Top 5 Wednesday (#4)|Book Trends

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday. This weekly meme is hosted by gingerreadslainey and Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes. Both of these wonderful ladies have video book blogs. Go check them out! To find out more information, future topics and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s post will have examples of the topic.

February 8th: Book Trends You’re Tired Of
— What are some things you are tired of seeing that are trends in publishing? Maybe something that pops up on a lot of covers these days, or the popularity of certain tropes in a particular genre? Let it out!

I’m particularly tired of seeing random people on book covers. It wouldn’t be as much of a problem if the people actually looked like the main character(s). That’s only in a perfect world. Here are some examples:

Paper Towns

De Hongerspelen (De Hongerspelen, #1)(The Hunger Games)

Bajo la misma estrella







(The Fault In Our Stars)


Do wszystkich chłopców, których kochałam (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)(To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before)

Oddam ci słońce(I’ll Give You The Sun)

That’s a wrap! What are some book trends you’re tired of? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more T5Ws!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀


Book Traveling Thursday (#33)|Smile

Hey everyone! It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Book Traveling Thursday. This weekly meme is hosted by these wonderful ladies: Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. Kudos to them for creating this awesome meme 🙂 To find out more info, future themes and more, go to the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

Tomorrow is World Smile Day! Choose a book that made you smile recently.

This was tough since I haven’t been reading too much recently. I decided to do  The Odyssey by Homer. It’s a classic poem about a man named Odysseus and his travels. I recently finished this as a class read at school. It was fairly enjoyable and made me towards the end.

Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

No original cover. It’s  ancient Greek story/poem so there’s no exact original cover.

There’s really no exact cover for my country!

Favorite Cover(s):


La OdiseaSpanish

L'Odyssée (traduction de Leconte de Lisle)French

Ομήρου ΟδύσσειαGreek (Modern)

The Spanish one is my favorite out of these because of the detail and the color.


Least Favorite Cover(s):

La OdiseaSpanish




What happened Portugal? Did you forget to make a cover?

There was n0 fantastic covers for this one. Have you read or heard of The Odyssey? Let me know what you thought!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Book Traveling Thursday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