Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Wintery Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Wintery Reads.

I’m not sure if I can say why I picked the books I did this week, why I’d class them as ‘Wintery Reads’ over any other book. Personally though when it starts getting darker earlier and colder every day all I want is to curl up with a book that’s more magical than deadly; so be prepared to see plenty of magical realism, fairytale retellings, and childhood nostalgia on my list this week.


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The ‘How I Choose My Books’ Tag

Nine times out of ten I pick up books because the cover has caught my eye, and the blurb sounds like something I’d love. Occasionally though there’s a recommendation I can’t ignore or hype I can’t resist. I was tagged by Dani at Perspective of a Writer, and Anatomy of a Book Thief. Thanks both so much for the tag, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

The How I Choose My Books Tag

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Thankful I was able to Discover through Blogging

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is a thanksgiving freebie, so I picked Top Ten Books I’m Thankful I was able to Discover through Blogging.

(I will admit a lot of my time thinking about this post was working out how to write the title so it was concise while still getting across my choice of topic for this week).

I’ve always loved reading, but ever since I started blogging there have been so many incredible books added to my TBR list because of all the glowing, five-star reviews I see. Maybe if I hadn’t started blogging some of these are books I still would have picked up eventually, but there are a few I know I never would have read if it hadn’t been for this blog, and the community.


Top Ten Tuesday #127

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The Rising Author Tag

We’re more than halfway through NaNoWriMo and after a pretty disastrous start to the week I’m happily back in a place where I can focus on writing and catching up on my word count. Also as it’s November and all of my energy is focused on my WIP it seemed like the perfect time to post another writing-related tag. I was tagged by May at Forever and Everly who is an amazing blogger and the person who’s pretty much solely responsible for getting me back into writing as well.

Thanks so much for the tag May, and for inspiring me because without you I wouldn’t be writing this post now (or writing my WIP either)!

The Rising Author Tag

Rules:

  • No tagging back
  • Tag four people
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Come up with 10 new questions

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read.

Honestly at this point I almost have too many backlist books to count. My TBR list is a little out of control and I keep saying there are books I’ll get around to soon but I know myself and “soon” for me doesn’t seem to have the same meaning as it does for everyone else. The ten books I picked this week are books I’d love to say are a priority of mine, books I’ve moved to the top of my TBR list, but part of me thinks they’ll still be on my TBR list the next time a backlist TTT topic comes around.


Top Ten Tuesday #126

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Milestones Write Tag

It’s the second day of NaNoWriMo and I have been writing, writing, writing. I’m trying my hardest to get as ahead as I can (because I know there’ll be days where I write little to nothing at all) and I figured the best way to introduce my WIP was to take part in one of Kat’s Write tags. I was tagged by Kat at Life and Other Disasters, who also created this tag, and Sophie at Sophie’s Corner. Thank you both so much for the tag, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

Milestones Write Tag

Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you but also link back to the original post! (I want to see all your lovely answers, people!)
  • Provide a short description of your WIP/story!

My WIP for NaNoWriMo this year is the same project I had last year but with a few key changes. I’ve replaced some old characters, added some new ones, and changed a few minor (major) plot points.

Aria was murdered ten years ago, and now she’s been brought back from the dead she wants vengeance for her fellow demigods killed alongside her. With no memories of her past she doesn’t know who to trust. Elias, the brother she no longer knows? Zeva, a fellow demigod seeking eternal power? Rin, a thief seeking forgiveness? Rhian, a pirate seeking peace. Only one thing’s for sure; Aria’s return signals a new era, and everyone is out for themselves.

  • Don’t use just one character for all answers if possible! (We want to get to know as many of your characters as possible)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favourite Ghost Stories

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is a Halloween freebie, so I picked Top Ten Favourite Ghost Stories.

I’m not a massive fan of the horror genre – I had a very scarring experience when I watched Silence of the Lambs, Deep Blue Sea and Final Destination when I was only ten years old – so a lot of these aren’t strictly ghosts stories as much as they’re books that feature ghosts. Honestly though that’s the kind of Halloween I like, settling in with a book that captures the mood of the season without scaring me to death.


Top Ten Tuesday #124

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The Great British Bake Off Book Tag

Next week is the final of The Great British Bake Off. I only started watching this show last year but now I’m hooked, and of course it seemed like the perfect time to take part in this tag (although if I was really organised I would have posted it back when the first episode aired. Oh well). I was tagged by The Orangutan Librarian. Thanks for the tag, I had a lot of fun answering the questions for this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

The Great British Bake Off Book Tag

Rules:

  • Link back to the creator; Zaheerah at As Told by Zaheerah.
  • Tag people or don’t. Just have fun.
  • Ready, get set, bake! (or tag)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Villains I Loved More Than or as Much as the Heroes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is a villains freebie, so I picked Top Ten Villains I Loved More Than or as Much as the Heroes.

Every story needs a good villain, and they need to be as well written as the heroes they go toe-to-toe with. As much as I always root for the heroes of every book I read there are times when I can’t help but be more fascinated with the villain, so for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday themed free pick I decided to focus on those villains; characters I loved the most and who I’d love to learn more about.


Top Ten Tuesday #125

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You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag

When the Pingback for this tag first appeared in my notifications I thought it was a strange and possibly passive aggressive insult, then I realised it was a tag and had to laugh at how ridiculous I was being. I was tagged by Anny at The Mystique Reader. Thanks so much for the tag Anny, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

You're Not Good Enough Book Tag

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