Top 5 Tuesday: Friend Recommendations

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. 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, I’m supposed to talk about books recommended by friends. However, I don’t have many real-life friends who a) read a lot and b) read the same stuff I do. So, there honestly aren’t that many books I had recommended – I’ll cheat a bit for this post but bear with me. 😉

#1 Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

Last year I was at a birthday party and I got talking to a friend (shoutout to Lexa!). She told me how much she loves these books and that I absolutely must read them. Well, I am now five novels deep into this series and I’m hooked!

#2 Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

This is already my first cheat, as this was not a direct rec. Back in school I had a friend (shoutout to Ina!) who was a pretty big fan of these books. Well, a couple of years later I had moved to Vienna and was perusing the shelves of my local library when I happened to stumble upon the Percy Jackson novels. I remember how much my friend had liked them and picked up the first book.
If you follow my blog you’ll know that by now I’ve read pretty much every book Rick Riordan has ever written, so definitely a win!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I’m glad I read

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. 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 I’ll talk about some books I’m glad I read. I dug deep in my Goodreads lists and tried to come up with some not too obvious picks!

#1 Faust

I know many people don’t like this book ’cause they were forced to read it in school. By the time we got it in class, I had already read it several times, so often in fact that the pages are falling out of my reclam edition. Faust has amazing and memorable moments in addition to some iconic quotes. I’m super glad not only that I read, but that I got to discover it on my own terms.

#2 Hamlet

The school I went to wasn’t too good. So, we never read or talked about Hamlet. However, I’ve always been so I got into Shakespeare nevertheless. Hamlet is probably my favorite because of all the insane quotes that you can’t believe are real. For example: “Take you me for a sponge, my lord?”. Tell me you don’t want to say that to somebody IRL.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I haven’t read yet

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. 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.
So, here’s the deal. For this week’s topic, I’ll be doing a little theme within the theme. For books I haven’t read yet, I’ll be sharing some of the subscription box novels on my shelf that I just haven’t got to yet! I’ll leave you with the plot info from Goodreads. 😉

#1 Fable by Adrienne Young

Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.

As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.

But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn’t who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they’re going to stay alive.

#2 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. 

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Top 5 Tuesday: New Authors

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. 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’s post is all about new authors. As I currently have a subscription for two book boxes, I basically discover somebody new every time I pull out the book I get there. So, I’ll share some of my favorite authors I fell in love with recently after getting their novel!

#1 Shelby Mahurin

I know everybody and their grandma had been going on about how amazing Serpent & Dove is. I got the book a while ago, but never really had time to pick it up. Well, until a few weeks ago. Despite some issues I have with it, I love Mahurin’s writing style and can’t wait to read the next part.

#2 Tricia Levenseller

From the cover art alone I was already in love with The Shadows Between Us. Levenseller deliver the delightfully wicked Slytherin romance I didn’t know I need in my life and now I need more. I’m absolutely delighted to pick up more of her novels.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Creepy Characters

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. 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.
In perfect Halloween fashion, we’ll talk about some truly creepy characters today!

#1 Pennywise from It

Pennywise is the father of all creepy characters designed to haunt your nightmares. I read the book a while ago and every rendition of “It” we get in the novel is truly horrifying.

#2 Patrick Bateman from American Psycho

Gosh, I really disliked this book. After reading more of Bret Easton Ellis’ novels I realized that I just can’t deal with his writing in general. Nevertheless, Bateman certainly gave me the creeps!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Witches

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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. 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.
Halloween is almost here and today I get to talk about books with witches. I’m super excited as I love witches, so let’s get down to it!

#1 Manon from the Throne of Glass Books

I am SOOOOO excited for a chance to talk about Manon. Out of all the amazing characters in the Throne of Glass books, she is the most badass and my favorite. She’s one of the coolest witches of all time.

#2 Lou from Serpent & Dove

I am a little late to this fandom and there are some issues I have with the book (review coming soon). Nevertheless, I was intrigued by the concept of magic and witches introduced here. Lou is an amazing character and I’ve grown to like her so much!

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