My Summer TBR!

IT’S ALMOST THE END OF MAY WHICH MEANS SUMMER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND IT’S TIME TO WORK ON YOUR BEACH BODY (which I won’t do bc #lazy) AND BUY CUTE SUMMER-Y CLOTHES WOOO!!!

And it’s also time for a huge Summer TBR!

When I saw that The Broke and the Bookish aka the hosts of Top Ten Tuesday updated their topics for the following weeks and I noticed the Summer Reads Freebie I was like:

“YES I’M GONNA MAKE THIS A HUGE SUMMER TBR FILLED WITH CUTE CHEESY CONTEMPORARIES BECAUSE SUMMERTIME IS THE TIME OF FLUFF AND ADORABLE-NESS”

Yes…. that is the only reason… and not because I have like 30 contemporaries on my shelves that still need to be read and there’s too many contemporary pre-orders waiting to be shipped to my house in the following weeks…

LOL XD

ANYWAY. Then I saw May’s big Summer TBR and if you didn’t know this, May is one of my closest, bestest blogger friends and we are so similar and pretty much agree on almost EVERYTHING, so I KNEW I had to make a Summer TBR post as well! 😀

And since I planned to do a Spring TBR post but forgot about it *cough* or should I say I wouldn’t have followed through with it anyway lol *cough* I DECIDED I’D DEFINITELY DO A TBR FOR SUMMER!

So here we are! This is gonna be a LOOOONG list of mostly contemporaries but also some SFF books so strap yourselves in, get some popcorn and enjoy the ride that is my (very ambitious) SUMMER TBR list!!!!!!!! 😀


BOOKS WITH SUN IN THE TITLE

I own both The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon and I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson and they’ve been on my TBR for AGES so I really hope to read them soon! I mean, they have the word SUN in the title – I feel like I am obligated to read at least ONE of them!!! 😀


THE CUTE GEEKY STORIES ABOUT NERDS AND FANGIRLS

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde / Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell / The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash

You know that I am a sucker for the geeky, nerdy stories (*cough* GEEKERELLA!!!! <3) and I need more of them!!! My dear friend Mandy has rec’d me a few nerd stories and I hope to read at least a few of those this year!


THE HATE TO LOVE TROPE AHHHH MY FAVORITE

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne / Angelfall by Susan Ee / By Your Side by Kasie West

Okay technically, I’ve already read Angelfall BUT I NEED TO REREAD IT AGAIN AND THEN CONTINUE WITH THE SERIES! IF YOU HAVEN’T PICKED IT UP YET PLEASE DO IT’S SO GREAT I’ve had a review written for this since like February lol I need to post it because this book is so underrated!!!!

Also… The Hating Game!!! All of my friends who know that I’m a SUCKER for hate-to-love tropes rec’d me this book and I REALLY NEED TO READ IT!!! *heart eyes*

And I’ve been meaning to read By Your Side because Mandy (again :P) talked about it in one of her posts and when I read the synopsis just now, I saw that it featured a hate-to-love relationship!!! WOOOO!!! 😀


THE FAKE DATING TROPE AHHHH ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAVORITES

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West: I have never read any of Kasie West’s books but I’ve seen a lot of bloggers raving about them so I’ll read By Your Side first and this one next! I literally only just discovered this but it sounds like it’s exactly my cup of tea 😀

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: Everyone raves about this AND I LOVE FAKE DATING AU’S so let’s have ittttt!


Okay, this is literally turning into a post of books with my favourite tropes lol but……..

CHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTS/BEST FRIENDS TO LOVERS TROPE AHHFHDRGFDJSHWHJ

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I literally JUST discovered this one when I was looking for books that had the friends to lovers trope but it sounds SO GOOD I’m excited!!!

