Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You Want to Read More From

Hey guys! This weeks topic is pretty self-explanatory, you talk about authors you want to read more from!

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) Becca Fitzpatrick

Becca Fitzpatrick is one of my favourite authors, I adore her books! Hush Hush was one of my favourite series when I was in high school. I was obsessed with fallen angels and Patch was my favourite character. Black Ice was a bit meh, not her best book but still pretty enjoyable. I really loved Dangerous Lies, it was full of mystery and suspense. It was a really intriguing story and I loved the plot twist at the end! I would absolutely love to read more books from her just because I love her writing and the characters she creates. Dangerous Lies came out last year and I haven’t heard her mention any other books she’s working on so I don’t think she will publish another book for a while which is sad.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Would Make Good Video Games

Hey guys! It’s been nearly a month since I did my last Top 5 Wednesday post but I haven’t really been interested in the past few topics! This one, however, seemed like quite an interesting one so I couldn’t resist taking part!

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.

I really love video games and even though it says not all video games are action games, the books I will be choosing will have a lot of action in them if they were ever made into games! I absolutely love action games, they are the best kind! I love horror games too but I prefer watching other people play them because I’m too scared to play them myself. I’m so weak. Anyway, lets get into it!

tmr1) The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Okay, could you imagine if this was ever made into a game? It would be fantastic! I think it would make for an excellent horror game, especially in The Scorch Trials! They could include creepy music and then it could get really intense when all the cranks come and start chasing them. My God, that would be scary! It’s already getting my blood pumping just thinking about it! They could have some kickass action scenes when they are trying to escape the maze and wicked, etc. I’d love to see what the Griever would look like, I bet they would make it so scary looking. Ahh, this would make such an awesome game!

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Felt Betrayed By

Hey guys! It’s been a couple weeks since I have done a Top 5 Wednesday post! Sorry about that but I didn’t find the last couple topics that interesting. But I saw this one and I knew straight away that I had to do it! I have so many books I have felt deeply betrayed by because of the endings! I’m sure a lot of you will agree with me on these choices.

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.

tdc1) The Death Cure by James Dashner

The ending of The Death Cure completely destroyed me. I’m still not over that ending it has left me emotionally scarred, I swear. I had to watch my favourite character have his brain eaten away by the Flare and then beg his best friend to shoot him so he wouldn’t end up like the cranks. James, why would you do something like that?! Why? Why? Why???? When I closed this book I felt so betrayed and on the verge of an emotional breakdown. The death of this fictional character hit me real hard! If I ever meet James I will beg him to re-write this book so that character lives! I just cannot accept his death even though I read this book a few years ago. It still hurts. I loved him so much! Why did he have to die??

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books to Get You Out of a Reading Slump

Hey guys! Time for another Top 5 Wednesday post! This week’s topic is books to get you out of a reading slump! It’s pretty self-explanatory, everyone gets in slumps now and again so it’s nice to see what other people recommend for escaping them!

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.

When I’m in a slump, I like to read genres I wouldn’t normally read and explore new authors! I find that it helps if you read a book by an author you’ve not read in the past because it’s feels like you’re reading something new and fresh, if that makes sense? Plus I sometimes get fed up with YA books if I’m reading one after another with the same tropes: love triangles and insta-love are the worst! They’re so repetitive and annoying, I just have to take a break from these books for a bit. I also like to re-read my old favourites because I find re-visiting them is quite fun and helps you re-discover your love for books and reading!

The Couple Next Door1) The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

In October I was in a really bad reading slump, like the whole month I couldn’t read anything. I’d pick something up, read the first couple paragraphs and then put it down because I wasn’t in the mood for it. It was awful! But then I saw The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena for like £3.99 in Sainsbury’s for the hardback. It sounded really interesting and I was like, damn that’s a good buy for a hardback! I started reading it as soon as I got home and it took me about a day to read it. You could literally read this book in one sitting, it was so easy to read and it was an exciting page turner. I could not stop reading page after page because it was so fast paced, full of unexpected twists and turns. Granted, the writing was not the best and I have read better crime thriller books but it was certainly gripping because it was the only book I could read and I didn’t have any interest in putting it down to go to sleep. This got me out of my horrendous slump and I believe it is a standalone because I haven’t read anything about it having a second book.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Non-Written Novels

Hey guys! Time for another Top 5 Wednesday post and this week’s topic is favourite non-written novels! It’s all about books that are not ‘written’ novels such as comic books, manga, audiobooks, etc. We can share our love for books in other forms! Most of my choices will be comic books because I don’t listen to audiobooks and I don’t really read manga although I’d like to because a lot of them seem really 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-walking-dead1) The Walking Dead comics

My absolute favourite comic has to be The Walking Dead! I bought the first one and then I decided to buy the massive compendium on Amazon. It is absolutely huge and weighs a ton but it is worth every penny because it is amazing and I love it so much. The only downside is that the comics don’t have our lovely Daryl Dixon from the TV show. Sad times but I think I’d rather have him in the TV show than the comics because I love Norman Reedus. I love all of the actors and I think they portray the comic book characters superbly!

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Book Trends You’re Tired Of

Hey guys! This week’s topic is book trends you’re tired of and it can be trends you are tired of seeing in publishing such as something that pops up on a lot of covers or the popularity of certain tropes in a particular genre!

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) Love Triangles

I think we can all agree that we absolutely hate love triangles but for some reason, authors still continue to write about them! I think they just want to make us suffer but it really annoys me when it’s obvious right from the start who the main character will end up with, so why even bother doing a love triangle in the first place? It isn’t needed! Make it stop! The worst love triangle I’ve ever encountered is probably The Vampire Diaries because it completely destroyed the fandom.

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Current Favourites that Aren’t Books

Isn’t this an interesting topic for Top 5 Wednesday?! Feels weird not talking about books but I guess it will help your followers know what other stuff you like outside of books! You can literally pick anything you’ve been obsessed with recently! Some examples: TV shows have you been enjoying, makeup you’ve been wearing, food you’ve been eating, etc.

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.

Without further ado, lets get started!

img_20170130_1332371) Mermaid Tail Blanket 

This is a really random thing to put on here but I as soon as I saw the mermaid tail blanket I became obsessed with them and I knew that I had to buy one! I found one in New Look for only £13.99 which is ridiculously cheap considering I’ve seen them in other shops for £24.99 and £29.99! As soon as I tried it, I loved it! It’s so comfy and soft and you feel so warm wrapped inside it like a little burrito with a hot drink. I thought I’d add a picture of my blanket and as you can see, it’s freaking purple! Purple is my favourite colour so I was so excited to have a purple mermaid blanket!

 

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