Top 5 Tuesday || Friend Recommendations

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usually trust my friends.

Granted, every now and again, it’s a bad idea (like the time my roommate wanted me to join in on drunk kung fu lessons on the hardwood floor while wearing socks; love you, friend, but no thanks). But most of the time, friend recommendations are a delight, because they come from someone who knows you and loves you and wants you to experience good things. And thanks to Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads, I’ve collected a quick list of the best ones I’ve ever received.

Which, admittedly, come from, like, two people. But they’re two people who know my tastes, and I’m so grateful for that!

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Top 5 Tuesday || Books I’m Glad I Read

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Some books never leave you, and it’s for the very best.

Thanks to Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads, today I get to celebrate some of the books I’m glad I read! These five titles are hardly an inclusive list, but they do mark some of the books that have made the most profound impact on me lately. I can’t imagine where I’d be as a reader without them, and I suspect I’ll revisit them all more often than others on my shelves!

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Top 5 Tuesday || Books I Haven’t Read Yet

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Let’s play another round of “My TBR is Definitely Shaming Me Right Now,” shall we?

All the books I haven’t read yet are glaring at me from my shelves demanding to know why they’re not first on the list. Most of them are also demanding to know why they’re not on this list. In the interest of fairness/blaming someone else, we’ll just point the finger at Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads for focusing today’s Top 5 Tuesday on TBRs. Obviously, it’s her fault we’re having this conversation. 😂

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Top 5 Tuesday || New Authors

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For all the mess that 2020 has been, it’s still brought some good things.

More specifically, it’s brought wonderful new authors to the stage! Whether they’re debut authors or just new to me personally, these five still fit today’s T5T category (decided by Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads), and I can’t stress enough how much I recommend their work!

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Top 5 Tuesday || Creepy Characters

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Halloween is just around the corner, so let’s up the spooky factor, shall we?

For Top 5 Tuesday this month, most of the prompts Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads has set have been the open, wholesome sort! Today, though? Today, we’re diving into creepy characters, the ones that send a shiver down your spine and haunt you through the night. I wouldn’t want to meet any of these characters in a dark alley (or at all), and yet I’ve made a list of them all front and center!

This doesn’t work like urban legends, does it? Won’t summon them, will it? Because I’m a coward and a chicken and I am not equipped to handle anything scarier than someone shouting BOO from around the corner, you know? 😬

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Top 5 Tuesday || Witches

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Which witch belongs at the top of the list?

Really, it’s a tough question to answer, especially when I scoured my shelf for witches and came up with an embarrassingly low crop. I sure love writing about witches, but I guess I haven’t read about as many as I thought!

Today’s post covers my absolute favorites of them, though, all thanks to Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads! She’s setting the T5T prompts these days, and she’s doing an outstanding job!

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Top 5 Tuesday || Ghosts

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BOO! Are you scared yet?

Probably not, since I’m hardly the intimidating sort. If I was a ghost, I’d be Casper (adorable and non-threatening, despite any attempts otherwise). The ghosts I’m talking about for Top 5 Tuesday, though? Well, some of them are definitely spookier than I am!

And of course, you can thank Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads for this month’s T5T prompts! She’s been a stellar host so far, and hopefully she doesn’t mind me squishing two rounds of T5T into one day! 🧡

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Top 5 Tuesday || Black and Orange Books

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Spooky season is well and truly upon us!

And I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan, but that’s a discussion for another time. For now, we just need to worry about the new Top 5 Tuesday prompts Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads has set! She’s kicking things off with black and orange books, and charmingly, I am…a whole week late.

But this means you get a T5T double feature, so how’s that for bad timing turned good timing, huh? Happy haunting! 🖤🧡

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Top 5 Tuesday || Characters I’d Trade Places With

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Okay, but do I really want to swap places with anyone?

To be entirely fair, there aren’t any characters I’d trade places with, not 100%. Too many of them deal with constant suffering, or intermediate suffering that sucks four times as much as the constant suffering.

I’d get flattened in an instant by that, especially without my anti-depressants. No thanks, too much pressure for me!

But if you’re really going to make me choose, like Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads is doing with today’s Top 5 Tuesday prompt, then I suppose I can come up with a list of characters whose lives are either tolerable or have cool enough pieces worth trading for!

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Top 5 Tuesday || Characters I Would Dress Up As

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Quick, tell me about your cosplay dreams!

Whether you’ve never been to a con (like me), or if you’re a regular attendee somewhere, you know that cosplay is a huge part of con-going. And today, Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads is really throwing me (and all of my fellow con dreamers!) a bone, because the topic is to name characters I would dress up as!

Trust me, I’ve thought long and hard about this one. And some of these are…pretty much already in the works.

No, you don’t get to be surprised by that. I’m almost certain you saw this coming from at least a mile away.

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