Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads!

Hey everyone! I didn’t do last week’s TTT topic because I had absolutely no ideas. Once again, I don’t have many ideas. I didn’t want to skip another week though so here I am! Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome meme hosted by the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish! You definitely should check them out. This week’s topic is:

Beach Reads Week — top ten great beach reads, ten books I plan to read on the beach, ten beach reads for those who don’t like typical ~beach reads~, ten authors who are my go-to for beach reads, etc.

The problem with this week’s topic is that I don’t read at the beach. I will just do books that I think would be good beach reads. It might end up being a flop. We will just have to see!


Ten Beach Reads:

  1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

I have not stopped raving about this book! It’s a lovely contemporary that kept me smiling. Olly and Madeline are so darn adorable. This would be a great beach read because it would keep you reading and smiling  no matter how hot you are.

2. Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I have raved a ton about this book too! It’s another contemporary but this time it’s LGBTQ. Simon and Blue’s relationship was so adorable! This would be a great beach read because you could be reading their sweet emails while relaxing near the ocean.

3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

This is a children’s book but it’s also a classic. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a book about a boy who gets an exclusive tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. This would be a great beach read because it’s an easy read and you could enjoy all the delicious sweets while lounging in the sand.

4. The BFG by Roald Dahl

This isn’t much of a classic but is still a funny and easy read. This book is about a friendly giant who goes on an adventure with a little girl named Sophie. The movie adaption is also going to be in theater this summer! This would be a good beach read because it’s quick and has lots of silly moments that would keep you giggling.

 

 

5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

This is yet another overly raved about book. It’s about a girl who writes fan fiction and a boy who works at Starbucks and their adorable romance. This would be a great beach read because you could enjoy the developing fan fiction and imagine sitting in Starbucks with a nice cold Frappuccino.

6. Divergent by Veronica Roth

This is quite the dystopian book! It’s about factions who are against each other. It centers around a girl named Tris, her family, friends and faction. This would be a great beach read because you could lessen the intense moments and suspense by being by the ocean.

7) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This is quite an intense three book series! It centers around Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark,Gale Hawthorn and so many more. This would be a great beach read because you could be glued to Katniss battle to the death in the Hunger Games while kites soar through the air.

8) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I’ve definitely raved about this book countless times. It’s a book about two cancer patients who fall in love. This would be a good beach read because you could follow Hazel and Gus on their romantic adventures while sitting in the warm sand.

9) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

This is another beautiful contemporary book. It’s a classic teen romance with an insecure red head and a half Asian who loves comic books. This would be a great beach read because you could remember those tough teen relationships while relaxing on the beach.

10) Paper Towns by John Green

This is list is filled with books I’ve raved about countless times. This is about the crazy friendship/crushing of Quentin and Margo. This would be a great beach read because you could travel across the country while sitting under the beating rays of the sun.


That’s a wrap! This week’s list is filled with a mix of popular YA books and some children’s books. What do you think about these books? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesdays!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

I Messed Up Book Tag!

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and that means it’s Memorial Day. What are you doing to celebrate? Let me know! As you might’ve guessed by the title, I am doing the I Messed Up Book Tag. I was unofficially tagged by the amazing Catia @ The Girl Who Reads Too Much!  Go check her out! A shout out to anyone who has done this tag and also officially or unofficially tagged me for this. Thank you 🙂 Let’s get started!


1) A Character Appearance You Misread or Imagined Differently.

Oh gosh, I misread and imagine characters differently all the time. For the sake of this question though, I’m going to say… Hazel from TFIOS. I always pictured her differently.

2) A Character Name That You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong.

This wasn’t too recently. When I recently read Harry Potter for the first time, I pronounced Hermione’s name wrong in my head.

3) An Overused Trope that is Your Guilty Pleasure.

I honestly had to look up trope. I realize that I have a thing for people following in love at first sight. I can’t get enough. It makes the story so adorable and amazing.

 4) A Cliché Character Type That You Like Better On Screen than Reading About:

I honestly have no idea. I don’t watch many book to film adaptions so I can’t honestly answer this.

5) A Word/Phase You Learned Because of It’s Use in a Book:

There are so many words/phases I’ve learned. One of them is Muggle from the Harry Potter series. This might not count since it’s not a “real” series but who cares?

6) Have You Ever Not Read or Completed a Required Reading Book for School?

I must be too much of a good student. I always complete every required book and stay right with the class. I also do all the required assignments that go with it.

 7) Have You Ever (or Wanted to) Skip a Chapter from the Point of View of a Charcter You Weren’t Interested In?

I don’t think this counts as a POV but I wanted to skip the fan fiction parts of Fangirl. I just wanted to get to more of Cath and Levi!

8) Have You Ever Cancelled Social Plans to Read a Book?

