Colleen Hoover

I am currently reading Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. So far this book has held my attention from the first page. I find myself reading tons of pages in one sitting. It was a good first book to kick off the summer. I think Colleen is an excellent writer. I seem to love all of her books. 

Some of her books are: 

Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, This Girl, Ugly Love, Finding Cinderella. 

I have not read the last three in the list, but I will. I really enjoyed Hopeless and Losing Hope. It is the same story told from two different perspectives. I thought Hopeless was very riveting, I honestly could not put it down. The story heartfelt and special. I had not read a book with such a plot like this one. If you are looking for some great books for the summer, I definitely suggested one of these.  

Ender’s Game

A review of Ender’s Game by Orison Scott Card. This review is by one of my twitter followers Casey!

“Enders Game” is a Sci-fi novel about a young boy named Andrew. (Ender is what everyone calls him) Ender is a child prodigy like his older, evil brother Peter and older, kinder sister Valentine. In this future Earth is having a raging 70 year war against Buggers, mantis looking aliens. At only 6 years old Ender is taken into space to train at the Battle school until he is 16. There he is put into armies consisted of only children. They train and learn tactics that could help the army fight the buggers and win the Third Invasion. The catch is the children ARE the army and Ender is the main contender as commander.
This book took me a while to finish not because it was boring or stupid but because there’s so much to comprehend that you really have to pay attention to details. It’s a really great book and the ending will blow you away. I give 4 stars out of 5. Plus it’ll be a movie in November so now’s a great time to read it.

Authors

Some authors I am liking right now,

Colleen Hoover! I have read three of her books, I believe that is all she has out right now. I think she is great author. I have loved all her books so far. They are well written and full of suspense, so they always keep me wanting to read more!

John Green! Always good. I just read the Fault in our stars! It was beyond amazing. If you see one of his books grab it and you won’t be disappointed.

Jamie Mcguie! Also very good. I absolutely loved Beautiful disaster and Walking disaster.

100 greatest novels of all time

By Entertainment Weekly.
1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
2. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4. Great Expectations by Charles dickens
5. One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6. My Antonia by Willa Carter
7. The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
8. The Rabbit Quartet by John Updike
9. Beloved by Toni Morrison
10. Charlottes Web by E.B White
11. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
12. The sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
13. To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee
14. Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
15. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
16. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
17. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
18. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
19. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
20. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
21. An American tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
22. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
23. The brothers karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
24. A portrait of the artist as a young man by James Joyce
25. Bleak house by Charles dickens
26. Invisible man by Ralph Ellison
27. A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L’engle
28. War and peace by Leo Tolstoy
29. The handmaids tale by Margaret Atwood
30. Native son by Richard wright
31. Blindness by Jose saramago
32. The catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
33. Maus by art slegelman
34. The world according to garp by John Irving
35. A personal matter by kenzaburo oe
36. Atlas shrugged by ayn rand
37. The sun also rises by earnest Hemingway
38. The regeneration trilogy by pat barker
39. Middlesex by Jeffrey eugenides
40. A suitable boy by vikram Seth
41. Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin.
42. The stand by Stephen king
43. A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy toole
44. His dark materials by Philip Pullman
45. The color purple by Alice walker.
46. The age of innocence by Edith Wharton
47. The wind up bird chronicle by haruki murakami
48. The talented mr ripley by Patricia highsmith
49. Enders game by orson Scott card
50. Snow by orhan pamuk
51. The corrections by Jonathan Franzen
52. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
53. Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell
54. Billy Lynn’s long halftime walk by Ben fountain
55. A fine balance by rohinton mistry
56. Sophie’s choice by William Styron
57. The children of men by p.d. James
58. Midnights children by salman Rushdie
59. Dracula by bram stoker
60. Their eyes were watching god by Zora neale Hurston
61. Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
62. Adventures of huckleberry Finn by mark twain
63. Portnoys complaint by Phillip Roth
64. Infinite jest by David foster Wallace
65. Herzog by Saul bellow
66. Howard’s end by em Forster
67. The amazing adventures of kavalier and clay by Michael chabon
68. Middlemarch by George Eliot
69. Money by Martin Amis
70. Neuromancer by William Gibson
71. The hobbit by jrr Tolkien
72. The remains of the day by kazuro ishiguro
73. The spy who came in from the cold by John le Carre
74. Cold mountain by Charles Frazier
75. Madame bovary by gustave Flaubert
76. The golden notebook by Doris Lessing
77. Tom jones by Henry fielding
78. A house for mr. Biswas by vs naipaul
79. Bring up the bodies by Hilary mantel
80. Swanns way by marcel Proust
81. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
82. Disgrace by jm Coetzee
83. The stone diaries by carol shields
84. Clockers by Richard price
85. Catch 22 by Joseph heller
86. A home at the end of the world by Michael Cunningham
87. White teeth by zadie smith
88. The bonfire of the vanities by Tom Wolfe
89. Tristram shandy by Laurence sterne
90. The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers
91. The leopard by Giuseppe tomasi di lampedusa
92. The glass bead game by Hermann Hesse
93. Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
94. The moonstone by Wilkie Collins
95. The poisonwood bible by Barbara kingsolver
96. If on a winters night a traveler by italo Calvino
97. The big sleep by Raymond chandler
98. Are you ther god? It’s me Margaret by Judy Blume
99. The hitchhiker a guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams
100. The joy luck club by Amy tan

