top ten tuesday – books i’m thankful for in 2017

it’s tuesday and i am again participating in the “top ten tuesday”, which is a weekly challenge hosted by the broke and the bookish. this weeks topic is:

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Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For (Happy Thanksgiving week in the USA!)
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hello my lovely bookoholics ❤ it’s tuesday and i am in bed. on sunday i woke up in the middle of the night and got this awful ear pain. i couldn’t lie down anymore because it got worse then. so i was up, walking around the apartment. i went to the doctor and it turned out i got an ear infection. i lost some of my hearing and she said, that the pain should be gone soon, but it could take weeks until i get my hearing back. and she said, that it’s possible that i will get a cold on top. yay me! the ear drops for my ear really help, but it’s ringing all the time and it’s weird not to hear normal. and i feel the cold coming. keep your fingers crossed, so it won’t break out. i don’t want to be sick. right now, i feel slightly better, but it’s hard to concentrate with pain. that’s why i am not reading that much. i am resting, as you should when you are sick. but since it’s thanksgiving, i wanted to give my thanks. i am very thankful for a lot of things this year, but let’s concentrate on the books, shall we? i’m just gonna include books, that i have read this year and that made me happy, sad or had an emotional impact on me or that just are part of something bigger for me. 🙂

 

“books i am thankful for in 2017”

 

1.) “the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” by douglas adams & “dark matter” by blake crouch

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since i have read “the martian”, sci-fi has become one of my favorite genres. i have read “the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” on the 1st of january and it was such a great and funny read. i knew, why i loved sci-fi and this book only contributed to my love. i still think about marvin and this books is just amazing. i can recommend it to anyone! “dark matter” on the other hand just blew my mind! the story about the parallel universes was amazing and it was just my thinking on paper. this was amazing. both these books showed my, that sci-fi is an amazing genre and it will always be one of my favorites.

 

2.) “hit me right in the heart”-books

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i need to list all of these three books, because i can’t choose at all. “starfish” by akemi dawn bowman, “words in deep blue” by cath crowley and “autoboyography” by christina lauren were books, that hit me hard. they were very emotional, but i loved them so, so, so much. i love my emotional reads, but books, that keep me thinking about them are just the best. i loved everything about these books. plot, characters, writing, emotional feelings. everything was perfect and i am so thankful that i got to experience this.

 

3.) “simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda” by becky albertalli

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this was one of the first audiobooks that i have read this year. i never thought, that i would become such a fan of audiobooks, but after listening to this, i was blown away. it’s a wonderful story, that made my cry, while listening to it. i had so many emotions during this “listen” and i am so thankful that it showed me, that audiobooks can have that effect on me.

 

4.) “kids of appetite” by david arnold

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wouldn’t be a 2017 list, if it didn’t include “kids of appetite” by david arnold. i cried almost throughout this whole book. the story touched me so deeply. the characers touched me so deeply. the writing was phenomenal and oh all those quotes! ❤ it will always have a special place in my heart. especially since it connects me with my best friend.

 

5.) the “shades of magic” & “monsters of verity” series by v.e. schwab

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i am very thankful for the “shades of magic” and “monsters of verity” series by v.e. schwab, because these books made me fall in love with her writing, with her characters, with her stories. i love her books and i became a huge fan this year. i had a little adventure getting her signature in “this savage song” and now i own a signed copy of the “a darker shade of magic” collector’s edition. i also bought all three hardbacks when i was in los angeles this year. so i have a lot of memories of my bookish adventures with her and i will always cherish them.

 

6.) jane austen’s novels

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i started my jane austen project this year and i am so glad that i did. i really like these classics. currently i am reading the last novel “emma” and i like it but i feel, that “persuasion” will stay my favorite. i’m glad and thankful for this project, because it brought me closer to classics.

 

7.) “the outsiders” by s.e. hinton

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i’m very thankful for “the outsiders” because it touched me very, very deeply. i was shocked and angry but most of all i was stunned, that i build up this connection to these characters, considering this book is so small. and i am thankful, that the movie adaption was done so well, because sometimes movie adaptions just suck. this one proved, that there are good ones out there.

 

8.) “a man called ove” by fredrick backman

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ove, my dear ove. how have you made me cry. i think this book made me cry the most this year. i sobbed constantly. it touched me so very deeply and made me so emotional, that it is hard, to ever forget. but i am thankful for that, because it reminds me, that books just stay with you for a very long time! and i have a feeling, that this will become one of my favorite authors of all time.

