February Wrap Up

I can’t believe February is already over! Of course, February has not been a very good month…so I’m excited to get onto March. Here are all the books I read in February:

Antigone by SophoclesA Little Something Different by Sandy   HallThe Boyfriend App by Katie SiseEverything Leads to You by Nina LaCourGathering Frost by Kaitlyn DavisBeautiful Creatures by Kami GarciaBeautiful Days (Bright Young Things, #2)

  1. Antigone by Sophocles
  2. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
  3. The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise
  4. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
  5. Gathering Frost by Kaitlyn Davis
  6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  7. Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen

My favorite book of the month was…Beautiful Creatures!

Bookish Bingo Update:

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Fairytale Retelling – Gathering Frost

Pretty Dress Cover – Beautiful Days

Blue Cover – The Boyfriend App

POC MC – Everything Leads to You

Pink Cover – A Little Something Different

Hopefully I can hit bingo in March!

Challenges Update:

Back to the Classics Challenge – 2/12

New Author Challenge – 9/25

Prequel and Sequel Challenge – 4/30 points

12/60 Books Read

3626/18000 Pages Read

Favorite Songs of the Month:
Fun by Pitbull feat. Chris Brown
Uma Thurman by Fall Out Boy
La La La by Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith
Partysaurus Overflow by BT
Salted Wound by Sia

(They wouldn’t embed this month for some reason. Sorry!)

What are your favorites of the month? How are your challenges going?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Heroines

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Broke and Bookish. This week’s theme is ten female heroines we love! Here are mine:

Melanie/Wanderer from The Host by Stephanie Meyer 

MY EDIT The Host wanderer seeker the host gif sm* The Host Movie i like this part

Allison from The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa 

Tris from Divergent by Veronica Roth 

Saba from Blood Red Road by Moira Young 

Skeeter, Aibileen, and Minny from The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Cinder from Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Jubilee from This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Clara from Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Juliette from Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Eleanor from Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

What heroines are on your top ten list?

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I’m a Social Reader

Essentially, the essence of the extrovert problem, if there ever was one.

How did I come to this conclusion?

I just finished up an amazing readathon, probably one of my favorite successful EVER. 3 books, 7 days, and I still had school and other activities throughout most of it! I had so much motivation to keep reading and pick up new books. It was super fun to have discussions on Twitter and see all kinds of encouragement from fellow participants.

After readathons, I typically have a ‘readathon hangover.’ Essentially, even though the read-a-thon is over, I’m still making reading my first priority and pushing through a book every day or every two days. It’s a pretty great time period. Sadly, this time lasted a while for me, but now I’m back to this awkward stage when I cannot find anything to read. Nothing is really clicking with me. It’s not a reading slump though. I am excited about plenty of books still! And I love book blogging and reading probably more than ever! So, what is it?

I think I need some kind of social aspect to my reading.

For this reason, I’ve always been attracted to readathons, book clubs, and buddy reading. I love marathoning series and reading books with the hype. Commenting and Twittering and all that jazz really help me read more and enjoy reading.

What type of reader are you? Do you consider yourself a social reader?

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#LoveaThon: Book High Fives

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I’m back again! Today, I’ll be sharing my top five in five different categories – giving some shoutouts to books and other things I have been loving recently.

Book

  1. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
  2. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
  3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  4. Panic by Lauren Oliver
  5. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Genre

  1. Contemporary
  2. Fantasy
  3. Romance
  4. Classics
  5. Sci-fi

Author

  1. Lauren Oliver
  2. David Levithan
  3. Sarah Dessen
  4. Marissa Meyer
  5. Marie Lu

Blogger

  1. Loony Literate
  2. Caught Read Handed
  3. A Flurry of Ponderings
  4. Bedtime Bookworm
  5. The Fictional Reader

Book-Related Sites

  1. Goodreads
  2. Book Outlet
  3. Etsy
  4. My local bookseller
  5. Bloglovin’

What are some of your recent favorites?

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#LoveAThon: One Can Only Quote

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For my last post today as part of the Love-a-Thon, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite quotes about friendship.

Credit

“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend” from Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

This was a great way to end such a positive, happy day! I hope everyone has been able to make some new blogger friends like I have. See y’all tomorrow 🙂

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#LoveAThon: Book Valentines

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Now for the #LoveaThon, I’ll be sharing a playlist about my book valentine…Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door! Plus, one of my all time favorite authors will be receiving some love in this post. Let’s just get started!

To Cricket,

A playlist.

Now for some author love,

To Lauren Oliver:

Thank you so much for all of your beautiful words and books. I have thoroughly enjoyed everything you have written and your stories are the type that stick with me forever, even past the amazing plot and characters. It all started with Delirium, followed quickly by Pandemonium. Your writing style and versatility astounded me even then, just two books into your many. I had never read a book set in two perspectives, but it was really beautiful and sold me on you as a writer. Then, I continued into Requiem. And while, like many, I was confused by the ending, I have come to recognize the beauty in this decision. I love trying to figure out the ending to these character’s lives. Authors who stick for the authentic story, not the one that will most please the readers really are amazing and I greatly appreciate that. I feel like Lena’s story was her story, and a beautiful one.

One of my favorite books is Panic, purely because of the gorgeous writing and the strong themes. It carried such a beautiful tone throughout the entire book and themes of overcoming fear. The characters and the world were enticing and I could not stop reading. Now, as we approach the release of Vanishing Girls, I find myself more and more excited.

I really enjoy all of your videos on your YouTube and your very kind personality. It amazes me how a person could write such beautiful words on a Blackberry, but somehow you pull it off!

Thanks for all your amazing words and inspirational stories. Good luck with all your future endeavors.

One of your biggest fans,

Katherine.