Top 5 Wednesday (#4)|Book Trends

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday. This weekly meme is hosted by gingerreadslainey and Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes. Both of these wonderful ladies have video book blogs. Go check them out! To find out more information, future topics and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s post will have examples of the topic.

February 8th: Book Trends You’re Tired Of
— What are some things you are tired of seeing that are trends in publishing? Maybe something that pops up on a lot of covers these days, or the popularity of certain tropes in a particular genre? Let it out!

I’m particularly tired of seeing random people on book covers. It wouldn’t be as much of a problem if the people actually looked like the main character(s). That’s only in a perfect world. Here are some examples:

Paper Towns

De Hongerspelen (De Hongerspelen, #1)(The Hunger Games)

Bajo la misma estrella

 

 

 

 

 

 

(The Fault In Our Stars)

 

Do wszystkich chłopców, których kochałam (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)(To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before)

Oddam ci słońce(I’ll Give You The Sun)


That’s a wrap! What are some book trends you’re tired of? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more T5Ws!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesday| Bookish Costumes

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This weekly meme is hosted by the incredible people @The Broke and the Bookish! Go check them out for reviews, future TTT topics and more. This week’s topic is very spooky 😀

Halloween related freebie: ten scary books, favorite horror novels, non-scary books to get you in the Halloween/fall mood, bookish halloween costumes, scariest covers), scary books on my TBR, etc.

I have decided to do bookish Halloween costumes.


Ten Bookish Halloween Costumes:

  1. Harry Potter- Self Titled

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2. Katniss Everdeen-Hunger Games

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3. Cath-Fangirl

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4. Eleanor-Eleanor and Park

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5. Augustus (Gus)-The Fault in Our Stars

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6. Tris- Divergent

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7. Liesel-The Book Thief

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8. Jude-I’ll Give You The Sun

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9. Ponyboy- The Outsiders

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10. Dobby-Harry Potter

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That’s a wrap! What character w0uld you like to be for Halloween?

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more TTT!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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 😀

The Bookish Book Lover Tag!

Hey everyone! It’s Sunday and it’s time for another book tag! I saw this one on Cris @ My Tiny Obsessions. Check out her blog for all things bookish and more 🙂 The tag was created by Shantelle @ Shantellemaryh. A special thanks to her for creating this awesome tag!


Rules:

  • Answer the questions!
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  • Answer the questions!

 

 

 

 


What Books Are You Currently Reading?

I haven’t been reading much but I am almost done/done with Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson


What’s The Last Book You Finished?

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This was a tween book and was pretty decent.


Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson are a couple of favorites so far.


What Genre Have You Read Most This Year?

Young Adult Contemporary!

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What Genre Have You Read Least This Year?

I haven’t read Non-Fiction and Sci-Fi at all this year; just to name a few.

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What Genre Do You Want To Read More Of

Fantasy


How Many Books Have You Read This Year, And What’s Your Goal?

I’ve definitely read more than my Goodreads Goal says. I haven’t updated it in forever and now I’m so far behind, it’s not even worth it.

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What’s the last book you’ve bought?

I honestly don’t remember XD


What book are you saving up to buy next?

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I would love the Harry Potter boxed set and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


How many books did you check out last library visit?

4-5 books

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What’s A Book You Can’t Wait To Read?

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To Kill A Mockingbird. I haven’t read it yet and am going to in school finally!


What’s A Series You’d Recommend To Everyone?

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The Hunger Games series and The Harry Potter series

Who’s An Author You’re Hoping Writes More?

I’m going to steal Cris’ answer and say Rainbow Rowell. I love her writing and hope she writes more.


A Few Books Your Heart Adores

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What Books Are On Your Wish List?

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I nominate EVERYONE who wants to do this tag!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀





Book Traveling Thursday (#24) 2016 Favorite

Hey everyone! It’s Thursday and that means it’s almost the weekend. I hope you guys have had a great week so far. It also means that it’s time for another Book Traveling Thursday. This meme is hosted by  Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. To find out more information, future themes and more, go to the meme’s Goodreads group here! This week’s theme is:

We’re halfway through 2016. Choose your favorite book of the year so far.

This is a tough one! I’ve mentioned quite a few of my favorites already. I have so many favorites… For this theme I have decided to do I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. This is a book that I’ve definitely raved about a lot. Without further ado, here we go!


Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

I'll Give You the Sun

Favorite Cover(s):

Eu Dou-te o SolPortuguese

Te daría el solSpanish

Te daría el solSlovak

Daću ti sunceSerbian

My favorite out of these was the Portuguese one. It’s so beautiful. I love how there are different colored raindrops instead of rays.

Least Favorite Cover(s):

Oddam ci słońcePolish

ARC Ik geef je de zonDutch

Jag ger dig solenSwedish

These are all my least favorites. The Polish one has too much writing and shouldn’t have a random person on it. The Dutch one is plain and boring. The Swedish one has some things that have to do with the book but it still doesn’t make much sense.


