Top 5 Wednesday: Feelings Change…

This week’s T5W topic is…

Books You Feel Differently About!

Talk about the books that you feel differently about after you’ve had time to think about them or re-read them. These are books that you gave a low rating, and then thought about it or re-read it and ended up loving. Or a book that you loved when you first read it, but after you’ve thought about it or you’ve gotten older, you see how many problems it had.

(from T5W group on Goodreads)

T5W is a weekly book meme, use the link above to find the Goodreads group if you want to know more/ join in!

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Jane Eyre

I first attempted to read Jane Eyre when I was 14 after receiving it as a gift. I read about two, three chapters and called it quits – I just wasn’t enjoying the writing or the story. Then I tried it again when I was 16 and I adored it! It’s one of my favourites now.

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The 5th Wave

First read = loved it. Tried to re-read it just before the second one came out = hated it.

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My Sister’s Keeper

The book ending differs from the film ending drastically and after I thought about it a bit (and stopped crying), I realised that I kind of hated the book ending. Both are devastating, but the film is believable devastating – the book is lets-have-a-big-plot-twist-now devastating, but the plot twist doesn’t make sense. At. All.

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Switched/Torn/Ascend (Trylle Series)

I loved these books at the time, but in hindsight they were actually pretty meh. I tried rereading them a while ago, and I realised how whiny Wendy was. I wish I’d left them alone after that first time.

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I could only think of four – but let’s count the Trylle series as three books, okay? Okay.

What about you guys? Has any else read any of these? Thoughts? Talk to me!

lizard

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Top 10 Tuesday: Books I’d Buy If I Had the Money!

Hello again!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is….

Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card!

Aka, if every bookworm’s wish came true. I love this topic – it’s got me all excited, but also kind of frustrated because I’d never have enough money to buy all these. One can dream though, right?

For those of you who don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Here is the link for those of you want to find out more.

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Uprooted by Naomi Novak

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Ravenclaw Harry Potter editions

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Special Edition F Scott Fitzgerald books

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Mort by Terry Pratchett

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No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay

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Penguin clothbound classics

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 Quintana of Charyn by Melissa Marchetta

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Atlas of Lost Cities: A Travel Guide to Abandoned and Forsaken Destinations by Aude de Tocqueville

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A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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What about you guys? What would you buy?

lizard

July Wrap & August TBR (of sorts)

Hey everybody! (Hi Dr. Nick)

So my July TBR pile had four books on it… and I read five! Woop!

…except three of those five books weren’t even on my TBR pile, so technically I failed at completing it. Sigh. I’ve been struggling with sticking to my TBR piles – I’m fine for the first couple books, but then I go off track and feel guilty when I don’t read what I’m supposed to. Which is frankly ridiculous because the only person who actually cares is myself.

For these reasons I’m going to stop making lists of the exact books I want to read in a month – instead I’m going to name two or three (depending on their length, etc.) that I really want to get around to and set a number of books I want to read over that month. This way, I can be more flexible and ditch this absolutely pointless sense of guilt.

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So anyways, this is what I read over the month of July:

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The Lies of Locke Lamorareview

The Muse review

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (review coming soon)

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 Overall, July was a great reading month for me – I thoroughly enjoyed all five of the books I read. 🙂

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August TBR:

Reading goal = 5 books

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Name of the Wind

A new Harry Potter book guys! Finally! I mean, yeah it’s a play, but it’s something! And Fantastic Beasts comes out later this year!

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So what are you guys planning on reading in August? I’d love to hear from you!

lizard