TOP FIVE TUESDAY ♡ REQUIRED SCHOOL READINGS

Hello friends and happy Tuesday! I hope everyone’s had a good day so far. I think our Top Five list is going to be a pretty interesting one. If you’ve taken English in high school or university, you’re required to read certain books and it doesn’t matter if you like the book or not; you have to read it. Or, if you were like me, you tried the first few chapters, got bored, and Sparknoted the book instead and still managed to get B’s. “But you’re such a bookwarm!” you say, eh? You’re not wrong, but if I’m forced to read something chances are I won’t. I read what I want, not what I’m forced. But I digress. While I’ve hated most of what I’ve been forced to read in high school and university, there have been some decent ones here and there. So those that are in our list today are the ones I either liked and actually read or they’re ones I relatively tolerated but still Sparknoted nonetheless and I’m not ashamed.

Here is today’s Top Five Tuesday: Required School Readings!

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MOODBOARD MONDAY ♡ THE DEAL

Hello friends and happy Monday! And happy last week of November!

For today’s Moodboard Monday, I’ve decided to do somewhat of a miniseries of moodboards. So you should all know how much I love the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy and instead of doing one giant moodboard I thought, why not do one moodboard per book? And therefore, we have our little miniseries of moodboards! We’re kicking it all off with The Deal, which is Hannah and Garrett’s story and my second favourite of the series. I’m like this close to rereading this series for like the 5th time. It’s SO good.

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Until next time,

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REVIEW ✧ APOLLYON

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“To love is not weak. Love is the strongest thing there is.”

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Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

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CHARACTER OF THE WEEK ♡ NOVEMBER 24

Hello friends and happy Friday! Can you believe that a month from now it’ll be Christmas Eve? That’s INSANE. Anyways, I hope everyone’s had a good week, one that was better than mine since I’ve been sick all week (full disclosure: colds sucks). But I’m not letting this cold take COTW away from me so let’s get down to it! I’ve had a few characters bouncing around in my head but some of them are relatively new to me so I want to wait a little bit more until I shine a spotlight on them, but our character today is still a great pick. This is a character that I’ve mentioned before in one of my Top Five Tuesday posts and I honestly can’t believe I haven’t picked them yet. They’re sweet, supportive, thoughtful, and someone I’d truly love to have in my life.

This week’s character is…..

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REVIEW ✧ HAVEN

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“We all hold a monster inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.”

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“We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.”

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.

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TOP FIVE TUESDAY ♡ WORST BOOK COVERS

Hello friends and happy Tuesday! As I was thinking about what to do for our weekly list today, it occurred to me that while I covered which book covers I love and think are beautiful I never fulfilled the promise I made of doing a counter-list, meaning the covers that I don’t like. Well, now is that time. Like I said before, I’m the type of person who judges books by their cover because sometimes you just have to. And there have even been times where a cover has been gorgeous but the book was terrible so overtime you learn that sometimes your judgement is justified. Now, it’s not that these covers are the worst in the world but they’re just not up to my particular standards. You should expect to see a lot of NA covers here because those covers are so bad. Like really, really bad. It’s the one fault of NA, in my opinion.

Here is today’s Top Five Tuesday: Worst Book Covers!

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MOODBOARD MONDAY ♡ RONAN LYNCH

Hello friends and happy Monday! I hope everyone’s had a good day so far. I’ve been stuck in a car all day so I’m absolutely wiped out but I always have time for a moodboard.

Today’s Moodboard Monday is dedicated to the infamous Ronan Lynch from Maggie Stiefvater’s series, The Raven Cycle. I always love giving Ronan some of my love and since he’s one of the only things I care about in this series he deserves his own moodboard. If you have yet to meet Ronan I highly recommend that you do. He’s a delight in a non-delightful way.

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REVIEW ✧ DEITY

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“The oracle had a prophecy upon your birth, that one would bring the true death to all of us and the other would be our savior.”
“Oh geez,” I muttered. “Grandma Piperi strikes again.”

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History is on repeat, and things didn’t go so well the last time.

Alexandria isn’t sure she’s going to make it to her eighteenth birthday–to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she’s a goner… and so is Aiden.

If that’s not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time “training”–which really is just Seth’s code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time–she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she’s caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed… and destroyed.

Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate…

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CHARACTER OF THE WEEK ♡ NOVEMBER 17

Hello friends and happy Friday! We’re at the end of another week and honestly, thank god. For some reason this week felt like it was passing so slowly. I don’t know, maybe it had to do with the fact that my family and I were preparing for a trip we’re on this weekend and the stress made it feel longer than it is. But it’s done and now we can just have a nice little lovefest today. The character I have chosen today is, in a word, iconic. I don’t think I’ve met anyone who’s ever said a bad thing about this person because they’re such an incredible character. Not because they’re like a godsend or the nicest, most caring, beautiful character in the world. No, this character is iconic for mostly negative reasons but you can’t help but be in awe of them. Also, since I’ve been stuck in a car for 8 hours and I’m rather cranky I felt like this character would greatly reflect my mood.

This week’s character is…..

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TOP FIVE TUESDAY ♡ BOOK RECS

Hello friends and happy Tuesday! I hope everyone’s been having a good day. I think we’ve got a fun topic for our Top Five today. If you’re a total bookworm like I am then you either constantly have people coming to you asking for recommendations or you’re the type of person who tells everyone you know to read a great book you just read. Or at least I’m like that. But whenever someone asks for recs, you always have those certain books that are your go-to recs. They’re the books that you not only want everyone else to read but they’re books that are most likely your favourite books (or if you can’t pick favourites, they’re high up on your list). I feel like I recommend a lot of books but out of all my recs, these are absolutely my go-to’s.

Here is today’s Top Five Tuesday: Book Recs!

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