Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Top Ten Characters Who Should Have Their Own Book

I decided to go this route after some thought. A lot of the books I have read, I would love to read the same stories told from different characters' perspectives --OR-- in the case of some of the stories, the adults in the stories lives way before the book's current timeline. I only have 8...so Top 8 :)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)All Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays, #1)One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)The Fault in Our Stars

  1. Harry Potter series: Any type of prequel series would be amazing, but I think mostly that I would love to hear about the Weasley twins' Hogwarts experience from first year and up...they really should have their own book (or series!).
  2. Harry Potter series: Okay I lied...there needs to be another prequel series: LILY AND JAMES. Yep. Needs to happen.
  3. Iron Fey series: PUCK!!! Puck needs his own book. As long as there is a lot of Grimalkin in there :)
  4. Percy Jackson series: Again with a type of prequel series...I would read anything with a young Chiron or even demigods that fought in the first Giant War. I love the world Riordan created.
  5. Pivot Point: Trevor needs his own book. *swoon*
  6. All Our Yesterdays: I would love to read from Finn's perspective. This is one of my favorite reads of 2013. It was just incredible.
  7. Stephanie Plum series: I think JE needs to come out with a Ranger series. Ranger before he met Stephanie or after...I don't rightly care. TEAM RANGER!!
  8. TFIOS: The story told from Augustus Waters' POV.

Which characters do you think need their own book?

Bout of Books 10 - coming soon!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April TBR List + Upcoming Releases

The list looks massive, but it's actually getting a little smaller. This month I hope to read all of my Overdue Netgalley books and at least half of my April books. AT LEAST. If I can do more, I totally want to :) However, I have two final exams, plus a major Praxis exam to study for, so I'm not sure I'll get all of that done.

Overdue Netgalley Books:
  • The Queen's Choice by Cayla Kluver
  • The Hunt by Stacey Kade
  • Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke - done 4/19
  • ARV-3 by Cameo Renae
Books Leftover:
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore [Random Read] 
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman [reread]
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
  • 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
  • Beta by Rachel Cohn - done 4/13
  • Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan [We Heart YA Series Readalong]  - done 4/11
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Here We Go Again: My Life In Television by Betty White
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
  • Decision Points by George W. Bush
  • All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Black City by Elizabeth Richards
  • Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [We Heart YA Books BOTM]
  • The House of Hades by Rick Riordan [We Heart YA Series Readalong]  
Books for April:
  • The Cruicible by Arthur Miller [reread]
  • The Initiation by L.J. Smith
  • Covet by J.R. Ward
  • The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger
  • Ashfall by Mike Mullin
  • Breathe by Sarah Crossan
  • Icons by Margaret Stohl 
  • Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron [NetGalley]
  • Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler [NetGalley]

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12)SalvageDorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #3)Burn OutSea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1)MaydayHouse of Ivy & SorrowThe Hunt (Project Paper Doll, #2)Far From YouPointeDon't Look Back

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Top Ten "Gateway" Books In My Reading Journey

When I was a kid, these books reigned supreme...
Little House in the Big Woods (Little House, #1)The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1)Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, #1)

Seriously Series 2014 Update #1

Time for my first update post. This update covers January to March :)

Reading the Paranormal - 2014 Seriously Series Reading Challenge

I have read 7 books off my list of 81 books. I feel like this is a huge accomplishment with how my reading has been going this year so far. March picked up for me, so I'm hoping to continue that pace. :)

My goals:
  • Series started before 2014: Seriously Spectacular Series Star. I want to make a dent in the 56 series in 2014. I'm aiming for 20. I may add some if I can finish. - completed 3/20
  • Series started in 2014: Seriously Serious. I can't help but start new ones :)
  • Series rereads: Semi-Serious. I plan to reread 3 series this year already, so that's perfect.