This weekly meme is created by gingerreadslainey and here is the goodreads group. Today’s Top 5 Wednesday is Tropes you hate.
Believe it or not by I have to research what “tropes” actually mean because I`ve never heard of that term before. Anyway I found out what it meant and have collected a list of them to share with you today. 🙂
I cannot express how much this annoys me. Instant love isn`t realistic and has no purpose. Do people actually fall in love with each other when they bump into each other and accidentally pour coffee over someone? No! They get angry and curse that person for ruining such a wonderful day they had so far. 😛 Instant love is a very typical theme in YA and while it was effective, it`s overused and not anymore.
2) Female characters who doubt themselves
Why are so many female characters insecure? They always look at other female characters who seem to have perfect skin and teeth and compare themselves. This isn`t a good example to show to readers and they need to know that they are beautiful, not the opposite.
3) The absent parent
A lot of parents seem to be missing. Where are they? Why aren`t they doing their jobs as parents.
4) The bad boy
This is overused a lot and now therefore boring. There are good guys you know.
So today is Tuesday and I never really post weekdays but I`ve just recently heard of a weekly meme called Top Ten Tuesday and I found it a really fun meme so I decided to participate.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today`s Top Ten Tuesday is my Top Ten Auto-buy Authors. I think that when you are reading you always have an author that you love a lot because of their characters and their wonderful they have created. I think that many of these authors I`m going to mention their books are impulse buys for me.
Sarah J. Maas- I think that this has been a recent obvious for me but all her books are just so amazing and addicting and no matter what I`ll always enjoy her books. If you haven`t read any of her books, what are you doing??? Pick up Throne of Glass or A Court of Thorns and Roses now! I can gaurente you`ll enjoy it and will be wanting more.
Jenny Han- Oh Jenny Han is the Queen of Contemporary. All of her books have the perfect amount of romace with some family toppings. All the books she has published so far are really easy to read and you`re just hooked by the first page.
Cassandra Clare- I think that a lot of people are going to choose her but there`s a reason for that, the Shadowhunter world is just a magnificent series that pulls you in and Cassandra Clare makes you believe that the world exist from the moment your eyes land on the first page. The Infernal Devices is my all time favourite trilogy.
JosephineAngelini- I`ve enjoyed all her books that she has published, especially Trial By Fire which left me wanting for more and I really can`t wait for the next book to come out! Her Starcrossed series is equally as phenomenal.
This book evolves around Celaena Sordothian who is an assassin. When we first see her she is offered to become the King`s Champion or stay imprisoned in the salt mines in Endovie. She takes the choice that guarantees her freedom but weeks into the competition other competitor are being found dead by something unknown…
This book has received so much praise and hype that it`s very impossible to not pick it up. The genre the book lies in is fantasy (my favourite genre), magic and a little bit of romance (maybe more than a little bit). However what I found that made me picked up the book even more was the cover, which is really pretty, yet dark at the same time, and I love how on the front it has Celaena all dressed up for battle being armed weapons but the back of the book contrasts with this and it has Celaena dressed in a dress representing her feminine side. It`s an absolute cover buy.
The characters in this book were quite diverse and different, although I found that some characters less believable than others because of their appearance and the way they aren`t mentioned much in the book. However I found that one of the character resembled me so much, I`ve never read of a character that has the same qualities and interest as me, and that character is our protagonist: Celaena. Celaena loves reading (I do as well), she is strong, and she is very cleaver! Even though we do see other strong female characters in YA, like Katniss, I have never been able to relate to one because they have never been accessible. Celaena is just the best and the whole reason why this book is worth reading. Also Celaena and Chaol are my OTP! 😛
So today I decided to participate in my very first book meme because why not? I also found weekly book memes are really fun to read and possibly fun to blog??? I have no idea but we shall see. Anyway this meme today consists of answering three WWW questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you`ll read next?
