Book Tag, Books

25 Bookish Facts About Me

I absolutely love watching “25 Bookish Facts About Me” videos on Booktube, so I thought I’d share some facts about my own reading life!

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  1. In kindergarten, my teacher read Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl to my class, which inspired my love for Junie B and reading.
  2. The first ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) I ever received was David Baldacci’s The Keeper.
  3. My favorite Hogwarts professor is Professor Lupin, who I still have a major crush on. Maybe it’s the werewolf thing?
  4. I am a major The Hunger Games fan. I have the first movie’s poster framed in my bedroom at home and I will forever be #teamgale
  5. The first young-adult series I ever read was The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares.
  6. The authors I’ve met include Marie Lu, Rainbow Rowell, Sarah J. Maas, Jacqueline Woodson, Jenny Han, E.Lockhart, and Adam Silvera.
  7. A librarian once accused of destroying the front cover of a Pretty Little Liars’ book. Yes, I read the PLL series, those books are addicting! I think my tears proved that I wasn’t the culprit, and I was terrified of going to the library without my mom for a while.
  8. My favorite book that I’ve read in school is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
  9. Besides Junie B.Jones, I read Nancy Drew, the Babysitters’ Club, and the Main Street series growing up.
  10. I attended Book Con in 2015 and 2017, and the convention has made up two of the best weekends of MY LIFE. I have recap posts for my Saturday and Sunday at Book Con 2017.
  11. I’m a Hufflepuff.
  12. In middle school, I would read under my desk during math. #rebel
  13. My favorite classic is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  14. While I find hardcovers more aesthetically pleasing, I love reading paperbacks more.
  15. While I’ve gotten better in dealing with noise, I need it to be quiet when I read so I can focus more.
  16. My favorite bookmark is my Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory with a quote above his head that says, “That’s my spot!”
  17. If I were a Hogwarts house combination, I would be a Ravenpuff.
  18. I read 72 books in 2015 and 70 in 2016.
  19. I bought These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner primarily for its gorgeous cover
  20. My favorite places to read include my bed, and the beach and my backyard in the summer
  21. I wasn’t allowed to read the Twilight series when the books and movies came out because my parents thought I was too young. I read Twilight a few years later for book club and didn’t really understand what the hype was about.
  22. One of my favorite bookish tote bags is from Swoon Reads, and it says, “Shelfies Over Selfies”.
  23. More often than not, I make myself read a book before seeing its film adaption
  24. Since one of my siblings isn’t a big reader, whenever she actually reads a book and loves it, I must read it!
  25. The only Harry Potter movie I saw in the movie theater was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It’s one of the reasons why I consider Goblet of Fire one of my favorite books in the series.

I loved doing this tag and plan on doing a part 2 in the future! What are some bookish facts about you? Share in the comments below

Book Tag, Books, Top Five Wednesday

Top Five Wednesday: Hate to Love Romances

Hate to love romances can become forced and a bit tropey, unless they’re done in the right fashion. Listed below are my favorite hate to love romances for this Top Five Wednesday!

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Simon and Baz from Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – Simon and Baz are among my all-time favorite One True Pairings. Their back-and-forth conversations are to die for, and one of my favorite parts of the book is seeing their feelings for each other come out. I just love Carry On so much, and I may or may not have three copies to prove so…

Dimple and Rishi from When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon- From the moment she meets him, Dimple Shah hates Rishi Patel (there may be a thrown iced coffee involved). She didn’t come to her web development summer camp for the sake of meeting her future husband, but as they spend more time together as friends, Dimple discovers that she feels something for Rishi that is most definitely not hatred. 

Mia and Nicholas from The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement – I may be in a bit of Chris Pine daze after seeing Wonder Woman, but I’ll always think of Chris Pine as Nicholas from the movie, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.  The Princess Diaries films are among my all-time favorite movies, and I love seeing Mia and Nicholas’s relationship develop from hate into something more meaningful. 

Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Even though I’m Team Gale, I do like Katniss and Peeta as an OTP. The tragedy they both face in the trilogy helps them understand and care for each other. 

Nina and Matthias from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – Nina and Matthias may start off from members of opposing sides, but that doesn’t stop them from developing feelings for each other. Frankly, I adore all of the OTPs from the Six of Crows, and Nina and Matthias are no exception with their waffles and banter. 

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.

 

 

Book Tag

Blogger Recognition Award

I’m so thankful for Danielle from Life of a Literary Nerd for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Make sure to check out her blog, as it’s filled with book reviews and fun bookish content!

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The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Fangirl Fury’s Brief Origin Story

Ever since I discovered the glory that is Booktube back in 2015, I’ve had the desire to create my own blog. As much as I wanted to share my passion for fangirling and reading, I felt that I didn’t have enough time to devote to a blog,  being a busy high school and now college student. During the past semester, I took an English course called Blogs, Tweets and Social Media, as required as the class, we had to create our own blogs. The class gave me the kick that I needed to create Fangirl Fury. Our assignment was to write ten blog posts over the semester; by May, I had twenty-five posts uploaded on to Fangirl Fury.

Advice

  1. Create a schedule- At least once a week, I sit down with my notebook and plan out my posts for the next 1-2 weeks. Scheduling my posts not only gives me an idea of what I’m posting each week, but it also provides consistency for my blog. I post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with the occasional fourth post on a Tuesday or Thursday (such as this week). Being consistent encourages people to keep visiting your site- they’ll be impressed by your dedication!
  2. Comment on other blogs– One of the reasons most bloggers create their blogs is to share their passion with other people. Don’t be afraid to comment and interact with other bloggers! Not only will you be able to share some of you favorite things, but commenting will help you create a sense of community for your blog.

I nominate… 

Shanya and Tanya from Twin Bookmarks  

Brianna from Work For Your Happy

Courtney from buried in a bookshelf 

Sue from Sue’s Reading Corner 

Dani from Perspective of a Writer 

Book Reviews, Books

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia Review

Many of my book reviews go right into the summary of the novel. In this case, however, I won’t be because I want to express my love for Francesca Zappia’s Eliza and Her Monsters even before you get into the rest of my fangirl feels. It probably doesn’t come as too much as a surprise, but I am a huge fan of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. For many readers and reviewers, including myself, Fangirl incorporates so much about fandom and having such a love for fictional stories and characters, not to mention social anxiety, family, relationships, and more. While I’ve read other, mostly great books about the Internet and fandom, reading Eliza and Her Monsters gave me the closest reading experience I had to Fangirl. Not only could I see myself in Eliza, but I could see myself in her story, even though I do not run a multi-million follower online series (maybe one day!). As you may tell as you read my review, I loved Eliza and Her Monsters and I highly recommend that you pick up this book as soon as possible.

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Summary: Eliza Mirk thinks she’s the quiet girl who prefers baggy sweatshirts and jeans to anything. But with a pen in her hand and a computer in front of her, she transforms into LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the popular online comic series, Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine having any relationship better than her online friendships, until she meets the new kid in school. Wallace is Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, who thinks Eliza is just another big fan of the webcomic. As Wallace pulls Eliza out of her shell, she must decide if she’s prepared to have a life both offline and online.

My Rating: Beyond 5/5 Stars

**WARNING: There are spoilers for Eliza and Her Monsters below**

My Thoughts:

The concepts in Eliza and Her Monsters blew my mind. This might my English major and analyzing brain coming in, but I couldn’t help looking for symbolism in the novel right after I finished reading. Probably one of my funniest interests of the book is the names of Eliza and her brothers. I loved how Church and Sully were named after historical figures, and that leads to me think that Eliza may have been named after a certain Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (Hamilton just reads non-stop in me). When it comes to symbolism, I saw a lot of similarities between Amity, the main protagonist of Monstrous Sea, and Eliza. For instance, I think that the Watcher in Amity could hold a similar significance to LadyConstellation being part of Eliza’s identity. From what I understand, the Watcher gives Amity great power, while being the webcomic creator that she is makes Eliza feel important and powerful, the mother of a fandom (one of my favorite sayings in the book).

