Book Plot Ideas

So I have a lot of thoughts for book ideas. Here are a few of them that I have that I would love to pursue in the future. I am scared to do this for the pure fact of people stealing my ideas. If you do take the summary, you will never be able to take my writing style so don’t even try.

  1. Hear me out: I have a superhero concept that I thought of like a year ago that I love and I want to do next. So there’s a girl and she got powers and crap. She is a test subject and that’s how she gets her powers. Now, this science laboratory where she got her powers, has this intern, employee guy. He is going to be there for her when she leaves the laboratory to go to high school. He basically gets paid to be her aid and document what life is like when you have powers and you’re around people who don’t. They fall in love by the way.
  2. I want to write a Mulan retelling about being a woman in the military and having to deal with life like that. Like a mixture of the She’s the Man and Mulan.
  3. My last thought is about suicide. I want to write about what it’s like having suicidal thoughts and depression, because it something to joke about and right now in the country, it’s the highest it has ever been. Suicide rates increase by 24% every year in the U.S. I have researched multiple sites and one site specifically stated that it’s usually in the youth. I want to write a story about a teen who had a life like mine, but nonetheless she was suicidal. And then there’s this guy who helps her get out of the hole that she has dug mentally for herself.

Blogger’s Note:

Please don’t take my ideas. These are the three stories that I am most excited to write about and I love them dearly.

I was gonna stop writing my current book to write that first story. Fun fact: that story idea came from the child show, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. I love that show because of my baby sister and we watched season five together all day yesterday and it was time well spent. That season had me messed up. Judge me all you want I don’t care, but if you want to watch a bomb show that is so pure, it’s on Netflix. It has one the best plots, I have ever seen.

It is taking me a minute to write a review. I don’t want to stay up late writing reviews instead of getting sleep, so I don’t but just know, I don’t feel good about skipping.

Love you all ♡

Netflix Book Tag:

I use Disney+ more now. Should next week be a Disney Book Tag?

Recently Watched: The book you most recently read-

I just finished reading “Fahrenheit 451” on Tuesday by Ray Bradbury. It was for school but it was the last book nonetheless. I don’t know how I feel about it yet.

I did last watch The Office and are we really surprised by that?

Top Picks: A book recommended to you based on another book you’ve read-

So I read “After” by Anna Todd and ya’ll know how much I love Lovely Like Laura on YouTube. So she recommended “Beautiful Disaster” if you liked “After”. I don’t think I even need to get started on this book. It’s so good and I love it so much and I will recommend it to anyone who will listen.

My Netflix don’t show no more Top Picks.

Recently Added: The book you most recently bought-

I am counting Audible in this because I spend money on Audible. The last book I spent money on, was, “Play With Me”, by Rebel H.. I am currently reading this but their bickering is so good. I don’t know about the story line, but I love the writing and the relationship between them.

The first recently added I saw was The Notebook. When was this added. I swear I have not been on Netflix for the longest time.

Popular on Netflix: One book that you have and one book that you haven’t read that everyone has been talking about-

I have “Children of Blood and Bone” but I have not read it yet. A book that I have and also read, is “Tell Me Three Things”.

Parks and Recreation is kind of popular on Netflix right now, which isn’t a surprise since it was created by the same people who created The Office.

Comedies: A funny book-

“Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating” is one of the funniest books I have ever read. I don’t think I have ever laughed more during a book than this one. It was hilarious.

The Office. I love it so much because it is so funny.

Dramas: A character that is a total drama king or queen-

I do not like this book. At all. “Little White Lies” has the most annoying main character. I’m sorry Jennifer Lynn Barnes, but the main character is so selfish and is a know-it-all smart ass. She is a drama queen.

I don’t watch this, but my mom and sister watch Good Girls and I don’t think I have ever heard more drama unless it was some sci-fi crap.

Cartoons: a book with cartoons on the cover-

I have two: “The Friend Zone” by Abby Jimenez and “On the Come Up” by Angie Thomas. The first one is just cute, but the second is just amazing. I love the cover so much and the book is just as good. I cannot wait for the movie.

