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

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.