Most Read Authors

We all have our favorites, we all have read way many books by… so, thinking of it i decided to go to my goodreads list and check out for real who are the authors i read the most from.

So, here we are… my top 7 most read authors of all time:

8. Haruki Murakami (4 books): I gotta admit i thought i read more book by him since i own all of them, but i guess i have a way to go with him.. obviously i’ll keep reading them since he has a magnific way of expressing himself and the stories he writes are just AMAZING. A great author for those looking for something more adult than YA. (yeah, i know i said top 7 but he is too important to me, ok?)

7. Neil Gaiman & Rainbow Rowell & Seanan McGuire(5 books by each): Just put an epigraphy on my tumb about how much i love them. I think they are all so extremely talented, there wasn’t a book by them i read i didn’t like. Will i read more book by them? ABSOLUTELY.

6. Harlan Coben & Richelle Mead (6 books by each): Harlan was my comeback to reading back in the day, so i still love him and one of my all time favorite books was written by him (Gone for Good). I don’t know if i’ll ever read another book by him though since they are all sort of the same after a while… as or Richelle i LOVED Vampire Academy (Christian Ozera i mean… literary boyfriend) but i’m not there anymore, i grew up and i’m not sure it is the kind of writing for me anymore.

5. Stephenie Meyer (6.5 book): Yeah, i read Twilight and i loved it back in the day… yeah i tried reading Midnight Sun (i just had to, okay?) and it was too cringey for me so … understandng now how problematic she is i don’t believe i will be reading any more books by her.

4. Patrick Ness and Stephen King (7 books by each): Patrick Ness is one of my favorite authors of all time, Stephen King is really interesting and i love some of his books (i read) a lot. Obviously i’ll be reading Patrcik’s books for a while, he is amazing – The Rest Of Us Just Live Here & More Than This? ABSOLUTE favorites. About King is more complicated, i guess i’ll read some more, starting with The Institute.

3. J. K. Rowling (10 books): I only read the Harry Potter series and the first three companions… i’m not that interested in the now HUGE universe of HP… and seeing how problematic the author is, i’m pretty sure i won’t be reading any more books by her.

2. Cassandra Clare (16 books): The shadowhunter chronicles are way too many books… i haven’t been reading for a while so i put them aside until i catch up with other readings but i love this world and the characters so i will be coming back for more. Also, i own almost every book so, why not?

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  1. Rick Riordan (19 books): I started reading Percy Jackson when they started to come out and have been reading everything he published uo until the Trails of Apollo, mostly because after so many books i got a little tired… but i guess i’ll finish them too eventually. My favorites were the Magnus Chase and The Kane Chronicles though, maybe because those were just trilogies and they left you wanting more, not like the Pery Jackson series that felt…. neverending, though i understand this one was the last. I think he did something and became problematic? I’m not very sure, but if you know what happened with him let me know.

What are your most read authors? Leave your comment down below!

T5W: Books From Before I Joined The Blogosphere

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads. The group was created by Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books i loved before i joined the blogosphere!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

I’ve been reading these books since i was about 9-10 years old, so it’s pretty obvious that these are books i loved many years before i even thought about having a blog at all. These books are my childhood and the one stable thing in my life as a whole. Man, i love these books so much. *The Goblet of Fire is my favorite from the series*.

 

Daddy-Long-Legs (Daddy-Long-Legs, #1) Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

This book was read to me for the first time when i was 10 and for the very first reading, i loved it to pieces.  It’s been a while from that first time and I’ve read it many times since then, but i never get tired of it, quite the opposite to be honest, with each time i revisit these characters i love them even more.

 

 

The Gospel According to Larry The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian

The book that closes the holy trinity of my beloved ‘childhood’ books is this one (the other two titles being the ones above). I don’t think i can express in words how much i love this book… it means so much and i’ve learned so much from it. It’s a shame it’s so little people know and talk about it.

 

 

My Name is Memory My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

From the author who brought The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, this book is one of my favorites. I read it maybe two years ago but as i just started reading it became an instant favorite, forever. It’s a shame not many people seem to know or talk about it in the online community because i think many would really enjoy it… I recommend it so much.

