Top 5 Wednesday #23: Top 5 Books of the Year (so far)

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and now managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 books of 2017 (so far)

I’ve refrained from doing any “top books of the year” posts because the year hasn’t yet ended, so there’s no telling what might happen in the days leading up to New Year’s Eve. However, I would like to join in the fun and note the books I’ve loved so far this year, hence this Top 5 Wednesday post.

The following are my top books of the year so far. It’s possible that this list might change by the end of the year, and I plan to later post a longer list of about 10 books that are my favorites of the year.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

★★★★★

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Top 5 Wednesday #22: A Total Bookish Grinch

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and now managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic:

Bookish things you’re a Grinch about

Okay, confession time: I’ve never read the Dr. Seuss story that this post is inspired by, nor have I seen the movie. I always plan to but never got around to it.

The point of the topic is to discuss our petty bookish pet-peeves and I definitely have a few. Starting with:

Don’t touch my books.

If I don’t know you or didn’t invite you to take a look at my personal library, then I don’t want your grubby hands all over my damn books.

Don’t. Touch. Them.

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Top Ten Tuesday #29: Winter 2017 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but I couldn’t resist this week’s topic (though I’m a day late with it).

Winter TBR!!!

Umm… so… I’ve neglected my blog for a bit because of the Thanksgiving holiday, but I think I’m back now, and I shall herald my return with a TBR that I’ll probably neglect soon after starting on it. 🙂

Let’s start with the ARCs, which I’ve promised myself that I’ll prioritize:

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Top 5 Wednesday #21: Vampire and Scary Non-Horror Books

Yeahie!! 😀 It’s Top 5 Wednesday on a Thursday, which means life is very busy at the moment.

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and now managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group.

Since I didn’t do a post last week, though I really wanted to, I’ll start off this week’s post with last week’s topic:

Books with paranormal creatures

I’ve surprised myself. I now realize that I haven’t read many paranormal/supernatural novels. I jump around so much in the genres I read that I haven’t read much of any one genre. Fantasy is a recent exception because it’s since committing myself to blogging that I began to read more of it. Fantasy has always been a favorite but prior to blogging, I mostly reread my favorite novels instead of trying new ones. And though rereading is fun, it’s also a bit of a hindrance when blogging because it limits the variety of books I can recommend. Thus, my lists here will contain many books I’ve previously mentioned.

Anyway, for this topic I chose books that feature vampires. Starting with…

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Top 5 Wednesday #20: Witches and Creepy Places

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and now managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group.

I wanted to post last week, but was too busy so this is a combination of last week’s and this week’s topics.

First, let’s start with last week’s topic:

Witches

As a lover of fantasy, I, of course, enjoy reading about witches. Human wielders of magic greatly attract me to the genre and though witches are usually portrayed as ugly, evil, vile creatures, they are my favorites to read about. Actually, I’d love to receive more book recommendations that center on witches, which is the main reason why I am excited to see this topic. Well, here are the books that came to mind:

Wytches, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder, illus. by Jock

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Top Ten Tuesday #28: Fall 2017 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but I couldn’t resist this week’s topic:

Fall TBR!!!

😀 Love creating them but never follow them, here’s what I might/mightn’t read:

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Top 5 Wednesday #19: Middle-Grade Novels

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and now managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group.

I know it’s Friday, but I’ve been so busy lately with my new job that it’s hard to post stuff on time.

This week’s topic:

Children’s books

For this, I’ll focus on middle-grade novels. Here are five I’ve read and enjoyed:

Magyk by Angie Sage (illus.)

It’s been a while since I’ve read this one, but I recall enjoying it. Magyk is the first novel in Sage’s fantasy series Septimus Heap about the eponymous seventh son of a seventh son who was pronounced dead and stolen by a midwife when he was born. Later, Septimus’s father, Silas, found a baby girl in the snow with violet eyes, who he named Jenna and raised as his own. The story is mysterious at the beginning and is quite charming as it unfolds.

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