TOP 5 TUESDAY – BOOKS BEGINNING WITH U – V – W – X – Y – Z (more like Karla recommends books haha)

Hello lovelies!

I’m back for a TOP 5 TUESDAY hosted by Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). So this month we’re doing letters instead of topics and I really like the idea so thank you, Shannah! I’m cheating a little bit this week’s because the books featured are mostly on my TBR…(sorry, bare with me)

LETTER U –

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Synopsis: When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her: Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. (Goodreads)

Colleen Hoover is a a well-established author in the book community and rightfully so! I have yet to read a book by her but my sister has been pestering me to read “Confess” for the pat few months and it’s at the top of my TBR!

LETTER V –

(The) Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

This is one of the series that got me into reading! I would just devour the books and I looooved the characters and the storytelling! Would I still enjoy it now? Probably not but for nostalgia’s sake the series deserves to be featured on my list.

LETTER W –

Witch Hat Atelier Vol.1 by Kamome Shirahama

Synopsis: A TOUCH OF MAGIC In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: She wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with a gift for magic. Resigned to her un-magical life, Coco is about to give up on her dream to become a witch…until the day she meets Qifrey, a mysterious, traveling magician. After secretly seeing Qifrey perform magic in a way she’s never seen before, Coco soon learns what everybody “knows” might not be the truth, and discovers that her magical dream may not be as far away as it may seem…

This is my first manga ever! It has been recommended to me and I do not regret picking it up! The main character Coco is so cute, passionate and sweet. She seems a little bit naive though but it’s a mior issue. I liked how she dicovered her magical world and it really reminded me of Harry Potter; especially when she meets a wand maker…Can’t wait to read the next one!

Bonus: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

This book is sooo wonderfully well-written and contains some of the most beautiful quotes. I love how the story is not narrated by the main characters and how well cruelty, revenge, pain, angst and passion (in the bad sense of the word) are depicted. Catherine and Heathcliff’s love is devastating and impacts the next generation. A Classic!

LETTER X –

X- Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont (Writer),  John Byrne (Penciller/Co-plotter), Tery Austin (Inker), Glynis Wein (Colorist)

Synopsis: Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, and that power has corrupted her absolutely Now they must decide if the life of the woman they cherish is worth the existence of the entire universe. (Goodreads)

I really want to read different things this year and not only novels…I’m slowly making my way through mangas and now I want to read more comics and the X-Men saga is at the top of my TBR!

LETTER Y –

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Summary: From one of America’s iconic writers, a portrait of a marriage and a life – in good times and bad – that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. A stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill. At first they thought it was flu, then pneumonia, then complete sceptic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later – the night before New Year’s Eve -the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of 40 years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LA airport, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Centre to relieve a massive hematoma. This powerful book is Didion’s ‘attempt to make sense of the weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness …about marriage and children and memory …about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself’.The result is an exploration of an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage, and a life, in good times and bad.

This seems like such a poignant and gripping book and I’m a mood reader so I feel like this book would be a great read in the wintertime…

LETTER Z-

Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology by Cory O’Brien (Goodreads Author),  Sarah Melville (Illustrations)

Words cannot fathom how much I love Greek mythology and one of its most important figure of course is Zeus and his many affairs! This seems like a great and fun take on mythology 🙂

Have you read any of the books on my TBR? What did you think of my picks? Let’s chat in the comments! 🙂

Karla xx

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