Monday, 29 December 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #24 - Top 15 Goals for 2015 (Bookish, blogging or otherwise)

It's the day before the last day of 2014, which is partially terrifying but also partially refreshing. It's time to turn over a new leaf and forgot the troubles we've had this year and focus on being a better person for the next year. These are my Top 15 bookish, blogging and personal goals for 2015 (5 each).

  1. Read 2 or 3 books a week after exam season. I have my exams coming up and I'm FREAKING OUT. When I have exams most of my time is spent studying and I find myself not being able to do much else because every time I found myself doing something non-school related I feel guilty, which is stupid but that's just me. I know I won't read much during exams, but once that's done, I hope to read two or three books a week.

  2. Read primarily review books. The amount of review books I have to read is absurd and I definitely want to lessen that pile.

  3. RAISE MY NETGALLEY RATIO. I was hoping to do that this year, but I didn't and it's definitely my main priority bookish wise for next year. I think mine is currently at around 43% (which is utterly appalling) and I'm hoping to raise it to over 50% next year! LET'S HOPE THIS HAPPENS.

  4. Read more ebooks. I don't actually read that many ebooks, which is weird as I love my Kindle but I'm hoping to read more ebooks next year!

  5. Read 2015 releases. I barely ever read books released the year it currently is as books are so expensive here, but I definitely want to read more books that most of us are looking forward to so that I'll be able to join in with the discussions concerning said book.
  1. Create a blogging schedule. Pfft, this probably won't happen but I like to challenge myself. ;) I've been blogging for nearly three years and I still don't have a blogging schedule. It's appalling, I tell you.

  2. Be a more organised reader and reviewer. I really need to focus on reading and reviewing my review books closer to their release date, as I get side-tracked and read other books and then it doesn't get read by when it should. BUT THAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.

  3. Read at least one book from the TBR lists I make each month that I've put on my blog. I am mood reader and I never stick to my lists, but I would very much like to change that. 

  4. Update my blog. I'm thinking of maybe moving to Wordpress, but if I don't do that, I'd like to make my blog look more professional and maybe choose a different design and just improve the way my blog looks and functions, ya know?

  5. Schedule more posts in advance as well as have unique content. I really want to make my blog more unique and I don't want to just do memes and reviews, I'd like to add more to my readers' reading experience. If you would like to see a certain type of post, please let me know! I also want to schedule more posts so that I'm not frantically writing a post up the night before, like I'm doing now haha!
  1. Stop worrying so much. I worry. A lot. It's kind of an automatic thing for me. I'm really going to try to focus hard this year on not worrying on petty things and if I'm worried about things within my power, to do something about it instead of mull over it for hours, working myself up.

  2. Make bookish friends that aren't on the internet. No one where I live is really into reading and I'd really like to somehow make friends with people who read.

  3. Become more confident/outgoing. I'm incredibly shy especially with people, hence why the above resolution is quite hard for me. But I definitely want to try to become less shy and gain more confidence when I speak to people.

  4. Get one step closer to conquering my anxiety. I've spoken about my anxiety a few times and it features a lot in these posts and each year it gets better but then it gets worse again. I'm going for CBT now, which is basically where someone helps you "retrain your brain" and I'm hoping that it will help! I'll let you guys know. 

  5. Get fit. I am hopelessly unfit and I want to start jogging because I want to go back to dancing but I'd like to be slightly more fit before I go back to dancing.
These are my 2015 goals! What are yours?
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Sunday, 28 December 2014

2014 End of Year Book Survey

2014 End Of Year Book Survey
Created by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner


Number Of Books You Read: 97
Number of Re-Reads: 6
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary 

1. Best Book You Read In 2014?

Fantasy: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Contemporary: Geek Girl by Holly Smale
Middle-Grade: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate or Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott
Sci-Fi: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Paranormal: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Mystery: A Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
Thriller: Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff
Dystopia: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Everyone raved about this book, but I just couldn't connect to Cath and I didn't really like the love interest that much. It wasn't as good as I expected it to be.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014? 

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen, I strongly disliked the previous two books I read by her but I LOVED This Lullaby and the other two book I've read by her this year, which came as a surprise as I really didn't like the others I had read. Also, Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy! I've always seen the series around but it was never something that really appealed to me. However, I got the last book to review and I decided to start reading the series and I LOVE it. Way more than I thought I would!

