Top 5 Tuesday: Surprising 2019 Reads!

I swear I'm not leaving again! It just turns out that back-to-back Thanksgivings and hosting 14 people was a little more than I anticipated. Who would've guessed?! Idk, maybe everyone. Anywho, the Holiday week was a freaking whirlwind to say the absolute least. I did have a wonderful time and everything went really smoothly with our first hosting of a family holiday so I'm putting this one in the win column!

2019 has been kind of a disappointing year, reading-wise for me. With so many things going on (liver donation surgery, my husband finishing his PhD, moving to New Mexico) reading has taken a back seat. I'm really looking forward to 2020 and stepping everything back up again with my reading, reviewing and blogging. We've also got our first ski trip coming up this weekend and I literally couldn't be more amped. Anyway, today I wanted to participate in Top 5 Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm and this weeks topic is 2019's most surprising reads!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Authors I Need to Read!

On today's episode of "Things Christina Learns About Herself", Christina learns that she starts all of her blog posts with some iteration of "Happy [insert something related to the day of the week as if the readers of this blog don't know what day of the week it is]". So to break with tradition I'm wishing you all a very somber, sad Tuesday. Just kidding! But I do need to come up with some other shtick to start my posts, good lord but I'm redundant.

Today I'm participating in Top 5 Tuesday a weekly meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm where different topics are explored each week. This week is "authors I need to read", so off we go! 

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Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books On My Current TBR!

Happy hump-day fellow readers! As I mentioned yesterday I'm working on getting back into the swing of blogging and I've got another review coming at y'all on Friday. I didn't want to stack too many of them back to back and I love these little bookish memes so I thought this would be a fun way to break up the week! I know it's technically Wednesday, but Top 5 Wednesday is on a hiatus so I thought #yolo I'd just to the T5T post today!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm where various topics are explored every week. If you haven't checked out her blog I can't suggest it enough! It's a great way to explore lots of fun book options. 

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I’m Sure Will Be 5 Stars!

First thing is first y'all! Game of Thrones is back for it's final season and I can barely handle myself. Honestly, the stress of worrying if this is going to turn into another Lost situation is real and I kind of wish I just had all the knowledge of how this was going to go instead of having to watch it week to week! Here's to hoping the freakin' pack survives. Anyway, I've recently finished The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald and it's a doozie of an emotional read and it took me forever to get through because I was so invested. I'll have that review up for y'all this week! Today I wanted to participate in another round of Top 5 Tuesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm and it's one of my favorites. This weeks topic is books you predict will be 5-star reads!

This one is a little dangerous for me if we're being honest because I have a bad habit of hyping books up in my head and then being a little let down when they don't live up to my lofty expectations. I'm very good at not romanticizing situations or placing too much importance on a given event. However, that doesn't stay true for reading. I'll see a book and the synopsis will grab me and then I'll read a few glowing reviews and hype it up so much in my head there's no where to go but down. But then there are the rare few books that end up exceeding my expectations, and isn't that the dream!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I’m Amped To Read!

Howdy y'all! It's been a whirlwind few days for me and with my husbands PhD proposal taking place today my life has been a mess to say the least! Not only that but again I'm having issues finding the motivation to read. On the bright side though, my husband and I have just gotten into The West Wing and it's amazing! I don't know what it is but I absolutely love DC and pretty much everything set there so it's been fun. HOWEVER, this is not a TV blog it's a book blog. So today there isn't actually a Top 5 Tuesday topic so I thought I'd wing it and talk about some books I'm really excited to read.

So, thinking back to last year when I got myself into a giant book slump I thought it's high time I toss out these books that I've been trying to read for ages and shake things up with different types of books. This worked out really well for me last year so here's to hoping this fixes my issue of not vibing with reading recently!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books for Hufflepuffs!

Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. I've been in a major book slump and have been super slacking in February. I think I went so hard in January that I kind of fell off this month and have been feeling meh about everything I'm reading. It's gotten so bad that I've been going back and re-reading random parts of various books I've loved over the years because I just can't sink my teeth into anything these days. However, I've been slogging for a couple of weeks and it's high time I get back on the wagon and start reading some new books again!

However, today I wanted to participate in Top 5 Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm because today's topic is Top 5 books to give Hufflepuffs! As a loud and proud Hufflepuff myself, I couldn't resist the opportunity to participate in this weeks meme!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books That Should Be Movies!

It's Tuesday, which means only one good thing: it isn't Monday! It also means it's time for another round of Top 5 Tuesday. T5T is a weekly meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm where different topics are explored. This weeks topic is "books that need to be made into movies"! If you haven't checked out her weekly prompts you definitely should - they're super fun!

So I wouldn't call myself particularly into movies and TV. However, I am also not someone who says I don't like them either. I'm just a fan of good stories and well made entertainment. Whether that be in my favorite form (books) or in movies or TV, I'm not a stickler about it. What I am a stickler about is book to film adaptations. Most of the time, they're simply just not as good. You can't get the range of detail and finesse into a movie that you can into a book. HOWEVER, there's also something so magical about seeing something you've loved in a book come to life on the screen. *Obviously, it can also be terrible if it's done horribly (looking @ u, directors of My Sisters Keeper) and they miss the whole point of the book. But when it's done well (GoT 5Ever) it's a real thrill to relive a story through the screen. So without further ado, here are the books I think should be made into movies!

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Top 5 Tuesday: Reasons To Love Reading!

Top 5 Tuesday is a meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm where different topics are explored each week. Go check out her weekly prompts, and this weeks list because she's got some great reasons for reading on there! Remember if you participate in the meme to link her back! 

So, I think with this weeks T5T topic "reasons you love to read", we're going to see a lot of similarities among readers. The fact that book lovers all find comfort in books for similar reasons absolutely tickles me. That so many people around the globe feel the same way I do about something as beautiful as literature I find so wonderful.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books you NEED to read in 2019!

Top 5 Tuesday is a meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm where different topics are explored each week. Go check out her list this week because there are some great 2019 reads on there! Remember if you participate in the meme to link her back!  It's only the second day of the week and I feel like… Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Books you NEED to read in 2019!

Top 5 Tuesday: Winter Reads!

Top 5 Tuesday is a meme hosted by Bionic Book Worm where different topics are explored each week. Go check out her list this week because there are some great winter reads on there! Remember if you participate in the meme to link her back!  So the last T5T I took part in was "cozy reads" and… Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Winter Reads!