Friday, June 29, 2018

Always and Forever, Lara Jean

                Hello happy readers!  I am excited for the weekend, mostly because I'm off and don't have to work.  I also no longer have to worry about mowing or vacuuming which were on my to-do list because my chiropractor said don't do it and I have to listen to his orders.  Which means he wants me to rest and relax so I hope to get some reading/listening down and that is always a win!  Last weekend was very fruitful as I was able to finish up two audiobooks.  One of which is the final book in a series I have read this year, Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han.  I reviewed the previous books here:  To All the Boys I've Loved Before  and P.S. I Still Love You. 

Rating:  5 Stars

                We left off Lara Jean and things are good.  She is in her senior year with everything going great from school, prom, trips, her father finally found someone who makes him happy again, and oh yeah her boyfriend Peter is amazing.  She has plans to go to her dream college which is close enough she'll be home on weekends never going far from the family.  She has everything planned out.  Until the unexpected happens and the girl who doesn't like change has to rethink her future plans that cause her head and her heart to go in different directions. 

                So Lara Jean and Peter found their way back to one another and now they are stronger than ever.  Peter is so amazing.  Seriously I had my doubts at one point but he gets Lara Jean in a way others don't.  He can tell when she needs an out or just needs some support.  He knows how much her family means to her and works to be there for them too and to me that just makes him for me.  They are so normal and sweet.  High school sweet hearts who have so much going for them and wanting to make it work but as life starts to pull them in different directions they have to work harder to keep to their plans.  So many couples in high school face the option of doing long distance or ending things and it felt so normal to have this struggle. 

                The struggle of course is only compounded by their own unique circumstances.  Lara Jean never saw herself leaving home.  She loved her family and wants to continue to be super close with them and be there for her youngest sisters firsts as she grows up.  I loved that the idea of going to a college further away was a struggle but not just over a boy.  While love can make it a tough decision it had more going for it.  She has her family to think about and her own levels of comfort.  She would be somewhere completely new all alone and that can be scary for anyone.  Lara Jean is a lover for sure but she has much more going for her and considers everything.

                The in and out of the sisters and how they are dealing as life continues on with Margo coming to visit and seeing all that has changed.  Family dynamics change as new people come and go from our lives.  I think this was a beautifully rounded story about the every changing moments of our lives and the choices we make giving the risks, struggles, and rewards of it all.  It was so full of love, heart break, friendship, excitement, and growth.  Lara Jean and Peter have come a long way.  He has really been a catalyst for her to grow into the woman she was meant to become.  Seeing the world through her eyes was so much fun and experiencing all the huge senior moments with her was icing on the cake!

                This was a wonderful heartfelt series I just adore.  I was so happy I could listen to all of them pretty quickly without waiting.  I was happy to connect with Lara Jean and her crazy passionate life!  I am even more thrilled that I finished them before the movie comes out as I keep seeing trailers for it pop up on all my social media!  Now I can sit back and enjoy in a different format!

                Until next time…

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

~Can't Wait Wednesday: Nine~

                Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings.  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

Nine by Zach Hines
Out:  8/7

From Goodreads:
                In an alternate world startlingly close to our own, humans have nine lives—and they can’t wait to burn straight through them.

                As you shed lives, you shed your awkward phases:  one death is equal to one physical and mental upgrade.  Julian’s friends are obsessed with the idea of burning lives, but Julian is determined to stay on his first for as long as he can.  His mother, the ultimate cautionary tale, burned through her first eight in just a few years, and Julian has no intention of succumbing to the debilitating rebirth sickness that she inflicted on herself.

                But the regime has death incentives aimed at controlling overpopulation, and Julian realizes that he’s going to have to burn at some point—especially when he becomes the target for Nicholas, the manipulative leader of the Burners, the school’s suicide club.  And when Julian eventually succumbs, he uncovers suspicious gaps in the rebirth system that may explain exactly why his mother went so far down the rabbit hole years ago.  Along with a group of student dissenters, Julian sets out to find answers and is soon on the verge of exposing the greatest conspiracy ever unleashed on the world.

