Top Ten Tuesday| Books I Still Haven’t Read

 

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesdays. This wonderful meme is hosted by the people @ The Broke and the Bookish. Go check them out for all things bookish! This week’s topic may be tough for me. It is:

Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet

I most likely won’t make it to ten books.


Ten Books I Still Haven’t Read:

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This will most likely be off my list soon since I am starting High School in a couple of weeks.


2.The Giver by Lois Lowry

I feel like this is a book I should read.  I don’t know when I will.

3. An Abundance of Kathrines by John Green

Since I’ve enjoyed both of the John Green books I’ve read so far, I want to read another one!

4. The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
I still haven’t read the Twilight books. I’m not 100% sure if I ever will be they are on my TBR never less.

5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
I have read the first and second books in the series. I hesitate to read this one though.

6. Four by Veronica Roth

This is literally on my bookshelf. It’s more of a prequel or so I’ve heard.

7.I Funny TV by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

 

I have loved the I Funny series so far and can’t wait to read this one!


8. 52 Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

I have always loved this series. It’s more of a children’s graphic novel but still amazing. Each book, the treehouse has more attractions and floors.


 9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

 This has been on my Goodreads TBR for sometime. I hope to eventually read it.


10. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

I need to read more classics and I feel like this would be perfect!


I guess I have more reading to do than I thought! What are some books you still need to read? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: Setting

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This wonderful meme is hosted by the people @ The Broke and the Bookish. Go check them out for all things bookish!! This week’s topic is pretty open. It is:

Top Ten Books With X Setting (top ten books set near the beach, top ten book set in boarding school, top ten books set in England, etc)

I have decided to do Top Ten Books set in the United States. These are most likely books I’ve already raved about so I won’t be making any comments.

Ten Books Set in The United States

  1. The Divergent series by Veronica Roth-Set in a futuristic Chicago, Illinois 


2.Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell-Set in Omaha, Nebraska between 1986-1987


3.I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson-Set in fictional Lost Cove, California 


4.Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell-Set in present day Nebraska


5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green- Set in Indianapolis, Indiana


6. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton-Set in 1965 Tulsa, Oklahoma


7.Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy-Set in Texas


8. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson-Set in California


9.Paper Towns by John Green-Set in Orlando,Florida


10. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg-Set in Boulder, Colorado


That’s a wrap! What books have you read that are set in the United States? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesday|Rewind

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly meme is hosted by the wonderful people @ The Broke and the Bookish. Go check them out for all things bookish and fun! This week’s topic is pretty free and unlimited.

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND — go back and do a topic you missed over the years or recently or a topic you really want to revisit

I have decided to do Top Ten WOW endings. It was done in April of 2013.


Top Ten WOW Endings: *NO SPOILERS INCLUDED*

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  by JK Rowling Ending

This ending was WOW in terms of name choices and so much more.I don’t want to spoil anything since some still haven’t read the Harry Potter series!

No rush 😀


2.The Everything,Everything by Nicola Yoon ending

Everything, Everything

 

This ending was one of the best I have ever read. It was a plot twist I didn’t see coming. If you haven’t read Everything,Everything, I definitely recommend it!

3.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This ending could’ve been seen coming but it was still shocking and so,so sad. If you haven’t read The Book Thief, you definitely need to!

4. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None


We read this book in school. It was such a suspenseful and pretty creepy book. The ending was strange and left some open ends to it. If you love mystery books, this is one for you.

5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins ending

Mockingjay: Movie Tie-In Edition (The Hunger Games, Book 3) (Hunger Games Trilogy) by [Collins, Suzanne]
I thought this ending would have a lot more to it. It had an abrupt ending which was the most shocking. If you love tons of action, this book is for you!

6. Insurgent by Veronica Roth ending

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
This ending was a huge plot twist!! It changed everything. I haven’t read Allegiant and really don’t plan to. The ending left tons of open ends for me. If you love suspense, action and adventure, this book is for you!
I guess I only got 6 books!

That’s a wrap!! I sure hope I didn’t forget anything! Comment any books that I forgot that would’ve been on your list.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s Top Ten Tuesday!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Buying Spree

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday!! This weekly meme is hosted by the wonderful people @ The Broke and the Bookish. You definitely should check them out 🙂 This week’s topic is one of my favorites! It is:

Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

This would be bookworm heaven!


