Category: Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday 12/16/15: Top 5 Books to Read by the Fire

Posted December 16, 2015 by MC / 0 Comments

Categories: Top 5 Wednesday

Wrap Up - TBR - T5W (11)

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love the holiday season, and sometimes there is nothing better than curling up with a good book and getting all cozy on a cold winter night. Where I live, we have been having a pretty warm December (totally not complaining), so I won’t be reading by the fire any time soon. But I do love to light some candles and have the lights on the Christmas tree turned on while I read. That always makes me feel warm and fuzzy. This week’s topic is Books to Read by the Fire, and I have assembled a mixture of lots of different types of books – winter-themed books, books that make you feel all mushy inside, nostalgic books, and books that just feel wintry to me. I hope you give them a try by the fire one night. Here we go…

5. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Ok, this one doesn’t necessarily evoke those “read by the fire feelings” for me, but it’s freaking fantastic and you all need to read it immediately. So why not curl up by the fire and give it a go? You know you want to…

4. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

This is pretty much one of the only contemporary books that I have read and really, truly enjoyed. I am basically a cynic when it comes to love stories, but this book is just so stinking cute!

3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

There is really nothing about this book that is wintry or holiday-ish. But it is such an atmospheric read. There is something about fantasy that makes me want to read it during the winter months, and I highly recommend you try out this book on a cold winter’s night.

2. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Does this need explaining?

1. My True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins

I just finished reading this book and it was so lovely! I liked some stories more than others, but I already know it is something I will turn to when I want to get in the holiday spirit in the future.

Sorry this post was a bit short today. I’ve had limited time to devote to the blog lately, unfortunately. But I am working on some fun posts to go up in the next few weeks, so I will be back! What are some of your favorite books to read by the fire?

_________________________________________________________

When you get that warm and cozy feeling…..

…..blame it on the books.

Top 5 Wednesday 12/2/15: Regarding Audiobooks

Posted December 2, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 6 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 12/2/15: Regarding Audiobooks

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! The topic for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday post is our Top 5 Favorite Audiobooks. I didn’t want to miss a T5W post, but this is not a very good topic for me because I tend to hate all audiobooks. I have found very few that I actually enjoy listening to. So today, […]

Top 5 Wednesday 11/25/15: Top 5 Books I’m Thankful For

Posted November 25, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 11/25/15: Top 5 Books I’m Thankful For

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! Hey everyone! It has been about a month since I have written a T5W post (a bunch of my past posts were pre-written) and it feels so good to be back! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the states and this week’s topic is books we are thankful for. I absolutely love Thanksgiving, so […]

Top 5 Wednesday 11/11/15: Top 5 Bookish Habits

Posted November 11, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 1 Comment
Top 5 Wednesday 11/11/15: Top 5 Bookish Habits

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! I am currently on a big work trip, so I had to pre-write a couple weeks’ worth of Top 5 Wednesday posts. Since the November topics weren’t posted before I left, I decided to check out some past T5W topics from before I started my blog. This week I am going to be […]

Top 5 Wednesday 11/4/15: Top 5 Books I’d Save in a Fire

Posted November 4, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 11/4/15: Top 5 Books I’d Save in a Fire

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! I am currently on a big work trip, so I had to pre-write a couple weeks’ worth of Top 5 Wednesday posts. Since the November topics weren’t posted before I left, I decided to check out some past T5W topics from before I started my blog. This week I am going to be […]

Top 5 Wednesday 10/28/15: Top 5 Halloween Recommendations

Posted October 28, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 10/28/15: Top 5 Halloween Recommendations

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! Happy (almost) Halloween! October is one of my favorite times of the year for reading, because I can read books that really get me right in the fall / Halloween spirit. I am a big fat chicken, so I don’t typically enjoy scary reads. But I have found a couple of spooky or […]

Top 5 Wednesday 10/21/15: Top 5 Authors I’ve Discovered This Year

Posted October 21, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 5 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 10/21/15: Top 5 Authors I’ve Discovered This Year

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! This topic was so much fun to write about, but it was so difficult for me to figure out my top five. I initially wrote down a list of thirteen authors I have discovered this year, and I didn’t know how I could possibly choose just five. I had to set myself some […]

Top 5 Wednesday 10/14/15: Top 5 Favorite Diverse Characters

Posted October 14, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 4 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 10/14/15: Top 5 Favorite Diverse Characters

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! Wahoo!!! A T5W topic about diverse characters in books! This week is so exciting! I have been really making an effort lately to read more diverse books, and it has been amazing. As far as this post is concerned, I am defining diverse characters as characters that are different from the norm in […]

Top 5 Wednesday 10/7/15: Graphic Novel Hits and Misses

Posted October 7, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 2 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 10/7/15: Graphic Novel Hits and Misses

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! This week’s topic is pretty hard for me, because I have just recently started to branch out and read more graphic novels. I have barely read more than 5 graphic novels, so I feel like I can’t really tell you what my top 5 are. Instead I have decided to show you guys […]

Top 5 Wednesday 9/30/15: Top 5 Favorite Banned Books

Posted September 30, 2015 by MC in Top 5 Wednesday / 2 Comments
Top 5 Wednesday 9/30/15: Top 5 Favorite Banned Books

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey. To check out everyone in the T5W family, click here! Happy Banned Books Week! Banned books have always interested me – I don’t like being told what to do and I never understood why anyone would ever ban someone from reading a book. I feel that we should all be able to make our own decisions about what we read – if I […]