Bookshelf Tour: TBR

Hello Readers, This is the next installment of my Bookshelf Tour series. I will admit that I have a book buying problem. I have 3 double stacked shelves full of books I have not read or finished. This post is just the first shelf. I will putting a asterisk (*) next to books I started but never finished. This does not mean I didn’t like these books it just means I was in the mood for something else.

  1. Inkheart by Cornella Funke*
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn*
  3. The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure*
  4. Red Rising by Pierce Brown*
  5. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher*
  6. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare*
  7. Tithe by Holly Black*
  8. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke*
  9. Starters by Lissa Price*
  10. Prodigy by Marie Lu*
  11. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver*
  12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald*
  13. The Dark Elite Bindup of Firespell and Hexbound by Chloe Neill*
  14. I am Messenger by Markus Zusak*
  15. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein*
  16. Conversion by Katherine Howe*
  17. Lux Beginnings Bindup of Obsidian and Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout*
  18. Dorthy Must Die by Danielle Paige*
  19. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle
  20. Tape by Steven Camden
  21. The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  22. Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
  23. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
  24. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
  25. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  26. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  27. A Million Suns by Beth Revis
  28. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
  29. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  30. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey ( I read this already, but would like to reread it)
  31. Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales Bindup
  32. Josie Griffin is NOT a Vampire by Heather Swain
  33. Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney
  34. Boys Wanted by Flynn Meaney*
  35. Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
  36. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall*
  37. What Light by Jay Asher (Signed Copy)
  38. The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  39. This Song Will Save your Life by Leila Sales*
  40. The Yard by Alex Grecian
  41. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  42. Outlander by Diana Gabldon*
  43. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr*
  44. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney*
  45. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo*
  46. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  47. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  48. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart*
  49. Hate List by Jennifer Brown*
  50. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  51. WinterTown by Stephen Emond
  52. Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury*

Happy Reading
Bubbles ❤

Books I am Bringing on Vacation #3

Hello Readers, Next week is my annual camping getaway with my mother. This will be the third year we go to a completely rustic campground on Lake Michigan, all we do is read, play board games, and swim. This year I am going to be bringing 5 books for a 8 day trip!

  1. The Iron Trail by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
  2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  3. The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry
  4. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
  5. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

July 2017 Haul and Wrap-Up

Hello Readers. Today I am going to be sharing the books I bought/borrowed and the books I read in July. I participated in the Biannual Bibliothon last month so I read quite a bit.  Also my mother won a giveaway ARC and gave me the book when she was done reading it.

Bookstore Haul:

  1. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Vanleer
  2. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Library Haul:

  1. The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
  2. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Giveaway Haul:

  1. The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Wrap- Up

  1. Of Neptune by Anna Banks (Pages: 330)
  2. The Secret of Laurel Oaks by Lois Ruby (Pages: 288)
  3. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (Pages: 393)
  4. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan (Pages: 310)

Total Monthly Page Count: 1,321
Goodreads Goal: 19/24
CR: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowing, and Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

 

Biannual Bibliothon: 3 Stars or Less Books

Hello Readers,  Today is day 4 of the Biannual Bibliothon today’s challenge is to share a book you have rated 3 stars or less. This challenge is hosted by Amy over at bookwormgirls88 you can find her instagram here and her blog here. I am making this my own and instead of sharing one book, I am going to share 10 books I rated 3 stars or less. I had to go pretty far back into my read list to find this many books to share. I often find my self being pretty generous when it comes to rating books.

  1. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
  2. The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan
    My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
  3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
    My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
  4. The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
    My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
  5. The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
    My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
  6. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
    My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
  7. Noggin by John Corey Whaley
    My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
  8. The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman Illustrated by Tony Moore
    My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
  9. Dead Is the New Black by Marlene Perez
    My Rating is 2 out of 5 stars
  10. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier Translated by Anthea Bell
    My Rating 3 out of 5 stars

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

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 ❤