Wishlist Wednesday #7 – Xmas Edition

Happy Holidays!

As a booknerd, I don’t have to think about the amount of books I wouldn’t mind tucked under the Christmas tree. There are stacks of books I would love to read, or love to own, so I’ve limited myself to 5. Here are my picks for

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#1 – All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This book won the Goodreads Choice for Young Adults. I’ve had it out of the library on ebook twice and I’ve only managed to read a few pages. Just from that though I could ‘feel all the feels’ coming, so I put it aside for when I could really dedicate my time and focus to it. It’s been published for almost a year and I still haven’t read it!

#2 – Confess by Colleen Hoover

I’ve read this and I rated in 5 stars. I’ve even used some of the artwork within for my phone wallpaper. Colleen Hoover writes amazing New Adult Romance. I’ve read a few of her works now and anything new I automatically add it to my TBR because I know it’s going to be great. I wouldn’t mind this on my bookshelf.

#3 – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

This is expected for publication in May 2016, so I know it’s not gonna be under my Xmas Tree but I really enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses. I hadn’t read a retelling of Beauty and the Beast before and I’m not sure if that’s the best way to describe it. I really should learn my lesson and wait to read series when they are complete because I WANT THIS NOW!

#4 – Harry Potter (Boxed Set) by J. K. Rowling

I have never owned the whole series. I’ve got 2 books on my shelf and one is on permanent loan from a friend because I never returned it, lol. The other is a hardcover that I wouldn’t mind owning the boxed set for. So, in honour of #HarryXmasToYou, I wouldn’t mind the boxed set under my Xmas Tree.

#5 – The Great New Zealand Colouring Book

To keep the fire burning for my new passion, I add this NZ Colouring Book to my wishlist. I couldn’t even find it on Book Depository! I love colouring in, and I need to get me some proper pencils and in a wider range of colours. There’s only so much I can do with 12-15 colours, especially when you have themed books like Lost Ocean. How many different ways can you colour the sea?

   

Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts #7

Bookish ThoughtsBookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts is a weekly meme hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous Books.

Heeeelllllooooo!

I’ve been a little slack in my posting this month, and that is probably due to a lack of reading… Buuuuut, I’m back for my 7th round of B(&NSB)T.

In Bookish news,

1. I mentioned my Youtube channel last month and I still have done nothing to progress this. I recently had a comment on one of my old videos, so I really do think it’s time for another video. I’m gonna do one for Dewey’s 24 Hour #readathon… maybe…

2. My library, you astound me! I was browsing for some e-books on Overdrive and BOOM, Gisborne Library made my fricken day. They got in Colleen Hoover’s Confess & Maybe Not! I requested them straight away and can happily say, I finished Maybe Not last night. It had me lol’ing and the title is just so fitting. It get’s 5/5 stars from me. I received Confess last night so that’s on my TBR this week.
  

3. I signed up to be a reader and cheeleader for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon this weekend. NZ Start time in 1:00am on 26th April. Not ideal, but it happens every time. This year I’m lucky enough to have the day off on Monday, due to Anzac Day.

4. I’ve got a decent library haul this month. Will put up a pic on Instagram. It’s likely to be my #readathon TBR this weekend:-

  • The Ruby Circle, by Richelle Mead
  • Unearthly, by Cynthia Hand
  • The Rise, by Julie Plec
  • Not That Kind of Girl, by Lena Dunham
  • Kite Runner: the graphic novel, Khaled Hosseini
  • A Game of Thrones – Volume 2: graphic novel, by Daniel Abraham

In Not So Bookish news,

5. It’s Anzac Day this Saturday for New Zealand and Australia. A day we remember those who have and those who continue to lay their lives down for us. #LestWeForget

~ We Will Remember Them ~ 

~ Peace be with you ~

final love sharlene

Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love

Title: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Series: standalone
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publisher:
Atria Books
Release Date: 5 August 2014
Length: 337 pages (Kindle)

» Book blurb
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

My Review: Colleen Hoover, you slayed it!

Miles and Tate are certainly not love at first sight. Miles didn’t exactly put his best foot forward on the doorstep of Tate’s new whare.

I read this while sitting in the back of a van, on a whirlwind road trip of 12+ hours to Auckland and back. I was Super Duper tired but couldn’t stop reading, even when we returned home at 2am! Thank god I was in bed when my ugly tears started and even luckier that everyone else was asleep by then!

I really felt like Tate gave in too easily with Miles. I wish she had a little more willpower in the beginning. She agreed to the conditions but she knew her heart wouldn’t handle it. She gives Miles more chances than what he deserved.

Cap, my fave character, he’s the man! An 80 year old man, who pushes the lift button for guests and tenants. He has heart to hearts with Tate and becomes her best and only friend. 🙂 I love him! He sounds like he’d make the best grandfather.

I love the fierce protection from Corbin too, Tate’s older brother. That’s what every big bro should be like. Looking after his little sister’s heart and making sure her potential love interests meet his standards and expectations.

This has become more of a character review. I don’t want to give any spoilers. Ugly Love has Colleen Hoover greatness all through it.

It’s a must for any new adult!

My Rating:
5 Leaf

I will read anything from Colleen Hoover. She just knows how to pull the emotions out of me. I hope there are many more to come.

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Wishlist Wednesday #1

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen To Paper is a book blog hop where we post about one book that is on our wishlist that we can’t wait to get on our bookshelf!

I wanted a book meme that lets me share a ‘Just Released’ or ‘Upcoming New Release’ that I really want. There is nothing more exciting for a book blogger than a new book!

Without further ado, I dedicate my very first Wishlist Wednesday to…

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Pre order Now!

Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, New Adult
Publisher:
Atria Books
Release Date:
 5th Aug 2014

Length: 336 pages (pbk)

I’ve already spotted an alternative cover on the UK edition. I don’t really know how the underwater air bubbles fit into a story line about being in love with a pilot, but I can’t wait to uncover its meaning!

» Book Blurb

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

» Why is it on my Wishlist?

Because everything Colleen Hoover is FANTASTIC!

I have read both the Hopeless and Slammed series. Both are epic romances. Dean & Skye from Hopeless have a love story like no other and I’ve heard of poetry nights but never read anything like Slammed. I would love to see Slammed poetry performed live. It sounds so personal and moving, like each performer are giving a piece of themselves to the crowd.

Maybe, Someday is another great love story. It’s a new experience, listening to the lyrics as they are written, while you read them. Especially when the story gets emotional. This isn’t a playlist the author listened to while writing the book. Colleen Hoover collaborated with an artist to write the lyrics and put music to her characters. It really brings them alive. I felt like I could understand what the characters were going through that little bit more.

I’m sure Ugly Love will be the same.

» Recommend to:

It’s hard to say who I would recommend this book to as I haven’t read it myself, but I would imagine if you love a good love story, that Colleen Hoover books are an excellent choice.

Have you got it Ugly Love on preorder or were you lucky enough to receive an ARC? I can’t wait to read this. Colleen Hoover hasn’t let me down yet!

Let me know your thoughts in the Comments section!

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