Book 48: Best Kind of Broken (again)

By: Chelsea Fine

☆☆☆☆☆

Finding Fate #1

Plot (Goodreads Summary):

Pixie and Levi haven’t spoken in nearly a year when they find themselves working―and living―at the same inn in the middle of nowhere. Once upon a time, they were childhood friends. But that was before everything went to hell. And now things are… awkward. All they want to do is avoid each other, and their past, for as long as possible. But now that they’re forced to share a bathroom, and therefore a shower, keeping their distance from one another becomes less difficult than keeping their hands off each other. Welcome to the hallway of awkward tension and sexual frustration, folks. Get comfy. It’s going to be a long summer.

Review:

I already did a review on this book. But it was my favorite book of 2019 so I thought I would do another review about my thoughts now.

My favorite part of this book is the sexual tension. I never thought I was a fan of it until I read this book and now I crave it. The way Chelsea Fine writes it makes it so that you are wondering how the tension got there, wanting it stop, and wanting it to keep going at the same time because it’s just that good!

The entire book I was wondering what happened in their past and how they would over come it.

Not only is has this book brought me to one new genre, but it’s brought me to another that I have hated and I didn’t mind until thinking about right now. I didn’t even realize that it is a second chance romance until right now. I think I’m okay with reading those books now.

I just now see how many genres are really in this book: best friend’s brother, second chance, hate to love. I mean… wow. There’s probably more that I can’t think of. You guys should let me know which ones I forgot by reading the book and then commenting.

Pixie is someone that with her past, I cannot relate to. As a person though, I think we were separated at birth. I love Pixie and I feel like we have the same personalities. She is hot headed and independent but not in an annoying way. I love Pixie and her attitude towards things.

Levi is a book boyfriend that is silent but you notice him anyways because he just has that energy that draws you in. I think this pair is one of my favorites because of how they react with each other.

I love this book and I don’t know why it has a 3.88 star rating on Goodreads because it deserves five stars.

Blogger’s Note:

It is Wednesday. Wednesdays are review days. We started off my blog with reviews. We are already starting out 2020 with a reviewing bang.

My new Goodreads reading goal is 77 books which is two more than last year. I barely read my 75th book in 2019 so I don’t know if I’m gonna be able to finish 77.

We’ll see.

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 ♡

Top Five Friday- Top Five School Subjects

! Talks about my religion and The Big Bang Theory – I am not trying to offend anyone, I am just saying my feelings !

Since I’m it’s Winter Break, we’re doing this. This is all about what I am learning currently and not at all about the people or teachers in the class.

  1. English. I love to read and write and we are doing really cool things in my class so it just makes it that much better. Argumentative essays are my favorite because I also get to debate. Y’all, my third job to have would to be a lawyer. I love arguing; especially for a cause.
  2. Theatre. You guys probably don’t know this, but acting is one of my favorite things and it’s on my bucket list to do some for an audience one day. And in my theatre class, we do a play once a year. I was two different characters in one last year (someone left the school so I got the part) and we are about to start our next one. I’m so excited!
  3. Social Science. It’s basically history class with politics and CNN. I think it’s important to know politics and right from wrong, and on top of that, I love history and learning about the past.
  4. Math. I’m naturally good at math which means I like it ’cause I get good grades.
  5. Science. I’m a Christian. In science they teach about the Big Bang and they teach that it’s how we were all created. I don’t believe it. And I just suck at science. Like, I am horrible.

Blogger’s Note:

Guys, it was all worth it. I didn’t blog and I barely wrote anything in between today and Thanksgiving Break. I just focused on keeping my grades up and doing what I needed to to keep my grades up. I ended up with a 4.0 GPA for my semester grades! I am so proud of myself you guys. I am just so happy right now which is great since I have had a crappy past few weeks.

I am back on track and I will be posting through the Holidays except maybe on Christmas day. I don’t know yet.

Goodnight.

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 ♡

Book 47: Making a Play

By: Abbi Glines

☆☆☆☆

The Field Party #5

Plot (Goodreads Summary):

Ryker Lee is finally enjoying his senior year—he has great friends, hangs out with hot girls, and is on track to get a football scholarship that will set him up for college. Despite this, a small part of him wonders if there’s more to life than parties and meaningless hookups—and if football even means as much to him as it does to his fellow teammates. And when he meets the new girl at school, his world totally changes… Aurora McClay is new to Lawton. She’s grateful that her twin brother, Hunter, is star of the football team and can help her adjust to her new school, but she’s not grateful at how overprotective he is over every person she meets. Just because she is deaf does not mean people have to treat her differently. When she meets Ryker Lee, the two of them spark an instant and intense chemistry, one that proves to be controversial not only because of Ryker’s reputation as a player, but also because of Aurora and Hunter’s father’s bigoted views about who Aurora can and can’t date. Aurora and Ryker know in their hearts that they are meant for each other. But can their relationship endure the turmoil of rumors and prejudice? 

Review:

Okay. I have been waiting for this book. This book actually got me into ASL. I have been learning it since I start reading this book. I wanted to stop reading it for the pure fact that I could stay into it. When I read something, I want to do what they do. I paused my reading for only a brief moment. I finished soon after and I’m still into ASL, so that’s good.

