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Book Traveling Thursdays: blue covers

Book Traveling Thursdays is created by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. This weekly meme consists in picking a book related to the weekly theme that is announced in the group Goodreads page (if you want to join click here) at the beginning of each month. After that you can write a blog post where you explain why you choose that book and choose different covers from different countries. To make it a little bit easy you are going to choose different editions of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover.

– Choose a book that has originally a blue cover.

The book I’m going with today is A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I have yet to read this seris, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it!

Original cover:

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I already do really like this cover to be honest. It makes me want to have it on my shelf ❤

Cover from my country (The Netherlands):

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Basically the same but translated to Dutch!

Favorite cover:

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Look at those! I either am into a lot of colors, or the soft cover of the German version. They’re both so pretty!

Least favorite cover:

SURPRISE I don’t have one for once! Isn’t that great? 🙂

Have you read this book? What did you think of my choices?

-Luci


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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite LGBTQ+ books

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–Talk about your favorite books that feature LGBTQ+ characters or are by LGBTQ+ authors.

I love books that feature LGBTQ+ characters, especially if they’re main characters. I hope we’ll get more books to feature those!

1. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Oh I loved this book so much! Not only the LGBTQ+ part but also everything else because it’s amazing. I wrote a review here if you’re interested!

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I also really loved this book, yet I do not have a review. The movie is actually really amazing too, you should watch it!

Now, that’s all the books I’ve read so far, but I do have a few on my TBR which I’ll list!

1. Aristoteles and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

2. Simon vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

3. More Happy than Not and History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

5. We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

And that’s all for today!

Have you read any of these books? Do you have any receommendations for me?

-Luci


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Book Traveling Thursdays: Spring is here!

Hello! Today I’m here again with the Book Traveling Thursdays 🙂

Book Traveling Thursdays is created by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. This weekly meme consists in picking a book related to the weekly theme that is announced in the group Goodreads page (if you want to join click here) at the beginning of each month. After that you can write a blog post where you explain why you choose that book and choose different covers from different countries. To make it a little bit easy you are going to choose different editions of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover.

April 6th – Spring is here! Choose a book you want to read this Spring.

I’m going with The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon. I’ve been wanting to read it for a long time, and I’ll admit it, once it came in the mail I kind of already started, but I have already too many books that I’m currently reading so I stopped myself. The other reason I chose this book is because it just has a gorgeous cover!

Original (and favorite) cover:

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Just look at it! The colors flowing and prettiness, it’s an amazing book to photograph in just any picture to be honest. It’s also one of the few original covers that is just so pretty, I almost don’t want to search up any other covers to ruin my mood haha

Cover from my country (The Netherlands):

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IT”S THE SAME OH MY GOD it makes me so happy! I don’t really read any Dutch books these days, but for my fellow Dutchies, I’m just happy the cover is as pretty as the original one 😀

Least favorite cover:

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Honestly, this is just plain bad. Not even more than one color on the cover and so much white space too 😦

Honorable mentions:

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Not as pretty as the original one, but I do love the first one too. The second one kind of looks like the one time I tried a nail art look that went a little wrong haha. Still, they have the flowing colors and they’re pretty nice to have on your bookshelves!

 

Tell me I’m not the only one obsessing over this cover? I’m so excited to read it!

-Luci


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Top 5 Wednesday: Top SFF Books on Your TBR *Booktube SFF Awards Babble Crossover Topic!*

Hello there again! It is Wednesday again, the first one of April. And, as usual, I bring you the T5W. The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–Talk about the science fiction and fantasy books you want to read ASAP!

Unfortunately I already talked about that already last month, when we had to name our favorite science fiction and fantasy books. You’ll find it here

What I can say, is that I most definitely want to read more science fiction and fantasy books this year, so if you have any recommendations, let me know!

-Luci


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Top 5 Wednesday: Future Classics

And it’s Wednesday already! Almost April too 🙂

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–Let us know the books you think will be considered classics one day!

