imcuteyouwanker: can you recommend any good romance books without love triangles x

Sure, I hope you’ll find one amongst these that you’ll like, though I went more by authors than actual book titles:

  • Books by Sarah Dessen. There’s a lot of them and I think very very few of them have love triangles in them.
  • Books by Meg Cabot, especially The Princess Diaries. It’s not so much Romance as just a really great piece of Chick Lit if you haven’t read them. There’s ten books that you’ll probably read really quickly, and while the movies with princess of everything Anne Hathaway were fabulous, I think the books are better. 
  • I’m pretty sure that if you’re already looking for Romance, you have read Nicholas Sparks, otherwise you should definitely look into him.
  • Depending on how old you are, I deeply, deeply recommend Ruby-red and the two sequels by Kerstin Gier (I’d say… younger than 17). It’s fantasy and time travel and romance and honestly what could you want more?

So yes I hope that helped?

-L xx

swagncheese: Hello! I need help finding a great book to get lost in. I like books with adventure, mystery, twists, maybe a little romance and horror. I love the Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, and Miss Perigrine's series so maybe that might help decipher more books. But it can't really find a good adventure/challenging book that doesn't involve werewolves and vampires (I'm not really into that). Please help me I've been craving for a good story!

Well, obviously I will always recommend A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket to people who look for adventure/mystery and books with twists.

But here’s a few other books that might interest you:

  • Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Wanderers and Islanders by Steve Cockayne
  • The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

B xx

Anonymous: does Bittersweet have a love triangle?

It’s been a while since I’ve read it, but I don’t think so… It’s a good read :) x

Title: If I stay
Author: Gayle Forman
First Published: 2009
Genre:  Young Adult | Romance

About the Book:

After a car accident that affects her entire family, Mia wakes up from a coma- without her body, that is. Instead she is left to watch the situation from a completely new point of view from outside of her body as she finds out what has happened to the rest of her family and has to watch her boyfriend Adam deal with the situation. She is aware of the fact that her body is still in mortal danger, and is faced with the ultimate choice: Should she stay- or go?

Notes:

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve read this book, and honestly I still love it. Even though the story is simple and almost cliché, Mia is easy to relate to and the story does not seem outlandish, despite its unusual setting. 

I picked this book for my next review because I’ve heard rumors about a movie coming out in August with Chloe Moretz as Mia, and if that happens I feel like there will be a lot of people talking about this book. There’s also a sequel called “Where she went”, but if you ask me, the first one is about a million times better.

Rating: 8/10
Age Recommendation: 15+
Educational Value: 2/5
Drinking, Smoking; Drugs:
  2/5

Obviously I will add a trigger warning for injury and death.

Liv xx

Title: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore
Author: Robin Sloan
First Published: 2012
Genre:  Fiction | Adventure (not-quite-fantasy)

About the Book:

It’s really more out of a need for money than anything else when Clay becomes a clerk at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore. He doesn’t even mind the night shift, or that he has to write a log book about the more or less weird characters that show up in the middle of the night and request books without ISBN-numbers that can all be found on the incredibly high shelves of this shop. 

"People believe in weirder things than this."

Notes:

I finished this book about 10 minutes ago, and I love it. It’s a love letter to books, with an incredibly sarcastic narrator, a somehow very magical mood that is quite a few levels darker than Harry Potter and doesn’t involve actual magic, and at the same time a huge attribute to modern technology in general and, specifically, google (though I do suspect that the book clearly glorifies that company. Maybe they were sponsored?)

But seriously, I would marry this book. And I cried for absolutely no reason reading the last page, because those sentences are nothing but nostalgic magic.

Rating: 10/10
Age Recommendation: 14+
Educational Value: 3/5

Liv x

its-itsmynote: You have to read Young Sherlock Holmes by Andrew Lane!

I BOUGHT THIS THE OTHER DAY ARE YOU PSYCHIC? Whoa why am I screaming?! Basically, yes I will definitely read it!


B xx

Anonymous: You should buy Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Or, for something more innocent and less depressing, Matilda by Roald Dahl. :)

I’ve read and enjoyed both but I’ll put them on my re-read list because they’re amazing.


B xx

Anonymous: I once read a book called Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli and idk it just stuck with me. It's set in WWII and it's just simply amazing I read it in like 2008/2009 and I still remember it

OH! I do love me some war literature. It’s on my to-read list :)

B xx

This one is for the travellers and short-trip lovers. Also, I’m sorry for my absence over the past few weeks but real life has been keeping me horrendously busy.

Title: 36 Hours - 125 weekends in Europe
Author: Barbara Ireland
First Published: 2012
Genre:  Travel | Reference

About the Book:

125 destinations. Hundreds of destinations. Coloured tabs and ribbons to mark and keep track of your favourite sections.

36 hours gives you an amazing list of things you must see on a trip to European Cities. Whether you’re someone who likes learning about the culture or someone who is interested in art or maybe you’re just out for fun nights out (or even all of the above), there’s something in it for you.

It’s the perfect companion for weekend/short-trips. It doesn’t just include the obvious sights like the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben or the Leaning Tower of Pisa but also a wide range of hidden places and gems yet to be discovered by you.

Nightclubs, museums, restaurants, places for lunch and coffee dates. It’s all part of the deal.

Notes:

36 hours won’t make up for a travel guide but it’s a cute little guide to hidden places AND it’s clothbound. What’s not to love? 

Rating: 9/10
Age Recommendation: 
Educational Value: /5
Sex: /5
Language:
 /5
Drinking, Smoking; Drugs:
  /5

Biancat x

Anonymous: anything by Maggie Stiefvater, the raven cycle series and the Scorpio races is extra amazing! :)

Oh I’ve heard of her but I never really found the time to read her books. Thanks. 

B xx