Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Top 10 New to Me Authors I Read in 2016!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the BookishEach week we will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join. 

This week's topic is:
Top 10 New to Me Authors I Read in 2016! 

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No NormalLast Seen Leaving

1. G. Willow Wilson
2. Caleb Roehrig

Everyone We've BeenThe Loose Ends List

3. Sarah Everett
4. Carrie Firestone

738 DaysWith Malice

5. Stacey Kade
6. Eileen Cook

The Lifeboat CliqueThe Way Back to You

7. Kathy Parks
8. Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott

Blackhearts (Blackhearts, #1)Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)

9. Nicole Castroman
10. Alwyn Hamilton

WHAT ABOUT YOU?
WERE ANY OF THESE AUTHORS NEW TO YOU AS WELL?!



Monday, December 5, 2016

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2016!

 
Total Number of Posts: 1,792
(This does not include those that aren't published!) 
Total Number of Followers397
Total Number of Pageviews: 221, 512
(Finally over 200,000! I might do a celebratory giveaway!) 

Books Reviewed: 2
School and the holiday had me SO busy this month. Now that I'm finally done, things WILL pick back up!
(This is not including those I read for school, just the ones I read and reviewed for the blog.)
Movies Reviewed: 0

Books Read and Reviewed:
  • Ms. Marvel, Vol. I: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (5 Stars)
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer  (4 Stars)



  • #196:  Featuring titles like The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  • #197: Featuring titles like The Hate You Give  by Angie Thomas and American Street by Ibi Zobi
  • #198: Featuring titles like Love Overdue by Pamela Moresi
  • #199: Featuring titles like Fire in You by Jennifer Armentout and the Fantastic Beast and Where to Find them Original Screenplay 







Leave Your Monthly Wrap-Up in the Comments! 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #200 & the Weekly Wrap-Up!

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what all we borrowed, bought, and received for review. It's hosted over at Tynga's Reviews.

Borrowed from the Library: 
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
The Boy in the Black Suit

Weekly Wrap-Up


Tuesday 11/29/16:  A Guide with the Top 10 Things to Consider When Gifting Books!
Wednesday 11/30/16: Waiting on Wednesday: Antisocial by Jillian Blake
Friday 11/25/16: Follow Friday: Winter Wonderland!
Saturday 11/05/16: Class Act- Module 14: Graphic and Illustrated Novels/ Urban Lit/ Romance!

Me on Instagram @take_me_awayyy:

I shared this one because I couldn't decide which one to read first. My entire family said FiY and my blog friends said TD. So, I went with FiY because I knew I would fly through it. (My next final isn't due until the 13th so I might read them both lol)
I shared this one after I posted the Beyond the Book to my blog! If you missed it, go check it out! 

I posted this one just because I was upset that as soon as I had two off days in a row I had to stay inside because it looked like this outside. 

Hope y'all have a great week!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Class Act: Module 13: GRAPHIC AND ILLUSTRATED NOVELS/URBAN LIT/ ROMANCE!


As y'all know, I'm a Library Science student at University of North Texas. This semester I have the pleasure of taking an AWESOME class called Seminar and Trends in YA! This semester the focus is YA books!  One of the things we have to do is read some books from a list my Prof has provided us and then make up a blog and post reviews or features of what we have read! 

MODULE 13: 
GRAPHIC  AND ILLUSTRATED NOVELS/URBAN LIT/ ROMANCE


The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith
Published by: Little Brown Poppy
Book Summary:     
  
      Four minutes changes everything. Hadley Sullivan 17 misses her flight at JFK airport, is late to her father's second wedding in London with never-met stepmother. Hadley meets the perfect boy. Oliver is British, sits in her row. A long night on the plane passes in a blink, but the two lose track in arrival chaos. Can fate bring them together again?

     Contemporary romance in YA is actually my very favorite genre. This book is one I had been wanting to read for  a very long time. I've read quite a few books in this genre and most of them were all the same troupes. Romance always has the same troupes, but I can't stay away from them. Here's my favorites:

1. Boy Meets Girl, Boy Loses Girl, Boy Gets Girl Again
2. Meet Cutes 
3. Besties to Lovers 
4. Enemies to Lovers
5. Bad Boys

     I know that troupes aren't everyone's favorites, I think they're still fun to point out. Anyone have anymore that they recognize from YA contemps?



     

Friday, December 2, 2016

Follow Friday: Winter Wonderland!



Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee’s View & Alison Can Read.    

The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. Basically how it works is you follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. So looking forward to making new blogging friends & following blogs!

what is your avorite book with a winter world?
     This one is EASY!!! 
Frigid (Frigid, #1)

     Really I just don't remember any other books set in the winter where I know it was for sure winter lol And being completely honest, this book may be set in the cold, but it's sure to heat you up! 

What about you?!