Creatures of the Night | Book Tag

I don’t ever really do many tags especially ones that start on booktube, but I thought this was fun and acts as a good halloween book rec or just a good source of recommendation for creature books! If you are interested in spooky or creepy books I have done multiple differnt book recommendations throughout the month. There is a Vampire book Rec and Top Ten Spooky Reads! This was created by Katytastic on Youtube, so you can watch the original video here:

Vampires 

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My favorite vampires are those from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R Ward. Not only are they swoon worthy and kickass, but their background and heritage is so thought out and interesting. Ward does such a great job creating this world and where they came from and how the lineage works. I think it is so intriguing that they don’t turn until they are 25.

 

 

 

Werewolves 

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I do not think I have read many books with werewolves, which is really disappointing because I love werewolves (I am obsessed with Teen Wolf!) I think for this one I am going to have to go with my first werewolf love Jacob Black from Twilight! The story behind these werewolves is well done and I love that they only come about when there is the threat of vampires. The imprinting and telepathy between the pack is really cool too! I wish that Wolf from Scarlet was an actual werewolf because than he would so be my pick! I just realized that Sisters Red by Jackson Pierce is also a good werewolf book that the werewolves are posing as humans and eat people!

 

Zombies

World_War_Z_book_coverI haven’t read that many zombie books either. I am going to have to go with my favorite book that I have read so far that is about zombies and that is World War Z by Max Brooks. I really want to read a book that focuses more on zombies and not like Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, which I have already read. I thought World War Z was really interesting since it was all stories about different people and from people about their accounts with fight the zombies!

 

 

Ghosts

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 3.38.38 PMAlthough I wasn’t the hugest fan of this book I really did enjoy the ghost and thought she was a very unique character with an interesting purpose, The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco. She hunts murders, more specifically children killers. She is a vengeful ghost based on Japanese folklore.

 

 

 

Witch/Warlock/Spellcaster

imagesHow is it that I have not read many books that fit into this category. I mean of course Harry Potter is an amazing Wizard world, but I feel like everyone already knows about that (or at least I hope so). I am going to go with Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce. There is some really interesting magic in the world of Tortall. One of my favorite parts is Faithful the cat! This is a great fantasy series with a great female protagonist with lots of magic!

 

 

Fairy/Fae

imagesEveryone thinks of fairies as these cute little things with pixie dust. I love those books that show the darker faerie world. That is how I feel about faeries and the fae world. I think that the Modern Faerie Tales Trilogy by Holly Black does a fantastic job depicting how horrible , cruel and dark the faerie world can be!

 

 

 

 

Demons

18006096This should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following my blog or stopping by recently. My favorite demon(s) come from The Dark Elements Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I am so in love with Roth, the crown prince of hell! He has some awesome familiar demon tattoos. He is sassy and badass! The demon world and how it is all set up is also interesting and has many different types of demons.

 

 

 

Angels

18324459-1So many of these tags I have seen done have picked Angelfall by Susan Ee for this and although I did love Raffe and that the angels are kind of evil/bad. I wasnt a huge fan of this book. For this I am choosing Lailah by Nikki Kelly. I loved the story and background to angels in this world. I thought it was so interesting that it isn’t considered Heaven but a different world and dimension. What the angels have to do to survive and how they are paired is also very unique!

 

 

Aliens 

12860573I haven’t read many alien books because I have always had this weird thing about aliens, but I have bought quite a few alien books recently from suggestions and recommendations of people. I have to say though that the aliens from 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad are so creepy and scary. The book as a whole is so spooky and gave me chills.

 

 

 

Superpowered Humans 

UnknownThe only books that I have read that I think fit into this category is the Shatter Me Trilogy by Tarereh Mafi. It has a very x-men feel and I loved learning about all the different powers and how they all worked!

 

 

 

 

I was thinking of adding Dragons to this list, but than I realized I haven’t yet to really read a book focused on Dragons.

I am not tagging anyone, but if you decide to do this link you post in the comments I would love to see everyone elses answers and see some different books I should pick up and read! 

