Hello internet people! Welcome to another Theme Thursday 🙂
I hope you all enjoyed this manic week, what with the Blogger Awards and all – I know I had a mini-nervous breakdown trying to come up with my own nominations but, in the end, I feel I did well 😁
Speaking of which, we are now in the final round so please check out May’s post and VOTE VOTE VOTE on your favourite bloggers! It’s so important that they get the recognition they deserve, and get our love!
Now, a massive thank you to all the people who took part in the meme this month (some of which I only found out about recently – I’M SO SORRY!! Here, have some chocolate!!!) Be sure to head over to their blogs afterwards 😊
💟 Bloggers Shoutout 💟
- Caro @ The Bookcheshire Cat
- Jolie @ Read with Me
- Sara @ The Bibliophagist
- Karla @ Another Bookworm
- Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
- Rendz @ Reading with Rendz
- Rae @ Rae’s Reads and Reviews
Theme Thursday is a new monthly feature created by Sophie @ Blame Chocolate where bloggers can share recs and newly found books featuring that month’s theme.
- There will be a different theme (genre, trope, etc) every month. Check the calendar here.
- Those participating have to list titles that feature that theme in some way (doesn’t have to be the main theme of the book).
- You can choose one of the four (or five) Thursdays of every month to post.
- You can use the three main categories: Books I’ve Read/I’m Reading, Books I Want to Read, and Other Books That Fit The Theme but this isn’t mandatory.
- Please use this boxed text (or similar) in your post, which doubles as a pingback.
- Additional info is available on the Theme Thursday page.
This month’s theme is: Virtual Reality!
So I might not be the best person to recommend Virtual Reality books as I rarely venture into that territory BUT the idea of it is really intriguing to me. I also feel lots of people love it and are happy to share their lists, so this should be fun! 😊
🍫 Books I’ve Read/I’m Reading:
Visual novels count, right? Because if they don’t, well, this list will be even shorter than I anticipated 😂
In Real Life wasn’t anything special, in my opinion, but it’s still a cute read if you’re into stories about gamer girls!
🍫 Books I Want to Read:
I’m really, really excited about this book! It’s about this girl whose job is to drag kids out of VR games back to their parents… Like a bounty hunter. Which is apparently a thing in this world.
Seriously, though, how cool does The Leveller sound?
Jason Segel!!! Is there anything this man can’t do?
I was so shocked to hear he had written a book/series about VR and so many people rave about it so it’s about time I mentioned Otherworld on the blog!
Um, hello amazing title and cover! How can I be of service?
Coder and hacker Opal has to win a virtual reality game in order to find and save her father. Simplistic, yes, but Girl Gone Viral still sounds brilliant.
Look, this can’t go on any longer… I don’t need any more books on my TBR so please stop with the awesome covers and titles!
Also, badass female game developer? Press Start already looks like a winner.
🍫 Other Books That Fit The Theme:
I honestly have no idea what Blow Me Down is doing on my TBR… I think I found it while I was searching for more pirate books to add to my collection.
But apparently it’s about this virtual reality game called Buckling Swashes and it’s a fun romance between a financial analyst and the game’s developer? Guys, I don’t know but I’m intrigued.
The Game (I can’t not think about memes) is apparently this virtual reality place a group of friends decide to escape to in order to cope with their pretty miserable adult lives.
Not the most optimistic of outlooks but Invitation to The Game does have a weird appeal to it. Like Stranger Things but with VR.
I’m going to be honest here: this choice was completely based off the cover. It feels so faery-like, I love it!
Though I’m sure Elusion has a great story as well.
Not going to lie… Cory Doctorow has not left a great impression on me.
BUT this is a different format so maybe he’s just not the best at visual novels?
For The Win is an epic title, though!
That’s it! Make sure to pingback so I can check out your recs. And if I missed your TT post, feel free to send me an email or comment below with your link and I’ll check it out 🙂
The next theme is: Werewolves! Check out the calendar here.