Top Ten Tuesday|Character Names

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

Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After — we did this topic back in 2011 and thought it might be fun to revisit it…feel free to spin it how you need!


Ten Characters I’d Name a Child After:

  1. LeviFangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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The name of an adorable character but also a brand of jeans.


2.  Harry Potter- The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

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The name of a young ,strong and powerful character


3. Gale- The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

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The name of a boy who’s competing for Katniss’s heart.


4. Hazel- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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The name of a strong girl who falls deeply in love. It’s also an eye color.


5. Park- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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A privileged boy who’s in love with a red haired girl with a troubled life.


6. Aaron- More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

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A boy who’s been through some tough things in life.


7. Simon- Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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A boy with a mystery boyfriend and the journey of finding out who he is.

8. Olly- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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A boy who’s in love with a girl who’s stuck in her house away from the world

9. Noah- I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
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A boy who falls deeply in love with the neighbor boy.

10. Quinn- The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

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A boy who lost his sister and has his mom, friends and a possible boyfriend to lean on.

That’s a wrap! This topic made me realize how much I enjoy male gay characters. I wonder why. What would you have/did put for this topic? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesdays!
~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: 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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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 😀

Book Traveling Thursday (#17) BFF

Hey everyone! Tomorrow’s Friday and that means it’s almost the weekend. It also means it’s time for another Book Traveling Thursday! This amazing meme is hosted by Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog! You should definitely check out their blogs and give them a follow. To find out more about this meme, future themes and more, go to the Goodreads group. This week’s theme is:

Because friendship matters choose your favorite bookish BFF.

This is a pretty tough one since some books I’ve done fit perfectly into this. Never the less, I have decided to do Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. I just finished reading this book last night and it was absolutely amazing. The review will be up ASAP. I can really relate to Eleanor in that we are both unique and have red hair.


Original/ Cover From My Country (US):

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Favorite Cover(s):

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Eleanor & Park. Per una voltaItalian

Eleanor og ParkDanish

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My favorites are probably the Dutch and Danish ones. They are both so unique and colorful!

Least Favorite(s):

Eleonora un PārksLatvian

Δυο λέξεις μόνοGreek (Modern)

ელინორი & პარკიGeorgian (This is a new language to me)

Елеанор і ПаркUkrainian

Eleanor & ParkIndonesian (Sorry for the terrible quality)

My least favorite is probably the Indonesian one. It looks nothing like Eleanor and Park!


That’s all! There were definitely some good and bad covers this time. What were your favorite and least favorite covers? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the  Bookworm 😀

Book Review: Eleanor and Park

Hey everyone! It’s time for a book review! Before we jump into that, I just wanted to apologize. I want to apologize for not doing the Top Ten Tuesday this week. I will definitely do it next week so stay tuned for that! This week I am reviewing Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. This is a popular YA book so I’m sure you guys will enjoy it 😀 Without further ado, let us jump to it.


“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

Eleanor and Park is a YA book by Rainbow Rowell. The book is 329 pages. I rate it a 4.5/5 stars. Goodreads rates this book a 4.1/5 stars and Amazon rates it a  4.5/5 stars. A couple of reasons I rated Eleanor and Park 4.5/5 was:

  1. Several times, I questioned their love for each other
  2. Eleanor and Park were pretty harsh with each other at times.
  3. They are so darn cute!


 

Amazon Summary:

Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be, she says, we’re 16.
What about Romeo and Juliet?
Shallow, confused, then dead.
I love you, Park says.
Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be.

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.


Real Reviews:

Sarah Parks- “One of my favorite books! For younger readers, there’s a bunch of language and some sexual stuff and abuse. But for teens and above, it is a great book about dealing with self image issues, dealing with abuse, and finding yourself.” 5 star review


Karen Wright- “This is the 3rd Rowell novel I’ve read and I’m starting to fall in love with her writing. I get why she has a huge fan base now.

The story of Eleanor and Park is about two sixteen year old kids who both start off needing to be rescued in different ways. The narrative flips between the two perspectives but each view is so short there is no time lost going back and forth so the novel flows freely in real time.
I loved and hated the characters appropriately, I liked that although a whole host of secondary characters were introduced, they had poignant but minor roles so they added to instead of detracted from the story.
Intriguing, well-written book. Written for YA crowd but enjoyable to older readers too. I give it 4.5 stars.”  4.5 star review


Sandi K- “I am so conflicted about this book. It is very well written. The characters are well drawn and feel real. The story was just so hard to read. By that I mean, the cruelty that is the base of this book was so troubling. I did not want to finish it because I was so afraid of what was going to happen next. I don’t want to read a book where I fall in love with characters but their life sucks so bad that you ache for them. While the language was probably appropriate for the characters and situation, I got tired of the profanity and the crudeness. I know this type of situation is real but it is not want I want to read about for entertainment. So overall, I commend the writing (this is my fourth Rainbow Rowell book) but the story was just too much for me.” 3 star review


My Thoughts:

This was such a good book! It was an emotional roller coaster and definitely kept me reading. There was some sexual content and definitely some language. Abuse and a bit of violence is also included. I don’t recommend it if you can’t handle any of these. What confused me a bit was how throughout the story, Eleanor and Park seemed to hate then dislike each other a bit throughout the story. I loved seeing other minor characters show up. I felt so bad for Eleanor though. She was treated badly by her step dad, bullied by those at school and even Park’s mom doesn’t accept her at first. I go back and forth with this book but loved it overall. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves a good teenage love story.


That’s a wrap! How did you like this slightly different format? Let me know!

Have you read Eleanor and Park? If you have, I’d love to hear what you thought. No spoilers of course!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

WWW Wednesday (#17)

Hey everyone! We are halfway through the week. Keep powering through and don’t give up now! It’s also time for another WWW Wednesday. This meme is hosted by the amazing Sam. You definitely need to check out her blog if you haven’t already! 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?

WWW Wednesday

Recently Read:

This was such an amazing book! You definitely need to read it. You can check out my review here.

I read one other book but it’s a graphic novel and a cheesy children’s book. I won’t picture it here.


Currently Reading:

OMG! I love this book so much. I haven’t gotten to any major parts yet. I luckily haven’t had much spoiled since many of you have already read this. I am looking forward to doing a review once I’m finished. You need to give this a read if you haven’t already 🙂


I’ve heard mixed things about this book. I’m glad I’m starting to read more YA books 🙂


That’s a wrap! I feel like this was a pretty decent week of reading.  What did you read this week? Let me know or link your WWW in the comments.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