Top 10 Books that Will Make you Cry

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 books that will make you cry. The problem is I have NEVER cried for a book. NEVER. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but here are some books that almost made me cry and might make you cry if you read them!

  

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green | Goodreads
Looking for Alaska by John Green | Goodreads (and probably every other John Green book…)
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern | Goodreads

  

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling | Goodreads (bittersweet endings and all that…)
The Bronze Horseman trilogy by Paullina Simons | Goodreads (Amazing trilogy by the way!)
Allegiant by Veronica Roth | Goodreads (apparently everyone else cried with this one! Again. I don’t know what’s wrong with me!)

These are all the books that I could think of. All six of them. Oh well… be glad I found that many!

Which books have made you cry? 🙂

“Waiting on” And we Stay by Jenny Hubbard

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

 Title: And we Stay

Author: Jenny Hubbard

Book #: Standalone

Publication: January 28th 2014 by Delacorte Press

Pages: 240

Author’s Website

When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden Emily is shipped off to boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she encounters a ghostly presence who shares her name. The spirit of Emily Dickinson and two quirky girls offer helping hands, but it is up to Emily to heal her own damaged self.

This inventive story, told in verse and in prose, paints the aftermath of tragedy as a landscape where there is good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow.

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

  • Seems like a nice contemporary with a hint of fantasy
  • It reminds me a bit of the movie “We Need to Talk About Kevin” which I loved.
  • Once again, I love the cover!

What are you waiting on this week?

Top 10 Blog Goals for 2014

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

For this week’s topic I will set some goals for my blog, since I’ve already written about my reading goals.

One

I would like to reach 200 followers. I now have around 60 which I am so grateful and so happy about, but it would be really cool if I had a few more, just to have a bigger feeling of accomplishment. I think 200 is quite a realistic number, so I really hope it happens!

Two

I would like to get better at writing reviews. I feel like sometimes it’s hard for me to express myself, especially since english is not my native language. I hope, though, that through practice I can get it to be a bit better.

Three

I would like to start writing some discussion posts. Something different from the usual reviews and memes. I just have to get some inspiration and ideas on what to write.

Four

I would like to receive some books for review. I have never gotten any arcs or anything. Of course I also haven’t asked for any so far, I don’t know how I expect to get them when I’m not asking :/ But I think I’m too shy and not yet well established in the book blogging community. I hope that by the end of next year I will get the courage to ask for some books and hopefully get a positive answer!

Five

I would like to meet some book bloggers. That would really be lots of fun, although I think it might be a bit hard since I’m living in Germany and most of these meetings happen in the USA or UK. But maybe I’ll get lucky!

Six

I would like to create a succesful original feature. I have started doing the book blog news for some weeks now, which is so much fun to write! So I hope that you guys will be interested in reading this in the following weeks, otherwise I hope to get some other brilliant idea that you guys will like.

Seven

I would like to have a blog layout that I will be absolutely happy with. Right now the biggest thing that’s bugging me is the header. I really don’t like it, but I haven’t gotten any ideas about how to make it better, so I hope to have fixed all of those problems till next year.

Eight

I would like to get better at figuring wordpress things out. I still don’t know how to do a lot of things and often spend so much time just trying to move a picture to where I want it or something. It’s really annoying and it takes up unnecessary time, so I hope to learn a few more things about that.

Nine

I would like to attend some literary events. This doesn’t have to do with blogging directly, but it’s still something I would like to do as a book blogger. Again I’m facing the problem of living in Germany, where not so many such things are talking place. At least not about books I am interested in. But I would mostly love to go to a signing of an author that I like!

Ten

Most of all I would like the blogging experience to keep being just as fun as it is now for me! The reason I’m saying this is because I get bored with things relatively easy and I really don’t want that to happen with blogging. I feel like I’ve earned so much through this experience – reading more, getting better at expressing my thoughts, communicating with book lovers around the world etc. So I really, really, really hope I will never get tired of it!

Wish me luck!

Have you set any goals for the next year? 🙂

Friday Finds #10

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

   

  • Stich by Samantha Durante | Goodreads
  • Rippler by Cidney Swanson | Goodreads
  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight | Goodreads
  • Gromek – die Moral des Totens by Michael Lutz | Goodreads (I actually won the goodreads giveaway for this one! Yay!)

   

 

Have you read/liked any of these books?

“Waiting on” a Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

 Title: A Breath of Frost

Author: Alyxandra Harvey

Book #: 1 in the “Lovegrove Legacy”

Genres: Young adult, historical fiction, paranormal

Publication: January 7th 2014 by Walker Children

Pages: 496

Author’s Website and Twitter:

In 1814, three cousins-Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope-discover their unknown family lineage of witchcraft. Beyond the familiar manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, a dangerous, alluring new underworld visible only to those with power is now open to the cousins.
But unbeknownst to them, by claiming their power, the three cousins have inadvertently opened the gates to the Underworld.

Now the dead, ghouls, hellhounds-and the most terrifying of all: the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters-are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers.

And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders…because she keeps finding the bodies.

Can the cousins unravel the clues and mystery behind their heritage and power before their gifts are stripped away …or even worse, another witch is killed?

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

  • The story reminds me a bit of my all-time favorite tv show “Charmed”
  • I haven’t read any witch-y books so far
  • I like that it takes place in the 19th century
  • I just like the storyline!

What are you waiting on this week?

Top 10 Books I Read in 2013

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to create a top 10 of the books you read this year!

