June/July 2017 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

Odd & True by Cat Winters
“Tell me the story again,” I urged my sister in the nighttime blackness of our attic bedroom.

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
History does not repeat, but it does instruct.

Lover Eternal by J.R Ward
“Ah, hell, V, you’re killing me. ” Butch O’Neal mined through his sock drawer, looking for black silk, finding white cotton.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
The fans scream for her, but they don’t really know the girl on the magazine covers- the girl with the guitar and the easy smile.

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
No one wears white wedding dresses anymore.

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Books Read So Far 2017

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten Books Read So Far in 2017. I have not read that many books so far this year so my list will not have 10 books listed. This was hard for me to do because there have been really good books I have read so far, but I really havent come across that “AMAZING” book(s) yet.

♥ Soulless by Gail Carriger 

 

♣ Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 

 

♣ Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell 

 

♣ Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

 

♣ Roseblood by A.G Howard

 

What are some of the best books you have read so far this year?

May 2017 Reads | First Lines


I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

Anthem by Ayn Rand
It is a sin to write this.

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Most people would find being led into an underground bunker on a stormy night scary.

Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton
A few years ago, strange things started happening to me at church.

Top Ten Tuesday|Top Ten Beach Reads for Non Contemporary Readers

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten Beach Reads for Non Contemporary Readers. I figured everyone does post for the summer about the top summery reads and they always contain contemporaries. I know for some contemporaries are not for everyone, even I have a hard time with them. So I wanted to make a post about some good engaging reads to take with you this summer that are “easier”reads then epic fantasies. I recently also post some top summery reads for Top 5 Wednesday.

♦ Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (or really anything by Flynn)

♦ The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 

♦ The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

♦ The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

♦ Cinder by Marissa Meyers (or really any of the Lunar Chronicles)

♦ A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas

♦ Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas 

♦ The Martian by Andy Weir

What are some of your top summer reads?

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Moms in Literature

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Mother’s Day Freebie. I decided that I would go with the top moms in literature. I do not have many that I could think of. It seems that so much of YA literature doesn’t include parents, which is weird when you think about it. All of these teens are just off by themselves getting into all sorts of trouble with no parental supervision.

♦ Mrs. Weasley from the Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling – I feel like this is a given and needs nothing further.

♦ Ma Ingalls from Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder – She was just the all around mom. She was always there for them and teaching them.

♦ Ms. Honey from Matilda by Roald Dahl– She always wanted the best for Matilda and was so sweet.

♦ Natalie Prior from Divergent by Veronica Roth– She risked her life for her daughter and supported her with her decisions.

♦ Lilly Potter from the Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling – She gave up her life for her son. Although she isn’t present in the books, she is always there with Harry and helps him make it.

 

What are some of you top moms in literature?

March 2017 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature ( First Lines) to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell
Needle-thin spikes line the shackles that bite into my wrists and ankles.

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
I couldn’t breathe

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
I’ve read many more books than you.

 

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Shortest Books

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten  Read in One Sitting Books. And I choose to go with the best shortest books I have read.  Just because some books have fewer pages it does not make the meaning or impact any less important or powerful.

♥ Between The World And Me by Ta- Nehisi Coates

♣ We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

♣ The Grownup by Gillian Flynn 

♣ The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman 

♣ A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

♣ The Giver by Lois Lowry 

What are some of you top short reads?

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Books On My Spring TBR

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten  Books on My Spring TBR ! I have been very disconnected from the book community this year. A lot of stuff has been going on lately and it has caused me to be in a book slump. There are so many books I have been waiting to read and now that I have time I hope I will be able to get to all of these.

♠ Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

♠ I Am the Messenger

♠ Mrs. Dalloway

♠ Cress 

♠ City of Blades

♠ Wildwood

♠ The Golden Lily

♠ Half the World

 

What are some books you have on your spring TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday| Join The Resistance

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Top Ten Graphic Novels or Comics, but I do not really read those so I decided to do my own topic. With all that has been going on I have been thinking a lot about dystopian books and thought I would create a post on the top Dystopian Reads!

♦ The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

−oppressed women

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♦ The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

− Crazy Government

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♦ Divergent by Veronica Roth

−Fractured Society

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♦ A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

− Genetically Engineered “Perfect” World

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♦ Proxy by Alex London

− Rich control the poor and use as “Whipping Boys”

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♦ Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 

− Harsh Military Rule

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What are some of your favorite Dystopian Reads?

January 2017 Reads | First Lines

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I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the book.

Soulless by Gail Carriger
Ms. Alexia Tarabotti was not enjoying her evening.

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
 There is a pole of clothing on the side of the train tracks.

Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Son, Last Sunday the host of a popular news show asked me what it meant to lose my body.

Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Guilt is a hunter.

The Shape Of My Heart by Ann Aguirre
If my life were a romantic comedy, I wouldn’t be the star.

Roseblood by A.G Howard
At home, I have a poster on my wall of a rose that’s bleeding.