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Top 5 Wednesday | Nostalgic Ships

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Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is one I am really excited about because I typically talk about books I am currently or recently have read, but today’s topic involves books I read years ago. Today’s topic is:

February 6: Nostalgic Ships
— Discuss the first fictional couples you ever got butterflies over, or couples you used to be really into when you were younger.

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∴ Jace and Clary ∴

I can’t get more nostalgic than these two. I read The Mortal Instruments for the first time when I was 10 years old and I couldn’t get enough of Jace and Clary. They made me laugh, cry -and shake with anger a time or two. They were also my very first ship (before I even knew what ships were) and they will always hold a special place in my heart.

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∴ Alec and Magnus ∴

Sticking with The Mortal Instruments theme, another ship that is very nostalgic for me is Alec and Magnus. At the time that I read that series, I had never read anything with LGBTQIA+ in it before so Malec was literally my first ever ship in that category. They opened my eyes to a different way of life and taught me to never have expectations about a person.

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∴ Lena and Ethan ∴

I am strictly talking about book one Ethan and Lena. They captured my heart in Beautiful Creatures and, even though the rest of the series wasn’t that good, I read them anyways because I had to know if these two would end up together or not! I’m just a sucker for paranormal forbidden romances, what can I say?

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∴ Harry and Ginny ∴

I think that this ship is a classic for a lot of people, but I’m gonna go with it anyways. I shipped them when I watched the movies and even more when I read the books. I love these two together and I really wish we would have gotten more of their story.

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∴ Stefan and Elena ∴

I know a lot of people might disagree, but I will GO DOWN with this ship. I absolutely adore these two and watching Elena pick Damon (in the TV show) was painful to watch for me. I did get to relive all of my feels for these two when I read the books though.

Thank you for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday! I know it’s a little late in the day, but I figured better late than never. What are some of your nostalgic ships?


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Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite Book to TV Show Adaptations

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Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic was a freebie so I decided to do Favorite Book to TV Show Adaptations. I have always wanted to do this topic and I am so excited!

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∴ Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is one my favorite TV shows period, but as a book adaptation, I think it is one of the best ones out there. April 14th can’t get here soon enough!

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∴ Outlander

I am a BIG Outlander fan. I struggle with the books and have only read three of them, but the TV show is something I love to watch. It almost follows the books to the letter and it is surprising how little they changed when they adapted it to screen.

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∴ True Blood

I tried to read the books for this TV show and it did not end well. The TV show was absolutely addictive though. I’m so sad that it is over.

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∴ The Vampire Diaries

I read a few of The Vampire Diaries books and I was shocked at the difference between it and the TV show. They don’t even seem like the same story. I can definitely say that the TV show is better than the books.

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 The Handmaid’s Tale

This show makes me so emotional every time I watch it. It is haunting and terrifying, but I can’t get enough of it. I think it adapted the book beautifully.

Thank you for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday! What are some of your favorite book to TV show adaptations?


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Top 5 Wednesday | Top of Your TBR

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Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is Top of Your TBR and let me tell you, I had to dig deep for this one. I just have SO many books on my TBR that it was hard to narrow it down to just one. But, after much deliberation, these are the five I came up with:

*Note: I only used books that are currently out. There are a lot of books releasing this year that are at the top of my TBR, but I didn’t think it would be right to bog this list down with those.*


∴  Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire

I’m probably one of the only people left on the planet that hasn’t read this series yet. I keep putting it off because I’m waiting for all of the books to come out before I start which is hard because I hear about this series everywhere.


∴  Sunshine and Bullets (The Bullets #1) by Coralee June

This book popped up on my suggested on Goodreads and I am dying to read it!


∴  Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) by Laura Thalassa

I want to read this SO bad, but I know I’m going to immediately want to jump into the next book after I finish it which I can’t do because the next book isn’t out yet.


∴ Emotional by Reyna Orrisan

The next time I want to read something dark, this is going to be the book I pull out. I just have to be in the mood for it.


∴  Tears of the Moon (The Grey Wolves #11) by Quinn Loftis

I am ashamed to admit I haven’t read this yet. The Grey Wolves is one of my favorite series and this book came out in December. I want to read it so bad but I need to reread the other books in the series first since I forgot what happened.

Thank you for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday! What are some of the books on the top of your TBR pile?

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Top 5 Wednesday | Hyped 2019 Releases You Don’t Care About

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Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is one I am really excited about. It is:

January 9th: Hyped 2019 Releases You Don’t Care About
–If you dare, now is your time to get shady.


∴ King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo

I have never been the biggest fan of Leigh Bardugo and I never actually got far enough in to The Shadow and Bone Trilogy to find out who Nikolai is.


∴ Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

I love Christine as a person but I’m just not excited about her book. It just doesn’t sound like anything I would be interested in and I’m simply not going to read the book just because she wrote it.


∴ On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

I didn’t read, nor am I going to read, The Hate U Give and I have no interest in reading this book either. I have nothing against the book or the author. I just feel like her books are adding fuel to an already big fire, which I cannot support.


∴ Wayward Son (Simon Snow #2) by Rainbow Rowell

I don’t ever plan on reading Carry On so this book doesn’t have any relevance to me.


∴  DEV1AT3 (Deviate) (Lifelike #2)

I didn’t read the first book and it just doesn’t sound like anything I’m interested in.

