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Top Ten Tuesday (#41) – Five Stars

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. They tell us what to write our top ten for, and we do! This week…


Recent 5-Star Reads

The books you’ve fallen madly in love with! From an extremely harsh star-rater, so this may be interesting… 

I know what you’re thinking – a TTT? But Victoria, you haven’t done one of these in ages! Guys, I haven’t done much of ANYTHING in ages. I’ve been in a blogging slump to end all blogging slumps. Nothing is inspiring me! So here I am, resorting back to a post that requires little effort and little thinking… 

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. Maybe this is cheating, because it’s a re-read, but I love it, okay?Harry_Potter_Collage
  2. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Oops, another re-read… Worth it though, for the gorgeous perfection that is Augustus Waters. Thought; maybe wanting to re-read it is what makes it a five star book?Augustus Waters Quote
  3. The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester. Even though this isn’t technically a real book (a novel), it’s by my two favourite squishes, my bffls, my loves, my bear and my favourite angel bean… You get the point. I’m biased as heckDan and Phil.gif
  4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This. Book. I. Swear. To. God. I want to punch that one particular person, and it was SUCH A PLOT TWIST I can’t even tell you what person it isGone Girl Quote
  5. Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I loved this way more than I was expecting! I think it’s the world building that really sucked me in. Also MORNING STAR IS OUT AND I HAVEN’T READ IT YET AM I OKAY?!?Red Rising
  6. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. Apparently I loved this? I feel like it was a pretty okay read, it doesn’t stand out in my mind… Also, I’ve stolen in off a girl I used to be great friends with, but randomly fell out of touch with. So since it’s technically mine now, maybe I better re-read it and see why past me overhyped it for future mePercy Jackson Series
  7. The Witches by Roald Dahl. There’s something in me that just hates to rate kids books low. This was a pretty great one though!Roald Dahl
  8. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. My little heart couldn’t handle this AT ALL. I remember sobbing my heart out, and not wanting to read for a little while after so I could keep Violet Re-Markey-able and Theodore Finch in my head for a bit longerAll the Bright Places
  9. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. OhmyGod, I forgot how much I loved this! This was my first really conscious five star review, and I remember thinking about it for ages, trying to think of a flaw in this book. And, obviously, I couldn’t do it. There was just a something in this book that got me, and I really can’t pinpoint exactly what it wasDarkest Part of the Forest
    Side note: at this point I’d gone so far back I was at my re-read of Chamber of Secrets before the most recent re-read… Wow, go me
  10. Sadie by Jane Elliot. I’ve read this three times now, I think, and every time it sparks some sort of emotion in me. Anger at the world, sadness at her situation, or just plain interest in where the book was going, there’s always somethingSadie

So, there’s my list! I feel like it was a bit more chaotic than usual, because these books make me feel ALL THE THINGS. I also feel like it may have got me out of my slump; there are patterns in this list that are just begging to be discussed

If you participated this week, let me know what you picked! Or better yet, fangirl with me over my list


I was a book blogger for a while, and I now blog about every little thing in life I can think of. Bear with me while I try all these new posts out... I'm a New Zealand teen who gets angry about the world (but not angry enough for tumblr). I like to capture the world through photos and words, and read in all the moments in nz-squadbetween. I have an overwhelming desire to see every corner of the world I possibly can, and hug the people I love in all those corners. I can't do make up to save myself, and you're more likely to find me buying matching stationary than matching clothes. My nerd hobbies include a new found love of the Avengers, reading YA, watching Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, and every vlogger I can find, and being the last person on the music bandwagons. I have big plans for the rest of my life, including university, teaching, travelling, and having an army of puppies. I plan to blog every second of it!

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (#41) – Five Stars

  1. I half agree with your list, but those are still great choices! I can see why people loved Gone Girl, I absolutely hated it! Probably for the same reason that you love it, ugh, I just couldn’t stand it and it made me so mad. (I’m getting mad just thinking about it haha). All the Bright Things was suuuuuch a good book! The fault in Our Stars is a good book, but it’s too hyped up for me to love it. And you can never go wrong with Harry Potter! 🙂

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      1. The character made me angry, like holy hell she was so delusional, I couldn’t stand the way she was. I couldn’t understand her mindset. But it was great writing, and the author should get great praises for her writing because it was so good.
        I watched the movie, not really sure why haha, but it didn’t make me as angry as the book because hey left stuff out (for the better, and for the worst too) have you seen it?

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      2. I know she was & she was so well done. But because I hated her character I didn’t like it. I think my opinion for the character just takes over my opinion of the whole book sadly. I hope you enjoy the movie! It wasn’t as frustrating as the book, but it still got me angry haha! I would love to know what you thin of the movie! 🙂

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