15 Book you should definitely not read in your 20s..?

I was looking at flavorwire.com I cam across an article about books you shouldn’t read. Usually they provide books you should read. So what are the books you shouldn’t be reading in your 20s?

1. That Old Cape Magic

The author of this article took the moral of this book as anyone can fall out of love. She feels it may deter young people from wanting to date. Her advice is date a lot and wait to read this one.

I haven’t read this one. Looks like I might awhile to read it, if I decide I want to. What are your thoughts, have you read it?

2. Revolutionary Road

This book could make more frightened of commitment.

It is an older book. It looks like it may be about a young couple settling down and not everything working out. Have you read it?

3. The Catcher in the Rye

She says you won’t like and then forever be the cynic in the corner hating on Holden.

My understanding is you need to read this one when you are younger. And not wait for when your in twenties. It will hit home more for the younger generations.

4.  On the Road

She feels it is the same thing with Catcher. When you are younger it is easier to believe the fantasies. As an adult you realize the impossibility and all the grown up things you have to do.

5. We Need to Talk About Kevin

You should read this book, but when you have to children. You will appreciate the story more.

6. Piercing

She thinks this is a good book, but it might terrify you. She says its not for anyone who wants to feel safe about having a child in the next ten years.

7. The painted bird

No need to add more disturbing things to your 20s

8. Eat, Pray, Love

She says wait till your  30s for this one.

9. Atlas Shrugged

You may have liked this book as teenager before you realized Rand was serious about her philosophy.

10. Gossip Girl

She just felt like this wasn’t a good book or series.

11. 50 Shades of Grey

Nothing wrong with reading it at any age, but she says go read something better.

Must not have been a fan!

12. Discworld

This books has 39 installments so you may never have time to finish it being so busy in your 20s.

13. The Sense of an Ending

It will hit home when your older because it talked about meditations of aging and memory works.

14. Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans

No need to rush

15. Cat Marnell’s Forthcoming book

you don’t want to get any ideas

http://flavorwire.com/391577/15-books-you-should-definitely-not-read-in-your-20s/15

 

What are your thoughts? I have only read shades of grey, that is on this list. Do you think some books are better read around a certain age?

Summer 2013 reading list

1. Finish Breaking Night
2. Matched
3. Only time will tell.
4. The sins of the father
5. Gone girl
6. The host
7. The wedding
8. The choice
9. A prayer for one meany
10. Waiting to be heard
I’m sure I will read more but those the books I have right now that I haven’t read!

New books

I recently got some books! 🙂 I can’t wait to read them all.
I’m waiting on 3 books to come in the mail.
Only time will tell. The sins of the father. Both by Jeffery archer.
Matched by ally Condie.

And a few Ebooks.
Gone girl by Gillian Flynn
A prayer for Owen meany by John Irving.
Breaking Night by Liz Murray
Waiting to be heard by Amanda Knox.

A poem about self harm

Ugly, slut, attention whore
And more
These are just some names
People get called these every day
And i always do
Why listen just live your day

Scars scars and more scars
Are what appear on your arms
Why do you self harm?
Drop the blade
Don’t be afraid
You prayed and prayed
But yet you still felt like no one stayed

A day you eat a meal
But that’s your deal
You just want to be skinny
But honey
That ain’t pretty
Under that fake smile is someone who isn’t ready
Don’t do something you regret already

Being you
Is the best thing you can do
But this isnt you
Wheres the girl i once knew

Alexa Ochoa

Beauty

Bright blue beautiful skies
I welcome sight in my eyes
A calm clear winter’s night
So peaceful it removes fright
The brilliance of the sun
The moon’s silent fun
So different, night and day
Both beautiful in their own way

Aric Beers

When I drink

My parents taught me to learn
When I miss
Just do your best
Just do your best.

The Avett Brothers

This is confusing to me. Any thoughts?