Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Top 5 Wednesday - Books I Wish I Read Earlier

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Top 5 Wednesday! If you want to check it out, you can go to the Goodreads group and read more about it.

This weeks topic is top 5 books you wish you had read earlier. Right away, quite a few books come to mind. Let's get into the list!

5. Paper Towns

I remember that once I finished TFiOS by John Green a few years ago, I asked the friend who had recommended it to me if she had read any other John Green books and what she thought of them. She hadn't read anything else by him and to be perfectly honest, I hadn't loved TFiOS so I didn't see the need to run out and read Paper Towns or Looking for Alaska. A few years later, I finally picked up Paper Towns by John Green and LOVED it! I was kicking myself for not picking it up sooner.









4. Cinder

Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a book that I feel like most YA readers own. Maybe not read, but own. You can get it for cheap on Book Outlet and the premise is fairly intriguing. For me, this was a major cover buy. I wasn't too sure about the whole "fairy tale retelling" or "cyborg Cinderella" but once I finally picked it up, I found that it was actually really good, and that I wanted to pick up the next books in the series, Scarlet, Cress, and coming soon Winter.






3. Please Ignore Vera Dietz

This was another one that I saw a lot of Book Tubers having. I know that Ariel Bissett was a major factor in getting me to buy this book, she made it sound really good. I got it for a cheap price (again off of Book Outlet) and it just kind of sat on my shelf. I picked it up a few months ago and really enjoyed it. I am kind of in love with A.S. King's writing style and the element of magical realism. Since reading Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, I have also read Everybody Sees the Ants and have purchased, but have yet to read Ask the Passengers.





2. The Legend Trilogy

This was that box set that I kept putting into my Indigo cart and then taking it out. I had wanted to get it for a long time, but I just never took the plunge and bought it. I am really not sure why. I loved all three books, Legend, Prodigy and Champion all by Marie Lu. I thought it was a different type of dystopian, different from the "big" dystopians, like The Hunger Games and The Divergent Trilogy. I don't want to say too much that will spoil it but if you have been debating reading it, take the plunge and read it.







1. Eleanor and Park

I bought Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell on April 5. April 5! I didn't read it until almost 2 months later, and I knew at around half way through the book, that I had been a fool to wait so long. It has become not only my favourite Rainbow Rowell book, but my all time favourite book. I really regretted not reading this book right when I got it. If you haven't read it, or any other of Rainbow's books, READ THEM! I can guarantee that you will not regret it!










So there you have it! The Top 5 books I wish I had read earlier. See you next week for another T5W!