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Top 5 Tuesday -Top 5 favourite booktube channels

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Here’s my weekly Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the wonderful Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). This week will feature (as the title suggets) my Top 5 favourite booktube channels! I am so so so excited for this week’s theme. Booktube has had a huge impact on my reading; I loved seeing readalongs, conversations with authors, book recommendations, book tags…It was one of the first ways I connected with other readers and extended my reading horizon. I am so grateful for booktubers. Without further ado here are 5 of my favourite booktube channels!

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Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 covers of 2019

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Here’s my weekly Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the wonderful Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). This week will feature (as the title suggets) my Top 5 covers of 2019. You know the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well ,the people who say that have clearly never seen a to die for, gorgeous cover and that’s that. In all seriousness, I think covers are very important but the content is important too haha. Anyway, without further ado, let’s admire those beautiful covers.

UPDATE: I read the title wrong and posted some of my favorite covers ever and not of 2019 because I’m lame haha. Hope you’ll still enjoy.

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Top 5 Tuesday -Top 5 Series I Need To Finish

Here’s my weekly Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the wonderful Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). This week will feature (as the title suggets) my Top 5 series I need to finish. I’m so excited by this week’s theme! I hope it will help me finally fisnish these series.

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Top 5 Books I Don’t Talk About Enough

Here’s my weekly Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the wonderful  Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). This week will feature (as the title suggets) my Top 5 of books I don’t talk about enough. It’s true that on my blog you can see many many books and characters appearing too often (uhm, Harry Potter) so this post is a great way to talk about some other beloved and under appreciated books!

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TOP 5 TUESDAY –Top 5 books under 300 pages

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Here’s my weekly Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the wonderful  Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). This week will feature (as the title suggets) my Top 5 books under 300 pages. I love books under 300 pages since they’re usually quick reads and make me feel better about myself because they allow me to efficiently progress on my 2019 reading challenge! However, it’s hard to find well-developped plots because the length does not allow authors to develop the plot as much as they could if they went over 300 pages so I Here we go:

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

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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)

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Top 5 Tuesday – Books Beginning With P -Q – R – S – T

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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! The letters this week are pretty hard but I’m very happy with the books featured 🙂

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Top 5 Tuesday – Books Beginning With K -L – M – N – O

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! The letters this week are pretty hard but I’m very happy with the books featured 🙂

 

Letter K-

60931.jpgKindred by Octavia E.Butler

I have not read this book but the synopsis on Goodreads seems promising and it has quite a good rating of 4.23/ 5 stars. Amazon sells it as “One of the most significant literary artists of the twentieth century. One cannot exaggerate the impact she has had (Junot Diaz) ” and it’s actually a #1 New York Times bestselling novel!

Synopsis: The first science fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother. (Goodreads)

Letter L-

81q2N5pxuMLLord of the Flies by William Golding

This is one of the books that shaped my childhood. We read it in Middle School when I was 12 and I did not get all the depths and layers of this book. It was a long and tedious read but I liked the characters because they were my age. I later found out how ironic and telling this book was. It shows how violence and animality touch everyone and especially those who we don’t expect: English schoolboys: the symbols of western civilization. It raises the question of culture, norms and society as a whole. A Must-Read!

 

Letter M-

 

15507958Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I read this book in one sitting. I used to adore it. I read it when it was brought to the screen by director Thea Sharrock with the wonderful Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. It was gripping, sweet and painful. It made me want to go outside and live life to the fullest…UNTIL I read many eye-opening articles about how hurtful and painful that ending was. It’s such a shame how the author dealt with that ending and took that direction. At the time I liked the discussion about euthanasia and I still think it’s important, but the message that the book sent through its ending is quite problematic.

Letter N-


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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is my favourite classic ever and I plan on reading all of Jane Austen’s writings: letters, novels, poetry…I decided to give Northanger Abbey a go, especially since it’s her first novel. I have to say that I was quite disappointed by it and did not like the story as much as I expected. However, I like how ironic this book is and how it’s a parody of gothic novels. The plot could basically be described as “Expectations vs. Reality”. I guess I like the expectations a bit too much.

 

Letter O-

lux1Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

Obsidian is my first book involving aliens ever, and boy am I happy about it. The whole series is just amazing, the main character Kat is a bookworm and Daemon is one of the best book boyfriends out there! I have yet to read the last book in the series but I’m planning on reading it before the end of the year.

 

 

What do you think about my picks? And what are yours? If you did the tag, feel free to leave the link to your post in the comments so I can go check it out!

Thank you for stopping by!

Karla xx

 

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Top 5 Tuesday – Books Beginning With F – G – H – I – J

Hello everyone!!

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! Here we goooo.

LETTER F-

 

16068905Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I absolutely adored Fangirl. I had a hard time with Eleanor and Park but Fangirl reconciled me with her writing. I love how the book deals with settling into college, the question of fan fiction considered as real literature and the relationship between Cath and Levi. Bonus is that Cath (the main character)  has a twin sister, just like me and I loved how we can see their dynamic and the challenges they face as twins. I recommend!

LETTER G-

30724132Geekerella by Ashley Poston

I read Geekerella when I was struggling with my first year of college, and I just lost the envy of doing anything, especially reading. And this book saved me. I loved the modern twist to the classic Cinderella tale. I loved all the pop culture references and it made me realize that I was in fact, a geek. The love story is so so so cute! The second instalment in the series is amazing too; you check out my review here.

LETTER H-

 

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling 

I could not, not include the Harry Potter series. I did not read the books as a child, so I sometimes feel like a fraud in the Harry Potter-verse but I just adore these books. They’re entertaining, funny, gripping, make you cry or bite your nails in fear and they have amazing complex characters and storylines. If you haven’t read them, it’s not too late.

LETTER I-

36470842I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

How could I not include my favorite author? This book is her latest and I loved it! It deals with three completely different characters who have lost something in their lives (parents, boyfriends, sisters) and they spend the day together and finally find themselves again. It’s about love, passion and friendships.

LETTER J-

justonedayJust One Day by Gayle Forman 

MY FAVORITE BOOK EVER. No joke.  You know how some books shape you? Well, this was the case for this one. It has Shakespeare, stage actors, love AND Paris!

 

Do you agree with my picks? What are yours? Let me know in the comments! Also, if you did the tag, feel free to put the link in the comments so I can see your picks! 🙂

Karla xx

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Top 5 Tuesday – Books Beginning With A – B – C – D – E

Hello everyone!!

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! Here we goooo.

 

Letter A – 

I feature the  “A Court of Thorns and Roses” series by Srah J. Maas constantly but it’s honestly so good that everyone should read it! It starts as a retelling of Beauty and The Beast but with a Fae twist! The world-building and characters are sooo good!

 

Letter B- 

 

38746485I’m currently audio-booking Becoming by Michelle Obama and I LOVE IT! It’s so interesting to read her opinion on things and how every memory, detail, feeling means something and has a purpose; she’s an incredible person and a great storyteller!

Letter C-

 

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Who doesn’t like a good retelling of Cinderella?! A Cyborg, a Charming Prince,  a wicked step-mother and a final revelation. This book holds its promise and has elements of the actual fairytale with its personal twist and modern touches. I have yet to read the following books in the series, which are also retellings of fairytales.

 

Letter D-

 

13335037.jpgDivergent by Veronica Roth. I adored the first book and when the movie came out I had a mental breakdown because it was so good and I just needed more. The first book was incredible but I did not enjoy the following books as much. Still very entertaining characters and concept.

Letter E-

 

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is something else. It’s very unique and beautiful.  It’s about 17-year-old Madeline “Maddy”, a mixed girl with a rare disease which makes her allergic to the world. She has never been out of the house and doesn’t wish to go out until she meets her new neighbour Olly. This book is so sweet and cute. it has been adapted into a film with my all-time crush: Nick Robinson! See my review here.

Do you agree with my picks? If you did the tag feel free to link your post in the comments and I will check it out! Thank you for reading and see you soon!

Karla xx