Top Ten (7)

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originally hosted by The Broke and Bookish that spotlights out Top Ten books and other bookish things. This week will feature:

Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List

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#10 Insurgent By Veronica Roth

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I’m still in the middle of Divergent and I already know that I do not want to stop reading this trilogy which is why this book had made it to this week’s top ten. It’s just so intriguing! I’m in love with everything about it. And so far, I’ve been faring pretty well in avoiding all those spoilers of this book and of the final book. Hope my streak continues 😀

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#9 The Girl of Fire and Thorns By Rae Carson

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This book has been on my TBR list for awhile now so I figured, ‘why not move it to the top of the TBR pile and read it for spring?’ And so that’s exactly what I had done. I moved this book to the top and I shall read it any day now 😀 Lately, my brain has been craving for a good fantasy read and this book seems to meet all of the necessary requirements to satisfy that craving. I am so excited to read this book and plus, the female protagonist ALMOST has the same name as me 😀 LOVE IT!

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#8 Cinder By Marrisa Meyer

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I have heard nothing but ah-mazing things about this book and I can’t believe that I finally got my hands on a physical copy, a paperback copy. I was aiming for a hardcover copy but, yeh know, beggars can’t be choosers. Anyways, I absolutely can’t wait to read this fairy tale retelling of Cinderella!

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#7 This is What Happy Looks Like By Jennifer E. Smith

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I read a single chapter from this book and I was instantly hooked. I am loving the writing so far and the emails that were in it. I think that it will make a good contemporary read 😀

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#6 Burn for Burn By Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

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I have heard both, good and bad things about this book. I heard that it was like a Gossip Girl-esque kind of read which I’m a big fan of, so I would definitely love to see how this book goes. 

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#5 Eleanor and Park By Rainbow Rowell

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I read Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl and I absolutely fell in love with her writing. I have heard nothing but ah-mazing things about this book as well and I think that this may be the contemporary read to complete my summer 😀

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#4 The Assassin’s Blade By Sarah J.Maas

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This is an obvious given considering how in love I am with this series. This was one of my most anticipated release for the month of March so this has to be on my TBR pile for spring. This book consists of all five novellas of the Throne of Glass series which I absolutely MUST READ!!! Unfortunately, my local bookstore does not have the book so I will most likely have to order this online 😀 I can’t wait though!!!

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#3 Panic By Lauren Oliver

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If you read the summary of this book, it sounds like a contemporary version of the Hunger Games which definitely caught my interest. I hope to pick up a copy at the bookstore and check it out but with what people are saying it so far, I really hope that I do not get disappointed. 

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#2 Ignite Me By Tahereh Mafi

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The first two books of this trilogy was such an awesome read and a lot of people have been raving about this book! I need to know how the trilogy ends. I. Need. To. Know. Which was why the final book of the Shatter Me series made it to the top 2 of this list 😀

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And #1 goes to…

Half Bad By Sally Green

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Summary: (Goodreads)

Half Bad by Sally Green is a breathtaking debut novel about one boy’s struggle for survival in a hidden society of witches.

You can’t read, can’t write, but you heal fast, even for a witch.

You get sick if you stay indoors after dark.

You hate White Witches but love Annalise, who is one.

You’ve been kept in a cage since you were fourteen.

All you’ve got to do is escape and find Mercury, the Black Witch who eats boys. And do that before your seventeenth birthday.

Easy. 

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I have not read a book on witches for a very long time and in addition to that the premise of the book is just… awesome!!! I have a lot of expectations for this book. I expect the characters to be awesome. I definitely expect the world building to be awesome as well. I expect a lot of things about this book to be very awesome. I already had a copy reserved once my local bookstore gets a new shipment!!! EEEE!!!! I absolutely can’t wait!!!

 

Yup, so those are the top ten books on my Spring TBR list for 2014. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books or planning to read any of these books as well and yeah… thanks for reading guys!!!

What’s on your Spring TBR list for 2014?

Sunday Post (7)

The Sunday Post
Hello everyone! Welcome to the first Sunday Post from Books and Iced Coffee. Sunday post is an original weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer that spotlights the  happenings over the past week, showcases books and other bookish things and to share upcoming Books and Iced Coffee news and events.
So lean back, relax and enjoy this Sunday’s Post with your favorite serving of hot or iced coffee :D

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  • Coffee Shop Musings
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Friday Favorites
  • Book Review: Divergent

I wasn’t as productive as I would usually be in reading and blogging this week as  I am preparing for my baby girl’s FIRST birthday!!! I can’t believe she’s turning 1 already!!! So I’ll try to be as active in this upcoming week and have some posts published. For those who missed out on some of this week’s posts, feel free to click on the links provided above. It will take you directly to the posts/ sites. Please stay tuned for the upcoming week’s events!

