Wednesday, 30 September 2015

TOP 5 BANNED BOOKS

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY IS A WEEKLY MEME CREATED BY LAINEY, AND YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THE GOODREADS GROUP
Happy banned books week everyone!

Well, 'happy' probably isn't the right word. Happy definitely isn't how I feel when I think about banned books...it's more like extreme frustration. I'm going to spare you the rant about why books shouldn't be banned for now (I'm going to have a full blog post/angry rant up later in the week, so watch out for that!), but it's something I'm really passionate about so I was really excited about this weeks topic.

The topic for this weeks top 5 Wednesday is TOP 5 BANNED BOOKS YOU'VE READ, but I've read lot more than five banned books so I'm just going to pick my favorites to talk about today. I found almost of my information for this post HERE, and I really recommend you check it out to find out more about what banned books week is and which books have been challenged.

Without further ado, here are five frequently banned/challenged books I love, and why you should read them no matter what anybody else says...

Monday, 28 September 2015

BOOK REVIEW: SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS - LYNN WEINGARTEN

THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO ME FOR FREE IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
TITLE: Suicide notes from beautiful girls
AUTHOR: Lynn Weingarten
PUBLISHER: Electric monkey
RELEASE DATE: July 2nd 2015
PAGE COUNT: 352
SOURCE: E-Arc from netgalley
GOODREADS: x

Saturday, 26 September 2015

GOODREADS TOP 100 YA BOOKS INSPIRED TBR

Hi everyone,

 A couple of weeks ago, goodreads released their list of the top 100 YA books, and I thought it would be fun to go through this list and see how many I've read.

It turns out I've read 33 of the books (including 7 of the top 10) and pretty much all of my favorite's are there, but as somebody who really loves YA I felt like I should have read more. I've picked 10 books from the list that I haven't read yet but really (really, really, really, really) want to. I'm hoping to get to them in the next few months, so I should probably get started soon...

Thursday, 24 September 2015

BOOK REVIEW: VENGEANCE ROAD - ERIN BOWMAN

THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO ME FOR FREE IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. THIS DOES NOT CHANGE MY OPINION IN ANY WAY.
TITLE: Vengeance road
AUTHOR: Erin Bowman
PUBLISHER: HMH books for young readers
RELEASE DATE: September 1st 2015
PAGE COUNT: 336
SOURCE: E-Arc from netgalley
GOODREADS: x

Monday, 21 September 2015

READATHON TBRS: #RYBSAT ROUND 6 & #SLAYTHATSERIES

Hi everyone,

I love taking part in readathons, and there are a couple taking part in the next week that I'm going to be participating in.

The first is #RYBSAT round 6, which is taking place between September 22nd (tomorrow!) and September 29th and was created by BooKs101. The idea is to pick a spot on your bookshelf as many books as you can from then on...but I didn't explain that very well so you should probably just watch the announcement video.

Then I'm going to participate in the #slaythatseries readathon, hosted by ReadLikeWildfire and sarawithoutanH. It's running between the 27 of September of 4th of October and overlaps with RYBSAT, so my plan is to take part in all of RYBSAT and then join in with the last 6 days of this readathon when it's finished. The point of the #slaythatseries readathon is to finish as many series as possible, and you can find all the information in the announcement video.

Without further ado, here are the books I want to read for both the readathons...

Thursday, 17 September 2015

BOOK REVIEW: THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE - JANDY NELSON

THIS BOOK WAS SENT TO ME FOR FREE BY THE PUBLISHER IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW, THANK YOU! THIS DOES NOT EFFECT MY OPINION IN ANY WAY
TITLE: The sky is everywhere
AUTHOR: Jandy Nelson
PUBLISHER: Walker books
RELEASE DATE: February 5th 2015
GOODREADS: x
SOURCE: Physical book from publisher
MY RATING: 4.25

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: BOOKS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY IS A WEEKLY MEME CREATED BY GINGERREADS LAINEY. YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THE GOODREADS GROUP.
Hi everyone,

It's top 5 Wednesday again! I feel like I say that every other day; time is just going way too fast right now.
Anyway, this weeks topic is TOP 5 BOOKS INVOLVING MENTAL HEALTH/ILLNESS. 

This isn't actually a topic I have a lot of experience reading about (despite the recent increase in books dealing with issues surrounding mental health), but I did manage to find five books that I really enjoyed and I think portray mental illness in a sensitive, realistic and interesting way. Obviously, I highly recommend you pick these books up if you haven't already! 

PS: this weeks list IS in order, from my least favourite to my favourite.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

MIA REACTS: ALLEGIANT TEASER TRAILER

Hi guys,

I was supposed to have my review of The sky is everywhere up tonight, but then the teaser trailer for Allegiant came out whilst I was completely unprepared (seriously, how did I not know about this?) and I knew I had to talk about that instead.

In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the teaser I'm talking about:

Monday, 14 September 2015

UPDATES + CURRENTLY READING

UPDATES:
So, I haven't posted anything for a week. Oops. I really have no excuse for this other than the fact that I started school last week.

Honestly, I was just feeling really unenthusiastic about my blog. I can't explain why, but for the last few weeks I had to force myself to write posts and I wasn't happy with the content I was putting online. I decided it would be a good idea to take a few days off to try and recover my blogging mojo (if I had any blogging mojo to start with, that is.)

Half way through the week, I randomly decided I wanted to redesign my blog. I don't now where that came from, or why I though completely changing everything at 2am was a good idea. Despite my better judgement, I went through with it. You can see the results for yourself.
I went with a simpler look this time, and I'm pretty happy with how things turned out. I'll probably keep changing things over the next few days/weeks...I just can't stop myself.

CURRENTLY READING
I haven't been reading much recently (reading slumps SUCK), but I am in the middle of a few books. I'm really enjoying everything I'm reading at the moment, despite not having much time to get to them, so I thought I'd just show you what they are...
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL - JESSE ANDREWS
I only started this an hour ago, but I think it might have killed my reading slump already. The 80 pages I've read have been hilarious and I'm really enjoying it so far.
VENGEANCE ROAD - ERIN BOWMAN
I'm really enjoying this one too, the only problem is that I'm reading it on my phone and my phone won't work properly. Sigh.
QUEEN OF SHADOWS - SARAH J. MAAS
I love the throne of glass series, but I honestly can't get into the fourth book at the minute. I think I'm just not in the mood to read fantasy, which is why I'm taking a break to read Me & Earl & the Dying Girl. Let's hope I can read it soon!

Thanks so much for reading!

-MIA

Monday, 7 September 2015

SEPTEMBER TBR

Hi everyone,

The first week of September may be over, but that doesn't mean it's too late to make a TBR!
Here are all the books I'm planning to read in the remainder of the month (not that I'm going to get to them all. My TBRs are always over ambitious)...

Sunday, 6 September 2015

AUGUST READING WRAP UP

Hi everyone,

August is (unfortunately) over, which means it's time to talk about all the books I read in the month! I was off school all month which meant I had a lot more time than normal to read, and I ended up getting through a total of thirteen books this month and started 2 more. Half of the books I read were the Harry Potter series, so I think it's fair to say that I had a really brilliant reading month...

Saturday, 5 September 2015

STACKING THE SHELVES #7

STACKING THE SHELVES IS A WEEKLY MEME CREATED BY TYNGAS REVIEWS
Hey guys,

It's Stacking the Shelves day again! I've been lucky enough to get some really exciting books this week, and here they are...

PS: apologies for the horrible quality of the photos in this post; I really need to figure out how to use my phone camera properly.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015