Top 5 Favorite Covers

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” I will not kid myself and say that I haven’t judged a book by its cover because that’s what I do every time I visit the bookstore … I search for books that have stunning covers!

So today … I’m going to talk about my top 5 favorite book covers. Well, not necessarily my all time favorite covers … but these have recently piqued my interest.

1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
There’s just something about the smoke coming out of the train. And of course, the classic font that is used for the author’s name.

2. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
The font is catchy!! It’s the first thing that I see when I look at this cover. Then, slowly, I’ll be drawn to the art in the middle. It’s something dark and magical.

3. These Broken Stars by Amy Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
If this cover is served to me at dinner, I’ll probably ask for a refill! I can’t get enough! Shining, shimmering, and sweet! Not to mention that her dress is gorgeous.

4. Winter by Marissa Meyer
What really caught my attention was the red apple. I look at this cover and all I see is the apple … no, I’m not hungry … but look! All you see is the apple, right?

Magic.

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5. Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Okay, so I don’t know how to explain how in love I am with the cover … but if I’m going to use a gif, it would be this.

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I hope you’re having a wonderful week! 🙂 And I hope you enjoyed today’s Top 5. If you’re going to pick a beautiful cover … what will it be?

Top 5 Wednesday: Series I Want to Complete

YO! I’m back again with my Top 5 Wednesday! Today is all about the series I want to complete. By complete means, I want to have these books physically. No matter how hard it is to own every book in a series. I’m making this one of my goals for this year.

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Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas – I know. The series is loved by many. I was halfway through the first book but had to stop because I couldn’t bear to finish it without having the second book with me. I am in love with Sarah J Maas’ writing so completing the series is definitely worthy.

Shades of Magic and Monsters of Verity series by VE Schwab – I’ve read the first book via eBook. It was phenomenal. The action was there, the vibes, and everything else. But it wouldn’t hurt to buy the hardcover copies of the book, right? And besides, who wouldn’t want a book that talks about FOUR Londons!!

Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – I have the first two books of the series. I’ve read them too. I kind of disliked the first book because of the whines and complaints of the main protagonist .. but I loved Scarlet and Cinder’s character development on the second book. From being that weakling to I-will-destroy-you type of thing. So far on this list, this series is the easiest to complete.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan – It would have been easier for me if I just said “every book by Rick Riordan” *sigh*. I’m a big fan of his works. I read the first two books of Percy Jackson (I borrowed a copy from my friend) and I totally love it! HMM IF I COULD JUST HAVE ALL OF HIS BOOKS ON MY ARMS.

Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple series by Agatha Christie – Completing this series is close to impossible. Probably because our local bookstore doesn’t have every book in the series. Finding these books is hard but once I have these books on my shelf, it would be the most satisfying feeling ever.

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I have more series on my list, like the books of Cassandra Clare and Elise Kova. I wish I could accio every book on this list. How amazing would that be?

What series do you want to complete?

UPDATE: I’ve already completed the Lunar Chronicles series. 🙂

Top 5 Most Anticipated Releases for May

Bonjour, mon ami! I’m back again with Top 5 Wednesday! Today is all about the most anticipated releases for this month that I’m looking forward to have. I can’t really say anything else so I’ll just go and start.

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1. A COURT OF WINGS AND RUINS BY SARAH J MAAS
Release date: May 2, 2017

I’m particularly SUPER excited for this one. I love ACOMAF and I know I’m going to love this one, too. And as much as I’ll love this, I know that it’s going to give me another heartbreak.

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2. INTO THE WATER BY PAULA HAWKINS
Release date: May 2, 2017

“Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.”

The quote from Goodreads’ synopsis is really intriguing. I’m so excited to have this book because it’s been so long since I’ve read The Girl on the Train.

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3. ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN BY JENNY HAN
Release date: May 2, 2017

The first book from this series is SO cute. The second one was a bit “meh” for me that’s why I’m curious on how Jenny Han would end this series. I’ll probably buy this to satisfy my curiosity.

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4. FLAME IN THE MIST BY RENEE AHDIEH
Release Date: May 16, 2017

One thing I know about this book is that it’s a retelling of Mulan! I know that I’ll immediately love this because I love Renee Ahdieh’s writing.

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5. WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI BY SANDHYA MENON
Release date: May 30, 2017

I’ve seen this on bookstagram and Twitter a lot. I’ve also read some of the reviews on Goodreads. Then if my memory serves me right, this book was included in a Diverse Books challenge on Twitter. I can’t really remember but I need this diversity in my life.

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So there ya go! There are also other books that will be released this month like Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows. I’ve never read any of her books so I didn’t include her on my list.

May will be a great reading month for all of us. Right?

Top 5 Wednesday – Books I Want to Reread

It’s March! Yay. I’m a day late for this post, though. But it’s still Wednesday somewhere, right? I’ve read around 200 books but there are books that I definitely want to try to squeeze into my never ending TBR pile.

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Without wasting any more time, let’s just proceed with the post. 😉

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

This book is one of the books that got me into reading. I bought this book because of the hype and I’m so glad I did. I fell in love with John Green’s writing, his characters, the story, and reading in general. This book, no matter how I ugly-cried, made me feel the emotions that I can only get when reading.

I want to reread this because I miss John Green’s handwriting.

And Gus is my first book crush.

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Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Okay, so this is part of a series. You might be wondering why I didn’t choose the first two books. Well, I thought about that too. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Just kidding. I totally know the reason. It’s because, in this book, it showed how much Juliette developed into someone that I loved and adored. Also because of Warner.

This is the first book I’ve read that has an amazing character development. I miss this book. Also because of Warner.

But who am I kidding? It’s mostly because of Warner that I want to reread this book. He’s my first book boyfriend.

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

I bought this book because my friend has it. I never regret the choice I made the day this book was in my hands. The first cutesy book I’ve read. This book gave me butterflies and I want those butterflies back!

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

The fifth and the largest book of Harry Potter. Hmm. When I read this, I was a wreck. I cried the whole night, then the next day, and the day after that. I was devastated. It took me weeks to read the next book.

No book can make me cry just like this book did. I know what’s going to happen when I reread this book. But it’s just … it’s Harry Potter. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

I just read this last January but it calls me ~ I want to reread it again no matter how heartbreaking it is. It’s like whenever my path goes astray, I remember about this book and try my hardest to do things I need to do. You know, this book makes me motivated and inspired. I don’t know but it’s just what it makes me feel.

And because I don’t want to forget about what happened.

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I want to reread these books mainly because I miss them so much, the feels they gave me when I first read them and the feels after I finished reading them.

I know there are a lot of books that I really need to read, but we shall not forget those books who stayed with us during our first years of reading. 😉

Top 5 Wednesday: Poetry books I want to read

I’ve read Milk & Honey by Rupi Kapur, some of the books by Lang Leav, and Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet. But I want more. These people are amazing for being able to transform feelings into words. There are many poetry books out there that I’ve yet to explore.

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I just want those books that will make me feel like “yeah hit me with the feels” and I think the books I listed below will give me exactly what I want.

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You Soul is a River by Nikita Gill

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Apology for Want by Mary Jo Bang

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No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay 

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Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda

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The Universe of Us by Lang Leav

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Some of these books are actually Ate Eunice’s recommendations. I trust her judgment when it comes to poetry books so I’m going give those books a try.