Top 5 Tuesday: books of 2022… so far

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’re talking about my favorite books of 2022 so far. However, this year I started reading the Wheel of Time series (so many books, so many pages). That means, apart from one other novel, the WoT books are the only thing I have read this year. I’m currently on the sixth novel, so I decided to simply tell you precisely why I enjoyed each of the five installments I have finished so far!

#1 New Spring

It was actually an accident that I started with this one. New Spring is the prequel novel to the series but I had initially intended to begin with the first actual book. Why? Well, the Amazon adaptation was out and the first season is based on the first book! I wanted to be able to compare. Alas, I ended up starting with the sequel instead and I’m glad I did. New Spring does a lot in terms of world-building and gives you a lot of intel you never learn in the other books (or at least not in the ones I have read so far). I am rather curious by nature and always want answers to my questions, so it really was lucky that I started with New Spring!

#2 The Eye of the World

This is the first actual novel in the series and I was hooked right away. The story is fascinating and I was sucked into the tale from the first page onwards. The book is -well, it’s fantasy, duh – pretty long but I just couldn’t put it down. I think this one is the best indicator of whether you’ll like the series or not. While New Spring gives you a lot of information it feels a little different from the rest, so maybe don’t judge the whole series based on that book – even though I definitely recommend starting there.

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Top 5 Tuesday: rainy day reads

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’re talking about some books that are amazing rainy day reads – or that I at least expect to be!

#1 Frankenstein

This just has to be a perfect rainy day read, considering that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was trapped inside during a vacation in Geneva due to abysmal weather!

#2 Death on the Nile

I don’t know why but something about rainy days screams murder mystery to me. I’m curious about the new movie adaptation that came out recently but before watching that I’d love to read Death on the Nile!

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Top 5 Tuesday: books that remind you of a season

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’re going to talk about some books that remind me of a season – some of these picks are more far-fetched than others, so please bear with me!

#1 The Shining – Winter

Why I associate The Shining with Winter might be quite obvious. The story takes place in winter when a family is supposed to take care of a hotel that gets completely snowed in.

#2 It – Summer

I think there are some chapters set during summer in this book, but my main reason for associating It with summer is a personal one. I read this novel over the course of the summer, while I was traveling to be more precise. This was before I had an e-reader which means I dragged this very heavy book across pretty much all of Portugal.

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Top 5 Tuesday: books with a holiday

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
This month we kick Top 5 Tuesday off with some books that feature holidays. Because I am not very creative and this was all I could think of, I ended up doing a theme within the theme and chose only Christmas-related books!

#1 Let it Snow

This was the first novel I thought of. You might have seen the Netflix movie which was decently charming – as did I. So I figured, I’m sure the book is nice too, right? Oh boy, I ended up hating this, I am so sorry. I’d love to know how some of you guys feel about the book if you have read it – maybe I’m alone with my dislike. 😅

#2 NOS4A2

Next up with have a novel that I loved. In NOS4A2, the creepy, somewhat vampire-inspired antagonist has a thing for Christmas. So much so, that he created “Christmasland” a place where he brings children he kidnaps.

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Top 5 Tuesday: reading accessories

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this week’s T5T post I’ll be talking about all my favorite reading accessories.

#1 e-reader!

I’m not sure if this actually counts as an accessory but getting an e-reader was a real game-changer for me. There isn’t much room in my apartment and although I adore actually books, they are a pain in the ass when moving. Also, I read a lot when I’m traveling and in that case, an e-reader sure is more convenient than having half of your suitcase filled with books.

#2 pillow

I have this small comfy pillow that I use whenever I’m reading in bed. I put it on my chest and prop the book/e-reader up on it so that it’s a) closer to eye level without having to hold it up and b) not digging into my chest if it’s a particularly heavy book (looking at you ASoIaF).

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Top 5 Tuesday: places to read

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today I get to tell you about all my favorite places in which I read!

#1 in bed

I’ll sometimes set my alarm a bit earlier just so I can get in some reading time before I have to get up. I’ll also try to read a little before going to sleep, but often I end up so tired that I don’t get too far then. In any case, my bed is definitely one of the comfiest places to read in.

#2 on the couch

As we all do, at some point I have to get up. On days when I don’t have to leave my apartment that essentially means relocating from my bed to my couch. Of course, I always keep whatever book I’m reading close by because being on the couch wrapped in a fluffy blanket is almost as nice as reading in bed!

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