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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten TBR Books Fall 2013

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Hi guys! Time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This week we’re talking about the books on you Fall 2013 TBR list, it can be either books you’re planning to read or Fall releases you’re excited about!

My Top Ten TBR Books for Fall 2013

*I am going to preface this with the fact I could not stick to just 10 books, since my TBR is so full – I think this should reflect that as well so I’m giving you my Top 12 TBR Books for Fall 2013 – Enjoy!

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Number 1

Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3) “Crash Into You” By Katie McGarry

I have been psyched about this book since I knew it was coming – I love her other books, especially “Pushing The Limits” and I cannot wait to hear the story in this one – super psyched! McGarry is one of those authors I would read anything she wants to write!

*Link to GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17233800-crash-into-you?ac=1

Number 2

Found in You (Fixed, #2) “Found In You” by Laurelin Paige

I just finished the first book in this series, “Fixed In You” and I loved Hudson and Laynie’s story so much I cannot wait for the second part – October 1 cannot come fast enough for me on this!!

*Link To GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17930773-found-in-you?ac=1

Number 3

The Longest Ride “The Longest Ride” By Nicholas Sparks (out today!!)

I know his writing might be seen by some as… old school – but I just love a good N. Sparks book – nothing better than a good cry and this book, The Notebook book and movie form being an inspiration to my personal life – for serious! So, I’m super psyched to read this, it sounds different but the same, I have read every single book he’s written so I just can’t stop now. Plus it’s out TODAY! How exciting!!

*Link to GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17407748-the-longest-ride?ac=1

Number 4

Rome (Marked Men, #3) “Rome” by Jay Crownover

If you have not read “Rule” Or “Jet” yet and you like bad boys – get them now! I loved those books and I cannot wait to read this one, I actually thought it might come out before 2014 – in December, so not sure this counts 100% but I’m sticking with it as a top TBR b/c I’m hoping to get a review copy – Can’t blame a girl for wishing right?

*Link To GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17798233-rome?ac=1

Number 5

Nocover-blank-133x176 “Holy Friggin Matrimony” by Emma Chase

I love this book enough to list it even though I don’t have a cover to put there yet – but trust me – if you have not read “Tangled” yet, you are missing out!!! Emma chase is amazing and funny and I cannot wait for the next installment in this series!

*Link To GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18282724-holy-frigging-matrimony?ac=1

Number 6

Allegiant (Divergent, #3) “Allegiant” by Veronia Roth

Who could NOT be excited about this last installment in the “Divergent” series? I’m super psyched myself – cannot wait!!

*Link To GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10616322-allegiant?ac=1

Number 7

The Promise of Amazing “The Promise of Amazing” by Robin Constantine

I got this as an Earc review book and I”m super excited to check it out – I love a little young love!!

*Link To GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17844678-the-promise-of-amazing?ac=1

Number 8

The Fault in Our Stars “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

I know, I’m probably the last person on the planet that has not read this yet – so it’s absolutely on my radar – Cannot wait to read!

*Link to GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11870085-the-fault-in-our-stars?ac=1

Number 9

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1) “Hopeless” by Colleen Hoover

Again, I think I’m maybe the only person that has not read this yet, but I just finished the Slammed series and Cannot wait to read this too!! One of my top fall look to books!

*Link to GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15717943-hopeless?from_search=true

Number 10

Connectivity “Connectivity” by Aven Ellis

This is Aven’s debut novel and I’m super psyched to check it out and I hope you all will be too!

*Link to GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18484171-connectivity?ac=1

Number 11

Red Hill “Red Hill” By Jamie McGuire

I am a true Jamie McGuire fan and cannot wait to read her next book – so excited for this! “Beautiful Disaster” is one of my top ten all time favorite books and with her amazing writing I know I will just love this too!

