Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: 5/2/18

Hey Bookworms!

I know I haven’t been posting but I am almost done with this semester which means finals are coming up and things have been hectic lately. I’m trying to get things sorted out so I can have time to blog. Besides that, this month the Top 5 Wednesday topics are freebies meaning I can choose whatever I like.

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Insta-Buys: Books I bought Because of Bookstagram

*believe it or not there are quite a few*

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Cinder – Marissa Meyer | At first when I saw this at Target I didn’t think much of it and only skimmed the description. It wasn’t until I saw people raving about it on bookstagram that I decided to give it a chance and only then was when I discovered it featured a badass female cyborg mechanic (fyi: I took auto mechanics all through high school and it was about time I found a book that featured a female mechanic).

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Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon | This was mostly a cover buy because it’s gorgeous but I was introduced to it via bookstagram. Then I heard it was becoming a movie starring the hottie Nick Robinson from Jurassic World and I was like I NEED to read/see this. Next thing you know, my sister got it for my birthday and then I saw the movie online within 2 days.

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Heartless – Marissa Meyer | After Cinder I fell in love with Marissa Meyer and then I kept seeing this one on my feed and was very intrigued by the cover. When I looked into it and saw it was about the Red Queen, I had to get it. I LOVE Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and any retellings that authors have made. When I finally got my hands on it, I devoured it and it honestly left me with a hole in my heart. I will never get over the ending and part of me wishes it was a series, but I also feel like it ended at a good place.

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And I Darken – Kiersten White | Another one I kept seeing all over my feed and was intrigued by the cover and then fell in love with the description. I live for strong female protagonists and although it’s not a genre I typically read I decided to give it a try. So one (hot) day I left Uni during my class and made the 2 mile walk from Uni to Target just to buy this book. I was lucky enough that the only copy there was also signed which made the whole trip worth it. (except on my way back I called a friend who happened to be driving to school pick me up and drive me back because my feet were burning from the cement).

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Me Before You – Jojo Moyes | For a certain time, no matter where I looked, I saw this book and I saw people talking about how screwed up (not in a bad way) this book was and how much they cried and well I was like what are they talking about. So one day I asked one bookstagrammer what was it about and what’s with the hype and then they told me (without spoilers of course) and I don’t know what possessed me to think hey I could use a good cry and read a book that will tear me apart. Then I saw that my friend was reading the book and I asked if I could borrow it and she let me. From the start I was hooked and about 3/4 of the way I felt myself getting emotional and then I surrounded myself with tissue boxes for the last 1/4. I have NEVER had a book that made me cry that much. And then the film came out and oh my there goes another crying fest.

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That’s all for today folks! Let me know if there are any books you bought because of Instagram.

Until next time!

Addy Gonzalez

 

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