If you're like me, and find yourself in love with fictional characters...then you will 100% understand the feelings I have throughout this blog post. Here are my top 5 fictional boyfriends!
5) Ponyboy, from The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
I read this book over 3 years ago, so I don't remember why or how I fell in love with him, but I definitely know that throughout the book, I kept liking his character more and more. For a few months after finishing the book, I was looking for his personality in other guys... Awkward...
4) Frank, from Since You've Been Gone (Morgan Matson)
There will be a lot of characters from contemporaries in this blog post, mainly because that is the genre I read the most of, and because I find it so much easier to fall in love with a "normal" character who doesn't have any powers... Frank from Since You've Been Gone was such a sweetheart, and the fact that he was really smart was definitely a plus. He was altogether so nice to Emily and such a nice character, it was hard not to fall in love with him.
3) Percy, from the Percy Jackson Series (Rick Riordan)
This is a newly read series, but I absolutely fell in love with the books and Percy himself. Although I like to think that I have a type in real life (the funny cocky guy who dresses like Harry Styles), in books, I always go for the cute, clumsy sweetheart for some reason. Percy's character development played a big role in my falling in love with him, and you know what, if I can't have him, only Annabeth can. #Percabeth #Otp
2) Étienne and Cricket, from Anna And The French Kiss and Lola And The Boy Next Door (Stephanie Perkins)
I cheated. I had to choose these two. I love them both for very different reasons. If you've read these books, which you should have, you know how perfect St-Clair is and there's no way you don't fall in love with him. He's so caring, and cute, and funny, and nice... As for Cricket, he's that other "awkward" but funny type I love, living in the shadow of his sister. But he was so nice to Lola and such a smart person that asdhfuadsl. I love them both so much.
1) Draco, from the Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)
If you know me, you know how important HP is to my life and how much I've loved this series. These books have been there for me through tough times, and rereading them always cheered me up. Draco, mostly in the 3rd - 6th books, was my favourite. Here you can see my type. The bad boy who isn't that bad type. I grew up with him in a way, and have always loved him since the first time I've read these books, so choosing another top 1 fictional boyfriend would've been impossible.
Here you have it, my fictional boyfriends! Comment yours, I'm so curious!
Hey hey! Second book haul! I wanted to call this a September book haul, but I didn't buy all these in September, and I don't buy books monthly... So here's a small book haul...
The first book that I got this month is Let It Snow, by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. The funny story about this book is that I originally promised myself that I would never buy this edition, because it's... ugly. And the smaller one so it wouldn't fit correctly in my shelf. However, I went into the store with a friend and couldn't leave empty-handed, so I went for the cheapest book I could find and this edition is a lot cheaper.
The second and third books that I bought were actually for school. The first one being If On A Winter's Night A Traveler, by Italo Calvino, that I have to read for World Literature class, and La Vérité Sur L'Affaire Harry Québert, by Joel Dicker (translation), for Littérature Contemporaine, my French class. The first one has the prettiest cover I've ever seen and I really am excited to start reading it. As for the French book, it scares me, because 1) it's a BEAST and 2) it's a mystery novel, and I hate mystery novels... We'll see how that goes.
Finally, I bought two books for my own pleasure. One that I've been wanting to read since the beginning of the summer, Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda! Everyone I know loved this book and it kills me to not be able to read it yet. The other book I got is one that I've read and adored but never owned, and it is The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. I'm guessing most people read this and loved it, so there's not much to say!
Thank you for reading! Tell me if there's any book here that you've liked!
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GUESS WHO GOT NEW SHELVES? ME!!!! No more double and triple stacking of my books, Y.E.S.! My shelves are from IKEA and were really inexpensive, so if you're looking to get new shelves, go!
I now have two bookcases, one of them holding anything that's fantasy/dystopian/sci-fi, and the other one holding...the rest.
