0 by 2020

0 by 2020

This is hard to admit, but these are all the books I have on my bookshelf. The ones crossed off are the ones I have already read. The ones that are not crossed off are the long list of books still waiting to be crossed off. By the year 2020 I want to either unhaul, or read the books that are on this list. Let’s put the reading caps on and READ, READ, READ!!

  • Harry Potter
  • Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Chamber of Secrets
  • Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Goblet of Fire
  • Order of Phoenix
  • Half-blood Prince
  • Deathly Hallows
  • The Silkworm
  • The cuckoo’s calling *
  • The Casual Vacancy
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Stieg Larson
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo x2
  • The Girl who played with Fire x2
  • The Girl who kicked the Hornets Nest x2
  • Ellen Hopkins
  • Crank
  • Glass
  • Fallout
  • Trick
  • Identical
  • Perfect
  • Collateral
  • Burned
  • Triangles
  • Impluse
  • Tilt
  • Smoke
  • Susan Collins
  • The Hunger Games
  • Catching Fire
  • Mockingjay
  • John Green
  • An Abundance of Katherines
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson
  • Papertowns
  • The Fault in our Stars
  • Every you, Every Me
  • The Wasp Factory
  • The Painist
  • I Hate Myselfie
  • Gone Girl
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Stranger than Fiction
  • The Martian
  • Prozac Nation
  • White Oleander
  • The Journals of Sylvia Plath
  • Ariel
  • Red Queen
  • Glass Sword
  • Shadow and Bone
  • Siege and Storm
  • Ruin and Rising
  • Losing Hope
  • Ugly Love
  • This Girl
  • Point of Retreat
  • Slammed
  • Hopeless
  • Maybe Someday
  • On the Road
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Childern of Willesden Lane
  • Half Bad
  • Half-Wild
  • Ready Player One
  • Love Letters to the Dead
  • Catch -22
  • The Darkest Minds
  • Still Alice
  • Walking Disaster
  • Splintered
  • My True Love Gave to Me
  • Crash
  • Neon Angel
  • Harley Quinn:  Hot in the City
  • The Assasins Blade
  • Throne of Glass
  • Crown of Midnight
  • Heir of Fire
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses
  • Shadowhunters and Downworlders
  • The Bane Chronicles
  • City of Bones
  • City of Ashes
  • City of Glass
  • City of Fallen Angels
  • City of Lost Souls
  • City of Heavenly Fire
  • Clockwork Angel
  • Clockwork Prince
  • Clockwork Princess
  • Afterworlds
  • The Lightening Theif
  • The Sea of Monsters
  • The Titans Curse
  • The Battle of Labyrinth
  • The Last Olympian
  • The Lost Hero
  • Fan Girl
  • Eleanor & Park
  • The Hobbit
  • The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Two Towers
  • The Return of the King
  • The Twits
  • Matilda
  • The BFG
  • The Witches
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/ Charlie and the Glass Elevator
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Bitch
  • Tender is the Night
  • The Spectacular Now
  • The wind and the willows
  • The adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Heidi
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Call of the Wild
  • Peter Pan
  • A little Princess
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Go Set the Watchman
  • Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Childern
  • Hollow City
  • Falling Kingdoms
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without me
  • Mistborn
  • The Hero of Ages
  • The Well of Ascension
  • The Hip Girls Handbook
  • The Pony Party
  • All The Wrong Questions: Who Could Beat this Hour?
  • The Lump of Coal
  • The Bad Beginging
  • The Reptile Room
  • The Wide Window
  • The Austre Academy
  • The Ersatz Elevator
  • The Vile Village
  • The Carnicorous Carnival
  • The Slippery Slope
  • The Grim Grotto
  • The Peniltimate Peril
  • The Beatrice Letters
  • Alice in Wonderland (Leatherbound)
  • Alice in Wonderland (Picture)
  • Snow White
  • Dark Lover
  • Interview with a Vampire
  • 1984
  • Leaves of Grass
  • The Three Muskatereers
  • Girl Interrupted
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Lolita
  • Modern Romance
  • Fairest
  • Room
  • Nightlight
  • Veronica Mars: Thousand Dollar Tan Lines
  • Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell
  • Diner
  • Star Wars Trilogy
  • My Life in France
  • Dash and Lilys Book of Dares
  • North of Beautiful
  • Notes from the Blender
  • Want to go Private?
  • Night
  • You Have 7 Messages
  • Coraline
  • The Perks of being a Wallflower
  • Little Women
  • The Best of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Grapes Of Wrath
  • East of Eden
  • Brave New World
  • The Tolken Reader
  • Dark Fever
  • The Bell Jar
  • Franny and Zoey
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Lord of the Flies
  • The Road
  • Les Miserables
  • Kidnapped
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Treasure Island x2
  • A Game Of Thrones
  • Clash of Kings
  • Storm of Swords
  • Feast of Crows
  • Dance of Dragons
  • Anna Karenina x2
  • Queen Of Shadows
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The count of Monte Cristo
  • The Lucky One
  • The Last Song
  • The Notebook
  • A Bend in the Road
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Dear John
  • The Wedding
  • Message in the Bottle
  • The Best of Me
  • Prey
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
  • Marilyn Monre
  • How to Speak Dog
  • FML
  • Babe in Boyland
  • Middle Sex
  • Speak
  • Annie
  • The Privilege Youth
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Disc World
    1. The Colour of Magic (1983) (Rincewind)
    2. The Light Fantastic (1986) (Rincewind)
    3. Equal Rites (1987) (Witches)
    4. Mort (1987) (Death)
    5. Sourcery (1988) (Rincewind)
    6. Wyrd Sisters (1988) (Witches)
    7. Pyramids (1989) (One-off)
    8. Guards! Guards! (1989) (City Watch)
    9. Faust Eric (1990) (Rincewind)
    10. Moving Pictures (1990) (One-off)
    11. Reaper Man (1991) (Death)
    12. Witches Abroad (1991) (Witches)
    13. Small Gods (1992) (One-off)
    14. Lords and Ladies (1992) (Witches)
    15. Troll Bridge (1992) (Short story)
    16. Men at Arms (1993) (City Watch)
    17. Theatre of Cruelty (1993) (Short story)
    18. Soul Music (1994) (Death)
    19. Interesting Times (1994) (Rincewind)
    20. Maskerade (1995) (Witches)
    21. Feet of Clay (1996) (City Watch)
    22. Hogfather (1996) (Death)
    23. Jingo (1997) (City Watch)
    24. The Last Continent (1998) (Rincewind)
    25. Carpe Jugulum (1998) (Witches)
    26. The Sea and Little Fishes (1998) (Short story)
    27. The Fifth Elephant (1999) (City Watch)
    28. The Truth (2000) (One-off)
    29. Thief of Time (2001) (Death)
    30. The Last Hero (2001) (Rincewind, although this is debatable)
    31. The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents (2001) (One-off)
    32. Night Watch (2002) (City Watch)
    33. Death and What Comes Next (2002) (Short story)
    34. The Wee Free Men (2003) (Wee Free Men)
    35. Monstrous Regiment (2003) (One-off)
    36. A Hat Full of Sky (2004) (Wee Free Men)
    37. Going Postal (2004) (Post Office)
    38. Once More* With Footnotes (2004) (Compilation of short works)
    39. Thud! (2005) (City Watch)
    40. Wintersmith (2006) (Wee Free Men)
    41. Making Money (2007) (Post Office)
    42. Unseen Academicals (2009) (The Wizards, Rincewind)
    43. I Shall Wear Midnight (2010) (Wee Free Men)
    44. Snuff (2011) (City Watch / Sam Vimes)
    45. Raising Steam (2013) (Post office)
    46. The Shepherd’s Crown (2015) (Wee Free Men)
Monthly TBR · Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List 2016