The manner of how Eliza’s identity as LadyConstellation being uncovered completely threw me. Originally, I thought that the bully who stole her sketch would put two and two together and realize that Eliza created Monstrous Sea. When the Mirks go on their camping trip and Eliza is cut off to the online world, I thought Eliza would return home and find out that everyone knew that she created the webcomic. That being said, I was completely thrown off (and wrong again) when her parents publish it in her senior year description in the town’s magazine. Eliza’s parents were frustrating enough, and I hated how they did this to Eliza. While I never doubted their care for Eliza, Sully and Church were completely right when they point out that they never truly tried to figure out what Monstrous Sea was, let alone the size of the fandom. It was really interesting for Francesca Zappia to place this misunderstanding of the online world in Eliza’s parents, as they just didn’t understand why Eliza spent so much time online and how she had friendships there (appreciation for Max and Emmy is much deserved, and I’m still hoping for a Mr. Greatbody to show up in the mail).

Toward the end of the novel, I was also a bit frustrated with Wallace; by no means did I dislike him though. When I pictured Wallace in my head, I imagined Finn Hudson, from Glee, with longer hair (I was definitely influenced by the whole football player thing). Once Eliza’s identity is discovered, she’s obviously in such a horrible state, and while I understand Wallace’s frustration, I think him pushing Eliza to finish the story for his own publishing sake was uncalled for. At that point, I myself was unsure if Eliza would find it in her to finish the webcomic, and she completely didn’t need that added stress from Wallace.

In the end, I was overjoyed that Eliza was taking care of her herself and was working on her relationships with her family, Wallace, and Max and Emmy, not to mention that she finished Monstrous Sea. I am beyond excited to read Francesca Zappia’s other work, like Children of Hypnos and Made You Up, and I am PRAYING FOR A MONSTROUS SEA GRAPHIC NOVEL OR WEBCOMIC!! After I finished reading the book, I went back and looked and read Eliza’s Monstrous Sea excerpts, which made me even more interested in the comic. I’m hoping to go on to Tumblr and see so much fanart and quotes, not to mention some more art of Davy. Guys, there’s a DOG in this book and he makes an appearance in Monstrous Sea, THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH FOR ANYONE TO PICK UP THIS BOOK!

Have you read or are planning to read Eliza and Her Monsters (please say yes)? Share your thoughts and feels in the comments below!

Book Tag, Books

Mid Year Book Freak-Out Tag

Danielle from Life of a Literary Nerd mentioned me in her Mid Year Book-Freak Out Tag and I loved the tag so much that I decided to do it as well! The Mid Year Book-Freak Out is not only a great way to look back on the books that you’ve read so far this year, but the ones that you’re craving to read by the end of 2017!

Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Best Sequel So Far You’ve Read in 2017: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Ella is the best, I loved Marie Lu’s illustrations,  and I JUST WANT MORE ILLUMINAE FILES (and to not have to wait until 2018 for Obsidio). 

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Honorary Mention (and the only other sequel I’ve read this year): A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. 

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want to: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab. This book just came out on June 13th, and I’m so excited for it to come in from my local library system.

Most Anticipated Release for the second half of the year: Warcross by Marie Lu (even though I don’t have to wait since I have an ARC from Book Con!!!)

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Biggest Disappointment: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I still enjoyed this book, but just did not meet all the hype for me. 

Biggest Surprise: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr. This book has received a lot of mixed reviews on Goodreads, but I enjoyed it oh-so-much!

Favorite New Author (or new to you):  I developed a thing (correction: LOVE) for V.E./ Victoria Schwab this year.