The fantasy shelf
The fantasy shelf as I like to call it has 5 sections, like the other bookcase. The first one holds my perfumes and earrings, the second one holds my Harry Potter books and a jar where I put extra cash that have...to buy books. The third shelf holds my Rick Riordan books. The fourth shelf has a medley of random fantasy/dystopians like The Host, the Divergent books, The Maze Runner, etc. The last shelf holds all my French books, either they were personal purchases or they were purchased for school.
The other shelf
The other shelf is actually my favourite. The first shelf holds my "memories", like an anime painting a friend made me, a few travel souvenirs, my bookmarks jar, a 5SOS album with my Osheaga bracelet, and the "Our Heroes" sign I had at my OTRA date. The second shelf is the gorgeous shelf : my rainbow Y.A. contemporaries! Oh. My. Goodness. I hate separating my authors and series, but look at how pretty it is!!!! The third shelf has my adult books and also books that I read for school and enjoyed. The fourth shelf has a few classics, as well as my small Anne Of Green Gables shrine because that is my favourite book of all times, and the last shelf has a medley of random books, going from Jane Austen to N.A. awkward books.
Lastly, here's a general look at my shelves. I am in no way bragging about anything and am super content with the books I have, even though it is such a tiny amount compared to anyone.
PS ; Last time I did this blog post, I actually linked all my books to a place where you could buy them, which was a rather dumb thing to do because it is even easier for you to just write it in amazon and buy it... Silly me.
I hope you enjoyed seeing shelves, I know I love seeing other people's book arrangements and bookshelves. Thanks for reading, if you have any questions about any books, comment down below I'll answer it ASAP!
Hello bookworms! I was wondering this morning about the books that booktube made me read, and I decided to make a blog post out of it. Here are the books that I read because of watching (too much) booktube!
1. Anna And The French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins
This is actually the book that made me realize how much of an influence booktube had on me. Anna And The French Kiss is such a cheesy name, and with a cover as pink and cute-ish as that, I never would've picked it up by myself. However, literally everyone on booktube and bookstagram kept mentioning this book and saying only good things about it, so I decided to pick it up. A few months later, this book is now on my list of top 10 contemporaries I've ever read. Needless to say, I read the next 2 books in the series in less than a week...
2. Since You've Been Gone, by Morgan Matson
Here we have another book that I read strictly because of booktube. This goes along with the first book in this list. The cover is gorgeous, but somewhat cliché and very "teenagery" so I never thought I'd like it, until I heard so many great things about this book and Morgan Matson herself. I read this in about 2 sittings because it was just so good, and this book now figures amongst the same top 10 contemporaries I love with Anna And The French Kiss.
3. Divergent, by Veronica Roth
Not gonna lie, I had absolutely no intention of reading this book, because I half-expected that I would dislike it. And I kinda did. If you read this blog, you will know that I've had multiple blog posts up back in the days on why I disliked the book and why it wasn't for me, and it has nothing to do with the actual book. It is mostly because I was tired of the "badass female protagonist who feels that she needs to save the corrupted dystopian world" trope, and the writing in the book didn't help either. As to now, I've read the first two books, and I have no plans of reading Allegiant in the future.
4. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson #1), by Rick Riordan
Did you read my last post? If you did, thank you. And you must know by now that I am in love with this series. I've rarely loved books and characters as much as I did while reading Percy Jackson. I am so glad booktube convinced me that this series wasn't for children at all and was actually action-packed, because otherwise, I would not have read this first installment.
5. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1), by Marissa Meyer
Continuing on with the dystopian/fantasy/sci-fi books booktube miraculously convinced me to read, Cinder is one of them. If you know anything about me it's that I am very picky with my fantasy/sci-fi books, and I rarely love them. Although this book surprised me in very good ways, I was not in love with it and didn't find myself compelled to finish the series... So yeah, the next 3 books and the prequel will forever remain TBR.
Those were 5+ books that booktube made me read (and buy, sigh #RIPWallet). There are more books that I purchased because of booktube that I have yet to read, so this is a segment on my blog that will be back in a while. Thanks so much for reading,
Hi guys! As you might know from my monthly wrap up, I have finally started the Percy Jackson series, a series written for middle-graders. As a 17 years old, I've always been skeptical, simply because I don't want to be "wasting my time" reading "kids books". However, after watching a lot of booktube, I realized that Zoe (or Readbyzoe haha see what I did here) mentioned this book series a lot as a series that she loves and she says that although it is for a younger audience, the series is still absolutely incredible.
