Top Ten Tuesday|Love

 




Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly meme was created by the wonderful people at The Broke And The Bookish. Go check them out for more information, topics and so much more! This week’s topic is:

Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would (recently or all time) — or you could do something like books I liked more/less than everyone else

I have decided to do Ten Books I Loved More Than I Thought I Would


Ten Books I Loved More Than I Thought I Would:

1. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

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I’ve already cheated! This is seven books not one 😀


2. The Raven Boys By Maggie Stiefvater

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3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before By Jenny Han

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4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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5. None Of The Above by I.W. Gregorio

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6. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

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7. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

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9. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera


10. The Sky Is Everywhere By Jandy Nelson

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That’s a wrap! What books did you love more than you thought you would? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Library Book Haul (#10)

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I blogged. I recently went to the library and decided to do another Library Book Haul. It’s the 10th one! You guys have really been enjoying these book hauls 😀 This book haul consists of three YA books and three YT (Young Teen) books. Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven would’ve been part of this haul but I started and almost finished it. A review will hopefully be coming your way soon!


Library Book Haul:

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*All Covers Are Linked To Goodreads*

1. If I Ever Get Out Of Here By Eric Gansworth (YA)

If I Ever Get Out of Here

Lewis “Shoe” Blake is used to the joys and difficulties of life on the Tuscarora Indian reservation in 1975: the joking, the Fireball games, the snow blowing through his roof. What he’s not used to is white people being nice to him — people like George Haddonfield, whose family recently moved to town with the Air Force. As the boys connect through their mutual passion for music, especially the Beatles, Lewis has to lie more and more to hide the reality of his family’s poverty from George. He also has to deal with the vicious Evan Reininger, who makes Lewis the special target of his wrath. But when everyone else is on Evan’s side, how can he be defeated? And if George finds out the truth about Lewis’s home — will he still be his friend?


2. None Of The Above By I.W. Gregorio (YA)

None of the Above

A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she was born intersex… and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.

What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant?

When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She’s a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she’s madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she’s decided that she’s ready to take things to the next level with him.

But Kristin’s first time isn’t the perfect moment she’s planned—something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy “parts.”

Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin’s entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?


3. The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) By Maggie Stiefvater (YA)The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)

(I recently read the first book and fell in love. The review will be up ASAP)

Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.

One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.

And sometimes he’s not the only one who wants those things.

Ronan is one of the raven boys – a group of friends, practically brothers, searching for a dead king named Glendower, who they think is hidden somewhere in the hills by their elite private school, Aglionby Academy. The path to Glendower has long lived as an undercurrent beneath town. But now, like Ronan’s secrets, it is beginning to rise to the surface – changing everything in its wake.


4. It Ain’t So Awful Falafel By Firoozeh Dumas (YT)

It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block . . . for the fourth time. California’s Newport Beach is her family’s latest perch, and she’s determined to shuck her brainy loner persona and start afresh with a new Brady Bunch name—Cindy. It’s the late 1970s, and fitting in becomes more difficult as Iran makes U.S. headlines with protests, revolution, and finally the taking of American hostages. Even mood rings and puka shell necklaces can’t distract Cindy from the anti-Iran sentiments that creep way too close to home. A poignant yet lighthearted middle grade debut from the author of the best-selling Funny in Farsi. 


5. Nothing But Trouble By Jacqueline Davies (YT)

Nothing but Trouble

Odawahaka has always been too small for Maggie’s big scientific ideas. Between her stuck-in-a-rut mom, her grumpy grandpop, and the lifetime supply of sludgy soda in the fridge, it’s hard for Maggie to imagine a change.

But when Lena moves in with her creative spirit and outrageous perspective, middle school takes off with a bang. Someone starts pulling the kind of pranks that send their rule-loving new principal into an uproar—complete with purple puffs of smoke, parachuting mice, and a scavenger hunt that leads to secret passageways. Suddenly the same-old football games, election for class president, and embarrassing stories feel almost exciting. And for the first time in her life, Maggie begins to wonder if there might be more to Odawahaka than she ever saw coming!


