Top 5 Wednesday

So…I am finally uploading a T5W post…two days late, but still. I am horrible with blogging, like gosh, someone give me motivation or whatever it is I am lacking.

The last topic for July was Series that got better. I didn’t have too hard a time figuring out which series to mention here, so at least this went quick :’)

1. The Illuminae Files

The first book was amazing and the second one was even better. I cannot wait to read the third book when it comes out.

The format of the books is unique and really fun to read, the characters and the plot are absolutely superb. I love this sci-fi trilogy so much!

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses

Thr first book was okay, and I didn’t have high hopes for the next two, but the second one was so good as was the third one. Out of all three books the second one is my favourite.

3. Six of Crows

I liked the first book a lot and I honestly thought it couldn’t get any better than that, but the second book blew me away.

It was such an adventure reading it, I cried and laughed and clutched the book to my heart tightly…it was the ultimate roller coaster of feels.
4. His Fair Assassin

This historical fantasy trilogy is one of my favourites. I really love the characters and plot and the books definitely got better. Out of all three, the second one is the best just like with ACOTAR.

5. Lunar Chronicles

I think a lot of people agree with the fact that the Lunar Chronicle series got better with each book. I have yet to finish the last one though, but I have read half of it and it is action packed and funny just like all the other books.

Top 5 Wednesday

Another week has gone by and now it is time for a new T5W post. This week the topic is Favourite Minor Characters.

I couldn’t really think of all the minor characters I have liked, so I just put down the ones I thought of first. Of course, I am not sure if I got this right, but I hope you like it anyway 🙂

1. Death from ”The Book Thief”

I have always loved the narrative of the novel. A story from Death’s perspective during World War II should be enough to get everyone hooked. Death was a really sassy and interesting character and I loved how Markus Zusak brought him to life.

2. Simon’s dad from ”Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda”

He was really funny, okay? And I love funny characters a lot. Simon’s dad gave the story a really great extra speck of sarcasm and him together with Simon was the best comedic duo.

3. The Suriel from the ACOTAR books

Feyre’s main B. The Suriel was such a great being…literally a being. I was quite sad reading ACOWAR though, but no spoilers. But the Suriel is great and lovable.

4. The analyser from the Illuminae Files

The character who writes the video footage analysis parts in the books is my absolute favourite. The sense of humour and the fact there are literally no boundaries is just the greatest cure for a sad day. I cannot wait to read the third book and get more of the analysis chapters.

5. The Gods and Goddesses in the Percy Jackson books

I cannot pick just one! They are all so well written and scenes with them always make me laugh. Rick Riordan is a master when it comes to writing, seriously, he is my favourite author.

Top 5 Wednesday

I haven’t done this in such a long time. I am a horrible human being.

It is a real problem for me to keep up regular posts for some reason and I have no way to explain it. I’m just sorry. Did I already mention I SUCK AT CONSISTENT BLOGGING?

Anyway, it is time to write a T5W post for you and today the topic is Summer Reads. And to be quite honest, I think most of these are going to be contemporaries…because nothing says summer like a good old YA romance.

Here are all the books I think are a necessary part of summer:

1. Sarah Dessen’s books


Seriously love her books. They are really easy to read, have great characters and storylines. My favourite is “Just Listen” , so I recommend reading that.

2. “The Lightning Thief” and other Percy Jackson books


Percy Jackson all the way! Funny, adventurous and highly addictive. The best camp ever is Camp Half-Blood and nothing is better than summer and camps, am I right?
3. “I’ll Meet You There”


This book is probably going to be my favourite contemporary of the year. It was amazing! It made me cry though so beware, get some tissues just in case.
4. “Between Us and the Moon”


This is, I feel, a mandatory summer read. It is all about having a fun summer and figuring out who people are and what love is. It was such a beautiful story and it is really fast-paced. Are people tired of me talking about this book? HA! Don’t care.
5. “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”


I cannot not include my second favourite book of all time. That would not make any sense at all. This books is a beautiful story about love and friendship as well as family. It is also about two boys who fall in love, so taste the rainbow!

Here’s a final Yay to me writing a T5W post!

The First Date Book Tag

Well colour me surprised, is Gerta doing a tag?

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I haven’t done a post like this in ages. I saw the tag on Youtube and Thrice Read and felt like I should give The First Date Book Tag a go. It seemed like a really fun tag with really good questions/points.

1. The awkward first date – a book where something felt off. It wasn’t a bad book, but lacked that spark for you.

A book that I read not too long ago called Hot Toddy felt a bit weird to me. It wasn’t necessarily a bad book, I read it quite fast and did enjoy some of it. But there were a few things that just weren’t that nice.

2. The cheap first date – book that turned out less than you expected.

Night Owls was a book that I was hoping would totally blow my socks off. I had heard so many amazing things and everyone was always recommending it. So I read it and….not at all what it was promised to be.

3. Well-prepared first date – better than expected.

I’ll Meet You There was such an amazing surprise. I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads and stayed up all night to finish reading it.

4. Hot but dumb – pretty book, not so hot on the inside.

Chasing Spring is such a gorgeous book, but I didn’t like it at all. It was a really big disappointment, especially since a lot of people on Goodreads have given this really great reviews.

5. Blind date – book you picked up not knowing anything about it.

I read Never Let Me Go last year and didn’t know a lot about it, just that a movie had been made based on it. It was a really great, haunting story and the movie was surprisingly well done.

6. Speed dating – book you read super fast.

Between the Notes is one of the many contemporaries I have managed to read in one sitting. I really loved this book. It was so cute and well-written and also looks absolutely beautiful.

