The ABC Book Challenge {B}.

I loved doing the first letter of this challenge and I am excited to continue on throughout the entire alphabet. Today we’ll be looking at memorable titles and books on my TBR that start with the letter B

Memorable Titles

♡ Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz — Back in high school I was totally obsessed with vampires {I mean who wasn’t after Twilight} and I adored this series SO much! This is Gossip Girl meets sexy vampires and I absolutely loved and devoured this entire series {despite it having too many books}. I remember really loving the characters especially Schuyler {dark & mysterious} and Jack {handsome & vampy}. I honestly loved this series so much and I am so thankful I read it when I did because it made me fall back in love with reading in my teenage years.

♡ The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne — I read this book for the first time when I was very young, probably too young to grasp the consequences of the boys actions. I read it again when I was a little bit older and I loved it just as much as the first time around and I probably cried just as much too and I really understood the story better. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas is one of my favourite historical fiction novels because of the innocence with which it is narrated and the friendship formed between these two boys. Not a book I would reread soon but one that has obviously stayed with me for a very long time.

♡ Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys — I also read this book quite some time ago but it was obviously very good if I remember it three years down the lind. This was a very emotional and touching read and even though I’m not the biggest fan of historical fiction I ended up loving it. I remember that I thought the story was heartfelt and sad and I really appreciated that the narration was done from Lina, a fifteen year old girls perspective, it somehow made the story feel more vulnerable and honest. This is also being adapted into a movie titled Ashes in The Snow and I am definitely going to try to watch it.

Letter B

♡ The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden — I tried reading The Bear and The Nightingale last year and I really loved the small piece that I managed to read, sadly I did not finish it {or get very far in} but I really want to try and read it again this year. This Russian folklore inspired fantasy novel sounds so rich and interesting and like something I want to read in front of a roaring fire wrapped up in a blanket with some hot chocolate {winter I’m waiting for you}. Definitely going to make a plan and read this book this year.

♡ The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde — I have screamed about this book so much and yet I have not read it. As many of you know I adored Queens of Geek and it is one of my all time favourite books. A little different from Queens of Geek this book still looks like it will have the same amazing writing, excellent character development and focus on mental health. Emmy sounds like a really cool, kick-ass character {someone I’d like to be in a different life} and I really like the sound of the story. Also looking forward to reading this one really soon!

♡ Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova — I read and enjoyed Labyrinth Lost, the first book in the Brooklyn Brujas series. I remember liking Labyrinth Lost because it reminded me of a darker Alice in Wonderland and I especially remember enjoying the witchy elements. I can’t remember how it ended, but Bruja Born picks up eight months after the event in the first book and I really want to know what happens with Alex and her family. I’ll probably have to do a reread of the first book before jumping into this one.

♡ The Belles by Dhoniella Clayton — I remember everyone screaming about this book last year, including Marie and it was ultimately her fangirling that made me add it to my TBR and her review made me want to read it even more. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control beauty, and beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. It sounds so unique and interesting and if I don’t read it this year then I don’t know when I ever will {please scream at me to read it}.

♡ Broken Things by Lauren Oliver — I absolutely love thriller and mystery novels and I love them even more when they’re YA. This story is about three best friends: Mia, Brynn and Summer. When Summer dies one evening in the woods, Mia and Brynn are the obvious suspects, but they didn’t do it. On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. This sounds really dark and mysterious and really intriguing and I am really looking forward to it.

♡ Have you read any of the books on my list? Are any of these books on your TBR as well? Let me know in the comments!

michelle

 P.S. Previous letters in the challenge: {A}

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3 thoughts on “The ABC Book Challenge {B}.

  1. OH MY GOD MICHELLE you were reading the Blue Blood series?!! This makes me so happy to read, I remember reading this series years and years ago as well and I absolutely LOVED it, though I can’t recall the characters or anything about the plot, really, well.. I still was addicted to it back then haha. I’m so happy you read it, too! 🙂
    I loved both The Brightsiders and The Belles (ahh thank you for mentioning me, you’re way too sweet this made me smile <3), I hope you'll love them as well! And I'm very happy to hear that you liked Labyrinth Lost. It's a book that's been on my TBR for, well, a little while now and I still haven't had a chance to read it, I need to get it soon, especially if you liked it this much 🙂
    Wonderful post! ❤ ❤

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  2. If I had to choose a favourite letter it would probably be B (for obvious reasons I’m sure! :D) so I was a little disappointed with myself when I had to get halfway through your post before coming across a book I’d actually read.
    The Bear and the Nightingale is incredible. If you loved the small section you read I’m sure you’ll love the rest as well, and it’s definitely the perfect book for winter. It’s very atmospheric.
    Also I wouldn’t say thriller was one of my go-to genres but I really enjoyed Broken Things, of all the books I’ve read by Lauren Oliver (which granted is only two) that’s my favourite.
    Great post, and great picks for this tag/letter. 🙂 ❤️

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