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?

Probably The 5th Wave or Geek Girl! This was mainly to my book blogging friends as none of my friends really read, sadly.

 5. Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?

  • The best series I'd started would have to Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. It's amazing. Seriously, seriously amazing. I'm currently marathoning the series and it's fantastic so far!
  • The best sequel of 2014 would have to be The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey - LOVED it!
  • The best series ender would have to be Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, it was amazing.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

HOLLY SMALE! Her books are amazing and funny and I literally cry with laughter every time I read one of her books! Definitely a new favourite. I also love Laini Taylor's writing, it's seriously gorgeous!

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

I never read mystery/thriller as I'm a total wuss, but I read Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff after checking it out at my library and I LOVED it! The ending was very unexpected, the characters were very real and it was incredibly past-paced. I HIGHLY recommend it.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Probably Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff, I sped through it as I couldn't wait to see what happened! Also, the third Skulduggery Pleasant book. Dude, the plot twists were insane.

 9. Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

I don't really reread books, so I'm not quite sure!

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

It's seriously beautiful. JUST LOOK AT IT.

11. Most memorable character of 2014?

Ahhh, there's so many! I'd have to say either Harriet from Geek Girl as she's so quirky and funny or Gus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars, he's so kind and wonderful and inspiring and *cries hysterically*. Also Valkyrie Cain and Skulduggery Pleasant, they're so brave and funny and sometimes quirky and I LOVE THEM,

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott, the writer dealt with death in such a sensitive manner and the book conveyed the gorgeous relationship between a mother and daughter and how one has to live after a loved one passes away. I'd highly recommend it to everyone!

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?

Probably If I Stay by Gayle Forman. It really made me think about the decisions we make in life and how they impact us as well as how important family is and how we must cherish each moment and not give up, even when it seems like one's whole world is crumbling.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read? 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor! I've heard endless good things about the series and I'm glad that I finally read it! I really enjoyed it, although I did find the numerous flashbacks towards the end quite boring at times.

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?

"I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.” - Jace Wayland, City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. I love this quote, it's so beautiful!


16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Shortest: 192 pages (Ally's World  #3 by Karen McCombie)
Longest: 640 pages (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)
Probably The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey. The ending was completely shocking and it left me extremely bewildered as I tried to grasp what I'd just read. I also found the ending to Boy Nobody quite shocking, as I never expected him to do what he did. And the ending in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire where I'd forgotten what happened - HOLY MOTHER OF PLOT TWISTS.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
THIS IS SUCH A HARD CHOICE, I CAN'T CHOOSE. But my top three are Hagustus (Hazel and Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green), Percabeth (Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan) and Madam (I don't even know if that's their ship name...Mia and Adam from If I Stay).

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Valkyrie Cain and Skulduggery Pleasant. He really cares about her, but he doesn't hold her back as he knows she's more than capable. The banter between them is perfect and it's just such a wonderful friendship that they have!


20. Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan.

21. Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

Nothing, actually, they're all books I've been interested in reading myself.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?

AH THERE ARE SO MANY. Probably Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars and Evan Walker and Ben Parish from The 5th Wave.

23. Best 2014 debut you read?

Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott!

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, the Harry Potter series, the Mortal Instruments and Skulduggery Pleasant. 

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

DEFINITELY Geek Girl by Holly Smale, I was literally laughing 99% of the time.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 
  2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  3. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  4. Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott
  5. Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
I cried during all of these, needless to say I can be quite a baby. 

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

A Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens. It's so quirky and cute as well as a phenomenal mystery and it really deserves more attention!

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 
  2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  3. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  4. Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott
  5. Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
Same ones listed in question 26.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I know it's the whole good vs evil theme, but I haven't read any books that involved chimaera. So...probably Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I really didn't like it and it made me SO mad because Nora is incredibly stupid, who falls in love with a boy that has admitted to stalking and attempting to kill her? Nora, that's who. Her idiocy made me incredibly mad.

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014? 

Notebook Sisters (run by Cait & Mime) and The Reading Dress (run by Jess). Their blogs are so incredibly well-written and often very humorous and their posts never fail to put a smile on my face!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2014? 

