Today I’m thrilled to welcome Lynne to the book review café whose agreed to share her #TopFiveThursday. Lynne blogs over at Fictionophile And her site is a treasure trove for anyone who loves books, not only does she review a wealth of books but she also runs regular book features such as cover love and Wednesday’s Word. If you haven’t checked out Lynne’s blog it’s a must.
Top 5 books read so far this year: (with links to my reviews)
“” by Susie Steiner
“” by Lisa Jewell
“Beartown” by Fredrik Backman
“” by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz
“” by Rachel Lynch
Top five authors you think everyone should read?
Top 5 books you want to read before this year is out?
“The Craftsman” by Sharon Bolton
“Salt Lane” by William Shaw
“The dry” by Jane Harper
“Us against you” by Fredrik Backman
“Snap” by Belinda Bauer
Top 5 tips I would give to new bloggers?
Write a review policy. State up front what you will/will not review along with your preferred genres and reading format.
If you over-commit yourself it will seems like ‘work’. Learn to say NO – if you don’t you’ll get overwhelmed.
Support other bloggers, if you do you’ll be rewarded in spades
Always be considerate and fair when posting reviews. You can let the world know a book is not for you without insulting the author or other reader’s choices.
You don’t HAVE to participate in every ‘tag’ or ‘meme’ that comes along. It is YOUR blog, so do only the ones that really appeal to you.
Top 5 blogs you follow? (I found this one really difficult as I follow a lot of wonderful book blogs)
A little about Lynne
Before retirement I was the fiction cataloguer forin Nova Scotia, Canada. So many wonderful books passed my desk that everyday felt a little bit like Christmas morning.
Since retirement, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, enjoying a glass of wine with my friends, gardening, watching British television drama, doing word games, crocheting, and jigsaw puzzles. Our summers are spent at our seaside cottage on the Northumberland Strait of Nova Scotia. I love to read, and my favorite genre is mystery fiction. I also have a deep appreciation for classic literature and literary fiction.
I have been married for over 41 years and I am the proud mother of two adult children.
My thanks to Lynne for taking part in #TopFiveThursday its much appreciated and a HUGE thank you to all the bloggers who have taken part, without them this popular post wouldn’t have got off the ground. If you’ve missed any of the posts they can be found here….. #TopFiveThursday index.
All good things must come to an end and this is my last ever #TopFiveThursday post. I’m hoping to start a new feature early next year if I can come up with something original, (you might have a long wait 😂🙈).