Mom’s May Day – A Book List

Happy Mother’s Day to moms everywhere.

Mothers Day

It’s going to be a bit of a short post. Here, I have a list of books that make me think of moms and how special they truly are. Well, sort of. LOL.

Moms help us grow and become who we’re meant to be. Never should they be taken for granted.

I know I love my mom to pieces. She’s sacrificed so much for me. Time. Sanity. And so much more. I’m eternally grateful. I wouldn’t be the loud, obnoxious, overly exciteable, neurotic, crazy, loving, geeky, booknerd if not for her. Our lives have never been easy and with her I learned to tackle hurdles I never thought I could. She’s made me stronger, though sometimes I don’t feel strong at all. I love my mom.

 

Probabilities of Miracles
Author: Wendy Wunder

Probability of Miracles

A last chance for a mother to save her daughter from illness. This mother/daughter is sweet, tender, and yet, bittersweet.

On Goodreads

 

Love + Gelato
Author: Jenna Evans Welch

Love and Gelato

After losing her mother, a daughter is moved to Italy to get to know her father of whom she’s never met. Her mother’s journal falls into her hands and she gets a chance to see how she met her father. For the summer, she follows in her mother’s footsteps and unexpectedly falls in love

On Goodreads

 

Practical Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman

Practical Magic

Owens sisters confront challenge in love, life and magic. Together they break a curse that’s hung over their family destroying the love of their lives. Sally and Gillian have experienced this just as every woman of their family has. Can they break this curse?

On Goodreads

 

Everything Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon

Everything Everything

With a rare disease, a young girl has lived in doors all her life, always cared for by her mother. After meeting the boy next door and spending time with him, she begins to question whether she’s truly sick or not.

On Goodreads

 

Turtles All the Way Down
Author: John Green

Turtles

Aza is trying to be a good daughter, friend, and student, and with a fugitive billionaire missing suddenly and $100,000 reward at stake, she tries to be a good detective. With her best friend also intrigued enough to join the investigation, they go on the hunt.

On Goodreads

 

White Oleander
Author: Janet Fitch

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Ingrid is in prison for murder. Her daughter Astrid moves from foster home to foster, each more different than the last, with rules and dangers and lessons all of their own. This difficult journey becomes a journey of self-discovery for both mother and daughter.

On Goodreads

 

Flowers in the Attic
Author: V.C. Andrews

FITA

Corrine Dollanganger and her four children move in with her mother so that she can get back into her father’s good graces and inherit his money. Empty promises are made and soon the children are locked up like prisoners in the attic where only a fake garden comforts them.

On Goodreads

 

Shower your mom with love and smiles and hugs. Know that Mother’s Day is more than just gifts. It’s a feeling and a time that we get to remind moms that they did, and are stilling doing, a great job. That we love them deeply and we would be nowhere without their effect on our lives. They are superheroes.

Side Note: My mum, my mimsy-whimsy, my momo, the woman who shoved me out of the birth canal-actually is was a C-section-is really bummed about Lucifer getting suddenly cancelled as am I. I’ve been taking to Twitter and you should too!  It’s a fantastic show with phenomenal actors and crew and a splendid storyline. It’s TOO SOON TO SAY GOODBYE! So, I say #SaveLucifer and you should too.

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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From the Page to the Screen – A Book List

Hello, my epic and awesome bookworms!

How’s hangin’?

I’m good. The weather has been up and down. Rainy and snowy (which sucks). It’s supposed to be spring! I’ve discovered that I’m really into the trend of cacti. Don’t know why. Well, actually, it may relate to me being as prickly as a cactus. Kidding!And I’m on my sixth bag of jelly beans, but I can’t help it! The Sweet Tart Jellies are sooooo good. They do that thing where they rub my tongue raw, though.

Anyway, I have the monthly book list! This time I went with one that could stir up debate: the best book turned movie. There are a lot of favorites out there. I took some time to get some and have compiled a list. You be the judge!

Bridge to Terabithia
Author: Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia

“It really captured all of the creativity and imagination that the characters have.”

-Kat J.

