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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Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You’d Want to Write Like

Hey guys! I’ve been loving the Top 5 Wednesday topics this month and was super excited to get to this one! We can discuss some authors we’d want to write like whether its their writing style, what genre they write in, or how many books they manage to churn out a year! Obviously I’m going to be talking about my favourites authors!

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) Cassandra Clare 

I must be mad not to include Cassandra Clare on this list! Who wouldn’t want to write like her? What must it be like inside her head? She must honestly have so many ideas and so many characters swirling around. I love all of her books so much! I really admire how many new books she announces every year and how she is probably just constantly writing. I’d love to dedicate as much time as she does to writing. I love how all of her plots and characters are connected to different series. It’s honestly so freaking cool and I admire her so much for being able to do this. She’s so creative.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Nostalgic Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

Hey guys! I’m so excited for this Top 5 Wednesday post as this week we can take a trip down memory lane and revisit those characters we swooned over when we were younger! This is going to be so good!

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.

The Vampire Diaries1) Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith)

Using the TV show cover because I think everyone preferred the TV show to the books… But I read the books first and I absolutely adored Damon in the books. Then I watched the TV show and fell in love with Damon all over again! Damon’s character development is just incredible. He’s so misunderstood and everyone believes him to be a monster but he’s not. I loved watching him fall in love with Elena and seeing the way he was around her. He is very protective of those he loves and I just wanted to give him as much love as possible because he deserves it. He really deserves it. You can probably tell I was a Delena shipper.

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Non-Horror Books that Scared You

Hey guys! I’m back with another Top 5 Wednesday post! Since it’s nearly Halloween I thought I’d discuss some books with spooky scenes and I find that I get scared more by non-scary books than I do scary books, if that makes sense?! I probably feel more prepared with a scary book because I’m expecting it to be scary but if I read a book with some spooky scenes that I wasn’t expecting, it catches me off guard!

In this post we can discuss books you found frightening or just specific scenes from those books that weren’t technically supposed to scare you, but did. 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.

The Scorch Trials1)  The Scorch Trials by James Dashner 

If you have been reading my blog for a while then you probably already know how much this book scared me. The start of it was terrifying and then there are some scenes later on that thoroughly creeped me out. This book gave me chills and I actually had goosebumps when I was reading it. It honestly scared the hell out of me and I really wasn’t expecting it! Definitely one of my favourite non-horror books! Plus the setting is kind of creepy too because it’s an apocalyptic book with cranks/zombies!

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You’ve Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc

Hey guys! It’s been over a month since I last did a Top 5 Wednesday post! I haven’t had time to sit down and write a detailed post in a while so it feels good to be able to take part in Top 5 Wednesday again! This weeks topic is self-explanatory. You talk about the books you’ve picked up because of the online book community! I don’t know about you guys but I’ve picked up so many books because I saw them all over Bookstagram! I’m excited to share some of them with you!

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.

Spellslinger1) Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell

This book just kept popping up! I’d be scrolling through my feed or watching some book recommendation videos on YouTube and Spellslinger would pop up all the time. I think the cover drew me to this book more than anything. It just looks so freaking awesome! So of course I had to buy it and I ended up giving it five stars! I thought it was such a fantastic book and I completely fell for Kell! He was a really relatable character and I loved how cunning he was at times. He basically uses tricks to make people believe he has magic and I loved it! The second book comes out next week and I am so excited! I need it now!

 

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