Top Ten Characters To Keep Me Company While Deserted

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Today’s TTT topic is: Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island (pick based on however you want…skills they would bring, their company…or pure hotness factor :P) I actually think I’ll stick with those three categories! As long as this doesn’t go Lord of the Flies, I think I could be quite happy stuck on an island with these ten characters. I tried to get fanart for all of these characters, but some I just couldn’t find, so I put the covers instead. All art is sourced to their creators 🙂

For… skills they would bring

1. Karou from Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor. Even without the magic, Karou is intelligent and quick, and she would take charge and handle things in a crisis easily.

2. Sturmhond from Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have a privateer with them? Not just for the hotness factor, I mean. He’s probably used to surviving in harsher conditions, and he could make any tough situation a bit lighter with his sarcasm and wit. 

3. Celaena Sardothian from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Of course I want an assassin on my side! But she’d also be nice to have for company – I mean, she loves chocolate cake. I don’t think I could hate any person who loves chocolate cake.

So. Many. Feels.

For… their company

4. Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Oh Peeta ❤ My one true love and first book boyfriend. I’m pretty sure I could be happy just by seeing him smile every day. That’s all I’d need to survive a deserted island.

 5. Josie from Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan. We could sit on the beach and complain about sock seams and shirt tags all day, and then talk about linguistics and syntax together. The time would fly by and we might actually cry when the rescue teams pick us up!

6. Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Josie may be just like me, but Cath is my soulmate. It’s been several months since I read Fangirl, and I still can’t even properly word how much that book means to me, and how much it helped me understand myself. If I could just be with Cath for five minutes, my life would be made.

7. Emi from Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. She’s got big ideas – maybe even too big sometimes – but I love the fact that she’s a dreamer. And she pays attention to the little details; the important parts of what makes someone unique.

For… pure hotness factor

8. North from Free to Fall by Lauren Miller. I mean, he’s a bit unconventional, but I’m a sucker for forearm tattoos. And when they reference literature? *swoon* Plus, he’s the most respectful character I’ve read about in a while. World is ending and girl is throwing herself at you? Nah, son, let’s save the sexy times for when we’re not acting out of fear. *swooning again*

9. Raffe from Angelfall by Susan Ee. *fans self* Let’s not get me started. This snarky asshole is the bane of my existence.

Yeah, I don’t like you either.

10. Matt Finch from Open Road Summer by Emery Lord. He could serenade us while we all watch the sunset. Now tell me that isn’t a beautiful, beautiful dream…

11. Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I need a Levi. Seriously, someone make one for me. Or buy one. I’m not too concerned about ethics in this situation.


I just have to make a note here that while I’ve never read the Heroes of Olympus (just a few more months till the boxed set is released… patience, my love), y’all need to see this art. Oh lawd.

That’s my list for this week – link me yours below!


WWW Wednesday (8)

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Just answer three questions about your current state in reading!

What are you currently reading?

  • Take Me On by Katie McGarry. AHDFJKDSAFJDSKL *incoherent mumbling about OTPs and feels* I FINALLY HAVE IT *dives back in* I may finish it tonight (Tuesday) – we’ll see how late I stay up.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This was my reread before Ruin and Rising is released. S&B was even better than I remembered! I was crying and laughing and cheering at all the same places like it was the first time!
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. OMG the bubbly feels I can’t contain myself ❤ It was so perfect! My review is coming this Friday – be prepared for squealing!

What do you plan on reading next?

  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. Continuing the reread. Gotta have this one finished before Ruin and Rising!
  • Essence by Lisa Ann O’Kane. Whoops – this is an ARC from NetGalley, and I didn’t realize the pub date was next week! Definitely going to be reading and reviewing in the next few days.

That’s it for me this week; link me your WWW list below!

Top Ten Books To Save From a Disaster

TTT BannerTop Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Check out their amazing blog here!

