Top Ten Tuesday #258

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Hi all! I hope you’ve had a good week since I last did one of these and you’re not getting too bored, if like me, you are currently on lockdown!

It’s week 3 of lockdown here and honestly, it’s starting to feel like first semester of Uni again, where I was bored and kind of lonely, except at least then I could go to trampolining and horse riding, and run whenever I felt the need to be out of my flat. Still, silver linings, we had lovely weather over the weekend and I was able to sit outside and read on our balcony at home which was nice and really made me feel better, so I’m looking forward to some more good weather like that this week.

Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you guys, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. I actually have no idea what this week’s topic was meant to be as I wrote this post in January, the week that I left for Cape Town and the topics for April weren’t up yet (and obviously I didn’t know I would be returning home early) so I’ve kind of just made things up as I went along for the next few weeks of posts!.

Thanks to Jana for having the topics scheduled so far in advance, it really helped me out in prepping everything before I left!

This week, I’ve decided to talk about my Top Ten Least Favourite Books, as we did a Favourite Books post way back when I first started doing Top Ten Tuesdays and I thought it would be fun to do a ranty equivalent. This is no shame on you if you did like the books on my list, they just did not work for me! (Also, I’m only including books I finished on this list, since obviously I didn’t like ones that I didn’t finish).

  1. Lord of The Flies-William Golding

Ugh, this is possibly my least favourite book that I was ever assigned at school. It’s so boring, it’s not even written that well, and who really needs another book about how awful men can be? Like we get it.

2. The Fault In Our Stars-John Green

Yes, I know millions of people loved this book and it’s a famous bestseller or whatever, but it just wasn’t for me. I found it really boring, I thought the characters were really pretentious and did not read like believable teenagers (and I was the same age as Hazel and Gus when I read it, that’s not me at 23 saying that) and I just thought the plot was super predictable.

3. One Day-David Nicholls

Again, I just found this one really dull. Dexter was a massive ass, I didn’t really like the repetitive nature of the book, and honestly, it didn’t feel like either of them really changed all that much until right at the end. I also really hate the movie for this one, Anne Hathaway’s Yorkshire accent is atrocious!

4. We Are Blood and Thunder-Kesia Lupo

This is one I read more recently, last year in fact and there was a ridiculous amount of hype over it, but I genuinely just couldn’t see it. I found it really, really dull, barely anything happens till the end, both narrators are super flat and I wasn’t a massive fan of the writing either.

5. The Invisible Library-Genevieve Cogman

This one had a promising concept but poor delivery. It really kills me because I should have LOVED THIS, librarian spies anyone? But the author just threw too much into it, it was like it was trying to be all kinds of fantasy at once, with the dragons and the spies and the time travel and werewolves and vampire and Fae…..you get it, it was all just too much. I was too confused to really get into it, and then on top of that, the characters were really flat as well!

6. The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Nighttime-Mark Haddon

This one has received quite a bit of pushback from members of the autistic community as not great representation and honestly, I can see why, Haddon’s characterisation of Christopher is incredibly stereotypical and not massively nuanced, the author has admitted that he did basically no research into autism before writing the book and honestly I’d rather support autistic authors telling their own stories than allistic ones who can’t even be bothered to do research.

7. Glass Sword-Victoria Aveyard

I mean I probably should have known this book wouldn’t work well for me, given that I didn’t exactly love Red Queen, but I REALLY HATED this book. It was so slow, it wasn’t all that well written, the plot was dull, the characters were underdeveloped….I could go on, but basically me and this book did not get on, and I did not finish the rest of the series.

8. Sea Witch-Sarah Henning

Again, this should have been so good! An origin story for Ursula/The Sea Witch, it should have been amazing. But instead of being all dark and twisted and fun, it was a boring trudge through a 17th century Danish inspired world, where basically nothing happened, the characters were flat and the focus was all over the place.

9. Not If I Save You First-Ally Carter

I loved Ally Carter’s Heist Society books, but this book was just bad. It was so boring, the plot was basically just the two main characters trudging through Alaska and though Maddie did grow on me, Logan was completely flat as a character. The writing wasn’t great, the villains’ motivations were flat, honestly, there was very little I liked about this book.

