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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Books/Series to read in 2023

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Books/Series to read in 2023. I got a whole load of books for Christmas (woot woot!!) but here are just 5 (click for links to Goodreads):

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

I have had my eye on this book for a while and was thrilled to receive a copy!

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

I have been waiting for this since I read The Love Hypothesis.

The Christmas Castle In Scotland by Julie Caplin

I love Julie Caplin books and was quite excited when this one came out.

Rivals by Katharine McGee

I enjoyed the first book and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

I got this book years ago. I received the third book in the series for Christmas so that the series was complete. I just need to make a start on it now!

What books are on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Books To Read When You Are Snowed In

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Books To Read When You Are Snowed In. I think that we have had our snow for the year. It is quite rare to snow here in South East England, UK so we were “lucky” to get what we did!

Anyway, if I was snowed in I would want to read:

CHRISTMAS

Book Review – The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

ROMANCE

Book Review – The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

THRILLER

Book Review – The 13th Assassin by Frank Malley

MYSTERY

HUMOUR

Book Review – Four Aunties And A Wedding by Jesse Sutanto

What books would be on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Books To Gift

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Books To Gift. This is a difficult one as I have read some great books that I think others should read, however, for this prompt I have decided to look at 5 different genres that I have read from this year and pick one that I have read from each of those. Hopefully there will be something for everyone to enjoy here!

CHRISTMAS

Book Review – A Moment On The Lips At Christmas by J Taylor

CHRISTMAS – MYSTERY

Book Review – The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict

HISTORICAL FICTION

Book Review – The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

THRILLER/CRIME

Book Review – Do No Harm by Jack Jordan

GOTHIC FICTION

Book Review – The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

What book recommendations would be on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Ongoing series I am still loving

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Ongoing series I am still loving. This is a hard one for me as I don’t read many series. After having a hard think these are some series that I have started and am looking forward to what is coming next:

Book Review – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Looking forward to when the next one is written and released!

Book Review – American Royals by Katharine McGee

I have asked for the next two in the series for Christmas so fingers crossed.

Book Review – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

I have got the signed copy of The Bullet That Missed for Christmas (I know because I ordered it ready for my partner to give to me!)

Book Review – Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

I have asked for the second one in the series for Christmas.

Book Review – The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin

I have become a bit of a fan of this series and am pleased that I still have so many to read. I have asked for one of the books for Christmas.

What series are on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Fictional Places You Want To Visit

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Fictional Places You Want To Visit.

I have done a couple of posts in the past that link in quite nicely to this prompt:

Top Ten Tuesday – Books Set In a Place I’d Love to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Book Places

Here are a further 5 fictional places that I would like to visit:

Bookshop in York

A Bookshop Christmas by Rachel Burton (click for link to Goodreads)

The Bookshop in Cornwall

Random Things Tours – Book Review – The Cornish Cream Tea Bookshop by Cressida McLaughlin

The Dusty Attic Bookshop in Whitefall Cove

Book Review – Witch Way To Murder And Mayhem by Jane Hinchey

Family Home in the Scottish Highlands

Netgalley Book Review – Snowed In For Christmas by Sarah Morgan

Cafe in Paris

Library Book Review – The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin

What places are on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Books With Long Titles

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Books With Long Titles. I have decided to define a long title as one with 6 or more words, so here is my list:

Book Review – A Moment On The Lips At Christmas by J Taylor

7 Word Title

Book Review – Witch Way To Murder And Mayhem by Jane Hinchey

6 Word Title

Book Review – A Gift From The Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

7 Word Title

Book Review – Lucie Yi Is Not A Romantic by Lauren Ho

6 Word Title

Book Review – Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair by Heidi Swain

9 Word Title

The Christmas books that I read tend to have the longer titles, so it is a bit of a festive post this week!

What book titles would be on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Young Reads

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Young Reads. Not necessarily books that got you into reading, but ones that left an impression. I have to admit that I found this particularly difficult, however I have gone through my Goodreads app (that has most of my books on it including childhood books!) and have picked out books that I enjoyed as a youngster that I haven’t necessarily mentioned before:

The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry by Brian Patten (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“An utterly brilliant collection of the very best poems, from Puffin Books,

A celebratory anthology of the best of Puffin poetry publishing, including poems by Roger McGough, Michael Rosen, Charles Causley, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jackie Kay, Spike Milligan, John Agard, Brian Patten, Allan Ahlberg and Kit Wright. Each poet’s work is illustrated by a different artist such as Emma Chichester Clark, Fritz Wegner and Korky Paul.