Miraculuos: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir just came out with new episodes and I am so excited because that is a drama show for kids that has substance.

Watch again: a book or series you want to read again-

“Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire. I have read it four times already.I am ready to read it a fifth.

The Office. My favorites.

Documentaries: a non-fiction book that you would recommend to everyone-

“Behind Rebel Lines” is the first book that came to my mind. It is one the best non-fiction books I have ever read.

Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery is one of the death documentaries I have ever watched. It’s not on Netflix but y’all need to watch it.

Action & Adventure: an action packed book-

“Red Queen” was a great action book. I don’t like fantasy or any books that aren’t realistic fiction. I did like this first book though. I couldn’t finish the series but the first book was freaking great.

Antman used to be on Netflix and I have a crush on Paul Rudd. He makes everything better! Every movie is better with Paul Rudd. The second movie is on Netflix. I love Antman.

New releases: A new release or soon-to-be-released book that you’re excited about-

“The Upside of Falling” is a 2020 book that I am so excited for that I talked about on my most recent Instagram post so go check it out.

The Miraculous one is a thing I am excited for again.

Blogger’s Note:

I am sick. I got sick on Thursday. I am feeling better today.

I have three basketball games this week. I am so excited!

Also on Thursday (before I got sick) I found out that I got into the school talent show. Which sounds dumb and stupid but it’s not what you think. Two people get to perform in front of two thousand people. I don’t know how many people auditioned but I am one of two who get to sing in front of two thousand people. Because of this, my parents want to take me to an open mic night. I’m gonna be singing soon! Guys I am so excited because this is what I want to do for a living.

I got homework so I’m gonna go do that right now.

Love you all ♡

Character Besties (Girls)

Some fictional characters I would love to be best friends with.

So I just finished this book today, Mackenzie from, “Ryan’s Bed”, is one of my favorite female protagonist. She stands up for herself and all of her friends. And I will get into this a little bit more on Wednesday when I write a review, but I think we be really good friends since could’ve basically been her sister. I felt the same as her and though I faked it a little better, I love her sister and I feel like I am her in a way. -Tijan

Maggie (“Until Friday Night”) will bring me down to Earth when I try to fly to freaking Mars, so I would love her in my life. I don’t know how I would be there for in the rough times, so thank God there’s West. -Abbi Glines

I know that me and Hazel will understand each other. “Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating”, has a rather entertaining character named Hazel who I see myself my extroverted self in. -Christina Lauren

In, “Best Kind of Broken”, Pixie is just funny and we have similar chill humor. She’s gone through a lot of crap in her life but she’s freaking hilarious nonetheless. -Chelsea Fine

Blogger’s Note:

Next week are the boys!

I had a basketball game on Wednesday so I didn’t post. I cannot wait until Wednesday so I can talk about “Ryan’s Bed”. It is such a good book.

This is going to be a really hard next few months because I have a lot of stuff on my plate: basketball, school, blogging, and music. I don’t know if I have told you guys this, but music is kind of my life and it’s the career I want to pursue. As of this moment, I have written 29 songs in six months. So much has happened in the past year and I feel so blessed to have this platform.

This got really sentimental.

Love you all ♡

Year TBR Alphabet: Part 2

I don’t know the correct name for this, but it’s when you have a book for every letter of the alphabet. The title has to start with a certain letter and it is such a challenge.

N. No Exit -Taylor Adams

On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside, are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers. Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm . . . and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate. Who is the child? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her. There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, and no way out. One of her fellow travelers is a kidnapper. But which one? Trapped in an increasingly dangerous situation, with a child’s life and her own on the line, Darby must find a way to break the girl out of the van and escape. But who can she trust?

