Top Ten Tuesday | 14th January 2020

Good morning, fellow bookworms. We have reached Tuesday and that can only mean one thing: it is time for Top Ten Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, who each week assigns a new topic to inspires us to create a top ten list based on it. This week’s topic is:

Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019 (these could be books, authors, blogs, websites, apps, products, etc.)

2019 has been a great year of discovery for me, so here are some of my favourite discoveries of last year:


1. WWW Wednesdays – With all the time I had to mope and think when I broke my foot in the summer, I decided to give this weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words ago. Having really enjoyed it, I have continued and look forward to joining in each week in 2020, too.

2. H. G. Wells – 2019 saw me not only pick up my first of Wells ‘classic, science-fiction novels but my second too, as I read: The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. Having enjoyed both, I am tempted to add more of Wells’ novels to my Classic Club list.

3. His Dark Materials (TV Series) – Being a big fan of the Pullman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy, I was absolutely thrilled when the BBC announced the new TV adaptation of the books. And it didn’t disappoint: being one of my favourite watches of 2019 and I can’t wait for Series 2 to come out!


4. Sunday Reflection – While also being lain up with my broken foot, I remembered how I used to do Sunday Reflection posts and decided to resurrect them. As I and you, my readers, liked them I have continued and look forward to sharing what I have been up to in them through out 2020 too.

5. Rachel Held Evans – Due to a recommendation by Kelly, I read Evans’ honest, heartfelt Searching For Sunday, about her struggles with the modern-day church. I found it really inspiring and I am very eager to read more by Evans.

6. Netflix – After so many people pestering me to try Netflix, I caved in while my foot was still on the mend, as I was rapidly running out of boxsets to watch while I was stuck in the house. Having watched many great films and TV shows on it, and many more I fancy, it is definitely a keeper!


7. Niamh Boyce – As part of my R.I.P reading in 2019, I read the amazing, dark, atmospheric historical-fiction, Her Kind by Niamh Boyce and I am now very keen to read more by this author in 2020 or the near future.

8. Calm – During a period when I was really struggling with my anxiety disorder, I was recommended this app and I am so glad I gave it a go, with its great tutorials, tips and stories. I particular enjoy falling asleep to one the sleep stories or soundscapes.

9. ….

10. ….

Unfortunately, I couldn’t quite think of ten new discoveries, although it is very likely I had more and I will remember them at a later date.

Now over to you: Have you tried any of these? What were your best discoveries of 2019? Also, if you have also taken part in this week’s TTT topic, please leave a link for your post in the comments below, so I come check it out.

18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | 14th January 2020

    1. Dedra, I do hope you will give WWW Wednesday another go – It is a great way to catch up with what we and others are reading. And thank you for linking in your TTT post – I am heading over to check it out now! 😀

    1. Hello plantbirdwoman, thank you for stopping by and commenting. If you have the chance to read Rachel Held Evans’ book, I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂

  1. I discovered WWW last year, too, and I LOVE it! I really enjoy sharing what I’m reading and seeing what everyone else is reading, too.

    Welcome to Netflix. Now that we’ve got you, you’ll never leave. *cackles* I keep trying to give up my Netflix subscription and just haven’t succeeded yet, because they keep releasing good shows that I want to see. Darn them.

    Here’s my TTT post.

  2. So glad to see Rachel Held Evans here! I really enjoyed her Year of Biblical Womanhood I read last year and have another marked in my library app.

    Her Kind has yet to be released over here, but I plan to read it eventually.

  3. This is the year that we discovered Netflix too! Although sometimes we spend more time flicking through trying to decide what to watch than actually watching something!

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