On The Eleventh Day of Blogmas

My True Love Gave To Me…

Eleven Most Cry Worthy Reads.

Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart. I saw the movie long before I read the book and I cried like a baby. The book was no different, it was such a tearjerker.

At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks. All of his books are tearjerkers, but this one I cried for the last thirty pages!

The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing. These books are so sad and depressing but somehow also makes the Christmas spirit show up full force. I highly recommend thsee holiday reads.

Thet Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell. This was such a sad book. It’s always so hard reading about a child who has an illness that is going to take their lives way too soon.

Sisterhood Everlasting. This was such a bittersweet ending to a series that I have loved for so long.

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. I had to include another one and I decided on this one. I can’t imagine what it is like to lose a parent and this book was just so heartbreaking.

A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparms. I’m sorry, this is the last one I promise. This is the first Sparks book that I ever read and it’s the book that turned me into a fanatic. This is such a sweet first love story with a sad ending and it just broke my heart into pieces.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. This book isn’t a tearjerker in the fact that it’s sad but there were some sweet moments that made me cry and also some hard moments that made me cry as well.

Arena Three by Morgan Rice. Like the previous book, this one didn’t make me cry because it was sad. This had a lot of hard things that the teenagers went through. Not only hard, but brutal and horrible things. I cried at the end more out of relief and happiness than anything else. 

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich. This is another book that wasn’t sad but had some bad things happen. I cried because I thought the romance was so sweet and I just loved them so much.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I had to include this one. I cried so much at the end of this novel and just as much during the movie.

I recommend checking any of these out if you like a good tearjerker.

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On The Tenth Day Of Blogmas

My True Love Gave To Me…

Ten Wanted Prequels.

Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker. I would love to have a story about Bird and her family before they went on tour as a family band. I’d really like to see Caleb and how everything happened there.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I would love to read Jacob’s grandfather’s story or even Miss Peregrine’s story from before she was looking after the children.

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike. There is a short prequel that’s an e-book exclusive but I’d really like to see more of Kimberly from before the events of this book.

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. I want a book about Adele and David from the beginning of their relationship and everything that happened leading up to this novel.

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber. I would love to have a story about what Alexander was like before Raven.

Final Girls by Riley Sager. I want a book that is completely about quincy and her friends going up to the cabin and everything that happened there.

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick. I’d like to read more about Cass and Gwen from before their falling out.

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin. Just like with Quincy’s story in Final Girls, I’d love a book that follows Tessa throughout her ordeal.

Fifty Shades Of Grey by E.L. James. This is definitely a guilty pleasure read for me but I would love a book about Christian growing up and what he was like as a dominant in the beginning.

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. I want a book that’s about Anne before she married Marco.

Those are some of the books that I’d like to have prequels for. 

Happy Holidays!

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On The Ninth Day Of Blogmas

My True Love Gave To Me…

Nine TV Shows.

For these I chose TV shows that I love now and that I love but have ended.

Dawson’s Creek. I loved this show and was so sad when it ended but then One Tree Hill came on and that filled the void a little!

The Golden Girls. This show ended long before I knew it was a show but I love it and any time I’m feeling down I put one of the seasons on and it lifts my spirits.

Pretty Little Liars. I actually didn’t start watching this until they were in their third season but I saw an episode on accident and ended up binge watching it in a week to catch up. 

Sex And The City. I didn’t watch this until it had ended but I watched reruns on TV and loved it.

American Horror Story.  I really love this show. I like that each season is different so a storyline doesn’t drag on for three seasons. It’s something different and I like it. 

Jane The Virain. This is my newest favorite show. I am obsessed with it.

Property Brothers. I love home renovation shows and this one is my favorite. 

Tangled The Series. I love Tangled and I love Rapunzel so of course I love the TV show. I love that the actors returned to voice their characters from the movie.

Fuller House. I loved Full House growing up and it’s so fun to see everyone (minus Michelle) back together after so many years. 

Those are nine TV shows that I’m enjoying but there are so many more. I recommend checking them all out if you haven’t already.

Happy Holidays!

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*Images (except Dawson’s Creek and The Golden Girls) are from Google Images

On The Eighth Day Of Blogmas

My True Love Gave To Me…

Eight Villians.

Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I hated her throughout the series for being so evil and I thought with her prequel I would feel sorry for her and realize why she was evil but she had absolutely no redeeming qualities. I do think she was a great villain though.

Catherine, Queen Of Hearts from Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I’ve always loved the Queen of Hearts as a villain and reading this retelling and her back story I love her even more. This story actually made me feel sorry for Catherine and I don’t blame her for acting the way she did.

The Killer in Final Girls by Riley Sager. I loved the ending of this novel and the reveal of the killer was such a surprise to me. I didn’t see it coming at all, it was perfect. 

Black-Eyed Susans killer from Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin. I loved the reveal of the killer in this novel. There were so many times I thought I has it figured out but I didn’t. 

Annie Wilkes from Misery by Stephen King. I loved Annie as a villain in the novel as well as the book. I love when the bad guy is a woman.