O. Opposite of Always -Justin A. Reynolds

Jack Ellison King. King of Almost. He almost made valedictorian. He almost made varsity. He almost got the girl . . . When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack. Jack’s curse of almost is finally over. But this love story is . . . complicated. It is an almost happily ever after. Because Kate dies. And their story should end there. Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Beautiful, radiant Kate. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind. Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he’s willing to do—and let go—to save the people he loves.

P. The Play -Elle Kennedy

A brand-new standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Briar U series! What I learned after last year’s distractions cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need a new philosophy: hockey and school now, women later. Which means that I, Hunter Davenport, am officially going celibate…no matter how hard that makes things. But there’s nothing in the rulebook that says I can’t be friends with a woman. And I won’t lie—my new classmate Demi Davis is one cool chick. Her smart mouth is hot as hell, and so is the rest of her, but the fact that she’s got a boyfriend eliminates the temptation to touch her. Except three months into our friendship, Demi is single and looking for a rebound. And she’s making a play for me. Avoiding her is impossible. We’re paired up on a yearlong school project, but I’m confident I can resist her. We’d never work, anyway. Our backgrounds are too different, our goals aren’t aligned, and her parents hate my guts. Hooking up is a very bad idea. Now I just have to convince my body—and my heart.

Q. The Queen of Tearling -Erika Johansen

Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her. On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown. Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust. But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend . . . if she can survive. This book will be a beautifully designed package with illustrated endpapers, a map of the Tearling, and a ribbon marker.

R. Ryan’s Bed -Tijan

I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident. I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should’ve left… I didn’t. I didn’t jump out.I didn’t get embarrassed.I relaxed. And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved. I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept. The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could’ve stayed forever, I would have. He became my sanctuary. Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.

S. The Simple Wild -K.A. Tucker

Calla Fletcher wasn’t even two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she knows that it’s time to make the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born. She braves the roaming wildlife, the odd daylight hours, the exorbitant prices, and even the occasional—dear God—outhouse, all for the chance to connect with her father: a man who, despite his many faults, she can’t help but care for. While she struggles to adjust to this rugged environment, Jonah—the unkempt, obnoxious, and proud Alaskan pilot who helps keep her father’s charter plane company operational—can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. And he’s clearly waiting with one hand on the throttle to fly this city girl back to where she belongs, convinced that she’s too pampered to handle the wild. Jonah is probably right, but Calla is determined to prove him wrong. Soon, she finds herself forming an unexpected bond with the burly pilot. As his undercurrent of disapproval dwindles, it’s replaced by friendship—or perhaps something deeper? But Calla is not in Alaska to stay and Jonah will never leave. It would be foolish of her to kindle a romance, to take the same path her parents tried—and failed at—years ago. It’s a simple truth that turns out to be not so simple after all.

T. Thoughtless -SC Stephens

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes… and none of them will ever be the same.

U. Ugly Love -Colleen Hoover

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.

V. V for Vendetta -Alan Moore and David Lloyd

“Remember, remember the fifth of November…” A frightening and powerful tale of the loss of freedom and identity in a chillingly believable totalitarian world, V for Vendetta stands as one of the highest achievements of the comics medium and a defining work for creators Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Set in an imagined future England that has given itself over to fascism, this groundbreaking story captures both the suffocating nature of life in an authoritarian police state and the redemptive power of the human spirit which rebels against it. Crafted with sterling clarity and intelligence, V for Vendetta brings an unequaled depth of characterization and verisimilitude to its unflinching account of oppression and resistance.

W. Watch Over Me -Mila Gray

From the author of Come Back to Me comes a striking new novel about a young woman— desperately trying to protect her family from their violent father—who finds safety, and a passionate romance, with an ex-Marine. Ever since Zoey was a kid she’s been caring for her mom and her little sister, defending them from her violent father. She’s been the strong one, the responsible one as she sacrificed her wants and dreams to keep her family together. Now the life they’ve built for themselves in California is about to be upended. Her father, just released from prison, has discovered where they’re hiding and has come looking for them. Enter Tristan. A former Marine and now member of the Coast Guard, Tristian promises his best friend, and Zoey’s Marine brother, that he will take care of Zoey and her family. Protect them, watch over them, and be the rock they need in their lives. And as Tristan starts to help Zoey deal with the emotional fall out of her childhood, their relationship turns from protector to something more. The two grow closer as a romance blooms into a heart-pounding and powerful relationship that Zoey hopes will be strong enough to fight off the damage her father has done to her and her family. But not everyone can be kept safe forever, and when Zoey’s father does show up, a confrontation ensues that will change Zoey’s world forever.

