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P-Q-R-S-T Books! | Top 5 Tuesday

Hello everyone, welcome back to another Top 5 Tuesday post! The titles with these letters are mostly really amazing and I can’t wait to share them with you all.

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How Book Blogging Changed Me | A Spontaneous Auto-book-ography & Why Book Reviewers Don’t Get Enough Credit

Hey everyone. I’ve been blogging for 1.5 years now, and it honestly feels like a looottt longer. A huge amount of things have happened these past 1.5 years, and having this blog with me to be able to talk and share thoughts on books with so many other lovely people has been an amazing experience. In this post I’m going to be talking about how this has changed me as a book reviewer.

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Book Reviews, Historical-Fic

The Lost Girls of Paris

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The beautiful cover presents, unfortunately, a false image of what this book is. The single woman looking out across the city of what I can only assume is Paris, portrays an image of a secure hope. It also makes the woman seem as if she knows exactly what’s going on out there, as if she has everything on the palm on her hand. A hope founded on an unshakable basis of fact. At least… that is what it spoke to me. It spoke security, to me.

And that is one word I would never use to explain this book. This book is based on a wild and desperate hope, a hope sprouting from a desperate gamble. The woman is strong as steel, with a determination and willpower to match it. The question this book poses is: does it make a difference?

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Book Reviews

Stepsister

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️

In all honesty, I don’t think I ever watched the entire Cinderella movie in its original form. I’d read it many times, seen so many twists on it on the TV as I grew up but to be honest, Barbie was my childhood (and to this day I still occasionally slip down memory lane on YouTube listening to all the old Barbie songs feeling extremely nostalgic and reading all the comments of everyone else like my doing the same… weird sidenote but whatever).

This ended up being a sadly underwhelming read that I had previously been so looking forward to. I had expected a thrilling plot laced with darkness and deceit… this book failed to deliver that, despite the promises from many gushing reviews. However, this does not dim the significance of the overall message on gender roles and jealousy and the definition of beauty and also the power of labels.

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K-L-M-N-O Books! – Top 5 Tuesday

This week’s Top 5 Tuesday was a TOUGH one. I actually ended up being able to list more than one title for a couple of letters, but I actually ended up writing this post on Tuesday (which never happens) because I was so stuck on ‘N’!

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New Books on my TBR I’m SO EXCITED ABOUT

No matter how many books you inhale, borrow and buy – there are always going to be more that you want to read. In fact, I would argue that the amount of books you read and the amount of books you read can sometimes be directly proportional, because the more books you read, the more new types of stories and genres and authors you discover that you want to read more of.

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Book Reviews, Historical-Fic

The Prodigal Daughter

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I went into this book thinking it was going to be a usual historical-fiction book, something to do with the war or perhaps the suffragette movement. In all honesty, I don’t even think I read the blurb properly, I just saw my friend gave it 5 stars and recommended it to me, so I found it on Overdrive and borrowed it immediately.

At first I was slightly bored because the story seemed to just be about her father Abel’s life and his business, which I think might have been as a recap for the first book in this series so you don’t have to read the first book (although I would recommend that if you were planning on reading Kane and Abel to read that book first). But then the spotlight shifted to Florentyna.

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