                He has just eight more lives to uncover he brutal truth.

Why I’m Waiting:
                 I discovered this one Wednesday recently and just LOVED the concept!  This sounds so out there but so cool at the same time.  I am interested to see where it all goes! 

                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your CWW as well so I can check it out.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Reading Challenge Wrap-Up: June

                Hello happy readers!  The challenges are pretty self-explanatory but for full details on the challenges themselves please visit the challenge tab.  Also please share your yearly wrap-up / challenges as well I’d love to see how everyone else did! 

Goodreads Challenge:
Goal: 100
At: 34
So according to my bar I’m 14 books behind schedule…..yikes.  Need to get on this!

2018 Debut Authors (#DebutAuthorChallenge):
Goal: 12
At:  5

Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) by Laura Sebastian (review)

2018 Series Ender Challenge:
Goal: 15+
At: 9
What I’ve Read:

Juniper Skies (Juniper #3) by Lora Richardson (review)
War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard (review)
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han

Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2018:
Goal: 48
At: 14
What I've Read:

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (review)
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han

2018 New Releases Challenge:
Goal: 31-60
At: 21
What I've Read:

Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) by Laura Sebastian
Juniper Skies (Juniper #3) by Lora Richardson
War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard

Goal Keeper: A Pearson Players Novel by Sarah Nego (review)
Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber

2018 Audiobook Challenge:
Goal: 30
At: 19
What I've Listened:

Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1) by Laura Sebastian
War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber
Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han

                Still have a ways to go but I'm still proud of the progress!  I'd love to hear how you're doing so link back to your wrap up!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

~Stacking the Shelves #55~

                Welcome to Stacking the Shelves was created by Tynga and the full details can be found on her page.  Basically you showcase the books you bought or received each week.  Little, or not so little, weekly book hauls.  So I went the last few weeks with nothing new, I've been trying to be good.  But this week I went to NetGalley when I got the e-mail that the new book in a series I auto-buy has the ARC ready I had to go snag it and for another. 

E-Book (Review):
Being Alpha (Alpha Girl #7) by Aileen Erin
A Study in Shifters (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #1) by Majanka Verstraete

Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber

                Another good small week but better than the last few of nothing!  Share a link below with what goodies you got this week. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Upside of Unrequited

                Hello happy readers!  I hope you are all excited for your weekend.  I’m working which is no fun but hey making the most of it.  Going to try and get some reading time in and take advantage of the summer time lag.  That said the other day I finished a book by an author I just adore and the book spoke to me and I can’t wait to discuss it with you.  That book is The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli.  I previously read and loved her book Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (which was made into Love, Simon) and I reviewed both here:  Book / Movie. 

Rating:  5 Stars

                Molly has had twenty-six crushes in her seventeen years of life.  Each one has been a secret from the other person and only known to her twin Cassie and her dear friends.  Molly can’t stand the idea of rejection and thus is careful because she’s overweight and finds it impossible anyone would want her that way.  Then her twin who kisses lots of girls and shares the details suddenly meets someone that turns her into a lovesick mess who doesn’t share things like she used to.  Now she is being left behind, unless she can woman up and go for it with funny and flirtatious hipster Will, best friend to her sisters crush.  Maybe she could stay centered with her sister and find her first kiss.  Only she has trouble talking to boys, well accept her new co-worker Reid who is into all things nerd who she couldn’t fall for right?

                So I have to start off with how much I loved this story.  I was so caught up in it from start to finish.  I related to Molly in ways I haven’t related to characters in the past.  She is me.  Her self-conscious fears, body issues, and over thinking fear is totally me for most of my life.  All of my teenage life and most of my adulthood.  I still have moments where I go there.  Seriously most of her thoughts I have had.  It was so surreal.  It also made Molly the most real character out there.  This book is full of diversity in all forms and expressed in such a positive way.  I loved that our MC was overweight and an overweight girl who likes to bake too.  She has all this real fear that anyone can suffer from in crushing on people.  Being rejected is horrible so many people in more than dating understand that.  She has two moms and Molly and her twin were from a sperm donor all of which is discussed and so much more.  I loved the way it was treated as normal because it is. 

