Popular YA Books I Secretly Don’t Want To Read

Hey guuuys! Long time no blog huh? Just wanted to give you a quick update on what I’ve been up to before I jump into the post.

A couple weeks ago I fostered some lost poodles, very cute and friendly ladies. It made me realize something, I really miss having a dog. Someone to be there when I get home, someone to go on walks with, someone to pet and cuddle. Someone to take care of So after the dogs were gone I decided to go to the shelter and just take a look.

What I saw was of course incredibly heart breaking. So many dogs, all needing someone to take them home and care for them and love them. One dog, with the saddest pair of dark brown eyes caught my attention. Where the other dogs barked at my intrusion he just stared at me, head down right where he way laying. Quiet yet intrigued. (At least that’s what his slight tail wagging told me.)

I did a meet and greet with him, to see if maybe we would be a good fit for each other. He was perfect. Friendly yet timid, trusting but cautious, playful but not overly hyper and he wasn’t a barker. He wasn’t even a jumper! I was in love. For two days I missed him and couldn’t stop picturing his face. So I did what any other person would do……….I went back and adopted him ❤

Today I’m the proud proud owner of a 3 year old very handsome black German Shepherd. He keeps me more than occupied on my days off and when I get home from work. I almost feel as though I’m constantly babysitting. My cat is so independent that she doesn’t need much. Somewhere down the line I obviously got used to that. It’s nice to be needed now. Anyway I’d like you all to meet…………


It’s only been about a week that we’ve had him so he’s still pretty skinny. I’m hoping to see that start to change very soon. Other than that he is a happy camper. With a huge backyard all to himself and two new parents to spoil him how he could he not be? I do feel bad thinking that someone somewhere must have been missing him. The shelter had him for a couple of weeks and said no one came to look for him. They put him on social media and checked for a chip but……nothing. I only wish his previous family, if he even had one, could know that he is being well looked after.

OK! Since it’s been a while I wanted to do something fun. I decided to do my own Top Ten today. Here’a list of some very popular books that I don’t really have an interest in reading. A lot of these books have gotten so much hype, so hopefully no one shames me for this. 

  1. Six of Crows 
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  2. The Selection Series
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  3. And I Darken
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  4. Illuminae Files
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  5. My Lady Jane
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  6. Flawed Series

  7. Lady Midnight (I changed my mind and actually it doesn’t sound that interesting to me)
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  8. This Savage Song
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  9. The Raven Cycle
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  10. Divergent Series
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Ah, I can almost feel the collective gasps and sighs. I know I know, how do those not sound interesting??? I don’t know, they just don’t. Not to me.


Sometimes I look up these books and think “eh, I could give it a try.” Except that there are just so many other books I would rather be reading. I love that so many people have enjoyed these. I love reading the reviews. I can get by on just that. It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if someone told me all about these books, including spoilers. Because chances are I will never read them.

What about you guys? Are there any popular YA books that you secretly don’t want to read? Maybe there’s a book on this list that you actually really loved and think I should reconsider it. I’m all ears if you want to tell me how good it is 🙂 I might consider giving it a chance. A real chance. 

Top Ten Tuesday!

Woo Top Ten Tuesday! I don’t know about you guys but I love partaking in weekly meme’s 🙂 they are so much fun.
As you all know Top Ten Tuesday is hosted weekly by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic, Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to).

  1. A Court of Mist and Fury

    Yes, I read ACOTAR. No, I did not pick up the sequal afterwards like I totally totally should have.
  2. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

    “But Miss Elizabeth, didn’t you get that for your birthday in October??” Why yes, yes I did. Woops! I don’t know guys. I’m still on the fence about this one. I’m a little afraid to read it.
  3. Stars Above

    Also afraid to read this but only because I don’t want the series to finally be closed in my mind.
  4. Three Dark Crowns

    Ohhhh I want to read this book!
  5. The Shadow Queen

    I’ve been reading way too many books about Royals and courts and such. So I’m not sure when I’ll get to it, I just know that I will.
  6. Passenger

    “But……don’t you have the book and the audio book?”…….*face palm*
  7. The Unexpected Everything

    In my defense I only recently got this.
  8. What Light

    I love Jay Ahser, and I really can’t wait to pick up this book.
  9. Love and Gelato

  10. A Study In Charlotte

    I’ve seriously been wanting to read more books like Sherlock Holmes and I can not wait to start.

These are the books I had every intention of reading in 2016.  We all know that sometimes life happens and for whatever reason we can’t always find the time to sit down and read to our hearts content. Much as we would all love to.
What books were hoping to read but didn’t get to?


Top Ten Tuesday

Hey there guys, ugh today was not as great as it probably could have been. For some reason my scalp felt incredibly soar all day and gave me a splitting head ache. While I was working, so that was fun. All was not lost though. We did go out for curry tonight which was delicious and I get to relax next to the Christmas tree ❤ while writing this post.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s post is  “Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016.”

