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Bookish: Top 5 Tuesday – K-L-M-N-O

Top 5 Tuesday.jpgDing ding!

Are you ready for round 3 of Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm’s alphabet themed topic for July’s Top 5?

If not you better get ready because I’m about to start!

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KKill the Farm Boy

Kill the Farm Boy isn’t actually a book that I’ve read but it’s on my TBR and so it gets included. There’s much about this that appeals to me but the main draw is that it is a parody of fairy tales and the epic ‘Chosen One’ plot.

I adore fairy tales but I also adore parodies so with those two power’s combined I am Captain Planet!

No wait…. with those two genre’s combined I am hopefully a happy reader. I got muddled there for a sec. Let’s hope this book isn’t.

L.jpgLittle Women

Ah Little Women! Quite possibly the first actual ‘adult’ novel that I read. I was quite obsessed with this in my younger years and actually it serves as a wonderful comfort read even now.

This was a book that actually taught me a valuable life lesson – don’t go around losing your temper – as that’s exactly what Jo kept doing. I saw a lot myself in Jo (as I think a lot of did) but also saw a lot of myself in Amy and one of my controversial book opinions of all times relates to this book.



From one book with a bookish gal to another! Roald Dahl books remain a delight even in my adult years and there’s a reason why he was one of the most prolific children’s writers. Check out his adult short stories though – they are most wonderful and some are wonderfully eerie!

Matilda (if you don’t know) is all about a girl who loves to read (which we can all relate to) but who also takes care of things using her telekinetic powers (which we probably can’t relate to but wish we could).

NThe Night Circus

I was torn between The Night Circus or Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman but as Neverwhere will feature on the Book Theme I’m doing later this week I decided to go with The Night Circus.

I’ve mentioned this book so many times on this blog so I won’t provide a large explanation here only that I thought this was fantastic.

It’s also a debut novel which took Erin Morgenstern years to get an agent for/ published and I only say that because this has reached dizzying levels of love from the bookish community so to all your aspiring debut authors – never give up on your dreams. OOne for the Money

If you’re looking for a crime caper story with a heap of humor and a slither of romance then look no further than One for the Money. While I do feel that the series is lacking in luster in the later years (and I may have given up sooner than most) the first book is still the funniest and most original.

Stephanie Plum is the right kind of hapless go-getter who really shouldn’t have become a bounty hunter but that is part of its ultimate charm.

Morelli by the way. That’s the guy who I think she should end up with after this 25 year old series plays out. Morelli for the win.


Have you heard of the above? Read any? Loved any? Wanted to create origami shapes out of any because you feel you need to get some use out of what you see as wasted pages?

Let me know any and all thoughts!

I’ll see you next week for the last ‘easy’ week of P – T before it gets really tricky!


14 thoughts on “Bookish: Top 5 Tuesday – K-L-M-N-O

  1. I loved Roald Dahl as a kid, and he does write rather creepy and bizarre things (in the best way possible of course). And it’s interesting to learn that Morgenstern didn’t find an agent immediately for Night Circus! I recently read that book (and Starless Sea), and her writing style just blew me away!

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    1. I’m kind of glad she spent years getting it published because all media seems to push at the moment is those instant mega book deals where someone spends one month querying and then they score a six figure book deal when actually that’s so far from the truth!

      It just goes to show perseverance can pay off!

      So jealous that you’ve read Starless Sea already, I’m sobbing!

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      1. Stories like that are truly inspirational! A super talented author not finding an agent for years (for some bizarre reason), but all that hard work paying off in the end! 😀

        *offers tissue* I have my friend to thank for Starless Sea, otherwise I’m pretty sure I’d get rejected on Netgalley and Edelweiss for my shite completion rating! 😂 Have you tried requesting an eARC?

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  2. Fabulous list! ❤ 🙂 I'd love to hear your thoughts on Kill the Farmboy! I missed my opportunity for an ARC, but if it's good I want to buy it. Totally agree on Little Women, plus it was where I learned about death in the family, I still remember asking my mom is X really dead, I couldn't really grasp it.
    Jo forever! xxxx

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    1. Thanks Marina! Kill the Farmboy isn’t on the immediate TBR but it’s on the TBR and that’s a start! When I read it I will definitely share my thoughts. It may be 2019, it may be 2029….

      Oh Little Women is such a heartbreaker really. It took me a while to realise what had happened as I just though Beth was still sick. I was young though!

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