“Even if he likes me, I’m not sure he’d like me naked.  I hate that I’m even thinking that.  I hate hating my body.  Actually, I don’t even hate my body.  I just worry everyone else might.  Because chubby girls don’t get boyfriends, and they definitely don’t have sex.  Not in the movies—not really—unless it’s supposed to be a joke.  And I don’t want to be a joke.”

                The characters were all unique and diverse and until I went to write this review I totally didn’t realize that a character from Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  was in this but yep special guest appearance but I hadn’t read Simon in a while so I didn’t put two and two together until after.  That said I would say read Simon first just in case of spoilers.  Molly was my girl and I enjoyed getting to know Reid, he was kind of everything.  Cassie had her moments for me as I have had friends like her in the past who can mean well but sometimes push too hard or who suddenly disappear into a relationship.  But I loved the dynamic.  That this wasn’t just about relationships with boys or girls but between sisters.  Molly and Cassie are a central part of this and their bond.  The idea of growing apart.  That is just as scary if not more so than being rejected. 

                The Upside of Unrequited is a story about love in all its different forms.  The love you have for family in good and bad times.  The love you have for yourself flaws and all.  And of course the love for someone else.  There were so many amazing moments in this I couldn’t pick one for anything but one of my many favorites was the supermarket games, though I did take mild offense to the “crappy” song picks!  I still have them on my play list!  It made me laugh and full on ugly cry at one point.  Seriously I was going to finish a character I was on then go hang with my bestie and then that chapter just hit me and I had get a few more in to get to a less sad place.  Albertalli has a gift for hitting real emotional chords that is for sure!  I highly recommend her as an author for real authentic and diverse characters.  She gives them a voice, one I wish I had been able to read and enjoy while I was growing up.

                Until next time…

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Movie Corner #11

                Hello happy movie fans!    So like I said these last couple weeks had a bunch of movies coming out that I was beyond stoked to see.  Plus movies are free and I don’t have any extra funds so lots of time at the theatre!  That said here is what I’ve seen the last two weeks:

Hotel Artemis:  4 Stars
                So this movie looked pretty cool from the trailer.  Dark and different and something I am totally into.  The movie was good for me.  I enjoyed myself.  It was different than I expected though and I’m not sure if the trailers were misleading on purpose, which I could see making sense to throw people off, or if it was accidental.  Either way I still enjoyed the movie and found the shift a bit refreshing.  It’s not the greatest movie but there is lots happening and it keeps things going pulling you in different directions as it turns into a crazy night at the Artemis.  One thing I found both pleasant and slightly annoying is it didn’t fully clarify some things, like membership, the current world, etc but gave pieces and hints and let the audience figure it out without being force fed it.  While I like that it wanted the audience to use our minds I would have liked just a smidge more as I have a couple unanswered questions.  Still it was an enjoyable movie for me.

Oceans Eight:  5 Stars
                Okay so I love me a good heist flick.  There is just something about a job that is well planned that gets me all excited.  Seriously if I had the skills I might not work for the police but be on the other side lol.  Shows like Leverage and White Collar with heists in them are my some of my favorites.  So this movie was perfect for me.  The cast was great and fun and the overall planning and heist were a thrill to watch.  It wasn’t super deep and the motives were a bit of revenge but mostly she’s good at it like that makes total sense to me.  The only thing I could see some people complaining about is that it’s very similar in format to Ocean's Eleven, and while this isn’t a remake it’s a sequel, the similarities are there and can make it feel like a female remake.  For me it was still a fun heist story so I didn’t have a problem with it.  It gave me everything the trailer promised and that is all I ask! 