My review for The Fault in Our Stars by John Green!

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

My discussion post for reading slumps...I think.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?/

Bout of Books, definitely! I love participating in the bout of books readathons because it really pushes me to read as much as possible and it's so fun discussing what I'm reading with other book lovers.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?

When an author mentioned me on BBC radio, I was so honored!

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

My post that got the most page views (besides memes and readathon posts) was my discussion post for unread books, which got 597 page views, which isn't that much for other bloggers, but for me it is!

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

My post for why I prefer taking my time to read! If you'd like to read it you can go here: http://blogofabookaholic.blogspot.com/2014/05/discussion-why-i-like-taking-my-time-to.html Totally not hinting *cough*.

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Nothing that I can really think of!

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I completed my Goodreads goal (100/100).
2014 TBR pile challenge (21-30) and I read 27 books towards that.
My ebook challenge goal was 10 books and I've read 9.
For my review pile reading challenge, my goal was 30 books and I read 35. Yay!
For my Netgalley/Edelweiss challenge I read 6 out of 25, which is terrible, but at least I completed the other challenges! ;)


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?

Gosh...probably Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, I got it last year December and I just haven't been able to get around to it!

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?

Magnuss Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan, the first book in his new Norse mythology series. I CAN'T WAIT!!!

3. 2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall, it looks amazing!

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?

Winter by Marissa Meyer! I've only read Cinder so far, which I LOVED but I'm definitely looking forward to reading the last instalment as well as the other books in the series!

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?

I hope to:
  1. Be more organised with my blog
  2. Interact more with other bloggers
  3. Improve my blog's content

6. A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

I haven't read a 2015 release yet. >.<

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Friday, 26 December 2014

Stacking the Shelves #73

Stacking the Shelves

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I know I'm a tad bit late, but I hope you guys all had a fantastic day!


The other day I created a post of the top ten books I'd like to receive for Christmas and I'm so incredibly happy, as I got 3 books that were on the list! They're utterly gorgeous and I'm so excited to read them!
Books Received for Christmas:
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)Lament (Books of Faerie, #1)The Scorpio Races

These all look amazing and HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THESE COVERS?! Especially The Scorpio Races, I literally can't stop staring at it. 
 I've heard such good things about these books and I'm really, really, really excited to read them! Not a lot of people have recommended Lament but I LOVE faerie books, so I'm really looking forward to this!

Books Received from Netgalley: 
One of the Guys
This looks so adorable - I'm really excited to read it! I love contemporary books like this so I think I'm really going to enjoy it!

And finally, a picture of the books I received. Thank you so much Mom and Dad! <3
LOOK HOW PRETTY!

Did you guys get any books? How was your Christmas, if you celebrate? Leave your links to your STS post below!
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #23 - Top Ten Books I wouldn't mind Santa bringing this Year


Guys, it's nearly Christmas. DO YOU KNOW HOW EXCITING THAT IS?! 
I'm sincerely hoping that I'll be getting books for Christmas but I know my dear parentals didn't want to purchase any papery delights for me as apparently I have Too Many Books. Pfft. Anyway, here's my list of the top ten books I'd love to get for Christmas! 
*In no particular order*

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)The Scorpio RacesCruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1)The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)Princess of ThornsPerfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)Since You've Been GonePicture Perfect (Geek Girl, #3)Top Ten Clues You're Clueless

1. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I've heard endless good things about this series, specifically from Cait and now I really want to read it because if Cait enjoys it, it must be good, right? ;)

2. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. FIRSTLY, LET'S ADMIRE THE BEAUTIFUL COVER. I saw this edition in my local bookshop and it's honestly so pretty. I've heard endless good thing about this (also from Cait) and from Carina, so I would love to see if it's as good as they say it is!

3. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. It's a retelling. It's got a beautiful cover. It's got a fascinating premise. What more can one ask for?!

4. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD AND IT'S SO PRETTY AND IT'S A THICK BOOK AND I LOVE THICK BOOKS.

5. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay. I have heard this book consists of trolls and magic and bromance and romance and banter and it basically sounds perfect. I need this in my life. 

6. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. I love contemporaries and this sounds really interesting. My one friend read the trilogy and loved it, so I'll take her word for it. 