   

1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads |

2. Pivot point by Kasie West | Review | Goodreads |

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green | Review | Goodreads |

4. Angelfall by Susan Ee | Review | Goodreads |

   

5. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan | Review | Goodreads | 4

6. Reboot by Amy Tintera | Goodreads |

7. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead | Review | Goodreads |

8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephenie Perkins | Goodreads |

 

9. 1984 by George Orwell | Review | Goodreads |

10. The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger | Review | Goodreads |

Let me know which were your favorite books of the year! 🙂

Top 10 Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to find 10 books that you would like Santa to bring you!

Well, my TBR is so long, this could easily be a top 100 this week! But don’t worry, I’m only going to pick 10.

   

  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi | Goodreads (Everyone seems to love this)
  • The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads (need to get my hands on this!)
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews | Goodreads
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner | Goodreads

   

  • How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran | Goodreads (seems like a book every girl should read)
  • Slated by Teri Terry | Goodreads
  • Mind Games by Kiersten White | Goodreads
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher | Goodreads (has been on my tbr forever!)

 

Let me know which books you’d like to get! 🙂

Top 10 New-to-me Authors I Read in 2013

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name your 10 favorite authors whose books you read for the first time in 2013.

   

1. Veronica Roth | Goodreads | I’ve read the whole divergent trilogy this year and am looking forward to her next book

2. Kody Keplinger | Goodreads | I’ve recently read the Duff and have now added a Midsummer’s Nightmare to my TBR

3. Michelle Hodkin | Goodreads | Really loved The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and am looking forward for her next books

   

4. Kasie West | Goodreads | Pivot Point was one of my favorite books this year and I’m looking forward to reading some of her other books!

5. Rick Riordan | Goodreads | Read the whole Percy Jackson series and I now want to read the heroes of Olympus

6. John Green | Goodreads | I read The fault in our stars and Looking for Alaska this year and loved them both! I will definitely pick up more of his books!

7. Stephenie Perkins | Goodreads | Really liked Anna and the French Kiss, want to see what her next books are going to be like!

   

8. Amy Tintera | Goodreads | Really loved reboot, excited for the sequel!

9. Susan Ee | Goodreads | I really liked Angelfall and really want to read the sequel and anything else she writes

10. George Orwell | Goodreads | I read and loved 1984 and the next one I want to read is Animal farm

Let me know which new authors you’ve liked this year! 🙂

Friday Finds #9

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

   

  • Intensity by Dean Koonz | Goodreads (sounds like an awesome thriller)
  • One Night that Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt | Goodreads (This book actually takes place in only one night!)
  • Night School by C. J. Daugherty | Goodreads
  • If you Find me by Emily Murdoch | Goodreads (scary, disturbing book)

   

Have you read/liked any of these books?

“Waiting on” Defy by Sara B. Larson

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

 Title: Defy

Author: Sara B. Larson

Book #: 1 in the “Defy” series

Publication: January 7th 2014 by Bantam

Pages: 336

Author’s Website and Twitter:

A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and a thrilling love triangle.

Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king’s army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince’s guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can’t prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.

The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she’s sworn to protect?

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

  • This is a debut novel of a new author
  • The story reminds me a lot of Mulan

What are you waiting on this week?

Top 10 Books on my Winter TBR

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 books that are on top of your winter to-be-read list

So here are mine! 😀

First the books I own and plan to read soon:

   

1. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan | Goodreads (This seems like the perfect Christmas book)

2. Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews | Goodreads

3. Animal Farm by George Orwell | Goodreads (Because I really loved 1984)

4. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows | Goodreads

5. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare |Goodreads

And some other books I am planning to read!

  

6. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead | Goodreads (I’ve already started the first book and am quickly getting addicted!)

7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde | Goodreads (Because I really want to read something by Oscar Wilde)

8. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle | Goodreads

Other than that, I don’t really have any specific books that I really want to read in the next months… My to-read list is really long and I’ll probably just start reading whatever I find or feel like reading at the moment! 🙂

Let me know which books you are planning to read this winter! 🙂

Friday Finds #8

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

 

Airhead by Meg Cabot | Goodreads (I cannot believe I haven’t read anything else by Meg Cabot other than the princess diaries!)

Defiance by C. J. Redwine | Goodreads (Sounds like a cool fantasy book with a kick-ass female lead)

Have you read/liked any of these books?

Friday Finds #7

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted over at Should Be Reading. It is a way to show off what books you found over the course of the week and are adding to your TBR pile! It doesn’t have to be books you physically have, just one’s you found that you now want to read!

So this week I found:

  

  • The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (A historical fiction about the kings of England before the Tudors) | Goodreads
  • Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merklin (A parody of the book we all know) | Goodreads
  • Among Others by Jo Walton | Goodreads

  • S. by Doug Dorst | Goodreads (this book seems amazing and I would LOVE to own it! If you don’t believe me watch this trailer:

Have you read/liked any of these books?

“Waiting on” Deeper by Robin York

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on:

 Title: Deeper

Author: Robin York

Book #: 1 in the “Caroline and West” series

Publication: January 28th 2014 by Bantam

Pages: 400

Author’s Website and Twitter:

When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground.

West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.

They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they’re “just friends,” their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself—and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.

When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.

Synopsis from goodreads.com

Why I can’t Wait

This seems like a realistic new adult romance book. I’ve never read a new adult book so far, but I would like to give this one a try! Plus the female character seems to be like a “real” person, from what I understand from the synopsis! And the cover looks great!

What are you waiting on this week?

Top 10 Young Adult Books I’d Recommend to a Male Reader

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Top 10 Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme created at the broke and the bookish

This week’s topic is to name 10 Books you would recommend to X Person and I chose to do this with Young Adult Books I’d recommend to boys.

Also, I decided to film it this week and post it as a video, so here you go:

Let me know which books you would recommend to male readers! 🙂