Friday, 28 August 2015

Review | Make It Count by Megan Erickson

Image and video hosting by TinyPicMake It Count by Megan Erickson
Series: Bowler University #1
Published By: William Morrow Impulse
Published On: June 3, 2014
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary
Pages: 336
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★½

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Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend’s gorgeous best friend, Alec…who just so happens to be her brand new math tutor. Who knew nerd was so hot? 
Kat usually goes through tutors like she does boyfriends—both always seem to bail when they realize how hopeless she is. It’s safer for her heart to keep everyone at arm’s reach. But Alec is always stepping just a little too close. 
Alec Stone should not be fantasizing about Kat. She’s adorable, unbelievably witty, and completely off limits. He’d never stab his best friend in the back… 
But when secrets are revealed, the lines of loyalty are blurred. To make it count, Alec must learn messy human emotions can’t be solved like a trigonometry function. And Kat has to trust Alec may be the first guy to want her for who she is, and not in spite of it.

Kat has always struggled with school, specifically math, and can’t seem to get a tutor to stick with her. Luckily for Kat, she finds one tutor who is willing to work hard to get her the grades she needs; her boyfriend’s best friend, Max. However, when Kat finds herself thinking more about her tutor than the math work, things start to get complicated.

I wanted to like this but it was a bit of a disappointment. I was looking forward to a fun, light-hearted story about characters my age that I could really relate to, and that is exactly what I got. Unfortunately, though, it just wasn’t enough for me and I ended up having a few issues with the book that made it a little disappointing.

The plot became a bit boring and repetitive. It started off great, and I was really enjoying it, until it all just became too familiar. I felt, at some parts, as though I was re-reading parts of the story I had already read. The characters had the same arguments and issues over and over again, making for a repetitive, and eventually slightly boring, read. It could have been a really great plot, but it felt as though scenarios were repeated just to fill up the pages.

One of the redeeming qualities of this book was the really great characters. I really liked Kat as a main character. She was quirky and funny, a very different character than I am used to reading about. She is definitely not your typical main character but she was really fun to read about. I also really liked Alec, mainly because I can’t resist a super sweet but kind of sexy nerdy guy. He was an adorable love interest, for the most part. The characters definitely made the book more enjoyable for me.

While I didn’t love this book, there were some funny moments throughout. Kat’s wit and quirky personality, combined with some of the interesting situations throughout the book, resulted in some amusing moments. Again, these funny moments were mainly due to the great characters and their witty, unique personalities.

I didn’t think this was a bad book but there was nothing special about it. Yes, the characters were very good, but there was nothing really great about this book. There was nothing to make it any different from the norm or stand out among some really great new adult books. The fact that this could really be any book with the ‘girl falls for boy she shouldn’t’ storyline, without anything particularly different, was probably the most disappointing thing for me.

One thing that surprised me when reading this was the fact that the cheating aspect did not annoy me. I often find cheating within books to be uncomfortable to read about and it can make me dislike characters. However, I think as it was made clear that the cheating aspect was the premise of the story, I didn’t have an issue with it. It is also very much down to Megan Erickson’s writing that I did not find it an uncomfortable topic to read about.

Overall. I didn’t love this books but it was a very quick, reasonably fun read. The plot may not have been anything unique or special, but Megan Erickson definitely knows how to write some good characters. The characters were the most redeeming thing about this book, in my opinion. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it much at all if it weren’t for the quirky, unique and enjoyable characters.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Review | Amy & Rodger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Image and video hosting by TinyPicAmy & Rodger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Published On: May 4, 2010
Genre: Contemporary
Pages: 344
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★★½

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Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip - and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar - especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory - but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

After the death of her father, Amy’s mother has decided to move the family across the country. It is up to Amy to get the car to their new home in Connecticut, with the help of old family friend, Rodger. The two must travel across the country together, while each dealing with their own baggage. 

I had such trouble rating this book because I did enjoy it, but I didn’t love it. There was nothing that I particularly disliked about this book. I thought the plot was okay and enjoyed reading about Amy and Rodger’s adventures. However, I really didn’t think there was anything special about it.

