"Day 6: Book that broke your heart"
My heart aches for the author.
"Day 5: Favorite Classic Novel"
More like a contemporary classic, but still seen as a classic nonetheless. The Kite Runner was such a good read.
Oh my goddess! I finally finished the series I fell in love with all those years ago. I forgot how much I truly enjoyed reading about the Nerd Herd's 🤓 adventures. This is also the first book EVER to make me cry! I don't get sappy easily when I'm reading but I couldn't help shed a couple of tears. I'm looking forward to reading the Otherworld novellas! 🌒🌕🌘 #ya #youngadult #nerdherd #hon
I usually aim to finish 5 books in a year, which may not seem like a lot to some of you. This past year has been so hard though so I made a goal to finish at least one book. If I could finish just one book, then that would make me happy. I managed to finish two books this month, however! The small accomplishments matter, too.
Finally finished reading the second book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. With the help of listening to the audio book during my commutes to and from work anyway! The books are quite long so having them read to me helps a lot or I wouldn't be able to get through them on my own. 😁
I love Hoang's books so much and I hope she writes more! I started this book last week during some down time at work but I haven't had a day to myself where I can just sit and read. Today was that day! I devoured this book in about 11 hours and I don't regret a single minute. The only time I set it down was when I needed a restroom break or for meal times. Every time I picked it back up, I couldn't help but to just read and read and read.
Yoric watches over me as I study Japanese at my desk 🥰
Decided to start this one finally after staring at it for a while lol. I have so many books going at the same time right now. I feel like I shouldn't have so many books started but I do like having the option to choose which world I want to live in for a little while. #DeborahHarkness #AllSouls #ADiscoveryofWitches #TimesConvert
Working my first overnight shift in a long time. Slowly making my way through #TheOutsider by #StephenKing. So far, I really like this #murdermystery. I am assuming that the main character may have Dissociative Identity Disorder. I wish the narrator focused more on Coach T than any other character... I really want to get inside this guy's head.
B&N haul from earlier today! These classics are on sale for $5.00 a pop. My cousin is currently reading Dracula but she's not getting into it too much. I thought it would be nice if I started it after I finish 1984. I was also told to give Wuthering Heights a try by one of my English professors, and a friend of mine is obsessed with Frankenstein. Let's see what they're all about!
#Dracula #wutheringheights #Frankenstein #classics
Day 27: The most surprising plot twist or ending
The most current plot twist that I've read was this one in George Orwell's 1984. Who the hell just gives someone a note that only says "I love you" ?! And it's done by a minor character that the Protagonist hates, btw. Only until Winston knows what Julia is really all about. @speljamr and I had the same ? reaction.
Side note: Chocolate rationing?! Despicable.
Day 26: A book that changed your opinion about something
The Namesake. This is probably the first book I've read involving Indian culture. I don't know what it's like to be "Brown". I really liked this book, and the film adaptation. The culture is vibrant and intimate in so many different ways. The meaning of the title is also significant: I didn't know that so much weight could be put into naming a child.
Day 25: A character who you can relate to the most
Hermione Granger. I'm sure she is a popular choice, but Hermione resonates with me. I even named a dwarf hamster after her. I always thought that my book smarts and thirst for knowledge was one of my biggest strengths. I've also learned to stand up for what's right for my own well being, and for the sake of others. Oh, and I also had a crush on Ron at one point too, haha.
Day 24: A book that you wish more people would've read
It's been a while since I started the series so I wouldn't be able to say much about it except for the fact that it's pretty good. YA fiction with supernatural romance and some suspense and thrills thrown in with evil Faeries? Yes.
#yafiction #supernatural #romance #faeries #suspense #thriller #carriejones #need
Day 22: A book that makes you cry
Not one book has moved me to tears yet, but I will say that these stories made my heart ache. Ellen Hopkins does a good job of writing realistic YA fiction novels that are based on very real problems that happen every day. In Tricks and Traffick, Hopkins narrates the lives of a few teenagers that were unfortunately misdirected into human trafficking.
#ellenhopkins #yafiction #realisticfiction #traffick #tricks
1.) Gift cards or book marks! Or, if someone already knows about a book I WTR, even better 😁
2.) Working from 3pm to 10pm Xmas Eve day, then come home and exchange gifts with parents and siblings. Off of work Xmas Day (yay!); spend the day at my Nana's house.
3.) Probably not... But that's okay!
4.) Anything Krampus 😈💖
Day 21: The first novel you remember reading
It was such a nice day in spring. I had a huge oak (?) tree in the front yard of the house I grew up in. I laid under the tree and read and read and read. Purge by Sarah Darer Littman was the first ever novel that I read cover to cover on my own. I remember the distinct feeling of accomplishment and amazement with myself and I had to keep reading... So I grabbed another book and went back to my tree.
Got an e-gift card from my mom to B&N and this is my haul!
People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Wife Between Us by Hendricks and Pekkanen
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Circe by Madeline Miller
And books 2 and 3 of The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
#barnesandnoble #b&n #bookhaul #fantasy #historicalfiction #realisticfiction #fiction #yafiction #mystery #nonfiction
Day 20: Favorite romance book
Bared to You is the first book in the Crossfire novels written by Sylvia Day. There are a lot of similarities between this series and the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, but these books are so much better. Eva and Gideon are inseparable no matter what they go through and that kind of passion and love is somewhat rare now. It's refreshing, seriously steamy, and kind of kinky. 😉
#sylviaday #crossfire #smut #romance
My thriftbooks haul came in 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
When Dimple Met Rishi
A Child Called It
The Lost Boy
The Privilege of Youth
A Man Named Dave
Still waiting on The Namesake to come in from this order. All for $20.90. Merry Christmas to meeeeeee!
#davepelzer #achildcalledit #thelostboy #theprivilegeofyouth #amannameddave #jhumpalahiri #thelowland #thenamesake #sandhyamenon #whendimplemetrishi
Day 19: Favorite book turned into a movie
I LOVE Harry Potter. Need I say more?
Day 17: Favorite quote from your favorite book
This one is courtesy of the first installation from the Sookie Stackhouse novels, Dead Until Dark. I watched the tv show True Blood so many times already and can probably quote most of the episodes to someone, haha.
#sookie #sookiestackhouse #trueblood #charlaineharris