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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Top 5 Wednesday: Books from Before You Joined Blogs/Bookstagram

Hey guys! I was honestly so excited when I saw this topic for Top 5 Wednesday! I have found so many fantastic books through the blogging community and bookstagram. I have so many favourite authors that I discovered from seeing their books getting amazing reviews or pictures being all over my Instagram feed. I rave about them all the time on my blog and my bookstgram but I forget to give my old favourites some love. So, without further ado, I am now going to give some much deserved love to my old favourites! 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.

1) The Immortals by Alyson Noël

I freaking love these books! I’d never heard anything about them when I first picked them up because I wasn’t using bookstagram yet. I bought them purely for the covers because they really drew me in and made me want to read the books. I really loved them! The plot is really interesting because the main character can see people’s auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone’s entire life story by touching them. I was hooked throughout and devoured all six books in about a week. I loved the writing, the story, and the characters. Everything about these books was perfect for me. I feel like they’re really underrated and they definitely deserve more love! I highly recommend them for anyone who loves fantasy or paranormal books like me!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Second Book is Best

Hey guys! I was so excited to take part in this weeks topic because I have complained a lot about series that went downhill. I thought it was about time I gave some recognition to those rare second books that are actually pretty damn awesome! I’ve read my fair share of series where the second book has been incredibly boring but these series had kickass second books! I hope you 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.

scorch1) The Scorch Trials by James Dashner 

If you guys read a lot of my posts then you will know how obsessed I am with this series and James Dashner. His writing is just amazing and I’d love to be able to write such captivating stories! I adore The Maze Runner series so much, it’s actually one of my favourites! His writing is just fantastic and he completely blew me away in The Scorch Trials. This book was definitely the best in the series because it scared the hell out of me. It was so intense and spooky. It gave me chills and I actually had goosebumps reading it. When he writes about the cranks… it’s so scary! This was definitely one of the most intense books I’ve read and I bloody devoured it.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Book Covers You’d Live In

Hey guys! I saw this topic for Top 5 Wednesday and I just had to take part in it! This seems like such an awesome topic and pretty unique too! I can’t believe this hasn’t crossed my mind before. Like I’ve made heart eyes at covers before but never thought if I’d like to LIVE in that cover! I’m so excited to share my cover choices with you guys!

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.

Shiver1) Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

I am not a fan of this book but I have always loved the cover, especially this one. It’s just so beautiful and I would love to just step right into it. I love the woods and I think they are the perfect place to go if you just want to escape from reality for a little while. As cheesy as it sounds they are just really nice, quiet places. Plus I love the wolf looking out at you and I would love to just step right into this cover and see that wolf. Probably not a good idea, I know, but I freaking love wolves. They are just really fascinating creatures and I’ve always had an interest in them.

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Children’s Books

Hey guys! I’m back with another Top 5 Wednesday post! This week we are talking about children’s books and I’m excited to share with you some of my favourite children’s books! I read all of these when I was little and I loved them! 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) Private Peaceful & War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

I probably read Michael Morpurgo’s books when I was eleven or twelve and they are so, so, so incredibly sad. They are great for introducing children into the horrors of the war, War Horse especially. It’s told from the point of view of a horse who sees the best and worst of humanity but also has an incredibly powerful friendship with his owner. It’s very sad and it did make me cry but it’s worth it because it’s a really touching story. I liked how it shed some light on the millions of horses who died in the war and how they were also impacted by the horrors of the war. Private Peaceful is another truly sad story but it’s very powerful and compelling. It gripped me from start to finish and I really impacted me. They are two very captivating stories and they make great children’s books despite the tragic horrors of the war that is at the core of the story.

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