This is going to sound sad but no because I don’t normally have social plans 😦

What an awesome tag! Since I’m not good about remembering/knowing who has done this, I tag Everyone! You are all amazing people but everyone has messed up. Link your post of this in the comments so I can’t see what you’ve messed up on!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags! Happy Memorial Day 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

Friendly Discussion Fridays (#1)

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I bet you’re wondering why I’m posting on a Friday. I almost never do that. I have decided to do a new meme type thing. This one is self-created. I have no idea how often these will be or if they will even stick around. It all depends if you guys enjoy it and give me great feedback. As you can guess by the title, this will be a meme where I go and discuss different things. It might be book related, it might be my thoughts on current events. These posts will just be a place for me to vent and share my thoughts and opinions. You’ll never know what I’ll be posting next!

I know so many bloggers do discussion posts. As always, I will be putting my own spin on it. To start us off, I have decided to talk about:

Topic-

I’m sure this topic has been done many times. I have yet to give my opinion in a post so I am going to now.


This question has a couple of answers for me. Sometimes a cover can really catch my eye.

Just because it has a brilliant cover, that doesn’t automatically seal the deal for me. The summary on the inside flap has to be interesting. The length can’t be too short. I’m a pretty fast reader so I can’t have a super short book. If the writing is in poetry form or clearly for younger kids, I won’t get it. I guess I’m pretty picky with my books.

For me, I won’t just get a book if the cover is beautiful. That definitely catches my eye though. The summary, length and style also have to be to my liking or else the book goes back on the shelf.

This post is pretty short and wasn’t planned out. If you guys (the readers) end up enjoying this, I will definitely put more time into this. What are your thoughts on this question/topic? Let me know!’


That’s a wrap! In order for this meme to continue, you guys have to give me feedback. Anything I can improve on? Do you think you’ll enjoy this? Is this a fail in your book? Let me know in the comments!!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more if the feedback is positive.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Traveling Thursday (#19) Movie

Hello everyone! It’s almost the weekend. I have a three day weekend coming up and am so excited. It’s time for Book Traveling Thursday. This meme is hosted by  Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. You definitely need to check their blogs out if you haven’t already. To find out more information, future themes and more, go to the meme’s Goodreads page here. This week’s theme is:

Choose a book you would want to see as a movie or TV show.

There are countless books that I want to be made into a movie. I’m not too sure about a TV show. I have chosen a great book that I’ve read recently. It’s called Everything,Everything by Nicola Yoon. I raved about it in a review that you can find  here. It would definitely make an amazing movie.


Original Cover/Cover from My Country (US):

Everything, Everything

What a beautiful cover!

Favorite Cover(s):

Todo, TodoSpanish

Tudo e todas as coisasPortuguese

Her ŞeyTurkish

My favorite out of these is probably.. the Spanish one. The cover is just so beautiful!

Least Favorite(s):

Všechno, úplně všechnoCzech

Alles wat je lief isDutch

Minden, mindenHungarian

My least favorite is probably the Czech one. It’s terrible to look at. The Hungarian one would be perfect if it wasn’t for all the hearts.


That’s a wrap! What are your favorite and least favorite covers? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s Book Traveling Thursday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

WWW Wednesday (#20)

Hey everyone! I’m sorry this post is late today. It’s halfway through the week! That means it’s time for WWW Wednesday. I can’t believe I’ve done 20 of these. This amazing meme is currently hosted by Sam. You definitely need to check out her blog! To participate in this meme, all you have to do is answer three questions:

What did you recently read?

What are you currently reading?

What are you going to read?



Recently Read:

This was a great book! Even though I read the sequel first, I’m still glad I went back and filled in some gaps.

Currently Reading:

Words can not express how amazing this book is! It’s a Tween book but is such a page-turner! I am debating about actually doing a Tween book review on this. That’s how good it is!


Going To Read:


That’s a wrap! Have you read any of these books? If you have, what did you think of them? What did you read this week? Let me know in the comments or link your own WWW!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😛

Library Book Haul (#2)

Hey everyone! This was such a hit that it’s back for another post. These will typically be on Sundays/Mondays and will not be every single week. These posts are to show off what I’ve gotten at the library and what I might be reviewing in the future. Without further ado, here we go!

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The white mark was editing. There is a little label for something that’s just for our state. I didn’t want to show it.

*Book Titles linked to Goodreads*

  1. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You the Sun

I have heard that this is a good book and am excited to read it. I will definitely be reviewing this as soon as I read it.

2. Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu

Rules for Stealing Stars

This seemed like a good book. I’m a tiny bit unsure about it. I won’t be doing a review on it unless it’s specifically asked for. It’s a Young Teen/Tween book that you guys don’t really seem to enjoy as much as the YA books.


That’s a wrap! Do either of these books appeal to you? Let me know!