Bridge to Terabithia

Harry Potter
Author: J.K. Rowling

HP

“It was pretty close to the books and created real magic.”

-Kya Y.

Harry Potter

Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell

Gone With the Wind

“I love historical fiction and this really did well in capturing Scarlet O’Hara. The length of the movie compared to the book was perfect.”

-Susan C.

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The Time Machine
Author: H.G. Wells

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“I love time travel sci-fi. The movie was really good in showing how the hero slowly turned into the villain with each time travel. It’s also gotten me into Dr. Who.”

-Jeff C.

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Water for Elephants
Author: Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants

“A truly magical story. Kept close to the book.”

-Delena T.

Water for Elephants

Twilight
Author: Stephanie Meyer

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“I loved how well the intensity of the emotions of the characters were captured. Edward was perfect.”

-Rae R.

Twilight

The Princess Bride
Author: William Goldman

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“Just, yes. Definitely the best.”

-Becca B.

Princess Bride

Cat in the Hat
Author: Dr. Seuss

Cat in the Hat

-Bernard F.

Cat in the Hat

The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry

The Giver

“It wasn’t perfect, but they did a good job capturing the vibe.”

-Cierra M.

The Giver

Because of Winn-Dixie
Author: Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie

“It did a wonderful job of capturing the essence of Opal and her relationships.”

-Alice T.

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Have a book that you believe was made into a great movie? Tell me in the comments below!

More to come soon…

–K.

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It’s Easy to be Green (and Fun) (A Book List)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Love this day. It celebrates my favorite color, and beer, and leprechauns and the Irish. The holiday is so much more than that, I know. This is the celebration Ireland’s patron saint and its culture. A beautiful culture by the way.

And the leprechauns….

This one:

leprechaun

Not this one:

leprechaun

Again:

leprechaun

Thank you, Neil Gaiman for American Gods.

 

Here, I’ve got a special list of books of which I’ve picked out according to the specific guidelines listed below in celebration of

  • Books with green or luck in the title.
  • Books with green covers.
  • Books that take place in Ireland.
  • Can’t be in the middle of a series but can start one because it would be awkward to start in the middle of a journey, though not unheard of. I’m guilty of this, but still.
  • Books about St. Patrick’s Day (I couldn’t find one! I am now dying to read a YA book about luck, magic, Celtic culture, and St. Patrick’s day. Artemis Fowl is close, but just doesn’t cut it even though this spoiled, evil child is out for gold and magic.)

Here we go:

Love and Luck

Love + Luck
Author: Jenna Evans Welsh

 

The Lucky One

The Lucky One
Author: Nicholas Sparks

 

The Green Mile

The Green Mile
Author: Stephen King

 

Freaky Green Eyes

Freaky Green Eyes
Author: Joyce Carol Oates

 

Matched

Matched
Author: Maddie Condle

 

Maze Runner

The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner

 

Splintered

Splintered
Author: A.G. Howard

 

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Anne of Green Gables
Author: L.M. Montgomery

 

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl
Author: Eoin Colfer

 

Wicked

Wicked
Author: Gregory McGuire

 

Grab a beer and settle in, though I must say, it’s not easy to read while tipsy. I know from personal experience.Either the book tips sideways or I do. That or the words move and that makes reading difficult. However, there are some good ones on this list!

Have an amazing GREEN day and be safe. Love you, book nerds.

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more to come soon…

-K.

 

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Bringing 2017 To A Close – My Top Ten Reads of the Year

My bookworms, my loves!

First of all, I hope you have a wonderful New Year. May it be lively and fun and renewing. Secondly, I was looking back on the year and I have compiled a list of the top ten books out of the many that I’ve read this year. The ones that I’ve loved the most and had the greatest adventures with. It was no easy feat because I enjoyed more than just ten.

It’s been a crazy year, but I wanted to take the time to share them with you. They each left an imprint on me in their own way and I’m sure you know what that feels like after reading a FANTASTIC book.

Starting at number 10…

10.
The DUFF
Author: Kody Keplinger

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Blurb: Labeled a DUFF, Bianca Piper is determined to prove she’s anything but. In the midst of parental drama and friend drama, she finds a strange comfort in the arms of the boy who started calling her a DUFF, Wesley Rush.