10. Graceling-Kristin Cashore

Ugh I know this was like a big book in YA Fantasy, but I could not stand it. I hated Katsa, I didn’t like the way that she looked down on other women, that she completely shut down her emotions because she thought the only way to be strong was to be strong physically and despised all feminine things. Thankfully, we’re past seeing that kind of character as the ideal, and this book was published ten years ago, when that was more of a thing, but still, I didn’t enjoy reading it. I also didn’t like Katsa and Po’s relationship, and generally, I just thought it was a really slow, boring book, that lacked in world and character development.

So there we go, those are my Top Ten Least Favourite Books. Do we share any? What did you think of these books? Let me know in the comments!

I will be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, which again will be a different topic to the scheduled one. I’m going to be talking about Top Ten Sequels I Want To Read, otherwise known as my Sequel List of Shame, those second/third/fourth books in a series that I have left languishing on my shelves, even though I read the first books ages ago!

Top Ten Tuesday #257

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Hi all! I hope you’ve had a good week since I last did one of these. I’m not going to lie, I’m going ever so slightly stir crazy in lockdown. I have watched some great TV, currently watching the latest series of Outlander, but the fact that I’ve watched almost all of the shows that I missed in South Africa in less than a week, is a little concerning if this lockdown goes on as long as expected!

Anyway, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking Ten Signs You’re A Book Lover, which should be a really fun one to do, though I would like to point out before I start that these are all things I do, and it’s great if they apply to you to, but really, the only prerequisite for loving books, is well….loving books!

  1. You have many fancy bookmarks specifically designed for the purpose…..but you usually end up marking your books with anything you can find lying around in your house e.g. old receipts, train tickets, random scraps of paper etc

I do usually manage to use my designated bookmarks, but I would be lying if I said I’d never used a scrap of paper or an old receipt or a train ticket to mark my page because I could not find said bookmark!

2. You never leave the house without a book

Literally wherever I am going, I will have a book on me. On the bus to work? Yup, I take a book. Have a doctor’s appointment? The book is there. Going to meet up with friends? Book. Pretty much wherever I go, I have a book in some form on me, whether it be a physical book or an audiobook, because you never know when you might be left waiting and in need of a book.

3. Your family is constantly telling you that you have too many books

This is obviously not true because you can never have too many books. I like options. But yes, many a book lover has heard from many a family member, “Do you really need more books?”, usually when they receive more book post. The answer to the above question is of course always yes.

4. You do not have enough shelf space for all your books

This might not be true for every book lover, not everyone buys all their books, but it is true for me. I honestly can’t remember the last time all my books fitted on my shelves, for years I have had to double stack, and/or had boxes of books under my shelves because they can’t all fit on them!

5. You are constantly talking about the books you are reading

I mean this is kind of a given. I spend hours and hours talking about the books I read, either with my friends, or online with others in the book community. I love reading books of course, but even more than that, I love talking to people about the books I’m reading!

6. When you go on holiday, you always take slightly more books than you think you’re going to need….running out of books would be a disaster

When I came over to Cape Town, I definitely brought more books than I actually thought I was going to read, because there is nothing worse than going on holiday somewhere and finding out before your holiday is over that you have finished all of your reading material. It’s always better to have more books than to have not enough.

7. You have shelves on Goodreads for books that aren’t coming out for several years

This is maybe more a sign of being a book blogger than someone who reads but doesn’t blog, but it’s definitely been true for me, because I find out more about books that are being released, I usually have shelves for books that aren’t coming out for two or more years, or haven’t even had a release date announced yet!

8. You get excited about meeting your favourite authors

I know not everyone does, and you’re certainly not any less of a book lover if you don’t want to meet your favourite authors, but for me, getting to meet my favourite authors is one of my favourite things about being a reader. Yes, I usually say or do something which makes me cringe, but I do love getting to meet the people behind my favourite books.

9. You stay up far longer than you intend to because you want to read “Just One More Chapter” and before you know it, you’ve finished the book

You know that feeling when you’re reading a really good book, and you just can’t find a point where you’re willing to put it down, so before you know it you’ve finished the entire thing? I use staying up late as an example because I tend to read before bed, but it can happen at any time of day.

10. Your friends and family never know what books to get you, because they have no idea what you haven’t read/don’t own

I’ve been told that apparently I’m really tricky to buy books for, even by my friends, who know my reading taste quite well, just because I own so many books that it’s difficult for them to figure out one that I won’t already have bought myself!

