Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Read in One Sitting

tttMarch 21: Read In One Sitting Theme: Top ten books I read in one sitting

So.
Many.
Good.
Books.

For all of these books, I was hopelessly glued to these pages, just obsessed with the story and couldn’t stop reading. Good luck trying to take the book from me when I reach that point. For all of these, I started and finished them all in the same day.

 

Anna and the French Kiss
Gemina
Angelfall


Hopeless
A Thousand Pieces of You
By Your Side


Just Listen
Every Last Word
This Savage Song
The Unexpected Everything

I never thought I would do: Unhaul

Yes, this is my unhaul. For the last few weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of spring cleaning. I’ve donated three big bags of clothes, shoes, purses, and I’ve just been trying to really downsize the amount of clutter that’s going on in my room right now.

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But I didn’t think that getting rid of any of my books was going to be happening but over the weekend I found myself thinking about some the books I had and I just wasn’t sure why I was hoarding them. It’s not like I was ever going to reread them and why am I holding onto books that I didn’t even like?

I knew that if I didn’t start gathering these books together now that I was never going to, in fact, I’m already starting to doubt myself over some of the books listed below…

Continue reading “I never thought I would do: Unhaul”

Some Books Ive read lately

Something really exciting happened!

I gave my dad a copy of Ready Player One and he loved it!
Honestly, this made me so ridiculously happy.

I also lent him my copy of Red Rising and he’s reading that right now.


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Addicted to You
by Krista and Becca Ritchie
rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My thoughts: A fun yet serious New Adult romance that follows the lives of Lily Calloway who is addicted to sex and Loren Hale who is an alcoholic. Since both of them come from wealthy families appearances are everything and these two are hiding their addictions by pretending to be in a relationship. I almost hate to say this sentence but there was something about this book that was really addicting. I didn’t want to put it down and just wanted more. These two characters are so deeply flawed and hurting so badly that I just wanted to reach through the book and comfort them.

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by Krista and Becca Ritchie
rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This a novella taking place in between Addicted to You and Addicted for Now, this one was a bit slower paced then Addicted for Now was but it was still very enjoyable.

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Wires and Nerve
by Marissa Meyer
rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My thoughts: I really enjoyed this, I loved the storyline and the artwork, and it was so nice to be back in the Lunar Chronicles world and to be with these characters again. I also enjoy seeing what’s coming next, every time I think I’m satisfied with the ending for this series a continuation of the story is created and I just want more. The only thing that bothered me was Winters character, she didn’t feel like the Winter we had gotten to know and loved and I know she had the device surgery but still her quirkiness wasn’t there and I missed it a lot.

By Your Side
by Kasie West
rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was really excited to read this and I got even more excited while reading it because the main character had anxiety, mental health is so important and I love seeing it brought up in books. Kasie West is probably my favorite contemporary author, her books are an auto-buy for me. Plus what kind of book nerd doesn’t fantasize about being locked in the library for a long weekend? That girl is living the dream. By Your Side had a good balance of cutesy love mixed with serious-bringing-you-back-down-to-Earth-ness.

The Distance Between Us
by Kasie West
rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I needed another Kasie West book after By Your Side and this was calling my name. It was cute and I loved the quirks Kasie adds in her books and I really loved the “dates” that Caymen and Xander went on.

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Caraval
by Stephanie Garber
rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Number 3 of my top ten highly anticipated books of 2017 list and I adored this so much. I couldn’t get enough of it.

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Crystal Storm
by Morgan Rhodes
rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

And then there was this, there was so much build up in this book that it was kind of slower paced and almost boring. I’m glad I finished this and I am looking forward to book 6 and seeing all of the build up pay off.

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The Princess Saves Herself in this One
by Amanda Lovelace
rating: 5 out of 5

Oh my love! This was amazing and I couldn’t ask for anything better, these poems were beautiful, raw, and packed with emotion.

 


What am I currently reading?

Ice like Fire by Sarah Raasch
HAHAHAHAHAH I started this in November! Hahaha and I haven’t picked it up since! I just wasn’t in the mood for this back in November and had to put it aside. I really want to get through my Goodreads currently reading pile and I think I’m ready to pick this up.

Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Another book I’ve been reading this book for so long, I started this on January 17th and I am only halfway through it now. For some reason whenever I read this I only seem to sit down and read like 30 pages, maybe 50 max. Then I don’t pick up the book for a couple days. That isn’t to say that I’m not enjoying it, there’s just a lot going on and a lot of build up. Once the ball starts rolling I’m sure I’ll be glued to the book.

I’m back from involuntary haitus

Hey there, it’s been a while.

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It’s been about a month since I last posted anything. I ended up taking a bit of a mental health break because I just wasn’t feeling what I had been posting. I decided that I needed to take a step back and reevaluate what I was doing.

