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Savannah | 232 comments Here I will be sharing the books I'm reading this year to make it to my 45 book goal!


message 2: by Savannah (last edited Mar 14, 2018 01:04PM) (new)

Savannah | 232 comments Before I joined this group I had already finished 12/45 books so I will go ahead and list them here!

1. Rage by Richard Bachman (Stephen King) -- I gave this 4 stars, it is the second King book that I've read.

2. Renegades by Marissa Meyer -- 5 stars, I really enjoyed this book, and can't wait for the second in the series!

3. Boot Camp by Todd Strasser -- I originally gave this 5 stars but changed it to 4 stars. It was really good, but definitely isn't a favorite of mine.

4. Artemis by Andy Weir -- 5 stars. Really enjoyed this book.

5. Shooter by Walter Dean Myers -- 4 stars. I liked this, but it took me a while to get used to the interview format that it was written in.

6. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey -- 5 stars. This was a re-read, because I want to finish the series! I loved this book just as much as I did reading it the first time, it is one of my favorites still!

7. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus -- 5 stars. I enjoyed this! (view spoiler)

8. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire -- 5 stars. This was absolutely AMAZING! I love the whole concept of this book and the writing was great!

9. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey -- 5 stars. I loved this as well. I still think I liked the first one more, but i still loved it.

10. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden -- 5 stars. I read this for Duodecathon and wasn't too sure how I would feel about it, but I ended up really enjoying it. I'm hoping to pick up the second book from the library soon.

11. Footprints of Thunder by James F. David -- 5 stars. I started the 3rd book in this series by accident in HS and liked it but was a bit confused. It was nice to finally pick this up and understand what started everything. I liked this enough that I actually bought the whole series for my shelf!

12. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire -- 5 stars. I read/listened to the whole of this in one sitting last night. I absolutely love this series!

So there are the books I've completed this year so far. My goal is to finish series that I have previously started. *I say that and I started a series that has like 6 other books lol*

I'll go ahead and show you what I am currently reading as well!

Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3) by Seanan McGuire Hoping to get this done today or tomorrow! Little sad though because the second doesn't come out until 2019 :(

That is all I have for now! I'll update when I finish more books!


message 3: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Savannah wrote: "Here I will be sharing the books I'm reading this year to make it to my 45 book goal!"

Wishing you the best of luck with your goal Savannah & happy reading!


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Savannah | 232 comments Susy wrote: "Savannah wrote: "Here I will be sharing the books I'm reading this year to make it to my 45 book goal!"

Wishing you the best of luck with your goal Savannah & happy reading!"


Thanks so much!


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Savannah | 232 comments 13. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire -- 5 stars. 2019 is TOOO far away. I'm definitely going to buy this series, I can't wait for book 4!

Currently Reading. A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle Haven't started it yet but hoping to start either tonight or tomorrow!


message 6: by Savannah (last edited Mar 21, 2018 11:15PM) (new)

Savannah | 232 comments 14. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg -- 4.75 stars. Overall great book, few small issues but I would still definitely recommend reading this book!


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Susy (susysstories) Savannah wrote: "Currently Reading. A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle Haven't started it yet but hoping to start either tonight or tomorrow!"

Wanted to read it too before the movie came out, but I'm not going to make it. Also I read some reviews saying the book was quite slow, while the trailer looks amazing, so decided to go for the movie. Maybe I'll read it someday (wondering if the movie is only about the first instalment or the whole series....)


message 8: by Savannah (last edited Mar 26, 2018 09:06PM) (new)

Savannah | 232 comments 15. Openly, Honestly by Bill Konigsberg -- 5 stars. Enjoyed this little short story, It was interesting to get a little insight to Ben's family as well
16. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle -- 4.5 stars. Book started a little slow, but I did like it overall.


message 9: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12014 comments A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. Looks like you have had some awesome dreams this year. I hope that April brings you many more five star reads. Do you have a stand out book so far this year?


message 10: by Savannah (new)

Savannah | 232 comments Probably the Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire and Footprints of Thunder by James F David


message 11: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12014 comments will look into it.


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Savannah | 232 comments 17. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli -- 5 stars. Enjoyed this book, wasn't so sure at the beginning but it grew on me. I ended up reading it all in a day! One thing that bothered me a bit was they called it the Tumblr instead of just Tumblr lol


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Savannah | 232 comments 18. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer -- 5 stars. I actually really enjoyed this book, Hoping to be able to pick up the second in the trilogy soon!


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Savannah | 232 comments 19. Proxy by Alex London -- 5 stars. Really enjoyed this, and can't wait to get the second one and read it!!!


