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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli : Review

Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary 
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: April 7th 2015

Goodreads Summary: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising hi…

Friday Reads: 17/06/16

Happy Friday! 

I am just over half-way through 'Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda' by Becky Albertalli and I am really enjoying it! I can't wait to finish it an finid out who this "Blue" is. I am getting so many feels from this book, but in a completely different way. I love it!
Have an awesome weekend :)

Top 5 Wednesday : 15/06/16

Happy Wednesday!! This week's topic is : Favourite Fathers/Father Figures
If you want to know everything about this T5W, you can click on thisamazing link which will take you to Goodreads.  T5W was created by Lainey but is now managed by Samantha!
5. Carlisle Cullen : Twilight
I love Carlisle's history and how he came to be and I enjoyed learning about the history of how he became a "father" to all of the Cullen children. His story is interesting and the role he plays towards everyone is inspiring and I just love his character!

4. Lola's Dad's (Names Unknown) : Lola and the Boy Next Door 
Although we do not know their names or very much of their background, we know they are awesome. Lola shows that immensely and her interactions with them and especially the interactions Cricket has with her parents is very entertaining and fun! I know if I met them in person I would instantly love them.
3. Arthur Weasley : Harry Potter
Arthur is Ron's father and I certainly see …

The Sims Book Tag

This book tag was created by the wonderful Hailey at Hails Hearts NYC. She is by far my favourite booktuber! You should defiantly check her youtube out!
I absolutely loved the idea of this tag as I play sims and it was just so creative!

1. The original Sims: the best author debut.
City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Her first published novel that was brilliant and has now turned into something huge and amazing!
2. The grim reaper: the saddest character death.
No spoiling here, but someone from either Harry Potter or The Hunger Games.
3. Sims getting stuck: a character that just got in the way.
I couldn't really think of a character for this one as I believe all charcters have a purpose in all books and even if they are just "filler" characters than that is there purpose. I don't think I have ever read a book and have thought that this particular character shouldn't have been in it.
4. Simlish: a book with amazing writing.
The Shatter Me Series. The writing …

Friday Reads : 10/06/16

Happy Friday everyone! 
I hope you have an amazing long weekend (if you live in oz')!

I am currently reading 'Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda' by Becky Albertalli. 
I am not very far in, but from what I have read I am loving! It is so easy to read and it is funny and incredibly enjoyable! 
I am hoping to finish it before Tuesday, but I am not too sure if that will happen...
Happy Reading!!

Top 5 Wednesday : 08/06/16

Happy Wednesday! This week's topics is: Favourite Character Names

If you want to know everything about this T5W, you can click on thisamazing link which will take you to Goodreads.  T5W was created by Lainey but is now managed by Samantha!
5. Sebastian - The Mortal Instruments
Sebastian's character is a brilliantly amazing creation by Cassandra Clare, but his name is one that I love! I just adore the name Sebastian (even though it isn't his real name). I just feel attached to this name and it adds more intrigue to his persona. 
4. Jem - The Infernal Devices
Yes it is another Shadowhunter book and I am not even sorry because Jem is a very creative name and just quite pleasing to hear. I love the sound of the name and Jem as a character makes me even fonder of the name.
3. Kai - The Lunar Chronicles 
Not only is Kai a cute 3 lettered name, but I feel as though the name suits him fantastically and describes him and his character. I loved Kai in The Lunar Chronicles and everything he…

My Top 5 Bookish OTP's

Here are my top 5 ONE TRUE PAIRING'S in books!
5. Katniss & Peeta (The Hunger Games)
Throughout this entire series I was rooting for Katniss and Peeta. Never Gale and Katniss. I loved Peeta's character and the way he was with Katniss and I also love their history together. 
4. Juliet & Warner (Shatter Me Series)
At first I was not on the Warner train, but that defiantly changed. Warner is amazing and just awesome. Juliet and Warner have to be on this list as every page that they were together I loved, they make an incredible couple. Just saying...
3. Anna & St. Clair (Anna and the French Kiss)
I think it is impossible for anyone to disagree with me on this one because this was just the cutest story ever and these two characters are perfect for each other and no one can say otherwise.
2. Will & Layken (Slammed Series)
These two went through so much to be together and just in general, which makes my feelings towards their relationship even stronger. They shared a differe…

Friday Reads: 03/06/16

I am currently reading Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick. I am on page 198 of 438 and I am really enjoying it so far! I would love to have this book finished by the end of the weekend, but I working and i have a b'd party to go to so I'm not sure. 
Have an awesome weekend & happy reading !

First Line Friday : 03/06/16

First Line Friday is a feature created by Katie's Book Blog, where you post five first lines from some books that you have on your TBR pile. Then you guys get to vote, based on the first lines, for the book that I will read next! Comment the line from the book you want me to read!
- "We're going to adopt a boy from the orphan - age."
- "It's a weirdly subtle conversation."
- "When the White Noise went off, we were in the Garden , pulling weeds."
- "Scott didn't believe in ghosts." 
- "His fingertips slid along my back."
There you go! Comment your pick! :)
Have an amazing Friday !

June TBR

Happy June everyone!

This may be too ambitious, but I am so excited to read everything!

Here are the books that I want to complete this month:

Title: Silence  Author: Becca Fitzpatrick 
This book is the 3rd book in the Hush, Hush series.
I am currently reading this book right now and immensely enjoying it!

Title: Finale Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
This is the 4th and final book in the Hush, Hush series.
I would really love to get around to reading this so I can finish this series!

Title: Anne of Green Gables  Author: L.M. Montgomery
This is a children's classic lit book and I have been wanting to read it for quite awhile now, so I hope I read it this month!

Title: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda   Author: Becky Albertalli
This is a YA contemporary that I am very excited for. This book has had loads of hype, so I really hope it lives up to my expectations.

Title: The Darkest Minds  Author: Alexandra Bracken
This YA science fiction/dystopian book has been on my tbr for years now! I am finall…

Top 5 Wednesday Day: 01/06/16

Happy Wednesday! This week's topic is: Book Theme Songs
These are songs that you associate with particular books for whatever reason.
If you want to know everything about this T5W, you can click on thisamazing link which will take you to Goodreads. T5W was created by Lainey but is now managed by Samantha!
5. Beating Heart by Ellie Goulding - (Divergent Series) I think I link this song to the Divergent series because it is on the soundtrack and it is played at the end of  the Insurgent movie, but it just feels like it connects to the story in ways.
4. Bad Girls by M.I.A - (Vampire Academy Series) This song is also in the Vampire Academy movie. This song suits Rose extremely well. It is as if the song was made for her character and whenever I hear/talk about this series I immediately think of this song.
3. Boom Clap by Charli XCX - (The Fault In Our Stars) Yet another song that is played in the book to movie adaptation! This song just feels like it goes with their feelings whilst they were …