This was such a fun book. Certainly a little more than PG-13, but still. Having seen the movie first, I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed the book. It feels like the movie and book feel like their two completely stories, but they occur in the same universe. They’re both two situations that are rather relatable.

Review here

9.
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future
Author: A.S. King

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Blurb: Glory O’Brien can see her future and it’s not bright. It’s filled with war and tragedy and she doesn’t know what else to do except write all down in hopes that it will be useful for what will come to pass.

Though the story was slow building, I was so intrigued with seeing how Glory O’Brien was seeing the future and how destructive it was. A.S. King is wild and has boundaries when it comes to writing crazy and making you believe it in a strange way. This book was so imaginative and brilliant and really had me looking at some serious issues from a new angle.

Review here

8.
The Poison Eaters
Author: Holly Black

Poison Eaters

Blurb: This collection of short stories ranges across a wide variety of supernatural beings and creatures with their own tales. Maenads, vampires, and the devil. Oh my!

I don’t read short stories very often, but these were so much fun. They were filled with faerie mischief and supernatural hardships. All of the things I enjoy and even some new things that really piqued my curiosity. Very coming-of-age and delightful.

Review here

7.
 Anna Karenina
Author: Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

Blurb: It’s such a wonderful and beautiful classic that follows the affair of Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky as it spirals in a whirlwind of lust and jealousy. And then there’s Levin who is very deeply in love with Kitty, and she’d holding her heart out for Vronsky. Like many journeys for true love there is strife, tragedy, and passion.

I haven’t written up a review for this one yet. I began reading it last year and finished around the beginning of this year, so I’m counting it as one of my favorite books this year. It filled me with such intensity that I found myself audibly sighing at some parts and gasping at others. What can I say? Russian Literature does that to me. Such a magnificent classic.

6.
Unbreakable
Author: Kami Garcia

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This one snuck up on me. Thrilling and reeking of Supernautral-esque style, I was sucked into the world of ghosts, poltergeists, voodoo, and demons just like the main character, Kennedy Waters, was after a ghost killed her mother. Rescued by twins, Jared and Lukas, she quickly learns about the Legion and how she may be a part of this demon fighting group.  I didn’t expect this to be as good as it was and I’m currently waiting on the third installment! It was riveting and gut clenching for me.

I also recommend the second book as well: Unmarked.

Review here

5.
Love & Misadventure
Author: Lang Leav

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This book of poetry was my utmost favorite this year. It explored the way love opens a person up and how much of a roller coaster it is with its ups and downs, making you dizzy and ill. Its bright lights will blind you and make you feel like you’re flying. The book is so beautiful that it makes my heart swell and ache with a longing of sorts and I’m usually closed off in affairs of the heart because of how shy I am. It really had me spinning.

Review here

4.
Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman

Ocean at the End of the Lane

Blurb: A man returns home to attend the funeral of a family member and is suddenly drawn to the pond out behind his neighbor’s home. There, on the bench at the edge, he begins to remember his encounter with Lettie Hempstock and her mom and grandmother, each who claim that this pond is actually an ocean. Mostly he remembers how a man committed suicide in a stolen car and that these three ladies helped him defeat the cruel, frightening and utterly monstrous Ursula Monkton when he was a young kid.

I can still remember the anticipation I had when I started this book. I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into, but I jumped into it head first because Neil Gaiman has a way of sweeping me away into a completely magical world filled with all kinds of unimaginable wonders. I’ve never read anything like this. It’s utterly perfect and phenomenal.

Review here

3.
LUX (1-2)(3-4) (5)(1.5)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Blurb: Katy Swartz moves to a new town so that she and her mother can get a fresh start. What she didn’t expect was to be saved from an oncoming truck by the boy next door, Daemon Black. That isn’t what shocks her, though. It’s that he stopped times down to the raindrops falling out of the sky. Daemon is an alien. The alien next door and by saving her he’s put in more danger than she realizes. They know they should stay away from each other, but they’re like magnets. Drawn to each other.

