Top 5 Wednesdays: Book Covers You’d Love To Live In

Top 5 Wednesdays was created by Lainey at GingerReadsLainey and is moderated by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out the GoodReads group here!

This week’s topic is book covers you’d like to be transported to. Now I’m taking this as not counting the story on the inside. So I’m going to go through my shelves and decide which I’d like for this!

Now, I’m writing this the morning of this post going up and I’d like to notify you guys that I’m not going to be doing T5W on the 16th. It’s a topic that I don’t want to do and probably couldn’t come up with enough answers for so I’m going to be talking about something else!

I’d also like to let you guys know that I’m not going to be linking anything besides the links above. I am going to be working a last minute 12hr shift so I’m going to need to go to sleep soon. And I want to finish Of Fire and Stars tonight.


1. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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This book cover has dogs and ice cream. What else would I need in my life?

2. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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Alone on an island? Sign me up.

3. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

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Morgan Matson just knows how to get to my heart with these covers. I don’t like swimming but I wouldn’t mind sitting on a dock, the sunset in the background, reading a nice book.

4. Effortless With You by Lizzy Charles

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Because I can’t get through any list/tag without mentioning Lizzy Charles. And because I would adore being alone, surrounded by a field. But my anxiety wouldn’t enjoy that and I’d freak at every noise.

5. Shoot Down the Wendy Bird by Julie Zantopoulos

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The beauty of this. Could you imagine sitting on a porch swing, looking out at that view? Ugh. I need this in my life.


What are some covers you’d like to live in?


Happy Reading

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Top 5 Wednesday: Series That Got Better

I haven’t read too many series, let alone series that I think got better with each book. I may bend the rules just a little bit but hey! That’s okay!


1. The Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Now, this is one that I’m iffy about. The first book was fine, the second book I didn’t like, but the third I really enjoyed. So it went downhill for me before it got better.

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2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

This is one that I’m bending the rules on. I liked the first, loved the second, did not like the third. So I would count this without bending the rules if this would have come out prior to ACOWAR’s release. But hey. It still got better before it got worse.

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3. Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Yeah. Not linking to all these books. But I couldn’t come up with 5 answers without including this.

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4. Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya

I absolutely adore this manga. As it went on, it just got better and better. More in depth and heart wrenching. I love it.

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This next one is one I hope get better

5. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I’ve read Cinder and started Scarlet but I haven’t continued on with it. I have heard that this series gets better as it goes on and I’m really hoping that’s true.

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Links

Shadow and Bone

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Amazon
Book Depository

Siege and Storm

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Amazon
Book Depository

Ruin and Rising

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Amazon
Book Depository

A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Amazon
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A Court of Mist and Fury

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Amazon
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A Court of Wings and Ruin

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Amazon
Book Depository

Fruits Basket Volume 1

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Amazon
Book Depository

Cinder

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Amazon
Book Depository

Scarlet

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Amazon
Book Depository

Cress

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Amazon
Book Depository

Winter

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Amazon
Book Depository

Fairest

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Amazon
Book Depository

Stars Above

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Amazon
Book Depository


What are some series that you read that got better as they went along?


Happy Reading!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books Not Set In/Inspired By The Western World

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This week’s T5W is favorite books that aren’t set in the Western world or if they’re fantasy books, not inspired by the Western World. I haven’t read anything that’s not set in/inspired by the Western world so I am going to just do books that I want to read that fit this.


The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Adhieh

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

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Happy Reading!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books

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So, I don’t read too many children’s books right now, but I have a few that I read in school that I loved and want to reread. So, I’ll mention those! These are in no particular order!


The Outsiders by SE Hinton

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If you’ve been following me for a while, then I’m sure you know that this is one of my favorite books of all time. I adore this story and if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

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This is another one that I’m sure I’ve mentioned loving before. I absolutely love it and can’t get enough of it. I’ve read Gathering Blue and Messenger also but haven’t finished Son yet.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor

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I don’t remember exactly what this book was about, but it’s definitely one that I want to reread. I read it back in middle school and it was one that stuck in my mind, even though I didn’t remember the actual story. I know that it’s part of a series and it’s one of the middle books in the series so I may just read the whole series.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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I have never been huge on poetry, but this is one poet that I adore. I got one of his books for my son and I plan on getting him the rest. This is a very important story for children to hear, though.

Shugo Chara! by Peach-Pit

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This was more of an anime that I adored but it’s also a manga. This was one of those ones where I of course shipped the girl with the older kid even though she was only in elementary school. But that’s okay. I was a weird kid. I want to reread/rewatch this show just to see how I like it now that I’m an adult.


Happy Reading!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books Without Romance

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This week’s T5W is books without romance. So my top 5 favorite books that have little to no romance. This is a tough one for me because I adore romance so much.


5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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4. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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3. Night by Elie Wiesel

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2. The Giver by Lois Lowry

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1. The Outsiders by SE Hinton

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This was a really quick post. It was hard for me because, like I said, I don’t read non-romantic books. So a lot of these were books that I read in high school and all of these are books I read for school. But I still loved them all and I want to reread all of these at some point so I can enjoy them outside of school reading.


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Top 5 Wednesday: Side Ships

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I didn’t really enjoy last week’s topic and didn’t think that I would be able to give answers that I was 100% comfortable with. So I just skipped it and ended up doing something else for Wednesday.

Let’s just get into this.

This week’s topic is your favorite relationships between two characters who aren’t the protagonist!

These will be in no particular order. Just how I thought about them.

Be warned that this may contain a little bit of spoilers for side character relationships.

Orange by Ichigo Takano

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The first one I’d like to mention is from the manga Orange. I absolutely adored the relationship between Azusa and Saku. They were just meant to be together and they were adorable.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

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I feel like I mention Twilight in every tag/meme I participate in. And I’ve fine with that. I have to say that I loved Paul and Rachel’s relationship. We don’t get too much of an insight into their relationship but it’s nice that there was one healthy relationship in that story (at least, from what I remember).

Flash

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This one I’m chosing from the TV show Flash. There are so many adorable couples in this show. My favorite would have to be HR and Tracy. I don’t want to spoil anything outside of that. Just know, I love them.

Harry Potter by JK Rowling

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I’m going to cheat a bit here and use Harry Potter. I haven’t read too many books with memorable side character relationships. But I did love Ron and Hermoine. I knew that it was going to happen when I originally read this story because I was spoiled for it. So seeing the growth in their friendship into a relationship made me happy.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

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I have to say the last one (and my favorite) is definitely Nesta and Cassian. They are seriously perfect. I really hope that we can get a book following those two.

That’s about it. I don’t have much else to say. Who are some of your favorite side character ships? Make sure to put the title of the book first, then mention who it is as a way of spoiler warning.

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