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Savannah | 232 comments 20. Warcross by Marie Lu -- 4 stars. I did enjoy this book but something about how the Virtual Reality worked, was a bit confusing to me. That is why I gave it only a 4 star rating. It quite possibly could have even been a 3 star read for me, but the ending bumped it up. I'm definitely going to read the second book when it comes out in order to see what happens next. I'm curious to see where the story goes.


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Savannah | 232 comments 21. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins -- 5 stars. Second Time I've Read This And I Enjoyed It As Much As I Did The First Time. Just Rented The Movie On YouTube As Well, So I Can Watch It! Very Excited To Read The Rest Of The Trilogy As It Will Be My First Time Reading The Other Two Books!


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Savannah | 232 comments 22. Cinder by Marissa Meyer -- 5 stars. Second time reading this and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time! I've read this, Scarlet and part of Cress before and really enjoyed it all. I'm excited to get back into the series and see where it ends up! :D


message 18: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12014 comments “Reading brings us unknown friends” While the warm weather is coming I hope you make some new friends in May! You are doing great keep it up!


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Savannah | 232 comments 23. The Last Star by Rick Yancey -- 5 stars. I don't even know what to say right now. The ending had me in tears. I loved the characters and am really upset that (view spoiler) But I suppose the fact that (view spoiler) kind of makes up for it. I'm sad that there isn't more in this world but think it was wrapped up nicely.


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Savannah | 232 comments Blagica wrote: "“Reading brings us unknown friends” While the warm weather is coming I hope you make some new friends in May! You are doing great keep it up!"

Aw, thank you!


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Savannah | 232 comments 24. Plague Land by Alex Scarrow -- 5 stars. There were a few things that bothered me a bit, but not enough to drop it to 4 stars. I really enjoyed this book, it got pretty weird at the end though. I'm very excited to read the next book though, and see how these remade people play out. From what I understand this virus or whatever has to be alien, there is no way that it is man-made as some of the characters think. I'm also interested to see how Freya and Leon do together, and if anyone else in the Spa place lived. I would also like to see more of the i think military people that were at the beginning and some other people from other countries.

One thing that bothered me a little was the time jumps, it was present time, then all the sudden it was a couple months later.

And OMG He burned a 12 year old girl alive, like wth.


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Savannah | 232 comments 25. Scythe by Neal Shusterman -- 5 stars. Definitely my favorite book I've read in 2017... Can't wait for Thunderhead!!!


UPDATE:

Still my favorite book. I loved this as much as I did reading in the fist time. If you haven't read this yet, read it. It is such an amazing book, with amazing writing! :D


message 23: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Savannah wrote: "25. Scythe by Neal Shusterman -- 5 stars. Definitely my favorite book I've read in 2017... Can't wait for Thunderhead!!!


UPDATE:

Still my favorite book. I loved this as much as ..."


On my TBR but will have to move it up a bit though after reading your post...


message 24: by Savannah (new)

Savannah | 232 comments Susy wrote: "Savannah wrote: "25. Scythe by Neal Shusterman -- 5 stars. Definitely my favorite book I've read in 2017... Can't wait for Thunderhead!!!


UPDATE:

Still my favorite book. I loved..."


:D I love this book so much! When I first read the premise I wasn't too sure if I would like it, but when I started reading I didn't want to stop!


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Savannah | 232 comments 26. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs -- 5 stars. I didn't think I would like this very much before I read it but, I'm really glad I finally picked it up. I really enjoyed it. I'm hoping I can find the movie somewhere to watch now, because I've held off watching that until I read the book!


message 26: by Savannah (last edited May 21, 2018 09:38PM) (new)

Savannah | 232 comments 27. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman -- 5 star. ** spoiler alert ** I would give this more stars if I could...

When Scythe Curie gleaned herself though, 😭😭😭💔.
I don’t even have words to explain how I’m feeling right now, the ending killed me inside and I feel for Faraday and Citra when they hear of what happened to Curie...also I can’t wait to see Goddard punished for what he has done


28. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan -- 3 stars. It was...ok...
I like the concept of the story and some of the characters. But, it just wasn't all that great. I gave it 3 stars because I wanted to know what happened throughout the story. The main character, Mary, was a little annoying as well.

(view spoiler)


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Savannah | 232 comments 29. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson -- 5 stars. Hmm.

I did really like this, even more than I thought I would. I get the feeling though, that (view spoiler)

I almost wish there would have been an epilogue to close up the end a bit more, but i still really enjoyed the book!


message 28: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12014 comments “I have always imagined paradise will be a kind of library.” I hope you find a corner in Paradise with some great books!


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Savannah | 232 comments 30. No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz -- 3.5 stars....it was okay; the second half was way better that the first. I am looking forward to reading the second book to see what happens next!