 

9.) “the nevernight chronicle” by jay kristoff

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i am very thankful for these two books, especially for “nevernight”. i was about to dnf it but i kept going and now this is one of my favorite series so far. it showed me, that sometimes it’s worth not to give up so easily! i can’t wait to get my hands on the last book and see how it all ends. i became a huge fan of jay kristoff. he even responded to my tweet, which i was so happy about. it’s these little things, that make you happy!

 

10.) “watching glass shatter” by james j. cudney

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yes jay, you need to be on this list. i loved “watching glass shatter” as you can read in my review. there is still the poll up, so go and vote. but as my review shows, there is nothing bad i can say about this book. and i am so thankful for it, because it brought the blogging community closer. jay did such a wonderful job connecting all people and i got to know new bloggers and could talk about this amazing debut novel. everything this book did in the past weeks, was an amazing experience to me. it was my first blog tour. i felt important. i was happy, that someone trusted me so much to let my be part of it. i had so much fun. i am so happy about everything. and the reading of “watching glass shatter” was also great. it made me very emotional, because it’s a fantastic family drama, that is beautifully written. i will always be thankful for this book.

 

so, as you can see, i can’t possibly just pick ten books. no way. every book is different and special and has their own story. that’s why i needed to pick more and explain the effect on me. i’m thankful for books in general, because they made my life just great this year. and i can’t wait for all the new experiences i am about to have. happy thanksgiving to everybody! 🙂

top ten tuesday – ten books i want my children to read

it’s tuesday and i am again participating in the “top ten tuesday”, which is a weekly challenge hosted by the broke and the bookish. this weeks topic is:

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Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read (Or nieces and nephews, Godchildren, etc.)
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i am not sure, if i’ll ever have children, but if that would happen, there are some books i definitely want them to read. i want them to discover the wonderful world of books. i want them to experience books. i want them to see, how awesome books are. doesn’t matter if they are younger or older. and here are some of the books i would want them to read.

 

“top ten books i want my children to read”

 

1.) “pippi longstocking” by astrid lindgren

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i didn’t read much as a kid, but “pippi longstocking” was a huge part of my childhood. i loved the books and the tv series and movies. i adored pippi and her adventures and i want to share my love for this girl. i also read many other books by astrid lindgren and i totally recommend all of them.

 

2.) “wonder” by r.j. palacio

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this book is just wonderful! i cried, i laughed and it touched me very much emotionally. i think it’s a great book for kids to read. to see, that it’s ok who you are and that it doesn’t matter how you look.

 

3.) “thirteen reasons why” by jay asher

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now this is definitely a book for the teenage years but i would want that my child reads this. you never know, what your children are thinking and the message, that you should talk to people, when you are desperate is very important. to seek for help, when you feel hopeless. it’s a very impactful book and very important.

 

4.) “the little prince” by antoine de saint-exupéry

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i’d say this is a children’s classic. i have read this book in german many, many years ago but it remember that i loved it very much. it’s about the danger’s of growing up and i guess it’s appropriate for children. i definitely need to reread this soon.

 

5.) “the book thief” by markus zusak

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this book portrays the brutality of the second world war really good. it’s devastating and emotional and very hard. but this book is written so beautifully, that it will not let you go. i still think about it sometimes and that’s what shows me, why it’s a good book.

 

6.) “the wizard of oz” by frank l. baum

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i read “the wizard of oz” last year for the first time and i remember loving it. i loved the character’s and the adventure and the message of this story. i think it’s a really good children’s book and i definitely liked it more then “alice’s adventures in wonderland”.

 

7.) “the outsiders” by s.e. hinton

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i can’t believe that i have read “the outsiders” so late in my life. many people read it at school and i wished, that i would have to. because it’s great. it’s dark and emotional and deals with a lot of problems. it’s about growing up in bad conditions and how violence becomes a natural part of your life. it’s shocking but also important.

 

8.) “animal farm” by george orwell

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“animal farm” is a book, that is easy to read. and i think, that it’s something different to read for a teenager, than other classics, which are hard to get through. this book has a good message about society and how some people just take what they want. it’s a book to think about, to reflect and i think everyone should read it.