 

Every Day (Every Day, #1) Every Day by David Levithan

This was the first book i’ve ever read by the author David Levithan and the moment i started reading i fell in love with it and the way he writes. Honestly, i think everyone should try and read at least one David Levithan book because they are just the best. Since reading this first book and joining the blogosphere i got an e-arc or the ‘sequel/companion’ of this book to review by netgalley and then i also got to meet the author and it was just awesome. Like, starting reading this book brought so many satisfactory and happy moments that part of them i could then share in my blog… it’s been just AMAZING.

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T5W: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads. The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)1.) Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

This one is a must. Obviously, since i grew up with this series, it’s very close to my heart and it means the world to me, so it’s not a surprise this one is one of my favorites, right? Harry Potter has been there for me in my best and worst moments and because of that, and obviously because it’s an amazing story it owns my heart forever and always.

 

Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1) 2.) The Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green

I feel like not enough people talk about this trilogy, and it is such an amazing story, i truly don’t know why people aren’t talking about it.

I started reading it about three years ago and i fell in love with it almost immediately. Seriously, these books have such a fantastic story and a very jaw dropping ending. I adore it with all my heart.

 

The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2) 3.) The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

Little warning; huge Rick Riordan’s fan here.

Seriously, i love all the books he publishes. The Heroes of Olympus is though my favorite series, ot that i don’t love all the others. But the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus characters and story are my life.

Son of Neptune (2nd book in the HoO series is my favorite book of them all).

Ready Player One 4.) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Oh my god. When i first read this book i became completely obsessed. This is such an amazing book, i love it. Like, i think everyone should give this book at least a chance.

 

 

 

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) 5.) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

The newest addition to my science fiction/fantasy favorites. I haven’t finished the series yet, but i totally love it already.  Sure, i’ve been avoiding the fact that i haven’t read the last book in the series yet, but i’m pretty sure it’s because i don’t want it to end or disappoint me.

 

 

Well, those are my favorite science fiction/fantasy, what are yours?

firma

T5W: Books To Get Me Out Of A Reading Slump.

 As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books To Get Me Out Of A Reading Slump.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

 1.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

My first go-to book when i’m on a slump is this one. Since it is one of the books that got me into reading it always (or almost always) reminds me why i like reading at all.

The Gospel According to Larry

2.) The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian.

(I feel like i’m the only person that read this book).

This book means the world to me, because it changed my life so much. So when feeling lost about what to read or what am i looking for at all i reread at least some parts of this book.

Daddy-Long-Legs (Daddy-Long-Legs, #1)

3.) Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster.

Thi is the book i read the most times in my life, and even now, when i feel like i need something familiar, nice, sweet and easy i go to this book. It is by far my favorite classic and it always brings a smile to my face.

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

4.) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

Easy to read. You don’t need to really think much about the plot, so it’s a really good way to go back to reading, at least for me.

Brain Drain

5.) Brain Drain by Janice Marriot.

A really funny book that i got to read many times when i wasn’t sure what to read next but felt like reading something not too heavy or dramatic. This is a children’s book as you may see, and it really helps me to get through difficult slumps.

(These books helped me in the past but none of them helped in the GREAT SLUMP of 2016).

 

How about you? Which books help you get out of a reading slump?

firma

T5W: Books I Feel Differently About [Now]

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created  Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Feel Differently About (Now)*

Twilight (Twilight, #1) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

I remember reading this book for the first time when i was about 18 and i really loved it. Then with time when i started reading other YA novels, the hype i felt about the book weakened and i sort of felt ashamed of liking it so much at the time. Then again, now that i’m more of a reader (as i always say i was a heavy Harry Potter reader for all my teenage years – i read pretty much only Harry Potter in loops from the age of 12 to 18) i read many other and great books, but my fondness for this series came back, mostly because these are such an easy read, like, if i get in a slump, i can always read them.. So yeah, now i understand that being ashamed of liking these books was mostly a waste of time, if i enjoy them, it’s just fine, it doesn’t matter what others may say about it.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

When i first read the book all i could think was about how weird it was and how much i wasn’t enjoying reading it. But, a while after finishing it, when looking back and thinking about the whole plot and the characters i started to see how amazing the book really was. Like, honestly sometimes i just start thinking about it randomly and i cannot believe i thought about dropping it. There’s something incredibly magical and amazing in Neil Gaiman’s books and actually in everything he writes. If you haven’t read any of his books yet, i highly recommend it to you.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling.

