Top Ten High school Bookish Obsessions


Top Ten Tuedsady is a weekly meme hosed by TheBrokeAndBookish.
This week’s topic: Back To School Freebie — anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, I picked “My Bookish High School Obsessions”

1. Vampire Novels: I was crazy about this stuff back in High school, From twilight to Sookie Stackhouse series, I read every single Vampire novel I could get my hands on. Oh and there were so many. My attraction towards Damon salvatore didn’t help the case, waiting for the next season of TVD, I read all the books and House of the Night series, Vampire Academy. I don’t think I spared any of them. interview with the vampire lestat vampire gif 

2. Jane Eyre/ Teacher Recommendations: I was NEVER a fan of classics. But one of my favorite teachers told me the story of how this was her first book and I just had to read it. And when I finally did, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. It is my favorite classic till date. After that, whenever any teacher would suggest a book, I’d note it down to read later.                            Image result for jane eyer gif                                             

 3. John green: Oh I read TFIOS before there was hype about it, and it devastated me. So I read every single John green book out there. I watched his vlogs with Hank, called myself a Nerdfighter and told everyone I met DFTBA (Don’t Forget to be Awesome)

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4. Book references from other books : I read A Tale of two cities because of William Herondale, and whenever I saw another book’s name or song in the book I was reading, I would highlight it and then read or listen to that too.

5. Pen names/ Writing: You do know my real name is not Alex right? I got in the habit of writing back in school. I used to write poems and quotes on pieces of paper and leave them lying around for someone else to find. I didn’t want it to stay anonymous but couldn’t use my own name (for the fear of teasing) so I picked the name and Alex and it stuck.

6. Books that made me cry : Every single book that had even a little potential to make me cry was devoured in one night. I searched the internet and specifically asked for books that would be emotional.

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7. Creepy haunting stories : E A Poe, Stephen King, these were my go-to authors because I loved a good horror story. ( I was weird in high-school)

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8. Finding the right song for the book I was reading : I always had my earphones in while reading or I played some music on my laptop. I NEEDED a song that could match the book I was reading. it just made for such a heightened experience and even now everytime I hear suh a song, I remember the book.

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9. Making lists: I made actual TBR lists on paper, lists of my fictional book boyfriends, I’d write quotes and categorize my favorite authors. I was very organized.

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10. All-Nighter: Reading at night is my absolute favorite thing. When a book keeps me awake all night, it automatically becomes one of my favorite. Because I love sleep, but if a book is topping that, then it’s worth it. I spent many sleepless nights in high-school reading novels. And that’s funny because even in exams, I never studied at night.

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P.S- Nothing much has changed since high-school :p


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Top Ten books with a Creepy setting

This week’s topic by TheBrokeAndBookish is: Top Ten Books With X Setting (top ten books set near the beach, top ten book set in boarding school, top ten books set in England, etc) and I picked the top Creepy books because the other topics were already done and I wanted to do something unique.


Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die, #1)CoralineThe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)Lord of the FliesYou (You, #1)

Bad Girls Don’t Die (Bad Girls Don’t Die #1) by Katie Alender

It’s a horror story with ghosts and creepy little girl. If this doesn’t give you the creeps, I don’t know what will.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

If you have read this book, you know what I’m talking about. The parallel world with the weird parents, sewing buttons in place of the eyes.

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Top Ten Books I’d like to see made into a movie/ TV show

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by  The Broke and the BookishToday’s topic was  Top Ten Tuesday REWIND — go back and do a topic you missed over the years or recently or a topic you really want to revisit. I picked an old topic “Top Ten Books I’d like to see made into a movie/ TV show


images-5.jpg.jpeg Confess Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) 20820994.jpg Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh

Just picture the beautiful attires and the whole setting. If this gets made into a movie, it’d be worth watching!

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Top Ten Favorite Releases of 2016


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Thebrokeandbookish and today’s topic is Top Ten Fav Releases of 2016.
Let’s get started! (Goodreads Link and My reviews added)

Lady Midnight by CassanGlassdra Clare (Review: Sort of a rant)

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (My Review)

A Court of Mist and Fury by The Queen of Fantasy (Oops I meant SJ Mass,but same thing so whatever) (Review :Link)

A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab (Review)

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
And I Darken by Kiersten White (Review)

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (Review)

The Darkest corners by Kara Thomas (Review)

Siren’s song by Mary Weber (Short Review)

The Summer that melted everything by Tiffany McDaniel (Review)

Technically it hasn’t been released yet but the ARC was amazing. I can’t stop talking and thinking about this book!

Share your Top Tens with me! Just drop in a comment below and have you read any of these book? What did you think of them?


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Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year


Today’s Top Ten topic by Thebrokeandbookish is “Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year”
And I’ve noticed that my list is quite similar to some of my fellow bloggers. Shows how similar our taste is.

1. A world without you by Beth Ravis
Publication date :July 19th


Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.”
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Top Ten recent 5 star Books

Top Ten Tuesday is aa weekly feature by Thebrokeandbookish and today’s topic is Top Ten Recent 5 star Rated books.






Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

A gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Six of crows by Leigh Bardugo




Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Glass sword by Victoria Aveyard

Siren’s song by Mary Weber

Can you believe it? Those are all the 5 star books I’ve read this year. And most of them are sequels. Maybe I’m too strict in rating them.  There’s plenty of 4 stars though. And LOTS of 3 stars 😐

Love, Alex 🙂