Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme run by Thoughts on Tomes. (You can find the Goodreads group for it here) This week’s topic is Books I’ve Read because of Blogging/Booktube/etc. Basically, this is the books that we’ve picked up because we’ve heard about them in the online book community. Since starting my blog I’ve got hold of lots of books after hearing about them online and in other people’s reviews, so only choosing five is going to be hard!
- Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed – I kept seeing this book all over Twitter, with groups of women posting photos of themselves with the book and I was really intrigued. I managed to blag a copy from NetGalley and it turned out to be one of the best books I’ve ever read. I love it.
- The Silent Companions by Laure Purcell – I read a couple of positive reviews of this book and saw a lot of photos of it on Twitter (you may notice a theme starting here) and it was so pretty and so intriguing I just had to read it. The story is spooky, atmospheric, and totally worthy of the beautiful cover.
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – Reviews, photos and general hype about this book was everywhere in the lead up to publication. I probably would have bought it anyway because I love Laini Taylor’s writing, but the amount that I saw it in the online book community definitely helped. I ended up pre-ordering the fancy hardcover with the blue sprayed edges and I haven’t even read it yet but, judging by the reviews I’ve read, I’m going to love it when I do.
- A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi – I saw a lot of praise for The Star Touched Queen online, so when I got the opportunity to read an advance copy of Roshani’s next book I decided to give it a go. I was not disappointed.
- This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel – This book was all over Twitter for a while and has a slightly different subject matter than I would normally go for (family with a trans-gender child) but the proofs were shiny and I managed to get hold of on. It turned out to be much better than I expected and I actually really enjoyed the story.
What books have you picked up after hearing about them from other bloggers, Twitter, booktube, etc?