and welcome to the last post of November’s Top 5 Tuesday. This month definitely went by really fast and I guess Top 5 Tuesday did have a role to play in it.
So this week’s topic is Top 5 Books that need a spin off book/series. This week’s post was really hard to write as I just couldn’t think of any book. My mind was blank. So after a lot of thinking and looking at my books I finally came up with my list.
If you don’t know already, Top 5 Tuesday is a wonderful weekly meme created by Shanah @BionicBookWorm . Go check out her amazing blog and let’s get on with the list.
1 – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Ok so I had heard many reviews saying that the ending was not good or Ok but I wasn’t prepared for what was going to happen. Joking. The ending wasn’t that bad but I couldn’t understand what just happened. I mean I want to know what happens to Cath and her life. The ending just didn’t make any sense to me. So Rainbow,can we have a spin off book for this?
2 – The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke – I just read it last week and can’t believe that it made it to this list. So I am going t be straightforward. I want a whole spin off series written for this book. I want to know more about the kids’ adventures and their afterlife. seriously, you can’t end a book like that. I want more.
3 – Harry Potter – All was definitely not well. I…wait, can a series have a spin-off. I guess it can. But Joanne, can I have a book about the golden trio’s after life. And not Cursed Child. Like seven books is not enough. Or we can have the whole series again but in a different point of view.
4 – The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins – Suzanne, no I did not like the ending. You have to write more books. I need to know more about what happened after you-know-what. The ending was just abrupt for me.
5 – Danny The Champion of The World by Roald Dahl – I can read a million books about Danny and his adventures with his Dad. Was it really important to end this book. I would really really like it if I got a book about Danny after he grows up.
Whew! So that is it for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday. I love all of these books and I just want to read them forever and ever. Great topic Shanah. This really was very hard.(wait didn’t I say this the week before the week before) You can tell me which books totally need a spin off book/series in the comments below and I’ll see you next time.
And welcome to another week of Top 5 Tuesday. This week’s topic is something which all bloggers must have thought about at least once. It’s 5 Reasons Why I Blog. I had quite a few reasons for this but I just couldn’t figure out a way to put them in words.
If you don’t know already, Top 5 Tuesday is a wonderful weekly meme created by Shanah at BionicBookWorm . So go check out her blog as well. For now let’s talk about the reasons why I blog.
1 – Relaxation- I find blogging really relaxing. It’s like after having a really stressful day, you can finally relax and spend some time with your keyboard. I seem to forget all my problems while I am blogging which is a good thing to do in this stressful life of ours.
2 – Connection – Through blogging, I have met so many amazing people which I would never have been able to meet without my blog. Blogging helps a lot in connecting with people in a community. I just wish I had started blogging a bit earlier.
3 – Writing Skills – Blogging has definitely help improve my writing skill which is why I like blogging. Blogging not just helps me relax but it also improves my writing skill which will definitely help me in the future.
4 – Experience – There is absolutely nothing more important than experience. Without experience we can never succeed. Blogging has provided me with so many experiences. I have learnt a lot and sometimes have kind of failed but I guess it’s all part of life(or should I say Blog Life).
5 – Enjoyment – I seriously enjoy blogging and I definitely wouldn’t do it if it was not enjoyable because I am someone who gets bored super easily. Blogging just provides me with immense joy. The process of blogging is definitely the best part of it. I enjoy writing, making graphics (but I loathe re-reading my stuff) etc. Enjoyment ,therefore, is a really important part.
So that’s it for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday. Cheers to Shanah for selecting this topic because this is a great way to share our feelings about blogging. I wrote this post in haste because I have a ton of homework to do and I just couldn’t find time for it.
Tell me in the comments why do you blog and I’ll see you next time.
So since the beginning of November, I wanted to read Fangirl so badly and I finally got the time and finished it pretty fast, which I had not expected. So I decided to review it.
Author- Rainbow Rowell
Publisher- St. Martin’s Press
Publishing Date- 10 September, 2013
Genre- Contemporary Young Adult
Synopsis– Cather ‘Cath’ Avery is a Freshman at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln along with her best friend/twin sister Wren. Cath is an introvert and suffers from social anxiety. Along with that, Cath is a huge fangirl of a fictional series titled Simon Snow written by Gemma T. Leslie. She loves the books and also writes fan fiction on them. Now that she is in college, and her sister does not want to stay with her, Cath has to try and open up as she meets new people and new experiences.
I bought Fangirl because of BookTube because a) I loved the title of the book and b) I could relate to Cath in so many ways.
