Biannual Bibliothon: The Villain’s Synopsis

Hello Readers, Today is day 3 of the Biannual Bibliothon and today blog challenge is The Villain’s Synopsis hosted by Dominique over at Pirates and Pixiedust you can find her instagram here and her blog here. The book I chose for this challenge was The Fault in our Stars by John Green. I do have to say this is my first time doing anything like this so if it sucks I apologize in advance. Also in my opinion this does not spoil anything, but I am going to put a spoiler warning just in case.

*Spoiler Warning*

There was a girl named Hazel Grace Lancaster and a boy named Augustus Waters.
They were very much in love, but they would have never met if it weren’t for me.
I am Cancer… Yes you heard me correctly, I’m that nasty illness that everyone hates.
You see Augustus and Hazel both have different forms of me, they met in a cancer support group for kids.
It didn’t take long for them to fall in love, it happened almost all at once.
I am afraid this is not a love story though
This is the story about a boy and a girl who are very much in love, but fate has other plans
Those plans include me…

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Biannual Bibliothon: Book Review The Secret of Laurel Oaks by Lois Ruby

Hello Readers, Today is the second day of the Biannual Bibliothon and the second blog challenge is to write a book review hosted by MissSassyKassie you can find her blog here, her instagram here, and her youtube channel here. Today I am going to be reviewing The Secret of Laurel Oaks by Lois Ruby.

Publisher: Starscape
Publisher Date: September 29th 2009 (first published September 2nd 2008)
Page: 288
Format: Paperback
Genre: Historical Paranormal Mystery
My Rating: 4 out of 5 bubbles
Goodreads Description: A haunting historical mystery based on real life events, told in the alternating points of view of a contemporary girl and a 19th century slave accused of a horrible crime. When Lila and her family visit Laurel Oaks Plantation in Louisiana, her parents and brother scoff at the claim that the house is haunted. But secretly, Lila suspects there are ghostly presences willing to communicate with her, and her alone. One spirit eager to tell her story is Daphne, a slave girl at Laurel Oaks in the 1840s, who was blamed for the poisoning deaths of two girls and their mother. Daphne’s spirit senses that Lila is the very person she’s been waiting for, the one who can prove her innocence so her spirit can rest at long last. Shifting back and forth from Lila’s world in the present to Daphne’s world in the past, the true story of what really happened that fateful night finally comes to light. Laurel Oaks is a thinly disguised version of the legendary Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana, which is on the Smithsonian’s list of the ten most haunted places in America. This middle grade novel was inspired by the author’s visit to the plantation and her experiences there.

I bought this book at my school book fair years and years ago. I bought it because at the time I was obsessed with the Myrles Plantation Haunting and the Winchester Mansion haunting. Two ghost stories I recommend researching I thought they were fascinating. Anyways, I started reading this book years ago then got distracted by other books. I decided to restart it during the 24hourathon and very glad I did. I ended up finishing it and I loved it. I ended up rounding up my goodreads rating. I would rate it a 3.75 starts out of 5. I really did enjoy the story and plot, but to be honest it was a pretty average book. I like to read Ghost stories, but I have to be careful at night cause some can get to my head. This one did not scare me too much. Yes, it was a ghost story but the plot was more about solving the mystery and learning the facts. Normally, I tend not to like books that go back and forth between time periods because they often confuse me. However, in this book I enjoyed how the two POV were in the different time periods. I also love all the history that poured into this story. I would recommend this book if you want quick ghost story that is not too scary with a touch of history.

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Biannual Bibliothon: Blogger Book TAG

Hello Readers, Today is the first day of the biannual bibliothon and the start of the blog challenges. Today is hosted by 4teenLiars her instagram can be found here and her blog can be found here! Today’s blog challenge is The Blogger Book TAG

  1. What are you planning to read for the Summer Biannual Bibliothon?
    I already posted my TBR, but I am most excited for Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh the group book for this round.
  2. What is your favorite genre to read in Summer?
    I feel like most peoples answer is Contemporary, but that is also mine. I like fun beachy reads.
  3. Where is your favorite place to read in the summer?
    Either poolside or lakeside. I go camping a lot so mostly outdoor places
  4. What is your favorite challenge done in the Summer Biannual Bibliothon?
    I’m not exactly sure what it is being asked, but I love that they expanded to Blog and instagram challenges for those of us that only Blog.
  5. What fictional character would you hang out in the summer if you could?
    Percy Jackson, I feel like he would awesome to hang out by the water
  6. What are your plans for summer?
    Where I live summer is almost over, but for basically the whole month of August I am going to be camping. As soon as I get back I start my college classes.
  7. Do you have summer reading playlist, If not what would be on it?
    I mostly listen the Classical Music Playlist on Pandora while reading, but when I am driving or hanging out I have been listening to ” Thief” by Ansel Elgort, “Bad Lair” by Selena Gomez, “Death of a Bachelor” by Panic! at the Disco,  “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne, “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles, “Slow Hands” by Naill Horan “Just Hold On” by Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson, and many more.
  8. What is your favorite summer movie?
    To be completely honest I have been watching Moana like every day…
    But I also really like Dirty Dancing and The Goonies 
  9. What book do you read every summer, if not what thing do you do every summer?
    I always say I am going to read a Morgan Matson book and I always start one, but I never finish it.
  10. What other book tags are you planning to do this summer?
    I have already started editing a new Tag called The Title my Life TAG

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Summer 2017 Biannual Bibliothon TBR

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be sharing my Biannual Bibliothon TBR. There is 7 reading challenges which I have fulfilled all 7 with a total of 4 books. I will also be taking part of the blog and the instagram challenges. More info can be found on the Biannual Bibliothon Youtube Channel

  1. Group Book
    Flame and the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
  2. Read a LGBTQIA+ Book and Throwback Challenge: A Book that has been on your shelf for more than a year
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  3. Read a book you heard about not on booktube and Read a book from one of the hosts favorite genres: Reds- Paranormal
    Hunted Destiny by Heather Graham
  4. Read a book that was banned or that is still banned and Read a book and watch the movie adaptation
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

TAG: Mid Year Book Freak Out 2017

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be doing a TAG called the Mid Year Book Freakout! I know I am a little late but I really wanted to do this TAG! I believe this was co-created by Earl Grey Books and ReadLikeWildFire over on Youtube. Also if you live in the United States Happy Fourth of July!
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.
I’ve read the Harry Potter books #3 through #6 for the first time this year and I can not pick just one I loved them all!

