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I chickened out! I didn’t post the fitness post because it was scary. I WILL get myself to do it, though! It’s a little like going to the gym for the first time after you haven’t in awhile. So nerve wrecking ><!
But today is Top 5 Tuesday, so let’s get on to the top 5 books I read because of the book community!
1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
I started reading YA last year with Caraval being the first, and then The Lunar Chronicles being next. During that time I became obsessed with Booktube, and this book always popped up. I honestly love a good romance, and everyone said this was it. So I read ACOTAR to get to ACOMAF and completely inhaled it! I remember thinking, “This is how giddy it feels when I read fanfiction of my favorite ships. I can’t believe real books can be like this!” I gotta admit, I didn’t like the next book in the series, but this will always be a memorable read to me!
2. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
So…I didn’t complete all of Harry Potter until June of last year. I wasn’t much of a reader, okay??? ><! But everyone kept saying, “If you haven’t read Harry Potter, then what are you doing on so and so?” The pressure finally got to me, and I read everything in 3 weeks. I know people read a lot faster than that, but since I’ve started blogging I’ve only managed 4 books a month so seven in three weeks is crazy for me. And now I’m like pretty much the rest of the world and am super obsessed and trying to find another MG/YA series that will have me as engaged as Harry Potter did.
3. Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
I got this book because of Instagram. Like everyone said, I didn’t end up liking the first trilogy in this universe. However, I was glued to my seat reading the duology. Again, I was new to YA and couldn’t believe how good it was. This book also introduced me to multiple POV’s, and that’ actually my preferred narrative style now.
4. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
I am so late to the A Song of Ice and Fire train, but then again I’m late to most book related trains so eh…But for this one I was also late to the show hype. After watching the show I asked around in one of the Facebook groups for a book like A Game of Thrones, and some people finally convinced me to try the books. I was intimidated by adult fantasy up until this point, so I was not looking forward to this. But now it’s everything I want in fantasy!!! Great characters and character development, tons of lore, amazing writing, lots of intrigue, etc., etc., etc.! If I’m in a slump, I’m reading something from ASOIAF.
5. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
This is the first book I read specifically because of book blogging. I’ve heard of this series because it’s a favorite of Kitty G. on Youtube, but when I picked it up at the library, I couldn’t get used to the writing style. Then I tried to read it again for a readathon, but still couldn’t get to it. Then I started following fantasy book bloggers, and I don’t think I’ve read a bad review on this one. I randomly tried to read it again, and I’m so glad I did because Robin Hobb honestly is amazing at writing characters. →my review←
What are some of your favorite books you’ve read because of the book community? Have you read any of the ones I mentioned? I’d love to chat!