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Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag!

I’m not a huge creepy, scary horror fan but I utterly adore the spooky, kitch side of Halloween.

I’m a bit disappointed in Halloween this year (2020, yeah?) I was really looking forward to my writing groups Halloween write-in party and our neighbourhood usually has a small army of trick-or-treaters… Obviously that’s all up in the air this year and it s sort of taken the wind out if my sails.

I was looking for something spooky but fun to get me geared up and into the Halloween mood and theis book tag from Anthony at Keep Reading Forward just perfectly fits the bill.

Rules

  • Answer all prompts.
    • Answer honestly.
    • Tag 1-13 people.
    • Link back to this post.
    • Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
    • Have fun!
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The Classics Book Tag

October means Victober!

So while I’m neck deep in Victorian literature (along with my spooky Halloween reads, of course) it seemed like a great time to try out this Classics Book Tag , created by It’s a Book World.

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Readalong: Kushiel’s Dart: Week 01 and 02

Kushiel's Dart: a #WyrdAndWonder Read-along

KUSHIEL’S DART by Jacqueline Carey has been on my radar for a while now. It’s got an average Goodreads rating of over 4 stars and I’ve never seen it mentioned with anything other than good words. However, it’s a beast, clocking in at over 900 pages and that’s always intimidated me.

When Wyrd & Wonder (on Goodreads) announced it as their September 2020 group read, I decied this was just the push I needed. I really enjoyed their readalong of THE GOBLIN EMPEROR earlier in the year.

I’ve been slow to start the book, so I’ll be combining the six sets of discussion questions into three posts and sharing one a week.

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Top 5 Detective 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. 

I don’t read huge amounts of actual detective dectective books I’ve realised. Not too many cops and such. I do love my cozy mysteries with bakers-turned-sleuths etc. but I talk about those a fair bit and wanted to look at something else. So this is a top five a-bit-of-everything vaguely detectivey list. 

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

As always, in no particular order…

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Top 5 Young Adult

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. 

This weeks topic is absolutely humongous, so I decided to narrow it down a bit by looking at YA Contemporaries based in sort of ‘real life teenager spaces’. Think, more high school, less infiltrating a kindgom. 

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

As always, in no particular order…

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Top 5 Recommended to Me

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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Top 5 Hidden Gems

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. 

I went to my Goodreads ‘read’ shelf and sorted it by the number of ratings. These are 5 books I loved that have the lowest number of ratings. 

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

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Top 5 Enemies-to-Lovers

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. 

I guess this post probably counts as spoilers for some of the books listed. I’ll not point out which characters get together, but if you’re a strict no-spoilers reader, maybe avoid this post? 

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

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Top 5 OwnVoices 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. 

OwnVoices can be a little bit tricky. A marginalised character doesn’t mean a marginalised author (or matching marginalisations) and, at the same time, no-one should be interrogating authors about how they identify or forcing authors to come out. Because of this, I don’t track ownvoices too closely anymore. To the best of my knowledge and as far I’ve been able to check, these 5 books are ownvoices, but if I’m wrong, please do correct me.

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

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