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Today is Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Songs That I Wish Were Books

 

First up on my list is:

The whole premise of the song revolves around a girl sneaking into her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, because she believes he is marrying the wrong girl. I think Speak Now would make such a cute, chick lit-esque book. It would definitely be one that is read poolside, on a hot summer day.

Next on my list is another T-Swift song (honestly, I could have made this whole list Taylor Swift, but I kept it to just these two):

Everything about this song is just so sweet (the music video is just as cute too)! It’s an innocent little love song about meeting someone for the first time and just wanting to get to know them better.  I think it would make such a cute love story!

After that, I’ve got:

This song is beautiful, yet heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful. It tells the story of a young boy whose mother died, and his father has left him to be raised by someone else because he can’t handle it. Yet despite the unfairness of life, it talks about light being found even in the darkness. I could just imagine Uneven Odds as a really great book.

On my list next is:

Fine Fine Life features some interesting scenarios to think about. If this were a book, I think it would have a lot of double meanings, and would be one that could really make you think.

Another song is:

This song has a really interesting, and descriptive storyline to begin with! After searching for the meaning behind this song, I discovered it tells the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice in Greek mythology, and involves lost love. It sounds like it definitely already has all the ingredients for a compelling read, and re-tellings of classic tales and myths are quite in right now, so this would be a perfect song-to-book adaptation to me!

Next up:

This sweet song is all about falling in love with the right person at the right time. It definitely has the makings for a perfect contemporary book!

After that is:

This song deals with the hurt and pain in lonliness and life, and also offers hope. I think this song would make a really great YA contemporary novel.

Up next is another Britt Nicole song:

This song talks about staying true to yourself. Even though life can be hard, don’t lose yourself. You’re still in there. I think this song would make a really great YA contemporary novel as well.

Another song is:

I discovered this song while watching a Tinkerbell movie with my niece. 😂 But, seriously, it’s a pretty emotional song about love and saying good-bye. I think those are just the right ingredients for a bestseller to me!

Last but not least:

  • Roar by Katy Perry

I could definitely see Roar as a book. It could be about a shy, self-loathing girl who learns how to find confidence and empowerment and be proud of who she is.  If you’ve seen the music video, you could just make that the book too!

Well, that’s it for this week. If you enjoyed this post, let me know. Thanks for reading! 😊

  

Summary

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. 

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What I Thought

This book!  This. Book! I had heard very good things about The 5th Wave ever since it was released, but I was always a bit hesitant to give it a try.  However, I’d always been intrigued by it, so when I got it for Christmas, I knew it was time for me to read it, and oh, am I glad I did!

Where should I start? I’ll start with the characters! The characters in this book were so well-rounded, and realistic to the situation. The relationships the characters shared with each other were so great to. The friendships, the rivalries; everything was so good! Basically, I loved them all. 

I really like that Cassie was always aware of the situation. Too many times in sci-fi or futuristic YA novels the protagonist gets way too caught up on their love interest(s) instead of the actual danger around them, and that’s not realistic at all. Like, if you’re in a life and death situation, now is not the time to make out with your boyfriend, and I loved that Cassie never acted like that.  Yes, there was some romance, but saving Sammy was always what was the most important to her.  That was always made clear.   

Staying sort of on that topic, I loved Cassie’s sarcasm. She was very self-aware, and it was refreshing to me for her to be able to see how ridiculous it was for her to care about appearances when she was around Evan, even if she did care. 

Another thing I really loved was the different perspectives. When I first started this book, I didn’t realize there were so many different perspective, so I admit I was really confused the first few perspective changes. 😂 But once I realized they were there, I really appreciated them. And, unlike some multi-perspective books, there wasn’t any part of the story that I didn’t want to read about. I wanted to know it all!  

This book was really action packed! The 5th Wave is a bit of a bigger book, but don’t let its size intimdate you! There is not a dull moment from the first page to its last.

I really, really enjoyed this book. That being said there was something I didn’t enjoy. Like I said, this book is very action packed, and because of that there were certain parts, especially in the beginning of the book, that were quite hard for me to read. I’m a pretty sensitive person, so the violence and suffering might not affect everyone the same way it did to me. Plus, reading about Sammy made me think of my little nieces, so I took his part of the story a bit too personal, I think.  Because of this, I’m not sure if I’m interested in seeing the movie. It’s one thing to read about the death and violence, but it’s an entirely different thing to actually see it being played on a screen.  So, we’ll see…

Overall, The 5th Wave is a really good book. I would definitely recommend it to any alien/sci-fi fan, or just anyone who is looking for a good, action-filled story. I look forward to reading book 2 in the series, The Infininte Sea!

  

Hello!

Hi! I’m Theresa, and this is my first post on my new book blog! Since this is the first post, I thought I’d introduce myself, and let you know what you can expect from this blog in the future.

First of all, my name is Theresa and I’m 21 years old. I’ve been an avid reader and book lover for as long as I can remember. I mostly read YA books, but I read a little bit of everything.

I’m currently a sophomore in college studying elementary education. My interests outside of books and reading include dance (I’ve been dancing ballet since I was six, and now I get to teach six year olds ballet, too!) and animals (my house is filled with cats, – including a calico cat, hence the name of my blog 😉 – dogs, a rabbit, and a turtle).  I’ve also been learning how to crochet!

Some of the things you can expect from this blog include:

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  • Book recommendations
  • Various other book related posts
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  • And more!

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I’m new at this, so bear with me, and hopefully this blog will get better over time! 😊

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