Books To Read While Dreaming Of Travelling To Japan {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s post is all about books that awaken the travel bug in me. Now, I did a post on travel locations books helped put on my travel bucketlist already earlier this year, so this time I wanted to get more specific and talk about books set in my current number one dream travel destination: Japan.

While I’m hoping of travelling to Japan myself some day, in the meantime I have these books to keep me dreaming!

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Books I Almost DNF’ed But Thankfully I Didn’t {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about DNF’ing (Did Not Finish). I have a difficult relationship with DNF’ing. On one hand I am a big supporter of DNF’ing because really, there is not enough time in life, so why spend it on books you’re just not liking? But on the other hand, I rarely DNF myself. Because I always think it’ll get better. Most books take a little time for me to really get into, and I don’t want to lose the opportunity to miss out on a possible favorite book, just because the beginning was a little hard. And honestly, it happens more often than not.

Here are a few examples of books or series I’m happy I didn’t DNF (and yes, there are some surprising books here):

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Ten Scary Futuristic Societies I’d Rather Not Live In, Thank You Very Much {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today is all about those scary dystopian societies I’d rather not live in, thank you very much.

However, I noticed while making this list that most of these books or series are already rather old. As in, there are not many releases of the last 1-2 years. Is the time of dystopia kind of over, or am I just not reading as much dystopia anymore as I used to?

Either way, this makes today’s post both a fun trip through memory lane and a scary trip to futures I hope we’ll never see become real.

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Bookish Names For Your Pet {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about bookish names and since I am currently debating whether or not to get a dog (but really, is there any debate?), I figured I’d go with bookish pet names. These are some of my thoughts, feel free to hit me up with your suggestions as well!

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YA Books Dealing With Tough Topics {Top Ten Tuesday}

180515 YA Books Dealing With Tough Topics

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Today’s topic should have been ‘books I disliked/hated but am glad I read anyway’. And truthfully, I was having a lot of trouble with that topic since the only books I can think of that I actually hated were the Fifty Shades of Grey books and I AM NOT glad I read them anyway… So I twisted the topic a bit to ‘books that were tough but I’m glad I read anyway’. But then that shifted a bit to ‘books with tough topics I want to read’ and in the end I mixed it all up anyway and made a post on ‘YA books dealing with tough topics’. So let’s just go with that, shall we? 🙂

Basically, these are all young adult books that deal with some pretty heavy, dark topics such as death, racism, rape culture, mental illness and so on. Pretty much all important topics to talk about and discuss, because even if they are tough to read they still deserve to have people be aware of them. Some of these I have read and adored despite the heavy topic. Others I unfortunately still have to read but have heard lots of praise about already.

Here we go!

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Gorgeous Green Eye Candy Covers {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about that cover love and more specifically, book covers featuring our favorite color. Now, this was a little tricky, because I don’t really have just one favorite color? I can think of several colors I love and since I am terrible at deciding I honestly spent the first hour of drafting this post just putting all covers I love together until I noticed two colors popping out most of all: green and purple. I then chose to focus on just the green ones (saving those purple ones for a future post) and voila: enjoy this post of gorgeous green eye candy covers!

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Books I’d Consider Selling My Soul For If I Could Read Them Today Already {Top Ten Tuesday}

180501 Books I'd Sell My Soul For

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Today’s all about those books on our wishlist that we want so badly but are still so very far away.  Those books that we’d do anything for to be able to read them today, right now, pretty please. Yet, they are so far away, there’s not even covers or titles for some of these.

These are the books I want so badly that I might consider selling my soul for. Or probably something less drastic like give up the internet (say what?) or stop eating sugar (say what again?).

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Queen of Darkness, Shadows, Storm AND Blood — Frequently Used Words in Fantasy Titles {Top Ten Tuesday}

180424 Frequently Used Words in Fantasy Titles

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Let’s be honest: fantasy titles are not always super creative or innovative. It’s why there are so many random fantasy title generators available. Does it mean I love them any less? Heck no. But, it is fun to see how many books titles you can get with the same words. I didn’t even have to look far for this. I just opened my media library, typed in a commonly used fantasy word and *poof* I have so many books already available.

Here are my picks for five of the most frequently used words in fantasy:

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My 5 Star Predictions For The Rest of 2018 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today is a freebie topic and I have chosen to do the 5 star TBR prediction. Basically, I take a look at all the books on my TBR (more specifically in this case, my 2018 release TBR) and predict which books I think are very likely to become 5 star reads for me.

Though I personally would like to extend this to 4,5 to 5 star ratings. Why? Because in my personal rating system, there is not that much difference between a 4,5 star rating and a 5 star rating. The difference is really only in my reading experience. I could love two books equally and see no flaw in either, but the 5 star book  I may have enjoyed so much because I could read it in one sitting and was totally immersed while reading. While the 4,5 star book  I may have loved equally, but didn’t have the time to read in one sitting so I had to spread it out over 1-2 weeks of annoyingly interrupted reading. Meaning my reading experience for the 4,5 star book just wasn’t as fulfilling as the 5 star book, but that is in no way the book’s fault. I can’t blame my reading experience on the book now, can I? Nor is this something I can predict in any way.

So basically, what I’m trying to say is: these are the 2018 releases I’m predicting to give a 5 (or 4,5) star rating! I’m already super curious to come back at the end of the year and see how right (or wrong) I was 🙂

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Books I Loved But Will (Probably) Never Re-Read {Top Ten Tuesday}

180410 TTT Book I Loved But Will Never Re-Read

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Today’s topic is all about the books I loved but will probably never re-read. Now, this was a real tough one for me as I’m more of a “I want to re-read all my favorite books and I’ll proclaim my good intentions forever but probably never re-read anyway” kind of girl. If I loved a book, I’ll automatically want to re-read. Even if I may never have the time or be in the right mood again, I’ll still want to re-read. But for the sake of this list, I dug deep and tried to be brutally honest with myself and came up with a few books I’ll probably never re-read. (but hey, never say never!):

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