March 20, 2019

Top 5 Wednesday| A Lil' Spring Reading

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog group that comes together to discuss that week's topic by putting together a list of five books, tropes, and characters. The idea was first curated by the wonderful Lainey at GingerReadLainey and is now run by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes.

The clocks have moved back and there's a light breeze in the air (who am I kidding, I live in North Wales) and I'm struggling to stay inside and finish my degree. Nothing new.

I am at the most part a mood reader, so you'd think that this weeks topic, Spring Reads, would be an easy one for me. I'll be talking about books that both remind me of spring and that I want to read this season. 

I really enjoy books that either look towards summer (I can't believe I no longer get summer holidays now I'm almost graduated) or look towards winter (my favourite season). 

1. Other Words for Smoke 
Sarah Maria Griffin 

I recently just got this one in the post from TitanBooks and I know that as soon as I finish my current read this is going to be up next. I've been anticipating this books since last summer. This is one of those books that I feel is going to give me that taste of summer with its bi, witchy, feminist fairy tale.

2. The Unbound (The Dark Vaults #2)
V.E. Schwab

We all know I could read V's books all year round. But there is something to be said about her books at the cusp of Spring. The Unbound is the only one of her earlier books that I am yet to give a reread, so I anticipate treating myself with her wonderful words as a treat when my deadlines get a little rough.
3. Nights at the Circus
Angela Carter

I love Angela Carters's stories. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories are one of my all-time favourite short story collections. I have no idea why her books seem to come up during this time of year (might be something to do with when I was revising for my A-Levels).
4. All That She Can See
Carrie Hope Fletcher

There is a lot of magical realism on this list, and I'm really not that surprised. Maybe it's that fresh breezy air that convinces my mind that there might just be some magic in the world? 
I've read Carrie's two previous works (All I Know Now; On the Other Side) and they were really fun to read. 
5. A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)
Deborah Harkness

This might be the longest novel on this list and one that doesn't really say spring to me. However, it is one that I really want to get to and possibly go on to watch the TV adaption that aired last year. 


  1. I hope you've can read all of the books this Spring. I'm hoping to read A Discovery of Witches soon so that I can finally watch the TV series.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    1. I've managed two of these so far! Hope your reading is going well too.