I don’t understand the hype surrounding this book. I have heard such amazing things about Morgan Matson and this book. I appreciate that it was Matson’s first novel, but with the hype surrounding this book and her writing I would have expected more. I was slightly disappointed in the book for this reason.

I liked the characters in this book, but they weren’t amazing. I think really great characters would have made this book amazing, as it is very character driven. I did like both Amy and Rodger but I didn’t feel any strong connections to them. In fact, I found the most relatable character to be Bronwyn, who plays a very minor role in the story.

One thing I did really like about this book was the really great quotes throughout the book. Whether they were Morgan Matson’s own words, or state mottos mentioned throughout the book, there were some really great, inspiring quotes within this book.

I also really enjoyed the playlists, scrapbook style parts, etc. These features gave the book more of an interactive feel and were a very unique aspect of the book. I really enjoyed this part and think it really added to the book.

Overall, I am still unsure how I feel about this book. I definitely didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. It was an enjoyable read, with an inspiring message and some great quotes and interactive aspects. However, for me it did not live up to my expectations and the hype surrounding it.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Review | How To Fall In Love by Cecelia Ahern

Image and video hosting by TinyPicHow To Fall In Love by Cecelia Ahern
Published By: Harper Collins
Published On: April 3, 2014
Genre: Chick Lit
Pages: 415
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★★★★

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She has just two weeks. Two weeks to teach him how to fall in love – with his own life. 
Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate – but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him she can show him that life is worth living before then. 
Despite her determination, Christine knows what a dangerous promise she’s made. Against the ticking of the clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late-night outings. 
Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life. But has she done enough to change his mind for good? And is that all that’s starting to happen?

As Christine is crossing the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin late one night, she comes across a man who is preparing to jump. In an attempt to stop him, Christine makes a deal. She must prove to him that his life is worth living before his 35th birthday, just two weeks away.

After reading this book I established that Cecelia Ahern is definitely a new favourite author. I absolutely loved this book and the writing style had a lot to do with that. She has a fantastic way of completely drawing you into the story and really making you feel for the characters.

Cecelia Ahern writes great characters that I absolutely loved. Christine was a great main character; quirky and witty with a kind heart and a strange obsession with ‘how to’ books. I loved reading from her point of view. I also loved Adam who, despite wanting to end his life, was a fun character to read about. He was another witty character, though with a darker sense of humour. Both characters added a lot to the story.

I really enjoyed the overall story. I’ve read quite a few books featuring suicide recently, a couple of which were pretty similar, but this is a completely different take on the subject. It is quite a unique story, unlike anything I have read before.

Considering the subject of this book, it could have been quite a sad read. However, Cecelia Ahern managed to make a difficult, very sad subject funny and enjoyable. The subject of suicide was given the sensitivity and seriousness it deserves, but the writing style and the witty characters added a more light-hearted element to the story.

I saw an interview with Cecelia Ahern in which she mentioned that some of the idea for this book came from the film Up In The Air and I love how the aspects from that film added to this story. Up In The Air is one of my all time favourite movies and it was very interesting to see how aspects of that movie were interpreted and included within this book.

Overall, I absolutely loved this book and it has definitely made my love for Cecelia Ahern grow. I loved her writing style, the great characters and the unique story. I admire how such a serious topic can be covered with such sensitivity yet still make such a funny book. This is definitely a book I will be recommending in the future.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Review | I Was Here by Gayle Forman

Image and video hosting by TinyPicI Was Here by Gayle Forman
Series: I Was Here #1
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Published On: January 29, 2015
Genre: Contemporary
Pages: 270
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★★★

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When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.

I Was Here follows Cody, who one day receives an unexpected email from her best friend, Meg, explaining that Meg had committed suicide. Believing that her and Meg knew everything about each other, Cody is surprised when, having agreed to travel to Meg’s college campus to collect her belongings, she discovers a lot about her best friend that she never knew. After discovering this new information, Cody attempts to understand her best friend, and what led her to such extreme measures.

After being slightly underwhelmed by my first Gayle Forman read, If I Stay, I wasn’t sure what to expect of this one. I wasn’t drawn in straight away and found the first 100 or so pages to be a little slow. However, once I did get into the story I began to really enjoy it.

I found Cody to be a very relatable character. Though I have never been in a situation similar to the one she is in during this book, and we really are not very alike, I found it very easy to relate to Cody and the way she responded to various situations. I really enjoyed her as a main character.

As well as having a great main character, there were also many great supporting characters in this book. I loved all of the side characters, though not always upon first meeting, and really enjoyed reading about them. As I have mentioned before, I love child characters in books, so obviously Scottie, Meg’s younger brother, was my favourite.

I was very impressed with how well this book deals with very important, difficult issues. The topic of suicide was covered with great sensitivity, but it’s importance within the story, and society, was made clear. I think it is great that the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness was emphasised and importance placed on the need to talk about these issues. This message in particular may be greatly beneficial to many people.

I love that Gayle Forman went against the norm in showing that even the ‘normal’ families have their problems. It is common in YA novels to see the ‘normal’ families as the perfect example of what a family should be, while the more dysfunctional families are seen to be the ones with all the problems. However, this story particularly emphasises that fact that a family may appear to the outside world to be a ‘normal’ or ‘perfect’ family, but they have their own issues as well. I also appreciated, having grown up in what may be seen as a dysfunctional family myself, the emphasis placed on the fact that these families can be just as loving and supportive as any other.

The one thing I didn’t particularly like about this book was the romance aspect. While the characters did seem to have some connection, the romance aspect slightly threw me. I felt it was an unnecessary addition to the story and, given the history of the two characters, it all happened a bit to quickly for me.

Overall, I had a few small problems with this book, like not getting into it right away, but I did really enjoy it in the end. I thought Gayle Forman did a fantastic job of covering such a serious topic in a sensitive yet informative way. I believe this story was inspired by a true story, as is explained at the end of the book, and I think she definitely did the story justice.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

TBR | August 2015

After my great reading month in July, I am hoping to continue doing well throughout August. So far, I have managed to read five of the ten books on my Summer TBR and hopefully, with no university work to do, I can get the other five read. I am being a little ambitious with this TBR but we'll see how it goes.

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I have previously read this one but as one of my favourite books of last year, I am desperate to read it again. I absolutely love the Anna trilogy and Isla was by far my favourite of the three. I love the characters so much, and the settings are also great. This is one on my Summer TBR so I will be trying m hardest to get to this one this month. I am so excited to read this one again.

This is another of the books on my Summer TBR. I have been wanting to read his trilogy for a while now so I am determined to at least make a start to the trilogy by reading the first book in August. I know very little about this trilogy but from what I do know it sounds like a perfect summer read.

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I've been working my way through Morgan Matson's books this summer and her most recent novel, Since You've Been Gone, is the last one I have to read (not including her novels under a different name). This is one that I have heard so many amazing things about, and seems to be most people's favourite Morgan Matson book, so I am really looking forward to reading this one.

City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare
This is another series that I really need to make a start on. Everyone seems to have read these books except me and with the TV show starting soon, it really is about time to make a start to the series. This is another series that I know little about other than how much people love it, so hopefully I will love it too.

Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout
The Lux series is yet another series that I need to start. I know that this one is about aliens, which is something I have not read about before. This series seems to get rave reviews so I am looking forward to trying out something a bit different.

Daughter by Jane Shemilt
This was not on my Summer TBR but I decided to pull a couple of books out of my TBR jar for this month and this was one of them. This was an impulse buy and I haven't heard great things about it but it sounds pretty interesting. It is about a woman whose daughter goes missing and follows her search for answers.

Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow -
I also pulled this one out of the my TBR jar for the month and it is my ebook pick for August. I know very little about this one but it seems to be your average new adult contemporary story, which is perfect for summer.

Those are all of the books I hope to get around to reading during the month of August. Hopefully I will have time to get a fair bit of reading done but my main aim is to complete my Summer TBR books.

What are you planning to read in August?

Sophie :)

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Wrap Up | July 2015

July has been a pretty eventful month for me, as it was the first full month of my summer break. Despite being so busy, I did manage to read more books than I have read in a month so far this year. I read a total of 10 books and a novella, which I think is pretty impressive, at least for me.

My Life In July...
- I spent an amazing week looking after a great group of kids at a church Summer Camp.
- I went on holiday to France with my mum and had a great two weeks in the sun.
- While in France, I got to go to Disneyland Paris! I had the best day ever since I am a child at heart.

