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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time. We all have those books that make such an impression on us that we wish we could read for the first time again. I’ve listed below some books that I loved so much that I just wish I could go back and experience again without knowing what’s going to happen. And even though I can’t experience these books for the first time again I can reread them whenever I want, which is a great feeling too.

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The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

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The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

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The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

What books do you wish you could read again for the first time?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Quotes About Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Book Quotes. For this topic I decided to list some quotes that are about books themselves, I love reading quotes that speak to the reader inside me.

Quotes:

The book haunted like a ghost in her head coloring moods until she shook herself from it. – The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

How much easier it would be if everyone knew their role: the hero, the sidekick, the villain. Our books would be neater and our souls less frayed. But whether you have blood or ink, no one’s story is that simple. – The Library of Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

I spent my life folded between the pages of books. – Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

But life isn’t as orderly as a story or a song; it does not always begin and end at compelling points. – The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles

Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes –characters even—caught in the fibres of your clothes, and when you open the new book they are still with you. – The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Most people couldn’t have ignored a demon sharing the library with them, but most people didn’t love books as much as I did. – Taming Demons for Beginners by Annette Marie

One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us. – Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. – Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare

Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. – Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Never waste time on bad books. There were too many amazing stories out there waiting to be discovered. – Rejected (Shadow Beast Shifters #1) by Jaymin Eve

Have you read any of these books? What quotes do you like?

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The Bookish Rave and Rant Tag

The Bookish Rave and Rant tag was created by TheWordyHabitat and I saw it on WordsaboutWords blog. This seems like such a fun tag and I love that this tag gets you talking about books you loved and about books you disliked.

Questions:

RAVE: a book you loved but don’t talk enough about

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Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko – I read this book earlier this year and loved it. I was so immersed into the story and I thought the writing was very captivating and the plot and characters were so intriguing that I just wanted to keep reading. Here is my full review of it.

RANT: a book you didn’t like and haven’t spoken about

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To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers – I have talked about this book last year sometime on my blog but I disliked this book. Both the characters and the story felt very boring to me and the book read like an information leaflet on terraforming.

RAVE: an author who’s works you love

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Marie Lu – I’ve read so many books by Marie Lu from all different genres and I’ve loved them all so now everytime she releases a book I’m always excited for it.

RANT: an author who’s works you just cannot like

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V.E. Schwab – I’ve read quite a few books by V.E. Schwab and some I’ve liked and some I’ve disliked but even the ones I’ve liked I forget about kind of quickly after I’ve read them and I don’t know why that is because the premises for all this author’s books sound so amazing but they just don’t stick with me.

RAVE: a book you recently loved that you want everyone to read

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The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune – This book is already so hyped but I’m still going to hype it up again anyway. I think this is a wonderful story for all ages, it has great morals and themes throughout and I loved reading it.

RANT: a book you did not finish recently and haven’t spoken about

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The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller – I was excited for this book for a while but I ended up DNFing it. I just didn’t really care much about the main character and I also thought there was no chemistry between the main character and the love interest.

RAVE: a book you would recommend to everyone

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The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles – The Air You Breathe is a historical fiction book about female friendship and music set in Brazil in the 1930s and continues throughout the decades that follow. It’s such a beautifully poignant book that I feel that not many people have read or heard of.

RANT: a book which others like and you don’t understand why

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green – I don’t think I ‘got’ this book. I really disliked the main character and I know that was a part of the story because it was to show how fame changes a person but I didn’t really like her before she became ‘famous’ and thought she was a bad friend/girlfriend. She was very selfish as well and I thought the plot didn’t really make sense.

Have you read any of these books?
What books have you ranted or raved about recently?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Book Quotes #2

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Favourite Book Quotes. I’ve already done a post about my favourite book quotes before which you can find here. Below are some of my most recent favourite quotes.


The world shifts, tilts, sometimes collapses. But sometimes, it bends toward you, and everything feels right. – Rebel (Legend #4) by Marie Lu

Fear was a poison. Fear was a prison. Fear was the bridesmaid of regret, the butcher of ambition, the bleak forever between forwards and backwards. – Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff

Just like that, things change–the faint, filmy bubble of summer pops, September’s cool breath whooshes in, and life moves on. – Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer

If remembering tells us who we are, then forgetting keeps us sane. If we recalled every song we’d ever heard, every touch we’d ever felt, every pain no matter how small, every sadness no matter how petty, every joy no matter how selfish, we could surely lose our minds. – The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles

You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until someone stands behind you and says, “It’s OK, you can fall down now. I’ll catch you.” – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Through love, all is possible. – House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J Maas


What are some of your favourite book quotes?