Top Five Wednesdays: Recent Purchases

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly challenge for book bloggers, vloggers, and book lovers, hosted by Lainey and Sam. The goal is to choose their top 5 picks for the week’s given challenge. Find out more on the  Goodreads group page!

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June 9: Recent Purchases
Most book lovers have a hard time going too long without a book purchase. What are five books you’ve purchased recently that you’re excited to read or you’ve loved?

I only just ordered Hush Hush, so I haven’t gotten it in the mail yet. I also haven’t gotten Dread Nation yet either. I’m supposed to get it in the mail today at some point. The books that are part of series are for the entire series not just the first book. Aren’t the covers so very pretty? I really love them and can’t wait to dig into them! I’m about to start Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall today! What are some of your recent buys?

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Top Five Wednesday: Family Dynamics

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May 19: Family Dynamics
World Family Day was on May 15, so to celebrate it this week’s prompt is about family dynamics in books! Family is not just who you are related to by blood, so you can even find some of your favorite found family examples.

In this series, the family dynamic is a group of girls that are almost like sisters! They are amazing.

There are multiple family dynamics in this one!

Now this one is my favorite family dynamic of all time. I really love it. I fully recommend everybody read this trilogy. Be prepared to be hit with all of the emotions. I may actually reread it very soon.

Another one with a group of friends that turn into a family dynamic. Also, there’s Grandma Redbird. If you know, you know!

Alex Cross is just such an amazing father! And he has such an amazing grandmother. It’s just so beautiful!

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Top Five Wednesday: Favorite Tropes

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May 12: Favorite Tropes
This week’s prompt is pretty self-explanatory. What are your favorite tropes and what are some examples of them in books?

  1. Soul Mates: I know this is a really cheesy one. It’s also not one I fully believe in. I do love reading about it. Especially mates in books like The Paranormals of Avynwood.
  2. The Chosen One: It’s weird that this is one of my favorites as it’s also one that annoys me the most. But I do love reading books with them in it.
  3. Second Chances: I have found recently that I really like these type of books. I’ve read quite a few that were really amazing.
  4. The Secret Heir: I’m not going to lie. I haven’t read many books of this nature. I do love them. They are very lovely reads.
  5. Powerful Artifact: Think about it. The ring from Lord of the Rings. The Compass in His Dark Materials. The Subtle Knife. The Amber Spyglass. I could go on. I think you get the point though.

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Top Five Wednesday: April Showers Bring May Flowers

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May 5: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Happy May! Inspired by the start of the month and the time-known saying, April showers bring May flowers, this week’s prompt is about books with flowers/plants on their covers.

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Top Five Wednesday: Underhyped Stars

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April 28: Underhyped Stars
Have you ever read a book that you loved but hadn’t really heard about before in the book community? It happens to most everyone! This week, look for books that you wish more people in the book community knew about.

Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews

This is a really good and hilarious serious. I absolutely adore the main character. I love this serious so much that I gifted it to my girlfriend for Christmas.

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

This is an intense ride. We follow a man who was pulled from orphanage and erased from the system entirely. He was trained to be an assassin. When he decides he no longer wants to do it, he becomes one of the biggest target. I love it!

The Dark Road series by Krys Fenner

This is a dark story and not for everyone. There are many triggering aspects that would be too much for some. However, if the story itself can be stomached, I would definitely recommend it. It’s such an emotionally driven and intense read.

The Paranormals of Avynwood by Michelle Dare

This entire series is just so amazing. They can all be read as standalones, but they connect so well together it’s incredible. There’s one character in particular that makes each book even better! His name is Solomon. Read it and you’ll see!

The Complications of Pi by RK Phillips

Peyton is a math professor who is known by all that she cares about for being a bit on the clumsy side. She’s comfortable with her life until everything is thrown upside down when her brother decides to bid on a woman at an auction they attend together for her. The book follows the two and their connection to each other. It’s a really wonderful read. It’s also one of the best debut novels I’ve ever read.

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Top Five Wednesdays: Brighter Days

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April 21: Brighter Days
I think we can all agree that things aren’t quite perfect in the world right now, so to bring a little light to everyone’s day this week’s prompt is about books that brought a smile to your face!

Complications of Pi

It’s just such a fun and quirky novel as it is! The fact that it supports the LGBTQ+ community just makes it so so so much better for me!

The Paranormals of Avynwood Series

This entire series! It’s just everything! It also gives a nod to the LGBTQ+ community as well.

The Stephanie Plum Series

I mean…. just read it. How can it not make you smile? It’s so insanely hilarious!

Inkeeper Chronicles

We have southern flair. We have sarcasm. We have dry and dark humor. We have it all. What more can we ask for?

Stalking Jack the Ripper series

Thomas makes this book so much better. They all do, but just Thomas. If you know, you know.

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Top Five Wednesday: Mismatched Titles

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April 7: Mismatched Titles

  1. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

2. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

3. The Power by Naomi Alderman

4. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

5. Tough Sh*t by Sheridan Anne

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Top Five Wednesday: Give Me More

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March 31: Give Me More!

  1. The Complications of Pi by RK Phillips

2. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

4. Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham

5. The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

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Top Five Wednesdays: Well That Dragged

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March 24: Well That Dragged
Or maybe it didn’t. A year ago Melbourne went into lockdown, like most of the world, so in unfond memory, this week the topic is to discuss books that had strange pacing, whether it was the book itself, or a result of the way you read it. Alternatively, you could also talk about books that went on longer than necessary.
Stay cautious everyone.

I want to preface this by saying that I really enjoyed all of these books. I just thought that they really drug on and they weren’t as promising as I thought they would be. Especially the Pullman and Goodkind ones. I had such high expectations for all of them that just weren’t met. That being said, I do believe all of them got 4 or 5 star ratings.

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Top Five Wednesday: Shamrock Green Covers

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March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
This one’s pretty straightforward: In honor of St. Paddy’s Day, find five shamrock green covers! The brighter the better. if you don’t have green covers, try leprechaun gold or maybe just rainbow!

Green is a beautiful color. Not my favorite color, but one I adore! Here are my picks:

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