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Top 5 Saturday (10/17/20)–Books with Animals on the Cover 🐝 🦅 🦋 🐍 🦌

Happy Saturday, bibliophiles!

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 books with animals on the cover. I’ve decided to mix it up a little bit today and pick some books from my TBR.


10/3/20—Intimidating Books

10/10/10—Feminist Themes

10/17/20—Animal on the Cover




  • 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?


The Raven and the Reindeer, T. Kingfisher

The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher

Do animal skulls count? I mean, even if they didn’t, at least we’ve got this little raven…

This one’s been on my TBR for ages, maybe I should pick it up soon…

Panther in the Hive, Olivia A. Cole

Panther in the Hive by Olivia A. Cole
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I’m a huge fan of Cole’s Faloiv series, so hopefully this one won’t disappoint!

Beyond a Darkened Shore, Jessica Leake

Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

YA as a whole seems to have quite the affinity for crows and ravens…

A Thousand Perfect Notes, C.G. Drews A Thousand Perfect Notes (9781408349908): Drews, C.G.: Books

I have almost everything of Drews’ on my TBR, so I should probably get around to reading this or The Boy Who Steals Houses sometime soon…

Viper, Bex Hogan

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Most of the pirate-related books I’ve read recently have been rather disappointing, but hopefully this one will change things. Plus, that cover…


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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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Goodreads Monday (12/23/19)-Viper

Happy Monday, bibliophiles!

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do to participate is pick a book from your Goodreads TBR, and explain why you want to read it.


At this point, my tactic for picking out books for Goodreads Monday is basically just picking a random number on my TBR, and then finding a book on that shelf. I forgot about this one, but I’ve only had in on my TBR for about a month, and, if all goes well, I think it could be an adventurous, fast-paced fantasy on the high seas.


Only one way to find out…


GOODREADS MONDAY (12/23/19)-VIPER by Bex Hogan


Blurb from Goodreads: 

He will make me a killer. Or he will have me killed. That is my destiny.

Seventeen-year-old Marianne is fated to one day become the Viper, defender of the Twelve Isles.

But the reigning Viper stands in her way. Corrupt and merciless, he prowls the seas in his warship, killing with impunity, leaving only pain and suffering in his wake.

He’s the most dangerous man on the ocean . . . and he is Marianne’s father.

She was born to protect the islands. But can she fight for them if it means losing her family, her home, the boy she loves – and perhaps even her life?


So why do I want to read this? 

Hmmm. Intriguing.

I’m getting some good vibes from this one…if all goes well, I think it’ll at least be a feminist, swashbuckling, pirate-inspired fantasy, in the vein of Seafire and the Daughter of the Pirate King duology. From the looks of it, there’s some themes of defying one’s family to do what you know is right, which I am 100% for. And, judging from the concept of the Viper, I’m hoping for a rich history behind that. Certainly not expecting Sally Green level worldbuilding, but if handled well, I think this could be an incredibly exciting read.

Viper came out this year, but I haven’t heard about it, sadly. Rather underrated/under-talked-about compared to a few…other fantasy novels that were grossly overhyped. Either way, it’s gotten some good reviews, from the looks of it, (3.87/5 average rating on Goodreads), and I’m hoping that it’ll deliver. I’m sure it’ll be three stars, at least.


That just about wraps up this week’s Goodreads Monday! Have a lovely rest of your day, and stay tuned for more content later in the week!


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