 

9.) “the fault in our stars” by john green

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yes, i needed this book to be on this list. because it’s my favorite book of all time. and i want my kids to read my favorite book of all time. i want to them to experience the writing of john green. i want them to experience and learn about love and loss. i want them to see how life sometimes is unfair but also good.

 

10.) “harry potter” by j.k.rowling

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now, for many people this may be a sure one. but not for me, since i have only read the first book just about a month ago. but i see, why children should read it. it’s magical and i am pretty sure, that i will love the rest of the series as much as i did the first one. and i wish, that i had read it back as a kid. because i think, that it would have sparked my love for books way sooner and then i wouldn’t have missed so many years, where i didn’t read at all. so i want my kids to see, how magical books are and how wonderful and that it’s a good thing when you read and are a bookworm. 😀

 

 

that’s it. that’s my list. do you agree with my choices? or would you want your kids to read something else entirely? let me know! 🙂

top ten tuesday – female characters i would love to learn from

it’s tuesday and i am again participating in the “top ten tuesday”, which is a weekly challenge hosted by the broke and the bookish. this weeks topic is:

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Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders (Leaders of what? That’s your decision. Who could lead a country, an army, a book club, a classroom, etc. Or maybe characters that would be trendsetters?)
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a few weeks ago i made a post about my top ten characters i had a crush on. that post was only based on male characters and i wanted to do another post for female characters. now i will do so, because i chose ten female characters, i would love to learn from, which basically means, that i love those characters because of their skills! so let’s get to it!

 

“top ten female characters i would love to learn from”

 

1.) starr from “the hate you give” by angie thomas

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i looooved this book! i loved the impact it had on me and probably everybody else. starr is such a great character and so, so, so strong! i could not believe how strong this girl was, even though life wasn’t fair to her. i would love to learn from her to be that strong.

 

2.) rachel from “words in deep blue” by cath crowley

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i knew i would love rachel right from the start. i felt protective of her. she was a vulnerable character and she went through so much. and even though she had to deal with so many things, i loved how was strong enough to overcome her grief and fear. i would love to learn from her how to leave some fears behind and just go for it, because sometimes i feel i could do more, i’m just to scared to do so.

 

3.) lucy from “the hating game” by sally thorne

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lucy is such a strong and funny character. she knows what she wants, she always knows what to say and is so hilarious. i wish i knew what to say all the time and don’t blank out and i am very jealous that she knows what she wants and goes for it. sometimes it’s not that easy, but i would love to be more like lucy.

 

4.) kizzy from “the long way to a small angry planet” by becky chambers

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i wasn’t the biggest fan of “the long way to a small angry planet” but one thing i loved very much, was kizzy! that girl is awesome. she has so many amazing mechanical skills, works until she fixes everything and she is also hilarious. i loved her so much!

 

5.) cath from “fangirl” by rainbow rowell

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cath is one of my favorite characters of all time. i love her. i could relate to her so much and i loved reading about her. she is so cool. i am not a writer, but i guess, it would be fun to hear about fan fiction writing. i just need an excuse to spend time with cath 😀

 

6.) celaena from “throne of glass” by sarah j. maas

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i just read the first two books in the series so far, but based on that i can say, that i really love how badass celaena is. that girl! i would want to learn from her to be so badass, because come on, don’t we all want to be a little bit badass sometimes!? 😀

 

7.) mia from “nevernight” by jay kristoff

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hmm, i am thinking about, what mia could teach me. well, she is an assassin. so… ok, i’ll go with this. i want her to teach me some self defense, because let’s be honest, it’s good to know how to defend yourself, especially if you live in a big city. so yeah, that would be cool. mia is so badass. i love her character and i can’t wait for the final book in the trilogy!

