T5W: Books with fantastic female protagonists to gift to any fantasy lovers

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. This week’s topic is books to give as gifts. For this one, I’ve decided to share 5 books to gift to any fantasy lover who loves fantastic female protagonists. Basically I’m taking this opportunity to talk about some of my favourite fantasy books. You guys know I love the genre and I like to take any opportunity to talk about my favourites. All the books I’m going to mention are fantastic and I would highly recommend checking them out. Sorry for the long title – I couldn’t work out how to shorten it. Let’s get started.

All of these books are fantastic and I love the female protagonists so of course I’m taking the opportunity to share them. Have you read any of these books? I’d love to know what you thought. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

 

Pippa

T5W: Book Wishlist

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. This week’s topic is your book wishlist. Basically the books that you would love to get, either as a gift from someone or a treat from yourself. My wishlist and TBR are always growing so I definitely have five I can share with you guys. Let’s get started.

That’s it for today. These are five books that are definitely high up on my wish list. What do you have on your wishlist? I’d also love to know if you’ve read any of the books I mentioned. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

Pippa

T5W: Books I Want To Before 2019

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. This week’s topic is books you want to read before 2019. I could put all the books currently sitting on my shelves unread but I’ll try to narrow it down to five books. Two of the books are 2019 ARCs I’m excited for and the other three are 2018 releases I’d like to read before the end of the year. Let’s get started.

 

 

 

It’s really not that long till the end of the year now, so I’m hoping to get to all of these books but we’ll see. I’m excited to get to all of these books though. Hopefully I won’t be distracted by other books or video games. I’ve actually managed to read the majority of 2018 book releases that I was excited for, so I’m pretty happy about that. What books do you want to get to before 2019? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

 

Pippa

 

 

 

T5W: Favourite Covers

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. This week’s topic is favourite covers. There are so many amazing book covers so it’s going to be hard limiting it to just five, but I’ll give it a go :). I’ve chosen from books that I’ve read this year. Let’s get started.

 

  • The Bitter Twins / book 2 of the Winnowing Flame trilogy / Jen Williams
  • The Hyena and the Hawk / book 3 of the Echoes of the Fall trilogy / Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • The Beast Player / Nahoko Uehashi
  • Wrath of Empire / book 2 in the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy / Brian McClellan
  • The Book of M / Peng Shepherd

 

 

I’m definitely planning on doing a post on my favourite covers of 2018 at the end of the year so keep an eye out for that. What do you look for in book covers? Do you prefer simple covers or more vibrant ones? I’d love to know. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

 

Pippa

 

 

 

T5W: Favourite Underrated Books

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. This week’s topic is a freebie week, so I choose to talk about my favourite underrated books. All of these books have under 1,000 ratings on Goodreads but they deserve way more. I really enjoyed all of these books and would highly recommend checking them out. Let’s get started.

 

 

That’s it for today. These are five fantastic books that I’ve read this year and think that they deserve more love. Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favourite underrated books? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

 

T5W: Favourite Buzz Words

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. This month is a Rewind month, so you can use any topic that you may have missed or just fancy doing. For this week I have chosen the topic of favourite buzz words – words used to describe a book that will make you want to buy it. These words aren’t a guarantee that I’ll read a book but they will definitely interest me in checking a book out. Let’s get started.

 

  1. East- Asian influences – I’m really interested in this area of the world and love reading books set in worlds inspired by it.
  2. Animal companion – need I say more
  3. Assassins – pretty self explanatory
  4. Blurb from one of my favourite authors
  5. Strong female protagonist – this doesn’t necessarily mean physically strong, just any woman who can take care of herself

 

There are more that I could mention but I think I’ll leave it at that for today. What are your favourite buzz words? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

 

 

T5W: Recent Additions to my TBR

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. This month is a Rewind month, so you can use any topic that you may have missed or just fancy doing. For this week I have chosen the topic of recent additions to my TBR, which was originally used back in July 2016. These are all books that I’ve recently added to my to read shelf on Goodreads. Let’s get started.

 

  1. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit / Nahoko Uehashi / Moribito Book 1
  2. The Winds of Khalakovo / Bradley Beaulieu / Lays of Anuskaya Book 1
  3. Medusa Uploaded / Emily Devenport / The Medusa Cycle Book 1
  4. Shattermoon / Dominic Dulley / The Long Game Book 1
  5. The Consuming Fire / John Scalzi / The Interdependency Book 2

 

What books have you recently added to your TBR? I swear mine is always growing :). There are just so many books to read. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa