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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Top Ten Tuesday: Winter 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.

As many of you know, I rarely set tbr’s. Therefore, I’d like to think of this list as a guiding point of what I have available to read this winter. Similarly to the last couple of years I am trying to tackle the backlog of unread books I currently own. Again, I’ve had a slow reading year, so this list is short, but a lot more manageable and realistic.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Holiday Reads

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 to you all. The countdown to Christmas is well on its way and what is Christmas without books? There are books for every occasion and there is nothing more festive than tucking into a book to get your holiday spirit going. Now, I’m choosing to spotlight books I’ve read that might not be conventional Christmas books, but are atmospheric for the winter.

1. Beartown by Fredrik Backman: My current read and I am 99% certain that this book will be a 5-star read and make me an emotional wreck. Now, Beartown does not take place over Christmas, but it does focus on a Swedish small-town dynamic, ice hockey, and sports culture. These elements combined offer an air of foreboding and tension, but it’s also a perfect combination for a wintery book.
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Top Ten Tuesday: Changes in My Reading Life

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.

Over the years a lot has changed, especially in my reading habits. I’ve gone from not reading at all to devouring books and everything in between. A lot of circumstances can have had an impact on my reading habits, but these are the most notable changes in my habits.

1. Reading Less

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The sad reality is that, as most of you know, I’m not reading as much as I use to. A couple of years ago I would breeze through 30+ books a year. Fast forward to today and I can just about get to 10. I’ve never been a fast reader, but it’s still quite a change in my reading habit. A lot of factors contribute to this reason. Time and mood are the main contributors to this habit. Nevertheless, it is what it is, and as I will explain later on I’ve long accepted that I just can’t read as much as I use to. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Autumnal Book Covers

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.

We are right in the middle of autumn right now. The nights are longer, the air is crisper, and the leaves are crumbling. There is a magic to this time of year. When I think of autumn, I think of cosy nights by the fire, a cup of tea in hand, and a book at my side. This week, I’m looking at the book covers that capture that autumnal feel.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Freebie

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.

This Halloween freebie is the perfect opportunity to spotlight some of the spookiest and atmospheric books, films, and TV shows to get you in that Halloween spirit. Now, some might not like the spooky Halloween features, but Halloween is the height of autumn, which is known for it’s cosy magical atmosphere. Here are my Halloween recommendations.

Books

The Archived by Victoria Schwab: Any Schwab book is Halloween appropriate, but the Archived also benefits from having an air of mystery to it. The main setting is based on an old, run-down hotel that has since been converted into flats. If that’s not creepy enough, you also have the histories; spirits that represent the memory of the dead. It’s a haunting and captivating book, and in typical Schwab fashion, has equally compelling characters.
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