Friday Reads [10/31]

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keep flying by. I am not completely sure what I am going to start reading. I have been on such a spooky and creepy reading kick. I just finished a book last night and have no idea what to pick up next. I have been doing so great with the Halloween reads that I don’t know if I just want to continue with that or start anew and read other books. I am a huge horror/slasher movie fan and I will probably spend all day watching movies so I have temporarily decided on a few books that I might start tomorrow! Awhile ago I put Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch on hold. I had to much going on and wasn’t able to give the book the attention it needed. I really want to read it and 6move onto the third book. I feel like this month might be filled with fantasy! I also think I am going to start Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling because sometimes while I read a lot of fantasy I get in a reading slump. Also for the fact that i have never read the Harry Potter books and need to continue on with them! As well as these I am still currently listening to The Source by J.D. Horn on audiobook!

What are your plans for the weekend?Anything fun or exciting happening ? What are you reading/planning on reading? I would love to hear from you!    

All Hallows’ Eve | Quotes

“Dead flesh and sharpened scalpels didn’t bother me. I was my father’s daughter, after all. My nightmares were made of darker things.”
― Megan Shepherd, The Madman’s Daughter

“Blood is really warm,
it’s like drinking hot chocolate
but with more screaming.”
― Ryan Mecum, Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your…Brains

“Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death

“Fear is contagious. You can catch it. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to say that they’re scared for the fear to become real. ”
― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

“Here then at long last is my darkness. No cry of light, no glimmer, not even the faintest shard of hope to break free across the hold.” 
― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

“In space, no one can hear you scream.”
― Johan Harstad, 172 Hours on the Moon

“Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.”
― Stephen King, The Shining

“It was a house for those who could not take care of themselves, for those who heard voices, who had strange thoughts and did strange things. The house was meant to keep them in. Once they came, they never left.”
― Madeleine Roux, Asylum

“People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn’t believe in that. Tomorrow wasn’t getting ready for them. It didn’t even know they were there.”
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

“As long as you live, there’s always something waiting; and even if it’s bad, and you know it’s bad, what can you do? You can’t stop living.”
― Truman Capote, In Cold Blood

“We forget that the rest of live can be just as dangerous. I think about how fragile we are here– like fish in a glass bowl with the darkness pressing in on every side.”
― Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

“We humans have the capacity to wreak horrors on each other. But we also have the capacity to survive those horrors.”
― Barry Lyga, I Hunt Killers

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn | Book Review

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Genre: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

“Sometimes if you let people do things to you, you’re really doing it to them.”
-Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects

Synopsis:
WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.

HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.[Goodreads]

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Gillian Flynn does it again. She made me completely question the sanity of her characters and her as a person. I did not think such a thing would be possible more than once. My review is going to be on the short side because not only is this a shorter book but because it is a thriller you want to go in not aware of pretty much anything.

Flynn crafted a story with intense characters that each have problems of their own. When Camille is sent back to her hometown after years to report on a possible rising serial killer, she is faced with family issues as well as the need to lapse back into her old habits. The way that Flynn creates and weaves together her stories leaves me completely shocked and slightly disturbed and Sharp Objects was no exception. You are left wondering who to believe and what is really happening in this small town, which seems to be hiding something. Not only is Camille trying to solve the questions of who murder these two young girls, but things from her past come back to haunt her and she must figure out the connection. Camille was an interesting character and had an intriguing issue. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat and although at times I felt that story lulled, I needed to know what was happening.

If you have read any of Gillian Flynn’s other work Sharp Objects will not disappoint. Her writing style is fantastic and gives you just enough to keep you wanting more. I have to say that I slightly solved this one to a point although the end caught me off guard, I did not see the end coming. That being said I still enjoyed Gone Girl more even though this was not a bad book at all . It was fantastic and I think that if you have never read any of Gillian Flynn’s work before you should definitely pick up any of her books. She has a way with psychotic, manipulative, and outright insane characters that are sure to leave you questioning everything and everyone.

The Line by J.D. Horn | Book Review

18010355THE LINE J.D. HORN

Genre: Paranormal/Witches, Urban Fantasy

Format: Audiobook

“Savannah had the power to hold people long after their final sell-by date had been carved into marble. You didn’t need to be a witch, or even a psychic, to see spirits in Savannah—”
– J.D. Horn, The Line

Series: Witching Savannah

Synopsis:
Bold, flirty, and with a touch of darkness, debut author J.D. Horn spins a mesmerizing tale of a family of witches . . . and the problem that can arise from being so powerful. As Charlaine Harris’ series winds down—and as Deborah Harkness’ series heats up—Witching Savannah is new contemporary fantasy that will be sure to enchant new readers.