So there we go, my Ten Signs You’re A Book Lover. Have you experienced any of these? What do you think are the signs that you’re a book lover? Let me know in the comments!

I will be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, which will be slightly different from the scheduled TTT topic as I wrote these when the topics for April were not yet up, I was obviously expecting to be away slightly longer!  I’m going to be talking about my Top Ten Least Favourite Books, as I shared my Favourite Books way back when, and I thought it would be quite fun to do a ranty post!

Top Ten Tuesday #256

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Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these. I’m actually back at home now, travel bans in South Africa due to the coronavirus meant a last minute change of plans, so I had to cut my trip short to make sure I got home. It’s not great, especially since I was really looking forward to my family coming out and getting to show them all my favourite places in Cape Town but safety comes first and I’m glad to be back at home and safe with my family, even if I won’t be able to leave my house much for the foreseeable future. My introvert self should probably be happier about social distancing, but coming back from almost three months without seeing my friends from home, it’s not exactly the kind of situation I wanted to come home to!

Anyway, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a Genre Freebie, and since I always talk about fantasies when I do this type of topic, I thought I’d change things up a bit and go with a different genre this time, so instead I’ll be talking about my Top Ten Favourite Historical Fiction books, as I love history (otherwise four years doing a history degree would have been a big mistake!) and I feel like I don’t talk about it as much as I should. So here we go, my Favourite Historical Fiction:

  1. The Book Thief-Markus Zusak

I know I’ve talked about how much I love this one before, because it’s one of my absolute favourite books. WWII Historical Fiction can feel a bit overdone, because it does tend to be the era that a lot of authors go for but The Book Thief feels quite different to anything else I’ve ever read in that vein. It’s such a brilliantly written, beautiful, emotional book and if you love historical fiction, you should definitely read it.

2. Cross My Heart-Carmen Reid

Another WWII era one, but this one covers the Belgian Resistance, which was something I never really learned about at school, so this was a really welcome surprise for me. I wish more people knew about this book, it had such a great plot, was brilliantly written and I really loved Nicole.

3. Between Shades of Gray-Ruta Sepetys

Yes, this is another WWII one, but again, it focused on a part of WWII that I was less familiar with, Stalin’s deportations in Eastern Europe. It’s such a beautiful, emotional read, and one of few that have made me actually cry. Lina is a brilliant heroine, and I like that her strength is more emotional that physical because I definitely think showing different types of strength in women is really important.

4. Code Name Verity-Elizabeth Wein

I’m not sure I’ve flailed about how much I loved this book recently, but I LOVED THIS BOOK. It has one of my favourite female friendships of all time, between Maddie and “Verity” and I love how it highlights women kicking butt in the war, Maddie and Julie are a pilot and a spy in a time when those were very unusual professions for women to have.

5. The Timekeeper Trilogy-Tara Sim

I love that historical fantasies have become a bigger thing over the past few years and one of my favourites is this one by Tara Sim. It’s wonderfully diverse, with POC and LGBTQA+ and disabled characters, it’s a really inventive alternative Victorian steampunk world where time is controlled by clock spirits and the main romance between Danny and Colton is so cute!

6. Enchantee-Gita Trelease

One of my favourite books from this year, it’s another historical fantasy but this time set just before the French Revolution, where magician Camille has to disguise herself as a noble in order to earn money for herself and her sister by magically changing cards. I love books that have sister relationships at their heart, and this is a great one.

7. Rose Under Fire-Elizabeth Wein

Another of Elizabeth Wein’s books, I didn’t love this one quite as much as Code Name Verity, but I did really enjoy it. It’s another really emotional one, again one of the few books I’ve cried at, Rose experiences some truly horrific things and knowing that real women went through similar and so much worse definitely had an impact.

8. The Diviners Series-Libba Bray

I read the first three books in this series last year and the final one earlier this year and it’s such a brilliant series. It’s definitely one of the most unique historical set books I’ve ever read, it’s part historical, part paranormal, part fantastical, and it’s just brilliant the way Libba Bray combines all these things with a really diverse cast of characters in 1920s New York.

9. Fawkes-Nadine Brandes

This is an alternative take on the Gunpowder Plot, which follows Guy Fawkes’ fictionalised son, Thomas, in a London where everyone is able to use different colour powers depending on the mask they wear and you are only supposed to be able to use one power. The conflict comes between the Keepers, who want to keep the masks the way they are, and the Igniters, who want to be able to use all the different colour powers, they take on the roles of the Catholics and the Protestants in this story.

10. The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue-Mackenzi Lee

Another of the books I read last year, and it was such a fun one, it follows Monty and Percy as they travel Europe on their “Grand Tour” which was a really thing that noblemen actually did in the 18th Century!

So there we go, those are my favourite historical fiction books. Do you like historical fiction? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, we’re going to be talking Signs You’re A Book Lover, which should be a fun one for me to do!

 

Top Ten Tuesday #255

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Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, it’s hard to believe that I only have two weeks left of my project in Cape Town, it’s been such a brilliant experience! Still I am definitely going to make the most of the rest of the time I’m here.

Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking our Autumn/Spring TBR (since I will actually get a little of both seasons, it’s currently Autumn in Cape Town but will be Spring when I come home so this list covers both seasons). I’m writing this ahead of time due to limited WiFi access in South Africa, so I can’t guarantee that I will want to read all these by the time March rolls around, but hopefully I’ll get some read:

1. Children of Virtue and Vengeance-Tomi Adeyemi

I know this was on my Summer TBR as well, but since it’s my next read, I figured I would include it on this list as well.

2. The Gilded Wolves-Roshani Chokshi

This is my #RockMyTBR book for April and I’m really excited to finally try something of Roshani Chokshi’s as I’ve heard such good things about her books!

3. Seasons of War (Skulduggery Pleasant #13)-Derek Landy

I’m really excited for the next Skulduggery Pleasant book, there were so many great reveals in the last one that I’m sure this one will be really exciting!

4. Call Down The Hawk-Maggie Stiefvater

This was one of my most anticipated releases of last year and I didn’t manage to get around to it, so I’m determined to get around to it this year!

5. The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy-Mackenzi Lee

I loved Gentleman’s Guide so I’m really excited to read Felicity’s book this year as I really loved her in Monty’s book and I’m glad that she gets the starring role this time.

6. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes-Suzanne Collins

It’s the Hunger Games, it’s out in May, so rest assured this is a new release that I definitely won’t be waiting on reading! I know having Snow as a hero has been controversial, but knowing what Suzanne Collins did with The Hunger Games, I’m sure that this won’t just be a simple villain redemption/villain origin story.

7. City of Brass-S.A. Chakroborty

My friend really loved this one last year, and I’ve been meaning to read it for ages. It’s my #RockMyTBR book for June, and I’m really excited to read it.

8. Windwitch-Susan Dennard

I’ve read Truthwitch whilst I’ve been out here in South Africa and I really enjoyed it. I’m not sure I can wait till I get back to the UK to buy the paperback, so I think I’m going to download the audiobook and listen to it!

9. The Enigma Game-Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein has a new book! I’ve really enjoyed her other books, so I was super excited to get approved for this on Netgalley and I will definitely be reading this over the Spring, as it comes out in May.

10. Incendiary-Zoraida Corodova

I’ve never actually read any of Zoraida Corodova’s books before, but I’ve heard good things, and her latest book, a fantasy about the Spanish Inquistion, sounds so good, I just had to request it. Hopefully I enjoy it!

So there we go, that’s my Autumn/Spring TBR. I’m hoping that I’ll get through them all but like I said, I’ve planned this a few months in advance so I might change my mind by the time next year rolls around. What books are on your TBR? Have you read any of mine? Do you want to? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, next week’s topic is a Genre Freebie, and since I always do Fantasy for these, I thought I would mix it up just a little, and talk about my favourite historical fiction, though you can bet there will probably be quite a few fantasies on there!

Top Ten Tuesday #254

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Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these,  I still have about a month or so left in Cape Town and am definitely making the most of the time I have to explore.

Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking about Authors Who Have A Fun Social Media Presence, which should be a fun one, though I’m not sure I will have a full ten for you, as I don’t tend to follow as many as I should. So here we go:

1. Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater has an incredibly funny Twitter, and I was delighted when I finally met her in real life that she was just as funny offline as she was online.

2. Laura Steven

As well as being incredibly funny, Laura Steven also has a very cute black Labrador called Obi and is constantly posting cute dog pics which is basically 99% of the reason that I have Instagram.

3. VE Schwab

I love VE Schwab’s writing advice and how honest she is about the process of writing books, both the good side and the bad side. She also has an incredibly cute dog, Riley who appears on her Instagram frequently, I may have a theme here in terms of why I follow authors.

4. Amanda Foody

I love Amanda Foody’s Instagram Q&A’s, which are always really fun and informative, particularly the Writer’s Block Instahop, which is really helpful for writing tips. She also has a very cute cat, Jellybean!

5. C.G. Drews

Otherwise known as Cait from PaperFury. She has kept up her incredibly fun social media presence since becoming an author and I just find her tweets incredibly funny!

6. Susan Dennard

Susan Dennard’s Twitter actually made me want to read her books, so never say social media promotion doesn’t work! I loved her COYA story, The Luminaries, which she posted on Twitter last year, and that made me want to pick up her book Truthwitch, this year.

7. Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon travels quite a bit, both for book events and research, and I love following her pictures on her Instagram as she always seems to be going to such cool places!

8. Alwyn Hamilton

I really enjoy Alwyn Hamilton’s Instagram, she always posts such fun pictures and her Twitter is quite entertaining too.

9. Leigh Bardugo

I’ve loved following along with the latest Grisha show updates of course, but I always love seeing Leigh Bardugo’s pictures as she has such great outfits and she’s also been to quite a few cool places this year, so her Insta stories have been a lot of fun to follow.

10. Derek Landy

He’s just as funny on social media as he is in his books and in real life and he has cute cats, so that’s basically all my requirements fulfilled!

So there we have it, my Top Ten Authors With A Fun Social Media Presence. Do you follow any of these authors? Which authors do you think have a fun social media presence? Does an author’s social media affect whether you choose to read their books? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back next week with my Autumn/Spring TBR as I’ll be spending the first half of spring in Cape Town where it will be Autumn, but will be back before Spring is over in the UK so it’s kind of a 2 seasons in one TBR!

Top Ten Tuesday #253

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Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had good weeks since my last TTT, I am entering my third month in South Africa and having so much fun, I can’t believe it’s March already!

Anyway, as it is Tuesday, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books With Single Word Titles, and I honestly thought it was going to be a hard one, as I tend to read fantasy books with ridiculously long titles, but it turns out I had read more of these than I thought! So here we go:

1. Unwind-Neal Shusterman

One of my favourite books (and series) ever, this book is set in a dystopian future where abortion is illegal but parents are able to have their children retroactively aborted (unwound) in order to fill a shortage of organs. It’s a weird concept but such a great book, creepy but also darkly humourous as well.

2. Timekeeper-Tara Sim

If you haven’t read this steampunk fantasy trilogy then you absolutely should. It’s set in an alternate Victorian world where time is controlled by clock towers and when towns suddenly start Stopping (freezing in time) clock mechanic Danny has to work out what’s going wrong. It’s diverse (written by a POC author and featuring numerous LGBTQ+, POC and also disabled characters in later books), brilliantly written and just such a fun world and story.

3. Vicious & Vengeful-VE Schwab

I’m including these two together as they are part of what is currently a duology (a third book is planned). These books follow Victor Vale and Eli Ever, two friends who become mortal enemies after a scientific experiment gives them extraordinary (pardon the pun those who have read the books!) powers. It has one of my favourite found families ever and is a brilliant look at heroes and villains and all the different shades of grey between.

4. You-Caroline Kepnes

You’re likely familiar with the Netflix show based on this book, essentially it follows bookshop owner Joe, as he becomes obsessed with and subsequently stalks the object of his affection, Genevieve Beck. I personally enjoyed the show more but the book was still pretty good.

5. Caraval-Stephanie Garber

One of my favourite novels of the last few years, Caraval follows Scarlett Dragna as she enters the magical game of Caraval in order to recover her missing sister. I enjoyed the first book, but the sequel, Legendary was my favourite of the trilogy.

6. Becoming-Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s memoir was one of my favourite books of the year, I learned so much I didn’t know about her before and if possible, it made me admire her even more!

7. Enchantee-Gita Trelease

Another of my favourite books of the year, Enchantee is a historical fantasy set just prior to the French Revolution, as Camille, who is able to do small magic tricks, discovers more than she bargained for as she disguises herself as a noble in order to enter Versailles and earn money to keep a roof over her and her sister’s head. I love the sister relationship at the heart of this book, it’s beautifully written and I thought the magic system was great. The sequel Liberte is due out in 2021.