I do not know a lot of books that would be considered classics, but I do have a few that I’d like to see as classics one day:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Ever since The Hunger Games have been published, a lot of hype as been around it. And while this is “just a regular Young Adult book”, this series has a message from within. My mom once said that she could see something like this series happening in a few years. It could easily be our future, and that’s the creepy thing about it. It’s so realistic and accurate even to this day…

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I couldn’t find the image I was looking for, but you get the idea

 

2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

This book is great at representing how the “black” people used to live, and one white woman who thought she’d make a tiny difference actually changed everyone’s lives. I love this book so much and I hope it’ll be considered a classic one day.

 

3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseni

This book is about a friendship between Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and Hassan, the son of his father’s servant. This book had many feels, and I can see this becoming a classic (if it isn’t already, since I had to read it for my literature class).

Sadly, I absolutely can’t think of any more books, so that’ll be it for today. I read that people thing A Song Of Ice And Fire by George R. R. Martin will become a classic, which would be awesome. I understand it however, since it displays the differences between the rich and the poor really well. However, I do not exactly see this becoming a classic. Of course a lot of people are going to choose Harry Potter for this T5W, but since I haven’t read the books (yes, shame on me), I didn’t mention it. With the popularity around Harry Potter that’s still going on for years and years, this might actually become a classic.

Have you read any classics? What books do you think will become or want to become future classics?

-Luci


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Book Traveling Thursdays: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was a couple of days ago…

Book Traveling Thursdays is created by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. This weekly meme consists in picking a book related to the weekly theme that is announced in the group Goodreads page (if you want to join click here) at the beginning of each month. After that you can write a blog post where you explain why you choose that book and choose different covers from different countries. To make it a little bit easy you are going to choose different editions of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was a couple of days ago… Choose a book with a POC as a main character .

I could’ve gone with The Hate U Give, a book I desperately want to read, but instead, I’m going with You’re Welcome, Universe. And yes, I know it only has one cover yet, but it’s just so pretty that I have to share it with you!

Original (and only) cover:

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I just love colorful covers, they always make me want to buy it and put it on my shelf, even if I won’t read it. This one, I’ll probably want to read though! The story seems interesting, and one review on Goodreads even said that Julia is deaf, which makes it even more awesome somehow 🙂

Have you read this book, or want to read it? And do you love pretty covers so much too?

-Luci


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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Angsty Romances

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–This topic has been much requested! Talk about your favorite ships that have a healthy side of angst. (definition: adj.: describes a situation or literary piece which contains dark, depressing, angry, and/or brooding emotions from the participating characters.)

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Tris and Four both had their fears and their past against them, and especially those fears made it really dark sometimes.

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2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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With both Peeta and Gale (#teamGale) it was angsty, mainly because of the conditions they lived in, but also the conditions in which they were together. With Peeta it was the darkness of the Games and everything around it, and with Gale it was the way they lived, had to hunt for their meals, and never sure whether the other would survive it. The surviving part was also really angsty during the Games.

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3. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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I must say, with Valentine in the mix, Jace and Clary’s love had always been kind of dark. Especially in the book City of Lost Souls where Jace and Sebastian were bound together and Jace had become a servant of Evil. And yes, a lot of people absolutely despise this series, but I actually really liked them!

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4. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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This book has been kind of dark from the beginning with Eleanor’s situation at home. Their relationship also isn’t exactly something you can call “light and happy” at times… I reviewed Eleanor and Park here if you’re interested 🙂

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5. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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Ah yes, any chance to talk about this series and I will do it (are you guys sick of me yet haha). However, the romances in this series have been quite dark, with Lissa and Christian where Lissa uses spirit and becomes pretty depressed (which she later “gave”to Rose through the bond they share), and Christian with his aunt. Rose and Dimitri aren’t the perfect happy couple either, since Dimitri became a Strigoi and Rose got after him to murder him. I reviewed this series here 🙂

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And that’s it for my top 5! Do you guys agree with me? Do you like books with angsty romances like this? I personally love it when everything isn’t sunshine and rainbows, it makes me want to read faster even more to see how they end up!

-Luci


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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Felt Betrayed by

Heya! I’m so sorry for not posting for so long, but things have been hectic. We do now have an internet connection, but I’m currently lying in bed with a fever. And why is that my excuse now for not posting like, a week ago, you ask? Well, because I’ve been feeling ill all week,  just thought that if I ignored it, it’d go over soon. Which didn’t happen, by the way. So, that’s why I’m only now posting this T5W. Reviews and such will be typed out and scheduled for next week 🙂

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.
–Beware the Ides of March! What books (or characters) did you feel betrayed by, for whatever reason…big or small.

