Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Want my Future Children To Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a monthly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and you can find all the info and upcoming prompts Here.

Prompt: Top Ten Books I Want My Future Children to Read (Or nieces and nephews, Godchildren, etc.)

So, besides the fact that I don’t want children lets get into this 😂



1. Harry Potter & Other Harry Potter stuff by J.K. Rowling

2. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

3. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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4. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

5. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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6. The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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7. The Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni

8. The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

9. Tomorrow Series by John Marsden

I haven’t read all of these books yet but I plan to very soon! I just can’t find the matching editions anywhere!

10. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Bookish Yummy Foods

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Top Ten Tuesday is a monthly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and you can find all the info and upcoming prompts Here.

Prompt: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books (Does a character eat something you’d love? Or maybe the book takes place in a bakery/restaurant that makes yummy things? You could also talk about 10 of your favorite cookbooks if you don’t read foody books.)

There will probably be a lot of Harry Potter foods! Not even sorry.



1. Kowalski’s Bakery

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2. Butter Beer

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3. Pumpkin Pasties

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This image was from Pinterest and you can find the tutorial HERE!

4. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

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5. Bertie Botts

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6. Honeydukes

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7. Basically anything Mrs Weasley cooked!

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8. The feasts in the Great Hall

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9. The baking at the start of Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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And, I can’t think of a number 10! So that is it.

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Top 5 Wednesday

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This Meme is hosted by Thoughts On Tomes and the prompts can be found on Goodreads.

Prompt: Books You’ve Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc.
–Discuss the books you’ve picked up because you’ve heard of them in the online book community or platform you use.



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1. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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3. The Bone Season  by Samantha Shannon

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4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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5. A Court of Thorns and Roses  by Sarah J. Maas

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What books have you read because of BookTube, Blogging or Bookstagram?

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Top 5 Wednesday – Books to Read without the Synopsis

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This Meme is hosted by Thoughts On Tomes and the prompts can be found on Goodreads.

So here is my Top 5 Wednesday. I’m not 100% sure if I will be able to think of 5 for this as I don’t really read many book synopsis before reading so I don’t think I will actually have 5 but here we go!

Prompt: Books to Read without the Synopsis
–We all know that some synopsis writers spoil events that happen halfway through the book or have heard reviewers say “it’s best to go into this one blind.” Discuss those books.



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1. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

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The synopsis of this book literally gives away the main plot of the book!

2. The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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You are better off going into this book knowing very little! This book is full of craziness and adventure and it’s definitely worth jumping into blind! It’s a hilarious, diverse and adventurous historical fiction! What more do you need to know?

3. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

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This one I did not read the synopsis for before reading but I have since and I honestly think it could have been left at those first two paragraphs of the synopsis. The third is not necessary. But also I don’t think this synopsis is really needed at all! Seriously, just go into this book knowing nothing and it will amaze you all on its own.



Well, that is all, I didn’t think I would get to 5 and I was right. I just don’t read synopsis’s too often and when I do it’s usually months before I read the book and by then I have forgotten.

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Top 5 Wednesday – Books That Aren’t Set In/Inspired By The Western World

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This Meme is hosted by Thoughts On Tomes and the prompts can be found on Goodreads.

This week’s prompt is: Books That Aren’t Set In/Inspired By The Western World
–I know this is a long title, but I couldn’t figure out how else to word it and still get the point across. Talk about books that are set outside of the Western World (so outside of North America and Western Europe) or if they are SFF, books that aren’t inspired by those places (so no medieval setting fantasy!)

This will be books I have & haven’t read



1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Have Read)

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This is set in a Fantasy Beijing (New Beijing)

2. Soundless by Richelle Mead (Have Read)

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This is set in a fantasy Asia

3. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman (TBR)

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Based on East Asian astrology

4. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

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This is set in a fantasy Middle East

5. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

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This is set in a Historical Fantasy Russian



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Down the TBR Hole #12

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This meme is hosted by Lia @ Lost in a Story.

Here is what you do:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?


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Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

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This book is only on my TBR because it was a possible read for a ReadAThon but I never actually chose to read it. It’s also nowhere near what I would choose to read myself. Contemporary, Chick Lit, Romance?? No thanks

Verdict: DELETE

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

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This book looks like it has excessive romance in it as it’s mentioned with more than one character in the synopsis. Even though everything else about this book does intrigue me, I’m not a fan of all the romance references. This book has a gorgeous cover though.

Verdict: DELETE

Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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Another romance.. This book is also a fantasy historical fiction and sounds really interesting. If you have read this book then please let me know how excessive the romance is in this book. I will keep it on my TBR for now as everything else sounds awesome, but the romance is pushing me away.

Verdict: KEEP

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

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I have a lot of Historical in this list. This one, however, shows no romance, and also sounds awesome! This is a fantasy historical fiction which are both genres I love. This also has a fair bit of high praise and a lot of people love Rae Carson. So I’m keen to get to this book at some point!

Verdict: KEEP

Nemesis by Anna Banks

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So this book is being labeled as a ‘two enemies falling in love’ book and I’m not exactly keen on that. However the rest of this book sounds really interesting and I want to give it a go for that reason. I managed to ignore the general romance in the ACOTAR series, so if the rest of the book is good enough then I will be able to do that with this one too.

