Nov 30, 2015

November Wrap Up & December TBR

Can you guys believe the year is almost over? We're so excited because this means Christmas and Winter break so more reading and more posts! Also, Harman is done with college applications, so more posts should definitely be up. 

Harleen's Wrap Up:

Harman's Wrap Up:

Harleen's TBR:

Harman's TBR:

Nov 29, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #27

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga's Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme.

From the Library:

What new books hit your shelves?

Nov 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #36: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Number of Pages: 786

"Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.
Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.
The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica."
FINALLY! A COVER! I just noticed actually, so it may have been out for a while... I don't know... But look at it! B-E-A-UTIFUL!

Nov 24, 2015

Top Ten Books I'm Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

These are all books I feel are really amazing and send a great message. I think everyone should pick up at least one of these books because I was able to connect will all of them very well, and I hope you are able to do the same.

1. All Quiet on the Western Front by Eric Maria Remarquez

2. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

3. First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

5. Night by Elie Wiesel

6. All My Sons by Arthur Miller

7. The Outsiders by SE Hinton

8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

9. There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

10. Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Nov 17, 2015

Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Andy Weir, The Martian

“I guess you could call it a "failure", but I prefer the term "learning experience".”

2. Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

“Going outside is highly overrated.”

3. Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.” 

4. Rachel Hawkins, Rebel Belle

“The great thing about best friends is that they know you really well. And the terrible thing about best friends is that they know YOU really well.”

5. Katie McGarry, Nowhere But Here

“Running is still running. It doesn't matter if it's a physical move from one place to another or if it's to within yourself.” 

6. Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

“I wake up every morning and think: You know what would be good today? Not dying.”

7. Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun

“I didn’t know you could get buried in your own silence.” 

8. Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die

“I didn’t know what was worse: to have your shot and screw it up, or to never have had a shot in the first place.” 

9. Emma Chase, Twisted

“Self-doubts are like weeds; if you don't deal with them right away, they multiply. And before you know it, your garden looks like a jungle in Vietnam.” 

10. Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”