7. To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han. I love Jenny Han's books. I read the summer trilogy two, nearly three, years ago and I still think about it. I read the trilogy over the course of two to three days, I devoured them, I cried, I laughed, I grew with the characters. It was perfect. I've heard wonderful things about her latest book and I really hope that I'll get to read it soon!

8. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson. Every time I see this title I start singing Kelly Clarkson. Shut up, Kyra. Catchy title aside, this book has a gorgeous cover and such a cute premise and it's a contemporary and, like I said, I LOVE contemporaries. 

9. Picture Perfect by Holly Smale. Holly Smale's books are basically perfection and I loved the first two so I desperately NEED the third book. I think it will be glorious.

10. Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas. I've heard great things about this book, the author is extremely nice (I spoke to her on Twitter) and it's a contemporary with mystery thrown in. It looks utterly adorable and I think I'll really enjoy it!

These are the top ten books I wouldn't mind Santa bringing me - what are yours?
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Stacking the Shelves #72 - Otherwise known as the edition where I broke my library/requesting/buying ban.

Stacking the Shelves

Guys it's holidays, isn't that utterly fabulous?! So what better way to celebrate this then going to the library and getting books?!

I didn't mean to get all these books, just the first couple of Skulduggery Pleasant books but...THINGS HAPPEN.

So without further ado, here are the books I got at the library:
Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant, #2)The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant, #3)Mortal Coil (Skulduggery Pleasant, #5)Where She WentLies Beneath (Lies Beneath, #1)Tithe (The Modern Faerie Tales, #1)Valiant (Modern Faerie Tales, #2)

SQUEEEEEE! I GOT WHERE SHE WENT.

WHERE SHE WENT.

THE SEQUEL TO IF I STAY, WHICH I, BY THE WAY, UTTERLY ADORED!


I also got Lies Beneath which has literally been on my wishlist ever since I started blogging. It's got mermaids in. Murderous ones, but still, they're mermaids and I LOVE mermaid stories.

I'm also planning on reading the Skulduggery Pleasant series because I got the last one to review, I'm not sure if I'll like it? Hopefully I'll love it.

Annnnnnd I also got Tithe and Valiant by Holly Black as I LOVE faerie books and I've heard good things about the author. I might not read Valiant though as apparently there's a lot of profanity so...might not read it. WE'LL SEE.

Ebooks I Received for Review:
Paper or PlasticThe Dagger in the Desk (Lockwood & Co., #1.5)Colonial Madness

I mistook the Dagger in the Desk to be the third book, but I think it's a novella? I'm not sure, but it's Lockwood & Co and I LOVE Lockwood & Co - so YAY!

Paper or Plastic and Colonial Madness also look ADORABLE and I'm really looking forward to reading them.

Books I Bought:
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys

The first book I've bought in months. I had to celebrate the longest book-buying ban ever by buying a book, naturally. This looks so cute and it reminds me slightly of Jenny Han's summer trilogy. It looks really cute. And fluffy. And swoon-y. So me thinks I shall enjoy this!


Ahh, so pretty. *strokes them*

Which books did you get this week? If you did a STS post, leave your link and I'll be sure to stop by! 

*Edit:

I just went to the library again and I these as well!
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)

*squeals for eternity* I can't wait to read both of these!

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

2015 Reading Challenges I'll be Participating in and which Books I Plan on Reading for them

Ahhh it's nearly the start of the new year! Which means a whole extra 365 days to read more books, write more posts, make more friends and do new things. Yay! It's also that time of the year to decide what reading challenges we're going to participate in next year, which I also think is quite exciting. 


I will definitely be participating in this! The amount of Netgalley and Edelweiss books I have to review is ridiculous and I'm hoping that this year will be the year where I finally read some of them! 

I'm aiming for the level bronze, where I'm hoping to read 10 books. I'd like to aim for higher, but I have hectic exams next year and I'm considering doing an extra science, so I might not have that much time to read. THIS SADDENS ME PEOPLE.

If you would like to join this challenge, you can sign up here
Naturally I'll be participating in this. I'll probably aim for 50 books, but I hope I'll be able to read more! *crosses fingers*

2015TBR

My TBR pile is, like I said, alarmingly big and I'm hoping that this challenge will help me cut down the amount of books on my TBR pile! I'll be aiming for A Friendly Hug (11-20). If you would like to participate, you can sign up here.

