Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesday – Books You Thought You Would Hate But Ended Up Loving

Hey booknerds! It’s another Top 5 Wednesday post! This is hosted by Sam over on Thoughts on Tomes where you share you top 5 for the chosen topic for that week. You can check out each weeks topic over on Goodreads.

As the saying goes, never judge a book by it’s cover. And well I’m really glad I didn’t get put off by books that didn’t look or sound like my kind of thing. Some of these I was basically forced to read by my sisters as they loved it and needed someone to fangirl with!

So these are the books I am glad I gave a chance to because I loved them all!

1 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – the first contemporary book I read because my sister loved it and told me I HAD to read it. And yes, I completely fell in love and it’s what convinced me to try reading more contemporary books.

2 Light Years by Kass Morgan – the most recent book I gave a chance to and loved. I was a little put off by the cover but several bloggers said they loved it and I had gotten the arc in an illumicrate box so I thought I may as well give it a go and yup, I need the sequel already!

3 The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – I don’t typically read romance but a retelling of Arabian nights is what swayed me and Shazi and Khalid are my OTP and I completely fell in love!

4 The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – thank goodness my sister forced me to read Cinder because OMG this is one of my favourite series ever!

5 The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare – the weird covers of TMI had put me off reading any of these books and while TMI is not a favourite, TID most certainly is! I adored this trilogy!

So these are books that I thought I would hate but ended up loving! Some of these have actually become some of my all time favourite books!
Is there a book that you’re glad you gave a chance to?

Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesday – Spring Reads

Hey booknerds! It’s another Top 5 Wednesday post! This is hosted by Sam over on Thoughts on Tomes where you share you top 5 for the chosen topic for that week. You can check out each weeks topic over on Goodreads.

There are a lot of books I want to read. My tbr pile is actually ridiculous! But these are ones I will definitely get to in the next couple months. Especially as a few are netgalley arcs that I really need to review soon.

1 Nocturna by Maya Motayne – this sounds really interesting and I’m hoping to read it next month

2 The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad – this sounds AMAZING! It’s got Muslim rep and jinns and that’s basically all I need to pick up this book!

3 Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly – I just got accepted for this on netgalley and it sounds really good.

4 We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal – I have been wanting to read this book since it was announced! I cannot wait for it to release in May!

5 The Weight of our Sky by Hanna Alkaf – I bought this as soon as it released but I still haven’t read it yet so I am planning on reading it in April

So these are the books I definitely want to read in the next few months. Hopefully I will get to them. Though who knows, I’m a mood reader so it depends on my mood if I feel like picking them up. This is why Obsidio and Queen of Air and Darkness still hasn’t been read!

What books are you planning on reading?

Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesdays – Characters That Embody Your Hogwarts House

Hey booknerds! It’s another Top 5 Wednesday post! This is hosted by Sam over on Thoughts on Tomes where you share you top 5 for the chosen topic for that week. You can check out each weeks topic over on Goodreads.

As I’m a Hufflepuff I’m going to share characters that I think would be in the same house as me.

1 Cath from Fangirl – she is obviously a Hufflepuff!

2 Jane from Pride and Prejudice –I think she’s the poster girl for Hufflepuffs

3 Wylan Van Eck from Six of Crows – he may make explosives but he’s a cinnamon roll and is most definitely a Hufflepuff

4 August from This Savage Song – yes I know, he’s technically a “monster” but he has a better sense of justice and doing what’s right than some of the humans in the story.

5 Alizayd from The City of Brass – okay so he may also be a Gryffindor because he’s so reckless but hear me out, he’s loyal and always fights for justice and that makes him a Hufflepuff!

So these are some of the characters that I think are Hufflepuffs.

So what house are you in? what characters do you think would be in your house?

Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesdays – Favourite SFF Creatures

Hey booknerds! It’s another Top 5 Wednesday post! This is hosted by Sam over on Thoughts on Tomes where you share you top 5 for the chosen topic for that week. You can check out each weeks topic over on Goodreads.

I adore so many creatures that appear in fantasy and science fiction books that it was hard to narrow down my favourites! But these are some of the ones I love most.

1 Dragons – okay so this was a no brainer. I adore dragons! If there could be one creature that I wish was real it would be dragons. From Toothless to Smaug, they’re all amazing!

2 Pegasus – ever since I watched Disney’s Hercules as a kid I fell in love with Pegasus and I also love Blackjack from the Percy Jackson series!

3 Phoenix – they’re so beautiful and amazing and I would love to have one for my own

4 Hippogriff – I would love to ride Buckbeak! Plus they are so majestic!

5 Hippocampus – I first saw them in the Percy Jackson books and I loved them! They’re what Percy’s brother called fish ponies!

These are some of my favourites! And yes several are from Greek mythology, what can I say, it’s some of my favourite myths! Let me know which are yours!

Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesday – Fictional Places You’d Take a Date To

Hey booknerds! It’s another Top 5 Wednesday post! This is hosted by Sam over on Thoughts on Tomes where you share you top 5 for the chosen topic for that week. You can check out each weeks topic over on Goodreads.

There are so many fictional places in books that sound so beautiful and magical and I would love to go there and they would be amazing places to go on a date with my husband. So these are the places that I think me and my husband would have great fun on a date.

1 The Shire from The Lord of the Rings – my husband loves the outdoors so I think he would love the beautiful greenery of the shire

2 Night Court from ACOTAR – So as much as I hate the high lord there I still can’t deny that the night court would a wonderful place to go on a date

3 Artemisia from The Lunar Chronicles – it is always described so beautifully with a wonderful view of earth that I know it would be a great date to go there and explore!

4 Red London from A Darker Shade of Magic – this would be a great place to go exploring and discovering new things

5 Daevabad from The City of Brass – my husband is OBSESSED with jinns so yup this is the perfect date for him. I doubt he would ever want to leave to be honest. Yup we would have to move there.

So these are my top places I would take my husband on a date. Where would you love to go on a date?