Today’s TTT topic is: Top Ten Books/Series I Would Save In the Case of Alien Invasion or Other Natural Disasters. This week was a freebie for our TTT topic, and in the name of some really old fun we had when I first started my blog, I decided to bring this topic back. A fear of mine has always been my house burning down – HOW DO I SAVE MY FAMILY AND MY DOG AND MY BOOKS WITH THESE TWO *very tiny* HANDS. I’m serious about the small hand thing – they’re like permanently child sized.

Also: this is a list that pretends I have twenty extra hands and can carry fifty to one hundred pounds of books all at once. Proceed.

1. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. Not my new pretty box set – my original copies. So much more sentimental!

2. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. It’s signed, and the sequel is my favorite over Shadow and Bone. I just couldn’t part with it!

3. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. I could replace Shatter Me and Unravel Me, but Ignite Me is the crown jewel of my shelf right now. New favorite book for sure!

4. Looking for Alaska by John Green. This is one of my favorite books – the kind that sits in the back of your head and you forget about it but then you read a quote or excerpt and all the feels come back and you just sit there like “Oh THAT’S why I loved it.”

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. It’s easily replaceable, but my copy is underlined and marked up – something I rarely do to books. I’ve only read it once, but it was during a really hard time in my life, and I’ll never forget how not-alone that tiny book made me feel. 

6. The Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. So I’ve not even read them yet, nor finished VA, but these are all beautiful, perfect hardbacks. Plus, they used to be Veronica’s, so they’re like children to both of us.

7. The Pushing the Limits series by Katie McGarry. These books convinced me that it’s okay to read a fluffy romance for the heck of it – plus I love them with all my heart! And they’re all beautifully matching hardbacks and they’re just so shiny on my shelf.

8. The Legend series by Marie Lu. They’re all hardback, all signed, and one of my favorite series ever. MUST GRAB.

9. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I’ve recently been hooked onto these – haven’t read Cress yet but I loved Cinder and Scarlet and plus Scarlet is signed! 

10. Avalon by Mindee Arnett. Just because it’s a truly incredible sci-fi book and I cannot get enough of every single bit of it ❤

So, bloggers, what we have learned today is that I need the strength of Superman in the case of a disaster. Because realistically I probably would have to grab my HP box set, since they’re all bound together, and run out of my house. Which is a horribly depressing thought and I’m going to go cuddle my books now because I think they feel rejected about me having to think which I would save.

That’s my list for this week – link me yours below!

Top Ten Books to Make Me Swoon

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Today’s TTT topic is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon. 

Baby butterflies:

1. Pivot Point by Kasie West. Addie + Trevor was my favorite, even though I loved the Para world better than the Norm world. I’d give up my super powers too!

2. Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. This is a huge blast from the past – seventh grade Kayla’s first swoon worthy book. I haven’t read it in years, but when I owned a copy I read it over at least twenty times in two years. 

Some squealing:

3. Crash Into You by Katie McGarry. Rachel and Isaiah <333 This was the beginning of my love affair with McGarry’s series, and I think it’s still my favorite!

4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. Wolf and Scarlet – I shipped it so hard. The tomatoes??? Perfect!

5. Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton. It started out a bit slow, but the burn smoldered into a blaze and WOW Fear is a fantastic character and y’all need to meet him. 

6. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I almost put Lola and the Boy Next Door instead, but AatFK is the one that made me swoon more. LatBND is the soft comforting one that makes me super bubbly. Very much like my taste in men: I’m drawn towards the St. Clairs, but in the end I’ll settle down with the Crickets 😉

Hardcore swooning:

7.  Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. Sturmhond. The Darkling. Mal. IT’S ALL TOO MUCH FOR ME TO HANDLE. Ruin and Rising is going to be the death of me.

8. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi. THE. FEELS. This week is pretty much Ignite Me week on the blog, so I won’t go into too much detail since I’m posting my review tomorrow and a discussion on Thursday. BUT I CAN’T PUT IT INTO WORDS HOW MUCH PERFECT WAS PACKED INTO THESE PAGES.

9. Angelfall by Susan Ee. I’ve always loved angels, but this was the first where I fell head over heels for the main character. Raffe is so multi-dimensional, and his relationship with Pen is antagonistic, yet the sweetest!

That’s my list for this week – link me yours below!