T5W: Favourite Jokesters

T5W: Favourite Jokesters

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. If you’d like to take part, join the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of bloggers & booktubers!

Welcome to another T5W post! This one has definitely been one of the hardest topics I’ve written, but here are some of the funniest characters/jokesters I’ve come across in YA.

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I read The Bane Chronicles only last week (review here), and it made me laugh out loud so much. It’s definitely one of the funniest YA books I’ve read, and I had to include Magnus.

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How could I write this post without including the ultimate jokesters and pranksters, Fred and George!

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I might be going off the movie a little bit here as I watched it last week and I read this book in 2015, but Mr Worth is absolutely brilliant. Tony Hale plays him in the movie, and as I love Arrested Development so much, he was the perfect guy for the role.

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I mean, maybe I’m including this because I laughed so much and the insanity and ridiculousness of this book. I don’t know. But I do remember laughing.

Which jokesters did you find this week?

-Beth

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T5W: Collectables on my Shelf

T5W: Collectables on my Shelf

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. If you’d like to take part, join the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of bloggers & booktubers!

Hi everyone! This week we’re talking about items and collectables on our bookshelves. There are many things I adore (books and otherwise) on my shelves, and I’m looking forward to talking about a few.

My Pops are really the only thing I collect other than books themselves. My 10″ Niffler Pop is probably my favourite!

I also have a giant jar of bookmarks, and more recently I’ve been able to add ones that I’ve designed myself! You can find my shop here.

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Of course I couldn’t write this post without including at least one special edition. I have many gorgeous (shiny) special edition books, but this one is one of my favourites!

I also have this gorgeous mug I picked up at Comic Con a while ago. It sits on my Harry Potter shelf and holds makeup brushes!

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One thing I love on my shelves are candles. I burn them almost every day and I’m definitely a candle fanatic! My favourite is my Woodwick one, although Clinton’s Illuminate candles are also amazing.

So those are just a few of my favourite bookshelf items/collectables! What are yours?

-Beth

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T5W: Books You Thought You’d Hate but Ended Up Loving

T5W: Books You Thought You’d Hate but Ended Up Loving

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey and Samantha. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. If you’d like to take part, join the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of bloggers & booktubers!

Hows that for a long title? But I kinda love this topic – it’s so intriguing thinking back to my expectations of books vs the reality of actually reading them. I’d actually love to do a reverse of this topic, too – ‘books you thought you’d love but ended up hating’!

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Multiplatinum pop icon Lily Ross’s biggest hits and biggest heartbreaks (because they are one and the same):
1. AGONY. (That feeling when her ex ripped her heart out of her chest and she never saw it coming.)
2. GHOSTS. (Because even famous people are ghosted by guys sometimes. And it sucks just as much.) 
3. ONCE BITTEN. (As in: twice shy. Also, she’s never dating an actor or a musician ever again.)
But this summer’s going to be different. After getting her heart shattered, Lily is taking herself out of the spotlight and heading to a small island in middle-of-nowhere Maine with her closest friends. She has three months until her fall tour starts-three months to focus on herself, her music, her new album. Anything but guys.
That is . . . until Lily meets sweet, down-to-earth local Noel Bradley, who is so different from anyone she’s ever dated. Suddenly, Lily’s “summer of me” takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself falling deeper and harder than ever before. But Noel isn’t interested in the limelight. She loves Noel-but she loves her fans, too. And come August, she may be forced to choose.

This book was such a shock for me! I was completely over this trope and prepared to not go into it again. But I kept spotting this book and ended up picking it up cheap, and falling in love with it.

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For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

I wanted this book years ago but never got around to reading them – when I finally did it sounded like the cringiest thing in the world. And I’m not saying it wasn’t – but I still ended up enjoying the first 3!

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Charlie Bloom never wanted to be ‘with the band’. She’s happiest out of the spotlight, behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. But when she’s asked to take backstage photos for hot new boy band Fire&Lights, she can’t pass up the chance. 
Catapulted into a world of paparazzi and backstage bickering, Charlie soon becomes caught between gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West, and his boy-next-door bandmate Olly Samson. Then, as the boys’ rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles upon a mind-blowing secret, hidden in the lyrics of their songs…

I have to say I didn’t expect to enjoy this book quite as much as I did. Yet now I’ve read and enjoyed the whole series!

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It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

This is definitely one of those books that your expectations drop for because of other people. I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone actually adore/recommend this book. But I went about it with a really different mindset, and loved it.

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It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

I was so done with John Green when this came out. I thought The Fault in Our Stars was super overhyped, and hated An Abundance of Katherines, with Will Grayson, Will Grayson being not far behind. But I thought I’d give him another go, and I ended up actually relating to and liking this one!

Which books did you expect to hate but ended up loving?

-Beth

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T5W: Hufflepuff Characters

T5W: Hufflepuff Characters

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. If you’d like to take part, join the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of bloggers & booktubers!

This is such a fun and inventive topic idea! I’m not going to lie, it was hard to think of at first, but such fun when I got going. I’m a Hufflepuff, so I started hunting for characters that are kind, accepting, empathetic, soft, gentle, patient and animal lovers!

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Steffi in this book is such an animal lover – and if I remember rightly then there is definitely a dog in this book. How could she not be a Hufflepuff?

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I was thinking about which houses the boys would belong to from The Raven Cycle, and I definitely think gentle, soft Noah would belong to Hufflepuff house.

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Ty was the first Hufflepuff I thought of when I saw this post topic, as I’m currently reading Queen of Air and Darkness.

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I was also reminded of Jacob – he definitely has the empathetic traits of a Hufflepuff.

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I couldn’t not include Matthias and his wolf, Trassel. *softly cries*

Which characters fit your Hogwarts House?

-Beth

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T5W: Underrated Fantasy and Sci-Fi

T5W: Underrated Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. If you’d like to take part, join the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of bloggers & booktubers!

Hi all! So I’m definitely going off-topic with this one as we were meant to be talking about creatures from sci-fi and fantasy books. But that’s a topic I struggle with and we did a similar one late last year, so I’m going to do underrated fantasy and sci-fi instead!

All of these books (aside from the last one, which has just over 20,000), have under 10,000 ratings on Goodreads.

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I loved this book so much when I read it. It’s an underrated dystopia, and is about a cult/religious group. Such a unique concept, and one I loved so much!

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I cannot even tell you how much I adored this book. It blew my mind, and I can’t wait to hopefully re-read it soon as it’s been too long!

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Lauren James is by far my favourite sci-fi author, so she deserves to have 2 books on this list, okay? Okay.

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A romance book that includes time travel? Hell yes. Another one I’m due for a re-read soon.

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Of course this one might not be quite so underrated, it’s Leigh Bardugo for gods sakes, but I had to mention it. If you love fantasy and short stories, this is the book for you. It was one of my favourite reads of 2018!

Which underrated fantasy and sci-fi books do you love?

-Beth

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T5W: Fictional Places You’d Take a Date To

T5W: Fictional Places You’d Take a Date To

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. If you’d like to take part, join the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of bloggers & booktubers!

This week we’re still on the Valentine’s theme with Top 5 Places I’d take a date! I consulted my boyfriend (we had the same ideas), and here are some of my favourites:

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Hogwarts of course! This was my first idea, and I guess we have technically been to a version of it in the Studio Tour.

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Of course I had to include Alicante/Glass City from the Shadowhunter world, as I’m reading Lord of Shadows at the moment!

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This world sounds so beautiful, and I’d love to visit the Night Court and the city that surrounds it, especially in A Court of Frost and Starlight.

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My boyfriend and I both said The Shire would be such a cool place to go!

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Although a little terrifying, how cool would it be to go on a date to The Night Circus?

Which fictional place would you take a date to?

-Beth

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T5W: Love Interests You Would Have Broken Up With

T5W: Love Interests You Would Have Broken Up With

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. If you’d like to take part, join the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of bloggers & booktubers!

This is such a fun topic! We all know I love writing angry reviews when I dislike books, and now you give me the chance to complain about the love interests in them. Mwahahaha. Here are the love interests I would have pushed off a building broken up with!

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Oh Peter. How I wasn’t rooting for you when I read this book. I’m happy to say the movie has definitely made me see these books in a more positive light and I really want to attempt them again, but I would definitely break up with Peter.

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It’s no secret that I absolutely hated this book – review here. So I’m sorry to say, but I would have to absolutely break up with Hannah Baker herself.

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I was considering which John Green book(s) to throw hate at, but I definitely could not date Colin from An Abundance of Katherines. Not that he’d want me in the first place, seeing as my name isn’t Katherine.

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I will not jump on the Warner train. Ugh. I hate it when people romanticise villains, and I will never ship them.

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Both of these characters were downright annoying. I didn’t like them with each other, and still felt the same without each other. I’d break up with both of them!

Which characters would you break up with?

-Beth

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