 

8.) inej from “six of crows” by leigh bardugo

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inej needs to be on this list, because i want to know, how to be a shadow! 😀 it would really come in handy to sneak up on people and listen what they have to say. because yes, there are always people talking behind your back. wouldn’t it be great to hear the truth? (i’m going dark here 😀 )

 

9.) lila from “a darker shade of magic” by v.e. schwab

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lila is such a cool character. at the beginning i had my problems with her but i started to love her very soon. she is strong and does what she wants. she also is a loner but can open up and that’s what i loved about her. the thing she does in book two of the series, is amazing and i would love to learn from her. i don’t want to spoil it, so i’ll leave it at that. you know what i mean haha! that would be so cool! 🙂

 

10.) lara jean from “to all the boys i’ve loved before” by jenny han

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i was a huge fan of lara jean from the beginning. i loved her personalities, i loved how she was the middle sister and all in all, who she was. spending time with her would be awesome. and what would we do? yes, she needs to teach me how to do these cookies! 😀 i am not a kitchen person and i can’t do anything at all, but i am up for learning haha 😀

 

 

so, these were my top ten female characters i would love to learn from. what do you think? do you agree? which female character would you like to learn from? let me know in the comments! 🙂

top ten tuesday – unique book titles

it’s tuesday and i am again participating in the “top ten tuesday”, which is a weekly challenge hosted by the broke and the bookish. this weeks topic is:

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Top Ten Unique Book Titles
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oh i love that topic! there are so many books out there, that have a unique book title in my opinion and i am happy to share my favorites with you! let me know your favorite titles in the comments. 🙂

 

“top ten unique book titles”

 

1.) “turtles all the way down” by john green

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when i heard, that the book title for john green’s new book would be “turtles all the way down” i was so excited. this title is amazing! and i was looking forward to find out, what the meaning is behind it. and the way it was revealed was great. definitely a unique title!

 

2.) “the curious incident of the dog in the night-time” by mark haddon

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i think i have never seen a title, that is so unique than this one! i can’t even remember it, i always have to look up, how to write it! 😀

 

3.) “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest” by ken kesey

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i swear, i am not doing a fall-cover theme list again. it just is coincidence. 😀 i really love the title “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest” because for me it’s very unique and it was definitely the reason, why i was drawn to this book.

 

4.) “the perks of being a wallflower” by stephen chbosky

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i always loved this title, because for me it stood out. the first time i heard it, i had to look up, what is meant by wallflower. and i was sold. i am so glad to have picked up this book, because not just the title is unique, the story is unique too! 🙂

 

5.) “extremly loud and incredibly close” by jonathan safran foer

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again a title i love! i immediately picked up the book, because i wanted to know what’s behind that title. and i am so happy i did, because this book is fantastic!

 

6.) “simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda” by becky albertalli

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i think both “simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda” and “the upside of unrequited” by becky albertalli are unique titles and definitely the reason, why i wanted to pick up the books.

 

7.) “autoboyography” by christina lauren

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i think this title is perfect! “autoboyography” fits the story so very well that in the end i had goosebumps. it’s an amazing story, heart breaking and heart warming and just wonderful. and “autoboyography” as a title is simple, short, but totally on point.

 

8.) “aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe” by benjamin alire sáenz

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i guess i love long titles in books. the same goes for “aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe”. the first time i heard it, i wanted to pick it up. it promises a book about revelation, about insight to the human life and it promises a great story between two people!! i am so excited to read this one! 🙂

 

9.) “the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” by douglas adams

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this one is easy. i love everything about galaxies, i love sci-fi. so of course i wanted someone to guide me through it. i love this title and this book is just hilarious!

 

10.) “we are the ants” by shaun david hutchinson

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i love “we are the ants”. not just the book but also the title. it’s also simple but it definitely raises the question, why are we the ants? i wanted to know. i read it. i knew why. it’s a fantastic read and i think it deserves more hype. i don’t see this book around much!

 

 

these were my favorite unique titles! what about you? do you agree? do you disagree? why? let me know in the comments! 🙂

top ten tuesday – ten books with fall covers

it’s tuesday and i am again participating in the “top ten tuesday”, which is a weekly challenge hosted by the broke and the bookish. this weeks topic is:

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Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes (If the cover screams fall to you, or the books give off a feeling of being Fallish)
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i was thinking about that theme and honestly, i do not associate any books with fall. since i am a mood reader i can basically read anything at any time of the year. yes, of course, there are horrors/thrillers that can be read around halloween, because it fits, but i do not read that many horrors, so for me that’s out of the question. so you might think, what is she going with then? ha, i have the answer. since fall means colors for me, especially orange, red, yellow, i am going with books, that have these colors on the cover. pretty simple i know, but it totally works for me, ha! 😀 so please enjoy my list!

