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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite F/F Couples

Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can.

For more info on the group looks here on the Goodreads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday

 

This week is ‘Favorite F/F Couples’. I should feel bad since I could only think of one book based couple to go on the list and they didn’t even make it in the end… oh well, I’ll have to read other’s Top 5s to improve my knowledge:

Honrable mentions

 

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Lexa / Clarke from The 100

 

 

 

 

 

5) Nora / Mary-Louise from The Vampire Diaries:

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Don’t know what it is about them but I can’t help admiring them and their relationship. The only reason they are at 5 is because they weren’t main characters in their show

 

 

 

4) Bo / Lauren from Lost Girl:

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These two just complement each other so well.

 

 

 

 

 

3) Willow / Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

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I needed to have Buffy somewhere on these lists and these two were the first gay couple I’d ever looked up to.

 

 

 

 

2) Nomi/ Amanita from Sense8:

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These two are my relationship goal… well so is number one but they are a close second.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Jenny/ Madame Vastra from Doctor Who :

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I love these two and they really need a spin off with Strax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links:

 

Sense8:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sense8

 

Lost Girl:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Girl

 

The Vampire Diaries:–

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vampire_Diaries

 

Doctor Who :-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/

 

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer:-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2632424/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

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Top 5 Wednesday:  Books You’re Thankful For

Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can.

For more info on the group looks here on the Goodreads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday

 

This week is ‘Books You’re Thankful For’. This topic came up two years ago and I don’t think it’s changed for me, so sorry if I’m repeating :

 

5) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë:

10210This was the first ever classic book I read for fun… luckily I enjoyed it or I never would have done Lit. at uni.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4)  Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare:

1625My second favourite Shakespeare piece and studying it in A-levels was what made me do English at uni.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) A Midsummer Night Dream by William Shakespeare:

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Another Shakespeare play and this was the first piece of Shakespeare that I enjoyed. It has everything I want in any book- fairies, mythology and made me laugh- what else do you need?

Even though I got called Hippo for a while after I first read it in class – I was playing Hippolyta- I still loved it and I’m thankful for it making me enjoy Shakespeare.

 

 

 

 

2) Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern:

13611052It was beautifully written despite the plot lacking in places. I’m thankful for it for renewing my love of magic and bringing out my nostalgic side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)Sweep / Wicca series by Cate Tiernan:

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These books are my favourite books of all time, not because they’re brilliantly written or anything but because they were the first books I ever really enjoyed. Before high school I hated books. The only time I read was when you had to read in front of the class or someone at school, and being an incredibly anxious person I am it always led to a stuttering mess.

The series had everything that I could have wanted in a book- witches, magic, drama and a character I loved and connected to. I love these books and I am forever thankful to them for making me love reading and giving me someone I could relate to as a teenager.

I actually have a video review, which I made a while ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBXaaEf-DY

 

 

 

 

Links:

 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë:-

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10210.Jane_Eyre?ac=1&from_search=true

 

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare:-

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1625.Twelfth_Night?ac=1&from_search=true

 

Wicca / Sweep series by Cate Tiernan:–

https://www.goodreads.com/series/51288-throne-of-glass

 

A Midsummer Night Dream by William Shakespeare :-

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4569906-a-midsummer-night-s-dream

 

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern:-

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13611052-the-night-circus

 

Top 5 Wednesday:  Nostalgic Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can.

For more info on the group looks here on the Goodreads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday

 

This week is ‘Nostalgic Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends’. Characters you swooned over when you were younger :

 

5) Snape from Harry Potter series:

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I’m pushing it a bit here but I needed a fifth. I love Snape  and – as my fanfiction reading habits show – have no problem seeing him in a romantic way.

 

 

 

 

4) Jesse from The Mediator series:

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He was attractive and sweet. So what if he was a ghost and dies over 100 years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Hunter from Wicca / Sweep series:

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Favourite book series of all time and I think Hunter was part of the reason for it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) The Doctor from Doctor Who:

Image result for 10th doctorI definitely swooned over the Doctor, mainly 10.

 

 

 

 

 

1) Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer :

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My first ever crush. He’s passionate, perceptive, writes poems and love’s bitch,… I might still be swooning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links:

 

Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling:-

https://www.goodreads.com/series/45175-harry-potter

 

 

Mediator series by Meg Cabot:-

https://www.goodreads.com/series/41667-the-mediator

 

 

Wicca / Sweep series by Cate Tiernan:–

https://www.goodreads.com/series/41667-the-mediator

 

Doctor Who :-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436992/

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer:-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118276/

Top 5 Wednesday: Problematic Faves

Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can.

