Top Five Friday – LGBTQ+ Books

This is my first Top Five Friday in a few weeks, but I’m looking forward to telling you all about my favourite LGBTQ novels. These books are so freaking awesome, and I love them all, so go check them out (once you’ve read this post, obviously).

1 – Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda

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2 – Running With Scissors

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3 – Lies My Girlfriend Told Me

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4 – Geography Club

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5 – Fox-Hat And Neko

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Happy reading!

Top 5 Friday – Auto-Buy Book Tropes

It’s another Top Five Friday! This one is going to be five things that will automatically make me love a book. You know, the book plot ideas or character tropes that you just instantly love. These are mine.

1) Genderfluid main character.

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There are not enough books with genderfluid or non-binary students, and so I love anything where I can find this rare character type. Note to self; buy ‘Symptoms of Being Normal’ the next time I’m out.

2) Gay fantasy books.

I’m all for gay or lesbian couples getting it on while fighting fantastic creatures and going on great quests. If anyone can recommend me any, I’d love you forever.

3) Psychological Thrillers.

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The creepier and chilling the better. If I end the book questioning my own sanity, then it’s deemed a good book. Again, if anyone can recommend me any – similar to Gone Girl or Girl On The Train – I’d be mighty grateful.

4) Anything involving book bloggers or fangirls.

Cather Avery, Katy Schwartz – I love books with characters who I can relate to. If I see any books like ‘Fangirl’, it’s an instant buy.

5) Fantasy books in general.

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Basically if it’s set in a fictional universe – preferably with some form of magic – I’m almost guaranteed to buy it and love it. I’m a sucker for any escapism I can get.

Which kinds of books do you automatically buy? Comment and make me happy – I desire contact with other human beings.

Top Five Friday – Book Girlfriends

Last Friday I did a post about my bookish boyfriends, and that’s all great and everything, but I’m not just into guys. Girls get me going as well, and I’ve got my fictional female crushes as well, so sit back and enjoy.

1) Hermione Granger

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You just try and find me someone as awesome as Hermione. Just try. She was my first proper girl crush, and that’s not even considering how gorgeous Emma Watson is.

2) Katy Schwartz

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I would love to be girlfriends with Katy. I’d be her blogging girlfriend, and we’d cuddle in bed and read to each other, and it’d be awesome. We’d be one od those Youtube couples who are ridiculously cute and adorable.

3) Cather Avery

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Same for Cath. We’d be the cute, fanfiction-writing couple, and we’d probably meet in Creative Writing class, and bond over our work and shared passion for fictional wizards who may or may not be gay.

4) Daenerys Targaryen

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Without even mentioning Emilia Clarke’s beauty, Daenerys is a strong, defiant female character – and imagine how the sex would be. 😉

5) Isabelle Lightwood

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Whoo, talk about spicy. Isabelle is beautiful and sexy, and she knows it. Give me this Lightwood sibling any day (as hot as Alec is).

Happy reading! And happy Valentines Day – when it happens.

Top Five Friday – Book Boyfriends

Happy top five Friday! Today has been an awesome day – Zayn Malik’s new single, the accompanying video, my first job interview in over a year, and I felt so cute this morning. Overall, a great day, and it’s getting even better because I’m going to be embracing the Valentine spirit and telling you my top five book boyfriends. Let’s begin.

1) Park Sheridan.

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He’s introverted, he’s geeky, and he would do almost anything for you once you gain his trust and love. I love Park Sheridan so much….

2) Jem Carstairs.

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I seem to have a weakness for the soft-spoken, introverted type.

3) Augustus Waters

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Not introverted, but he’s soppy in a really cheesy and romantic way, and I still shed a tear when I read ‘TFIOS.’

4) Daemon Black

Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys. (Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian (Lux, #1))

5) Lochan Whitley

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I know he’s totally into Maya, but I’d be so into him if he wasn’t. He’s got crippling social anxiety, which I can empathize with, and he’s just a total sweetie pie. Yay Lochan!

Happy reading!!!

Top Five Friday – Books Tropes I Love

“Friday: The day after Thursday and before Saturday according to Rebecca Black. Also the most annoying day of the week now.”

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It’s Friday! That means it’s another of my Top Fives. Last week I gave you the top five book tropes that I hate – these are tropes I love to read about. Enjoy.