Ten Books I’d Buy:

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

This was released July 31st. Even though it’s just a  play script, I’d still love to own it!


2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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I’ve already have read this book but would love to buy it so I could read it over and over again 🙂


3. The Harry Potter Boxed Set

I’ve broken the rules since this is 7 books alone. The Harry Potter series is one of my favorites and I done own any of the books.


4.  The Book Thief by Mark Zusak

This is such a great book! I apologize for not getting the book review out last Friday. It will definitely be next Friday, no more delays! I would buy this since it’s so amazing 🙂


5. Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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This is another book I’ve already read but I loved it so much 🙂


6.Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell


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


8. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

I haven’t read this but my friend and I love skimming through the pages and making fun of the writing (no hate to Twilight fans)


9. Wonder by R.J. Palacio


10. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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I picked this up and read around a chapter. Then I put it back down and haven’t continued it. I’m hoping that if I bought the book, I might read it.


That’s a wrap! What would you buy with your giftcard? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday| A Learning Experience

Hey everyone! I’m back! After not blogging for 5 or so days, I hope to give you some great blog posts. Today is Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This weekly meme is hosted by the amazing people at The Broke and the Bookish. Go check them out for all things book related. This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them (inspired by my post wayyy back in 2012 that I did on a TTT freebie week and have so wanting to revisit. *hides because of the hideous graphics…I was just learning*)

Let’s get started!


Top Ten Books That Made Me Want To Learn or Do:

  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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I know I’ve mentioned this series countless times. Reading this series made me want to go visit Hogwarts and then The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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This book has also been mentioned a lot. This book made me want to travel to Amsterdam. In the book it looks so beautiful!!


3. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak (REVIEW COMING SOON!!)

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I just finished this late last night. It was such an amazing book. The ending was absolutely heartbreaking though. A full review will be out soon. Reading this made me want to learn about World War I since I haven’t learned about it yet.


4. Genie Wishes by Elizabeth Dahl

This is one book that I’ve actually done what I wanted to do. Like I’ve said several times, over the last one year and one month, this book really inspired me to start blogging. If I hadn’t read that book, I wouldn’t be sitting here typing this. This book is basically about a girl named Genie. She gets appointed as the classroom blogger at school. At first she doesn’t enjoy it but then it becomes her passion.


5.The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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This is a book that was a school assigned read. I’m one of the few who seems to actually enjoy the school assigned books. If you haven’t read the Outsiders, I absolutely recommend it. It’s basically about two groups who are always at odds. It’s also about much more than that. This book made me want to treat people better and not let a first impression decide on if I’ll at least respect them or not.


6.Dumplin’ by Julie Murphey

I recommend this book! It’s a book about an overweight girl who’s not afraid to wear a bikini. She has some interesting relationship(s) and does something that most like her wouldn’t dare to do. This book didn’t really make me want to learn or do anything. It just made me realize how much fat shaming can really hurt someone. I’ve always known that it did but this made me see at what level.


On that note, that’s a wrap! I only managed to get 6/10 but that’s still pretty good. What books did/would you pick for this topic? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday| Outside The U.S.

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly meme is hosted by the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish. You should definitely check them out! This week’s topic is:

Ten Books Set Outside The US (I don’t know about you but sooo much of what I read is set in the US and I love finding new recs of stuff set outside of it!)

I realized that  I read a lot set in the US. I will try to do as many as I can.


Ten Books Inside and Outside The US:

  1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green-Amsterdam

The majority of this book is set in the US. Some of it is set in Amsterdam though. I love the part in Amsterdam so much. Especially in the movie, since I could see just how beautiful it is.


2. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling- Britain

This is a greatly loved series. It’s fictional (right?) but still has a real setting.


3. The Anne Shirley series by L.M. Montgomery-Canada

I am reading this old series right now and I love it.Most of if not all of Montgomery’s books are set in Canada.



4. The Ask Amy Green Series by Sarah Webb-Ireland

This is a great tween series about a girl named Amy Green who lives in Ireland


5. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak-Germany

The town is fictional but it’s set in Germany. This book I have yet to read but it’s on my book shelf right now.