This is the first book series I reviewed on my blog. The book was a constant rush of adrenaline for me, keeping me on my toes with a tension that could glued me to my seat. If it wasn’t the angst between the two main characters it was the game of denial they played with each other. Then there’s the deadly situations they get themselves into because of this denial. It’s the common case of ‘I’m addicted to you, but I don’t like you because you’re going to get me killed’. We’ve all been there, right? I found that this Sci-Fi was very interesting for me because of the added elements of romance and danger that they found themselves in. Certainly on my reread list.

Review here: (1-2)(3-4)(5)(1.5)

2.
Poison Princess
Author: Kresley Cole

Poison Princess

Blurb: Evie Greene was living the life. Cheerleader, amazing boyfriend, great school. But, there’s that word. Was. All of the great things in her life started to slip and then were completely ripped from her fingertips after the Flash obliterated the planet, leaving it a desert wasteland. To make her life more difficult are the voices in her head, telling her strange things. To figure out what they mean, she’ll need help, which is where the devilishly handsome and dangerous Jackson Deveaux comes in. The boy from the bayou promises to help her, protect her, but for a price. Will she pay it?

This book. THIS. BOOK. I was swept away and completely drawn down, like an anchor to the bottom of the ocean. This series had been suggested to me by my boss. She’d been telling me how great Kresley Cole was, and I’m so glad I finally gave it a chance. This is a jaw dropping series of crazy, eye-popping magic, and that kind of love that will tear you in two, and the page to page action that will make forget to breathe. I haven’t finished the series yet. I’m waiting (rather impatiently) for the third and fourth book to arrive so that I can continue. I can’t get enough. I’m quite addicted.

Review here

1.
American Gods
Author: Neil Gaiman

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Blurb: Shadow Moon gets released from prison early due to the death of his wife. On the way home, he’s hired by Mr. Wednesday, a mysterious man, to help him as he visits people across the U.S. Little by little, Shadow begins to see that not everything is as it seems. Wednesday is actually gathering allies in a coming war of new gods versus old gods and Shadow is caught the middle. Not far behind these two gentleman is Shadow’s dead wife, seeking him out in hopes of finding him and seeking forgiveness before her rotting body completely falls apart.

Is there any reason this shouldn’t be numero uno? I’d heard about the TV show coming out in the spring and it sounded fascinating, so I went ahead and got the book so I could get the lowdown on the story before the show aired. Normally, I don’t care about that kind of thing. This book took me two and a half days to finish; I was so engulfed. The imagination and sheer detail put into this book is a work of art. I have this book up in my nook beside my bed, where all of my favorite books go. I recommend this to anyone and everyone who loves the fantasy and/or supernatural genre. Even those interested in mythology should read this. You’ll get sucked in so quick that when the end comes you’ll be left in a pleasant haze of fascination. Neil can do that. Even my mom says so, and moms are usually right.

Review here

There it is. My top ten. I haven’t read as much as I wanted to, but a brand New Year is about to begin. And as my personal book resolution for 2018, I want to read from at least 25 authors that I’ve never read from before. I feel like that is a solid goal and a great opportunity to try new books, (of course it’d be within range because mysteries, if you remember, make me sleepy). I also have a resolution to get more sleep, but I’m already breaking that one before the New Year. LOL.

In addition to a resolution, I’ll be working on my layout some more. I know that most blogs, if not all, have an end of the month round-up of what they’ve read. I haven’t done one because I never thought it necessary, but beginning next month I will start posting one. That way, in case you miss a post, I will be able to catch you up.

What’s your resolution for 2018? Tell me in the comments below!

And just remember to stay safe and have fun on New Year’s, loves.

HAPPY 2018!!

2018

-K.

Books with Friends (A Book List)

Hello bookworms!

I am here with a brand new book list! We all need suggestions every once in a while when we don’t feel like we have something to read. So below I’ve provided a special list that is not by me, but by the people who I’ve asked across social media.

“What is your favorite book?”

I was surprised and pleased about the results. Below I have listed off these books and why they are favorites.

