R.R.: Top 6 Books I’ve Read So Far!

Hey guys!

I haven’t done a reading response in a long time so I figured this would be fun!

My goal this year was to read 50 books and so far I have read 27! Right on Track!

My Favourite Books so far:

1. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
*I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC for this book from Simon & Schuster*

The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend. Apple Picking at Night? Ok, easy enough.Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait… what?
Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go Skinny Dipping? Um…

2. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”
The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.
As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase’s family embraces Samantha – even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha’s world. She’s suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?
A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.

3. Harry Potter and The Philosiphers Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in ten years.
But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.

4. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still the yellow brick road, though—but even that’s crumbling.
What happened? Dorothy.
They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.
My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas.
I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I’ve been trained to fight.
And I have a mission.

5. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

6. Cinder by Marrissa Meyer
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Those are my favourite books that i have read, so far this year!
Good Night Book Lions

How do I use the “Star Rating” system?

Last night before bed I watched a video called the Goodreads Tag! One of the questions was “Do you use the star rating system? Why or why not?” So I decided to change this question around and make it “How do you use the star rating system?”.

Here’s how I use it;

One Star: I really disliked the book.
Two Stars: Most of the parts really frustrated me but some of them weren’t bad.
Three Stars: The book was ok/up to par.
Four Stars: I liked this book.
Five Stars: I loved this book!

That’s it for now!
Good Night Book Worms!

Question #1: How has your taste in books progressed as you’ve gotten older?

My book taste has progressed very much. When I was little I enjoyed reading picture books such as a paper bag princess, a hungry caterpillar and Madeline. I then enjoyed reading chapter books at quite a young age. I read Nancy Drew, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, Caption Under Pants and Judy Moody books, at just the age of 8. I then caught myself reading fractured fairytales such as, whatever after, and the book series I still enjoy reading today, The Land Of Stories. Now, in the present, I enjoying reading Young Adult (YA) fantasy , distopian (Divergent, Hunger Games etc.) and comedy-romance (Let it Snow, Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares). This is the journey and process of my reading, and I’m still finding new books to this day!

Good Night Book Worms!

Books Mentioned:

The Paper Bag Princess: http://robertmunsch.com/book/the-paper-bag-princess

A Hungry Caterpillar: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4948.The_Very_Hungry_Caterpillar

Madeline: http://madeline.com/books.htm

Nancy Drew: http://www.goodreads.com/series/40766-nancy-drew-and-the-clue-crew

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: http://www.wimpykid.com/books/book1-2/

Dork Diaries: http://www.dorkdiaries.com/my-diaries/

Captain Underpants: http://www.scholastic.ca/captainunderpants/books/index.htm

Judy Moody: http://www.judymoody.com/#books

Whatever After: http://www.goodreads.com/series/68849-whatever-after

The Land of Stories: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11607446-the-wishing-spell

Divergent: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13335037-divergent

The Hunger Games: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2767052-the-hunger-games


NEW Daily Reading Response!

Hey Everyone! Starting today I will be doing daily reading responses! 

What I did was I watched a bunch of Booktubers doing TAG videos and I took the questions and awnswered them one by one!

I hope you enjoy them!

Although I won’t be doing them when I have specific blog posts I want to do (such as TBR’s, reviews etc.).

The first one will be up in about 10 minutes!

See you than bookworms!