That’s a wrap! What are 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 😀

 

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

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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)

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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)

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)

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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 (#22) Debut

Hey everyone! It’s summer vacation for me. If you are still in school, it’s almost the weekend! It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for Book Traveling Thursday. This weekly meme is hosted by the amazing   Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog! You definitely need to check their blogs out if you haven’t already. To find out more info, future themes and more, go to the Goodreads page here. This week’s theme is:

Every author has to start from somewhere. Choose your favorite debut novel.

I’ve already done some amazing debut novels! I have decided to do The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I actually have yet to read this book so I don’t know if it is my favorite yet. I love I’ll Give You The Sun also by Nelson so I’m sure her debut novel will be great!


Original/Cover From My Country (US):

The Sky Is Everywhere

Favorite Cover(s):

The Sky Is EverywhereEnglish

Niebo jest wszędziePolish

Nebo na dosahSlovak

Az ég a földig érHungarian

My favorite out of these is probably the English one. It’s so beautiful yet simple!

Least Favorite(s):

Himlen börjar härSwedish

De Hemel Begint Bij Je VoetenDutch

Himlen ved mine fødderDanish

Über mir der HimmelGerman

My least favorite out of these is the Swedish one. It’s overly cluttered and not fun to look at.


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

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Library Book Haul (#3)

Hey everyone! It’s your lucky day! You get a Top Ten Tuesday and a Library Book Haul today 😀 I apologize for doing this late. This should’ve been on Sunday or yesterday at the latest. Without further ado, let’s see what books I picked up at the library last week!


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*All Book Titles are linked to their Goodreads page!*

  1. Ruby Reinvented by Ronni Arno

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Not really sure how this book will be. It has mixed reviews on Goodreads. The summary sounded pretty interesting. Since this is a Tween/Young Teen book, I won’t be doing a review unless requested. I will however, hopefully keep you posted in my WWW Wednesday posts.

2. The Sky is Everywhere By Jandy Nelson

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This is a different edition than what I have. This is Jandy Nelson’s debut novel! I am excited to read it since I enjoyed her second book I’ll Give You The Sun. I did a book review on that yesterday. You can find it here. This book was the book I chose for the Book Traveling Thursday theme this week. Stay tuned for that on Thursday 😀 I’ll be doing a book review on this as soon as I read it!


That’s a wrap! This Library Book Haul consisted of one YA book and one Tween book. Have you read/heard of either of these books? If so, let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for another Library Book Haul

*There might not be a book haul next week since I might not be going to the library.*

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Review| I’ll Give You The Sun

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and that means the first day of my summer vacation. If you’re on vacation, welcome to paradise! If you’re not, hang in there! Today I am going to be doing another book review. As you can guess by the title, I am going to be reviewing I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. I finished this a while ago but was too busy to do a review. At least I’m doing it now!  Without further a do, let’s get going!


Title: I’ll Give You The Sun

Author: Jandy Nelson

# of pages: 371

Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQ

My Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.16/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.7/5 stars


Summary From Amazon:

 

“A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell

Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways…until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant, fully alive novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing―often all at once.”


Critic Reviews (Credit is Given):

“Dazzling.” “The New York Times Book Review” 


“Have you ever wanted to put a book in all of your friends’ hands? This is that kind of book . . . Heartbreakingly honest.” “San Francisco Chronicle”


“This book is about many things: grief, sexuality, creativity, bravery, identity, guilt. But mostly it’s about love. Be prepared with more tissues than you needed for “The Fault in Our Stars,” a chunky notebook to scribble down all the quotes and a handful of witty responses when people ask why you’re chuckling to yourself in the corner. Because this book will make you realise how beautiful words can be.” “The Guardian” 


“This book is many things at once, all of them engrossing. It’s a book where teenagers think in almost indulgently poetic language while still sounding genuinely adolescent. It’s two separate but equally intoxicating love stories. . . . Most of all, it’s the mystery of what happened to tear Noah and Jude apart, and what if anything can bring them back together again.” NPR’s Guide to 2014’s Great Reads.



My Thoughts:

This book was amazing!! It kept me turning the pages once I got into it. There were parts of the book that were confusing or not very exciting. As the book progressed though, it really sucked me in. Noah is so amazing. He’s so creative and artistic. Noah is gay and follows in love with the boy next door. Jude is amazing as well. She’s not as artistic as Noah and doesn’t feel as loved by their mom. Jude falls in love as well.  When something major happens, Noah and Jude are torn apart. They go their separate ways and don’t talk anymore. You have to read the book to find out if they become close again. Overall, I loved this book. The writing just flowed and the characters were so well described, it felt like I knew them. I felt what they felt. Saw what they saw. It may not be for everyone but I enjoyed it for the most part.

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That’s a wrap! Have you read this book? If you have, what did you think about it? No spoilers of course 🙂 If you haven’t read it, do you want to now? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