 

The Neverending Story
Author: Michael Ende

The Neverending Story

The cult classic is comprised of almost two stories that really seem never ending. It has fantastical elements and an epic adventure. The little cowardly boy finds friendships, enemies and becomes a hero -> villain -> hero again! I just love it! It’s meant as a child’s story but has such deep philosophy symbolism that adults can enjoy.

-Amanda Holbert

 

 

To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird

It was my first book I read that really made me think how people lived before the Civil Rights movement.

-Alice Moore Teets

 

 

My Name is Memory
Author: Ann Brashares

My Name is Memory

I’m not much for romances but this book makes me want to believe in true love.

-Cierra Minter

 

Frankenstein
Author: Mary Shelley

Frankenstein

It’s the most perfect exploration of what it means to be human in literature. In the end, it isn’t the creature who is the inhuman monster, but rather it is the human beings who reject him based on his differences who are truly monstrous.

-Beth Rogers

 

Without Remorse
Author: Tom Clancy

Without Remorse

It’s a book that’s not afraid of getting deep into the grit of the inbetween of a secret agent type of guy. It’s detailed about scenes that are considered taboo to most people. It’s not the focus, but rather the details that actually set up the relationships between the main character and the people he ‘saves’ and why they need saved.

-Alexander Wensel

 

Welcome to Night Vale
Author: Jeffery Cranor & Joseph Fink

Night Vale

It’s based on a podcast of the same name. One of the most creative and far out books I have ever read! Definitely not a run-o-the-mill read. Everything about the book is unique. It has a little bit of everything, including mystery, humor and drama.

-Luke Smith

 

 

The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories
Author: Algernon Blackwood

The Empty House

Granted it’s not a novel, it’s a compilation of like eleven of his short stories (I normally read short stories since I have an extremely short attention span). Each story is extremely horrifying and Blackwood’s attention to detail in each story is beyond amazing and leaves you creeped out, or in a state of awe, that you get lost in the world that he’s painting.

-John Charles Stahlman

 

Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

It’s one of the first books that got me back into reading as a teenager. I remember being drawn to Jane because we has similar personalities (both being quiet and artistic). As an adult, I love it for the imagery, the strong female characters, and plot twists.

-Kirsten Beckerle

 

The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Author: Mitch Albom

Five people

It kind of stretches the concept of the idealistic ‘Heaven’ that most depict through religion, especially the Garden of Eden idea I as a Catholic envisioned. Instead, it reaches into the idea of five people you met in your earthly life that somehow changed or paved the course of that life. It makes the protagonist think back on, not only how he lived his life (whether he was heroic or a failure), but also how he could redeem himself or accept what was. It’s a moral question and an eye-opening idea that we got to the end and still make the choice to be infinitely good.

-Rae Rankin

 

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Author: Stieg Larsson

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It’s my favorite for a million reasons: strong characters, a realistic quality supporting its mystery, a well-developed pace, and how much it taught me. Lisbeth is my hero, she has the courage I have always wanted to possess and I continue to strive for. Blomkvist encourages me to write. Martin Vanger taught me to trust in my instincts, that being afraid of coming across as rude is not worth losing your life.

-Rachel Rodgers

 

Where the Red Fern Grows
Author: Wilson Rawls

Red Fern

This book is about a young boy longing for hounds and the love, loyalty, friendship, and the bond between the young boy and his dogs is an absolutely amazing, tear-jerking story that fills your heart.

-Tori White

 

The Stand
Author: Stephen King

The Stand

Although good and evil were portrayed by Mother Abigail and Randall Flag spectacularly, it seems to me that biological & germ warfare could well be the way it all goes down. Only the strong survive. As T.S. Eliot said, “This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.”

-Cindy Riggs

 

The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho

Alchemist

The narrative follows a poor Shepard boy. It’s about finding your personal destiny.

-Anne Marie Belldina

 

A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas

Court of Mist and Fury

Fae and magic and fighting, character development, secrets revealed and so much amazing writing!

-Caitlin Cobern

 

Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon

Outlander

I like the genre, historical fiction. It’s my favorite. Just going back in time like, I love it.

