BOOKS WORTH THE HYPE

Last month I made one of these posts talking about overhyped books so I thought to lighten the mood I would talk about books I think are worth the hype.

The Golden Door (The Three Doors Trilogy #1) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) Gone Girl Eating Animals

01  The Three Doors Trilogy by Emily Rodda

This is one of my favourite trilogies of all time. These books are amazing, the characters are all unique and the plot is phenomenal. Seriously, Emily Rodda is a genius, she really knows how to create a fantasy world that will have you on the edge of your seat.

02 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I have talked about this book sooo many times on my blog but that’s for good reason, this book is just that good. It’s cute, it’s emotional and it’s fun. Simon is a really great novel about oreo appreciation and acceptance.

03 The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I’ve yet to actually fully re-read this series but I have read the first three a couple of times. The Lunar Chronicles is a really fun science fiction series, with an amazing and diverse cast, it will have you crying and laughing and I cannot recommend it enough.

04 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I’ve only ever read this once but let me tell you it was one of the single best reading experiences of my life. While reading Gone Girl I was constantly talking about it to whover would listen, there was a fair bit of yelling and oh boy was I excited when they announced the film. This is a crazy-ass book that will have you on the loor in a daze and that’s weeks after you’ve finished it – it’s got a a ridiculous amount of plot twists and the characters are horrible, read it – I dare you!

05 Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

This is a book that surorisingly, I really didn’t know if I would enjoy. 1- it’s nonfiction 2- it’s about the meat industry in the US. I’d never really read too many non-fiction novels before, and why would I want to read this one? I’m already a vegetarian and I don’t live in the US. Either way, I am so glad I decided to pick this one up. This book taught me so much, not only did I learn about how gross the meat industry can be, but it also gave me the oppotunity to learn about myself – it was a surreal experience reading this book and I wouldn’t take it back for the world.

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Do you guys agree with that these books are worthy of the hype? What books do you think are worthy of the hype?

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5 LGBT BOOKS YOU SHOULD PUT ON YOUR TBR!

We all have pretty massive TBRs, right? Well why not add to them! I feel like people have such big to be read piles but not much real diversity on them. I’m pretty much in the same boat though. 

Pretty much all of the novels on this list are well-known LGBT books but I’m hoping to make another post soon with other recs. I’m not impressed with the amount I’ve read so far and I wanted to make a post recommending some of my favourites that I have read.

Everything Leads to You Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Our Own Private Universe The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour

It’s like nothing happens in this novel but also everything happens. I doubt this will have a long lasting impact on me but I certainly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it! It’s a fun and quick LGBT novel, it’s light and involves a short little mystery. It’s a really fun novel so you guys should totally check it out.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I actually only gave this 3 stars when I read it, but I did manage to read it in one sitting. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the writing but I did really enjoy the novel overall. You can read my review here!

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

THIS BOOK. I bet you’ve heard of it! Surprisingly not that many people have actually read it. This is actually being turned into a movie that should be coming out around March next year.

It’s about a teenage boy who has been talking to another boy in his school, the both of them are gay but they don’t know who the other is. It’s really cute and easy to read in one go. If you haven’t read this yet you should definitely pick this up asap!

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book, but I think that can probably just be put down to the slow pacing. I was really  enjoying this but got around half way through before school started up again and I didn’t have enough time to finish it. Eventually, I got back to it and it just wasn’t the same – due to stress or me just trying to finish it quickly.

This is a really good book though, it’s got a cute lesbian romance and a pretty realistic situation for an lgbt kid. I did really appreciate this new perspective, it was nice to read a book that didn’t have all white people in it. You can read my review here!

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

PYNCH!!!!!

I haven’t made my love for this series a secret on my blog, but I feel like I haven’t talked about it in a while. This is a really fun series, it’s more character based than plot driven, but that’s a good thing, for me at least. I personally really enjoy books that are more about the characters than anything else.

This series is really cool, and the lgbt couple is ADORABLE. If you know anything about this series or Tumblr then you know that this is a pretty popular pair of boys.

