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Realistic Fiction!! No Doubt! I started reading books like twilight or the mortal instruments and a lot similiar in genre, but when I bought my first Sarah Dessen Book - Just Listen - I knew that I loved that genre and that it would be my favorite. To the day my favorite books are all realistic fiction - except for Entwined which is a Fairytale - I do have favorites in other genres but, my top, are realistic fiction.
Favorites: Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen, When It Happens by Susane Colasanti, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ocklet, Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols, The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson and Take Me There by Carolee Dean :)!!
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Well, between my to-read pile to-buy pile and the one's already in my shelf they're, somewhere around. . .136 books. and I just made cleaning. The list naturally grows longer because there are so many new books coming out and I want then all! and also all during the school period I bought books every week and didn't read them due to exams homework and such BUT we're on Summer Vacations! and I just started picking up my pace!!!
The ones I want sooo bad are:
Stay by Deb Caletyi, Hourglass by Myra McEntire, Hereafter by Tara Hudson, Love Story by Jennifer Echols and Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles.
And the ones I want to read soo bad but I have are:
Forget You by Jennifer Echols, Life, Afer by Littman, Sarah Darer and Dash and Lily's book of dares by Cohn, Rachel
Wow I can't even list them! I have a HUGE notebook filled with quotes! I basically colect them! but there are my TOP FAVORITES. wow, this is hard...
"Be Yourself. Let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish."
— John Jakes
"Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple “I must,” then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life..."
— Rainer Maria Rilke
"Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn't make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie"
And my Favorite of all, I know it all by Memory. Seriously.
"What is family? They were the people who claimed you. In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasn't just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger. Cora was right- we had many families over time. Our family of origin, the family we created, as well as the groups you moved through while all of this was happening: friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers. None of them were perfect, and we couldn't expect them to be. You couldn't make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build a world from it.
So my true family was not just my mom, lost or found; my dad, gone from the start; and Cora, the only one who had really been there all along. It was Jamie, who took me in without question and gave me a future I once couldn't even imagine; Olivia, who did question, but also gave me answers; Harriet, who, like me, believed she needed no one and discovered otherwise. And then there was Nate.
Nate, who was a friend to me before I even knew what a friend was. Who picked me up, literally, over and over again, and never asked for anything in return except for my word and my understanding. I'd given him one but not the other, because at the time I thought I couldn't, and then proved myself right by doing exactly as my mother had, hurting to prevent from being hurt myself. Needing was so easy: it came naturally, like breathing. Being needed by someone else, though, that was the hard part. But as with giving help and accepting it, we had to do both to be made complete- like links overlapping to form a chain, or a lock finding the right key."
— Sarah Dessen
This was all for Blessed Fridays, thanks for following ;)