*Link To GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17457124-red-hill?ac=1

Number 12

The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, #1) “The Edge of Never” by J.A. Remerski

Saw this book on one of my kindle deals and was drawn in my the description alone, cannot wait ot read the book! Plus I know a sequel is in the works and should be out soon and I cannot resist a good series, so hope you all will check this out too!

*Link to GoodReads Summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16081272-the-edge-of-never?ac=1

I also want to add my Top 2 TBR books thus far for Winter 2014 – I bet a lot of you will share my excitement in these too!

Panic “Panic” By Lauren Oliver

If you read my site, you know I”m a HUGE fan of the “Delirium” series and Lauren Oliver in general and cannot wait to read this too! Too bad we have to wait until March 2014  – however I”m still crossing my fingers I can get an ARC in my hands before then —

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3) “Into the Still Blue” by Veronica Rossi

Cannot contain my excitement on this – LOVE this series – and cannot wait to see how it all ties together for Aria and Perry. I’ve requested an ARC on Edelweiss – so I’m keeping my fingers crossed I get it, but if not I’ll be waiting like everyone else until Jan 2014 – which seems like forever!! If you haven’t read the rest of the series yet, totally check it out!

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Well that’s it for my Top Ten Tuesday (or Top Twelve) in this case —

 

Happy Reading!

Kelley

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I’d Like to see as a Movie or TV Show

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This week’s topic is……

Top Ten Books We’d Love To See As A Movie Or TV Show

Now, I feel like we did something like this before, but that was a list of things already out that we loved as adaptations, so this wish list is awesome! These books are ones I can remember reading and thinking…WOW this would be so amazing on a big screen or even as a TV show – so here we go and I hope you enjoy:

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)My #1 is “Lola and the Boy Next Door” by Stephanie Perkins

I really love the romance in this book, and the characters – they are all colorful and full of..quirk. I think it would make an amazing movie, and you would also get to see more of Anne and St. Claire which can never be a bad thing, right? Considering – I would totally want a movie about them too (don’t be surprised to see that below).

Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love, #1)My #2 is “Flat Out Love” by Jessica Park

This book truly owns a piece of my heart – Matt & Julie.. What can I say? The book is so real with so much emotion, I could totally picture it as a movie in my head the whole time, so if this came to film – not only would I be at the midnight showing, but I might see it every day after for a week — my only request is that I can choose Matt!

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) #3 is “Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1) My #4 is “Wait For You” by J. Lynn

Awaken (Awaken, #1) My #5 is “Awaken” By Katie Kacvinsky

This is a dystropian book, but not one that has been well publicized – although one of my absolute favorites. It’s also something I can see as being much more realistic compared to some of the others out there – the basis of this that changes society is school violence even now we are seeing. I also just really enjoyed the writing and the story. There is a second novel already, which was amazing – would love to see this go somewhere – Movie, or maybe even TV.

Louder Than Love My #6 Choice is “Louder Than Love” by Jessica Topper

I just read this, so it is fresh on my mind, but even while I was reading it, again, I thought – WOW this would be such a great movie! Totally romantic with a hot edge, and not so hot it would need to be NC-17 or anything. So i’m tossing in something different here with an “adult” movie based book. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out – it will be out on shevles September 17th and I highly reccommend it! It’s hot and romantic and will draw you in from the first page. Would be amazing on the big screen if cast correctly (just in case anyone is wondering – I’d be totally available for this job!)

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)Where She Went (If I Stay, #2) My # 7 (choice) is “If I Stay” and “Where She Went” by Gayle Forman

This is “technically” two books, but one story and I would think that a movie would have to encapsulate both to be amazing – so I feel secure in having it as one choice for a movie – because it would be just one movie. These books combined would be an amazing story! I think it would allow enough of the grief and sadness in without that taking over and then show where the next book starts – and go from there. Just thinking of these books now – I can see it in my head – It would be amazing!