That’s all. I knew I wouldn’t be able to think of much. What books have you read that aren’t set in the U.S.

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Facts About Me!

Hey everyone! Today is Tuesday and that means it’s time for another great Top Ten Tuesday’s. This meme is hosted by the wonderful and talented people @ The Broke and the Bookish! You definitely need to check them out if you haven’t already. This week’s topic is a bit different. It’s:

Ten Facts About Me (bookish or just general about you facts or ten facts about you as a blogger…whatever you want)

I think I’m going to do Ten General Facts About Me. It will float around topics depending on what I can think of. Here we go!!


Ten Facts About Me:

  1. I have two cats!

Their names are Trouble and Ali and they are sisters. They’re both tabby cats.

Ali is on the left and Trouble is on the right


2. I am obsessed with ice cream

I am one of those people who loves ice cream a little too much. I eat it no matter how cold it is. Call me crazy but that’s how I’ve always been.


3. I started reading chapter books in 1st grade

While others were struggling with the picture books, I was already reading my first chapter book. I remember it was a Junie B Jones book. Since then, I’ve loved reading.


4. My TV show obsessions are:

Right now I’m loving the show Bones. It’s a mystery/forensics/crime solving type of show. I love the characters and how they always get themselves involved in one crime or another. I also love the reality show Big Brother. It’s a show where 16 people live in a house away from the outside world. They compete in competitions and try to work towards half a million dollars. Big Brother is full of tons of drama. These are my main two obsessions right now.


5. I’ve never been out of the country 

A dream of mine is to get out of the country and explore. I’d love to at least go to London and Ireland. For now, I’m just staying in the United States


6.  I’m really particular about what books I read

As I talked about in one of my Friendly Discussion Friday posts, I am very particular about what I read. I look at the cover, book length and writing style. These books go through a strict survey before they are proven worthy


7. I don’t have an actual TBR pile

Unlike most book bloggers, I don’t have an actual TBR. I just pick books up at the library when they seem interesting.


8. I don’t plan out my blog posts.

I don’t really plan my posts out at all. I only do if it’s a Get In The Know (Wrap up) or a Q&A. Basically anything super important. Otherwise, I just sit down and start typing whatever comes to mind.


9. I’ve met one author.

The only author I’ve met was Erin Hunter, the author of the Warriors, Seekers and Survivors series. Waiting in line for over an hour was totally worth it. That was when I learned that Erin Hunter is not one but six different people under one name. The one I met was named Gillian Phillips.

10. I also love writing

This blog seems to be only about reading but I love writing too. I want to be an author or journalist and love doing writing assignments at school. Writing comes easy to me.
 

That’s a wrap! Do you relate to any of these facts? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: 2000 Reviews or Less

Hey everyone! Happy belated 4th of July to my American followers. I hope you had a patriotic day yesterday 🙂 If you’re not American, I hope you had an amazing day. It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! This amazing meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. You definitely need to give them a follow! This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads (we’ve done underrated books a bunch of times in the past 6 years but thanks to Lenore at Celebrity Readers for suggesting this topic as a new way to talk about underrated books especially when underrated is subjective. An easy way to find this — go to Goodreads, your read list, at the top of your read list where it says settings you can add a column for # of ratings, then you can sort by that. If you aren’t a Goodreads user you can look up books you think are underrated and see what their # of reviews is on Goodreads? Or if that’s too hard you can spin it some other way!

This is a great topic!

Ten Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2,000 Ratings:

  1. Space Case by Stuart Gibbs (1,498 reviews)

This was a great debut book for the as of right now two book series! It takes place on the moon and is told by a young boy.

Space Case (Moon Base Alpha #1)

2. Just My Rotten Luck (Middle School #7) by James Patterson  (Reviews 518)

This was a great but simple read 🙂

Just My Rotten Luck (Middle School #7)

3. Promise by Judy Young (Reviews: 17)

This was a great book about a boy with a dad who just got out of jail.

4. Spaced Out by Stuart Gibbs (Reviews 44)

This is a sequel to Space Case. It’s a 2016 release that continues to follow life on the moon from the view of a young boy.

Spaced Out (Moon Base Alpha #2)

5. The Swap by Megan Shull (Reviews: 358)

This book was about twin sisters who swap places.

