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Top 5 Saturday (10/3/20)–Intimidating Books 😳

Hi again, bibliophiles! This is my first experimentation with scheduled posts, so this is technically Top 5 Thursday, but…shh, nobody else has to know…

And IT’S FINALLY SPOOKY SEASON!

Anyway, it’s time for another Top 5 Saturday! This was originally started by Devouring Books, and it sounded like such a fun post to take part in. Today’s topic is intimidating books. 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: 

9/12/20—Science Fiction Books

9/19/20—Award-Winning Books

9/26/20—Guilty Pleasure Books

10/3/20—Intimidating Books

Rules!

  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
  • Tag the original post
  • Tag 5 people

Let’s begin, shall we?

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, Christopher Paolini

Amazon.com: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars (9781250762849): Paolini,  Christopher: Books

The fact that it’s nearly 900 pages long is the only truly intimidating factor about this one for me, but if I handled Dune, I could get through this. I ordered it for my brother’s birthday, and it’s currently sitting in my room, so I could probably sneak in a read before I wrap it up…🤫

Beloved, Toni Morrison

Beloved (novel) - Wikipedia

After reading The Bluest Eye, I’m certain that this one will be amazing, but incredibly rough. I have several of Morrison’s novels on my TBR, and I think we’ll be reading Song of Solomon either this year or next year for school.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

Amazon.com: The Perks of Being a Wallflower eBook: Chbosky, Stephen: Kindle  Store

This one’s become a classic in the past two decades, and I’ve heard no shortage of high praise for it, but again–I’m going into it knowing that it may or may not destroy me.

Internment, Samira Ahmed

Internment: Amazon.co.uk: Ahmed, Samira: Books

Again–everyone that I know of who’s read this has loved it, but given the current political climate here in the U.S., I’m…okay, definitely not in the right headspace at the moment. I’d still love to read this, though.

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

Books: The Handmaids Tale

Another book that I really want to read, but really shouldn’t at the moment, given…well, 2020…

This one’s been in hibernation on my Kindle; my mom sent it to me, but told me to wait until the pandemic’s over to read it. I think I’ll stick to her advice.

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That’s it for this week’s Top 5 Saturday! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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Weekly Update: May 4-10, 2020

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Happy Sunday, and Happy Mother’s Day! I know I don’t know where I would possibly be without my mom, and I am so grateful to have someone as special as her in my life. 💗

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All things considered, it’s actually been a pretty great week for me! I had a lovely May 4th/Star Wars day, and I rewatched The Empire Strikes Back that night. I’ve had a relatively easy online school week, the weather’s been warm, I’ve had loads of fun writing (everything’s more fun once you launch everyone into space), watched Fight Club (SO well-written), and rediscovered a song that I hadn’t listened to in ages. I also got Aurora Burning in the mail, and read it twice. I couldn’t have asked for a better sequel. Even though the ending absolutely WRECKED me. I’ll save all that for my review next week, so stay tuned! 😉

And now, I’m at 100 books on my Goodreads challenge!

 

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK: 

Pretty Monsters–Kelly Link (⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Pretty Monsters (9780142416723): Link, Kelly: Books

 

Show Stopper–Hayley Barker (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Show Stopper (Show Stopper #1) by Hayley Barker

 

Girls in the Moon–Janet McNally (⭐️⭐️⭐️.75, rounded up to ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Girls in the Moon (9780062436245): McNally, Janet: Books

 

Aurora Burning (Aurora Cycle, #2)–Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) (read twice)

Amazon.com: Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle) (9781524720926 ...

 

The Bluest Eye–Toni Morrison (for school) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

The Bluest Eye (Vintage International): Morrison, Toni ...

 

POSTS AND SUCH: 

 

SONGS: 

 

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK: 

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness–Sy Montgomery

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder ...

 

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That’s it for this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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