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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: November 21, 2017

Top Ten Books I'm Thankful For:

10. A Bend in The Road by Nicholas Sparks
-This is the very first Nicholas Sparks book I ever read and it started a serious love affair for me. I couldn't stop reading him and to this day he is one of my favorites.

9. Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
-I remember renting this book from the library and bringing it to work with me when I was like 21. I was working at a gift shop and when we didn't have customers I was allowed to read. I brought this one with me and was completely lost in it from the moment I opened it. It made me so darn happy inside.

8. That Time I Joined The Circus by J.J. Howard
-I'm thankful for this book because not only is it super duper good it's also the very first book I ever received from and author.

7. Rule by Jay Crownover
-I LOVE the Marked Men series. L.O.V.E. it. This was one of the first books I ever bought on my kindle and I was simply obsessed.

6. The Kiss Off by Sarah Billington
-This book is the reason I started my blog. I know I've shared the story before but in case you don't know it I'll give you the short version. I read The Kiss Off and reviewed it on Goodreads. Sarah Billington commented on my review and I fan girled for like ever. After I settled down for 5 minutes I decided right then to create A Book Lovers Playlist.

5. Literally every book I've read by Abbi Glines
-I love her so much guys.

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
-My brother was going through chemo when we decided to read Perks together and it changed us both. We went to see the movie right after and I remember crying so much in it that afterwards my brother couldn't stop laughing at me - even though he cried too. When we were walking out and he was laughing I felt infinite. I felt so grateful for my brother and because of that I will always appreciate and be thankful for Perks.

3. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
-When I read It Ends With Us I cried and cried. I needed this book and I didn't know it. I was going through a lot at the time and it got me. I will always be thankful for this one.

2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
-The Twilight Saga is the first series I ever remember loving with all of me. It was a huge part of my teenage life and I'm so thankful that I still own all of them. Multiple copies. The white editions. Box set. Oh yes.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
-I'm fairly sure I don't need to tell you why I'm grateful for this book. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: November 14, 2017

Top Ten Books I Want My Child (Or Future Children) To Read:

10. Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants by Anne Brashares
I'm not sure this is a series my son would enjoy of course but I do have a niece on the way so I'll definitely recommend it to her some day.

9. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Now there are some scenes in the book that I'm not sure I'd want my kid reading but the overall message is so important. I want my son to treat women the right way and if I ever have a daughter I want her to know her worth.

8. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
As with the last one I said this one has an important message I feel. I want my son to know that things aren't always as they seem, to stick up for himself when he needs to, and to know just how much I love him.

7. Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan
My brother and I read this series together ages ago and it meant the world to me so I'd love for my son to read them too. Maybe when his cousin is older they can read them together like my brother and I did. 

6. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders is literally the only book I had to read in school that I actually enjoyed. There are so many lessons in it and now as an adult I understand why they want you to read it so bad.

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
"And in that moment I swear we were infinite" is tattooed under my collarbone/shoulder because this book means so much to me. It should be recommended reading in school and I know when my son gets older I'm going to ask him to read it.

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I think everyone should read The Hunger Games so obviously I want my son to.

3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I know what you're all thinking, why would you want your son to read Harry Potter when you've never read it. Well the answer is because I wish I had read it when I was younger. I remember everyone loving those darn books and I couldn't relate. They are some of the biggest books of my generation and I'd like him to experience them.

2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
-I'd like my son to read Twilight because it meant so much to me. I know a lot of people hate on the books - especially dudes - but it was such an important part of my life that I think it would be cool for him to enjoy it also.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
-This book changed my life and it's no secret how much I love it. I mean I have "Okay" tattooed to my arm so I think that kinda shows you how much it means to me. I would love for my son to read this someday because it's my absolute favorite.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Full House Book Tag

1. Danny Tanner:
A book that needs to be cleaned up because there are loose ends or plot holes.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth. *insert eyeroll*

2. Joey Gladstone:
A book that made you laugh.
Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella.

3. Jessie Katsopolis:

A book that has a great cover.
The Selection by Kiera Cass.

4. DJ Tanner:
A book or character that has taught you a lot.
Augustus Waters.

5. Stephanie Tanner:

A book you can't stop talking about.
I feel like I've talked about Dangerous Lies so much this year so we'll go with that one.

6. Michelle Tanner:
A book or character that you quote a lot.
I quote The Fault in Our Stars and Perks of Being a Wallflower almost daily.

7. Rebecca Donaldson:
A book or character that you relate to the most.
Don't laugh but I feel like Bella from Twilight. She's a huge reader like me, I bet she would've had a book blog if Edward wasn't so darn distracting. We are both Team Edward. We both have brown hair. :P

8. Steve Hale:
A book that you ate up (couldn't put down)
I remember reading Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout and not being able to put it down.

9. Nicky and Alex Katsopolis:
A book that needs a sequel.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. PLEASE!

10. Kimmy Gibler:
A book or character that you've grown to love.
Nan from the Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Spooky Scary Book Tag

1. What goes bump in the night?:
Name a book that has legitimately scared you while reading it.
I remember getting scared reading Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick. I think because it's something that can really happen so it freaked me out man.

2. Jack O Lanterns and Classic Costumes:
A book you always reach for during Halloween time.
I always want to read Harry Potter and then don't.

3. Black cats and magic mirrors:
A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic.
The Hex Hall series! Gosh I miss those books, maybe I'll reread those again soon.