+ BONUS, A COMIC!

Young Avengers, Volume 1: Style > Substance

Young Avengers

The cast of characters in this trilogy are all really unique and fun so I definitely recommend this! This is a really fun trilogy with an adorable couple of teenage boys. This is quite a popular series and basically all of the characters are fantastic! You can read my review of volume 1, here!

Have you read any of these? Do you have any LGBTQ+ books (or comics) to recommend?

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OVERHYPED BOOKS

Talking about overhyped books is always an awkward subject but sometimes you gotta talk about it. 

Fangirl Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

01 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I was really excited to read Fangirl when I first heard about it, I mean it’s about a Fangirl, that’s my kind of book. Well, it should have been.

  • The writing is bad
  • The main character is immature
  • The Harry Potter elements just annoyed me
  • It’s only quotable if you want to reference it in a book of lines in books that didn’t make sense:

“His eyes were set so deep, it made everything he said more intense.”

“since Wren drunked at her.”

My review

02 Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

The format for this book is really cool but that’s where my positivity ends with this book.

I feel like half of this bok was unnecessary and could have been cut out – I’m sorry, I’ve got other books waiting for me, could people please edit their books properly.

The plot was boring and ordinary and I didn’t care about the characters.

Overall, it was a massive disappointment, literally this novel is huge.

My review

03 Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

If you want overbearing romance and little to no plot this is your book.

I had high hopes for this book but I think I’m one of the few people that just didn’t care for it. It seems like everyone enjoyed it but for me it was 500 pages of nothing.

My thoughts

04 The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black 

One one hand Holly Black has really good writing and this story has great promise, on the other hand the insta-love is ick and the cahracters are underdeveloped. This is a standalone so that could contribute to that but this book had potential and I don’t think it quite reached it.

05 Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I have only ever heard praise for this book and I can’t say that I understand what all the hype is about. Celaena Sardothien is soo annoying and I really wasn’t a big fan of any of the characters and couldn’t connect with any of them. I didn’t enjoy any part of this so I won’t be continuing the series.

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What books have you guys read that you think are overhyped? Do you disagree with me about any of these books?

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5 OF MY AUTO-BUY AUTHORS

I’ve been really enjoying writing this segment lately, so I thought why not write another one! Let’s face it we all have auto-buy or auto-read authors, I don’t have too many so I thought this would be the perfect way to talk about them.

01 Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) Heartless Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerves, #1)

I loved The Lunar Chronicles when I read it a couple of years ago, and since then I have read Heartless also by her. I did prefer TLC to her standalone take on an Alice in Wonderland prequel. Her graphic novel, Wires and Nerve came out earlier this year but my library doesn’t have it yet, but as soon as it comes in I will be reading it stat!

02 Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1) The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)

Out of the books pictured above, I have only actually read one. That sounds bad considering Riordan is a an auto-buy for me but honestly I  just haven’t got to them o in the case of The Red Pyramid, I’m just not sure I’m interested anymore. However, in the case of Magnus Chase, I am really excited to read it, I just haven’t been in the mood to pick it up.

03 Brandon Sanderson

The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) Elantris The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)

Ahh yes, Brandon Sanderson, the man who is quite possibly my favourite author. I have only read his Mistborn trilogy and his Steelheart trilogy but I am definitely going to be reading some more of his works later on in the year. I love his books but I get slightly concerned when out of his available series, most of them only have one of two books out and for example The Stormlight Archive series (a 10 book series) only has two books out and the new instalments come out every 2 or 3 years. It’s going to take years to get through the books!

04 Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda The Upside of Unrequited

Last year I read Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda and loved it! I have hears nothing but good things about her new book The Upside of Unrequited, her books are all rather diverse so I am really excited to get into it. I loved her debut so much that in my mind I feel like I’ll probably enjoy anything she writes.

