April TBR

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So as the crazy weird reading month of March is dwindling down, I’ve decided it would be out of my best interest to get back on track with my reading. Since before March I have only read 2 books for this entire year… (yes very shameful I know), but March was my turn around point. I was required to read Water for Elephants by: Sara Gruen for a class assignment and dreaded every time I read it. My second book I read was Grasshopper Jungle by: Andrew Smith. The book was quite weird and didn’t fit my interests. My last book I’m finishing up the month with is Divergent! It feels sweet and lovely to be rereading one of my favorite books again, which sparked my motivation to read again, which is the real reason behind this short TBR list for the month.

I’ve already planned on reading The Selection and The Elite by: Kiera Cass for my Contemporary Literature class as part of my project. Then after I’m finished with those books hopefully I can move onto the rest of my TBR pile. I’m hoping to read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by: Jennifer E. Smith as part of dwindling down my unwanted/not really interested bookshelf. Then the last book I really hope to finish is Prodigy by: Marie Lu. I started this book back in the beginning of February and then slowly gave up on it. The characters and their actions felt like I was reading Insurgent by: Veronica Roth and I just did not want to read about that at the time.

Hopefully I can get through this small list as the school year is beginning to end and everything becomes very busy very fast.  But I know for sure I will complete my first two books by Kiera Cass! Once I complete them there will be a book review for each, so look forward to that in the future!

Currently Reading: February 26th, 2014

           My new name that I realized that February now controls is  ‘slacker’. I feel this title is fitting for me this month. I’ve started New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Mark Cotta Vaz, Prodigy by Marie Lu, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and The Geeks Guide to Dating by Eric Smith. If all these books do have one thing in common, it would have to be the books I’ve started and have not and will have no clue when and if they will ever get finished.

New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Mark Cotta Vaz: I feel like this book will eventually will be completed sometime this year as I casually read it in my free time when I can’t think of anything else to do.

Prodigy by Marie Lu: I began to really enjoy this book in the beginning, but the more and more I started reading the less I felt attracted to the book. I felt as if I was reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth, and June was acting just like Tris, which annoyed me tremendously.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: I have no clue when I will finish this or if I ever since I’m currently borrowing it from my local library.

The Geeks Guide to Dating by Eric Smith: AHH! This book is a must read/finish asap! I find this book charming, cute, and just had a ton of references to everything geeky.

And if that’s not enough books started and not completed, well then here’s another book to add to the list. Today I also started Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen as part as a read-a-long on youtube and for my Contemporary Literature class for school. On the positive side I will finish this book in the month of March.

Book Review: Legend by: Marie Lu

In Marie Lu’s 305-paged book titled, Legend, she brings together two POVs of June and Day both fifteen years of age. June is a strong girl who lives the wealthy lifestyle of the Republic. While Day on the other hand lives in the slums and is the most wanted criminal.  They’re backgrounds are so diverse, yet they end up crossing paths when Day is on the hunt for a cure to save his brother from the plague that is spreading around their community, and June is looking for revenge.

I rated this book a 4.5/5 stars. At the very beginning I thought it was going to be almost like The Testing by: Joelle Charbonneau and I wasn’t too excited for this read. But once I started getting more and more into the book, the more I felt amazed by it. Also it had plenty of FORESHADOWING, which is done to an excellent standard and always kept me on my feet. Another part that I loved was the last 15 pages. I got so much thrill and excitement it felt like I was watching an action movie. I loved Lu’s writing style of action and foreshadowing that made for an upbeat read. I overall enjoyed this novel and will be picking up Prodigy.

Currently Reading: January 20th, 2014

So as of right now I’m currently reading Lola and the Boy Next Door and lets just say this book is taking me forever to read. In December of 2012 I read Anna and the French Kiss in a few short days and fell in love with the story line. So my expectations were a bit high for Lola, but Lola is just driving me crazy. I understand love triangles except for this one. This love triangle is making it a slow read for me, and making me hate Lola. Hopefully I can finish this book soon!

On the bright side I did start Legend by Marie Lu! So far I’m 35 pages into and loving all the action already! I picked this book up as part of my Contemporary Literature class and I haven’t regretted my decision. I must say I pictured the characters a little older rather than fifteen years old.