6. Every Single Second By Tricia Springstubb (YT)

Every Single Second

A single second. That’s all it takes to turn a world upside down.

Twelve-year-old Nella Sabatini’s life is changing too soon, too fast. Her best friend, Clem, doesn’t seem concerned; she’s busy figuring out the best way to spend the “leap second”—an extra second about to be added to the world’s official clock. The only person who might understand how Nella feels is Angela, but the two of them have gone from being “secret sisters” to not talking at all.

Then Angela’s idolized big brother makes a terrible, fatal mistake, one that tears apart their tight-knit community and plunges his family into a whirlwind of harsh publicity and judgment. In the midst of this controversy, Nella is faced with a series of startling revelations about her parents, friends, and neighborhood. As Angela’s situation becomes dangerous, Nella must choose whether to stand by or stand up. Her heart tries to tell her what to do, but can you always trust your heart? The clock ticks down, and in that extra second, past and present merge—the future will be up to her.

Tricia Springstubb’s extraordinary novel is about the shifting bonds of friendship and the unconditional love of family, the impact of class and racial divides on a neighborhood and a city, and a girl awakening to awareness of a world bigger and more complex than she’d ever imagined.


That’s a wrap! What books seem appealing to you? Have you read any of them? Let me know your thoughts!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

WWW Wednesday (#34)

Hey everyone! We are now halfway through the week. That means it’s time for WWW Wednesday! This weekly meme is currently hosted by the amazing Sam. Go check this aspiring writers blog out! To participate in WWW, 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?

This will be slightly longer since I haven’t done this meme in around a month.


Recently:

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

Stella by StarlightA suspenseful book.

 

Will Grayson, Will GraysonReview soon! Amazing Book!!


Currently Reading:

The Great American Whatever

This is such a great book so far! It’s definitely a page turner. There will be a review for this so stay tuned!


Going To Read:

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)Poached (FunJungle #2)

The Thing About JellyfishChasing Secrets

Highly Illogical Behavior

I have 5 amazing books to look forward to reading!!


That’s a wrap! What did you read this week? Let me know! Have you read any of these books? Thoughts are welcome 🙂

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Library Book Haul (#8)

Hey everyone! The Top Ten Tuesday topic didn’t spur any ideas so I decided to do a library book haul instead. I haven’t done a library book haul in a long time so this should be fun! This haul consists of two young adult books and three tween books.


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*All These Book Covers Are Linked To Goodreads*

1. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

Highly Illogical Behavior

This book has been floating around for a bit. I’m finally going to read it and see if I enjoy it. It’s a book about a boy who is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left his house in three years. A girl named Lisa wants to try to change that. It reminds me of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon a bit. I’ll definitely do a review.


2. Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko

Chasing Secrets

A tween book set in 1900’s San Francisco. It revolves around a girl named Lizzie and her adventures. I have enjoyed historic fiction before so I wanted to give this a shot. It’s a tween book so no review.


3.  The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The Thing About Jellyfish

A tween book about a girl named Suzie. After her friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzie is sure it was caused by a jellyfish sting. She goes to extreme lengths to prove her theory. There will be no review.


4. Poached by Stuart Gibbs

Poached (FunJungle #2)

A tween book about a boy named Teddy who’s trying to solve the mystery of the Koala captors. No review will be done.


5. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (Book #1) by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

A young adult book about a girl named Lara. Instead of confessing her feelings to her crushes, she writes them letters. Her secret letters to her crushes are sealed as if to be sent off. When the box of letters is somehow mailed, she’s confronted by ex-crushes. A review will be done.


That’s a wrap! Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more library book hauls!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀 

WWW Wednesday (#33)

Hey everyone! It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This wonderful meme is currently hosted by @Sam. Go check out this writer’s blog! To participate, 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:

The After-Room (The Apothecary, #3)

This was a beautiful conclusion to The Apothecary series!!

More Happy Than Not

This was an amazing book!! I’ll have to review this and Finding Audrey now. I’m getting behind!


Currently Reading:

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

This is Tween book but it sounded pretty interesting. I am only a few pages in but am enjoying it.