Have a Happy Sunday Everybody! 

Top Ten (6)

toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originally hosted by The Broke and Bookish that spotlights out Top Ten books and other bookish things. This week will feature:

Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in Romance

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#10 Twilight By Stephanie Meyer

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This book has definitely made this list because, not only did it get me through a horrible reading slump back in high school, but it really got me swooning over Edward Cullen. Without the movie in mind and completely focusing on the novel itself, I enjoyed reading this book. It made me smile and giggle on numerous occasions and at some point, made me wish I had some hot romance with a vampire 😀

#9 Fallen Series By Lauren Kate

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While Twilight made me wish I had a vampire boyfriend, Fallen made me wish I had an angel boy-toy. This was one summer read (yes, I read this book during the summer) that I could not ever forget. I’m definitely Team Daniel on this one just because I remember how he made me blush that one summer.

#8 The Mara Dyer Series By Michelle Hodkin

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I love NOAH! I absolutely love that guy! I love how he was there for Mara the entire way and I really have no idea why, but I enjoyed their little romance. I enjoyed reading about them and their little steamy escapades in his bedroom 😀 I’m looking forward to what happens between them in The Retribution of Mara Dyer.

#7 The Notebook By Nicholas Sparks

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Like A Walk to Remember, The Notebook captured all of our hearts! This was also a splendid tear- jerker!

#6 A Walk to Remember By Nicholas Sparks

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Book. Movie. I don’t care, this book made me fall in love. Despite the tragedy at the end of the novel, I fell in love with Landon. He’s like your stubborn bad boy who really does have a heart. *sigh*In addition to that, I always thought that they did a marvelous job in casting Shane West as Landon.

#5 The Mortal Instruments Series By Cassandra Clare

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Man, where do I even begin with this romance?! If you have not read the book, do not panic, no spoilers here. However, I will say that the romance in this series is definitely like no other. It will play with a lot of your feels and may possibly crush your soul!!! That is all.

#4 Fall from Grace By Christine Zolendz

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Woo boy, if you have not read this book I highly suggest you grab a copy right after reading this post! This is an NA novel that will totally get your juices flowing. No.Lie. This book is a definite must- read for fans of paranormal-angel- romance. This is like Fallen but on an even higher level. The romance was pretty hot and steamy, it’s crazy. Annnnndddd did I forget to mention that there are rockstars in this novel?! A hot, lean rockstar whose voice will take you to the moon and back!

#3 Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell

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This has the cute and innocent kind of romance. The way Levi was with Cather is something that a lot of girls wish they could receive from their first time loves. Plus, this kind of reminded me of the first time my boyfriend and I had started dating. He read a lot of my Harry Potter Fan Fictions and although he’d tease me, he was always my biggest supporter and number one reader 😀

#2 Shatter Me Series By Tahereh Mafi

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Complicated male characters with really, really, strong affections for the female protagonist. Check. Seriously! The feels that this books stirs up with every page is completely indescribable. I look forward to reading more and more of these characters after every chapter because they are that ah-mazing!

And the #1 spot goes to…

#1 Throne of Glass By Sarah J. Maas

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Love triangles. Check! If there is one thing that I am a huge sucker for in the romance department, it would have to be love triangles. But the love triangle in this book was not the “Ima-rip-your-lungs-out” but the “-we’ll-see-who-she-chooses” kind of thing and I like that. Know what I mean? The guys aren’t physically fighting for her-yet- but are laying out her cards and allowing her to choose on her own. And this makes it so complicated for me to choose who’s team I’ll be in because both guys are just so nice, protective and supportive. *sigh* decisions, decisions.

And that is my Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in Romance 😀

What are your favorites?

Sunday Post (6)

The Sunday Post
Hello everyone! Welcome to the first Sunday Post from Books and Iced Coffee. Sunday post is an original weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer that spotlights the  happenings over the past week, showcases books and other bookish things and to share upcoming Books and Iced Coffee news and events.
So lean back, relax and enjoy this Sunday’s Post with your favorite serving of hot or iced coffee :D

This week on Books and Iced Coffee

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  • Coffee Shop Musings
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Friday Favorites
  • Book Review: Unravel Me
  • Book Review: Cruel Beauty

I wasn’t as productive as I would usually be in reading and blogging this week as  I am preparing for my baby girl’s FIRST birthday!!! I can’t believe she’s turning 1 already!!! So I’ll try to be as active in this upcoming week and have some posts published. For those who missed out on some of this week’s posts, feel free to click on the links provided above. It will take you directly to the posts/ sites. Please stay tuned for the upcoming week’s events!

