Top Ten Tuesday!

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Hi all! I hope you guys had a amazing Labor Day weekend!  Now that we are back, it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and Bookish and this week the topic is :
Ten Series I haven’t Finished Yet
So here we go!

  1. Hourglass series, Myra McEntire: I loved the first book in this series, but once the narrators switched I just never finished the rest of them. It’s on my list though to finish!
  2. The Lynburn Legacy, Sarah Rees Brennan: I read the first one in this series awhile ago and I just kinda forget what happens. I need to reread the first, but there have just been so many other books I’ve wanted to read first!
  3. Something Strange and Deadly, Susan Dennard: I have NO idea why I haven’t finished this series yet….I loved it! I guess I just never had a chance to pick up the next book in the library and it slipped my mind! I need to pick these back up!
  4. Throne of Glass, Sarah J Maas: Okay before you start judging me…I LOVED this series. I just never read the third one (no money..means waiting for the library to get it in …which means it takes FOREVER) but I just need to finish that one before moving on to Queen of Shadows. I love this book & the series, just need to get that third one!!
  5. The Selection, Kiera Cass: I’m not sure I will finish this…but I already read the first & second. I just wasn’t THAT in love with it…but I heard it gets better!
  6. The Lunar Chronicles, Marissa Meyer: NEED to finish this!! I just keep forgetting about this series, which is ridiculous cause the first one was really good!
  7. Legend, Marie Lu: Really. I’m judging myself for not finishing this one, no worries guys.
  8. The Grisha, Leigh Bardugo: I need to finish the last book. Mal just really got me mad and I think I just stopped after that!
  9. The Darkest Minds, Alexandra Bracken : Such a great series! Just have to reread the last book so I can really remember what is going on!

    After finishing my list I’m realizing how many amazing series I totally forgot about. I guess my list of books to read is growing….What did you all think? Let’s chat!


Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at  The Broke and Bookish , I tried my first one last week & I really enjoyed it! So this week its all about:

Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With

Mostly while writing my list I realized that a lot of times it had to do with the writing/the book rather than the character. I found myself thinking back to books that I just HAD to put down, mostly because the book in general wasn’t amazing. It takes a lot for me to set a book down and I tend to forget about the characters once I leave the book. So this week it was a little tough to pick characters, but I managed to grab 5 that I knew I just didn’t click with.

  1. Molly from 99 Days : There are so many mixed reviews about the main character in 99 days. Honestly, I just never clicked with her & I ended up extremely disliking her. Her motivations, her actions, and her story were just extremely selfish to me & honestly I didn’t once feel bad for her. You screw up, you take the consequences, and then you redeem yourself..YOU DON”T just go ahead & screw up again & expect everyone to love you. That’s just  not how it goes, sorry hun.
  2. Anna from Sweet EvilListen, I wanted to like this book…really I did. In some aspects I enjoyed it, but I just never really got the main character. I liked her when she was trying to kick butt & save her friends…but when it came to boys her mind went mushy. I just couldn’t connect with her and felt a lot of times that she was being way too immature.
  3. Alice “Ali” Bell from The White Rabbit Chronicles: All I’m going to say is this; please punch me if I EVER talk about a guy like she talks about Cole. Seriously. I give full permission.
  4. Isla from Isla and the Happily Ever AfterThis pains me so much to have one of Stephanie Perkins characters on this list…but sadly, Isla just did not do it for me. I couldn’t understand how she expected Josh to give himself so freely to her when they had barely known each other. *not sure if this is a spoiler so just don’t read it if you don’t want to be sort of spoiled* Then when he said he needed time, she basically told him he was the worst type of human. I felt like a lot of her interactions & thoughts were extremely immature, for once I wasn’t hoping the girl got the guy. UGH that kills me. It really does, Stephanie Perkins you’re still my favorite though.
  5. Gia from Fill-in Boyfriend: I knew immediately that I wouldn’t get along with the main charter, when I read the first chapter & put the book down. I still have not picked it back up and all because of the main characters thoughts. She drove me insane. She was selfish, nasty, vain, and EXTREMELY immature. I guess there’s a pattern in this list, huh?

So, there’s this weeks Top Ten. It was hard, but I found five characters that I just didn’t love.  What did you all think? Any characters that YOU just didn’t feel that connection with? Any similarities in our lists? I would love to chat about it!

p.s- Love the new banner? I am SO excited. My best friend from college was a PR major & she is AMAZING at creating stuff like this. She went ahead & made that banner for me, I am so lucky to have such supportive friends. If you’re wondering why the dog is in the banner, well that’s cause my blog is named after my own pup! I have a Bernese Mountain dog whose name is Kota, but for a nickname I call her “Kota B. Bear”. When thinking up a name for this blog, I wanted to somehow incorporate everything that I loved into one name…so there we go! That’s how the name “Kota B. Books” came about & I am just so happy with it!

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is brought to us by the wonderful blog, The Broke and Bookish. I saw a bunch of bloggers participating in this last week & I thought it was a great way to communicate with other book lovers! (The Top Ten pic is from their website, so that you all know who I got this from!) This week the topic is:

Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught YA Fierce Female Protagonists 101
( We could pick our own to put in for __101, this was one that they recommended we could use & because I’ve mostly been talking about contemporary YA i thought I would talk about some of my favorite fantasy novels! Here are some that I love so much, I would  have to teach them!)

1. Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas): I LOVE LOVE LOVE Throne of Glass, seriously. I think because it reminds me a little bit of Game of Thrones  (the sword fighting, the murders, rulers that are horrible). t’s important to show a fantasy novel where the main character is a female kick ass assassin. Rock on Caelena!

2. Shatter Me (Tahereh Mafi): Juliette, the main character, shatters my heart and puts the pieces back together. Seriously. I would use this novel not because the fantasy elements are so well done, but because she just changes so much AND BECOMES SO BEAUTIFUL! Juliette embraces Juliette & I would NOT cross her.

4. The Mortal Instruments ( Cassandra Clare); The world building, the demons, the romance, the character development…I am just in love with this series. Completely.

5. Under the Never Sky (Veronica Rossi): I love this series & I love the main characters quest to save her family & home!

6. The Infernal Devices(Cassandra Clare): Anything by Cassandra Clare is a favorite of mine. This series is set in the 1800s in London and it’s just amazing how well written it is.  It also shows that women can kick butt even in petticoats. Huzzah for that!

7.A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Maas): All I have to say is this…IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS, WHY!!!!! Seriously. I really cannot explain how awesome this book is in just a few short sentences but please please PLEASE do yourself a favor and pick it up.  I don’t even need to explain why the main character is so awesome…SHE JUST IS.

8.Sanctum (Sarah Fine):
I need to give this book some love, because I don’t think that it’s gotten as much as it deserves.It’s all adventure & creepy creatures & a kick ass protagonist. 

I know…I know…I only got 8…but there are just too many to choose from! I wanted to go with the ones that I was 100 percent sure of and there they are! 
What do you all think? Who would you use? Have you read any of these books?

Let’s chat!