For a while I was only posting WWW Wednesdays, Top Ten Tuesdays, Hauls, and Wrap Ups with a few reviews and tags sporadically thrown in. For a while I wasn’t feeling like reviewing any of the books I was reading because none of the books I was reading were blowing me away. I was walking away after finishing a book thinking “That was alright, I enjoyed it, don’t know what else to really say,” I have a difficult time reviewing a book that I was feeling very meh about or when the book was just okay. Its a lot easier for me to review a book that I either Loved or Hated.

Around the second week of January I started realizing that my disinterest in my blog, reading, tv shows, etc. was being caused by my depression and pressure that I had put on myself. I lost interest for a while and that really sucked, I would open up a new blog post and my mind would just be blank. I had nothing. I’m still in the midst of said depression episode but I’m attempting to crawl my way out of it.

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I’ve been fighting depression for a few years now and some days are better then others and sometimes I just get burnt out by life. When that happened I lost interest in my books, my writing, my blog, the tv shows I watch, and the video game I was playing. Don’t ask what I did with my nights because I don’t even know. Again, I got nothing.

One thing that I think I’m going to do is switch this blog from being fully book related to being more of a “lifestyle” blog or a general “I’m going to write about whatever I feel like writing that day,” type of blog but just to be specific here are some the topics I’m going to be exploring.

Books- How can I not be expected to not keep  writing about books? I will still post TTT, WWW Wednesdays, Hauls, Wrap Ups, tags, and reviews. Books will still be the primary focus on this blog but I just don’t want to feel limited.

Writing- Whenever my depression worsens my writing is the first thing to suffer, thank god I am not a writer that has to worry about pushing through to meet deadlines. I have two novels that I am slowly (very slowly) working on and I have two other ideas for novels that need to be explored. I plan to be posting writing updates either weekly or twice a month. I also made a new goal to either be actively working on my novels or if I’m not then I need to choose a random writing prompt from the jar of prompts and either incorporate it into one of my novels or just write a short story with it. Either way I need to start writing more.

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Working out and Diet- Just to clarify, I am not going to be posting work outs or diet plans. I am not going to be posting work outs or diet plans. I am neither a personal trainer or a nutritionist. I want to post little snippets of my journey to eat better and get into better shape. The thought is if I post about it here then it’ll keep me motivated.

That’s really all I can think of for now. I want to get back into my bookstagram and I’m trying to be more active on Twitter, but I was hating the thought of leaving my blog unposted for so long. I may take a couple more days just for mental health reasons but I’ll post again soon.

Until then.
Thanks for reading!

-Cass

WWW Wednesday 1/25

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What have you recently finished reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


What have you recently finished reading?


Forbidden
The heartbreak!!!

The Sun is Also A Star
Super cutesy! I loved!

Elena Vanishing
This was rough. It’s a memoir about struggling with an eating disorder, it’s a very raw look into anorexia.

History is All You Left Me
I liked this book, I wasn’t blown away by it and it took about 100 pages for me to actually get into the story and every time I had to put the book down, it was a struggle to get back into it.


What are you currently reading?/What do you think you’ll read next?

A better question might be what am I not currently reading?


Ice Like Fire
Golden Son
Crystal Storm
1984
Soulless
Captive Prince

These are all books that I have started but not finished. My goal is to finish all of these before the end of January. Kind of ambitious but it would be awesome to start February with a fresh slate.

We’ll have to check back in next week and see how I did.

Checking out a To-Be-Read Calculator

A while ago, Maren over at The Worn Bookmark posted about the Never Ending TBR pile and I can totally relate to that so I checked out the post. She was talking about how she and Ashley  were talking about their TBR piles and found a site that calculates how long it would take them to read their tbrs, and I thought to myself “I have gott (hehe) to check this out”

It’s fun to look through this, although I think it would take me longer than the time it estimates since a lot of my tbr consists of bigger books and it takes me a while to read those bigger books. I may try to (remember) to do this yearly. I think it would be interesting to compare these, or maybe I should wait until I’m 27 and see how the progress goes. I love comparing data like this.

The only problem with this is I would have to go on a book buying ban for the 2 years and 2 months and there is no way I could ever be able to do that! I can’t even go 2 weeks without going book shopping!

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WWW Wednesday 1/18

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What have you recently finished reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


What have you recently finished reading?

We Should All be Feminists

The Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy

Milk and Honey


What are you currently reading?

For right now I decided to put Soulless and Crystal Storm on hold, I’m just not in the mood for them right now, I’m slowly making my way through Golden Son by Pierce Brown, I’m really liking it so far but I havent gotten absorbed into yet so reading progress is slow.

On the other hand, I am flying through Forbidden. It is heartbreaking!

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma


What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m not sure what I’ll end up reading next, probably Morning Star, maybe something else, it’ll really depend on my mood.

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Morning Star by Pierce Brown


What are you reading this week?