X. X -Jack Croxall

X knows she’s as good as dead. Seems like the perfect time to start a diary. Shacked up in a farmhouse cellar, a doomed survivor calling herself ‘X’ starts a diary to document her final few days. Much less than a few days if the uglies manage to get in.

Y. You Against Me -Jenny Downham

If someone hurts your sister and you’re any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother’s accused of a terrible crime but says he didn’t do it, you defend him, don’t you? When Mikey’s sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart. When Ellie’s brother is charged with the offence, her world begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. This is a brave and unflinching novel from the bestselling author of Before I Die. It’s a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it’s a book about love.

Z. I can’t find one for my life.

Blogger’s Note:

I need to go to bed.

Love you all ♡

Year TBR Alphabet: Part 1

I don’t know the correct name for this, but it’s when you have a book for every letter of the alphabet. The title has to start with a certain letter and it is such a challenge.

A. Animal Farm -George Orwell

A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned –a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible. When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.

B. Bright Side -Kim Holden

Secrets. Everyone has one. Some are bigger than others. And when secrets are revealed, some will heal you … and some will end you. Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks. They both feel it. But they each have a reason to fight it. They each have a secret. And when secrets are revealed, some will heal you … and some will end you.

C. Confess -Colleen Hoover

Auburn Reed is determined to rebuild her shattered life and she has no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to become deeply attracted to the studio’s enigmatic artist, Owen Gentry. For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is hiding a huge secret. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything Auburn loves most, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it—but can she do it?

D. Delirium -Lauren Oliver

In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn’t about to make the same mistake. But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the “Wilds” who lives under the government’s radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love? 

E. Eliza and Her Monsters -Francesca Zeppia

Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.

F. Fake It Till You Break It -Jenn P. Nguyen

Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They’ve endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can’t stand to be in the same room together. After Mia’s mom turns away yet another cute boy, Mia and Jake decide they’ve have had enough. Together, they hatch a plan to get their moms off their backs. Permanently. All they have to do is pretend to date and then stage the worst breakup of all time—and then they’ll be free. The only problem is, maybe Jake and Mia don’t hate each other as much as they once thought…

G. A Girl Like Me -Ginger Scott

I’m not supposed to be here. Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s stood between me and my final breath. I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as if I didn’t need any more saving. This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed. Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I shouldn’t. The world thinks he’s missing. His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead. Only I know just how special he is. I’m going to find him and bring him home, where he belongs. Together, we’ll face impossible—we’ll rewrite our ending. And when the bad guys come calling, we will always win.

H. How to Speak Boy -Tiana Smith

Quinn and Grayson have been fierce speech and debate rivals for years. They can’t stand one another, either in competition or in real life. But when their AP Government teacher returns their school assignments to the wrong cubbies, they begin exchanging anonymous notes without knowing who the other is. Despite their differences, the two come together through their letters and find themselves unknowingly falling for the competition. Before the state tournament, the two of them need to figure out what they want out of life, or risk their own future happiness. After all, what’s the point of speech and debate if you can’t say what’s in your heart?

I. If I’m Being Honest -Emma Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good. In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labelled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice… But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want.

J. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating –Christina Lauren

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun. Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air. Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?

K. The Kite Runner -Khaled Hosseini

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.

