Friday, October 21, 2011

In Which I Talk About Books

A shocking title for a blog post on a blog that's dedicated to books right? Yeah, I know, CRAZY!!! Any who, I've seen some other...what are they called meme's where every Tuesday (or some day of the week ending in the word "day") there's a different topic and it's generally a list of like 10 books that (and then you insert something here) and I really want to do that, but I feel that I would forget to do it every week, so we're just gonna squish it all into one BIG MASSIVE LONG blog post.  So some of these I've seen on other blogs, and I think I might make up one or two of my own, because, I mean, we all know how creative I am, right? RIGHT! So let's get going!  And in the interest of time and space, let's do 5 of each instead of 10.

Note; These are in no order!

FIRST; Books that I'm pretty sure everyone has read except for me.
1. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.  Yeah, I know I know, everyone tells me I need to read this, but have I, NO! I tried, but I had lots of homework to do that year and it just didn't keep my interest, THERE WAS NO KILLING HALF WAY THROUGH THE BOOK!!!
2. The Immortals Series Alyson Noel.  People have been raving about these, and they're all over used bookstores and stuff, so I bought the first one, but it's just sitting on my shelf waiting to be read.  Poor thing.  I've heard mixed things about this series, but still, I feel like everyone has read these!
3. The Curse Workers series by Holly Black.  I've heard rave things about these books, how beautiful they are, how amazing, ect, ect, and I have the first two signed, but I've yet to read them.  Holly was so funny it makes me feel even worse that I haven't read them.
4. The Wicked Lovely books by Melissa Marr.  Met the author, have two of the books signed, heard rave things about them, never read them.  I've even had friends tell me these are great and still, they're just sitting on my shelf.
5. Pretty much any book my Sarah Deesen.  I have heard amazing things about her, people just love her books, girls especially, but every time I think about getting one of her books there's something I want more, so I put it back.  I finally have one of her books, so maybe that means I will read it soon?

SECOND; Books that left me Speechless (for one reason or another).
1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver.  I'm pretty sure that everyone who has ever read this book has said the same thing, and that is, "WHERE IS THE SECOND ONE!!!".  If you've read it, enough said, if not, you'll just have to read it to find out what I mean,but don't say I didn't warn you.
2. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.  Some people have said they don't like this book, but me, this book was just, it was amazing.  I loved every second of it and I can't wait to see what Jandy writes next.
3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.  The whole book was just like, "woah" and then the end was like "woah" and then the last page was really like "WOAH!".
4. A Need so Beautiful by Suzanne Young.  This book made me cry, thank GOODNESS I was at home when I finished it.  One of those books you need some time to process.
5. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare.  If you've read it you all know why this book is on here.  The End.

THIRD; Those books that no one really knows about that I really liked
1. The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner.  This book is AMAZING but since it's not really available in big chain stores not many people have read it.  It's so cute and the author is a really good friend of mine.  Star Wars and Of Mice and Men. Enough said.
2. Memento Nora by Angie Simbert.  This book is kind of like a shorter version of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld and has the potential to be really great if more stores would just carry it.
3. The Girl Next Door by Selene Castrovilla.  This book made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think, but sense it was published by a small company it isn't readily available but should be.  Fans of My Sister's Keeper will really enjoy this book a lot.
4. The Past Midnight Series by Mara Purnhagen.  A little spooky, a little funny, a little romancy, and all around fun I'm really glad I found this series because even though I passed it over once I really wish I hadn't.
5. Laney by Joanne Martin Sowless.  Another independently published book, and yeah, it's about vampires, and yeah, it does kind of remind me of Twilight but IT'S SO GOOD!

FOURTH; Sequels that I need NOW but don't have...yet.
1. The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting.  I pretty much stalk Kim, and whenever I hear she has a new book I need it NOW.
2. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. If you have read Cassie's books you will know why I need it.
3. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare.  See number 2.
4. Timepiece by Myra McEntire.  Hourglass was amazing and I just can't wait to see what happens in this series next.  Pretty much the only time travel book I've found that doesn't confuse me!
5. Fever by Lauren DeStefano.  The cover is beautiful, the first book was great, and it just ended right...there.  I need to know what happens.

FIFTH; Debuts I'm dying to read.
1. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock.  Kimberly Derting blurbed this book and it's about a rouge werewolf, so I pretty much need this book.
2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith.  The idea of this book really interests me, and just the name.  Don't say it doesn't make you want to read it too!
3. Everneath by Brodi Ashton.  Pretty cover and intriguing idea.  Also, this book has gotten lots of hype and it sounds good.
4. Slide by Jill Hathaway.  This book is about serial killers.  I LOVE serial killers.  Well, not if they're coming after me, but in literature and TV they're amazing.  Can't wait.
5. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows.  Another pretty cover (so I like pretty covers, shoot me) and a really cool idea.  This book is just asking to be read!

SIXTH; Books I ALMOST wish I hadn't read early because now I have to wait longer for the next one.
1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.  The ending was just so BAM and now I have to wait even longer for the sequel to come out then the rest of you!!!  Cruel!
2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.  This book was so different and so much fun I can't wait to see where the sequel goes.
3. Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting.  This was the FIRST ARC I EVER GOT! and I read it pretty much right after I won it.  Now I learn there's gonna be another one, WHY DO YOU MAKE ME WAIT!?
4. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.  This book was so amazing, as was Anna and I know that Isla will be just as amazing.
5. Wolfsbane by Andrea Creamer.  The ending of this book was just like "Woah" and there are not going to be ARCs of the third one.  That's just not okay.

