Top 5 Wednesday (#5)|Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Hey everyone! After being gone again, I’m back. I can’t promise that I’ll ever be 100% back but I won’t quit! Today is Wednesday and that means it’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday. This lovely weekly meme is hosted by the wonderful Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes and @gingerreadslainey. Both these ladies have fantastic YouTube video style book blogs. Go check them out for constant videos 😀 To find out more information, future topics and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s topic is:

March 8th – Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books *BooktubeSFF Awards Crossover Topic!*
–In collaboration with the BooktubeSFF Awards, talk about your favorite science fiction and fantasy books of all time!


5 Favorite Fantasy/Sci-Fi Books:

  1. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by JK Rowling

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This time, I decided to pick my favorite HP book instead of choosing the whole series. This edition’s cover is fantastic!


2.The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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This definitely has to be on here 🙂 Apparently it’s considered Sci-Fi. Not sure how I didn’t know that.


3. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

I love this series to bits so far!! I’m close to done with The Dream Thieves now 🙂


4. Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Still haven’t brought myself to read the conclusion to this series. From what I’ve heard, I’m making a good choice.


5. The Warriors series by Erin Hunter

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This series was so intense for me when I was a child and young teen.


That’s a wrap! This topic definitely made me realize I need to dive into Fantasy and Sci-Fi more. I literally had to put a children’s fantasy book. What are your favorite fantasy and sci-fi books? Do you have any suggestions for me? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more T5W!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀 ❤

Book Traveling Thursday (#36)|Christmas!

Hey everyone! It’s time for a holiday themed Book Traveling Thursday! This wonderful weekly meme is hosted by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. To find out more info about the meme, future themes and more, visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

It’s Christmas Time!! Choose a book that makes you think about Christmas. (If you don’t celebrate Christmas you can choose a book that features any other festivity)

I decided to pick a classic picture book since I couldn’t think of any YA books. I chose How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.


Original/Cover From My Country (US):

How the Grinch Stole Christmas


Favorite Cover(s):

Comment le Grinch A Vole Noel (French Edition)French

Il GrinchItalian

Le GrinchFrench

Most of the covers were like the original so there’s slim pickings for this one. France knew what they were doing with this one. My favorite is the movie one because of how it shows the movie Grinch and that’s it. No extra pictures or anything that has nothing to do with the story.


Least Favorite Cover(s):

Cum a furat Grinch Crăciunul

Every cover like this one that’s just like the original. The only different is the language. Use a little imagination!


That’s a wrap! The covers were not never diverse this week. What’s your favorite Christmas story? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Book Traveling Thursday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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 😀

Pokémon Go Book Tag!!

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and it’s time for a rare double post day. Today I am doing a book tag. More specifically the Pokémon Go Book Tag. I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions’ blog last month and knew I had to do it. Go check out her amazing blog for all things bookish, movie, TV shows, traveling and so much more!  For the record, I do not play Pokémon Go and don’t plan to. I can understand why it’s fun and so hyped but it’s just not my thing. This tag was created by Aentee @ Read At Midnight.

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I’m going to use Aentee’s graphics because they’re so amazing!

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This book definitely started my love for reading. It was my first chapter book and after that, I wanted to read as much as Junie B Jones as possible. After that all I wanted to do was read.

pokemon-tag02pikachuI haven’t read any iconic classics. I’m sure I’ll read some in High School though!


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Hmm.. I’m going to say Allegiant by Veronica Roth. The hype died down a long time ago. I have heard nothing but bad about the book so I refuse to read it. It’s not everywhere now but it was.


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I’m going to say Half Brother by Kenneth Oppal. It’s sooo similar to another book I’ve read but I still loved it.


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Nothing comes to mind. Even if a book is super long, I’d still read it.

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The last book that kept me up was I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak. It kept me up because of the suspense, mystery and adventure. I just couldn’t bring myself to put it down.

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This is pretty tough. I’m going to say Cath and Levi from Fangirl. They’re already together but they are still the perfect OTP1`

 Pokemon-Tag08-RapidashI’m going to say The Hunger Games series. Something is always happening and there’s plot twists popping up everywhere!

Pokemon-Tag09-EeveeI’m going to say The Harry Potter series. I’m excited to see how the Cursed Child book is. But just like the rest of the series, I’m sure I’ll read it way later than everyone else.


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The Harry Potter series would be perfect for this. Since I just did that answer… The Book Thief. I was hesitant to read it but am so glad I did.

