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 😀

Book Review| I Am The Messenger

Hey everyone! It’s Sunday and I’m actually doing a post. Today I am finally reviewing I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak; author of The Book Thief. This is a teen book and a brilliant one at that. Let’s get started!


Title: I Am The Messenger

Author: Markus Zusak

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Young Adult

# of pages: 360

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.09/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.

That’s when the first ace arrives in the mail.

That’s when Ed becomes the messenger.

Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who’s behind Ed’s mission?


My Thoughts:

From page one, I Am The Messenger had me glued to the pages. There was so much suspense and action. As it progressed, new characters were introduced in such detail that I felt like I knew them. Ed Kennedy, the main character is such a great guy! At first I was confused about The Doorman. I thought it was an actual doorman… really it’s Ed’s old dog. Once the first card arrives, Ed’s life is turned upside down. For the better and the worse. I loved this book to bits. There was so much imagery and detail to it. You felt what Ed felt in each and every situation. I without a doubt recommend this book!!


That’s a wrap! What are your thoughts on I Am The Messenger? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~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 😀

 

WWW Wednesday (#31)

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another WWW Wednesday. This weekly meme is currently hosted by @Sam. Go check out this budding author’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?

Let’s get started!


Recently Read:

Sweet Home Alaska

This was a brilliant book! If it was a teen book, it definitely would be popular.

I Am the Messenger

OMG! This was such a great book! There was lots of suspense, mystery and a bit of romance. I’ll have a review out Sunday! I promise. 😀


Currently Reading:

L.M. Montgomery never ceases to amaze me! Her writing keeps me glued to the pages. Emily is such a great character and Montgomery makes all her characters seem so real!


Going to Read:

Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)Counting Thyme

The After-Room (The Apothecary, #3)Finding Audrey

More Happy Than Not

5 books 😀


 

That’s a wrap! What have you been reading this past week? Let me know!

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

~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 😀

 


 

 

WWW Wednesday (#29)

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. 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?

Here we go!


Recently Read:

Mistress Pat (Pat, #2)Ethan, Suspended

These were both great books! Mistress Pat had lots of plot twists just like all of Montgomery’s books. Ethan,Suspended was short but full of plot.


Currently Reading:

As Brave As You

This was a book I put down but I recently picked back up. I love it and am glad I decided to start reading it again.


Going To Read:

Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)

Sweet Home AlaskaEmily of New Moon (Emily, #1)

I Am the Messenger

6 books to read 😀


That’s a wrap! What did you read this week? Let me know or link your WWW in the comments!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