Watched In July...
- Big Hero 6 - 4/5
- One Tree Hill Season 2 - 4/5
- Breaking Dawn Part 2 (rewatch) - 5/5

Read In July...

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Free Four by Veronica Roth -
This is a novella within the Divergent series in which the knife throwing scene from Divergent is retold from Four's point of view. I found the stories within the novellas in Four to be very interesting from Four's point of view so expected to find this similarly interesting. I did enjoy this novella and find it interesting but it was so short that it really did not seem necessary. I didn't think it added anything to the series. 3/5

Our Story by Collabro -
I absolutely love Collabro, the 2014 Britain's Got Talent winners, so as soon as I knew they had published a book, I had to read it. Obviously, since I love them so much, I loved finding out more about their lives before Collabro and their stories. I loved the insight into the process of Britain's Got Talent, through the audition process and the live shows, and some of the things that went on after they won. I really enjoyed this book. 4/5

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - 
I started rereading this again back in April but ended up distracted by other things after only the first chapter. I decided to continue with my reread this month and I loved it just as much as I did the previous two times I have read it. This book is so nostalgic for me and just makes me so happy. As much as it is criticised now, and I know it isn't the best book ever, I still love this series and I am not ashamed to admit that. 4/5

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson -
After reading Amy & Rodger's Epic Detour back in May, I started listening to Morgan Matson's second novel as an audiobook. I had heard really great things about this book but was a little intimidated by the size of the book, since most contemporaries are generally under 400 pages, so audiobook seemed like the best option. I really enjoyed this book, and the experience of listening to it. The story itself was heart-warming and emotional and I love the way it incorporated elements of family, friendship and first love. The narrator of the audiobook was great as well, and added to the overall experience. 4/5

The Naughtiest Girl In The School by Enid Blyton -
I bought this on iBooks for the Biannual Bibliothon challenge to reread a book from your childhood. I didn't manage to get to it during the readathon but thought it would be fun to reread it anyway, since I had bought it. I enjoyed reading this story again but there were aspects I picked up on, that I would not have at such a young age when I first read it, that made me enjoy it slightly less. I love the boarding school aspect of this book and that element made this very enjoyable. However, some of the behaviour promoted in this book I really did not like. 3/5

The Geography Of You And Me by Jennifer E Smith -
I had such high hopes for this one after loving The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight when I read it last summer. Unfortunately, this was a little bit of a disappointment for me. I didn't hate it, by any means, but it didn't live up to the standard I was expecting. I enjoyed this book but I didn't love it, it was just an okay read for me. I loved the travel aspect, as I love travelling, but there were other things that I didn't particularly enjoy. 3/5

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell -
I have finally read a Rainbow Rowell book! I decided to read her books in publication order and I was very surprised by how good her first book was. I really enjoyed this book, it was so much better than I had expected. I loved the characters, particularly Jennifer and Beth. I thought their emails were hilarious but there was also a lot of information given in them, including more serious things. I love the way Rainbow Rowell wrote this book, with the unique format and great writing style. 4/5

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead -
I have owned this book for at least 5 years and have finally gotten around to reading it. I have heard so many people talk about this series and how much they love it that I was a bit intimidated, but I decided to dive into it and see what the fuss it about. To be completely honest, I'm still not entirely sure what the fuss it about. I liked this book, but I didn't love it. There were various aspects that I found interesting, like the different types of vampire, but I don't really understand all of the hype. I do see potential in this series though, so I will probably continue with it. 3/5

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by JK Rowling -
Finally I have gotten around to continuing with the Harry Potter series. The third book in the series seems to be a lot of people's favourite so I did feel a bit of pressure to love it. Luckily, I did! I am really enjoying this series, as expected, and am definitely enjoying the books more now that I don't know the story before reading them. 4/5

Alive Souls: Inception by Elena Yulkina -
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This was very short, only 66 pages, but full of complex fantasy elements. This could have been good if the plot and characters had been properly developed. I think the author tried to fit too much into such a short number of pages. 2/5

Cabin Fever by Mandy Smith -
This is non-fiction, documenting Mandy Smith's life as a Virgin air hostess and was something I was really looking forward to reading. Unfortunately, this was a disappointment for me. I really enjoyed reading about her training experience and her stories of life as an air hostess, however these things only made up around 1/4 of the book. The majority of this book was taken up by stories of her personal life, including intimate details of her sex life, stories about her non-work travelling and details of all of her relationships. 2.5/5

Blogged In July...
- I wrapped up June.
- I hauled all of the books I bought in June.

