happens to these characters. It looks like I am the first to read this library book, so I am even more eager to read it

10. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young Elites

Another Library book that I can’t wait to read! The synopsis makes me think of X-men so I am even more eager to read it!

11. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Blood and Starlight

I listened to the audiobook of the first. This book is huge and it’s a library book, so I must at least attempt to tackle it! I would rather listen to the audio book though since the reader is the same and I loved her.

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

A Court of Thorns and Roses

I am so sad that I had to cancel my Uppercase subscription for a bit (sucks being a broke college student), but in the meantime I plan to finish this in the meantime.

13. Tiger Lily by Jodi Anderson

Tiger Lily

Peter Pan retelling that I’ve had forever and haven’t read. I found the audiobook on scribd, so may half it or start it to get me going.

14. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen

I have had this since March and I’ve wanted to read it since the trailer. I waited for the hype to die down, so I am safe to not be influenced and ready to get it started!

15. Switched by Amanda Hocking

Switched

This is a reread for me, but I want to finish the series and I read this years ago! I am hoping Frostfire will spark me to finish the series!

16. Torn by Amanda Hocking

Torn

Book 2: Because binge reading can’t hurt right?

17. Ascend by Amanda Hocking

Ascend

Book 3: Because I really want to finish a series this month!

18. Past My Defenses by Wendy Sparrow

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I bought this books thanks to Judith at Bookdr3ams! It’s a werewolf book there needs to be nothing more to be said to get me to pick it up!

19. This Weakness for You by Wendy Sparrow

This Weakness For You

Sequel to the book above, so why not try and finish them both in one month.

20. Broken by Kelley Armstrong

Broken

I am determined to finish this book this month! For me summer is the perfect time to read Kelley Armstrong books maybe because it is when I read my first book by her.

That is all for now bookworms! I am not saying I will stick to it, but it will be awesome if I do! I will probably deviate from it because I am in a READ ALL THE BOOKS mood! Sadly I am not a speed reader, so that goal is probably not doable. What do you plan on reading? Do you feel your goals are too big some time? Have you read any of these? Share your feels, but no spoilers please! Happy Reading!

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