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top ten tuesday: books I really want to read but don’t own yet

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Hello, everyone! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly bookish meme hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten Books I Really Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet. I don’t buy every book I read, so I took this theme to mean books that I just really want to read in general that I also don’t own. So, in no particular order:

and we stay cover1. And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard.

Ever since reading Jenny Hubbard’s novel Paper Cover Rock (review here) I have been on the lookout for another one of her books. She finally released one a little while ago, but I just haven’t gotten around to reading it. It sounds really intriguing, though, and it’s been in the back of my mind ever since I first realized it was published.

 

the dream thieves cover2. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.

This book is the sequel to The Raven Boys (review here), which was such a great fantasy/contemporary novel. I believe that the next book in this trilogy is being released in a few months (correct me if I’m wrong), so I definitely need to read this one soon!

 

 

the geography of you and me cover3. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith.

I’ve read two other books by Jennifer E. Smith, and I absolutely loved them both. Her stories are always so unique and adorable! This one seems like it is no exception. It’s not often that you find a YA contemporary novel about a long distance relationship (at least, I don’t think I’ve ever read one) and I can’t wait to see how she approaches this topic.

 

finnikin of the rock cover4. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta.

Melina Marchetta’s contemporary YA novel Jellicoe Road is one of my favorite books of all time. I think it would be really interesting to see how she is at writing fantasy novels such as this one. I have no doubt that her amazing writing and story telling skills will carry over into this other genre!

 

 

rebel belle cover5. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins.

I have heard so many great things about this book from book bloggers and booktubers alike. After reading the synopsis of it, I realized that I haven’t read many books set in the south. I have read some, but the majority of the YA fiction I read tends to be set in New England for some reason. Rebel Belle seems like such a fun, action-packed book that I just have to get my hands on it soon. Plus, the cover is GORGEOUS.

 

solitaire cover6. Solitaire by Alice Oseman.

Although it hasn’t been released in the United States yet, this book has been getting quite the buzz over in the UK. It was written by a teenager, and I follow her on Tumblr and she seems like such a great person! The premise of this book sounds really interesting. I’m going to have to find a way to get this book before it comes out in the US, because I definitely can’t wait that long!

 

let's get lost cover7. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid.

I’ve been hearing a lot about this book recently in the book blogging world, so I finally took the time to read the synopsis. It sounds SO GOOD. The vibe is mysterious, emotional, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. Just my type of book!

 

 

lola and the boy next door cover8. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.

I read and LOVED Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (review here) and I’ve been meaning to read this companion/sequel ever since then. Everyone seems to love it as much or even more than the first one, which can only be a good sign! And there’s also the fact that the third book in this series is currently being released- man, I need to catch up!

 

the opposite of loneliness cover9. The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan.

Last month I read Mindy Kaling’s book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), and ever since then I’ve had the urge to read more memoirs and nonfiction books. I’ve never read a book of essays, and this one seems like it has a really interesting story behind it.

 

sinner cover10. Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater.

Another novel by Maggie Stiefvater! I loved the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy when I read it in middle school, so I was incredibly excited when I discovered that she was writing another book with some of the same characters. Although I would have liked it to be about Sam and Grace instead, I’m still looking forward to reading about Cole and Isabel.

 

Well, there you have it! Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What books do you really want to read but have yet to buy? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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QUOTE: Ed Sheeran

And all of the voices surrounding us here
They just fade out when you take a breath
Just say the word and they will disappear into the wilderness

And should this be the last thing I see
I want you to know it’s enough for me
‘Cause all that you are is all that I’ll ever need.”

These lyrics are from Ed Sheeran’s song “Tenerife Sea” off of his most recent album, X (pronounced multiply). I just recently started listening to his music, and I absolutely love it. Not only is his voice fantastic, but his lyrics are brilliant as well.

What quotes or lyrics have you discovered recently? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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what should I read next?

Unfortunately I have been so busy this week that I was not able to write my usual Thursday book review. The next book I have to review is Allegiant by Veronica Roth, and I have so much to say about it that I really don’t want to rush through writing a review on it. Instead, I’ve decided to do something a little different. I’m currently in reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, and I only have around one hundred and fifty pages left before I finish it. This means that soon I have to choose a book to read next- but there are so many options!

My solution? I’m going to let you guys decide what book I read next! Here are the books I’m contemplating reading soon:

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And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

“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.”

– Goodreads.com

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Being Henry David by Cal Armistead

“Seventeen-year-old “Hank” has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything –who he is, where he came from, why he’s running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David-or “Hank” and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination he can think of–Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Cal Armistead’s remarkable debut novel is about a teen in search of himself. Hank begins to piece together recollections from his past. The only way Hank can discover his present is to face up to the realities of his grievous memories. He must come to terms with the tragedy of his past, to stop running, and to find his way home.”

– Goodreads.com

The Rethe realm of possibility coveralm of Possibility by David Levithan

“One school. Twenty voices.

Endless possibilities.

There’s the girl who is in love with Holden Caulfield. The boy who wants to be strong who falls for the girl who’s convinced she needs to be weak. The girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have. The two boys teetering on the brink of their first anniversary. And everyone in between.

As he did in the highly acclaimed Boy Meets Boy, David Levithan gives us a world of unforgettable voices that readers will want to visit again and again. It’s the realm of possibility open to us all – where love, joy, and the stories we tell will linger.”

– Goodreads.com

To vote, leave a comment below with the title of the book you think I should read next. On Monday I’ll tally up the votes and upload a post on which one is the winner. I look forward to reading whichever book you all choose!

Yours,

HOLLY

 

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Turkey Day, my fellow Americans!!!!

What am I thankful for? Books, of course!!

Please, enjoy a picture of Sherlock on this fine day. 🙂

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Yours,

HOLLY

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Hello my fine readers!

So you guys have probably noticed that my blog has been a little quiet lately. Okay, a lot quiet. I have just been so busy with school and work that I haven’t had a chance to post as much as I would have liked to. I knew that junior year of high school would be difficult, but I never fathomed that I would be this incredibly busy. It seems like all I do now is go to school, come home, go to work, do homework until eleven o’clock at night, and then go to bed. Rinse, wash, repeat. It’s getting really old really quick.

But enough of my complaining. I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m really sorry about the infrequent posting that’s been happening lately and that I’ll try to do better in the future. However, if I don’t post a lot please know that it is not because I don’t like blogging- it’s because I simply don’t have enough time.

If any of you have suggestions for how to deal with a busy schedule or manage time better, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. They will be much appreciated!!! Thanks, and I hope you all have a fantastic day because you’re all totally awesome! 🙂

Yours,
HOLLY

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QUOTE: John Green

“Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than the stories and people we’re quoting…” –  John Green

Always,

HOLLY

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Hello, everyone!

So, this is my first post on this blog. My old blog, www.megustaleer.blogspot.com, will no longer be up and running. I am continuing my book reviews, movie reviews, quotes, and other fun things on this blog. Please feel free to comment at any time, and never hesitate to recommend books that you have enjoyed reading!

Always,

HOLLY