I absolutely love this book. I could understand Cath really well. I could understand why Cath didn’t want to meet new people or go out, since I suffer from social anxiety as well. I have actually never connected to a character as well as Cath.
If I talk about characters, each character is as important to the story as Cath. Each character helps Cath in her new life. Her friendship with Reagan was my favourite part of the whole book. It was really enjoyable to see Cath make friends from scratch.
However, the characters sometimes frustrated me. The way they behaved and talked, I just couldn’t understand them. Certain characters like Nick and even Wren were a little bit underdeveloped in my opinion.
And then coming to the star of the book, Simon Snow. Simon Snow is like the Harry Potter of this world. Cath writes fan fiction about it and there are certain excerpts from the Simon Snow series and Cath’s fan fiction which sometimes interrupted my flow of reading. I found them a bit annoying. I would have liked the book a bit better if they had been avoided but I guess since they were an important part of Cath’s life, they had to be included.
And let us not talk about the ending. The book was not enough. I actually need another book to know what happens after Fangirl ends. The ending definitely could have been better.
But all in all, this book will always hold a special place in my heart. I literally cried when Wren was holding the last book in her hand, thinking that her whole world was over. I could understand that feeling so well.
I was so happy with this book. Finally a book which understands what it’s like to be head over heels in love with a book
I would definitely recommend this book for you to read. It’s like a good light read. I really enjoyed this book. This book made me realize that books can sometimes mean so much to us. I just love this book.
welcome back. So, this week’s Top 5 Tuesday’s topic is Top 5 Books That Have been on my TBR The Longest. And this might be my favourite Top 5 Tuesday Topic ever because I have got so many books that I have wanted to read for such a long time, but thanks to school and studies, was never able to.
If you don’t know, Top 5 Tuesday is a wonderful weekly meme created by Bionic Book Worm . So go check out her blog as well.
Coming to the topic, I might cheat and write more than 5 because I have so many books (really bad Shanah) that I want to read so bad but have never got the chance to . So here are my Top 5 Books That Have been on my TBR The Longest.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – Oh my God! This book has been on my TBR for such a long time. I have heard so many great reviews about it. I so badly want to read this but I have got so many other books to read that I can never find time for it. Plus I have purchased the book so I cannot even say that I don’t have the book etc…
Brida by Paulo Coelho – This book was on my November TBR but I am pretty sure that I won’t be able to read it, because I am stuck in a wonderful reading slump. I started reading this some time back but never got to finish it. Hopefully, I finish it by the end of 2017 (hopefully).
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin – I actually want to read this book, and even started reading this in May but I just found it a bit boring and difficult to understand, plus all those names. I have heard so much about these series. Hopefully I read it in 2018.
Silkworm by Robert Galbraith – This has actually been on my TBR since last year. I still haven’t got around to reading it. It was on my TBR for November but I guess I won’t be able to read it till next year.
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas – OMG!!! Thanks to BookTube I want to read the Throne of Glass series so bad. I feel like I am the only one who has not read any Sarah J. Maas book (Ok you can kill me now). I want to read it with all my heart but I am on a book buying ban so…
Ok so now coming to my honourable mentions because this week’s topic was so hard I just couldn’t help but write more than 5 (personally I think there are more than 10 books that have been on my TBR since the beginning of time). And these books are…
The Avatari by Raghu Srinivasan – This was on my TBR for July but I had to read other books which made it difficult for me to take out time for this book. However I do plan on reading this in December.
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown – I seriously want to read this but I am never able to I don’t know why. I have heard so much about this book and I even started reading this last year but was never able to read past page 16 or so. Hopefully I find time for this book and other Dan Brown books.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – after hearing and reading so many great reviews about this book, I had to include it in my list. I have read so many blogs about this book that I can’t wait to devour this book. I can just hope that I read this book before 2017 ends.
So that is it for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday. Kudos to Shanah for selecting such a great yet a very difficult topic. Looking at this list now, I feel that I have more books that I have to read than the books that I have read . I actually have more than these but couldn’t think of them at the moment. I feel like I can write a book solely based on the names of the books on my TBR. Hopefully this will all change in 2018.
You can tell me what are the books that have been on your TBR the longest in the comments below. Hopefully I am not the only one who has not read so many of these awesome books.
October is now officially over. Which means that it is time for showing you guys what I read in October. I am personally happy with the amount of books I read, even though I did not read like a hundred books, but still it is hard to read with school and studies. So here are the books I read in October.
