Hey Guys! This is my first Top 5 Wednesday post! So exciting! Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey over at Gingerreadslainey. If you didn’t already know, every week you’re given a topic where you have to respond with your top 5 books relating to that topic. If you’re curious and want to learn more, click here for the Goodreads group page.
This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is the top 5 Best Suggested Books you Loved. This was actually a little difficult for me, but not for the reasons you may think. It was because I get books recommendations ALL THE TIME. Which I love. I’m always asking people to recommend books to me. And then there’s Goodreads. Ahh Goodreads… Sometimes you’re on point and I really like you for it. And don’t even get me started on Tumblr. You don’t even have to ask. They attack you with recommendations and I love it? Yes, yes I do. The books that I’ve chosen for this list I picked for the memories behind them.
Anyway, lets get on with the countdown shall we…
5. Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Yeah yeah I know, but Elissa this isn’t a book. Its okay. This was recommended to me by someone I met at a ComicCon last year. I was looking at a signed copy when he casually stopped right next to me and started going on and on about how good it was. I already had a copy of it so when I got home that night I picked it up & loved it. The story is so original and very funny. The art work is beautiful and Alana & Marko are OTP heaven. Thanks stranger!
4. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
I love romance. I do, I really really do. And when I love something I play the crap out of it(Insert any favorite song here). So there was a time when all I was reading was romancey new-adulty books. And then… I got bored of all of it. Anything that I’d pick up wouldn’t hold my interest. Cue in tumblr. Some months ago the Beautiful Bastard series was getting a lot of buzz. Like a lot. Everyone was raving and so excited about this book so I picked it up and was pleasantly surprised. It was hilarious and I really enjoyed the whole love/hate relationship between the two main characters. Its a read that I needed at the time when I read it so thank you Tumblr. You’re the real MVP.
3. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series was not something that I even knew about till I got a tumblr and started seeing booktube videos. Strange I know. But I’m not kidding, I was totally in the dark about this one. A close friend of mine actually found out and all but punished me for never picking it up. All I really remember from that conversation was her all but screaming “but Percabeth! Percabeth is life!” and me going ookaaayyyyy. So I picked it up naturally & totally understood why so many love this series. Its funny, there’s adventure, Greek Mythology!!!!!, and gave me those nostalgic feels that I only get with books like Harry Potter. I haven’t finished the series yet but I hope to soon.
2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Ahh Twilight, the book that started it all. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve always had a love for reading. But twilight catapulted me into the obsessed book lover that I am today. And I regret nothing. When I first heard of Twilight it was from a classmate in high school. She chose this book to talk about to the class for a book report assignment. I remember thinking that it sounded pretty interesting so I went to my local bookstore and picked it up. The rest is history. I devoured it so I lent it to a friend who lent it to a friend and it went on like that for weeks. I didn’t get that book back till months later. But I always like to think that I started a little twilight obsession in school. One of my greatest accomplishments.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte