Top 5 Wednesday- Monsters

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Hi Readers

This weeks Top 5 Wednesday topic is monsters in books. As it’s halloween I’m going to interpret this as the scariest monsters I’ve read. I’ve tried not to pick all Harry Potter…

Aragog (Harry Potter)  – I hate spiders.

The Basilisk (Harry Potter) – This one can only be controlled by one person, and that person is Voldemort. That’s terrifying.

Goblins (The Hobbit) – I am kind of picturing the movie here. That big one is just so gross. 

Whatever is outside in Bird Box – I think it’s the unknown that makes it so terrifying. 

Valgs (Throne of Glass) -I’ve been a lot of ToG recently and it’s safe to say these things have entered my nightmares. 

What’s the scariest monster you’ve read in a book?

Thanks for reading!

Jess X

Top 5 Wednesday: Magic Systems!

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Hi Readers

I haven’t done a Top 5 Wednesday for a while now but I’m wanting to post on my blog a bit more often from now on and I figured taking part in a regular meme is a good way to go about that. 

This weeks topic is your top 5 magic systems. 

I’m not the biggest reader of fantasy but interesting magic systems is something I will eat up. Here are my top 5!

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – Obviously. I love the schools, the spells, the ministry, the creatures and that it all exists in this world. 

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson – Sanderson creates really unique magic systems. So far, this is my favourite, although its been a while and the details are hazy. In this world magic is ‘breaths’ that you can buy, so the wealthy are the only ones who can afford to have magic. I think. Like I said it’s been a while. 

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – So magic is actually outlawed in these books but does exist which really reminds me of Merlin.

A Conjuring of Magic by Victoria Schwab – This is set in a world where four London’s exist and people with magic can travel between them.

Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – So this series is due a reread because I actually don’t remember much of it. I just remember that the plot revolves around magic and I’m pretty sure there’s a magic school. 

Let me know what your favourite magic system is!

Thanks for reading,

Jess X

Auto-Buy Sci/Fi and Fantasy Authors

Note: Top 5 Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey and is hosted by ThoughtsonTomes on the Goodreads Group.

Hi Readers

I haven’t done a top 5 Wednesday for a while now but I wanted to jump back on board with this weeks topic, which is sci/fi and fantasy authors you automatically buy/read because you know you enjoy their books. 

Here are my top 5:

Brandon Sanderson: I haven’t actually always enjoyed his books but I still want to read basically all of them. Which may take a while. 

Madeline Miller: True she’s only got one book out so far, but I loved what she did with Greek mythology, I think she’ll become one of those authors who can do no wrong.

Matt Haig: He doesn’t just write sci/fi but I love what he does with it.

Marie Lu: I love how she writes. Her books are such fast and entertaining reads.

J.K. Rowling: She doesn’t really write fantasy anymore but I do also enjoy her Strike mystery books. 

Let me know if you’ve done this weeks t5w. 

Thanks for reading,

Jess X

Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Tv Shows and Movies

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Hi Readers

This weeks top 5 Wednesday is favourite TV shows or Movies that are Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

10 Cloverfield Lane: This movie is like one giant mind twisting adrenaline rush. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. Highly recommend. 

Game of Thrones: I feel like this is a must watch these days and for good reason as it is amazing. 

Black Mirror: I think everyone either loves this TV show or hasn’t watched it yet. I love to be freaked out by sci-fi and this certainly does it by exploring multiple roots of how technology is mankinds doom.

Merlin: I think this was the first TV show I binged. I love the characters, the humour and the drama. 

Orphan Black: The star of this TV show, Tatiana Maslansy, is such an amazing actress. She plays multiple characters as this show is about Clones and honestly sometimes I forget it’s the same actress. 

Let me know if you’e taken part in this weeks top 5 wednesday!

Thanks for reading

Jess X

Favourite M/M Couples

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Hi Readers

This weeks Top 5 Wednesday topic is favourite M/M couples. Unfortunately I couldn’t think of 5 book couples (although I’m sure I’ve read more) so I’ve had to add a couple of TV couples. 

Connor and Oliver – How To Get Away With Murder: This is my favourite TV show at the moment for so many reasons and these two and their journey is one of them.

Alec and Magnus – The Mortal Instruments: I think they were the first gay couple I read in a book. I love them in the books but when I watched the Shadowhunters TV Show they were the only reason I kept watching (I still gave up after one season though.)

Ari and Dante – A&D Discover the Secrets of the Universe: Ugh these two are so cute and I can’t wait for the sequel to see more of them actually together. 

Achilles and Patroclus – Song of Achilles: These two are amazing and I love how their relationship is actually inspired by Greek myth. 

Patrick and Brad – Perks of Being a Wallflower: This couple is slightly different from the others as their relationship is a lot more troubled. It shows how difficult it is when an openly gay person is in a relationship with someone who’s still in the closet. And how badly gay people can be treated by the people who are supposed to love them unconditionally. 

Thanks for reading

Jess X

 

Forgetful Reads

Note: Top 5 Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey and is hosted by ThoughtsonTomes on the Goodreads Group.

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Hi Readers

I’m back to doing Top 5 Wednesday. I haven’t done one since November but honestly it’s because the topics weren’t suiting me. But anyway, we’re back!

This weeks topic is forgetful reads and I love this topic because a good book is something that stands the test of time. I’ve read all of these books but don’t remember a thing of their plot.

Percy Jackson: I do enjoy reading these books. I’ve read the whole series maybe 3 times. I have to keep rereading them because the minute I put them down I forget all over again.

Middlemarch by George Elliot: I finished this about a month ago. Don’t remember a thing about it. 

Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johanson: I didn’t particularly enjoy this book but I don’t remember anything about it but the ending. That terrible, terrible ending.

Villette by Charlotte Bronte: I love the Bronte sisters. I do. But this book was so damn dull.

Starcrossed by Josephini Angelina: Honestly, forgot I’d ever even read this book. 

Let me know if you’ve taken part in this weeks T5W!

Thanks for reading,

Jess X

Authors I Dream To Write Like

Note: Top 5 Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey and is hosted by ThoughtsonTomes on the Goodreads Group.

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Hi Readers

This weeks T5W topic is in honor of it being NaNoWriMo. So today I am going to share with you the authors whose talents I am envious of. Here they are:

Lin Manuel Miranda: Okay, so he hasn’t written a book. But he did write the lyrics for Hamilton and they are fire. Seriously, I wish I could write like that.

Patrick Rothfuss: He hasn’t written a lot of books but that’s probably down to them being so lengthy and full of detail. His writing is what made Name of the Wind for me. 

Jane Austen: Maybe a bit random but this year I read all of her books and was stunned by the writing. It’s a style where you have to read every word carefully of you miss something and can completely interpret a scene wrong. 

Ali Smith: If you’ve ever read a book by her you will know her writing it lyrical and flawless. Some say it’s style over substance but her books have always stunned me. 

J.R.R. Tolkien: With him I’m more in awe of the world he created and the detail he put into it. His imagination was endless. 

Let me know if you did this weeks T5W!

Thanks for reading,

Jess X