Top 5 Tuesday #18: Fav Booktubers

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 favorite booktube channels

I don’t watch booktube as much as I used to, but I still visit my favorite channels every now and then for recommendations or just to see what’s up. When I first learned about booktube, I was so taken by it that I nearly bought every book that sounded appealing to me. I overstuffed my bookshelves during that frenzied period and overspent on books.

Although I no longer do that, there’s something about booktube that gets me easily excited about a book. I guess the booktuber’s enthusiasm is infectious. Plus, it’s easier to sense a person’s excitement for a particular product when watching them tell you about it than reading what they say about it. Well, anyway. Here are the booktubers whose channels I always return to.

Rincey Reads

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Top Ten Tuesday #43: Fall 2019 TBR

Totally late, but whatever.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books on My Fall 2019 TBR

For me, a TBR list often becomes a list of books I really want to read and tell myself to read but never actually read, which is kinda what happened with my summer TBR. I read every other book except the ones on my TBR. Well, I did manage to read one — The Lost Years of Merlin — but that’s because I read it for a buddy-read. If not for that, it probably wouldn’t have been read.

Anyway, here’s what I might not read this fall.

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Top 5 Tuesday #17: Fall Reading Recs

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 fall reading recommendations

Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly

A middle-grade fantasy novel with some horror elements, Shadow Weaver is about a girl named Emmeline who is best friends with her shadow, Dar. In this world, people are gifted (or cursed, depending on how you look at it) with certain abilities after the passing of the Cerelia Comet every 25 years. Emmeline was gifted with the ability to manipulate shadows, but her abilities often frighten people and drive away close ones.

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Top 5 Tuesday #15: Best Covers of 2019 — so far

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 covers of 2019

I am so gleeful about this week’s topic because it’s all about book covers and if there’s one thing about books that I love more than reading them, it’s admiring beautifully designed book covers. So, of all the books I’ve read so far in 2019, here are my top 5 favorite covers.

Fitz and the Fool trilogy by Robin Hobb
cover design by Dominic Forbes | cover illustration by Jackie Morris | calligraphy by Stephen Raw

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Top 5 Tuesday #15: Series I Need to Finish

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 series I need to finish

Fullmetal Alchemist series by Hiromu Arakawa (illus.)

A sci-fi/fantasy manga series about two brothers trying to regain their original bodies after a failed experiment. I’m currently working on completing this series and recently completed volumes 10-12. I love the story and the author’s sense of humor, which makes this an enjoyable read.

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Top Ten Tuesday #42: I Read Them, Now I Want to Buy Them

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but is now managed by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

Books I’ve Read That I’d Like in My Personal Library

I decided to participate in TTT this week because I like the topic. (It was submitted by Annemieke at A Dance with Books.) I even have a “Get It Soon” Goodreads shelf for books I borrowed, read, and liked. The most recent addition to this shelf was…

Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

The second in the Nevermoor series, a middle-grade fantasy series about a girl who everyone thinks is cursed. I liked the first book, Nevermoor, because it eased my wistfulness for more Harry Potter stories, but I loved this second book because it’s here that the story really becomes it’s own thing. The world it’s set in is so odd, silly, dangerous, and intriguing that it easily cemented me as a fan. I’d like to get a copy of Wundersmith and Nevermoor, but I’m waiting for the paperback version (while hoping for different covers because I’m not a fan of the art).

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Top 5 Tuesday #14: I Hardly Ever Mention These

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 books I don’t talk about enough

The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

A nonfiction book by psychologist Meg Jay about navigating one’s twenties or early adulthood. A friend recommended this book to me shortly after I graduated college, and I read it and loved it. Jay offers some great advice, many of which I already knew and was employing at the time but it was good to be reassured that I was on the right track. Jay draws from her experience treating clients who’re in their twenties to offer advice in this book. I recommend it for recent grads.

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