For our 5th poll in YA Fiction March Madness, we have the thrillers! A summer house filled with fractured memories in We Were Liars, and a threat of exposed secrets over the whole school in One of Us is Lying. Tell us which title kept you turning the pages until the very end in our comments below!
"Be a little kinder than you have to." - E. Lockheart, We Were Liars 📚📚📚
This is my first successful YA read in a lllloooooonnnngggg time. I've DNFed the last few I've tried. I made it about 25% the way through Black Leopard, Red Wolf and realized I needed to take a break from these super-long, super-dense reads. Don't worry, I'm not going spoil anything, but I kinda guessed a variation of the ending within a few chapters so I missed the shock most people have at the reveal. Also, I still have so many questions about this family. How do none of them visit each other outside the summer holiday? What about Thanksgiving? Christmas? Birthdays? Random weekend visits? Maybe it's just me, but this family is unbelievably distant from each other from day one which made it harder to believe the dynamics on the island. Overall, this is a three star book for me. I'm glad I read it. There were some great takeaways, but probably not worth the reread. 📚📚📚
Tag: #5BooksTag :
📖Current Read: Black Leopard, Red Wolf
📖A new release you want to buy: Where the Crawdads Sing
📖Your last read: We Were Liars
📖A book with a white cover: The Truth About Forever
📖Anticipated book: Winds of Winter (Seriously? Have you not met me?)
Thank you @thebookishpoppet for tagging me!
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Happy #stacksaturday 📚 and happy #ravenclawprideday to my fellow Ravenclaws! 🦅 Let me know in the comments if you’re a fellow Ravenclaw and I’ll give you some 💙 in my story.
So who’s up for doing a little Ravenclaw themed Kiss, Marry, Kill? I’m going to give you some Ravenclaw characters from different books and I want you to tell me who you’d kiss, marry and kill. Disclaimer, I have no idea if all of these characters are actually Ravenclaws, it’s just how I see them (but Wylan, Holland and Henry have been confirmed as Ravenclaw by Leigh, Victoria and Maggie and Rainbow has said that despite most people thinking that Baz is Slytherin, he isn’t - she hasn’t actually said what house he is afaik but I’m thinking Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff and I’m totally going to claim him as a Ravenclaw so 🤷🏼♀️😂)
Anyway, here goes...
1. Holland (A Darker Shade of Magic), Baz (Carry On), Alec (The Mortal Instruments).
2. Henry (trc), Aaron (aftg), Wylan (SoC).
This is really hard because I love them all but I would:
Kiss Alec, marry Baz (of course, my 💙 haha!) and kill Holland
Kiss Wylan, marry Henry and kill Aaron (I changed my mind a few times with this one - this game is too hard 😫😂). .
What about you??...
Most of these books are ones I bought this month so I haven’t read many of them. Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think? Any good ones I should stick straight on my tbr?
We Were Liars was the first book I read just before I really got into reading. I actually really liked it at the time and it’s very different to what I normally read. The ending was very sad and left me kind of speechless for a little while but overall it was a really quick read and enjoyable. •
I may be posting two pictures today because I’m going to participate in the @wizarding.letters giveaway challenge and I want my “sort-of theme” to be “sort-of” complete. Definitely go check out the challenge and participate! The more the merrier! •
QOTD: Do you own any signed books?
AOTD: Unfortunately no. Well actually I do but it’s a book that doesn’t sit on my shelf. I got White Ninja signed by Tiffany Hall at a school excursion when I was in like grade 5 so I guess it counts 🤷🏽♀️ •
(🇺🇸 English below)
Une bonne surprise ! J'ai lu Nous les menteurs d'E. Lockhart. J'avais quelques préjugés sur ce livre (la littérature young adult m'a plusieurs fois déçue), je m'attendais à une lecture légère, facile pour l'avion.
En fait, j'ai totalement accroché. L'histoire m'a attrapée, le style (en VO) m'a touchée. Et la fin. Une claque !
A good surprise! I read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I had low expectations about this book (YA literature disappointed me several times), I really expected nothing more than a light and easy read to accompany me during my flight.
On the contrary, I was totally hooked by this book. The story is suspenseful, the style (original version) is touching, poetic and feels real. And the ending! What a surprise!
So for the rest of the month these are the books I’m hoping to get to!
As a kid maximum ride was my favorite books series and I would read it constantly. I had a urge to read them all again this month so I’m currently reading Angel and will read the last two right after.
We were liars will also be a re-read for me because I remember enjoying it but I kinda don’t remember too much about it. Behind closed doors I constantly see at bookstores so I finally bought it and hopefully I’ll get to it this month.
have you read any of these books? If so, how did you like them?
Do you read certain genres in different seasons? 🌸💐🌼🌷
I am a big mood reader and lately I’ve been in the mood for contemporary and I’m loving all the books I’ve been reading! But I also miss fantasy, so I’m probably going to pick up a fantasy soon!
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SOOOOO I just finished reading We Were Liars, and as it was such a quick read, I read it in less than a day. Not only was it quite short, but it was sooooo good I just couldn’t put it down.
I have read mixed reviews about this novel, mainly because people haven’t enjoyed the prose as the writing is quite choppy and fragmented. But I absolutely loved the prose, and found it so interesting to read. I rated this novel 4.5/5! .
