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 books I’m thankful for in 2023. This post ended up being more difficult than I expected because I’ve had a not so great reading year this year. Fortunately, I do have a handful of books that I’m thankful for this year. Some of the books on this list are books I’ve read and I loved, others are books I read but they’re tied to situations that I’m grateful for, and others are books I haven’t gotten to yet.
In case you missed it, my last Top 5 Tuesday post was Top 5 Witchy Romances on my TBR.
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
The first book I’m thankful for this year is The Dead Romantics. I read The Dead Romantics in February and it might end up being my favourite read of the year. I loved everything about this book. It made me feel a whirlwind of emotions and I’m still thinking about it months later.
A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
The next book I’m thankful for is A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie. Earlier this year I went to Toronto to see one of my best friends. We had tickets to go see Hamilton and before the show we went on a bookstore crawl. I don’t remember how many bookstores we hit, but it was a lot. A Caribbean Mystery is one of the books I picked up on our adventure, so while I haven’t read this one yet, I’m thankful for the bookstore adventure with my friend.
The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean
The next book I’m thankful for is The Book Eaters. The Book Eaters was one of the books that the book club I’m in read this year. I didn’t love it, but it was memorable because it was such a strange book. I’m including this book on my list for two reasons. Firstly, because I’m thankful to be part of a book club and to have people to talk about books with. Secondly, because this book has added an important question to all of our book club meetings: “what flavour would you say this book is?” This question has provided a lot of great laughs. If you’re interested, here’s my review of The Book Eaters.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The next book I’m thankful for this year is Shadow and Bone. I ended up enjoying this trilogy a lot more than I expected and I’m glad that I gave the Grishaverse a try. The main reason why I’m thankful for this book though is because this is one of the many books I buddy read with my book bestie Hannah. I’m very thankful that my book bestie is in my life and that we can buddy read so many books together (even though I’ve been failing at our buddy reads lately).
Tastes Like Shakkar by Nisha Sharma
Last, but not least, is Tastes Like Shakkar. I’m thankful for this book because it was a fun read. It had drama, it had romance, it had a great friendship group, and it made me laugh while reading it. I’m thankful for books that make me laugh and that are fun to read. If you’re interested, here’s my review of Tastes Like Shakkar.