How Old! Top 5 Saturday

Hello! This weeks Top 5 Saturday is all about books older than 5 years old, so I’ve decided to choose 5 books off my TBR that I intend to read this year… we’ll see how it goes. I only really got into reading Fantasy and Sci-Fi around 5 years ago so there is a multitude of books published before then that I have yet to find/pick up. Some of these I’ve had on my shelves for a while and others are recent purchases but they have all been recommended to me either by review, author recommendation or a fellow blogger has peaked my interest. I’ve seen a few posts flying around saying how Twitter doesn’t really sell books and let me tell you that is a bunch of c***. I would say a good 75% of my physical and kindle books were bought based on blogger reviews and twitter posts so this is just me saying keep it up please! I know my TBR would pretty much reach Mars now but there’s still room for more!

I’ve also just realised that my last few posts have tracked back to Mandy over at Devouring books sorry! But you should definitely go check her blog out because she posts some great content.


  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
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  • Tag 5 people


Susan, my favourite blogger and friend actually bought me a copy of this recently for my birthday and I am extremely eager to dive in. I’m trying to read more Sci-fi this year and I think this will make a great addition to my ever growing list of sci-fi books I want to read.

The Master and Margarita

I picked this up after Katherine Arden recommended it at one of her book signings. She described it as perfect for people who want to delve more into Russian culture and folklore, and you know me and folklore. I couldn’t resist buying it when I saw that beautiful cover.

The Song of Achilles

I’ve heard so many amazing reviews for this one I’ll admit to being a little afraid that it won’t live up to the hype. However, all those bloggers can’t be wrong right? I love a bit of Greek Mythology and this sounds like it will deliver that and so much more.

The Way of Kings

I became a Sanderson fan after reading his Mistborn series a few years ago and Skyward cemented my love for him as an author. I have been told by SO many people to start this series next and the only thing putting me off is the sheer size of it. At around 1000 pages per book, I’m going to need to carve out a good chunk of reading time for this one.

The Fifth Season

This has been on my TBR for far too long now and I definitely intend to pick it up this year. The reviews and general descriptions of this series make it sound amazing, and i’ll admit that the premise sounds right up my street.


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  1. The Way of Kings made it onto my list for today too! 😂 I didn’t realize it was published so long ago, but I’m really keen to pick it up this year—along with Dune! I loved SoA, it left me a crying mess lol I hope you enjoy all these awesome books 😊

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