Hereditary:  3 Stars
                Well that was something.  I honestly can say I have no idea what to think.  After the film ended I sat there for a bit not 100% sure what I had seen.  The movie was for sure creepy and weird.  I even had a couple instances that I jumped back or startled me which is hard to do in most movies so points there.  But as for a scary / horror aspect….it fell flat for me mostly because I was so confused about what happened that I didn’t know I should be scared or terrified.  Creeped out?  Yes.  Scared?  No.  Overall it wasn’t anything I’d watch again as it did feel like a very long movie without the payoff at the end for me.

The Incredibles 2:  5 Stars
                So I have a confession to make.  I only saw the first Incredibles the week before this one came out.  Yes I know it was amazing and I don't know how I went so long having never seen it but I did.  Bright side is I only had a week between movies and not 14 years so win for me!  That said this sequel was so much fun.  It was amazing and fit in so well with the first movie and something I can only assume fans who waited so long love.  The story is about family and super heroes.  I loved it.  So much going on in both aspects it has tons of fun moments and some really touching scenes as well.  I even enjoyed the little animated short before the movie.  Though the best part of it was when the 85% full theatre 90% of which are adults without kids with them is completely silent and one of the kids in there quietly asks "where are the incredibles?" and everyone started to laugh feeling the same way!  The atmosphere was happy an feel good and I don't know anyone who didn't like it! 

Tag:  5 Stars
                So this movie was what I was hoping for and more.  I heard this was based on a real story of people playing a long, decade long, version of tag and I knew I wanted in.  These friendships were epic.  The game was a main factor and so so much along the way.  It was full of laughs and action for sure.  I went with my brother and we were laughing so hard through most of the movie.  There were also some really deep parts in there as well which only add to the comedy because this is a story of friendship.  I loved it and highly recommend it! 

                This was an amazing couple of weeks for movies for me.  What movies have you seen recently?  What should I see?  This week I’m super excited to see the new Jurassic World first and foremost.  Then who knows what is out next week!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

~Can't Wait Wednesday: Wind Rider (Tales of a New World #3)~

                Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings.  Waiting on Wednesday has been don for some time so I am switching it up for now!  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

Wind Rider (Tales of a New World #3) by P.C. Cast
Out:  10/16

From Goodreads:
                Mari, Nik, and their newly formed Pack are being hunted.  Thaddeus and the God of Death will stop at nothing until they are obliterated from the earth.  But Mari and Nik have one goal, to reach the plains of the Wind Riders, in order to band together to stop Thaddeus from destroying all that Mari and Nik hold dear.

                But will the mysterious Wind Riders accept the Pack, or will Mari and Nik and their people be rejected by the mighty Riders and be forced to flee for their lives?  And what happens when a rogue Lead Stallion gets too close to the Pack, rejecting all Wind Riders and turning to a stranger for companionship instead?

                In the next installment of the Tales of a New World series love and goodness are put to the ultimate test.  Will the Wind Riders and the Pack be strong enough to withstand the God of Death?  Will the Great Goddess of Life awaken to join the battle, and if so, will it be as Death’s consort, or will the Goddess stand with Mari and her people against the great love of her eternal life?

Why I’m Waiting:
                So I am really enjoying this series and I can’t wait to see the Wind Riders and see what happens to my Pack.   

                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your CWW as well so I can check it out.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer TBR

                Hello everyone!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. 

The top ten today is:  Summer TBR
 These are not all what you might think of as summer reads but it feels like the surface of the sun half the year here anyways so summer has no concept lol.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli- Currently reading!

Storm Raven (Storm Raven #1) by K. Hanson

Brave Enough by Kati Gardner

Star-Touched Stories (Star-Touched Queen #2.5) by Roshani Chokshi

Starswept (Starswept #1) by Mary Fan

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) by Sabaa Tahir

Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist #2) by Renee Ahdieh

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi

Seafire (Seafire #1) by Natalie C. Parker

                So what do you think?  Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!