L. Lady and the Highwayman -Sarah M. Eden

Elizabeth Black is the headmistress of a girls’ school and a well-respected author of “silver-fork” novels, stories written both for and about the upper-class ladies of Victorian society. But by night, she writes very different kinds of stories—the Penny Dreadfuls that are all the rage among the working-class men. Under the pseudonym Mr. King, Elizabeth has written about dashing heroes fighting supernatural threats and dangerous outlaws romancing helpless women. They contain all the adventure and mystery that her real life lacks. Fletcher Walker began life as a street urchin, but is now the most successful author in the Penny Dreadful market, that is until Mr. King started taking all of his readers–and his profits. No one knows who King is, including Fletcher’s fellow members of the Dread Penny Society, a fraternity of authors dedicated to secretly fighting for the rights of the less-fortunate. Determined to find the elusive Mr. King, Fletcher approaches Miss Black. As a fellow-author, she is well-known among the high-class writers; perhaps she could be persuaded to make some inquiries as to Mr. King’s whereabouts? Elizabeth agrees to help Fletcher, if only to insure her secret identity is never discovered. For the first time, Elizabeth experiences the thrill of a cat-and-mouse adventure reminiscent of one of her own novels as she tries to throw Fletcher off her scent. But the more time they spend together, the more she loses her heart. Its upper-class against working-class, author against author where readers, reputations, and romance are all on the line. 

M. Memphis -Ginger Scott

My mom always said it was just something about the way he moved. The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict. I never understood it…how love could make you blind and convince you to drink the poison. Not until I met Memphis Delaney. At first, it was the familiar form. He’s a fighter, built like a god from the past, the kind of man the universe doesn’t make anymore. His eyes hide a story, and every time I’m in his presence I want to keep reading him until I get to the end. And then…there’s the way he moves. His boxing is violent but beautiful, and his body is a seductive weapon. When he’s in the ring, he wears the stare of a man committed to the battle until his very last breath. He could end me; turn me into her. Too much of him will leave me as a shadow, and I’ve lost so much of myself already. But I have discipline. It came the hard way. Lessons learned, scars left behind, and trust stripped away from life. I will breathe his air, but I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.

Blogger’s Note:

This is too long for a Blogger’s Note. Part one of two.

Love you all ♡

How to annoy a reader

Yo, people really know how to get on my nerves. I think people who don’t read don’t understand what it’s like for these things to happen.

1 Why read the book when you can watch the movie? It takes more time to read the book and there are more details which makes it more enjoyable. I am going to use Audible as evidence of my point. It takes 116 hours and 25 minutes to listen to Harry Potter on Audible at a normal speed. It only takes 20 hours and 4 minutes to watch all of the movies. I would rather listen to the books and know all of the information and details and enjoy it.

2 Why don’t you want to come out with us? If we gave a stupid excuse, take the excuse. It’s better knowing the stupid excuse then finding out that we would rather spend time with fictional characters than real people.

3 Audiobooks don’t count as reading a book? So hold on, if I were blind and I couldn’t read with my eyeballs, listening to a book won’t count? It’s just reading a book with a different sense.

4 Why would you spend your money on books? Why do you spend your money on Fortnite skins? Again, I am a rather young person these little boys be asking me why I spend my money on books (books that can last a long time) when they spend their money on Fortnite skins (that only last as long as the game). My money. My choice.

5 Why do you like reading? It gets me lost in a world that doesn’t have annoying people in it. And if there are annoying people in it, I can drop the book and they won’t feel anything ’cause they ain’t real.

Blogger’s Note:

This is from last Sunday. I’m not sponsored but Audible, please sponsor me. Please.

Love you all ♡

My Favorite Books of 2019

I did the rankings by three different categories: did it entertain me, would I re-read it, and how well do I like the writing. If the numbers seem low, it’s because this is overly competitive. For the last three I did it based on love, which was so difficult.

10. The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren.

Ent. 6/10 R.R. 5/10 Writ. 8/10 Overall 19/30

I really like this book but it’s not something that made it high on the list. It’s an enjoyable read but so enthralling that I couldn’t put it down. I do love both the characters and the story line, I just didn’t read it at the right time.