 

“ten books with fall covers”

 

1.) “illuminae” by amie kaufman & jay kristoff

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i mean, just look at that! red, orange, awesome!! this cover screems fall for me, when i think about all the leaves outside right now. i really enjoyed this book, especially the format and the cover is just amazing. i can’t wait for “obsidio” to come out, because i want to continue reading this series.

 

2.) “the martian” by andy weir

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of course “the martian” by andy weir needed to be on this list. why? look at it! the cover is awesome and although it takes place on mars, it reminds me of fall.

 

3.) “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest” by ken kesey

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it’s basically the edition’s fault, that this book lands on this list, because it’s bright orange. i love these penguin classics editions. there aren’t many books published in that edition, but i want them all. 😀 just look at it!

 

4.) “great expectations” by charles dickens

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this edition of “great expectations” by charles dickens basically screams fall. not just because of the colors, but there are trees and leaves on it and i love it!! also the content. this was my first long novel by dickens and i loved it! it’s an amazing story, great characters and great writing. i am looking forward to my dickens project next year! 🙂

 

5.) “the perks of being a wallflower” by stephen chbosky

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i don’t remember if i have read this book in fall back then. but i think it’s a perfect fall book. it’s a book for reading on a cold day, curled up in a blanket with a hot choclate or tea. i loved this book back then and i think it fits very well with the theme.

 

6.) “firefight” by brandon sanderson

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i have read the reckoners series at the beginning of this year! i loved “steelheart” so much, that i needed to continue with “firefight” and “calamity”. it’s a really cool series, that’s a lot of fun, has great characters and a cool story. i really enjoyed it and i am sad, that not many people in the book world are talking about it. go get it guys, it’s fun! it’s also going to have a special place in my heart forever, because my copy of “steelheart” was signed by brandon sanderson. 🙂

 

7.) “simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda” by becky albertalli

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i looooooove “simon vs. the homo sapiens” agenda by becky albertalli! ❤ it is such a great story and i laughed and cried so much. it was an emotional rollercoaster and so much fun! and the cover fits perfectly into this list!

 

8.) “dark matter” by blake crouch

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this book needs to be on this list because of two reasons. first, the color. yes, “dark matter” by blake crouch has an awesome cover and it fits totally with my view of fall. but it also fits, because it’s a mystery. and as i said before, mysteries or thrillers are good for halloween. this book is suspenseful and will blow your mind!!

 

9.) “to kill a mockingbird” by harper lee

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if this cover doesn’t scream fall at you, then i don’t know anymore! 😀 i mean, the colors, the tree, it’s basically autumn! 😀 i have read “to kill a mockingbird” by harper lee a very long time ago and i know that i will have to read it again, now that i am older. but i remember loving it. i was totally sucked in by the story and it was one of the first classics i have read in english.

 

10.) “the curious incident of the dog in the night-time” by mark haddon

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it’s funny. ever since i mentioned “the curious incident of the dog in the night-time” by mark haddon a few weeks ago on my blog, i have been seeing it on instagram a lot. i don’t know what it is, but it’s just there all the time. i guess people figured out that it’s an amazing book. and look at that cover. doesn’t it scream fall?

 

 

that was it guys. that was my list of orange, red, yellow covers that represent fall for me. it’s not about the content, this list is basically just about the colors. that’s what i associate with fall. so deal with it! do you agree? what screams fall for you? let me know! 🙂

top ten tuesday – top ten male book characters i have a crush on

it’s tuesday and i am again participating in the “top ten tuesday”, which is a weekly challenge hosted by the broke and the bookish. this weeks topic is:

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Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends (Which characters do you have crushes on?)
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heck yeah! i have been waiting for this topic to arrive like for forever! now i can finally say the word love all the time and i can gush and dream about my favorite male characters that i want to be with. i am soooooo excited. and no, i don’t apologize for saying “i love him” a lot. just accept that! 😀

this list only focuses on male characters, but i will definitely be doing a list with my crushes on female characters, because i have a lot of those too! 🙂

 

“top ten male book characters i have a crush on” (which means full on love for me)

 

1.) levi from “fangirl” by rainbow rowell

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there is one big reason, why i love levi so much. unfortunately i can’t share that one yet. 😛 but basically, i love that guy. i love his development in this book. i love how he interacts with cath, how he loves her, how he supports her and is there for her. i know, that he does some pretty stupid things too, but i forgive him, because well, he’s just amazing. ❤

 

2.) mark watney from “the martian” by andy weir

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oh mark. my love for you is endless. 😀 i love this man! he is funny, he is super smart. he is brilliant and he doesn’t loose hope. yes, he has his bad moments, but i think he manages them so well, that i really envy him. i think i would have never been able to react like he did, if i would have been in that situation. mark, you are my hero and i will always love you for the feelings you gave me while reading this book.

