Exploring My Bookshelves: June

Hi! It is the last Friday of June, which means a Exploring My Bookshelves post is in order! This is a weekly meme created by Victoria @ Addlepates & Book Nerds, adapted into a monthly meme here at Book Snacks following Summer, who originally came up with the monthly idea over at her blog, Xingsings. Make sure to check out both of these lovely blogs, for they are quite wonderful!

Anyway, on to it. The rules for this meme are the following:

1. Post a picture of your bookshelves (preferably literal, but e-book shelves work too)

2. Follow the theme/question about the books on your shelf that Victoria will have set out for us for that week. (Eg. favourite author, cover, etc.)

3. Include the cover and what you thought of it (if it’s read).

4. Link your post!


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EMB #8: a book you were gifted (June 5th)

I actually realised that I don’t really get actual books as gifts, I mostly get Indigo gift cards or something. But I do have a few books I was gifted, one of them being The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m planning to!

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EMB #9: a book you regret buying (June 12th)

My first answer for this would be Flash Point by Nancy Kress, but since I already used that book for another Exploring My Bookshelves post, I’m going to say Since Last Summer Summer by Joanna Philbin, sequel to Rules of Summer. It’s not that it was a bad book or anything, but I could’ve easily done with reading it from the library or something, instead of actually buying it.

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EMB #10: an author you can’t stop reading (June 19)

So many for this one! But I’ll go with three: Cassandra Clare, Jennifer Armentrout & Sarah J. Maas. I absolutely love all the books I’ve read from these authors!
Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments & Infernal Devices series is addicting, and I love both of them, especially the Infernal Devices.
I have yet to read Jennifer Armentrout’s New Adult books, but I love her Covenant series, her Lux series & Dark Elements series! They were all amazing. I also really loved her stand-alone novels, Don’t Look Back & her novel on Wattpad, The Dead List.
As for Sarah J. Maas, I love her Throne of Glass series & A Court of Thorns and Roses, the first book in a planned trilogy. The world-building is just great, and her writing is great!


There is technically supposed to be one other EMB post, as there is 4 Fridays in June, but as Victoria is on vacation, there is not another topic set.

So, that concludes this month’s Exploring My Bookshelves! Feel free to comment on the above topics or link your posts!

Happy reading!

-A

Exploring My Bookshelves #7 (May 29)

Hello bookworms! Today is the last Exploring My Bookshelves post of May, can you believe it? May passed by so fast… anyway, Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme hosted by Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds. The rules are:

1. Post a picture of your bookshelves (preferably literal, but e-book shelves work too)

2. Follow the theme/question about the books on your shelf that Victoria will have set out for us for that week. (Eg. favourite author, cover, etc.)

3. Include the cover and what you thought of it (if it’s read).

4. Link your post!


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Topic: a book you bought just to complete the set

There are a lot of books I could name for this! A few of them would be:


What books have you bought just to complete the set? Let me know in the comments below or leave your link!

Note: After today, I will be making Exploring My Bookshelves into a monthly meme instead of weekly—it’s just more convenient that way. Credit goes to Summer @ Xingsings for the idea!

Happy Friday!

-A

Exploring My Bookshelves #5 & #6 (May 15 & May 22)

Hiya! Time for an Exploring My Bookshelves post, a meme hosted by Victoria @ Addlepates & Book Nerds. It’s lots of fun, and all you have to do to join in is:

1. Post a picture of your bookshelves (preferably literal, but e-book shelves work too)

2. Follow the theme/question about the books on your shelf that Victoria will have set out for us for that week. (Eg. favourite author, cover, etc.)

3. Include the cover and what you thought of it (if it’s read).

4. Link your post!


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Last week’s theme was: books you bought the instant they were released 

The Heir

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The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Cover links to Goodreads

You know what’s sad? Even with all my bookish fangirling and obsessions, I can’t name a book I bought the instant they were released. The earliest I would buy a book released would be maybe within two or three days of its release? Does that count? I’ll say it does, ’cause technically it’s still pretty close to when the book was released. I believe I bought The Heir by Kiera Cass within 3-5 days of its release, and bought The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West 2 days from its release. I think. Not sure. But pretty sure. So yeah!

 


This week’s theme is: books you want to keep for your kids (or have kept for you kids)

Ha ha I really can’t say! I suppose any of my favorite books. Simple answer, but it’s true! Harry Potter by J.K Rowling, for one. Roald Dahl’s books for sure. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, a book for when they’re older. Those kind of stuff! 😀


What have you answered for this week’s/last week’s Exploring My Bookshelves themes? Let me know in the comments below! I love to compare choices.

-A

Exploring My Bookshelves #4 (May 08)

Hey there! Time for another Exploring My Bookshelves post, a meme hosted by Victoria @ Addlepates & Book Nerds. It’s lots of fun, and all you have to do to join in is:

1. Post a picture of your bookshelves (preferably literal, but e-book shelves work too)

2. Follow the theme/question about the books on your shelf that Victoria will have set out for us for that week. (Eg. favourite author, cover, etc.)

