Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’d Give A Theme Song To

This weekly meme was created by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme that I chose is ten books I’d give a theme song to. I’m not sure about you, but I often associate books I read with a particular song. Not to mention a very long playlist when I’m writing a story (I’m pretty sure a lot of writers do this). Haha. So, here are a few theme songs I’d give to some lovely books.

10. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. 

I am a question to the world,
Not an answer to be heard
Or a moment that’s held in your arms.
And what do you think you’d ever say?
I won’t listen anyway…
You don’t know me,
And I’ll never be what you want me to be.

And I want a moment to be real,
Wanna touch things I don’t feel,
Wanna hold on and feel I belong.
And how can the world want me to change?
They’re the ones that stay the same.
They don’t know me,
‘Cause I’m not here.

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Top Ten Tuesday | Top Ten OTPs

Wow, it has been ages since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly meme was created by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a Valentine’s Day freebie, and I decided to list my top ten favorite OTPs! OTP = one true pair. I will like to state, that I am very against ship names. I do not like them one bit. Nope. I’m not sure why, but combining two characters’ names annoy me to no end! *Ahem* Glad I got that out of way. Now, let’s get to it! 😀

10. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark 

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Top Ten Tuesday | 2016 Debut Novels I’m Looking Forward To

This weekly meme was created by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten 2016 Debuts Novels I’m Looking Forward To. Let me tell you right now, that this list was hard! There’s much too many books I am looking forward to in 2016, but here’s the top ten.

1. Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie


Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and emotionally—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.

Tasked with sensing the intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to protect the emperor. One mistake, one small failure, will cost her own life and the lives of the few people left in the world who still trust her.

But Sonya’s power is untamed and reckless, her feelings easily usurped, and she sometimes can’t decipher when other people’s impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself.

As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust—and which to betray.”

2. Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor


When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing.      Addictive, romantic, and rich with historical detail, Into the Dim is an Outlander for teens.”

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’m Thankful for

This weekly meme was created by the wonderful ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a Thanksgiving freebie, and I’ve decided to do ten books I’m thankful for. These are books that really moved me and/or inspired me as a writer, and that I am incredibly thankful I spent the time to read.

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”

The problem isn’t necessarily that I don’t know how to express my love for this book, but that I don’t know which words to use to describe it. This is my favorite novel ever written. Markus Zusak creates a beautiful story, beautiful characters, and all done in beautiful writing. I’ve never been as emotionally attached to a book as I have in The Book Thief. This is one of those novels that you can read over and over again, but it never ceases to amaze you.

2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien


“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.”

I read Tolkien’s Middle Earth back in the summer after 6th grade – wow, I was a child and I read a 1,000 + page book (it is one book, not three)! *pats self on back* The Lord of the Rings is the book that really defined the fantasy genre, and arguably one of the greatest novels ever written (you know…other than The Book Thief). Truly, it’s a magnificent book that everyone should read at least once in their life.

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