Top 5 Wednesday- 2017 Goals

It’s Wednesday so you know what that means! Another Top 5. This is a weekly meme created by Gingerreadslainey  and you can find out all the information on the goodreads page. This week we are talking about our goals for 2017, not just our reading goals, any goals. I am the person who will set a new goal, work on it for a week, and then completely quit. This year I am hoping to actually complete these goals.

5. Read Outside My Comfort Zone

I feel like this goal is important in order for me to grow as a person. I feel like I mostly read YA novels and I want to branch out more. The few times I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone I have found different genres that I enjoy and others that I don’t.

4. Blog More without Overloading Myself

This is what happened over the past couple of months that made me stop blogging. When I made myself write too many posts I just thought of blogging as a job or task that needed to be finished. I was just writing posts to check them off my lists. I want to enjoy blogging and that is what I’m hoping to accomplish with this goal.

3. Don’t be Afraid to Try New Things

I like to schedule my days in very specific ways and when I do that, I leave no room for spontaneous activities which sometimes makes me miss things. I don’t want to do that anymore. Sure, I still want to have a schedule, just not one so harsh.

2.Get Out More

This one is like a sub-goal of the last one. I want to get out of the house more. Even if I bring a book to a coffee shop and just read for a while. I think this will help me to meeting new people too.

1. Stay Organized
This is going to be my biggest challenge. Currently, most of my recent school papers are in my computer bag instead of all the binders that I have for them. This leads to some serious problems when I need to pull something out for class. This year I want to organize all that stuff and keep it organized.

So that is all I have for this Top 5 Wednesday. I would love to know your thoughts on this topic and what goals you have for the new year. If you enjoyed this post please let me know and follow me on goodreads to see what I am reading. Thanks for reading.

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Top 5 Wednesday- Suggested and Loved

Hello Bookends, it’s Wednesday so you know what that means! Another Top 5. This is a weekly meme created by Gingerreadslainey  and you can find out all the information on the goodreads page. This week we are talking about the worst love interest, however unless I am reading a romance novel to don’t particularly focus on the romance in the book, (I know I am so weird). Because I don’t and I missed last week’s Top 5 I am going to talk about books that were suggested to me that I ended up loving. Most of the books I read are recommendations from bloggers or booktubers so this is a really easy one for me. The goodreads page is linked on all of the titles.

5. Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

This is a book that was recommended to me by one of my close friends. It is a really original and I really enjoyed it.

4. The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is a series which is a hit or miss for a lot of people. This was recommended by many on booktube and I really loved the story.

3. Vicious by V.E. Schwab

This is one of my most favorite books. Again another recommendation from booktube, I recommend this book to anyone who asks for a recommendation.

2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This is a newer book that has been hyped up all over booktube. This hype was well deserved, it was one of the best books I have ever read. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

  1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Do I really need to explain why this book is so great. If you haven’t  read this series yet you must. It is the best thing ever. Many of my friends recommended that I read this and when I finally did I was obsessed.

So that is all I have for this Top 5, I hope you enjoyed. I would love to hear your recommendations as well. Follow me on goodreads and Instagram to see what I am reading daily.

 

 

Top 5 Wednesday- Spoiled Books

Hello Bookends, it’s Wednesday so you know what that means! Another Top 5. This is a weekly meme created by Gingerreadslainey  and you can find out all the information on the goodreads page. This week we are talking about the books that were spoiled for us. Now I do have some books on this list that I will never read because of these spoilers and I have another which I am hoping to forget so I can read the book.

5. All In by Jennifer Lynn

So I will admit that I asked my book club advisor to spoil this book. It was the end of the month and I couldn’t make it through the book, I needed some motivation to continue reading. I got some good information and will continue reading it.

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This is another one that I asked someone to tell me the details about. Hype was surrounding this series and I just wasn’t into the whole idea. One of my friends asked me if I wanted to know so I said yes.

3. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

Now I went to see the movie before I read the books when I was little so I was spoiled for a huge death.

2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

So we had to do a speech about books in speech class (I don’t remember the exact prompt) and someone talked about this book and decided to tell us the ending. I want to read the book so bad but it may be ruined for me forever.

  1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

I am still really mad about this spoil from two years ago. I was in the middle of this book and I was talking about my favorite character with one of my friends and she told me “Don’t get too attached” and I knew then what happened.

So that is my post about the books which were spoiled for me. What books were spoiled for you guys? Follow my goodreads and Instagram to see what I am reading daily. Thanks so much for reading.

Top 5 Wednesday- Female Characters

Hello Bookends, it’s wendnesday so you know what that means! Another Top 5. This is a weekly meme created by Gingerreadslainey  and you can find out all the information on the goodreads page. This week the real topic is favorite Hunger Games moments but I must confess to you guys, I have never read or want to read The Hunger Games. Because of that I found a different topic that I haven’t done before so I am gonna tell you about my top 5 female characters. Let this Top 5 begin:

5. Alaska from Looking for Alaska

I really, really, really enjoyed this character. She not only is a big reader but also bada$$. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her and just does what is right for her. At the same time she is very considerate and caring.

4. Robin from The Velvet Room

This little girl reminded me of what it was like to be a child. She is very curious and wants to discover the world. She wants her own secret little hiding space just for her self. And she is also very caring and kind.

3. Eon/Eona from Eon

This girl is strong and brave. She is training to become a dragon master, but two things stand in her way. 1. She is crippled, she can’t fight the way she needs to. 2. She is a girl, only males can become dragon masters. Some how she is able to conquer over these setbacks.

2. Lisbeth Slander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Lisbeth will take no sass from anyone. She is considered unable to take care of herself by the government but has proven, to many individuals, that that is not the case. She is a wonderful hacker and will always take her revenge out on anyone who tries to use her.