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) My #8 is “Under the Never Sky” by Veronica Rossi

Delirium (Delirium, #1) My # 9 is “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

This is another series I adore! Adore, adore, and love! In case you were wondering, I’m Team Alex – all the way! I think a movie would also give a great chance to show a different side to the ending of the 3rd book. Oliver gave enough action through these pages to easily fill 3 movies, and I know the fans would stand behind her on this – just something else to add to my wish list!

How to Love My last and #10 Choice is “How to Love” by Katie Cotugno

When I was thinking about this topic yesterday, this came flashing to my  mind. I really loved the story and the reality of the situation the characters were facing. I loved that they were all flawed and real, and there was no fairytale ending, just happiness that they created – and the love they learned to have. Also, another story I could totally see on a movie screen while I read, there is enough there to support a full movie and not have any dull moments – that is for sure. And enough emotion and drama to make it great – Highly reccommend reading it, just in case you know.. Maybe this will happen?

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Well there you have it guys – My Top Ten choices for things I’d love to see on the big screen or on TV. I’m ready to hear yours and see what you thought of – so share your link with me or just chime in with a response of something you’re thinking if you don’t have a blog – love hearing from you!

I do have some honorable mentions though – books I think would be great but are either too complicated or I’m just now how sure it would work…

Honorable Mentions:

“Slammed” series by Colleen Hoover

I love this series, but just not sure how it could translate to the big screen and if one movie could cover it all – plus this is a book I’d love to see more of, but something I really enjoyed just living in my own head

“Anna and the French Kiss”

Now – don’t get me wrong at all – I LOVE this book and love the characters, but when it came time to choose, I wanted to pick one and for whatever reason – “Lole and the Boy Next Door” is my absolute favorite, so I had to make the call. If this did come to movie, I’d be there in a second – it just would have pushed my list over 10 –

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Well there now you really have it – My completed list

Share your thoughts and keep reading!

Happy Reading and Happy Tuesday!

Kelley

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – My Favorite Secondary Characters

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This Week’s Top Ten Tuesday’s Topic is My Top Ten Favorite Secondary Characters —

Hey Everyone! I’ve missed my Top Ten Tuesdays and I’m back – so check out my favorite book secondary characters and share what you think too – if you have a blog, share your link, and if not – please just share in the comment space – I think it’s awesome to share some spot light on the characters we so often tend to pass by!! So here we go!

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)#1 — Love “The Hunger Games” By Suzanne Collins – and I LOVE Cinna and Haymitch. I couln’t pick just one here – they both place such important part’s in Katniss’s life during this awful time. I also love they chose L Kravitz and Woody Harrelson to play them in the movie – great choice!

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) #2 – Roar from “Under the Never Sky” series by Veronica Rossi. I love Roar for his dedication and his friendship and his general awesomeness – seeing his story with Liv killed me but I hope better things are to come for this awesome guy!

Point of Retreat (Slammed, #2) #3 — I just devoured this series – “Point of Retreat” by Colleen Hoover and am a huge fan of Will and Lake – but their story may have ended too early without the help of the amazing young people in their lives – First Kiersten – so smart and wise for her young age and played a curcial role in that big Slam moment and then Caulder and Kel – The book would not have been the same without them. An honorable mention to Eddie and Gavin too – but the little ones really stole my heart!

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) #4 — “Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire. One of my favorite stories ever – and like the above I cannot go without mentioning 2 characters here, they are equally important and the story would not have been the same without them – America and Shep and I loved their love almost as much as Travis and Abby’s love. Great characters!

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) #5 — “The Mortal Instrument” Series by Cassandra Claire – while thinking about secondary characters I could not leave Simon or Magnus withiout mention – Simon in particular — He was so loyal to Clary right to the point he got himself into an unimaginable situation — You could not ask for a better friend.

Twilight (Twilight, #1) #6 — “Twilight” by Stephanie Meyer. For this all I have to say is Alice – I love her pixie like character who was Bella’s friend from the first moment she came into the picture – literally. She planned the wedding and was so integral to the story in more ways than one..