Ursula from The Little Mermaid. I’ve always loved Ursula as a villain and I loved this retelling by Serena Valentino. It goes into her back story a little and you get to know her a little better.

Cinderella from Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle. This is the first in a series of dark fairy tales. The sweet princesses you thought you knew are the villains in these stories and they are great.

Lizzie from Season To Taste by Natalie Young. A woman who kills her husband and eats him to cover up his murder. Lizzie may not be your typical villain but I loved her and she’s one of those people that you would never suspect of being capable of such a crime.

Those are my favorite villains. Who do are your favorite villains?

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On The Seventh Day Of Blogmas

My True Love Gave To Me…

Seven Book To Movie Adaptations.

A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks. My all time favorite author and I love his movie adaptations just as much. This was my introduction to Nicholas Sparks and I’ve been obsessed ever since.

Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen. This was the first Austen book I read and I loved the movie adaptation with Kiera Knightly.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I read this trilogy this year and fell in love with it so I watched the movie after finishing the books and I thought they did an amazing job.

Misery by Stephen King. I read this book in October and loved it. It was so much darker and much more brutal than the movie and that was awesome. The movie was a great adaptation.

Rapunzel by The Brothers Grimm. Tangled is my all time favorite Disney movie and Rapunzel is my favorite princess. This adaptation is my favorite. 

Beauty And The Beast. The live action movie adaptation was so amazing. I had my reservations but Emma Watson was so great and I loved it.

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I had to include this one. This is my favorite novel and I loved the movie just as much. I mean RYAN GOSLING!

Those are some of my favorite book to movie adaptations.

Happy Holidays!

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On The Sixth Day Of Blogmas

My True Love Gave To Me…

Six 2018 New Releases.

Meet Cute. This is a short story collection by a bunch of different authors. I believe the stories are all about first meetings. I’m really looking forward to Huntley Fitzpatrick’s story. This releases January 2, 2018.

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor. This is about a group of boys who use chalk stick figures as a secret code and then one day a mysterious stick figure leads them to a dismembered body. Thirty years later, they all get letters in the mail with a single chalk figure and assume it’s a prank, until one of them ends up dead and they have to figure out what happened years ago. This releases on January 9, 2018.

Wires And Nerve Volume Two: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer. I’m really looking forward to returning to The Lunar Chronicles world and to Iko’s story. This releases January 30, 

Lizzie by Dawn Ius. This book is based on Lizzie Borden and I’m so excited for this. This releases on April 10, 2018.

9 Days And 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno. I was a little disappointed by 99 Days so I’m excited to sequel and hopefully it will make up for the first novel. This is released on May 1, 2018.

Legendary by Stephanie Garber. I am so excited for this sequel to Caraval. This is released on May 29, 2018.

What 2018 releases are you looking forward to?

Keep reading…Lola

*photos for all but The Chalk Man are from Google images. 

On The Fifth Day Of Blogmas

My True Love Gave To Me…

Five New Authors.

Huntley Fitzpatrick. I fell in love with this author this year. My Life Next Door is one of my favorite books of all time. I have reviews for all three of these books of you want to know more about them. These are Young Adult novels.

Ransom Riggs. I read this trilogy this year and loved it. I really miss the Peculiars and their world. Tales Of The Peculiar is such a good collection of short stories from Peculiardom. I love this world. These are also Young Adult novels. 

Ruth Ware. I read In A Dark Dark Wood last November and loved it. I read The Woman In Cabin 10 this year and loved it so much as well. Ruth Ware has definitely become one of my favorite authors. These are Adult novels.

Shari Lapena. I read both these books this year and I loved them both. I can’t wait until her next release. These are also Adult novels.

Kasie West. I read these books this year and really enjoyed them. I’m definitely looking forward to more of Kasie’s work. These are all Young Adult novels.

Happy Holidays!

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On The Fourth Day Of Blogmas

My True Love Gave To Me…

Four Non-Bookish Favorites.

Nicholas Sparks movies. I love his books and the movies that go with them. These are just my top 5. The Notebook, A Walk To Remember, The Last Song, Safe Haven and The Longest Ride.

Nutcrackers. I am obsessed with these things and buy them any chance I get. These are some of my favorites.

Taylor Swift. My favorite artist ever! I love her. That’s all!

I love tea and have a lot of mugs but this one is my favorite. I also love cats also have 5 of my own!

Those are some of my favorite non-bookish things. What are some things you like?

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On The Third Day Of Blogmas

My True Love Gave To Me…

Three Christmas Reads.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This is a classic and should definitely be read by everyone at least once.

The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere. This is a heartwarming yet heartbreaking Christmas Story that will definitely make you cry but it’s so amazing. I also highly recommend the movie.

The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann. This is just such a good story. I’m obsessed with Nutcrackers because of this book. I love the movies and the books. I just recently watched The Nutcracker ballet movie with Macaulay Culkin in it and it was amazing. I’m also reading the original novel right now as well and I’m enjoying that. I highly recommend this Christmas read.

Happy Holidays!

Keep reading…Lola