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY OTHER RECS FOR THE BFFS TO LOVERS TROPE BECAUSE I DIDN’T FIND ANY OTHERS AND IT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE TROPES SO PLS LET ME KNOW OF BOOKS WITH THAT TROPE I’D BE FOREVER GRATEFUL THANKS


BOOKS I SHOULD HAVE READ AGES AGO

Well, most of the books on my TBR are books that I should have read years ago basically but yeah lol these are the ones that I finally want to read this year 😛

Furthermore by Tahereh MafiI AM THE #1 TAHEREH MAFI STAN SHE’S MY FAVORITE AUTHOR AND I HAVEN’T READ FURTHER MORE???????? I AM A DISGRACE! 😀

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven: This was on May’s Summer TBR and I remembered that I bought this books 3 YEARS AGO and I still haven’t read it so I should probably do that :’)


RECENT RELEASES

Basically books that came out this year that I really want to read!!!!!

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor / Unfiltered by Lily Collins / The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas / The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli /

There’s more but like… I need to limit myself 😛


THAT’S IT!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, this was such a fun post lol sorry that this got so long *whoopsies* I COULD HAVE PUT EVEN MORE BOOKS ON HERE but let’s be real… I’ll probably only read 3 out of the 267 books that are on this list LOL 😛

Actually, if I manage to read at least one book from each of my categories, I’ll be happy *fingers crossed*

HOPE YOU ENJOYED AND GOT SOME RECS FOR YOURSELF MAYBE?????

Thanks for reading!

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Have you read any of the books on my Summer TBR? What did you think of them? WHICH ONE OF THESE SHOULD I READ FIRST? What books do you plan to read this summer? Let’s chat in the comments!

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The Goodreads Book Tag

I am so SO behind on all of my tags, I literally have 2 pages in my blog journal filled with Awards/Tags and I’m so bad at keeping up but I’M TRYING!!! 😀

Anyway, welcome to the Goodreads Book Tag!

I’ve been using Goodreads for years now and I am SO glad that it exists! It’s literally a DREAM for every book nerd! It’s such a great way to keep up with books you’ve read and TBR books and discovering new books! And being able to connect with other fellow book lovers all over the world is just incredible! ❤

Feel free to befriend me on Goodreads here!

I was tagged by Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional a long, long time ago lol (as I said, I’m trying to keep up XD) and Sheri @ Read in a Flash who tagged me very recently so I thought: “Alright Jackie, it’s time to get it together!”

So here we are 😀

Enjoy the Goodreads Book Tag!


What Was The Last Book You Marked As Read?

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

I have literally only just heard about this book a few days ago when Nadwa made a post about it!!! I can’t believe I didn’t find out about this before because it sounds AWESOME!

“…a star-crossed love story between a girl who’s been raised by supervillains and a boy who’s been raised by superheroes.”

I’M SOLD HELLO WHERE CAN I GET MY COPY

What Are You Currently Reading?

The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

The author Elise Kova is hosting a buddy read on Facebook (which you can still join here if you can catch up on 20 chapters in a day XD) and I am really enjoying it so far! I got the eBook for under 1$ (whaaat?) when Elise did some kind of promotion thingy for the group buddy read! It’s honestly such a great book, I might write a review once I’m through with it at the end of the month! 😀

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Well, my ACOWAR copy F I N A L LY came last Friday (after being delayed like TWICE) and I have finally started reading it (I hope you’re proud, Bella)! It’s taking me a while because I keep over-analyzing every single line lol but it’s great so far!!! 😛

What Do You Plan To Read Next?

Wellllllll… a few days ago I picked out 5 books from my shelves and put them on my night stand which now kind of serve as my ‘priority-books-to-read-next’ if that makes any sense? But the next book I’m going to read won’t be from that stack of books (lol talk about priority reads :P) but rather from my endless e-ARCs waiting on Kindle!

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

I was so excited when I got approved to read One Of Us Is Lying on Netgalley and since this is coming out soon, I’ll be reading that next!!!!! 😀 😀

Do You Use The Star Rating System?

Yes I do! I usually don’t rate under 3 stars though! I think I’m too generous a lot of the time but I feel like just because I PERSONALLY did not like the book, doesn’t mean someone else wouldn’t like it! And if the writing and everything was good and I didn’t notice any issues/problematic things, I am most likely going to give it 3 stars! 😀

Are You Doing A 2017 Reading Challenge?

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Of course!!! I have recently upped my goal because I had already reached my goal of reading 30 books 😀

Do You Have A Wishlist?

Not really! I have a few books that I’d consider my ‘priority- buys/reads’ in my Amazon cart and I check it every day to see if the prices have changed! So that’s kind of like a wishlist 😀

What Book Do You Plan On Buying Next?

Umm, well since my book-buying ban didn’t quite work out in April (I’’ll probably have to do a haul soon XD) I’ve decided not to buy any books in May instead! And it’s going well so far! Let’s see how long that will last 😀 I’ve pre-ordered When Dimple Met Rishi ages ago so that should be the book that I’ll be receiving next (if I don’t buy other books first XD)!

Do You Have Any Favorite Quotes?

Can I just say all Shatter Me quotes? No? Well, let me just mention a few of them anyway 😛

THE MOST ICONIC LINE EVER:

“Ignite, my love. Ignite.”

Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me


WARNER = KING OF DRAGGING!!!

“Do you never get exhausted being so wholly unbearable? You have as much charisma as the rotting innards of unidentified roadkill.”

Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me


I WANT TO DIE JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS SCENE:

“And we are quotation marks, inverted and upside down, clinging to one another at the end of this life sentence. Trapped by lives we did not choose.”

Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me


YES GIRL YES GIRL Y E S  G I R L:

“I like the way I feel about myself when I’m with him.” I say quietly. “Warner thinks I’m strong and smart and capable and he actually values my opinion. He makes me feel like his equal–like I can accomplish just as much as he can, and more. And if I do something incredible, he’s not even surprised. He expects it. He doesn’t treat me like I’m some fragile little girl who needs to be protected all the time.”

Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me


some non-Shatter Me quotes lol:

“I took a breath. “Your highness—”
“Nikolai,” he corrected. “But I’ve also been known to answer to ‘sweetheart’ or ‘handsome.”

Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

“There are good days and hard days for me—even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”

Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”

Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury


Who Are Your Favorite Authors?

Tahereh (Queen of YA) Mafi, Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu – my holy trinity ❤

Have You Joined Any Groups?

I have but I don’t use them that much!

EXCEPT FOR THE NEW YA BOOK BLOGGERS GROUP THAT NADWA HAS CREATED BECAUSE WE PLANNED TO BUDDY READ CINDER!!! If you want to join us, feel free to join the group!!! Check out Nadwa’s post for more info! We will be buddy-reading it in July and there will also be other really cool things happening 😉


That’s it for the Goodreads Book Tag!

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I’ve seen a lot of people who have done this tag recently and so I won’t be tagging anyone! But if you’d like to do the tag, consider yourself tagged!

Thanks for reading!

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Do you use Goodreads? What book are you currently reading? Do you use the Star Rating system? Have you joined the 2017 Reading Challenge? How many books to you plan to read this year? Let’s chat in the comments!

Fierce Fangirl Friday – Tahereh Mafi, Restore Me & more!

Welcome to another Fierce Fangirl Friday! ❤

Fierce Fangirl Friday is a weekly meme hosted by YOURS TRULY where you have the opportunity to do some healthy fangirling on your blog!

Whenever you have something, anything to fangirl about – whether it be a book, TV show, music, celebrities, your pet, the universe, finding your soulmate or just a recent meal that you’ve had – Fierce Fangirl Friday is your opportunity to do so! It doesn’t matter if it’s a recent obsession of yours or something you’ve been loving for a while!

Here’s a link to my original Fierce Fangirl Friday post!

