All posts tagged: Top 5 Tuesday

Top 5 Tuesday: Romantic Reads

This week’s topic for Top 5 Tuesday is, as Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm informs us, is romantic reads. Well, as someone who doesn’t read romance novels, though doesn’t mind a novel with romance in it—choosing five novels might prove interest. Not to be deterred, here goes: DEEP DOWN DEAD — by Brit-author, Steph Broadribb, isn’t exactly a classic straightforward romance, but a large part of this one featuring MC, Lori Anderson—a bounty hunter—is centred on her relationship with JT, another Bounty Hunter, and the father of Lori’s daughter. These two relationships are integral to Lori’s motivation throughout the series. Far more powerful I would say than just an average, fluffy romance. A MAN CALLED OVE — by Fredrik Backman. Yes, I hear you, why am I adding this one? Because everything that Ove does from the start of this novel, right on through to the end, is all about the loss of his wife—the love of his life. So overwhelmed is he at trying to carry on without her that, for most of …

Top 5 Tuesday: Books Set In Space

Oh boy, am I excited about today’s Top 5 Tuesday from Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm, because the focus is on books set in space—a topic squarely in my field of vision. And, as someone who read a lot of SFF over the years (check out the SFF books in my Library) I can now share some of my favourite titles with you. #1. RIMRUNNERS — by C. J. Cherryh is one of Cherryh’s numerous Company War novels. But this one is dark, gritty and a great view of military ‘grunts’ in space. As WO Bet Yeager, from the losing side, is forced to hide in plain sight aboard an enemy ship—with a death warrant on her head—and try to figure out a way to survive long enough to get off. #2. THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY — by Douglas Adams, yes, I’ve mentioned this before, and I’ll probably mention it again at some point in the future DON’T PANIC! This classic is a fun (and at times yes, silly) read in …

Top 5 Tuesday: Fictional Friendships

Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm has come up with a topic for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday that, well, should be easy to fill. But, other than the usual ‘friendships’ which we all know—Frodo and Samwise, Harry, Hermione and Ron—I want to try come up with 5 different friendships to share with you—characters from my childhood. #1. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet — yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking, how far has this woman regressed that her first choice is a stuffed bear and a pig. But bear with me, I grew up with Pooh and Piglet and the occupants of the 100 Acre Woods, who were also great friends to me as a child, taking me on many adventures. #2. The March Sisters — Through thick and thin, and hell and high water, the March sisters from Little Women stick together no matter what. Proving that, sometimes, your best friends can be found in your own family. #3. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson — As I read a lot of Sherlock …