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ABCDE & FGHIJ – Top 5 Tuesday, 9th July 2019

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a great start to the week. Since I missed Top 5 Tuesday last week, I’m going to combining last week’s and this week’s topic together since I think it would be really cool if I could somehow go all the way from A-Z!

Anne of Green Gables

OF COURSE. I am a massive Anne of Green Gables fan and have been since I was eleven years old. I watched the movie first at school and then that summer I read the first book and loved it. Then the next summer one of my relatives who is a massive fan of Anne of Green Gables bought me the series and the rest is history. I have talked a lot about Anne of Green Gables on this blog lol.

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

This was an entertaining Batman retelling. It wasn’t absolutely-mind-blowing-amazing, I honestly kept waiting for that to happen and for something crazy to come and hit me in the face, but it just wouldn’t show up so I think I gave this 4 stars. Either way, it was a good read and I would recommend it.

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

This book was an exciting read! I gave it 3 stars, but the premise is really interesting and I think the reason I gave it 3 stars and not more was because personally there were some aspects of the book I didn’t like. Read my review to learn more.

Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

Okay, I’m going to be real I was struggling in finding a ‘D’. I have no shame in falling back on Diary of a Wimpy Kid, those books aren’t perfect but they are hella entertaining. I remember me and my school friends would always fight over these books in school as to who would borrow it first at the library whenever the new one came out. My brother was also obsessed with these books, but let’s admit, they’re hilarious.

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

This was a quick, light, sweet and entertaining read. I really enjoyed it. Believe it or not guys, CLEAN ROMANCES EXIST. I repeat, CLEAN ROMANCES EXIST!! And they’re great. In fact, if anyone has some clean romance recommendations please let me know because I would love to read more of these. They’re funny and entertaining and what more could one want from a book? Read my review.

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Now this book was creepy! 3 stars because there were some disturbing parts I wasn’t okay with, even though I know it’s fictional and the author wasn’t saying those stuff were okay either because this is after all about the villain in The Lunar Chronicles. It was still interesting to read about.

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

I guess you can tell I’m struggling when I fall back on children’s books. But hey, this is like the ONLY David Walliams book I actually liked. He’s a Roald Dahl wannabe but in my opinion he doesn’t go very far in that end, and I hate how his books tend to be inappropriate and silly and gross when children read them.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I don’t talk enough about this book. I gave this one 5 stars, and I was so devastated by the ending but OH MY. Make sure you’re not hungry when you read this because you will be tortured. I loved the Alice in Wonderland retelling aspect, I loved the writing, I loved the plot, I loved the characters (except when they did stupid things…you know…) and AHH I wish this book would just become a whole series and the ending was changed.

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

One of the reasons I love this book is because there’s a MUSLIM in it! When I first read it I had no idea and was taken completely by surprise, and was so pleased. I know I’m always going on about accurate Muslim representation in books, but this girl wore hijab and didn’t drink alcohol and considering the author isn’t Muslim, I’m all praise.

Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo

Another children’s book because I’m desperate! This is an interesting read based in South Africa and so if you have any tweens in the family (or if you happen to be one) I would recommend it.


Whew, that was a lot! I hope you guys found some good recommendations there, and I’ll hopefully see you all next week for the next five letters because I don’t think I want to do 10 again all in one go πŸ™‚

15 thoughts on “ABCDE & FGHIJ – Top 5 Tuesday, 9th July 2019”

  1. I wish you’d read Gallagher Girls for G because it’s one of my favorite books and it’s a series that made three of my friends start reading πŸ’β€β™€οΈ

    David William books are terrible imo and idek how people can compare his disgusting books to Roald Dahl who is an ABSOLUTE MASTER STORYTELLER 😭😭😭😭

    YES I was also so surprised to find an accurate Muslim rep in Ink and Bone considering the author is not a Muslim. It made me really happy πŸ™‚

    Ayh thanks for the South African rep book πŸ˜‰

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  2. I’m sorry I really dont like Ally Carter’s books! I read some of them when I was younger and I really disliked them and they were inappropriate too.

    I know 99% of his books are really disgusting. You can kinda tell he’s a Roald Dahl wannabe but that’s as far as he’s getting. Gangsta Granny was a fun read though.

    I know, same! πŸ™‚ Aw you’re welcome. I knew two South African girls and that was their favourite book!

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  3. Oooh so many great books here! And you are a fan of Marissa Meyer LOL. Ink and Bone is the one calling to me.

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  4. I know!! yesss, go read all of her books she’s amazing! It is definitely a great read, I would highly recommend it πŸ™‚

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  5. I actually can’t believe that I literally haven’t read one book on your list! I’m sooooo behind on all the great series! I really have to read the other Marissa Meyer series soon because after the Lunar Chronicles, who know’s what’s coming next?! And I’ve also wanted to start Marie Lu for some time, because I feel like her and Marissa Meyer are somehow connected, like a lot of people who loved Meyer also really enjoyed her books…

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  6. Not even diary of a wimpy kid?! Ohh I read Legend the other day – I need to write my review for that πŸ™‚ and Marissa Meyer is AMAZING although I haven’t read Renegades

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  7. Was Diary of a wimpy kid on your list? How the hell didn’t I see that haha… Of course I read that haha, I was OBSESSED. Even my parents thought it was funny haha
    And yessss, write a review! I’d love to hear what you thought, I have to read it asap! Ad yes, Marissa Meyer is everything, Renegades is also one of my must reads this summer!

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  8. Awwwww man. Yes there was some inappropriate content in Gallagher Girls but I enjoyed the idea of a spy school for girls too much. Also, Heist Society was incredible and the concept of Embassy Row was so so good. Going back, I do find them immature now but when I read them i really loved it.

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