Top 5 Wednesday | Books Featuring Shapeshifters

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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 Featuring [Paranormal Creature of your choice]- Shapeshifter

I have recently really gotten into urban fantasy. I always loved it, but it has been the genre I am currently drawn to. I am a huge fan of werewolves (along with my love of Teen wolf!) I just wasn’t able to find enough books that contained werewolves that I have read. So I thought it would be fun to do shapeshifters, since werewolves are technically considered that as well!

♦ Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (or really any in the Mercy Thompson series!) walker (coyote), werewolves

♦ The Seventh Friend by Tim Stead 

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♦ Soulless by Gail Carriger 
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♦ The Dark Elements Trilogy by Jennifer L Armentrout
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What are some of your favorite shapeshifters? Or paranormal creatures?

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Top 5 Wednesday | Books Set In Non Western World

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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 Set In Non Western World 

♦ Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)

♦ Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys (Lithuania/Siberia)

♦ The Martian by Andy Weir (Mars)

♦ Cinder by Marissa Meyer (New Beijing)

 

What are some of your favorite YA books set in the non western world? 

Top 5 Wednesday | Children’s 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 Children’s Books

♣ Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

♣ American Girl Books (The Original Ones) by Various Authors
 
♣ Ever After High Series by Shannon Hale

♣ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

♣ Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce

What are some of your favorite childhood reads? 

Top 5 Wednesday | Books Without Romance

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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 Without Romance 

I am always in search of good YA without a main focus being the romance. It is a really hard thing to find, but there are quite a few good ones that have little to no romance.

♣ This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab 
♣ Odd & True by Cat Winters

♣ The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom

♣ Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys 

♣ Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas 

 

What are some of your favorite YA books with little to no romance ? 

Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite Summery Reads

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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 Summery Reads

♣ Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 

♣ Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han 


 

♣ Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

♣ How We Fall by Kate Brauning 


What are some of your favorite summery reads ? 

Top 5 Wednesday | Books as Event Themes

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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 as Event Themes

Who doesn’t like a good party? And what is better than a book themed party.

♣ Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling 

This is a given right. No explanation needed.

♣ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 

Also another given. I am obsessed with this book and it would make for an awesome tea party right?

♣ The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

I was not a huge fan of this book but the 20s flapper scene makes for an awesome costume party!

♣ The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I figured with the recent tv show on hulu and everything going on in the world it would make for a really interesting party.

♣ Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

There are a lot of peculiar people in the world and a lot of interesting options for how to handle a great party like this.

♣ World War Z by Max Brooks

I mean come on zombies! What makes for a better party then the living dead.

What are some of your top books as event themes? 

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 Books of 2016

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I was not able to read many books this year due to my crazy busy schedule. There were a few books that stood out among the rest of the 21 books I did get the chance to read this year. I have decided that because I do not have reviews of all of these books up and wanted to get this posted I would write a haiku for each book on my reasonings behind why I loved them so much!

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THE FINAL EMPIRE

Kickass female lead
Worldbuilding beyond compare
Unique magic use

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THIS SAVAGE SONG

Dark and musical
With a world filled with monsters
No hint of romance

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THE KITE RUNNER

Centered in Afghan
Emotionally draining
Uniquely written

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THE CRUELTY

Intrigue and suspense
Reminiscent of Taken
A strong female lead

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OF FIRE AND STARS

Forbidden magic
A tale of two princesses
and courtly intrigue

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What were some of your top reads and recs of 2016?

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?