31. Gone by Michael Grant -- 5 stars. Second time I read this and still enjoyed it as much as the first time. I'm hoping to get the second book later this month at the library along with the sequel to No Safety in Numbers!


message 30: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12014 comments You are doing great You read Gone twice is that a thriller?


message 31: by Savannah (new)

Savannah | 232 comments No, it's YA Sci-fi/dystopian.


message 32: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12014 comments Interesting thanks for explaining.


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Savannah | 232 comments No Problem :)


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Savannah | 232 comments 32. The Body by Stephen King -- 5 stars. OMG! I loved this so much! I love the movie 'Stand By Me' and have for so long. Finally read the book and enjoyed it just as much. I've only read 3 other stephen king books, but this is the fastest I've read one!


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Savannah | 232 comments 33. The Long Walk by Stephen King as Richard Bachman -- 5 stars. I don't even know what to say right now. I did really enjoy the book, even though it took so long for me to read it. Out of the 4 King's I've read so far it's probably number 3 on my list. The ending was good and open to interpretation. Really excited to read more King this year!


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Savannah | 232 comments 34. Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent by Pen Avey -- 4 stars. This is a book about a 10 year old Crankian boy named Dethbert Jones. He has just joined the Space Cadets on his home planet, Crank, which is very similar to our Boy Scouts. The story follows Dethbert as he writes to an Earthling in order to earn the Cosmic Correspondance badge. It is told through letters that Dethbert is sending to his pen pal.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a very quick and humorous read. I thought the little drawings in it were a very nice addition. I would recommend this to other readers looking for a light, fun read!

4/5 stars.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!


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Savannah | 232 comments 35. No Easy Way Out by Dayna Lorentz -- 4 stars. I enjoyed this more than I did the first book. I'm really curious to see what happens in book three, because based on the ending of two, it seems like nothing really good could happen.

36. The Gateway: The Four-Fingered Man by Cerberus Jones -- 4.5 stars. I enjoyed this book, especially the little *twist* at the end. I do think I'll end up picking up the rest of the series to find out what goes on at the Gateway Hotel!

37. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp -- 4.5 stars. I did like this book. It was a fairly quick read for me as well. It's not a favorite that's why it's not 5 stars. But I did like it, nonetheless.

38. The Maze Runner by James Dashner -- 5 stars. (re-read orig. 4.5 stars) I don't know why I gave 4.5 the first time I read this. I really like the concept of this book. I'm really excited to get on with the series now as well!

39. Hide and Shriek by Alison Hughes -- 5 stars. Thank you to NetGalley and Orca Book Publishers for sending me an arc in exchange for an honest review!

This is a book about 4 friends; Emily (14), Tess, Dylan and Cam (16) who have a Friday Night Hide-and-Seek game going. Every Friday night they go out into their backyards and the alley behind their houses to play hide-and-seek in the dark. Then they get news that there is a curfew of 2300 for all children under 17, which means they shouldn't bee out doing their hide-and-seek game, but they do anyway. After they play their game, they don't go home, instead head out to sit by the river. This leads them to be hunted through the forest and back into their normal game area, and stuff goes down.

I loved this, it was such a fast-paced read that kept me on the edge of my seat. It only took me about an hour to read because I couldn't put it down. I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a quick, thrilling story. The ending was a bit abrupt though, I do feel that there could have been a little more. I would love to see more from this group of friends in the future!

40. The Math Kids: The Prime-Time Burglars by David Cole -- 4 stars. Thank you to NetGalley and Common Deer Press, I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is about a group of 3 kids, Justin, Jordan and Stephanie who all love math. They form a math club, The Math Kids, after all being in the same math group in school. This books follows them as they solve math problems, both in class and outside of school, all while dealing with bullies, Ryan, Bill, and Bryce tormenting them along the way.

I enjoyed this book. I don't really like math, but I did like how it was incorporated into the story. There are two problems outside of class given to the children, one by Jordan's sister and one by their teacher, that we as readers are given a chance to do ourselves. Before the solution there is a box, telling you to stop and see if you can do the problem yourself before reading how the kids' do it. I think that was a really nice edition to the book. Along with that there is also a section in the back of the book that tells you all about the maths done in the book. I think children, whether or not they like math, will find this a fun read.

I'm also intrigued to read the second book that comes out in 2019, which is also mentioned in the back of the book.

41. Orange: The Complete Collection, Volume 1 by Ichigo Takano -- 4.5 stars. This is the first manga I've read! I enjoyed this, one thing that was a little confusing was the switching from present to past with no indication really. But I did enjoy it and find myself wanting to pick up Volume 2 and read it to see what happens next! :D

42. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner -- 5 stars. I enjoyed this a lot. There were a few things I'm a little sad about (view spoiler) I'm going to wait a bit, though to read the Death Cure just so I can process everything that happened in the Scorch and after.


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