Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want to See as TV Shows

Hello fellow readers! Today’s #T5W topic is one I am sooooo here for. This week we will be talking all about books that we want to see turned into TV Shows.

If you would like to join in on T5W please feel free to check out our Goodreads group. Without further ado let’s get started!


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1. Six of Crows: Leigh Bardugo

This has to be my top pick for this topic. I was once asked a long time ago which book I would like to have turned into a television show and this was once again my answer. The level of creativity and suspense that this book has tops the charts and to see it on the screen would just be awesome!

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2. The Westing Game: Ellen Raskin

This book happens to be a childhood favorite of mine and I personally believe that it would do well as a tv show. There is a great deal of mystery involved and those are the best.

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3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: Michelle Hodkin

Romance, mystery, and suspense!! I again would love to see this amazing novel as a show. I think that the characters would come to life even more.

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4. Darkfever: Karen Marie Moning

I would love love love to see Mac and Barons in live action! This book series is full of twists and turns that a show would be jam packed with good content.

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5. Fallen: Lauren Kate

Cam coming onto my television…. yes please.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Feel Differently About

Hello fellow readers and happy T5W! I look forward to these each week and I love seeing your lists. Today’s discussion is all about books that we feel differently about now that we have read in the past.

If you would like to join in on T5W please feel free to check out our Goodreads group. Let’s get started!

-Samantha 🙂

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1. Twilight: Stepenie Meyer

I know that this book will be on a good amount of people’s lists. Twilight, when I first read it, held my heart and soul. I loved it so so so much. As I grew up and started to think back to what I had read I realized that it wasn’t such a great book. Edward was manipulative and Bella wasn’t the character in my eyes that she had once been.

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2. The Bone Season: Samantha Shannon

I had started this book on a whim while I was in a reading slump and could not make it past page 50. I picked it up a few months later and devoured it! I ended up really falling for the characters and hoping the best for them.

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3. Of Mice and Men: John Steinbeck

When I had first read this book it was back as a freshman in high school. I didn’t really understand its meaning or depth and wrote it off and me just not liking it. When I picked it back up my junior year, and then again in my senior year of school I found that my heart was ready to take in this book. I understood the characters and their actions so much more clearly.

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4. Tyrant: T.M. Frazier

This was a book that I read when I was in the mood for steamy romance. It scratched the itch it needed to when I needed it. Reflecting back on this book I don’t really know what I was thinking. It isn’t my cup of tea anymore.

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5. City of Heavenly Fire: Cassandra Clare

Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Mortal Instruments series but this book has made my mind go flip flopping all over the place. This is yet another case of me loving a book when I’m reading it and then analyzing my thoughts afterwards. This ending could have been so much better and I really wished it had been.

Top 5 Wednesday: Most Unlikable Characters

Hello fellow readers and happy Wednesday! Today for this week’s #T5W post I will be discussing my choices for the most unlikeable characters, just not villains! Also, I hope that you all continue to have a good week.

If you would like to join in on T5W please feel free to check out our Goodreads group. Let’s get started!

-Samantha 🙂

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1. Dasha from The Bronze Horseman: Paullina Simons

Is it truly ever a Top 5 Wednesday without me talking about The Bronze Horseman? No! Ahaha but Dasha is no laughing matter. As the sister of sweet and gentle Tatiana you think she would be a likable character like her sister? Wrong. Dasha rubbed me the wrong way the entire book. She carried the opposite traits of her sister. She was self-centered, cruel, and though deep down she did love her family she rarely showed it.

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2. Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments: Cassandra Clare

I know for a fact that people with pitchforks will be standing outside my home after I post this. I KNOW! I just really didn’t like Clary as the series progressed. I found her annoying and whiny at points. At times her decisions made me want to toss the book outside. She just wasn’t my favorite character out of the book I guess you could say.

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3. Bella Swan from The Twilight Saga: Stephenie Meyer

I don’t want to go too much into my dislike of Bella because this could turn into a very long post. She is just a character that grated on my nerves and she dulled the Twilight experience.

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4. Gideon Cross from One with You: Sylvia Day

Okay so this character is a bit tricky. I really did enjoy Gideon in the beginning of this series but as it went on he secured his downfall from my good graces. He became a man that I didn’t like reading about and kept too many secrets. In the end, he wasn’t my favorite.

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5. Tom from The Forbidden Game: L.J. Smith

This is probably my most strange unlikeable character because I really have no idea why I disliked him. For some odd reason I found myself always annoyed with Tom from this series! He wasn’t a bad guy and he was truly in love with Jenny but just something about him rubbed me the wrong way!

Top 5 Wednesday: Most Recent Additions to Your Wishlist

Hello fellow readers and happy Wednesday! It is officially the middle of the week and the weekend is so close I can almost touch it. I hope that you’re all doing well.

This weeks #T5W topic is all about out most recent additions to out wishlist’s. If you would like to join in on T5W please feel free to check out our Goodreads group. Let’s get started!

-Samantha 🙂

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1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

OF COURSE THIS IS #1 IM HARRY POTTER TRASH!!! On a more serious note, I am so very excited for this book to come out. I’m anticipating being sucked back into Potter’s magical world and I cannot wait. (Releases 7/31/16)

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2. The Girl on the Train: Paula Hawkins

I have heard raving reviews about this book and I have recently discovered that it is being turned into a movie. I have been itching to read a thriller and this is right up that alley.