1) Bisexual Female Character. This particular character trope is ridiculously hard to find – it’s like the Holy Grail of book characters. Is it so hard for authors to write strong, sexy, bisexual females? I need more bi visibility in my books.

2) Geeks. I love, love, LOVE books with geeky characters who own their geekiness. Dungeons and Dragons, comic books, the whole shebang. By the way, if anyone can recommend me books with geeky characters, please do.

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3) Dragons. Speaking of geeks, I also love books with dragons. As in dragons who have a human form – if you want to hear my opinions on this, just read my review of ‘Dragon Bound‘ by Thea Harrison.

4) Thrillers. I’m such a sucker for books like ‘Gone Girl’ where you’re kept on your toes the whole way through, wondering who you can trust. I like plot twists around every corner.

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5) Domesticity. Give me a book with a very domestic-acting couple, and I’m in love. It’s rare, but I just love fictional couples who are happy together and are so domestic. Doing the cooking together, doing the school run, the whole lot.

What book tropes get you excited about a book? Is there any books in the above tropes that you know of? Talk to me either in the comments section, or on Twitter.

Happy reading!

Top Five Friday – Book Tropes I Hate (with a passion)

C’mon, admit it – we all have those book tropes which are so overdone or annoying that they make you want to throw the book out the window. That’s what this week’s Top Five Friday is all about.

1) Love Triangles. I’m all for some love conflict if it’s written well, but when I see love triangles everywhere, it’s a pain in the ass. Don’t even get me started on love triangles between two brothers. Ugh.

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2) Insta-love. Now, I’m as much a fan of insta-love as the next girl, especially if there’s a genuine reason for it like they’re literal soulmates or something, but it isn’t very realistic, and I think I prefer the slow burn, building relationship. Think ‘Eleanor and Park.’

3) Moody male protagonist. Dude, you may be the lead of your story, but you’ve got more issues than Vogue. Build a bridge and get over yourself.

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4) Will they? Or won’t they? When the characters of a book are in the perfect situation to do something – either about their feelings for each other, or about the problem at hand – and they just don’t, and you feel like:

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5) Dystopian. As much as I love ‘The Maze Runner’ and ‘Divergent’ and ‘The Hunger Games’, I’m getting really tired of seeing all the dystopian books around. Find another sub-genre, people!

Which book tropes do you hate? Let me know in either the comments below, or send me an ask on Tumblr.

Happy reading!

Top Five Friday – Books I’d Love To See Adaptations Of

Time for another Top Five! This one is five books I’d love to see as movies or tv shows. Adaptations of a book series can either be a hit – Harry Potter – or a miss – the Beautiful Creatures movie – but these are books I’d love to see an amazing adaptation of, if they ever become movies or tv shows.

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1) ‘Wicked‘ by Gregory Maguire. Rumours of a movie adaptation have been floating about for years now, but I’m still holding out hope it’ll happen. It would be amazing to be able to go see Wicked on the big screen, instead of having to travel a long way to go see it on stage somewhere. Also, how awesome would it be for Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth to reprise their roles as Elphaba and Galinda for the movie?

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2) These next two are by the same author, but just as equally good. First of all, a tv adaptation of ‘Noughts And Crosses’ by Malorie Blackman would be the best thing ever. There’s four books in the series, and if it was done well, a tv show would be pretty epic.

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3) Also by Blackman, there’s the book ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ which is a favourite of both mine and my younger sister’s. It deals with teen parenthood, sexuality, and acceptance of all kinds, and I would kill whoever necessary if it meant I’d get this made into a movie. I’m serious.

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4) Also quite a serious book, it would be very cool to have a well done adaptation of ‘Hush Hush’ by Becca Fitzpatrick. I know a lot of people don’t like this series, but I do, and if it was done right, it could be a huge success. Also, imagine Robert Sheehan as Patch…. Right?

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5) Ending on a lighter note, I think a movie of ‘Anna and The French Kiss’ by Stephanie Perkins would be an instant box office hit. After all, who wouldn’t love Etienne St Clair? I can think of a few options to play him in a movie off the top of my head – check out the fancast I did for this book if you want to see my visions.

Which books would you kill your own mother to see on the screen? I want to know your adaptation dreams and ideas – I really do. Comment!