"What do you want to be?" "Happy," she says with a smile. - Colleen Hoover

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Can I just say one thing?
Oh. My. Gosh.
Technically that was three things but I have three more for you.
I. Loved. It.
This book is so freaking good!!
If you haven't read this yet then you seriously need to go pick it up now.
This book was sent to me for review and if I could hug Atria books I promise you I would. I loved this book so much that I went to send Colleen Hoover a thank you letter for writing such a yummy book. I want to bake her cookies and give her a star in Hollywood.
I've been a fan of Colleen Hoover for a while and I swear with every book she releases I love her more.
This book follows Fallon and Ben who meet on every November 9th. The first November Fallon is out to eat with her dad and she's having kind of a rough moment. She hates November 9th because two years ago she was burned in a fire and now has awful scars. She holds a lot of resentment to her father because she was at his house and he didn't come to help her. While the two are out to lunch they start arguing and Ben swoops in and pretends to be Fallons new boyfriend. The dad ends up leaving in a huff and Fallon and Ben spend the rest of lunch together.
Obviously the two of them hit it off - other wise this would be a pretty bad book - and spend the rest of the day together. The sucky thing is that Fallon is moving to New York that night and the two of them don't want to part. Ben wants to keep in contact but Fallon promised her mom that she wouldn't get serious with a boy until she's 23 and since she's only 18 they have a ways to go. So Ben comes up with the idea that every November 9th they'll meet up and resume where they left off.
What's so awesome about this book is it flashes forward to each November 9th. The way it was written was so beautiful and you can't help but fall in mad love with the characters. I'm not kidding you actually start to get excited for the next November 9th, it's as if you're the one meeting up with them.
I also want to say that there is a part in the book that I saw coming after the second November 9th so I was like okay once we get over this we'll be good. BUT NO. Colleen Hoover has twists and turns in this book as well as romance and humor. We also get a peek at characters that we've met in a previous book which is awesome.
Another thing that I really loved is all the book references. Ben is a writer and Fallon is an avid reader and they're constantly comparing moments to epic moments in books. What more could a book lover ask for?
Ben is my new book boyfriend hands down and Fallon is one of my new favorite female characters. I can also safely say - even though we have another month left in the year - that this is the best book I have read in 2015.
I most definitely recommend this one!!

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Listen to my playlist for November 9th on Spotify by clicking HERE

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: November 24, 2015

Top TenAuthors I'm Thankful For

10. Stephenie Meyer

9. Sarah Dessen

8. Sophie Kinsella

7. Nicholas Sparks

6. Cora Carmack

5. Sarah Billington

4. Colleen Hoover

3. Abbi Glines

2. Jay Crownover

1. John Green

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Time & Place Book Tag

I saw Heather from Bookables do this tag and I thought it seemed like a lot of fun. The gist is you name 10 books and then you tell how old you were when you read it and your memories. If you want to watch Heathers video click HERE

10. The Kiss Off by Sarah Billington
I read this book right before I started my blog and Sarah Billington is the reason I made it in the first place. I remember I had just my Kindle and this book was only $.99 so I got it and read it in like a day. Anyway I was getting back in to reviewing books on Goodreads and so I wrote a review which Sarah ended up commenting on. I was so excited that I decided I wanted to create a blog and be more active in the book community. I've done two interviews with Sarah and she also let me be a beta reader for her second book in this series and thanked me in her acknowledgments. Yeah, it was awesome.

9. Rule by Jay Crownover
I read this book the January after it was released and I believe I read it in a day. I was so in love with Rule and Shaw's story and still am.

8. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I read this book the year it came out and like everyone else bawled my eyes out. The year the movie came out I read it twice, once the night before I saw it in theaters. This book changed my life and will always be very special to me.

7. Are You There God, It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume
I can't begin to tell you how many times I read this book when I was in elementary school. I think I got a copy at a library book sale or something like that and I read it religiously. I remember thinking that Judy Blume understood me and I read her all the time.

6. Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson
Shoot this book in middle school was my jam. I remember my best friend and I rented it from the library like literally 10 -15 times.

5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
This book actually got me into BookTube. I remember seeing it in the store when I was staying with family and when I went back to my Aunts house I googled it. When I did a BookTube video came up and I was introduced to one of my favorite communities.

4. Losing It by Cora Carmack
I read this book about 3 years ago and the reason I'm including it on this list is because this is the first New Adult book I ever read and it opened up so much for me. Now I'm an avid New Adult reader and it's pretty much all I review.

3. Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
I don't remember which book in the series this story was about but I remember that my family and I were going camping and I went to my library because I had to have the next book in this series. I loved it so much and I didn't want to go a whole vacation without it. I believe I was around 12 years old.

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I think I was 20 or 21 when I read this and I remember reading it in the summer. My grandma lives on the lake and I remember sitting in the house instead of going outside on a beautiful summer day because I was so obsessed and I had to finish the book.

1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I believe I was about 17 when I read this book and it meant everything to me then. I remember my cousins friend told me to read it and as soon as she told me what it was about I ordered it off Amazon. Fun little tid bit for you that was actually the first book I ever ordered off Amazon and Breaking Dawn is the first book I ever preordered.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fall Is In The Air Book Tag

A book with fall colors (oranges, yellows, reds)
Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines.

Pumpkin picking:
Favorite fictional food
Fictional food? Um, I don't think I've read anything that has food that's fictional.

Lost in a corn maze:
A book you got lost in (a really good book)
November 9th by Colleen Hoover!!

Birds fly south:
What book made you want to fly south (a bad book)
I've said this before and I'll say it again, I really didn't like Isla and The Happily Ever After.

A book that makes you happy
Anna & The French Kiss always puts a smile on my face and the Shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella make me happy also.

Ghost Story:
A scary/spooky book
I don't know that I've really read a book that scared me so I don't think I can answer this one.

Black cat:
Favorite fictional pet
I've never read Harry Potter - don't hate me - but his owl is cute.

Favorite evil/villainous character
Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments series is my favorite bad dude.

Grim Reaper:
A character you want dead
Oh dear, that's a bit drastic don't you think? I hate a lot of characters but I don't think that there's any that I wish death upon. Sorry.

Halloween party:
What book character would you dress up as?
I want to go as Bella in the scene from New Moon where she wears the green dress and converse. So cute.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Selection by Kiera Cass

As I'm sure most of you know this book has been out for quite a while and I've been putting it off because I wasn't sure how I'd feel about it.
Half of the reviews I've watched/read are positive and the other half are negative. I've even watched one BookTuber say that they loved the book and now all of a sudden they don't like it. Since this is one of my favorite BookTubers it left a bad taste in my mouth and I haven't wanted to read it.
The thing is I've had this book on my kindle for a hot minute but as I've said I've been putting it off.
About two weeks ago I was taking a two hour trip and I didn't have anything to do to pass the time so I decided to grab my kindle. As I was scrolling through my many choices I saw The Selection and I thought, "Hmm...maybe it's time I pick this one up." So I did and guys, I loved it!!
I'm sure you know by now what the plot of this book is but just in case you don't then let me tell you. It's been described as a dystopian bachelor. Why? Well because this book is about 35 girls who are selected to compete for the Prince's love. The book is told in America's point of view and throughout we get to follow her on her journey. America, unlike the other girls, doesn't want to be a part of the selection because she thinks it's ridiculous and she's also found love elsewhere. Because of some circumstances however America enters and is later chosen as a contestant.
While she goes to the palace certain she will hate Prince Maxon she actually finds that she likes him and Maxon takes an instant liking to her.
The rest of the book follows their growing affection for one another and we also see some friendships develop which is really cool.
As soon as I finished I bought the first novella and the second book so I obviously recommend this!! :)

Buy The Selection Here:
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Listen to my playlist for The Selection on Spotify by clicking HERE