 

3.) kaz brekker from “six of crows” by leigh bardugo

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if you didn’t know by now, that i am madly in love with kaz brekker, then where have you been all this time? i think i have mentioned this a couple of times now, haven’t i? 😀 this guy! he is like the worst of the worst, bu it like me some bad boy and he is the badest! i don’t know, i am always drawn to the bad boys and i totally know, that he’s the worst choice ever! but he has a place in my heart and this character will always be one of my favorites. i want him haha 😀

 

4.) finnick odair from “catching fire” by suzanne collins

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yes, i am specifically chosing “catching fire” here, because we don’t ever want to talk about “mockingjay”. never! finnick. my dear finnick. oh my god, i remember when his character got introduced. i knew exactly, that i will love this guy and i was right. he became my favorite thing about this whole series and that’s a big thing to say, i know! i just love this character so much. and sam claflin in the movies is just the biggest bonus ever here. 😀

 

5.) kell from the “shades of magic” series by v.e. schwab

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i fell in love with kell right from the start. i don’t even know why, but i knew straight from the beginning that he will be my favorite character in this series. and i was right. until the end, he was my favorite and i loved him. i loved the development he made, i loved his love for rhy, what he sacrifized. i loved how determined he was. i loved how lost he was. i could understand his decisions. this is such a cool character and i will always keep him in my heart. ❤

 

6.) mateo from “they both die at the end” by adam silvera

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mateo! ❤ i love him so much. he is such a great character and i could connect so much to him. to his anxiety, to his fears and just everything he did. it was so relatable and i got a big crush on him, because to me, he was perfect. i loved how he developed throughout this book. what he did with his life, how he changed things around. it made me love him even more.

 

7.) dorian & chaol from “throne of glass” by sarah j. maas

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yes you read right. i can’t choose. it’s not possible at all. i love both these guys after reading the first book. i don’t know what is going to happen in the other books, but after “throne of glass” i love both the same. dorian got me, when he confessed honestly to celaena. chaol got me from the start. it really is not easy to choose, because you can see their true feelings and i love how they interact with celaena. i wouldn’t want to be in her shoes, because i can’t choose either. i have a crush on both of them.

 

8.) joshua templeman from “the hating game” by sally thorne

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josh had to be on this list, because he is AWESOME! i mean, you get the idea that he is a complete asshole, because he behaves like that. and you know that i love my bad boys. that’s why i was immediately drawn to josh. but as the book continues you get to see his other sides and oh boy, do i love them. i want that guy in my life please. also, since this is a love story, can someone please give me that love story in real life? heck yeah!

 

9.) james alexander malcolm mackenzie fraser from “outlander” by diana gabaldon

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how could you not love someone with that name? 😀 i love jamie. jamie is like the best guy ever. he is tough and strong and the things he survived are completely crazy. his love for claire is beautiful and you really can see, that when he loves, he loves completely. he would do everything for the people he loves and that’s the thing i love most about him! ❤

 

10.) tric from “nevernight” by jay kristoff

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oh tric. how could i fall in love with you so badly? i knew that he would become on of my favorite characters while reading this book and again, i was right. i love this guy. i love his relationship with mia, i love how strong he is and his skills are also amazing! 🙂

 

 

that’s it guys. that’s my list of my top ten male book character crushes. i love all of those guys. and there are many more but let’s not get carried away! 😀 as i said, i will be doing such a list for my crushes on female characters as well. so wait for that! 🙂

what about you? can you understand my love for these characters? is there someone you love too? or do you say: “that girl is crazy!” 😀

top ten tuesday – ten books that feature characters who made me cry

it’s tuesday and i am again participating in the “top ten tuesday”, which is a weekly challenge hosted by the broke and the bookish. this weeks topic is:

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Ten Books That Feature Characters ____________: Examples: Ten books that feature black main characters, characters who hold interesting jobs, characters who have a mental illness, characters that are adopted, characters that play sports, etc, etc. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
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i started to think about this topic and i really didn’t know what i should choose. but then i thought about my favorite characters, that i love so much, although they have their problems and struggle. each and every one of them is unique in their own way and i love them, although they seem tough or broken. but they have one thing in common, no matter what their story is, they all made me cry.

