Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Valentine’s themed, so I thought I’d go with some of my favourite relationships. I was open to listing friendships as well, but that would make my list so long, so I decided just to go with romantic relationships.
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Will and Louisa- Me Before You- Jojo Moyes
One of my favourite couples ever. Can you hear the sound of my heart breaking?!
Simon and Blue- Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli
Simon and Blue were utterly adorable. I love this book!
Olly and Madeline- Everything, Everything- Nicola Yoon
I really grew to love Olly and Madeleine with every page.
Cain and Charlie- Four Seconds To Lose-K.A. Tucker
This is my favourite couple from the series. I was behind their relationship from the beginning.
Liam and Ally- Behind The Scences- Dahlia Adler
I believed in this couple!
Billy and Sophie- Billy and Me- Giovanna Fletcher
Love Giovanna’s writing and Billy and Sophie were fabulous characters.
Olly and Erin- Haunt Me- Liz Kessler
I loved the whole Olly, Joe and Erin storyline. This book is SO worth reading.
Katherine and Matthew- Lauren James
I loved them in every era!
Eleanor and Park- Eleanor & Park- Rainbow Rowell
Another favourite couple of mine!
Don and Rosie- The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion
Love the quirky Don both alone and together with Rosie. I adored this book!
What have you done for your list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤
How did I get it?:
I bought it!
High school senior Ally Duncan’s best friend may be the Vanessa Park – star of TV’s hottest new teen drama – but Ally’s not interested in following in her BFF’s Hollywood footsteps. In fact, the only thing Ally’s ever really wanted is to go to Columbia and study abroad in Paris. But when her father’s mounting medical bills threaten to stop her dream in its tracks, Ally nabs a position as Van’s on-set assistant to get the cash she needs.
Spending the extra time with Van turns out to be fun, and getting to know her sexy co-star Liam is an added bonus. But when the actors’ publicist arranges for Van and Liam to “date” for the tabloids just after he and Ally share their first kiss, Ally will have to decide exactly what role she’s capable of playing in their world of make believe. If she can’t play by Hollywood’s rules, she may lose her best friend, her dream future, and her first shot at love.
I have had Behind The Scenes on my radar for what seems like ages, so I was pleased to finally get around to picking it up on my week break from my job. It was engaging and fun to read.
It centres around Ally who has a famous teen actress as a best friend. Ally doesn’t have it easy. Her father’s medical bills are threatening her dream to go to Columbia to study. Ally and her friend Van come up with a plan to solve the issue which would involve Ally being Van’s on-set assistant. Ally has a great time being an assistant, she gets to earn good money and spend some time with Van whilst Van films. She also finds herself falling for Liam, Van’s stunning co-star. However, Van’s publicist decides that Van and Liam should ‘date’ for the tabloids which begins to cause all sorts of problems for Liam and Ally.
Behind The Scenes is such a readable love story. It being centred in Hollywood means there’s so much drama to read about. It’s great to try and imagine what happens in Hollywood. We all know that it isn’t exactly what it seems. I loved reading about how contrived relationships can be in the media. I’m pretty sure that it happens much more than we might think.
What I loved about Behind The Scenes was the story of friendship amongst the romance. Ally and Van’s friendship was real and survived the test of time (and Hollywood) even though they were so different. The romance is completely adorable too. Liam is such a fantastic character. I really believed in the relationship.
Dahlia Adler’s writing style is so easy to read. I found it really comforting to read. I lapped up the story, completely engrossed in the plot. I shall definitely be reading more from Dahlia in the future if this book is anything to go by!
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars
A wonderful piece of YA contemporary! Worth reading!
I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!
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NOW– From Bad To Cursed– Katie Alender– I’m about 160 pages into this sequel to Bad Girls Don’t Die. At the moment it’s a little unsettling but nothing majorly freaky/scary has happened yet.
THEN– Furiously Happy- Jenny Lawson- I really enjoyed this book about mental health. Jenny Lawson does manage to make her stories about anxiety quite funny. You end up questioning why you’re laughing about it!
NEXT- Behind The Scenes- Dahlia Adler- I have had this book on my TBR forever, so I’m hopefully going to get to it this week!
