Books with hard/serious topics | Top 5 Wednesday (on a Thursday) [#11]

Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey.


Yes, I know it’s not Wednesday — I did that on purpose because I don’t want two memes (Waiting on Wednesday and Top 5 Wednesday) posted on the same day. Anyway —

This week’s topic asks us to list books that deal with “hard” topics, like mental health, sexual assault, illness, etc. When I was a younger teen I barely read these sorts of books, which are typically in the contemporary genre. I still prefer tales of teens saving the world, but I will read books with characters overcoming and dealing with their personal struggles. I’m actually surprised at how many I’ve read.

Here are a bunch that I recommend. (And I’m sure I’ve forgotten about a bunch more books that deal with heavy/serious topics, so this list is far from complete.) Click on a title to read my review.


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The Time Travel Books I’ve Read | Top 5 Wednesday [#10]

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This week’s topic asks us to list five books featuring time travel. Well — here are a few more than five, since I actually haven’t read that many time travel books… I might be missing a few titles I’ve read that include time travel, but here are the ones I can remember, with some help from Goodreads. Books are listed alphabetically by author.


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Top 15 of 2015: Part 2 – Countdown of books #5-#1, plus Honorable Mentions | Top 5 Wednesday [#9]

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Here’s Part 2 of my top 15 of 2015! I previously listed my favorite books of the year in my Top Ten Tuesday Part 1 post, and now I’m wrapping it up with the best of the best, plus honorable mentions. Did anyone guess what my favorites are?

Without further ado, let’s begin! I know you want to find out! (Click on a title to read my review.)


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All the Books I Have DNF-ed Since Book Blogging | Top 5 Wednesday [#6]

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Whoa, remember when I used to do Top 5 Wednesday? I’m bring it back! This week’s topic asks us to list five books we did not finish. Since book blogging, I’ve only DNF-ed less than ten books for various reasons, so I thought I’d talk a little about each of them here today.


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Worst Series Enders | Top 5 Wednesday [#4]

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This week’s topic asks us to list five books that were disappointing ends of series. These five books I’ve picked disappointed me in one way or another, either by characters, plot, resolution, etc. Don’t worry about spoilers here. Let’s dive right in, shall we? Books are listed in no particular order.


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Books That Made Me Think | Top 5 Wednesday [#3]

Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey.


This week’s topic asks us to list five books that made us think. I’m interpreting this as books that caused me to analyze them or discuss them avidly, or a book that just stuck with me for months, perhaps even years, after I read them. Below are eight picks, because you guys know I am absolutely terrible at sticking to the set number. Books are listed in no particular order.


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Books I’d Save In a Fire | Top 5 Wednesday [#2]

Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey.


This week’s topic asks us to list five books we’d want to save from burning to ashes. (Please let that never ever happen.) Here are five books I own, listed in no particular order, that I’d race to save from the flames. Interestingly, all five books, I’ve just realized, were given to me as gifts. I must be very sentimental.


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