Top 5 Wednesday (14) | Awesome First Sentences

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a T5W but I felt like I could answer this topic, so yay. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey and is currently hosted by Sam @ ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to join Top 5 Wednesday take a look at the Goodreads group!

The topic of today is 

August 17th: Favorite First Sentences
— Pretty self-explanatory. Favorite first sentences of a book.

This topic was difficult for me because I only really remember two, maybe three, first sentences and only one of them is going on this list. So what I ended up doing was going through the books I have here at home and I picked the openings I like best. So these are probably not my “all-time favorites” but who cares. They’re good ones anyway. 


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Who doesn’t love the opening of Philosopher’s Stone?? It’s the only one I know by heart, apart from Pride and Prejudice

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What’s your favorite opening? Do you like any of the ones I picked? 
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Top 5 Wednesday (13) | Sequel, please!

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a T5W but I felt like I could answer this topic, so yay. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey and is currently hosted by Sam @ ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to join Top 5 Wednesday take a look at the Goodreads group!

The topic of today is 

July 13th: Books You Wish Had Sequels
— Standalones that you wish had a sequel or the last book in the series that you wish wasn’t the last.

Most of these aren’t books that I necessarily need a sequel to, but if there was one then I wouldn’t complain.


Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

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This is one of those books where I’m not really dying for a sequel, but it’d be fun. Or just a companion novel from another character’s POV could work too, that’d be interesting. If you haven’t read this book then you really should, it’s great, I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. 

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Top 5 Wednesday (13) | Favorite Blog and Instagram Posts

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Hello guys, it’s been a while! I haven’t felt much like blogging so far this month, for no reason in particular, but I’m always around on twitter if anyone wants to chat! 🙂 Anyway, I decided to do this week’s top 5 Wednesday to remind you that I’m still here lol.

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey and is currently hosted by Sam @ ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to join Top 5 Wednesday take a look at the Goodreads group!

The topic of today is 

Favorite Videos/Posts
–This is a chance to showcase some of your favorite posts you’ve ever done! These are your own posts, not shouting out someone else’s. These do not have to be past T5W topics. They can be anything from your favorite discussion post you did, to your favorite review, to your favorite photo you’ve posted on Instagram!

The Book Love Tag

book love tagI made this tag, so obviously I like it. I made it for Valentine’s Day this year and it focuses on ships and OTPs. And I think the post looks quite pretty too, so overall, not bad. If you want to do the tag feel free ;)))

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday (12) | Characters I’ll Defend Until My Dying Breath

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a T5W but I felt like I could answer this topic, so yay. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey and is currently hosted by Sam @ ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to join Top 5 Wednesday take a look at the Goodreads group!

The topic of today is 

Characters You Defend
–These are characters you love, but no one else seems to so you are always defending them!
 I’m not going the “but no one else seems to” route because I don’t love a lot of characters that are widely hated, but I’ll pick some characters that I’ll always defend when someone does hate on them. Of course people are allowed to hate them if they so please, but I’ll be sending counter-arguments their way and make a voodoo doll of them.

Obviously I can’t stick to just books on this one. I have a lot of feelings. 


Lexa (The 100)

I will stan and defend Lexa until my dying breath. Not going to say anything more about that. Reshop, Heda. 

Speaking of Lexa though. A friend and I recently discovered they’re doing Comic Con in Copenhagen in September (IS THIS REAL LIFE) and one of the first two confirmed guests is none other than Alycia (Lexa) herself. Hold me, I can’t breathe. So naturally the first thing we did was order tickets. Who else is coming? I don’t know, I don’t care. Holy shit. Aasdfghjkiuhyuh 

“The dead are gone, Clarke. The living are hungry.”

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Top 5 Wednesday (11) | Characters I’m Most Like

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a T5W but I felt like I could answer this topic, so yay. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey and is currently hosted by Sam @ ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to join Top 5 Wednesday take a look at the Goodreads group!

The topic of today is “Characters you are most like.” The full task is as follows:

Choose characters you are like, not characters you WANT to be like. You can also choose one character trait you share with a particular character. For example, you may not have Hermione’s bravery, but you do have her book smarts!

