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Top 5 Wednesday: Side Ships

Hello, here I am again with the T5W! The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

— Tell us your favorite relationships that don’t involve the protagonist! 

I’m really excited for this theme, because most side ships don’t get their own story, yet sometimes I love the side ship more than the main ship haha 😛

 

1. Lissa and Christian – Vampire Academy

Of course one of my side ships would be from this series (spoiler alert: next one will be too), I love it too much. Now, to be fair, this isn’t exactly a side ship, but Rose is the main character so I think this counts as side ship :’)

 

2. Jill and Eddie – Bloodlines

I did warn you, didn’t I? Sorry, I’m way too much in love with anything Richelle Mead writes. Jill and Eddie are the cutest side ship, but also the most frustrating one because they can’T SEEM TO GET TOGETHER. Struggles of a book addict…

 

3. Alec and Magnus – The Mortal Instruments

In the series, this ship is portrayed as one of the main (I think, I haven’t watched it yet), but in the books, this is more of a side ship. They’re really cute together though!

 

4. Simon and Izzy – The Mortal Instruments 

Gosh, another one from the same series.. However, Simon and Izzy are amazing, and I’d love to read a book from Simon’s POV. Not only with Izzy, but also how he became a vampire and all that. *Pokes Cassandra Clare*

 

5. Cress and Thorne, Scarlet and Wolf – The Lunar Chronicles

While Cinder is seen as the main character throughout the entire series, I really love Scarlet and Cress ❤

 

And that’s all for this week! What are your favorite side ships? Do you like them more than main ships?

-Luci


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Top 5 Wednesday: authors you want to read more from

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

–Talk about some authors that you’ve only read one or a few books from, and you NEED to read more!

 

1. Rainbow Rowell

I really enjoyed Fangirl and Eleanor&Park so I’m definitely planning to read more!

2. Julie Kagawa

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I know, I’ve read almost everything (from the entire Iron Fey series to the Blood of Eden), but the Talon saga is something I haven’t read yet. It seems to me like an amazing series, although I do not exactly have the money to buy them now 😦 In my country, the books have texture and I don’t know if the English books have it too?

3. Terry Pratchett

I’ve started reading the Discworld series a while ago, but I loaned the books from a guy and I don’t have a lot of contact with him any more so I’ll have to find another way

4. Rick Riordan 

I’ve read the Percy Jackson series, but after that he has written the Heroes of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, and if I remeber it right, another series, which I all haven’t read yet

5. Maggie Stiefvater

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I’ve read The Wolves of Mercy Falls and the Scorpio Races but I really want to read the Raven Cycle too. The books sound amazing (and honestly those covers are gorgeous)

And that’s all already! I have a lot more authors I really want to read more of, but maybe I’ll list them all sometime in another post 🙂

Have you read anything from these authors? What authors do you want to read more of?

-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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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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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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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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T5W: Fictional jobs you’d want to have

Heya! I am a day too late with this (almost a whole one, since it’s 11pm actually) and I’m sorry but the moving has been REALLY hectic. I hope to be back on track around next week, but I’m working full days from Sunday till next Friday (meaning my only day off to unpack is Saturday), so I can’t promise anything, sadly.

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

–Any fictional career you’d want to have? Remember, T5W is always open to movies, tv, and video games as well.

Supernatural: Hunter 

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I’d love to tag along with Sam and Dean Winchester (and Castiel of course!) ❤ Although there are some really scary things going around, it’d be awesome

 

Doctor Who: Companion

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I really love Doctor Who (and yes, I still have to start my rewatch and this time, actually finish the series for as far as possible!!) and it’d be amazing to travel with the Doctor!

 

X-Men: Teacher 

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I am generally not one to love teaching or anything but Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters is just wayy too awesome to not be part of it 😛

 

Avengers: Avenger

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Fighting for my life -and my friends too, to save the world?! Hell yes! Except the part where Civil War happens (just thinking about it hurts me again aaahhh) it would be amazing.

 

Vampire Academy: Dhampir

Yes, I am obsessed with this series, but being a Dhampir sounds awesome. You get to learn how to protect someone at all times, and yes, it may suck a little because love isn’t really possible, but honestly, it would be really cool.

Did you agree with the jobs I chose? What jobs would you like to have? Tell me!

I am only writing my Book Traveling Thursdays post after posting this and then going to sleep! Tomorrow, I gotta wake up at 7 again, move the last things to my own apartment, then work from 12 to 8.30 pm and then I’ll finally be able to enjoy an evening in my new house! 🙂

-Luci


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T5W: Favorite non-written novels

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

–This was a hard topic to name, but this is about all books that are not ‘written’ novels! So graphic novels, comics, manga, audiobooks, etc. Shed some light on books in other forms.

1. Marvel and DC comics

I haven’t read a lot of them yet (and there are A LOT) but I’m definitely planning on it! I love all the Marvel movies and I can’t wait till I get my hands on the comics 😀

As for DC I am still catching up on all the movies so the comics will be included too!

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2. Sarah’s Scribbles

Sarah C. Andersen is a genius and I love her. I’ve read the first book “Adulthood Is A Myth” and it was amazing. She makes little comics about every day life and they’re almost always so accurate! You can find her site here

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3. Fowl Language Comics

Another comic one, yes but these are also hilarious. Brian Gordon’s comics are mostly about his parenting life, made in the form of cute ducks. I do not have kids myself, but somehow, these comics are hilariously accurate! You can find his site here

4. Cassandra Calin’s comics

Yes, yes, I know, but this is the last one. Cassandra Calin also illustrates her daily life, and just like the other two above, they’re hilarious. You can find her site here

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5. Fanfiction

Technically, this is still “written”, but I thought it deserved a mention. I myself am (occasionally) a fanfiction writer, and I know how hard it is to write something original about something that already exists, whether it be a TV series or a book or a movie, it’s hard. And, the second thing, getting readers. It’s not all that easy, and that’s part of the reason why I don’t really write these days. I do have about 3 new fanfictions started, but I just can’t seem to find inspiration anywhere… If you all are interested, I might make a list of my favorite fanfiction works from several fandoms one day 🙂

And that’s it already! What things did you pick for your Top 5 Wednesday? Anyone else love these comics as much as me? 

-Luci


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