Top 5 Wednesday : Characters You’d Invite to Your NYE Party

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube. And this week’s topic is Characters You’d Invite to Your New Year’s Eve Party. This is a super fun topic and one I had quite the bit of trouble narrowing down to five. But all in all I think I really do enjoy the people I’d want to spend New Year’s Eve with me. 

1. Fred & George Weasley from Harry Potter
Known for all their mischief and constantly looking for fun, I think this dynamic duo would be a great way to end the year off with a bang.

2. Kenzie from Shatter Me
Oh my goodness, I think Kenzie would be such a snarky and awesome person to ring in the new year with.

3. Scarlet from The Lunar Chronicles 
I feel like my whole party is just going to be a bunch of snarky, trouble seeking miscreants but…I kind of don’t care. I love Scarlet and she’s someone I’d love to hang out with if I got the chance.

4. Nina and Jesper from Six of Crows 
Do I even need to explain this? They seem to be the only two characters in that duology who actually wanted to and enjoyed having fun.

5. Aelin Galathynius from Throne of Glass series
She seems like a bad ass bitch who knows when and how to have a good time.

And that’s all I got for this week! Let me know who you’d like to ring in the new year with and if you think my list is sufficient enough.

Top 5 Wednesday : Favorite Villains

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube. And this week’s topic is Favorite Villains. Although we all hate them, there are a few that are our favorites that we just never forget about.

1. Queen Levana
11235712I think Levana was one of THE WORST and most sadistic villain I’ve ever read about. She’s always been pure evil throughout the whole Cinder series and I don’t think she ever had a redeeming moment within the whole series. She’s….well…she’s a bitch.

2.The Darkling
He’s so swoon worthy though….a bit messed up, but GAH, I swoon whenever he speaks.

3. Maeve
28260587You may be thinking…well she’s not that bad…IF YOU HAVEN’T READ EMPIRE OF STORMS YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW MESSED UP THIS WOMAN IS. Ugh I hate her. She’s THE WORST. I want to say almost a tie with Levana for the most vengeful, sadistic person ever.

4. Dorothy 18053060She’s so awful, just the way she acts like she knows everything and rules over everything an is such a jerk I can’t stand her!

5. He Who Must Not Be Named
17372039No explanation needed.


Top Five Wednesday | Books You Want To See as TV Shows


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube. And this week’s topic is books you want to see as TV Shows. I often have this thought cross through my mind as I read books, so here are my top five books!

129546201. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
It’s super Game of Thrones-y and I would love to see this as a TV show though, even though it could seem as more of a YA GoT I think it’d be cool to see it .

2. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
A mix between Time Travel and Parallel Universes this book would be amazing if it got picked up for TV.

3. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
GAH Oh my goodness the moment I read this book I knew the whole series would be PHENOMENAL for TV. Super villains taking over the world and a group of tech savvy, people in search for revenge and to get rid of the super villains?! Like come on…how could you not. And the end of the first book is a great cliff hanger so it’d be an awesome season finale.

4. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
The characters from this would be so amazing to see on TV as well as the magic system and just all the events that happen…how this hasn’t been picked up yet I don’t understand. SOMEONE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

5. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
I would love to see this world and these characters come to life. Marie Lu’s Young Elites is one of my favorites and I think it would translate really great into that dark and gritty TV show.


Books I Will Never Read | Top 5 Wednesday


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

I don’t like saying that I will never ever read these books but I’m 99.9% sure I won’t read them.

If you’ve read these books and liked them, that’s perfectly fine. I don’t mean to offend anyone or anything like that. This is all just my personal opinion.

5) Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James


I read the first book in this series years ago and I really didn’t like it at all. I could barely even finish it and I don’t have any plans to ever read book two or three.

4) Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren


The same with the Fifty Shades of Gray series. I read the first book in this series last year and I didn’t like it at all. I’d heard a lot of good things about this series and it was recommended to me by someone who said if I liked Colleen Hoover’s books (which I do), I would like this series. Unfortunately, I had to force myself to finish Beautiful Bastard and I have no plans to ever read Beautiful Stranger.

3) Phantom (The Vampire Diaries)
by L.J. Smith


I read a lot of The Vampire Diaries books when I first started reading YA and I really enjoyed them. However, I didn’t like the last two of the books I read from the series and I can’t see myself ever reading another Vampire Diaries book.

2) Halo by Alexandra Adornetto


This is an interesting one. I own all the books in this series but I’ve had them for years and I don’t think I’ll read them. I’m not 100% that I won’t ever read them but I really just don’t think I will.

1) After We Collided by Anna Todd


I read After last year and I really hated it. A friend had recommended it to me because she really loved it but I just… I don’t like to say that I hate something often but I truly hated After. Which is too bad because I love the covers of this series. But I will never read After We Collided or any of the other books in this series.

What are some books that you will never read?


Rainy Day Reads | Top 5 Wednesday


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

I’m a big fan of contemporaries for rainy days, especially contemporaries that can be read in one sitting. So here are my top five rainy day contemporaries.

5.Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This is such an outstanding book. With complex characters and a beautifully written story line, I couldn’t put this book down. It’s very thought provoking and keep me glued to each page.

4.To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

It’s hard for me to put my intense love for this book into coherent thoughts. I was so emotionally invested in this story and the characters. I couldn’t put this book down and I finished it in less than two days.

3.All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This book is beautiful and heartfelt. All the Bright Places has really stood out for me and it’d be a perfect rainy day read.

2.Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I love this book. It was so surprisingly amazing. The writing is perfect and the characters are wonderful. I read this in one afternoon and I couldn’t put it down.

