Top Five Tuesday – Books where something went wrong

Top Five Tuesday is back! It’s now being hosted by Meeghan reads, I’m very excited this is back, I’m not very good at posting without prompts! I wanted to thank Shanah at Bionic Book Worm for all her brilliant prompts and work on T5T!

This week we’re looking at books where something went wrong.

1964081. The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket

Of course in every book in ASOUE something goes wrong but The Reptile Room is one of my favourites, I like it because the children are happy for a lot of the time, they have a guardian who is kind and looks after them but then Count Olaf shows up again and ruins their lives once more.

4443272. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling

Harry has a tough time in most of the series, but when Voldermort tricks Harry into chasing him through the Ministry of Magic everything goes wrong. All Harry’s friends are in danger and when the Order of the Phoenix arrives Harry looses one of the most important people in his life.

9307699. sy475 3. La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust) by Philip Pullman

I love this book, it’s a prequel to His Dark Materials, Lyra is a baby and living at a convent, hidden away from the Magisterium. But she is discovered, and there is a terrible flood that takes over Oxford. Thankfully Malcolm rescued Lyra but their journey is filled with strange happenings.

314562764. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is a strange and bery short book, I read it for the first time recently, the main thing that goes wrong is the car accident near the end which kills a woman and leads to Gatsby’s death.

41728472. sy475 5. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liana Moriarty

This book was very interesting. Nine people think they are in for a nice relaxing break when they check in at a wellness centre in rural Australia. But it all goes wrong when the woman who runs the spa decides that no one can truly change their bad habits unless they have come close to death, like she did.

Spring TBR

Spring is finally here, hopefully it will be getting lighter and less cold. I’m looking forward to seeing all the flowers emerge and watch blossom fall from the trees. Here are the books I’ll be reading this season:

833430Lord and Ladies by Terry Pratchett – March

I started reading this a few days ago and it’s already making me giggle. We’re back with the witches and they are facing a threat from a different world, Elves have visited before but humans manage to banish them but now the doorway between worlds has weakened.


50095371. sx318 sy475 The Garden of Lost and Found by Harriet Evans – March

The book is set partly in the early 1900s and in modern day. A brilliant artist is found burning his most treasured paining in 1919, it is a painting of his children at his home in the garden that him and his wife made for them. Juliet is the great-granddaughter of the couple and is sent the key to Nightingale House. The house holds its mysteries close but Juliet is in search of answers. I am really looking forward to reading this, my Mum has leant it to me because she knows I’ll love it!

27245960The Virgin’s War by Laura Andersen – April

This is the last book in the Tudor Legacy Trilogy, I still haven’t done my review for the second book, but I am loving this series. It’s a different take on Tudor history, Elizabeth I is on the throne but she has a daughter, Annabel. But war is brewing with Spain, partly fuelled by Elizabeth and Philip’s failed marriage. So Elizabeth will still have to deafeat the Spanish Armada. I’m very excited for this one.

833425Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett – April

Another City Watch story which are my favourites! Ankh-Morpork is a chaotic city and reading about the Watch trying to make sense of the chaos is such fun.



36430011. sy475 You by Caroline Kepnes – May

This looks both interesting and creepy at the same time. Stalkers are terrifying but it is easier for them to operate now when all our details are online. I think this is told from the stalkers point of view, this might creep me out too much but I’ll see.


31456276The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – May

A classic that I haven’t read before, I have seen the film but it was quite strange and I’m not sure I got the plot!




386368Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett – May/June

Another Rincewind tale with revolution, war and a falling empire. I’m excited to find out what Rincewind and his luggage get up to this time.

That’s my Spring sorted…what are some of your upcoming reads?