Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Top Five Wednesday: Banned Books

Read:  


The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald


The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding


Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling


Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck


The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood




To Read:



Ulysses, by James Joyc. The only one of the To Read I do not own, but hope to some day!


Animal Farm, by George Orwell

The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky


Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson




Friday, September 25, 2015

Chocolate Book Tag


I haven't done a tag in forever! This one was fun to do. Feel free to do this yourself and leave the link to your post in the comments. 


1. Dark Chocolate: A book that covers a dark subject
    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. It is about two women in Afghanistan and follows the horror and sadness the women have to face. It is a compelling read!

2. White Chocolate: Your favorite lighthearted/humorous read

    Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson. Books like this series are great for a light and quick read. Turning something that could be horror into something humorous. 

3. Milk Chocolate: A book with a lot of hype that you are dying to read

    The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness and Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

4. Chocolate with a Caramel center: A book that makes you feel all gooey inside

    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

5. Wafer-free KitKat: A book that recently surprised you

    Lorali by Laura Dockrill. The writing blew me away! I hear her performance poetry live is phenomenal. 

6. Snickers: A book that you're going nuts about

    Oh man... I have a couple I have been spastic about that I read in the past few months: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman and The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew

7. Hot Chocolate with Cream and Marshmallows: A book you would turn to for a comfort read..

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowlng will always be a comfort read!
    However, other than HP I tend to gravitate towards a certain genre as a comfort read: Historical Fiction. specifically from the 15th to the 20th century. To me that is a topic I get warm and cozy with. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR




September: 
 Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (ARC)
 Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (reading it and LOVING it)
 Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Francis Brambles (ARC)
 Blonde Eskimo by Kristen Hunt (ARC)





October:
 Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint by David Potter (ARC) 
The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg (ARC)
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll 





November: 
 The Walled City by Ryan Graudin (ARC)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien