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

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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 Five Wednesday | Books You Want To See as TV Shows

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Pokemon Go! Book Tag

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Disclaimer:  Pokemon Go belongs to Niantic and Nintendo, please don’t sue me.

 This amazing tag was created by Aentee @ Read at Midnight . What a great idea for a tag!

Pokemon-Tag-01StartersI have a few books that started my love for reading. When I was a kid it’d have to be a tie between Matilda by Roald Dahl and Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. But as I was growing up I didn’t read much through middle school/high school but coming back into reading I have to give credit to Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

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An iconic classic I’ll always love I think, I’ll have to give this one to Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. A true classic that will never get old in my life.
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I think the hype around Passenger by Alexandra Bracken as well as Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor had me lose interest in them. I read both of them, but I don’t think I enjoyed them as much as I would, had there been no crippling hype around them.
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I feel like I’m going to get a lot of hate for this, but, I’d like to lump all of John Green’s books into  this. I just felt like I was reading the same book over and over again, I literally ready 4 of his books and The Fault in Our Stars stood out the most but my goodness Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska felt like the same book to me, I tried reading Will Greyson, Will Greyson but I gave up.

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is something that literally scares me when I stare at it sitting on my shelf. I have yet to start it but I’ve always wanted to but knowing how big that series is…it’s gonna be a bit before I gather the courage to tackle it.
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Pet Semetary by Stephen King. Hands down the scariest book I’ve ever read. And I read it mostly at night for some reason and that was the most stupid thing I’ve ever done. His writing is so consuming and you get thrown into the story and WHAM you’re scared into not sleeping for days.

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Oh god, I think my ultimate OTP is Aelin and Rowan from Throne of Glass series. They’re always a a pairing that makes me happy that and Feyre and Rhys. I am trash for OTP pairings I literally cannot get enough, I could keep going : Kaz and Inej , Matthaias and Nina. Literally, I AM TRASH FOR OTPs
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Any of the Reckoners Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson were books I sat down and read in one to three sittings. They were such great and action packed reads I needed more.
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I don’t think I really know many books that get spin-offs…so I don’t think I can really choose one for this.
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OMG Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I had trouble getting into this book and once I started it I couldn’t stop and was very much so surprisingly awesome!

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The Lunar Chronicles. There was so much hype around this series, and I’m still working my way through it but my goodness it’s so good! I’m really excited to read Cress and Winter!

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This was an easy one. The Puffin in Bloom classics collection. I own A Little Princess in this edition and it’s the most amazing collectors classic book I have, it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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Caraval is definitely in one of the top slots for a debut novel I’m super excited for. The premise seems really cool, and I’m pretty sure this book is seriously right up my alley. It comes out January 31st 2017 and it’s by Stephanie Garber.

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Sarah J. Maas. That is all. Just kidding! This author is amazing! I got the pleasure of meeting her once and she was absolutely phenomenal. A truly amazing person. Her writing is great and enthralling and really just sucks you in. Action, Romance, Betrayal, Slow Burning at times, her books have it all. Each one of her books being a true work of art.

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A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray is a book I’ve been looking forward to for what feels like forever. I fell in love with the Firebird trilogy the moment I finished Ten Thousand Pieces of You. Which was the book I read after Ready Player One which kept my momentum going after picking up such a great book, so naturally I’ve been keeping my eye on this series and from the moment I knew this was a trilogy I couldn’t stop thinking about how all of this will conclude.

October Read Along!

Another reminder that this is happening and it is a giveaway!

We’ll be reading The Dead Housetogether week by week and having just open forums at the end of the week/during the week on our Goodreads Group. We know everyone loves a good creepy read along with the tradition of Halloween.

I will be posting the schedule for the week later today, as well as on here and the read along goodreads group. We urge you to join that group to be a part of this read along just because it’s easier to have threaded discussions on there than on our blog. We really do hope you guys join in on this one. It’s $9.99 on Kindle (how I’ll be reading it) and I DO believe $8.99 as a paperback. It’s supposed to be super immersive too, and I’ve only heard good things, but here’s a synopsis:

Part-psychological thriller, part-urban legend, this is an unsettling narrative made up of diary entries, interview transcripts, film footage transcripts and medical notes. Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Three people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin . . .

Re-opened police records, psychiatric reports, transcripts of video footage and fragments of diary reveal a web of deceit and intrigue, violence and murder, raising a whole lot more questions than it answers.

Who was Kaitlyn and why did she only appear at night? Did she really exist or was she a figment of a disturbed mind? What were the illicit rituals taking place at the school? And just what did happen at Elmbridge in the events leading up to ‘the Johnson Incident’?

Chilling, creepy and utterly compelling, THE DEAD HOUSE is one of those very special books that finds all the dark places in your imagination, and haunts you long after you’ve finished reading.


 

ALSO, We’re changing our giveaway book to Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman! I’m currently reading this book and falling IN LOVE with it. So if you haven’t picked it up yet, please enter our giveaway all you have to do is join our goodgreads group, follow us on some sort of social media of your choice and post during out discussion weeks and you’re automatically entered for this giveaway.

So, here are some links to social media if you’d like to follow us there as well as on here, and we hope to hear from you during our October Read Along. We’ll be doing about 100 pages per week, schedule to come.

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