It’s Thursday which means it’s time to share another #TopFiveThursday post with you all. Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to all you awesome book bloggers who shares these posts, it means a lot to me and I’m sure the bloggers taking part appreciate all the shares and retweet’s.
Today I’m thrilled to welcome Jo to the book review café to share her #TopFiveThursday. Jo blogs over at the awesome https://josbookblog.co.uk/ if you haven’t checked out Jo’s blog I would recommend you do, her reviews cover an array of different books so if you are looking for your next read pop over and take a look. Anyway without further ado here’s Jo’s #TopFiveThursday……
Top five books you’ve read so far this year?
I’ve selected by top five books that I’ve read and that have been published this year, but I have to say, even though it’s only May, there have been some excellent books published so far this year and narrowing it down to five was extremely difficult:
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson
The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
The Lido by Libby Page
This is difficult – people have such different tastes, so I’ve just plumped for a few of my favourites!
David Mitchell (not ½ of Mitchell and Webb!)
Top five books you want to read before the year is out?
Another tough one as there are several that I’m desperate to get hold of!
Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel
Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
Vengeful by V. E. Schwab
Melmoth by Sarah Perry
Top five tips you would give to new bloggers?
Don’t worry about posting something every day, or with a certain frequency – if you have time, great. If not, it doesn’t matter. Most of us do this as a hobby around real life, and we’re all trying to fit blogging in against the multitude of demands on our time
Do it your way – we’re all different, and we all blog differently – experiment, find a style that works for you – if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t
Don’t compare yourself to other blogs in terms of stats / followers etc. It takes time to build up a blog – give it time to grow and develop
Be nice. This might be in writing a review (constructive feedback is fine) or in interacting with the blogging / publishing community
Enjoy it! As I said before, blogging is a hobby for most of us, so try not to let it add more stress into your life. And if you need a break, take one – we’ve all done it!
Top five blogs you follow?
Oh gosh – there are so many to choose from!
Beth at https://bibliobeth.com/
Janel at https://keeperofpages.wordpress.com/
Eva at https://noveldeelights.com/
Natalie at https://theowlonthebookshelf.wordpress.com/
Dave at https://espressococo.com/
And lastly who is Jo? Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m Jo, and I’ve been blogging for around 3 years now. Honestly, I’ve no idea where the time has gone!
I’ve been an avid reader since I was a child, and have always had an inclination towards darker tales. This started with a fascination for fairy tales when I was younger, and has developed into a love for post-apocalyptic / dystopian fiction now that I’m older – something that started when I read 1984 and Brave New World at A-level.
I also read a lot of crime, thrillers, literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, horror… honestly, I’ll give most things a go!
Social media links
You can find me on Twitter @tiny_ickle_jo and I have joined Instagram (josbookblog), although I’ve never really managed to get into it.
You can find my blog at https://josbookblog.co.uk/