Top 5 Tuesday #13: Books Under 300 Pages

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

This week’s topic:

Top 5 books under 300 pages

These aren’t exactly my top books. I chose books I really enjoyed reading/learning from that aren’t comics/graphic novels but are under 300 pages.

Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher

299 pages

Madness is Hornbacher’s autobiography about her struggle with bipolar disorder, ultra-rapid-cycle type 1, which is hard to treat. It’s a great read and a very informative one, but it was a difficult read too. I was hooked the entire time I read, but Hornbacher is very descriptive in her writing, so I often felt uncomfortable and had to take breaks from the book. This one could potentially be triggering for some, so be mindful that it discusses substance abuse, eating disorder, and self-harm as well as other topics.

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Top 5 Tuesday #12: U – V – W – X – Y – Z

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

This week’s topic:

U – V – W – X – Y – Z

(books with titles that start with the featured letters)

U is for…

Unteachable by Leah Raeder

A new adult romance novel about a girl who enters into a romantic relationship with her teacher. Some readers dislike this story because of its taboo premise, but I love it because of it. The story is also well written and engrossing. It’s a good, quick read.

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Top 5 Tuesday #11: P – Q – R – S – T

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

This week’s topic:

P – Q – R – S – T

(books with titles that start with the featured letters)

P is for…

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

So P is for the book I’m currently reading and hoping to complete by July 28 because the author will be visiting a bookstore in my area around that time and I’d like to be able to engage in discussions about the book. I’m liking what I’m reading so far. I’m hooked but have been too busy to really dedicate time to the book.

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Top 5 Tuesday #10: K – L – M – N – O

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

This week’s topic:

K – L – M – N – O

(books with titles that start with the featured letters)

K is for…

Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

This was one of the best books I read last year and one of my favorites of last year as well. It’s a historical fiction novel with a strong sense of magical realism that’s set in Uganda and is about the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan. The story focuses on how the curse has affected generations of Kintu Kidda’s descendants. It’s an amazing read. The story and the prose are great, and I HIGHLY recommend you give this one a try. The structure of the story and the names that are repeated every generation made Kintu remind me of One Hundred Years of Solitude, another wonderful story.

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Top 5 Tuesday #9: F – G – H – I – J

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

This week’s topic:

F – G – H – I – J

(books with titles that start with the featured letters)

F is for…

Forty Rooms by Olga Grushin

I own this book. I bought it because I love the cover, but I haven’t yet read it, and I’ve since forgotten what it’s about. I seriously need to do a year of reading books I own. I’ve “tried” to do so before, but it didn’t work out.

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Top 5 Tuesday #8: A – B – C – D – E

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

This week’s topic:

A – B – C – D – E

(books with titles that start with the featured letters)

A is for…

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

I haven’t thought about this book in a while, but it’s one I love. It’s a YA historical fiction novel with a touch of magical realism about a girl growing up during World War II. Anna was separated from her father and adopted by a mysterious man who can communicate with birds. The man teaches her how to survive and cares for her until he’s unable to continue doing so. It’s a wonderful story but a heartbreaking one too, and is very well written.

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Top Ten Tuesday #41: 2019 Summer TBR

It’s Top Ten Tuesday on a Friday!! 😀 YEAHIEE!! Shout out to everyone who’s always late to a party!

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 Summer 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. However, I surprised myself with the progress I made on my spring TBR. I managed to read 5/10 books! That’s a cause for celebration! 😀 I hardly ever read that many books from my TBR.

I hope I’ll do the same or better with my summer TBR. Here’s what I might read:

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