Sadly, I only could think of 2 books (or rather series) for this Top 5 Wednesday 😦

1. The Selection by Kiera Cass.

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Yes, I know, I have mentioned it a thousand times, and yet I’m going to mention it again. I had such high hopes for this series, and everyone seemed so excited about it and then I read it and I was like… meh. I reviewed them here and here, if you’d like to know more of my reasons for not liking them.

 

2. Teardrop and Waterfall by Lauren Kate

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While Teardrop had a quite interesting story, Waterfall absolutely did not. Teardrop seemed pretty okay, and with an ending like that, I had gotten curious for the next book. I was hoping it would answer the questions I had. And then there was Waterfall, where half of it was about a love-triangle (which I hate by now), and the other half was… I don’t even know what it was? It was actually so bad, the only thing I remember is closing the book somewhere, and never opening it again. And that’s something I rarely do with books.

Am I the only one who thought these books were just awful? 

-Luci


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Book Traveling Thursdays: International Woman’s Day

Book Traveling Thursdays is created by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. This weekly meme consists in picking a book related to the weekly theme that is announced in the group Goodreads page (if you want to join click here) at the beginning of each month. After that you can write a blog post where you explain why you choose that book and choose different covers from different countries. To make it a little bit easy you are going to choose different editions of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover.

March 9th – Yesterday was International Women’s Da.y. Choose a book with a strong female MC.

I’m going with the Millennium series, because I love it and if there’s one strong female in a book series, it’s Lisbeth Salander.

Original cover:

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This book is originally Swedish, the title translates to “Men Who Hate Women”, and I honestly think that’s the best title for this book. You’ll understand why if you’ve read it 🙂

Cover from my country (the Netherlands):

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Also the literal translation from the original title.

Favorite cover:

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The reason this is my favorite is because they’ve used a frame from the original movie and I loved it so much, I can’t not like this cover to be honest. Besides, this was one of the few movies where the actors really looked like what I imagined them when I read the books!

Least favorite cover:

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The reason why this is my least favorite cover is not because there’s real life people on it (not this time, haha). The point is, that these are the actors from the American movie, and I honestly don’t even want to see it. Maybe if one day, I’m really bored I’ll watch it, but my experience with non-America movies and series so far is that when they make an American remake, it almost always worse than the original. And because I loved the original movies so much, I’m afraid to watch the America remakes haha

If you are interested, you can read my review of the books here 🙂

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Did you read these books? Or watch the movies? Please tell me you loved them as much as me!

-Luci


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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy books

Heya!

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

In collaboration with the BooktubeSFF Awards, talk about your favorite science fiction and fantasy books of all time

I haven’t actually read any science fiction & fantasy books, or at least, not that I remember. So, instead of my favorites, I’ll list 5 SFF books that I’d like to read!

1. A Conjuring Of Light by V.E. Schwab 

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To be fair, literally everyone seems to be talking about this series, and I’ll admit, they sound quite awesome to me! Maybe I’ll read them somewhere this year (but my TBR pile is as big as a mountain already though…)

 

2. The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

I’ve seen it on Book Depository a while ago, but I wasn’t sure whether to buy it or not (as I’ve spent 60 euros on books already this month -oops!). However, this book is part one of a series that seems highly interesting to me so I’d definitely want to read it! Also, look at those covers ❤

 

3. Mask Of Shadows by Linsey Miller

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Sadly, my request for this book on NetGalley was declined, but I’d really like to read it so maybe I’ll try requesting it another time soon 🙂

 

4. Empress Of A Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belezza.

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Like a lot of other people, I’d love to read this book and I did request it, maybe they’ll grant me a wish! *fingers crossed* This book just seems so awesome I need it

 

5. Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett

As Goodreads tells me, the Discworld novels also fall in this category, which makes me incredibly happy! I love the Discworld and everything about it, and my dream is to one day have an entire shelf with all the 41 (?) Discworld books on it 🙂

 

Would you recommend me any Science Fiction & Fantasy books? Do you agree with what I want to read? Let me know!

-Luci


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