#T5W Rewind: Auto-Buy SFF Authors

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Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! Wow, haven’t done one of these in a while. But I liked this topic, and this month’s T5W theme is rewind. Where we all go back to topics we didn’t get to touch on the first time. Perfect excuse to talk about the SFF authors that I always buy first thing.

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#T5W: Favorite Bromances

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This week I’m showcasing my favorite male friendships. ┬áThose times when two guys are such best friends it just warms your heart. Or in many cases makes you laugh. There’s a lot of that here, too. So let’s get started.

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#TFW: Books from Before Goodreads

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This week’s topic is about the books you read before you started discussing books online. I decided for the bar to be set before I joined Goodreads, since that’s when I started doing star ratings and reviews. These aren’t necessarily my favorite books from before I started sharing my reading online. This is me taking the opportunity to talk about some books I haven’t read in a long time that should be talked about and read more. So let’s do this.

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#T5W: Second Book Is Best (Rarely?)

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This week we’re talking about series where the second book is the best installment. And… I’m gonna have to shake things up a little, because this statement just isn’t true of me. Apparently. I could only come up with three answers for this. That’s it. The rest of my answers would’ve been lying or bending the rules to make it work.

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#T5W: Book Covers I’d Live In

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. Today we’re discussing book covers that are so compelling and beautiful, I’d gladly jump in and live there. Or maybe visit. Yes, as usual, I have to be a little contrary about it. I mean, most of these worlds don’t have an internet connection, you feel me? So let’s get started!

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#T5W: Series That Got Better

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This week, we’re talking about series that improved with each installment. I want to make clear that none of these were series that started out weak. If a series starts too poorly, I don’t continue it. And these days with my new DNF policy, I might not even finish the first book. It has to be good from the start to get me invested, but these are the ones that grew even more wonderful as I read.

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#T5W: Books Not Set In Or Inspired By The Western World

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This time we’re talking about non-Westernized fiction. Meaning it takes place somewhere in the world that isn’t North America, the UK, or Europe. I actually like that she was careful to include the idea of fantasy worlds, so Middle Earth still counts as the United Kingdom, considering that’s the inspiration for it. I was sad to discover that once you exclude European countries, I found this list difficult. I definitely want to have more varied answers for something like this, but I think that was definitely the point. To inspire us to read outside of our usual haunts.

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#T5W: Favorite Unlikable Characters

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Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. Today we’re discussing “unlikable” characters. I’ve chosen this list based on the way I’ve seen other readers respond to these characters. For me, “unlikable” is not a good way to ever describe a character. It’s a catch-all term that has been overused until its meaning has become “someone I personally don’t like.” So let’s explore that, shall we?

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