For ages, this was my favorite Harry Potter book, like i could read it in loops or at least once a month (and it went on and on for years) i was obsessed. Now, when looking back i cannot believe my once favorite Harry Potter book was the one in which Harry fights a huge snake, like… i’m so freaking scared of snakes, how could i even read and imagine that fight? I know my reasons for this are quite.. unusual, but seriously, i cannot think about that fight without shaking these days. I still like it, it’s Harry Potter after all, but it is no longer my favorite book.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

The first time i read City of Bones and City of Ashes i wasn’t sure i even wanted to keep on reading the (first) trilogy. The second time i tried (mostly because of the hype on booktube) i really enjoyed it and started to obsess over the books, reading them a million times and like, not being able to think about anything else. No, after two years without reading this series i try to remember why i liked it so much, and though i really enjoy the characters (even if some are a little marys and garys) i think if i started reading them now for the first time i wouldn’t be able to actually finish the complete six books. I don’t know, i’m not even sure anymore.

Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy, #1) Half Bad by Sally Green.

If you told me when i was only 100 pages into this book that this trilogy would become my favorite trilogy of all time i would’ve laughed. At first, i really wasn’t enjoying much this book, i don’t know i felt something was off or something, but with time i learned to love it, to totally fall in love with it… Sure, now that i know i enjoyed reading it the begining doesn’t seem some scary or weird as it was at first, now i know whenever i read these books i’ll love them, because even if at first it didn’t seem like it, they actually changed something within me and i absolutely love them.

 

Do you change your opinion on books much or are you more of a “first impression” kind of person? want to share your top here? please leave a link to your post in the comments’ section!

Have a great day!

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

T5W: Momma Will Protect You.

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.

Top 5 Wednesday: My Babies.

 Jason Grace from The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

I feel like a i’m the only person that likes this dork. I mean, yeah, he is kind of dorky and all but he is such a good soul, even if he feels important because of his dad. Many people complain he doesn’t do much, like in the last book he was always fainting and such, but it isn’t his fault, in any case it’s the author’s fault. I don’t know, … i find his character really cute, being all comprehensive with Nico Di Angelo in The House Of Hades and all, i thin khe is a good leader, maybe not the best, but he did what he could with what he had, and all that was expected from a demigod as himself… i mean.. come one, so much expectation from the son of Jupiter, give the child a break!

Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Haha, wherever i find a Harry Potter fan, they always seem to hate Ron,… like, Harry Potter may be the only book i have in common with people in my real life and every person that read them hates Ron… I think it’s because he is so human in comparison to some “perfect” characters in the books … like, people hate him for feeling envious of a friend that has everything he ever wanted? Okay, wouldn’t you?  or when he left because he has jelaous of Hermione and Harry – because of the locket- seriously…? i mean.. leaving for sure wasn’t a way of doing something on the matter, but hey, again, the guy it’s only human, and i think he deserves better from the readers.

 Frank Zhang from The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

My baby. It’s not that i have to protect him from people that doesn’t like him, but more like explain to people why he is so precious… i think from all the characters on the series he is the most underrated. For all I know people may care more about Octavian than him, and that’s just.. no. I don’t know.. in my opinion Frank has so much potential, he is so brave, so true, sucha good and loyal friend, and i just don’t understand why people don’t give a damn about him! OH, how i wish he would appear in the new series, such a great background story.. such wasted potential #SaveFrankZhangFromOblivion.

 

Holden Caufield from The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.

I understood people doesn’t like Holden the moment i asked someone if they had read the book… it was a while ago, after i finished it for the first time and i was in love with Holden – i used to write him letters .. nevermind – and te person was like “are you insane? that kid was a psycho” … eeeehhhmmm… i never saw it that way, and since then i had to argue with a lot of people because they all share the same idea… i don’t know. It’s weird, because his character opened my eyes to so much when i read the book, i cannot understand why people hate it so much, maybe they don’t want to hear what the character has to say and that’s why they hate him so much…

 Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

So, yeah… my last one isn’t a character but a series … i think this is sort of cheating but nevermind.