-Susan Clark

 

Long Walk to Freedom
Author: Nelson Mandela

Long Walk

It was on of the best books I’ve ever read on leadership, written by a tremendous leader. It gave me a view of a different culture, too. It was over 600 pages of uber small print, and yet I couldn’t put it down because he was also a master storyteller.

 

-Wilson Harvey

 

The Midwife of Hope River
Author: Patricia Harman

Midwife of Hope River

It’s a current favorite. It’s about a midwife in West Virginia during the time of the Great Depression. It really shows the struggles the went through  and I think it is a fascinating read.

-Delena Teets

 

Secrets of a Charmed Life
Author: Susan Meissner

Secrets of a charmed life

It’s about two sisters who lose each other during the London Blitz when they are young and follows their stories through old age. It goes back to tell the story. Reading how the sisters find themselves as they grow up searching for one another, discover stories about their hidden past, and eventually find each other again keeps the pages turning!

-Tabitha Kuckuck

 

Gray’s Anatomy
Author: Henry Gray

Gray's Anatomy

The human body and how it works has always fascinated  me so for one book to encompass so much information on it in one place with the illustrations making it easy to visualize what is being talked about.

-Richard James Sho-Silva

 

Blood + Chocolate
Author: Annette Curtis Klaus

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This book reached out to me at the age of fourteen (I’m twenty-four now) and it’s been just about the only book I read every year in July. This book follows a young werewolf girl, Valerie, as she tries to regain her life after a terrible fire swallows up most of it. This is a time of turmoil for her as she discovers what it is to be growing up and discovering herself. The bout of romance she finds in a meatboy causes her to split in half as she is torn between her pack and this fascinating, new venture because it’s not normal to mix with humans. She is trying to find herself and I understand that completely. There are times when I’m torn by decisions and lost, trying to find myself as well as feel comfortable in my skin. This book poses the unique question of what is stronger or more important: blood or chocolate?

Plus, I did warn you that I love a good book with werewolves. The little bits of detail really tied Valeria between wolf and human.

-Kat J.

 

I want to say thank you to all who have contributed their favorite book. I’m certainly interested in reading a few of these and the choices really express who you are. Again, thank you.

 

More to come soon…

-K.

A List is Coming.

Hello, my lovely bookworms!

I’m not sure whether you read my lists, use them, or just ignore them. If you ignore them then that’s okay, you don’t need to read this.

I’m getting a brand new list together, but I need your help first. What is your favorite book? Not series, just book. And I know! How can you choose just one.

What!

Tell me in the comments below which one is your favorite!

 

More to come soon…

K.

From the Wrong Side of the Tracks (A Bad Boys Book List)

Hello, my lovely and beautiful bookworms.

Not long ago I posted a book list for those readers out who may be craving the bad girl. Now I present to you a book list for those of you craving a bad boy. Let’s’ be honest. Every once in a while…okay a lot. We enjoy our dangerous and daring and rebellious and seducing bad boy, not because they’d hurt us, but because they’d reach out to our deepest desires to reach out of our comfort zone and tap into the wild parts of us. And every once in a while we wish we were just as bold. Maybe it’s just a fantasy, but fantasies are a beautiful thing and we need them from time to time get the hell out of our lives.

Below I present a list and you may know a few of these already, but nonetheless I have books that present all kinds of bad boys. Some are supernatural and some are just down right dirty. While others touch on that sweet part in our hearts.

Some of these have already been reviewed here, on my blog. So take a peek.

 

Beautiful Disaster
Author: Jamie McGuire

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Travis Maddox, world renowned ass-kicker. Okay, not world renowned, but renowned in the small college town of Eakins, Illinois. Known for his fights and one night stands, he doesn’t do relationships or any kind of attachment. At one of his fights, he sees Abby Abernathy and she’s not like the usual girl. Though she wears the good girl cardigans, there’s something about her that isn’t goody two shoes at all. Determined to know her, they make a bet he knows he’ll win: if she loses she stays with him in his apartment for a month and if he loses he doesn’t get to have sex for a month. This new friendship is put to the limits when it extends to something more that neither of them were expecting.

