Top 5 Rewind – books I don’t talk about enough!

At the end of 2017 I looked through some of my book tags and lists and realized that I talk about some of the same books a lot. It’s to be expected when there are books that you love and want to talk about! And a lot of the questions in tags out there are geared to get the same answers out of us. But when I look at my shelves there are so many that I’ve loved and I feel bad that I don’t mention them as much as I should. Well, today is the day to put those books in the spotlight!

But before I do that, I need to address something for my participants. I have an appointment today that is stressful, and will take up the majority of my day (nothing too serious so no worries). I will try my best to keep up with adding everyone to the participants list, but I possibly won’t be able to comment on every one of your posts. I will see your posts and add you to the list, but if I don’t comment it’s only due to lack of time.

Here are the top 5 books that I’ve read in the past and need to talk about more!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in January – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

The girl in 6E

THE GIRL IN 6E by A.R. Torre
Jumping right out of the gate with a crazy one! As you might be able to tell by the cover, this is not even close to being a YA novel – it’s about as adult as you can get. Our main character Deanna has locked herself in her apartment for years. If she can’t get to people then she can’t kill them. Since her childhood she has had murderous tendencies and to keep that in check she keeps herself away from temptation. But to keep herself financially stable, she takes the only job she can being stuck in her apartment. And that is being an online sex cam girl. But something happens that draws her back into society and that’s possibly saving the life of another girl. But this book isn’t really as simple as it seems! She strikes up a friendship with her delivery man, and she may be the only one to stop a killer like herself. This book was full of action, sexy times, shocking twists, romance, mystery, and thrills. It was really wonderful!

The wrath and the dawn

THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renée Ahdieh
I never intended to read this book. When it was first released I read the synopsis and I wasn’t that drawn into it. It sounded like it would be just an ok read and possibly like something I’ve read before. Not to mention I got immediate insta-love vibes. But a friend who I trusted their review said that I needed to read it ASAP so I gave it a shot. For those of you who might not know, this book is about a feisty girl who offers herself to be the next bride of the Caliph of Khorasan, even though she knows that he marries a new girl every night and come morning she is dead. One of his past brides was her best friend, and she takes this opportunity to attempt to get her revenge. But morning comes, and she somehow survives. Yes there is (kinda) insta-love, and yes this wasn’t the most original book on the planet. But it was SO beautifully written and filled with such engaging characters I just couldn’t stop reading!! This is possibly one of my favourite books of all time!

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THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET by Becky Chambers
In all fairness, I do talk about this book quite a bit. But not as much as I wish I could! I went through a lot to get this book in my hands. I searched for months to find it in bookstores and it turned out that it was no longer published in Canada. I ended up ordering it from halfway across the world and luckily it was worth the trouble. I would explain what this book is about but it’s kind of impossible (if you’ve read this you’ll understand!). It’s one of those books that is VERY character driven but it’s also huge in the world and character building department as well. The space world is huge, the science was a little more in depth than I had ever read to that point – and I loved every minute of  it!! I need to get to the sequel of this soon!!

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HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR by John Corey Whaley
This is possibly one of my favourite contemporaries of all time. We follow a 16 year old boy who hasn’t left his house in over 3 years due to his battle with agoraphobia. He’s totally fine with his life the way that it is! When a girl from school decides to reach out to him for the purposes of writing a paper, she suddenly thinks that she can make headway and get him outside. This is a book filled with so many emotions. It covers a very serious illness in a heartbreaking and hilarious way. I laughed the whole way through while at the same time crying because I have a friend with this very illness who I see only a few times a year. It was very well done!!

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THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss
This is yet another book that I have mentioned, but honestly not as much as I probably should. High fantasy is one of my all time favourite genres and this was one of the first adult fantasies that I absolutely fell in love with. This is a very complicated story as we follow the main character, Kvothe, from his childhood, through travelling in a troupe with his parents, got to a magic school, and patiently awaiting to find out why he’s now called the “kingkiller”. Book three seems to be nowhere in sight yet, but that doesn’t stop me from loving this first book! The magic school is amazing, Kvothe is one of my favourite stupid/brilliant/snarky characters, and I love the mystery of the magic in this world!

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I hope you enjoyed this list! And now that I’ve revisited these books, I’ve gotten all excited about them all over again. I wish I had more reading time in a day so that I could go back and reread these books! I would love to have the time to revisit all of these stories again!! I loved them all so much!!!

Like I said, to my participants, I apologize for not being able to comment on your pages. But I promise I will get you all linked at some point today 🙂 And if there are any new participants (because i’ve had a few messages) WELCOME!! I will make sure that I have the time to comment next week! I promise! Have a wonderful day and thanks for participating!

Until next time, happy reading!

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56 Comments Add yours

  1. Ruqs says:

    Ahh I really want to read The Name of the Wind! 😀

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    1. It’s so good! The book is huge but reads so fast 🙂

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      1. Ruqs says:

        What would you rate the romance in it? I prefer to avoid books where romance is the main theme and there are a lot of graphic scenes beyond kissing.

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        1. If I remember correctly there isn’t even kissing in this one. There’s the beginning of a romance but not really. So you’re safe with this one!

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          1. Ruqs says:

            Awesome, thank you so much! 🙂

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  2. kyera says:

    Oh the Wrath and the Dawn is on my list as well! I definitely have to check some of these out, I haven’t read them (yet).

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    1. I fully expected The Wrath and the Dawn to be an eye roller. But my god it was so good! I loved the characters and the world so much. They oozed strength! And the world was gorgeous too!

