Book Date #8

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I can’t believe that Monday crept up so fast and I totally forgot to post this Book Date Monday, oh well, better late than never!

Last Week I Finished:

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I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this book yet, but I did give it a 3 out 5. It’s a unique story and I enjoyed reading it. I just had a problem with the ending. ARGH! That ending! I’m not really sure if I will be continuing this series though.

Currently Reading:

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This book was given to me for an honest review and therefore I will most likely write a review for it. That being said, I really enjoyed the book. It was an exciting read with a twist in the end.

Upcoming Read:

I really want to start a new series this week, but I’m debating on which one. I’m leaning more on A Court of Thorns and Roses, but we’ll see.

 

Top 5 Side Ships

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No, I’m not talking about cruise ships, or sail boats or any other floating transportation, but rather relation’ships’. This week’s top 5 is focusing on relationships that doesn’t include the main characters.

FYI: Mostly likely will reveal spoilers

1. Nymphadora Tonks and Remus Lupin

These two adults in a book for teens captured a lot of people’s hearts and broke them as well by the end of the series. Just thinking about them brings tears to my eyes.

2. Samwise Gamgee and Rosie Cotton

After everything Sam did for Frodo and the ring, I think he deserved to be happy. I love this part of Lord of the Rings because we get to have background stories of the heroes.

3. Leo Valdez and Calypso

Leo was technically one of the POV in some of the books in the Heroes of Olympus series, but I really don’t think he’s one of the main characters. That doesn’t mean I don’t love him and when he found his other half, I could be even more thrilled! Love their relationship

4. Iko and Liam Kinney

Ok, so technically they’re not together or even in a relationship, but their chemistry is off the charts and I would LOVE for them to be together. PLEASE make it happen!

5. Mal and Molly

I have to add these two. They’re too cute. Love Lumberjanes and love this relationship.

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Ok, so that’s it for this week’s Top 5. Do you agree with me?

Top 5 Wednesday: Hogwarts House Book Recommendation

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It’s been awhile since I posted a Top 5 Wednesday and this topic is quite exciting. So I’m a proud Potterhead, if you didn’t know that yet. So of course I know what wand I have and which house I belong to, which of course is Ravenclaw. So for this week’s Top 5 we are to list books that a Ravenclaw most likely will recommend.

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“…yet in wise old Ravenclaw, If you’ve a ready mind, Where those of wit and learning, Will always find their kind.” – Sorting Hat

I always pictured that Ravenclaws will enjoy a good mystery book, one that is well written and full of twists and turns, something that will make their minds work out the outcome of the plot. So here is my Top 5 Ravenclaw Book Recommendation.

I know that A Monster Calls is not within the mystery genre, but the book is just so beautifully written and heart wrenching that it will definitely be  in every Ravenclaws TBR.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s Top 5, because I did. Yay! ^_^

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Comment down below and let me know which Hogwarts House you belong to.

Book Date # 7

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As of right now I’m actually in the middle of a readathon called Science Fiction Readathon. So most of the books that will be listed here are sci-fi books that I need to finish by June 7.

Last Week I Finished:

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This is the last book in the Dorothy Must Die Series and I have to say it was a bit of a disappointment. Stay tuned for my review for the series.

Currently Reading:

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I’m just a few chapters into this book and I’m really not sure what to think of it yet. This book some elements similar to the show Big Brother.

Upcoming Reads:

I’m not really sure which book I will be reading next, but I’m leaning more towards Gemina just because its an easier read than In the Afterlight.

Top 5 Minor Characters

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I’m actually a bit late on my Top 5 Wednesday this week, but better late than never I always say.

I actually really like this topic because we don’t really get to appreciate the minor characters in books. I’m actually going to take the definition of Sam’s on this since I think its a pretty good and clear separation between side character and minor character. So basically a minor character are those that are not the sidekick (side character) of the protagonist.

Anyways, here are my Top 5 favorite minor characters:

Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter Series

Luna is actually one of my favorite characters in the whole Harry Potter series and Neville is just as great. I love how courageous the two are and they stand up for what they believe in. It doesn’t hurt that Luna is a Ravenclaw!

Iko from The Lunar Chronicles

I’m not really sure if she is considered a sidekick or Minor Character, but I’m going to bend the rule for her, only because she’s so cool. I wasn’t a fan of Cinder on the first book, but Iko made the book so much better.

Addison MacHenry from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

I love dogs, and I instantly fall in love with dog companions in books right away. Addison wasn’t really introduced until the second book, but he made the second and last book so much more amazing.

Rue from The Hunger Games

She was such a great character in this book. Rue was in such a short part of The Hunger Games, but her part was very integral to the story. It goes to show you how cruel the system is, in letting these young children/teens participate in such a gruesome ‘game’.

Reyna from Heroes of Olympus

I enjoyed Reyna’s character, not in the beginning, but eventually her attitude becomes her redeeming quality. I love how strong she is for her people and yet you still get to see her vulnerable side by the end of the series.

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That’s it for this week’s Top 5 Wednesdays. Hope you guys enjoyed it and commend down below who your favorite Minor Characters are.

 

Top 5 Summer Reads

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I’m not really a seasonal reader. There really isn’t a specific genre that I enjoy reading more than another when the weather heats up. I do tend to move towards books that are easier to carry since I do bring a smaller bag, but when I’m really focused on one book I eventually bring it everywhere with me. I’m going to list the books that are actually on top of my reading list for now. I created a similar post for Spring, but unfortunately I hit a slump and wasn’t able to read any of them.

Anyways, here is my top 5 Summer Read:

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This book is getting so much buzz lately since the trilogy just finished. So I can’t fight it any longer and I must read the books. A definite read this year!

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I’ve been wanting to read this duology for awhile now and I’ve been putting it of again and again, but this summer I have to buckle down and just pick it up.

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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

This duology has been getting mixed reviews, but since I did enjoy Bracken’s Darkest Mind Trilogy, I decided to give this book a go. Hopefully, I’ll like it as much as her trilogy.

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Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

I’m not much of a romantic contemporary reader, but I want to finish this trilogy this year. So I might as well grab it for the summer.

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The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

This is actually a book that I don’t have yet. I’ve read the first few chapters and it was really interesting so I definitely want to pick it up and give it a go.

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So that’s it for this weeks Top 5. I haven’t done one in awhile so hope you enjoyed my list. Let me know if you’re planning on reading any of these books soon or if you have let me know your thoughts on them

 

 

 

Book Date #6

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First post since I came back from vacation. I was actually going to post something earlier, but jet lag is such a killer.

Last Week I Finished:

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I’ve been in a reading slump for awhile now, so I’ve been reading my go-to genre. I enjoyed this story as much as the other ones in the series.

Currently Reading:

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This book is being adapted this month and I know I’m not going to watch it, but I’m really interested in the storyline since I saw the movie  previews. I haven’t started it yet, but I will be this week.

Upcoming Reads:

I’m still in a reading funk so I’m going slow with my reading list. Meaning I’m picking up books with my mood.