That is everything I read in July. What have you read this month?

Sophie :)

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Haul | July 2015

Considering the amount of books I have acquired over the past couple of months, you would think I should be slowing down a little. You would be right, I should be slowing down a little, but somehow I just can't seem to stop buying books. Since I was going on holiday, I decided to treat myself to a few more books, not that I didn't already have plenty to last me the two and a half weeks.

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The Woman Who Fell In Love For A Week by Fiona Walker - I had never heard of this book when I spotted in on the shelves of Tesco as part of a special offer. I was looking for something along the lines of your typical beach read, so from the title alone I decided to pick it up. This is about a woman who is house sitting for a couple of weeks and, I am assuming, meets a man during this time.

Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly - My mum and I were looking for books that we could both read while on holiday, to save on the amount of books we took. She reads mostly crime fiction, while I read a little bit of everything as long as it sounds interesting, so we decided on a couple of mystery/thriller novels to interest us both. This one follows a woman who's best friend has essentially stolen her life in her absence, as her husband has fallen in love with her. However, she finds out that this has happened before, with terrible consequences. This sounds very intriguing!

You by Caroline Kepnes - This is another one that was bought for both my mum and I to read. This, I believe, is a story about stalking, but through the use of social media. It sounds very interesting, if a bit creepy, and scary considering the extent to which we use social media these days. This is one I am very excited to get to.

Life With A Sprinkle Of Glitter by Louise Pentland - I absolutely adore Louise so obviously as soon as I found out she was writing a book, I knew I was going to have to have it. This is full of tips and tricks for all sorts of areas of life, along with some personal stories thrown in. I know this will be a fun read.

There You'll Find Me by Jenny B Jones - After completely falling in love with Jenny B Jones when reading her Katie Parker Productions series, I was interested to see what else she had written. While searching through Goodreads, I discovered that There You'll Find Me was one of her most popular novels so I decided to get it as an audiobook. This follows a girl who, following the death of her brother, decides to study abroad in Ireland, where he had previously travelled. I am interested in reading more Christian fiction so this will be a great place to start.

Confessions Of A New York Taxi Driver by Eugene Salomon - I have previously read three of the other Confessions Of... books (Confessions Of A GP, Further Confessions Of A GP and Confessions Of A Male Nurse) and really enjoyed them, so I decided it was time to read more of them. I struggled to decide which one to go for first but, as I am more than a little obsessed with New York, I went for this one. I am interested to see a bit of what New York cab drivers get up to.

The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow - I have a heard a few things about the Secret Diamond Sisters series around the blogging and booktube world, though not a whole lot, so when I saw this on the Kindle Store for a pretty good price, I decided to see what the fuss was about. I don't know a whole lot about this series but I believe it follows a group of sisters who find out their father is a rich hotel owner and go to live with him.

Cabin Fever by Mandy Smith - I am extremely interested in anything to do with airlines; I watch all the TV shows and documentaries about airlines and cabin crew, and I love being in airports or on planes, so this book seems perfect for me. This is a non-fiction book about life as a flight attendant for Virgin Airlines. Everything about flight attendants interests me so I am looking forward to finding out more.

A Groom With A View by Sophie Ranald - This was a bit of an 'on a whim' purchase for me. It is a book I have had on my Goodreads 'to read' shelf for a while but was never one I was desperate to get to. However, when I found it for pretty cheap on the Kindle store, I picked it up. This follows a couple who get engaged, despite previously not wanting to get married, and now wedding planning, and the assistance of the mother of the groom, threatens to ruin their relationship. This sounds like it could be a fun read and I love weddings, so I am looking forward to it.

Dream A Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher - I absolutely love Giovanna so despite never having read one of her books, I now own all of them but the Christmas novella. Everyone loves her books so I am determined to get to at least one of them sometime soon. This one is about a woman who begins to dream about a perfect guy, who then makes an appearances in her real life.