Mercy Taylor, the youngest member of Savannah’s preeminent witching family, was born without the gift of magic. She is accustomed to coming in a distant second to the minutes older, exquisite and gifted twin she adores. Hopelessly in love with her sister’s boyfriend, she goes to a Hoodoo root doctor for a love spell. A spell that will turn her heart to another man, the best friend who has loved her since childhood.

Aunt Ginny, the family’s matriarch, would not approve. But Mercy has more to worry about than a love triangle when Aunt Ginny is brutally murdered. Ginny was the Taylor family’s high commander in the defense of the bewitched line that separates humankind from the demons who once ruled our realm.

A demon invasion looms now that the line is compromised. Worse yet, some within the witching world stand to gain from a demon takeover. Mercy, entangled in the dark magic of her love spell, fighting for her sister’s trust, and hopelessly without magic, must tap the strength born from being an outcast to protect the line she doesn’t feel a part of…

In this riveting contemporary fantasy, Horn delivers the full betrayal, blood, and familial discord of the best of Southern gothic.[Goodreads]

review

I did not know anything about this book or heard anything about this series ever before. I just picked it up because it was one of the options for an audiobook on kindle unlimited and was about witches. I have to say I was surprised by this book and although I did not think it was perfection it was an enjoyable read that had some unseen twists and some interesting elements.

The Line is about a family of witches living in Savannah, Georgia. The main protagonist is Mercy Taylor and she is known as the dud of her family. In a family full of witches she has been born with no powers and her twin sister Maize is the golden child and amazing witch. Horn develops a great southern setting that has that charm and rumors of what the Taylor family really is. The story is filled with magic and explores different methods in which magic can be used. The world was presented as a normal human world with a great developed “underground” of magic, witches, ghosts and other paranormal beings. Although, this book wasn’t without its flaws. I felt like some parts of the story were rushed/not explained whereas other parts were just missing something. The ending and those shocking twists at the end of the book saved the book for me a little from just being mediocre.

I love that this book mainly focused and revolved around the Taylor family. It added an element to this story that you do not see a lot in paranormal/urban fantasy. Mercy was an absolutely phenomenal character that was so strong-willed, independent and not without her sarcasm. There were some other really great secondary characters that had loud and crazy personalities. I found the relationships that was formed between Mercy and Jilo was really interesting and opened up more of the world that Horn was creating.

Overall I though this was an enjoyable book about witches that really took a unique take in a human world with some interesting magical workings. I think the magical world and what the abilities such as jumping dimensions was awesome. The whole idea of the “line” which is where they get the magic was a unique concept and added greatly to the story. The book is the best one I have ever read, but I also do not think it is a disappointing read as long as you aren’t expecting a mind blowing story. It was a fun and easy read with a sassy female lead which in my opinion is always a win and if you listen to it on audiobook its great because its in a southern accent!

RATING

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Movies To Get In The Halloween Spirit

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten Movies to Get In The Halloween Spirit! I decided to go with movies because Halloween Movies are my absolute favorites! Especially Slasher Films! I also already did a Top Ten Books To Read For Halloween list (which should be updated due to the books I have recently read! So it is like a two in one this week! Also these movies are in no particular order and are a mix of scary, slasher and great kid movies! And I would also like to make it known that the original slasher movies (from the late 70s) are the best! I am obsessed with movies so there are so many more I wish I could add.

SLASHERS

MV5BMTY0Nzk0NTk2OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjQ3NTk0MQ@@._V1_SY317_CR3,0,214,317_AL_Halloween (1978)

Really any of the movies in this franchise! I love them all and Michael Meyers is my favorite Slasher! Every Halloween Season I make sure that I take a day to marathon all of these movies!

 

 

 

 

 

MV5BMjA0NDQ2MzMxMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODg5MTkzMjE@._V1_SX214_AL_ Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with this movie and also had a huge issue with chainsaws in haunted houses and maizes when younger. I even own this movie on VHS! I do think the other adaptions of this movie are good too!

 

 

 

 

 

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Someone killing you in your dreams /nightmares is scary shit. Put that together with the fact that Freddy looks creepy as shit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another slasher film I know. Jason is just as awesome as the other slashers. Creepy camp setting adds to the fact that there is a killer running around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HORROR

MV5BMTU4NzMyMjAyOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNjY0MzI5._V1_SY317_CR1,0,214,317_AL_Poltergeist (1982)

This is the first horror movie I remember ever watching and it scared the crap out of me. The second one is even worst. I have no idea why at the age of 8 my parents thought it would be okay to let me watch this.