8. Fawkes-Nadine Brandes

Nadine Brandes’ 2019 release, Romanov, seems to have been a big hit, but I prefer her 2018 offering, Fawkes which follows Thomas, the imagined son of Guy Fawkes, as he gets embroiled in the Gunpowder plot. I loved the addition of the masks and the magic system based on colours to a Stuart era world and definitely wish this earlier era was mined more for historical fantasies!

9. Heartless-Marissa Meyer

One of my favourite villain origin stories, Meyer paints Cath (The Queen of Hearts) as a very sympathetic character and it’s so interesting to see how she takes her from that to the character we know from Alice in Wonderland.

10. Everless-Sara Holland

Sara Holland’s debut is set in a world where time is used as currency, and Jules, the protagonist has to take a job at the estate of Everless in order to save her father and pay off their debts. I really enjoyed this book but haven’t got around to reading the sequel yet!

So there we have it, my Top Ten Single Word Book Titles. Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them? What books did you have on your list this week? Let me know in the comments!

I will be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, talking about Authors Who Have A Fun Social Media Presence.

Top Ten Tuesday #252

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Hi all! I hope you’ve all been having great weeks since I last did one of these, I am having an awesome time in Cape Town, learning so much and definitely feel like I’m a much better journalist for this experience.

Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re talking Characters I’d Like To Follow on Social Media, which should be a really fun one! So here we go:

1. Izzy O’Neill-The Exact Opposite of Okay-Laura Steven

Izzy would be the best to follow on social media! Her tweets would be so hilarious and I imagine her Instagram would be jam packed with food, pictures of her dog Dumbledore dressed in funny outfits and Harry Potter which is exactly the sort of stuff I’d like to see in my feed.

2. Percy Jackson-PJO Universe-Rick Riordan

Now I imagine demigods don’t have social media, since having a phone alerts monsters to their presence (though I suppose they could always just use it on their laptops) but nevertheless, can you imagine Percy’s Twitter account? It would be comedy gold!

3. Leo Valdez-PJO universe-Rick Riordan

Leo’s social media would be just as funny as Percy’s, so I would definitely want to follow him.

4. Fred and George Weasley-Harry Potter-JK Rowling

Okay imagining a world where Harry Potter wasn’t set in the 90s and the characters actually had access to social media, Fred and George would be so much fun to follow. I imagine them having an Instagram for their shop and doing all these behind the scenes videos of them creating all their cool inventions!

5. Hayden Upchurch-Unwind Quartet-Neal Shusterman

I don’t know what kind of social media they’d have in this dystopian future but I’m sure Hayden would be on it. Given his radio show in the books, I think Hayden would definitely make a great podcast host.

6. Henry “Monty” Montague-Gentleman’s Guide-Mackenzi Lee

If Monty lived in the 21st Century, then I would definitely follow him on social media. I reckon he would love being able to post pictures of himself and Percy, and you know, actually being able to be properly out, since we don’t kill/imprison/generally punish people for being gay now.

7. Marcella Riggins-VE Schwab-Vengeful

Marcella has some killer outfits in this book and I reckon she would love splashing them all over Instagram so I would definitely follow her to see that, especially her incredible shoes!

8. Nina Zenik-Six of Crows-Leigh Bardugo

Nina’s Instagram (and yes, I know I’m using Instagram as an example for a lot of these, but I tend to prefer it to Twitter), would I’m sure be filled with pictures of great food, and I would be totally okay with that!

9. Cath-Heartless-Marissa Meyer

As Cath is a baker, I reckon she would post a lot of pictures of her baking on social media, and as I love food, I would definitely follow her on Instagram to see what looked most delicious, and which ones I’d want to try!

10. Karou-Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy-Laini Taylor

Karou’s Instagram would be very aesthetically pleasing, as I’m sure she’d post a lot of her art on there. I also reckon she’d post pics of Poison Kitchen and I’d love to see what it looks like (yes I know it’s not a real place, it was a big disappointment to me!).

So there we go, 10 characters I’d follow on social media. Would you follow any of these? Who did you have on your list this week? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, this time talking Books With Single Word Titles, which I’m thinking will be a hard one, as most of the books I read have lengthy titles, but we’ll see how I do!