Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday

Hey guys!! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This is a meme hosted every Tuesday by the lovely The Broke and the Bookish. I haven’t been keeping up with these lately. I have a bunch of reviews to do but I just wanted to do something Thanksgiving related. So let’s dive in!! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far

Hey guys!! It’s time once again for another Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This will be their last Top Ten Tuesday until August 15th. I’m excited to do this because I’ve read 59 books so far. This should be fun!


I just want to know these are in no order. These are just some books that have stood out to me that I really liked. There are a couple more that I really did like but I wanted to keep it at 10.

megan-meadeMegan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian

Reason: This was a book I bought a while ago when it was on sale in the iBooks store. I finally decided I was going to read it. I have to say I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It ended up being a very enjoyable read.

 

the-truth-about-foreverThe Truth About Forever By Sarah Dessen

Reason: I loved this book so much. It was such a fun summer read. I didn’t end up reading it in the summer time but just everything about I really enjoyed. I was so upset I ended up taking so long to finally read this one. Hands down my favorite Sarah Dessen book.

 

You Will Know MeYou Will Know Me By Megan Abbott

Reason: I think part of me enjoying this book so much was because I read it in parts each day. I would have to wait for the next day to find out just a little bit more. It made the experience even more suspenseful because I was dying to know what was going to happen. I really ended up enjoying this one.

One of Us Is Lying

 

One of Us is Lying By Karen M. McManus

Reason: This is a book I was really looking forward to reading and did not disappoint. It shocked me and left me completely surprised by the ending. I could not get over it. I have to say this book was worth the wait.

 

The Darkest CornersThe Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Reason: This is a book I got from netgalley probably last year. I had sat on it for a while and this year finally decided to read it. I was so upset I waited so long for it. It was such a shocking read. I honestly didn’t see anything coming. I looked up the author right after and saw she was coming out with a new book this year. You know I can’t wait for that to come out.

 

The Girl You LostThe Girl You Lost By Kathryn Croft

Reason: This ended up being another really good thriller that I was not expecting. It was another book I had gotten from Netgalley but didn’t end up reading. I was so disappointed I waited so long because this was so good. It had me feeling on the edge at times and I really enjoyed that it messed with me a little. Not too many books do that to me so it was interesting to that a book could actually do that to me. I really need to read other books from this author.

 

Girl Out of WaterGirl Out of Water By Laura Silverman

Reason: This was a book I didn’t know too much about. I ended up really enjoying it a lot. It was a nice coming of age story. I have to say I was jealous of this characters life but I also felt I related to her in some ways. It ended up being a really fun read for me. I can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next.

 

A Life in PartsA Life in Parts By Bryan Cranston

Reason: Okay so if you’re really shocked this is here you really don’t know me at all lol. I am a huge Breaking Bad fan which means I am a huge supporter of Bryan Cranston. The moment I head he was writing a book I knew I needed that book. I did end up getting carried away and bought a signed copy but worth it. He ends up telling it all and I enjoyed that. He wasn’t afraid to hold back. I would highly recommend this if you’re a fan.

 

Pretty GirlsPretty Girls By Karin Slaughter

Reason: This book right here. Wow I was pretty shocked by everything in this book. It was so surprising and I gotta admit a bit graphic but I enjoyed that. I know a lot of people said it ended up being too graphic for them but I actually ended up enjoying it. It made the story shocking and a lot more intense. I can’t wait to read more from Karin.

 

Lady Mechanika Vol. 1Lady Mechanika, Vol. 1: The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse By Joe Benitez

Reason: This is such an underrated comic. I found out about this from my boyfriend and it just so happened volume 1 and 2 were on Netgalley to read right away. The artwork ended up being incredible. Hands down the biggest draw. Don’t get me wrong the story was a lot of fun and I couldn’t wait to continue it but the artwork was so well done. I can’t wait for the next volume.

Book Review: Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys

megan-meadeMegan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys By Kate Brian

Goodreads Synopsis: When she was nine, Megan Meade met a group of terrible, mean, Popsicle-goo-covered boys, the sons of her father’s friend — the McGowan boys. Now, seven years later, Megan’s army doctor parents are shipping off to Korea and Megan is being sent to live with the little monsters, who are older now and quite different than she remembered them.

Living in a house with seven boys will give Megan, who has never even been kissed, the perfect opportunity to learn everything there is to know about boys. And she’ll send all her notes to her best friend, Tracy, in…

Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys

Observation #1: Being an army brat sucks. Except that this is definitely a better alternative to moving to Korea.Observation #2: Forget evil, laughing, little monsters. These guys have been touched by the Abercrombie gods. They are a blur of toned, suntanned perfection.

Observation #3: I need a lock on my door. STAT.

Observation #4: Three words: six-pack abs.

Observation #5: Do not even get me started on the state of the bathroom. I’m thinking of calling in a hazmat team. Seriously.

Observation #6: These boys know how to make enemies. Big time.

Megan Meade will have to juggle a new school, a new family, a new crush — on the boy next door, as in next bedroom door — and a new life. Will she survive the McGowan boys?

 


My Review: Okay so I have to say this book was a huge surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. Mainly because it was a book that hasn’t been on my radar of books I need to read. I just wanted to read it because I bought it a while back and has been sitting in my iBooks library for a bit. What came as a random pick became a pleasant surprise.

So this book is about a girl named Megan whose family is always on the move because of her dad’s job. Her Mom and Dad tell her they have to move again to South Korea. Megan doesn’t want to move so far away because she has finally settled down in their current location. Her parents tell her that their friends have offered to take Megan in while her parents move. So she moves in with them. The thing is her parents friends have 7 boys. So Megan learns that living with so many boys is a big challenge but accepts the challenge. Megan is in for one interesting ride.

The first thing I loved about this book is there is a character named Regina. My name is Regina and I’m always excited to watch and read things with it. I do feel like a lot of time Reginas get a bad rep. So this was exciting to not only see my name but also deal with a Regina who isn’t evil.

The second part I loved was all the drama. This book had a lot of it. I have to say I did get a little emotional at one point but I overall really enjoyed it. I could have seen this being like a movie or even a tv show. It kept me engaged and anxious to find out what was going to happen next and how everything was going to play out.

The third part that I really enjoyed was Megan. I felt she was a great main character. I really liked how she spoke what was on her mind and decided to stand up for herself in moments when she felt she needed to. There is so much going on and she’s also in this new environment with people she barley knows trying to make the best of it. It’s tough on her and I loved seeing her deal with the situations given to her. She is someone I inspire to be like this coming year.

Overall I really enjoyed this. I’m glad I finally decided to read this. I was kinda beating myself over this because it took me so long to get to it. I wish there was a second book to this. I just want more Megan in my life. I highly recommend if you like young adult books filled with lots of drama and some romance in there. It’s a fun read.

Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars

January Wrap-up

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Hey guys!! I hope you are all doing well. I’ve had a lot of down time the last month and I ended up doing a lot of reading. I ended up reading 13 books. It sounds like a lot but some of them were comics and I read a couple of The Series of Unfortunate Events books and those are pretty sure short books. Overall I enjoyed majority of the books I read and will be posting some reviews of those books.

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