Top Five Books I've Read This Year
1. Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey – This book restored my love for Vampires, and though I don’t/won’t read all books about vampires, this one just did me in like no other!
2. Sister Mischief by Laura Goode – The first book I read where someone in it was a lesbian – and knew it before going into adulthood. I loved every single thing about this book.
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth – This dystopian society book was absolutely perfect! I completely fell in love with different characters throughout the story.
4. The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris – Simply wonderful, feel-good read. And then getting a playlist to go along with it? It was incredible.
5. Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly – Another restoration in my love for another fandom – angels, fallen and good. Even with the lengthiness of it, I never felt a dull moment!
And shh, I’m adding a number 6!
6. Radiate by Marley Gibson – Though this one doesn’t come out until next APRIL, it was the perfect book to make me go through all sorts of emotions. The best part, it was based on a true story.
Books I Had High Hopes For But Didn't Love
Cameo the Assassin by Dawn McCullough-White – Despite having this wonderful idea, that’s all the story was…the way it was written and plotted just didn’t make much sense to me.
Lorelei and the Sirens by Aaronni Miller – I thought the concept of Sirens would be this amazing read because I love mythology – but it was kind of a letdown on how it flowed
The Sharp Time by Mary O'Connell – The name Sandinista was what originally drew me in to the story, but upon reading it…that was really the only ‘cool’ part.
Don't Fear the Reaper by Michelle Muto – The book got so boring with the main character drudging on and on about the fact she was dead.
What Blogging Taught Me This Year
Blogging has taught me to let go on reality from time to time, but not too much. It’s taught me how not to give a review and give the book away fully at the same time. Blogging has also made me realize – time management is necessary! All in all, blogging taught me ways to be me, without caring if it pissed other people off.
Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2012
You know, there are about a million and one books I want to read next year, and dwindling it down was REALLY HARD!
Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg – You know you want to read it too!
The Lies That Bind (The Liar Society #2) by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Truth (XVI #2) by Julia Karr
Underworld (The Abandon Trilogy #2) by Meg Cabot
Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
That Wedding by Jillian Dodd
I’m actually giving two because I couldn’t choose between them:
“A friend drops their plans when you’re in trouble, shares joy in your accomplishments, feels sad when you’re in pain. A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice – but when you don’t follow it, they still respect and love you” – Doris Wild Helmering
“Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age
The child is grown, and puts away childish things.
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay
Though it’s part of a poem, it’s become one of my favorite things to hear.