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Surviving The Nut House

I'm slowly working through the 700+ book list that I have going right now. My main problem is the covers of some of these books. If a cover catches my eye I will put it on my 'to read' book list and that one just keeps growing and growing.

Currently reading

You Are So Undead to Me
Stacey Jay
Vampire Academy
Richelle Mead
Grade A Stupid
A.J. Lape
Cop's Passion (Big Girls Lovin' Trilogy, #2)
Angela Verdenius
Bad Girls Don't Die - Katie Alender I loved this book! I saw it in Barnes & Noble when me, my brother and my fiance went to Baltimore over the weekend and I was drawn by the cover to read the back of the book. Once I read I just this creepy feeling and had to get it. This book was refreshing to me it was so different from any other book I've read so far and I loved that about this book. I liked how Mrs. Alender portrayed Alexis as a rebelious teen but not one that's in your face rebellious. And she wasn't portrayed as a whiny teen either which I loved! Also the way suicide is brought up in this book is very different and not what I've found in books before as well. All in all I loved this book and thought it was different and amazing.
The Pregnancy Test - Erin McCarthy This book was ok for me. I read it in between my work schedule on my lunch breaks and sometimes at home when I remembered where my kindle was but the story didn't really grab me like some of the other books I've read. Mandy was a character that I didn't really connect with because I feel like the author tried to up her 'English' status too much. But the thing that really concerned me while reading this book was that I didn't WANT to connect with Mandy she was just a character I didn't care for. Damien was also another character I didn't care for either. The book seemed too focused on the characters problems and not their journey of falling in love. It seemed to happen almost instantaneously and I didn't really like that. I wanted to read more about how they fell in love and why they fell in love with each other. The only thing that I liked about this book was that Mandy was so gun-ho to raise her daughter to be strong but in the end it was moot point because they wind up together and Damien is rich so Mandy isn't really going to be as gun-ho because everything is taken care of by Damien. It was just a disappointment to me but it still passed the time for me during my lunch breaks.
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein Oh my goodness! This book made me weep like a baby at some parts. I wasn't too sure about this book at first because I was a little skeptical about it being told in a dog's point of view but the author did wonderful with this book and I loved it. The only problems I had with this book were the race car driver references. There were so many and though they were used to set up the next scene in the book I felt that they were unnecessary and I skipped over a few of them and was still able to read the book and understand it. I really loved this book and how it tackled the hard heavy stuff about court cases and custody battles. The author did wonderful with this book and I really enjoyed it and it was a really quick read. Absolutely loved it!
Beautiful Creatures - Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia It was an okay book I felt. There were a few problems in there like for instance I didn't like how easily the telepathy between Ethan and Lena was explained away. It was never really explained why they had that telepathic bond. Also I was left with a lot of questions for my liking. Some of the questions are the normal cliff hanger ones but then there are the ones like what happens to Boo now? Also what about Lena? There were a lot of interesting good parts to this boom. It was enjoyable to an extent. But after while of listening to Ethan talk about how amazing Lena was for a little tiring. The book seemed to jump for me too, the part where Ethan has a heart attack after kissing Lena? I didn't realize he had a heart attack until two paragraphs into the next chapter. Also in the end of the book Lena seems to jump from the top of the crypt to the ground within an instant of writing and there was no documentation of it. It was a little weird for me.
Leftovers - Laura Wiess There was so much raw emotion in this book. I am a 26 yr. old woman and I found some of the things the girls went through that I could relate to. I read through this book so quickly that I was amazed because lately I've been having trouble getting through some books. But after I started reading this book I couldn't stop. I just had to know how it ended and it didn't disappoint though now I want to know where they went from the end of the book.
The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor - Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga So many twists and turns in this book! It was amazing to read this. I was blown away by the ending.
The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1) - Abbi Glines This book was such a disappointment to me. I was interested in the book based on the summary given on the goodreads page here. But after reading some of the comments and reviews of the book I was convinced it'd be a good book. But after finishing it in a short amount of time I have to say that I am really disappointed in it. It's an unoriginal plot with characters that don't seem believable to me. Beau is this southern teen who is so amped up to be the bad boy but doesn't really do anything that would classify as being a bad boy and only solves issues by either running away or hitting with his fists. Ashton is a self absorbed young teen who managed to cheat on her boyfriend of three years and spin it so that it didn't seem like such a horrible thing. Ashton's character really bothered me, I was actually rooting for more 'torment' to happen to her in the book. I don't take cheating lightly and to read a book where a character makes her transgression seem like nothing at all really bothered me. I had some hope when she owned up to being 'a brat' or 'selfish' but then nothing else happened with her owning it she just mentions it about herself. Sawyer's character wasn't so great either, he's this perfect teen who everyone loves. He was just forgettable.I also felt like this book had a lot of parts missing from it. For instance there was no steamy sex scene between Ashton and Beau even though it felt like the book was leading up to it. Also there's a lot of mention of things that happened between characters that was never in the book, like Ashton saying she had sex multiple times with Beau but yet it was never in the book. And Beau has been noted to curse a lot and have a foul mouth yet every time there is dialogue between him and anyone else there isn't any curse words.All in all this book was a let down and I'm worried that the second book is going to be a let down too. I actually want to read more about Lana than Ashton in all honesty.
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment - Steve Harvey I enjoyed this book simply because it gave me some insight into the relationship that I have with my boyfriend. I had thought that since the book was by Steve Harvey that it would be full of jokes and one liners but I was pleasantly surprised that the book focused more on giving advice than having that joke. The advice that was given is good for women who are just starting relationships and for women who have been in relationships for awhile. I really enjoyed the fact that Steve even gave advice that opened my eyes even more to how wonderful my relationship is. So it wasn't just a book about advice for when you're starting a relationship but also when you're in a relationship for awhile. I agree with some of the other reviewers that this book is geared more towards the older generations but for me I enjoy that. Both me and my boyfriend are old school and I believe that this book helped me have a little more insight to him and how he works. Especially with his emotions and feelings and how he won't share them with me like I want him to but if he does I'll be more than happy to sit and talk with him.
Divergent  - Veronica Roth I loved this book! I wasn't so sure how the book was going to go in the beginning but it was great! There is a lot of violence in this book and I was shocked by some of it but it wasn't that big of a deal for me. I guess after watching the investigation channel on tv so much changes my tolerance for violence in books. This book was really good though. I enjoyed every second of it. I was worried at first that it might turn into a copy-cat of the hunger games but was pleasantly surprised by how different and refreshing this book was. I love the different factions and their rules. I'm curious about the simulations that they had in the books too I wonder what my fear landscapes would be if I went through it.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs This was a really hard book to get through. At first I was very confused but intrigued by Jacob's Grandfather and his story but then he passes away and you're left with Jacob floundering trying to put the pieces together. I don't know what it is about this book that just put me off it for the first half of the book. The second half of the book seems like a completely different book from the first half though. I didn't care for the romance that tried to happen in this book, it creeped me out a little too much. All in all it was an ok book.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith I loved this book. I read after the movie and fell in love with the writing style of this book. For me it was a very easy read and I found it very amusing and exciting to match up the actual history or Abraham with the vampire hunting. It was a very enjoyable read and I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a supernatural twist in their stories.
Undead and Unwed - MaryJanice Davidson I loved this book completely and solely for it's entertainment factor. The plot is very easy to follow and the writing style reads like everyday life. But the characters are what made the book for me. Betsy is such a strong willed stubborn young woman who is vapid narcissistic and only cares about shoes. And that's what endeared her to me she's not some gun-ho vamp queen ready to take on the vamp bad guys. She's a no nonsense type of woman who I could admire. She's loyal to her two closest friends and the bond she has with her mom is beautiful and something I'd love to have with my mother. The author writes this story so easily like it's real life and I love that you get a look into Betsy's life as a newbie vamp.