Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads Edition

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted each week by the lovely Broke and Bookish, where you make a list to go with that week's bookish theme.

Theme: top ten great beach reads

Happy Tuesday everybody! Its summer, and that means summer vacation. I haven't been to the beach in a couple of years, and I've never read on the beach because I'm usually exploring. But I know that a lot of people enjoy going to the beach, so here are some books that I would recommend taking to the beach. Make sure to leave you TTT posts in the comments!

Brightly WovenWe Were LiarsSince You've Been GoneTiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

  1.)  Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken- This book had romance, adventure, and magic. To me, all of those plus good writing, equals a good beach read.

  2.)  We Were Liars by E. Lockhart- While this book isn’t the cheeriest, I do think that it would make a good beach read. This book takes place on an island, and it is about a girl trying to figure out what happened between her and her friends. Read it. It’s wonderful. 

  3.)  Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson- This is the perfect summer and beach read. It takes place during summer, there’s romance, friendship, and there’s a list. It was really fun to read about Emily doing things that she normally wouldn’t do. So, defiantly add this one to your list if you haven’t already.

  4.)  Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck- A curse, two Indian princes, fights, romance, waterfalls, and tigers. This book is so fun, and I recommend reading it anytime of the year no matter where (but the beach works too).

  5.)  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- These books are brain candy. They are sweet, romantic, and perfect summer beach reads. They are just really fun, and I could totally see someone reading this on the beach.
                    Don't Get CaughtSweetEleanor & ParkGirl Last SeenTo All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
  6.)  Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan- While this book takes place during the school year, this book is funny, fast, and exciting. So I think that this would be a fun book to read on the beach.

  7.)  Sweet by Emmy Laybourne- This book is short, fast paced, and is kind of scary. So this would be a good book to read if you like intense, fast paced, books. Also, this book takes place on a cruise ship, so you’ll be near the ocean, where a cruise ship floats. 

  8.)  Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell- This is a really cute love story. And in my opinion, summer is the perfect time for cute love stories. So, bring some lemonade and this cute book, and you’ll have a blast on beach day (until you get a giant sunburn).

  9.)  Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu & Anne Greenwood Brown- This book has music, romance, and mystery. So, it may not seem like the usual beach read, but I think that it could be fun. With the mystery and everything like that.

  10.)               To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han- This book is pure cuteness. It is wonderful, and it would be a wonderful beach read. So, if you haven’t read it, read it! Read it now!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Cover of the Week: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)Book: Empire of Storms
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: September 6, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

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Synopsis: The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

Love or Hate?

Why I have Mixed Feelings about this Cover: It's true, I have mixed feelings about this cover. I don't hate it, and it is a lot better than most covers. I also don't love it. I just don't like it as much as the other covers in the series. She does look very Indiana Jones like. What do you think of this cover? Let me know in the comments.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Weekly Recap: Meat and Sleep (Week of 5/22/16)

I link to Stacking the Shelves by Tynga's Reviews, and The Sunday Post by Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

---My Life---

I fell asleep really early last night, so I didn’t get this written. So, now I'm writing this at 7:13 am. Sorry this is going up late. Anyways, happy Memorial Weekend everybody! There is a lot of meat this weekend for me. Last night I had salmon, tonight I’m having hamburgers, and tomorrow I’m having ribs. So a lot of meat, but I’ll be good. Have a good week everybody!

---Currently Reading---

 The HatersCruel Crown (Red Queen, #0.1-0.2)Blackhearts (Blackhearts, #1)

The same as last week. Which isn’t good considering that I’m 16 books behind in the Goodreads reading challenge. Right now my goal is to not get 20 books behind, so I’m doing good with that right now.

---Books I Have Acquired---

The Problem with Forever

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---Question of the Week---

Do you have any weekend plans? Let me know in the comments!