Awesome.  I’ll stick to book characters only for this one, even though I could only really think of three characters.. #fail


Simon Spier (Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda)

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By ReadLikeMad @ deviantArt

Something about Simon’s personality just spoke to me and I recognized myself in some of the things he was thinking about that I’ve never seen people talk about before. So I was like “aaaay, me too, bro!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cath (Fangirl)

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By siminiblocker @ tumblr

I didn’t really like Fangirl, but I can’t deny that Cath is me and I am Cath. She is so me on so many levels that it’s not even funny. Though I would never blatantly write fanfic for class, I’m insulted that she was such a moron. 

Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)

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By curry23 @ deviantArt

All right, so she’s definitely way braver and way more kickass than me, I’d be the first to die in the Hunger Games, not gonna lie. But I identify a lot with her on a more personal level. That’s what first hit me when I read these books. Give me more stoic, unromantic girls.  

I thought this would be easier than it was. I wanted to pick some characters I feel really similar to though, and not just one or two shared traits. I could have filled the list if I went with non-book characters too, but eh.
Who do you identify with? 
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Top 5 Wednesday (9) | Books with “hard”/serious topics

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a T5W but I felt like I could answer this topic, so yay. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey. If you want to join Top 5 Wednesday take a look at the Goodreads group!

The topic of today is “Books with “Hard” Topics (ie mental health, sexual assault, illness, etc). These are in no particular order. 


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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I finished this one last week as part of a readalong with Trang from @bookidote. I still need to write the review, but it’s coming soon. You probably all know what this is about already, but for those who don’t it deals with the struggles of a quadriplegic man who used to lead a very big life. It deals with depression and the much debated issue of assisted suicide. 

Room by Emma Donoghue

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You probably all know about this too, but it’s about a young girl who was kidnapped at 19  and put in a soundproof shed. The book is narrated by her five year old son, who was born in the room and doesn’t know any different. It’s deals with various dark and serious issues that comes with such a kidnapping; rape, isolation, desperation, etc. It’s a good book and a good movie too. 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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This is a book about a 10 year old boy with a severe facial deformity that cause him to feel like an outcast, like people look at him like a monster. There’s also bullying involved. At the end of the day it’s an uplifting story though. 

The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler

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Who doesn’t love a good teen murder drama? I sure do, that’s why I’m reading Dangerous Girls as we speak. Anyway, The Basic Eight explores teen murder, as well as drug and alcohol use and sexual assault. If you like really unreliable narrators and character driven stories you might want to check this out. 

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

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Here’s some literary/historical fiction for you guys, but it is also labeled as a YA coming-of-age story on Goodreads. I read this for class back in early 2014 so I don’t remember the details, but I gave it 4 stars. It’s about a woman on a reservation who gets attached and faces heavy trauma because of it. Her teenage son, the narrator, try to help his depressed and traumatized mother as well as uncover the mystery about who hurt her. I remember enjoying it a lot, and there’s a lot of interesting things in here about Natives in general.  

What’s your favorite “hard topic” book? I haven’t read a lot of the popular YA ones about mental health and suicide, but I do have some of them on by tbr. 
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Top 5 Wednesday (9) | Books I were spoiled for

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey. If you want to join Top 5 Wednesday take a look at the Goodreads group!

The topic of today is books you were spoiled for. I’ll try to come up with five for this, we’ll see how it turns out. 

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

young adult dystopianI haven’t read Allegiant, the last book in the Divergent trilogy, but I know how it ends. I don’t really care though because I never planned on reading past Divergent anyway.

 

 

 

 

Looking For Alaska by John Green

young adult contemporaryI don’t remember what or who spoiled me, it was probably just something I picked up somewhere because the book had some major hype, but I knew what the book counted down to. To be honest I don’t think I would have liked this one even if I wasn’t spoiled. I read it January 2013 and I don’t remember anything at all, it was just boring. 

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

gone girlSo I knew what the twist was because I didn’t blacklist the movie in time on tumblr so I saw some gifs I shouldn’t have and came to the right conclusions. Goddamn it. But I still loved the book a whole lot. I would recommend reading it before watching the movie though.

 

 

 

 

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

book spoilersBefore I started reading this I knew what the book wasn’t about (disappointing). I’d heard whispers about what the children were so I wasn’t all that surprised when it was revealed. [review]

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

harry potter dumbledoreThis is the worst one, I was so angry. You know what part I was spoiled for. I’m still not over being spoiled for this grrrr. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s a book you were spoiled for? Did the spoiler ruin the reading experience? 
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