Top 5 Wednesday|Top 5 DNF Books!

Yay, a Top 5 Wednesday Post I can finally write about!

This weeks  topic as you probably already know if top 5 books you did not finish and I don’t usually DNF books a lot now but there are still a couple of main books that have just slipped off my radar until now. Let’s go then!

By the way, Top 5 Wednesday was made by Lainey on Booktube (here channel is gingerreadslainey). You can look at the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads page here.

1.  Angelfall by Susan Ee

I actually don’t know why I didn’t finish off this book, but I didn’t and I have lost interest in Angel orientated books at the moment so I won’t be picking up this book again.

2. Paper Towns by John Green

Now I was really looking forward to this book but it literally left my radar. I was in a kind of in a reading slump during the summer so I didn’t read much of anything so don’t take it personally any Paper Towns fans!

3. The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson

This is a middle grade-ish story I believe and I was just not getting into it. And even though the book wasn’t for people of my age, the start of the book was still rather slow and not interesting.

4. The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag

I have just lost interest of the book completely. Though the characters seem interesting in there own right, there’s is just too much specialist jargon for me to really enjoy this book.

5. Lord Of The Ring: The Fellowship Of The Ring by T.R.R Tolkien

A DNF list wouldn’t be complete without my special little buddy Lord Of The Rings. I think I need to get the special edition where the story is cut into 10 smaller parts because the Lord Of The Rings is just too massive to conquer in one.

There is my Top 5 Wednesday done! Do link your Top 5 Wednesdays or just comment below what books you didn’t finish.

I’ll write soon!


WWW Wednesday and Top 5 Wednesday!

Hi everyone! How’s your Wednesday been? Mine has been good until I found out this boy in one of my classes has an annoying fixation on beating me on every test. It isn’t healthy. Any advice for me problem? Anyway, I feel like I can confidently do T5W today and it’s a great T5W- Top 5 authors you discovered this year. You all know the drill with WWW Wednesday, so lets get to it!

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading two books extremely slowly. The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag and Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.


What have you read previously?

I finished Carry On by Rainbow Rowell last Friday and here is my review if you want to know my thoughts on it!


What books you are planning to read?

Next week I’ll be reading Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness! I cannot wait!


Now onto Top 5 Wednesday!

1) Rainbow Rowell

I seriously love her writing style. I can read her books in a couple of hours if I weren’t so busy! She is definitely becoming one of those auto-buy authors.

2) Markus Zusak

The Book Thief was literally too many feels I couldn’t cope. His writing in that book was so unique and bemusing but amazing overall. I am so glad that I discovered Zusak and I am on the hunt for his other books.

3) Erin Morgenstern

Ugh The Night Circus was so good! After a finished that book it was like I was in a state of wonder. Morgenstern’s descriptions were so delicious I never wanted to be in a fictional place so much, excluding Hogwarts of course. I am super glad I found her and her book!

 4) Victoria Aveyard

Even though there is a lot of conflicting views on the Red Queen I personally loved it! Thus, thankful for discovered Aveyard and she will definitely be an auto-buy author if she branches out of the Red Queen Trilogy.

5) Erika Johansen

I feel in love with the Tearling world during September and I can safety say that Johansen’s writing made everything a lot simpler than they could of been. There is a lot of politics in the The Queen and Invasion of the Tearling but I didn’t find anything overly complicated or heavy. I am so happy I discovered her and cannot wait to finish off the trilogy.


I know this post was a little bit shorter than my usual posts but I have a couple of tests tomorrow, so I couldn’t go as in depth as I would of liked on my WWW and Top 5 Wednesday. Who are your top authors? What books are you currently reading? Comment below!

I’ll write soon.


WWW Wednesday and Top 5 Wednesday-Graphic Novels

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having an epic. Wednesday! Being new to blogging I was thinking I should just throw myself in the deep end and do these two weekly posts!

Firstly WWW!

What are you currently reading?


-The Book Thief by Mark Zusak

It feels like I haven’t even made a dent in this book! It seems big, but I know I can easily finish this book if I focus all of my attention on it! The writing style still seems very new to me, but I can feel myself easing into slightly.

What have you read previously?

-Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Well you can check my September wrap up if you want my full run down of the previous books I have read.  But I did finish Faingirl on Sunday and I just fell in love with it! My review is to come soon!

What books you are planning to read?

Well this is a nice transition onto T5W. But I am planning to read a load of graphic novels but also…

-Carry on by Rainbow Rowell. This is my priority read for the next couple of days. I loved the bits of Carry On that were in Fangirl and I can’t wait to read the long length novel of the story!

Now onto T5w!

This weeks T5W was top 5 graphic novels, but I have a little confession to make….I don’t read graphic novels. It’s funny because I don’t think I dislike graphic novels I simply don’t read them. So to twist the T5W to my favour and turned it to top 5 graphic novels I want to read soon.

I went straight to the library today and picked five of the most interesting graphic novels from the dismal collection and borrowed them. Seriously, most of the novels were not in order at all and I was pretty sure I couldn’t carry on reading the novel from book 4. I also made a point about not going on Goodreads to look up on any ratings or reviews, I wanted to see if I could pick a good graphic novel for myself without subconsciously thinking about ratings.

I will keep my summaries to a minimum on each pick because I really don’t know anything new about them.

1. Town of the Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms by Fumiyo Kounio


This manga follow the story of a average women living in Hiroshima after the atomic bomb is dropped. I found the summary really intriguing and I loved how deceiving the cover was because when I picked it up I thought it was going to be a romance!

2. Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

I haven’t heard of this Jane Austen novel, but I saw the summary on the back and thought, why not?

3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


This is one of the two classic book that I would like to read in normal novel form. It’s a classic so I have to read it, but Dickens in a bit intimidating, so I’m starting with a graphic novel.

4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


And the second graphic novel which is a classic in normal novel form. I did try (last summer I think?) reading the normal copy but the start is just so boring! Just saying what I feel guys, just so many pages until I got to the actual story and by the time I didn’t feel like reading it anymore. Hopefully after reading the graphic novel of the story, it will help me with the actual novel.

5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Illustrated by Fabio Celoni and Mirka Andolfo)


If you guys have read my October TBR, you would know that The Kite Runner in novel form is in there. I borrowed this just if I wanted to read the book but in a lighter form after The Book Thief.

And there is my WWW and T5W for the week! I hope you enjoyed this post and please comment down your WWW and T5W. Write soon.


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P.S WWW Wednesdays is hosted by Sam from Taking On A World Of Words. Just a quick shoutout!