 

 

 

 

 

MV5BMTI4OTU2NjY5OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwOTQ2Mzg3._V1_SX214_AL_Dawn of the Dead (2004)

This is a great Zombie movie. If you want a good laugh though you should watch the 1970s version! Zombies are a must have for Halloween time.  Although 28 Days Later is another good one I believe this one is my favorite one!

 

 

 

 

 

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A scary killer tooth fairy….I think that is enough said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family/Child 

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This is a classic! I love the Addams Family. I have to say Wednesday is my role model she is just so fantastic. This family is so kooky and so awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MV5BMTU4Njg1MDkxMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjk2MjAzMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR5,0,214,317_AL_Halloweentown (1998)

This is a solid staple to the Halloween season. I love all 4 of the Halloweentown movies and it also shows how awesome Disney Channel Original Movies use to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have already watched this movie like 5 times this year. If you don’t watch this movie and/or don’t like it I don’t know if we can be friends. This movie is fun and has witches, talking cats and a zombie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Honorable Mentions:

The Village (2004)

Scream (1996)

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Sweeney Todd (2007)

 

What are some of your favorite horror/ Halloween movies to get in the spirit for the holiday? 

Making Up For Monday [10/27]

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Hosted by: An Avid Reader; A Wannabe Writer

Today’s Question: What is the scariest book you have ever read?

I don’t know what the scariest book I have EVER read is, but recently I have read some creepy ones that gave me chills. Sanctum by Madeleine Roux definitely gave me some chills and was such a realistic story! Then there is 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad that definitely creeped me out and had me on edge.

What is the scariest book you have ever read? I would love some recs!

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman | Book Review

15783514THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE BY NEIL GAIMAN

Genre: Fantasy, Horror

“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.”
-Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Synopsis: 
Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly’s wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.[Goodreads]

review

I am going to keep this review short and sweet. The book is very short and I feel like if you read too much into it and look at reviews it will ruin the magic that revolves around this story.

It is a modern fairy tale story that brings about a feeling of nostalgia and childhood. The storytelling is absolutely beautiful and full of fantastic imagery and reminded me of those time in my childhood when everything seemed possible. The main character loves reading and all the worlds and possibilities that they present and really spoke to me and I could relate to him in so many ways. It was dark,eerie and ultimately a haunting novel that  produced that fear that we are all so familiar with from our youth. The imagination and mind can poses and create beautiful and wonderful things and Neil Gaiman definitely conveys this throughout the pages of this fantastic story.

There is such truth, sadness and beauty conveyed in a dreamlike state that had a huge impact on me. This is a book that I believe everyone can find a connection to and really speaks to everyones inner child. I believe this will be a book that I will be convincing everyone I know to read!