9. SHAZAM! Vol. 1 – Geoff Johns

Ent. 10/10 R.R. 4/10 Writ. 6/10 Overall 20/30

I loved this movie, therefore I read the comic and this is my favorite comic/graphic novel (I don’t know what category this goes under) by far. It’s so good but my romances just take me away differently than action.

8. After the Game – Abbi Glines

Ent. 9/10 R.R. 8/10 Writ. 6/10 Overall 23/30

This is my favorite and I love unplanned pregnancies. I don’t know why but the connection between a parent and their child is another kind of thing. I think it’s because I love my younger sister (who is way younger than me) but I didn’t really plan or want to have her. I was really excited when I found out about her, but I didn’t pray for my mother to get pregnant. I always love Brady as a person. I don’t love Abbi Glines’ writing, but I don’t mind it on audio.

7. On the Come Up – Angie Thomas

Ent. 8/10 R.R. 6/10 Writ. 10/10 Overall 24/30

I have yet to read “The Hate You Give” because I don’t really like reading hyped books, but this book was one I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. Music is my thing and her being a rising musician inspires me and makes me so happy.

6. Snow White: A Graphic Novel – Matt Phelan

Ent. 10/10 R.R. 10/10 Writ. 5/10 Overall 25/30

I love a good retelling and the addition of The Great Depression just threw me through the roof because I love History. It’s so interesting. You know I will like the book if you have those two combinations together.

5. Waiting on the Sidelines – Ginger Scott

Ent. 8/10 R.R. 9/10 Writ. 9/10 Overall 26/30

It’s Ginger Scott. Do I need to say much more? It’s a dramatic book that is amazing and I love it. It’s Ginger Scott.

4. The Deal– Elle Kennedy

Ent. 9/10 R.R. 10/10 Writ. 10/10 Overall 29/30

I tried this book didn’t like it, gave it another Audible try and fell in love. I have a few issues with the book, but all of the greatness hides it.

3. Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire

Ent. 10/10 R.R. 10/10 Writ. 10/10 Overall 30/30

I was gonna say “Beautiful Disaster” but I read that in 2018, so I read this in 2019. I seriously can’t handle how much I love Travis. He’s my favorite book boyfriend of all time.

2. The Goal – Elle Kennedy

Ent. 10/10 R.R. 10/10 Writ. 10/10 Overall 30/30

TUCKER! Like I said, pregnancies are my favorite. How Tucker acts with his daughter makes me so happy. Tucker loves his girls.

1. Best Kind of Broken – Chelsea Fine

Ent. 10/10 R.R. 10/10 Writ. 10/10 Overall 30/30

This is the book of the year. I don’t know how to explain how much I love this book. It wasn’t first on my list when I was carelessly categorizing this. Once I did take into account the numbers, it was obvious that this was at the top. The sexual tension and how well Chelsea fine did it made me fall in love. She is an amazing writer who knows how to put past and present together in a beautiful way. She is an amazing writer and I know that is the main reason this book is my favorite this year.

Blogger’s Note:

This is really long. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year folks.

The Unhoneymooners Review: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/05/28/book-29/

SHAZAM! Vol. 1 Review: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/09/08/book-to-movie-adaptation-review-1-shazam-vol-1/

After the Game Review: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/11/16/book-45-after-the-game/

On the Come Up Review: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/06/26/book-33-on-the-come-up/

Snow White: A Graphic Novel Review: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/10/23/book-43-snow-white-a-graphic-novel/

Waiting on the Sidelines Review: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/04/30/book-26/

The Deal Review: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/08/21/book-38-the-deal/

Walking Disaster Review: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/04/10/book-23/

Best Kind of Broken Review: https://booksforthoughts.blog/2019/07/10/book-34-best-kind-of-broken/

I love you all ♡

Playlist Book Tag Pt. 2

I play my thumbs up and whatever song comes on, I put a book to. I really want to do ten books but I don’t know if I have that kind of imagination. This part will look a little different then the first one.

