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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 review: I’ll Give You The Sun

Hello there, after what feels like ages I’ve finally gotten this book into my hands and read it. And dear god, what a book it was.

 

Title: I’ll Give You The Sun

Author: Jandy Nelson

Goodreads link: I’ll Give You The Sun

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Summary: At thirteen years old, the twins Noah and Jude are incredibly close. While Noah spends his time drawing and falling in love with the boy next door, Jude spends her time surfing, cliff-diving and wearing mini-skirts and lipstick. At 16 years old, Jude and Noah are barely talking. But then Jude meets a boy, a broken boy, and he leads her to someone who is going to help her getting what she want. While Noah tells everything from when they were 13, Jude covers the 16-years-old-them. If only they knew each other’s versions of the same story…

First of all, this book was beautiful, so beautiful. When Noah discovered what Jude had done I feared for my heart, and when their dad found out, I feared too, and I actually feared for my heart throughout half of the entire book.

In the beginning, I really liked Noah and Jude, they got so well together, even though they’re entirely different people. But then Jude started acting weird and going out with the other girls and wearing mini skirts and red lipstick and I didn’t really understand her any more. And then the fights with their mom came and my heart broke.

But at 16, they’ve literally become the other and it was so weird. Jude wanted to make some art, and Noah had all the parties and I was so confused. I was basically confused for half of the book because of course I didn’t know what happened between their 13 and 16 year old being and I was so curious. When I knew, my heart just kind of exploded and I didn’t know what to do for a few minutes. I thought it would be way too painful reading on (it was, but I did it anyways).

Their dad honestly deserved so much better. Yes, he’s been a huge ass to Noah in the beginning but gods, he deserved better.

Overall this book was amazing and I might even buy it because I’m addicted. Jandy Nelson has also written the book The Sky Is Everywhere, which I’m definitely going to read. I’m actually ordering both books online now as I’m writing this.

Have you read this book? What did you think? Have you read her other book? Is it as good as this one?

-Luci


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Library Haul #1

Well, this is a new thing (yes I know it already existed but this is new for me), but I’m actually really excited to let you know what I got at the library because this time, it’s a particularly awesome pile 🙂

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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This is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while (and it even fits in my 2017 reading challenge!) and now I finally have it 😀 I’ve already started reading, so a review should be up soon!

 

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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A book I’ve seen a lot lately, so I’m glad my library has it. It was a little bit weird because in Dutch, this book is called 54 Minuten (translating to 54 minutes) so yeah, took me a while to find it on Goodreads haha

 

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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This is the second book of the Red Queen series, and unfortunately, my library’s site is being stupid so I can’t find if they have the first book too 😦

 

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson

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Since I’ve read the entire Mortal Instruments series, and only have the third book of the Infernal Devices left on my TBR, I was so happy I’ve found this book too! Really excited to read more about Magnus

 

Angelfall by Susan Ee

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A book I started a while ago and somehow never got further than the first few pages. Hoping this time I’ll fully read it, since I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series

 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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I’ve started this series, like, two years ago. And forgotten half of it, so I’m gonna reread it! Besides, the other books sure as hell seem interesting too so I’m gonna read the entire series.

 

As I said, pretty awesome, right? I really hope I’ll be reading them all but that should be not so much of a problem. I usually don’t really do anything besides work, and the few people I do see regularly are all busy with school (oh yes school’s started again HURRAY). That should mean I have time for reading… Here’s to hoping I’ll get to it 🙂

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Have you read any books of my haul? What did you get at your last library haul? 

-Luci


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2017 standalones TBR

Find my 2017 series TBR here

Besides series, there are also a lot of standalones I really want to read in 2017. Most of them have been recommendations from friends, and some of them I’ve been wanting to read for a while already

  • Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

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  • All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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  • I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson

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  • This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

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  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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  • Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

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  • The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

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  • November Nine by Colleen Hoover

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  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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As you may notice, I have a thing for pretty covers… Also the last two are English classics, and I’ve bought them already. Now I just need to read them!

Do we have any books in common? Or have you read these already? What did you think?

-Luci


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