Friday, June 15, 2018

War Storm (Red Queen #4)

                Hello happy readers!  So I finally finished the final book in the Red Queen series War Storm by Victoria Aveyard.  Now you may remember that I went to a signing for this book last month and got to meet so many amazing people, including Beth Crowley who writes original music based on books she read and this one for Freysand of ACOMAF is stuck in my head!  Anywho at the event Victoria mentioned that people seemed to be split down the middle about her final book they either love it or hate it.  I was a bit concerned by that but now having read it I kind of get it.  I took a bit of time to process after finishing before I could sit down and articulate my thoughts.  But here they are fully digested and ready to share, spoilers for the previous books in the series.  Reviews to previous books:  Red Queen, Glass Sword, & King’s Cage. 

Rating:  4.5 Stars

                When we left  off things were not in a happy place.  Not like book two where Mare is taken captive bad but Cal just agreed to marry Evangeline and basically just broke Mare's heart choosing a crown over her.  So not a happy place.  Plus he messed up Evangeline's happiness which thanks to book three I now want.  But on more important news Cal's decision to fight for the crown has caused a hidden split with his Red allies as they don't plan to put another Silver in charge of them again.  But first they must remove the current king and go from there meaning Mare must continue to work with the boy who broke her heart.  Maven is a force but he is driven by an obsession deeper than any realize as he and his brother have more in common than they realize.  Allies that want to overthrow them.  It is all out war involving Silvers and Reds alike both on the same side and against one another.  Who will win?  Who will make it out the other side alive?  What will Norta end up?

                So this is a story of split war.  I loved that we got so many new POV's.  As I mentioned I was a bit leery of Evangeline getting a POV in the last book as I hated her but then I went and grew to like her.  I didn't full on love her like some of my others as she was still kind of a witch but I understood her so much better.  I even grew to want her to find a way to win, though only if she didn't mess with any of my others!  Which is huge progress from the first two books.  I looked forward to her story and seeing what was happening.  I felt bad for her and the whole love situation she was in, seriously I almost cried at some parts.  It was so messed up.  She ended up being one of my favorites of the series so huge kudos to the author for making that even possible!  We also got a new POV in Iris, the Lakelander princess / Maven's new wife.  That was very interesting to see how things are on her side, we got both the Lakelander perspective as well as one so close to Maven seeing him with a new outside light.  I liked getting to know more about the Lakelanders as they have been background for the first few books with new information constantly coming up.  She/they were also a villain different from Maven and seeing the pair side by side was very interesting. 

                And for other new surprising POV's that don't happen much and start late we do get a couple chapters from Maven himself!  I nearly swerved when the audiobook chapter stated "Maven" as the POV like what when did this happen???  The chapters while brief and limited are very enlightening.  His mind, warped as it has been from childhood is a very captivating place to me.  I can understand why the chapters are placed sparingly as too much from him would have taken away from him.  Small glimpses was a treat and more than enough to see just what has been hinted at.  On the flip side we also get to see a few chapters from Cal's POV which I enjoyed though as much as I enjoyed him, I didn't find them as fascinating as Mavens.  They didn't offer as much new insight for me.  I understood his reasons well enough as he is an open type of person who shares and is readable.  I already knew his reasons and motivations he was easier to read.  Still it was nice to have his own thoughts of his mother and brother that was a nice balm to the crazy going on.

                Of course we have Mare as the main POV.  I have some slightly mixed feelings on her.  I did feel at times she could be a bit wishy washy but she made a choice and she stuck with it.  She never wavered.  She hoped for a difference and took time for her when possible but she didn't waver in the overall choice.  I respect that.  She had some bad choices throughout the books sure but I think she held firm on the important parts.  I was with her in this, even as she struggled with her broken heart, her PTSD, and more she kept pushing forward.  That is impressive no matter what anyone says.  I enjoyed as she got to know more Newbloods like herself.  Knowing she wasn't the only one was a sweet moment not only in solidarity but in that they can teach her more of herself. 