Some guidelines:
    • Please pingback to me basically, just copy the link of any of my FFF posts and use it in your own FFF post when tagging me! That way I won’t miss anyone’s post! 🙂
    • Every week I will have a linky at the end of my FFF post so feel free to link-up to your own FFF posts so everyone can do some blog-hopping! I am still trying to figure out the whole linky thing!
    • You are free to do this weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or simply whenever you feel like you need to fangirl about something! And don’t worry if you can’t make a Friday 😀

That’s about it for the “rules” of this meme! Feel free to use my graphic for your posts!

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Can you believe that when I introduced this meme last Friday, we already had two lovely participants??? I was so happy when I saw that! 😀 😀 😀

Make sure to check out both of their posts because they were so awesome to read!!! 🙂


Now, I think that’s enough of talking from me so ONTO THE FANGIRLING!!!!!!!

Alright guys, I know that this was announced like 3 weeks ago but I guess I was just looking for another excuse to talk about Shatter Me 😛

If you’ve been living under a ROCK, you might have missed this but…………

TAHEREH MAFI ANNOUNCED THAT THERE WILL BE 3 MORE BOOKS IN THE SHATTER ME TRILOGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The following quotes were all taken from Tahereh Mafi’s EW interview!

It feels like I’ve been waiting for this announcement all my life. Literally.

If you don’t know this, I am literally OBSESSED with the Shatter Me trilogy – they’re my favourite books of all time, my favourite characters of all time, Tahereh Mafi is my favourite author of all time……. I THINK YOU GET IT, YEAH?!

And I loved the ending of Ignite Me! It is so iconic and sometimes I just reread it over and over again.

But I’ve always wanted something more after Ignite Me like I just needed an epilogue that told us something about Warnette’s future (LIKE A WEDDING AND KIDS PLS) and I thought maybe Tahereh was one day going to write some sort of epilogue or at least a short novella!

BUT NOW… OH BOY, THIS IS THE BEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO ME. NOT EVEN KIDDING.

We are literally getting 3!!! MORE!!! BOOKS!!!

THERE WILL BE 3 MORE BOOKS IN MY FAVOURITE SERIES EVER!!! WHAT A BLESSING ❤

The fourth novel will be called Restore Me and it takes place 2 weeks after Ignite Me ends and I’m just so damn excited for it!!!

“Juliette ended the last series in charge of Sector 45. What’s in store for her now?

–  “A great deal of heartache. She has no idea what she’s gotten herself into.”

WHAT THE FUCK TAHEREH DON’T MESS WITH ME WHAT KIND OF HEARACHE EXCUSE ME DO I LOOK LIKE I CAN HANDLE THIS IF YOU HURT ANY OF MY CHILDREN I SWEAR TO GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“A little surprise for the readers: Restore Me will be told from the dual POVs of Juliette and Warner. Readers who’ve read Warner’s novella, Destroy Mewill understand how distinct his voice is from Juliette’s, and how his perspective can provide a much-needed balance to Juliette’s interior world. It was really interesting — and, I think, critical to the book — to do a deep dive into their very different minds.”

TOLD FROM DUAL POVS! JULIETTE! AND WARNER! WE WILL GET TO SEE THINGS FROM WARNER’S POV! I AM ALREADY YELLING! AND DYING!

I literally use this Gif every time I talk about anything Shatter Me related LOL IT REPRESENTS ME

“At the end of Ignite Me, Juliette’s story had only just begun. I saw very clearly then what the next steps in her journey had to be, and I was suddenly anxious to bring the world back to life.”

YES TAHEREH YOU KNOW IT!!!

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

The synopsis KILLS ME. Like I’m still not okay with the heartache part but WHEN TRAGEDY HITS???????? EXCUSE ME???????? DON’T HURT MY PRECIOUS CHILDREN PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!

Gosh. I have too many emotions about this announcement. It’s been 3 weeks and I’m still not done fangirling 😛

If you’re reading this now, dear reader, please know that these books are for you. Thank you, thank you, for your excitement, your thousands of emails, your heartfelt messages, your general enthusiasm — and for following Juliette’s journey all these years. I can’t wait for you to read part four in the Shatter Me series!”