3. Include the cover and what you thought of it (if it’s read).

4. Link your post!


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This week’s theme is: Least Borrowed Book

Flash Point by Nancy Kress

Flash Point by Nancy Kress

This is an easy one for me! The least borrowed book for me is Flash Point by Nancy Kress. More specifically, no one borrowed this book. As it is unfortunately a book I don’t care for as much, I didn’t recommend it to people, although I did offer the book to be lent out if they wanted to read it. (Since this book wasn’t AS important to me, I didn’t mind offering.)

So that’s it for this week’s Exploring My Bookshelves! Don’t forget to link your post below, or comment! ❤

-A

Exploring My Bookshelves #3 (May 1)

Exploring My Bookshelves is a meme hosted by Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds. 🙂 It’s lots of fun, where we have to:

1. Post a picture of our bookshelves (preferably literal, but e-book shelves work too)

2. Follow the theme/question about the books on our shelf that Victoria will have set out for us for that week. (Eg. favourite author, cover, etc.)

3. Include the cover and what we thought of it (if it’s read).

4. Link our post!


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This week’s question is: Most Borrowed Book

People don’t generally borrow my books that often, but the one that had been borrowed the most I suppose would be my copy of Divergent by Veronica Roth. I’m actually quite surprised my that fact, I didn’t expect Divergent to be my most borrowed book, but it is. It’s a paperback, and I can see where people had stretched the book a bit too wide, and I remember the times my friends had borrowed it, but it still surprises me for some reason. 🙂

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So that’s it for this week’s Exploring My Bookshelves! What’s your most borrowed book? Does it surprise you like it did for me? Let me know in the comments below or link your post. ❤

Keep exploring!

-A

Exploring My Bookshelves #2 (April 24)

Hi! I’m back with a last minute Exploring My Bookshelves post, a meme hosted by Victoria @ Addlepates & Book Nerds. Make sure to check out her blog, it’s amazing! ❤

The Rules:

1. Post a picture of our bookshelves (preferably literal, but e-book shelves work too)

2. Follow the theme/question about the books on our shelf that Victoria will have set out for us for that week. (Eg. favourite author, cover, etc.)

3. Include the cover and what we thought of it (if it’s read).

4. Link our post!


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This week’s question is: What characters do you wish you could bring to life?

This is such a hard one! For one I would definitely go with one of Victoria’s choices: Rose from Vampire Academy. She’s an awesome fighter, and would be totally fun to hang out with.

And I have to agree with Poulami @ Daydreaming Books for Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I finished Fangirl today, and I loved it! I’m currently working on its review that I will hopefully be posting tomorrow. 🙂 Cath was just awesome; relatable, funny, and was just so different from other characters I’ve read about. Plus, she’s a total fangirl and I can so relate with fangirling.

And lastly… ugh, this is honestly killing me, there are so many other characters I wish I could bring to life! But I’ll go with one last character: Katy from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. First of all, she’s a blogger! Who blogs about books! Like me! ❤ Yay! Plus Katy is just awesome. I’d love to hang out with her (and talk to her about Daemon…)!

So that’s it for this week’s Exploring My Bookshelves! Please link your post below or comment! I’d love to hear of your choices. 🙂

Keep exploring!

-A

Exploring My Bookshelves #1 (April 17)

Hi, me again! (Duh, who else?) 🙂 Like I mentioned in my New Memes post, I will be starting 2 new memes here at Book Snacks, and one of them is Exploring My Bookshelves, hosted by Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds every Friday (along with Friday Finds). Please check out her blog, ’cause it’s awesome! 😉

Let’s get started!

Rules:

1. Post a picture of our bookshelves (preferably literal, but e-book shelves work too)

2. Follow the theme/question about the books on our shelf that Victoria will have set out for us for that week. (Eg. favourite author, cover, etc.)

3. Include the cover and what we thought of it (if it’s read).

4. Link our post!


Like mentioned above, a picture of an actual bookshelf if preferred, however I will be posting my Kobo e-book shelves instead.

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This week’s requirement is Something set somewhere very different to where you live. 🙂

There are so many books I could choose for this (Harry Potter, anyone?), but I’ll go with the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu. This was an amazing trilogy, and if you read my reviews on the first two novels, you know my thoughts on it. The Legend trilogy is a dystopia, set in a futuristic United States; the Republic. Everything is turned upside down when golden prodigy June Iparis and notorious criminal Day have to work together to save their country–and their people.

Legend trilogy by Marie Lu

So that’s it for this week’s Exploring My Bookshelves! If you participate in this meme, or even if you don’t, I’d love to read your answer for this week’s Exploring My Bookshelves! So please, link your post so I can check it out, or comment below! 🙂

Keep exploring!

-A