Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR 2020

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

I try to be realistic about my tbr lists. As many of you know, I’m not the reader I once was and chances are I’m likely to only finish one book on this list. I’m a mood reader and a slow reader, but the good news is that I’ve come to love reading again and strive to do more this year. With the way the years turning out, I think a good book is the best way to shut out the world. Here’s my spring TBR.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Follow on Social Media

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Social media is an instant connection to the rest of the world. Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine a world without it. So, how would our favourite characters interact in a world of filters, hashtags, and instant communication? Here are the fictional characters I’d follow on social media.

1. Kaz Brekker, Six of Crows: Kaz might not have the most active online presence, but I can guarantee that when he does he’d be as savage and brutal as he is in real life. He’s the kind of guy that would take down a troll with a single strike. He’d also use social media as a means of getting intel on rivals, and using it to his own advantage.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Tips to Recover From a Book Hangover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Book hangovers. what can be a frustrating experience is also a testament to the brilliance of a book. Unfortunately, it’s at our own expense. A book hangover is an excruciating experience where the reader finds themselves unable to read a book that matches the quality of the one they’ve just finished. Recovering from a book hangover is not easy, but here are some tips that might help.

1. Re-Read

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This might in face make your book hangover worse, but when you think about it, logically it makes sense. If you’re still so consumed by the book, why not re-read your favourite moments? It keeps you immersed in the world and if you’re feeling inspired, grab a notebook and take notes of your favourite moments, quotes, anything. The more you immerse yourself in the world, you’ll eventually come to the point you’ve exhausted everything you could possibly do, allowing you to move on. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Predictions – 5 Star Reads on My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

The elusive 5-star rating does not come out often, so when it does, you know you’re in for a treat. Some books are great, others are memorable, and some are so profound and moving, and stay with you for years afterwards. Those books are usually my 5-Star reads, and here are my predicted 5-Star reads on my TBR.

1. Us Against You by Fredrik Backman: As someone who has already declared Beartown to be the best book they read in 2020, there is no doubt that Us Against You will be an equally compelling story about the residence of Beartown. I’m ready to go on this emotional rollercoaster ride.
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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

The festive period is well and truly over and now that we’ve settled back into a routine, it’s time to make room for the multitude of books we’ve acquired on the already full bookshelves. As always, readers are spoilt for choice for when it comes to stellar books, and I am so excited to get my teeth sunk into the recent additions to my bookshelf.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books for the First Half of 2020.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope you’ve all recovered from the festivities and have welcomed in the new year. One of the biggest challenges of being a reader is the never-ending list of books that are constantly added to our tbr lists. 2020 is shaping up to be yet another great year for books, and here are the books I’m highly anticipating for the first half of the year. 

1.Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (January 14): Anna-Marie McLemore has built quite the reputation as a beautiful and lyrical writer. Her books are a gateway to the world of magical realism, so who wouldn’t be waiting on this book?
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope To Find Under the Christmas Tree

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone. It seems like this festive period has just flown by. I hope you’re all enjoying the festivities. Now, as readers, we have a very long list of books we’d love to see under the Christmas tree. I am no exception, and here are the books I’d love to wake up to on Christmas day.

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