Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Bromances

This weekly meme is hosted by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and Sam of Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out the weekly topics on Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. For this week’s topic: Favorite Bromances. Who doesn’t love solid male friendships that sometimes you ship them hard? Since I have limited options, the last two I’m going to mention are from TV series.  Without further ado, here are my picks:

  • Loren Hale, Connor Cobalt & Ryke Meadows (Addicted / Calloway Sisters series by Krista & Becca Ritchie) – These guys are my top pick and so far the best bromance I’ve encountered in book.series. I’m so amused with their bickering and I cherish all those moments. I love the friendship between these 3 guys. Such an unbreakable bond.
  • Garrett Graham, John Logan, Dean Laurenitis & John Tucker (Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy) – We have another solid friendship here. The Briar Hockey players have different personalities but they’re all goofy and swoon-worthy. Out of these 4 guys, Dean is my favorite and Tucker running second.
  • Ignazio Vitale & Lorenzo Gambini (Monsters in His Eyes trilogy by J.M. Darhower) – Unlike the first two picks, the bromance between the made men is evident only on Target on Our Backs (book 3/final book). They may be frenemies, but these two showed loyalty for each other.
  • Tsukasa Domyouji, Rui Hanazawa, Soujirou Nishikado, & Akira Mimasaka (Hana Yori Dango / Boys Over Flowers) –  One of my all time favorite Asian Dramas inspired from the manga series: Hana Yori Dango by Yoko Kamio. It all started with Meteor Garden (Taiwanese version) when I was in grade school and I was addicted since. I’ve watched the Japanese and Korean version.

  • Goblin and Grim Reaper (Goblin) – My recent bromance favorite. I’m so obsessed with Goblin and Grim Reaper’s friendship (GIF: Iconic walk ftw!). The early episodes in this K-Drama will make you laugh out loud but as the episodes went on, it became more serious and emotional. I’m still not over it after I finished it two months ago and I can’t even watch another TV series. Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook better reunite in a drama or movie! Love their bromance chemistry ❤ ❤ ❤

Who are your favorite bromances? Feel free to share on the comments or link your T5W so I can check it out. Have a great day everyone!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Hate to Love Ships

This weekly meme is hosted by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and Sam of Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out the weekly topics on Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. The topic for this week is Hate to Love Ships. This is my favorite topic this month because I enjoy reading Hate to Love romance and sometimes they get on my nerves. It’s my guilty pleasure kind of books.

Here are my Top 5 Hate to Love Ships:

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  • Connor Cobalt and Rose Calloway from Kiss the Sky by Krista and Becca Ritchie – These two started off as rivals, both are intelligent and competitive on everything and guys, their love story OMFG OFF THE CHARTS AMAZING. COBALLOWAY IS RELATIONSHIP FUCKING GOALS. If I want to be a book character for a day, I want to be Rose Calloway so I can have Connor Cobalt.

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  • Joshua Templeman and Lucy Hutton from The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – I’ve read this book early this year and I absolutely love this office romance as our protagonists hate each other and constantly throw witty banters. It’s so funny, entertaining and effin’ adorable.

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  • Caine Carraway and Alexa Holland from Hero by Samantha Young –  Aside from On Dublin Street, this is one of my favorite hate-to-love romance by Samantha Young. I love Alexa for always pushing Caine’s buttons and damn… SEXUAL TENSION EVERYWHERE. This book has a family drama and there’s a reason why Caine is a jerk at times. He’s quite hot and cold.

 

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  • Jared Trent and Tatum Brandt from Bully by Penelope Douglas – When it comes to hate-love romance, Penelope Douglas’s books are a must try. This is a story of childhood best friends who fell apart as Jared starts hating Tate when he came back from a vacation. Tate doesn’t know why he hates her and it went on for years. Both characters hurt each other and somehow make up for the lost time as Tate seeks answers from him. Bully is told in Tate’s POV and if you’re curious on Jared’s POV, I recommend Until You.

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  • Reed Royal and Elle Harper from Paper Princess by Erin Watt –  I am addicted with this book / series. If you love Hana Yori Dango / Boys Over Flowers / Meteor Garden then you are going to love this book. Hands down to Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick!

Who are your favorite hate to love ships? Feel free to share it on the comments or link your T5W post! 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books for your Hogwarts House (Hufflepuff)

Facebook Profile Image 180 x 180 px FINAL HufflepuffThis weekly meme is hosted by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and Sam of Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out the weekly topics on Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. The topic for this week is Books for your Hogwarts House. I’m a Hufflepuff and based on Pottermore : “Hufflepuffs value hard work, patience, loyalty and fair play.”

Without futher ado, here are the top 5 books that represents my Hogwarts House:

  • Sustained by Emma Chase –  The heroine in this book is incredibly admirable on taking care of her nephews and nieces who lost their parents. She’s humble, persevering and forbearing. You got to love Chelsea McQuaid.
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares – Even if they don’t see each other on Summer their friendship never last as they stay connected because of the traveling pants. Lena, Carmen, Bridget and Tibby are best friends who stick together for life.
  • The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay –  It takes a while reading this book and you must push yourself getting through the slow moments.  I’ve been there and the result? I fell in love with Nastya Kashnikov and Josh Bennett’s story. You might want to grab some tissues too 😉
  • The Goal by Elle Kennedy –  This might be my least favorite book in the Off-Campus series but I would like to give props to John Tucker for being a patient, kind, sweet, responsible and dedicated man. I have no complains about him. He’s indeed a Hufflepuff in my opinion.
  • Made by J.M. Darhower –  You might want to put Corrado Moretti in the Slytherin house and thought he’s a villain for being a made man. Corrado is nor good or evil but he’s one of the most loyal character ever. He’s faithful to the woman who captured his heart and a protector to his family. No one dares to provoke him or death is going to catch you sooner.

What are the books you think represents your Hogwarts House? Let me know on the comments below! 

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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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