Verdict: KEEP

Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

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Pretty sure this book is only on here because if the cover, as it is gorgeous. But this is another historical fantasy book. This book does sound really interesting but there is a lot of negative reviews and some of them are from people I trust the opinions of. People have said there is crappy characters, bad world development, and a shitty romance, so for that reason, I think I will leave it.

Verdict: DELETE

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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I have been wanting to give a Neal Shusterman book a go for a while, just haven’t got to it. This book sounds awesome and extremely interesting. Apprentices to a scythe in a world with nothing to kill people except scythes. Yep, I’m intrigued!

Verdict: KEEP

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

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I must have been looking for historical fantasy books for a reason because this is yet another. This book sounds really fascinating and it has a lot of praise for it!

Verdict: KEEP

Beast by Brie Spangler

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A Beauty and the Beast retelling with a transgender love interest? I’m interested in this book, it sounds really cool and I’m yet to read about a transgender character.

Verdict: KEEP

Speed of Life by J.M. Kelly

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I have no idea why this is on my TBR, maybe because of the Mustang on the front cover? I don’t know. But this is a YA contemporary and I’m just not interested.

Verdict: DELETE



Deleting 4 books this week and I’m happy with that!

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Tag Sunday – The Happiness Tag

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I was tagged by the awesome Olga @ Olga’s Oddish Obsession to do the Happiness Tag! Make sure you go and check out her answers HERE! And thanks for the tag! It’s fun to get away from tags that are about books sometimes. And for that reason I will not be using books as an answer for the first question as it’s kinda obvious, I wouldn’t have a bookish blog if I didn’t love it.



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1. Food & cooking!

Olga used this same answer, well food, in hers but I can’t not use it when food is amazing! I love cooking and I basically never follow a recipe, I just make things up, don’t use measurements or see a recipe and alter it. Some of my favourite things to cook and eat are creamy garlic prawns, marinated pork & noodles, Mac N Cheese Lasagna & my Mum’s spaghetti and meatballs.

I’ll insert a pic below what I made tonight for dinner.

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It has butter, garlic, cream, chicken stock, garlic powder, onion flakes, curry powder, mushrooms, prawns & rice.

2. Movies & TV Shows

I love watching tv & movies! At the moment I’m rewatching Supernatural Season 10 as I want to continue with Season 11 & 12. I watched up to the send of season 10 last year on Netflix and was waiting for them to get the newer seasons but they never did and now they have removed Supernatural from the Australian & New Zealand Netflix and will soon be removing it from all the rest as well. Which sucks, so instead of using Netflix I am now downloading them from online. Other TV Shows I love are Orange is the New Black, The 100, That 70s Show, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Mrs Browns Boys & Two Broke Girls.

3. Music

I don’t listen to music as much as I used to, mainly because I use most of my spare time to read but I still listen to music at least once a day. I’m currently loving the new Katy Perry album, mainly Swish Swish, Bon Appétit & Power

4. Photography

Photography is in my family and I love it. There are only 2 of my 5 cousins that aren’t into photography, the rest of us are and my Mum, Aunty, Uncle & Grandfather. I mainly photograph landscapes & flowers. I occasionally post my photography on my main Instagram (@duskangel222) if you wanted to check it out, there isn’t a lot on there, but some. Oh and if anyone was wondering I use a Canon 750D for my photography but I need to get more lenses as the one I have is the one that came with it and it doesn’t zoom very far in and I just want more out of it, so I will have to buy new ones for it.

5. Animals

I love basically all animals! I own 3 cats, well one is mine the other two are actually my dads. But yeah I have 3 cats, I really want a dog and so does my dad but we have very different ideas of what type of dog I want compared to what he wants. He wants a chihuahua that he can take in his truck with him, he has had 3 over the years and wants another because when he was with my Mum he wasn’t allowed because she hates dogs. Whereas I want a big dog, preferably a Husky as they are my favourite and so gorgeous.  I also wouldn’t mind a Rottie, Labrador or something similar. Our town’s crime rate has gone through the roof and I want a dog that could also be a guard dog. At the moment our neighbour has a Rottie and if he doesn’t know you, you would not step in that yard and if someone comes in our yard he doesn’t know he goes off and has jumped the fence in the past, so with him around I feel better about being home alone with all the ferals that have moved into town. But once I move out I won’t have him around so that’s also another reason I want a dog now, so by the time I move out it would be old enough. But outside of pets I also love wolfs, horses & pandas. I have a wolf tattoo and already kinda know what the next one will be!

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Yes, there will be Harry Potter involved in this list.

1. Bon Apétit by Katy Perry

2. In the Street (That 70s Show Theme Song) by Cheap Trick

3. Hedwig’s Theme

4. Do the Hippogriff by Patrick Doyle

5. No Diggity by Blackstreet



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Because I’ll be doing them every Sunday, I am only going to tag 2 people in each so I’m not tagging the same people all the time! So each week I will tag my latest 2 followers! These will also be only followers that I follow back as well as there is no point in tagging someone I don’t follow.

Delphine @ DelphineTheBabbler

Heather @ HeatherLaurenReads



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