Spring_Summer Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by Lainey from Gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. There is a Goodreads group which lists the topics.  I will only be participating in this meme at least once a month, maybe more if it’s a topic that I’m really excited about.

This week’s topic is a freebie. So for this week, I’m going to do a mixed list of series that I won’t be starting or finishing.

The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman– I highly disliked the content of Illuminae, I thought it was really boring.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman– I didn’t enjoy the first book enough to finish this series.
Nevernight by
Jay KristoffWhen people first got their hands on this series, it was called out for being problematic, and then when people addressed Kristoff about it, the way he reacted and handled the situation was not very good.
Series that were written by Rick Riordan that come after Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and Heroes of Olympus.
by Sarah J. Maas– I lost interest in this series after I read the first chapter or two of the first book, they didn’t hold my interest enough to even fully read the entire book. I read the Nook sample.
The Thousandth Floor series by Katherine McGee- I read the nook sample of this and could barely get through it due to the narrative format.

There are other series that I will not be reading at all either, I could have included those but I wanted to keep my list to five books.



I love apps, especially bookish apps.  Today, I thought I would do something different and share my favorite bookish apps.

Nook (Free and on all devices)- I love the Nook app, it allows me to be able to access my Nook books on devices other than my Nook, which is currently out for repair.

Overdrive and Hoopla (Free and on all devices)- These apps are awesome for borrowing eBooks from your library, and they can be downloaded on all of your devices.

Forest (Free, but can be upgraded to premium and all devices)- This isn’t really a bookish app, but I use it to help me focus when I’m reading books.  It’s really a productivity app but you can use for whatever you need when you need to stay focused.  You set how long you want to stay focused for to make a tree grow and earn coins.  There’s an option to whitelist certain apps so that you can use them while using Forest.  If you use an app that isn’t on your whitelist, your growing tree will die.  Every time you get 2500 coins you can use them to plant a real tree somewhere in the world;

Bookout (Free but can be upgraded to premium for 4.99 and iOS only)- I recently discovered this app and have really been loving it, it gives you estimates as to how long it will take you to finish a book based on your reading activity.

Goodreads (Free and on all devices)- This list can’t be complete without Goodreads.  I love having this app especially when I’m on the go, I have it on the majority of my devices!

Google Play Books- I don’t use this often but I do have it and enjoy it when I do use it.

What are some of your favorite bookish apps?