Rock On! A Music Themed Book List

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Hello Readers!

In case you did not already know this I am a total and complete music junkie! To say I love music is simply an understatement.

With that being said I thought it would be fun to create a themed book list focusing on two of my favorite things – music and books (obvious). As I was assembling this list you would be surprised at how many music themed books there are. Some of which I read and loved, other which I haven’t but I hope to some day.

So if you love music, and you love books than this is the list for you!

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Debbie Harry Sings in French

Beige by Cecil Castellucci

Born to Rock by Gordon Korman

Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Amplified by Tara Kelly

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

 Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham

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The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Exile by Kevin Emerson

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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Hittin’ The Road: A Themed Booklist

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Hello Readers!

I love a good road trip book! I love the adventure, the self discovery, and all the roadside attractions. So I figured what better way to express my love for the road trip book than compiling a themed book list!

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Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham

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How To Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, & Sarah Mlynowski

In Honor by Jessi Kirby

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

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The Disenchantments by Nina La Cour

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

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Love Is In The Air: A Valentine’s Day Themed Booklist

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Hello Readers!

And Happy Valentine’s Day week! With the most romantic holiday a few days away I figured it would be fun to post a themed booklist based on some favorite YA romance themed books.

Now, I’m not typically a straight up romance reader. Most of the books I read have hints of romance and elements of love in some way, shape, or form. With that said, these Valentine’s Day themed booklist may be unconventional, but I promise that all of the books listed below have to do with romance/love in some round about way.

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When It Happens by Susane Colasanti: It’s no secret: I’m a HUGE Susane Colasanti fan. I’ve read most of her books by now, but one of my most favorites of hers will forever be When It Happens. Originally published in 2006, When It Happens is about Sara and Tobey. Sarah wants to fall in love, and Tobey  wants Sarah to fall in love with him. Will fate push these two opposites together? You’ll have to read to find out! But I will say this, When It Happens truly examines what happens when you let fate and Cupid into your life!

10798416-1The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: Come on! How can this book NOT be on this list! Seriously, the word love is in the title! If you couldn’t guess this book is about love at first sight. Hadley isn’t looking forward to the seven hour flight to London. Oliver isn’t looking forward to reason why he’s returning home to London. But when these two meet at the airport gate, fate intervenes and the two find more than they bargained for.

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Isla And the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins: Now this wouldn’t be a Valentine’s Day list without a Stephanie Perkin’s novel. And her latest fits the bill. Isla has been in love with Josh ever since she laid eyes on him freshman year. But after a very awkward encounter, Isla has lost all hope in Josh taking an interest in her. Fast forward to senior year, when Josh is single, and Isla is brave enough to make her Josh fantasy a real life reality. Seriously people, these two are quite possibly the most romantic couple … ever! That is, besides Anna and St. Claire and Lola and Cricket!

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg: 6609714  Now, this most definitely does not seem like it belongs on a booklist like this one. But believe me readers, it totally does. And let me tell you why, this book examines what happens when love goes wrong! Penny Lane has just had her heart broken into a million little pieces by the boy she swore was the one. As she tries to put the pieces of her heart back together, Penny swears off boys. And when the word spreads around her high school, Penny realizes that she isn’t the only girl who has had her heart broken. Banding together, these fierce girls form the Lonely Hearts Club. The reason why this book is on this list is simple: it’s because this book is all about loving yourself!

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Famous is Love by Rebecca Serle: If there was ever the most perfect love triangle, it would be found in this book! Famous in Love is about Paige, an aspiring actress who learns that dreams really do come true. No only is she cast as the lead in the next biggest page to screen adaption, but she’s starring alongside quite possibly the hottest Hollywood actor: Rainer Devon. These two have chemistry – both on and off screen. But enter Jordan Wilder, the bad boy who supposedly stole Rainer’s last girlfriend. Stuck in the middle of these two hotties, isn’t an easy role, but someone has to do it. And that someone is Paige! The chemistry that is brewing within the pages is tangible. True romance fans will eat this book up!

23228Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan: Hands down: this is probably the sweetest love story I’ve read. Paul and Noah fall head over heels in love with each other. But when one messes the whole thing up, it’s up to him to make things right and win back the love he lost. The reason why this book is on this list is simple: I love how it makes you think about what people do for love. And I really love how Levithan explores all the emotions that come with being in love with someone.