This Library Haul consisted of one YA book and one Tween book.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Library Book Hauls!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

 

 

Book Traveling Thursday (#18) LGBTQ

Hey everyone! It’s almost the weekend! That mean’s it’s time for Book Traveling Thursday. This awesome meme is hosted by Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. You definitely need to check out their blogs if you love books! To find out more info about this meme, future themes and more, go visit the Goodreads group. This week’s theme is:

Choose a book that features your favorite LGBTQ couple

I have been getting more into LGBTQ books. This wasn’t a hard choice. I’m doing Simon v.s. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I absolutely love Simon’s relationship with Blue. You definitely need to give it a read.


Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda


Favorite Cover(s):

Nur drei WorteGerman

Yo, Simon, Homo SapiensSpanish

Nhật ký bí mật của SimonVietnamese

My favorite out of these is the German one. It looks so beautiful and majestic.

Least Favorite Cover(s):

29225894Dutch

What the heck is wrong with this one?! Oreos are kind of part of the book. This is the only least favorite cover because there still isn’t very many covers for this book.


That’s a wrap! What are your favorite and least favorite covers? Let me know in the comments! I loved this theme because it wasn’t hard for me to find an idea.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s Book Traveling Thursday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

WWW Wednesday (#19)

Hey everyone! We are halfway through the week. I am personally ready for the weekend. It’s time for WWW Wednesday too! This meme is currently hosted by the awesome Sam. You definitely need to check out her blog! To participate in this meme, all you have to do is answer three questions:

What did you recently read?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read?


Recently Read:

I recently finished Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and absolutely loved it. You can check out my review here where I rave about how much I enjoyed this book.

Currently Reading:

This is a great book! I by accidently read the sequel before this. I still had to go back and see what happened. Space Case will not be reviewed due to the fact that it is a Young Teen or Tween book. You (my readers) don’t seem to enjoy this genre.

Going to Read:


That’s a wrap! Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them? What did you read this week? Let me know or drop me a link to your own WWW in the comments.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesday: On A Whim

Hey guys! I apologize for missing last week’s TTT. At least I’m doing it this week! Top Ten Tuesday is an amazing meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You definitely should check them out if you haven’t already 🙂 This week’s topic is:

Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim (however you decide to interpret that (bought or read or something else) — I know most people read based on recommendation but we want to know those books you picked up without really hearing about or knowing much about!)

I’ll be doing Ten Books I Read On a Whim.

Top Ten Tuesdays


Ten Books I Read On a Whim:

  1. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

As of right now, I haven’t started reading this. I haven’t heard about it and only have read the summary on the inside flap. I’m sure it’ll be good!

2. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

This was an amazing book that I had heard little about. If you haven’t read it yet, I definitely recommend you give it a try.

3. Hour of  The Bees by Lindsay Eager

This was another amazing book that I came across. It’s about a girl who has to help her family move her grandpa. Her grandpa has dementia so he sometimes randomly acts out and does strange things. I did a  review on it here if you’re interested.

4. Divergent by Veronica Roth

This is and was when I read it, such a popular book. Some how, I managed not to hear too much about it. I am glad it wasn’t spoiled for me.

5. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Just like Divergent, I hadn’t heard much about it. I definitely recommend reading books 1 and 2 in this series.

6. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

This was a brilliant book.

7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

8. Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

This was on a reading list at school. I didn’t know much about it and definitely enjoyed it. You should read it!

9. Survivors The Empty City by Erin Hunter

I know I rave about this series a lot but it’s absolutely amazing! I recommend it to younger readers who love fantasy, adventure, and animals. You have to be able to stand some violence though.

10. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

This is probably cheating a bit. This book has been recommended to me. I’m reading it right now and I love it so much. I definitely recommend reading it.


That’s a wrap! Have you read any of these books? If you have, what did you think about them? As always, don’t spoil anything. 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s Top Ten Tuesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Review: Everything, Everything

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and that means back to school and work. Sigh. It’s also time for another book review! This is a YA book review. As you can probably guess by the title, I am reviewing Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. This is Yoon’s debut novel and boy is it a smashing hit.

Name: Everything, Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

What a wonderful lady!

# of pages: 320 pages

Genres: YA/Contempory/Romance

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads/Amazon Summary:

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. “

Credit: http://www.Twitter.com


My Thoughts:

Oh my gosh! This was such an amazing book. I felt so bad for Maddy because she was bored most of the time. All she saw was white walls, fake plants, her mom and her nurse Carla. Maddy and Carla have such an amazing relationship. Everything was pretty normal until the neighbors moved in. Right away, Maddy’s eyes were drawn to Olly. I couldn’t blame her. He sounded so hot!

The best part of the book (one of them) was the plot twist at the end. When it happened I saw like:

I had a hard time believing it. Overall this book was absolutely amazing. I loved from page one and held on tight until the last page. I recommend this 100%. Contemporary lovers especially need to give this a read. I have to warn you there is some parts that get a little inappropriate. Otherwise it’s fine. I honestly hope they make a film adaption of this book.


That’s a wrap! I hope I didn’t drown you in my love for this book. Have you read Everything, Everything? If you have, what did you think about it? If you haven’t did this review make you want to read it? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