Book Review| More Happy Than Not

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and it’s time for another book review. This is one I should’ve done week’s ago. It’s More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. It’s a young adult book. Let’s get started!


Title: More Happy Than Not

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Author: Adam Silvera

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Genre: Young Adult

# of pages: 304 pages

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.1/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Amazon Summary:

In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again—but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely. 

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is. 

Why does happiness have to be so hard?


My Thoughts:

More Happy Than Not is a great book! The characters are detailed so you feel like you know them. There’s lots of action and twists and turns to the story. Aaron, the main character has had some pretty tough moments in his life. He has a girlfriend name Genevive. When Genevive leaves for camp, Aaron meets a boy named Thomas who he spends time with a lot. What happens next? I’m not going to spoil anything! This is definitely worth the read.


That’s a wrap! Have you read More Happy Than Not? Let me know what your thoughts are on the book.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

The Bookish Book Lover Tag!

Hey everyone! It’s Sunday and it’s time for another book tag! I saw this one on Cris @ My Tiny Obsessions. Check out her blog for all things bookish and more 🙂 The tag was created by Shantelle @ Shantellemaryh. A special thanks to her for creating this awesome tag!


Rules:

  • Answer the questions!
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  • Answer the questions!

 

 

 

 


What Books Are You Currently Reading?

I haven’t been reading much but I am almost done/done with Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson


What’s The Last Book You Finished?

Project (Un)Popular (Project (Un)Popular, #1)

This was a tween book and was pretty decent.


Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson are a couple of favorites so far.


What Genre Have You Read Most This Year?

Young Adult Contemporary!

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What Genre Have You Read Least This Year?

I haven’t read Non-Fiction and Sci-Fi at all this year; just to name a few.

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What Genre Do You Want To Read More Of

Fantasy


How Many Books Have You Read This Year, And What’s Your Goal?

I’ve definitely read more than my Goodreads Goal says. I haven’t updated it in forever and now I’m so far behind, it’s not even worth it.

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What’s the last book you’ve bought?

I honestly don’t remember 😄


What book are you saving up to buy next?

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I would love the Harry Potter boxed set and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


How many books did you check out last library visit?

4-5 books

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What’s A Book You Can’t Wait To Read?

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To Kill A Mockingbird. I haven’t read it yet and am going to in school finally!


What’s A Series You’d Recommend To Everyone?

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The Hunger Games series and The Harry Potter series

Who’s An Author You’re Hoping Writes More?

I’m going to steal Cris’ answer and say Rainbow Rowell. I love her writing and hope she writes more.


A Few Books Your Heart Adores

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What Books Are On Your Wish List?

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I nominate EVERYONE who wants to do this tag!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀





Book Traveling Thursday (#32)|Classics In The Future

Hey everyone! This is my first weekly meme in weeks! I’m so sorry for going MIA. Hopefully I’ll be able to schedule posts and get some amazing things out to you again. Book Traveling Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Catia @ The Girl Who Reads Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. Go check their amazing bookish blogs out 🙂 To find out more information, future themes and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

Choose a book that you think it should be a classic in a few years.

I’ve done so many books already that definitely should be classics. I’m going to do The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I haven’t read this book and know it’s probably already a classic. I couldn’t think of any potential classics that I hadn’t done. Enjoy the covers and ignore the theme 🙂


Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Favorite Cover(s):

De belevenissen van een muurbloemDutch

Saksı Olmanın FaydalarıTurkish

Elämäni seinäruusunaFinnish

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My favorite cover out of these is the Finnish cover because it’s simple but leaves a lot of mystery. You really have no idea what the book will be about based on the cover.


Least Favorite Cover(s):

Fordelene ved at være en bænkevarmerDanish

Las ventajas de ser un marginadoSpanish

Pas raccordFrench

Vielleicht lieber morgenGerman

My least favorite out of these is the German one. Again, I haven’t read the book but what the heck Germany?!


That’s a wrap! Do you recommend this book if you’ve read it? What is your favorite and least favorite covers? Let me know!

Thanks for sticking around while I’m figuring out how to balance life and stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Disappearing Act!

Hey everyone! I’m so sorry for disappearing. Life has been so busy since I started High School. Until I can find sometime or figure out a schedule, there won’t be any posts. 

What have I missed? Let me know! Hopefully I can start posting again soon. 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more.

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂 

Top Ten Tuesday| Fall TV Shows

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s my first day of High School! It also means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. This wonderful meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Go check them out for amazing bookish posts and reviews 🙂 This week’s topic is:

In honor of Fall Tv, do a tv-themed topic! Top ten favorite tv shows of all time, ten new shows coming out this Fall that are on my radar, tv shows I wish never got cancelled, tv shows I would recommend to book characters, books I wish would be tv shows, ten favorite shows from the late 90’s or early 2000’s, ten tv shows for every fantasy lover, etc.

I have decided to do  5 new shows on my radar and 5 of my favorites.


