Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Would Make Good Video Games

This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. This week’s topic is about books that I think can be good as video games. 🙂 There are lots to choose from and breaking down to five is quite challenging.

  • In the Company of Killers by J.A. Redmerski – This is the first one that came out of my mind. I think it’s going to be an amazing action/shooting game. Story mode: Pick an assassin as playable characters or it can be a co-op multiplayer game or even VS Game. Shit. It’s. Going. To. Be. A. BLOODY.
  • Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco – For this, it’s going to be an adventure/horror game. Okiku (The ghost) will be the playable character in helping lost souls as they seek justice and Okiku is the one to hunt them down.
  • The Martian by Andy Weir – Survival / Adventure Role Playing Game. Mark Watney as playable character as he figures out to survive in Mars and communicate back to Earth. Eventually, he gets back to Earth. P.S. BOTANY POWERS
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Adventure/Magical game. It’s going to have a Harry Potter-kind of vibes. Better experience in Virtual Reality.
  • Legend by Marie Lu – RPG / Action / Adventure either June or Day will be playable characters. Each will have their own story mode. Well… good luck on Champion. ALTERNATIVE ENDING PLS. Haha!

 

What are some books do you think can be great video games? Let me know your thoughts on the comments!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Inaccurate Covers

This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. This week’s topic is innacurate book covers.

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  • Off-Campus Series by Elle Kennedy – I love this sports romance series but I wasn’t a huge fan of the cover changes. I prefer the ones with chiseled abs because it screams about Hockey players, not this girly covers.

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  •  Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha Young – The hero in this book has tattoos but in the cover… na da!

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  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – This is an old edition but the cover doesn’t live up to its story. I swear, the story is amazing and beautiful.

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  • The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco – I prefer the one with the Sadako / Kayago-like girl on the cover because it looks scary and accurate to the story unlike this one filled with crows.

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  • Willing Captive by Belle Aurora – If you’re going to look at it, it looks like an erotica novel. Don’t be deceived by it because it’s not.

 

What are the books that you think doesn’t match with the story? Feel free to share or leave your Top 5 Wednesday links 😉

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Top 5 Wednesday: Gateway to New Adult Books

This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. Out of the topics this month- Gateway books to our favorite genre. New Adult  is one of my favorite genres of all time and here are the books I think would be great in exploring the New Adult genre.

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  • Easy by Tammara Webber – This is the first book that introduced me and made me love for the New Adult genre. The writing style, the story and the characters are amazing. I love the relationship development between the characters. Plus, it’s swoon worthy. I also love the emphasis of self-defense here. It’s nicely done.

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  • Slammed by Colleen Hoover –  Of course, Colleen Hoover is included on my list. Actually, you can pick any book of hers to start but I choose Slammed because it’s somewhat in between YA and NA. If you’re a YA Reader and venturing to NA, this is a great book to start.

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  • Unteachable by Leah Raeder / Elliot Wake If you’re looking for forbidden romance / student-teacher relationship, pick this book up. This book is a hidden gem in NA and it’s beautifully written. I love the characters in this book, they’re flawed, strong, edgy, and honest. Their emotions are raw and palpable.  The chemistry is really good and intense.

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  • The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski –  Words can’t express how beautiful this book is. It’s compelling, romantic, and breathtaking. The main characters are likable, their road trip and love story is one the best written.

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  • Butterfly Dreams by A. Meredith Walters – Mesmerizing writing style, slow burn romance and great character developments. A. Meredith Walters knows how to stir her readers’ emotions.

Have you read any of these books? If you’re a New Adult fan, what are the books you think are great starters? Feel free to share! Also, share your gateway books of your favorite genres. I would love to read your recommendations! 🙂

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want as TV Shows

This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. This week’s topic is: Books I Want as TV Shows.

  • In the Company of Killers series by J.A. Redmerski – You are probably tired of me talking about it over and over again. This is the number one on my list as a TV show. I WANT IT SO BADLY. LET ME SEE MY FAVORITE ASSASSINS ON TV. I swear, this is a badass series that will put you on the edge of your seats.

  • Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead The movie adaptation flopped. I think it will be good as a TV series given with proper casting for the characters. Give justice to this awesome vampire series!

  • Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas – More assassins. I may have only read the first book but this series has a great potential to become one.

  • Crossfire series by Sylvia Day – You might be screaming at me for wanting an erotica series to be a TV show. Calm down peeps. This series has a great sexy romance and I enjoy the conflicts going on with this series. TV shows nowadays have explicit scenes.

  • Addicted / Calloway sisters series by Krista & Becca Ritchie – This is going to be one entertaining series if it happens. OMFG. Seeing Lily, Rose and Daisy Calloway? DAMN QUEENS then  Loren Hale, Connor Cobalt & Ryke Meadows on screen? I will shamelessly touch or kiss the fucking TV screen.

What are the books or series you want as TV shows? 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Characters I Want as a Family

This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. The topic for this week is: Characters I Want as a Family.

  • Ryke Meadows  (Addicted / Calloway Sisters series by Krista & Becca Ritchie) – I want Ryke as a big brother. He’s a caring, protective, loving guy and no one wants to mess with him or else he’s gonna kick your ass. He defends his love ones and watches over you like a mother hen. He may look scary and intimidating when he cuss words, but he’s definitely a sweet guy.
  • Arthur and Molly Weasley (Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling) – Without any doubt, I want them as my parents. They’re the coolest parents ever. They treat people so good as if they’re part of the family.
  • Kel Cohen (Slammed by Colleen Hoover) – I want him as my little brother. If you read Slammed, he’s Layken’s younger brother who talks backwards and says basagna instead of lasagna (one of my favorites ever). I adore this kid so much.
  • Ella Harper (Paper Princess by Erin Watt) – She’s gonna be the best badass sister ever. She’s fierce, kind, selfless, hardworking and strong but when someone messes up with her or anyone she loved… you better watch out.
  •  Kat and Denny Hall (If I Stay by Gayle Forman) – I want Mia Hall’s parents as my aunt and uncle. These two shared passion for rock music. They’re supportive on whatever choices you make and make you feel accepted. They’ll encourage you to pursue your dreams and be at your best.

Who are the characters you’d want as a family? Feel free to share your thoughts! If you have a T5W post, you can put your links on the comments. 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Will Never Read

This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. The topic for this week is: Books I Will Never Read. The books I’m going to mention are the ones I’ve outgrown and lost my interest.  Also, I already made a list of book series I’m not going to continue.

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  • Gone series by Michael Grant – Before, I really like to give this a try but I keep forgetting to read it. Now it’s being pushed down to my TBR list and I wasn’t in the mood to read it anymore.

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  • The Calling by James Frey – Honestly, I wasn’t really into his writing style. I’m just not a fan of him too. I’m just going to stay away from his books.

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  • Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs I didn’t enjoy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and I completely lost my interest in this world. I know this book is to be released and I’m one of those people who isn’t excited about it.

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  • The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings – As much as I enjoy dystopian novels, most people I knew didn’t enjoy this book and I trust them on that.

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  • Asylum by Madeleine Roux – I tend to be picky when it comes to horror novels and I have high hopes this book will scare me. However, I have a strong feeling it will not give me goosebumps. So… pass!

 

Have you read any of these books? What are the books that you will never read? Feel free to share on the comments or share your link on Top 5 Wednesday!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want To Read Before the End of the Year

 This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. The topic for this week is: Books I Want To Read Before the End of the Year. There are lots of books that I want to read before 2016 ends and here are my prioritized TBR books:

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  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – I may have heard mixed things about this book but I’m obsessed with assassin themed books this year and I’m definitely gonna give this one a try.

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  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – Nicola Yoon’s writing style is really captivating. I am going to read this book very soon because I love The Sun Is Also A Star (November 2016).

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  • Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren – More likely the rest of the Wild Seasons series. I adore this duo when it comes to new adult / adult contemporary romance novels. I ended up enjoying Sweet Filthy Boy and I’m excited to continue this series.

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  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz – LISBETH SALANDER IS BACK! I MUST READ THIS. ASAP! MY FAVORITE HEROINE. ❤ Continuing Stieg Larsson’s legacy but I’m crossing my fingers it will lived up to my expectations.

