Top 5 Tuesday: Cute Romances

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This week’s topic is a real challenge for me. As I don’t really read romance books, it’s not easy for me to come up with a list of 5 cute romance books. Well, after browsing a list of popular cute romance novels on Goodreads I realized that I actually did read quite some of those books!

#1 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

This is the only John Green book I ever liked. I actually ended up hating everything else I read by him with the fire of a thousand sons. However, TFIOS was really pretty cute.

#2 Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

I loved just everything about this book. Especially the music mentioned throughout went immediately to my current favorites playlist. The relationship that develops between Simon and the mysterious guy he has a correspondence with went straight to my heart.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Romantic Reads

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Romantic Reads are a bit of a challenge for me, as I’m not a huge romance reader. Anyways, let’s make this work!

#1 Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda:

I know this is not exactly a new book, however, I only got around reading it recently. If this is not one of the cutest love stories ever, then I honestly don’t know. It’s just the kind of book you really want to hug. Simon mailing back and worth with blue and finally discovering his identity was an amazing read. Favorite love story ever!

#2 Heartless:

Another book I only recently picked up. You might have figured out by now that I like Marissa Meyer’s novels. With Heartless I had no idea what to expect but I found one of my favorite couples ever. Catherine is super relatable and I’d love to have a guy like Jest in my life!

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T5T: Books for Gryffindor

Hello, my darling readers!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a T5T post!
It’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this month, we get a very special treat: for the first time ever, there is a theme! So all four T5T posts for February are related to the Hogwarts houses. Today, I’ll pick five reads for anybody in Gryffindor!

#1 – A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

If you look at the traits Bionic Book Worm used to describe people sorted into Gryffindor house, ASOUE was the first thing that came to my mind. Not only would they be able to recognize many of their valued traits in the Baudelaire orphans who are the main characters in this book series, but they’d also have a hell of a time procrastinating as there are 13 novels in this series!

Cover from Goodreads

#2 – Pretty much anything by Sarah J. Maas

First of all, her books are absolutely brilliant and I think everybody should check them out.
However, I think those would be especially brilliant reads for Gryffindors as the characters Maas creates embody the very traits a Gryffindor would cherish. They are passionate, stubborn but also unafraid to make changes. When I look at Aelin from the TOG series or Feyre from the ACOTAR books, that’s what I see.

Cover from Goodreads

#3 – The Fault in our Stars by John Green

While I think that Gryffindors might make good John Green fans, this was the only one of his books that I enjoyed. The protagonists also feature many aspects that Gryffindors value. A few years have passed since I read the book but I remember Hazel to be funny and trusting and she certainly tries to live in the moment. It’s simply an amazing book and I can totally see somebody like Hermione discussing the novel even weeks after she’s done reading.

Cover from Goodreads
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Book Review: Looking For Alaska by John Green

Hello Folks!

Today I’m gonna ramble about a book I read quite some time ago. For some reason I completely forgot to do a review!
Well, after I also wrote about a bunch of other John Green novels, I don’t want to withhold my opinion on this one!


The Plot:
Miles is about to begin his new life at boarding school. During his first days there he runs into Alaska, a remarkable girl who will make a big impression on him. They become friends, have some adventures together, but it wouldn’t be a John Green book without a little tragedy, would it?


The Rating:
Well, well. After reading The Fault in our Stars and Paper Towns I was very torn on my opinion about John Green. I loved one book but hated the other. Anyway, I figured he deserves another chance and I heard so many great things about Looking for Alaska. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Paper Towns

Hello folks!
Today I want to ramble a bit about the latest John Green adaptation Paper Towns. I’ve wanted to read the book for ages and now that the movie is out I had to go and check it out before watching the film! Want to know what I think?


The Plot:
Margo Roth Spiegelman is a very special girl. There are many weird stories about her – all of them true.
Quentin is her neighbour, nothing more. Until she suddenly shows up at his window in the middle of the night. He is about to be pulled into one of those unbelievable stories. But after a night to remember Margo disappears… Continue reading

The 7 Sins Book Tag!

The wonderful Lisi Ledbetter from elmoknowsitall came up with this really cool book tag. 7 Questions for 7 sins. I’m super excited to answer all of them!


1. GREED: What is the most expensive book in your library and what is the most inexpensive?
To be honest, I never buy any expensive books, or better said nothing at all that is expensive. During the last few months I completely gave up buying books, as the Viennese library has almost every book imaginable in stock. Continue reading