Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite Angsty Romances

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Favorite Angsty Romances

One of my deep guilty pleasure reads are some good angsty romance books. I feel like even within the angsty romance category there are many different sub-genres. So these books might not totally qualify as the typical angsty, but they fall into my category of it.

♣ Dark Lover by J.R Ward

♣ Rule by Jay Crownover

 

♣ Volition by Lily Paradis 

♣ White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

♣ Reason To Breathe by Rebecca Donovan 

What are some of your favorite angsty romance books? 

Top 5 Wednesday | Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

There are so many books that I have been creating monthly TBRs or writing down that I want to read forever and just haven’t gotten to them. I really want 2017 to be that year that I get to those dusty books sitting on my TBR.

♣ Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch 

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This book I have been putting off for awhile waiting for the 4th book in the series to be released. I love this series and miss it.

♣ Bloodlines by Richelle Mead 

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After I finished the Vampire Academy series I wanted to jump right into this series, but didn’t want to let go of the series. I think it is time to pick this up and read it because I miss the world and the characters.

♣ Jet by Jay Crownover

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I started this series last year and would love to continue it before I move on with the Saints of Denver series.

♣ City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

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I received this for review at the beginning of the year and I have still not picked it up. I was so excited for it and somehow it kept getting put off. I need to review it and submit so I can receive more review books.

♣ Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

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I bought this at the very beginning of the year. RBG is my hero and I think she is an amazing woman. I need to get on reading this ASAP!

What books do you finally want to get around to reading in 2017?

Top 5 Wednesday |Characters You Used to Love but Don’t Anymore

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is  Characters You Used to Love but Don’t Anymore

{These are the characters who you used to adore, but now you don’t. Maybe they changed a lot. Maybe you outgrew them. Maybe your outlook changed and now you can’t stand them. Maybe you don’t even hate them, you just are neutral about them when you used to run a fan blog about them.}

Warner from the Shatter Me Trilogy 

Not that I still don’t have a special place in my heart for Warner, but I have read many more books and have found new loves in the fictional crushes categories.

♦ Adam Parrish from The Raven Cycle 

This was more of an as I read the second book. I loved Adam in the first one and still enjoy him but just do not love him as much as I did at first.

Tris from Divergent Trilogy

I thought that Tris was a strong independent leading female. She slowly lost my love and I know despise her. 

This is also another hard one for me. I feel like there are not many characters I do not like anymore, but there are ones that throughout the series I have lost my love for certain characters.

Who are some characters you used to love but dont anymore?

Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite Self Published Books

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Favorite Self Published Books!  

 ♦ The Martian by Andy Weir 

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This book was originally self-published. If you haven’t read it where are you living? Under a rock? This book is an amazing sci-fi that is layered with suspense and humor! 

♦ The Seventh Friend by Tim Stead 

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This was one of my favorite reads in 2014! It was an insane epic fantasy that was jam packed with complex well developed characters, beautiful imagery and impending war. I do not know why I haven’t continued in this trilogy yet and also want to pick up Stead’s new novel Shanakan!

♦ Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan 

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I am pretty sure this book was originally self-published. This is a intense emotionally read that is sure to make you cry. 

This was a tough list for me to make this week. I am not that familiar with self pubs or at least not to my knowledge. If you have any that are good and recommend me let me know. I am pretty sure I have some on my bookshelves that I just haven’t gotten to yet.

Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite Fandoms (Belated)

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Favorite Fandoms!  

♣ Harry Potter

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I mean how can you not love Harry Potter and all the revolves around that fandom! I am a Slytherin and have strong house pride!

♣ Teen Wolf 

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I am a die hard teen wolfer! I am obsessed and in love with Stiles/Dylan O’Brien. I have to admit that I am not caught up with the series, but to be honest its because I have watched season two countless times (It is my favorite!) I read fan fiction and reblog all and every tumblr edit. I am OBSESSED!

♣ Alice In Wonderland 

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I love anything and everything Alice in Wonderland. The books, the retellings, the movies and the paraphernalia. I own 4 different copies/editions of the original story. All versions of the movie (Disney, Tim Burton and Sci-fi adaption Alice) I love the Splintered trilogy by A.G Howard and really want to reread it! I am so excited for the upcoming Funko pops coming out and even own a stuff Cheshire cat and Madeline Hatter & Lizzy Queen Ever After High Dolls. I am making a list of all the retellings and making a point to read everything! Also if you haven’t ever seen my blog, which is inspired by Alice in Wonderland! ❤

♣ Gilmore Girls 

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I have been watching this show since it first came out. I mean how can a book lover not want to be best friends with Rory. I even have her reading list on my blog as goals! I love the relationship between Lorelai and Rory! I just rewatched all the series last year (thank goodness for netflix) and have been slowly rewatching it this year. It makes me want to do more and be more snarky! Who doesn’t love the Gilmore Girls!

♣ Vampire Academy

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I might be one of the only people in the world who loved that movie! These books are amazing. I can’t believe I only read the whole series only two years ago. I so want to reread them but thankfully have the spinoff series still to read. I love everything about these books and world. Rose Hathaway is my spirit animal and dont even get me started on Dimitri!

What are your favorite fandoms?

Top 5 Wednesday | Top Books of the Year

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Books of the Year! This was really hard for me to narrow down my list to 5, so of course its more than 5. I did not read many books this year which made it even harder. I tried to pick the top book from certain categories I read from so in no particular order here we go…

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What are the top books you read this year?

Top 5 Wednesday | Series I Want To Start Next Year

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Series You Want to Start Next Year. I know I just made a TBR Reading Challenge for 2016 and it has on it many series that I want to read this year. Those are series that are completed in publication that I want to read, but for this post I decided to make a list of the top 5 series I want to start that are not completed but that I need to start soon! These are in no particular order.

A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martian

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How have I not started this series. I know there is no way I will read this up to publication by the end of 2016, but I want to at least start it! I have even kept myself from watching the show.

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

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I read Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses this year and fell in love. How have I not started this series yet. Not saying I am a hipster or anything but I had the novellas for this series on my kindle before the series became a big thing on booktube and in the book community. Yet I haven’t read any of it.

Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes

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I have no excuses as to why I haven’t started this series. So many people rave about this series and I need to start it this next year.

Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs

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My friend Autumn talks about this series and I feel like it is one I need to read very soon. As well as the companion series Alpha and Omega. This is an urban fantasy and that seems to be the in thing lately so I should jump on that bandwagon.

 

Georgina Kincaid Series by Richelle Mead

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I loved Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy. I want to read everything else she writes. I am determined to read the Bloodlines series. I want to read this series as well. I heard it is amazing and is an adult paranormal!

Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R Ward

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I technically read the first book in this series, but I want to reread it and continue on with the series. It is such a long one and will take me some time. I adore Ward and the Black Dagger Brotherhood world!

What series do you want to start in the next year?