WWW Wednesday 36

Hello! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words, and how it works is each week I answer three questions about my the books I’ve read, finished reading and want to read next:

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

Hello there, and happy Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl where there is a topic and you make a list that best fits that topic! Last week, I didn’t get to the post, so I decided to do that today, because it’s a really fun one! The topic that I am going with today is Books I loved but never reviewed!

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WWW Wednesday 35

Hello! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words, and how it works is each week I answer three questions about my the books I’ve read, finished reading and want to read next:

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WWW Wednesday 34

Hello! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words, and how it works is each week I answer three questions about my the books I’ve read, finished reading and want to read next:

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Let’s Talk Bookish: How many POVs is too many?

Hello and happy Friday! Today I’m going to be participating in Let’s Talk Bookish, a weekly discussion post created and hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books. This week’s topic is How many POVs (point of views) is too many? (suggested by Heran @ Be Frisky)

Do you like books with multiple POVs, or do you prefer books with one narrator?

I don’t really have a preference. I love books with multiple POVs; I think it’s a really cool way to show more about the characters, and I also love books with just one narrator, or from the 3rd person perspective! I love reading books from all points of view, but I do think that books with multiple POVs are really cool.

How many POVs should one book have?

It really depends. There are some books where there I really think there should be more. For example, in Six of Crows, in my opinion, Wylan should have his own point of view! He is such a crucial character, and should really be added to the book. (He does have his own point of view in Crooked Kingdom, so that’s great).

I haven’t ever read a book were I wished there were less POVs. Thats probably because once you’ve read a book with multiple POVs, it’s hard to imagine an entire section of that book gone, or at least very different.

There are also some books where the multiple points of views are done perfectly. For example, in Every Soul a Star, by Wendy Mass, Ally, Bree and Jack rotate through the chapters, narrating their own parts. In The Candymakers, also by Wendy Mass, the way the different POVs are told is kind of different, but really cool. The first big chunk of the book is narrated by one person, then the next chunk is told be someone else, however the story doesn’t continue; it loops back to the start, so in the end you’ve gotten the same story four times told by different main characters. It seems confusing, but it actually works really well and is a really interesting way to read.

Books I love with multiple POVs:

  • The Gilded Wolves, by Roshani Chokshi
  • Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
  • Refugee, by Alan Gratz
  • Every Soul a Star, by Wendy Mass
  • The Candymakers, by Wendy Mass

How many POVs is too many?

So now that I’ve talked a little about my opinion on multiple POVs in books, here’s my answer to the main question:

There is no such thing as too many POVs, at least in my opinion. Of course, if an author were to write a book with 50, or 30 or 20 POVs, that would be very overwhelming, however, I’ve never encountered a book with too many POVs.

I’ve read amazing books told from 3 POVs, 4, 5, and even a few more. Now that I think about it, I’ve read quite a few good books with multiple POVs!

Conclusion:

So, how many POVs are too many, you ask. And I answer: there is no limit. Just don’t make a 5000 page book with 500 main characters who have their own POVs. That would only give them each ten pages, and that’s barely enough to explain their name, hair color, and favorite Disney movie. So, any number of POVs in a book is good, as long as each character with their own POV has enough room in the book and has a part in the story that makes sense, and is more or less essential!

How many POVs do you think is too many? What’s your favorite Disney movie? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy reading!

WWW Wednesday 17

Hello, and happy Wednesday. Right now, it’s time for my weekly reading update, WWW Wednesday! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words, and how it works is each week I answer three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I am currently rereading Falling Over Sideways, by Jordan Sonnenblick and Hattie Ever After, by Kirby Larson. I am also reading Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo, which I really love so far!

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently read The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, which I loved! It is such a good book, and I can’t wait until the sequel comes out! I also read Haveli, by Suzanne Fisher Staples. You can read my review here. I also reread becoming Naomi León, by Pam Muñoz Ryan. I read a few more, but I don’t remember at the moment exactly which ones. If you want to see all the books I’ve read so far this year, check out my Goodreads.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Next, I think I’ll read Black Radishes, by Susan Lynn Meyer, reread It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas, and The Teacher’s Funeral, by Richard Peck!

What are you currently reading? What do you plan to read next? Have you read any of the books in this post? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Amazing book covers

I don’t know if this has been a past TTT topic, but it seems like a really fun one to do. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, and how it works is each week there is a topic and you make a list of your top 5, 10 or whatever number of books that fit that topic. This week’s topic is a book cover freebie, so I’m doing amazing book covers!

1 Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Wolk

2 The War I Finally Won, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

3 The Gilded Wolves, by Roshani Chokshi

The cover of The War I Finally Won really represents what the book is about, and even though I haven’t read The Gilded Wolves yet, the cover is so beautiful! And with Wolf Hollow, I love how the writing is built into the design of the cover and is part of the tree.

4The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill

5The Sun is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon

6Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

7Five Feet Apart, by Rachael Lippincott

Both of Nicola Yoon’s books have such amazing covers that are just really pretty, and the same is with Five Feet Apart. I love on the cover of The Girl Who Drank the Moon how the title is on the moon. It is so pretty!

8 The Wolf Wilder, by Katherine Rundell

9 The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, by Jeanne Birdsall

x Becoming Naomi León, by Pam Muñoz Ryan

The Wolf Wilders is incredible; how the title is built into the trees, and how the light is streaming out of the windows of the cabin. Becoming Naomi León is really interesting as well; how her hair is moving with the wind, the lion next to her with its mouth open. I guess I just love all of the Penderwicks covers; it so simple, yet represents and shows so much of the book!

What are some books that you think have amazing book covers? What makes a book cover amazing for you? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy reading!