Netflix and Books tag

I came across this tag from Amber at Only True Magic 

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Tag Rules:

  • Choose a book or book series that best matches the prompt provided.
  • Feel free to change the TV show if you’d like it to reflect YOUR preferences!
  • A blank set of the prompts is located at the very bottom.
  • Link back to the creators, Christy at Novel Ink and Lauren at Bookmark Lit, and tag some friends to join in!

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: unlikeable character(s)

I hated almost all the characters in the Ruby Red trilogy, there’s the spoiled rotten cousin, the bitchy-borderline-verbally-abusive aunt, the asshole of a love interest, the whiney and passive MC. Ugh. I hated these characters.


Vampire Diaries: your ship sank or didn’t happen

Crown of Midnight. I don’t wanna talk about it.


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Friends: best cast of characters/friendships

I love the Six of Crows gang! They are #squadgoals


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Gossip Girl: hate that you love or guilty pleasure

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I used to really love the It Girl spinoff of Gossip Girl. It definitely was a guilty pleasure and I think it started my love for boarding school settings in books.


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Doctor Who: long series you loved

Harry Potter, how can I not go with this one?


 

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Grey’s Anatomy: all the feels

A Court of Mist and Fury. It was a very close call between ACOMAF and Lady Midnight


How I Met Your Mother: bad ending

The House of Night series, I think this could be a guilty pleasure because I feel like I was one of the few people who liked this series and since I’ve finished the series I tried to reread them and just can’t now, ugh. Now that I’ve read it with a more critical eye I have lots of issues with the series and my biggest issue is actually slut shaming. Not a fan.


Supernatural: favorite paranormal/fantasy

Game of Thrones is my favorite fantasy series ever


Freaks & Geeks: left you wanting more

Vicious by Victoria Schwab. Just give me more Victor and Mitch and Sydney…that’s all I want!


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The OC: series that should have ended earlier

Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead

I love it when I read it but overall I think the series dragged on longer than it should have.


Girl Meets World: should have a spin-off

Manon from Throne of Glass! Give the girl her own series!!


That 70’s Show: set in a different time period

Legend by Marie Lu

Legend is a dystopian set in a future America that is divided in a civil war that literally split the country in half.


Orange is the New Black: couldn’t stop reading

Vampire Academy. I binged on this series in less than a week. Loved!


Parks and Recreation: made you laugh out loud

Lumberjanes. I love this comic so much I was dying with laughter which sucked for my bf because I read it in bed one morning while he was still asleep and I was trying to be quiet but I was shaking I was laughing so hard while trying to be quiet. Once he fully woke up and read the comic he understood lol 🙂


One Tree Hill: favorite book boyfriend

Outlander. Jaime Fraser!

Let’s be real, he is bae!


Breaking Bad: favorite villain

Cersei Lannister.

Overall I hate her but I love her and that makes her a great villain in my eyes.


I tag

Dee at the Bookish Khaleesi

Ashly at sociallyawkwardbookworm

Ari at thedaydreamingbookworm

As always you don’t have to do this if you’ve already done it but I look forward to your answers if you do decide to do it 🙂

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The Wine Book Tag

I stumbled across this tag from Cátia at The Girl Who Read Too Much

My first thought when I saw this was “I love wine, I gotta do this tag!” So here it is, I am a little disappointed that my favorite wine (Riesling) wasn’t on the list but oh well, I don’t know how it would translate into a bookish question so that’s probably why it didn’t make the list.

Back to the tag! Wine! Yes! Let’s do this!

Too much excitement about wine…

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  1. Box Wine – a book that people will judge you for liking but you like it anyway!

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I got a lot of judgment from people for reading Sailor Moon manga, not from anyone online but from people in my life. But at the end of the day, I loved the manga series so who cares.

  1. Organic Wine – a book that doesn’t have any added crap in it and is just written perfectly.

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The first thing that came to mind was Six of Crows! It’s beautifully written and just screams perfection in my mind.

 

  1. Gluehwein – a really spicy, wintry read.

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I have no idea what to put for this one but the book that keeps coming to mind is the Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons. This book takes place in winter and has some hot scenes in it.

  1. Sauvignon Blanc – a really sharp and aggressive read that you couldn’t put down!

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I dont know if I would label this book as aggresive, I dont know what would make a book be considered “aggressive”, but this was the first one that came to mind so I went with it. Real talk though I straight up devoured This Savage Song in one sitting, I loved it so much!