Now lets answer them…
I am currently reading Crown of Midnight by Sara J. Maas, which is the second book in the Throne Of Glass series, I am in the middle of the book at the moment and lets say that I am quite heart broken at the moment because a relationship has been ruined. Nevertheless I really want to finish it quick so I know what happens, the patience of being a bookworm is surreal. 😦
Speaking about Crown of Midnight and I recently read Throne of Glass and decided to marathon the three currently published books so that the world stays in my head and so I will get the most out of the books. I actually reread Throne of Glass in order to read the second book because I couldn`t remember the little details.
I love books and reading if you didn`t know (I`m very sure you do know this). Reading has been a huge part of my life so far and so in this post I will be talking about books, again. 🙂 With in a book there are words which you read, but with in the words there is a certain type or style of story that lasts throughout the book, this is my little definition of a genre.
Everyone is different so we all have different genres we prefer and there are many to choose from, for example: contemporary, horror, thriller, dystopian, fantasy and many more. However throughout my reading life I have always one type of genre that I love and it has stuck with me for many years and hopefully for more. This phenomenal genre is fantasy.
Fantasy is the genre where the impossible is possible and everything you imagine actually comes true. This has always created a spark in me because sometimes reality is a little bit boring and I need to escape into a whole different world and the key to escaping reality is a fantasy book. What I also love about fantasy books is that you are immediately thrown into the world whilst being introduced at the same time. The book that started my love for fantasy is The Chronicles of Narnia, this is a extraordinary series I read when I was a child and it has still stuck with me.
It`s the end of July and this means that it`s time for a July wrap up where I review all the books I have read in July. This is actually my first wrap up and I`m very exited! So in July I read… Drum roll please… 5 BOOKS!!! I must say that this isn`t a lot compared to other avid readers but it`s a accomplishment and during the end of July I had a mini reading slump where I just didn`t know what read, this included picking up books and reading the first few page pages before putting it down. 😦 Here are the books:
I`ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson– I didn`t enjoy this books as many people did and I found the twins relationship was kind of weird. I think that there needs to be more character development and the characters need to be more universal so that everyone can relate to one of them if not more.
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe– If your wondering yes I actually did enjoy this book. It`s more of a reflective book than a action-packed parcel. The characters are very reflective and naive and this makes the book more delicate, I think. The book also covers controversial themes that need to be discuss in YA and this makes the book more special. The fact that the book goes through the characters growing for year, the readers can learn more about the characters- their flaws and weaknesses.
The scorch trials by James Dashner– I already wrote a review on this so you can reader it here. Overall I had mixed views on it but the plot was quite interesting.
The death cure by James Dashner– The straight after reading the second book in The Maze Runner series I decided to finish the series and read the Death Cure. WOW. What can I say? This book would have to be the best book out of the trilogy and the ending is just amazing. I really can`t say anything because I would spoil the whole book. Just read it! 🙂 I kind of want to write a review on this book but I`m not sure.
Finally I read An ember in the ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Lets just say that I the hype made me want to read this book, so I did, although it was due to the hype that made me expect more from the book and so it didn`t go up to my expectation. Maybe it was because I read the book to fast or I wasn`t the mood of reading during the time. I just need to re-read the book again so that I can collect my thoughts together and have one final opinion on it.
I really can`t believe that it is already June! Time has really flew. Anyway since it is the middle of the year I`d thought I do a “My favourite books of 2015 so far” to freshen my memory on the books I`ve read and to give recommendations- 2 in 1- what`s not to love? Oh and these are the books I have read, not necessary what has been published in 2015. The books:
To all the boys I`ve loved before– this book got me hooked from the very first page and it is just a wonderful summer read, full of family, romance and baking.
PS I still love you– this is the sequel of To all the boys I`ve loved before and the story gets even better- it was definitely worth the read.
To kill a mockingbird– a classic that everyone should read which will make you question society whilst it will open your mind.
I capture the castle– a novel that is full of sweetness but it will deepen the anger of some people.
Eleanor and Park– yes I finally read this and I love it so much, I think it is a heart tearing read, and why can`t Park be real?
All the bright places– this is a book that everyone should read because it will open your mind a bit more on a very deep topic and the characters in the book are very real.
The disreputable history of frankie landau-banks– is a novel all about growing up and accepting who you are- what every teenager will go through and the story itself has more than just a few plans for revenge.