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  3. Dreamy Reads says:

    Great list! I want to read the Wrath and the Dawn. Also love that blog header! ❤

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    1. Awe thanks! And I hope you get to it. That book is amazing!

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  4. Aakankshya says:

    Awesome list! Now I want to add all of these books on my TBR! 😀 I’ve had my eyes on The girl in apartment 6E for quite some time now, should get to it soon.

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    1. It’s very sexually graphic so be prepared if it’s not your thing. If you’re ok with it then I have a feeling you’re going to love this one!!

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      1. Aakankshya says:

        Thanks for the heads-up!

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  5. Birdie says:

    I’ve been on the fence about Wrath and the Dawn for a while. I see so many good reviews, but something about it makes me feel like it won’t be for me. You’ve definitely made me more interested, that’s for sure.

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    1. That’s how I felt too. Like it would somehow be too immature or basic. That sounds harsh but it’s what I assumed 😂 it far exceeded my expectations!

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      1. Birdie says:

        That’s exactly what I assumed! (Plus, I love the original covers, and now my bookstore only has the new cover. I’m such a cover snob.)

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        1. I am NOT a fan of the new covers at all!!! They don’t suit the book like the first ones did!

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          1. Birdie says:

            Not at all, and I loved the peekaboo cover.

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  6. yeeees! „the girl in 6e“ – totally agree! people don’t talk enough about it! have you read the whole series? i didn’t like book two but the final book was really good!

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    1. Yes the second book wasn’t as good but the third book was great! It left things kind of open though…. I wonder if there will be more 🙂

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      1. that would be great! but i kind of liked the open ending! it fits the story

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        1. I didn’t mind the ending at all actually. I normally go nuts with open ending but it was done well 🙂

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          1. haha i know the feeling 😬

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  7. I love The Wrath & the Dawn! I also wasn’t sure I wanted to read but my cousin recommended it to me and so I read and I’m so happy I did because it was great!!!

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  8. J.W. Martin says:

    The Name of the Wind is on my 2018 TBR! IT WILL GET READ!!

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    1. I hope so! I know you’ll love it 🙂

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  9. Marie says:

    Oh I love The Wrath and The Dawn and Highly Illogical Behaviour so, so much, both these books are fantastic ❤ ❤

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    1. I haven’t seen to many people that have read Highly Illogical Behavior! I have another one of his books (Where Things Come Back) but haven’t gotten to it yet

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      1. Marie says:

        OH I haven’t even heard of this book… oops 😂 I hope it will be just as great 😀

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  10. Beware Of The Reader says:

    First of all Shanah don’t stress! I hope your appointment will go smoothly and that you’ll have good news. Second my apologies for posting late… again! Third I love The Wrath and the dawn!!!! Now to make your life easier here is my link to the post http://bewareofthereader.com/top-5-rewind-books-i-dont-talk-about-enough/

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    1. It’s was ok. Dentist appointment but it wasn’t fun. The thyroid cancer screwed with my vitamin D and calcium and made my teeth a mess no matter how hard I tried. But it’s fixable so I can handle that I guess 🙂

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      1. Beware Of The Reader says:

        Ouch! Yes it’s better than grave illness or better than losing your teeth but still it’s no picnic! Sending you lots of hugs Shanah! ❤

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        1. Awe thanks. It’s means a lot ❤️

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  11. rebeccamills01 says:

    I eventually plan on reading all of the books you mentioned especially The Girl in 6E. It seems like it’s going to be a creepy but cool read. A few booktubers have mentioned it and it seems interesting.

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    1. Let me know what you think. It went above and beyond my expectations for sure!!

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  12. Crystal says:

    This was my first Top 5 Tuesday that I done! Like you said , It was fun revisiting those books.

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    1. Crystal says:

      Whoops! I guess it would be wise to send you the link. Sorry! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

      https://paperroyaltyblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/23/top-5-tuesday-books-i-dont-talk-enough-about/

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      1. I’ll get you added right away! I didn’t get a ping back notification so I missed it
        For me to get a notification, click on any one of my posts and copy that link instead of just the main blog link 🙂 for some reason WordPress never sends notifications if someone links to your main page

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        1. Crystal says:

          I thought I did but when I went backed and looked I just linked to the Top 5 Tuesday page instead of a post. 🤦🏻‍♀️ whoops, again.

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          1. No worries! We got you found and on the list. And welcome 😁

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  13. I have seen so much about the Deanna Madden series around lately! I really need to pick that one up. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It was so good! I never expected to like it! Be warned that it is very graphic though. I had a very young teenager tell me it sounded good and I was like NO! She thought cam girl meant something else….. so now I warn everyone! 😂

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  14. I can always count on you to make my TBR list grow!

    The Girl In 6E definitely sounds like a book I’m going to love!

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    1. It was great! Hope you love it!

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  15. Lola says:

    I have The Wrath and the Dawn on my Kindle. Sounds like I really should get round to reading it soon! Too many books, too little time 🙂

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    1. Too many books, too little time is my motto! 😂 hope you can get to it soon!

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  16. Nia says:

    I adored The Girl in 6E! I knew I was going to like it because of that intriguing premise, but it ended up really surprising me! I still need to read the sequels, though.
    I’ve been wanting to read The Name of The Wind and Highly Illogical Behavior for ages, but always end up picking something else! They both have amazing reviews, so I think it’s time for me to read them😂.

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    1. The second book in the Deanna Madden series was ok. But I really liked book 3 🙂 hope you can get to them soon!

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