The Swap

6. Toby Alone by Timothée de Fombelle (Reviews: 175)

A book told from the view point of a tiny boy who lives in the trees

Toby Alone (Tobie Lolness, #1)

7. Courage For Beginners by Karen Harrington (Reviews: 203)

This is a book about a girl with a crazy life that just wants to be a fictional character.

Courage for Beginners

8. Steering Towards Normal by Rebecca Petruck (Reviews: 75)

This is a great book about a boy named Diggy who has to deal with a step brother

Steering Toward Normal

9. The Forget-Me-Not Summer by Leila Howland (Reviews: 47)

This is a book about three sisters who have a crazy summer

The Forget-Me-Not Summer

10. Ask Amy Green: Bridesmaid Blitz by Sarah Webb (Reviews: 11)

The last book in the Ask Amy Green series. A book that revolves around the long awaited wedding.

Ask Amy Green: Bridesmaid Blitz


That’s a wrap! I apologize that none of these books are Young Adult and are all Tween or Children’s books.

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie!

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. This meme is hosted by the bookworms @ The Broke and the Bookish. You should definitely check them out! This week’s theme is a FREEBIE! Since it hasn’t been done yet for this meme, I will be doing ten LGBTQ books I’ve read.  Without further ado, here we go!


TEN LGBTQ Books I’ve Read:

  1. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

The main character is a boy who goes back into the closet when he starts a all boys boarding school.


2. The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg

One of the books I have to review. One of the main characters, a boy, has an alcoholic dad. The other is a lesbian. They go on an exciting adventure to find the grandpa of the boy. Will they find him? Read the book to find out!


3. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

The main character is a boy named Simon whose secretly gay. He has an adorable email relationship with a boy named Blue. All Simon knows is that Blue goes to his school.


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

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The main characters are twins. One is in love with a biker. The other is gay and in love with the new neighbor. Something happens that makes the twins not talk to each other and avoid all contact. Do they make up and become close again? Read the book to find out!


5. Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day (Every Day, #1)

A book about a person who changes bodies every day. They live a different life everyday but are always in love with the same girl.


I could only think of five. I feel like I’ve read more LGBTQ books than that! Have you read any of these books? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesdays

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Releases

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! I hope you guys are having a great week 🙂 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful people @ The Broke and the Bookish. You definitely need to check them out if you haven’t already. This week’s theme is pretty simple:

Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

Since I don’t always read new releases, it’ll be older releases.

Ten New Releases (2016 and before)

  1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Released in September 2015)

Great book full of love, longing and a major plot twist!


2. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (Published March of 2010)

The Sky Is Everywhere

This was an amazing book about grief, a love triangle and family.


3. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson (Released September of 2014)

I'll Give You the Sun

The second book by Jandy Nelson. A great book about twins who both fall in love with very different people. Something happens that tears them apart. Read the book to find out if they become close again.


4. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (Released in May of 2013)

Openly Straight (Openly Straight, #1)

This is a great book about a boy who goes back into the closet when he goes to a all boys boarding school. Find out if his secret comes out.


5. Rules for Stealing the Stars by Corey Ann Haydu (Released in September of 2015)

Rules for Stealing Stars

A great book about a little sister who is always shunned by her sisters. When her troubled and alcoholic mom finally snaps and yells at Silly, she finally gets to see what her big sisters are up to.


6. Space Case by Stuart Gibbs (Released in September of 2014)

A book about a boy who lives on the moon. The book follows his crazy adventures and what he encounters.


7. Spaced Out by Stuart Gibbs (Released in April of 2016)

This is the sequel to Space Case. The crazy adventures continue in this great book 🙂


8. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (Released in February of 2013)

A book about a classic teen relationship. The girl has a abusive stepfather and the boy has grown up in a rich family. It’s definitely a must read.


9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Released in September of 2013)

A love story between a cute Starbucks employee and a shy fanfiction writer. Another must read by Rainbow Rowell.


10. Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Edgar (Released in March of 2016)

Hour of the Bees

A book about a girl who makes a journey through a dessert to help her grandpa who she’s never met. Oh, and her grandpa has dementia so he frequently has episodes.


That’s a wrap! Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you thought of them. 

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