Showing posts with label all the bright places. Show all posts
Showing posts with label all the bright places. Show all posts

Monday, October 10, 2016

6 Popular YA Books That I'm Scared Of: A Look at my TBR

I've already confessed to you guys that I usually shy away from popular books. So, sometimes they really have a great premise and I'm still intrigued despite being a snobby closet book hipster. Here are some books that are quite popular and that I haven't read yet, or read recently.

I heard so many good and equally as many bad things about this book. Some people praise it for being heart-breaking and beautiful, some people demonize it for glorifying suicide. I kinda want to read it but I'm scared I'll agree with the latter group. After disliking HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE I don't know if I want to take any chances.

LEGEND - Marie Lu
The premise is wonderful. I read a couple of pages in a book store and absolutely adored it, but so many people praise this book that I just keep putting it off.

I have read two other novels by Sarah Dessen before (arguably some of her very early works) and wasn't really a fan.

RED QUEEN - Victoria Aveyard
Honestly, the premise isn't even anything I'd usually go far. I avoid high fantasy at all costs, because it's hardly ever for me. So many people love this. Sadly, I didn't in the end.

MORE THAN THIS - Patrick Ness
The idea sounds intriguing, but this whole phenomenon of Patrick Ness is insanely intimidating. I don't know anyone who dislikes his books.

I've never read a Neil Gaiman novel, believe it or not. Even though this one is the most intriguing to me because it's so short, I'm still kinda intimidated.

Have you read one of these?

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn't | Top 10 Tuesday

So many great books have been released in 2015 that it's very hard for me to only pick 10. I'm very bad with keeping up with recent releases, so it's not a surprise that my list is veeeeery long.

I haven't read Throne of Glass and probably won't in the near future, but this new release would have been a great way for me to test out whether Maas' style works for me. I didn't buy the book yet and I feel like it's too late now anyways, haha.

9. ANOTHER DAY - David Levithan
Sequel to favorite book, yadayada, you've heard it before.

8. RED QUEEN - Victoria Aveyard
Everyone and their mothers were talking about this book. I have no idea why I didn't get my hands on this.

7. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES - Jennifer Niven
To be honest, I had no idea this book existed up until the movie was announced. I'll definitely read it before I watch the movie.

6. THE WRATH & THE DAWN - Renee Ahdieh
Man, I'm bummed that I didn't get to this. I love books about evil kings.

5. AN EMBER IN THE ASHES - Sabaa Tahir
Had I seen this in a book store I would have bought it without hesitation. The opportunity didn't present itself, sadly.

4. MAGONIA - Maria Dahvana Headley
Man, I saw this everywhere but I never read the blurb until now and now IM MAD that I didn't read this book.

3. VANISHING GIRLS - Lauren Oliver
I loved Before I Fall and was weary about Delirium, but I definitely wanted to give this a chance. Weird.

2. SAINT ANYTHING - Sarah Dessen
I definitely wanted to give her next book a chance, why does she write so quickly!!

1. SIX OF CROWS - Leigh Bardugo

I'll probably never read her Grisha trilogy but this would have been an A+ way for me to dive into the world without committing to the Grisha books!! Ahh, I'm mad at myself!!!

What's the book that you wish you had gotten to read in 2015?

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originating from The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they choose topics that we are supposed to create a list about, considering our personal reading preferences.

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