I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU. Tahereh is literally the sweetest and most precious person EVER. ❤

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I will get to read 3 BOOKS about my all time favourite characters!!!! Ahhhhhhh! Best. News. Ever.

Restore Me is coming out on March 6th 2018 WHICH IS STILL AGES AWAY *cries*

But at least, it’s less than a year away lol 😛

I could write a whole new paragraph about the little teasers that Tahereh has given us on Twitter but this post is long enough so I might do that in another Fierce Fangirl Friday post! 😀

At last……… here’s a Gif of Hunter Par- *cough* I mean, Aaron Warner.

HE’S SO FUCKING PERFECT

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Feel free to link up your own Fierce Fangirl Friday posts below!

I think what I will do is add the links by hand for now until I’ve figured out how to do the link-up thingys! If anyone has any experience with that, PLEASE HELP ME!!! 😀

Thanks for reading and see you next week for some more fangirling!!!

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Is anyone else as excited for the new Shatter Me books as me? Who’s your favourite character in the series? Do you have any theories for what will happen in the next books? Let’s chat in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there’s a new book-related topic to answer!

This week’s topic is Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book – so basically any topic or theme or ANYTHING that will make you instantly want to pick up a book.

  • Character-driven: This is such an important aspect to me when it comes to books! I LOVE knowing a character in depth, knowing all their strengths and flaws, the Ins and Outs, just things that help make the character feel more REAL! I hate when a character is flat, dull, boring UGH it makes me lose interest in a book in 0.02 seconds!!!
  • If someone tells me a character in the story is like Warner or a relationship is like Warnette from Shatter Me… I’M SOLD!!!!!!
WARNER DRINKING
Oh hi there WARNER!!!!
  • Diversity: do I even need to explain this
  • I will most likely read anything by Tahereh Mafi or Leigh Bardugo, I trust both of them with my life!
  • Friendship: Well, not like any friendship because I mean literally EVERY book has friendship in one way or the other but more the powerful bond type of friendship where they go on adventures or missions together and they know that they can rely on each other, they trust each other and you know, they’re trying to make it through difficult situations TOGETHER! I HOPE YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN I DON’T KNOW ANY OTHER WAY TO EXPLAIN IT!!!!! (I believe the friendship that I am describing here is like the one in Six of Crows??? Again, I haven’t read it yet but I get the impression IT’S THAT KIND OF FRIENDSHIP!!!!! THE ONE THAT I LOVE SO MUCH!!!! Also Kenji and Juliette’s friendship in Shatter Me, PLEASE IT’S THE BEST! Or the Harry Potter friendships! Or the group in the Grisha trilogy; Alina, Nikolai, Zoya, Genya, the lot!!!)

  • This kind of has to do with friendship but I really like if there is a strong sibling relationship in a book! Like when you can tell that they really love and care for each other and would do anything for the other! (I don’t mean to make everything about Shatter Me (lol or DO I?!) but something that Adam and James have (I can’t stand Adam but his little brother is his #1 and I admire that) or one of my recent reads that features that is Caraval with Scarlett and Tella! Or Katniss and Prim. Alec and Isabelle. You know it.)
  • If a book is about a prince or a prince is involved somehow. It doesn’t even have to be your typical Prince Charming but there’s just something about princes that I love! Oh, and even better if said prince is similar to Nikolai Lantsov. Or generally, if someone tells me a character has similar traits like him! That boy has my heart ❤
  • Poetic/Lyrical writing: (this is the last time I’ll mention it I PROMISE) I adore Tahereh’s writing in Shatter Me! I know that it’s not for everyone but I think it’s incredible and it hits me in all the right places! I was also a big fan of the writing in Caraval! BUT the poetic writing has to be good, sometimes it’s just too over the top or dramatic and it annoys meeee!
  • If PeruseProject recommends it! She’s probably the only Booktuber I don’t have ANY problems with! She’s just so likeable and I believe she has a great taste in books!

