Top 5 Tuesday | Books I Should Talk About More

It’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday!
This week is all about favorites we don’t talk about enough, which sounds like so much fun.  I feel like I’m constantly pushing my favorites, so this wasn’t easy.  I ended up picking five I don’t think I’ve talked about on Birdie Bookworm -At least not much.
I can’t wait to see what everyone else chooses!

Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm!


Living with the Fall by Hannah Thompson

Living with the Fall

It kills me how unknown this book is.  It’s such an exceptional Dystopian zombie novel that everyone should read it.  Plus, it has LGBT main characters, and yet their sexuality isn’t relevant to the story. They just are who they are in this world.  I’d love for one of you to read it, because I have nobody to talk to about it.

Hard Time by Cara McKenna

Hard Time

There are so many romance novels I talk about all the time.  I know I haven’t talked about Hard Time enough.  It’s the most ridiculous story, about a librarian falling in love with an inmate (in Detroit, which is close to where I live).  It was sexy and hot, Eric was so adorable, and I loved how he treated Annie.  It’s definitely up there as one of my favorite M/F romance novels!

Special Forces: Soldiers by Aleksandr Voinov & Marquesate

Special Forces

Soldiers is NOT for the faint of heart.  The first quarter of the book is one of the most brutal stories I’ve ever read.  The two main characters, Vadim and Dan, do some of the worst things to each other.  You feel like there’s no way they could ever become friends, let alone lovers.  Yet, somehow the authors not only made me believe it, they made me crave it.  It one of the most intense romances I’ve ever read.

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

Saving Francesca

I’ve talked about Jellicoe Road so much, and it’s true that I do love it the most, but I really should talk more about Saving Francesca more.  Not only are these characters so well written, but the way Frankie’s moms depression was written, it was so powerful.  It made me cry.  And it brought me two of my most favorite characters, Thomas McKee and Jimmy Hailer.

Feed by Mira Grant


Of all the Zombie books I’ve read, and I went through a phase, Feed is my favorite.  I love that it’s about a world who survived the apocalypse, and they thrived.  They found away to rebuild their cities, and get back to life.  Feed is about Zombies, but it’s also about political intrigue.  This future world was fascinating, and that’s exactly what made me fall in love with Mira Grant’s writing.

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29 Responses

      1. It’ll probably be a while before you see that review! Lol. I’ve got a pile of ARCs to get through, and a POPSUGAR Reading Challenge to complete. My year might already be booked (see what I did there?) I hope it’s not. I need time to squeeze in a few more titles somewhere!!


  1. Beware Of The Reader

    Wendy why am I not suprised to find Melina on your list? I think she is with TJ Klune your favorite author LOL And you are right about Living with the Fall: I had never heard of it! Dystopian and LGTBQ? Mmmmh 😉


      1. Beware Of The Reader

        I know Wendy I have one of her books on my shelve that I need to read and it’s your fav: “The Jellicoe Road”


  2. I have heard so much love about Melina Marchetta, but none of her YA books stood out to me enough to read them! I am planning on reading Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil (I think that’s the title??) this year though! And I actually just recently added Feed to my TBR yesterday!i love zombies, and it sounds so interesting! 😄


  3. Feed is one of my commitment books for 2018 — something I’ve had for a long time and I’m determined to finally read! I loved Jellicoe Road too. I’ll check out Saving Francesca. Nice list!


  4. I really need to read Saving Francesca considering I love Jellicoe Road so much. And the fact that it’s been sitting on my shelf for over a year. But I’ve heard such good things about it that I feel like I need be *perfectly* ready for it. Hopefully my expectations are not too high!! But I think I’ll like it regardless!


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