#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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