I think I’m just a sucker for a shock ending, and this ending is my personal favourite type of shock ending, if that makes sense. I also loved the characters, the setting, the map and family tree at the start of the book, and the undertones of eeriness behind everything. I know I will be reading this again! .
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'Always do what you are afraid to do'. Ik leef al sinds 2016 volgens deze quote uit het boek #wewereliars
Soms moet je dingen doen die je super eng vindt. Sociale media is daar eentje van.
Momenteel laat ik instagram even voor wat het is. Gewoon enkele dagen. Doodeng. Want de statistieken zullen naar beneden gaan, mensen gaan denken dat je ze negeert, ik ga posts missen van mensen die ik graag volg en noem maar op.
Banale dingen die toch belangrijk zijn geworden. Het lijkt me fijner om een paar dagen rust te nemen. Tot ik weer het idee heb dat ik die 600+ mensen die me volgen, helemaal niet lastig val.
Daarnaast ondervindt mijn instagram na de black-out zoveel problemen... Dat ik er gewoon even klaar mee ben.
Tot gauw ❤️
3 4319 March, 2019
My current read! We Were Liars by @elockhartbooks 📚 ————————————————————
SYNOPSIS from @goodreads: “A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends- the Liars- whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.”
The synopsis alone had me HOOKED. I’ve seen some mixed reviews on this one but so far I can’t put it down! I’m thinking it’ll be a quick read for me 😊
QUESTION: Have you read this book? What did you think? (Without spoilers of course!) #wewereliars#elockhart#bookshark#suspensenovel#bookstagram#bookblog#instareads#bookstagrammer#bookblogger#instareader
14 12619 March, 2019
Thrilled to share with you guys the paperback cover to #genuinefraud . In stores in May, but you can preorder it now. Link in my bio. Isn’t it creepy? In the best way. Xo E
Hello there! 👋✋
Here's me hoping that this finds you in the best of your health!
I hope you're reading, and in so doing, feeling that you're doing something better than what says the rest of the world. I wrote an op-ed for a fortnightly months ago viz. The Declining Culture of Book Reading—an edited version of which will soon be republished and shared with you here—and therein I posited my concern about this grave issue that continues to be by and large brushed under the carpet.
That said, I've decided to read as many books as I can, and it's been utterly diverting and amazing thus far—and will, hopefully, always be so.
I bought the following books today at a Book Fair.
1. Mukulika Banerjee's The Pathan Unarmed because of my newly built obsession with the struggles, be they political or otherwise, people of my like have been/are involved it.
2. Stephen Hawking's Brief Answers to the Big Questions because of some of the more intriguing questions and matters addressed in it. Also, reading @yuval_noah_harari's Sapiens left me with little options.
3. Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century because of his being an absolute genius in putting his sentiments into words about all things historical, pertaining to evolution, and reason.
4. Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy because one of my teachers has been recommending this to us since time immemorial. I don't know much about philosophy tbh.
5. And, E. Lockhart's We Were Liars because of all the good things I'd heard about it, its ratings and reviews on Goodreads, and I not being hunky-dory without buying fiction when I buy books.
WE WERE LIARS IS SO UNDERRATED !!!!! i know a lot of people had some strong opinions on this book, but i really enjoyed the way it was written and even cried at the end :,))) ps, sorry i haven’t been posting as much, my schoolwork and disassociation were overwhelming lol -em #wewereliarsbook#wewereliars
I saw my friend do this (thanks @sazan)and thought it was a great idea, so I’m doing it. A get to know me post (and if you already know me, a get to know me better) I’ve been an actor since I was 4, but in the last three years I’ve pushed myself out of my comfort zone. 3 years ago, I became an entrepreneur and started @Foodstirs (the most ethically sourced organic baking mix company on the planet) My favorite mix currently is the Chocolate Coconut Chewy Oat Bar- a little oil and water and in 25 min I have yummy bars to feed my family for a week. Then last year, I published my first book #stirringupfunwithfood (wonder what’s next?!?) I may have won a lot of awards, but my greatest achievement is my two kids. Charlotte (8) and Rocky (5) I know a lot of people are disappointed by my choice to only occasionally share pics of them, but I do that to protect them. Until they are old enough to understand the permanence of social media and make their own choices of what they wish to share, that’s just how it will be. I was born in New York and now I live in LA. My favorite hobby is reading. I try and read two books a week if I can. This week I read #wewereliars by @elockhartbooks (which I loved) and now #BringMeBack by @baparisauthor. I love it when you send me book suggestions and often get books based on your recommendations (yes I have a library card) I love books so much I collect first edition books. I am passionate about charity work and making a difference. I recently joined the Board of Directors of @goodplusfdn and I’m really excited about my new role.
I also love Broadway and could see a show every day and be happy. My two faves are Hamilton and Chess.
I love to travel and have been to more than 20 countries (hoping to double that) My favorite food is sushi, and I will pretty much eat anything from the sea (although I don’t care for ankimo) I even love Fugu which is Japanese poisonous blowfish. And just so you know, I write all my own posts, so sometimes you have to have a little patience with me, but I try and read everything. So that’s me. Your turn- what #funfacts should I know about you?