Thank you for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday. What are some hyped 2019 releases that you are not looking forward to?


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Top 5 Wednesday | 2019 Reading Resolutions

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Happy New Year! I’m sorry that this is posted a little late but Sam posted the topics a little late this month.

Anyways, today’s topic is: 2019 Reading Resolutions

1. Reread Some Favorites

I don’t reread as many books as I would like and there are many series that I really want to reread but never seem to have the time or motivation. There are just too many books on my TBR to reread ones I have already read.

2. Read More Physical Books

The vast majority of the books I read last year were e-book and I have so many on my bookshelves that need to get read too!

3. Read At Least One Brandon Sanderson Book

I have been wanting to get into his books for forever but their size and the expansiveness of his world is intimidating. I really want to find the time to try to get into him this year.

4. Read More Adult Fantasy

I mainly read Young Adult or New Adult fantasy. I read my first ever Adult fantasy last year and I absolutely loved it. I would really like to explore the genre more.

5. Read Better Books Than Last Year

This isn’t exactly something I can plan but it is something I would like to do. When I had to make my Best Books I Read in 2018 post, I struggled because I really didn’t enjoy that many books last year. To give you some insight, in 2017 my average rating was 4.4, but in 2018, it was 3.7. I don’t know if I am just reading more critically or if it was the books themselves, but the bottom line is that I did not enjoy as many books last year as I would have liked.

Thank you for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday. What are some of your 2019 reading resolutions?

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Top 5 Wednesday | Books You Didn’t Get to in 2018

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Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is:

December 26: Books You Didn’t Get to in 2018
— Discuss the books you didn’t quite get around to this year but are at the top of your list for 2019!


∴ The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson



∴ Wintersong (Wintersong #1) by S. Jae-Jones


∴ A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom of Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess


∴ And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga #1) by Kiersten White


∴ This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab

Thank you for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday! What are some books on your TBR that you weren’t able to get to?


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Top 5 Wednesday | Most Anticipated 2019 Releases

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Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is:

December 19: Most Anticipated 2019 Releases
— Pretty explanatory. If you can’t narrow it down, give your selections for only the first half of the year or even just for winter 2019.



∴ Chain in Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare

Expected Release Date: November 19th, 2019

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∴ Crescent City (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Expected Release Date: TBD


∴ The World of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Expected Release Date: September 3rd, 2019??


∴ The Burning Shadow (Origin #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Expected Release Date: October 8th, 2019

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∴ Tempest (The Scarab Beetle #6) by C.L. Stone

Expected Release Date: TBD

Thank you for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday! What are some of your Most Anticipated 2019 Releases?


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Top 5 Wednesday | Book Wish List

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Today’s Top 5 Wednesday Topic is:

December 5: Book Wish List
— If you celebrate a gift-giving holiday this time of year, or even if you don’t, talk about the books or bookish items you have on your wish list!

*I know this was the category from last week, but since I missed that one, I decided to do it this week instead of the category that was assigned today.*

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 The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare Box Set (Paperback)

 Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Box Set (Hardcover)

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 Strange the Dreamer & Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (Hardcover)

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 The Grey Wolves 6-10 by Quinn Loftis (Paperback)

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 The Ghost Bird/The Academy Series by C.L. Stone (Paperback)

Thanks for joining me on Top 5 Wednesday! My birthday is tomorrow so I am really hoping I get some of the books on my list! What are some books you really want to get for the holidays?


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Top 5 Wednesday | Characters You’d Want at Friendsgiving

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Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is:

November 21st: Characters You’d Want at Friendsgiving
— It’s Thanksgiving in the States this month, but Friendsgiving is a celebration that involves not family, but found family. Which characters would you invite to yours?

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Cassian ∴ A Court of Thorns and Roses Series

I love Cassian as a character and I think he would be really fun to have Friendsgiving with. He would always have me laughing and I would just love to hear more about his past. Plus, I want the inside scoop on the latest Nessian drama.

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Jen Adams ∴ The Grey Wolves Series

I would want Jen at my Friendsgiving because I know she would constantly have me rolling on the floor laughing. Jen would be immediately sizing up all the guys and telling them all the ways she could take them down. Later, when the guys are out of ear-shot, she would point out how hot they were and how she could get them wrapped around her finger. I would just have an endless amount of fun with her.

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Sevro au Barca ∴ Red Rising Series

I would want Sevro at my Friendsgiving because I feel like he would just shock everyone there with what would come out of his mouth. Sevro says what he is thinking and most of the time, it is crude, weird, and sometimes downright scary. He would definitely be the most interesting person to talk to.

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Aelin Ashryver Galathynius ∴ Throne of Glass Series

I would want Aelin at my Friendsgiving because I feel like she would be the life of the party. She’s the type that would drink a lot and dance everywhere. I also think she would encourage me to come out of my shell and I wouldn’t be able to stop myself in joining her in dancing.

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Will Herondale ∴ The Infernal Devices Series

I would want Will at my Friendsgiving simply because I feel like he would be fun to talk to. He has all of the qualities in his character that I love. He is cocky, sarcastic, and well read. I feel like I could sit down and talk to him about books for hours and never get bored. Let’s just hope I wouldn’t be a blubbering mess while I’m talking to him.

Thanks for joining me on my first Top 5 Wednesday. Please comment and tell me who you would invite for your Friendsgiving.

~ Autumn