Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Worlds/Topics That Will Make Me NOT Pick Up A Book

This week our topic from The Broke and The Bookish is Top Ten Worlds/Topics That Will Make Me NOT Pick Up A Book. I think this is a really interesting topic as I can be very fussy about the books I read although there are only a few key things I always avoid. I’m looking forward to seeing what other people are saying their bookish turnoff are too though so I no longer have to feel alone in my choosiness.

  • Vampires
  • Kingdoms
  • Witchcraft
  • Demons
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Fantasy Lands
  • Romance 

What Makes You Put Down A Book Without Opening It?



Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Beach Reads

The Broke and The Bookish have asked us this week for our Top Ten Beach Reads.This weeks topic is quite a hard one for me because I don’t really go to the beach that often and when I do reading isn’t something I so there. I’ve not quite managed 10 books but I have come up with a list of some books I think may but what people go for when reading on the beach.

  • Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire 
  • Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire 
  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen 
  • Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler 
  • Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell 
  • Chasing Windmills by Catherine Ryan Hyde 
  • Heist Society by Ally Carter 
  • An Abundance of Katherine’s by John Green 
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 

What Are Your Favourite Beach Reads?

Walking Disaster

Book Blurb

Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

My Synopsis

When Travis lost his mum she told him to the one worth loving is the one you have to fight for and when he finds her to not stop fighting. Now in college he casually sleeps with many girls and is yet to find someone worth fighting for but when his cousin falls in love with a girl from Kansas her friend is about to turn his world around.

Unlike all the other girls Abby isn’t phased by Travis and seems to be disgusted by him. This however make her interesting and he just can’t help trying to work her out. The more he gets to know her however the more he respects her and slowly he beings to fall for her. Her past however is a mystery to him and she insists that they should just be friends. He knows she could do so much better than him but he can’t help how he feels and he wants to change for her. 

The book is his perspective of the ups and downs of their relationship. They both have dangerous hobbies that keep them on their toes throughout but in the end they have to accept that not being together is worse than being together. 


I have to admit that I think this is the book I’m most excited about this year. Although I can’t explain why I adored Beautiful Disaster and to be able to hear it from Travis point of view was something I couldn’t wait for. The wait however was worth it. I loved getting read all the crazy things that went on in his mind. Even though some of the stuff he did was idiotic when you read what his reasoning was you can’t help but forgive him and his love for Abby is really what he needed to help him move on from his mum. 

For a lot of this book I had a silly grin on my face. The things that Travis though made me feel his love for Abby and that made me happy. I think for a girl being able to read about romance from a mans point of view is really interesting as they are famous for being very closed off about their emotions. Travis was the ultimate hard man so to be able to hear the emotion being the tough exterior was fun to read. 

There isn’t that much more to say about the book if I am honest. I don’t usually read just a romance but these two books felt different to me. I really enjoyed them both, and I am consider that I might like this one better. If you have read the first one then you really should read this one too it will make you smile and there are even a couple of points that made me cry. 

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Was Also A Fictional Character

After a few weeks of what have been easy topics for me this weeks topic from The Broke and The Bookish I found quite difficult. I think because a lot of the male characters I read about are seen from a girls point of view and many are the romantic interest in the books so they are written to be crushed one. However I tried to imagine me as a fictional character with all my interests in a boy and how characters compared to that and I do have a list, just not quite of ten.

  • Xander from Matched by Ally Condie Although I appreciated that Cassia was in love with Ky for me Xander would have been the one I think. There was just something about him and the way he thought that drew me to him and I liked that he had made the decision to be part of the rising before anyone else. He was clever and I like clever boys.
  • Edward Cullen from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer Edward was my very frist fictional crush. I am quite old fashioned and his traditional views on relationships won me over straight away. Don’t get me wrong he frustrated me too but I saw so much of the guy I fancied at the time in him too that I definatly crushed on him when reading the books and I’m sure would if I was in then.
  • Peeta Melark from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins This is a bit of an odd one to admit if I am honest becuase when I read the books I wasn’t convinced who I liked. When he lost his memory however I realised just how much I like his devotion to Katniss and I missed their romance. Its this devotion and his innocence that would make me fall for him if I was a charcter but it also helps his actor in the film it really cute. 
  • Alex from Angel by LA Weatherly Alex is probably the only real bad boy on my list and he isn’t really that of a bad boy. I just enjoyed reading about him when I read the books. I was furious when Seth was introduced because to me Alex is so lovely and the person I think Willow should be with.
  • Mikey from You Against Me by Jenny Downham Mikey is just a really good guy. He wants the best for his sister but also the truth. I think I could easily fall for him.  
  • Adam from Before I Die by Jenny Downahm I am unsure about putting Adam on my list because I think he is partly here because of the gorgeous actor that plays him in the film. However in the books he is also lovely and I feel like we could help each other through this madness of making decision about uni. 

Which Fictional Characters Do You Have A Crush On?

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Favourite Romances

 With Valentines day just a couple of days away The Broke and The Bookish have given us a love themed topic for this weeks list. Our Top Ten Favourite Romances.

  • Bella and Edward – Twilight Saga 
  • Tris and Four – Divergent Trilogy
  • Willow and Alex – Angel Trilogy
  • Lena and Alex – Delirium Trilogy
  • Elizabeth and Darcy – Pride and Prejudice
  • Abby and Travis – Beautiful Disaster
  • Maya and Lochan – Forbidden
  • Cammie and Zack – Gallagher Girls Series
  • Mickey and Ellie – You Against Me
  • Kate and Taylor – My Sister’s Keeper

Who Are Your Favourite Romances?