Sita: Warrior of Mithila by Amish Tripathi- 73/100 ***
This book is the second instalment of the Ram Chandra Series.The story begins with how King Janak and Queen Sunaina found Sita in a field, protected by a vulture from a murderous pack of wolves, and adopt her. While on the other hand, there is chaos in the whole country, and two powerful tribes have begun their search for the saviour of India. And then there is Raavan, the ruler of Lanka, who is growing more and more powerful and gaining his control over the whole of Sapt Sindhu.
I have done a review on this book. You can read it here . I did like this book however the beginning of the book left me disappointed. Overall this book is a great book and I would recommend you to read this book.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 85/100****
Hazel Grace Lancaster is a 16-year-old teenager, who is diagnosed with stage 4 Thyroid Cancer with metastasis forming in her lungs. All she wants is to watch America’s Next top Model, read and to know what happens after her favourite book, An Imperial Affliction, ends. But her mom disagrees and insists her on going to a Cancer Kid Support Group, where she meets the gorgeous and a bit arrogant, Augustus Waters and her story changes.
I liked this book to some extent however the two main characters were not my favourite. Plus at certain point I felt the book was kind of lengthy. However overall this book gave me the feels, probably not all, but still this book is really beautiful and I would definitely recommend it. You can read my review on it here.
The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna 88/100****
This book is a set of 4 short stories, in which each one empowers women. This is definitely a great book however some parts felt unnecessary or were not fulfilling enough but still I love this books so much that I had to give it 4/4.5 stars. You can read my review here .
The Maze Runner by James Dashner- 87/100****
I was really confused about whether or not I should read this book after hearing mixed reviews about the book. So I am not going to lie but I felt that James Dashner’s description about the Glade and all was really hard to understand and sometimes I had to read a certain part Two to three times. But apart from that I really love this book. and surprisingly I could connect with Thomas which was really weird, I don’t know why. But still I would recommend reading this book.
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner- 85/100****
I was so excited to read this book after I read the first book. And I actually liked this book unlike the reviews I read on Amazon. While reading the book, I was so scared that one of my favourite character was going to die. I feel like the book was interesting but I feel James Dashner’s writing skills don’t work when it comes to descriptions. But still this was a great book and I don’t know what else to say.
The Death Cure by James Dashner- 89/100****
Oh My God!! This book had me in tears by the time I finished it. My heart was literally broken in so many pieces. I was so angry at James Dashner for writing this book. But still I found this book really interesting, however, I have this thing which is that I absolutely never like the last book in a trilogy or series because there is a lot of info-dumps in them(and also tears). But still this was a great concluding book.
So this was my October wrap up. Hopefully you had a great reading month of October. I would so love to know what all books you read in October.
So I have decided to participate in Top 5 Tuesday (at least for this month). It is a wonderful weekly meme created by Bionic Book Worm. And this week’s topic is Top 5 Auto Buy Authors. Now if you don’t know what Auto-Buy authors mean (just like me) I’ll tell you. In simple words, these are the authors whose books you absolutely have to read(once they release it), regardless of the genre.
This was a pretty hard topic for me, because most of the authors that I like, used to write books for children but still I finally Got down to my top 5 Auto- Buy authors.
1 – Roald Dahl – Roald Dahl was my absolute favourite author author when I was a kid and even now I have that special spot for his books that no other book can fill. Now I know that he is not alive(may he rest in peace) But I had to include him. I mean so many people love his writing. If he was alive right now and released a new book of his, I would definitely buy it.
2 – Enid Blyton – Ok now after reading this, you have probably established that I am either obsessed with books for children or obsessed with people who are not alive. But say whatever you want to say, just like Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton played a very important role in my childhood. I love her books so much. Her writing skill is definitely awesome. I love the books written by her, and would definitely buy any of her new release(if only she was alive).
3 – John Green – I feel like I speak for a majority of people when I say that John Green is in my Top 5 Auto Buy Authors List. Okay, so I may not be a hardcore fan of John Green, but I love the way I am by mesmerized his books. His books always have a lasting impression on the reader which makes him one of my Top 5 Auto Buy Authors List.
4 – Rainbow Rowell – I absolutely love Rainbow Rowell and her books. Everything, from her story to the cover to the characters are so great. I am sure that if she releases a new book I am definitely going to buy it.
So that is it. I couldn’t think of another one of my Auto-Buy Author so I just wrote 4. Hope you liked this week’s Top 5 Tuesday.