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3. Saga Vol. 4: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

After finishing Saga Vol. 3 a few weeks ago I have wanted to continue on with this graphic novel series. It is completely engrossing and intriguing. I really like Vaughan’s writing and portrayal of the characters is this intense world.

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4. Stalking Jack the Ripper: Kerri Maniscalco

This book has yet to come out but I have been eagerly waiting its release for some months now. This young adult mystery sounds like it is going to be amazing! I have high hopes for this one. (Releases 9/20/16)

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5. Nevernight: Jay Kristoff

This is another recent addition to my lists and I can’t wait for my pre-ordered copy to come! This book has one of my favorite things wrapped up in a big bow, fantasy. This book has yet to come out but it is eagerly anticipated. (Releases 8/9/16)

Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Wish Had Sequels

Hello fellow readers and happy Wednesday! I hope that you are all doing well and that your week has been going as smoothly as possible thus far. Today’s #T5W topic is all about books that needed sequels or the last book in a series that shouldn’t have been the last.

If you would like to join in on T5W please feel free to check out our Goodreads group. Without further ado lets get started!

-Samantha 🙂

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1. City of Heavenly Fire: Cassandra Clare

I really wished that there had been another book after City of Heavenly Fire! There were so many loose ends that could have been tied together better with more time to write them. I wished there has been more closure within this last book so maybe a short novella/novel after this one would have been much loved.

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2. Carnival of Souls: Melissa Marr

At one point in time there had been talk of a sequel but there has been no move or announcement for one. I loved this book so much when I read it and I can remember wishing that there was another book to continue on with, especially since there is an ending that leaves the novel wide open for a second book.

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3. The Forbidden Game: L.J. Smith

When I discovered that L.J. Smith was writing another volume of novels for the Forbidden Game series I cried tears of joy (I’m not kidding my family made fun of me for them) and couldn’t wait! Again, there was talk but no action and here I am two years after the news dropped still waiting for my Julian to return in more volumes.

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4. Sempre Redemption: J.M. Darhower

I have raved and raved about the Sempre duology from J.M. Darhower. I just wished that after Sempre Redemption that we had one more novel telling the tale of how Haven and Carmine grew together through the years leading up to the novella Forever.

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5. The Host: Stephenie Meyer

This book blew me away! I would love if there was a sequel to this book, especially with how it ends. I think that a sequel would be so appreciated and loved. I need more Wanderer/Melanie in my life!!

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Books Outside Your Comfort Zone

Hello fellow readers! I hope that you are doing well and that your week has been kind to you. For today’s #T5W topic we will be discussing our favorite books that lay just outside our comfort zone.

If you would like to join in on T5W please feel free to check out our Goodreads group. Without further ado let us step outside the comfort zone and tread into the abyss.

-Samantha 🙂

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1. The Running Man: Stephen King

It is so very rare when I pick up a science-fiction/horror book and one day this one happened to fall into my hands. I loved this book so much and it is an all time favorite of mine, especially since the experience I had with the people I was reading it was amazing.

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2. The Help: Kathryn Stockett

I’m sneaking this book in because when I read it many years ago it was out of my comfort zone. I had never read historical fiction before and this was the first novel I had picked up. What an amazing read!! I highly recommend this stellar novel with strong characters that jump off the pages.

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3. Of Mice and Men: John Steinbeck

Reading classic’s is so far out of my comfort zone I feel like I am wondering around a new world. In this case I was asked to read this novel as a summer reading assignment back in my freshman year of school and I grew attached quickly to the characters. I have since re-read the novel three times through high school, picking up more feelings each time.

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4. Saga: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

I have just recently read volumes one through three of Saga and my mind was blown. I have never envisioned myself picking up a graphic novel and devouring it in one sitting. I just might be sneaking these into my comfort zone.

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5. Seeds Volume One: M.M. Kin

This novel is all about greek mythology and it is amazing!!! I never saw myself picking it up but after reading reviews and finding out that it was the tale of Hades and Persephone I decided to give it a try and I’m glad I did. It was interesting and intriguing all in one.

Top 5 Wednesday: Settings You Want to See More Of

Hello fellow readers and happy #T5W! I hope that you are doing well and that you are having a great week so far. The weekend is so close!

If you would like to join in on T5W please feel free to check out our Goodreads group. Without further ado lets get into the settings. *All of the images in today’s post can be found on Pintrest.

-Samantha 🙂


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1. 1800’s London

I have loved every book I read set in this time period and I would love love love to see more!

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2. Seattle

This is a place where I would love to read more about! At one point I wanted to live so reading more about it would be pretty nice.

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3. Scotland (preferably 1700’s)

As some of you may know my Outlander obsession is still in full swing and I would love to see Scotland be the setting for more books.

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4. 1920’s

Such a fascinating time where things were oh so different. I think it would be great to see more books using this time period and it would be interesting to see how authors can put their spin on it.

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5. Outer Space

I think it would be so wicked to read a book with a setting that takes place in space or has an outer space element added in. The options are endless and the space fanatic inside me is slowly dying for this.