5 New Shows On My Radar:

  1. This is Us- Starts September 20th

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A show about three separate stories that may or may not intertwine. The first about a couple expecting triplets. The second is about an obese women who is struggling to lose weight. And finally, a guy who finds his father. This show looks so heartwarming and amazing.


2. Kevin Can Wait- Starts September 19th

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Kevin James returns to CBS as a police officer. I loved Kevin in Mike and Molly so I can’t wait to see how he is in his own show!


3. Bull-Starts September 20th

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A show about inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw.  It’s more of a law/court centered show. It looks so interesting.

4. Timeless-Starts October 3rd

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A dramatic time traveling TV show. Time is changed and messed with. These people must save history. It looks absolutely amazing!

5. Man With A Plan- Starts October 24th

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A TV show with Matt LeBlanc who was in Friends. I loved seeing reruns of that show (I’m so young lol) and can’t wait to see how he is alone.

5 Of My Favorite TV Shows Now:

  1. Bones

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Forensics based show that’s on Friday nights.


2. Fuller House

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A reboot on the well-known show Full House. Only on Netflix


3.  The Big Bang Theory

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A funny show about friends who are very smart and love science.


4. Big Brother

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A competitive reality show that’s normally during the summer.


5. America’s Got Talent

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A show all about showing your talent.



That’s a wrap! What are your favorite TV shows right now? What are you looking forward to watching this fall?

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Book Review| Finding Audrey

Hey everyone! It’s Sunday and I am finally reviewing Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. I finished this a while ago but am just now doing a review. Anyway, let’s get started!


Title: Finding Audrey

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Author: Sophie Kinsella

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Genre: Contemporary; Young Adult

# of pages: 304

My Rating: 4.5/5  stars

Goodreads Rating: 3.8/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4/5 stars

Amazon Summary:

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.


My Thoughts:

I generally loved Finding Audrey. Audrey is such a great character. She has realistic real life problems.  She struggles so much and it can be relatable for those with  an anxiety disorder and/or depression.All the characters are so detailed that I feel like I know them. Linus, her brother’s friend is a brilliant character. He really believes in Audrey. Even when she has a total panic attack, he isn’t scared away. This book is full of life changing moments for both Audrey and her family. The only part that was the least bit unlikeable was the ending. It seemed too “happily ever after” for me. Overall, It’s such a touching book and definitely worth the read. There’s even a bit of suspense 🙂


That’s a wrap! What are your thoughts on Finding Audrey? Let me know! *NO SPOILERS PLEASE)

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

Get In The Know| August 2016 Edition

Hey everyone!! It’s September 2nd and that means August is over. It also means it’s time for the August edition of Get In The Know. This post is basically my version of a monthly wrap up. Let’s see what happened in August!


Monthly Stats:

Views: 625

Visitors: 299

Likes: 308

Comments: 109

Current WordPress followers: 258

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Blog Posts:


Book Reviews:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

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Top Ten Tuesday:

TTT- Book Buying Spree

TTT- Rewind

TTT-Setting

TTT-Books I Still Haven’t Read

TTT- Back to School

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WWW Wednesday:

WWW #29

WWW #30

WWW #31

WWW #32

WWW #33


Book Traveling Thursday:

BTT (#28) Lazy Day

BTT (#29)-Book Lovers

BTT (#30)-Nonfiction

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Hype or Like Friday:

HOLF (#1)-Apocalypse

HOLF (#2)-Favorite Harry Potter Characters

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Library Book Haul:

LBH (#5)

LBH (#6)

LBH (#7)

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Book Tags/Awards:

Liebster Award 2.0

The Blogger Recognition Award (#2)

Pokemon Go Book Tag

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Other:

300 Posts

Creative Challenges Under The Sea (This was not enjoyed so I will not be continuing)

Get In The Know July 2016

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That’s a wrap! How was your month? Link your wrap up or let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for September’s Get In The Know 😀

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

 

Book Traveling Thursday (#31)|School

Hey everyone!! It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Book Traveling Thursday. This weekly meme is hosted by Càtia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. Go check them out for fantastic bookish posts! To find out more meme information, future themes and more, head to the Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

It’s back to school time! Choose a book set on high school or college.

Of course, all of the topics for memes lately are school related. Since I’m going into High School, this will be perfect. This week, I have decided to do Will Grayson, Will Grayson  by John Green and David Levithan. I haven’t read this book yet but it’s on my book shelf.


Original Cover/Cover From My Country:

Will Grayson, Will Grayson


Favorite Cover(s):

Will & Will: Um nome, um destinoPortuguese

Den Andre Will GraysonSwedish

Will et WillFrench

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My favorite out of these is the first Portuguese cover. It’s simple yet it still stands out to me.


Least Favorite(s):

Will ti presento WillItalian

This was the only one I found that I really didn’t like. It has random people and the background isn’t my favorite.


That’s a wrap! This book has a lot of covers that have different languages but the same graphic.  What are your favorite and least favorite covers?

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