Brian Patten came to public attention with the publication of THE MERSEY SOUND in 1967. He is a very popular performance poet, always in demand for conferences and school visits. Collections of his own poetry are published in Puffin and he is the editor of the PUFFIN BOOK OF TWENTIETH CENTURY VERSE. Brian lives in London.

This collection features poems and illustrations from:

Spike Milligan; Kit Wright; Michael Rosen; Charles Causley; Roger McGough; Benjamin Zephaniah; Brian Patten; Jackie Kay; John Agard; Allan Ahlberg; Emma Chichester Clark; Korky Paul; Alison Jay; Lydia Monks; Ali Chatterton; David Mostyn; Sue Williams; Sheila Moxley; Fritz Wegner”

I am not overly into poetry, but this book has some amazing poems in that I really enjoyed as a child. And I loved the illustrations! I highly recommend this book.

The Witch Trade by Michael Malloy (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Follow young Abby and Spike on their thrilling adventures through the fantastical world of THE WITCH TRADE. The evil Night Witches have invented a powerful new weapon and are threatening to take over the world — and only Abby and Spike can stop them! Joined by Captain Starlight (aka the Ancient Mariner), Abby and Spike must travel through perlious seas and wild lands to reach the dark lair of the Night Witches. Can their ragtag bunch defeat the evil Night Witch forces before it’s too late?”

I was quite into fantasy when I was younger and this cover caught my eye!

Charlie Bone and The Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Time is running out for Charlie Bone . . .

Charlies hopes that the new term at Bloor’s Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916.

With the scheming Yewbeam aunts on the prowl, and the Bloors out to catch him, Henry will need Charlie’s help just to stay alive. Bloor’s Academy can be a very dangerous place . .”

Again this follows my love of fantasy.

Karen’s Doll by Ann Martin (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“The bix mix-up

Karen has a new doll. And it’s not just any old doll. Karen’s baby doll came all the way from London, England. She was very expensive. Karen has to be extra careful with her.

When Karen’s best friend Nancy gets sick, Karen has a great idea. She gives her doll to Nancy until she feels better. But Nancy thinks the doll is for keeps! What will Karen do?”

This book made me want to get a special doll of my own.

The First Little Fairy and other Fairy stories (click for link to Goodreads)

I got this as a birthday present and loved it! Again fantasy…

What books would be on your list?

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Top 5 Wednesday – Award Winning Books

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Award Winning Books. This is quite a hard one for me as I just read what I like and don’t know if they have won any awards. I have therefore had to do quite a bit of research!

Book Review – Chasing the Darkness by Cassie Sanchez

List of Awards can be found on the Author’s website here

Book Review – Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Link to the Macmillan Publishers website detailing the awards that have been won here

Book Review – The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Link to Wikipedia detailing the award that this book won here.

Book Review – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Bookseller article detailing the award that has been won here.

Book Review – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Link to Wikipedia detailing the award that this book won here.

What books are on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Characters that need a break – in honour of National Stress Awareness Day

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Characters that need a break. There are so many characters that I think deserve a break, however here are just 5!

Henri Koskinen – inherited a park from his brother and there is just one problem after another – often life threatening!

Library Book Review – The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict

Lily – she has been encouraged to come back to her childhood home in an attempt to “win” it from her other relatives. All sorts of secrets start to come out and there are murders along the way – very stressful!

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

Audrey – she struggles to keep her family fed and a roof over their heads after her husband dies in the War.

Blog Tour – Book Review – Finding Mr Perfectly Fine by Tasneem Abdur-Rashid

Zara – under pressure to find a husband.

Book Review – The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Elsie – contant bad luck, that is truely terrifying!

What characters would be on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Characters that I would like to dress up as

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is characters that I would like to dress up as. I normally just dress up as a non descript witch at Halloween so it was fun to go back through my recent reads and choose some characters to dress up as!

Book Review – Witch Way To Murder And Mayhem by Jane Hinchey

Gran – The character Gran wears outrageously clashing clothes so I think that it would be fun to dress up as her.

Book Review – American Royals by Katharine McGee

Princess Samantha – she has access to designer clothes, and isn’t as restricted as her older sister Princess Beatrice.

Book Review – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

Feyre – I would love to be able to wear some fancy fae clothes.

Book Review – It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Piper – she gets to wear designer party gear.

Book Review – The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Silent Companion – I would love to dress up as one of the Silent Companions. They are very spooky!

What characters would be on your list?

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