#TopFiveThursday with #BookBlogger Sandra Foy From ReadingWrites

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Well it’s that time of the week again, is it just me or do the weeks seem to be getting shorter? Today on #TopFiveThursday I have the pleasure of having Sandra Foy answer those dreaded questions. Sandra blogs over at https://readingwrites.wordpress.com/ Sandra reviews a mixture of books on her blog and I love her honest reviews. I’m not sure how Sandra manages to read books, review them, as well as running a book shop (every book bloggers dream, mine included). So without any further ado here’s Sandra’s top five

Top 5 books this year (so far)?

1. This Must Be The Place – Maggie O’Farrell
2. In Her Wake – Amanda Jennings
3. The Light Between Oceans -M. L. Stedman
4. The One-In-A-Million Boy – Monica Wood
5. The Girl In The ice – Robert Bryndza

Top 5 authors you think everyone should read?

1. Sharon Bolton
2. Maggie O’Farrell
3. Anne Tyler
4. Agatha Christie
5. Kate Atkinson

Top 5 books you want to read before the end of 2016?

I have so many books that languish on my shelves and my kindle, I have just been unable to get round to them. Theses are the 5 that I am most hoping to get to before the end of the year.

1. Burial Rites – Hannah Kent
2. A Place Called Winter – Patrick Gale
3. The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters
4. The Son – Jo Nesbo
5. The Wacky Man – Lyn G. Farrell

Top 5 blogging tips that you would give to new bloggers?

1. First and foremost; blog for yourself. do it for your own enjoyment.
2. Be honest but fair in how you feel about a book That’s what people who read your blog are looking for.
3. If you really don’t like a book, say what you felt was wrong with it, but see if you can find some positives to balance your review.
4. If you feel it’s becoming a chore take a break.
5. Join Book Connectors on Facebook, you won’t get more support anywhere else.

Top 5 book blogs you follow? 

This is very hard as I follow a lot of excellent blogs and I’m very sorry but I just can’t choose between the seven below.

1. My Chestnutreadingtree – Joanne Robertson https://mychestnutreadingtree.wordpress.com

2. Damppebbles – Emma Welton  http://damppebbles.com

3. Being Anne – Anne Williams http://www.beinganne.com

4. Randomthingthroughmyletterbox – Anne Cater http://randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.com/

5. Lindasbookbag – Linda Hill http://www.lindasbookbag.com

6. Bytheletterbookreviews – Sarah Hardy https://bytheletterbookreviews.wordpress.com/

7. Cleopatralovesbooks – Cleo Bannister http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com

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My name is Sandra. I blog at Readingwrites.wordpress.com, and I have been blogging for 2 years.
I love reading most genres (except sci-fi), but my favourites are crime and contemporary fiction.
I live in Manchester with my husband and son, and I am the newly installed owner of Urmston Bookshop.

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My thanks to Sandra for taking the time out of her busy schedule  to answer my questions, it’s much appreciated. Don’t forget if you are a blogger and would like to take part please feel free to send me a message, my contact details can be find at the top of my page……don’t be shy X

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