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2016.
Besides the Harry Potter books I have only read 2 squeals this year and out of those two I would have to say After You by Jojo Moyes

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro This is the second book in her Charlotte Holmes Series. I read the first book last year and loved it. Also these books are gorgeous the covers are amazing.

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
I have seen this book all over and it is Warcross by Marie Lu which has an expected publication date of September 12, 2017. Or the bombshell that John Green dropped in June Turtles All the Way Down by John Green which has a October 10th 2017 expected publication date

5. Biggest disappointment.
I have liked a lot of the books I’ve read this year but I was expecting more from Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I have a Review of this book if you would like to know more of my thoughts!

6. Biggest surprise.
I had to read The Body by Stephen King for school and It had me hooked! I also have a Review here

7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
Nicola Yoon, the first book I read by her was Everything, Everything and I really would like to pick up The Sun is also a Star soon.

8. Newest fictional crush.
I am going to have to say Galen from The Syrena Legacy Series by Anna Banks

9. Newest favorite character.
This is really Random but Mr. and Mrs. Weasly from the Harry Potter Series. I feel like they are given enough credit. They treat Harry like he is one of their own somethings they did for him brought me to tears.

10. Book that made you cry.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

11. Book that made you happy.
Honestly I feel like I have read a lot of sad books so the one that made me the most happy would have to be Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
I can not choose between Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke or Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

13. Favorite review you’ve written this year. (Booktube version: Favorite video you have done so far in this year)
To be quite honest I do not think my reviews are the best, however I love talking about books that’s why I write them. Even though I didn’t love the book I felt my best review was Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I feel like I best expressed the way this book made me feel.

14. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

15. Favorite Book Community Member(s)
I am just going to mention some of my favorite booktubers right here Regan or PeruseProject  Jesse or JesseTheReader Emma or EmmaBooks

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

P.S. I have realized after posting that these questions are not all from the original TAG, but I am just going to leave it because I like some of the new questions

June 2017 Book Haul & Wrap Up

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be sharing all the books I’ve bought and or borrowed in June. I did have a graduation party where I got a gift card to Barnes & Noble so I did treat myself. I am also going to be sharing the books I read this month. I thought it was going to be a lot longer list because of the Read-a-Thon, however that week was my open house and I had a car accident in my close family so I didn’t read much.

Bookstore Haul:

  1. Orleans by Sherri L. Smith
  2. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
  3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (Deluxe Autographed Edition)
  4. Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K Rowing)
  5. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by Albus Dumbledore (J.K Rowing)
  6. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K Rowing)

Library Haul

  1. Of Triton by Anna Banks
  2. Of Neptune by Anna Banks
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowing
  4. Haunted Destiny by Heather Graham (I told my mom to pick a book out in the library. She closed her eyes and picked a random book which ended up being this one. I know it is like the 18th book in the series but I don’t think I’ll miss much just reading this one)

Wrap-Up

  1. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (Pages: 324)
  2. Of Triton by Anna Banks (Pages: 246)
  3. After You by Jojo Moyes (Pages: 352 )

Total Monthly Page Count: 922
Goodreads Goal: 15/24
CR: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowing and Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Bookshelf Tour: Read and Top TBR

Hello Readers, Here is part two of my bookshelf tour! This shelf is what holds my already read books and the top books on my TBR. I will also be adding the books that sit on my desk. This stack and shelf is constantly changing, this is what it is currently holding. The stack on my desk often holds TBRs or my most recent book buys or library books.

Desk

  1. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  2. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
  3. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
  4. The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry
  5. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  6. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  7. Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
  8. Girl Online: On Tour by Zoe Sugg
  9. The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

Read

  1. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
  2. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  3. Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dian
  4. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  5. My True Love Gave to Me Edited by Stephanie Perkins
  6. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
  7. After You by Jojo Moyes
  8. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  9. The Fault in our Stars by John Green (Hardcover)
  10. The Fault in our Stars by John Green (Movie Cover)
  11. Let it Snow by John Green and Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
  12. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  13. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  14. The Cellar by Natasha Preston
  15. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  16. Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
  17. Breathe by Sarah Crossan
  18. The Island at the End of the World by Austin Aslan
  19. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton
  20. Forget Me by K.A. Harrington
  21. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
  22. Forgotten by Cat Patrick
  23. Eve by Anna Carey
  24. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  25. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  26. Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton
  27. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  28. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  29. The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz
  30. Cracked by K.M. Walton
  31. Fearless by Francine Pascal
  32. Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
  33. Legend by Marie Lu
  34. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  35. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  36. The Scorth Trails by James Dashner
  37. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  38. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  39. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  40. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Paperback)
  41. School’s Out—Forever (Maximum Ride #2) by James Patterson
  42. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Top TBR

  1. The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black
  2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  3. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  4. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  5. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  6. We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
  7. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  9.  The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight
  10. Atlantia by Ally Condie
  11. Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho
  12. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