List · Meghan

Top 10 to Re-Read

hey internet!

today i'm going to talk about one of my favourite things: re-reading books! more specifically i'm going to list the ten books/series that i want to re-read the most in 2018!

  1. the mortal instruments series. i love shadowhunters and when i first read this series i was obsessed!! i want to read it again to see if that love is still there after all this time and all of the issues i now have with cassandra clare…
  2. style. i remember loving this book and yet i can't remember a single thing about it!
  3. read me like a book. as someone who hates student/teacher things with a passion i adored this book. it was so cute yet so so so real and i just want to revisit that world for a while.
  4. you know me well. IT WAS SO STINKING CUTE I JUST WANT TO READ IT ALL OF THE TIME.
  5. know not why. i love this so so so much. i love that it's a m/m romance that isn't ya or set in high school. it's just great.
  6. it's kind of a funny story. i just need to re-read some good MI rep okay i've read so much bad rep that i need the good rep back in my life.
  7. something like winter. i loved the something like series for so so so long but after trying to re-read summer this year and not being able to get into it i want to see if my favourite from the series can pull me back in.
  8. boy meets boy. do i remember loving it? yes. do i remember a single thing about it? no.
  9. blue is for nightmares. this is hands down one of my favourite books of all time and it's been so long since i've re-read it that it's just time okay.
  10. fahrenheit 451. one of my favourite books of all time and sometimes you just have to love yourself and re-read your faves.

what books do you want to re-read? do you even like re-reading books? let me know!!

all the love, meghan xoxo

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Anna

Disney Songs Book Tag

Hey guys! I’m currently getting ready to leave Friday for Disney, so I decided to do a tag that was Disney themed. I’m not sure who came up with the tag, but I got it off of The Book Nuts blog.

Part of Your World- What book world would you change yourself for so you could be a part of that world? 

I would probably pick Dog with A Bone by Hailey Edwards because it would be really cool to be kickbutt.


Let It Go- What book did you not want to finish because you loved it so much?

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. It messed with my emotions so much and I didn’t want it to end.

Beauty and the Beast- What book do you think is/will be timeless? 

The entire Shadowhunter collection. Mostly Clockwork Princess.

So This is Love- What book were you hesitant to read at first but ended up loving?

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Friend Like Me- Which character would you like to be your best friend?

Hmmmm maybe Nina from Six of Crows? ooh! Or Katy from Obsidian.

Reflection- What book really made you think/changed the way you viewed things?

Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed and American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living by Jes Baker
Xx Sincerely,
Anna
Book Review · Jessi

REVIEW: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Hi everyone! So the past couple months have unfortunately been a huge reading slump for me, but fortunately, I just finished a fantastic book. Here are my thoughts on I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai.

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Synopsis:

I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

My Rating: ★★★★★/5

Review:

This is the most a book has moved me in a very long time. I am not very outward in my emotions when reading books, but this book made me physically laugh out lout, cry, shiver, and so much more. I have known for years the story of Malala, the girl who was shot by the Taliban. But nothing could ever compare to reading her tell her own story. She did have a co author, Christina Lamb, but I never felt at any point that Malala’s voice was over powered by her. It felt incredible authentic and real, and the fact that Malala was shot is NOT what makes her memoir so amazing. It truly is told fantastically with tons of humorous, sad, and interesting anecdotes.

Something I loved about this book was when Malala spoke of how much she loves Swat and Pakistan. It sheds light on the fact that refugees are not refugees by choice, and usually they love their homeland and wish they could go back. This is still the case for Malala today, as she longs to be back home in Pakistan. When she spoke of how much her home meant to her it added so much emotion to the story. She seemed like any other person who is proud of where they come from .

I don’t think anything I could say in a review could honestly do this book justice, but I just want to say I think everyone should take the time to read this. You will learn so much about Pakistan, Malala and her family, the Taliban, and so much more. Never has a book made me feel so empowered and full of hope.  I truly think this memoir is an invaluable piece of literature. I am extremely thankful Malala took the time to write it and share her story with the world, and that she has the opportunity to go to Oxford now.

 

Thank you for reading!

-Jessi

 

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Most Anticipated October Releases

Hey everyone. It is me Filipe once again. Today I will share with you the books that I want to read as soon as they come out.

