top 5 wednesday: favourite urban fantasy books

I took a bit of a T5W hiatus during February as the topics were centred around romance and fictional pairings — not that there was anything wrong with that! I’m not much of a romance reader, but I loved hearing about the books that other T5W bloggers wrote about during the past few weeks. This week’s topic I can absolutely participate in since it’s a genre that covers a few books that I have read. I’m really excited about seeing other T5W lists this week because, while I enjoy urban fantasy, I feel like I’ve only scraped the service in terms of what’s available. Especially since a few of my picks aren’t exactly ‘pure’ urban fantasy… if that’s a thing.

So what is Urban Fantasy? Its one of those peculiar sub-genres that (like the wider genre of ‘fantasy’) can be applied to so many different types of narratives. As defined on the Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday group: ” subgenre of fantasy in which the narrative has an urban setting. Works of urban fantasy are set primarily in the real world and contain aspects of fantasy, such as the discovery of earthbound mythological creatures, coexistence or conflict between humans and paranormal beings, and other changes to city life. A contemporary setting is not strictly necessary for a work of urban fantasy: works of the genre may also take place in futuristic and historical settings, real or imagined.” While the books I’ve listed below contain elements of other genres (horror, steampunk, etc.) they contain dominating elements that can allow them to be considered as their own forms of urban fantasy. That’s kind of what I love so much about this sub-genre. Anything is possible!

A friendly reminder as it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these: This post is a part of the Top 5 Wednesday series from the Goodreads group of the same name. Check it out for weekly #T5W post prompts and to see how other book bloggers have answered this week’s theme!

Without further ado, here are my picks for Top 5 Favourite Urban Fantasy Books:

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top 5 wednesday: forgettable books


This post is a part of the Top 5 Wednesday series from the Goodreads group of the same name. Check it out for weekly #T5W post prompts and to see how other book bloggers have answered!


I want to write a quick disclaimer for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday before I step on any toes. The books on this list are not ‘forgettable’ in a negative sense. Most of them are books that I remember enjoying, I’ve just for some reason completely forgotten what they are about!

So here are my Top 5 ‘Forgettable’ Books:

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top 5 wednesday: books i didn’t get to in 2017

Picnic at Hanging Rock, dir. Peter Weir (1975)


This post is a part of the Top 5 Wednesday ‘meme’ from the Goodreads group of the same name. Check it out for weekly #T5W post prompts and to see how other book bloggers have answered!


If I could have any superpower in the world it would be super speed reading. Ideally, I would be reading at least 4 or 5 novels a day. That way I could actually get through everything I have on my mental ‘to read’ list. Seems reasonable, right?

Unfortunately, I’m cursed with average reading speed capabilities and a wish list of books that could wrap itself around the planet. Because of this, I did not get to a number of books last year that I was really hoping to read. Condensing this long list to a selection of five was difficult, to say the least.

From this list you might notice a bit of theme. I’m absolutely fascinated by books with paranormal, surreal, and bizarre themes. Not necessarily scary, but the stranger the better! So in 2018, I am making the following five books a priority (or at least that’s what I’m telling myself right now). If you know of any similar books that I might also enjoy, let me know in the comments!

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top 5 wednesday: reading resolutions

Amersham, England © Ashley Paolozzi, 2017

Since I’m new to the whole book-blogging world I was looking around for advice on what types of things to blog about. One of the fun ideas I stumbled upon is a Goodreads group called Top 5 Wednesdays. The idea is that every Wednesday a prompt is given for creating a book related ‘top 5’ list. The first prompt is to write about your Top 5 Reading Resolutions for 2018. So here it goes!

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