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 😀

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 😀

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.

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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 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 😀

Top Ten Tuesday|Rewind

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. Go check them out for all things bookish and fun! This week’s topic is pretty free and unlimited.

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND — go back and do a topic you missed over the years or recently or a topic you really want to revisit

I have decided to do Top Ten WOW endings. It was done in April of 2013.


Top Ten WOW Endings: *NO SPOILERS INCLUDED*

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  by JK Rowling Ending

This ending was WOW in terms of name choices and so much more.I don’t want to spoil anything since some still haven’t read the Harry Potter series!

No rush 😀


2.The Everything,Everything by Nicola Yoon ending

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This ending was one of the best I have ever read. It was a plot twist I didn’t see coming. If you haven’t read Everything,Everything, I definitely recommend it!

3.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

This ending could’ve been seen coming but it was still shocking and so,so sad. If you haven’t read The Book Thief, you definitely need to!

4. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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We read this book in school. It was such a suspenseful and pretty creepy book. The ending was strange and left some open ends to it. If you love mystery books, this is one for you.

5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins ending

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I thought this ending would have a lot more to it. It had an abrupt ending which was the most shocking. If you love tons of action, this book is for you!

6. Insurgent by Veronica Roth ending

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This ending was a huge plot twist!! It changed everything. I haven’t read Allegiant and really don’t plan to. The ending left tons of open ends for me. If you love suspense, action and adventure, this book is for you!
I guess I only got 6 books!

That’s a wrap!! I sure hope I didn’t forget anything! Comment any books that I forgot that would’ve been on your list.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s Top Ten Tuesday!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Review: The Book Thief

Hey everyone! It’s Friday and time for another book review.  Today I am finally doing a review of The Book Thief by Mark Zusak. Let’s get started!


Title: The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

 

Genre: Historical Fiction

# of pages: 592

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.6/5 stars


Amazon Summary:


It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.


Editorial Reviews (Credit Given):

“An extraordinary narrative.”
School Library Journal, Starred


“Exquisitely written and memorably populated, Zusak’s poignant tribute to words, survival, and their curiously inevitable entwinement is a tour de force to be not just read but inhabited.”
The Horn Book Magazine, Starred


“This hefty volume is an achievement…a challenging book in both length
and subject…”
Publisher’s Weekly, Starred


My Thoughts:

The perspective of this book is so unique! A book told my Death. The writing had me from  the beginning. Liesel Meminger is such a great character. I loved seeing how she grew and what she encountered. Though I didn’t shed many tears, make sure to have tissues ready at the end. It’s absolutely heart breaking. This is one of the books that I wouldn’t hesitate to give a five star. I recommend it to anyone who loves a unique, historical fiction, action filled book.


That’s a wrap! I extremely recommend The Book Thief if you haven’t read it already. If you have read it, what are your thoughts on it? *NO SPOILERS* Let me know in the comments 🙂

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~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 😀

WWW Wednesday (#28)

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This weekly meme is currently hosted by the talented Sam. Go check out her blog for bookish writing content! 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?

Without further ado, here we go!


Recently Read:

Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)

I actually finished this last Wednesday. It was a great book and filled in some details since I skipped from book 1 to book 3.

The Book Thief

I finished this yesterday. The whole book absolutely blew me away!! A full review will be out Friday.


Currently Reading:

Mistress Pat (Pat, #2)

This is the sequel to Pat of Silver Bush. It’s by the author who wrote the Anne of Green Gables series. So far, I love it!


Going To Read:

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

As Brave As YouEthan, Suspended

Only four books left. Until I get more!


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

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

WWW Wednesday (#26)

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. You definitely need to check out her bookish writing 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?

Let’s get started!


Recently Read:

This was a great book! I have books 2,4 and 5 available to pick up at the library. Then I can continue reading this great series


Currently Reading:

Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)

(Not the edition I have)

This is another book of L.M. Montgomery’s. It’s part of what seems to be a two book series. I love reading it so much. Just like the Anne Shirley series, it has a lot happening.


Going To Read:

I have a ton of books to read!

Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)

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

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

Mistress Pat (Pat, #2)

The Book Thief

Ethan, Suspended

As Brave As You

I have 7 books to read!!


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

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Library Book Haul (#4)

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and that means another library book haul! I apologize for not blogging daily the last few days. I guess I’m not good at keeping a streak. I also apologize for the late post. Enough with my excuses. As you can tell by the title, a library book haul is a haul where I show off my library books. This time I have 5 books to show off!


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*All Book Titles will be linked to their Goodreads page.*

  1. As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds

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I don’t know if I’ll read this book. I started it but put it down due to the number of times the word “poop” was mentioned. I might give it another shot. It sounds interesting. Just doesn’t have the best beginning.


2. Mistress Pat by L.M. Montgomery

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This is another series written by the author of the Anne Shirley series that I have begun to read. The library was out of all of the Anne books except the sixth one. I noticed Montgomery had more books and decided to get them. This is a sequel to Pat of Silver Bush that I am reading now.


3. Ethan, Suspended by Pamela Ehrenberg

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The summary sounded interesting and it will be a nice short read. It doesn’t have the best Goodreads rating but I’ll have to see if I enjoy it or not.


4. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak

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I’m finally going to read The Book Thief! I’ve been going back and forth about reading this and now I finally will. This will be the only book I’ll be doing a review for so stay tuned for that!


5. Pat of Silver Bush by L.M Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush (Pat, #1)Goodreads (Not the edition I got)

This is book one of what seems to be only a two book series. I am reading this right now and enjoy it a lot. I jumped at the chance of reading more of Montgomery’s books since I am joying the Anne Shirley series so far. So far, I’m not disappointed.


That’s a wrap! Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know! This book haul consisted of one YA and four tween books.

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