For more info on the group looks here on the Goodreads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday

 

This week is ‘Problematic Faves’:

 

5) Snape in the Harry Potter series:

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I love Snape but even I know he was in the wrong for a lot of the story, from how he treated Harry, Neville… well all the Gryffindors really, to him being a Death Eater (yes he was a spy but that wasn’t his intention when he joined).

 

 

 

4) Killian Jones in Once Upon A Time:

Image result for killian jonesI think Hook is the only reason I watched OUAT for as long as I did… but he killed his father and just left a child with no one (his brother no less), let alone the others he killed and betrayed.

 

 

 

 

3) Celaena in Throne of Glass series:

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She’s an assassin, need I say more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Arya in Game of Thrones:

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Don’t get me wrong, I love her but she straight up murdered I don’t know how many people and stole some of their faces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Klaus in The Vampire Diaries/ The Originals :

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May have a minor crush on him but like with most people on this list he has killed a lot of people, more than all the others put together. He’s tortured people, tried to strangle the pregnant girl carrying his child, daggered his siblings I don’t know how many times… he’s not the nicest of people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links:

 

Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling:-

https://www.goodreads.com/series/45175-harry-potter

 

 

Once Upon A Time:-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843230/

 

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas:

https://www.goodreads.com/series/51288-throne-of-glass

 

Game of Thrones:-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/

 

The Vampire Diaries:-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1405406/

 

The Originals:-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2632424/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

Top 5 Wednesday: Genre Benders

Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can.

For more info on the group looks here on the Goodreads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday

 

This week is ‘Genre Benders’. Books that defy genre or are hard to place:

 

 

5) The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman:

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I had no idea what to do for number 5 so just looked at a Goodreads list of Genre Bending books and picked the first thing on there that I read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Smoke by Dan Vyleta:

30332296This book is set in a kind of alternate 1800’s, where smoke pours out of people’s bodies whenever they commit a sin.

 

I really loved this book, especially the ending. It almost felt like n Victorian novel that happens to have the twist of smoke, while also being an investigation story, a look into life at a boys boarding school and the difference between the aristocracy and the working class. TBH it kind of reminded me of a Thomas Hardy book in places.

 

 

 

 

3) Monstrous Little Voices by various authors:

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It’s a mix between an anthology, a continuation of Shakespeare’s plays, magic and alternate realities.

It’s kind of like the Shakespeare version of Penny Dreadful or Once Upon a Time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) City of Circles by Jess Richards:

35050106Mix between a story of magic, a romance and a story about grief – though I’d argue more about grief than anything else.

It’s about a tightrope walker as she learns to live after her parents death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons:

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Kind of like Once Upon A Time, it mixes up fairy tales and other stories but with a focus on Alice in Wonderland.

This was the first thing that came to mind for this topic because it goes through so many genres. Each place has a different genre like Wonderland is a ‘normal’ dystopian future, Neverland a steampunk island, mobster Snow White and robotic Sleeping Beauty. It’s an interesting mix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links:

 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman:-

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15783514-the-ocean-at-the-end-of-the-lane

 

Smoke by Dan Vyleta:-

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30332296-smoke

 

Monstrous Little Voices by various authors:–

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28271040-monstrous-little-voices

 

City of Circles by Jess Richards:-

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35050106-city-of-circles

 

Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons:-

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22590207-alice-takes-back-wonderland

Top 5 Wednesday:  Books Featuring Vampires

Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can.

For more info on the group looks here on the Goodreads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday

 

This week is ‘Books Featuring Vampires’. I could have picked any supernatural creature and it was between vampires and the fae. The only deciding factor for me is that I wanted to mention a book that I read recently. Also, there are a couple of shows in here too that I love:

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Top 5 Wednesday:  Favorite Creepy Settings

Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can.

For more info on the group looks here on the Goodreads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday

 

This week is ‘Favorite Creepy Settings ’. Horror isn’t my go to genre so I’m pushing the creepy setting idea here:

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Top 5 Wednesday:  Books Featuring Witches

Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can.

For more info on the group looks here on the Goodreads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday

 

This week is ‘Books Featuring Witches ’. Despite everything, I don’t generally read books about fictional witches, which is weird since I love magic and am a Wiccan. So, other than my top two, the books just happen to have witches in them:

Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday:  Books Featuring Witches”

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Bromances

Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can.

For more info on the group looks here on the Goodreads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/118368-top-5-wednesday

 

This week is ‘Favorite Bromances’. I had a few others that I wanted to put on the list but they didn’t feel completely platonic or they started as a one sided love kind of thing. Anyway:

Continue reading “Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Bromances”

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