Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday---Books I'd Recommend

***Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish***

I'd definitely recommend the following books...[in no particular order]

These are also the books I want my sister (a reluctant reader) to read.

1. Anna and the French Kiss by: Stephanie Perkins 

2. Revenants series [Die for Me, Until I Die & If I should Die] by: Amy Plum

3. Divergent series by: Veronica Roth

4. The Alchemist by: Paulo Coelho

5. Pride & Prejudice by: Jane Austen

6. The Hunger Games series by: Suzanne Collins

7. Shatter Me series by: Tahereh Mafi

8. Lola and the Boy Next Door by: Stephanie Perkins

9. The Hobbit by: J. R. R. Tolkien

10. Harry Potter series by: J. K. Rowling

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday ---Series I'd Like to Start But Haven't Yet

***Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish***

     These are series' that I'm begging myself to read because they sound fun! In no particular order of course:

1. Delirium series - I love Lauren Oliver's writing. I have the first and second book yet I
                             have not started the series~ why oh why! Probably this month for

2. Nancy Drew series -There's a ton of 'em in this series so I should really need to read
                                 one as soon as possible.

3. The Mortal Instruments series - I have all of the books! again...no need to spell it out.

4. Gemma Doyle series -same problem as number 4.

5. The Books of Bayern series - Shannon Hale is amazing! I'm 100% sure this one is too.

6. Graceling Realm series -haven't read high fantasy in such a long time. or maybe ever.

7. Lunar Chronicles series - I've heard so many incredible things about this book.
                                        Honestly, I am apprehensive that the protagonist is a cyborg.
                                        Hopefully, I'd really like it.

8. Anne of Green Gables series -It's a children's classic. Definitely, a must-read.

9. His Fair Assassin series- Assassin nuns? Now, that is exciting!

10. Throne of Glass series- the keyword is assassin.

     Oddly and no surprise, I have all of the books (mostly) mentioned above except for number 2. I have this thing where I just need to have the available books in a series before I can start reading them. Now I don't have any excuse, right?

On Books and Reading Challenges

    Books so many books! I was cleaning my stacks of books last week and I was flabbergasted by the exact amount of unread physical books that I owned. Wow~ before my booktube watching days, I usually had less than twenty on my to-be-read pile.

     I am not complaining that my room is full of books BUT to have hundreds (more than 200) of them unread--that's a different story. And about 95% of that pile were purchased just last year. And oh no! you don't want to know how many e-books I have (nook reader & kindle app).

    So, I limit myself to only buy 26 physicals books (that's the magic number ;) ) this year. So far, I've already bought 14. And yup! I have book buying issues but I'm trying to monitor that this year. I know it's still March but I still remain hopeful that, that number would not overflow (unless I really deserve it). I'd like to fully utilize my local library when it comes to newly released books.

    My reading challenge is set to 100 books on goodreads. I'm doing fine on the goal as far as I can tell. Besides, I would like to knock that mountain of unread pile by half (or a quarter!?) this year. Too ambitious on my part, unfortunately. Since I've already written that aspiration on paper, I'm definitely challenged. Good luck to me!!!