TOP 5 WEDNESDAY || Books From Before Blogging

Okay, if we’re going to get technical here, these are actually the Top 5 books from before I discovered the online book community. Basically, I discovered the world of BookTube and blogging last summer and I was so fascinated, I spent about a year watching quietly from the shadows until I mustered up enough courage to start a blog of my own. Anyway, I missed about three T5Ws in a row (yay me) because life happened and ugh. Really gotta start getting the hang of this blogging thing.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

I read this series during my first year of college back in 2014 and was absolutely obsessed. I found the whole “protagonist doesn’t end up with the first guy” thing exceedingly mindblowing back then cause that was a new experience for me. I also pretty much stanned Warnette like crazy and was very disappointed about the lack of fanart… or I don’t know, maybe there was a lot of  fanart and I just wasn’t looking hard enough.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

I read Truthwitch summer of last year and I absolutely fell in love. This was the book that sort of spurred me into the book world again. I mean, I’ve always been a huge reader but for a while, my reading had been sporadic. Like I went months without reading anything, and I would buy books, but I wasn’t always able to finish them. This was the book that made me go, “Damn, I really miss reading.” And voila! The rest is history.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

I was never a fan of standalone books but I remember wanting to give Uprooted a try because I wanted a quick read. Saw this on a list of sorts, took the chance, and never looked back. Uprooted easily made its way to my favorites shelf. It was fast-paced, direct, and packed with all the magic goodness I look for in books. And the romance was a nice bonus too. But the part that made me fall in love was definitely Kasia and Agniezka’s relationship.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I bought Throne of Glass and Truthwitch together at the bookstore so I read this one right after Truthwitch (ironically, the authors were actually besties so that made me laugh when I found out). Throne of Glass was probably one of my favorite series before joining the community, and was actually the reason why I discovered the book community in the first place.  Needless to say, I stopped loving this series shortly after.

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Damn. I was so in love with Poison Study the first time I read it. Mostly because I adored the dynamic between Yelena and Valek. With all the brooding, overprotective YA heroes we get in practically every book, I found their relationship to be so refreshing. I mean, Valek had full trust in Yelena and her abilities. And even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the second book, I had massive appreciation for how he supported her even when they spent practically the entire book away from each other. Gah. I just love them.


Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) and created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) on Goodreads. Interested? Join in the fun!


3 thoughts on “TOP 5 WEDNESDAY || Books From Before Blogging

  1. Loved this post! Since you haven’t been in the online book community for long, you were able to pick some amazing books! I’ve been in it since 2015 and it was kind of hard to think back that far.

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    1. Yeah, it’d definitely be difficult to think of books I’ve read years ago. But even with this, I had to check my Goodreads to make sure I had the dates right cause I’m an incredibly forgetful person hahaha!

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