My name is Marie. I'm 23 years old and I live in Québec(Canada). My first language is french so you'll probably see a lot of mistakes everytime I write sonething but our love for books is international right ?!
"Me: Dad, I'm 25.I don't need a easter gift. ....5 minutes later Dad: I guess I'll just gave you a 50 $ gif card. 5 minutes after making my order: Me: My dad is the best...."
I didn't read as many books as I wanted this year but all the books in my top 14 have a special place in my heart. I know that a lot of these books aren't the most well written books. I know that. But these are the books that had the more fun reading(The selection, TSDoLB....), that made me cry(ItSB...), that made me laught, that took my breath away...
So to cut a long story short, those are the books that I enjoyed the most:
Top 14 Books of 2014!
1.Into the still blue by Veronica Rossi
2.The program by Suzane Young
3.The secret diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick
4.The Selection series(yup, a full series,it's my to 2014 so it's my rules;) by Kiera Cass
5.Silver shadows by Richelle Mead
6.The madman's daughter by Megan Sheperd
7.On the island by Tracey Garvis Graves
8.Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Galbadon
9.Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
10.The trap by Andrew Fukuda
11.The Bone season by Samantha Shannon
12.The silver linings playbook by Matthew Quick
13.The farm by Emily McKay
14.Cress by Marissa Meyer
Theon: You've come to mean everything to me.
Cloe: I was meant to be with you
Wow. I guess I now finally understand why most people called this relationship ''rushed'' in their reviews. They've known each other for what, a few weeks, a month or two. About 50 pages of the books were about them or at least mentionned them...None of these things makes me care for this couple at all. None of it makes me believe what they're saying....Thank god I've been spoiled and know that (at least) this ship has not future.
Is there any people who speaks french on booklikes(like myself).
I'd love to find some friends who speaks french to talk about books. My ''real life'' friends just don't care....
But if you only speak english and don't mind my horrible english, no problem! I'd also love to talk about books with you (and other stuff of course!).
I hate finishing a book that disappointed me because I never know wich book I shoul read next. I'm so afraid to be disappointed again that I don't read books that I've so exited about.
And when I do...
I judge the book way too harshly. I don't read the book with a good mind set. I'm just not fair to it.
So most of time, I put the book I was excited about on hold and start a book that I know that I will like but have some issues with it(if it's new adult for exemple), or a a new kind of book. Anyway. Most of the times, I do end up hating the book, not because of my mind set, but because the book is awful(well, in my opinion anyway, most of the times, a lot of of people love the book like Obsidian or any Colleen Hoover for exemple).
So I guess...
Because all no matter what book I read, I end up with a reading slump. Sure. Sometimes, I'm really lucky. I end up on a book that it's just too good that all of the things above just don't matter. A book that is just so good that I just can't ignore it.
Under the sky 2(the series, not the book)....
I just watched the fault in our stars. If I didn’t really care for it, does mean I don’t have a heart?I thought it was alright but nothing felt special about it (not the storyline or the characters at least) and it felt like a movie I had watched many (too many) times before. That being said, I haven't read the book yet(please don't kill me books/John Green lovers) because I'm one of the very few book lovers (at least, on internet) that doesn't mind watching the movie first. I actually prefer it sometimes (like with The silver lining playbook for exemple). And I was always interested in the book but something kept pulling me off so I trhought that the movie would make me want to read it even more again, like TSLP) but now, I just don't know. I will read it but not untill I find it for cheap that's for sure.
Is it too much to ask for a single new adult book to have a the main female character not have some kind of tragic past( rape/violence/bad family etc. you name it).
Well sometimes you're lukcy(and when I say sometimes I mean most of the times....) and the male male character also has a ''mysterious'' and '''tragic'' past.
And why do the main female character almost never have experience in dating and sex. And don't get me started on how ''hot'' and ''swoon-worthy '' the hero is. He's so hot that every girl wants him and he's so hot he can turn gay women hetero....
Don't get me wrong, I also went past high school without any dating experience but I'm getting really tired of reading about girls with similar experience.Also,I know a lot of people had to deal with difficult things when they were young. I'm just getting tired of reading the same novel over and over again.
Okay...I just shed a tear. I know, I know. That series is so simple. A little silly and bla bla bla. And yet, I just shed a tear. Thank you The one (and the Selection seriesfor surpassed my expectations. Yes, you had flaws but in the end, what I'll remember won't be those flaws but all the emotions(anger, happiness, sadness, and many others) that I've felf in the last few days.
So, I was reading The one by Kiera Cass and suddenly I realized: This is the third book in a row that I just brought that I read! Usually, they're sitting on my shelfs for months....or years. I'm so pround of myself!
Also, for the first time in years I took a 2 weeks reading break(I did finished a book I started a while ago)for the first time in years and to be honest I'm thankfull I did. I didn't chose to take a break. It just happened. I finished school almost 2 weeks ago. Then for some reasons, I watched tones(TONES) of dramas(my other addiction after books) and I just didn't feel like reading. And then I went on a trip for my birthday ealier this week (but my birthday was yesterday) to Montreal so see Lana del Rey and did a little book shopping and BOOM, I wanted to read again. It happened very naturally.
To my TBR books: