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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – 5 More Books On My Autumn/Fall TBR

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Books on My Autumn/Fall TBR.

Yesterday, Top Ten Tuesday also asked what books were on my Autumn/Fall TBR and that list contained mainly my Blog Tour books with a couple of other books that I have on my Kindle to read – Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Autumn/Fall 2022 To-Read List

This is a list made up entirely of physical books currently on my shelves. Fingers crossed I will get to read them!

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk (click for link to Goodreads)

The Best Things by Mel Giedroyc (click for link to Goodreads)

Agent Running In The Field by John Le Carré (click for link to Goodreads)

The Heron Kings’ Flight by Eric Lewis (click for link to Goodreads)

Death in Blitz City by David Young (click for link to Goodreads)

What books are on your Autumn/Fall TBR list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – The Chosen One Trope

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Books With The Chosen One Trope. I have struggled a bit this week as I very rarely read books that have this trope. Some of them are a bit lose!

Mini Book Review – A Ghostly Gift by Angie Fox

The main character is able to see and interact with ghosts.

Library Book Review – The Book Of Cold Cases by Simone St James

The main character was chosen to be the person who finally found out who the murderer was after many many years.

Book Review – Meet The Grubblers by Sarah Louise

The main character was chosen to meet the Grubblers.

Book Review – Chasing the Darkness by Cassie Sanchez

The main character was chosen to undergo an experiment to become a super hunter.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling (click for link to Goodreads)

The main character was the boy who lived. Fate chose for this to happen.

What books would be on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Never Judge A Book By It’s Cover

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Never Judge A Book By It’s Cover. I am slightly changing this week’s prompt from covers that I wouldn’t necessarily go for, but did because I liked the blurb, to covers that didn’t do the story justice. The reason for this is because there are no covers where I thought that isn’t me, but I will see what the blurb says.

So, here are my covers that didn’t do the story justice:

Library Book Review for Paris In July – Paris For One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

I think that this is very plain and boring. There were some great short stories and I think that they deserve a better cover!

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – Behind The Olive Trees by Francesca Catlow

Again I feel that more could have been done here. The story was more exciting than the cover suggests!

Book Review – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

This cover is again very plain for what is an excellent story.

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – Shadow Flicker by Gregory Bastianelli

I think that this could have been made more spooky. It was a great story with a sinister undertone that I think could have been brought out more in the cover.

Book Review – The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

So much more could have been done. It is such a plain cover especially when you compare it to the US version.

What covers would be on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Books Where The Characters Are Skilled Fighters

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is characters that are skilled fighters. I struggled with this week’s prompt as I don’t read books with fighters skilled or otherwise! I have therefore had to include a couple of books from the same series, but which focus on different characters.

Random Things Tours – Book Review – Quarter To Midnight by Karen Rose

Molly Sutton – Toured with the Marines in Iraq

Book Review – Chasing the Darkness by Cassie Sanchez

Azrael – A Hunter

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

Feyre – skilled at hunting animals for food for her family

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

Rhysand – High Lord of the Night Court

Book Review – A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Cassian – He is part of The High Lord’s Inner Circle at the Night Court. 

What characters would be on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – New Beginnings

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is new beginnings. I didn’t find this as hard as I thought I would. It seems that a lot of my reading material either leads to a new beginning or is a new beginning!

Here is my list. I highly recommend reading them all!

Library Book Review – The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict

Once the mystery is solved the main character can get on with her life.

Book Review – Retreat to the Spanish Sun by Jo Thomas

A getaway that changes the course of the main character’s life.

Library Book Review – You Had Me At Halloumi by Ginger Jones

A competition that changes her life.

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

A moment that results in a decision that changes the course of her life.

Book Review – The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen

The main character inherits an adventure park – new beginnings that he doesn’t want!

What books would be on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Used Books

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Used Books. I have to admit that I haven’t bought a used book in about 16 years (when I used to volunteer in a charity shop). I tend to ask for new books for my birthday and christmas or I borrow from the library. That being the case I am going to showcase the last 5 library books that I borrowed (click for link to my review):

Circe by Madeline Miller – MYTHOLOGY RETELLING

The Christmas Murder Game by Alexandra Benedict – CHRISTMAS/MYSTERY

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz – CHRISTMAS/ROMANCE

The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin – ROMANCE

Paris For One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes – SHORT STORIES/ROMANCE

What books would be on your list?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Books That Made Me Happy

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Bookish Happiness ie Books That Make You Happy. I have read so many great books this year it hasn’t been too hard to come up with this week’s list!

Here are 5 books that made me happy in no particular order and are just 5 out of many that I have read!

Book Review – Retreat to the Spanish Sun by Jo Thomas – ROM COM

I loved that the main character was finally doing something for herself.

Book Review – You Had Me At Halloumi by Ginger Jones – ROM COM

The main character had overcome some difficulties in her earlier (and present) life and it was nice to see her on this journey.

Book Review – Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Sutanto – HUMOUR

Just one laugh after the other! I always recommend this book if you want a laugh.

Book Review – Welcome To Your Life by Bethany Rutter – ROMANCE

I loved seeing the main character’s confidence grow.

Book Review – The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan – CHRISTMAS

Christmas and a bookshop – what more could you want?!

What are some of the books that have made you happy?

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Friday Musings – Inspired by Top 5 Wednesday – Favourite Books Outside My Comfort Zone

Welcome to my Friday Musings Post! This is where every week I will scour the Blogosphere and find past meme questions and incorporate them into a current post (linking back to the blog who set the meme).

This week I have chosen:

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday

On 6 July the prompt was Favourite Books Outside My Comfort Zone. I have read a number of books outside my comfort zone, often without meaning too! I don’t like scary things for example but then the book took a spooky turn! These books aren’t necessarily my favourite books, but they took me outside of my confort zone and I didn’t dislike them at the end!

Book Review – Melmoth by Sarah Perry – GOTHIC FICTION

This turned spooky pretty quickly and finished on a particularly spooky note!

Book Review – The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell – GOTHIC FICTION

Again got spooky pretty quickly and had an open ending.

Book Review – Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn – THRILLER

I don’t mind dark books, but at one point I even thought about not carrying on because it was too dark. The problem was that I wanted to know the answer!

Blog Tour Book Review – Lucifer’s Game by Cristina Loggia – HISTORICAL FICTION

I don’t like sad stories and books set in the War tend to lean towards the more upsetting side of things. I wanted to broaden my reading horizons though so took a chance and signed up for the Blog Tour for this book. I am glad that I did because I really enjoyed it and yes, it was sad, but it was such a good story that I didn’t mind too much…

Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James (click for link to Goodreads) – ROMANCE

This is very much outside my comfort zone. I will not watch the films after reading the books. My work colleagues at the time were reading them so I joined in. I don’t regret reading them and have also bought the book as told from the other side. I just need to read it!

What books have you read that are outside your comfort zone?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Characters You Would Like As A Sibling

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Characters You Would Like As A Sibling. I have to admit that I have never thought about it before, however this is the list that I have come up with!

Random Things Tours – Book Review – Twelve Days In May by Niamh Hargan (click for my review)

Lizzy Munro – her job in the film industry means that she can attend the Cannes Festival – I would love to be her plus one!

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – Sparks and Shadow by Ceara Nobles (click for my review)

Everly – she is so determined and can access another world!

Book Review – Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair by Heidi Swain (click for my review)

Jamie – part of a family who owns a beautiful property and loves Christmas!

Book Review – Origin by Dan Brown (click for my review)

Robert Langdon – Gets to go on adventures all over the world with his knowledge.

Book Review – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas (click for my review)

Rhysand – Rules the Night Court – I want to live in Verlaris (Court of Dreams and the City of Starlight)!

Which characters would you like to be siblings with?

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Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Cliffhangers

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Hosted by Goodreads T5W group this week it is Cliffhangers. I often get annoyed if a book doesn’t finish in a satisfactory manner, however I can see why authors do it! Here are my Top 5 books where the ending is left rather open ended:

Book Review – Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins – THRILLER

Book Review – Distant Stars by Kassandra Garrison – ROMANCE

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – Sparks and Shadow by Ceara Nobles – FANTASY

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – Behind The Olive Trees by Francesca Catlow – CONTEMPORARY FICTION

Book Review – A Gallery of Mothers By J S Latshaw – SCI FI/DSYTOPIAN

What books would be on your list?

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