Covers that Captured my Attention

For the Top 10 Tuesday prompt this week I decided to go with 5 books that I bought specifically because of the covers! This post is completely subjective as everyone has their own preferences when it comes to book covers, but these are a few books I’ve acquired in the last year that have captured my attention!

Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

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Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

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Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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This illustrated edition of The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

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Favourite Books of 2019

These are my favourite books that I read this year. I realise not all of them were released in 2019 but it was when I read them all and I absolutely LOVED each and every one of these books.

So in no particular order these are my Top 10 Favourite Books of the Year:

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

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The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

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Jingle Bell Tag

I was in the mood for a nice Christmassy tag and when I seen this one popping up in the blogosphere I thought it was perfect! Please see the original tag HERE!

1What book do you want to see under the Christmas tree?

I would love to get a copy of The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand. I read it this month and absolutely loved it, so I would be really happy to have a copy for my own collection!

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2What book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?

I would have to say Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I loved this introductory book to what I am hoping is going to be a new favourite series of mine!

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3Which book has the most festive look to it?

One Day in December by Josie Silver – this definitely gives me Christmassy vibes!

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4What book unleashes your inner child?

From my collection I would have to say Spot by Eric Hill. This is the first book that I ever remember reading back when I was in preschool when I was about 3/4 yrs old

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5Your favourite villain…

I would have to say favourite character I love to hate would have to be Prince Magnus from the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes.

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6Name your favourite TWO couples…

Some of my favourites are Rhysand & Feyre from the ACOTAR Series by Sarah J Maas and also Lucy & Joshua from The Hating Game by Sally Thorne!!!

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What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?

I would love to give my followers Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson! Not only does it have a beautiful cover I also think it is wildly underrated!

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My Top 10 Surprises of 2019

For this week’s Top 10 Tuesday I decided to go with a list of the top 10 books that I read in 2019 that surprised me! 

You by Caroline Kepnes – I honestly didn’t think I was going to like this book. I had heard all of the hype about it when the series came out earlier this year but I kind of dismissed it. Then when I read the book I actually loved it!

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Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes – This is another series that I really had my reserves about. I didn’t know a lot about it going in and I kept putting it off for months thinking I wasn’t going to enjoy it. Then I finally bit the bullet and gave it a read and I was immediately sucked in!

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Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto – when this book first came out there was tons of people talking about it and praising it and then things got really quiet and no one really talked about it anymore. This was kind of a sign for me that this book would be forgettable but I really taken back with how immersive and action packed this book was!

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – I just had this feeling that because Illuminae Files was so good and very well loved that they wouldn’t be able to back it up with another good sci-fi series. I was wrong, this is one of my favourite books of the year and I can’t wait for Aurora Burning to come out!

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – I thought since this series was quite old that it wouldn’t age very well and I wouldn’t end up liking it. Totally opposite, I absolutely loved this series, super engaging, fast paced and addictive!

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The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – this is on the other side of the spectrum. I thought I would 100% love this book just because it’s a high fantasy that people have been hyping up ever since it was released and I just couldn’t get on board. Rin just didn’t get with me as the main protagonist and the pacing was a little off.

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young – with debut novels I always kind of go in with low expectations, just in case it’s not the best book, but I ended up really loving this book! Definitely not as hyped as what it should be!

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Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – I think this book takes the cake for the most hyped book of the year. It was because of this that I really didn’t think I was going to like it, when I read the blurb and heard all of the review I had no intention of even reading it, but when I saw it at my local library I couldn’t miss the opportunity to read it and I was pleasantly surprised how much I actually enjoyed it!

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard – another series that was released quite a few years ago now and I just thought this series wouldn’t be as fresh and unique as some of the newer fantasy series out there but boy was I wrong. I was invested right from the start, the magic system was unlike anything I’ve read before and the books kept getting better as the series went on!

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Paper Towns by John Green – I have only read one other John Green book which I really enjoyed, so I went into Paper Towns thinking I would like it equally if not more than that previous book but I was a little underwhelmed. I didn’t really connect with any of the characters and it was a little unremarkable for me.

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Extraordinary Book Titles

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books with extraordinary book titles. I have chosen 10 books from this year with interesting book titles that played a factor in making me want to pick them up! These could be books I’ve never heard of before, super hyped books or random books that immediately intrigued me because of its name.

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

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Birthday by Meredith Russo

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

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Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl

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