I’ll be honest: I don’t have a lot of non-internet friends that like to read. That means I don’t have a lot of people to talk to face-to-face about books, which is the whole reason why I started this blog. That being said, I’ve been wondering what everyone’s favorite book/series is and why, because I’ve been thinking about expanding my horizons and reading something I wouldn’t normally pick up (or maybe something I would read but never knew existed). Also, I’m going down the rabbit hole and trying to expand my TBR list to combat my ongoing TBR cleanse.
So now I ask: What is your favorite book or series and why?
I’ll go first.
Title: Stars Above
Series: The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: young adult, sci-fi, fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Some of these short stories have spoilers from the series. If you haven’t read The Lunar Chronicles yet, I wouldn’t read this review.
I was just scrolling through my YouTube feed to find a video so I had an excuse to procrastinate, when I came across this book challenge. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve watched a BookTube video, so I was intrigued. After watching Keeping Tabs (the creator) take a stab at her own challenge, I wanted to give it a shot!
Click here for the original creator of this challenge!
Granted, I recently got rid of 60+ books from my shelf so this might be a bit more difficult.
The general rules I got from her instructions were this:
1. Time yourself trying to find each prompt on your shelf
2. Try and beat the time of the person who challenged you.
3. Don’t forget to tag your challenger and the original creator.
4. Have fun!
I decided that rather than time myself and cause my stress levels to go off the charts, I would just try and find each prompt on my shelf. Each prompt that I find a book for will count as a point. The max amount of points is 20 (since there’s 20 prompts). Plus, me just telling the time it took me to find all these books would not be that exciting.
It occurs to me now that this challenge is probably more enjoyable in video form, but alas, I am not a BookTuber. I apologize in advanced.
Author: George Orwell
Published: June 8 1949
Genre: dystopia, classic
My Rating: ★★★★☆
There are no spoilers in this review.
“We were all dark stars, but Luc… he was the darkest.”
Title: The Darkest Star
Series: Origin, #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: young adult, science fiction, romance, fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★☆
This is a spoiler-free review.
I was bored so I thought I could play a little fun game called Kiss, Marry, Kill with the characters from The Lunar Chronicles.
If you don’t know what the game is, it’s basically where I take a set of people (in my case, characters), put their names in a cup, and draw three names. Then I have to decide who to kiss, marry, and kill. It’s that simple.
Just a warning, if you have not read the full series and don’t want to be spoiled, I highly suggest you finish reading the series (because it’s amazing) before reading this post. I include characters that are introduced later in the series and I don’t want to spoil any surprises for anyone who hasn’t experienced the awesome world that is the Lunar Chronicles.
I’ll admit it. This past couple months I’ve been slacking on posts. It’s to the point that I’ve forgotten to do a wrap-up for… I don’t even know how many months I skipped. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I did a wrap up. It’s been that long.
This month, I decided I really needed to step up my post game and made a goal to post at least once a week. Because of that, I actually have enough posts to do a wrap up!
“Every problem has a solution. But after every solution, there’s a new problem to tackle, some new challenge to take on.”
Series: Warcross, #2
Author: Marie Lu
Published: September 18, 2018
Genre: young adult, sci-fi
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
This review contains spoilers from the past book in the series but no spoilers from this book itself!
I was tagged by the lovely Audrey @ Audrey Writes Abroad. Thank you so much for tagging me. It’s been a fat minute since I’ve done a tag, so I know I’m going to have a lot of fun with this.
These are the rules:
Show your WIP in 10-20 GIFs (or more, eff them rules), or about a book recently read that you loved! It’s up to you! Just make sure to tag me so I can read your awesome GIF story!
Since I’m not writer, I’m going to choose a book I recently read.
“Live a life worth dying for.”
Series: The Illuminae Files, #3
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Published: March 13, 2018
Genre: young adult, sci-fi, adventure
Pages: 615 (it’s thicc)
My Rating: ★★★★★
Attention: This review contains spoilers from the past books in the series but no spoilers from this book itself!