 

“ten books that feature characters who made me cry”

 

1.) ove from “a man called ove” by fredrik backman

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if you’ve been on my blog for a while, you’ll know that i love ove with all my heart. this grumpy, old man made me cry so much. i can totally understand why he is living the life, he’s living. i can understand why he is the man he is. and i knew right from the beginning, that i will love this character. his story is so heartbreaking, that it’s no wonder, that he struggles so much with his life. he is grumpy, he doesn’t like people and he is hard to be around. but you love him no matter what, because his story will break your heart and make you love him even more.

 

2.) henry from “we are the ants” by shaun david hutchinson

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i couldn’t make this list without putting henry on it. oh my dear henry. i totally and completely understood him. he made me cry so much. he has to deal with a lot and it’s totally understandable, how he acts. this book is so wonderful and henry’s character is written so beautifully. please read this book, because no matter how hard henry struggles, this book will make you smile in the end (after all the tears).

 

3.) rachel from “words in deep blue” by cath crowley

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i just finished this book but i can’t stop thinking about it. it broke me but i loved it. and i loved rachel. she goes through a lot and i could totally relate to her right from the beginning. i felt what she felt. i cried when she cried. i loved when she loved. rachel’s life is complicated and full of grief, but she manages to live it no matter what. i was so proud of her and she definitely became one of my favorite characters.

 

4.) eliza from “eliza and her monsters” by francesca zappia

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eliza struggles a lot throughout this book. she doesn’t have a perfect life and she has her issues, which don’t make it easy for her. but eliza is also strong and i love her development in this book. she grows up but she also stands up for what she thinks is right. she has to deal with a lot of pressure, but she is doing great in my opinion and although this book made my cry so much, i was happy how it turned out in the end.

 

5.) charlie from “the perks of being a wallflower” by stephen chbosky

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charlie broke my heart. like multiple times when i read the book. but also watching the movie. i loved his character and i could totally relate to him, after everything was clear in the end. i loved his development and how he starts to enjoy his life, after meeting sam and patrick. charlie is strong and i am so happy, that i read his story.

 

6.) mateo from “they both die at the end” by adam silvera

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oh mateo. my dear mateo. ❤ i love this characters so much. his story is heartbreaking but i am so happy about his development in this book. his anxiety and his fears broke my heart and i was so glad, that he put them behind and started to live. he broke free and he struggled, but he had a great time in the end and loved how he came out of himself.

 

7.) simon from “simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda” by becky albertalli

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if you’ve read this book, you’ll know why simon needs to be on this list. this guy is sooooo adorable, that it’s not possible not to love him. he has a tough life and he has his struggles throughout this book, but i think he manages the best way possible. i was crying so much in the end, because i was so happy for simon and how everything turned out. this guy. ❤

 

8.) kaz brekker from “six of crows” by leigh bardugo

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everybody knows, that kaz brekker had a tough past. his background story got me shook and it hit me really, really hard. i could totally understand, why he struggles so much and why he does things his way. but i still love him. with all my heart. i just want to hold him all the time and be by his side, because i love that character and what leigh bardugo did with him. his past made me sob so much and i even didn’t want to imagine it. oh my poor kaz! ❤

 

9.) starr from “the hate you give” by angie thomas

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starr’s life is definitely far from easy. i absolutely can’t imagine what she has to go through in this book. i just know that i love her so much. she is so strong, it’s unbelievable. i was so proud of her at the end of this book. i cried so much and this book hit me right in the heart. it’a tragic and heartbreaking story.

 

10.) vic from “kids of appetite” by david arnold

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i read this book at the beginning of this year and it crushed me. i cried so much, i don’t even know how i managed to finish that book. but vic’s story was so heartbreaking and his journey and struggle throughout this book hit me so hard. don’t get me wrong, i love this book and i will definitely be reading it soon again, but it really crushed me. vic is such a great character, his story will move you and break you. also, all those great quotes in this book. i just love it! ❤

 

 

what about you? did any of these characters made you cry too? do you agree or disagree with me? let me know in the comments, if you had the same connection with the characters as i did! 🙂