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: 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).

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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.

Happy Reading!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Top 5 Minor Characters

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This week’s T5W is about our top 5 favorite minor characters. I am writing this post later that I had originally planned because I had to think about this one. Minor characters seem to always be so under written. I had a couple pop into my mind right away but I’ll mention those two last! I’m also going to try really hard to stay away from Harry Potter but it’s currently 5:20pm and I have to get in a shower at 7pm for work. So, if you read about a Harry Potter character, then you know I made it to 6:30 without being able to think of anyone else.

I’d like to start off with one that I think would have been a popular answer a while ago but may not be mentioned as much now. That would be Alice from the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer. She was always my favorite. I haven’t read the books since I was a very young teen but I was obsessed. So obsessed, that I was roleplaying on Myspace in the Twilight world. But Alice was one of my favorite side characters. I also loved the whole wolf pack but I’ll just mention Alice here. Werewolves were always better than vampires in my eyes. #TeamJacobForLife

(P.s. ignore my tattered copies of these books. They’ve been used until their death, eaten by dogs, and torn by my son)

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The next side character I’d like to mention is the Mad Hatter specifically from Heartless by Marissa Meyer. He was such a well built character that I couldn’t help but love him. I enjoyed the Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp movies and loved Mad Hatter there. This just amplified it.

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Now, hear me out on this next one. Let me explain before you rip my throat out. Hailey from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Now, I absolutely HATE her character. But, she was so well developed. Her character is so common in the real world. I’m not going to explain why but if you’ve read this book then you understand. I love how well thought out she was. Great job, Angie Thomas. Great job. P.s. If you haven’t read this book. Read it. No ifs ands or buts about it. Just read it.

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The second to last character I would like to mention is from Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco. I’m not silent about my love for this book and I’m greatly looking forward to the second book in this series (I think it’s going to be a trilogy), Hunting Prince Dracula. But the character I would like to mention is Audrey Rose’s cousin. I can’t think of her name right now. But with Audrey Rose trying to do what she loves in a world that doesn’t think she should be more than just a pretty item to look at, her cousin is supportive of her. Her cousin doesn’t want to do anything but just be a woman who goes to the tea parties. But that doesn’t stop her from supporting Audrey Rose. Which is awesome. All of the reviews seem to overlook her, though.

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The last person I would like to mention is the entire minor character cast from the whole ACOTAR series. All of these characters seem to be so well built and thought out. There’s so much backstory behind all of them and you can tell that Sarah J Maas worked very hard on building this world and expressing how hard she did work on it. I love when every character is as thought out as these ones are. And even if you originally think they aren’t, later in the series, that may change. I’m almost halfway through ACOWAR and I’m loving that I’m still learning new things about character that were just glossed over in the previous books.

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Well, that’s about it! I managed to get through without mentioning Harry Potter so special shoutout to the Harry Potter minor characters!

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Who is your favorite minor character in a book?

Happy Reading!

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T5W: Top 5 Summer Reads

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I haven’t done a Top 5 Wednesday in  a while so I figured I would do this one. This week’s is Top 5 Summer Reads. It was easy enough and I had a lot I would like to talk about. I’m going to cheat on some of them and mention an author but that’s okay!

 So, let’s start out with one of those. I think that any Morgan Matson book would fit for the summer. Every one of her books seems to be such summer reads. I have only read one completely through, but I loved it.

I definitely think that the Selection series is another one that is such a summer read. I haven’t read it yet, but judging by the things I’ve heard about it, I’m excited to get to it this summer.

I also would like to get around to reading To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I hear this is a a cute romance and I think romances are the best for summer.

Kasie West would be another author that any of her books would apply for this. I read The Fill-in Boyfriend and I loved it. I could see myself just laying in a hammock out in the sun reading a book like that. I’ll be doing a review on The Fill-in Boyfriend soon.

The last book I would like to mention is a new release that I was lucky enough to get an ARC of. You can read my spoiler-free review of it here. Even though this story took place during school, I still think it’d be a great summer read.

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I kind of cheated for this one, but that’s alright. I gave more authors than single books. And I also hadn’t read most of them. But I do look forward to getting into all of these books and authors. If you have any summer suggestions or think I should start with a certain book, leave me a comment below!

Happy Reading!

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T5W On Thursday: Top 5 SFF On My TBR

So, I don’t post on Thursdays… So this is strange. Oh, and you know, I’m doing a Top 5 Wednesday on a Thursday. So there’s that.

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Yesterday’s T5W was about your most anticipated science fiction/fantasy books on your TBR. I’m not going to count separate books from the same series. One series will count as one. Let’s just get into this.

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5. The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Peatson

I own The Kiss of Deception but I just haven’t gotten around to reading it. I have heard good things about this series and I would like to get around to it soon. All I remember about this book is that it’s about a girl who is supposed to marry a prince but she runs away. Now she is being hunted down by both her  but she doesn’t know which is which.

4. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

This book has intrigued me since I first heard about it. This book is about a king who takes a different bride every night because in the morning, the bride winds up dead. No one knows what’s going on until a woman is taken and killed. Her best friend volunteers to be his wife so she can figure out how all these women have been dying. Except she doesn’t die after her one night.

3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

I know nothing about this series besides the fact that I love Sarah J Maas. I have heard mixed things about Throne of Glass but I adored ACOTAR so I’m going to give this series a chance.

2. Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I’ve read Cinder and I definitely enjoyed it. I didn’t continue right away because I wasn’t going to buy any books until I was down under 20 on my TBR… That went over well, obviously. I have all but Stars Above and Winter. I don’t think I’ll end up reading Stars Above, though.

1. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

I’m sure anyone who has been following me since last month, you knew this would be my number one answer. I preordered this the moment I finished reading ACOMAF. I am so excited to get into this that I don’t care what I’m reading prior to this showing up. I will put it down and read this beauty.

I hope you enjoyed this! Sorry for the lack of cover pictures. I wasn’t planning on doing this until I saw several videos on YouTube of different people’s answers. I decided I might as well just do it really quick before I kick back and read before bed! Let me know your favorite SFF books so I can check them out. Happy Reading!

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Top 5 Wednesdays – Favorite “Non-Written” Novels 2-15-17

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This week’s Top 5 Wednesday is about my favorite books that aren’t “written” like a “normal” book. So, graphic novels, comics, manga, audiobooks, etc. Mine will be all manga but that’s because I haven’t read many graphic novels or comics and I also just recently got into audiobooks. Some you may not know due to the fact that most I’ve found translated on the phone app MangaRock (no, this is not sponsored). But let’s just get into this!

5. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino

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So, I put this as #5 because I haven’t actually finished this one yet. I remember watching the anime first and falling in love so I started reading the manga.

It’s a story about a girl named Yuki who goes to a school that has two separate groups of people who take classes at different times of the day. There’s the Day Class-which Yuki is a part of-and the Night Class. Yuki and the guy, Zero-who was pretty much raised by the same man who has raised her for the past 10 years-are the guards of the Night Class.

When I read this manga back in the day, I remember it being a nice jumble of action, drama, romance, and a bit of comedy. I keep meaning to reread this manga but I think I’ll get it in physical form before I do that.

4. Dengeki Daisy by Kyousuke Motomi

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Ugh. Dengeki Daisy is a manga that I actually ended up reading with my brother. I would adore seeing this being made into an anime. Actually, as I was looking at the author’s GoodReads page, I noticed that she wrote another manga that I adored, Beast Master. I just wish there was more to that one.

This manga follows Teru, a high school orphan. She has been communicating through text with “Daisy,” an unknown person who was sent to protect Teru by her brother before he died. After breaking a window, Teru ends up working under the school janitor.

This manga is so in depth in compared to many manga that I’ve read. There are so many different things going on in this manga that it’s mind blowing. It’s more than just a romance. The author took great care in creating elaborate back stories to each and every character. I definitely would read anything that she releases.

3. Say I Love You (Suki-tte Ii na yo)by Kanae Hazuki

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This is another manga that I read with my brother. I also watched the anime with him. I had read this before he did and before the anime came out. We both ended up watching the anime without realizing it. We got talking and he read the manga along with me rereading it. We would text each other as soon as a new chapter came out.

This manga follows Mei, a teenage girl who has spent her life alone. She wasn’t the type to try making friends during school and kept to herself. That is, until she accidentally injures Yamato. Then he takes it upon himself to become her friend.

This manga was both hilarious and adorable. Once again, another I want to reread. I’m so glad that manga are quick, easy reads for me. I have so many I want to reread.

2. Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu by Kotomi Aoki

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Ugh. I just can’t with this manga. This little piece of work hit me in every single feel I have. Well, had before this manga destroyed them all.

I read this manga so long ago that for a while I forgot the name of it but remembered the general story of it. I don’t want to spoil anything and I feel you should just go into this blind. If you want to cry like a little baby several times because of both happiness and depression, this. Read this. I recommend this to everyone.

1. Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya

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Fruits Basket has been one of my favorites for such a long time. I just started reading it again the other day. I love this manga and the anime. I wish the anime had gone farther into the story, though. It ended before you even figure out a huge part of the manga. That’s one reason I would recommend the manga over the anime.

This follows orphan, Tohru. Her mother had died in a car accident and after a few months and several circumstances, she ends up living in a tent in the woods. What she doesn’t realize is that she’s living on the land of the most popular boy in school, Yuki. After running into him and even more circumstances, she ends up living with him and his uncle and cousin. But, the Sohma family has a deep secret that Tohru just happens to find out.

This manga has so many different characters that have such different lives despite the fact they are from the same family. It’s so interesting going through each character and discovering their back stories.

 

I hope you liked this list and I hope that you check out one or more of these if you haven’t yet! If you haven’t noticed, I adore romances (or in the manga world, shoujo). If you have any recommendations, please let me know! Also, list your top 5 non-written novels in the comment section even if they aren’t romance!

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