T5W: Favourite Underrated Books

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. This week’s topic is a freebie week, so I choose to talk about my favourite underrated books. All of these books have under 1,000 ratings on Goodreads but they deserve way more. I really enjoyed all of these books and would highly recommend checking them out. Let’s get started.

 

 

That’s it for today. These are five fantastic books that I’ve read this year and think that they deserve more love. Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favourite underrated books? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

 

TTT: Favourite Book Blogs/Bookish Sites

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.This weeks topic is your favourite book blogs/bookish sites. There are so many fantastic blogs/sites out there and it’s great to share the love. Let’s get started.

 

Bookish Sites:
  • Fantasy Faction – this is a great site for any fantasy lover and a bit of shameless self promotion since I’m a contributor for the site.
  • Goodreads – an obvious one really but it’s a great site for any book lover.
  • Netgalley – this site is such a good resource for any book blogger.

 

Favourite book blogs: All of these blogs are fantastic and I highly recommend checking them out.

 

That’s it for today. All of the blogs/sites mentioned are fantastic. I’d love to know some of your favourite bookish blogs or sites. It’s always good to find new ones to follow. It’s great to share the bookish love. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

Book Haul

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today I thought I’d share some new books, because I have no self restraint when it comes to getting more books :). These are books I’ve picked up over the last couple of months. I’ve split it into two sections: books from Netgalley and books I’ve bought. I’m excited about all of these books so let’s get started.

 

 

Netgalley:

 

Books I’ve Bought:
  • Queen of Sorrow / book 3 of the Queens of Renthia trilogy / Sarah Beth Durst
  • Malice / book 1 of the Fallen series / John Gywnne

 

That’s all I have for today. I’m excited to get to all of these books, although the size of Vanity Fair is a little intimidating. Have you read any of these books? I’d love to know what you thought. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

 

Favourite Video Games

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today I have something a little bit different for you guys. Other than reading, I also really enjoy playing video games so I thought I’d share some of my favourites. Most of the games mentioned will have been played on the PlayStation, but there will also be a few Nintendo and computer games. Let’s get started.

 

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn – PlayStation
  • Okami – PlayStation
  • Assassins Creed – favourites: Origins and Syndicate – PlayStation
  • Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider – PlayStation
  • Uncharted 4 – PlayStation
  • Witcher 3 – PlayStation
  • Age of Empire – computer
  • Pokemon games – favourite: Soul Silver – Nintendo
  • Zelda games – favourites: Ocarina of Time – Nintendo

 

That’s all for today. I never used to play video games a lot when I was younger but I have started to play them more over the last few years. I am very excited for the release of the new Tomb Raider game, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and the sequel to the Last of Us. What are your favourite video games? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

Most Anticipated Books: Aug-Dec

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Since we’re over halfway through the year, I thought I’d share some exciting books releases for the last part of this year. I’m sure I’ve probably missed some but I have 15 books that I am looking forward to. Let’s get started.

 

  • City of Ink / book 3 of the Li Du series / Elsa Hart / August 21st
  • Blood of the Gods / book 2 of the Ascension Cycle / David Mealing/ August 23rd
  • Foundryside / book 1 of the Founders / Robert Jackson Bennett / August 23rd / ★★
  • Salvation/ Peter F. Hamilton / September 9th
  • The Ember Blade / book 1 of the Ember Blade series / Chris Wooding / September 20th
  • Soulbinder / book 4 of the Spellslinger series / Sebastien de Castell / October 4th
  • Bridge of Clay / Markus Zusak / October 11th
  • Tombland / book 7 of the Shardlake series / C. J. Sansom / October 18th
  • Rejoice / Steven Erikson / October 18th
  • The Consuming Fire / book 2 of the Interdependency series / John Scalzi / October 18th
  • Empire of Sand / Tasha Suri / November 15th

 

 

That’s all for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed it. This will probably be the last anticipated books post for this year, unless I suddenly realise that I’ve missed a load :). What are you anticipating for the 2nd half of 2018? I’d love to know. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

Waiting on Wednesday…

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. It’s the start of the month, so I thought I’d share some exciting releases for August. There are four books in particular I’m interested in and wanted to share with you guys. No surprise that three out of the four are fantasy books :). Let’s get started.

 

  • City of Ink / book 3 of the Li Du series / Elsa Hart / 21st
  • Blood of the Gods / book 2 of the Ascension Cycle / David Mealing / 23rd
  • Foundryside / book 1 of the Founders / Robert Jackson Bennett / 23rd / ★★★.5
  • Bloody Rose / book 2 in the Band series / Nicholas Eames / 30th

 

 

That’s all for today. I’ve already read one of these but I still wanted to share it with you guys and I’m excited to get to the other three. What books are you excited for in August? I’d love to know what books you’re waiting for. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

 

Bookish Deal-breakers

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today I thought I’d share some of my bookish deal-breakers. These are things that bug me in books and possibly even make me want to stop reading it. Or things I hear about a book that makes me less likely to pick it up. Now these are things that annoy, but they may not bother you. Let’s get started.

 

  • Love triangles – never a fan. Please just stop.
  • Girl on girl hate when there is no logical reason for said hate.
  • Insta love – again just stop.
  • Repetitive writing.
  • Poorly developed characters, magic system and/or world.

 

That’s it for today’s post. I am sure there are more but right now I’m drawing a blank and so these are the only ones I can think of. What are some of your bookish deal breakers? I’d love to know what you think. Do you agree with mine? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa