Goodreads Book Tag

I don’t know who created this tag, but I use Goodreads a lot, so I thought it would fun to do.

1. What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

7th Heaven (Women's Murder Club, #7)
7th Heaven
(Women’s Murder Club #7)
by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

2. What are you currently reading?

 

Kill Alex Cross (Alex Cross, #18)
Kill Alex Cross
(Alex Cross #18)
by James Patterson

3. What was the last book you marked as ‘TBR’?

 

Full Disclosure
Full Disclosure
by Camryn Garrett

4. What book do you plan to read next?

 

Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club, #13)
Unlucky 13
(Women’s Murder Club #13)
by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

5. Do you use the star rating system?

Yes, I do and I rate a book based on how much I like a book.

6. Are you doing a 2019 Reading Challenge?

Yes, 325 books so far.

7. Do you have a wishlist?

No, I don’t.

8. What book do you plan to buy next?

Hopefully, I’m not buying any because I’m broke.
9. Do you have any favorite quotes, would you like to share a few?

Never Say Never
10. Who are your favorite authors?

Top Ten Tuesday
11. Have you joined any groups?

Top 5 Wednesday.
12. Are there any questions you would like to add?

No, not really.

Alex

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Top Five Wednesday

Hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and Lainey @ gingerreadslainey.

July 11th 2018: Future Classics
–What books do you think with stand the test of time?

A Very Large Expanse of Sea
A Very Large Expanse of Sea
by Tahereh Mafi
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World
by Ashley Herring Blake
Like a Love Story
Like a Love Story
by Abdi Nazemian
With the Fire on High
With the Fire on High
by Elizabeth Acevedo 
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer

Alex

The Reading Rush Readathon + TBR

The Reading Rush, formerly known as BOOKTUBEATHON, is being hosted by Ariel and Raeleen. This year they created a website, where you can have your own profile, keeping up with how many pages you’re reading a day and earn badges. It’s starting from July 22TH to 28TH 2019.

Challenges and My TBR

1/ Read a book with purple on the cover

For this one, I’m going with Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke (Jacky Ha-Ha #2) by James Patterson.

Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke (Jacky Ha-Ha, #2)

2/ Read a book in the same spot the entire time

The book I’m choosing for this challenge is The Beach House by James Patterson, Peter de Jonge.

The Beach House

3/ Read a book you meant to read last year

For this one, I’m going with An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen.

An Anonymous Girl

4/ Read an author’s first book

Picking up The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen.

The Wife Between Us

5/ Read a book with a non-human main character

For this challenge, I’m reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

6/ Pick a book that has five or more words in the title

For this one I’ll go with, We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels.

We Hope for Better Things

7/ Read and watch a book to movie adaptation

For this challenge I’m reading the book, The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle.

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Bonus/ Read 7 books!

Very happy that I could come up with this list without adding to my to be read list.

Sources:

My Reading Rush Profile

TheReadingRush Twitter

The Reading Rush YouTube

The Reading Rush

Alex

Firsts Lines Fridays

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book

Lines

Stepney, London, 1939

‘’Ere, Poll! Your bleedin’ ‘Elayna’s broke the bog seat again,’ Edna shouted indignantly from the bottom of the stairs. ‘She might have a name like an effing duchess, but she don’t sit on the khazi like one.’

Polly Forester paused in searching her daughter’s long, dark brown hair for nits, and half smiled.

No one ever called Ellie by her real name, ‘Helena’ – which was intended to be pronounced in the Greek way, with an ‘a’ sound – not unless they wanted to tease or ridicule her. Edna Ross, their garrulous and often fearsome neighbour, loved to bawl it out as the ultimate, affectionate insult, always adding an extra ‘a’ or two for special effect.

‘’Ow can you be sure it weren’t Wilf?’ Polly shouted back good-naturedly. ‘’E’s got an arse like a rhinoceros!’

‘’Cos ’e’s bin down the pub all bleedin’ day,’ Edna shot back. ‘An’ I ’opes ’e stays there all bleedin’ night too.’

‘I’m sorry, Ed,’ Polly called back, spluttering with laughter. ‘I’ll fix it later.’

‘Don’t matter.’ Edna’s indignation was gone now, replaced by wheezy laughter.

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And The Book Is..

Ellie (Ellie, #1)
Ellie
(Ellie #1)
by Lesley Pearse

Goodreads

Alex

Top Ten Tuesday

Hosted by thatartsyreadergirl.

July 9: Character Freebie (any topic you want that deals with book characters!)

Today, I’ll share my top ten favourite transgender characters. This can count as a recommendation for trans relate books.

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen
by Jazz Jennings

Being Jazz is an non-fiction book that talks about Jazz’s life and who she become the strong young woman she is today.

The Definition of Normal: ...A Transgender Love Story
The Definition of Normal: …A Transgender Love Story
by E.S. Carpenter

Stephie was the first trans character I ever read and she holds a special place in my heart.

The Other Boy
The Other Boy
by M.G. Hennessey

Shane Woods story is the first book I read in 2018.

Lily and Dunkin
Lily and Dunkin
by Donna Gephart

Lily is witty and smart which will make you love her.

The Pants Project
The Pants Project
by Cat Clarke

Liv is just canny and funny.

Life Underwater
Life Underwater
by Matthew J. Metzger

This book has a trans main character and what I find to be an unique plot line.

Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man
Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man
by Chaz Bono

In this book we read about Chaz and his live in the spotlight.

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out
by Susan Kuklin

You guys already know how much I love this book.

Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition
Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition
by Katie Rain Hill
 

It’s interest to see how the media affected Katie.

Bump
Bump
by Matthew J. Metzger

This book talks about a taboo subject trans man and pregnancy.

Alex

 

 

My Thoughts On Girl A: The truth about the Rochdale sex ring by the victim who stopped them by Girl A

A few years back, this story was all over the news. Then one day I was browsing Netflix and came across the series Three Girls, and I found the book Girl A: The truth about the Rochdale sex ring by the victim who stopped them by Girl A. Even from that book title you kind of guess that this book deals with a heavy subject. That’s the reason I avoided reading this book until now.

As we can in the first chapter ‘girl a’ as she became known, had that is considered a ‘normal’ life before her teen years. I’m saying this because this also shows that this can happen to anyone regardless of the lifestyle you grow up in. What was shocking to me was that a person who was once her friend becomes her pimp and force her to be gang raped. The only reason I thought of was that Emma (the pimp) wasn’t strong enough or capable of breaking the ugly cycle she found herself in.

Something else that I noticed was the strength that human beings get when they become a parent to break any bad habits that they might have because now they have another life to take care of, that solely depends on them. I gave this book a five out of five stars because it deserves it.

Girl A: The truth about the Rochdale sex ring by the victim who stopped them

Alex