7. The rebound – a book you read too soon after a book hangover and it kind of ruined the book for you.

I don’t even know. I’ll go for a book I am currently having trouble with because of the reading slump I am in: Wayfarer. I decided to read the ending to the duology and am now having a lot of trouble with it, I have been reading for like three days now and have managed to get 80 pages in.

8. Overly enthusiastic date – a book that felt like it was trying too hard.

I think Red Queen is the book I’ll go for. I read it and did not like it at all. I tried to read the second book as well, but it became a DNF. It was just too much and yet too little in a way I can’t explain. I didn’t like it. It really tried to be the newest YA hit, and sure it actually was, but it was too much.  I don’t know if it makes sense.

9. The perfect first date – book that did everything right for you.

Well, can’t really write this without mentioning my favourite book at least once, right? The Shadow of the Wind in every sense of the word, was perfect. It did everything right for me and then some.

10. Humiliating first date – book you’re embarrassed to admit you liked/ embarrassed to see reading in public for whatever reason.

The Deal probably. It was good, but it was such a guilty pleasure read.

 

What are your answers to the tag? Leave a link if you’ve done this already and if not then link me and I’ll get to read it 😀

 

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Top 5 Wednesday

I haven’t done a T5W post in ages. I really am a bad person and I don’t even have a good explanation. I am just way too lazy.

Anyways, the topic for today is Books That Would Make Good Video Games and this is really cool because I do like video games. I play some occasionally…never really finish them, but who cares, right?

Okay, the books I would like to see as video games:

1. ”Illuminae” by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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I think it would be really great to play a game about space and political conflicts. The characters are really great, but I don’t really know how they’ll manage to give on the amazing plot and format of the story.

2. ”Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo

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A game where I can be one of the six AMAZING characters and be a part of the plots and deceit and everything?!?!?!?!?! Yes, please.

3. ”What Angels Fear?” by C. S. Harris

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This book is about a murder mystery in 19th century England. I think it would make a great game in which people can take a shot at solving the mystery.

4. The Lumberjanes comics by Stevenson, Ellis, Watters, Allen

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These have a really great storyline. There is friendship and diversity, interesting little mysteries and magic. These would make a really fun game.

5. ”Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

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This is already being turned into a movie, but I think it would be great as a video game…it is necessarily about them, in a way. The book is one of my favourite sci-fi books and I would really like to play a game with the same plot.

This was actually a lot tougher than I thought it would be. What books do you think would make great video games?

Top 5 Wednesday

This week the topic for T5W is Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump.

Reading slumps are the absolute worst and sometimes a really good way to get back on track is to read something you know you’ll really love.

For me those books are usually contemporaries or different YA books that are really fast paced and not too long. There are a few exceptions of course and I’ve tried to represent all of the different kinds of book I would read in a slump.

1. ”Rehepapp” by Andrus Kivirähk

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This is my favourite Estonian book and it’s the kind of book that will always pull me out of a slump. It is funny and interesting, really fast paced and just a really good book to read while snuggled up in bed.

2. ”The Deal” by Elle Kennedy

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Books like this are always good for when one is in a slump. It was a fast read, funny and a little bit over the edge, but it was enjoyable. NA books are often really vulgar, so it definitely takes a bit to get used to them.

3. ”Gemina” by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!!!! I feel like if I were in a slump then this book would pull me right out and make me want to read 24/7 again. There is nothing better than Nik and space.

4. ”Kill the Boy Band” by Goldy Moldavsky

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Funny and funny and…funny. This was right up my alley with the dark humour and (bordering on psychopathic) girls. This shows the reader the dark side of fangirls and I think this is another one of those easy and fun reads that is good for when a reader is in a slump.

5. ”Maybe Someday” by Colleen Hoover

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CoHo books are always good for reading slumps. Always. Her writing and characters are really gripping and it is so hard to put the book down. Before you know it the book is finished and you want to read more.  This story is one of my favourites, because this is one of her happier novels…it is not happy happy, but it does not leave a person traumatized.

What do you read to get out of a slump?

Top 5 Wednesday

Sorry, this is like three days late!

So today we have to talk about the things that we are just obsessed with besides reading, because the topic is Current Favorites that Aren’t Books. I do have a few things here to share with you all and I guess that is it.

I really don’t know what else to say here 🙂

1. Counterfeit.

I have always loved music like theirs is and I did listen to their songs when they first came out. A friend of mine started listening to them as well recently and we have both fallen completely in love with the band. AND!!!! WE ARE GOING TO THEIR CONCERT ALONG WITH ANOTHER FRIEND WHO IS A FAN!!!!! I cannot believe that I will get to see the Bower brothers and Jimmy and Roland and Tristan. This will probably be the best thing to happen to me in 2017.

2. PS4 Pro

I do enjoy playing the occasional video game or two. My dad got a new PS for us and he got some amazing games as well. And my favourite is definitely the 2oth anniversary edition Tomb Raider. The graphics are amazing and the story is just wow! The Tomb Raider games have been my favourites ever since I was a little girl and I am so excited to keep playing this new game.

3. Empire

I decided to start watching this because people were saying a lot of great things about this and I am so happy I did this. It is such a gripping show and Cookie is my spirit animal. I will always be telling Doras to shut up now 😉

4. Food

I asked my mom and sister to give me something to add here and my mom said food. I said that I have always loved this and then she said that I have been especially fond of it lately. And that is true. I have been eating 24/7 lately and I will keep doing that because I am forever hungry and craving.

5. Sketching

This is something that I have been doing a lot more during the past week or few. I just find myself drawing a lot more often that I used to and I have to say I am better than I thought I was. Always going to toot my own horn 🙂

What are you obsessed with besides books?