  1. Rainbow Rowell
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    FanGirl has been the only book by Rainbow Rowell that I have ever read and I gotta say, I wasn’t really impressed.
  2. Liz Braswell
    A Whole New World ( A Twisted Tale) was the first book I read by her and I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to pick up more Twisted Tale books.
  3. Sarah J. Maas *
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    ACOTAR, I LOVED this book. Still haven’t read ACOMAF yet. Not sure I’m going to get to it this year but maybe it will be part of my Book New Years Resolution 😉
  4. Cassandra Clare
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    The Mortal Instruments, for all it’s hype, didn’t impress me at all. BUT, there is something about Clare’s writing that kind of made me want to read more. However I’m really not impressed with the story line. Shadow Hunters seems to be all she writes about so that kind of sucks when you’re interested in her writing, but not her story.
  5. Erin Morgenstern *
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    The Night Circus ❤ this boooooook!!!!! Everything, EVERYTHING about this book was exquisite. NC is the only thing she’s written so far. I heard rumor that she’s working on another book, fingers crossed!
  6. Markus Zusak
    The Book Thief, sooo many emotions. His writing got me right in the feels.
  7. Victoria Aveyard
    While I absolutely love her writing, her Red Queen series seems to be a bit of a knock of The Lunar Chronicles. Maybe that’s just me! Maybe it was because I read this right after reading Winter, I don’t know. They just seem so similar.
  8. Gayle Forman
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    If I Stay and it’s sequal Where She Went were two of the most inspiring books I read this year.
  9. Stephanie Perkins *
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    Etienne! ❤ This was one of my favorite contemporaries of this year and I just recently got a copy of the next book. I’m pretty excited to read it.
  10. Zoraida Cordova *
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    Labyrinth Lost was hands down a favorite read. I’m seriously extremely happy that I got to read an ARC of her book.

Well guys, these are the authors that I was introduced to this year. For the most part I really enjoyed a lot of their books and plan to continue reading from them. Especially the ones I put little asterisks next to 😉
Welp, my hand is freezing from being on the mouse looking for photos, turning in for the night. Good night guys ❤

Top Ten Tuesday

Woo Woo, it’s Tuesday! Which means the madness of the Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday (which started on Thursday) and even Cyber Monday……..is all over!!! ❤ I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about that. As someone who works in retail……what a nightmare.
Top Ten Tuesday’s is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Boookish. This week is Holiday Gift Guide freebie (ten books to buy the YA lover in your life, 10 books to buy for your dad, etc.)
I sadly don’t have any other YA book lovers, or any other book lovers, in my life. Everyone is depressingly just turned off books in general for the most part. Except my two wonderful nieces whom I have all the hope in the world for that they will grow up to become book worms. This is going to be a Top Ten Gift Guide For Nieces……slash Next Generation of Book Worms. (P.S. Their ages are between 8 and 12) These are some of the books that got me super hooked on reading when I was growing up and I would love love love to get for them during the holidays. Here we go……

  1. If The Magic Fits by Susan Maupin Schmid
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    (okay so maybe I didn’t grow up with this book which was recently published but I LOVED this book and it would be perfect for them.)
  2. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  3. Holes by Louis Sachar by Louis Sachar
  4. Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
    (I choose this book even though it’s a little dark because oh those feels!)
  5. Fear Street Saga by R. L. Stine
    (Yeeees! As much as I loved Goosebumps, the Fear Street novels are what really hooked me to mystery and horror. It’s just the right amount of scary for them.)
  6. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  7. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  8. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  9. Hank the Cowdog Series by John R. Erickson
    (I loved this series! This was pre-Sherlock days for me.)
  10. Stuart Little by E. B. White

Well guys that’s all I have for you today. A lot of these books feel like classics but each one of these just made me want to read more and more. Some of them were very sad but that’s also what mesmerized me. That a single book can make you feel so much ❤ I was entranced and amazed and completely awe struck by each one. If I could give that as a gift back to someone it would be the best gift 🙂 there’s no better wrapping then the cover of a book that holds so much adventure inside.

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got some great deals over the weekend. I can’t wait to read everyone’s TTT posts.