1.Hey Sunshine by Tia Giacalone

I loved this book so, so much. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to reread it. I loved the plot and the characters. The writing was amazing. I could gush about this book forever.



Worst Love Interests | Top Five Wednesday


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

It’s that time again, the lovely top five Wednesday, a bit of a different turn from the easier chosen 5, BUT all in all I feel like I’ve chosen a good 5 for this week’s topic of Worst Love Interests.

1. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games Trilogy
Don’t get me wrong I love the series (with the exception of Mockingjay, I seriously cannot get over that book, in a bad way). There was great character development in certain places and I think it was one of the first dystopian books I got a chance of reading. But through reading this series I thought Katniss was the worst love interest possible! Always flip flopping and basically “loving” Peeta while always still lingering for Gale. I couldn’t stand it!

2.  Alaska Young from Looking for Alaska
I couldn’t stand the way Alaska treated Miles. It just was something that completely infuriated me throughout the whole damn book.

3. Patrick from Me Before You
Okay, So I just read Me Without You and clearly that’s why I’m using this book. But Patrick was SUCH A JERK! Like honestly, your girlfriend is going through a lot of crap and you sit there and all you give a hoot about it and just focus on stupid stuff that doesn’t matter. He was such a selfish prick I couldn’t handle it.

4. Susan Rodriguez from The Dresden Files
There’s something about Rodriguez I can’t stand. I ship Dresden with someone else entirely and I hate how she just basically just THROWS herself in danger when it’s SUPER obvious. And then she tries to act like this woman who’s super smart, independent,and can take care of herself, but in the end always gets into a mess that Harry has to help her out of. I can’t stand her.

5. Paul Markov from A Thousand Pieces of You 
I can’t even begin with this one…this pissed me off so much, he’s scumbag and it makes me mad. And I mean there’s various factors that happen in this book that make him not so bad but there’s always that twang of anger whenever I read his name… BOO PAUL!

Best Recommended Books You Loved |Top 5 Wednesday


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

Hey everyone! This week’s topic for Top 5 Wednesday is top recommend book that you loved.

*in no particular order*

5.The Rose Society by Marie Lu

One of my best friends, Nani, is obsessed with this series. And while I did read the first book, The Young Elites, before I met Nani, it was her endless babble that spurred me to read The Rose Society as soon as I bought a copy.

4.Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass

My sister, Taryn, recommended this book to me and she has an incredible taste in books so I knew it must be great. And it is.

3.Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Stephanie actually recommended this book for one of her Recommendation Fridays some time last year. I read it shortly after and it’s such an amazing book.

2.Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys 

This book was recommended to me by my good friend Batool earlier this week. I finished it today and I loved it so much.

1.Shattering Glass by Gail Giles

This was recommend to me by my best friend, Logan. She told me that I had to read it so I ordered it from Amazon and read the whole book the same day it came in the mail.


Favorite Fandoms | Top 5 Wednesday


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

This week’s topic is favorite fandoms and I think this was the easiest list of all the Top 5 Wednesday’s that I’ve done.


This is such a massive fandom and even though I’ve only experienced the Tumblr side of it, I love all the time and effort people put into it.


The massive fandom that Cassandra Clare created with all her Shadowhunter books is so vast and so amazing.

3)Game of Thrones

Even though I feel like some of the fans are very careless about spoilers, I still love how much energy everyone puts into the books and show.


I feel like everyone has at least one thing in common and that’s our undying love for Jamie.

1)Harry Potter

Not only do I love the books and movies, I love the fans. We’re so passionate and full of fire, even after the last movie. There’s so many theories and ideas from the fans. The fan art is endless and so is the fanfic. No matter how many years go by, I know the HP fandom will never slow down and will never die.

Series I Want to Start Next Year – Top 5 Wednesday


Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

This week’s topic is top 5 series’ I want to start next year.

5.Legend by Marie Lu

I know, I know. I so behind with this series. I own all the books and I’ve been meaning to start Legend for months now but I still haven’t gotten around to it.

4.Endgame by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton

I have the first two books in this series and I’m really hoping I can get caught up before the third book releases.

3.The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

I’m so behind on all of Rick Riordan’s books!

2.Ruby Red by by Kerstin Gier

I’ve had the first book in this series for a long time and I keep meaning to start it.

1.Magisterium by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

A series by two of my favorite authors? Yes, please. I have the first two books in this series but I haven’t read them yet and honestly, I don’t know why.

What are some the series’ that you hope to read next year?




Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey on YouTube.

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is favorite books to read by the fireplace. Seeing as it’s mid December you’d think Massachusetts would be filled with cozy fireplaces but alas we’re in some weird heat wave. But none the less, this is my top five favorite reads for sitting next to the fireplace. I don’t really read by the fireplace but, here are five books I’ve partially read/would want to read by the fire.

1. The Ocean at The End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
So I read this in January and it was a really whismical and cozy read. The book is set in England which is always or mostly dreary and cold  which always makes me want to snuggle up next to a fire.
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I read ACOTAR in the spring when it was released. So I couldn’t read it by the fire but this book is set …in winter? Okay well Fayre lives in a village and it was winter at some point but the pure fact that it’s a Beauty and The Beast retelling makes me always want to read it by the fire.

3. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
I started reading this book by the window as it was snowing. I LOVED this book so much. The adventure was amazing especially sitting next to the fire.

4. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey
A Thousand Pieces of You is awesome. Parallel universes. One being set in Russia. The cold atmosphere making me long for a fire, was awesome to read next to a fireplace.

5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab