Tag Archives: Twilight

Top 10 Favorite Books

10. Forever… by Judy Blume

I read this along time ago, but I just remember it being the first romance book that I read that was honest about teens and sex and I loved that! I didn’t really care for the characters, but I did like that this was the first romance book that I had read.

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9. Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino

What I liked most about this was how mature the writing seemed for a YA/NA romance. It wasn’t full of the typical troupes you see in most novels, but it was still romantic and I was rooting for the characters to have a happy ending.

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8. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

I have no shame. This was the very first book that got me into my obsession with books, after a long hiatus of not reading for pleasure after elementary school. I remember devouring this series in about a month. I’m still obsessed. What can I say? I’ll always make room for Twilight on my favorites list.

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7. Teach Me by R.A. Nelson

Wonder what happens behind closed doors of a teacher/student relationship. This one is for you. I think I’m going to reread this one in 2018.

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6. Zac and Mia by AJ Betts

For those who enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars, take a chance on this one. For me, this was way better and more honest than TFiOS. Don’t get me wrong, I loved TFiOS, but this novel has all the raw emotions of what being a cancer patient is really like (and I should know, I went through it).

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5. The Cellar by Natasha Preston

This novel is about a girl who is kidnapped and put in a cellar along with a handful of other women who have been brainwashed by their kidnapper to basically love him because their lives depend on it. I was on the edge of my seat for the entirety of this novel.

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4. Stolen by Lucy Christopher

If you end up enjoying Cellar, you’ll probably like Stolen. It’s along the same lines except our character is taken to the dessert where she tries to find a way to escape, but where can you run to in the dessert?

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3. How to Love by Katie Cotugno

The next two novels were hard for me to rate because I love them both so much. It took me awhile to pick up How to Love, but once I did, I wished I had read it sooner. The synopsis had turned me away from it originally, I loved it and couldn’t put it down.

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2. 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

I just might be one of the only YA readers around who enjoyed the love triangle in 99 Days and I’m not ashamed of that. I can’t wait for the sequel!

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1. November 9 by Colleen Hoover

I didn’t think any book would ever pass up a Katie Cotugno book on my favorites, let alone a Colleen Hoover book. I’ve read a few of her novels, and nothing was ever favorite worthy. That was, until I picked up November 9, on November 9th. It was book fate, haha. This book had me on a rollercoaster of emotions and I was constantly rooting for the couple, until the moment Ben broke my heart, but I still loved him as a fictional boyfriend. This is a must read!

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Winter Wonderland Book Tag

Hey guys, I’m doing an easy peasy book tag for this week. Hope you guys have a wonderful holiday weekend! I have three days off work and I can’t wait to spend time with my family! I found this book tag via YouTube from PeruseProject, if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged!

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  1. What book is so happy and so sweet that it just warms your heart? The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. I just think her books are so cute and sincere. summer-series
  2. What is your favorite book with a white cover? Forever by Judy Bloom, this is the cover I have for it. 37743
  3. You’re sitting in a nice comfy chair, sipping on your favorite winter beverage, what monster (large) book are you reading? Probably my husbands Omnibus version of Goblin Wars because he’s been hounding me to read it. When will I ever finish it?! It’s about three inches thick. Goblin_War_eCover_embiggen.jpg
  4. It started snowing and you decided to have a snowball fight, what fictional character do you want to have this snowball fight with? Embarrassing as this is, Emmett Cullen from Twilight because I think he’s super playful and would totally do this. I just hope he’s on my team! Twilightbook.jpg
  5. Sadly, your fire is going out, what last few chapters would you throw in to keep the fire going to stay warm? This whole novella, I just haven’t enjoyed Hoover’s novels. This novella did not make her look like a good writer. 23587984
  6. What book is close to your heart that you would love to give as a gift?  I still haven’t read this book, but I’ve seen the movie and I just think it’s a classic story that will never age. It would make a good gift to anyone who is young at heart, especially younger girls. This was one of my favorite movies growing up. Hoping to read it in 2017.9781250059291

 

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The Ultimate Book Tag

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

Yeah, I wish I didn’t because reading would keep me awake but sadly, I get really car sick.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Probably Maggie Steifvaters. She was the first author I recall reading that had multiple POV’s and also wrote from a male perspective. I wish I could write in a male perspective as well as she does!

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Twilight. 1.) I haven’t read HP. 2.) Prefer tons of love over action. 3.) I love quick, easy reads. Twilight was just that.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?

I did when I was in college. Now, in the adult world, I just carry a big purse with my book in it, a notebook to write novel ideas or blog notes in. Along with my wallet and other necessities.