  • Tropes I’m a fan of: enemies-to-lovers, fake-dating (mostly in fics, I don’t think I’ve ever read a fake-dating book!), THE NERDY/GEEKY TROPE (I’ve been really loving it recently especially in Geekerella! Quick shoutout to Mandy for the super adorable and nerdy recs <3)

Honorable Mention (or my #11): This is not a necessity but if a book has 4+ stars on Goodreads I am more likely to read it or at least add it to my TBR! I mean, I don’t really care about the opinions of others because I’d always like to form my own (well, I kind of do care… sometimes… but…. you know what I mean) but it’s like OH, this is cool! It must be a good book if it has such a good rating!

That’s it for my Top 10 Things that will make me instantly want to read a book! Can we say Book Turn-Ons? Is that a thing? Well, I just made it a thing 😛

Jackie x

What are some of your favourite tropes/topics/themes/anything that will make you instantly want to read a book? Are some of them on my list? Let’s chat in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I’d Love To Meet

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there’s a new book-related topic to answer!

This week’s topic is Top Ten Authors I’d Love To Meet!

*note: these are in no particular order except for my #1 obviously*

Tahereh MafiJ.K. Rowling

Jane AustenRainbow RowellBecky Albertalli

  1. Tahereh Mafi

God, I just really need to meet Tahereh and sit down with her in a place that is open 24/7 (so we’d have ALL DAY to talk!) and I need her to answer all of my questions regarding the love of my life; Aaron Warner. And just the Shatter Me series in general. Like, I STILL HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!

  1. J. K. Rowling

This one is quite obvious and doesn’t need further explaining.

  1. Jane Austen

I’d have loved to meet Jane Austen if she was still alive! Or I’d just travel back in time to meet her if I could! I haven’t read many of her books but she is one of my favourite authors. She’s so witty and humorous and I bet it’d be loads of fun to spend a day with her!

  1. Rainbow Rowell

Ok, first of all, how cool is it that her first name is literally Rainbow! So unique! I love her writing and enjoy reading her books and I’d just like to tell her how great she is!

  1. Becky Albertalli

I haven’t read any of her books yet but I follow her on Twitter and I love her! She’s so cute and I just love reading her tweets. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is currently being made into a movie and we could chill on set and stalk Nick Robinson 😉

Stephanie GarberMarie LuLeigh Bardugo

Stephenie MeyerWalt Disney

  1. Stephanie Garber

I truly loved her debut novel Caraval, I can already say that it’s one of my favourite releases this year! Her writing is incredible and I need her to teach me how she does it! Also, I need to squeeze every bit of information about book 2 out of her!!!

  1. Marie Lu

I think Marie Lu is so sweet and kind and she seems so genuine! I’d love to chat with her about books and stuff. Please, tell me more about June and Day!

  1. Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo has easily become another one of my all time favourite authors! I truly enjoyed the Grisha trilogy and I don’t even have to read the Six of Crows duology to know just how incredible it is. And I really NEED to talk to her about Nikolai and ask all kinds of questions that I have about him! Oh, and make her write a 1000+ page novel about him, please and thank you 😀

  1. Stephenie Meyer

All I want to do is thank her for introducing me to YA! Twilight was pretty much my first contact with the YA genre and it opened this huge door for me! Bless her.

  1. Walt Disney

Last, but not least, Walt Disney! I know that, technically, he isn’t an author but I’d have loved to meet him and look into his mind and, like, observe the process of him coming up with the characters that we’ve all come to love today!

Honorable Mentions: Alice Oseman (she seems so sweet on Twitter!), Ransom Riggs (I adore him and Tahereh!), Angie Thomas (she’s just incredible)

So that’s it for my Top Ten Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed it and I can’t wait to read everyone else’s posts!

Jackie x

Who is/are your all time favourite author(s)? Which of them would you love to meet and what would you tell them? And are there any authors that you’ve already met? Let’s chat in the comments!