 

  1. Pinot Noir – a book you didn’t expect much from but ended up getting blown away!

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Hopeless- I don’t know why but I wasn’t expecting to love Hopeless at all. But I was hooked and glued to the pages. It’s now one of my favorite CoHo books.

 

  1. Chardonnay – a good summer read that was super-zesty.

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My favorite summer read of 2016 was The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. It was a perfect summery read!

 

  1. Rose – a book that has a little bit of everything in it.

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A Court of Mist and Fury definitely has a little bit of everything going on in it. So good!!!

 

  1. Shiraz – A full-bodied book that is dark and juicy

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The Rose Society by Marie Lu! PS who else is really excited for Midnight Star? I am!

 

  1. Merlot – a smooth easy read with a soft finish.

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My first thought was The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West, it’s an easy read, nothing bad really happens, and there’s a cute ending.

 

  1. Champagne – Your Favorite Book

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Ready Player One is still one of my all-time favorite books and I honestly kind of want to reread it now.

August Book Haul

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So many books.
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Because of this, I am dedicating September to catching up on series since I bought a lot of books that are books 2 and 3 of a trilogy. So I really want to focus on completing some series.
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Bittersweet *Ebook*
by Sarah Bowen

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What I thought was True
by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Along for the Ride
by Sarah Dessen

It Ends with Us
by Colleen Hoover

The Sky is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson

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Beauty of Darkness
by Mary E Pearson

Consequences
by Jennifer L Armentrout

A Torch Against the Night
by Sabaa Tahir

Nevernight
by Jay Kristoff

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P.S. I like You
by Kasie West

Dreamology
by Lucy Keating

Love and Gelato
by Jenna Evans Welch

Made You Up
by Francesca Zappia

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Unhinged
by A.G. Howard

Ensnared
by A.G. Howard

Stone Cold Touch
by Jennifer L Armentrout

Every Last Breath
by Jennifer L Armentrout

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Asunder
by Jodie Meadows

Infinite
by Jodie Meadows

The Evolution of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkin

The Retribution of Mara Dyer
by Michelle Hodkin

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Invaded
by Melissa Landers

United
by Melissa Landers

Of Triton
by Anna Banks

Of Neptune
by Anna Banks

A Monster Calls
by Patrick Ness

Hamilton: The Revolution
by Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Which series should I start with?

Every Last Word mini review

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Every Last Word
by Tamara Ireland Stone
hardcover
368 pages
my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis via Goodreads 

If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off.

Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn’t help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she’d be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam’s weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Caroline introduces Sam to Poet’s Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more “normal” than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.


My thoughts:

This was wonderful! Probably one of my favorite contemporaries to date. Cute and a little fluffy but it had its fair share of dark moments.

I was hooked from page 1 and I never wanted to stop reading. Sam was so endearing and my heart broke for her so many times while watching her battle her OCD and trying not to let it affect her everyday life.

One thing I really loved was how the chapter headers were set up. Part of Sams OCD was an obsession with the number 3, so the title of the book is three words, all the chapter titles are 3 words. Another thing Sam did was while making a playlist she would pick out a song that was the defining song for the playlist, within that song she would study the lyrics and pick out three words that would define that song/playlist and that was the title for the playlist. The chapters were titled the same way and I loved that! It added a special touch to how everything was set up.

I also loved AJ and if Tamara wanted to write another book centered around him, I would devour it in a heartbeat! He was a really interesting character and I really wanted more of him.

I loved Poets Corner and I found myself wishing that my school had something similar, I would have loved to have been a part of the top secret poetry club.

I really want to say more about this but I don’t want to spoil anything…I almost feel like you should go into this book not knowing too much about it.

WWW Wednesday 8/10

WWW Wednesday

Good Morning everyone!

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?

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

I don’t know what to say about IEwU, I didn’t love it, I didn’t dislike it. IDK

The Cursed Child by JK Rowling

Again I didn’t dislike this, I didn’t love it either, it just kinda fell in the middle. I’m glad I bought it, glad I read it that about sums up my feelings for it.

Ruined by Amy Tintera

I didn’t like this as much as I thought I would, which made me quite sad, it has a lot of potential and some great action scenes but the rest of the book fell a bit flat for me.