Going To Read:

The Great American WhateverStella by Starlight

Will Grayson, Will Grayson


That’s a wrap! What did you read this week? Link your WWW or let me know 🙂

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

WWW Wednesday (#32)

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! It’s time for another WWW Wednesday. This weekly meme is currently hosted by @Sam. Go check out this budding writers blog! To participate, 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?

Let’s get started!


Recently Read:

This was an amazing book!

Counting Thyme

This was such a heartwarming book!! I was sorry to see it end.

Finding Audrey

I was unsure about Finding Audrey but ended up loving it! Review will be up ASAP


Currently Reading:

The After-Room (The Apothecary, #3)

This is the final book in The Apothecary series and I am loving it so far.


Going to Read:

More Happy Than Not

That’s all I know right now. I have decided to take a break from L.M. Montgomery right now.


That’s a wrap! What books have you read this week? Let me know!

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

~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 😀

WWW Wednesday (#30)

Hey everyone!! It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another WWW Wednesday. This weekly meme is currently hosted by the amazing Sam. Go give her a follow for all things writing and books 🙂 To participate in this meme, all you have to do is answer these three questions:

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

Let’s get started!


Recently Read:

As Brave As You

This was a great book! I’m glad I decided to read it.

Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)

This was another great book in the Anne of Green Gables series. It was intriguing and pulled me in from the beginning.

This was a quick read. It took me around a day and was very enjoyable. Though it’s more of a  graphic novel, it’s a page turner.



 Currently Reading:

Sweet Home Alaska

This is a great story! There is lots of obstacles, success and worry for the characters to deal with. It’s set in the 1930s so it’s definitely different. I love it so far!


Going To Read:

Emily of New Moon (Emily, #1)Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)

I Am the Messenger


That’s a wrap! It was a very productive week of reading. I ended up finishing three books and got started on another. What did you read this week? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 


 

 

Top Ten Tuesday’s: Read this if you like this…

Hey everyone! It’s my 100th post! This is pretty exciting for me because I can’t believe how far I’ve gone and my blog has gotten in just a few months. I’m so sorry that I didn’t do Creative Challenges yesterday. I just didn’t have too much time. A special shout out to my mom. It’s her birthday today! If you want to get more info about Top Ten Tuesday’s check out the link here.

Today’s prompt is: Ten Books to read if you like this Popular Author/Books.

Ten Books to Read if you like Historic Fiction:

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.

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The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osbourne.

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The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.

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The One Crazy Summer series by Rita Williams-Garcia.

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Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos.

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Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm. I

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The 39 Clues series by Rick Riordan (?)

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Johnny and the Bomb by Terry Pratchett.

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Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan.

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I’m sorry for the poor quality and size of the photos. I didn’t realize how small they were until I started inserting them.

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

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~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

Hi everyone! It’s time for another book review! I finished this book a couple days ago but I realized I didn’t review it.

This is a Historic Fiction book that is set in 1969. Sisters Delphine, Vonetta and Farm are going to Alabama to visit Big Ma and her 82 year old mother Ma Charles. Across the field, through the pines, and over the creek is where Ma Charles’s half sister Mrs. Trotter lives. The two half sisters haven’t spoken in years and are determined to hold on to their version of the truth. Overly Dramatic Vonetta serves as their messenger as they trade back and forth their versions of what really happened throughout their lives. Delphine struggles to try to bring the siblings back together. In the middle of it all, Delphine and her sisters learn about family history that happened long ago and brought a hurt that possibly couldn’t be fixed. When tragedy comes to the Alabama farm, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she thought possible. This is a companion to One Crazy Summer  and P.S. Be Eleven.

Book: Gone Crazy in Alabama

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia

Recommended age range: 8-12

I’m a bit older then twelve so I think pretty much anyone could read it if they’re 8+

My rating: 5 stars!

Do I recommend it? Yes! It’s a great book for anyone who loves historic fiction, adventure, and family type books. It is considered a children’s book so it doesn’t contain any language.

Let me know if you want to or did read this book!

What I’m Reading Wednesday’s will still happen tomorrow!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more book reviews in the future!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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Source: goodreads.com