Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Want to Re-Read

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Book Worm and is now hosted by Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 Books I Want to Re-Read.

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Even though ACOTAR is one of my favorite series, I’ve actually never reread any of them. I’ve started to reread A Court of Thorns and Roses a few times but I’ve only ever gotten about a chapter in before I decided to move to a new book I haven’t read before. The first book is high up on my priority reread list because I’m really curious to see if I will like it more than the first time I read it when I gave it only 3 stars and a kind of brutal review on Goodreads.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books That Would Make Good Montage Scenes

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Book Worm and is now hosted by Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 Books That Would Make a Good Montage Scene.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a strong enough memory to completely accurately fulfill the prompt this week which is to pick book scenes that would make a good montage for a movie/television show. So instead I’ve picked 5 books that have general material in them that I think could be made into a good montage scene rather than a strict scene to montage vibe. Please keep in mind that some of these will have spoilers since they’re later books in the series!

1. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

I think the beginning scenes that describe what Jude’s life has been like since returning to the human world would make a good montage scene. I would love to see flashes of the jobs she’s taken to earn money and to keep her skills sharp while she fumes about what Cardan did at the ending of The Wicked King. The montage could end with Jude’s fight with Grima Mog and jump into the present storyline.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Liked Better Than the Adaptation

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Book Worm and is now hosted by Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 Books You Liked Better Than the Adaptation.

This topic. This topic was SO HARD for me because I generally like both the book and the adaptation equally in their own ways. So think of this moreso as a I-love-them-both-equally-but-if-I-absolutely-had-to-pick-I’d-pick-the-book-but-that-causes-me-a-LOT-of-pain-to-think-about-and-also-I’m-a-Gemini-so-I-can’t-make-decisions-to-save-my-life-sometimes-so-I-did-my-best list.

1. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Okay this is a legitimate the book was better than the movie because what even was the movie? The second film was better but the first one was so messy and I remember being supremely upset that they didn’t make Annabeth blonde in the film (although they did in the second??). I think Logan Lerman did a great job in the movie but I’m eager to see what comes of the television show and have high hopes for it.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Adaptations I Liked Better Than the Book

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Book Worm and is now hosted by Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 Adaptations You Liked Better Than the Book.

1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I feel like this is a very obvious answer. Rosamund Pike’s portrayal of Amy completely stole my heart. I did enjoy the book, of course, but I really loved the film. Everyone knows the iconic monologue of Amy when she explains how she pulled off her own disappearance and the way Rosamund reads it truly brings a whole new vibe to the storyline. I love the twisted ending and the final shots of Amy laying with her head on Nick’s stomach which parallels a frame of her doing it earlier in the film, bringing the story full circle. It has great cinematography and didn’t take too many liberties from the book which I enjoyed.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Wish Had TV Adaptations

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Book Worm and is now hosted by Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 Books I Wish Had TV Adaptations.

This week’s prompt was a bit more challenging for me this week because so many books I would put on this list are actually becoming TV series already! I’m so happy that many more young adult books are being adapted to screen nowadays. Even if they’re not perfectly true to their source material, I’m happy that more authors are getting an opportunity to see their creations come alive in a different way.

1. Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn

This series defines my teenage years and I have such a deep connection with the books. It’s a Christian young adult series that follows a Wisconsin girl who spends the summer with her aunt and uncle in Newport Beach, California. She falls in love with one of the surfers and he introduces her to the concept of having a real relationship with Jesus, not just an I-attend-church type of vibe. The original series has 12 books and the author has gone on to write the characters through their college lives, their marriage, and her newest books focus on them becoming parents. There are so many ups and downs in the series from Christy’s family moving across the U.S. to the love interest, Todd, cutting off their relationship at times to Christy selecting a life path only to find out that it really isn’t for her. There’s loads of material that could be used in a TV show adaptation and a few of Gunn’s books have already made it to the screen on the Hallmark channel. I’d love to see Christy Miller take a spot as well.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Wish Had Movie Adaptations

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Book Worm and is now hosted by Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 Books I Wish Had Movie Adaptations.

1. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Anyone who has spent any significant amount of time on my blog would know how much I loved this book. Even though it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling, it truly has a story and flair of its own and I think it would make an amazing movie. It has interesting characters along with disability rep, an in-depth curse which would present so much potential for CGI effects, and a compelling storyline with lots of high stakes and twists. Even if they changed the ending to make it into a single movie, I’d be so ready to hand my money over to see this.

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11 Anticipated Young Adult Releases of May 2021

Hey, everyone! Today I’m sharing my most anticipated young adult releases for May 2021. I was trying to narrow it down to 10 but it became impossible so here are 11 of the books I’m looking forward to releasing in the upcoming month. Hopefully you’ll find a new book or two to add to your to-read list!

1. Sunkissed by Kasie West

Publication: May 4th 2021 by Delacorte Press

A lighthearted and swoony contemporary YA romance by fan-favorite author Kasie West about a girl who finds that a summer spent at a family resort isn’t as bad as she imagined…and that falling in love is filled with heartache, laughter, and surprises!

After being betrayed by her best friend, Avery is hoping for a picture-perfect summer. Too bad her parents have dragged her and her sister to a remote family camp for the entire summer. And that’s not even the worst part. Avery also has to deal with no internet, a cute but off-limits staff member, and an always-in-her-face sister. But what starts as a disaster turns into a whirlwind summer romance as Avery embarks on an unexpected journey to figure out what she truly wants and who she wants to be.

Note: I am part of the blog tour and have received an ARC of this book so please look forward to my stop and review (+ a book-inspired playlist!) on May 6th 2021!

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