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Top Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR List

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR List.


1. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
I have heard so much about this book that although I don't necessarily know a lot about it, I am intrigued enough to put it on my TBR list.
2. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
I've really been getting into graphic novels lately, so when I heard about this one I just knew it had to be added to my TBR.
3. Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway's Ghost by Iain Reading
I recently finished reading Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold, and I really enjoyed it! This is the next in the series, and I hope to read it soon.
4. Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke
This sounds like such a great, gruesome, gory YA anthology with some amazing authors.
5. Ms Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
This reboot has had such great feedback that I want to see what all th…

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion: Book review

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Book title/Author: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Publisher/Year: January 2nd 2014 Penguin Genre: Romance/Contemporary Series: Don Tillman #1 Pages: 327 Source/Format: Paperback | Library Rating: 4 stars out of 5
*This review may contain spoilers!*


Synopsis
Meet Don Tillman. Don is getting married. He just doesn't know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. One thing he already knows, though, is that it's not Rosie. Absolutely completely, definitely not.
My review
I did not go into this book knowing anything in the slightest of the plot, but the sheer amount of attention this book received around its publication date made me so curious that I finally decided to give it a go when I saw it in my local library.

Immediately Don reminded me so much of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, and I loved it. Getting to see the ins and outs of someone so remarkable as Don Tillman fascinated me to no end. The Rosie Project really all…

Top Ten Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books From My Childhood That I Would Love To Revisit.


1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I am actually currently re-reading this series, because I love it so much. It's like a little treat for myself, that every few books, I get to read the next in the series.
2. The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr
I remember reading this so many times throughout my childhood, and I love this book so much that a couple of years ago I bought myself a new copy of it, so that I could relive the wonderful experience all over again.
3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
This was one of my favourite books when I was learning to read, and I would love to read it again.
4. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
This book has stayed with me for many years, and I can't say that about a lot of books. Although horrible, I am so pleased for the existence of this book, wh…

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin: Book review

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Book title/Author: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin Publisher/Year: November 4th 2014 Little, Brown Genre: YA Dystopian Series: No Pages: 432 Source/Format: Hardback | Borrowed from friend Rating: 5 stars out of 5
*This review may contain spoilers!*
Synopsis
730. That's how many days I've been trapped. 18. That's how many days I have left to find a way out.
DAI, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be invisible...
JIN hides under the radar, afraid the wild street gangs will discover her biggest secret: Jin passes as a boy to stay safe. Still, every chance she gets, she searches for her lost sister...

MEI YEE has been trapped in a brothel for the past two years, dreaming of getting out while watching the girls who try fail one by one. She's about to give up, when one day she sees an unexpected face at her window...

In this innovative a…

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List.


1. Wonder by Travis Thrasher
I've had an e-arc of this for a little while, so I felt it was time to give it a go. It sounds really thrilling and I can't wait to read it.
2. The Catalyst by Helena Coggan
This book received so much attention around the time it was released that I just have to see what all the fuss is about!
3. Chaos Theory by M. Evonne Dobson
When I saw this described as a YA contemporary crime novel, I knew I had to read it. It just sounds right up my street.
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
This is obviously a re-read for me, but ever since I got the new editions for Christmas I have been wanting to read them again.
5. Biggie by Derek E. Sullivan
The whole premise of a story following a baseball legend's obese son intrigues me so much, and I really want to get to this one soon. 
6. Starcr…

Guest Post: Sami from Roger Charlie

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Hi everyone! Today I have someone very special on the blog, Sami from Roger Charlie. She is here to talk about her business, so please enjoy!


Hi and thank you so much for having me!  I wanted to take the opportunity to share what it is I do in case it is helpful to any of your followers, and also connect with even more of your readers out there, as one of my very favorite people to work with are book bloggers and reviewers!
First of all - let me fill you in a bit on who I am. My name is Sami and I run a company calledRoger Charlie that specializes in publicity and management for creative professionals - particularly authors, musicians and small businesses.  I actually just recently jumped out on my own after nearly four years working exclusively in literary publicity because in addition to books, both local/small business and music are also two of my very biggest passions, and I wanted to move more into supporting those endeavors, as well.
I really love what I do. I love that thought …

The 100 by Kass Morgan: Book review

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Book title/ Author: The 100 by Kass Morgan Publisher/ Year: September 3rd 2013 Little, Brown Genre: YA Dystopian Series: The Hundred #1 Pages: 336 Source/ Format: e-galley | NetGalley (Thanks NetGalley/Little, Brown!) Rating: 3 stars out of 5
I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion.
*This review may contain spoilers!*
Synopsis
In the future, humans live in citylike spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland... before it's too late.
Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they've only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentati…

Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Vampires

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Vampires.


1. Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine
I've read about half of the books in this series, which is saying quite a lot seeing as there are 15 books in this series. From what I've read, I like this series so far and I can't wait to see what happens next.
2. Vampire Knight manga by Matsuri Hino
I would recommend this manga to anyone who is a big fan of vampires but has never ventured into the world of manga.
3. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
This is probably one of the more popular YA vampire series out there, but I would just like to bring it to attention for anyone who hasn't heard of it. I loved this series so much, and hopefully so will you!
4. Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz
I've only read the first two books in this series but I really liked them! The whole Upper East Side aspect remind…

Before I Blogged I Read: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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I started this blog around a year and a half ago, so obviously there are TONS of books that I read before this blog was created. This feature, which was made by the awesome Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner, showcases books that we've read a long time ago. Now, this won't be like a normal review. Instead I will just be sharing some notes I had while reading it originally.


Book title/ Author: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Publisher/ Year: September 1st 2009 Scholastic Genre: YA Dystopian Series: The Hunger Games #2 Pages: 472 Source/ Format: Paperback | Gifted

Rating: I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads Date I read it: July 2013
Thoughts
1. Kept the format the same. Equal parts of me liked and disliked the fact that the format of a "Hunger Games" was the same. I do really enjoy the whole premise of the competition but I am curious to see what the book could've been like if it didn't just so happen to be the 75th anniversary.
2. Not a typical sequel. And by this I mea…

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne: Book review

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Book title/ Author: The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne Publisher/ Year: August 1st 2014 Usborne Genre: YA Contemporary Series: No Pages: 464 Source/ Format: Paperback | Borrowed from friend Rating: 5 stars out of 5
*This review may contain spoilers!*
Synopsis
Apparently I'm boring. A nobody. But that's all about to change. Because I am starting a project. Here. Now. For myself. And if you want to come along for the ride then you're very welcome.
Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. Most of the time she hates her life, her school, her never-there parents. So she writes.
But when she's told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to be Interesting is born. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her life. 
My review
I had heard of Holly Bourne prior to this book, but never picked up Soulmates as there were always books I wanted…

Top Ten Books I Would Classify As My All-Time Favourites From The Past 3 Years

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Hi everyone! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books I Would Classify As My All-Time Favourites From The Past 3 Years.


1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
I have a few disclaimers when it comes to this particular choice of mine. Even though the first time I read this book was more than 3 years ago, as I re-read it so often, I think it's okay. Also, I adore the entirety of the Harry Potter series, but this just happens to be my favourite of the bunch.
2. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
I am kind of cheating with this one, because I'm including the whole series instead of just one, but I can't help it! They're all just so good. Maggie is an instant-buy author for me, so it's no surprise that this series is included in this list.
3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
This book, to me, is like no other. I find it hard to explain to others because I don't want to summ…