Top 5 Wednesday: Books From Before I Joined Twitter/Blogging World

This week’s Top 5 is all about favorite books from before joining social media or the blogging world. It’s a weekly meme with different topics each week, created by Lainey and Samantha (Goodreads group here).

It wasn’t easy picking only five, as I was reading a good amount of books before I started blogging or being part of the Twitter community. It’s been a little over seven months now and so happy to be part of both as I’ve connected with so many awesome members. It’s been an opportunity to discover more books that I hadn’t on my own, different thoughts on them and awesome discussions, as well as an even greater love and appreciation for them and those who make the books possible.


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This is one of those books I picked up about a year ago, a genre I don’t read often and had never read one of her books. I took a chance and I found that I loved this novel. There was a lot of elephant talk going on in Leaving Time, but it was perfectly fitting for it and I loved all those tidbits, made it more interesting. It still included a few of the things I always enjoy in a novel such as the supernatural and mystery, making it even more of a favorite. 

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I don’t often read Stephen King novels, there are a few I really enjoy, but 11/22/63 was one that was a little different from the rest of them and I wasn’t sure I would care much for it. I came about reading it through a book club selection and I’m glad because it quickly became one of my favorites. It is a pretty long read, with so much detail about JFK’s assassination intertwined with fictional spookiness that he brings to his novels. 

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The Mortal Instruments is definitely one of my favorites, mostly the first novel because of everything it includes: the supernatural, the characters, the paranormal. It has tons more that makes it even more of a favorite. I found out about this novel through the movie that came out and when I finally got around to seeing it, I knew it was a book I wanted to read. It’s also one that is at the tops of my faves as I have come to love almost all the characters and that doesn’t happen as often as I would like. 

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Manga is something I really enjoy reading, just as much as the other genres and novels. One that has definitely become my favorite in this past year is Bleach. I had heard about it for years and watched an ep or two, but had never gotten around to reading the manga series. When I finally did pick it up and get into it, I couldn’t get passed how much I was loving this manga, the world created and many of the characters’ storylines. This year it’s been a little on the back burner as there are many volumes to it, but I will be starting them back up very soon.

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There was no way I could leave Coraline off this list, I had read it awhile back, but a little before joining Twitter and starting my blog I reread this novel. It’s one that I feel that I should somehow be a little freaked out with, but it’s the opposite… I love it. I’ve definitely tried getting my hubby to watch the movie, as he’s not a big reader, but even he won’t as the whole theme of the movie, and the button eyes, just completely creep him out lol. I will absolutely be reading more by Neil Gaiman very soon.


Those are not the only ones, but very much at the top of my favorites list. Let me know which ones you were reading or came to also love before being part of the blogger and social media community. I’m looking forward to hearing about them and any book suggestions you might have. Happy reading!


  1. Hannah

    August 25, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I LOVED 11/22/63!!! I’m pretty sure that it is the only Stephen King novel that I read too. It is just an amazing piece of literature.

    1. Jen

      September 4, 2017 at 12:31 am

      Yes, it really is. Thought I wasn’t going to enjoy it that much or even get halfway through it and found that I couldn’t stop reading it.


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