Like I said, I don't generally stick to the lists but they're fun to make, so the listing of the books I hope to read next shall now commence.

*Edit
I'll also be participating Book Blogger Organization Challenge. 
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This isn't a reading challenge but it is a blogging planning kind of challenge. It's set over the course of 6 months and each month focuses on planning and working on a different thing. For an instance, the first month is working on setting reading challenges and resolutions, the second month focuses on blog maintenance and so on. It looks like a FANTASTIC challenge and if you're participating, let me know so we can cheer each other on! If you would like to sign up, you can do so here.


Books for the NG/EW Challenge:
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)The Dagger in the Desk (Lockwood & Co., #1.5)Splintered (Splintered, #1)The Here and NowThe Rain (The Rain, #1)Colonial MadnessPromposalThe Great UnexpectedThrough the SkylightThe Spindlers

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I actually got a physical copy of this book to review but I gave it away to my friend which I completely regret. BUT, I also have a review copy on my Kindle to read and so many people have been raving about this series so I'm excited to finally start reading it!

2. The Dagger in the Desk by Jonathan Stroud. I wrongly assumed this was the third book but I think it may be a novella as it's labelled as book 1.5. Nevertheless, I'm really excited to read it as I'm a devout fan of the Lockwood & Co books!

3. Splintered by A.G. Howard. I've been hearing fantastic things about this trilogy from Cait from Paper Fury and I'm excited to read it as I freaking adore retellings.

4. The Here and Now by Ann Brashares. I was previously excited to read this book but then the negative reviews came pouring in and now I'm not so sure...but I'm still interested to see if I'll think of it differently.

5. The Rain by Virginia Bergin. I was also extremely excited to read this book but then there were also quite a lot of negative reviews but I seriously hope I love it because the premise is so good. 

6. Colonial Madness by Jo Whittermore. I LOVE middle-grades and this book looks SO ADORABLE. I think I'm going to really enjoy it!

7. Promposal by Rhonda Helms. I love contemporaries, it's my favourite genre besides fantasy, so I'm really looking forward to reading this!

8. The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech. Another middle-grade that has been on my TBR pile ever, this looks really cute and heart-warming and unique.

9. Through the Skylight by Ian Baucom. This seems like an interesting middle-grade/fantasy story that deals with some tough topics. Not a lot of my book blogging friends have read it so it will be interesting to see if I enjoy it.

10. The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver. I've heard amazing things about Lauren's books and this looks like a wonderful middle-grade read, so I'm looking forward to reading it!

Books for the 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge:
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)The HostAmy and Matthew: A Love StoryMystic City (Mystic City, #1)The FearlessThe Child's ElephantThe Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

1 and 2. Scarlet and Cress by Marissa Meyer. I loved Cinder so I'm really looking forward to continuing with the series.

3. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. I quite enjoyed the first book and I've been in the mood for a fantasy so I'm quite excited to continue with the trilogy.

4. The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. I've heard such good things about Holly Black's books and I love Cassandra Clare's books so I'm looking forward to reading this.

5. The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I've had this book on my TBR pile for awhile but I'm trying to read more sci-books and I think this book would be a good contender. 

6. Amy & Matthew by Cammie McGovern. I was really looking forward to this book but a lot of people have said that Amy doesn't respect other peoples' illnesses and thinks mainly about herself, and I really dislike it when people are so inconsiderate. So, we'll see.

7. Mystic City by Theo Lawrence. THIS COVER. It's so pretty. And the story sounds really good! I'm looking forward to reading this, yesss.

8. The Fearless by Emma Pass. A kind of zombie book? I've never actually read a YA zombie book, so it'll be interesting to see whether or not I enjoy this!

9. The Child's Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnson. This looks like quite a heart-wrenching but inspiring story and I have feeling that I'll probably cry and flail. Probably.

10, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. After reading about Cait's (from Paper Fury, yes, she is extremely good at persuading me to read her favourite books) incessant fangirling about Maggie Stiefvater/Holly Black it is now my mission to read their books and so I shall. BE PROUD, CAIT, BE PROUD. 
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