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.
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.