Tag

Top 5 Wednesday

Browsing

Top 5 Wednesday: Books You’re Intimidated By

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

You can join the Goodreads group here

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme. you get a new topic every Wednesday, and you then list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.


TODAY’S TOPIC IS: BOOKS YOU’RE INTIMATED BY

This is for those books that make you stop and think ‘Am I ready for this?’

There are three things that contribute to me being too intimidating to pick up a book: Hype, size and content.

I have selected books that I have not read yet due to these factors.


1 – Cassandra Clare Books

1582996

Why I haven’t read them: Hype and Size

I can feel the death glares and eye rolls from here…I’m sorry!

There are sooooooooo many of them now and everyone raves on and on about them all. I have read ‘City of Bones’ and ‘Clockwork Angel’ I just haven’t continued either series. I have since bought all of them and have great intentions of finishing them so I can watch the ‘Shadowhunters’ TV series without spoiling it for myself.


2 – Game of Thrones Series 

13496

Why I haven’t read it: Size

These books are so daunting. There are so many characters, locations and twists that I need it to be a picture book to be able to follow along without getting lost. I have tried to read the first book 3 or 4 times and have not even be able to get past the first chapter.


3 – Outlander

10964

Why I haven’t read it: Size

I really want to get into this series, but the sheer size of the book puts me off.


4 – Winter

13206900

Why I haven’t read it: Size and not wanting the series to be over

I so badly want to read this but I am just not ready for it to end. I really want to listen to the audio-book, but unfortunately it isn’t available on Audible in New Zealand. I also don’t have enough time to commit to the sheer size of this book.


5 – Passenger 

20983362

Why I haven’t read it: Hype

The hype is far too high on this one. I have read about 25% but then for some reason I put it down.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books with ‘Hard’ Topics

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

You can join the Goodreads group here

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme. you get a new topic every Wednesday, and you then list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.


TODAY’S TOPIC IS: Books with ‘Hard’ Topics

This is for those books that tackle the big issues like: Suicide, mental illness, addiction, abuse, illness etc…

Normally I would give a blurb about why I picked each book. I don’t want to ruin or give anything away so I am going to keep it simple and label each cover with the issue/theme of the book.


1 – Me Before You

15507958

Disability || Assisted Suicide


2 – All the Bright Places

18460392

Mental Illness


3 – The Fault in Our Stars

11870085

Illness || Cancer


4 – We Were Liars

16143347

Death || Grief


5 – Eleanor and Park

15745753

Abuse

Top 5 Wednesday: Rainy Day Reads

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

You can join the Goodreads group here

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme. you get a new topic every Wednesday, and you then list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.


TODAY’S TOPIC IS: Rainy Day Reads 

This is for those books that you need to cuddle up with on a rainy day.

tumblr_nuvgrzZtuV1ugionho1_500

 


1 – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

9460487

I picked this book because it is set on the island of Cairnholm, Wales. A place that always seems to be gloomy and raining. This book is perfect to read on a rainy day because you will feel like you a delving into the world of Pecuiliardom.

I love this entire series and recommend it to everyone that wants to read something unlike anything they have read before. The movie is going to be released later this year and I strongly recommend you read this book before then.


2 – Me Before You

15507958

This books goes on every list…like seriously. I just can’t get enough of this book. It is one of my all time favourite books I have ever read. I wish I could have the experience of re-reading it for the first time. You will need to read this book on a rainy day, because you will have to tell people the reason your face is so wet is because you got caught out in the rain!


3 – Uprooted 

25068467

This book is a romance/fantasy/paranormal/fairy-tale/coming of age – basically it ticks all of the boxes. I wish this book was a movie because I would be watching it on repeat. I devoured this in one sitting (even though it was a beast) and proceeded to browse the internet for what people thought the dream casting should be. Arg! I love this book.


4 – A Court of Thorns and Roses

16096824

I love a fairy-tale retelling. Beauty and the Beast twisted, fractured and retold with more magic and mystery. What makes this even better is that it is a series and the next book comes out this year. The two main characters in this book are hot. Just what you need to escape.


5 – The Summer I Turned Pretty

6584189

This seems like such a random pick when I look back on the rest, but I just love this series. It is so cutesy and feel good. I love the characters, it is set at a beach. Its first loves mixed with family dramas. It is just great! This is a great rainy day read because who doesn’t want to escape to a summer at the beach filled with first loves?

Top 5 Wednesday: Least Favorite Book in Your Favorite Series

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

You can join the Goodreads group here

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme. you get a new topic every Wednesday, and you then list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.


TODAY’S TOPIC IS: Least Favorite Book in Your Favorite Series 

This is for those books we didn’t like within the series we love and can’t get enough of.

FotorCreated


1 – Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter Series)

224912

I mean how can you pick a book in this series you didn’t like, when they are all amazing! I picked ‘Chamber of Secrets‘ because it is one of the shortest books – I wish they were all giant! – Being the shortest of all the books it lacks the depth the other books contain – You can’t fault the first one purely for the novelty of introducing us to the magical world of wizardry and witchcraft. 


2 – Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass Series)

17167166

I adore this series. Celeana, Rowan, Manon, Choal, DorianThe list goes on. A badass book series full of gritty and exciting characters. However…I found this book really long and boring. It felt like one of those books that is a filler setting up for the next one in the series. Worst of all it had a way to played out love triangle. Pass! 


3 – Allegiant (Divergent Series)

Allegiant_DemiJacket_WetProofTest.indd

This series is amazing. I love the idea of the factions and this dystopian society. Book 3 of the series…that ending. I hated this book for months and till I finally accepted that I couldn’t change the outcome. Heartbroken…Enough said.


4 – New Moon (Twilight Series)

49041

This book series is what got me back into reading when I was about 18. I love that this series inspired me to get back into going to the library weekly. Why do I dislike New Moon? This book was all about Bella pining over Edward after he left. Jacob is trying to move in on Bella and I mean seriously…Team Edward! There was waaaaaaaaaay too much Jacob in this book.


5 – Breathe (Colorado Mountain Series)

15742039

Kristen Ashley is the Queen of romance means murder mystery. I love her work and I think she writes raw and gritty characters who I love to see get together. Breathe was very left field for the Colorado Mountain series. It focused on the town virgin and local cop. I found this book boring and didn’t care for either of the main love interests. I am excited and ready for Bounty to be released next month!

Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ GingerReadsLainey on Youtube.

You can join the Goodreads group HERE

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and you then list your Top 5 books related to the particular topic.


Today’s topic is: Disappointing Eye Candy

This is for those books that look beautiful, but were just an outright disappointment


1: Bone Gap

18806240

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Great Start || Confusing || Odd || Hated the Ending || Too Much Hype

2: Burn for Burn

1

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han

Mean Girls || Revenge || Worst Ending || Fantasy || Paranormal

3: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

8591107

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Supernatural || Paranormal || Mystery || Unrealistic || Creepy || Confusing || Inconsistent

4: Paper Towns

6442769

Paper Towns by John Green

Slow Pace || Pointless || Mysterious || Repeated Formula || Too Many Metaphors

5: My Life Next Door

12294652

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Teenage Romance || Psycho Mother || Faking Perfect || Plot Twist ||