No-One Ever Has Sex In The Suburbs by Tracy Bloom - I read No-One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday towards the beginning of last year and really enjoyed it. I had no idea there was a sequel until I was browsing Amazon and it was recommended to me. I don't want to say what this is about, as it follows on from the first book, but I am really looking forward to seeing how the story continues.

That is everything I have bought in the month of July. Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts?

Sophie :)

Top Ten Tuesday | Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke And The Bookish. Lists galore, I can think of nothing better!

This week's theme is the Top Ten Authors I Have Read The Most Books From. However, I haven't really read a lot of books by one author so I decided to change it a little and list the Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From. I actually don't own a huge amount of books by the same author either, unless they are books in a series, but I do have quite a few authors whose books I own quite a few of. I am only really considering physical books for this list, with a few ebook novellas throw in (and I think one full length ebook).

1. Stephenie Meyer - 6 books
Stephenie Meyer is the author I own the most books from, obviously as 5 of them form the Twilight series. I own all four books in the series - Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse & Breaking Dawn - as well as the novella - The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner. I also own Stephenie Meyer's other novel, The Host, as an ebook, bringing the total to 6 books. Of course, I love all of the Twilight books, however I am yet to read The Host.

2. Sophie Kinsella - 5 books + a novella
Somehow, despite having never read one of her books, I own 5 books and a novella by Sophie Kinsella. I own three books in her Shopaholic series - Confessions Of A Shopaholic (#1), Shopaholic Abroad (#2) and Shopaholic & Baby (#5) - as well as a novella - Shopaholic On Honeymoon (#3.5). I also own two of her standalone novels - Can You Keep A Secret? and Twenties Girl. Like I said, I have yet to read any of these books but I have heard such great things about Sophie Kinsella that I have been collecting her books.

3. Kiera Cass - 5 books + a novella
All books I own from Kiera Cass are part of The Selection series. I own the first four books in the series - The Selection, The Elite, The One and The Heir - as well as The Selection Stories, a bind up of two novellas, and the novella The Queen. I have mentioned several times that I absolutely love The Selection series.

4. Cassandra Clare - 5 books
Again, these are all books in the same series. I own the first 5 books in The Mortal Instrument series - City of Bones, City of Ashes, City Of Glass, City of Fallen Angels and City Of Lost Souls. I have yet to read any of these books, although I really need to start this series really soon.

5. Veronica Roth - 4 books + a novella
This is another case of all books belonging to the same series. I own all three books in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth - Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant - as well as the bind up of novellas - Four - and the novella Free Four. This is the only case in which I have read all of the books I own, and enjoyed all of them, some more than others.

6. Jenny Han - 4 books
I own four books be Jenny Han, and have again read none of them. I own all three books in The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy - The Summer I Turned Pretty, It's Not Summer Without You and We'll Always Have Summer - and her more recent book, To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

7. Stephanie Perkins - 3 books + one book edited by
I own, and have read, all three books in Stephanie Perkins' Anna And The French Kiss trilogy - Ann And The French Kiss, Lola And The Boy Next Door and Isla And The Happily Ever After - all of which I absolutely love. I also own the collection of short stories edited by Stephanie Perkins, which includes a story by her, My True Love Gave To Me, so I am including that.

8. Jennifer E Smith - 3 books
I own three books by Jennifer E Smith, and have read two of them. I own her first, and probably most popular, book, The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight, my first read from her and one I really loved. I also own The Geography Of You And Me, the other of hers that I have read and liked but not as much as the other, and This Is What Happy Looks Like, which I have yet to read.

9. Giovanna Fletcher - 3 books
I have read none of Giovanna's books but I adore her so much as a person that I just had to buy her three books - Billy & Me, You're The One That I Want and Dream A Little Dream. I am desperate to get around to reading them as I know I will love them just as much as I love her.

10. Gayle Foreman - 3 books
Gayle Foreman is another author who I own three books from and have read two. I own both books in the If I Stay duology - If I Stay and Where She Went - although I have only got around to the first of the two. I also own her most recent release, I Was Here, which I have read and loved.

Do you like the authors I have mentioned? What is your favourite book of theirs?

Sophie :)