Top Ten Tuesday – Books So Far


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Have Read So Far This Year

1. On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I know I list this one all the time, and this is not the first time I have read this book, but I don’t care.

2. Divergent by Veronica Roth. I think it was my favourite of the series.

3. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. It was really refreshing to get a book like this.

4. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. Out of the books I have read of the series so far, this is my favourite.

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5.Son of Shadows by Juliet Marillier. Not as good as the first one, but I still loved it.

6. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. I am kind of cheating with this, cause as I write this I haven’t finished the book yet, but as of right now there is where it stands.

7. A House Without Mirrors by Marten Sanden. A darling childrens books.

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8. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

9. The Forgotten War by Howard Sargent.

10. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

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So there is my list! Link me yours so I can have a look!

Till Next Time…



Book Review: That Was Then This Is now



Title: That Was Then This is Now

Author: S.E. Hinton

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult

Length: 154

Rating: 5 Star


Does growing up have to mean growing apart?

Since childhood, Bryon and Mark have been as close as brothers. Now things are changing. Bryon’s growing up, spending a lot of time with girls, and thinking seriously about who he wants to be. Mark still just lives for the thrill of the moment. The two are growing apart – until Bryon makes a shocking discovery about Mark. Then Bryon faces a terrible decision – one that will change both of their lives forever.


I thought this would be a good book to start off with because I read it years ago and wished to read it again.

This book is heartbreaking. 

Want to know the reason why it took me years to read it again? Because I cried my eyes out when I finished it the first time, that it has taken me this long to be able to read it again. The heartbreak was still there when I reached the end, but it was a memory of the original heartbreak. I didn’t cry the second time around, but I was close to it.

The characters are are very well developed making you feel everything they do, which I dont always find is possible with such short books, but it achieved completely here. It very raw in its emotions, and uncensored in censored kinda way. The lifestyle is one that is brutally harsh and often unpleasant to think about, but the author doesnt stoop to using lots of swear words though there are plenty of occasions when they are walked around. The author leaves the mentions ‘foul’ speak open to interpretation, like she does with just the right amount of the settings and the rest of book. Hinton gives you enough to help form the image she wants, but not enough to wreck the experience of using some of your own imagination. 

Though by the title name, and the general style that we found from Hinton’s first book The Outsiders (which I will review once I tape my copy back together) we can kind of guess that the story isn’t going to end happily, but what happens is still unexpected and enough to make one cry. 

A small touch I really enjoyed about this book is that made me enjoy it just that little bit more, the setting is the same from The Outsiders and you get to see a glimpse of the old main character Ponyboy Curtis once again, but he doesnt take over the story. Because of this I recommend that you read the first one before this even though they aren’t related, you might just get that something else out of it.

The only bad note I have to say about this book is that there were just a couple of phrases/wording issues that I had to go back and read a couple of times because they didnt flow very. 

So in conclusion READ THIS BOOK!! Its a great short read that will alter your soul.