05 J. K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)

This might be the first author on the list whos books I’ve pictured are actually shown, I’ve read the entire Harry Potter series many, many times, I’ve also read the books that are out in the Cormoran Strike series. I love them both very much and cannot wait to re-read them again in the future. As for Fantastic Beasts, I read it after I saw the film for the first time and I will probably re-read it next year before I see Fantastic Beasts 2.

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5 Authors I Won’t Be Reading Anymore

01 Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)

My gosh, what a place to start. This blog post is going to be totally awkward to write but, oh well!

My favourite review in existence – this review pretty much sums up why I won’t be reading anymore of Casserole Clam’s books.

02 John Green

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I have only read three of John Green’s books but I just don’t think his books are for me. His characters mostly seem to annoy me, and I just can’t connect with them. Either they’re supposed to be way smarter than me or they’re doing drugs every two seconds – wither way, I just cannot relate.

03 Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark, #1)

Yeah, going by the book shown above, you understand why I don’t want to read any more of her books. I’ve only read Divergent by her but honestly at this point I just can’t stomach reading any more of her books

04 Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)

I’ve only read the Firebird trilogy by Claudia Gray  but honestly I disliked it so much that it’s put me off anything else she might write in the future.

My Review of Book 2 (I guess I never got around to writing a review for book 1 or 3)

05 Nicholas Sparks

Safe Haven

Okay guys, fight me. I have read a total of 1 book by this guy, and I doubt I’ll be reading any more. I read Safe Haven (pictured) purely because I love the movie (again, fight me) and I was curious to see how faithful the film was to the book. I’ve seen a couple of the other Sparks adaptations but I really don’t know if I can be bothered even watching any new films of his, I just don’t think they’re for me.

Have you read any of these? Do you have any authors whose books you refuse to read?

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5 Authors I need To Read

I’m currently procarastinating writing my shakespeare essay and I thought what better way to do that then to start a new feature on my blog. This one is pretty similar to T5W except I’ll be talking about whatever I like (don’t worry I’ll still continue with T5W). I think I really prefer this feature to longer posts because it gives me a limit to the amount of books I talk about but it doesn’t restrict what I talk about.


We all have authors we’ve heard great things about but just haven’t got to yet, well so do I. I was going through my Goodreads TBR and I found there were soo many new-to-me authors, well these are probably the top 5 that I would really like to get to some time soon. 

Adam Silvera

More Happy Than Not  History Is All You Left Me  They Both Die at the End

I have not read any of this man’s novels and it is my greatest book shame. His books sound amazing and I really haven’t read enough LGBT fiction.

I mean, honestly, I really don’t know why I haven’t read these books yet. I’ve recommended his works to my friends and I’ve had More Happy Than Not on my TBR since it came out and yet I still haven’t gotten to it yet.

Sarah Dessen 

Saint Anything  Lock and Key

Sarah Dessen sort of blew up a few years ago (2015?), or at least to me she did. I’d never heard of her or her books before until the release of Saint Anything. So naturally, I checked the book out and it sounds awesome. I would really love to read it and some of her other books but unfortunately due to lack of time or my mood I just haven’t picked up any of her books yet.

Jesse Eisenberg

Bream Gives Me Hiccups

This guy. He is one of my favourite actors and he seems like a really cool and intelligent guy. So of course when I found out he was a writer I went straight to the internet. I saw an interview with him talking about his book with Jimmy Fallon (I think) and sounded really cool so of course I want to check out what his book is like. He also writes plays so I feel like if I like this book, I’ll probably check them out to!

Shaun David Hutchinson

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley  We Are the Ants  At the Edge of the Universe

What’s that? I’m talking about Shaun David Hutchinson again? That’s right, because for some reason I still have yet to read a single book by him. I don’t know if it’s simply because I’ve been too busy lately or if I’m afraid it won’t be as good as I’ve heard. Either way, I really want to have read a book by SDH by the end of the year.

Rob Thomas

The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)  Mr. Kiss and Tell (Veronica Mars, #2)

I am in a serious Veronica Mars mood right now so naturally when I heard there was a set of books set after the movie written by the Director they went straight to the top of my TBR.


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