Newest Fictional Crush: Henry from The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

Newest Favorite Character: Frances from Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. She was so relatable, plus I want to steal her Monsters. Inc leggings.

Book that made you cry: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour gave me a lot of feels. 

Book that made you happy: Once and For All by Sarah Dessen. Everyone needs a Sarah Dessen book in their life, and this was about WEDDINGS (I’m also addicted to this season of Say Yes to the Dress).

Most beautiful book you’ve brought so far this year (or received): Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay. I received this in a giveaway hosted by Emily from BlueEyedBiblio. The cover is so beautiful, not to mention the fact that there’s a NIBBLER HIDING UNDERNEATH!

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What Books do you need to read by the end of the year?

I have soooooooooo many anticipated releases for fall 2017, but I’ll keep both categories limited to 5.

Already released– I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo, Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han , Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, Dear Evan Hansen by Steven Levenson, and The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan.

Anticipated releasesTower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas, They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, and There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

 Favorite Book Community Member(s):

Life of a Literary Nerd

Twin Tales

Super Space Chick

Alexa Loves Books

PeruseProject

Problems of a Book Nerd

Let me know if you’re planning or have done the Mid Year Book Freak-Out Tag in the comments!

Book Tag, Books, Top Five Wednesday

Top Five Wednesday: Favorite “Unlikeable” Protagonists

Not every protagonist can be every reader’s cup of tea. However, there are some “unlikeable” protagonists that you can’t do anything but love!

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Josie from Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahanLove and Other Foreign Words is one of the most underrated books in the book reviewing and Booktube community—in my opinion, it doesn’t get the hype it deserves! Josie is one of the top YA characters that I can relate to because of her sarcasm and quick remarks. While she does tend to irritate some people around her, you can’t help but love her intelligence and wittiness.

Celaena Sardothein from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas– Some Throne of Glass readers tend to hate on Celaena, finding her arrogant and stubborn, but I just can’t get over her wittiness and kick-butt attitude. As much as I enjoy seeing her develop into a stronger leadership role as the series continues, I do miss seeing the best sassy assassin in all of Adarlan.

Levana from Fairest by Marissa Meyer– The “prequel” to The Lunar Chronicles, Fairest follows Levana’s journey to being the Queen of Luna. Don’t get me wrong, Levana is a despicable person throughout her life, but I enjoyed learning more about her backstory.

Victor Vale from Vicious by V.E. Schwab– Listen, it’s been TWO days since I’ve mentioned Vicious in a blog post! Victor Vale is the perfect anti-hero, and you just have to love his scheming and evil doing.

Adelina from The Young Elites by Marie Lu– I think a lot of people struggle getting into Adelina’s mindset because she’s rather dark, and it’s clear from the beginning of the book that she is not a good individual. I plan on rereading The Young Elites soon and continuing on with this series because when I first read it back in 2015, I definitely enjoyed it, but compared it too much to Marie Lu’s Legend trilogy (aka one of my all time favorite series). The two series are quite different from each other.

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.

 Who are some of your favorite “unlikeable” protagonists? Let me know in the comments!

Book Tag, Books

The Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag

Lately, I’ve been in the mood to write some more book tags, so you may sense my excitement when Danielle from Life of a Literary Nerd tagged me to do the Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag!

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How to:

  • Randomly choose three read books (most people who have done the tag randomize their “read” shelf on Goodreads—go to sort > Random)
  • Choose one book to kill, one book to rewrite, and one book to reread

Round 1:

Burn: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. I had to read this for English class in high school and while I wrote a paper and gave a presentation all about love and symbolism, it was one of my least favorite high schools reads.

Rewrite: Vicious by V.E. Schwab – IT’S FATE I TELL YOU. Frankly, the only reason I would rewrite this book would be to make it even LONGER so I could have more time with Victor and Mitch and Dol and just everyone.

Reread: The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson. The 13 Little Blue Envelopes series was one of the first young-adult series that I ever read and loved, so I hold both books close to my heart. In The Last Little Blue Envelope, Ginny continues her journey around Europe inspired by letters from her aunt. 

