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Top 5 Reads of 2023 So Far

Hello everyone!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!

This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is favourite reads of the year, so far. I always enjoy topics like this because it’s nice to look back on what I’ve read to see what my favourites are. These books aren’t in order from best from worst, but they are in order from when I read them.

Exes and O’s by Amy Lea – This romance book made my heart very happy. I loved that the main character was a book influencer who was obsessed with romance novels. The premise was a lot of fun, and I also enjoyed the relationship between Tara and Trevor. I enjoyed this book enough that I want to read the first book in this series and I’ll likely preorder the third book.

The Hatmakers by Tamzin MerchantThis magical middle grade book was a lot of fun. This book had everything that I look for in a middle grade story. It had magic, adventure, a bit of a mystery, and a main character who I can root for. I loved learning about the different maker families in this story and I cannot wait to read the sequel.

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston – This romance book made me feel far too many emotions. This book brought me a lot of joy, but it also made me cry. I love how it dealt with grief and I also loved the romantic element to it. Going into it, I was a little unsure because the premise was kind of weird, but it was definitely one of my favourite reads.

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria – This romance novel was a lot of fun. I loved the TV show setting and all of the talk about consent. I enjoyed the chemistry between the characters and I’m looking forward to reading the sequel.

The Reaper’s Quota by Sarah McKinight – This book was one of the finalists for BBNYA 2022 and it was fantastic! This short and satirical book was a lot of fun. It follows a grim reaper who is questioning his assignments and trying to save his humanity.

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