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Top 5 Saturday (5/23/20)–Books about Plants/Flowers 💐

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Happy Saturday, bibliophiles!

I’ve decided to start doing a weekly Top 5 Saturday! This was originally started by Devouring Books, and it sounded like such a fun post to take part in. Today’s topic is books with plants/flowers–it can be in the plot, the cover, or the title.

Rules!

  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
  • Tag the original post (This one!)
  • Tag 5 people

 

Let’s begin, shall we?

 

Wild Beauty–Anna Marie McLemore

Amazon.com: Wild Beauty: A Novel (9781250124555): McLemore, Anna ...

We’ve got a whole garden in the plot, and we’ve got a bevy of gorgeous flowers on the cover…

 

This Time Will Be Different–Misa Sugiura 

Amazon.com: This Time Will Be Different (9780062473448): Sugiura ...

There’s flowers on the cover, and CJ works in a flower shop, which plays a big role in the plot.

 

The Gilded Wolves–Roshani Chokshi

Amazon.com: The Gilded Wolves: A Novel (9781250144546): Chokshi ...

I don’t think plants/flowers factor into the plot as much as the other two novels, but we’ve certainly got both fake and real flowers on the cover.

 

Tell Me How You Really Feel–Aminah Mae Safi 

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

I wasn’t as big a fan of this one (I appreciate the diverse representation, but both of the protagonists got on my nerves), but I LOVE this cover–beautiful flowers and a sapphic couple!

 

And I Darken–Kiersten White

And I Darken (And I Darken Series #1) by Kiersten White, Paperback ...

I read this one for my school’s book club last year, and it was fairly entertaining. It could have been shortened, in my opinion, but I liked it overall.

 

I tag: 

And anyone else who wants to participate, feel free! 

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Today’s song:

I instantly thought of this song when I saw the prompt…

 

That’s it for this week’s Top 5 Saturday! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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A Feel-Good Read or Two for Quarantine

Happy Wednesday, bibliophiles!

I’m fully aware that I’m fairly late on this bandwagon of sorts, but I figured that we could all use a few book recommendations for when we’re feeling low and lonely. I haven’t been able to find any good fluff lately, and even though I’m personally feeling okay with the quarantine situation, I still want a nice, fluffy, low-drama book to raise my spirits. And I figured that you would all need something similar. So, I’ve compiled a few feel-good book recs for your casual viewing and reading. 🙂

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Get it? Feel Good? Feel Good Inc.? (Why am I like this…)

 

I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

Amazon.com: I Capture the Castle: Young Adult Edition ...

I have particularly fond memories of this one; my mom got it for me one day when I was sick and confined to the couch for most of the day. Since we’re all holed up at home (at least, I hope you are…please stay home…), we could all benefit from channeling our inner Cassandra Mortmain.

 

Pumpkinheads, Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks 

Amazon.com: Pumpkinheads (9781626721623): Rowell, Rainbow, Hicks ...

I know. Seasonally, this choice is way out of whack. But emotionally, I can’t think of a better novel–or graphic novel, I should say–to lift you out of any kind of sour, sad, or lonely mood. So cute 💗

Read my full review here! 

 

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet, Jennifer L. Armentrout et. al. (anthology)

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Though not all of the stories here are the greatest, there’s enough adorable fluff and sweet love stories to make up for the ones that don’t shine as bright. My personal favorite, from what I can remember, was Emery Lord’s Oomph. (And not just because of the Marvel references.)

 

The Prince and the Dressmaker, Jen Wang 

Amazon.com: The Prince and the Dressmaker (9781626723634): Wang ...

Come for the adorable art style, stay for the equally adorable story and the LGBTQ+ representation. 🏳️‍🌈💗

 

What If It’s Us, Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera 

Amazon.com: What If It's Us (9780062795250): Albertalli, Becky ...

If the premise of a sweet, mlm romance with lots of pop culture references doesn’t convince you, then I give you the GLORIOUS first line of this novel…

“I am not a New Yorker, and I want to go home.” 

If that isn’t a massive mood, that I don’t know what is.

 

Today’s song:

Sorry for putting two David Byrne & St. Vincent songs in a row, but I’m kind of obsessed with Love This Giant right now…

 

Do you have any favorite feel-good reads? Let me know down in the comments!

 

 

That’s it for this post! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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