SEVENTH; Debuts that knocked me off my feet.
1. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.  Dark, morbid, romantic, and a serial killer, what more could I ask for.
2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.  So different, so amazing, so fresh and invigorating.  Pick it up when it comes out.
3. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.  I just loved this book, but you really expect me to believe it was her first book? ;)
4. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. Scary, paranormal, different, and oh so delicious.
5. Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Murder, spaceships...I don't think anything could make me happier, seeing as I grew up watching Star Trek.
EXTRA; Matched by Ally Condie.  This book was just so great, even with a love triangle, even though people seem to hate love triangles.
EXTRA; Nightshade by Andrea Creamer.  Yay for sexy werewolf's that DON'T loose their clothes when they shift and a sexy, tough, female protag.
EXTRA; Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.  This book was just so amazing, so cute, so funny, I WANT AN ENTIENNE!!!

EIGHTH; Books I've had since they came out but have still yet to read.
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  Yup, I bought this book when it first came out and it's still sitting waiting for me to be read.
2. The Monstromologist by Rick Yancey.  I have the hardcover version of this book with the original cover and I keep meaning to read it, I do, but I just keep finding something else that needs to be read more!
3. I Am Number Four by Pattacus Lore.  Bought this the first week it came out and it's still just sitting on my shelf asking to be read.
4. Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves.  This book is about serial killers and I bought it even before it was supposed to be out (Borders wasn't always great with release dates) and still hasn't been read.
5. Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski.  I bought this the DAY it came out, had all intentions of reading it, and it's still waiting for me to pick it up.

NINTH; Books that made me hit myself because I didn't read them sooner.
1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.  Once I read this book I was hooked and picked up the second one right away.  The second one was already out, I mean, I should have seen the first one sooner!
2. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.  I bought this book back when it was brand new and I stored it away until just last year.  Man I didn't know what I was missing.  A zombie book with no use of the word "zombie", talk about interesting idea.
3. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  My mom bought me this when it first came out and it just sat on my book case until the second one was almost out, and I only read it because the second one was coming out.  Now there was a stupid reason to read a book I ended up loving.
4. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins.  I didn't read this book mainly because I've never been a fan of poetry, but once I read it, man oh man did I wish someone had told me about it sooner.
5. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.  I didn't even know this book existed until the movie came out and I saw it at Target.  Sad really, cause it was so great.

TENTH; books I bought with every intention of reading and then didn't.
1. Ten Things we Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski.  I love books like this, books with really no huge plot line but lots of laughs and romance.
2. Wildefire by Karsten Knight.  A volcano goddess book written by an author who just cracks me up, why haven't I read this again?
3. Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson.  This was supposed to be like Anna and the French Kiss and it looks funny, so I had my mom buy it for me, but it's just sitting on my bookshelf.
4. The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker.  The cover was interesting, the idea was fascinating, and it was a murder mystery of sorts but I've just never picked it up to read!
5. Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves.  Another book about serial killers that I haven't read.  What's wrong with me? I can't call myself a serial killer buff if I haven't read this book!
EXTRA; Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers.  This one is really a new addition to the list, I read some quotes from this book on Tumblr and I had to find out what book it was from, it was from this book, so now I need to read this book too!

LAST; If you bought me one of these I would love you forever. (The 10 book version!)
1. Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst.  This book is supposed to be funny like Paranormalcy and just sounds different from anything else out there on the market.  A vampire with a conscience, kinda reminds me of Angel. <3
2. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.  I've heard nothing but great things about this book from authors and readers alike, so why wouldn't I want it?
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  Again, heard nothing but good things about this book, so why shouldn't I want it?
4. Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt.  This books is so down my ally it's not even funny. It just sounds to cute and adorable I can't help it.
5. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. I've wanted this book since I heard about it, just haven't gotten it yet.
6. Eve by Anna Carey.  This book has a plague in it, A PLAGUE! Need I say more, I mean, this is me we're talking about here.
7. The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen. This just sounds so great and I've heard it's beautiful from a number of people.
8. Fury by Elizabeth Miles.  I have a signed poster of this hanging above my bed and it sounds really good. 
9. Timeless by Alexandra Monir.  It just sounds so beautiful, doesn't it?
10. Pretty much any book I don't own. ;)

I'll stop with 11 because I could probably go on forever. Are there any categories you can think of? Any I should do. Your opinions on my picks? Maybe you want to yell at me? I'll probably do more of these in the future so let me know if you have any ideas on what I should do them on, or if you just want me to shut up.  Either way, let me know.


  1. Eve was AMAZING but I just can't get into The Girl of Fire and Thorns...maybe one day it will grab my attention more.

    Also, fab post!

  2. loved drink slay love and warm bodies that's the only books i've read in this list

  3. I cannot believe you haven't read Slice of Cherry and 10 things we did and probably shouldn't have!!!
    :O OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love this post!!! wish I had read it sooner!

  4. When you can definitley read Hunger Games! It is an amazing series!

  5. Do NOT let the fact that there is no killing so far in The Hunger Games prevent you from reading it! Believe me, it makes up for it later on in both that book (a death that will probably have you in tears) and in the series (it actually gets quite violent). When you get a chance, KEEP READING!

  6. This is a great post...I added so many of these books to my library hold list, and the first one I got was Anna and the French Kiss. I stayed up ALL NIGHT reading it cuz I couldn't put it down! Thank you sooo much!!