5. Do you smell your books?

Not recently released books, but I do go down into my ‘library’ and smell the old books.

 6. Books with or without little illustrations?

Without, I tried reading an illustrated YA book and HATED it.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing? (Ex. I read Twilight before I read HP and thought the writing was amazing but read HP and now think Twilight is a little bit of a joke.)

Twilight as a joke?

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Why are all these questions ragging on Twilight?! Haha. But seriously, I loved reading Twilight. I didn’t even get passed chapter one for Harry Potter (probably because I was pretty young when it come out). I guess if we’re talking series, I loved the Hunger Games while reading but afterwards, I thought it was just like all the other dystopian YA.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

Not really, I had a huge collection of Babysitter’s Club books, but that’s about it. No funny stories!

9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

Probably my small catechism if we’re counting that. It’s about ten pages long I believe.

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10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

We have a ton of big books in our collection, but if we’re talking my YA books, that would be The Host by Stephanie Meyer (which I hated by the way).

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11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I do, but doesn’t everyone now? At the Raven King book signing, Maggie asked how many people want to become writers and half the room raised their hands. I’d love to at least get one book published. It doesn’t even have to sell! I just want to know that I have something out there and one person has enjoyed it.

12. When did you get into reading?

I’ve always enjoyed collecting books, but I didn’t get into reading until I was a senior in high school. Yay Twilight!

13. What is your favorite classic book?

Not big on classics. But I loved reading Fahrenheit 451, and I’m a big fan of Macbeth.

14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?

Of course, those were also usually my favorite teachers too. Creative writing especially.

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?

Accept it, always room in my collection.

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16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

I don’t really read in those sub genre’s but I guess the Matched Trilogy could be compared to Hunger Games, with the love triangle and government always watching.

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while filming?

When I did ‘booktube’ for about a year, I always had issues saying the words ‘um’, ‘like’, and ‘and’ all the time. Here’s my awkward booktube channel.

18. What is your favorite word?

Nepotism. But I hate the idea of it.

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19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

Nerd… it’s the only title I would happily accept out of the three.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Vampires. I’ve never read any fairy books, but I’ve loved almost all the vampire books I’ve read. I just can’t imagine a full book on fairies being interesting. The only fairy I enjoy is Tink from Peter Pan.

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

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22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Werewolves, though both would terrify me if I were to encounter one.

23. Zombies or Vampires?

Zombies, duh.

 24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Oh, that’s a tough one! Probably love triangle.

25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Full on romance.

Totally Should’ve Book Tag

Welcome to the very first Book Tag Tuesday! I’m going to try to do three posts a week, Tuesdays being saved for fun book tags and such, let me know if you guys like that idea.




Totally Should’ve Book Tag

1. Totally should’ve gotten a sequel
99 Days by Katie Cotugno

You’ll eventually get sick of me recommending this book haha. But I loved it and felt like the story needed another book. It ended on a cliff hanger, usually I’m content with YA contemporaries ending after one book, but not this one.

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2. Totally should’ve had a spin off series

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I’m probably the only person who would want a spin off to Twilight. I really just wanted to see Renesmee grow up and how  her relationship with Jacob ended up becoming.

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3. An author who totally should write more books

Jenny Han. I could read her books for the rest of my life if she kept writing.

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4. A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else

Katniss from Hunger Games. I just don’t think she should have been with Peeta at all. I never really shipped her with anyone. To me she was too strong and independent to be part of a love triangle.

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5. Totally should’ve ended differently

60% of the books I read. Sorry.

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6. Totally should’ve had a movie franchise

Can I go ahead and say The Raven Cycle needs a movie even though I just started the series?

7. Totally should’ve had a TV show

I’m not fond of Book to TV adaptations so I’m going to sit this question out. I just feel like they end up straying too far from the book.

8. Totally should’ve had only one point of view

I actually enjoy all the books with multiple point of views. It’s fun to get inside all the characters minds.

9. Totally should have a cover change

This one, I wanted it to at least be the same dimensions as my Twilight books. I felt like the cover needed more color to step away from the simplicity of the Twilight covers (Twilight covers were perfect).

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10. Totally should’ve kept the original covers

For this, I’m going to go with one of my husbands books. The very first book he ever published went through a book and name change and it’s awful. He knows it, I know it, everyone does. The first cover art was beautiful, the title went over a lot of peoples heads but it’s better than the new title.

11. Totally should’ve stopped at book one

Though I’m a huge Jenny Han fan, I felt like she should have only put out To All The Boys I Loved Before. The second book didn’t please me at all.

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