This is one of my favorite books in the series except for the ending. I hate that they couldn’t communicate and that caused a ripple in their relationship. I also hated that she got the hearing thing that I don’t remember the name of. I was loving that she was strong and independent and her father couldn’t change that. She was a rebel in the best way possible.

That’s one of my favorite things about the book. The fact that she would fight for what she wants if she wanted it. Ryker is one of my favorites. He’s just so good!

I felt so bad for Aurora at the end. Not in the way you would think though. I feel bad because she had to go to California. I lived there for 95% of my life and regret most of it. You shouldn’t get me started on California though so I’m just gonna end that before it gets started.

Blogger’s Note:

My books been doing really well since I started it. I have been posting about a chapter a day but that might shorten when school starts and midterms begin. It also might only shorten a little when Thanksgiving begins tomorrow because I have family coming in from the dreaded state of California and I want to spend as much with them as I can before they leave.

Posting for my blog will stay the same and I just wanted to let you guys know, Friday posts are only sometimes. If I have time for it or an idea, then I will, but other than that, I don’t.

I also wanted to let you guys know that for me, school comes first so if I don’t post during midterms at all or in finals week, it’s because this is a hobby of mine and it’s on the back burner. I watched one of Lovely Like Laura’s recent videos and she talked about this so I thought I should too. We basically said the same thing. But I will try my best to post.

Unedited because I’m lazy and I want to write my book.

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 ♡

Top Five Friday- Top Five Fruits

  1. Cantaloupe. I don’t care what you say, this is the best fruit of all time.
  2. Oranges. They’re amazing and I love citrus. Which makes sense since I live in Arizona and we have the six C’s.
  3. Apple. It’s the most common fruit because it’s a good fruit.
  4. Bananas. They are great with chocolate fudge on top.
  5. Lemons. They were as candies and with regular food. How could you not like them.

Blogger’s Note:

I’m doing all three posts today.

Love you all ♡

Book 46: Losing the Field

YA

By: Abbi Glines

☆☆☆

The Field Party #4

Plot (Goodreads Summay):

Losing his dream, his ultimate plan, and his future- Nash Lee never expected to be facing a life without football. One wrong move and it had all changed. Going back to school for his senior year no longer appealed to him. He’d rather not leave his house. Walking back into Lawton High School, seeing pity in everyone’s eyes was just another reality in his nightmare. Revenge wasn’t a pretty thing. Tallulah Liddell had found it was rather controlling. The way you looked at life changed completely when you clung to the ugly notion. But she’d done it anyway. From the last day of her junior year when Ryker Lee had made a fat joke about her and Nash laughed with him, she’d been driven by pain. It wasn’t like no one had made fun of her weight before. She was used to that. What had hurt so deeply was Nash’s laughter. He’d always been the one person to notice her, include her, not treat her differently. But that one moment had changed it all. From the time she walked out of the school building to the moment she returned for her senior year Tallulah had been determined to lose weight and finally be the size her peers considered acceptable. What she wasn’t expecting on her return was to find a broken Nash Lee who no longer smiled, rarely spoke, and didn’t care about anything or anyone around him. He was just existing. But the pain in his eyes she understood all too well. He was alone. He no longer fit into the perfect package.

Review:

This one was probably my least favorite.

I love realistic fiction and I know that this series is unrealistic but this book really took the cake.

I don’t really want to address everything that made me mad because then I would ramble on, but my least favorite part was the communication. I have learned that communication is the key to relationship, so the fact that there was basically none, kinda made me mad.

I was so excited to read this book because it was about Nash. Throughout the series, Nash and West have been my favorite. But apparently he changed. I don’t really see it because the main reason I like Nash is because of his humor and how much he cares. That still seemed to be there.

Abbi Glines says that she changes the characters but they really are still the same in a way. I’m okay with that though because I loves all of the characters in the first book.

Blogger’s Note:

I’m doing all three posts today.

My grandpa that I haven’t seen in five years was in town for a week so I really wanted to spend time with him. That’s why I didn’t post.

I haven’t been editing my posts because I’m too lazy.

Love you all ♡

My Book Slump Reasons

Okay so this will be a talking post where I just talk to you guys. It’s kind of like a stupid storytime.

The thing is, I read in phases so I will be reading so much and no one can make me stop. And then there are phases where reading seems so weird and I don’t ever want to pick up a book. The last phase is where I don’t have anything to read but I want to and I just have nothing.

I am currently in the third phase. I want to read but all of the books are so basic. I am in a YA thing so I don’t want to read any NA or A books. I don’t know what’s good though. All I want is a book that is something other than boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl break up, boy and girl get back together. That’s why I really like “The Chase” by Elle Kennedy since they never break up and they talk through their problems.

I have recently been on an Abbi Glines binge, but I finished the “The Field Party” series and I don’t really want to read the “Sea Breeze” series.

I don’t know what else to read so please send YA recommendations. If I don’t want to read it, don’t think that I don’t like the book; I just might not want to read it at the moment.

This entire post is like a Blogger’s Note so I won’t add one.

No editing because I’m lazy.