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Top Ten Tuesday: Books With my Favorite Color on the Cover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Books with my favorite color on the cover. My favorite color, especially on book covers, is blue; therefore all of the books I’ll mention have blue covers.

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  1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (one of my favorite books)
  2. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (haven’t read it yet)
  3. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (haven’t read it yet)
  4. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (haven’t read it yet)
  5. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (haven’t read it yet)
  6. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (a decent book)
  7. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (possibly my favorite Throne of Glass book)
  8. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (a strange and enchanting book)
  9. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (a solid finale to a good series)
  10. Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (haven’t read it yet)

That’s it for my list of books with blue covers! It was fairly easy to compile because blue is a popular color to use on book covers. What is your favorite color, and what book(s) has that color on the cover?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books I loved but will never re-read.

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  1. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
  2. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  4. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
  5. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
  6. The Diviners by Libba Bray
  7. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  8. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
  9. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
  10. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

That’s it for my list of books I loved but will never re-read, whether it’s because they’re too long or I think I wouldn’t like them as much if I read them again. I still consider all of these books to be good; I just don’t think it’s likely that I’ll ever re-read them. What’s one book you loved but will never re-read?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Liked that were in Non-Favorite/Disliked Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, bloggers compile a list compiling ten items that fit a certain topic. This week’s topic is characters I like that were in non-favorite/disliked books.

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    1. Eris Dodd-Radson (The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee) – Eris was the only reason I didn’t hate The Thousandth Floor. I found her to be the most likable character and I was rooting for her the whole time. However, I did have a lot of problems with the book itself. I rated it three stars on Goodreads, but only because I enjoyed reading about Eris. Realistically, the book deserves less stars.
    2. Maven Calore (Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard) – Similar to Eris, Maven was the only character I liked from the book he was in. He seemed to be a complex but enjoyable character, and he was the reason I almost continued the series. I eventually decided not to keep reading the series because I suspected it would make me stop caring about Maven.
    3. Hastra (A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab) – Hastra is a very small character in the Shades of Magic series, but I liked him because he was the only character who was 100% good in a world that corrupted people. He made reading a not-so-great book more bearable.
    4. Samirah al-Abbas (The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan) – Unlike the rest of the characters mentioned above, I don’t care about Sam that much, but she was the smartest character in The Sword of Summer, and I liked her for it.
    5. Bitterblue (Graceling by Kristin Cashore) – Bitterblue was a child and daughter of an evil king. She was so smart for someone her age and the most adorable character in GracelingGraceling itself was not a bad book; I thought it was just okay.

6. Adam Parrish (The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater) – This is kind of cheating because I loved The Raven Cycle when I first read it, and I haven’t read it again. However, I didn’t like the last book in the series and know I wouldn’t like the series if I ever read it again. I still think Adam Parrish is a fantastic character, though. He’s one of my favorites.
7. Raffe* (Angelfall by Susan Ee) – I used to love Raffe when I first read Angelfall. I don’t know why. He doesn’t actually fit in this list anymore.
8. Adrian Ivashkov* (Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead) – The same thing can be said about Adrian from Vampire Academy. I liked him because I thought he was funny. After reading Bloodlines, in which he is a main character, I don’t like him anymore.
9. Sebastian (The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare) – I like some of the books from The Mortal Instruments (particularly City of Heavenly Fire) but not as much as I liked Sebastian. He was my favorite villain of all time for years; now he’s my second favorite.
10. Uriah Pedrad* (Divergent by Veronica Roth) – This is a little less accurate because I liked Uriah based on content that I found outside of the series. In the series, he was an average character. He is another character I don’t care about anymore.

This list was a lot harder to make than I expected. I had to include some characters that I used to like but don’t like anymore (marked with an asterisk). However, it was really fun to think about characters that I constantly forget because I didn’t like the book.

Who is a character you like from a book (or movie or TV show) that you don’t like?