Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite “Unlikable” Protagonists

Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.

This week is top five favorite “unlikable” protagonists! I had a bit of trouble with this so it is a bit short, let me know what are your faves are in the comments.

   

1. America Singer from The Selection Series

Everyone really hates on America. I personally am frustrated by her a lot but still really love her. Maxon is the obvious choice but like let the girl take her time to choose I guess.

2. Warner from The Shatter Me Series

This applies to like the first book and a half. Warner is absolutely heinous at the beginning of this series. Everything he does just seems so cruel and truly makes you hate him.  Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Side Ships

Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.

This week is top five favorite side ships! I had a bit of trouble with this so let me know what ships you jumped on the comments!

1. Lysandra and Aedion in The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

I love the relationship between these two, especially when they’re being witty and have that back-and-forth going on. And Aedion’s declaration in the last book, he is so sweet.

2. Nesta and Cassian in The Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is just a queen at creating these awesome groups of characters/friends and then having relationships mixed within. There were hints of this relationship in A Court of Mist and Fury, and then to see the wanting from Cassian’s side and then Nesta’s concern in A Court of Wings and Ruin was lovely. They aren’t always the nicest to each other, but they definitely care.

3. Aspen and Lucy in The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

I am really happy with this pairing, especially because I am team Maxon. Lucy is such a sweet character and after her hard life with being sold into being a maid, I think Aspen—someone who is strong, loyal, dependable—is exactly what she needs. Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Books For Your Hogwarts House

Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.

This week is books for your Hogwarts House. I have never read Harry Potter, although I do enjoy the movies, so my knowledge on like House characteristics might be a little off—I did Google them though. I am a Ravenclaw, per Pottermore test I took a while ago and I feel like that fits. Ravenclaw values intelligence, creativity, learning, and wit so I based my choices around that.

  

 

1. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandi Nelson

This book has the very unique format of having the brother’s point of view be from the past and the sister’s be from the present and then kind of having this uncharted middle where a lot of things change. I don’t know if that makes sense. But, it is focused around art and is very creative and intelligent and emotional and I feel like it would be appreciated by any Ravenclaw. Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Fandoms You Are No Longer In

Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.

This week is top five fandoms you are no longer a part of! I had a bit of trouble with this and kind of fudged two and then skipped the last one. Let me know what ships you jumped in the comments!

  

1. The Twilight Fandom

I feel like this is super obvious and predictable. I used to love Twilight—I would say my middle school into high school years—but I can definitely say I am over it now. I think the movies probably are what kind of made me decide to leave the fandom. They were just so eh, that and looking back a lot of the book is problematic.

2. The Shadow Hunters Fandom

It isn’t like I dislike The Mortal Instruments or anything, but I feel like I read them and enjoyed them but am not necessarily super invested anymore.  Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Minor Characters

Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.

This week is top five favorite minor characters. These are supposed to be less than a side character, I am not really sure I followed that but oh well! Let me know what your favorite minor/side characters are in the comments!

  

1. Cassian from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series

Cassian is one of my favorites from the Night Court. I love his sense of humor and how much of a warrior he is. I would love a whole book of him going back and forth with Nessa.

2. Despina from The Wrath and the Dawn duology

Despina is such a witty, conniving, and smart spy. I love how she plays the lesser role of handmaiden, but still dishes it out to Shanzi—who is a queen. Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Summer Reads

Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.

This week is summer reads—books that remind you of or you like to read in summer. This week is actually the first nice one for me in a while, so you can bet I am soaking up the summer sun. Let me know what your summer reads are in the comments!

1. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

This is a little bit of an unknown book, but I read it last summer on the beach and absolutely adored it. It is the story of two college students falling in love, except the twist that makes this book really unique is that it is told through like sixteen points-of-view, none of which being the two main characters. It’s quirky, short, and sweet.

2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

I feel like this book ends up on a lot of my lists, but it is just so cute, and perfect, and good. Anna and the French Kiss is the perfect book to sit out in the sunshine with and just devour. It is so light an enjoyable. This book literally never fails to put a smile on my face. Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Book Themed Parties

Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.

This week is books as event themes—meaning proms, birthday parties, weddings, etcetera.  Let me know what your top five are in the comments!

  

 

1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Just look at this book—the aesthetic is so on point and I would totally want it for one of my parties. Everything would fall into this off-white pinkish color scheme and people could dress up in cute vintage and quirky outfits—just like Lara Jean. And of course, there would be a ton of baked goods. Continue reading

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy Covers

Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.

This week is top five favorite science fiction and fantasy cover art. There are so many pretty covers, this was so hard—I still cheated a little and picked six covers.  Let me know what your top five are in the comments!

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