Top 5 Tuesday: books set in an alternate universe

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we are going to talk about books that are set in an alternate universe!

#1 The Golden Compass

First up we have The Golden Compass. I was looking at the Wikipedia page earlier and there it is described as “alternate retrofuturistic Earth” which sounds pretty badass. I was quite intrigued by the concept of daemons in this novel.

#2 Neverwhere

I haven’t read this one yet but I really like Neil Gaiman’s idea. So, this has been on my radar for a while. There’s a secret world below London that features “monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet.” (according to the Goodreads page)
I’m definitely down for that!

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Top 5 Tuesday: set in the future

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For the next installment in this month’s mini-series, we are talking about books set in the future!

#1 Dune

While trying to come up with some picks for the theme, I realized that I don’t read many sci-fi books, and thus don’t have a lot of choices for books set in the future. I did, however, read the first Dune book which takes place about 20,000 years in the future!

#2 The Space Between Worlds

So, I own a copy of this one but I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. From what I understand, the book features different worlds and multiverse travel. So, it has to take place in the future, right?

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Top 5 Tuesday: books set in the present

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Up next in this month’s mini-series we are going to talk about novels that are set in the present.

#1 Skulduggery Pleasant

I guess some of my picks this week could also work for later this month for alternate universes, but here we are. πŸ˜…
Skulduggery Pleasant does one of my favorite things which is to bring magic into the present day and incorporate it into normal life. Sort of like a parallel society with people who can do amazing things that we don’t even know about!

#2 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Addie LaRue fits in two categories this month: books set in the past and books set in the present. Schwab alternates between telling us about Addie’s past and her present life – which I found to be fascinating.

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Top 5 Tuesday: books set in the past

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Can you believe it is November already?! We’re doing a mini-series for this month’s T5T, with books set in the past, present, future, and alternate universes. To kick things off, let’s take a look at novels taking place in the past!

#1 Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

A little confession: I wasn’t fond of the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood book, but I simply adore the movie. I do, however, love the time the story is set in. I don’t know why by the late sixties fascinate me.

#2 The Devil All the Time

This one spans a little more time. If I recall correctly we start just after WWII but end around a similar time as Once Upon a Time. I found The Devil All the Time to be fascinating. It gives you a glimpse into the past and how things change a bit over time.

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Top 5 Tuesday: most quotable books

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week we’re going to talk about some books that are *very* quotable!

#1 Alice in Wonderland

I think this is the book I keep hearing the most quotes from. I definitely reference “we’re all mad here” and “off with their heads” a fair amount myself!

#2 Harry Potter

This is one that I expect to be very popular this week. I don’t quote it out loud as much as for example Alice in Wonderland, but bits and pieces from all over the series tend to pop in my head a lot.

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Top 5 Tuesday: favorite books quotes

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’re going to talk about some of my favorite book quotes. It just so happens, that here on my blog, I usually post a quote I like once a week, on Sunday. I always alternate between TV/movie quotes and bookish quotes! So, if you’d like to read more, you can check over here! πŸ˜‰

#1

Populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudo
Ipse domi stimul ac nummos contemplar in arca.
(The public hiss at me, but I cheer myself when in my own house I contemplate the coins in my strong-box.)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

#2

DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.

Terry Pratchett – Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
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