After a two week break and feeling very refreshed (ask me again at the end of the week, and I might not be feeling the same!) it’s time to get back to #TopFiveThursday. Today I have the lovely Wendy from http://littlebooknesslane.wordpress.com giving her #TopFive, I love Wendy’s blog, and her honest reviews I would highly recommend you take a look at her blog I personally love it.
Top 5 books you’ve read this year (so far)?
This is too cruel… I have at least eleven books in my top 10 and it’s only July!
The Wolf Road, by Beth Lewis
One in a Million Boy, by Monica Wood
The Dolocher, by Caroline Barry
Lingua Franca, by William Thacker
Wild Life, by Liam Brown
Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?
SO many choices. But this selection is based on having enjoyed more than one book by the same author:
Top 5 books you want to read before the end of 2016?
The Owl Always Hunts at Night, by Samuel Bjork
The Raft, by John Ironmonger
Blackout, by Ragnar Jonasson
The Girl Who Had No Fear, by Marnie Riches
And it goes without saying, the next DI Kim Stone (Book 5), by Angela Marsons
Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?
Ask yourself why do you want to blog?: No, you don’t need to justify yourself to me or anyone else, but if you have an idea of what you would like to gain from the experience you’ll be happier in the long term.
Finding your style: Before you launch yourself into the blogosphere, a great way to see what appeals to you is to follow like-minded blogs. Not only will you discover some great posts, but you can compare which platform (program) and layout may work best to display your own content and ideas.
Be realistic: Having a blog is a wonderful hobby but it does require a certain amount of input. There are posts to write, books to read, images to dress up… Yes, I know, it’s all new and shiny and exciting but do try to resist the temptation to commit to too many things, or your head may feel like it’s going to explode.
Share the love: The blogging community is a very generous (and supportive) bunch. If you like a post you’ve read then do share it for others to enjoy. Not only is this appreciated, other bloggers will realise you exist and may stop by your blog out of curiosity. If they like what they see they might even share your posts too!
Love what you do: No matter what decide to call you blog, or how long, short, colourful and random your posts are I hope you have loads of fun. And if you ever start to doubt yourself just try to recall your thoughts for tip #1. Enjoy! ☺
Top 5 book blogs you follow?
Selected purely on the basis that the following blogs and I share similar tastes in books. So, in no particular order (and no offence intended to other blogs not mentioned on this occasion😢
Top five blogs you follow?
I’m Wendy of Little Bookness Lane. Once I’ve escaped from my office in the Black Country and I’m no longer buried under spreadsheets and furniture contracts, I love to read: mostly crime thrillers, mystery, and a little bit of history. Otherwise I can be found pottering in the garden with a mug of strong tea.
My thanks to Wendy for taking time out of her busy life to answer #TopFiveThursday. If you are a blogger and would like to take part, I would love to have you!! Just leave a comment on this page or you can find a contact form on my main page, and I will get back to you ASAP.
If you would like to check out other awesome bloggers who have taken part so far (& plenty more to come) you can find them all here……..