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Rainy Day Reads | Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Rainy Day Reads 

 

1) Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

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Fantasy is my go-to genre, whatever the weather/time of year, but I think Red Sister would be the perfect rainy day read. I don’t know why but I imagined this world to be quite dark and grey – not sure if that’s actually correct but that’s the impression I got.

Badass, assassin nuns and a kinda magic-school setting; you need this in your life.


2) Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Image result for vicious new coverThis is THE perfect rainy day read. It’s dark, all about morally grey characters and the perfect friends-to-enemies plot line. It’s like a darker x-men story. It’s beyond cool.



3)  Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

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Would it really be a recommendations list without some Brandon Sanderson?! I always find a way to put his books on any list.

Elantris was a radiant, magical city once before magic failed, now it’s dull, grey and lifeless. I think this would make a great rainy day read, this is a fantasy but it’s not action based so it can be quite slow. It is very interesting and intriguing; I’ve read this twice and I still love the plot and characters!



4) Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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If you want something fun yet exciting, this is the one for you. It’s such a great book, fast to get through and the rest of the series is amazing too!
It’s a sci-fi Cinderella retelling with cyborgs and a dystopian world – what more do you want?



5) Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Thought I should probably include something contemporary too. If you’re looking for something that’ll cheer you up, this is the one! I read this in one sitting. It’s such a cute book and I was smiling constantly throughout. This would be such a nice book to read if you need something happy.


Comment below and recommend me a rainy day read!


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Books · Haul

Collective Book Haul!

Book-Haul

I realised I haven’t done a haul post since April!? Since then I have acquired quite a few books, so I thought I would share them today!
Some I have already read (+ reviewed) so I’ll link my reviews too!


Onto the actual books:

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*Books sent to me for review:

Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew (review here)

In search of us by Ava  Dellaira

Charmcaster by Sebastien De Castell (review here)

Deposed by David Barbaree

Brightly Burning – Alexa Donne

bookhaul3 Books I won in giveaways:
The Night brother -Rosie Garland – Won this on GoodReads. Definitely, worth entering the giveaways on there, I’ve won quite a few times!
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron (signed) – Won this from the author on Twitter
(review here)

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Books bought by me:
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas
+ the preorder pin – Isn’t it gorgeous!  (review here)
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan 
– Obviously had to pick the next book in the Trials of Apollo!
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson 10th-anniversary edition – I have been dying to get my hands on this edition, I got an Amazon gift card for my birthday and ordered it straight away!
The Power by Naomi Alderman – Charity shop find. 75p + in perfect condition!
The School for Good and Evil by Soman  Chainani – WHSmith clearance section £1
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – WHSmith clearance section also £1 – I already own this but my copy was secondhand and rather beat up!


Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts!
Also, let me know any books you’ve bought/received lately!

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