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  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga – I’m intrigued by this book for a while. The summary looks promising and I heard amazing things about it. This book might put me on the edge of my seat. 🙂

 

These are the books that I want to read before the end of 2016. Have you read any of these? What are the books you want to read before the end of 2016? Feel free to share in the comments! Have a lovely day bookworms! ❤

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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Books I Wish Had Sequels

This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. The topic for this week is: Books I Wish Had Sequels.

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  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – This is the first book that comes out of my mind. I’ll never get enough of this book because of its enchanting writing style and the world is so magical.

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  • Champion by Marie Lu – Our hearts were shattered in this final book..If you know what I mean 😉 Honestly, I want more June and Day. I am begging to Marie Lu for another book!  [cries.]

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  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – One of the YA Contemporary Romance with a cliffhanger-ish ending. I’m really curious what happens next for Eleanor and Park. I just adore these two and I want a perfect ending for them.

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  •  Dead to You by Lisa McMann – The ending was a jaw dropper. Total mindf and vague. I just want answers on the mystery part and put my mind at ease.

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  • Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – It’s such a fun summer road trip book. I wonder if Amy and Roger will have another road trip because that will be super fun!

 

What are the books that you wish had sequels? Feel free to let me know or post a link of your T5W on the comments 🙂

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TOP 5 Wednesday: Favorite Books Outside my Comfort Zone

This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. The topic for this week is: Favorite Books Outside Your Comfort Zone. These includes the books that I don’t usually read or some books from other genres that aren’t my cup of tea but enjoyed.

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  • You by Caroline Kepnes [ Psychological Thriller ] – I seriously didn’t expect this book to be addictive and will leave you conflicted. It’s quite creepy because the main character is one lovable sick bastard.

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  • The Martian by Andy Weir [Sci-Fi ] – There are moments I’m overwhelmed by this book because of the science references. Mark Watney’s character is so good! He’s one funny nerd despite being stuck on Mars (which is scary). This book is a great survival story.

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  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri [Classics] – For someone who isn’t really a fan of classics.. Yes, I really enjoyed this book and I have yet to continue the rest of the books. Dante Alighieri went on a journey guided by Virgil through the circles of Hell. It’s challenging to read this as its told in poetry form and the words = EPISTAXIS.

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  • Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard [Historical Non-Fiction] -This book was recommended to me by Lola Des (My grandfather’s younger sister). I’m not familiar with American Civil War but I’m fascinated with Pres. Abraham Lincoln (It started when I’ve read Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame Smith) and his contributions in America.

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  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden [Historical Fiction / Asian Literature ] – I’ve watched the movie first when I was in high school for English Class. I forgot the story and decided to read it. The writing style is compelling and easy to get into the story as we get to know the culture of Japan, specifically for Geishas.

 

Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts and what are your favorite books that are out of your comfort zones? Feel free to share! 🙂 Have a lovely Wednesday everyone!

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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Favorite Character Names

 This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. The topic for this week is: Favorite Character Names. I have a lot.. breaking it down to 5 is quite challenging. Without further ado, here are my favorite character names.

Vasilisa Dragomir [Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead]

  • This is my favorite name of all time. Lissa Dragomir is Rose Hathaway’s best friend and Christian Ozera’s lover (these two need a book. I swear).

Alexander Zalachenko [The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson]

  • He is Lisbeth Salander’s abusive father and the villain on the second book of Millenium series. I hate this man but I like his name.

Nehemia Ytger [Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas]

  • One of the most unique names I’ve encountered in novels. I don’t know how to pronounce the last name. I’ve only read ToG and I adore this lady so much.

Seraphina Bragado [The Swan and The Jackal by J.A. Redmerski]

  • In the Company of Killers series is my obsession this year. This lady’s name is simply badass. 🙂

Owen Gentry [Confess by Colleen Hoover]

  • This may be my least favorite Colleen Hoover book (not counting Never Never novellas] but his name is so clever. Oh. Em. Gee. LOL (if you know what I mean)

Share your favorite character names on the comments! I would love to hear them 🙂

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