4. Witch's Brew:
Favorite witch character in any book/series.
Well Sydney becomes a witch in the Bloodlines series and I adore her so I pick her.

5. Ghouls and Ghosts:
A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad)
Um, Looking For Alaska by John Green. I couldn't stand Alaska and I think about it a lot even though it's been years.

6. Haunted Graveyard:
You're all alone in a haunted graveyard, you get ONE book to give you comfort, which is it?
Why on earth would I be alone in a haunted graveyard?! Probably a Colleen Hoover book or something by Sophie Kinsella because she's so darn funny.

7. The Undead:
Favorite supernatural creatures to read about.
Vampires. All day e'ry day.

8. In the dead of night:
Pick a book with a black cover.
Fallen by Lauren Kate is mostly black and it's goooorgeous.

9. Trick or treat?
Treat of course. I'll take a Reese's pumpkin please and thank you ;)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Under The Lights by Abbi Glines

If you read my post on Tuesday then you know that I've been in a reading slump so I picked up an Abbi Glines book to save me. After I finished Boys South of the Mason Dixon I decided I needed more Abbi Glines so I grabbed Under The Lights. I had bought this book over a month ago along with some others and I've been keeping it for this exact moment.
I read Until Friday Night this year too so hopefully you've read that review. If you haven't you can by clicking HERE
In Until Friday Night we meet Brady and Gunner and in this installment we get to see a love triangle form between them and their childhood friend Willa Ames.
Willa and the boys were best friends throughout childhood until she moved away when she was 11 years old. Her mother had her at like 15 years old and unfortunatly never really did a good job at being a mom. When Willa turns 11 her mom is married and having another child so she decides to take her from her grandma and raise her. That is until an extremely traumatic and heartbreaking thing happens to Willa landing her in juvie. The day she gets out her bags are packed and she finds herself homeless so she calls her grandma who is the only person who is willing to take her in.
When they were kids Willa was best friends with Gunner - the rich kid with the cocky attitude and adorable smile - and had a crush on Brady who lets face it is the all american boy. However now things have changed a little and she begins to notice that Brady isn't the boy giving her butterflies anymore.
As are her other books Under The Lights is told in multiple perspectives. I really liked getting to hear from Brady, Gunner, and Willa. I will tell you I was conflicted as to which "team" I was on at first. I mean I went into it thinking she'd be with Gunner but Brady is really nice so it was hard for me to not want to root for him. But after getting a few chapters in I realized there was no way I couldn't be Team Gunner.
So much happens in this installment of the Field Party trilogy and I absolutely loved it. If you're a fan of Abbi Glines - or even if you're not you crazy cat - then I definitely recommend this!!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Boys South of the Mason Dixon by Abbi Glines

Lately I haven't been posting many book reviews and that's because I've been in yet ANOTHER STINKING READING SLUMP.
I know, it hurts me too.
I was talking to my friend the other day and I was telling her how I thought the only way I could get out of my slump was to read a book that I wouldn't be able to put down. So obviously that means an Abbi Glines book. I've had Boys South of the Mason Dixon on my TBR for quite awhile now so I figured now was the time.
No surprise here, I loved it.
The book follows Dixie and Asher who have loved each other for years. When Dixie is 13 she realizes that she loves Asher but decides she'll never be more than his friend considering hes a couple years older than her and absolutely beautiful. Flash forward to Dixie's 15 birthday and Asher gives her her first kiss and thus begins their love story.
Asher is one of 5 Sutton boys and may I just say that he is so crush worthy it's sickening. I'm not surprised though because Abbi always writes incredible love interests.
Dixie is the girl next door, all american girl that all of the Sutton boys have a soft spot for. Flash forward again years later and Dixie is now dating Asher's brother Steele after he broke her heart and left town without a word to her.
Obviously Asher comes back to town and boy do things get interesting. Now I know what you're thinking - oh good another love triangle. BUT there is a twist to this book that I have NEVER read and boy did it make my jaw drop.
As usualy I'm a big fan of the supporting characters as well as our couple - like Dixie's mom and dad, they're so so wonderful.
I'm sure you saw this coming so there's no point in dragging it out...I definitely recommend this book ;)

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: October 10, 2017

Top Ten Books With Fall Cover/Themes (If the cover screams fall to you or the book gives off a feeling of being fall'ish)

Okay so this reminds me of fall by way of Halloween lol
The cover is spooky and so Halloween it's sickening and I love it!! P.S. This book is fantastic and if you want to check out my interview with the INCREDIBLE and SUPER NICE author Kendare Blake click HERE

The cover for this book is why I bought it. Don't yell at me, I know that's not what you're "supposed to do" but I did it and I don't regret it dang it! It's so dark and reminds me of a thriller which boy oh boy was it.

I think this one reminds me of fall because of the GORGEOUS colors!!
I've interviewed J.J. Howard too and she is so stinkin nice! Check out the interview HERE

It's football. Need I say more?

Those colors though!! <3

Well it's creepy like Anna Dressed In Blood and reminds me of Halloween and being to scared for my own good.

Stunning. Dark. Gawgeous.

I think Twilight reminds me of fall because it takes place in some of fall and because the first time I read it was in the fall. My gosh this book holds a special place in my heart <3

I'm sure a lot of you will say uh Kayleigh this looks summer'y but I disagree. When I see sun like that it just makes me warm which reminds me of sweaters which reminds me of boots and fall.

Vampires. Fall appropriate.