Pokemon-Tag12-LegendaryNothing comes to mind. I don’t really have an series’ that I want to read.


Pokemon-Tag15Mew-MewTwoThe Fangirl collectors edition, The Harry Potter book series collectors editions and the Eleanor and Park collectors edition just to name a few.


Pokemon-Tag10-EggI don’t have any debut novels. Just more from Becky Albertalli, Nicola Yoon and Bill Kongisberg!


Pokemon-Tag11-Lure-ModuleNone! I don’t do any of that stuff.


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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon-Release Date: November 1st,2016
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli-Release Date: April 2017
Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg-Release Date: Fall 2016
That’s all for now!

I nominate: EVERYONE who wants to participate! This is a great tag for Pokémon Go fans and non Pokémon Go fans alike. What’s your favorite Pokémon? Let me know!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more great book tags!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Book Traveling Thursday (#29)|Book Lovers

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 out their blogs for all things bookish! To find out more meme information, future themes and more, go to the meme’s Goodreads group here.  This week’s theme is:

National Book Lovers Day was two days ago… choose a book you think every book lover should read.

Just like always, there are so many books I have done that would fit this theme. I have decided to do Matilda by Roald Dahl. What better book than a book about a little girl who loves to read?


Original Cover/Cover From Your Country (US):

Matilda


Favorite Cover(s):

ماتيلداArabic

MatildeLatvian

Cô bé MatildaVietnamese

මැටිල්ඩාSinhalese

Out of these, my favorite is the Vietnamese one. It’s so unique and colorful. I love it!


Least Favorite Cover(s):

ماتيلداArabic

МатильдаUkrainian

MatildaSpanish

ماتیلداPersian

Out of these, my least favorite is all of them!! The Arabic one doesn’t look like Matilda at all. The Ukrainian one has a girl that’s slightly creepy and too small to be Matilda. The Spanish one has a girl that doesn’t look like Matilda and the Persian one isn’t very clear.


That’s a wrap! There were quite a few covers I didn’t like this time.  What is your favorite and least favorite covers? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Traveling Thursday (#20): Childhood

Hey everyone! Tomorrow’s Friday and that means it’s almost the weekend 🙂 Next week I finish Middle School. That’s pretty exciting and nerve racking at the same time. Book Traveling Thursday is an amazing meme hosted by the brilliant Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. You definitely need to check them out if you haven’t already! To learn more about the meme, future themes and more, go to the meme’s Goodreads page here. This week’s theme is:

Yesterday was International Children’s Day!! Choose a book you would read in your childhood if you could go back in time.

I sure read a lot as a child! For this theme I have to choose Holes by Louis Sacher. I never really have thought of this as a children’s book but I guess it is! I never got around to reading this and I wish I had.


 

Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

Favorite Cover(s):

HolesEnglish

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O Polegar de DeusUnknown Language

Những cái hốVietnamese

Ямы (Holes, #1)Russian

My favorite out of these is probably the Vietmanese one because it has a cartoon look.

Least Favorite(s):

Löcher. Die Geheimnisse von Green Lake.German

PaahdeFinnish

Tabăra (Holes, #1)Romanian

Ett hål om dagenSwedish

My least favorite out of these is the Finnish one because it isn’t very pretty or detailed.


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

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Book Traveling Thursdays!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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 😀

 

Book Traveling Thursday (#16) Laughter

Hey everybody! Tomorrow’s Friday and I am pretty excited to just relax. It’s also time for Book Traveling Thursday! This meme is hosted by the wonderful Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much  and the awesome Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog! You can find out more information about the meme, future themes and more at the Goodreads group. This week’s theme is:

World’s Laughter Day was a few days ago. Choose a book that makes you laugh.

This was actually pretty tough! I finally chose to do The BFG by Roald Dahl. All the made up words and great descriptions definitely made me laugh!


Original/Cover From My Country (US):

The BFGOriginal The BFGCover I read

Favorite Cover(s):

Il GGGItalian

De GVRDutch

Sophiechen und der RieseGerman

SVJSwedish

All the covers are pretty darn similar! I apologize for that. My favorite is the Italian because of the yellow border/edges.

Least Favorite(s):

غول بزرگ مهربانPersian

WielkomiludPolish

Sophie và tên khổng lồVietnamese

ยักษ์ใจดีThai

Oh my gosh! The Thai and Polish ones are pretty creepy. This is a pretty well known book so finding covers wasn’t hard.


