Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book I Want to See as a Movie

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “With the Oscars coming up soon choose a book that you would like to see as a movie“. I think Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman would be a fantastic teen romantic comedy. 😀


Original & Favorite COver:

I usually don’t appreciate people on the cover of books, but this is cute and the colors make me happy 🙂 .

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(S):

The only other cover for this book is the Hungarian, and I honestly don’t like it as much. The background images just don’t work for me.

Top 5 Wednesday: Book Boys I’d Want as Brothers

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Welcome back to Top 5 Wednesday! This meme was created by gingerreadslainey and is hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes and you can check out the  Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is Characters You’d Want as Family. I’m going with awesome boy characters that I would love to have as my brothers, because they’re seriously awesome!


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Top Ten Tuesday: Underrated Books I Loved

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads (we’ve done underrated books a bunch of times in the past 6 years but thanks to Lenore at Celebrity Readers for suggesting this topic as a new way to talk about underrated books especially when underrated is subjective. An easy way to find this — go to Goodreads, your read list, at the top of your read list where it says settings you can add a column for # of ratings, then you can sort by that. If you aren’t a Goodreads user you can look up books you think are underrated and see what their # of reviews is on Goodreads? Or if that’s too hard you can spin it some other way!

This is a super easy topic for me, because I mainly read underrated books. Reading a lot of ARCs from Netgalley leads to this, and I actually love to discover all these new books and recommending the hell out of them.


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The ‘Spring has Sprung’ Book Tag

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Hey hey hey! Here I am with another book tag, this time it’s The ‘Spring has Sprung’ Book Tag and I was tagged by The Orang-utan Librarian. Thank you so much! And let’s do this 😉 .


1. Flowers: Look on your bookshelves. What is the most beautiful book both inside and out?

One of my most beautiful books, inside and out, has to be Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.

Just look at it, isn’t it gorgeous? And it’s such a good and sweet read 🙂 .


2. Grass: What is a book that you find that others like way more than you do?

Given the goodreads rating that Nirvana has, I would say that a lot of people liked it WAY better than me, considering that I rated the book 1 star… which I have to be honest and say that I don’t really understand how that’s possible… to each its own, right?


3. Rain: What’s a great book that lifts your spirits when you’re down?

The obvious answer here has to be Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, right? I read this book twice already, and I love love love it! It makes me happy. So much so that I even borrowed my physical copy to my bff. I hope she takes good care of my precious!


4. Dew: What’s a book that made you feel alive?

Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy’s Us surely made me feel alive. Maybe because my heart was actually hurting while reading this book. Maybe!

This book has it all: great dialogue, great characters, great story, great romance, huge heartbreak… perfect.


5. Storms: What’s a book that you found unpredictable?

Hmmmm, I would say that Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach was pretty unpredictable. There were definitly some things that I didn’t see coming at all. Also, the book was nothing like I expected, but it’s oh so good!


6. Rainbow: What was a book that you struggled with, only to be happy that you read it in the end?

Well, I struggled with Lady Midnight, but not because the book isn’t brilliant or because I didn’t want to read it, just the opposite. But it is a huge book, and my hands and arms would hurt when I had been reading for awhile. The book is heavy like hell!


7. Chilly Weather: What’s a book that you couldn’t finish or didn’t enjoy?

Perfect time to mention my last 1 star reading, and that was Lessons of the Heart, which is a YA/NA teacher/student romance. It was so so bad, and it had nothing to do with the forbidden part of it. You can check out my review of it HERE.


8. Warm Weather: What’s a book that you loved and wanted more of?

I wanted more of Adorkable for sure. Such a cute and good read. I wanted to see what happened after that last scene and what was in store for Sally and Becks, because they were so adorable together :D.

  


9. Green: What’s a book that you haven’t read yet, but really want to?

Actually, I’m saying one that I’m gonna start today, and that is The Rose and the Dagger, by Renee Ahdieh. I’ve had the book for a few weeks now, but I can only manage one physical book at a time, and I needed to finish Me Before You before starting this one.


10. Pink: What’s a book in which you felt a strong connection to the characters?

I felt a really strong connection to Isla and Josh, in Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. Maybe that’s why this was my favorite book of the companion series. There’s just something so great about Isla and Josh.


11. Purple: What’s a book that when you read it, you feel safe?

Not sure I fully understand this question, but hey, I’ll give it a try?! I think Attachments by Rainbow Rowell was a book that made me feel safe, maybe because I loved the story and it’s my favorite contemporary of Rowell’s. Have you read it? You should!


12. Orange: What book do you feel is intelligently written?

I didn’t want to repeat authors, but I kind of have to. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is, in my opinion, one of the most intelligent written books I’ve ever read. I loved how the base of the book was known, but she twisted everything. I fins the magic system especially compelling.


13. Yellow: What book puts a smile on your face?

Ok, try to look at that cover and not smile… did you manage it? Big Rock by Lauren Blakely definitly put a huge smile on my face. It’s an amazing romance and I highly recommend it to everyone who likes NA romances.

  


I tag:

Adorkable (Cookie O’Gorman)

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Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal — even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life — and he’s completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?


See that title?! It describes this book perfectly! This book is ADORKABLE!!!!

So good! It has some of my favorite tropes in romance – BFFs turned lovers and a fake relationship. Plus it has the most amazing pop culture and geeky references of all time!

I really liked the writing on this one. It’s smart, funny and witty. And did I say smart and funny?!

I loved both main characters. Sally was amazing, she knew who she was, and she was more than ok with it, and that is awesome. I mean, this girl switched to speaking german when she was nervous or upset, how cool is that? She only ever lacked the ability to put Hooker and her mom in place – but that wasn’t entirely her fault – and to even think it was possible for Becks to LIKE her for who she was… oh :(. Becks was seriously great but so scared :(. I loved how he was such a great friend to Sally, never questioning her decisions, and supporting her wholeheartedly, even when it broke his heart to do so. The boy was so in love with her from the get go, I don’t know how no one saw it!

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Their friendship was seriously #goals! They had been BFFs since they were 7, and that friendship was an amazing constant in both their lives. But the romance? Oh boy! THAT was AWESOME! Becks was such a romantic guy, and he was so focus to show her how they would be great as a couple… too bad she never believed him…

I was surprisingly OK with the little love triangle that exists at some point in the book. Ash is always honest and upfront, and there is never any doubt that Sally loves Becks, and that he’s always her choice.

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While Hooker, Sally’s BFF, was hilarious and fun, I thought that she took things a little too far. If someone did to me what Hooker does to Sally on a daily basis, I would flip! I loved Sal’s mom though, even though she would get into Hooker’s schemes way too often, she honestly just wanted her kid to be happy, and she wanted her to be happy with Becks, so point for her.

I honestly has a blast reading this book, and I loved all the X-Men, Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, …, references. They were so well done and well used, and they served to show not only Sally’s personality, but her connection to her 2 best friends.

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I loved these two. They were such a great couple, and sweet, and hot, and I loved their story so much! And major points for young Becks that was totally smitten by young Sal… now go read this book!

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