I’m one of the few people that actually really likes this series (?) … because of a bad second book a lot of people stopped reading the series, and i feel like it’s a shame because the third book and the forth one are actually really good books and they are missing a lot because of a bad sequel… and i know it was bad, i’m not saying it’s not… but really, give it another chance, because it gets so much better! and i’malways trying to tell people this, but once again, i don’t have many readers around in myreal life, so … let me tell you, these books are good, sure the second one wasn’t great, but then it’s so much better, so good… so good…!!

 

Anyway, those are my choices for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday, what are yours? share yours in the comments and you are more than welcome to link your own post!

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

T5W: Authors I’d Like To Meet

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube.

Top 5 Wednesday: Authors I’d Like To Meet

Well, the idea was which authors i’d like to meet if i were going to BookExpo American & BookCon sadly, since i don’t live nowhere near America i cannot afford to come to those… but! Obviously there’s a ton of Authors i’d love to meet, so here are my top 5 authors!

Maggie Stiefvater 1.) Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, Shiver Trilogy, Scorpio Races)

A few days ago i finished reading The Raven King, and it had the most wonderful ending, so i’d really love to meet her so i could thank her for such a beautiful ending to such a great series… seriously all i want is to hug her and thank her for getting my babies together.

 

 

 

Jennifer Niven 2.) Jennifer Niven (All The Bright Places, Holding Up The Universe)

Raise your hand if you didn’t know All The Bright Places is my favorite book ever. There you go, now you know. So, obviously, since she wrote my favorite book ever i’d love to meet her, ask for an autograph on my book and tell her that her book is everything to me.

 

 

 

 

Rick Riordan 3.) Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson Series, The Heroes of Olympus)

I haven’t seen him in the list of Book Expo and BookCon, but he is one of the authors i’d like to meet the most since i love his books so much, id love to meet the man and the myth.

 

 

 

 

Cassandra Clare 4.) Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices)

Since i’ve read almost every book she wrote i’m guessing i like her very much.. so yeah, i’ll like to meet her and tell her how much i love Magnus Bane.

 

 

 

 

 

J. K. Rowling 5.) J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter, duh!)

Another author that isn’t n the lists, but one i’d sell a kidney to meet. Her books are such a huge part of my childhood, all i want is to thank her for giving me such a magical experience. Harry Potter shaped my life in so many ways, i cannot describe how much i want to meet her. Anyone.. a kidney?

 

 

 

And  those are my picks…tell me about yours! Obviously you are more than invited to share your list!

Have a great day!

‘Til Next Time 😉

Clems.

T5W: Books That Intimidate Me

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube.

Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Intimidate Me

1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3) 5.) 1Q84 (1, 2 & 3) by Haruki Murakami

I own an edition with all the three books together, and it has about 1000 pages… i tried reading it last year, but i was huge and also, pretty uncomfortable to read from because of its magnitude. Since then i keep looking at this book each time i’m trying to decide which book to read, and when i’m about to pick it up i get scared and leave it again.

Les Misérables 4.) Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Of all the classics i want to read this is the one i want the most, and the one that scares me the most, because of the size and because of the old language …. i figure even if i read it in spanish it may get difficult and because of that i keep postponing it until “next time” … i wonder when will it be…

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 3.) Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Okay, so by now you may understand that i’m scared of big books very much, this is another of those huge books waiting for me in my shelf and one of those that i really want to read very badly but i’m afraid it will take me ages to finish and i don’t know with my tbr if i really have time for that… still, i hope one day i’ll get to it, because it looks very interesting and promising.

The Book Thief 2.) The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

So, i know this isn’t a huge book as the others, but this one intimidates me too, mostly because of all the hype it has, i’m like, “what if after all i don’t like it or something?” … i was disappointed by many overhyped books in the last years and i’m terrified of being disappointed by this one, so, once again, i have it in my shelf waiting for me, waiting, waiting.. and i wonder if i’ll ever get to read it, because whenever i open it i get chills….

