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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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T5W: Favorite underrated books

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

–Give some love to those books that aren’t as widely talked about. Those hidden gems. Those books that maybe used to be popular but people have forgotten about and they still deserve some love.

  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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It’s not Young Adult, it isn’t New Adult either, it’s the hard truth and I love it. This book is absolutely one of my favorite reads ever. It’s really sad at times, but the ending made it all well. It’s about the difference between “black” and “white” people in the 60’s, and everything is as it is, until one white woman decides that it isn’t normal. I really recommend you to read it! This is also one of the few books where I loved the movie almost as much as the book (which is a really good thing).

2. The Riyria Chronicles by Michael J. Sullivan

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I have no idea if they really are as underrated as I think, but I never hear anyone about them. And they’re awesome, that’s for sure. They remind me a little bit of the Ranger’s Apprentice books, now that I think about it.

3. Millennium by Stieg Larsson

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An original Swedish series, but translated (thank God) to English. Amazing series full of action and plottwists. And another series where the movies were as good as the books! If you’re going to watch them, please do pick the Swedish movies and not the American ones… I reviewed this series here if you want to know more about them!

4. Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

Another one where I’m not entirely sure if it really is that underrated, but nonetheless awesome! It’s a little bit standard YA at times, and it’s a lot like the Hunger Games but at the same time, it’s not. It’s a really interesting read if you liked the Hunger Games.

5. The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

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Yeah, I know, I also talked about them in last week’s Book Traveling Thursday, but I just love it so much! This series is not necessarily Young Adult (there are 4 books categorized as  “Young Adult”), but there is a lot of humor in it! And you know what the good thing is? There’s about 7 “series” in this series, and you can read them in a completely random order and still understand them. Besides, these are perfect light reads if you simply like fantasy.

6. Maaike en Domenico/Maya und Domenico by Susanne Wittpennig

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Okay, this is actually not fair because this sereis is orignally German and only translated to Dutch. But God, it’s so beautiful, which is why I made it no.6. If you’re Dutch, German, or can read those languages, please read this series. It’s so worth it!

I really hope these books were really underrated because otherwise it’d kind of ruin the idea of this post. However, have you read any of these? Have I said already that I recommend you really do so? 😛 Okay, enough joking. Recommend me some underrated books though, I love recommendations, and especially underrated books because that makes the recommendation always more personal 🙂

-Luci


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Book Traveling Thursdays: Here’s to different worlds… (#72)

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.

Here’s to different worlds… Choose a book set in a fictional world.

I’m going with the Discworld series, and because I can’t choose, I’m going with the first book: The Color Of Magic by Terry Pratchett. I really love this series, and even though I’ve read maybe 6 books yet, I am planning on reading the others too. The only problem is, I used to borrow them from someone, and that person isn’t talking to me any more so yeah… Really sad because this series is amazing!

Original (and favorite) cover:

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This cover is really nice, it looks old (and it is, because it’s published in 1985), but it doesn’t even matter, because this is 100% fantasy, and fantasy never gets old 🙂

Cover from my country (the Nehterlands):

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It’s the same cover, luckily. However, I don’t know what it is, but I usually don’t really like the translations of book titles, and this one just makes me want to stab my eyes. For some reason, the entire Discworld series in Dutch just makes me cringe for eternity.

Least favorite cover(s):

. The first one seems way too childish (sorry) and while this book may seem a little childish, there’s a lot of wit and sarcasm children won’t understand. Besdies, Death is a very reappearing character, and I don’t think that’ll go well in a kid’s book. Or maybe it’s just because I don’t like the drawing style.

As for the second one, yellow almost never does it for me, I don’t know why haha.

The third one looks way too dark, and if I didn’t know it, I’d think it was a kind of scary book -and if there’s one thing that it isn’t, it’s scary.

Do you know this series? I highly recommend them as light reads in between other books!

-Luci


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