Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Creepy Settings

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey on Youtube) as a way for book reviewers and lovers to share their love of lists every Wednesday. Check out the Goodreads group.

  1. Hunting Prince Dracula
  2. The End Games
  3. The Graveyard Book
  4. The Name of the Star
  5. A Curious Tale of the In-Between

I’m not big into scary so these five titles represent some of the best creepy settings I can handle.

Have you read any of these? Which creepy setting made your Top 5?

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books Featuring Witches

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey on Youtube) as a way for book reviewers and lovers to share their love of lists every Wednesday. Check out the Goodreads group.

  1. Harry Potter
  2. Wicked
  3. Akata Witch
  4. A Discovery of Witches
  5. How to Hang a Witch

Back to witches and wizards and magical beasts!!! The October Top 5 Wednesday topics are all inspired by those Halloween vibes and this week we’re starting off with five top notch books featuring witches. Of course I’m starting off with the Harry Potter series. Hermione, Ginny, Luna, Mrs. Weasley, and Professor McGonagall are some of the best and I absolutely adore them. Next I had to include Wicked since Elphaba and Galinda are so amazing. Next is a recent read, Akata Witch, with a Nigerian tale of magic. It’s been a while but I really loved A Discovery Witches and thought the lore and worldbuilding was so well done. Last but not least is How to Hang a Witch with a modern day haunting set in Salem.

Did any of these magical stories make your Top 5? Any witch book recommendations?

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Discovered While Blogging

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey on Youtube) as a way for book reviewers and lovers to share their love of lists every Wednesday. Check out the Goodreads group.

  1. The Weight of Feathers
  2. How to Make a Wish
  3. Air Awakens
  4. Timekeeper
  5. The Abyss Surrounds Us

This may be one of the hardest Top 5 Wednesdays since there are so many titles I would have missed out on had it not been for blogging. I think I narrowed it down though. Up first is The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore. I read an excerpt of it from a blog and fell in love. Now McLemore’s one of my auto-buy authors! How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake got a lot of hype with bloggers I follow and this one was utterly amazing. I would never have discovered Elise Kova’s Air Awakens series without this community and I’m so thankful for those promoting indie authors. Another one that had a lot of hype was Timekeeper by Tara Sim and it’s totally worth all of it. I love those characters so much! Rounding out my list is The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie. I’d never have found this epic scifi without blogging!

Would any of these make your Top 5 Books Discovered While Blogging?

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Bromances

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey on Youtube) as a way for book reviewers and lovers to share their love of lists every Wednesday. Check out the Goodreads group.

  1. Will & Jem
  2. Frodo & Sam
  3. Rhys, Cassian, & Azriel
  4. Jax & Erion
  5. Arin & Roshar

Hello all! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday and this week’s theme is Favorite Bromances. Who doesn’t love intense male friendships? At the top has to be Will and Jem from The Infernal Devices. They’re parabatai but even then the emotional bond seems deeper than normal. Frodo & Sam from The Lord of the Rings really are friendship goals, always supporting and being there for each other. Rhys, Cassian, and Azriel from A Court of Mist and Fury really know how to show emotion and have each others backs. In the Air Awakens series, Jax and Erion are the best of friends, always on the front line together. Rounding out the Top 5 is Arin and Roshar from The Winner’s Trilogy. Their friendship is so playful and snarky, but those two truly make a great team.

Are any of these bromances in your Top 5? Who would you pick?

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books Before I Joined Goodreads

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey on Youtube) as a way for book reviewers and lovers to share their love of lists every Wednesday. Check out the Goodreads group.

  1. He Shall Thunder in the Sky
  2. The Historian
  3. Timeline
  4. World War Z
  5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

This week’s Top 5 is all about the books before you joined a specific site or community. I decided to choose Goodreads as my measuring stick since that was farther back. I also picked books I don’t mention as often. (Thought I’d give you a break from HP). First up is He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters. I thinks it’s my fave of all the Amelia Peabody books. Next is The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova which is a historical mystery about vampires and Vlad the Impaler. Another fave is Timeline by Michael Crichton mixing both scifi and historical. Then I’ve got zombie history with World War Z by Max Brooks. Wow, noticing a theme. I think my passion is peeking through. The lone outlier is The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. A classic YA contemporary of friendship and romance.

Which site did you choose for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday? Have you read any of these titles?

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Top 5 Wednesday: Second Book is Best

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey on Youtube) as a way for book reviewers and lovers to share their love of lists every Wednesday. Check out the Goodreads group.

  1. Siege and Storm
  2. A Court of Mist and Fury
  3. Catching Fire
  4. The Dream Thieves
  5. The Winner’s Crime

There’s not much that can be said for this week’s Top 5. It’s Second Book is Best and all five of these titles speak for themselves by shining above the rest of their counterparts. Some considerably more than others though.

Do you agree with my choices? What would make your list?

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Top 5 Wednesday: Series That Got Better

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey on Youtube) as a way for book reviewers and lovers to share their love of lists every Wednesday. Check out the Goodreads group.

  1. Shadowhunter Chronicles
  2. Grishaverse
  3. Heroes of Olympus
  4. The Winner’s Trilogy
  5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone

This week’s Top 5 is all about when a series gets better as each new book is published. Often times there’s a sharp decline in enjoyment when sequels are released but these five just continued to improve. First up is the Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. There’s been so much growth since City of Bones and I feel like each new story is more developed and heart pounding than ever before. Same goes for Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, my emotions never surviving that last page. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan takes off once Percy returns and it continually improved on character development and narrative. Books 2 and 3 of The Winner’s Trilogy completely blow the first one out of the water and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone sequels just raise the stakes over and over again.

Did any of my Top 5 Series That Got Better make your list? Any recommendations?

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