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.

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

 

 

 

Top 5 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books on my TBR

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I posted something similar a few days ago “Books I want to read this Spring“, but obviously not all of those are SFF. Here are my Top 5 SFF, that’s not on that list.

Some of these books have been on my previous TBR, but I’ve never had the chance to get to them. My urges to read a book usually changes from week to week, but this list, and the other list are pretty much the books that are screaming at me to be read ASAP.

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I actually wanted to pick this book up as soon as I finished Illuminae, but I held off to reading it for this year, because I really don’t want to wait that long to read the last book.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

I’m not really sure why I haven’t read this book yet, since its been yelling at me since January to be read. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will be done with this book before Spring is over.

A Gathering of Shadows by V.W Schwab

I started this series this year and I wasn’t that blown away with it as much as I thought I would be, but this book is calling my name (screaming is more like it). I love the characters and the world and can’t wait to dive in to Schwab’s writing style again.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

I really do want to read this book. The cover itself is speaking to me, but I’ve read the reviews and all the scientific jargon might fly over my head. The cover…it speaks to me!

Alight by Scott Sigler

This series was actually recommended to me and I was able to start it last year. I really want to continue with the series and can’t wait to read more of the Birthday Children.

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That’s it for this week Top 5. Comment down below  on your Top 5 SFF. Also click on the banner to be directed to the Goodreads page and find out what other member’s Top 5 SFF are.

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Future Classics

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For the month of March I wasn’t that interested in the other topics, but I knew for sure, I wanted to do this topic. It was something different and unique and it actually did make me think. I actually thought hard on my top five and I decided to stick to middle and ya books. I’ve just started getting into more adult fiction, so I don’t think I’m knowledgeable on that type of book just yet.

So here is my top 5:

HarryPotter

Hands down, this is my number one pick, only because this is the one series that almost everyone I know, growing up, has read. Plus, the story of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger teach us of love, friendship and the true meaning of family.

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I’m not really sure if you would consider this YA, but since the characters are somewhat young adult, I’ll let it fly. I really think this is a shoe in for a future classic because it somewhat depicts our society’s increasing dependence on technology.

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Yes, I included this in my list. Even though I’m not a fan of Fangirl, I do think it will be a future classic. Now that technology is an integral part of our world, more and more people are able to share their love for certain books, movies, anime, etc. and there will always be fan girls/boys around. This book is a great depiction of growing up and being able to accept youself as a fangirl.

lumberjanes1 I haven’t really seen a graphic novel as a classic, but graphic novels are starting become more acceptable as a literary fiction. If I have to pick a graphic novel that will become a classic in the future, it will be Lumberjanes. I haven’t seen everything that this story holds, but from what I’ve read so far It’s a beautiful story of friendship, inclusion, acceptance and love. Love for ones self and the people around them. Great story for children and everyone to read about. Plus, the adventure that these girls get into are amazing!

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This definitely needs to be on my list. I think Robert Munsch will just be one of those Classic writers, all his books will be classic, but this for sure will be on the top of my list of favorite Munsch book.

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That’s it for this weeks Top 5 Wednesday. Let me know if you guys agree with my list.

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Sci-fi and Fantasy

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Last year I created a similar post, Top 10 Favourite Fantasy, I still decided to create this post, but I won’t include books that were on my previous list.

On the top of my list is the Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I love these books, the first book more than the other, but I still highly recommend them. My review can be found here.

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Another sci-fi book that I really enjoyed. I was actually hesitant to read this because, it’s not really something I gravitate to, but I was pleasantly surprised when I finished it instantly. I also really enjoyed the movie, there were some differences, but MATT DAMON! Need I say more?!?! My review can be found here.

I know I haven’t finished the series yet, but I enjoyed the first two books. I’m not sure if the last book will be a make it or break it deal, but as of right now its one of my favourite YA sci-fi out there. My The Darkest Minds review.

I never included these books in my favourites before because I was never in the band wagon with Cinder, but Winter was the game changer. I understand its the last book, but it tied up all three books so beautifully that you can’t help but enjoy the other three in association. Mind you I loved Scarlet! I have several reviews up for the last three books. Scarlet, Cress, Winter.

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Its been awhile since I read this book, but I love it. Not really the targeted age range, but I still understood the references. I think everyone should try reading this. I love the whole concept of the book!

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So that’s it for this weeks Top 5. Comment down below which are your favorites. I really want to get into more Sci-fi books, so please recommend some!