Top 5 Wednesday #17: More Books by These Authors, Please

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:

Authors you want to read more from

I went crazy with this list at first and then had to remind myself that we’re limited to just 5; so I chose 7.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Bujold is first, of course. So far this year, her Curse of Chalion is the best book I’ve read. I was so hooked on that story that upon completing it, I bought the book (I’d read a copy a borrowed from the library) and the following two books in its series — Paladin of Souls and The Hallowed Hunt. I must read at least Paladin of Souls this year.

With Curse of Chalion, I was immediately drawn to Bujold’s writing and was sucked in by her storytelling. The fact that the story mixes magic with religion was icing on the top. I can’t wait to get stuck in the other books.

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Top 5 Wednesday #16: Classics and SFF

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 skipped last week’s topic because I was too busy to post and it was difficult to think of answers for it. Last week’s topic was

Future classics

which refers to books that we think will one day be considered classics. I consider a book a classic not because it’s old or very popular, but because it presents an idea/topic in a novel way, sparks conversation or change by upseting norms, or is a forerunner of a genre, type of writing, or certain trend. Such books are also well composed. With that in mind, I chose these 5 books as my future classics:

Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling

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Top 5 Wednesday #15: Catching Up

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.

Like the Top Ten Tuesday meme, I haven’t done one of these in a long time. I’ve decided to return to it for now because they are helpful in providing blogging topics when one is in a blogging slump, which is how I feel at the moment. It’s hard to find the time and energy to think and write.

I don’t plan to do all the topics I missed because that would take forever. Instead, I’ll start with last week’s topic. I enjoyed reading and watching people’s response to it. In honor of the Booktube SFF Awards, last week’s topic was:

Favorite science fiction & fantasy books

Of course, it’s hard to minimize my favorites to just 5 books; so instead, I’ll mention 5 great fantasy books that immediately came to mind when I saw the topic. I won’t include the Harry Potter books because we all already know how awesome they are.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Top Authors So Far

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group. This week’s topic:

Top authors you discovered this year

Per this week’s topic, the following are authors who I discovered this year whose stories I enjoyed reading so much that I still think of them.

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Top 5 Wednesday #13: Fonts I Like

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group. This week’s topic:

Title Font on Covers

Since this post is on book covers and fonts, I went overboard and selected 7 books.

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Top 5 Wednesday #12: Oh, the Joy of Blogging

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group. This week’s topic:

Favorite Things About Booktubing/Blogging/etc.

on blogging1

Being able to discuss all things bookish with a variety of people.

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Top 5 Wednesday #11: Please Write Another

I’m extra early with my Top 5 Wednesday this time. I’m turning in early so this Wednesday meme is going up on a Tuesday.

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group. This week’s topic:

Book series you wish had more books

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Top 5 Wednesday #10: Used and Abused And I’m Tired of Them

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group. This week’s topic:

Tropes you hate

I wouldn’t say that I hate these. I’m just tired of them and whenever I encounter one, I get annoyed.

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Top 5 Wednesday #7: Used and Abused But I Like Them

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group. This week’s topic:

Favorite character tropes

The chosen one

— Of the many, many fantasy novels, I like how this plays out in the Wheel of Time series. Well, in the first three books of the Wheel of Time series. We, the series and I, do not always get along well.

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