Rule (Marked Men, #1) #7 — “Rule” by Jay Crownover: I love this story – the rough and tough guy being brought to his knees by love. The story would not have happened without some amazing back up characters – Ayden for Shaw (who gets her own story in the next book with Jet) and Nash/Rome for Rule. I also love Cora who comes to play a bigger role in the next book. A lot of great supporting characters here —

Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love, #1) #8 – “Flat Out Love” by Jessica Park: This is another favorite re-reader story and my first thought as a secondary character was Celeste – and yes she is crucial, but I think the true supporting character here is Finn who made it all happen — if you read the story you know what I mean, and he absolutely holds a special place in my heart – Read it if you have not and if you have – You know how important Finn was to this story… He was Flat out necessary to this story!

Left Drowning #9 – “Left Drowning” by Jessica Park: I know another Jessica Park – but seriously — she is amazing, I have an author cursh on her right now (which is not at all creepy!). This story is all about family and dynamics atop the hot romance, and one character that literally stole my heart from the first sentence out of his mouth was Sabin. Love some Sabin!

Safe Haven #10 – “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks: This book is great and I always think of Jo or Carly. Sparks always has some great surprises and I love the way this character comes in and brings the two main characters together – the fact that, well I don’t want to spoil it, but I will say I was blind until the end and revelation of who Jo was. Amazing story and I highly reccommend it –

Well that’s all Folks!

I did want to give one honorable mention to Jason Stackhouse from “True Blood” By Charlaine Harris – I just love him…

Anyway – really that’s all for me – tell me what you think – comment away, what are your favorite secondary characters? I love to remember things I might not think of now and hear what other people have to say — So spill it! Or leave a link to yours!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Kelley

 

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Would LOVE to Read a Sequel To!

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I LOVE standalone books. But every once in awhile you come across a story, a new world or characters you want to get to know better and you need MORE insight into their world. This is my list of books I wish would have continued just a little longer – So here is my list of the Top 10 Books I wish Had Sequels!

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Top Ten Books I Would LOVE To Read a Sequel To!

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight“The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight” by Jennifer E. Smith

I loved this story and really would have loved to see more of the “after” !

Requiem (Delirium, #3)“Requiem” By Lauren Oliver

While I am not one of the “I hate the ending of this book” bloggers – I would love to see the story continue – basically I just want more Alex! Swoon! And I would love to see Julien happy too.. I would read more about these characters any day!

Complete Me (Stark Trilogy, #3)“Complete Me” by J. Kenner

I feel like this story is one of the undiscovered awesome love stories! There is so much hype into this genre right now and while the Bared To You and 50 Shades are amazing series, I really fell in love with this one – this is the last in the series for “now” and I am really hoping the author doesn’t end here – I want more Anna and Damien!!

Tangled (Tangled, #1)“Tangled” By Emma Chase

If you read my blog at all, you will know I am hopelessly in love with this book and the characters – I did like there was a small flash forward at the end, but I want MORE – Drew is one of the funniest narrators I’ve ever had and I would love to hear more from him and this story!

The Infinite Moment of Us“The Infinite Moment of Us” by Lauren Myracle

I know this isn’t out “yet” and I don’t want to give any spoilers away – but I could absolutely use a sequel to this book – More Wren and Charlie Please!!

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)“Lola and the Boy Next Door” by Stephanie Perkins

I loved “Anna and the French Kiss” and I could use more of Anna and Etienne – but I LOVED Lola and Cricket – and I want more of their story — what happened after the dance, did she go to college where he did? Did they live happily ever after?? I need MORE from this story! (I understand this probably will not happen – but this list is about want not reality right?)

