Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013

Our topic this week from The Broke and The Bookish is our Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far in 2013. I almost did this topic earlier in the year as a freebie but I say it was coming up so my list was all ready to go.

  • An Abundance of Katherine’s by John Green 
  • Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
  • The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz 
  • Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire 
  • Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver 
  • Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter 
  • Fever by Dee Shulman 
  • Heist Society by Ally Carter 
  • Fractured by Teri Terry 
  • Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling       

What Have Been Your Favourite Books So Far In 2013?

Advertisements

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Favourite Covers Of Books I’ve Read

The Broke and The Bookish having given us the topic this week of Top Ten Fourite Covers Of Books I’ve Read. Seen as I did this one last year I’m just going to pick my favourites from the books I have read so far this year. A lot of my reading this year has been re-read so there may be a few the same but there is plenty of new ones too.

    

  • Girl, Defective by Simmone Howell
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Dead Time by Anne Cassidy
  • Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
  • The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • Crossed by Ally Condie
  • Reached by Ally Condie
  • How Girl Guides Won The War by Janie Hampton
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

    

What Are Your Favourite Book Covers?

Will Grayson Will Grayson

Book Blurb

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, teenager Will Grayson crosses paths with…”Will Grayson”! Two teens with the same name who run in two very different circles suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Culminating in epic turns-of-heart on both of their parts, they team up to produce the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high-school stage.

My Synopsis

Will Grayson tried to follow his own rules to not care too much and to shut up. His best friend Tiny has other idea’s though and introduces him to Jane who starts to cause Will to rethink his rules. He goes with them both to Chicago to see a band but when he can’t let in he ends up in a porn shop just to use his fake ID.

Will Grayson, the other Will Grayson, is depressed and his best friend isn’t really his friend at all. However he is secretly messaging a boy online and when the two decide to finally meet Will also finds himself in the porn shop in Chicago. 

When Will Grayson meets Will Grayson they both begin to change but Tiny has a musical to organise and all their relationships are about to get strained.

Review

This book alternates between each Will Grayson with the odd numbers being one Will written by John Green and the even numbered chapters David Levithan’s Will. At first I wasn’t as keen on David’s style of writing but once I got into the book I enjoyed them both just as much. The two Will’s stories could had their own merit but they also linked together very will. I almost feel like the book is actually about Tiny though as it was him that really helped them both.

I haven’t read anything by David Levithan before and the way he uses punctuation in this book was weird for me when I began reading. However I liked a lot of the things that his Will thought about life and mental health. Particularly the point where Tiny comes to see him for a ‘mental health day’ and Will gets frustrated  that he can just take a day off from his problems, like a holiday, whilst having a really mental health issue he knows he is stuck with his thoughts every day. 

John Green’s Will was easier to get get into however this also might be due to the fact I have been reading his other books recently. There were thoughts of this Will that I enjoyed also but it was his side of the story that really moved the plot along. I also really like reading about love from a male point of view. I just think, as is important to the book, that there is something more truthful and innocent about how men love and it makes me happy when I’m reading it. I also liked that his relationship with Jane was built up around the Schrodinger’s Cat experiment it makes me wonder if this was written before or after Sheldon uses it in The Big Bang Theory on Leonard and Penny. 

I thought this was a really good book, it took me a little time to get into it but it was worth it.

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

All though we have snow on the ground spring is just around the corner and so this weeks topic from The Broke and The Bookish is our Top Ten book on my Spring TBR list. This was easy for me because I have a plan for my reading over the next few months. I need to catch up on my Dystopian Challenge Reading so with new book in series around I’m going to be doing some re-reading but I am also trying to catch up on John Green reading as a recently joined Nerdfighteria.

  • Matched, Crossed & Reached by Ally Condie                                                                                         
  • Slated & Fractured by Teri Terry                                                                                                                   
  • Looking For Alaska by John Green                                                                                                             
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green                                                                                       
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan                                                  
  • Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire                                                                                                             
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak                                                                                                                   

What Books Are You Excited About Reading This Spring?

Friday Finds 23/12

Friday Find is a meme I found through Should Be Reading. It is a weekly post where you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week. These can be books you were told about,  discovered while browsing online or you bought.

I have a modest list this week. A couple were added after reading a review on my reader, another after seeing a friend added it on Goodreads and the last I piked  up at Waterstones. This week is the first week I have a book that I didn’t just find online.

Mary E Pearson

  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Nova Ren Suma

  • Imaginary Girls

David Levithan 

  • Every Day

Markus Zusak

  • The Book Theif

What Books Have You Discovered This Week?

Friday Finds 19/10

Friday Find is a meme I found through Should Be Reading. It is a weekly post where you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week. These can be books you were told about,  discovered while browsing online, or you bought.

This week as a result of Top Ten Tuesday I added quite a few new books to me to-read list.

Laura Wiess 

  • Such a Pretty Girl
  • How It Ends
  • Leftovers

 

Terra Elan McVoy

  • Pure
  • Criminal

Lauren Myracle

  • Shine

 

David Levithan

  • The Lovers Dictionary
  • The Realm of Possibility

Ellen Hopkins

  • Crank

Katie McGarry

  • Pushing The Limits

This isn’t all of them but these are the ones I am most excited about.

Have you read any that you can suggest I read first?

What new books have you discovered this week?