What are you reading this week? Please feel free to leave a link to a post you do or answer in the comments below!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list we are listing ten books that we aim to read this coming season. I’ve decided to go for books that have been on my kindle for quite some time. Let’s hope I knock some of these books off the TBR this Autumn!
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Dark Places- Gillian Flynn
I’m really looking forward to Dark Places after hearing such wonderful things about it. Then I’m all caught up with Gillian Flynn’s books!
Behind The Scenes- Dahlia Adler
I have heard such wonderful things about this book, so I have no idea why I haven’t got around to reading it yet.
Flat-Out Celeste- Jessica Park
I have loved the Flat-Out books, so goodness knows why I haven’t got around to this one yet!
How Hard Can Love Be?-Holly Bourne
I loved the first book, but haven’t read the next yet! Holly Bourne is a great writer so this is bound to be good.
P.S. I Still Love You- Jenny Han
To be honest, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book, but I’m intrigued to see how it follows up with the next instalment!
The Half Life of Molly Pierce- Katrina Leno
I have been meaning to read this book for quite some time now. I’m hoping that by reminding myself it’ll totally happen?!
Don’t Touch-Rachel M. Wilson
I totally forgot about this book. The cover is stunning and the synopsis really intrigues me.
The Promise of Amazing-Robin Constantine
I’ve heard mixed things about this book, but sometimes a book like this is just what I need in busy times.
I really enjoy dystopian/thriller reads and this one looks like my sort of thing. I’m not sure why I’ve held off.
The Swap- Megan Shull
This book looks like a cute read! I hope to get around to it this Autumn.
What is on your Autumn/Fall TBR? Please feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!
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Received from publisher:
I adore Emma Carroll’s writing and can’t wait to get stuck into this book! Big thanks to Faber for sending me a copy!
Gifts from Beth ❤ (Bibliobeth)
This is the sequel to the wonderful Find Me, which I absolutely adored! I’m looking forward to seeing how the story continues!
I had so much love for Only Ever Yours, so I’m so excited to have my hands on a copy of Louise’s latest read. I can’t wait to read this. It might have to be my next read after Queen of Shadows…
I have wanted to read the sequel to The Kiss of Deception for so long now! I’m SO happy to have a copy to get stuck into ASAP!
I have had this book on my wishlist for quite some time now. Happy to have a copy!
Another book that has been sitting in my wishlist for a while now. I’m intrigued by this book.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Dahlia Adler’s writing, so it was definitely time for me to get my hands on one of her books!
I received this book almost a week ago and I’m only 100 pages in! I’ve been so busy. I’m hoping I can read a massive chunk of it this weekend. Here’s hoping!
What have you added to your collection this week? Feel free to leave me a link to your haul and I’ll stop by! Happy Reading 😀
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Top Ten 2014 releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To. I fully intend to get to these books ASAP! Too many books, too little time!
Cruel Beauty– Rosamund Hodge– I have been meaning to read this book for practically most of 2014. I need to get to it!
The Half Life of Molly Pierce– Katrina Leno– I can’t believe I haven’t managed to get around to a book that I was incredibly intrigued by!
Trust Me, I’m Lying– Mary Elizabeth Summer-Loved the cover, loved the title. I’ve got to read it!
Evidence of Things Not Seen- Lindsey Lane– I’ve heard this book is unusual. Looking forward to seeing what makes it unusual…
Hexed– Michelle Krys– I have had this book for a while now, but haven’t got around to reading it!
No Place To Fall– Jaye Robin Brown– The cover appealed to me, however, I’m yet to read it.
The Girl From The Well– Rin Chupeco– This book sounds creepy. I’ve heard amazing things about it!
Rites of Passage– Joy N.Hensley– I have to admit, the cover has really put me off this book. I’ve heard it’s good though, so I need to find time to read it!
Behind The Scenes– Dahlia Adler– I’ve heard good things about this book too! I shall try and read it ASAP!
Pointe- Brandy Colbert– I have no excuse for this book. I’ve owned it for a while and need to just get on and read it!
Which 2014 releases did you intend to read, but not get around to? Do you highly recommend any of these? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!