Rule (Marked Men, #1)Jet (Marked Men, #2)“Rule” and “Jet” by Jay Crownover

These Marked Men books are HOT! And I love the characters in them – I devoured both of these books. I do love that in each sequel you get to see more of the characters you are already know and love but I would love a sequel just about these two couples or one for each of them – Shaw and Rule especially – that story is not done.. They aren’t even married yet! More Please!!

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)“Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire

This book is on auto-repeat on my Audible account. I cannot get enough of their story. I loved that “Walking Disaster” showed Travis’s POV and also showed a little more into the story, but I still want more – I am greedy today, huh?? Seriously Travis – more?!!

Left Drowning“Left Drowning” By Jessica Park

I loved, Loved, loved this story! With “Flat Out Love” we got “Flat Out Matt” for some type of sequel and I’d love to see one here too – the story ended awsesomely – don’t get me wrong, but there is more to tell – I know it —

Tumble & Fall“Tumble & Fall” by Alexandra Coutts

This is another book not out yet officially – but I am just saying there is more to tell – the ending left me wanting way more! SO I would love to see a sequel here!

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Well that’s it ladies and gentlemen – my Top 10 I want more list!

What came in on your list -what characters would you love to see more – Let’s talk about this — what a great Top Ten Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!

Kelley

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Top Ten Tuesday – July 30th

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This week was all about our favorite beginnings and endings. You could have just gone with beginnings or endings or both but I decided to do both – more endings than beginings because that is what tends to stay with me… I have two books that fall into both categories – they had me from the first moment to the last page I read so check it out:

Tangled (Tangled, #1)by Emma Chase

“Do you see that unshowered, unshaven heap on the couch? The guy in the dirty grey t-shirt and ripped sweatpants? That’s me, Drew Evans.  I’m not usually like this.  I mean, that really isn’t me…..

“As I look at the troubled expression of my big bitch of a sister, I’m thrown back twenty-two years back in time.  I’m six years old and my hamster, Mr. Wuzzles, has just died. And just like that day, the painful truth is ripped from my lungs. “It finally happened.”  “What happened?”  “What you’v ebeen wishing on me all these years,” I whisper.  “I fell in love”

*After these first lines – in the first chapter I was hooked – I had a love/hate feeling for this guy but the humor and how he was so real/raw took me in. This is by far one of the funniest books I’ve ever read.. Get it today – I promise you’ll love it!

Delirium (Delirium, #1)“Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

“The most dangerous sicknesses are those that make us believe we’re well. – Proverb 42, The Book of Shhh”

*I absolutely cannot say enough about this book and series, it had me from page one to the very end of the last book… amazing!

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)“If I Stay” by Gayle Forman

“Everyone thinks it was because of the snow.”

*Again – this is another book I was hooked sentence one, page one — amazing book!

Now for the endings!

Delirium (Delirium, #1)“Delirium” by Lauren Oliver

“He is looking at me through the smoke, across the fence. He never takes his eyes off of me. His hair is a crown of leaves, of thorns, of flames.  His eyes are blazing with light, more light than all the lights in every city in the whole world, more light than we could ever invent if we had ten thousand billion years.  And then he opens his mouth and his mouth forms one last word.  The word is: RUN.”

*WOW – This book had me by the seat of my pants from start to finish – and drove me through the rest of the series too..amazing writing!

Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)“Pandemonium” by Lauren Oliver

“I promise,” I say.  Behind us the door creaks open, and I turn around, expecting Raven, just as a voice cuts through the air: “Don’t believe her.”  The whole world closes around me, like an eyelid: For a moment, everything goes dark.  I am falling.  My ears are full of rushing; I have been sucked into a tunnel, a place of pressure and chaos.  My head is about to explode.”

