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Favourite LGBTQ+ Reads | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
T5W is currently on a hiatus for the summer, so no new topics. So I’ll be revisiting old ones 🙂

This week I picked to do LGBTQ+ Reads in honour of Pride month!

1) Simon vs The Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertali

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(Gay MC)
I adored this book! I read it in one sitting, it had me captivated from beginning to end. It was the perfect light afternoon read.
I still haven’t watched the film adaptation of this. What is wrong with me?!! I need to correct this asap.


2) Vicious/Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

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Victor is ace, it’s kinda hinted at in book one, but becomes canon in book two, I believe. (Correct me if I’m wrong!)

I love these books so much. It has such an interesting plot, it’s kinda X-Men in regards to powers and it’s friends to enemies – which is a trope I LOVE.


3) The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

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I’m pretty sure Adam is bisexual and Ronan is gay.

Adam and Ronan are freaking adorable! I love this series, it’s one of my favourites and Pynch is definitely one of my top ships!


4) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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(Bi, Gay and Ace MC)
Kaz is ace, I believe. Jesper and Wylan are either Gay/Bi and Nina is Bi.

I’m definitely due a reread on this series but I remember really enjoying it! It has a great cast of diverse characters.



5) The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan
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(Apollo is Bisexual)

I love that Rick Riordan caters to EVERYONE.
His has a wide range of diverse characters, which I think is really important in MG/Kids books.


Honourable mentions:

Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron

Not my favourite books but they’re still a good read!


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Books · Seasonal Favourites

Best Books I Read This Spring | 2019

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Hey Guys!
Today I’m going to be talking about the best books I read this spring.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been reading any really good books. This is so far hasn’t been successful in making many new favourites. I’ve only had two 5-Star reads this year. Both read in Spring.  In my seasonal favourites, I only include 4 + 5-star reads, so this season I only have a top 3. 

1) Cress by Marissa Meyer
2) Winter by Marissa Meyer

I’d honestly put them both at first place since they’re the only 5 star reads I’ve had this year! I really did love them. I listened to them on audiobook, they were such a joy to listen to. The narrator did a really good job of keeping me engaged and invested. I highly recommend the series but especially the audiobooks!

I have reviews for these two here: Cress | Winter



3) Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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I really enjoyed this book, it was a solid 4 Star read for me. I especially love The Darkling, I am officially trash for him. It took me years to read this series but I finally did it. However, since the last two books aren’t on this list you can tell they weren’t my favourite. I thought Shadow and Bone was a great start to what I thought would be a new favourite series but the next books just get progressively worse.

I’ll have reviews up for the whole trilogy very soon!


Since my list is pretty scarce I wanted to add some honourable mentions, books I enjoyed not my favourite but deserve some recognition!

1) One Word Kill by Mark Lawerence (Review here)

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2) Queenslayer by Sebastien De Castell (Review coming soon)

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3) Fairest by Marissa Meyer (Review coming soon)

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Books · Wrap-up

Monthly Wrap Up | May 2019

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Hey guys!
Today I’m talking about the books I read in the month of May.
I read a total of 6 books (3 audio, 3 physical) and a short story. I’m really happy with this amount considering in the first half of May I had finals for uni, including 3 essays, a creative writing portfolio and an exam. As you can tell I procrastinated doing these things by reading/listening to books. Oops.

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The first book I finished in May was Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I actually started and finished this on May 1st! Great start to the month and I haven’t read a book in a day in a long time. Super happy!

Rating: 4 Stars

 

 

 


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Secondly, I continued on and read Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. Didn’t enjoy this as much as the first, it was pretty bland.

 

Rating: 3 Stars

 

 

 


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Thirdly, I listening to the Stars Above audiobook by Marissa Meyer. This was okay, as far as short story collections go. I’m generally not a fan of short stories but these were okay, some I enjoyed more than others, naturally. More thoughts in my review!

Rating: 3 Stars
Review here!

 


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Fourth I read Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo and WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. I thought this would be so much better but it was so boring. It took me 11 days to read 350 pages. 11 days?! I read Shadow and Bone in a single day.

Rating: 2 Stars

 

 

 


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Next, I finished another audiobook, Queenslayer by Sebastien De Castell.

 

Rating 3.5 Stars
Review coming soon!

 

 


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Next, literally right after finishing Queenslayer, I read the short story The Red Lily by Sebastien De Castell – which is about Ferius Parfax from the Spellslinger series. This story takes place between book 3 and 4.

 

 

 


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Finally, I finished another audiobook: Fairest by Marissa Meyer.
I didn’t think it was possible to hate Levana more than I did in The Lunar Chronicles main series but this backstory for Levana topped it. She’s also been the worst, I can see why now, but I have no sympathy for her. She’s vile.
Rating: 3.5 Stars

 


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