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Five Books For Winter Reading!

Five Books For Winter Reading!

Top Five Wednesday is a Goodreads group that each Wednesday shares lists in response to a different topic. The topic this week is “summer reads.” As we are coming into winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, I will be sharing my top 5 winter reads!

Books that scream ‘winter’ to me have some common features:

  • Are set in Scandinavia, Alaska, or any remote island
  • Isolation is a major theme
  • Have only a few mysterious characters and a narrative limited to only a few locations
  • Have a dark, moody and claustrophobic atmosphere
  • Are heavily character-focused, with a plot that may be slow paced but with tension and anticipation
  • Rain, darkness, wind, snow

You will find those key words frequently in my five book recommendations!

So it’s time to get cozy, grab your blanket, a mug of hot chocolate and settle in with a good book!

Top Five Graphic Novels (that I have or have not read)!

Top Five Graphic Novels (that I have or have not read)!

Marjane Satrapi grew up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution. Her parents were constantly worried for her safety, due to her free spirit, her tendency to say what…

My Five Favourite Bookish Accessories!

My Five Favourite Bookish Accessories!

It’s time for Top Five Wednesday! This is a Goodreads group, which comes together every Wednesday to share and discuss bookish topics. This week the topic is…

Five Underrated Books That More People Should Read!

Five Underrated Books That More People Should Read!

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#T5W: 2017 Debuts I Am Excited For!

#T5W: 2017 Debuts I Am Excited For!

Homegoing is a stunning novel. I have already read this book and gave it 5 stars. You can read my review here! Two half-sisters, growing up in…

#T5W: My Bookish Goals for 2017!

#T5W: My Bookish Goals for 2017!

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group, for book reviewers to come together each Wednesday and share their responses to bookish questions! This week the topic is: 2017…

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