*Again – WOW Oliver knows how to leave you with a cliff hanger, I couldn’t get my hands on requiem fast enough…

Requiem (Delirium, #3)“Requiem” by Lauren Oliver

“Take down the walls.
That is, after all, the whole point.
You do not know what will happen if you take down the walls; you cannot see through to the other side, don’t know whether it will bring freedom or ruin, resolution or chaos. It might be paradise or destruction.
Take down the walls.
Otherwise you must live closely, in fear, building barricades against the unknown, saying prayers against the darkness, speaking verse of terror and tightness.
Otherwise you may never know hell; but you will not find heaven, either. You will not know fresh air and flying.
All of you, wherever you are: in your spiny cities, or your one bump towns. Find it, the hard stuff, the links of metal and chink, the fragments of stone filling you stomach.
And pull, and pull, and pull.
I will make a pact with you: I will do it if you will do it, always and forever.
Take down the walls.”

* I quoted this when I reviewed this book – amazing writing. It has been stuck in my head ever since — so many meanings and just so meaningful to the story. I know it didn’t give a lot of readers the resolution they wanted – but i think it really brought the point of the story home..so much meaning and so much to fight for.. Awesome series.

Under the Never Sky (Under ...“Under the Never Sky” By Veronica Rossi

“She shot into the darkness, letting her ears guide her.  She followed the crunch of his feet on stones and small twigs, coming faster, louder, as his walk became a jog, then a run.  She chased the sounds until all she heard was his heartbeat and then his breath and his voice, right by her ear, telling her, in tones as warm as fire, exactly the words she wanted to hear.”

*Another amazing series – I also loved the end of the second book, no real quote there but just the idea they were together and in search of the blue sky together – one of the best second book endings ever, and I loved this as much. Rossi is an amazing writer!

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)“Breaking Dawn” Stephanie Meyer

“I pressed my hands to his face again, hefted the shield right out of my mind, and then started where I’d left off-with the crystal-clear memory of the first night of my new life..lingering on the details.  I laughted breathlessly when his urgent kissw interrupted my new efforts again.  “Damn it,” he growled, kissing hungrily down the edge of my jaw.  “We have plenty of time to work on it,” I murmured.  “That sounds exactly right to me.”  And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever.”

*I am a tru Twilight fan and this was the best ending of this story i could have imagined – the last sentence just shows all they were fighting for, all the hard work, and the turmoil – they won. They get their daughter, their family, and their forever together – Seeing her lift her shield so he can see in her thoughts and then that line sealed the end of the book for me – great ending!

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)“If I stay” by Gayle Forman

“If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want.  I’ll quit the band, go with you to New York.  But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that too.  I was talking to Liz and she said maybe it’d be easier for you to erase us.  And that would suck, but I’ll do it.  I can lose you like that if I don’t lose you today.  I’ll let you go. If you stay.”

*Tear— What a selfless thing to say – I loved the raw feeling in this book and his character – what a selfless act to offer to dissapear from someone’s life just to make sure they live, to give up your own happiness for someone else’s.. It just – confounded me to be honest. Amazing writing and I loved the second book just as much *spoiler alert* — I was happy  for them both to get their happy ending in the end of the second book.. *sigh*

Divergent (Divergent, #1)“Divergent” by Veronica Roth

“I am no longer Tris, the selfless, or Tris, the brave. I suppose that now, I must become more than either.”

*You can feel Tris changing when you read this, feel the raw grief of her realiziation her whole world is changing and nothing will be the same ever again – Great female role in a book – and definetly left me wanting more.

Well that’s it guys – hope you enjoyed and love to hear yours! I’m sure there are tons of things i left out – it’s hard to think of everything you’ve ever read and what stuck out and even harder to get back to all those quotes – but it was a great topic! Something I”d like to cover again and give myself more time to pull together – quotes make a story to me, and I love pointing out who these made the books stick in my mind forever.

Happy Tuesday!

Kelley

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Top Ten Tuesday July 9th

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Hello All – it’s that time again, one of my fave Meme’s – Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s topic is your top ten best/worst movie adaptations from books – so here we go!