  1. Kit and Fancy from Slice of Cherry
These sisters are the bomb. This is the first book that I read that I remember truly loving the characters. These girls are a combination of all the other girls on the list. They don’t care what others think, they are super curious, they are extreamly brave, and they don’t take crap from anyone. They have become like this because their father was charged with murder, and they had to learn to fend themselves against the on looking public.
So those are my Top 5 female characters, I hope you enjoyed reading. Who are on your top 5, let me know? Thanks for reading, friend me on goodreads to see what I’m reading daily.

Top 5 Wednesday- DNFs

Hello Bookends, it’s Wednesday so you know what that means! Another Top 5. This is a weekly meme created by Gingerreadslainey  and you can find out all the information on the goodreads page. This week we are talking about DNFs, books we did not finish. I usually finish all of the books I read wather I like them or not because I fell like they could be redeemed at some point. However there are some exceptions to this rule. So without any more rambles let’s go on with the list.

5. I Like Him, He Likes Her by Phyllis Naylor

I have a really good reason for not finishing this book. I picked it up on a whim when I was about 13 years old. I read about three chapters and them found out that this is books 13-15 of a series, therefore I couldn’t read anymore because I would be very confused.

4. The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett

I started reading this book when I was about seven and I just put it down for some reason. But there is no need to fear because I am actually currently reading this book (as of writing this post). It is really good but I think I was just too young to understand the novel when I originally tried to read it.

3. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

I was suppose to read this book last year for my English class, needless to say Spark Notes was my best friend during this book. I found it really boring and just couldn’t understand the book at all. If you add the fact that I HAD to read it for school there was a guarantee that I would not read it all the way.

2.The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

I know, I know, I’m gonna get a lot of hate for this one but it is true. This is another book that I started to read when I was younger but just stopped for some reason, most likely reading another book.

  1. Beau, Lee, The Bomb, and Me by Mary McKinely

This book is a straight up did not finish. I literally go 30 pages through this book and could not actually finish the rest of it. There were no chapters, none of the book was separated. The author also overused slag/texting language and it was just annoying.

Thank you guys for reading this weeks top 5, I hope you enjoyed. If you would like to see what I’m reading daily friend me on goodreads. Again thanks guys.

Top 5 Wednesday- Halloween Recs.

Hello Bookends, it’s Wednesday so you know what that means! Another Top 5. This is a weekly meme created by Gingerreadslainey  and you can find out all the information on the goodreads page. So being the bad girl I am, I am not following the topics again this week. This time I have two good reasons. 1.I missed Halloween recommendations last week and I love Halloween, so I want to do this post. 2. This week’s real topic is favorite novellas, and I have only read one novella in my life, so that would be hard to do. Therefore we are switching it up a bit. Anyway on to my Halloween recommendations.

5. Any Book by R.L. Stine

These books are all creepy and gives you the shivers. These are aimed towards younger people so the may not seem that scary but they are still fun to read. Sine crosses a line that no one else will in his children’s novels. These include murderous dolls, haunted houses, and so much more. I would recommend these books to anyone who is scared easily and wants a little thrill.

4. Any Book by Stephen King

These are a step up from the R.L. Stine novels. These books are for anyone who doesn’t get scared easily and wants to read a book that does scare them. These novels cover all sorts of supernatural occurrences and they also have a wonderful writing style. I would recommend these to those who are looking for a good fright, and maybe some gore.

3. Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

These books are about a serial killer, who kills serial killers. They may not be very frightening but they are creepy and gory. I would pass this book to anyone who is interested in the way criminals think and are, obviously, ok with a bit of gore. I have a review if you would like to read it.

2. The Shore by Sara Taylor

This book is a series of short stories which all interconnect through a timeline. This family has many secrets including a small bit of witchcraft. This story is defiantly creepy and even a little scary. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in this little summery, to find out more read my review.

1. Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves

This is one of my all time favorite books. I read this book when I was around the age of thirteen and was significantly creeped out. It involves magic and killers. I would recommend this book to anyone who like books that include those two things in it and, like the rest of these, is not afraid of a bit of gore.

Thank you so much for reading my top 5 Wednesday! I hope that you follow me on goodreads to see what I’m reading through out the week. Again thanks for reading.

Top 5 Wednesday- Terrible Covers

Hello Bookends, it’s Wednesday so you know what that means! Another Top 5. This is a weekly meme created by Gingerreadslainey  and you can find out all the information on the goodreads page. So this week we are talking about Halloween recommendations but that’s not what this post is about, I wrote this post a while ago in case of emergencies and this is one. I have had no time this week to write this week’s Top 5, if you guys want the Halloween recs. this week then tell me below. Anyway, we all know that sometimes we just have to judge a book by it’s cover, and sometimes the author picks the wrong cover. So I am going to post a picture of the cover and add a comment on why it looks bad.

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This cover is an awful representation of the book. The zombie looks like a doll and the arm is in a weird position.

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I love the cartoonish covers to these books, but not these. I think it is because they  seem really random, and the background doesn’t even look realistic.

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I don’t like this cover because it has nothing to do with the story which is really good.

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First let me start off with, IT DOESN’T MATCH THE FIRST 4 BOOKS. How can my shelves look nice which un matching series covers? The original covers were really good look, dark and mysterious. This cover looks like a bad romance and the background is super hard to see. Also they used a different model than the one from the first 4 books.

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I haven’t read this book, I do own it. I don’t know if this cover has anything to do with the content but the cover is awful. The colors all clash horribly and the white behind them doesn’t help anything.

This has been my top 5 terrible covers. Do you agree or disagree? Thanks for reading and remember to friend me on goodreads to see what I’m reading daily.