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey guys! Ohh I have missed you all.
For the past two weeks my life has been a liiiittle crazy. I got sick, work is crazy and then……for those of you who don’t follow my twitter, my doggy died very suddenly. It was heart breaking and I’m still not over it.
Anywho, lets get back on track shall we? I could use a little stability 🙂 and today is Tuesday…..ok it’s actually Wednesday now but I started this yesterday before work. But I still didn’t want to miss out on a TOP TEN TUESDAY! ❤
This week is Movie Freebie — top ten all time favorite movies, top ten foreign films, top ten rom-coms, top ten 90’s movies, top ten action flicks, top ten tear-jerkers, top ten movies your favorite actor/actress is in, top ten movies with PoC leads, etc. etc.)
Being a 90’s baby……(you can see where this is going) I LOVED every single movie I grew up with. So what better way to share them with you then to show you my top ten favorites 🙂

  1. The Santa Clause
    “Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.”
  2. The Sandlot
    “Heroes get remembered but legends never die.”
  3. Mrs. Doubtfire
    “Carpe dentum. Seize the teeth.”
  4. Hook
  5. Titanic
  6. Forrest Gump
  7. Apollo 13
    “Houston, we have a problem.”
  8. Armageddon
  9. The Iron Giant
    “You are who you choose to be.”
  10. Home Alone
  11. Clueless
    “Ugh as if!”
  12. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  13. Jurassic Park

So clearly I went a little over the usual 10. I couldn’t help it there were so many good choices. I also made it a point to exclude Disney animated movies because this list would easily be well over 30.
Each one of these movies is a special part of my childhood. If you haven’t seen any of them I highly recommend watching a few of these. Especially the Christmas ones since December is just around the corner 🙂 I watch them every year!

Top Ten Tuesday

Woo! It’s time for another TTT post 🙂 yesss. This weeks meme is a really good one.
Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc.

  1. Etienne – Anna and the French Kiss
    Child. This name is just different enough that it’s cute, but also it doesn’t feel like I would be condeming a child to embarrasment for the rest of his life
  2. Wren – FanGirl
    Ok I know in my review I said I didn’t much care for her character, well I still stand by that. The name is really cute though. I could see myself giving this name to a cat/dog.
  3. Hermione – Harry Potter Series

    This is an easy one! Girl, naming a girl after this childhood heroine.
  4. Elena- Vampire Diaries
    Mostly I had in mind the Elena Gilbert of the TV show. I have a secret girl crush on Nina Dobrev. She’s so pretty and does a great job of playing Elena. So, I’d probably name a girl after this.
  5. Thorne – The Lunar Chronicles
    Pet for sure. And with my luch the dog or cat that receives this name will be just a much of a pain in the butt as the real Thorne.
  6. Rudy – The Book Thief
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    The boy with hair the color of lemons ❤ yes, I would definitely name a little boy after him. I would love him with all my heart just for the name alone!
  7. Prim – Hunger Games
    She’s the sweetest girl ever! I would be happy to name a child after her. She always put others before herself and I never saw her throw a tantrum. Katniss leaving doesn’t count.

    Ok so these next three are not from books, well that I know of, they are from movies/TV shows. I couldn’t think of other names from books.

  8. Uhtred – The Last Kingdom
    Pronounced Ooo-trid. For the most part Uhtred is kind of an idiot with a big mouth. That name though! Just say it out loud a few times and you’ll see what I mean. It’s incredibly different and I have honestly never heard of it before this show. Apparently it was very common amongst Anglo Saxons. Who knew? Oh, child by the way.
  9. Sophie – Letters To Juliet

    So I actually more prefer the name Sofia, spelled with an F. Because you can still shorten it and come up with Sofie. This is the movie where I got the motivation from. For all you ladies out there, and gentlemen in touch with your feminine side, if you haven’t seen this movie……..watch it. It’s really good. I love the spontaneous adventure that Sophie takes while she’s in Italy.
    Little girl ❤ in all honestly I’ve already planned on naming my first daughter either Sofia 🙂 or….
  10. Emma – Once Upon A Time
    Maybe it’s because my own name starts with an E, maybe it’s because Emma Swan is a total badass. Her parents are Snow White and Prince Charming for goodness sake! Her boy friend is Captain Hook!!! Ya, definitely worth naming a little girl after.

Those are the names I would choose. What would you guys choose? Someone from a TV shows, favorite Movie or Book? 🙂 let me know ❤


Top Ten Tuesday

It’s Tuesday!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, it’s fantastic and if you haven’t gotten into it yet 😉 well what are you waiting for?

This week is  Ten Books I’ve Read Because Of Another  Blogger (Or Book Person) or Ten Books I Read On Recommendation From People Outside Of This Community or you could talk about recommendations of books you read from other sources — a magazine, a podcast, a “because you read this” algorithm.

  1. Hunger Games 
  2. Fangirl
  3. City of Bones
  4. The Lunar Chronicles
  5. Anna and the French Kiss
  6. The Infernal Devices
  7. Since You’ve Been Gone
  8. Confessions of a Shopaholic
  9. Futhermore
  10. The School of Good and Evil

That’s my list guys 🙂 the first half are books I’ve read that were recommended to me by friends. The second half (6-10) are books that some of my favorite booktubers and book bloggers have recommended.
Hope you enjoyed it 🙂