RATING-3

Rory Gilmore’s Reading List

So recently I have been rewatching Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I have been obsessed and in love with this show since it first came out. I love Rory and love that she has a deep love for reading. I have been feeling like her a lot lately with the amount of books I have been carrying around with me. And the struggle to find a purse big enough to always carry a book is an issue. I saw this list awhile ago and realized that I need to read more books from this list. I personally think it is important to read classics and be able to talk about them. Although I sometimes struggle to get through them because to be honest they aren’t as fast and easy to read like Young adult books, but I need to push myself because I have only read 36 out of 339 books. I know there are some of these I will never read, but I would really like to work on read more from this list! (The ones bolded are those I have read)
1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
9. The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
10. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
11. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
13. Atonement by Ian McEwan
14. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
15. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
16. Babe by Dick King-Smith
17. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
18. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
20. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
21. Beloved by Toni Morrison
22. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
23. The Bhagava Gita
24. The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
25. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
26. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
27. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
28. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
29. Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
30. Candide by Voltaire
31. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
32. Carrie by Stephen King
33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
34. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
35. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
36. The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
37. Christine by Stephen King
38. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
39. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
40. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
41. The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
42. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
43. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
44. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
45. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
46. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
48. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
50. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
51. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
52. Cujo by Stephen King
53. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
54. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
55. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
56. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
57. The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown
58. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
59. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
60. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
61. Deenie by Judy Blume
62. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
63. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
64. The Divine Comedy by Dante
65. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
66. Don Quixote by Cervantes
67. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
68. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
69. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
70. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
71. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
72. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
73. Eloise by Kay Thompson
74. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
75. Emma by Jane Austen
76. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
77. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
78. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
79. Ethics by Spinoza
80. Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves
81. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
82. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
83. Extravagance by Gary Krist
84. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
85. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
86. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
87. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
88. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
89. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
90. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
91. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
92. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
93. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
94. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
95. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
96. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
97. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
98. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
99. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
100. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
101. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
102. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
103. Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
104. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
105. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
106. The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
107. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
108. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
109. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
110. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
111. The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
112. The Graduate by Charles Webb
113. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
114. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
115. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
116. The Group by Mary McCarthy
117. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
118. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
119. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
120. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
121. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
122. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
123. Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
124. Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
125. Henry V by William Shakespeare
126. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
127. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
128. Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
129. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
130. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
131. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
132. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
133. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
134. How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland
135. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
136. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
137. The Iliad by Homer
138. I’m With the Band by Pamela des Barres
139. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
140. Inferno by Dante
141. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
142. Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
143. It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton
144. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
145. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
146. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
147. The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
148. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
149. Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
150. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
151. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
152. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
153. Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence
154. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
155. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
156. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
157. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
158. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
159. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
160. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
161. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
162. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
163. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
164. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
165. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
166. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
167. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
168. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
169. The Love Story by Erich Segal
170. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
171. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
172. The Manticore by Robertson Davies
173. Marathon Man by William Goldman
174. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
175. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
176. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
177. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
178. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
179. Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
180. The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
181. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
182. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
183. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
184. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
185. The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
186. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
187. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
188. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
189. A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
190. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
191. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
192. Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
193. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
194. My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
195. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
196. Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo
197. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
198. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
199. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
200. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
201. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
202. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
203. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
204. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
205. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
206. Night by Elie Wiesel
207. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
208. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
209. Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
210. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
211. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
212. Old School by Tobias Wolff
213. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
214. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
215. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
216. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
217. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
218. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
219. Othello by Shakespeare
220. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
221. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
222. Out of Africa by Isac Dineson
223. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
224. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
225. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
226. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
227. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
228. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
229. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
230. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
231. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
232. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
233. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
234. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
235. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
236. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
237. Property by Valerie Martin
238. Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
239. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
240. Quattrocento by James Mckean
241. A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
242. Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers
243. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
244. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
245. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
246. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
247. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
248. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
249. Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
250. The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
251. R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
252. Rita Hayworth by Stephen King
253. Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
254. Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
255. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
256. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
257. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
258. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
259. The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition
260. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
261. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
262. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
263. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James
264. The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
265. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
266. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
267. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
268. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
269. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
270. Selected Hotels of Europe
271. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
272. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
273. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
274. Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
275. Sexus by Henry Miller
276. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
277. Shane by Jack Shaefer
278. The Shining by Stephen King
279. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
280. S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
281. Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
282. Small Island by Andrea Levy
283. Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
284. Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
285. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
286. The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
287. Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
288. The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
289. Songbook by Nick Hornby
290. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
291. Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
292. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
293. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
294. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
295. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
296. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
297. A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
298. Stuart Little by E. B. White
299. Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
300. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
301. Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
302. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
303. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
304. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
305. Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
306. Time and Again by Jack Finney
307. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
308. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
309. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
310. The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
311. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
312. The Trial by Franz Kafka
313. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
314. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
315. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
316. Ulysses by James Joyce
317. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
318. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
319. Unless by Carol Shields
320. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
321. The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
322. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
323. Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
324. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
325. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
326. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
327. Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten
328. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
329. We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
330. What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
331. What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
332. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
333. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
334. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
335. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
336. The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
337. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
338. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
339. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Let me know how many you have read and what you think about reading classics! 

Swoon Worthy Saturday [10/25]

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Saturday is a day for swooning. Swoon Worthy Saturday is a weekly meme where in we present a fictional boy who has swept us off our feet, given us butterflies, made our heart do acrobatics and driven us absolutely crazy! (Hosted by StayBookish )

 

Roth

from Stone Cold Touch, Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is not the first time that Roth has appeared in a Swoon Worthy Saturday post for me and I don’t think it will be the last. Even though I am not very far into this book my love for Roth continues to grow especially with how White Hot Kiss ended. Not only is he ruggedly handsome with amazing abs and broad shoulders, but he is funny and witty and definitely has some sass! I think many people will lean more towards Zayne because of some things that happen, but I am going to stick by Roth and I know what he is doing is probably just to protect Layla in the end. I think he is the best thing for Layla and if she doesn’t choose him she is an idiot. Like he is the crown prince of Hell, how could she not pick him.

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