Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Characters I Wouldn’t Want to Trade Places With

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created be gingerreadslainey on YouTube, but it is now managed by Thoughts on Tomes. The Goodreads group page can be found here.

This week, the topic is about characters that you wouldn’t want to be. Often times, we talk about characters that we would love to be, so this time, we’re switching it up. My mind went straight to fantasy, dystopian, and science fiction, so let’s get started.

Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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Now, I love Harry Potter as much as the next person, but I would never want to be The Chosen One. There’s a lot riding on his shoulders. I’d love to be his friend, but I wouldn’t want that kind of responsibility of saving the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Will Never Read

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I don’t know exactly how to go about this list. On one hand, I’m excited because there is a long list of books that I don’t plan on reading. On the other, I really don’t want people to be offended because I never plan on reading what could possibly be their favorite book, so please keep in mind that everyone has their own taste in what they like and do not like to read.

With that said, I would also like to put a disclaimer on this. I will probably never read these. Never say never. Let’s get to it!

Passion by Lauren Kate

Passion

At one point in my life, I owned this one. It’s the third book in the Fallen series, and I actually unhauled it. I have zero interest in continuing with the series because I can’t even remember what happened in the second book. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite First Sentences

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Okay, can I just first say that I absolutely love this topic? The first sentence of a book is so important. It is your first exposure to the author’s writing in a novel, the characters, and the setting. I want it to pack a punch and peak my interest to make me want to keep reading—not that I’ve ever wanted to put down a book after reading the first line, but you know what I mean. While I was picking out these books, I actually went through and read the first sentence of every single book that I own that I have read, so this is actually completely accurate. I don’t think I have mentioned most of these books on my blog before, but incidentally, all of these books got a high rating from me. So, are you ready?

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

The night before Amelia Anne Richardson bled her life away on a parched dirt road outside of town, I bled out my dignity in the back of a pickup truck under a starpricked sky. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Feel Differently About

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I’m pretty excited about this topic because most of the time, I never go back to talk about a book after I post my review. For this topic, we’re supposed to discuss books that we feel differently about now that we’ve had more time to think about them, and I’m sure that my opinions vary over time. We could talk about books that we either loved, and now, looking back, we don’t like as much, or we could talk about books that we didn’t like, and now, we have a greater appreciation for. At first, I tried to come with examples of both, but generally, once I dislike a book, there is no redemption for it. I couldn’t think of any, so this list will only have books that I once liked, and now, I don’t.

A few of these are probably controversial opinions, so please be wary of that.

Books that I liked at first, and now? Not so much.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight

Okay, so I’m not hating on this book. I will always appreciate this series for getting me back into reading all those years ago when I was 14 years old. However, after getting back into a reading groove and after so many years and so many books, I do not think that this series was as wonderful as I thought it was when I was younger. Now, I do have many frustrations with it although I never see myself getting rid of my copies of the books. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Most Unlikable Characters

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Well, the first thing I’d like to say is if you like these characters, the more power to you. I’m not trying to insult anyone with my list. These are just my opinions. Additionally, my explanations for these opinions might not be as full as you would like. I really don’t want to spoil books for people.

Without further ado, let’s get on to this possibly-controversy-causing list!

Josie from Embraced by Love by Suzanne Brockmann

Embraced by Love

She was the main character of this story, so it really dragged the entire book down for me. She was so self-centered and didn’t put any effort into the relationships that she had. Since the book was primarily a romance novel, I just did not think that Josie deserved the person that she was with, and therefore, the entire book fell flat for me. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Most Recent Additions to Your Wishlist

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My bookish wishlist—like many other book lovers out there—grows all the time. I’m always discovering books that I want to read from family, friends, book blogs, and simply by chance wandering through the bookstore. I expect that my to-be-read pile will never diminish, and that’s completely alright by me.

Now, on to my list!

The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café by Mary Simses

The Irresistable Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe

This one sounds like an adult romance with a twist. A woman is tasked with carrying out her grandmother’s dying wish of delivering her last letter to a former lover. While the task seems simple enough, she discovers secrets about her grandmother and finds out that one day isn’t long enough to complete the job. When she almost drowns in the bay and is rescued by a local carpenter, she becomes a small town celebrity. Just maybe, she’ll be pulled into a simpler life. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Books Outside Your Comfort Zone

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…Hey, guys. It’s been awhile since I’ve been active at all, let alone done a Top 5 Wednesday post. I suppose I’ve decided that I’m only going to do the ones that really, really interest me—mostly, because otherwise I feel guilty. We’re blogging here. There’s nothing to feel guilty about. If I miss one every now and then, it’s completely okay. I blog because I enjoy it, to look back on my opinions, and to connect with other book lovers out there.

For this topic, my viewpoint on it is from the angle of books that were recommended to me that I wasn’t quite sure about until I read them. That’s the slant that I’m going to take for this topic because I wouldn’t say that any books are strictly outside of my comfort zone. I tend to read a little bit of everything nowadays, so for this topic, it will probably be from before I opened my horizons to all of the various genres out there. Read the rest of this entry »