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It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top Ten Worlds Books That Made Me Cry

Yeah, so this is awkward.  I have a thing about books that make you cry. I kind of seek them out. Why? I don’t know. I like to torment myself, I suppose.  When I went to make this post, I counted 48 books in my Goodreads that could be on this post.  And that was grouping series as one book.  So, obviously I have issues.  And this post was incredible difficult to choose just ten.

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It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is:

Top Ten Books Books Set In The Future

I love books about the future.  Especially space.  I love seeing what things stick and what things evolve.  I love seeing how our customs/ideas get twisted and changed over the years.  It makes me think of what we think about the past now and what really happened.  Like in the future what will historians say about ipods?  Will they be mind control devices or something the ancient people used to plug in with others… You get the idea.  Whether it is pretty or a totalitarian society, I love that little glimpse into what could be. I actually have 13 this week, because there were so many good choices.  SO, without further ado, here are my

Top Ten Thirteen Books Set In The Future


1. These Broken Stars


Two strangers from two different worlds… The daughter of a rich space pioneer and a poor solider deserted on an unknown planet.  The two have to learn to work together, survive, and figure out the mysteries of the world they crashed into.

2. Delirium


In a world where love is a disease, will you take the cure or become infected?

3. The Hunger Games


To atone for the sin of trying to overthrow a government, the society sends 12 boys and 12 girls to sacrifice each year.  Only one can survive.

4. Across the Universe


A young boy who will one day lead a ship of people and a young girl woken after 300 years of sleep.  The two will come together to unlock the mysteries of their current home (a spaceship) and their future home (a new, undiscovered planet).

5. Shatter Me

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A young girl with the power to kill with one touch.  She will change the world.

6. The Knife of Never Letting Go


A young boy in a society of men who hear every thought.  What happens when he finds someone whose thoughts he can’t hear… And who is a girl?

7. Uglies


In a world where pretty means perfection, would you choose to be who you are, even if it meant staying ugly forever?

8. Inside Out


In a world inside, can there every really be a way out? And what will we find when we do?

9. Unwind


In a world where the young can be unwound, what lengths would you go to so you could stay in one piece?

10. Matched


If the government could pick your entire life, how far would you go to make your own choices?

11. Enclave


There is no world above.  Underground is the only safe place… Or is it?

12. Divergent


Faction before blood… Selflessness, Peace, Intelligence, Bravery, or Honesty — which do you choose?

13. Verita/Concisus


They sent us here to colonize a new planet… They gave us the knowledge we needed to prepare the planet, but what else are they putting in our minds that we didn’t ask for?

So, that’s it.  What about you?  What setting did you pick this week?


Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon: Day 1 & 2

I accidently FORGOT to make my post yesterday, so I’m combining two today!  The Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon is hosted by Reviewing Wonderland and takes place this week July 1-7.  It’s not too late to sign up if you want to be involved!

Day One: Class Orientation

So, this is the part where I introduce myself.  I am Jess, a Texas gal who fits the definition of book-obsessed.  If you want to read all about me, visit my ‘About’ page on the right sidebar.

My ‘are you serious?’ face when the plot twist takes place.

1. Where are you blogging from? East Texas, y’all.


2. Why did you start blogging/reading?

Well, this is a bit more in depth an answer than the first question.  In first grade, I had a lot of trouble reading.  I remember having to practice extra, which I hated because I didn’t like to not be good at something. But once I got the hang of it, I really took off.  By second grade, I was reading at a 6th grade level and completely book obsessed.  Again, see my About Me for just how obsessed I was.

I didn’t start seriously book blogging until this year.  There are a lot of reasons I started, but the main one was wanting to share my reviews with my friends.  I’m always telling people about this book or that, and I figured one dot com might be easier.  Admittedly this has been one of the most awesome things I’ve done in a long while!

3. What are your favorite genres?

Pretty much I love young adult.  Within that, I am obsessed with science fiction, paranormal, fantasy, coming-of-age, and what I call tough issues (suicide, death, mental illness, addiction, sexual abuse, etc.).  I also enjoy contemporary & contemporary romance.  Recently I’ve started reading New Adult books in these areas, and I’m enjoying watch this new category grow into its own.  Oh, and I love memoirs, which is really different from these others, but there you go.


So, my read-a-thon goals are pretty simple: 1 book per day, totaling 7 by the end of the week.  Here are a couple I’m planning to read:

I have a tendency to read to match my mood, so some of these are likely to change.

Day Two: You’re the One That I Want

Today at the Summer Lovin’ read-a-thon we are discussing must have summer reads.  I’m going to also refer you to my Top Ten Beach/Summer Reads and my Top Ten TBR Summer 2013 posts.  I don’t have books that I read exclusively in the summer, but I DO have books that I read or try to read on an annual basis.  Here are a few:
Harry Potter, Books 1-7

I honestly have no idea just how many times I’ve read this series.  It is definitely something I make time to read each year.  And each time I read the books, it is a completely new experience!
The Hunger Games Trilogy

Even though I hate how it ends, I still make this series a yearly read.  It’s just too good not to!

The Divergent Series

I know, I know, technically this one isn’t finished yet, but I already know I will be reading this series each year for a long time!

So, what are some of your favorite summer reads?



Read-a-thon Results:
Viral Nation: COMPLETED
Losing Hope: 24%