Might want headphones. Maybe.

1- Song: Goodbye Carlie Hanson.

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wil0gpsH4-Q

Book: “Follow Me Back” -A.V. Geiger

Book Relation: “Follow Me Back” by A.V. Geiger because at the end of the book, Eric Thorn’s last tweet was telling. And Tess’ reaction to Eric was a slap in the face.

2- Song: Fire on Fire Sam Smith

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk_xq1P7vIU

Book: “It’s the Small Things” -Danielle Crone

Book Relation: I’m sorry but the only book that I thought could perfectly fit this song is my own. If you read the lyrics, “It’s the Small Things” is just a longer version of this song. It’s so good! Especially the sinners part of the chorus because the main female protagonist is Christian and she’s getting judged by certain people because she’s dating a certain person.

3- Song: Oceans Hillsong UNITED

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9nwe9_xzw

Book: “Rachel’s Tears” -Beth Nimmo

Book Relation: I have made it a point to show that I am Christian and I believer, and “Rachel’s Tears” is the life of a Christian girl. She has a rollercoaster relationship with God, but in the end, she stands with and only with Him.

4- Song: Where’s My Love SYML

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3LJlZBWI8w

Book: “Beautiful Disaster” -Jamie McGuire

Book Relation: I tried finding another book but this entire song reminded me of the morning after the bet ended. Read the lyrics and tell me I’m wrong. I freaking dare you.

5- Song: i love you Billie Eilish

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiinVuzh4DA

Book: “After” -Anna Todd

Book Relation: So Hardin drunkenly screams I love you to Tessa and then tells her we was just that: drunk. He wasn’t. I think it was Anna who said that Harding wouldn’t have said it unless he was drinking. I just remember seeing that. And listen to the chorus and it will all seem about “After”.

6- Song: Then Anne-Marie

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9OJpU7O_cU

Book: “Maybe Someday” -Colleen Hoover

Book Relation: So in the beginning of this book, she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with her best friend/roommate. This song, I think, describes her feelings.

7- Song: Invisible Anna Clendening

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VWiLyUET08

Book: “Midnight Sun” -Trish Cook

Book Relation: The main female protagonist is literally invisible to her crush for like over a decade. Maybe even a decade and a half. Could this song be any more like this book?

8- Song: Lose You Too SHY Martin

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78DD3J-H9I8

Book: “Under the Lights” -Abbi Glines

Book Relation: Female protagonist leaves and then comes back years later. Because of this, there becomes a strain on all three relationships. Yes, three. Read the book.

9- Song: All My Friends AJ Mitchell

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRjHZoX0Il0

Book: “The Goal” -Elle Kennedy

Book Relation: The song talks about waiting for her, and he waits for her. He doesn’t press, but he tries in a good way. He’s honest, but not the annoyingly bad kind. And he is so cute with her! She’s stubborn as hell though and only gives in near the end of the book. Cute nonetheless. And the song also talks about all his friends falling in love. This book is about the last guy of four to fall in love with in the friend group.

10- Song: Over That Emily Vaughn

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRpTX0JvzuQ

Book: “Best Kind of Broken” -Chelsea Fine

Book Relation: It’s been a few years or so since the big thing that happened and they finally see each other. They try to fight off the feelings but it doesn’t really work. It’s exactly alike but the base is the same.

Blogger’s Note:

Love you all ♡

Cute Bookish Holiday Ideas

So since the holidays are rolling around the corner, I thought it would be a cute idea to give some ideas for your bookish friends. I really want to do this for my friends because they love books just as much as me.

1) The first one is one that I saw on Instagram is what inspired me to do this post. I thought the post was one thing when it was another, but it’s still a cute idea.

