Miracles.

I smile slightly knowing there’s one thing I still haven’t told you: I now believe, by the way, that miracles can happen.

~A Walk To Remember by: Nicholas Sparks

Moments of Change.

I’ve come to believe that in everyone’s life, there’s one undeniable moment of change, a set of circumstances that suddenly alters everything.

~Safe Haven by: Nicholas Sparks

First Kiss.

It wasn’t that long, and it certainly wasn’t the kind of kiss you see in movies these days, but it was wonderful in its own way, and all I can remember about the moment is that when our lips touched, I knew the memory would last forever.

~A Walk To Remember by: Nicholas Sparks

Top 10: Most Read Authors

As my life is getting crazy hectic this week…my TTT is falling on a Wednesday! This week was a fun one because we get to highlight the author’s we’ve read the most books from. My list was definitely not a surprise, although I was sure Meg Cabot was still the queen at the top of my list–however, Sara Shepard has snuck up there. Each of these fine authors have fabulous books and deserve to be checked out. I’m a fan!!

As always, thank you to The Broke and The Bookish Ladies for hosting each and every week!!

  1. Sara Shepard (12) I’ve been a huge fan of the Pretty Little Liars TV show (one of my many television obsessions), so this past year I picked up the books. They are fun quick reads and somehow have kept me coming back to read the next.
  2. Meg Cabot (10) She is my leading lady, I haven’t read a book she’s written that I haven’t loved. Super witty and very laughable, the perfect pick me up! A Couple of my favorite series from her are the Heather Wells Mysteries and The Mediator Series.
  3. J.K. Rowling (8) Does this lovely woman even need a comment? I have yet to pick up her mystery novels…but I’m thinking that will be soon!
  4. Sarah Dessen (9) Whether it be serious or light-hearted Sarah can get me out of my reading slumps with her books.
  5. Cassandra Clare (8) I did not think I could possibly fall in love with Cassie more after Mortal Instruments, but I could not be more wrong. I am flying through Infernal Devices and life is good…until I reach the end of Clockwork Princess. More please?!
  6. Nicholas Sparks (6) It seems like I’ve read so many more of Sparks books? I guess I need to get on that! I’ve yet to find a book I truly disliked from him (The Notebook aside). I am currently reading The Longest Ride and it is great!
  7. Stephenie Meyer (6) I am one of those people who will defend Twilight till the ends of the earth, it is by no means my favorite series–but you can’t deny it took the world by storm. That has to count for something! I also thoroughly enjoyed The Host, I’d say they are worth picking up.
  8. Lauren Oliver (5) I got the chance to meet Lauren during the Pitch Dark Days Tour a few years ago, and now I love her even more than I already did. Her writing is BEAUTIFUL. I need Rooms ASAP.
  9. Susane Colasanti (4) Much like Sarah Dessen, Susanne’s books are light-hearted easy reads that are perfect when I need something to make me feel good!
  10. Elizabeth Chandler (4) I read Chandler’s Kissed By an Angel series and I LOVED the first few books, then I kinda got in a slump in the middle, but by the close of the series she had me sobbing. Well. Done.

Feels.

This is my story; I promise to leave nothing out.
First you will smile, and then you will cry – don’t say you haven’t been warned.

~A Walk To Remember by: Nicholas Sparks

Struggles.

When you’re struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it’s just as hard as what you’re going through.

~Dear John by: Nicholas Sparks

Neglect.

Because everybody lies. It’s part of living in society. Don’t get me wrong-I think it’s necessary. The last thing anyone wants is to live in a society where total honesty prevails. Can you imagine the conversations? You’re short and fat, one person might say, and the other might answer, I know. But you smell bad. It just wouldn’t work. So people lie by omission all the time. People will tell you most of the story…and I’ve learned that the part they neglect to tell you is often the most important part. People hide the truth because they’re afraid.

~Safe Haven by: Nicholas Sparks

Top 10: Books That Make You Cry

It is no secret that I cry in the majority of the books I read. What can I say? I get emotionally attached to these characters! Not to mention when Authors take you completely off guard. I’ve been awful at my Top Ten lists lately, so hopefully I’m back on track. Thanks to The Broke and The Bookish for hosting each week!

The Majority of these had me lying in my bed bawling my eyes out at the end, quite possibly 7/10. While a couple may have just had parts that were extremely sad followed by extremely happy. Moral of the story, these will give you an emotional roller coaster, with the highest highs and the lowest of lows. You’ve been warned. :)

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1. Before I Fall by: Lauren Oliver Lets just say Oliver breaks your heart and then rewinds the day so it doesn’t happen, and then repeats the process. But this book is amazing regardless of the heart breaking!

2. Abandon by: Elana Johnson Well, be prepared, I just have to think of this ending and I get emotional!!

3. TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY by: Jay Asher This whole book had me crying but it is incredibly unique and one of my all time favorite books.

4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by: J.K. Rowling Just throwing it out there, I have cried in multiple books in this series. Order of the Phoenix gets me every time though.

5. The Fault in Our Stars by: John Green I think this is self explanatory. Keep a box of tissues nearby.

6. The Last Song by: Nicholas Sparks This caught me completely off guard. Not to mention the fact it was my first Nicholas Sparks Experience, so I did not know he tries to shatter your heart into smithereens and then glue it back together soon after.

7. Mockingjay by: Suzanne Collins Although I adore this book, I shed my share of tears over it. I also had to go back and read spots because I didn’t quite comprehend what had happened.  My brain/heart were in denial.

8. Everafter by: Elizabeth Chandler This is one where I forget how it ended, until I remember and fall into instant depression. I was both angry and upset when finishing this series. I didn’t know which had more of an effect though.

9. Allegiant by: Veronica Roth I read this, and after finishing I stared at the pages and cried and cried and cried.

10. Just Listen by: Sarah Dessen “Don’t think or judge. Just listen.” And then the tears fall, this story definitely pulls at your heart strings.