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (A.K.A- The Coolest Name ever!)

This one was probably my favorite of the week. I loved it so much it’s about a girl who has severe OCD and discovers a secret poetry club at her school. It was so cute, so emotional at times, and overall I thought it was a great story. Loved!


What are you currently reading?

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I finally got my copy last night and I am so excited to dive into this as soon as I finish up this post!


What do you think you’ll read next?

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Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson

Another book I’m excited to read, this is the last book of the trilogy and I can’t wait to see how everything wraps up.

August 2: Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

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August 2: Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

This is an interesting and thought provoking prompt.

Please tell me I’m not alone in this.

So while I have a never ending TBR pile… I also have a never ending wish list. Someone please tell me that you are the same way!

Its so bad! Sometimes I get ideas like “Hey I should get my TBR to 150 unread books before I buy some new ones.” A.k.a a book buying ban or sometimes I go through my Amazon wishlist and think “do I really need to get that? Lets go through and delete 20 books or so.” So I’ll do that and, in all seriousness, about 3 or 4 days later I go back and re-add them to the list. *Shaking my head at myself*

Instead of going with the books that are in my amazon cart right now, these are the books I would most likely buy if *basically* someone else paid for. That sounds a little bad…

Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

  1. Hamilton: The RevolutionI want this so badly! I don’t know why I don’t just order it on Amazon but for whatever reason, I just haven’t yet.
  2. The World of Ice and Fire by George R.R. MartinThis book is beautiful!!! I flipped through it once at Target and its beautiful and again I don’t know why I haven’t ordered it.
  3. Prudence by Gail CarrigerThis is one of those books that I want to get in Hardback and the hardback is almost $20 on Amazon

  4. The Complete Wreck by Lemony SnicketI started reading this a kid, I read up to book 7 I think…and basically I just got burnt out and never picked them up again. Lately I’ve really been wanting to see how the series ended.
  5. TravelerLast year I read Seeker and I didnt really like it, when I read it I was in a reading slump and had to force myself to read it, but when I start a series I have a strong desire to try to see it through to the end.

  6. The Last StarI haven’t heard many good things about this 😦 I want to read it but I don’t want to buy it…ya feel me?
  7. Bloodline (Star Wars)
    This is another book that’s just a little bit too expensive for me to want to pick up.
  8. House of Leaves
    I’ve read really good things about this book, I’ve seen it at Barnes and Noble and have flicked through it a couple times and while my interest is peaked I’m not in a big rush to purchase it.

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    Kind of the same with House of Leaves, I’ve heard great things about it, but its a low purchase priority
  10. The Outlandish Companion
    This is one of those books that I’m not sure if I need it, it looks like something that would be nice to have to help refresh my memory but overall, I cant decide if I’m ever actually going to buy this book. But I for sure would if I had a gift card haha

June book haul

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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Last year I read Since You’ve Been Gone (and shamelessly listened to Kelly Clarkson for almost all of it) and really enjoyed Matson’s writing, also I had heard good things about this one so I thought I would pick this one up. I already read this and I really liked it.

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I had to do it.

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The Trails of Apollo by Rick Riordan

I saw this at Walmart and couldn’t resist picking up, if only for the sole reason that it had an exclusive bookmark in it! Yeah that happened. I was holding it in the store and thinking to myself, I cant read this until I read the Heroes of Olympus series, I don’t own the Heroes of Olympus series, if I buy this I’m going to have to buy the Heroes of Olympus. Then thought to myself…oh well. This way of thinking is why I’m pretty much always broke.

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Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
I am almost finished with Dragonfly in Amber and I have a deal worked out to where I read one Outlander book and buy the next one.


Ruined by Amy Tintera
Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
The Crowns Game by Evelyn Skye (I love her name!)
The Assassins Heart by Sarah Ahiers
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Every Last Word By Tamara Ireland Stone (Another awesome name!)
The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller

For all of these…well the BF took me to Barnes and Noble, said that he wanted to treat me and I lost all self control…he’s an enabler.

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The Darkest Magic by Morgan Rhodes

I had this on preorder to buy after I finished reading A Book of Spirits and Thieves and I am really excited to continue on with this series!

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So yeah that is my June Haul, I hope you enjoyed!

Have you read any of these? What books should I pick up soon?