Happy Wednesday everyone! We had a nasty visitor in our country which brought heavy rains all over the metro and the north. But if you ask me, I secretly loved these rainy bed weathers. I can snuggle under these warm sheets with a cozy book in hand.
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the booktuber, Lainey aka gingereadslainey. You can find the topics and the Goodreads page of the book meme here. This week’s topic is 2015 top authors. When I started my blog this year, clearly, I didn’t know enough authors as much as others did. The very point of me telling this little story here is that I’ve discovered a handful of good authors this year from blog recommendations that it’s hardly easy for me to pick just five. But I’ll try anyway.
Grisham novels existed long before my existence fired up. I admit to being that reader who gets intimidated by tiny font sizes on books. John Grisham’s novels belong to this specie so I was largely hesitant to try it at first. I gave “The Firm” a chance this year and man, it was awesome. I’m not big on legal stuff but the thrill elements on John Grisham’s novels were just on point. And boy, despite the receding hairline, the handsomeness is etched in every single square inch of his face!
I always see Summer trilogy on bookstores but it never occurred to me to give it a try. Its book covers are so plain it didn’t merit a second glance. Well, you know what they say about not condemning a book by its external look. To cut the long story chase short, I had an insta-love to Jenny Han’s writing flairs and her stories including Lara Jean’s. Her vibrant get-ups radiate so much youthfulness! Does anybody know if she’s releasing anything next year?
Sarah J. Maas
When everybody else partied for the release of ACOTAR and Queen of Shadows this year, that was the only time I picked up a Maas book. Yup, I’m years behind on this fangirling thing. I’m currently splurging on her series and it’s easy to become aware of its progress in every instalment. And look at her! Publishing 2 books in a single year and yet not even a hint of eye bags visible on her face! Don’t talk to me on how the world is fair!
Alright, so I’m late on this Sarah Dessen boat ride but oh well. To be honest, she was a stranger to me until I see her name frequently popping up on various Top 10 Tuesday entries. She’s also a queen to some bloggers I frequently interact with. There’s something about her features that’s appreciably Julia Roberts, don’t you agree? I was christened to this Dessen hype when I read “The Truth About Forever” and it paved the way for me to understand the hype. And this is me not starting yet on the gorgeous book covers.
I think I mentioned this once or twice on this blog. I don’t know what’s with this woman bearing a face as meek as a lamb. How is she so good at developing dark and twisted plots?! When Gone Girl went to big screen late last year, that was my cue to try her novels. Flynn knows how to craft a murder scene so well it’s like she had a firsthand encounter in such.