Tuesday, August 30, 2016

TTT: Top Books I feel Should be Required Reading!

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 Books I feel Should be Required Reading!

This semester I'm actually taking a class called Seminar and Trends in Literature for Children and YA. This year the seminar actually is focusing on YA.... I took some ideas from her syllabus! 

For the section on Realistic Fiction I'd make sure my students read these staples!

My Life After Now

To teach them of Illnesses like HIV and AIDS
1. My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi

Thousand Words

To teach them the harm they can do with technology
2. Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown

My Heart and Other Black Holes

To help show them depression and suicide look different and can be anyone.
3. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Maybe One Day

SPOILER!
To help them cope with the death of a friend
4. Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

Tease

To show them the effects of bullying
5. Tease by Amanda Maciel

Faking Normal

To show them how to "Channel your brave"
6. Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

Second Chance Summer

SPOILER
To help them cope with the death of a parent. 
7. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Stay

To show them what an abusive relationship might look like
8. Stay by Deb Caletti

Golden

To get them thinking about life after high school 
9. Golden by Jessi Kirby

How To Love

Teen Parenting
10. How to Love by Katie Cotugno

What books would you like to see taught in this class?
Any that you agree with?
Let me know in the comments! 





Sunday, August 28, 2016

No StS!

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     Ok, if you didn't know from social media, I just recently got "officially" married. I'm in Vegas with my husband! We're on our "mini moon!" I will be coming back tomorrow around 1 in the morning, but I have no idea about all the things I received this week because I did a hold mail on most of my things! When I get a good look at them I'll  add them to next week's haul! 

    On vacay with me I brought: 

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As I Descended by Robin Talley as a physical book 
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir as an audiobook!

Have you been to Vegas before?
Have you read these yet? 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Totally Should've Book Tag with Take Me Away!


The Totally Should’ve Book Tag was created by EmmmaBooks on Youtube!

I was "tagged" by Becca and Lisa over at Lost in Lit
Well they really tagged anyone that wanted to do it, so I just took that to mean me lol 

 

A BOOK THAT TOTALLY SHOULD’VE HAD A SEQUEL

  
Tell Me Three Things

I say this because I never really got to see Jessie and SN together. I really wanted to see how they were when she finally figured out who it was. 

A BOOK OR SERIES THAT TOTALLY SHOULD’VE HAD A SPIN-OFF

 The Loose Ends List

I really think it would be cool to have a spin-off of the background stories of all the people on the cruise. Especially Hope! 

AN AUTHOR THAT SHOULD TOTALLY WRITE MORE BOOKS

My Heart and Other Black Holes

I LOVE this book and I cannot wait for more by Warga. I'm a little scared it'll rip my heart to shreds like this one did, but I still want it. 

A CHARACTER WHO TOTALLY SHOULD’VE ENDED UP WITH SOMEONE ELSE

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

YOU CAN THROW TOMATOES, HATE  ME, WHATEVER YOU NEED TO, BUT YOU CANNOT CONVINCE ME THAT SHE PICKED CORRECTLY. THIS SERIES DID NOT END RIGHT AT ALL. IF I HAD IT MY WAY, IT WOULD'VE ENDED BEFORE SOMEONE CAME BACK IN THE SECOND ONE!

A BOOK THAT TOTALLY SHOULD’VE ENDED DIFFERENTLY


This Is Where It Ends

I mean really..... I wish it had been a different way! 

A SERIES THAT TOTALLY SHOULD’VE HAD A MOVIE FRANCHISE

  Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

I'm still waiting on the deal that the Lunar Chronicles is getting. There HAS to be one coming soon. That series is the BEST. 


A BOOK OR SERIES THAT TOTALLY SHOULD’VE BEEN A TV SHOW

With Malice 

I'm kinda cheating with this one because it kind of is a tv show already lol Or it seems like one! The new show Guilt sounded alot like it in it's beginning and now (I HAVE NOT SEEN THE FINALE SO PLEASE DON'T TELL ME IF I'M RIGHT OR WRONG!) I can't wait to see if it ends like this book too! 


A BOOK THAT TOTALLY SHOULD’VE HAD ONLY ONE POINT OF VIEW

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Ok so probably not ONLY one POV, but I would have definitely preferred a better separation. 

A BOOK OR SERIES THAT TOTALLY SHOULD’VE HAD A COVER CHANGE

Daughter of Deep Silence

I originally saw this and immediately thought it was about the Titanic or some other time in history, when it's actually about modern day and I really wanted to rate it more than 5 stars! 


A BOOK OR SERIES THAT TOTALLY SHOULD’VE KEPT THE ORIGINAL COVERS

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge, #1)Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend

The original ones just had so much more of a summer vibe for such a great summer book. I was really saddened by the change and I remember not buying the second or third one and only stopping with having the ARCs of the first two since they still had the originals! 

A SERIES THAT TOTALLY SHOULD’VE STOPPED AT BOOK ONE

Blackbird (Blackbird, #1)

I LOVED this one. And then the second one came and it just got weird. I would have loved to have seen this one been one and done without the side of weird that came in it's conclusion to the series. 

So, what do you think?
If you like Tag, join in with this one! 
I tag anyone who wants to do it! 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Follow Friday: Top 5 Book Boyfriends!



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!

top five favorite book boyfriends 
Gah this one will be hard. Obvs I have WAYYYYYY TO MANY OF THEM LMFAO

Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3)

Isaiah from Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

     Of course I made him one of these. I literally loved him from Book one of the Pushing the Limits series. I adored him and I hated the pin that the people in this series caused him. I only ever wanted him to be happy. I'll always love him because he's super sweet on the inside even though his outer shell is tough. Much like an Oreo and God knows how much I like those lmao

"I don't want to be without you. I like who I am with you, and I don't want to go back to who I was before. I love you Rachel. So this will work. No matter what or who stands in our way."  

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

Wolf  from Scarlet by Marissa Meyer


     I've loved Wolf since I found out he was street fighter. (Literally the first freakin chapter lol) I've always loved the bad boy turned softie, so he obviously fits right in. Plus it helps that the image in my head of him is completely buff and gorgeous lmao

"But you're the only one, [...]. You'll always be the only one."


Aiden from The Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

     Ahhh finally one of my boys who wasn't a bad boy. he was a good boy through and through. And he will always be one of my favorites! I LOVED him ever since the first book in this series, but in Deity, I fell for him. I finally was able to get him "signed" to me for my birthday and I couldn't be happier! He's been in the picture a long time and yet he was the first one I thought of for this post. obviously he belongs in the Book Boyfriend Hall of Fame.

"I can't keep pretending that I don't want this- that I don't want you. I can't. Not after what happened to you. I thought I'd lost you, Alex, forever. And I would've lost everything. You are my everything."   

My Life Next Door

Jase from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

He was just as adorable as they come. He was such a sweet heart and he has the best family in the history of ever. And the coolest pets. Let's put it this way, I just freakking love Jase ok? lol 

“Um. So ... Are we going to study?"
Jase slides his thumbs behind my ears, rubbing the hollow at their base. He's only inches from my face, still looking into my eyes. "You bet. I'm studying you.” 

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

Jack from The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett! 

He's so amazing at what he does and I fell even more for it when I found out why he did it. And then that one scene in the attic, I have to say I read it like 5 times. It was super swoony and really hawt.  

“What do I want?” His fingers brushed over loose strands of hair near my temple. “I want to call you every five minutes. I want to text you good night every night. I want to make you laugh. And I want you to look at me like you did that first night on the bus.”

SO, there's my Top 5 Book Boyfriends! 
What do you think of them?!