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Angsty Romances

T5WIt’s Wednesday! And that means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday! T5W is a weekly book meme hosted by Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes and Lainey from Ginger Reads Lainey. If you’re new to Top 5 Wednesday and want to participate, check out the Goodreads group for information and weekly topics!

This week’s topic is Favorite Angsty Romances!

definition: “angst” adj.: describes a situation or literary piece which contains dark, depressing, angry, and/or brooding emotions from the participating characters

*note: these are in no particular order (except maybe the first two)*

  1. Juliette and Warner from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

Alright, so if you really know me then you KNOW that Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series is my favourite series in the entire world and I would quite literally die for Warner! And if you’ve read the series you might agree with me that these books are full of angst, especially Ignite Me. I’ve only just re-read this series at the beginning of this year but god, just thinking about it makes me want to re-read it all over again! The relationship between Warner and Juliette is unlike anything I’ve ever read. Their romance is definitely full of angst, despair, frustration, love, strength, power, they’ve got it all. 10/10 would recommend 😉

  1. June and Day from the Legend series by Marie Lu

I almost didn’t remember this series because they’re not on my shelf since I got them from the library! I read these a long time ago but I remember feeling a lot of angst while reading these. June and Day are two teens in love who can’t be together at the end of book 2 due to certain circumstances that I can’t mention because I don’t want to spoil anything *winks*. Anyway, in the third book you experience a lot of angst between these two! There’s a lot of fighting, action, love, loss and pain. I really loved this series and the romance between these two. Very angsty, very emotional. (Damn, I really want to reread this series now!)

  1. Allie and Noah from The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The NotebookWe all know Allie and Noah’s love story. If you haven’t read the book then you’ve probably seen the movie at least once (or ten times) and cried all the way through. This book/movie does not quite match my own definition of angst but I’d say it definitely has an angsty touch. I don’t think I need to explain, you guys know all the scenes! Just take a look at the rain scene or the “What do you want?” scene!

  1. Lou and Will from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before YouAlright, I don’t think I need to explain this one either, right? I’ve seen the hype around Me Before You for years! I’ve only read the book last year shortly before the movie came out and I totally fell in love with it. Sure, there are some issues and I know that some people don’t like this book that much but I think it’s a great book. Will and Lou definitely have an angsty relationship and it was both heartbreaking and beautiful. I really enjoyed the movie, too, but I might have been influenced by Sam Claflin. He is just a gorgeous human being, isn’t he?

  1. Adam and Mia from Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman

Where She WentWhere She Went is the sequel to If I Stay. While I didn’t like If I Stay as much as I expected to (it just didn’t live up to the hype!), I adored Where She Went! I thought it was so much better than the first book! It takes place 3 years later and is told from Adam’s point of view; Adam and Mia are broken up, they’re older and more mature, and they meet again and inevitably have to revisit the past. And I just remember feeling so much angst while reading this book! Gayle Forman’s writing was so incredible and fitting, she really knew how to pull at my heart strings and pull the angst out of my chest!

Honorable Mention:

  1. Will and Layken from Slammed by Colleen Hoover

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This is the first (and so far only) CoHo book I’ve read and I have to say I really enjoyed it! I read it last year and to be honest, I don’t quite remember much of it *oops*. I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads though, so it must have been good, haha! All I know is that I really liked the romance between Will and Layken. It was your typical angsty, teenage love story, sometimes a tiny bit too cheesy and dramatic for my liking, but it tugged at my heart and had an angsty feel to it. I definitely have to re-read this some day!

That’s it for my Top 5 Favourite Angsty Romances for now! I know there’s loads of other angsty romances out there and I have a lot of the books on my TBR so I hope I’ll get to them soon and maybe do a part 2?!

Also, I know I’ve been very vague when talking about these relationships but I didn’t want to spoil anything!

Thanks for reading,

Jackie x

Tell me about your favourite angsty romances! Are any of them on my list? What is your #1 favourite angsty relationship like EVER? Please let me know in the comments below, I’m always looking for recs 🙂