Summer, is quickly coming upon on us. So, its time to construct that summer reading list. My list is a tiny bit ambitious. The physical books are the books, I will most definitely try to get to first. And To break up any slumps, an e-book list was constructed.  Majority of the books on here are YA, that I just need to catch up on. Stay tuned to find out which books I will be reading for READ-A-RAMA, which is happening on June 13- 19. Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 11.33.51 AM

What are your summer reading plans? Leave a comment down below, about any books that you are excited to read.

With Warm Cups of Tea, and a Just Few More Chapters!

Rina

Book Review

City of Ashes By Cassandra Clare

                             

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 Book: City of Ashes 
 By: Cassandra Clare
 Pages: 453
 Synopsis: All Clary, wants is for her life to go back to normal, before  the demons, before the vampires, werewolves and fairies. But, when her  father Valentine, steals the mortal instruments and downworlders are being  drained of blood, Clary is determined to figure out what her father is up too  and stop her brother Jace from betraying the shadowhunters to him. She is  just one girl with hefty problems.
 Review: I gave this book a 3/5 stars. I enjoyed the action that filled the  ending apart of the book. But, the first one-third of the book was  very confusing. Firstly, they kept going back and forth if Jace and Clary are  brother and sister, and once they “established” that they were siblings they  had to add that they have feelings for each other. That part gets confusing  for both the characters and the reader.

 The characters in the story I feel have grown a lot. Clary isn’t as annoying as she was in the first book. I feel that she actually starting to connect with her feelings, where as in the first book she just expressed them but, I didn’t feel that she felt what she was saying. 

As always I loved Simon, I thought that he was a great vampire and I loved the connection that he and Clary have. He is the best friend every girl wishes to have. I think that I prefer Simon rather than Jace because he isn’t as cocky and he knows he has his own flaws.

Jace ones again was the pretty boy and at times I just wanted to whack him on the head because he always acts as if he is invincible and better than everyone else. It made him seem a little cocky.

My favorite character was Luke, I think that he was a very strong parental guide. I felt that he really cared for Clary and he allowed his emotions play out according to the situation. He didn’t hold anything back. 

Overall: I loved the characters, I wasn’t a huge fan of the plot and that it took a long time to get to the juicy parts of book. Therefore, I only gave it a 3/5 stars.

Book Review

City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

200px-City_of_Bones Title: City of Bones

 Author: Cassandra Clare

 Series: The Mortal Instruments 

 Pages: 453

 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

 Synopsis: A young girl named Clary, discovers that the world she has always known isn’t as simple  as it seems. After going to a night club where she witnesses a murder by a group of teenagers that  only she can see, Clary gets thrown into a world of demons and demon hunters that call  themselves “Shadowhunters”.  She would like nothing more than to go back to her perfect world  before demons. But, when her mother gets kidnapped and a demon is sent to attack Clary, she has no choice but to seek help from the kids that she saw at the night club. Within a 24 hour period Clary, is sucked into the shadowhunters world, befriending the 3 teenagers Jace, Isabelle and Alec and discovering that she may just have more in common with them than she thinks.

Review: I have  read this book twice, I have very mixed feelings on this book. This is the first book in a series so, it was a little slow as it through out a lot information at the reader regarding the characters, and the back story of the world building that Cassandra Clare does.

Clary, our main character I found to be a little whinny and annoying throughout the novel, least to say she wasn’t my favorite character and I had a hard time connecting with her. She seemed a little clueless and lost even with the most trivial things.The characters are phenomenal, they really make the world of the shadowhunters come alive. Jace, is witty and has a hard shell exterior about him, but throughout the novel it makes you wonder if someone or something will break him. He is a strong warrior as well.

Alec and Isabelle were great and interesting background characters in the novel. They  really tied in all the lose ends that revolved around Clary and Jace. It was great and entertaining to witness the teamwork that Alec, Isabelle and Jace have together and the compassion they share for one another.

My favorite character was Simon, who is Clary’s best friend. I loved him because I could totally see my self being friends with him and through out the novel I would just get giggly with how funny and such a boy next door feel he gave me. 

Within the good guys there were the bad guys, our main antagonist Valentine, was purely and evil genius. He wanted to steal the mortal cup in order to make more shadowhunters. He was such a perfect evil character because he truly believes in the cause that he is trying to succeed in. There is a lot of mystery surrounding him and he has the power to connect all the characters together. I thought that his character was very well written.

Overall, I gave this book a 4/5 stars as it captivated my attention, and connected to most of the characters. It had me rooting at the edge of the seat. Be prepared that it is a little slow at the beginning as it is filling you in on the world that the reader is about to enter.