Top 5 Wednesday: March 8, 2017

Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

Talk about your favorite science fiction and fantasy books of all time!
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  1. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, book 2) by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Specials (Uglies, book 3) by Scott Westerfeld
  3. The Tale of Elske (Tales of the Kingdom, book 4) by Cynthia Voigt
  4. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor

Comment with your own favorite fantasy & science fiction novels (or a link to your own post) so I can check them out too! My TBR totally doesn’t mind growing!

Top 5 Wednesday: February 15, 2017

Favorite Non-Written Novels

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.
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I can’t actually participate in this one because I’ve actually only ever read one non-written novel in my life (it was one of the Death Note mangas).

Normally I’d just skip a day if I couldn’t contribute anything, but in this case I thought it might be fun to see if I could get some recs off y’all and try to branch out my tastes a bit!

If you have a favorite audio book, graphic novel, manga, etc. please comment with the titles or a link to your T5W post or just send me a message. Thanks in advance!

Top 5 Wednesday: February 8, 2017

Book Trends You’re Tired Of

What are some things you are tired of seeing that are trends in publishing? Maybe something that pops up on a lot of covers these days, or the popularity of certain tropes in a particular genre? Let it out!
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  1. LOVE TRIANGLES THAT DO NOTHING TO SERVE THE PLOT AND JUST CREATE STUPID FILLER DRAMA CAN DIE IN A FUCKING FIRE
  2. I’ve seen literally 2 popular books with female lead characters that weren’t model thin. That’s super annoying honestly because I only know 1 naturally skinny girl in real life. Like do authors not realize most girls are not 120lbs?
  3. I hate when covers have random models on the cover and none of the imagery relates to the story and the model doesn’t even look like the main character. Why do people keep doing this? Just draw a pretty cover using themes from the novel, everyone likes those  better anyway!
  4. Speaking of tropes that can die, how about “love cures mental illness” because that is just stupid.
  5. Does…..does everybody have to be white?????

What book trends are you sick of?

Top 5 Wednesday: February 1, 2017

Current Favorites that Aren’t Books

Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from books and talk about some other things you’ve been obsessed with. These all don’t have to be in the same category. Mix it up! What TV shows have you been enjoying, makeup you’ve been wearing, food you’ve been eating, etc.??
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  1. I DON’T
  2. THINK I
  3. HAVE ANY
  4. OTHER INTERESTS
  5. !?!?!????!?!!!!!???

What are your current non-book faves?

Top 5 Wednesday: January 25, 2017

Favorite Underrated Books

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.
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I wound up with a list of book series instead of individual books, but whatever!

  1. The Books of Bayern // Shannon Hale
  2. The Tillerman Cycle // Cynthia Voigt
  3. The Underland Chronicles // Suzanne Collins
  4. Princess Academy Series // Shannon Hale
  5. The Chanters of Tremaris Series // Kate Constable

What underrated books do you love? Comment or make your own Top 5 Wednesday post!

Top 5 Wednesday: January 11, 2017

2017 Debuts You Are Excited For

There is already a ton of hype for well established authors, but here is an opportunity to discuss some debut (new) authors and showcase their books. There are plenty of debut author challenges and lists you can find if you are having trouble with this one 🙂
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  1. McKelle George // Speak Easy, Speak Love (Release Date: September 19, 2017)This is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (which I love) set in Long Island, NY during the Prohibition Era. I am so incredibly excited about this book I can’t even articulately tell you!
  2. Stephanie Garber // Caraval (Release Date: January 31, 2017)
    Two sisters leave home only to become embroiled in a dangerous game. Everyone on Goodreads is saying it’s a lot like Night Circus, but I haven’t read that so I can’t say.
  3. Angie Thomas // The Hate U Give (Release Date: February 28, 2017)
    A young black girl, Starr, witnesses the shooting of her unarmed friend by a police officer and must face the struggle of testifying against the officer.
    I have made a recommendation post for this book here.
  4. Karen M. McManus // One of Us Is Lying (Release Date: May 30, 2017)
    Five students enter (detention), only four leave (alive). The author herself once described this as “The Breakfast Club with a criminal spin”.
  5. Kirk von der Heydt // Rabbit Slayer (Release Date: November 8, 2017)
    This is a re-imagining of the Alice in Wonderland universe (and the first of a series), in which an Alice protects our world from the White Rabbits.

I know all of these are YA, so they may not appeal to everyone, but that’s what I read the most of right now. I will hopefully get to read them close to their release dates (I have already put purchase suggestions in at my local library), and if possible I will review them.

What debut authors are you looking forward to this year?

Top 5 Wednesday: January 4, 2017

2017 Goals

These do not need to be reading goals specifically, they can be any goals you want to talk about. Reading goals, blog/channel/instagram goals, personal goals…anything!
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  1. Read 75 books in 2017
  2. Start writing book reviews
  3. Get my home library set up again
  4. Force myself to reread ACOTAR (instead of just skipping it and going to ACOMAF) so I can make a post listing every warning sign of Tamlin being a bad guy because a lot of people haven’t noticed them and have asked me to point them out
  5. Make more original posts Make more posts for each book I read

Top 5 Wednesday: December 21, 2016

Fictional Items You’d Give as Gifts

We’ve talked about fictional items we’ve wanted for ourselves before, but in the holiday spirit, what fictional items would you give to friends and family?
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  1. I definitely want a Self-Writing or Quick-Quotes quill for my mother who is a writer, but struggles to type or write longhand on many days due to a nasty combination of arthritis, carpal tunnel, and bone cancer. With this type of quill she could dictate to it on her more pain-filled days.
  2. For my husband the Herbal from The Tale of Birle (’On Fortune’s Wheel’), it depicts detailed information about any plants that can be used for healing including how to grow them, how to use them, and pictures of each stage of growth.
  3. The amazing portable art supply kit that Tamlin gives Feyre in ACoMaF, described as 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide and jam packed with compartments holding everything an artist on-the-go could need, for Em.
  4. The magic tablecloth from The Two Princesses of Bamarre, which you need only shake out and ask for any meal, for my husband.
  5. Some U-No-Poo (Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes) for every member of my husband’s family.

Top 5 Wednesday: December 14, 2016

Series That Got Worse with Each Book/Season

I opened this topic up to TV as well (which T5W is always open to by the way if you can’t think of book answers), but I think this topic is especially good for books and TV. What series started out strong but got increasingly worse with each book?  To participate in Top 5 Wednesday, just head over to their Goodreads Group and join the fun!


  1. Maze Runner Series // James Dashner
  2. Divergent Series // Veronica Roth
  3. The Inheritance Cycle // Christopher Paolini
  4. Gone Series // Michael Grant
  5. FUCKING MAZE FUCKING RUNNER

What book (or tv) series did you think started well enough, but just seemed to get worse and worse with each subsequent installment?

Top 5 Wednesday: December 7, 2016

Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

These are those books you meant to read in 2016 or 2015 or 2014 and never got around to. Those books that have been sitting on your TBR for a while, and you really want to get to. These aren’t upcoming 2017 releases; these are older books that need your love too!


  1. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  2. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  3. Ophelia by Lisa Klein
  4. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
  5. Hick by Andrea Portes

If you’ve read any of these, please feel free to reblog or send me an ask with your thoughts!


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