Steps: What you do is wrap 25 holiday and seasonal books with wrapping paper and place on a shelf or wherever you put books. And then you choose one of those books to read on the first of December and every time you finish a book, you pick up another wrapped book. Make sure they are all the same wrapping paper so you have no clue which book is which book is which. Size can’t really be changed, so… We’ll just have to deal.

2) A gift exchange is something so easy but so fun. I have a lot of friends who love to read so what you guys could do is exchange books and love each other’s favorites.

Steps: You go buy a book. Your friends go buy books. Each of you have to wrap it. Meet up and play a game of white elephant or a circle switch thing. How ever you would like to exchange the books. White elephant seems like the funnest and easiest.

This is what it should look like.
If you don’t brown or green books,
just use wrapping paper.

3) For decor, you can pile books to make a tree.

Steps: Get some big books and some small books. Take two books of the same height and wrap them in plain brown wrapping paper. This will be the trunk of the tree. Next, stack the books by biggest to smallest; wrapping them with green wrapping paper. Decreasing the width and height as the tree goes up is the prettiest in my opinion, but as long as the height of each book decreases, it works. If you have no clue about what I am talking about, just look at a post right there because it summarizes what I basically mean. Except without the wrapping paper.

4) If you don’t use a book, make a snowman out of them. It is decor and it just means that you don’t have to torment yourself by reading the book again.

Steps: Cut out the shape of a snowman using a book and put it on a solid platform sort of thing; wood, cardboard, etc. Decorate it as you please. If you would like to have it have a scarf, use ribbon.

Blogger’s Note:

Hi. Are you studying for finals yet ’cause I am. I’ve been writing my book recently so it will probably be up soon. Like I said in one of my previous post, my book and blog is second to school. If I have time, I will post or write, if I don’t then I won’t.

Love you all ♡

My new book??

Okay, so I am writing something that I have been terrified to write but I am so excited to. This book is called “It’s the Small Things” and I got this name from a song I wrote and if you take it I will sue because this is my favorite song that I wrote and a bunch of people I sang it for love it. So no steals.

This book will be linked so don’t you worry. But here’s the summary if you want to see if you want to read it.

It is so hard to feel something that you don’t want to.  It is so hard to want to be around someone that you can’t. Goodness, Tucker Andrews makes it so hard for me. I have someone. I have my boyfriend, Daniel, who is still living in my hometown of Lawton, Alabama. If he would’ve came to Mifflin University with me, who knows if I would’ve still fallen for Tucker. Fallen for his Southern accent, that is way stronger than mine. Fallen for his humor that I don’t get but I still laugh at. Would I have fallen? It’s too late now; I’ve fallen for the bad boy.

So the main character, Jane, is an innocent little bean. A pure child of God. Which makes sense because she is Christian. It really only mentions it once throughout the book but you can see it because she doesn’t curse, drink, smoke, none of that.

This book is based in college and Jane is a Freshman while Tucker is a Sophomore. They meet in the first chapter and she doesn’t really like him but he… he… This is a love story, we all know that he already loves her.

I made this book because I watched The Choice. This movie is an adaptation of one of Nicholas Sparks’ books. I think this is his one book where they are actually happy in the end. So I watched this and it reminded me about “Beautiful Disaster”. I suddenly got an urge to write this, and I have been wanting to do this but I was a whimp, so I’m doing it now.

The reason why I’m not continuing “Broken Borders” is because that book actually sucks. I love “After” but it’s not really my thing. That book was doing what I didn’t want, so the moment someone told me that, I took that reason to stop.

But this book is going to be amazing so I won’t stop. I read the first chapter to my friend last night and she just about died because it was so good. Y’all need to read it. I mean, I fangirled over it.

Fun fact: all of the titles of the chapters are small things that mean a lot to Jane; they are things she loves that Tucker does.

It’s a great book in my opinion. But you guys should check it out and give me your opinion.

I don’t really want to give too much away, so I leave you here with this.

Blogger’s Note:

I’m posting all three posts that I missed.

https://www.wattpad.com/808146808-it%27s-the-small-things-intro

Love you all ♡