Top 5 Wednesday: Multiple Editions

Hey guys! I’m not sure if this was actually ever a topic for Top 5 Wednesday because I found it in the ‘Suggestions for Future Topics’ section but it looked like a fun one to do. I love buying multiple editions of the same book be it if that the book is signed, is a special limited edition or just has a different cover. So lets get into it! Here are my top 5 books with multiple editions:

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

I actually have three copies of Lady Midnight because they released three different versions and I was just like, take my money!!!! I purchased the normal paperback from Waterstones and also the special limited edition hardback which was signed. I then purchased the WHSmith edition because it had fan art which was beautiful, by the way. So I spent a lot of money on one book but I regret nothing because it is Cassandra Clare and she is awesome. It was totally worth it to own these three beautiful editions.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books to Read as an Adult

Hey guys! This week is a pretty self explanatory topic! We can discuss what books we think deserve revisiting as we get older and childhood books that can still be appreciated when you are an adult! So lets get into it!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

1) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Maybe an obvious choice for some but I actually read this when I was an adult. It was in 2015 and I was 19. I’d never read them before and my friend finally convinced me to after a lot of pleading and begging! It’s her favourite series but for some reason I never read them when I was a kid. I watched the films just never read the books. They are good but I wasn’t raving about them. I think they are better appreciated when you are younger and are opening up to the world of books. But they can still be read when you are an adult too as my friend still reads them a lot and loves them for sure!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

Hey guys! This weeks Top 5 Wednesday topic was a freebie! If you were bummed about missing out on a previous topic then this week is the perfect opportunity for you to go back and do that topic! I chose to do disappointing eye candy because the title immediately caught my attention and it looked like a funny topic to do. I always feel like I have been deceived and lied to when I buy a book with a pretty cover that turns out to be awful.

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

Daughter of the Burning City1) Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

I actually think I love the cover of this just because it’s purple (that’s my favourite colour)! No but when I pulled this book out of the FairyLoot bag, it actually took my breath away. I was so in love with the cover and the quote on the front, “Wicked, wicked to the core, the city will burn forevermore.” Doesn’t that just make you feel all tingly? I was really intrigued by this and I love how the title font was curling with smoke like it had been set on fire. Unfortunately it was such a terrible book. The characters were awful, the story was so boring. I was expecting magic and awesome things instead I got a whiny teenager and a story that dragged on and on and on. Also, if the ending was supposed to be happy, it left me feeling sour. This was actually made the list for my disappointing books of 2017, it was that bad.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Disliked but Love to Discuss

Hey guys! I think this is a really interesting topic because although you didn’t like a book you read, you’d still like to have a heated debate about it with other people! I love having an intense discussion with other people about certain books, it’s a lot of fun because you both get really passionate about the story and the characters! For this post I’m just going to pick out 5 books I wanted to like but sadly didn’t and then talk about what I’d like to discuss for each book with other people! Enjoy!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

Lord of Shadows1) Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

I really didn’t like this book and thought it was really boring but I have noticed so many other people loved it and gave it five stars. So I’d love to discuss it with someone to see what they liked about it and if there was anything they disliked. The ending also shocked me to the core and I was utterly devastated when I read the last few pages. I’d love to discuss the ending with other people and see what they thought of it. Honestly it destroyed me because I was not expecting it at all. I want to know if any other readers were expecting that ending and if they were upset by it also.

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Forgettable Books

Hey guys! So like an idiot I read the list of topics for January in a rush and accidentally ended up posting the topic for the 17th on the 10th! I thought ‘Forgettable Books’ was this week but it was actually ‘Books You Didn’t Get to In 2017’! Sorry for the mix up and enjoy my picks for ‘Forgettable Books’ a week early, I guess!

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I was actually really excited to get to this topic because it seems like such an interesting one. I’m really excited to see what books people find forgettable and if we share any! I’m just revisiting old favourites and realising they are no longer my favourites because I can’t remember nothing about them. I don’t have a clue what happened with regards to plot and characters, even though they are 300-400 pages. So they have made my list for forgettable books! Enjoy!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

insurgent1) Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Quite an old book now but I’m being completely honest with you all when I say I have absolutely no idea what happened in this book or what it was about. I have read this book twice and I just have no clue what happened. I can’t remember anything about it. I really hope no one asks me what this book is about because I wouldn’t have a clue what to tell them. Even the first book, I have a vague idea of what happens but I can’t remember it fully. So this series is just very forgetful for me. I mean I loved the books when I read them but obviously the writing isn’t that memorable if I can’t remember anything about the plot or the characters.

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: 2018 Reading Resolutions

Hey guys! Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! So excited to be taking part in the first Top 5 Wednesday post of the year! It’s pretty self-explanatory as you can see from the title! You just talk about your 2018 reading goals so lets get into it!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

Screen Shot 2018-01-01 at 8.28.12 pm1) Read thirty books

I managed to read fifty books in 2017 which I am super proud of but it became less enjoyable when I started falling behind. I’d be three books behind and start panicking. So this year I want to relax more and I have given myself a target of 30 which I think is good and easy to hit. I’ll be racing against the clock less and can go at my own pace.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Bookish Things You’re a Grinch About

Hey guys! Had a little chuckle when I saw this post because I can definitely see the majority of us getting carried away with this! Yes, it’s supposed to be fun and you can mention dumb stuff but I can definitely see some people getting a tiny bit angry just talking about their bookish pet peeves! I’ll probably get a little angry, too! So lets get into some trivial stuff about books that make me a right grinch!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

1) When you have a mismatched series

I hate when you buy the first book in a series in the standard UK paperback size. Then when the second book is released it’s a giant paperback and you have a mismatched series! I can never find the first book in the same size so it really bothers me that I don’t have a matching series/set! I’ve included a photo above so you understand my frustration!

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