                There are so many side characters who really came to life in this story.  Some stepped into new lights like Jullian.  We got to see more of Evangeline's family which again is crazy and Cal's granny.  We also got to see more from the Premiere and the world he lives in and wants to help spread.  The world we want!  The time spent there was beautifully written and impacted so much.  And of course General Farley was up front and center because she has come a long way since we first met her and she has struggled through so much on her own.  I really wished we had a few chapters from her.  Some of the others we spent so much time with in previous books were less focused in this one like Cameron and Kilorn to name a few. 

                Overall the story was well done for me.  There was action and intrigue as we expect and lots of political espionage happening in all corners.  The character building and even world building as we tear down one part.  It had a lot going for it in this book and series overall.  The end had parts I expected and parts that shocked me.  I was unsure how I felt at first having finished it just in shock of it all but it makes sense.  It won't be a perfect happily ever after for anyone there was just a massive war both internal and external so lots happening there.  That can't be solved or wrapped up in a little bow.  It gave the open ending we needed to believe it was possible.  Some relationships were broken but some have the possibility of rebuilding just like the world and I love that.  I love the parallels there.  At first I wanted a quick instant fix but then I realized that wouldn’t have fit with the epic journey we had just finished.  So I am very satisfied with the ending.  Even if I wanted more as soon as I finished!

                Until next time…

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

~Can't Wait Wednesday: Seafire (Seafire #1)~

                Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings.  Waiting on Wednesday has been don for some time so I am switching it up for now!  Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on.  This week’s pick is:

Seafire (Seafire #1) by Natalie C. Parker
Out:  8/28

From Goodreads:
                After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas.  She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, whose lives have been turned upside down by Aric and his men.  The crew has one mission:  stay alive, and take down Aric’s armed and armored fleet.

                But when Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command just barely survives and attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether or not to let him join their crew.  Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all…or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for?

Why I’m Waiting:
                 So the all-female crew of a ship totally makes me think of the Daughter of the Pirate King duology that I love so yeah that is a positive.  Add in the revenge and defecting agent and I’m game. 

                What are you waiting on?  Tell me below what you think of this title and leave a link to your CWW as well so I can check it out.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Travel Bug Books

                Hello everyone!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. 

The top ten today is:  Books that woke the travel bug!

Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling:  England-  I mean I want to go to Hogwarts too but if we are only talking real places I still want to go to London!

Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel:  Greece-  This book always made me want to visit.  Her vacation isn't as planned but I love the way the place is described (though maybe with better wifi access lol)

Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman:  Bahamas- So this is a pirate tale and the origin story of Blackbeard of course so yeah lots of island travels.  I went on my senior trip in high school to the Bahamas but that was a while back and it was limited I want to go back.

Succubus Blues Series by Richelle Mead:  Seattle-  So yeah I want to go to Washington.  I want to go with my bestie and hit Forks because it's on the bucket list and so many books/shows most recently for me this are there and I want to be part of it!

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare:  California- So there are several places in Cali I want to visit but LA is for sure one of them.  I want to check out the super touristy things yes but I also want to go explore some of the many scenes from books I love from LA to San Francisco and more.  So much to work with here!

Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse:  Tokyo-  So yeah I hadn't had a ton of interest in traveling here before but this book made it seem like so much fun.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins:  Paris- Okay so this uber cute romance will make anyone want to go there and find love sure but I want to go and explore the city and see the sights…if I found a hottie along the way that'd just be a bonus ;)

The Holders by Julianna Scott:  Ireland- Okay one of my most desired places to go for so many reasons and the accent might be one of them.  The beauty of the land and the lore I just want to go immerse myself in it!

Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard:  Central America- So while I love this book and respect the people who travel like this I want to do it in a more me fashion but still to see this area like this is amazing! 

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley:  Australia- Again the accents….but seriously all the books/movies/shows/research shows I want to go here before I die.  Like maybe after some other places first because apparently everything can kill you and I'm kind of clumsy so not trying to push my luck.  Still it looks amazing!

                So what do you think?  Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!