That’s a wrap! There was definitely lots of diverse covers this week. What are your favorite and least favorite covers? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Book Traveling Thursdays!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: All Grown Up

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means more testing at school. It also means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly meme is hosted by the amazing people at The Broke and the Bookish. You can go to their page to learn more about them and see the topics for the coming weeks. This week’s topic is:

Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults (ie a novella or something to see what they grew up to be) — you could always just pick YA characters you’ve read recently you wouldn’t mind revisiting in 10 years or so. Or you could pick 10 characters and guess what you think they’d be doing in 10 years or 20 years. OR you could go the other way and wish for coming of age stories for adult characters you love.

I’m going to do a simple one and do Ten Book Characters I’d Love To See Grown Up.

Ten Childhood  Book Characters I’d Love To See Grown Up.

  1. Ramona from the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary.

I know I’ve talked about Beverly Cleary and Ramona a lot lately. Beverly Cleary was one of my favorite childhood authors. Ramona was a very hyper and funny character. I’d love to see what she ends up doing as an adult.

2. Junie B Jones from the Junie B Jones series by Barbara Park.

This was another favorite childhood character. Junie B went on crazy adventures and had lots of fun. She was a  kinder gardener and 1st grader so I would love to see her as a teenager. I’m sure she would go on even more adventures 🙂

3. Charlie from Charlie in the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Charlie was one lucky little boy. He got to go to Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory. I’d love to see what he gets to do as a teenager and adult.

4. Quentin and Margo from Paper Towns by John Green.

Quentin and Margo had such fantastic adventures. I’d love to see what they’d do as adults and (SLIGHT SPOILER) if they meet up again.

5. Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.

I used to love these books. Jack and Annie went on fantastic adventures. As adults, I’m sure they would continue to make discoveries about the past.

6. Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Matilda is definitely one of my favorite characters. She taught herself to read as an infant and outsmarted her snotty parents. I’d love to see what she ends up doing as a teenager and adult. I’m sure she’d become an author, mathematician, or scientist.

7.  Judy Moody from the Judy Moody series by

Judy Moody loved to go on crazy adventures with her friends and brother Stink. I’m sure Judy would continue to go on adventures as an adult.

8. Brother and Sister Bear from the Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

This is a picture book series but I loved it so much. I loved reading about Brother and Sister Bear and their adventures. There were also life lessons so it was very educational XD I’m sure Brother and Sister Bear would be going on even more adventures as teens and adults.

9) Greg from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.

Greg always seemed to have a tough time with his family and friend Rowley. Oh and love too. I’d love to see what he does as an adult.

10. Amber Brown from the Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger.

Amber Brown was a fantastic character. She was so relate able and had so many fun adventures. The author of her books passed away in 2004, so there wouldn’t be any books of Amber as a teen. I’d still love to some how see her as a teenager.


That’s a wrap! This was a fun topic to do. It was definitely a walk down memory lane. Did you or your kids read these books? Let me know in the comments!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Review: Nerd Camp 2.0

Today I’m finally doing a book review that’s not during What I’m Reading Wednesday’s. Today I am reviewing Nerd Camp 2.0 by Elissa Brent Weissman. This book is the sequel to Nerd Camp.

Summary:

Last summer, Gabe went to a summer camp for nerds called Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment. Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment was six weeks of “righteous learning.” This summer is going to be different. Gabe is still going to “Nerd Camp,” but this year his step brother Zack was all set to go to a nearby sleep away camp called Camp Seneca that has everything from skateboarding to rock climbing. But a wildfire destroys his camp and seemingly his summer. Now all of Camp Seneca will be sharing the same  campgrounds as the Nerd Camp. The fun filled summer that Gabe dreamed about all year has now become “a geeks nightmare,” and an on going war. The two very different worlds collide. Can these two camps and brothers survive the summer?

Rating: 10/10 or 5 stars

Good Reads Rating: 4/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.6/5 stars

Age Range: 8-12 years old.

Grade Range: Grades  3-7.

Do I recommend the book? Yes! I think you should read the first book before this one so you can get to know Gabe and Zack as well as their very different personalities. Zack isn’t in very much of the first book and Gabe is the main character. I recommend this person for anyone that wants to embrace their inner nerd or jock or just loves a good adventure book 🙂

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more Book Reviews 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Source: goodreads.com