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Challenge: Top 10 2015 Day 1: Best Books Read

Hello Readers Welcome to my first Top Ten Post in this week of Top Tens. Today I have for you in no particular order: Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015   For the book synopses, I have included their links to Goodreads below and where I have done a review, I have included that link also. Queen Of Shadows (received 5 stars) Bloodmoon( 5 stars) Sugar Skulls (5 stars) Review Blade Of The Destroyer (5 stars) Review An Ember In The Ashes (5 stars) Ink And Bone (5 stars) Department 19: Darkest Night (5 stars) The Girl At Midnight (4 stars) Arena 13 (4 stars) Poet Anderson..Of Nightmares (4.5 stars) Review What are your Top Ten best reads for 2015? Have you read any of those mentioned?   http://Follow my blog with...

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Challenge: Top 10 2015

  Hello Readers I am excited to be participating in the Top 10 2015 hosted by Fiktshun , and co-hosts Jaime of Two Chicks on Books, Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads, and Nancy of Tales of a Ravenous Reader! This is a week-long event consisting of five different top tens! The event runs for five consecutive days, the last week full of the year – Monday, December 21st to Friday, December 25th. Five days in which we share some of our favorite lists and the Schedule is as follows: Monday, December 21st Best Books I’ve Read in 2015 (Doesn’t have to be released in 2015, just a book you’ve read in 2015) Tuesday, December 22nd Best Book Covers of 2015 (MUST be a book released in 2015. Would be best if it’s a book you’ve READ in 2015, but it’s not required) Wednesday, December 23rd Best ________ of 2015 (Reader’s/Blogger’s choice. Please fill in the blank with ONE of these topics – Villains, Contemporaries, Dual POV’s, Novellas, Adult titles, New Adult titles, Love Triangles, Couples, Bad Boys or Debuts. REMEMBER: this list MUST be from books you’ve READ in 2015) I’m thinking of doing Debuts for this one, if I can come up with 10. If not then I would go with Adult titles. Thursday, December 24th Best Book Boyfriends of 2015 (MUST be from a book released in 2015 and from a book you’ve READ...

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Challenge: The 2016 Retelling Challenge

Hello Readers In planning ahead for some fun stuff to do on my blog for 2016, I came across this challenge hosted by Mel at The Daily Prophecy .  I just recently started following her blog and  I love Mel’s posts about books, her bingo cards, challenges, and she seems to have a few giveways going on too, so feel free to check out her blog if you haven’t already. Level I’m Aiming For: Retelling Challenge 2016 If you don’t like fairy tale retellings, other retellings are also allowed – mythology, folklore, classics, and so on. Since this is my  first time doing this challenge, and since the few retellings I have read aren’t super interesting, I am going to reign myself in and not try for the highest level.  Plus, I want to aim for an average of maximum two retellings per month so as to have time for other books. Here are the challenge levels (from Mel’s blog): There are 6 different levels you can aim for: -Enchanted Moura: 1 – 4 books.Retelling Challenge Goose Girl -Goose Girl: 5 – 9 books. -Evil Queen: 10 – 15 books. -Wise princess: 16 – 20 books. -Kuma Lisa: 21 – 25 books. -Cheshire cat: 26+ books I think I will be able to read 21 – 25  retellings quite easily if I pace myself because they can get a...

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Book Tag: The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

I came across this tag on My Tiny Obsessions and since she tagged everyone I consider myself tagged.   A Popular Book Or Series That You Didn’t Like I have started this book several times, since I have it both in English and Dutch but I just don’t like it. The cover is pretty though. A Popular Book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love. I really loved this and saw quite a few 1 or 2 stars being given on Goodreads. I will re-read this when I have a chance. I loved it that much. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don’t like. I can’t think of any. I do tend to root for the “bad boy” though. I’m not too fond of the goody goody two shoes kind of guy. A Popular Book Book Genre That You Hardly Reach For Romance, Contemporary, Dystopian A Popular Or Beloved Character That You Do Not Like Chaol in Queen of Shadows. I didn’t like him before in the other books but I really disliked him in this. A Popular Author That You Can’t Seem To Get Into Lauren Destefano. I have tried to read quite a few books by this author but...

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Book Tag: Mid-year Book Freak Out

In my perusal of booktube and book-blogs, I have come across these book ‘tags’. Since I am a newbie and don’t really ‘know’ anyone who can tag me, I’ve decided to tag myself because I like this tag. I did ask Google if this is Ok and since I didnt receive any answers saying I can’t I went ahead and did so. Hopefully, by doing so, I have not just committed some book-blogging faux pas. If so, then to avoid such in the future, feel free to tag me! Best Book I’ve Read So Far In  2015 It was difficult to choose only one book but this one met and surpassed my expectations. Best Sequel I’ve Read in 2015 I enjoyed the first book but I loved this one. Tonmerion’s character development was interesting to experience. New Release That I haven’t Read Yet But Want To Read I did start reading this but couldn’t get into it. I sometimes have this problem when I’ve been eagerly awaiting a release and then I have it and I’m afraid it might not live up to my expectations. Most Anticipated Read for the Second Half of the Year I simply cannot wait for this! I loved the first 3 books and I’m eagerly anticipating this one. It had better not disappoint!   Biggest Disappointment I didn’t love the first book but I...

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