This is list, prompted by the weekly book meme from The Broke and the Bookish, was super fun to pull together. I’m sad to see 2013 go, but I’m excited about all the great books coming out in 2014. There are especially a lot of new YA novels being released by authors that I love. Without further ado, here are the top ten 2014 releases I can’t wait to get my hands on.
Let me know in the comments what new books your excited to read next year.
Happy (cyber) Monday! I was feeling a little nostalgic for Harry Potter this morning. Maybe the holidays will be the perfect time to reread the books. Anyways, for todays marry, date or dump I decided to give you the options between all the Hogwarts Defense Against the Dark Arts professors as your options. I know most you don’t need directions by now, but for any new comers list who you would marry, who you would date and who you would dump in the comments. I have a feeling it’s going to be a Remus Lupin landslide … but who knows? I’ve been mistaken before. Continue reading
Happy Sunday and December first! I don’t know about you, but after NaNoWriMo and Thanksgiving guests, I’m ready for a lazy day. If you are too and you want to spend some of the time on the Internet, here are some of my new favorite bookish links:
- Myths about girls in YA fiction.
- Many people are upset about the way Catching Fire has been marketed (i.e. all the Capitol-like advertisements, nail polishes, crazy false eyelashes, etc.). The author Suzanne Collins gives her thoughts on the film’s marketing strategy.
- Quiz to find out which literary character you are. Continue reading
I’m kind of ignoring the fact that it’s Thanksgiving, even though I’m going to two dinners so it will certainly be clear in two days. But I’m nearing the end of my time in Big Sur, and spending a lot of time thinking about what I’m thankful for, which makes this weeks book meme from The Broke and the Bookish right up my alley. One of the things I’m most thankful for (and it is a long list) is the amount of time living hear has allowed me to read. In fact, this week I passed my goal of reading over 100 books this year. This list are the top ten books I’m thankful I read this year. I’m not only incredibly thankful that I read these books, but I’m thankful books like this exist. Continue reading
Hello Hunger Games fans! Are there any other types of people on the Internet right now? I’m going to keep this short since I’m still trying to get my daily word count in for NaNoWriMo, but you know what to do. Choose who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump out of Finnick, Gale, and Peeta (pictured above) and let me know in the comments. My heart (and frankly the rest of my body) will always belong to Peeta, but I’m excited to see who you choose. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Related: My Review of the Catching Fire Film (no spoilers!)
I first picked up Her and Me and You, by Lauren Strasnick because of the back cover. So instead of summarizing it myself, I thought I’d give you the cover blurb. It’s seriously one of the best ones I’ve every read.
“I met Fred first.
Fred: Hot. Enigmatic. Alex’s first friend in her lonely new town. Maybe her first…everything.
I met Adina the following Monday.
Adina: Fred’s twin sister. Cold. Troubled. Trouble.
I kissed him.
She pressed her mouth to my mouth.
People warn Alex to steer clear of the twins, but Alex is drawn to them. She wants to be part of their crazy world … no matter the consequences.”
Doesn’t that make you want to go out and get your hands on this book? In case you need more convincing, I’ll give you some of my thoughts. Continue reading
Some people are born readers. I am not one of those people. Despite all the hard work of my mother and great teachers, I could barely read until the fourth grade. Even once I wasn’t stumbling over words, I didn’t like to read very much until I read one book: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. After that I was hooked. So I was excited by this week’s book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Some of the books are books that could very well be a kids lightbulb moment book, others, like Chopsticks and Why We Broke Up, I added to the list because of the pictures. Every book on this list is one that I think could make a reluctant reader appreciate books more. Continue reading
This Monday’s Marry, Date or Dump is going to take a little bit of imagination with the ages to make the characters comparable, but I still wanted to use The Book Thief this week because it has three male characters I would love to marry. Hans Hubermann is to honorable and gentle, and seems like one of the best fathers ever. Max Vandenberg is so intelligent, creative, and brave. And Rudy Steiner is one of my favorite characters. He is so lively and funny and original. My favorite moment in the book is when he paints himself black to me more like Jesse Owens. I’m having trouble deciding between these characters myself, so I’m excited to read in the comments who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump. Also, has anyone seen the movie yet? It’s gotten underwhelming reviews, but I think I will still see it eventually. I’d love your thoughts! Continue reading
Happy Sunday! I’m a little groggy today, because instead of going to bed early like I planned so that I would feel fresh in the morning to put together the blog post, do my NaNoWriMo daily writing, and study for the GRE (which I’m taking in less than a week!) I stayed up past three in the morning reading Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen. In honor of this late night reading, I thought I’d share a post suggests other authors for fans of Dessen’s books. Here are some other great links from around the web:
- Fourteen Published Novels that began as NaNoWriMo projects.
- Online Auction where you can bid on items or experiences from authors, editors, and literary agents to raise money for the Red Cross’s Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.
- The cast from the Hunger Games list their favorite young adult books Continue reading