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Top 5 Standalone Books

The Top Five Series

This Top 5 series is a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books.

Each week we’ll 5 book featuring the common theme provided. These can be books that we’ve read, or ones that are still on our TBRs. I’ll note beside each one if I’ve read the book yet or not, and provide a link to my review if I have one. 

Feel free to share your own favourites or give me more TBR suggestions in the comments. 

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End of the Year! Book Tag

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Can you believe that we’re almost done with 2019? Where did this year go?

I’ve had a great reading year and I’ve got my fingers crossed for another one in 2020.

I was tagged by Carly at Reading is my Kind of Thing to take part in this tag, which seems like a great chance to look back and plan forward.

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TTT: Holiday Reads

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December 3: Holiday Reads (Books you love reading during the holiday season.)

 

Apple Cider Slaying (A Cider Shop Mystery #1)Apple Cider Slaying (A Cider Shop Mystery #1) by Julie Anne Lindsey

Apples are at the core of the family business run by Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe. But this year’s crop is unseasonably ripe with murder . . .

ONE ROTTEN APPLE

Blossom Valley, West Virginia, is home to Smythe Orchards, Winnie and her Granny’s beloved twenty-five-acre farm and family business. But any way you slice it, it’s struggling. That’s why they’re trying to drum up business with the “First Annual Christmas at the Orchard,” a good old-fashioned holiday festival with enough delicious draw to satisfy apple-picking locals and cider-loving tourists alike–until the whole endeavor takes a sour turn when the body of Nadine Cooper, Granny’s long-time, grudge-holding nemesis, is found lodged in the apple press. Now, with Granny the number one suspect, Winnie is hard-pressed to prove her innocence before the real killer delivers another murder . . .

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Retellings Reading Challenge 2019 Wrap-Up

I joined Cornerfold’s 2019 Retellings Challenge right at the very start of the year. It’s a 5×5 bingo board full of prompts to help you read a wide range of retellings covering fairy tales, mythology and classic literature. I really wasn’t sure as we got towards the end of the year whether I’d make all 25 or not, but here we are. And I did it! That means I won the title: Fairest of them All!

Check out the 25 books I read for this challenge and let we know what you think.

Have you read any? What would you have picked instead?

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Top 5 Books with Fake Love Couples

The Top Five Series

This Top 5 series is a weekly meme created by Amanda @ Devouring Books.

Each week we’ll 5 book featuring the common theme provided. These can be books that we’ve read, or ones that are still on our TBRs. I’ll note beside each one if I’ve read the book yet or not, and provide a link to my review if I have one. 

Feel free to share your own favourites or give me more TBR suggestions in the comments. 

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Friday Spotlight: Strange Grace

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Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

Strange GraceBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.

 

Opening Line:

In the valley beyond the forest, a bonfire burns on a hill: an orange beacon to oppose the silver moon, its flames flick and tremble like a pulse.

 

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