Round 2:

Burn: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. One of my more unpopular opinions, The Raven Boys was one of my least favorite reads of 2016. I had trouble following the story, as I often found the plot slow-moving and confusing and I couldn’t connect with any of the characters. 

Rewrite: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I love all of the books in The Hunger Games trilogy, but Catching Fire was my least favorite read (even though it was my favorite movie out of the four). While I enjoyed the premise, I felt like it took forever to get back into the Games.

Reread: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour was my first Morgan Matson book  and like many, I absolutely loved it. Another perfect summer contemporary read!

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Round 3:

Burn: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. While I enjoyed It Ends With Us, I’ve become disenchanted with a lot of Colleen Hoover’s work. 

Rewrite: Wayfarer by Alexandra BrackenIf I rewrote Wayfarer, I would add in more chapters from Etta’s perspective and some chapters told from the side characters, such as Sophia and Lin. I would possibly take out Nicholas’s chapters, as I really wasn’t interested in his perspective. 

Reread: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) by Rick Riordan. I really enjoyed reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series back in 2015 and I wouldn’t mind any of the books, like The Last Olympian, before diving into The Trials of Apollo (At this moment in time, I don’t have much interest in picking up The Heroes of Olympus series). 

Round 4:

Burn: Thirty Sunsets by Christine Hurley Deriso. I don’t really remember reading this book too much, and I think it was a pretty plain summer contemporary.

Rewrite: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Again, another book that I would rewrite only to make LONGER so I could have more time with this fascinating story

Reread: A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy MassA Mango-Shaped Space was part of required summer reading in middle school, and I just love this book so much (it’s probably one of my most reread novels). 

Time for tagging! I tag Ashna from Stories & Snaps and Annike and Zoë from Twin Tales, and of course, anyone who wants to do the Burn, Reread, Rewrite Tag!

Once I do a book tag, I just want to do even more! Let me know about some other book tags in the comments!

Book Reviews, Books

Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Summary: Dimple Shah can’t wait to get away from her mother’s obsession with finding her the “Ideal Indian Husband” when she goes to Stanford University in the fall. She starts to think that her parents are on the same page as their career-first daughter when they allow her to attend Insomnia Con, a summer program for aspiring coders and web developers. Rishi Patel, on the other hand, greatly appreciates his Indian upbringing, including his parents’ wish for him to have an arranged marriage. With his future wife attending Insomnia Con as well, the hopeful romantic Rishi doesn’t think anything can go wrong– until he meets Dimple.

My Rating: 4.5/ 5 Stars

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Cover Lust? : GIVE ME A POSTER OF THIS BEAUTY PLEASE

My Thoughts:

When Dimple Met Rishi was one of my most anticipated releases of 2017, completely jealous of anyone who was able to receive an ARC back in January, and Sandhya Menon delivered in this young-adult romantic comedy. Besides its summer contemporary vibes, what drew me into this novel was its diversity, as Dimple and Rishi are both Indian Americans, whose families value tradition and in their case, arranged marriages. It was interesting to get a glimpse of their home lives (kudos to Dimple for sitting through tea time with her mom and auntie Ritu) and their culture. While Rishi definitely incorporates his family’s traditions more than Dimple into his daily life, I still enjoyed Dimple’s nods to her culture- wearing kurtas, performing a Bollywood dance at the summer program, etc.

One of the many things that I appreciated about When Dimple Met Rishi was Dimple’s confidence in accomplishing her goals. While she does develop feelings for Rishi and builds a strong relationship with him, I loved how she was determined to have a career and work on her app before the idea of marriage and having children even entered her mind. Her determination makes her a great role model not only for women entering the tech industry, but for all girls. Another aspect of the novel that I enjoyed was the ‘role reversal’ between Dimple and Rishi in the beginning of the novel. Dimple is furious that her parents would press an arranged marriage on her at this point in her life, contrary to Rishi’s excitement in getting to know his hopefully future wife. In some contemporary reads, often the female protagonists tend to be the head-over-heels characters , and I just loved this reversal.