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 1.) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Throne

This is the one book i still don’t own, and the one that intimidates me the most, since the play was annunced i’ve been terrified by it, what if it ruins everything Harry Potter stands up for? i know it is written by Rowling, but many authors ruinned their books by adding when it wasn’t necessary, so i’m excited yet terrified by this book. I love Harry Potter to pieces, but i don’t know if this is something i want in my life or not yet…

 

And now that you know which books intimidate me, tell me about the ones that intimidate you!

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.

 

 

 

 

 

T5W: Rainy Day Reads

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube.

Top 5 Wednesday: Rainy Day Reads

The Perks of Being a Wallflower The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

A great book, also one you can totally finish in one rainy day, it’s short and to the point. Also, let’s talk about how wonderful the story is, because it’s totally one of my favorites, such a touching story. I love it. A must read and reread for sure.

 

 

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl  Me And Earl And The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.

In case you are looking for something a little more humorous, then Me&Earl&the Dying Girl, it’s the book you are looking for… Funny but at the same time quite heartbreaking, the hillarious story of two boys trying to make a film for this dying girl and everything around it, it’s just an enjoyable reading for a rainy day.

 

 

Twilight (Twilight, #1) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

Yes, so i read these series when i was in my teenage years, and i loved it back then… After having read many other books, these ones don’t look to me as great as they used to, but these are a great passing by time books. I mean, they are easy and the pace flows, most of the time .., so yeah, when i’m very bored, as in rainy days or in a slump, i reread these books.

 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) Harry Potter Series – by J. K. Rowling

As I always say, Harry Potter is a good election for any time, rainy days, beach days, flights… anything. Since you can choose how much you want to read and according to that select the book that suits you better… In case you don’t know the Harry Potter series i full of action, magic, friendship, heart and thrill. You take one of these and just let it take you to a completely  magical world.

 

We Have Always Lived in the Castle We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson.

If the day is particularly grey and you are looking for a gloomy reading, I recommend you read this book.. It is a pretty weird book, but i’s so amazing i have no words. I think next time it rains i’ll read this, it sounds so much fun! Gosh… Why haven’t i though about it before?!

 

 

Well guys, these are my choices for this week’s top 5! which books would you recommend for rainy days?

‘Til Next Time 😉

Clems.

 

 

 

 

T5W: Least Favorite Book in My Favorite Series

As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created by Lainey, who you can also follow on Youtube.

Top 5 Wednesday: Least Favorite Book in My Favorite Series

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)

5.) Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater.

This is a very difficult choice because i love these books, yet again, i love all the series that will appear in this top so…. I just didn’t enjoyed all the way through this books as i did with the previous ones, even though there’s so much about Adam and i love him .. something just didn’t feel as magical in this books as the others.

 

Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2)

4.) Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Okay, so i’m cheating a little here, because the last book isn’t out yet, but you have to understand how much i love Mr. Mercedes (it’s of my favorite books and my favorite thriller) and to be honest, this book wasn’t even nearly as good as Mr. Mercedes, which was a total bummer … i was so thrilled because of the previous one when i picked up this one, that i felt totally cheated when i finished it. Still, i’m looking forward for the last one because this one ended in a cliffhanger that is killing me!!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)

3.) Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

I feel like i’m always talking about how much i don’t like this book compared to the rest of the series.. I’m pretty sure i am… Anyway, it’s weird because for a very long tme it was my favorite of them all, until one day i just couldn’t keep reading it … I guess i just burned it out, like when you watch a movie too many times until you just cannot stand it any longer. But well, it’s not as if i won’t reread it a few more times in my life.. i’ll just have to take more time between the readings.

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)

2.) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

So, this book felt so weird to me the first time i read it, i just wished it was over already, it had its good stuff, but something was missing, like it was not much more than a filler. I don’t know what else to say, so i’ll just leave it there.

 

 

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)

1.) Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

This book takes the first place of this list because it almost got me to stop reading this series, in this book almost nothing happens, and i know that because of it many dropped the series. Luckly for me a few months after finishing this one i missed the characters so much i decided i’ll read the third book anyway, and to my surprise it got so much better! I love this series and i think more people should give the third book a chance, because it saves the day! Anyway… Beautidul Darkness isn’t the best book you’ll ever read, but not the worst either!

What are your least favorite books from the series you love?!

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.