Have a Happy Sunday Everybody! 

Top Ten (5)

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originally hosted by The Broke and Bookish that spotlights out Top Ten books and other bookish things. This week will feature:

Top Ten Authors I’ve Never Read

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#10 Neal Schusterman

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I have heard nothing but awesome things about Neal Schusterman. I heard that he is one heck of a story teller. I currently own Unwind, which has been on my TBR pile for about a month now. I really, really hope that I will get to it soon 😀

 

 

 

 

 

#9 Libba Bray

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Bloggers and book tubers are always raving about at least one of her books and have nothing but exciting things to say about her stories. I really can’t wait to read one of her books. I currently own The Diviners and A Great and Terrible Beauty. I hope to get to them soon. I would also want to read Beauty Queens. It just sounds so intriguing to me and with what people say about it, entertaining. 

 

 

 

#8 Kami Garcia

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I have heard mixed reviews about some of Kami Garcia’s book, particularly Beautiful Creatures. Maybe that’s why I kept putting off reading her books and plus I have already seen the movie, which I enjoyed. Nevertheless, I’m still interested in reading her books. I currently have Beautiful Creatures which I borrowed from the library. I’m hoping to read a few chapters from it and if I do like it, I will pick up my own copy 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7 Lauren DeStefano

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I own the entire Chemical Gardens Trilogy but I have not gotten around to reading it. Well technically it’s my sister’s copies but the books are currently residing on my bookshelf in my room. I hope to get to this trilogy as well, but probably not anytime soon.

 

 

 

 

#6 Cinda Williams Chima

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I have been into fantasy lately and just recently, I purchased a copy of The Demon King and my fiancé gave me a copy of The Warrior Heir, two of Ms. Chima’s books. I am so looking forward to reading them. I’m planning to read them this month! I am so excited!

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 Maria V. Snyder

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I have heard so many amazing things about Poison study that I just had to grab a copy for myself. I went on amazon and placed an order for Poison Study. It should be arriving in a couple of days. I can’t wait to read it. I know, I know it’s about dang time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4 Rick Riordan

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I know, I know… how can you not have read the Percy Jackson series?! I hope to get to the Percy Jackson series sometime this year. I have heard so many positive things about the series. I saw the movies though and they were pretty interesting; although some people say that the movie plots deviated from the book plot.

 

 

 

 

 

#3 Veronica Roth

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Yes! I swear, I’ll be getting to reading her works soon since Divergent will be coming out this month. My brother had actually introduced me to Divergent two ago but I never got around to it… i don’t know why. But better late than never right?! 

 

 

 

#2 Stephanie Perkins

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I have heard nothing but awesome things about Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door. So I really can’t wait to get to those. These are two of the most over- hyped books on both the blogging world and on book tube. It’s cray! I know that there’s a third book that will be coming out soon so I’ll be keeping an eye out for that.

 

 

 

 

 

#1 Brandon Sanderson 

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I have been itching to read The Rithmatist since I’ve heard about it on Peruse Project! I heard that Brandon Sanderson is a fantastic fantasy author and storyteller. I just can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of any of his works., particularly The Mistborn Trilogy and/or The Rithmatist 😀 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those are my Top Ten Authors that I have not read.

Who’s on your Top Ten this week?

Sunday Post (5)

The Sunday Post
Hello everyone! Welcome to the first Sunday Post from Books and Iced Coffee. Sunday post is an original weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer that spotlights the  happenings over the past week, showcases books and other bookish things and to share upcoming Books and Iced Coffee news and events.
So lean back, relax and enjoy this Sunday’s Post with your favorite serving of hot or iced coffee :D
***In this particular segment of Sunday Post, I would like to include my Monthly Wrap- Up as well.***

This month on Books and Iced Coffee

This was some crazy month!!! I read 11 Books total!!! That’s way more than I read last year!!!

This week on Books and Iced Coffee

Next on Books and Iced Coffee

  • Coffee Shop Musings
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Friday Favorites
  • Book Review: Unravel Me By Tahereh Mafi
  • Book Review: Ignite Me By Tahereh Mafi

It was such an exciting week wasn’t it? I’m pretty sure the upcoming week will be just as exciting, maybe even more :D. For those who missed out on some of this week’s posts, feel free to click on the links provided above. It will take you directly to the posts/ sites. Please stay tuned for the upcoming week’s events!

Have a Happy Sunday Everybody!