   15745753Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: This wouldn’t be a real Valentine’s Day inspired list without a book by Rainbow Rowell. I had a really tough time deciding exactly which book of hers to include because all of them are about love in some way. But I decided to go with the book that I first read. The book that made Rainbow Rowell become one of my most favorite authors. Eleanor & Park. This is the kind of love story that takes it’s time. It’s sweet to watch Eleanor & Park’s friendship bloom from friends into something more. The reason why I chose this one is because I feel it shows love’s true colors: the willingness to do anything for the person you love, even if that means giving them up.

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales: Look closely at the cover. Do you see it? Do you see           15777621the word LOVE hidden among the title? If that isn’t enough of a reason for this to be on the list, than I don’t know what is! Even though the main character  Elise does find someone she’s interested in, this book isn’t about falling in love with another person. It’s about falling in love with yourself. Through many trials and tribulations, Elise discovers the importance of loving yourself. And I think that’s one of the most important kinds of love!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

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Hello Readers,

As a reader and a blogger I am very obviously a book buyer/collector. There are plenty that I own and have read. There are plenty that I own but haven’t read (gasp!). And because I have real problems, there are books I want to read but won’t until I own them.

1. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

2. When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle

3. The F-It List by Julie Halpern

4. Don’t You Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn

5. The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wander

6. Hold Still by Nina LaCour

7. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

8.  In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

9. Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

10. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella)

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Everyone is Telling Me I Should Read

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Hello Readers!

I read a lot, but in all honesty I tend to stay within my reading comfort zones. Because of that, there are people in my life (mostly Miss Print, who I’d like to point out practically created this lis) that tell me there are certain books I should read, books that I probably wouldn’t pick up on my own for one reason or another. Here is a list of books that have been suggested to me (that I still have yet to read):

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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – I read The Raven Boys and I absolutely loved it! It’s hands down my favorite Stiefvater book. That is why Miss Print was outranged to find out that I still have yet to read this book. And why she’s been stressing my need to read this book.But I haven’t read The Dream Thieves, the follow-up book? Why? Well there are several reasons. First I’m terrible with series, even series I love and adore. Second, I’m a bit afraid that this book will not live up to The Raven Boys.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – Miss Print gushed about this book, and when she had decided that this was a book that she needed to own, she so graciously gave her copy to me. I know this was her way of passing along a great read to me, one that she knows I will probably love just as much as she does.  Before Miss Print’s gushing, I heard of Han’s latest book, but honestly filed it away in my memory banks for another time. At the time I didn’t want yet another title to my already long TBR list. At the time I wasn’t one hundred percent certain that this was the book for me. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book, and I’ve decided that I am going to read it … eventually.

The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski – This book sounded interested from the get-go. I was immediately intrigued. So when, once again Miss Print read and loved it, she convinced me I needed it in my life. But I, obviously, haven’t read it yet. I know I should read it, especially since I own a copy – that is personalized and signed!

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg – I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I haven’t read all of Eulberg’s books. I haven’t read Take a Bow, and I have no real reason as to why I haven’t. But I should, Miss Print keeps telling me I should. Ha Ha Ha

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – My friend Dee has been bugging me for quite some time to settle down and read this book. It’s one of her all time fave books and she keeps telling me that I will love it just as much as she does. I read a retelling and really enjoyed the storyline.  But honestly, with all the other books on my shelf, this one keeps getting pushed aside. I want to read it, but I may never get to it, sadly.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Read This Year … So Far

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Hello Readers!

I’ve read a lot of books this year … so far. I’ve read some great ones, and there were others that I couldn’t even get through (which we will not mention). And below are the top ten books I’ve read … so far, that I really enjoyed.

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The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison

Second Star by Alyssa Sheinmel

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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Should Be in Your Beach Bag

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Hi Readers!

I’m not the beach going kind of gal. In fact, I really don’t like the beach. I don’t love the salty ocean water, nor do I love the gritty sand that gets everywhere. Quite honestly, the only thing the beach is good for is sitting back and reading the day away. And below are ten books that I think should be in everyone’s beach bag.

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Amy & Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti

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All I Need by Susane Colasanti

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

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Falling In Love With English Boys by Melissa Jensen

Wake by Amanda Hocking