Top 5 Tuesday #23: Books I STILL Need to Read

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

This week’s topic:

Top 5 books I didn’t get to in 2019

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

I read Angels & Demons last year and really liked it, so I’d like to continue the series. I wanted to read Da Vinci Code in January, but that didn’t work out. Maybe next year, then, I’ll read it.

Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Curse of Chalion is one of my favorite fantasy novels, and I really want to continue with the series. But I keep saying that and forgetting to read the second book.

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I just want to read one of Adichie’s books. I’ve been saying this forever, so I need to get to it already.

Run for It by Marcelo D’Salete (illus.)

I don’t know why I haven’t yet completed this graphic novel. I keep starting it for readathons but never complete it. I should just pick up where I left off and complete it before the end of the year.

Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey

Another series I started and want to continue but have yet to do so. Smh.

That’s it for me.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these.

Top 5 Tuesday #22: Surprising Reads of 2019

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

This week’s topic:

Top 5 surprising reads of 2019

These five are all surprising reads either because I liked them or because I didn’t. They are in order of whichever one popped in my head first.

Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar, narr. by Harsh Nayyar, Annapurna Sriram, Bernard White, Nick Choksi, Rita Wolf

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Top 5 Tuesday #20: Creepy Atmospheres

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

This week’s topic:

Top 5 creepy atmospheres

The Curse of Crow Hollow by Billy Coffey

It’s been a while since I’ve read this one, but oh man did I enjoy it when I did! It’s about a small town in Virginia where a group of teenagers provoke an old woman everyone claims is a witch into placing a curse on the town. It was creepy but engrossing and had me hooked all the way through.

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Top 5 Tuesday #19: Fav Audiobooks

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

This week’s topic:

Top 5 favorite audiobooks

I really like this week’s topic. I’ve come a long way with audiobooks. It’s a format that took a while for me to get used to because of how I read and learn. I’m a visual learner, so physical books and e-books work best for me. I’m better able to remember what I read in those formats and, whenever I drift off into a daydream about the story, it’s easier to locate where I stopped reading.

It’s not the same with audiobooks. Learning by only listening is hard for me because I’m easily distracted by something else (or am thinking of something else, most often daydreaming…about something else). That’s why I slowly introduced myself to this format. I started first with books I’ve read numerous times — the Harry Potter books — so it wouldn’t matter if I missed something while listening because I knew the story so well. I gradually moved on to books I’ve never reread before trying books I’d never read before. I realized that fast-paced mystery and thriller audiobooks held my attention best, but I have to work harder to pay attention when listening to detailed books such as autobiographies and other nonfiction.

Audiobooks aren’t my favorite format, but they are useful. They allow you to read a book faster and are great for when you’re doing dull tasks at work or home. Here are my 5 favs.

the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, narr. by Jim Dale

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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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