Top 5 Wednesday- Freebie

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August 15, 2018 by elnadesbookchat

Top 5 Wednesday!

Favorites I would Like to Re-visit

This week was a freebie week where we get to choose our own topic.  I decided to do the one from August 1, 2018 because I missed it due to traveling.  I often reread books, especially when the last in a series is about to come out, so I tried to stay away from these and tried to think of books that I want to reread just because I love them.  So here they are! All covers are linked to the Goodreads page. 

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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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This was the first book by this author that I read and I just fell in love with her writing style.  I also loved the characters and the plot, this is one of the few books that has ever made me cry from happiness.  It also made me love werewolves.  I recently bought a copy, and I keep looking at it and thinking about picking it up again. This is the first in a series, but I really don’t have a lot of interest in reading the others.  Just this one.  Maybe soon. 

 


Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

littlebrother-US-cover-largeI think this was also a first by an author who I love.  I keep thinking about this book lately, especially when ever I hear about something being hacked or kids fighting back against the government.  If you have never read it, I highly recommend it as well as the sequel Homeland, you will never look at technology quite the same again. 

 

 


Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

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I think I picked up The Hunger Games because of my love for this series.  This is a middle grade series and I think her first.  I would love to see this made into a movie or TV series.  I mean come on, who could resist kids riding on giant bats and giant rat wars.  Instant hit I think. 

 

 


Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman.

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Simon was one of my favorite characters from the Shadowhunter world and I loved reading about him and the friends he met at the academy.   Most of the stories were quite humorous but some were also dark and sad.  Of course the best one involved my favorite high warlock, and practically had me on the floor laughing so hard.  I just might pick this one up before the final book in the Dark Artifices series. 

 


The Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay

Illustrated HPYou probably may already know this, (if you don’t where have you been?), but September 1st marks the 20th anniversary of Harry coming to America.  I have decided to celebrate by reading at least the first book again.  I own the first three illustrated books and plan on buying number four when it comes out.  If you have never taken a look at these books I highly recommend them, they are quite lovely and the illustrations really add to the story.  I don’t usually buy second copies of books I already own, but these were a definite must.  

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As always please make sure to stop by the GoodReads group to see what others have come up with for their lists.  Especially this week, with the freebies it should be an interesting collection of topics.  

Did you find a new book from my list or maybe a favorite you now want to reread?  Leave a comment and let me know. 

5 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday- Freebie

  1. I love Shiver, it’s actually my first Stiefvater books too. I fell in love with the atmospheric writing and the slow pace of the book, it’s just beautiful ❤

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  2. ericarobyn says:

    I own the three illustrated HP books but I haven’t read them yet! Hopefully soon! 🙂

    Erica | Erica Robyn Reads

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  3. I had no idea Suzanne Collins wrote a middle grade series! Giant Bat mounts sound quite amazing. And I think this is the first time I’ve seen anyone talk about Little Brother. It’s such a great (and underrated?) book. 🙂

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