Top 5 Tuesday: Summertime Reads

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Bionic Book Worm

Today’s topic: Top 5 Summertime Reads

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What are some of your favorite summertime reads?

Top Ten Tuesday: Reading Slump Cure

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This week’s topic is…

Top Ten Books that Get Me Out of Reading Slumps

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The Kate Daniels series is my favorite urban fantasy series, and book 4, Magic Bleeds, is my favorite book out of the series so far. I love Kate Daniels–she is so badass and fierce. And the sassy, snarky, and sarcastic dialogue between her and Curran always makes my day. 


I found Happiness for Beginners by accident last year, and I loved it. I love it so much that I have turned to it two times for a reading slump cure.  I love how Helen pushes herself throughout the book, and I especially enjoyed the dynamics between Helen and Jake.


I’ve lost count of how many times I have read Since You’ve Been Gone. As an introvert and an people-observer, Emily reminds me of me when I was her age. I never had a Frank, but I’m so glad she found him in the book.


This is my classy, swoony book that I turned to ALL the time, because it’s a cheesy, quick, and light-hearted read. 


I can never get enough of Kestrel and Arin, so whenever a reading slump hits, I want to be in their world and in their heads, because they are perfect for each other.


This is one of those books I wish I had when I was in high school/early college. It’s a quick and genuinely cute book to fall in love with over and over.


I feel like Dumplin’ is one of those books that changed my perspective of the “typical” girl found in young adult books. Willowdean is a memorable character that I wish I could meet in person. I wish they would make this book into a movie!


The Mercy Thompson series is another urban fantasy series that I LOVE SO MUCH. I could reread this series over and over, and still want more. 


The Start of Me and You is my favorite Emery Lord book (so far). It touches base on losing someone, starting new friendships, first loves, anxiety, and fandoms. It is a cute and quick read that always cures my reading slumps.


Brighton Walsh is one of my favorite New Adult writers, and Tessa Ever After was the first book I read by her. It’s realistic and sexy and funny as hell. Definitely a great book that has gotten me out of a few reading slumps.

What are some books that you turn to when
you are experiencing a reading slump?

Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Feel Differently About

Top 5 Wednesday

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY is a weekly meme created by Lainey @ GingerReadsLainey and is currently hosted by Samantha @ Thoughts on Tomes. Every Wednesday a new topic is listed on the Goodreads group, and you list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.

This week’s topic is…

Books You Feel Differently About


I read P.S. I Like You as an ARC a month before it’s release date. And I don’t know if I just wasn’t in the mood for a YA contemporary novel at that time, or if I was having an off-day, but I didn’t give this book a very high rating. However, the more I think about the story and the characters, the more my heart grows fonder of West’s writing. 


I read A Tale of Two Cities in high school as a required reading. I remember hating it. However, as I grow more into loving the Victorian period, I think about how genius this book is and what a great impact it had on the nineteenth-century, as a whole.  


Twilight is the main book that began my obsession with Young Adult Literature; however, every time I re-read this book or even think about it, I become more indifferent about its themes and the characters’ motivations. 


I feel more passionate about this collection of poems today than I did when I first read them for my undergraduate English class. Every time I think about these poems or re-read them, I fall deeper in love with studying the origin of fairy tales (Grimm brothers) and analyzing these poems with a feminist lens.


I have re-read Since You’ve Been Gone multiple times; it’s my go-to book to cure my reading slumps. And every time I re-read it, I fall more and more in love with Emily and Frank’s friendship/relationship. Similar to my first reading experience of Since You’ve Been Gone, I am still not a big fan of Sloane or the flashbacks involving Sloane.


What books do you feel differently about after you’ve had time to think about them or re-read them? 



Top 5 Wednesday: Most Unlikable Characters

Top 5 Wednesday

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY is a weekly meme created by Lainey @ GingerReadsLainey and is currently hosted by Samantha @ Thoughts on Tomes. Every Wednesday a new topic is listed on the Goodreads group, and you list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.

This week’s topic is…

Top 5 Most Unlikable Characters

Catherine Earnshaw from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë


Catherine is my #1 unlikable character in Literature. She is spoiled, spiteful, and infuriating. I will never understand the love that people have for this book or Catherine.

Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins


Lola is my least favorite character out of the Anna and the French Kiss series. She is too self-involved, and I just think Cricket deserves someone better than her. 

Clare from Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith


UGH, Clare is the worst! She is constantly the “negative Nancy” in this book. She is probably the most depressing and nerve-wracking character I have ever read.

Sloane from Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson


I LOVE THIS BOOK. I have re-read it 5 times, but I will be honest with you, I cannot stand Sloane. She is the complete opposite of what a best friend embodies. I’m just glad Emily finds Frank to make up for Sloane’s horrible behavior. 

Mare from the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard


Mare is one of the most unlikable characters depicted in the fantasy genre. As a whole, even though I love the covers of this series, this series is just all action and no substance.  Mare is a flat character, and she is the hardest heroine for me to connect to or even root for.

What are some of your most unlikable characters?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books for Every New Contemporary Reader to Read


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This week’s topic is…

Top Ten Books For Every X To Read 

so I picked…

Ten Books for Every New Contemporary Reader to Read

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