BookCon Haul and 2 Giveaways!

Long time no see blog! It feels like it’s been ages since I last updated you guys on here (8 months to be exact!). Recently I’ve had the urge to come back and start making posts again!IMG_1063

This past weekend I was lucky enough to be able to attend BookCon 2017 which was held in New York City, New York. Being from a small town in Iowa and going to New York City was a huge experience for me! This was my second BookCon that I have attended (my first time attending was in 2016 in Chicago). This was also very different from last year because last year it was over one day while this year was over two days. If I had to rate BookCon 2017 it would be 3.75/5 stars. Day 1 I got some amazing titles and went to a signing, but I didn’t get much compared to last year. Day 2 was a completely different story, and I got a ton of stuff especially from the Scholastic booth! I did, however, feel that publishers weren’t handing out as many ARCs (Advanced Readers Copies) this year. I know the Epic Reads area was a mess and a mosh pit for lining up and trying to receive ARCs when they were dropping and it was a less fun version of Disney World at that point.

Even though it wasn’t like last year’s BookCon, it was still an absolute blast! I finally got to meet up with BookTubers that I have been watching for years and I was reunited with friends I made last year! Overall I can’t wait to get into all the ARCs and chapter samples I received this year at BookCon!

Since I got a bunch of goodies on day 2 of BookCon I decided to host TWO giveaways on Libib’s BookTube channel. Rules are…

  1. Must be 18 or have parents permission
  2. MUST live in the U.S.
  3. Must be subscribed to Libib’s channel
  4. And last but not least leave a comment for one or both giveaways

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May the odds be ever in your favor and I will see you soon with a new bookish post!

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Series That I Have Abandon

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Hello and welcome to today’s Top Ten Tuesday! For today’s Top Ten Tuesday I picked the Top Ten Book Series That I Have Abandon. Whether I abandoned them because I was bored or because I lost interest in the series, here are my top ten. This list does go in order of 1 being the most recent and 10 being the first book series that I abandoned.

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1. Burn for Burn trilogy by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

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2. A Thousand Pieces of You trilogy by Claudia Gray

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3. The Walking Dead series by Robert Kirkman and Tom Moore

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4. The Kane Chronicles trilogy by Rick Riordan

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5. The Shiver trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater

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6. Matched trilogy by Ally Condie

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7. The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by Jenny Han

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8. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

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9. Private series by Kate Brian

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10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

 

 

Booktube-A-Thon Update Day 3 & 4

Day 3
At midnight I decided that I was completely slacking off. I knew that I had to get some inspiration to get out of my reading slump and back into reading. I read and completed J.K. Rowling’s Very Good Lives which was a total of 80 pages. As I read this book I also finished the challenge of finishing a book without letting go of it. For the rest of the day and night I accomplished no reading at all once again.

Challenges I completed

  • Finishing a book without letting go of it

Day 4
While sitting out in the pool during the afternoon I decided to get some reading done! I decided to put down The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin and pick up Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, and I’m so glad I made that decision. I’m kind of sad that I only got 48 pages read, but I had other things going on in the evening and night. I don’t know if I will get any reading done tomorrow or not, but I do plan for day 6 to be filled completely with reading.

Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

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Welcome back to yet another awesome topic of Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies). The following books in today’s topic have been all recently purchased!

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1. Unwind by Neal Shusterman

205789402. The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

97800620745223. The Good Girls by Sara Shepard

205492884. The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

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206985307. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

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140619559. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

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Hello and welcome back to another week of Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read. My goal with these hyped books I’ve never read, is to hopefully try and read them all by the end of the year!

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1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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2. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

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3. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell 

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4. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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7. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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8. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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9. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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10. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Morgan Spooner

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015! For today’s post instead of mentioning my top ten books I narrowed it down to my top favorite seven books I’ve read so far in 2015!

jkrowling2_0415150433361. Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling

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2. The Death Cure by James Dashner

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3. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

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4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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5. Paper Towns by John Green

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6. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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7. Ali’s Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard

Book Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

At first I was hesitant to pick up this novel. I’ve tried reading The Summer I Turned Pretty series a few years back, but had no luck with it. But I’m glad to pick up this fine, fluffy, elegant piece of literature. I found this novel so charming and enjoyable. I loved every aspect of this novel. From beginning to end this was a fast paced read with having short chapters. If I had enough time I could have probably finished this book in one day. Overall a fast paced contemporary romance novel that I couldn’t get enough of. 5/5 stars highly recommend. Now if it was only May so I could have the sequel…