 

Paper Prince/Broken Prince
Author Erin Watt

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Reed Royal gets what he wants when he wants and rules don’t mean jack, but when his dad brings home a girl, Ella Harper, he’s stricken with odd feelings. It’s bad enough his dad is dating the gold-digger, Brooke, but now this? He isn’t sure if he likes Ella or hates her. Either way, his guard is up and he’ll be damned if it comes down. Like Brooke, he’s sure she’s here for Royal money. According to Dad, she’s here because of a promise. Whatever the case, Reed’ll do just about anything to see her gone, regardless of her being just as stubborn, sarcastic and feisty as him. That is, until she leaves and then he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back.

 

The Picture of Dorian Grey
Author: Oscar Wilde

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Young and narcissistic Dorian Gray is young forever thanks to a special painting of him. All of his years go into it and as long as he never looks at it he’ll be young forever. A heartbreaker to no end, he cares not for others’ lives, even those he drives to kill themselves. Guilt follows him everywhere though and he isn’t sure if he can escape it or the painting.

 

 

The Vampire Diaries
Author: L.J. Smith

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Two brothers, vampires, fall in love with the same girl. Elena Gilbert, who looks strikingly similar to Katherine, their maker and the first woman they both fell in love with long ago when they were human. Stefan Salvatore, the sweet and caring brother, can’t stay away from Elena and needs to know her. Damon Salvatore, the eldest brother, is bent on revenge and won’t let the look-alike stand in his way of that…until he falls in love with her too. Could she redeem his dark years of bloodshed and hatred?

 

Fifty Shades of Grey/Grey
Author: E.L. James

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Christian Grey, CEO, rich, handsome and secretive. Anastasia Steel walks in to do an interview of him and his walls begin to crumble right then. He invites her into his world, reluctantly, of BDSM, a way he’s learned to deal with his past. While Anastasia is curious and wants to be with him, she’s unsure how far she can go. Christian doesn’t mind guiding her. In fact, he thrives on breaking her. Then suddenly he begins to worry for the first time in his life that he could lose her. Can he change? Can he come to terms with his past for Ana?

 

A Walk to Remember
Author: Nicholas Sparks

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Enter, Landon Carter. Bad boy of the town, he never expected to fall in love with Jamie Sullivan, the town’s minister. They’re thrown together through a thread of events. She gets to him in a way that nobody else has. She expects great things out of him when everybody else sees him as a delinquent. After meeting her, life will never be the same and will guide him to decisions he never imagined before her.

 

Oblivion
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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In LUX: Obsidian we saw through Katy’s POV how it was to be around the sarcastic, annoying and dangerous Daemon Black, a Luxen. An alien. In Oblivion, discover the world from the day Katy moved into the house next door from Daemon’s POV and delve deeper into what makes him tick, which just happens to be her. He can’t help but get under her skin just as she does to him.

 

Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver

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Alex, a boy from the ‘Wilds’ falls in love with Lena. That’s not good since love is now considered a disease by the United States. But he doesn’t care. Breaking the rules of the dystopian society, he falls in love with her and doesn’t care if that means they’re infected. The government thinks otherwise.

 

 

Blood + Chocolate
Author: Annette Curtis Klaus

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Vivian is young, wild and for the most part free, especially in her wolf skin under the sweet moon. Gabriel sees this and she knows he does. It disgusts her with the way he saunters about, acting like he’s the alpha when in fact he isn’t. Staring down badass bikers and any wolf that crosses his path, he likes it best when she’s around. There hasn’t been an alpha in a long time, since her father. When the time comes to choose one, can she stand behind someone so dangerous or will she stay with her safe, human, boyfriend who may be even more dangerous than him?

 

Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

A forbidden love. Nora Grey doesn’t go looking for it. Never has. Then comes Patch and something about him is off. After terrifying encounters and him knowing more about her than anyone, she isn’t so sure she wants to be around him anymore, no matter how drawn to him she is, especially after she discovers what he really is. A fallen angel. And though he’s in love with her, he’s there to kill her. Again, forbidden love. She didn’t go looking for it. Complicated and dangerous, it ran right smack into her.

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