Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and Bookish

It’s been ages since I did one of these so I’m actually excited to do this one. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books on my fall TBR. Here goes:

Tada!

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TTT: Cover theme freebie!

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and Bookish.

This week’s theme is a cover freebie, meaning anything we want as long as it’s connected with a cover. My freebie theme will, therefore, be top ten illustrated covers.

 

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and Bookish

This week’s topic is Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book. There are many things that have me avoid books but here are the things that have me running from a book.

  1. Omegaverse – absolutely hate it.
  2. Mpreg – if you want to male characters to have a baby, either have them adopt or gender bend one of the characters.
  3. BDSM – do what you want in the bedroom, I don’t care. But reading about certain kinks and stuff like BDSM just have me cringing like crazy.
  4. Daddy kinks – HOW IS THIS A THING?! There is nothing sexy about calling somebody “daddy”.
  5. First Person POV – It took me two years to pick up and read The Hunger Games because it was written in first person. Some authors manage this very well and I have read great books written in first person, but it is definitely something that has me sighing in annoyance when I open a new book.
  6. Love triangles – Ok, love triangles can be quite OK. But having your female main character hooking up with two guys is usually completely unnecessary and creates some drama that is just irrelevant to the plot. However, having a character being interested in two people is just fine. I have had crushes on more than one person at a time.
  7. Low Goodreads ratings: Yes, I look at the ratings. Anything under 3 makes me avoid the book.
  8. Instalove – sure, I believe in love at first look. But having a character losing their shit because they instantly fall in love is just not realistic and it’s not fun to read. Give me som build up people!
  9. Unnecessary romance/sex – sometimes romance can be a very vital and interesting part of a book. Sometimes it seems like the author has just added it because it’s something that should be a part of a book. Nah, sometimes reading a book without romance or sex is even better than reading a book that has all these things without them feeling relevant to the story.
  10. Cheating – like why? If you love somebody stay faithful. If you don’t love them like you once did then do the decent thing and break up with them!

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 books on my spring tbr

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(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and Bookish)

Spring is in the air. The sun is starting to peek out from behind the clouds and some of the early spring flowers have started to spring up. Absolutely love it. Spring also means some more reading time and it means a new tbr-list. This week’s TTT theme is 10 books on my spring tbr.

  1. A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. Finally!
  2. Legend by Marie Lu. I know, I’m so late to this party.
  3. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent.
  4. One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick. I loved Generation Kill and am looking forward to reading this.
  5. The Way of Shadows  by Brent Weeks. Have had this on my shelf for YEARS. Time to read it.
  6. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.
  7. The Elenium by David Eddings. I read this years ago in Swedish but now have all books in English and in one volume.
  8. Banished by Liz De Jager.
  9. Röd Måne by Elisabet Nemert. This is a Swedish historical fantasy book.
  10. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. I know, I am way behind on these books. Time to catch up.

So these books might not be very “springy” but I have 50 books I have to read during 2017, otherwise I will never read some of them, and these were on my must read 50 tbr. Still excited to read most of them, hesitant to read others. Won’t say which belongs to which category 😛

TTT: Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and Bookish

This week’s theme is top ten books I’m looking forward to for the first half of 2017. I have so many books I’m excited for so it was kind of hard to only choose 10 😀 But here goes:

TTT: Ten Facts About Me

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and Bookish.

My god, it has been ages since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday. I have missed them, and I will try to start doing them again during summer (well, what is left of it). So here goes! This week’s topic is top ten facts about me, both bookish and more general facts.

  1. I’m going to be an aunt in December!!!! My brother and his partner are expecting their first baby and I’m super excited. Although they will have to look elsewhere for a babysitter (not good with small children)
  2. I have 7 tattoos and want more of them. Thinking about getting one or two done during this fall.
  3. I have around 200 physical books on my tbr-shelf waiting for me. I have a tiny bookshelf so I have started to build book towers in order to keep some sort of order.
  4. I cannot listen to audiobooks, it is impossible for me to focus on the book for more than 5 minutes at a time.
  5. I’ve lost 20 kgs since January this year through a healthier diet and regular exercise. I feel better than ever, not just because of the weight loss, but because my overall fitness has gotten so much better. I no longer huff and puff running up a flight of stairs.
  6. If a book I’m interested in reading is a part of a trilogy or series, I almost always buy the entire trilogy/series even though I’m not sure if I will like book 1. I have gotten better at just buying the first book, but the want to buy all of them is still there.
  7. I can never just read 1 book at the time. Currently I’m reading 7 books.
  8. I still don’t have my drivers license but don’t really feel the need to get it either. However, I am aiming to get it during this fall.
  9. I read fanfiction almost every day so even though I don’t always read the books I’m currently reading, I read something every single day.
  10. I’ve got a repetitive strain injury in my right wrist that I fear will never fully heal. No matter if I do my exercises or not it doesn’t change. I’m also really terrified of getting arthritis, since my dad and aunt has it, and my fingers sometimes get stiff and slightly sore.

So that was this week’s top ten Tuesday. A mix of bookish and non-bookish facts about me. I hope you enjoyed, and I will try to actually do these posts a little more regularly from now on.

 

TTT: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and Bookish

This week’s topic is ten books I feel differently about after a time has passed. I have chosen books where my feelings have changed in both positive and negative ways.

  1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I loved the books when I first read them. But having reread them later on and thinking back on them, I’ve come to realise that I actually dislike them very much. Not because of the movies, no they have nothing to do with it. but because I had a real long good think about what they actually were about. The characters aren’t good, the writing is bad and the ending is just weird. The only good thing is the basic plot, which is still a good idea.
  2. The Belgariad series by David Eddings. I loved this series as young, and I love it more now than I did then. My love for this series only grows as time passes, and the books still hold up.
  3. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. Just like Twilight I loved these books when I first read them, but have come to find some issues when looking back.  I still like them and am sticking with the series, but don’t love them as much as I first did.
  4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. My love for this book only grows and grows.
  5. Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix. This book is pure genius and I get more appreciative of this little book as time passes.
  6. Any of Terry Pratchett’s books. The older I get, the more I love his fantastic books. I understand them a lot more with age, the irony, the sarcasm and some of the events he refers to. Rereading them is like coming home.
  7. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. I think all Rowell’s books just keeps on growing on me. The more I think of them, the more I love them.
  8. The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice. I feel helplessly in love with this book when I first read it and I keep on rereading this book every single summer and fall more and more in love with it.
  9. Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella. Same story as the previous book.
  10. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. I loved this series when I read the first 4 books. But I was 13-years-old when I first started it so it suited my age. Nowadays, and having reread some of the books, I’ve come to realise that there are several things I dislike about these books.

 

Honorable mention: The Harry Potter books. I love these books, but it was several years since I last read them and I’m actually scared to reread them.  Why? Because I’m afraid they won’t be as magical as they were the last time I read them. I don’t want the magic to go away.