 

First book in question is 27 HOURS by Tristina Wright. One of my great friends Kav raved about this book and I really trust their opinion. This book follows a group teens on the moon. Plus the whole cast is queer. Did you read this correctly, ALL QUEER. I am fascinated by stories that take place in short periods of time & they usually all seem to be quick reads. This is a sci-fi but I really could not pass down on such a diverse novel.

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The second book that I am dying to read is WILD BEAUTY by Anna-Marie McLemore! Another good friend Cam was loving it while she was currently reading the ARC & I have to say the plot really intrigued me. It mixes magical realism with bissexual protagonists and it takes place in some beautifal gardens filled with mesmerizing flowers, I am here for this.

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The third and final book that I really anticipate but am not sure if I will love is TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green. Me (& half the book community) have a love-hate relationship with Mr. Greenie and I am not so sure why. For instance I loved The Fault In Our Stars even though now later in life I realize the problematic aspects of it BUT I hated Looking for Alaska, I thought it was boring & it felt plotless. I am not sure what to expect from this novel but I heard it has something to do with a billionaire & I had some fun stories including millionaires this past summer so I am ready!

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That is all for today. What are your most anticipated reads of October?

Dylan

SEVEN DEADLY SINS Book Tag

Hey guys! The seven deadly sins have always interested me, so I knew that I had to do the tag when I saw that it was a thing!

1. Greed~ What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?

I’m not for sure on the most inexpensive book, but my most expensive book was my Calvin and Hobbes boxset, which was 80 dollars. And I still havent read it yet…

2. Wrath~ What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
I definitely have to say Adam Silvera. I LOVED HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME, but I honestly thought that his other two books were meh.

3. Gluttony~ What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS! Even though this definitely ISN’T the best book ever, I can’t help but love it.

4. Sloth~ What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

Definitely IT by Stephen King. I LOOVED the movie, but the book is soooo long. Hopefully one day I’ll get to it.

5. Pride~ What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?

Let’s be honest…I read mostly smut. I have nothing to brag about.

6. Lust~ What attributes do you find attractive in characters?

Nice, dreamy, sense of humor. Husband me up!

7. Envy~ What book would you most like to receive as a gift?

An arc of FANGIRL. I’d kill for it.

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Book Review · Meghan

Parsnips, Buttered : Review

hey there internet, today i'm back with a review of the funniest book i have ever read!

Parsnips, Buttered by Joe Lycett
genre: comedy
pages: 304
rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
GR rating: 4.22

is joe lycett currently the best thing about british comedy? yes. is he my favourite comedian? yes. is he the only man i love? pretty much.

this book is honestly one of the funniest things i have ever read in my life. i laughed out loud at every other page, and had to stop uncountable times to read parts to my fiancée (who could not have cared less but still)

joe lycett, if you don't know, is a british comedian. he's 28, bisexual, and from birmingham (which is a city very close to my heart) and he is honestly the funniest person i have ever encountered. this book is just hilarious things that he's done which honestly i wish i had the balls to do. even the parts of the book that i've heard before from watching every video i can find of him on youtube…i mean watching his stand up shows were still able to make me laugh til i cried.

i am so weird about comedy, the list of criteria comedy has to fit in order for me to like it is completely ridiculous, but everything he wrote made me laugh. and that is so rare.

i will recommend joe to everyone and anyone at any point because i think he is genuinely the funniest stand up comedian i have ever seen, and this book is no different.

if you fancy reading something that will make you hurt with laughter, read this!

what comedians/comedy books do you recommend??

all the love, meghan xoxo

Anna

Three Poetry Recs

I have fallen in love with poetry recently and I cannot stop reading it. If you guys have any poetry recommendations, please comment them down below!

 

The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace – This was the first poetry book I ever truly loved. I read this in one sitting and cried inside the Barnes & Noble cafe. It is such an empowering and heart wrenching book that everyone needs to read.

Synopsis: “Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award, the princess saves herself in this one is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending.

From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.

the princess saves herself in this one is the first book in the “women are some kind of magic” series.”

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – I really enjoyed Rupi’s writing. It was an emotional ride of a poetry book and I hope you choose to read it.

Synopsis: “#1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.”

I Love My Love by Reyna Biddy – This poetry book was so good! The poems made me feel for everything that was written and I recommend this to readers who want to get into poetry.

Synopsis: “In short, poignant verses, Reyna Biddy’s poems explore pain, emotional reckoning, and the power of self-love.”

 

Xx Sincerely,

Anna