She was SO right.
I am so mad at myself for not reading these books at 12. How cool would it be to age with Percy and his friends??? This series makes me feel the same things that I felt when I read Harry Potter growing up, and it keeps making me want to know more of Percy's adventures (lol, I bought the first 3 books in the Heroes Of Olympus series already...).
Living vicariously through a fictional character is something that I love to do, and Percy Jackson really fulfilled those voids I had before reading this book. Ok, this sentence sounds horribly weird, but you might know what I mean... When you live someone else's story, you are growing with them. Rick Riordan manages to make us feel like we are with Percy throughout his journey, and this whole world sucks us in, and makes us go through great adventures and meet great people.
But wait the best part is...
These books DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY'RE FOR MIDDLE-GRADERS! Which surprised me as I finished reading The Lighting Thief, I realized that it did not read like a book for kids. I'm not saying they're not for middle-graders, they really are. But if you feel "too old" to read the series, DON'T!!! Honestly, the themes explorer and the dominant values are good "lessons" for everyone, and anyone of any age will enjoy these books, I'm positive.
The other great thing about these books : the Greek mythology. I've always seen anything Roman or Greek as boring as heck, but Percy Jackson, and the way the books explore Greek mythology, makes it so interesting. Not going to lie, I was so confused at first with the names of the creatures, and often asked myself "how are middle-graders understanding this?", but you eventually get used to it and to the names of the Gods.
I'm only halfway through the 3rd book, but I can definitely tell that it'll be a series that'll be in my top reads ever. So again, if you think you're too old for these books, YOU ARE NOT! Read them and get lost in the beautiful and action-packed, humourous world of Percy Jackson.
Thanks for reading this short babble,
Hello lovely bookworms! This is a blog post I've been meaning to make for the longest time because this is such an important topic and something close to my heart, but haven't, because of the huge amount of booktubers who already made a video on the topic. However, I've decided to choose a few books that are a little bit more underrated and that haven't been talked about on booktube as much. Here are my LGBTQIA book recs! These are books with LGBTQIA characters, either they were minor characters or major characters.
1) The Picture Of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
This one is interesting, because it is a classic, and I found it very subtle. The Picture Of Dorian Gray is about Dorian, who is an 18 years old, very handsome boy, who gets his picture painted by an artist. He then realizes that he will not stay young and handsome forever, and makes a wish to switch places with the picture, meaning that the picture will age instead of him. He sees his wish coming true, and starts committing gruesome crimes, because of this "eternal youth". The LGBTQIA part of this book surprised me, mostly because of the fact that homosexuality and bisexuality is rare in classics.
2) Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, by Matthew Quick
I have an entire blog review on this book here. This book is about Leonard Peacock, who decides that on the day of his 18th birthday, he wants to kill his former best friend and himself. I advise you to start reading this book without knowing anything, because that is how you will be craving more of this. I swear, this book keeps you on the edge of your seat. There are 2 LGBTQIA characters in this, and although they were minor characters, there was an effect on the book, and on the way the reader thinks later on.
3) Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by David Levithan and John Green
This is a book that a lot of people disliked, but I really genuinely enjoyed reading it. This book has 2 characters both named Will Grayson, who have nothing in common (but their name), and meet one day by accident. In both stories there is a gay character, and their personalities were so different, which is what I loved. If you're looking for a light read featuring LGBTQIA, this one is for you.
4) The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Need I say more? This book was amazing. I haven't reread this is a long time, but I definitely remember going in not knowing anything, and being so so so positively surprised.
I apologize for only having four books on this recommendations post, I tried to find books that haven't been hyped up on the internet, although which John Green book isn't hyped up right?
PLEASE leave some LGBTQIA suggestions for me in the comments, I would love to read more books dealing with things like this. Thanks guys!