I’m breaking my list down into 2 categories – best and worst. I have quite a few more best (maybe I just forget about the worst) but the 2 worst ones I have totally made me..very aggrivated and I will leave it at that!

Best Book to Movie Adaptations

Twilight (Twilight, #1)New Moon (Twilight, #2)Eclipse (Twilight, #3)Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)

1. The “Twilight” Saga by Stephanie Meyer. I know this is probably meant for just one book per number, but I am a Twihard fan (yes I can admit that haha) and I loved all of these movies- but if I listed separately I would lose out on mentioning other stuff – so these guys get lumped into one entry. But they are Absolutely awesome adaptations!

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)Must Love DogsThe NotebookSundays At TiffanysThe Lucky OneA Walk to Remember

2. “Warm Bodies” by Issac Marion – Read the book and wasn’t sure about it, but it grew on me and I really did enjoy the movie too!

3. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins – Read the series right after Twilight and fell in love with Katniss and so far the first movie lived up to my every expectation!

4. “Must Love Dogs” by Claire Cook – I read this right before the movie came out and while they left out a few parts I wish would have been included in the movie – overall I think this movie is super cute and def watch it everytime I do catch it on tv. Great adaptation!

5. “The Notebook” by Nicholas Sparks – Swoon! That’s what I need to say about Ally and Noah’s story — This movie is one of my favorite of all time, seriously. You can’t tell my husband (hope he doesn’t read this) but he likes it too – even though it’s a total “chick flick” haha.

6. “Sundays at Tiffany’s” by James Patterson – My husband got me this book and then I actually saw the movie on Lifetime (so not a major motion picture) but it captured the book so well and I loved it! If you haven’t checked this out – this is def a side of James Patterson I like – the romance was so sweet in it and the topic was so different and fresh.

7. “The Lucky One” by Nicholas Sparks – no need to explian here – another one of my favorites from Nicholas Sparks..Really enjoyed how this movie was done, it had all the good parts that needed to be included without some of the slower moments and of course it also had one of my favorite leading men in there too…

8. “A Walk To Remember” by Nicholas Sparks – I almost tear up just thinking of this Mandy Moore version of the book. I LOVE this movie even though it’s similar to “Beaches” and tears me up everytime I watch it – such a great movie and remake from the book!

Now to my Worst

My Sister's KeeperBeautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

9. “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult – Now I am going to try and not rant here, too much anyway..but COME ON! I absolutely loved this book and the message and then I see the movie coming out and of course go opening day and even drag my husband along. Imagine my utter horror in the ending of the movie when the ending is 100% changed from the book — WHAT?? How could this happen? It totally changed the meaning and feeling of the story and while the movie wasn’t bad per se… It was not the book or I woudln’t call it a full adaptation anyway. How can you change something so crucial to the story as the ending and I mean like a 180 degree change. I literally lept out of my seat at the movies and to my husband’s dismay complained about it for a week after — a huge let down!

10. “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Sohl – I started reading this during my new YA craze right after Twilight hit theaters and I heard it would be a movie and I was excited about it – first of all it’s set in Gatlin, a fictious town but actually in South Carolina so I have to love it for geographic location if nothing else.. But either way – when I saw the movie trailer I was super excited and then I saw the movie… What?? It was slow and at points just strange. I didn’t like the way they portrayed some of the characters and the character they picked for the male lead role — who is this kid? And what about the book made them think this was a good idea? As far as Lena goes, that character also was questionable at least.. Huge let down – and I know this could have been amazing if done correctly which almost makes it worse..

Final Thoughts

SO i’ve given you my best and my worst – and tried not to rant about the worst too much. Give me yours too – what do you think? Anything that didn’t make my list and should have? Leave a link below to your blog or just comment your thoughts in the section below if you don’t have a blog to post on — This was a great Top 10 I thought and I really enjoyed thinking this through – you forget how many times books are actually made into movies and unless you read a lot, you don’t even know that..

Happy Tuesday!

Kelley

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