Overall, I really enjoyed When Dimple Met Rishi. Even though it was a tad predictable, this was the perfect YA rom-com because of its characters and diversity, and I’m excited to see what Sandhya Menon has next.

Have you read When Dimple Met Rishi? Share your thoughts and feels in the comments!

Books, Top Five Wednesday

Top Five Wednesday: Side Ships

While the main protagonist’s relationship may take up most of the spotlight in some books, side ships are another type of relationship that us fangirls and fanboys thrive on. Listed below are the top five side ships that just steal the show for me!

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Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks from Harry Potter– Lupin and Tonks are two of my favorite characters from Harry Potter, so when they became a couple, my ship had officially sailed! If they’re were two characters I could resurrect from Deathly Hallows, it would hands-down be them—sorry Hedwig and Fred!

Anna and St. Clair from Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins– Technically, Anna and St. Clair are only the main protagonists in Anna and the French Kiss. I loved seeing the two pop up in Isla and the Happily Ever After and how their relationship has developed .

Nesta and Cassian from A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas– While this isn’t an official ship, I think I enjoyed Nesta and Cassian’s relationship in ACOWAR more than Feyre and Rhsyand’s (oops). I laughed out loud from the banter between them, and I loved seeing this protectiveness and care come out for one another. I’ll take another A Court of Thorns and Roses book all about Nessian, please.

Ron Swanson and Diane Lewis from Parks and Recreation What’s a Fangirl Fury Top Five Wednesday without a reference to Parks and Recreation? It was really awesome to see how Ron changed because of his relationship with Diane and her daughters, and how he took on a parenting role no longer reserved for Andy Dwyer. I just wish we got more interaction with Ron and Diane in the last two seasons of the show.

Molly and Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter– Could you imagine any another couple running the Weasley clan? I think not!

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.

What are some of your favorite side ships? Let me know in the comments!

Books, What I Read

My Favorite Spring 2017 Reads

Between March, April and May, I read a total of 22 books (!!!) and as spring turns right into summer, I thought it was time to consider my favorite reads of the season. I’ve talked about most of these books on the blog a lot already, so I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. If you want a recap of each book that I read this spring, I recommend going to my What I Read posts for March, April, and May—just click on these months to go directly to the post. For my favorite spring reads, I’ll be giving each novel my star rating along with my full review linked—there’s only one book with no review!

Vicious by V.E. Schwab // 5/5 stars

Review: here

Heartless by Marissa Meyer // 4.75/ 5 stars

Review: here

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas // 5/5 Stars

Review: here

Geekerella by Ashley Poston // 4.5/5 Stars

Review: here

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas // 4.5/5 Stars

Review: here

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman // 5/5 stars

No review for Radio Silence, but here’s my mini Goodreads review:

I ate this book in about a day and a half AND I’M IN LOVE. Frances reminded me so much of myself, having a ‘School Frances’ (smart, quiet girl who will go to a top university/college) vs ‘Real Frances’ (spends her free time on Youtube and Tumblr, does fan art, WEARS MONSTERS INC. LEGGINGS!!!). 

What else I loved:
-Her FRIENDSHIP with Aled. They had such a solid boy-girl friendship THAT DIDN’T TURN INTO ROMANCE WHAT SO EVER, WHATTTTTT?
-Frances’ mom. I loved that woman, between her Saturday movie nights, her support, her unicorn onesie, and her help hehehe.
-Side characters <3= I want Raine and Daniel on my side
-The Youtube/Radio Silence aspect– felt so REAL and current
-Diversity!!!!
-This book is almost 500 pages long, but it doesn’t feel like it all- absolutely flew through and wanted even MORE.

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord // 5/5 stars

Review: here

What were some of your favorite spring reads? Let me know in the comments below!