Five on Friday Part 2 (On Saturday)

Okay, I was distracted yesterday because this is my birthday weekend!

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My sister is in town for the weekend so I was cleaning and such.

Once again, in no particular order.

  1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
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    This book is told from the perspective of Maddy, who is a who is sick with SCID. She watches the world pass before her outside her window which is how she meets Olly, the boy who moves in next door. While she is stuck inside her home at all times Olly gives her a sense of freedom and a friendship, something she has never had outside her mom and her nurse, Carla. This one definitely has a twist ending and is a page turner!
  2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    20170520_142415Jane Eyre. Another classic and my favorite one. I love the story of Jane and Mr. Rochester. I have read this book a couple times and each time at a different time in my life. Since the book covers a wide span of Jane’s time periods, something new always speaks to me when I read it.
  3. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
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    This is the tragic story of Frank McCourt’s childhood. This is a must. read. in my book for everyone. Frank was born to two Irish immigrants during the depression era. His mother had a hard time feeding him and his father hardly worked because he was an alcoholic. His writing is beautiful and his childhood horrific. Unfortunately his other books Tis’ and Teacher Man do not have the same grabbing storytelling.
  4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
    20170528_131521So, my boyfriend delivers food as some part-time work. Sometimes, when I haven’t seen him in awhile, I will grab a book and travel around town with him when he delivers. This is how I read An Ember in the Ashes. I was actually glad when he would have to stand in line for 30 minutes to get the food or when we pulled up to a confusing apartment complex so I would have more uninterrupted reading time. This fantasy is about a slave named Laia and a soldier named Elias, neither of whom have any freedom – until they meet each other and plot a way out of their current lives.
  5. This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl
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    This is Esther Earl’s memoir. Esther was a teenager who was dying of cancer and she wrote in various journals, on blogs, and in IM chat rooms with her friends. She loved reading and Harry Potter fandom. She loved her family and they are the ones who took the pieces of her life she had written about, filled in the blanks, and put together this book that is also full of photos. I cried, I laughed, but most of all I felt like I knew Esther when I had finished reading this book.Another of my favorites! Happy Reading ūüôā
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Five on Friday

So, like most hard-working adulting people, Friday is my absolutely FAVORITE day of the week.

I look like this at 3:30 on most Fridays when school gets out.

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So in honor of my favorite day of the week I bring you a mini series of weekly blog posts entitled FIVE ON FRIDAY.

What is FIVE ON FRIDAY you may ask?? Well… Five on Friday will be a list of my favorite books given to you in, you guessed it, groups of five (in no particular order) !

And now… I present to you PART ONE

  1. Game of Thrones Series 

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Okay, disclaimer… I have not finished the series yet… I KNOW I KNOW. ¬†However, this series has EVERYTHING okay. Romance? Check. Action? Check and check! Intrigue? Check. Giants, ice zombies, dragons, and incest? Check. Definitely an interesting read even with the length of the series. I haven’t felt the need to rush through this because of George RR Martin’s infamous stalling of the next novel. Clearly if he is in no rush, I don’t need to be anxiously waiting the release of the next book with the rest of the fandom.¬†

2. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

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Any book where I stay up past midnight to finish in one sitting is going to make the list of favorites automatically. I read this book in one sitting and this isn’t a children’s 150 page novel. This is actually a pretty large book. HELLO COLLEGE ROMANCES. Okay, has anyone else noticed there is an abundance of high school romance novels (EX¬†John Green Novels), adult romance novels(EX Nicholas Sparks novels) ¬†, and sexy adult romance novels( EX Maya Banks novels)? What I have not found is an abundance of college romance novels. ¬†I did enjoy this book right after I graduated college and had just started a new relationship which may be why I enjoyed this book and the characters in it.¬†

3. Anything by Sarah Dessen

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I started reading Sarah Dessen books when I was a junior in high school and I never stopped. I am obsessed with this author. Her books are always sweet, full of drama, have a good message in them, and deal with real life issues in the teen universe. 10/10 would recommend to any YA lover or teenager. 

4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas AKA ACOTAR 

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This is the last novel I finished so I have photographed it a lot lately. I fell into this Fandom head over heels. Feyre is the heroine of this novel and is an easy character to love immediately. The writing in this book is absolutely beautifully brilliant. I had to reread and reread sections over and over because Sarah. J Maas describes things with such intricate detail. Fantastic Read. So excited to delve deeper into this fandom. 

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5. The Once and Future King by TH White 20170520_113847

Classic. This is the story of King Arthur which was admittedly a required reading in high school for me but one I thoroughly enjoyed. There is no romance like Guinevere and Lancelot. Definitely a must read for everybody.

Okay that wraps it up for today. Have a great weekend!

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